Island House

  based on 17 reviews
  •   6
  •   2
  •   3
  • SQF 1,650
  •  A/C
  •  Pool
  •  Parking


**All check in's and check out's must be on a Saturday**  Enjoy astonishing Bay Front views in your beautiful tropical home located directly on the Bay! Tastefully decorated in “Key West” styles inside and out, “Island House” is a spacious 2Bed / 2Bath home with all modern conveniences. Original hardwood floors throughout add the perfect ambience to your retreat. Your private screened Lanai houses your private heated pool, and also overlooks the Bay. A large deck provides ample room for sunning, relaxing, entertaining or just sitting back and enjoying the gorgeous scenery, and another deck off the master bedroom for quite meditation or relaxation. There is also a Washer / Dryer in the home, Cable TV’s and high speed internet. Just outside is a boat dock and kayak for your use as well as a fire pit and grills for cooking the day’s catch under dozens of palm trees. Enjoy a true Island Experience in a beautiful Tropical Paradise setting. You'll feel as if you're on your own private island. The grounds are beautiful.

This is a ground level property located on a tropical “sea shell” lane in the popular village area where Sanibel & Captiva meet. Walk to the grocery, restaurants, and the marina. All located in a village setting just before the bridge over to Captiva. We’re directly across the street from what many believe is the best shelling beach on Sanibel. We have beautiful sunsets and abundant wildlife, including Dolphins in the bay that you can watch feed each morning and evening. We are truly the Best vacation value on Sanibel!

Amazing Location! “Best Island experience we’ve ever had!” Island House offers an unforgettable tropical vacation experience. Everything you need is within walking distance, including some of Sanibel’s most famous restaurants such as the Mad Hatter, Lazy Flamingo and the Sunset Grill. Our wildlife is truly amazing – in addition to the Dolphins, you’ll likely meet Scruffy & Henry (the Herons that live on-site), hear the calls of our Ospreys, which also have a nest on the property, and enjoy watching the seagulls roost at night across the Bay on Albright Island.

Here's your chance to stay in one of the best vacation values on Sanibel Island. Our spacious home is furnished the way you would imagine a tropical home - fun, comfortable and relaxing… with all the updated amenities you need to make your vacation unforgettable. You are also welcome to bring up to 2 dogs with you – so no need to leave your best friend(s) at home. The perfect place for your vacation year after year. Your Sanibel Home Away from Home!

Home amenities include Central Heat & Air, Large Screened Lanai overlooking the Bay with enclosed private heated pool, 2 decks (one for sunning, one for meditating), 3 TV's, DVD player, Free high-speed Wireless Internet Access, Fully equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, Master Bedroom with King sized Bed and sliding doors opening to the Bay, Guest Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds. We also have a book library & beach chairs, beach toys and umbrellas, a washer/dryer in the home, fresh linens and towels, and we offer free WiFi. Private parking is literally just a few steps from your door.

On-site amenities include a private heated pool, free use of 2-person kayak, a boat dock, a fire pit and charcoal grills, an outdoor sun deck, outdoor shower, and lots of tropical vegetation including dozens of palm trees and a beautiful Banyan tree on the property. We also have an abundance of wildlife, including Dolphins, Herons, Egrets, Spoon Bill’s and Seagulls. We’re less than a minute’s walk away from some of Sanibel’s best shelling beaches, as well as great restaurants, the marina, and a general store.

Pet Friendly Policy: We welcome up to 2 dogs for an extra $150/each, but unfortunately cannot accept the following: Pit Bull, Chow Chow, Akita, Husky, Doberman, Wolf Hybrid, Presa Canaroso, Rottweiler, and Staffordshire Terriers.

Book today for your unforgettable island vacation.


3 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed
  • Cooking
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Central heating
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, TV (Cable)
  • Sanitary
  • 3 Bathroom, 2 Bedroom
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Spa & Gym
    Heated Outdoor swimming pool
  • Outside
    Private Garden
Pets welcome,Credit cards accepted
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Available weekly (Check in/out on Saturdays only)
based on 17 reviews
Andrew (South Carolina)
Great Vacation!

Our family of four had a wonderful vacation at the Island House! Everything exceeded our expectations! The location is perfect as you are 1 minute away from the beach but have the privacy of a huge, shaded back yard with pool and dock. We definitely look forward to going back!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2020

Tamara (Chesterland, Ohio)
Island Retreat

The Island House was the perfect place for a family of 5 adults to escape the dreary skies of Cleveland, Ohio for a perfect early spring get away! We all wish we could have stayed another week. The peaceful views from the backyard made this house by far the best home we have ever stayed at over the years. Except for major groceries everything you need is in the house or within a walk or bike ride away. The house is absolutely hands down on the best part of the island, away from crowds and parking issues. Note that there is a sea wall being built right now that blocks walking to the left of the house on the beach, but just short easy walk over the bridge to Captiva will allow you to walk for miles! Check out all the adventures at Tarpon Bay just 10-15 away with kayaking, paddle boarding and so much more! Chip, the owner of the home, is very easy to work with and nearby if you need anything. Will absolutely rent this house and from Chip again. Sanibel is a dream waiting to explore!!!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 3/2020

Tim & Vicky P (Island House)
Our Favorite Vacation Spot

Thanks so much for a wonderful vacation at Island House! We love staying here because there is so much for everyone to do. We all love shelling on the beach, and my husband really enjoys fishing at Blind Pass. (He even caught a 35" Snook from the beach!) The kids really enjoy the pool, and the views of the bay are just beautiful. Island House has every amenity you could need, and Chip always makes us feel like Island House is our home away from home. We also love that we can bring our dog, Charley, along on our vacations as well. We can't wait to come back next year!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

Lynn (Island House)
Oakie (from Tulsa)

The most relaxing place I’ve ever experienced. I say experience because of its encompassing peace and beauty will touch your soul. If you never left Island House, you’d think you have traveled back in time. Quiet and ever so peaceful, you can walk out the back door and onto a lovely deck surrounded by tropical foliage, a fire pit, shell pathways leading to the bay where you are likely to see at least 50 birds resting on a sand bar - pelicans, spoonbills, egrets, and other wild life. Out your front door you are within a few steps from the worlds best shelling beach in the world. The Island House itself is decorated appropriate for an island treasure. Comfortable furniture, wood palm ceiling fans in every room, original art work, top of the line appliances... I mean it’s as if the owner has anticipated your every need! You are really missing out if you don’t experience this hidden treasure! It’s no mistake that Island House has consistently gotten 5 star reviews!

