The 12 Best Airbnbs In Sanibel Island, Florida

October 10, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Sanibel, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Sanibel and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Sea Oats Captiva Home

16 Guests | 9 Bedrooms | 9 Bathrooms

Book Now: $4,280 per night, airbnb.com

For an unmatched island getaway, Sea Oats is the place to book for a holiday in Sanibel. Make s'mores while sitting around the bonfires, gather the group for a private sunset cruise leaving directly from Sea Oats, improve your game on the tennis and basketball court, Sea Oats Captiva is truly a modern island escape for a company gathering, wedding, or baby christening party.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Nestled on 4 beautiful acres between the Gulf of Mexico and one of Florida’s pristine wildlife preserves, Sea Oats Luxury Estate is Captiva Island’s only nine-bedroom rental estate offering sleeping accommodations for parties of up to 30 guests. The premier coastal estate offers breath taking views, exclusive amenities, unique grounds and luxurious comforts for an unmatched island getaway.”

Amenities

Pool | Tennis court | BBQ grill | Sun loungers | Hot tub | Fire pit | Gas fireplace | Sonos sound system | Wine cooler | Wifi | Air conditioning | Washer

#2 Gulf Breeze Cottage

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $180 per night, airbnb.com

This tropical cottage-style home feels like it’s always been part of the Sanibel landscape. The cozy, contemporary charm of the garden grove and the sun-kissed stone patio offer a sense of deep relaxation. The baby blue hues of the furnishing and decor provide a sense of tranquillity and breezy ocean vibes.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Gulf Breeze Home – Secluded, Updated, Near Beach. 3 bedroom/2 bathroom. King/King/2 sets of bunk beds. Across from beach.”

Amenities

Cable TV | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Heating | Hot water | Bathtub | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Kitchen

#3 Shorewood 1C Apartment

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

Capture iconic views of the Gulf of Mexico from this modern condominium, giving you uninterrupted views of the aqua blue sea. Stretch out in the pool below while working on your tan. At lunch, fire up the barbecue and dine at the alfresco set by the pool. If you’d like to get an all-encompassing lay of the land, head out to sea and enjoy the sand and sun.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Welcome to Shorewood of Sanibel unit 1C. The spaceWelcome to Shorewood of Sanibel unit 1C. Our first floor vacation rental condominium is a three bedroom/two bathroom fully equipped condominium with a king bed in the master bedroom, a full / two twin beds in the first guest bedroom and a full bed in the second guest bedroom. The master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with the guest bathroom off the kitchen area.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | TV | Dryer | Washer | Air conditioning | Essentials | Heating | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Paradise! You are steps from the pool, and right beyond the pool is access to the beach.” – Heidi
“Such a beautiful set up on a beautiful part of the island! It’s a wonderful condo with all of the amenities we needed for the week. Wonderful pool access as well as plenty of parking” – Lauren
“This condo is amazing. Spacious, great location and has everything you need for a wonderful week at the beach” – Susan
“This condo is fantastic. It makes an early morning sunrise beach walk or full beach day, or partial pool day/beach day a no-brainer since both are literally outside your back door.” – Kristin
“It was beautifully remodeled, and is a great location to the beach and shops! Ryan was great about answering any questions and making reservations.” – Lisa

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#4 Loggerhead Cay 553 – Partial Gulf View Condo

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

Celebrate the beauty of Sanibel in this simplistic, tropical villa crafted in a contemporary style that opens to embrace its surroundings. The soothing whites, exposed-beam ceilings, vaulted ceilings with skylights, and warm wood tones are the perfect contrast to the vibrant blues and greens of the Gulf of Mexico. It's an ideal setting for 3 couples on a vacation together as this home comes with 3 huge and comfortable beds.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Loggerhead Cay 553 is a beautiful top floor two bedroom/two bath vacation condo which features vaulted ceilings with skylights in the Living Room & Master Bedroom. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious living area with a queen sleeper sofa. The master bedroom suite has a king bed with en-suite bathroom while the guest bedroom has two twin beds. Our condo offers free high speed wireless internet, cable TV and very easy access to the world famous Sanibel Island shelling beaches.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Heating | Hot water | Elevator | Free parking on premises | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Excellent communication, clean unit, and provided everything needed for a great time!” – Cheryl
“Enjoyed our stay. Everything is as pictured. It was impeccably clean too!” – Samira
“This was an incredibly clean beachfront condo that offered so many great amenities. Pool and beach very close by with chairs and pool noodles available in the condo. ” – Andrew
“Comfortable furniture throughout and plenty of towels available. Loved my stay here” Cocoo
“Nice, clean, well equipped and good location to beach”. – Matthew

