News & Events



(5 September 2017) Hurricane Irma Preparedness

 With Hurricane Irma a possible threat to Florida, it is important to be prepared if you are currently visting Sanibel or have plans to visit during this period.  Most importantly is stay informed, and follow recommendations of the appropriate experts, officials and agencies.

  • Follow evacuation orders and recommendations from local officials.

  • Check-in with family and friends by texting or using social media.

  • Follow the hurricane timeline preparedness checklist, depending on when the storm is anticipated to hit and the impact that is projected for your location.


(7 April 2017) PResident Donald J. Trump's Vice President Mike Pence to visit Sanibel Island for Spring Break

 Vice President Mike Pence is expected to vacation on Sanibel Island between April 8th and April 14th according to a notice from the Federal Aviation Administration.  Airspace around Sanibel has been designated as “national defense airspace,” which is common when the president or vice-president visits an area.   The Sanibel Causeway and other roads could close during motorcades resulting from the high-profile visit.  Our calls to the City of Sanibel and the Sanibel Police Department indicated that there were no road closures scheduled.


(4 April 2017) Sanibel Conservation Foundation announces annual "Beer in the Bushes" gala to take place April 15th

 Spend an awesome evening tasting free craft beers, enjoying great food, and listening to world-class music from G-Love and Special Sauce! Beer in the Bushes has become the official end of the season party on the Island, so come on out and catch up with fellow islanders at the end of a very busy tourist season!  All tickets include $10 in "Trux Bux", which are redeemable at any of the six local food trucks!  Craft beer tasting featuring Point Ybel Brewing Company, Cape Coral Brewing Company, Momentum Brewhouse, Naples Beach Brewery, Palm City Brewing,  Bury Me Brewing,  Eight Foot Brewing,  South Cypress Brewing,  Fort Misery Cider Co. and  Millenial Brewing Company! All this while supporting SCCF's mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. For more information visit the Facebook Event Page at  or purchase tickets through eventbrite at


(7 March 2017) Select Vacation Properties now featuring the works of artist Nettie Price

If you haven't been to our recently remodeled office at our Bailey's Center location at 2449 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Florida,  33957, please stop in and take a look!  We are proud to be featuring the original art of Nettie Price on our walls.  Her work is whinsical, vibrant and fun, and really reflects the spirit of the team at SVP, and the sunny, light-hearted beachy atmosphere of Sanibel Island!  All of her works displayed in our office are also for sale, so stop in and take a piece of the Island home with you!  For more information on Nettie, visit


(15 Febrary 2017) Our friends at Sanibel Captiva Bank are News-Press Business of the year Finalists!

According to the Fort-Myers News-Press, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is a finalist for the business of the Year Award alongside Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, Big Blue Brewing Company and Best Homes Services. The winners will be announced Feb. 21 during The News-Press awards breakfast at FGCU's Cohen Center Ballroom. Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is the only bank chartered on Sanibel Island, and it has had an office at 2475 Library Way on Sanibel since 2003, and now has four other locations in Southwest Florida.  For more information visit


(25 January 2017) Nat Geo names Sanibel among the World's Best Beaches

National Geographic has named Bowmans Beach among the world top 21 beaches around the world, among such stellar company as Curacao, Belize, The South Pacific's Cook Islands, La Digue in the Seychelles, and Cathedrals Beach in Spain.  Sanibel is one of only three beaches in the Carribbean which made the list!  For more from National Geographic, visit



(12 December 2016) Sanibel Sea School gets in the Holiday Spirit

Our friends at Sanibel Sea School are having a fun holiday event this Wednesday December 14th. Join them from 6 to 8 PM for Ocean Art With S3 - Sand Dollar Ornament Crafting! It will be a fun night of good company, wine and hors d'oeuvres, as you craft these Sanibel Snowflakes into island-style decor for the holiday season! The $20 donation covers all materials, wine and hors d'oeuvres!


(4 November 2016) Sanibel Sea School to offer a free Thanksgiving Beach Walk

Sanibel Island, FL – Join Sanibel Sea School on Thanksgiving morning for a unique opportunity to give thanks for all the gifts of sea and shore which mother nature has given to Sanibel Island.  There's so much to be thankful for when you live near the beach - like dolphins, seashells, and sandy feet!  Put the Turkey in the oven, then take a few moments to enjoy the fresh ocean air and explore what's washed ashore. Doctor of Conservation Biology J. Bruce Neill, Ph.D. (Doc Bruce) will be in attendance to talk a bit about the island ecosystem and any interesting creatures you might encounter, and he will be happy to answer any questions you might have.  If you would like to attend this special event, meet at Sanibel Sea School (455 Periwinkle Way) at 8:45 AM on 11/24/16. Complimentary coffee and tea will be provided (bring a mug or borrow one of theirs!). This event is free and all ages are welcome.

