Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

The SanCap Chamber Celebrates More Business Openings

The SanCap Chamber Celebrates More Business Openings Just a few days ago on April 25, the SanCap Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of two more businesses on Sanibel Island. New businesses opening up is an even bigger celebration as the islands continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Ian in September 2022.

The Two New Businesses That Were Celebrated

This new celebration of business openings was for the Sanibel Captiva Island Association of Realtors office at 2353 Periwinkle Way. The Association of Realtors is now back open for business along with a tenant in the association's building, Finnimoore's Bike and Beach Rentals.

About Sanibel Captiva Island Association of Realtors

The Association...

Tax Deductible Home Improvements

Tax Deductible Home Improvements

If you are planning to make some renovations to your Sanibel home or are considering purchasing a Sanibel home that could use some love to turn it into your ideal Sanibel property you may be interested to know that some home renovations are tax deductible. 

We will go over a list of the most common tax-deductible home improvements that homeowners have utilized and benefitted from. We do want to take a moment to point out that this is not in any way tax advice. Before making these improvements it is best to check with a tax professional about the possible deductions and improvements and if you qualify for them as a Sanibel Island homeowner. 

Home Improvements That Are Tax Deductible

Green Energy Upgrades


Increase Your Sanibel Home's Security with Smart Locks

Increase Your Sanibel Home's Security with Smart LocksHome security is an important aspect of homeownership for many Sanibel Island homeowners. The island is small and quiet in many places, but an increase in property theft around the country has many homeowners realizing that taking steps to secure their property is a smart move. Many homeowners are finding smart devices to be a cost-effective way to keep their homes secure. One popular smart device that many homeowners have purchased is smart locks.

Smart locks keep improving their technology. Before you purchase a smart lock to keep your home secure you want to make sure it is a quality lock that will keep unwanted guests on the correct side of the door. 

Good Criteria...

The Importance of Pressure Washing a Sanibel Home

The Importance of Pressure Washing a Sanibel HomeOne of the most important parts of home ownership is routine maintenance. Routine maintenance can help to prevent a large number of major repairs and can help your home retain a higher value if you ever decide to sell it. One routine maintenance task that many homeowners often skip is pressure washing or power washing. Though it can seem like a tedious task, there are many benefits to pressure washing the exterior areas of your home, especially if you have a home near the ocean on Sanibel Island. 

Importance of Pressure Washing Your Sanibel Home

Preventing Damage


Top Rated Sanibel Island Cafes

Top Rated Sanibel Island CafesThere is nothing like waking up on Sanibel Island, whether you are vacationing, or you live here full time, it is just magical to greet the day with nature, the ocean, and a friendly community. If you are a morning person you probably enjoy getting out and seeing what the island has to offer. You may be looking for a great spot to grab a cup of coffee or an amazing breakfast. Check out a list of the best cafes on Sanibel Island. 

Sanibel Island's Top Cafes

 There are so many great local businesses in Sanibel. This list of top cafes was taken from Trip Advisor ratings which relies on the ratings and reviews of people who submit...

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

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3822 Coquina Drive


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 (28-46-22-T1-0010A.0490) 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...

Yoga Classes are Better on Sanibel

Yoga Classes are Better on SanibelIf you are looking for the ultimate way to enjoy yoga classes Sanibel Island is the place to do it. Yoga is even more relaxing through the classes offered at Sanibel's yoga "studios". These studios offer several ways to enjoy a relaxing yet strength and flexibility-building workout. Yoga class offerings have changed in the last few years due to the hurricane, but they are still available. 

Yoga at the Community House

The Community House on Sanibel Island is a great place to experience several programs that will help you find a new interest and maybe meet some new friends. The schedule at the community house varies so check the community house website for the latest fitness...

Price Improvement - Sanibel Real Estate - 815 Birdie View Point - MLS#2231073 - $1,849,000

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815 Birdie View Point


Fantastic location in Beachview with panoramic views overlooking the lake & golf course. Home offers 3 BDs, one primary suite, one guest ensuite & one guest bedroom, all with LVP flooring. The wonderful split floor plan allows for maximum privacy for you & your guests. The primary suite has 2 custom walk-in closets, seamless shower & whirlpool tub. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, premium appliances, eat-in kitchen w/large bay window dining area & breakfast bar with expansive views. Quality construction, metal I-beams,...

What to Do With Your Boat When You Live in Sanibel

What to Do With Your Boat When You Live in SanibelSanibel Island is not just a dream destination to live or visit, it is a boaters' paradise. There are so many great places to enjoy boating around the island and within a few hours to a few days from the island. If you own a home on the island and are considering a boat purchase or are thinking of purchasing a home on Sanibel and have a boat you might be wondering what your options are for keeping the vessel near your home.

Owning a Boat and Living on Sanibel Island Gives a Homeowner 3 Options

  1. Purchase a Home on a Lake, Canal, or Coastline with a Dock
  2. Keep the Boat at A Marina
  3. Store the Boat 


Sanibel Real Estate - Price Improvement - 6090 Dinkins Lake Road - MLS#2240101 - $1,295,000

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6090 dinkins lake


Beautiful open water views of Dinkins Lake from this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home, situated on a 1.7 acre lot. Newly remodeled heated pool (2023) with spa and large surrounding paver deck with outside shower. New metal roof (2023), new gutters and fascia (2023), new Hardi board siding on 2nd story (2023). Travertine and engineered hardwood floors throughout. Great room with 10ft ceilings and sliders that open to a spacious screened lanai. Eat-in kitchen needs drywall, new cabinets and counters, but offers a kitchen island with granite top and sink with water...