We have worked with David Schuldenfrei for more than 15 years – first in buying our condominium in 2003, then renting it for about 10 years, then selling it in 2019. He always kept us well informed, consistently sent us market and rental information and gave us excellent advice and guidance. Read More »

How to Create a Seashell Collection Display

Collecting take-home seashell souvenirs represents the essence of your beach vacation experience. Seashell collectors roam the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, on the lookout for that perfect and intact specimen. Sanibel and Captiva seashell collecting is a popular activity for numerous reasons- anyone can do it and you never know what you’ll find! While seashell collecting is fun, seashell organizing... Read More »

Milkweed a popular flower in Florida

Top 10 Flowers to Identify in Florida

If you’re thinking about moving to a new area, it might be fun to identify the local flora and fauna, which is what this article is all about. It also might be fun to vacation in the area to try it on for size – and see the wildlife and plant life up close and personal. Sanibel and Captiva Islands... Read More »

Lobster and steak dish at Mad Hatter Restaurant

3 Restaurants to Try on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is in the perfect area to offer up some delicious eats. Once you choose the perfect option from one of our Sanibel rentals or Captiva rentals, you’ll want to scope out the best restaurants nearby. There are so many wonderful spots to eat at that are nearby. We’ve selected some of our top picks where you can grab... Read More »

Bird watching at the Sanibel Gardens Preserve

Tips for Bird Watching Near Sanibel and Captiva

If you are planning a vacation to the Sanibel and Captiva, chances are you are an avid bird watcher. While many folks will choose to go to the Ding Darling refuge, a reserve abundant with bald eagles, there is so much more one can get out of their ventures in bird watching in areas like Center Tract, Bailey Tract, Sanibel... Read More »

Sunset by the Sanibel Lighthouse

3 Must-See Attractions in Sanibel Island

The serene landscape of Sanibel and Captiva Islands is home to some of the most iconic vacation destinations in North America. Gone are the days of Florida as a dated vacation destination for retirees to sit out and get old and wrinkly in the sun. With temperature highs of 89 degrees Fahrenheit and lows of 74 from May to September,... Read More »

Summer 2019 Schuldenfrei Report

The real estate market for the 1st quarter of 2019 was off to a slower than normal start. January & February were the slowest. March cranked right up and was extremely strong. The number of single-family homes sales in the 1st quarter was 38 units in 2019 versus 63 units in 2018. The number of condominium sales in the 1st... Read More »

Sanibel Island is surrounded by water making it cooler

How to Beat the Heat and Enjoy a Florida Summer

It’s no secret; Florida is hot. Seasonal Florida lovers and diehard and lifelong locals are certain to agree that the sunshine state lives up to its nickname. This could be a real solids reason to avoid the dead center of Florida during the first week of July if you can manage to wrangle the kids’ enthusiasm away from Frozen and... Read More »

Bowman's Beach covered in shells in Sanibel Island

Where’s the Best Place to Go Shelling in Sanibel?

Shelling is an activity everyone can get on board with. It doesn’t require a lot of skill, though some tips and tricks will help you get ahead of the game. It’s also a game you don’t win or lose. You find what you can and you savor the best of your small natural treasures. Shelling is a blast for all... Read More »

Buying Sanibel Island real estate can be tricky so we have provided a few quick tips and our overview of getting the most out of a home inspection,

Buyer’s Guide to Home Inspections on Sanibel Island, FL

The home inspection process is a rather pivotal step in buying a home. If you don’t inspect what is occurring under the surface (and sometimes on it), you open yourself up to unanticipated troubles down the road. Buying Sanibel Island real estate is tricky enough without skipping the home inspection. So what do you need to know? Below are a... Read More »