We had a great time on Sanibel Island. The Coquina Beach condo is in a great location. Just steps from the beach. The kids also had a lot of fun in the pool. John, the owner, is extremely responsive and thoughtful, going out of his way to make sure we had a good stay. We were within walking distance (20 min) to the bike rental (Billy's bikes--a thumbs up to them-highly recommended), which would have delivered bikes to us if we had been on top of that, but instead we walked there to get bikes which we used to explore the island over three days. Our kids enjoyed picking seashells and chasing geckos in addition to the beach, pool, etc. They were able to use the pails (for seashells) and noodles (for the pool) stocked in John's lanai closet. There are beach chairs and an umbrella but bring your own beach towels/blanket if you want those things. A couple of places to hit if you are new to Sanibel--Island Cow Restaurant and bar, Lazy Flamingo restaurant and bar, Pinocchio's Italian ice cream. All easy to reach by car, bike, or longer walk from the condo.
We didn't want to leave....EVER! Our condo at Coquina Beach was everything one could ever want or need. It was spotless, well stocked, and very close to the beach! The owner, John, was super easy to work with, communicated well, and provided everything he promised.
The beach was calm compared to other beaches we've been to. We had a blast finding treasures, such as starfish, sand dollars, and various shells. We drove around and looked at the other beaches, but had no desire to stop and swim, as we felt like the beach at the condo was everything we wanted. We even saw dolphins!
The two restaurants that we honestly enjoyed the most were The Island Cow and Over Easy Cafe (the stuffed French toast was to die for! ).
We'll be returning to Sanibel, as it was relaxing, uncommercialized, and a little piece of heaven!
Stayed for a second honeymoon. John (the owner) was wonderful to work with and very responsive to questions. Condo had everything (hairdryers, linens, etc...) and felt like home. 1 minute walk to the beach and a great pool. We really enjoyed kayaking and a sunset cruise in the JN "Ding" Darling National Wildlife refuge. The pace of the island was very relaxing.
I became sick during vacation and spent 3 days without leaving. But it was quiet while everyone was at the beach. Nights and evening were extremely loud do to the upstairs neighbors squeezing 8 people into a condo and the kids were running and would drag furniture around all hours of the night, morning and afternoon. They also stood on their porch yelling at bicyclist and people walking by. You can't fix stupid people. But this has nothing to do with the condo we rented. It was beautiful and really close to the beach. It had plenty of room for the four of us. The beds were comfortable, the maid had done an amazing job cleaning before we got there. We loved the large supply of towels and having our own washer and dryer.
We love this condo 3D in Coquina Beach 627 Nerita Street, Sanibel Island. The owner John is easy to work with and communicates very fast. Thank you for letting us borrow your beautiful home! Dianna