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

All Listings Under $100,000 $200,000 - $300,000
$300,000 - $400,000 $400,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $600,000
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$900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
491 Properties Found. Page 1 of 41

Set On Silver Sands And Turquoise Seas Like A J...

REDUCED 16% Photo of Listing #216039884

$16,875,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 2.2 Acres
  • 10,960 ft²

Residential

6111 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #216039884

Set On Silver Sands And Turquoise Seas Like A Jewel In A Crown, Mandalay Lies On The Unspoiled Barrier Island, Sanibel Is, W/spectacular Sunset Vistas Of The Gulf. Some 700 Feet Of Private Beachfront (w/boat Dock) Lead To Mandalay’s Tranquil, Secluded Groun...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

A Sprawling Estate Where A Peaceful Existence A...

NEW Photo of Listing #219013850

$10,900,000 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...

Premier Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Majestic And Absolutely Stunning Beach Front Es...

Photo of Listing #218013883

$7,995,000 Active

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

Residential

3767 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #218013883

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 Residence T...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

Absolutely Inspired Luxury, Style And Sophistic...

REDUCED 6% Photo of Listing #218009694

$7,980,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 1.13 Acres
  • 6,292 ft²

Residential

17030 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #218009694

Absolutely Inspired Luxury, Style And Sophisticated Causal Comfort Defines This Quintessential Captiva Beach House Located Forward Of The Adjacent Homes To Offer Panoramic Views Of The White Sand Beach And Jeweled Toned Gulf Of Mexico. This Inspired Olde Fl...

Premier Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Magnificently Built Gulf Front Estate Home Loca...

Photo of Listing #217067156

$7,595,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.12 Acres
  • 6,204 ft²

Residential

3757 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #217067156

Magnificently Built Gulf Front Estate Home Located In The Prime West Gulf Drive Location, Sanibel Island, Florida. Situated On One Of The Highest Elevated Ridges Offering Glorious Panoramic Sunset And Beach Vistas Within A Private Enclave, This Masterpiece ...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

Tucked Quietly Along The Shores Of Captiva Isla...

Photo of Listing #218018686

$6,979,000 Active

  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 1.2 Acres
  • 6,809 ft²

Residential

16596 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #218018686

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 Combined With Today's Modern Amenities. Solid Oak Plank ...

Premier Sotheby's Int'l Realty

Rare Opportunity On Prestigious West Gulf Drive...

Photo of Listing #219005725

$6,795,000 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

Comfortable Elegance. You Will Never Want To L...

Photo of Listing #219001323

$6,495,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.04 Acres
  • 4,381 ft²

Residential

4431 Waters Edge Ln, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219001323

Comfortable Elegance. You Will Never Want To Leave This Custom Beach Home Set On An Acre Overlooking The Gulf. In The Sought After Gulf Shores Community On Sanibel Island, The Coral Stone Walkway Brings You To The Custom Designed Mahogany Doors With Etche...

RE/MAX of The Islands

Brand New 2018: A Magnificent Coastal Contempor...

Photo of Listing #218083555

$6,395,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 1.06 Acres
  • 3,885 ft²

Residential

4355 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #218083555

Brand New 2018: A Magnificent Coastal Contemporary Professionally Designed Home. Nestled Between Neighboring West Gulf Drive Estates Within The Peaceful Cul -de Sac Area, This Multi Level, 4/optional 5 Bedroom 4.5 Baths Beach House Is A Buyers Dream Come Tr...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

The Pink House! Magnificent Landmark Estate Sit...

Photo of Listing #218078923

$5,495,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 0.86 Acres
  • 5,642 ft²

Residential

1069 Bird Ln, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #218078923

The Pink House! Magnificent Landmark Estate Situated On 150 Feet Of Prime Bay Frontage On One Of The Largest Bay Front Lots (+/- 37,500 Sf) On Sanibel. Located At The End Of A Private Shell Lane, This Home Is The Ultimate In Privacy With Breathtaking Views....

VIP Realty Group,Inc

This Unique "one Of A Kind" Beach Front Home Is...

Photo of Listing #219000116

$5,299,999 Active

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

Residential

6477 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219000116

This Unique "one Of A Kind" Beach Front Home Is Full Of History. The Mitchell Family Owned This Home, Built In 1910, And They Developed The 77 Acres Surrounding Blind Pass. They Were Friends Of The Edison's And Mrs. Edison Frequented The Home For Luncheons ...

Royal Shell Real Estate, Inc

Rare Gulf-to-bay Estate Opportunity On Captiva ...

Photo of Listing #218053904

$5,250,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1.03 Acres
  • 2,058 ft²

Residential

16814 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #218053904

Rare Gulf-to-bay Estate Opportunity On Captiva Island's Historic "gold Coast"! This Meticulously Maintained Beach Home Will Take You Back In Time With It's Old World Charm And Historic Island Feel. With 131 Ft Of Frontage On The Beach You Are Sure To Have S...

Kingfisher 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: February 23rd, 2019 at 11:49pm EST and updating occurs daily

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