Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Finding a Golf Course Home on Sanibel Island

Finding a Golf Course Home on Sanibel IslandIn addition to offering the most amazing beach properties and homes that are located right next to peaceful nature-filled areas of conservation lands, Sanibel Island has some impressive housing communities on golf courses. There are three golf courses on the island and avid golfers can not find a better place to golf and live than on beautiful Sanibel Island. 

Sanibel Island Golf Course Homes

The island of Sanibel has three golf courses with nearby residential communities. Two on the east end and one on the west. Each gives the opportunity to live right on the course allowing you to walk out of your door with clubs in hand and...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 3145 W. Gulf Drive #305 - MLS#2230345

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Seascape 305


Gulf views from this 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom Seascape condo on Sanibel Island. Excellent floor plan lives like a home. Primary suite offers dressing room, walk-in closet, skylight, double sinks and a separate tub and shower. Community amenities include a pool, tennis courts and whirlpool spa. This is a beautiful Gulf-Front complex on Sanibel Island with restricted rentals. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and quiet beach walks...

Captiva Real Estate - New Exciting Listing

captiva real estate - new listing

11535 murmond lane


Spectacular "Old Florida", 3 BR/3.5 BA, 2016 custom beach home. Located in Captiva's "Village" just steps from the sugar sand & shell strewn beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Built with the highest standards in mind this house is incredible inside & out. Hardie-board siding, all impact windows & doors, whole house generator, Azek trim & decking. Heated, fenced sport pool. Lanai w/ new no-seeum screen & exterior wired speakers. Custom millwork includes cabinetry, pickled cypress feature walls, handmade fireplace mantle,...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 1283 Par View Drive - MLS#2220509

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1283 par view drive


Beautifully maintained 2 bedroom and 2 bath home with updated kitchen. This split floor plan offers vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, plank tile floors and pocketed sliding glass doors. Primary suite bathroom has marble features, a large shower and California closets. This near beach home was sold furnished. Great island location. Close to great island amenities. Sold 5/19/2023 for $950,000

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


Essential Maintenance for Your Sanibel Island Beach Home

Owning a Sanibel or Captiva Island beach home is different than owning a home further Essential Maintenance for Your Sanibel Island Beach Homeinland. Being in constant contact with the salty and moist air brings a different set of needs. Every home has routine maintenance requirements and taking care of these requirements on a timely basis is important to keep your home running well and to help retain the highest property value possible. 

Making sure you are as knowledgeable as can be about what a Snaibel beach home will need to keep it in top shape is beneficial on many different levels. In addition to traditional maintenance tasks, there are some areas of your home to give special attention to in a beach location. 


Youth Summer Camps at the Sanibel Rec Center

If you live on Sanibel Island, have just moved to the island, or are considering moving to Sanibel Youth Summer Camps at the Sanibel Rec Centeryou might wonder what is available on Sanibel Island to keep kids entertained and engaged away from the television or other electronic devices during the summer. 

The great thing about Sanibel Island is there is always an opportunity to enjoy the fantastic natural beauty whether it is on your own or through community programs. If you are looking for a way to keep your young school children engaged and having fun during the summer or a way to help them meet some new friends. Or maybe just provide an opportunity to have fun with friends. The Sanibel Island Recreation...

Not Often Thought About but Important Aspects of Living Near the Beach

 Buying a home on or near the beach on Sanibel Island is a dream come true for many Not Often Thought About but Important Aspects of Living Near the Beachhomebuyers. But when it comes to purchasing a home near an ocean shore there are some more things to consider as compared to purchasing a traditional landlocked home. The environment is ever-changing and because of this, there are some things to make sure you check out before you make your purchase of a Sanibel Island beach home

Some of these things you may already be aware of or have heard about in passing advice from others when mentioning that you are shopping for a Sanibel beach home....

Captiva Real Estate - Just Sold - 11530 Chapin Lane - MLS#2230388

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11530 chapin lane


This perfect Captiva "Beach Cottage" was completely remodeled in 2022 and is just steps from the Gulf of Mexico and Captiva's sugar sand beaches. Inviting 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom split floor plan. Freshly painted inside and out. New a/c 2022, new roof in 2017 and new flat roof 2019. Cathedral wood ceiling in living/dining room. Tile and LVP flooring throughout. New kitchen with cottage white cabinetry, new appliances and new quartz counters with a custom backsplash. Both bathrooms have custom tile, showers with seamless glass doors, new vanities with quartz tops. Impact glass...

The Captiva Island Library will Offer New Free Virtual Programs

The Captiva Island Library will Offer New Free Virtual ProgramsThere are many things to fall in love with when living on Captiva Island or purchasing a vacation home to return to year after year. As you spend more time on Captiva Island whether you live here year-round or frequently visit you may begin to wonder about finding hidden gem activities to help you get involved in the community. There are many great activities to discover when living on Captiva Island one of them is taking advantage of the Captiva Memorial Library.

The Lee County Library System oversees...

Living with No See Ums on Sanibel Island

Living with No See Ums on Sanibel IslandIf you have just moved to Sanibel Island you may have run into an unfortunate encounter with No See Um bugs. These pests can be pretty annoying to contend with when you are enjoying outdoor spaces on Sanibel especially as the sun is going down. It can be pretty discouraging to go out on the deck of your Sanibel home to enjoy the amazing outdoor atmosphere only to discover a million tiny red bumps all over the next morning. 

What Are No See Ums?

No See Ums are extremely small insects that fly and can go unnoticed as they make their attack. They can be as tiny as a single grain of sand and often do not get any bigger than 3 mm. They can also be referred to as biting midges,...