Sanibel – Enjoy Your Own Sanctuary
Sanibel Island is a sanctuary island. Over half of the land on the island is protected, preserved land – The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. This has had a real influence on the island culture – creating a residential environment that’s simple and balanced with its natural elements. It makes it a friendly place to live where you can’t be a stranger for long. It also has all the support structures. There is a strong and varied retail structure, full banking services, all municipal and utilities services and a wide range of entertainment outlets – restaurants, art galleries, museums and theatres as well as beaches, boating and biking. The real estate market is vibrant and its values tend to be protected and enhanced by the undeveloped preserved lands. The average real estate value on the island has grown four times faster than the state GDP over the past five years. You will find a wide range of housing on the island – houses, villas and condominiums such as those at the Sanibel Inn where you’ll enjoy your own sanctuary.
The Sanibel Inn is located on the east end of the island, on East Gulf Drive. It’s convenient to many of the islands retail and entertainment services as well as to the causeway. It includes seven buildings some having hotel units and some having condominium units. The condominium buildings have two bedroom units and 1203 square feet including a screened lanai. The view of the gulf from the lanai is stunning. Each unit is nicely furnished and fully equipped so you can move right in. There are amenities for your enjoyment – a heated pool, tennis courts, and a tiki hut with BBQ. You can also enjoy casual dining on the premises at the Sea Star Café. The condominium units have had a good value trend increasing in value over 15% per year on average over the latest years for which there have been sales. (ending 2014). This can be your own home town sanctuary.