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Is North Captiva Part of Captiva Island?

Is North Captiva Part of Captiva Island?Captiva Island is a very small island located off the coast of southwest Florida. It is often noticed because it is located at the north end of the highly popular Sanibel Island. When people discover Captiva Island at the north end of Sanibel they often have many questions about Sanibel's smaller sister island. One of them is if North Captiva is part of Captiva Island.

Is North Captiva Part of Captiva Island? 

The answer to this question is no. Though North Captiva sounds like it is just a portion of actual Captiva Island, they are two separate islands. North Captiva Island is separated from Captiva Island ...

What is So Special About Sanibel Island?

What is So Special About Sanibel Island?There are a significant number of coastal islands all around the state of Florida. Every island has its unique attributes. One of the most popular and widely recognized coastal islands in Florida is Sanibel Island. The island is not just popular in Florida, it is popular in the United States (especially among people who live on the East Coast) and around the world. For those who have not experienced the island or are considering a home purchase here, they may wonder what is truly special about it that so many people fall in love with it so quickly. Let's take a look at what brings people back to Sanibel Island for yearly vacations and to live permanently. 

What is So Special About Sanibel Island?

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Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - 819 Birdie View Point - MLS#2240205

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819 Birdie View Point

BEACHVIEW BEAUTY

Expansive views of the lake and golf course from this furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath home with den situated in Beachview Country Club Estates. New metal roof (2023), new hot water heater (2023), new landscaping (2023), resurfaced saltwater pool with new heater, equipment and screen enclosure (2023), new plumbing (2023) and new electrical (2023). Remodeled kitchen featuring Kitchen Aid appliances, quartz counters and custom cabinets. Volume ceilings, split floor plan, large lanai, engineered hardwood floors, HVAC with HEPA filter,...

Sanibel Real Estate - Price Improvement - 3822 Coquina Cottage - MLS#2240073

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3822 Coquina Drive

CLASSIC ISLAND COTTAGE

Enjoy peaceful lake and wildlife views from this near beach 4 BR/3.5 BA, Olde Florida beach cottage built in 1959. Situated on Lot #1, the first home built in West Rocks and includes contiguous lot #49 for additional privacy. A beautiful exemplar of island life from a time long ago provides the perfect blend of comfort and luxury. Open floor plan with new wood flooring, vaulted beamed ceiling, wood paneling details throughout and an updated kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances and quartz counters. Plenty of natural light throughout...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 2477 Wulfert Road - MLS#2230831

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2477 Wulfert Road

THE SANCTUARY

Beautiful "Sanctuary" home offering 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3,734 sq. ft. of living space. Split floor plan with volume/tray ceilings, new 3 zone a/c, heated pool with spa surrounded by a travertine deck overlooking the pristine and private golf course. New tile plank floors and new roof 2023. Home was sold fully furnished. Close to great island amenities and beaches. Sold 2/14/2024 for $1,715,000

To Buy or Sell....Call Karen Bell & The...

Where do People Who Live on Sanibel Island Work?

Where do People Who Live on Sanibel Island Work?Sanibel Island is located off the southwest coast of Florida, closest to Fort Myers Florida. It is a well-known island and consistently recognized as one of the most popular of Florida's islands, especially to vacation for many people living in the northeast and southeast portions of the United States. It is not uncommon to find many people who live in these areas who have fun memories of utilizing days off from school to head down to the island for a nostalgic family trip.

Though the island is usually popular with visitors it also has a substantial amount of year-round residents. According to data from 2021 the population of Sanibel island was 6.44 thousand people. Some of them discovered the island through...

Lighthouse Beach Bayside Lot Will Close Starting This Week

Lighthouse Beach Bayside Lot Will Close Starting This WeekAs a continued effort to get Sanibel back to pre-hurricane conditions the city of Sanibel is working on the beach nourishment project. This project is a stage of rebuilding the Sanibel beaches by bringing in sand and revitalizing island beaches. The beaches of Sanibel and Captiva are one of the biggest draws to the island. They not only bring several visitors to the islands to enjoy some of the most amazing beaches in Florida and the world but they also provide a comforting spot to frequently visit for those who live here year around.

 The Closing of the Lighthouse Beach Bayside Parking Lot

On February 20, 2024, the city will temporarily close the Bayside parking lot...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 744 Martha's Lane - MLS#2240076

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744 marthas lane

PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS

Wonderful, small enclave of homes on Sanibel, centrally located and surrounded by conservation land. This Olde Florida home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an open floor plan with split bedrooms situated on almost a half-acre lot. New kitchen with granite counters, custom cabinetry, island with prep sink and stainless-steel Samsung appliances. Vaulted, beamed ceiling, skylights, recessed lighting, laminate, and carpet flooring throughout. Laundry room with built-in custom cabinetry. Enjoy the wildlife and peaceful surroundings from either the front...

Frequently Asked Questions About Sanibel Right Now

Frequently Asked Questions About Sanibel Right NowIf you have ever searched something on the internet by sticking a question in a web browser you may have seen a series of questions related to your search that pop up in the search feed about three or four results down the list. A list titled "People Also Ask." This is a short list of frequently asked questions on the same subject you searched. If you are searching for information on Sanibel Island you will find a list of questions people are asking about Sanibel. Here are four of the most frequently asked questions about Sanibel right now according to Google. But don't settle for a web search answer. Let us help you out with the answers.

Is Sanibel OK to Visit Now?

Sanibel Island is very much OK to visit....

Buying a Second Home on Sanibel: Should You Purchase a Vacation Property or Invest?

Buying a Second Home on Sanibel: Should You Purchase a Vacation Property or Invest?Sanibel Island is a dream destination just off the coast of southwest Florida. Because of its gorgeous outdoor recreation areas, it is a popular spot to visit and because of this, many people own properties that are second homes on the island and the neighboring island of Captiva. Often vacation homebuyers have a plan of recouping some of the costs of purchasing a second home by renting it out for most of the year when they are not using the home. 

What some homebuyers don't realize is, that if they plan to rent out their home for more than just a few weeks a year, that...