Hogfish in coral reef

10 Animals You Can See in a Coral Reef on Sanibel Island

The coral reef is one of the last major bastions of varied, epic, and pristine marine life. The coral reef is a world treasure and we need to respect it and care for it. While seeing this gem of the Earth, you can find some amazing creatures. Some of them seem pulled right out of a fairy tale, yet here... Read More »

Sanibel Island boat tour

5 Things to Know About Boating in Sanibel Before You Begin

Boating is a blast! So what is it about boating that is so universally loved and what can you expect when you finally settle on over the surf? We cover the top 5 things to know about boating before you grab your sea legs and venture out for a day or so from your Sanibel home. There are Many Different... Read More »

People crossing a race finish line

5 Fun Races Near Sanibel and Captiva

The locals of Sanibel and Captiva Islands often get together for some running and racing. From school runs for ages 5-12 to epic and athletic events for adults, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had in the area if you love to race. The races also manage to span the entire year. We cover our top five favorite... Read More »


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 »