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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$400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000 $600,000 - $700,000
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252 Properties Found. Page 1 of 21

Behold “rapture”, This Season&#x2...

Photo of Listing #220020755

$18,000,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 2.28 Acres
  • 9,030 ft²

Residential

16660 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #220020755

Behold “rapture”, This Season’s Most Architecturally Inspiring Estate Home, Perfectly Positioned On Over 200 Ft Of Pristine Beach Frontage Comprising 2+ Acres Of Bountiful Privacy. Four Structures Harmoniously Grace The Expertly Manicu...

Kingfisher Real Estate, Inc.

This Stunning Beachfront Compound On Sanibel Is...

Photo of Listing #220031537

$16,895,000 Active

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

Residential

6111 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #220031537

This Stunning Beachfront Compound On Sanibel Island Offers Pristine Privacy, Serene Security, And The Peace Of Mind You Deserve. Introducing Mandalay, A Private Beachfront Estate Like No Other. On Sanibel’s North End, Where The Sun Sets Into The Gulf...

Premier Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Impressive Home With Panoramic Bay Views In Thi...

Photo of Listing #220019253

$12,500,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.81 Acres
  • 5,697 ft²

Residential

15261 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #220019253

Impressive Home With Panoramic Bay Views In This One-of-a-kind Design By John Cooney Of Naples. An Immaculate Show Case Of Luxury. Property Is Tucked Away For Maximum Privacy. Stunning Lush Tropical Grounds With A Circular Driveway That Meets An Expansive S...

VIP Realty Group,Inc

Resting Between The Tropical Palm Trees Of Tran...

Photo of Listing #220034775

$10,500,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 9 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 6,943 ft²

Residential

16596 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #220034775

Resting Between The Tropical Palm Trees Of Tranquil Captiva Island, Stands Your 7-bedroom, 8-bath Beachfront Estate. Recently Renovated With Modern Amenities And Chic Interior Design, This Extravagant Home Is An Escape From Your Day-to-day Reality. Bask In ...

McCallion & McCallion

Majestic And Absolutely Stunning Beach Front Es...

Photo of Listing #219071271

$7,995,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 0.96 Acres
  • 6,639 ft²

Residential

3767 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219071271

Majestic And Absolutely Stunning Beach Front Estate Located On Sanibel Island, Florida. This Mediterranean Influenced Gem Was meticulously Built And Designed. Gorgeous Exterior And Interior Detail Finishes Compliment The Richness Of This Private Re...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

Paradise Found On 23+ Acres Of Sanibel History....

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$7,895,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 23.43 Acres
  • 4,165 ft²

Residential

1349 Bay Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #220000999

Paradise Found On 23+ Acres Of Sanibel History. Almost An Island On An Island. 1600 Feet (1/4 Mile) Of Bay Frontage Once Known As Reed’s Landing; Home Of Sanibel’s First Post Office, The Sanibel House Hotel & The Shipping Docks. Time Has Stood...

Kingfisher Real Estate, Inc.

Stunning Modern Iconic Beachfront Estate On Pri...

Photo of Listing #220029520

$7,700,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.3 Acres
  • 4,736 ft²

Residential

11559 Laika Ln, Captiva, FL

MLS® #220029520

Stunning Modern Iconic Beachfront Estate On Pristine Captiva Island. Created For & Formally Owned By A Legendary World Renowned Artist. The Property Sits On 7 Individual Lots W/lush Vegetation & Privacy. Featuring Over 5,000 Sq Ft Of Air Conditioned Space W...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

Exquisite Custom Built Home On The Beach!!! Fe...

Photo of Listing #220011928

$7,195,034 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.04 Acres
  • 4,468 ft²

Residential

4431 Waters Edge Ln, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #220011928

Exquisite Custom Built Home On The Beach!!! Featured In Florida Design Magazine! Paradise Awaits You At This Private Beachfront Home With 100 Ft Of Gulf Frontage. This Stunning Sanibel Beachfront Estate Offers Dramatic Gulf Front Views From All Levels Inc...

William Raveis Real Estate

New Construction On The Beach! Available For Im...

Photo of Listing #220004495

$6,995,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 1.66 Acres
  • 4,790 ft²

Residential

1314 Seaspray Ln, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #220004495

New Construction On The Beach! Available For Immediate Occupancy. Gorgeous Coastal Contemporary Custom Built 5 Bedroom/ 5.1 Bath Luxury Estate Home Located In One Of Sanibel Islands Premier Beach Front Communities. Fantastic Opportunity To Enjoy All The New...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

H.15806 - 150’ Beach Frontage, 531&#x201...

Photo of Listing #220023026

$6,599,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.8 Acres
  • 3,071 ft²

Residential

16394 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #220023026

H.15806 - 150’ Beach Frontage, 531’ Depth Along The Gold Coast Of Captiva! Yes, A Rare Find! Approx. 10 Other Like Kind Properties On This Coastline And, Every Home Has A Story To Tell! On A Street Filled With Erected Estates, This 1958 Home E...

John R. Wood Properties

White Pelican Is The Perfect Captiva Island Lux...

Photo of Listing #220031374

$6,495,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 0.62 Acres
  • 4,611 ft²

Residential

15138 Wiles Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #220031374

White Pelican Is The Perfect Captiva Island Luxury Beach House Located Steps To The Village Of Captiva And The Historic Chapel-by-the Sea. Fantastic Location That Features 102 Feet Of Prime Gulf Frontage On An Oversized Deep Parcel Of Land. Constructed W/a ...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

New Latitude Is A Coastal-modern Beach-front Es...

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$6,389,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 1.34 Acres
  • 4,000 ft²

Residential

16500 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219081879

New Latitude Is A Coastal-modern Beach-front Estate Located On The Most Exclusive Stretch Of Captiva's Gold Coast! As An Estate-zoned Property, With Well Over An Acre Of Beautiful Tropical Gardens, It Can Also Have Two Additional Structures To Create A Priv...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

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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: September 27th, 2020 at 3:34pm EDT and updating occurs daily

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