Only 12 miles long and 5 miles wide Sanibel is the only barrier island off the coast of Southwest Florida with an East-West point of reference in the Gulf of Mexico. Imagine seventeen miles of pristine soft white sand beaches to dig your toes in and then spend the afternoon searching for the perfect shell. Shelling is the number one passion of visitors from around the world on Sanibel Island. Because of the island's unique orientation, the Gulf scoops up all manners and types of shells leaving them there for your collecting pleasure.
Although Sanibel Island is home to approximately 5,600 residents during "Season" the population can easily top 20,000 while young and old alike escape from cold Northern winter. A haven of natural beauty, very romantic, and a place of solitude Sanibel Island does possess modern attractions. Culturally speaking, the surrounding area offers everything from Broadway shows to quirky and quaint salons, where local artists display their creations. Shopping, dining, and nightlife choices are numerous – you might select a bistro at Periwinkle Place for lunch and a candle light dining experience on the Gulf at night. And, Ft. Myers and Ft. Myers Beach are just a short drive away; Bonita Springs, Estero and Naples just a bit further.
Captiva Island is off the far northern end of Sanibel and was voted by Condé Nast as among the "Best North American Islands". If your desire is to unwind, relax, and recharge this should be your destination in Southwest Florida. Everything you want to do from sunning, shelling, wave running, fishing, or sailing is just a brief walk away. Nothing is further than a ten minute walk on Captiva – you won't necessarily even need a car.
Very upscale and immensely wealthy, Captiva Island is a quaint village featuring a totally casual ambience surrounded by lush, lush foliage and incredible beaches. Truly "tucked away", this is an island paradise. Only four miles long and about ½ mile wide with areas where the Gulf nearly meets the Bay, the small village of Captiva features every type of dining and shopping experience. Visitors and residents alike, all flock to the beaches each evening for sunsets and star gazing as there are no "lights" on Captiva, not even a traffic signal!
The Sanibel & Captiva real estate markets have something for everyone too.
The Sanibel Island real estate market offers many home choices that are just terrific; seaside condominiums, Gulf front mansions, old restored Florida cottages. Essentially, almost any type of property you can imagine. And once you find just the right place, you'll quickly come to understand, a Sanibel Island home is a destination, a refuge, and a way of life here in Southwest Florida.
The Captiva Island real estate market comprises only about 500 residences. You'll find hideaway mansions, renovated old Florida cottages and a mixture of all types of condos. There are no high rises on Captiva, as nothing is allowed to mar the famous sunsets. You see, Captiva is indeed a truly secluded tropical island paradise which makes it a highly desirable place to call home.
If you're not familiar with the Sanibel & Captiva Island areas, or are unsure about exactly what type of property you are looking for, you can begin your search by visiting our Sanibel & Captiva homes and condos for sale pages below. All will provide you with a sampling of the types of homes and condos that are available on Sanibel & Captiva Islands.
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For more information about Sanibel & Captiva and their residential lifestyle choices – just contact us – one of our associates will be happy to assist you. To search for homes and condos for sale on the islands, visit our Sanibel and Captiva MLS Search. To see other Southwest Florida search options, visit our Florida Home Search page.
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