If you’re planning an upcoming trip to Florida, consider staying on the beautiful Sanibel Island. This destination, along with its neighboring Captiva Island, is the ultimate vacation spot for any individual, couple, family, or group of friends.
There’s a little something for everyone to discover, and you won’t have to fight the tough crowds of more prominent destinations like Panama City Beach or Orlando.
But before you can start planning your getaway, you’ll need a place to stay! That’s where our Sanibel vacation rentals come in. There are tons of condo complexes across the island, and it might feel hard to narrow it down. Here, we discuss five of our most popular complexes for Sanibel Island condo rentals, as well as what to expect when you stay there.
Sanibel Island Condo Rentals
Finding condo rentals across Sanibel and Captiva Islands isn’t difficult, as there are dozens of complexes in the area. However, your preferred complex will depend on the amenities you desire, your location, and how many people will be in your group. Here is a quick summary of five of the top complexes you might consider.
Blind Pass offers over 100 2- and 3-bedroom rental properties, great for smaller families and groups of friends vacationing together. Guests can rent either a condominium or a townhouse and are required to book a minimum rental stay of seven nights. As one of the biggest condo complexes on Sanibel Island, Blind Pass offers a wide range of community amenities, including tennis courts, a heated pool, barbecue grills, and canoes and kayaks for guests’ use. Guests can expect features like high-speed Internet, flat-screen TVs, beautiful nature views, and more within the rentals themselves.
Blind Pass not only boasts impressive amenities but also has one of the most desirable locations of any condo complex in the area. Nature lovers will be pleased to know that this complex is just minutes away from the JN “Ding” Darling Wildlife Sanctuary, full of some of the beautiful nature that Florida has to offer. You can also reach Bowman’s Beach in just a matter of minutes for a lovely day on the shore.
In Mariner Pointe, you’ll find more than 100 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom units, offering a little something for individuals, couples, or families visiting the area. This complex is situated directly on San Carlos Bay and provides nearly 2,400 feet of waterfront for you to enjoy. Mariner Pointe offers awe-inspiring resort amenities, including multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, boat dockage, and a fishing pier. All units have their very own screened porches with panoramic views of the water! Units have a minimum rental stay of seven nights and a maximum occupancy of six guests.
Of course, with such excellent access to the water, Mariner Pointe is a great place to stay for the anglers or fishers. You can also enjoy beach access by taking just a leisurely bike ride over to the sands. You’ll find yourself on the east end of Sanibel Island when you stay here. This location puts you near popular local attractions such as the Sanibel Lighthouse, Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, and Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille.
If you want to be near the beach during your stay on Sanibel Island, consider a rental in the Sundial Beach & Tennis Resort. This complex features over 400 units with one or two bedrooms. Some of the two-bedroom options have a separate den which can be utilized as a third bedroom. Here, you’ll find yourself right on the Gulf beaches with more than 2,000 feet of breathtaking sand to enjoy. While there is no minimum rental period, guests should be aware that all the units have a maximum occupancy of six guests. During your stay, you’ll be able to enjoy amenities such as heated Gulfside pools, wireless Internet, laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and shuffleboard courts.
Sundial Beach & Tennis Resort is situated on Middle Gulf Drive, putting you right in the middle of the action. You can quickly get to Jerry’s Foods to pick up some groceries, head to the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club to get active or visit the Sanibel Lighthouse to learn about local history. Other nearby attractions include the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, and the Tipsy Turtle Restaurant & Bar.
If you’re looking for something a bit more secluded and relaxed, consider a stay at the Island Beach Club. This condo complex features 75 two-bedroom rentals that are great for smaller families or groups of friends. Within this Gulf front complex, you’ll be able to access amenities such as a convenient elevator and a large, heated swimming pool. Additionally, you can take advantage of your own screened lanai as well as a washer and dryer right inside your unit. The minimum rental stay is seven nights, and the maximum occupancy rate is six guests.
The Island Beach Club is situated on West Gulf Drive, meaning you don’t have to travel far to get to any of the island attractions you might be interested in. You’ll find tennis courts, beautiful Gulf beaches, and plenty of restaurants and shopping opportunities right nearby. Bailey’s General Store is just down the road, and if you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, you can quickly get to Joey’s Custard or The Island Cow. You’re also not far from Gulfside City Park Beach, offering plenty of amenities for a day on the sand.
Last is the South Seas Plantation complex, offering more than 600 units, including hotel rooms, villa suites, and homes and cottages with three bedrooms each. This complex sits on over 300 acres and has plenty of beautiful beaches for you to explore, as well as helpful beach and pool attendants to help you enjoy your day in the sunshine. Amenities within your unit can vary depending on which one you select, but you’ll always be able to enjoy multiple pools, on-site restaurants, and even a marina!
When you stay at South Seas Plantation, you can quickly discover all the best things to do on Sanibel. You can walk to restaurants like Doc Ford’s, and since you’re so close to Captiva Drive, it’s easy to reach any other attraction. Visit Sunny Island Adventures to rent your water sports equipment, buy new clothes or beach accessories at Beach Stuff, or enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine at Cantina Captiva.
Plan Your Stay!
If you’re ready to experience all the beauty and fun that Sanibel and Captiva have to offer, act fast! Our rentals are filling up quickly!
Where to Stay?
All of these incredible complexes offer impressive Sanibel and Captiva Island condo rentals. However, if you still haven’t found the right property for your group, don’t worry! There are tons of other Captiva and Sanibel Island condo complexes that you can choose from. The helpful staff here at Gopher can help you decide on the best rental property for your family or group. Are you ready to start planning your getaway to one of our vacation condos in Sanibel? Contact us today to learn more and to book your stay!