Sanibel Island Real Estate

According to local legend, the barrier island of Sanibel once served as a den for pirates, but today the three-mile causeway of Sanibel Island attracts vacationers and full-time residents looking to match gorgeous natural scenery with a very comfortable pace of life. Sanibel Island real estate is located just a short drive from Fort Myers, and all of the dining and shopping experiences of that city are nearby. However, the island's beaches and sunsets are such a perfect escape from the clamor of city life that you'll have trouble leaving.

Sanibel homes for sale include some of the finest Southwest Florida waterfront homes and golf properties you'll find anywhere. Even within such a small community, there is a great variety of single-family residences that can accommodate families large or small. Many retired residents also quickly discover that it's hard not to relax when you live on Sanibel.

Read about all current Sanibel Island homes for sale below, or explore more about why Sanibel Island real estate is so popular.

Sanibel Island Homes For Sale

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Introducing Mandalay; A Private Beachfront Esta...

Photo of Listing #219034138

$16,895,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 2.2 Acres
  • 10,236 ft²

Residential

6111 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219034138

Introducing Mandalay; A Private Beachfront Estate Like No Other. On Sanibel’s North End Where The Sun Sets Into The Gulf Of Mexico Sits A Pristine Stretch Of Beach Where Shells Collect, Birds Wade, And Natural Privacy Delights. Harmoniously Situated In This...

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A Sprawling Estate Where A Peaceful Existence A...

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$9,400,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1.46 Acres
  • 4,380 ft²

Residential

15819 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219013850

A Sprawling Estate Where A Peaceful Existence And True Happiness Combine To Offer You "casa De Las Brisas." This Property Features Well Over An Acre Of Private Land In One Of Florida’s Most Pristine Environments Which Stretches From The Shores Of The Gulf O...

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Best Value In Captiva! Priced Below Replacement...

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$6,499,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 6,979 ft²

Residential

16596 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #218018686

Best Value In Captiva! Priced Below Replacement! Tucked Quietly Along The Shores Of Captiva Island, This Awe-inspiring Gulf Front Compound Is Now Being Offered. Built With The Finest Craftsmanship, This Masterpiece Offers The Feel Of Old World Charm Combine...

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Rare Opportunity On Prestigious West Gulf Drive...

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$5,995,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.7 Acres
  • 3,399 ft²

Residential

4143 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219005725

Rare Opportunity On Prestigious West Gulf Drive. Located Near The Cul-de-sac This 1.7 Acre Property Offers 200 Feet Of Beach Frontage, A 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath Main Home On A High Ridge With Breathtaking Gulf Of Mexico Views, An Open Floor Plan, High Ceiling...

VIP Realty Group,Inc

An Exceptional And Rare Offering With Awesome V...

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$4,975,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.48 Acres
  • 6,303 ft²

Residential

15147 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #217017217

An Exceptional And Rare Offering With Awesome Views Across Pine Island Sound From This Magnificent Residence In The Heart Of The Village With Room For The Whole Family. As You Enter This Commanding Residence Your Eye Is Drawn Straight Out To The Bay For End...

Kingfisher Real Estate, Inc.

Find Peace And Serenity In This Direct Gulf-fro...

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$4,900,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,736 ft²

Residential

11559 Laika Ln, Captiva, FL

MLS® #217006797

Find Peace And Serenity In This Direct Gulf-front, One-of-a Kind Home, Designed By Darryl Pottorf For The Late Robert Rauschenberg. A True Piece Of Island History, Never Offered Before. Surrounded By Lush Native Landscaping For The Ultimate In Privacy, This...

VIP Realty Group,Inc

With Nearly Two Acres Of Lush, Manicured Vegeta...

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$4,450,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 2 Acres
  • 5,229 ft²

Residential

16221 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #218061763

With Nearly Two Acres Of Lush, Manicured Vegetation & Bay Frontage On Roosevelt Channel, Bougainvillea House Is Truly One Of Captiva’s Most Magnificent Estates. Comprised Of Two Adjoining Parcels, The 5-bedroom/5.5-bath Main House Was Built In 1991 With Cus...

VIP Realty Group,Inc

This Sanibel Island Beach Front Home Is In A Cl...

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$3,990,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.6 Acres
  • 1,679 ft²

Residential

6477 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219000116

This Sanibel Island Beach Front Home Is In A Class Of Its Own Compared To Others On The Market Today. This Is An Amazing Piece Of Property, Totally Private Yet A Minute Walk To Five Star Dining, A Corner Market And A Marina. Situated Directly On The Gulf...

Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc

Two Waters Retreat At South Seas, Captiva Islan...

Photo of Listing #218084352

$3,900,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.81 Acres
  • 4,950 ft²

Residential

1124 Longifolia Ct, Captiva, FL

MLS® #218084352

Two Waters Retreat At South Seas, Captiva Island. This Is Absolutely One Of The Best Vacation Homes On Captiva With A Spacious Private Pool. Perfect Family Retreat & Rental Investment Behind The Security Gate At South Seas Island Resort. This Lovely Home Ac...

South Seas Sanibel & Captiva

Nestled Among The Emerald Green Waters Of Fasci...

Photo of Listing #219022060

$3,900,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.03 Acres
  • 3,810 ft²

Residential

11541 Paige Ct, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219022060

Nestled Among The Emerald Green Waters Of Fascinating Captiva Island, You Will Find The Community Of Tarpon Bay. This Gated Community Offers Gulf And Bay Living At Its Very Finest, Where You Truly Have The Best Of Both Worlds. There Is Deeded Beach Access F...

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This Awesome Upscale Yet Casual Beach House Is ...

Photo of Listing #218085207

$3,795,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.37 Acres
  • 3,698 ft²

Residential

1253 Anhinga Ln, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #218085207

This Awesome Upscale Yet Casual Beach House Is Located On Sanibel’s Very Desirable East End And Features Amazing Wide Waterfront Views & A Natural Shore Line To Enjoy Daily Walks On The Beach. This Home Offers 4 Bedrooms/4 Bathrooms, A Spacious Split Bedroo...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

With Timeless Appeal, This Beautiful Property P...

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$3,700,000 Active

  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.4 Acres
  • 2,805 ft²

Residential

15831 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219005236

With Timeless Appeal, This Beautiful Property Provides An Oasis Of Calm In A Busy World. Evoking The Essence Of Yesteryear, "the Ark" Seamlessly Combines Vintage Charm And Stunning Location With The Convenient Touches Of Today. This Stunning Property Spans ...

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Explore Sanibel Island Real Estate

Starting around $200,000, Sanibel Island homes for sale are primarily detached, single-family residences that feature all the comforts of the mainland but typically take advantage of the island's pristine location through an array of exciting outdoor features, like lanais, heated swimming pools, and wrap-around porches. No matter where you live on Sanibel Island, you'll have views of oceans, lakes, and lush vegetation. Built primarily in the early 1980s, the homes of Sanibel showcase recent customizations and upgrades that make them feel strikingly contemporary. You should expect features like:

Sanibel Island's famous sunset

  • Modern tile or hardwood flooring
  • Gourmet kitchens
  • Granite countertops
  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Breakfast bars
  • Enclosed garages

More affluent homebuyers should look to the many waterfront estates in the region, which often provide direct private access to the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva. These architectural masterworks are often custom built with unmatched luxury features that maximize the comforts of Southwest Florida. They make possible the kind of first-class living that only a select few get to experience.

Whether you're looking for an island getaway or a permanent place to settle, Sanibel Island real estate typically offers two to three bedrooms and full baths that make it easy to entertain guests or visiting family without stress. Of course, with so many luxurious features and amenities, you might just want to keep Sanibel Island to yourself.

Enjoying Life in Sanibel Island Homes For Sale

Island life is all about the water, so don't be surprised to learn that people who live on Sanibel Island can frequently be found shelling on Sanibel Beach, parasailing in the Gulf of Mexico, or fishing for snook and redfish in one of the island's many inlets. While all this activity goes on, there are wildlife reserves and refuges on the island to help preserve the natural beauty that attracts so many visitors each year. The region is also famous for its sunsets, so the more romantic beaches around Sanibel Island homes for sale attract crowds when the sun goes down.

While Sanibel can feel like a small village, it's also home to over 50 restaurants, many of which specialize in local seafood. There's a movie theater on the island as well as nightly chances to listen to live music and theatrical performances. And, each year, the island celebrates the best in classical music at the Sanibel Music Festival.

Sanibel Island may feel pleasantly remote at times, but it's actually just 20 miles to Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Southern Florida International Airport (RSW). After crossing the Sanibel Causeway in a car, or boating across Sanibel Harbor into the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, you gain access to great shopping, attractions, and many golf courses scattered around Southwest Florida. Access to Interstate 75 makes it easy to visit the rest of the state as well, from Tampa to the north to Miami to the southeast.

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Data last updated: August 26th, 2019 at 3:04am EDT and updating occurs daily

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