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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435 Properties Found. Page 1 of 37

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 ...

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Boater/fisherman/adventurer's Dream: Directly O...

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$12,950,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 17 Baths
  • 1.24 Acres
  • 9,028 ft²

Residential

15107 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219079625

Boater/fisherman/adventurer's Dream: Directly On The Intracoastal Waterway At The Heart Of Captiva Island Village With Multiple Boat Slip Dockage To Accommodate Your Love For Boating & Fishing. This Sprawling Acre Plus Palm Strewn Property Is Home To 14 His...

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Live The Hemingway Dream On Over 23 Acres Of Sa...

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$8,125,000 Active

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

Residential

1349 Bay Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #220000999

Live The Hemingway Dream On Over 23 Acres Of Sanibel History! 1600 Feet - 1/4 Mile - Of Bay Frontage Once Known As Reed’s Landing; The Home Of Sanibel’s First Post Office & Postmaster, The Sanibel House Hotel & The Steamer & Shipping Docks. A ...

Kingfisher Real Estate, Inc.

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

Ever Dream Of Owning A Seaside Inn, Lifestyle R...

Photo of Listing #219084058

$7,995,000 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 0.29 Acres
  • 3,978 ft²

Residential

15300 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219084058

Ever Dream Of Owning A Seaside Inn, Lifestyle Resort-retreat, Artists' Lofts, Boutique Wedding Destination, Or The Ultimate Family Compound? Jensen’s “on The Gulf” — Captiva Island’s Only Small Resort Directly On The Beach...

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New Latitude... A Majestic Coastal Modern-luxur...

Photo of Listing #219081879

$7,989,000 Active

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

Residential

16500 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219081879

New Latitude... A Majestic Coastal Modern-luxurious Beach Front Estate Located On The Best Stretch Of Captiva's Gold Coast! Escape To This Amazing Tropical Island Getaway That Overlooks Breathtaking Views Of Expansive White Sand Beach, Azure Waters And Amaz...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

This Distinguished Beachfront Property Provides...

Photo of Listing #219073258

$7,500,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 1.43 Acres
  • 5,900 ft²

Residential

3441 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219073258

This Distinguished Beachfront Property Provides Some Of The Most Captivating Views In All Of Sanibel. Words Can Not Describe The Sense Of Awe And Comfort When Entering This Home And Seeing The Style And View Of The Ocean. This Stylish Beachfront Home Was Cu...

Plus Realty

Gulf To Bay Serendipity - Opportunity Knocking ...

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$7,489,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.84 Acres
  • 2,000 ft²

Residential

15843 Captiva Dr, Captiva, FL

MLS® #219084059

Gulf To Bay Serendipity - Opportunity Knocking W/this Vintage Totally Restored Cottage Located Along The Best Area Of The Tween Waters Stretch On Captiva Island. This Idyllic 1925 Getaway That Exudes Understated Luxury Creates Romantic Ambiance W/lush Tropi...

Royal Shell Real Estate Inc

Magnificently Built Gulf Front Estate Home Loca...

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$6,499,000 Active

  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.12 Acres
  • 7,116 ft²

Residential

3757 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219073454

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

Privacy, Tranquility And Peaceful Enjoyment Can...

Photo of Listing #220001843

$5,795,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 1.59 Acres
  • 2,947 ft²

Residential

4143 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #220001843

Privacy, Tranquility And Peaceful Enjoyment Can Be Found With This Sprawling Estate Located Along Sanibel's Renowned West Gulf Dr. As You Pull Into The 1.7 Acres Of Gulf Front Land You'll Notice Hammocks Hanging From Large Tropical Shade Trees And A Beautif...

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The Pink House! Magnificent Landmark Estate Sit...

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$4,795,000 Active

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

Residential

1069 Bird Ln, Sanibel, FL

MLS® #219063282

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

An Exceptional And Rare Offering With Awesome V...

REDUCED 8% Photo of Listing #217017217

$4,595,000 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.

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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: January 17th, 2020 at 10:49am EST and updating occurs daily

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