Sanibel Real Estate

On a quest to discover the mythical Fountain of Youth, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon stumbled upon Sanibel Island, a barrier island situated off the southwest coast of Florida. He named the beautiful island “Santa Isabella” after Queen Isabella of Spain in 1513.

Years passed but the beauty of the area didn’t diminish. The erection of the Sanibel Lighthouse in 1884 brought attention and prominence to the island as a fishing haven, and today this area of Sanibel, known as “Old Village,” showcases historic landmarks such the Sanibel Schoolhouse, Lighthouse Park, and Periwinkle Way, a picturesque street with local restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops.

As the secret of Sanibel’s organic beauty became known, many celebrities, writers, business tycoons, and prominent politicians constructed winter homes along the pristine coastline. The island’s unobstructed coastline, tropical setting, and tranquil stillness lends to one’s complete relaxation and rejuvenation.

Real estate on Sanibel includes oceanfront homes, bayfront homes, golf course homes, condominiums, and villas. From an architectural standpoint, most of the homes reflect a mix of Spanish or Mediterranean influences, Key West style, or contemporary coastal designs. The homes themselves are as diverse as the island, with the singular commonality of exalting nature, tranquility, and quietness. Read More

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings: 4,714
Average Price: $569,248
Highest Price: $14,000,000
Lowest Price: $90,000

DiscoverSanibel Island Homes For Sale

342 Properties Found. Showing Page 1 of 35

1100 Par View Dr

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$11,250,000

  • 6,538,356 SqFt

The Sanibel Island Golf Club Is A 18 Hole, Par 70 Golf Course, It’s One Of Two Semi-private Golf Clubs On Sanibel Island. The Clubhouse Has A Pro Shop, Office And Restrooms, There Is A Restaurant ...

3767 W Gulf Drive

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$10,495,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 6,639 SqFt

Offering A Gorgeous Beachfront Estate With Breathtaking Gulf Views On Sanibel Island, Fl. Perfectly Situated On Exclusive West Gulf Drive And Set Directly On The Idyllic White Sandy Beach, This O...

4819 Tradewinds Drive

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$6,700,000

Additional Properties To Be Sold As A Package Include: 4788 Tradewinds Drive - 19-46-22-t2-00400.0540 Residential Home 1344 Jamaica Drive - 19-46-22-t2-00400.0570 Duplex 1350 Jamaica Drive - 19...

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4461 Waters Edge Lane

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$5,850,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,515 SqFt

This View From Your 75 X 12 Foot Sceened Lanai Says It All! Spacious Three Bedroom Three And A Half Bath Gulffront Elevated Home With Private Beach Access Is Truly One Of Sanibel’s Finest And Read...

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4099 W Gulf Drive

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$5,150,000

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,400 SqFt

"exceptional Gulf Front Opportunity" In Sanibel, Florida! Discover The Epitome Of Coastal Living With This Spacious Gulf Front Home. Bask In The Breathtaking Sunset Views And Relish The Privacy Of...

4577 Waters Edge Lane

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$4,895,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 2,900 SqFt

Think Pink!!! Did You Know That Sanibel Has Its' Very Own Dream House? Architecturally Designed Renovation To Maximize Space While Focusing The Eye On The Beauty That Is Sanibel! Too Many Superla...

4681 Rue Belle Mer

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$4,700,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,904 SqFt

Absolutely Stunning Beach Front Home!!! Situated On An Oversized Beach Front Lot With 120' Of Frontage On Sanibel's Most Private Stretch Of Beach, This Home Offers The Most Beautiful Sunset Views ...

1715 Middle Gulf Drive 2

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$4,195,000

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 3,191 SqFt

Rare Offering At Chelsea Place Condominium. There Are Only 3 Units, One On Each Floor In This Unique Enclave. This Second-floor Home Offers 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms With Flexible Office Space. Comp...

1028 Bayview Drive

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$4,150,000

This Extraordinary Oversize Bayfront Lot Is Located On An Idyllic, Private Road Shared With Only Five Other Multimillion Dollar Homes. Across From This Parcel Is Acres Of Conservation Land, Assur...

1581 San Carlos Bay Drive

Sanibel, Fl 33957

$4,150,000

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Full Baths
  • 1 Half Baths
  • 3,499 SqFt

Discover A One-of-a-kind Residence On San Carlos Bay Drive, Offering A Rare Blend Of Bay And Canal Views That Redefine Waterfront Living. This Home Is Positioned At The End Of A Deep-water Access ...



Although Sanibel has grown in popularity, it fiercely protects its reputation as a slow-paced, sleepy beach town. A campaign for federal protection in 1945 for Sanibel’s mangroves, estuaries, and bay led to the Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a 6,3000 acre forest. Additionally, in 1973, the town council approved the “Sanibel Plan,” which restricts development to less than a third of the island. 

Full-time and seasonal residents, as well as repeat visitors, support the town’s promise to keep the island’s primitive state and abide by its vision to remain a barrier island sanctuary, one in which a diverse population lives in harmony with the island's wildlife and natural habitats.” Locals desire the unpretentious albeit opulent ambiance. In an interesting juxtaposition, fancy restaurants do not require formal attire; rather, casual shirts, shorts, and flip-flops are more than appropriate for white-table cloth tables, steak dinners, and expensive red wine dinners.

Encompassing 12 miles in length, Sanibel’s beaches are famous for its sugar white sand, azure ocean, gentle waves, and eclectic seashells. Public beach access points on Sanibel include The Lighthouse, Gulfside City Park, Tarpon Bay, Bowmans, and Blind Pass. Recently, Coastal Living magazine ranked Sanibel as one of the top shelling beaches in the United States. Collectors excavate more than 200 types of seashells, including rare ones such as lion’s paw, junonia, Scotch bonnets, and queen conch shells. Apart from shelling, beachgoers enjoy basking in the sun, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and fishing from the coastline.

When not enjoying a day at the beach, Sanibel residents participate in other outdoor activities such as golfing, biking, playing tennis, and exploring native wildlife and ecosystems. The Sanibel Island Golf Club presents 150 acres of natural terrain and views of the scenic Sanibel River, while the two private golf courses, Beachview Country Club Estates and the Sanctuary at Wulfert, offer waterfront views and clubhouse amenities. With more than 25 miles of paved bike paths, residents enjoy cycling to restaurants, shops, and picnic areas. The Sanibel Historical Society offers its own self-paced biking tour that highlights 19 specific historic sites.

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