Archive for January, 2013

Sanibel and Captiva

Just another sunny day on Captiva. Temperatures are 75-80 degrees with no rain in sight. Come on down and enjoy our paradise islands! Read More »

New Restaurants

Doc Ford’s is coming to Captiva! The popular Sanibel eatery which expanded to Ft. Myers Beach a few years ago is now adding a new location in Chadwick Square at the entrance to South Seas Resort. It will replace the barbeque restaurant and they hope to be open by June of this year. It’s a good addition to the Captiva... Read More »

Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

There are some great talks scheduled at SCCF this weeK. I have been to several and they are always very informative. Here are a few that look interesting this week: The Alien Invasion Over 500 fish and wildlife species, 1,180 plant species and who knows how many insects that are not native now live and multiply in Florida, after being... Read More »

Osprey Cam

Check out the new osprey webcam at They have recently updated their equipment for a stronger feed with higher resolution. Ospreys mate for life and the pair at Oceans Reach have nested there for 5 years. It’s a great opportunity to get a “birds eye view” of the nest. We hope to see some eggs appear in the next... Read More »

Vote for Sanibel

Last year Arthur Frommer named Sanibel his top destination in the world.  This month, USA Today is conducting a reader survey on the best beach in Florida and of course Sanibel is on the list but needs our votes to make it number one.  Vote for the best beach in Florida! Use this link and once the site opens, stroll... Read More »

Sunny Sanibel and Captiva

What great weather we are having!  It is only one week into January and the temperatures are supposed to be mid 80’s for the next two weeks.  No wonder our rental business is booming. Come on down and enjoy our paradise islands! Read More »

Sanibel Real Estate Stats for 2012

The numbers are in for 2012 and things are looking up in our local real estate market.  There were 181 homes sold with an average price of $825,837 (+.64% from 2011).  There are an additional 15 homes under contract. For Condos in 2012 there were 149 sold, up from 142 last year with another 15 under contract, although the average... Read More »