(Editor’s Note): Sanibel Sea School is one of our preferred partners, and all of us here at Select Vacation Properties encourage you to take advantage of this free event!       ​



(27 October 2016) Select Vacation Properties proud to be a donor for the the 28th annual Arts for ACT fundraiser at the Harborside Events Center.

Sanibel Island, FL – One of the beachfront units in the Select Vacation Properties rental program will be auctioned off at the 28th annual Arts for ACT fundraiser at the Harborside Events Center, Saturday October 29th 2016.  This years event is a “Disco Ball” Gala and Fine Art Auction.   The auction annually features works by local and national artists, and was a special cause for Captiva Artist Robert Rauschenberg, whose works are still often ffeatured in the live auction.

 Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT) is a private, not-for-profit agency committed to serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 

A special thanks to Bruce Gurall, who so generously donated this time at his beautiful beachfront condo at Shell Island Beach Club! For more info this year's Arts for Act gala, visit


(28 September 2016) Select Vacation Properties gaining National Television Exposure

Sanibel Island, FL – Vacation rental agency Select Vacation Properties announced that the company is being featured on an episode of the award winning morning show "The Balancing Act" airing on the Lifetime Network October 11th and October 18th.  The segment is called Travel Trek; a recurring segment on travel and vacationing. The segment will feature interviews with and footage of some of the vacation properties.   Sanibel Island will also be highlighted in the segment. 

Sanibel is annually recognized as one of the top beach destinations in America and the world, and in 2016, Sanibel was chosen as the #2 beach destination in America for families by US News.  Sanibel is also home to the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which, at 5,200 acres, covers nearly half of the island, and is the largest undeveloped mangrove sanctuary in the United States.

Select Vacation Properties has grown from a small family-owned company to a full service vacation rental agency with nearly 100 units in the rental program, and has been in business at the same location in Bailey’s Center, at 2449 Periwinkle Way for more than 10 years.   We believe the company’s consistency, reputation and success, coupled with a knowledge and love of the area is what gained the attention of the show’s producers in March of 2016. 

After approaching SVP with the idea for the segment, the show’s producers came to Sanibel over the summer, conducting interviews, filming at several of the properties, and researching all that Sanibel and Select Vacation Properties has to offer.


(21 August 2016) Select Vacation Properties voted Best Vacation Rental Company in SWFL

Select Vacation Properties has been voted as the Best Vacation Rental Company in all of Southwest Florida according to the 26th annual News-Press readers poll.  The News-Press, which is part of the USA Today Network, holds the contest annually to honor the areas top businesses. The winners were announced at the annual awards banquet which was held on July 20th at the Club at Olde Cypress in Naples.  Patience Rodriguez and Leeann Payne were in attendance, and accepted the award on behalf of Select Vacation Properties.  Video highlights from the awards ceremony can be seen here:

"Thank you to all who voted for us! We are proud to have been recognized by the Southwest Florida Community, and will continue to work hard to live up to this honor!"



(24 July 2016) – Select Vacation Properties featured in the Fort Myers News-Press

The Fort Myers News-Press has featured Select Vacation Properties, highlighting the properties we offer.  The article appeared on the front page of the Tropicalia Section, was a full color feature with photos of available properties, as well as an online gallery of many more photos of the units in the Select Vacation Properties program.  The full story and a link to the online gallery can be found here:


(1 June 2016) Recent Guest Reviews for Select Vacation Properties

C. from Lecanto Fl wrote... "The nice folks at SVP are fun and easy to work with. We would highly recommend them for all your vacation needs" 

J.F.L from NJ wrote... This unit has it all, (Sanddollar), from beautiful furnishings, comfortable beds, flat screen TV's, to toys and chairs to use in the water.

 C.K.R. from Il wrote... We are VERY Satisfied! We really love our stays on Sanibel Island. This is our first time using your service since coming here in 1995. All aspects of Customer Service were excellent! Thank You!

 J.C from Oh... Love the info packet! We love this condo! (Sanddollar) Customer Service was excellent!

 H. from Fl wrote... Everything was Wonderful! Beach View, pool and condo location. ( Shell Island Beach Club)

 M. from Mi wrote... The staff at SVP are Great!!

 S.B from Fl wrote... Love this Property (Captiva Bay Villa B) Have already re-booked 3x next year. What a great place to celebrate anniversary or anything! Great selection for us! Thanks!!

 B. M from Oh said... CSA Travel Insurance is Great! They not only gave me a refund of my rent due to Hurricane Fay, but also paid my hotel expense.

Janet & Mike...we have renrted for three years and love it !

Clifton from Tn...Stay with what works...Don't change a thing !

Barbara & John.from Wi...It was more than we ever expected.

N&J from Ohio....We love this unit (Loggerhead Cay 224) Don't change a thing!

Dean from Tn...we loved this condo (Pointe Santo B3) beautiful furnishings, anything you need to cook, ground level for easy beach and pool access. We will be back , excellant customer service.  

J&J ....Everything was excellent... cleanliness, furnishings, housewares, customer service. We will rent  again !


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