Sanibel Sea School Day Program

Traveling with young children is never easy. While it can be tons of fun spending a few days with your little ones playing on the beach and soaking up the hot Florida sunshine, after a little while, you may start yearning for some peace and quiet. Luckily, there are a few excellent children’s programs on Sanibel Island. Your child will... Read More »


Captiva Island Beach’s Food Offerings

Captiva Island is a popular vacation destination known for its stunning view of the Gulf Coast, its pearly white-sand beaches, and its many fun, family-friendly activities. The island draws vacationers from all over the world every year. Because it’s a prime tourist destination, the island is home to quite a few stellar restaurants.  Our Three Favorite Restaurants on Captiva Island... Read More »

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Schuldenfrei Report Q1 2020

The first quarter of 2020 Real Estate numbers are in! Despite COVID-19, we have not seen any signs of the market panicking. Currently, we do not have an oversupply of inventory or price reductions. With that said, the demand is still there and we are confident the real estate market will continue to hold its own. THE SCHULDENFREI REPORT –... Read More »


Places to Eat Near the Sanibel Island Lighthouse

If you’re planning to spend time on Sanibel Island, there is a good chance that you’ll want to eat where the locals eat. Many locals tend to eat at the same places that most visitors are found. This is a good indication of the quality of food that is to be expected. Even if you are staying at one of... Read More »


Sanibel Island Lighthouse

When you’re vacationing in the stunning Sanibel Island area, there are plenty of things for you to discover. Spend your days enjoying the white sand beaches of Sanibel Island, explore the local boutiques staffed by the friendliest artisans, and indulge in incredible seafood from right off the coast. While you’re in the area, you simply can’t miss out on the... Read More »

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Visit Lighthouse Beach Park

Lighthouse Beach Park is located off Periwinkle Way on the east side of Sanibel Island. Many visitors to the area fall in love with it so much that they find their very own Sanibel vacation home from VIP Realty so that they can enjoy this little slice of heaven more often! Lighthouse Beach Park is the perfect island destination for... Read More »

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Top 3 Animals You’ll Find at the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Refuge

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida, is home to thousands of animals. It has a habitat that can only be found here and nowhere else, as many of the animals are endangered species. If you are planning on visiting, then you may want to know what you can expect to see. Here are the top 3 animals... Read More »

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Three International Flavors Found Near Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is home to many excellent restaurants. While we’re known for our seafood, the island’s restaurant scene has become a melting pot of cuisines from all over the world. In fact, some of the best Sanibel restaurants serve international fare. Here are three international flavors that you’ll find near Sanibel. Italy Matzaluna The Italian Kitchen A family-friendly restaurant with... Read More »

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Schuldenfrei Report Q4 2019

The real estate market 2019 end of the year sales numbers are in. They are a bit of a mixed bag. Sales are down and inventory is up slightly. So far we do not have an oversupply of inventory that would begin to affect pricing. That said, should a significant number of new listings come on the market for Season... Read More »

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Pickleball in Southwest Florida

Pickleball is taking the country by storm, and it’s a paddle game that can be played by people of all ages. A lot of guests go to Southwest Florida to see the beautiful flowers that are found in Florida, while others hope that they’ll catch a glimpse of bald eagles in Sanibel. One of the main attractions for Sanibel rentals... Read More »