#5 Spanish Cay Canal Front Vacation Rental Condominium

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

An enchanting space for a family of 6 to gather and spend a weekend together. Complete with modern amenities and essentials, this condominium takes its cues from the sea, using plenty of blue tones and beige furnishings to mimic sea and sand. The living and dining areas are inviting spots to unwind while the terrace overlooking the sea provides the perfect backdrop for family photos.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Spanish Cay B4 – 2nd floor (walk up) water view condo. Community Pool/across from beach access. Two bedroom/two bathroom vacation rental condominium. King/Queen/Queen sleeper sofa.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Heating | Hot water | Bathtub | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful location. Extremely relaxing. Spacious airy home with magnificent sunsets every night over the canal.” – Dini
“We greatly enjoyed our visit to Sanabel island. This apartment was impeccably clean and had everything we needed. ” – Joaquin

#6 Waterfront Ground Level Suite

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

Sip your morning espresso at the conservatory on the balcony. At night, move over to the plush sofas in the living room for a glass of wine in the moonlight. Then, stroll inland to find bustling restaurants and cocktail bars lining the streets of Sanibel. This waterfront beach suite comes with 3 bedrooms, perfect for 3 couples on a beach holiday.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“If you love water views, the warm Florida sunshine, watching dolphins at play and manatees meandering this is the place for you! Amenities galore including tennis, fishing, swimming, boating (docking on-site) and dolphin & Manatee viewing! Sanibel’s Mariner Pointe is the most perfect place to unplug, unwind and spend quality time with family and friends.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Essentials | Heating | Bathtub | Room-darkening shades | Free parking on premises | Pool

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful views of the water to wake up to. Place was well equipped and near to beach” – Time

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#7 Shorewood 3B Apartment

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $370 per night, airbnb.com

2,500 sq ft of living space with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, an expansive private screened lanai, rooftop sun deck, and private poolside cabana room with ping pong and tons of beach equipment. Sounds good so far? Here's more- you will also have access to a private ground level cabana near the pool equipped with tons of beach equipment, seating, and a ping pong table.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Dream Vacation Rentals offers Shorewood 3B, a 3 bedroom vacation rental on Sanibel Island, FloridaThe spaceShorewood 3B is a beautiful three bedroom penthouse vacation rental condominium located in world renowned Sanibel Island. Our vacation home offers plenty of space for up to six guests with a very comfortable king sized bed in the master bedroom suite, queen sized bed in the first guest bedroom suite and two twin beds in the second guest bedroom.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Essentials | Heating | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Had a wonderful time. Plenty of room for young children. The unit feels very open because of the high ceilings and gorgeous view of the ocean.” – Meghan
“Ryan’s place is phenomenal the view, the apartment, and the beach is amazing. I would definitely recommend this place and would go back myself. my whole family loved the place.” – Juan
“This was by far the nicest place we’ve ever stayed in Sanibel. Very spacious and comfortable with fantastic views. We’ll be back!” – Daniel
“This unit is on the top floor with great unobstructed views of the gulf. It is 50 yards from the water. The sound of the waves crashing in at night is fantastic.” – Tad
“Very spacious, clean and modern amenities. Location is great. *If you are traveling with kids, it's worth noting that this is a private community and there may be more family oriented locations.” – Jason

#8 Sand Pointe 212 – Gulf View Vacation Condominium

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

Wake up to lovely views of the Gulf of Mexico from this private, screened lanai. There's plenty of space for up to six guests with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a spacious living and dining area. Head out to enjoy the beautiful courtyard with a pond, a heated pool, and finish your day with cocktails in hand while watching the sunset, painting the glistening sand with orange hues.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Heated pool, gulf view, steps to the beach. Sunset Views. Gulf view 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo. King bed in the master bedroom, two twin beds in the guest bedroom.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Heating | Hot water | Elevator | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“This was our first time on the Island and we are already looking forward to planning another stay! The condo was very clean, updated, and in a great central location.” – Haleigh
“Very clean and comfortable” – Karen