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 1/2019

John & Sharon T.
Perfect vacation experience because of this home!

This April we spent a week at the Island House for our third year in a row. This house, the location, the amenities and the setting are all absolutely perfect. The proximity to the beach, the pool, the dock and the availability of the kayaks on the bay made the need to leave the property practically non-existent. Chip was extremely helpful and accessible, and made sure there was nothing we needed. The home is extremely well cared for, and equipped with everything we needed for the week, and this year we got to enjoy some recent upgrades to the house and property. We will be staying at this home every year, for as long as Chip will have us! We already mailed our deposit for April 2018!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 4/2017

Donna L.
Tropical paradise with old time FL feel!

My husband, 2 teenagers, and yellow labrador spent spring break at Island House. It was perfect! I am, and you will be too if you rent it, spoiled now for what I expect a rental to be. Island House has an immaculate yard -- a tropical paradise with multiple places to sit and watch the wildlife on the bay, the private heated pool activities, fire in the firepit, shower outdoors, or to just sit and read in private. We saw a dolphin almost every night right in front of the house in the bay. There are two kayaks with the rental that we took out several times. It is a quite retreat and you feel like you are away from it all with the old time FL feel, but shelling, restaurants, grocery, and a marina are all right across the street. The owner, Chip, is great -- very nice, helpful, and responsive. The house is very clean and decorated eclectic with many interesting items from around the area. It has very comfortable furniture and beds and flat screen TVs as well as an office area if you have work to do. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of room to cook your own meals. There is a Weber grill on the deck. When Chip says "just bring your swimsuit", he means it, he has thought of everything to meet your vacation needs. There were plenty of beach towels, beach chairs including a cart, flashlights for night shelling, pool and beach toys, etc. We can't wait to come back to this paradise and booked next year's spring break at Island House before we left this year.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 3/2017

Kathy C.
Great vacation home in Sanibel!

This amazing home and property is more picturesque than words can tell! After renting for two consecutive years, we are excited to be returning to this fabulous, tropical Sannibel Island vacation home. As world travelers, we have experienced many enchanting, relaxing resorts and renowned locations and choose to return again to the wonderful experience of this great home. This home exudes hospitality and old Florida charm coupled with gorgeous landscaping that could awe Mother Nature herself! There is no need to leave and drive to board a sunset cruise, just take the on-site kayaks from the private dock and you are basking in the natural beauty and sunsets of a photographer's dreams! The owner, Chip, is always accommodating, and provides everything you could ask for. The website pictures, although beautiful, do not begin to capture the true live experience. The constant gentle breeze with a hint of salt air, the views from the pool, deck, grounds and dock all in a lush, tropical setting is invigorating. If you enjoy the comfortable relaxing beauty of nature in a tropical surrounding with both elegant and casual dining restaurants close by , beaches within a short walking distance and all the amenities of home, like us, you will truly love this charming Island House.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 2/2017

Tami D.
AMAZING vacation spot for families and dogs

My husband, 2 children and our chocolate labrador just spent a week at this property. It is so charming, clean, and has everything you need for a beach vacation. We were able to dock our boat right on the property dock, walk across the road to the beach, and swim every minute of the day in the pool. It's within walking distance to a general store and a few restaurants too. We saw manatees, dophins, fish and dozens of differnt birds during our visit, right in the bay! We will be back for SURE! Property manager Chip was amazing too... helped with everything we needed.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 6/2016

Stacey S.
Views to die for!

Beautiful house, UNBEATABLE location, and fabulous yard. Our family spent time fishing on the dock, (Castaways marina is right next door for bait, supplies, and advice.), walking for miles on the beach, kayaking the bay and bayou, and swimming in our private heated pool. there is even a fire pit and Chip brought over a supply of firewood to use. We had the most relaxing and serene trip in years.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 4/2016

Stacy H.
Bayfront Bliss!!

Imagine waking up to an osprey's call, and seeing beautiful shore and water birds frolicking out on the bay, all from the comfort of your cozy King bed looking out your sliding glass door... Excited to begin another day in paradise, you walk with a cup of coffee out on to your dock, and are entertained by schools of mullet jumping out of the water while being pursued by a dolphin... This was our experience nearly every morning! We have been coming down to Sanibel for years, and the Island House has now become one of our favorite places to stay... the house is very comfortable, decorated in a fun tropical/Asian way, and with a very well-supplied kitchen! My mother-in-law was able to cook a traditional Swedish Christmas meal for us, and loved how easy it was to do there! The many decks and seating areas made relaxing outdoors so comfortable, with our favorite places to relax being by the pool or out on the dock! The location of the Island House is perfect; being on the bay provides beautiful water (bird and fish) views, and a short walk to the beach provides a grand Gulf view with beautiful shells galore! The neighborhood is wonderful, with 3 great restaurants and a small grocery store all within walking distance! Additionally, Chip, the owner/manager, was wonderful to work with; providing helpful recommendations about the area as well as responding quickly by text when his assistance was needed. We will definitely be back!!

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 12/2015

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