Sanibel Real Estate
Sanibel is famous for gulf and bayside homes and condos, but there is so much more. Choose from stilt homes, secluded estates, mid-rise condos, and beach cottages. The casual tourist will miss the small enclaves of 15 to 20 homes nestled on secluded streets, small subdivisions set apart from traffic, and golf course communities.
Sanibel Homes and Condos MLS Listings
Sanibel is a tourist mecca, offering 14 miles of world famous shelling beaches. The lifestyle here is laid-back and relaxed, and traffic is slow along the community’s winding roads. The island has great shopping at Periwinkle Place and Tahitian Gardens, outstanding seafood at the many fine dining restaurants, and ample opportunities for biking, kayaking, and boating.
People come to Sanibel to experience nature, like the white sand beaches with their fabulous shelling . Residents are serious about protecting this wildlife refuge in its natural state, and they cooperate to maintain the local beaches.
There are fines for collecting live shells and feeding alligators, and strict building codes on the size of signs, height of buildings, and noise levels, all of which help protect your real estate investment.
Because Sanibel is a barrier island, homeowners insurance is expensive, and something to be considered when purchasing Sanibel real estate.
Sanibel Golf Real Estate
Sanibel golf course communities are spectacular, featuring a wide variety of elegant tropical homes surrounding the fairways. Tile roofs, elevated staircase entries, three car garages, and gorgeous landscaping are just some of the amenities for these listings.
There are three 18 hole championship golf courses on the island, two of which (The Dunes and The Beachview Golf and Country Club) are open to the public and offer PBA/USTA pros to help improve your golf swing. The Sanctuary Golf Club is private, although you do not need to be a resident of the Sanctuary community to have a membership. Golf Digest recognized this Arthur Hills design as one of the best private courses in the United States.