You will find that Sanibel and Captiva Islands are very special. They attract thoughtful people who are looking for that special place where all the services, amenities and gracious hospitality will be available to make their vacation perfect. Sanibel and Captiva are paradise islands that offer serious pleasures and quiet pursuits for you and your family’s vacation pleasure. They have been recognized by travel experts throughout the country. Frommer, TripAdvisor, USA Today, Travel & Leisure Magazine and many others have heaped praise on these islands as being among the best vacation experience you can find. And that’s not surprising. There is no other place that offers the same variety of things to do and unique pleasures to enjoy.
EASY ISLAND LIVING
After you find the perfect rental accommodation here on our site, you will find that wherever you want to go on the islands it will be close by and easy to get to. You don’t want to spend your vacation in the car, going to and from the beach, the boat or the restaurant. The islands are not large. Sanibel is about 10 miles long and 2 miles wide at its widest point. Captiva is smaller. Wherever you want to go it will be a beautiful walk, lovely bike ride or short drive away. And when you get there you will be pleased with the gracious hospitality and exceptional service. Whether you want a big family gathering or a quiet, romantic setting, your needs will be met with the care and elegance that make a vacation on Sanibel or Captiva so special..
WHAT TO DO
Maybe you want a day at one of the beautiful white sand beaches to swim or sun or do some of that world famous Sanibel shelling. Play a round at one of three golf courses. Use the tennis courts, bicycle paths and the rec center for your physical workout. Boating and fishing is an island staple. There are restaurants that can satisfy any taste and shops that can offer anything from hardware to high fashion. On the quieter side there are three theatres – one movie theatre and two stage theatres, art displays at BigArts, live music, our renowned library and two museums. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and the Historic Village and Museum. The shell museum has more shells that the Smithsonian and lots of educational material to make the visit fun and worthwhile. The Historic Village and Museum gives a view of island life in the very early days when Sanibel was a farming community, before the islands evolved into the wonderful vacation treasure it is today. It is, today, a beautiful sanctuary island that has found a way to balance the needs of the people with the needs of the islands wildlife. That concept is so compelling that it has created an island culture that captivates all who experience it. It is highlighted by the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. They occupy over half of the island’s land mass and offer a variety of ways for you to enjoy their beauty, observe wildlife in their natural habitat and learn from their displays and tours and live the wonderful island experience.
GO WITH THE WINNER – GOPHER ENTERPRISES
When you rent your vacation accommodations on these islands you will get more than a place to sit back and relax. You will experience that special and unique culture, one that will give you joy, wonderful memories and the strong urge to come again next year. Gopher Enterprises will help you find the rental property of your dreams – a condo unit with one to three bedrooms, a cottage or castle on the beach or a canal, or just in a nice, quaint island neighborhood. Whatever the need Gopher Enterprise will be there to make sure you get it and they will take care of all the details. They are the first service firm on the island to meet this need and their success is measured by how many people come back to them year after year. Only a winner can succeed for 30 years. That’s how long Gopher Enterprises have been in the helping business – helping people who love these islands to find their special place to rent, enjoy and live the island vacation experience. It is special and memorable. Call Gopher Enterprises and let them help you.