We have hundreds of pet-friendly vacation rentals and condos available in Sanibel Island, FL. Why would you want to leave your furry friend at home, when Sanibel Island has so much to offer, just a short three hour drive from Orlando? The pet-friendly house rentals in the area fill up quickly, so don’t wait to book! Properties on the ocean as well as off the ocean are available. While the specifics of the pet-friendly policies may differ by property, it is a best practice to keep your dog leashed at all times and always clean up after your pets.
Beach houses of all sizes are ready for your arrival - everything from oceanfront villas with a jacuzzi and pool table to smaller, cozier and more affordable options inland. It doesn't matter whether you plan to stay in Sanibel Island or nearby Captiva Island or Fort Myers, there are more pet friendly locations in the area.
Head to Gulfside Park and Beach (aka Algiers Beach) for a beautiful sunset and a run around, but please keep your pet leashed. Sanibel is a top destination for shelling – all along the beach are piles and piles of shells to be sorted through and made into your newest decorative piece! Be sure your pet doesn’t eat any while you’re scavenging. Explore part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems with your pup on the Wildlife Drive through the JN (Ding) Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Have a picnic with your pet at Bowman’s Beach, or play frisbee on the Causeway Island greenery. Treat your pet to a gift at Island Paws, with organic foods, the hottest toys, and a friendly staff.
There are plenty of good restaurants and cafes and most allow dogs on their patios (check out Over Easy Cafe and their delicious breakfasts served until 2pm). Island Cow and Ding Darling are two more eateries that will welcome your pet with open arms! Stop by the Key Lime Bistro on a sunny afternoon for a drink and a treat.
Peace and quiet await you (or a long game of fetch, if you prefer) in the dog friendly vacation rentals on FlipKey.com. Plus you’ll enjoy major cost savings from leaving your four-legged friend with a kennel or relative. Consider a pet-friendly Sanibel Island house rental or condo for your next trip, instead of a traditional hotel. With a cheap apartment rental you’ll find the privacy, space, and amenities of home, for a fraction of the cost of a hotel. Plus, you can bring your favorite furry family member along for the trip! Each Sanibel Island listing below is pet-friendly and has photographs, descriptions, and basic specifications of the property.
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