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First Trip to Sanibel - Where to stay

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Saint Paul...
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First Trip to Sanibel - Where to stay

My husband and I are planning first trip to Sanibel. We like vacation rentals with upper floors so we can see ocean and sunsets. We are seniors looking for quieter place on beach but with pool also. Looking forward to birding and shelling. We plan to go sometime between 2/1/2014 and 3/15/2014. Any suggestions are welcome as we don't know which side of island is best.

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1. Re: First Trip to Sanibel - Where to stay

Since sunsets are a priority, look at condos on West Gulf. Start with Sanya, Pine Cove, Sand Pointe, White Sands, and if you have two weeks, Atrium condos.

Sanibel has a strict building height restriction of 45 feet, so there are no high rise units. Some of the older buildings have condos on the ground floor, the the majority have only 3 floors, the 1st being 10 to 16 feet above the ground depending on when it was built and the elevation of the land. Max, 4 stories and many only 2 living stories. All the properties I named have pools.

You can also look at the Gulf front units on Captiva at the Captiva Shores complex, They have small 2 bedroom condos and duplex townhomes with killer sunset views, but you do walk across Captiva Drive (a 2 lane road with ped-zing crossings, to reach the beach. There are no buildings on the beach side of the road along that stretch. They have pool and boat docks with access to beach and bay as Captiva is only about 500 feet wide there.

Saint Paul...
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2. Re: First Trip to Sanibel - Where to stay

Thank you. We will try your suggestions.

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