Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Shelling is one of Sanibel island's Biggest Hobbies

Shelling is one of Sanabel island's Biggest HobbiesFor several years Sanibel Island Florida has been known as the shelling capital of the world. Shelling is the act of walking Sanibel's pristine sandy beaches and looking for the most beautiful shells left behind by ocean life living in the water just off the shore. It is one of the most pleasant and relaxed activities to enjoy on Sanibel and as such has been a very big and borderline serious hobby of many people on the island for years. Sanibel Island is no general beachcombing destination when it comes to finding shells. You will find that people here take it to the next level and even pride themselves on finding rare shells you may not find anywhere else.

If you love the beach you will...

Captiva Real Estate - Just Sold -11401 Old Lodge Lane - MLS#2230448

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11401 Old Lodge Lane


Spectacular, direct Bay-front "Yellow Bird" property is a rare find on Captiva Island. This house has breathtaking panoramic views of Pine Island Sound & Bay, heated pool, dock w/25k lb. lift built to new code, beautiful wood ceilings, generator & water filtration system. Offering 2 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, den, 3-stop private elevator, impact windows & doors, gourmet kitchen w/Wolf appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator & freezer, formal dining, breakfast nook, hard wood & tile floors, custom built-ins throughout, lanai w/outdoor...

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Beachfront Living for Potential Sanibel Homebuyers

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Beachfront Living for Potential Sanibel HomebuyersLiving right on a Sanibel Island beach is a picture-perfect dream. Or at least seemingly so. No home purchase is exactly perfect even in one of the most perfect settings like Sanibel Island. There are several benefits of living right on the beach in Sanibel but there also are a few things that could be considered setbacks. It is good to consider all aspects of beach living before deciding to purchase a home right on the beach on Sanibel Island. 

Living in Sanibel Island is amazing no matter...

Sanibel Real Estate - Price Improvement - 809 Pyrula Avenue - MLS#2220693

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809 Pyrula avenue

Wonderful near beach buildable lot on almost half an acre. Located in Beachview Estates with semi private golf course and tennis. Community offers a deeded beach access. Golf Course views with West facing location for great Sanibel Sunsets. Great island location!! $545,000

Why do People From all Over the World Vacation on Little Sanibel Island?

Why do People From all Over the World Vacation on Little Sanabel Island?For a long time, practically since people discovered the existence of the island, Sanibel has been a premier vacation destination that is world-renowned. But what makes this tiny little island off the coast of southwest Florida so popular? What is it about the island that draws so many people to it and explodes the population during prime vacation conditions?

The answers to these questions have many different facets than just one straightforward answer. Sanibel Island is one of Florida's greatest treasures and some may say it's a hidden gem. Those that know about it make sure they come back time and again and several end up settling...

Shopping Tips for Finding a Family Vacation Home on Sanibel Island

Shopping Tips for Finding a Family Vacation Home on Sanibel IslandIf you are looking to purchase a vacation home for your family to have a place to frequently get away and have chosen Sanibel Island we believe you have made a perfect choice in vacation home destinations. But what about finding that perfect Sanibel Island vacation home that fits your family exactly how you hope? Where do you begin your family vacation home shopping? How do you find the best Sanibel Island vacation home to meet your needs and wants? No need to worry! We are here to help!

When you are looking for a family vacation home on Sanibel Island we are your best choice...

The South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and Changes Proposed to New Development

The South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and Changes Proposed to New DevelopmentThe South Seas Island Resort is a large property that spans a length of two miles on the small barrier island of Captiva in southwest Florida. This large resort is well known on Captiva and not only offers vacation accommodations for the countless people that love to visit the island, but it also offers vacation properties and other types of real estate. 

Single-family Homes

There are a handful of smaller residential communities within south seas and some...

Sanibel Lighthouse Beach Park is Back in "Business"

Sanibel Lighthouse Beach Park is Back in "Business"Knowing what is going on around Sanibel and Captiva Islands is important for those who live here full-time, those who live here part-time, those who are considering a move here, and those who are hoping to vacation or visit soon. This is, especially true since Hurricane Ian hit last fall and the island has been through many different phases of revitalization. 

One of the most anticipated reopenings after the hurricane was that of the Sanibel Lighthouse Beach Park. The lighthouse...

Is a Sanibel Beach House a Good Vacation Home Investment?

Is a Sanibel Beach House a Good Vacation Home Investment?Taking a beach vacation and staying right on the ocean on Sanibel Island is always in high demand. This means there is a good potential for making a steady rental income from investing in a vacation rental property on the beach in Sanibel. Even with the high capacity for success, there are some key factors to consider before actually making a vacation rental purchase of a Sanibel beach home.

Here are some good questions to consider when thinking about a Sanibel vacation beach home purchase

How much should I expect to spend on the purchase of a vacation beach home?

When purchasing a vacation rental property...

Captiva Real Estate - Price Improvement - 11511 Laika Lane - MLS#2230482

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11511 Laika Lane


Charming, near beach, Captiva cottage situated on a quiet and private lane in Captiva's "Village. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath, split floor plan home offers vaulted ceiling in living/dining room, remodeled kitchen with custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite counters and sliders that open to a screen enclosed porch. Newer front staircase with composite stairs and an outdoor elevator. Impact windows and manual shutters for all sliders. Wood deck on side of house in the shade, perfect spot to hang out and BBQ with friends...