Ideal Family Vacation in Sanibel!
Submitted: January 13, 2013
Stayed: December 2012
IDEAL FAMILY DESTINATION! The owner of 533, Michael, was great to work with and the condo was immaculate. The condo is comfortable, open, updated, and the views are great! Most appreciated was the kitchen eating area, washer/dryer, flat screen TVs, comfortable couches and luxurious king-size bed. It really felt like home for us and our kids. It was just perfect for what we needed.
Loggerhead Cay is in an ideal location, straight off the causeway, in a quiet area away from the traffic of the restaurant/hotel/condo corridor that is further up the island. The property is beautifully landscaped & maintained, with a large pool, tennis courts, & ample bike racks nested around the buildings. It is a few short steps to the beach with an outdoor shower to rinse off upon your return. The kids really enjoyed the heated pool when we weren't shelling at the beach.
Unit 533 was in a great location, on the 3rd floor, it has a beautiful view of the beach and the pool. The porch was a great place to relax and hang with the kids to talk about the day's adventures. Beach chairs & sand toys on the porch for our use was also appreciated.
We brought our own bikes and rode them everyday. It was a real joy to ride the numerous bike paths, as the island is set up for bikes and pedestrians to have the right of way. We biked to visit local shops, to the grocery, and the lighthouse. The highlight was a 6 mile bike ride through the “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Nature at it's best!
Other activities we recommend are the Farmer's Market on Sunday with fresh seafood galore and the "Sanibel Thriller" to see dolphins up close enjoying the boat's wake. If you are in Sanibel for New Years, the Sanibel Recreation Center hosts a fantastic Family New Year's Eve Party. Great food from a variety of local restaurants, lots of activities for kids. Our kids (17, 13, & 10) made lots of friends, enjoyed dancing to a DJ, and loved the countdown with a grand balloon drop. A night to remember.
A comment on food, we stopped at a Wal-Mart in Ft Myers to stock up for the week, next time we will shop at Jerry's Foods on the island; it has an amazing deli/bakery selection at fair prices. We ate out several times, our favorite was The Island Cow - great menu (coconut shrimp for me, gumbo for the hubby), reasonable prices, & a relaxed island atmosphere.
We highly recommend this outstanding unit on Sanibel. For our family this was an ideal home away from home!
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