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Vacation Rentals in Sanibel/Captiva Island, Florida

Kareem and Heather are searching for the perfect tropical getaway but they don't have time or money to go to the islands. They may have found the perfect location in Sanibel/Captiva Island, Florida. But, with a list of requirements, finding a house that satisfies both of them may be difficult.
They are searching for a week rental in a place near the beach where they can get away from the real world. Heather is looking for something with privacy and Kareem is search for a place near fun activities.

Sanibel/Captiva Island are one of the top ranked tourist destinations in the U.S. it is located on the west coast of Florida -- about 20 miles from Fort Myers. It offers the slow pace of island living but with a couple of extras. You will find nearly 15 miles of white sandy beaches, 22 miles of bike paths, 230 different types of birds and 250 types of shells.

Sanibel Island is larger and more active. It is known for its sunsets, lighthouse and luxurious resorts. By far, the most popular activity there is shelling. You can't walk a step on the beach without participating in the so-called "Sanibel Stoop" to search for shells.

Captiva is connected to Sanibel by a bridge and is considered an exclusive island. It is known for its sunsets because all of the beaches face west. It is a 'can't miss' attraction.

"Our last vacation together was almost seven years ago and that was our honeymoon," said Heather.

For Kareem and Heather's perfect sweet retreat they are looking for amazing views, outdoor area, close to the beach, pool, tennis court and privacy. Their budget is $1,500 a week.

Property #1 - Condo on Sanibel Island Harbor: It is a two-bedroom, two-bath condo with amazing views of the beach. The unit was recently renovated and the beach is a short drive away. The condo rents for $1,250 a week.

Property #2 - Charming Cottage on Sanibel Island: It is a remote, quaint refurbished fisherman's cottage with the perfect island feeling. The two-bedroom, two-bath cottage is right on the beach. The property rents for $1,380 a week.

Property #3 - Spacious Home on Captiva Island: It is a beautiful home with two bedrooms and two baths. It is two-stories with privacy and is located across the Blind Pass on Captiva Island. The beach is 100 yards away and the pool is only 20 yards away. The property rents for $2,370 for a week.

For more information on visit Sanibel/Captiva Island visit visitflorida.com.

One of the best ways to find a vacation rental is to ask friends for a recommendation. Realtors can be a great resource to find a rental, especially in a vacation destination town. The properties in this episode were found through Royal Shell Vacations. For more information visit royalshell.com.

Segment 1
Condo on Sanibel Island Harbor
Condo on Sanibel Island Harbor
It is a two-bedroom, two-bath condo with amazing views of the beach and it is closest to activities. The unit was recently renovated. The beach is a short drive away.
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Segment 2
Charming Cottage on Sanibel Island
Charming Cottage on Sanibel Island
It is a remote, quaint refurbished fisherman's cottage with the perfect island feeling. The two-bedroom, two-bath cottage is right on the beach.
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Segment 3
Spacious Home on Captiva Island
Spacious Home on Captiva Island
It is a beautiful home with two bedrooms and two baths. It is two-stories with privacy and is located across the Blind Pass on Captiva Island. The beach is 100 yards away and the pool is only 20 yards away.
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Segment 4
Which Sweet Retreat in Florida Did They Choose?
Which 'Sweet Retreat' in Florida Did They Choose?
Kareem and Heather have seen three gorgeous vacation rental properties on the Florida islands of Sanibel and Captiva. Each has its advantage and disadvantage. Which property will they call their 'sweet retreat?'
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Photos: Rental Properties in Sanibel and Captiva
Check out the photos of the properties in Sanibel and Captiva.
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