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Sanibel Shelling

If you spend much time at the stunning beaches of Sanibel Island, it probably won’t be long before you find some fellow beachgoers bent over at the waist, peering intently at the sand. This is the famous “Sanibel Stoop”, a position assumed in the hopes of finding some of the island’s most beautiful shells. In fact, shelling is so popular on Sanibel Island that it even holds the Guinness World Record for the most people […]

Five Top Sanibel Restaurants

Sanibel Island is famous for its beautiful beaches, dazzling sunsets and charming lighthouse – but that’s not all this sunny island has to offer. There’s also a mouthwatering selection of Sanibel Island restaurants to enjoy, from breezy cafes to luxurious seafront options. To help you choose from the selection, here are five of our favorite Sanibel Island restaurants The Sandbar This light and airy café offers delicious steak and seafood, and is a great choice […]

Sanibel Condo for Rent

Are you looking for a Sanibel condo for rent? Then Select Vacation Properties is your source for the best condo rentals on Sanibel Island, Florida.  When deciding on what condo to rent, there are a few general guidelines you can follow.  To get the best Island accommodations, first make a list of what you find most important.  For some people, a beach view condo is most important, while others may be less concerned with the […]

Perfect Beach Condo

Are you looking for the perfect Beach Condominium?  It isn’t always easy to find! You might find a great view, but the furniture is outdated.  Or you find a great location, but have to sacrifice the view.  Very rarely does a place come along that has the perfect mix of location, new designer furnishings, and a  spectacular beachfront view, but Loggerhead Cay 513 is that place.   Loggerheads 513 is a meticulously maintained, upscale beachfront […]

Sanibel Halloween

Sanibel Ghost Stories: The Treasure of Oliver Bowen – Pirate Gold, Diamonds, Grave Robbers and the Body in the Well. Sanibel Island is rich in history, with a long and diverse past. Most of the year, Sanibel is seen as a sun-drenched island of dreams. But as All-Hallows Eve approaches, the days get shorter, the shadows lengthen, and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. It is during these long dark nights of Halloween, […]

Healthy Beach Vacations with Kids

Choosing a healthy beachfront vacation when traveling with kids Today countless scientific studies emphasize the importance of a healthy beachfront vacation, especially for children. The health benefits of the sea for children are so many: pediatricians often recommend bringing children to the beach. But why? Have you ever wondered? The reasons are varied, in fact the sea air, rich in iodized salts, is a real panacea for overall health in general. Not to mention the […]

Relaxation, freedom and finding yourself.

We recently consulted with an expert on lifestyles, relaxation, meditation and culture to ask what is it about the beach and the sea which has such a positive effect on the body and mind? This expert in Yoga and meditation holds an MBA in cultural studies and currently resides in Italy where she helps people find inner peace and develop healthy lifestyles. She had some very enlightening views on the sea and shore, and this […]

Patience Rodriguez wins Customer Service E Award

Select Vacation Properties is proud to announce that Patience Rodriguez was the recipient of the Honorable Mention award at the 2018 Elaine McLaughlin Hospitality Service Awards.  The awards are held annually by the News-Press and the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau to recognize those within the hospitality and allied industries who positively impact a visitor or resident’s experience in Lee County. Patience is the head of owner relations and the senior reservation coordinator at […]

Select Vacation Properties in Top 500

Select Vacation Properties has been recognized for the second year in a row as one of the Gulf Coast Top 500 by the Florida Business Observer. The 2018 Top 500 list ranks the top 500 companies from nine counties from Polk to Collier by revenue.   In addition to the list, the Top 500 also features strategies and stories of the companies, and bits of information you may not know about them.  In addition to being […]

Red Tide levels declining on Sanibel

The latest Red Tide Status Update from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission shows that while red tide is still present in the waters off Sanibel, the number of samples testing with high or medium levels has declined by greater than 25% over the last week.  This is the largest weekly decline in red tide levels for any county on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  We look forward to seeing this trend continue until our […]