#9 Sanibel Island Lakeside Villa

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

An unmissable homely and convivial atmosphere is felt upon entering this four-bedroom villa, complete with huge bedrooms and living room. If a private family getaway is what you are looking for, then that's exactly what you'll get when you book this lakeside villa. The clutter-free decor and plenty of seating spaces create the perfect space to unwind and connect.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Sanibel Lakeside Villa is a spacious 4 bedroom villa with large livingroom/diningroom areas and, a well equipped kitchen centrally positioned creating a lovely , homely and convivial athmosphere. The large Verandas overlooks Lake Murex ,a large poolside area also overlooks the lake , BBQ grill, Community tennis courts.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | High chair

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#10 Sanibel Umbrella – Pet Friendly

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

A fully-equipped kitchen and state-of-the-art electronics together with the easy, laidback theme of a sunny beach make this place ideal for 8 guests and their pets! Situated in the Sanibel Bayous community, this home gives you access to the community pool and tennis court. Getting to the beach is just a short walk away as well.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Welcome to our vacation home away from home called Sanibel Umbrella. The spaceWelcome to our vacation home away from home called Sanibel Umbrella. Our home has been recently renovated throughout and features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a spacious screened lanai with landscaping views.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | TV | Dryer | Washer | Air conditioning | Essentials | Heating | Free parking on premises | Hot tub | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Sanibel Umbrella, and it’s host, Ryan, are a dream come true as vacations and hosts go! The proximity and lovely walk to the beach are a perfect balance to the quiet, relaxing lanai.” – Rhona
“Absolutely great house, super easy access to the beach and overall an amazing vacation spot. We will return again soon! Thank you Ryan!” – Tarja
“My family and I spent most of June at the Umbrella Pool Road home. The reservation process was smooth. The location is terrific – just a quick bike ride or walk to Bowman’s Beach.” – Siim
“Great house- the kitchen is great and the house is comfy for a family. The neighborhood is great and the beach is beautiful. Oh and Ryan is so attentive and helpful- highly recommended” – Maria Cecilia

#11 Villa Lake View, A Stunning House & Spectacular View

6 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

A gourmet kitchen with gleaming granite countertops, a large master bedroom with adjoining elegant bath, a three-car garage for your convenience plus a hammock inviting you to enjoy the spectacular sunsets. What more could you ask for in a beach holiday off the coast of Florida? This house is the perfect sanctuary for a family of 6 or friends.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“VILLA LAKE VIEW… the name says it all. This elegant home captures the beauty of SW Florida living as soon as you walk in. The spectacular view over one of the 8 lakes seems to go on and on due to the infinity-edge pool.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Essentials | Heating | Hot water | Beach essentials

Guest Reviews

“This house is awesome! Clean and looks exactly like the pictures! The pool and hot tub are amazing.” – Josh
“The house is beautiful! The pool area is amazing and so relaxing. The kids loved just hanging by the pool all weekend.” – Tim
“Great place to stay! Beautiful home and great host!” – Tia
“Beautiful home. Well furnished and practical layout. Amazing kitchen.” – Serge
“Outstanding value, Great stay, over delivered! Will be coming back!” – Begad

#12 Nerita Home On Sanibel Island – Pool/Hot Tub And Walk To Beach

8 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $160 per night, airbnb.com

Nestled in the seaside community of Sanibel, this listing boasts 4 luxurious bedrooms, a few minute's walk from the best shelling beaches in the world, a “guest pod” separate from the main house, and a heated pool and hot tub. This spot is ideal for a family retreat thanks to the large spaces and comfortable amenities fit for 8 people.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Luxury Island vacation home so close to the beach. 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms. Stilted home with guest pod providing privacy and seclusion. King master suite, main level queen and 2 sets of bunk beds along with bathroom in between.”

Amenities

Wifi | Cable TV | Laptop-friendly workspace | TV | Dryer | Iron | Washer | Air conditioning | Heating | Hot water | Bathtub | Free parking on premises

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