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Vacation homes near Sanibel Island attractions

Bailey's Beach Park
Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
Blind Pass
Bowman's Beach
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Gulfside City Park Beach
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Lighthouse Beach Park
Patterson Island Preserve
Sanibel Harbour Marina
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Sanibel Lighthouse
Silver Key Beach
Tarpon Bay
The Sanctuary Golf Club
Turner Beach
Wulfert Eagle Buffer at the Sanctuary
All Sanibel Island Rentals

Why rent a vacation home on Sanibel Island, Florida

A subtropical paradise just off southern Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sanibel Island is the perfect beach getaway. Unique among barrier islands, which are generally oriented north-south, Sanibel has an east-west orientation, which has allowed it to accumulate fantastic sandy beaches along its southern coast. Meanwhile, Sanibel’s north side is a nature-lover’s dream: the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife refuge dominates a full third of Sanibel Island and features exotic wildlife like alligators, iguanas, manatees, bobcats, spoonbills, and over 250 species of migratory birds.

If you are planning a trip out to Sanibel, consider renting a vacation home. Vacation rentals offer many advantages over traditional hotels, especially for group trips. Families and groups will love the added space a vacation rental offers, with living rooms for group bonding and full kitchens that allow you to prepare meals together. You’ll also find that vacation rentals offer more privacy, and often include perks like convenient, dedicated parking, yards (especially for those travelling with pets) and private pools or hot tubs. And when you stay in a TurnKey Sanibel Island rental, you don’t have to forgo your favorite hotel perks: every stay with us includes free WiFi, hotel-grade towels and linens, a starter set of toiletries, is professionally cleaned before your arrival, and 24/7 support from our local Sanibel Island team.

Here are some things you can look forward to during your stay on Sanibel Island:

  • Unbeatable BeachesWith over 15 miles of beaches, Sanibel offers many options for beach-bumming. Some of the favorites include Lighthouse Beach on the eastern tip of the island, with its functioning, historic lighthouse, Gulfside City Park in the middle of the island, a perfect place for a beach picnic, and Blind Pass beach between the western end of the island and Captiva Island, which is famous for its sea shells.
  • ShellingSanibel Island has been named the best spot for shelling in North America. Its unique location and environmental conditions mean that spectacular, intact shells can be found all over Sanibel -- you might even find some in your yard. Beachcombing is so popular and ubiquitous here that the act of bending over to sift a shell out of the sand has been nicknamed the “Sanibel Stoop.”
  • J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife RefugePulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist J.N "Ding" Darling helped create this refuge in 1945 to protect wildlife species and their environment. At 6,400 acres, this large conversation area houses forests and marshes inhabited by bobcats, otters, even crocodiles. Over 245 species of birds nest here as well, so be on the lookout for mangrove cuckoos and roseate spoonbills.
  • Sanibel Public LibraryWhat better way to spend a relaxing afternoon than reading a good book? The 5 star-rated Sanibel Public Library offers visitors a quiet place to read, discover, and grow. Its current location has been open since 1994 and is being remodeled to include greater access to technology and redesigned spaces for adults, teens, and children. Check out their new facility the next time you want to check out a book!
  • Crow ClinicIs there a burgeoning veterinarian in your family? Then you have to visit the Crow Clinic! Injured wildlife are given the utmost care at this facility, and guests can learn about their recovery process in the Visitor Education Center. Veterinary students can even apply for externships with their hospital and practice treating different sick and injured species. One trip here and your young animal-lover may have just found their calling.
  • Bailey-Matthews National Shell MuseumOpened to the public in 1995, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum prides itself on being "the only museum in the United States solely devoted to shells." Over 30 permanent exhibits detail the making of shells, their history, and their artistic versatility. Book one of their Beach Walks and you'll journey down the sandy shore as a marine biologist teaches you about these colorful collectibles. You might even spy a mollusk!

Sanibel Island Vacation Rentals Frequently Asked Questions

Companies like Airbnb and Vrbo operate listing websites that enable guests to research and book a vacation rental anywhere in the world. However, once a guest books the property, they need to work directly with either the homeowner, host or property manager any time they have questions or need assistance with booking or during their stay. This can be a challenge for some homeowners, particularly those who live far away from their vacation rental. TurnKey offers a consistent and reliable high-end experience, resulting in strong reviews, repeat bookings and more. TurnKey also has a local Sanibel Island team, 24/7 support and in-home technology to ensure an amazing vacation experience in every home, every stay, every time.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, TurnKey has enhanced its already extensive home cleaning standards and processes to further sanitize homes between each stay for our guests and owners. All TurnKey properties are equipped with our patented GuestWorks® cleaning system and verification technology, requiring professional housekeepers to follow a stringent set of cleaning standards, customized for each home, and confirm their use of COVID-19 fighting products, as identified by the Center for Biocide Chemistries. We have also emphasized effective hygiene practices and safety recommendations for our employees and housekeeping network in line with CDC guidelines. In addition, we have initiated the TurnKey Cares Relief Housing Program, offering thousands of homes for medical personnel and first-responders at complimentary or significantly discounted rates while they perform critical services to fight COVID-19.

Yes. Many TurnKey homes allow for special rates for extended stays, monthly stays or long-term stays. All our booking calendars are accurate and up-to-date, and will automatically reflect these discounted rates when you enter your desired check-in and checkout dates.

Yes! TurnKey has established the best network of professional house cleaners in Sanibel Island to ensure that our guests always arrive at an exceptionally clean home. Expect to find beds made with hotel-grade linens and bathrooms stocked with fresh towels and a complimentary starter set of toiletries.

Unlike many vacation rentals in the area, our local team and network of Sanibel Island house cleaners guarantee that you’ll never need to clean up at the end of your stay. Sometimes, especially during busy seasons, starting a load of towels or linens can help our house cleaners finish their clean more quickly. We certainly appreciate it when guests do this, but we do not require it.

TurnKey offers 24/7 guest support that you can contact at any time to make your stay more enjoyable. Paired with our local Sanibel Island team, we can respond quickly to any in-home help you might need.

All of TurnKey’s Sanibel Island vacation rentals are equipped with complimentary, reliable, high-speed WiFi so you can always stay connected.

Every TurnKey Sanibel Island vacation rental includes a fully-equipped kitchen where you can cook and prepare meals with your friends and family.

We’ve installed our proprietary digital locks on all Sanibel Island vacation rentals to offer our guests secure, keyless entry. Each code is time-sensitive, so you don’t have to worry about anyone else having access to the home while you’re there. Prior to check-in, you’ll receive arrival instructions with your custom code for easy, seamless access.

TurnKey carefully vets all of our homes, so you can be sure you’ll always stay in a premium vacation rental. We offer some of the most distinctive, unique vacation homes in all of Sanibel Island, backed by our exceptional home care and 24/7 guest service.

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