Patience Rodriguez named to 40 under 40

Select Vacation Properties Patience Rodriguez selected as one of the Gulf Coast 40 under 40 Sanibel Island, FL –After 20 years in the vacation rental industry on Sanibel Island, Patience Jennings-Rodriguez of Select Vacation Properties has been honored as one of the top 40 most influential business professionals under 40 by the Business Observer.   The 40 under 40 list is published annually and is dedicated to profiling the region’s up-and-coming entrepreneurs and top business leaders.  […]

Sanibel 4th of July

Are you looking for something special to do this 4th of July? If so, get ready for a day of fun and festivities celebrating Independence Day on beautiful Sanibel Island. From the moment the sun wakes up to long after it’s retired for the evening, there are fun things to do for the 4th of July on Sanibel Island.  Let’s take a look! Free pancake breakfast at the Sanibel Community Church There’s nothing better to […]

Live Music on Sanibel

Where to Find Live Music on Sanibel Island After a fun-filled day on the beaches of Sanibel Island, the perfect way to unwind is to catch some live music. Whether you just want to watch the sun go down as you enjoy some great tunes or you’re looking to hit the dancefloor, there are a number of great places to find live music on Sanibel Island.  Here are some of our favorites. George & Wendy’s […]

5 Fun Things to Do on Sanibel Island with Kids

Many of us have fond memories of days spent on beach vacations as children, creating treasured family memories. There’s good reason why beaches have been a popular family vacation choice for decades – and Sanibel Island is one of the best destinations of all, offering beautiful beaches and much more. The sun-soaked island is brimming with fun, kid-friendly attractions. Going to the beach is always a good option, but there’s even more to do on […]

Legend of Gasparilla

January on the Gulf Coast of Florida means Pirates! Most notably is the Gasparilla Festival which takes place this time every year. But while everyone enjoys the party and fun of dressing up in your favorite pirate gear, not everyone knows the whole story of the most famous pirate to roam the waters around Sanibel – Jose Gaspar or Gasparilla. If you have never heard the legend of “Gasparilla”, he was purportedly a Spanish nobleman […]