Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Sanibel's Best Kayaking Spots

 Sanibel's Best Kayaking SpotsSanibel and Captiva Island is one of the best places in the world for paddling. The waters around these islands have many quiet and beautiful spots perfect for watercraft without motors. Of course, the best areas for paddling are on the northern end of the island outside of the gulf waters.

Buck Key near Captiva Island

A great place to start this kayaking trip is from the area near Tween Waters inn on Captiva. If you do not have your own kayak you can easily rent one from Adventure Sea Wildlife Tours which is at the Tween Waters Inn. This starts you in the thick mangrove tunnels of the Buck Key kayak trail. The thick forest of mangroves...

Is the Real Estate Market Headed for a Crash?

Is the Real Estate Market Headed for a Crash?Currently, and especially if you look into news headlines, the economy and real estate market seem a bit crazy and maybe a little scary. If you are hoping to purchase or sell a home it might seem like leaping into the unknown. There's so much that you hear in the news swirling around that can be contradictory and many people are wondering if the housing market is going to crash.

The truth, getting the real picture requires looking at different angles of perspective

There's a lot of speculation from different people about where the housing market is going to head in the near future. But these are all headlines and opinions...

Is it Better to Buy a Home with Cash?

Is it Better to Buy a Home with Cash?To purchase a home with cash means you are buying it without borrowing any money as a portion of the purchase price to help you attain ownership. This means that you have the entire amount you made in your purchase offer, closing costs, etc. available in your bank account to pay in the form of a money transfer, hard cash, or check.

Over the course of the last few years, many buyers have found themselves competing against other buyers able to make cash offers on homes. While a cash offer can have many benefits as compared to the need to finance a home purchase through a mortgage there can be a few downsides to a cash offer.

Here are both the pros and cons of purchasing a home with cash

The general process of purchasing...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Turn Key Property

Purchasing a turnkey home on Sanibel Island or anywhere else for that matter may seem like the most beneficial of purchases. But a turnkey property may not always be the best investment in every real estate situation. Here are some of the benefits of turnkey properties and some of the drawbacks.

What is a turnkey property?The beneits and drawbacks of a tunrkey property

The term turnkey property is used to describe a home that is for sale that is in almost immaculate condition. One that will not need any fixes upon moving in. It is a property where you can turn the key in the front lock, open the door, and move right in. That's it.

The benefits of purchasing a turnkey property...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Sold - Pointe Santo C-26 - MLS#2220015


Pointe Santo C-26


Beautiful 2nd floor condo located in the wonderful Pointe Santo De Sanibel community. Great West end location. This condo has gorgeous Gulf views and offers a spacious floor plan with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Updated kitchen with granite counters. Large primary suite with Gulf views and sliders that open to the screen enclosed lanai. Sold furnished. Amenities: Community pool, spa, clubhouse, tennis/pickleball, BBQ grills, picnic area and more. Enjoy incredible Sanibel sunsets and some of the world's best shelling. Close to...

A Guide to Buying Your First Luxury Beach Home on Sanibel Island

A Guide to Buying Your First Luxury Beach Home on Sanibel IslandEveryone dreams about purchasing a luxury beach home. And to some making that dream into reality may seem as straightforward as tucking away the needed amount for a down payment and then simply shopping for and purchasing a property that looks good. 

But simply buying a luxury beach home that looks nice will not mean that you have found one that will work perfectly for your beach home dreams. Everyone has a different idea of what a dream luxury beach home holds. Nobody wants to invest a large sum of money in a dream home only to have it actually turn out to be a nightmare. You want your home to fit as closely into your dreams as possible. 


Enjoy a Pickleball Camp at the Sundial Resort

On Middle Gulf Drive on the southeast end of Sanibel Island is the popular Sundial Resort. There is a lot of activity that anyone can enjoy at the resort all year long, whether you are a local, a part-time resident, or a vacationing fan of the island that comes back every year, or even if it is your first time on the island. Enjoy a Pickleball Camp at the Sundial Resort

A great activity to enjoy at the Sundial Resort this year is their three-day Pickleball Camps. 

Pickleball Has Picked Up Popularity

Over a few years, the game of pickleball has gained a lot of steam all across the country and even the world. There have been several news stories over the last few years about pickleball's rising popularity. There was even a story written a...

Captiva Real Estate - 3113 Tennis Villa - Just Reduced - MLS#2220386

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3113 Tennis Villas


Located in the exclusive, private, gated South Seas Resort. Enjoy miles of sugar sand beaches and everything that a premier resort offers. This "Beachy" 1 bedroom and 1 bath corner unit Tennis Villa overlooks the tropical courtyard and is just steps away from the sparkling community pool.  Interior offers luxury vinyl flooring, granite kitchen counters and is fully furnished by the resort. Additional amenities include community laundry, BBQ grills, common elevator and onsite rental office. Enjoy great island restaurants, Captiva's "Village" and wonderful shopping. ...

House Styles that Bring in the Biggest Price Tags in 2022

Real Estate prices have been on the rise across the country, especially since the beginning of the pandemic. Over the last few years, we have seen shocking increases in home prices all across America. Though home prices are expected to slow in their growth they are not expected to stop increasing anytime soon.

You've probably heard the cliché location, location, location. This is a term often used meaning that the location of a home is the biggest driving factor in the overall value of a property. While the location is very important in determining a home's listing price, the style of a home also plays a large contributing factor.House Styles that Bring in the Biggest Price Tags in 2022

Recently, the company American Home Shield held...

Sanibel Real Estate - Just Listed - Wedgewood of Sanibel - MLS#2220514

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Wedgewood of Sanibel 104


Beautiful direct Gulf-front condo lives like a private home with all the conveniences of condo living. Elevator, under building parking, sparkling community pool, tennis and private beach access. Just under 3,000 living sq. ft. offering 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and den. Colorful and inviting this spacious floor plan offers turquoise Gulf views from the living room, plantation shutters, crown molding, bamboo and tile floors, built-in bar, kitchen with breakfast bar, island cook top,...