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Price Improvement - Sanibel Real Estate - 4340 W. Gulf Drive - MLS#2240114

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4340 W Gulf Drive


Custom, Old Florida, beach home estate sits on just over an acre lot on the quiet West end of Sanibel, on a sought-after stretch of West Gulf Drive. Hear the ocean from the expansive front porch. Private, deeded beach access is just steps away and leads to a secluded stretch of beach. Open floor plan w/living/dining combination & great room with 2 story ceiling. The kitchen area has a walk-in pantry & dumbwaiter. Large laundry room w/sink & storage closet. Main living level has wall-to-wall sliders...

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

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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 of...

Smart Products That are a Smart Investment for Sanibel Beach Homes

Smart Products That are a Smart Investment for Sanibel Beach HomesSmart technology devices for the home have been around for some time now. Some smart technology is just flashy and fun while other technology is actually helpful and benefits the function of your home. If you are interested in the idea of incorporating smart technology at your Sanibel beach home consider these smart devices that are smart choices for beach properties for more than just their ability to function with ease. 

UV Blocking Shades

Automated smart window shades are a smart choice for beach homes. Beach homes on Sanibel receive more sunlight. Several fixtures inside your home can sustain damage from too much exposure to the sun....

Sanibel's Indigo Trail Made a USA Today 10 Best List

Sanibel's Indigo Trail Made a USA Today 10 Best ListSanibel Island is full of the best spaces in the world in my opinion. But there are many people out there who would agree with me because Sanibel is always on some sort of best of list. The most recent list Sanibel has made is for best day hiking trails. The Indigo Trail at the J.N. Ding Darling Refuge is on the USA Today 10Best list of great hiking trails anyone can enjoy. 

What is the USA Today 10Best?

The USA TODAY 10Best is a website/publication under the USA TODAY umbrella of publications. USA TODAY is a longstanding large news...

What is Summer Like on Sanibel Island?

What is Summer Like on Sanibel Island?If you are considering a move to Sanibel Island you might wonder what it is like to spend the summers here. While Sanibel Island is a big tourist destination and has a significant population of part-time residents, it is not jam-packed during the summer. The population does grow at certain times of the year, but it really is never actually crowded here. The peak season for Sanibel visitors is actually December through April when the weather is cold and treacherous in the northeastern states. Summer on Sanibel is a bit quieter (not too quiet) but relaxed and amazing. 

What to Enjoy in Summer on Sanibel Island


The beaches are the main attraction on Sanibel Island all year long. If you enjoy an active lifestyle and...

Best Flooring Option Ideas for Sanibel Homes

Best Flooring Option Ideas for Sanibel HomesLiving in a tropical climate and on a sand-filled beach is a dream, but it does have its challenges as well. One of those challenges is choosing flooring that can stand up to the weather and constant contact with sand which is abrasive to flooring. Making sure you have a floor that can hold up to sand and humidity is a must in a Sanibel beach home. If you are considering replacing the floors or are purchasing a Sanibel beach home that needs new floors check out this list of top flooring choices for coastal beach homes. 


Tile is a great low-maintenance material that lasts for several years with the right maintenance and upkeep and the right type of...

What is the Difference Between Total and Usable Square Footage in a Sanibel Home?

What is the Difference Between Total and Usable Square Footage in a Sanibel Home?It is not uncommon for a Sanibel homebuyer when describing the home they are looking to purchase on the island to include how many square feet they would like the home to be. The specifics change from one Sanibel home buyer to the next but many have an ideal minimum square footage in their homebuying plans. But when searching for a Sanibel home it is good to know the difference between usable square footage and total square footage as they are not the same.

What is included in the square footage measurement of a house?

There are homes where the listed square footage on a Sanibel property...

Hidden Gems on Sanibel Island

Hidden Gems on Sanibel IslandIf you are considering a move to southwest Florida and are determining where in the area you want to settle you might come across Sanibel as you're searching. When you first look at it Sanibel seems like a very sleepy little town. Sanibel Island is small and quiet with a city municipality of the same name. There is only one town on the island and it is an amazing dream-like place to settle into if you are hoping for somewhere quiet and close to the most amazing Gulf beaches in southwest Florida.

If you don't know much about Sanibel let us help you discover some of the best-hidden gems of the island to help you really get to know this actually world-famous barrier island full of some of the world's best beaches.

Sanibel Island's Hidden Gems

The Wildlife Refuge...

Logistics of Purchasing a Sanibel Beach House That are Good to Consider Before You Buy

Logistics of Purchasing a Sanibel Beach House That are Good to Consider Before You BuyReal estate is one of the best investments you can make, especially in America. It is one of the few things you can purchase that increases your net worth and makes you money while also being able to utilize the item and benefit from it. If you are considering purchasing a Sanibel beach home as a vacation home it can be a very beneficial investment. And though it seems like the dream situation to have a home away from home in the most beautiful spot in Florida, there are some things to consider before making this large investment.

Cost and Difference in Securing a Loan

Beach properties, not surprisingly,...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - 4428 Waters Edge Lane - MLS#2240211

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4428 waters edge lane


This beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath pool home is located on a peaceful and quiet cul-de-sac in Gulf Shores just a short walk to the beach. Offering vaulted ceilings, large back porch overlooking the pool with spa with an open flowing floor plan. Large kitchen with island breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, perfect for entertaining friends and family. The primary suite is spacious and includes a sitting area and sliding glass doors to the expansive porch. A new roof, screen enclosed renovated...