Luxury Homes for Sale on Sanibel Island and Luxury Homes for Sale on Captiva Island

Posted by Katie Egan on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 2:12pm

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Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are two of the most popular vacation destinations in the country. In fact, many people come to these breathtaking barrier islands to vacation and end up staying for years or forever. And if that sounds like you, that’s where we come in. If you’re searching for luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island or luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island, we can help.

Sanibel Island and its sister island, Captiva, offer residents the best of both worlds: Luxury homes for sale paired with a laidback, relaxing lifestyle. The islands are full of local, eclectic shops and boutiques and nearly every restaurant offers fresh, mouthwatering fare. The beaches alone attract visitors from all over the world.

These are just some of the reasons these islands perfectly capture the ideal Florida lifestyle. Start your day on the beach collecting world-famous seashells. Enjoy fresh seafood for lunch at one of the restaurants nearby and end your day on the beach again for the sunset. Trust us, it never gets old. The islands also offer excellent fishing and are the perfect backdrop for kayaking, canoeing, boating and other watersports. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious condo or spacious single-family home with sophisticated perks, our Royal Shell agents can help you find your dream home.

Luxury Homes for Sale on Sanibel Island

The coastline on Sanibel Island runs east to west from the Sanibel Lighthouse. Many homes have either a bayfront, Gulf-front or other type of waterfront view. Around mid-island, the coast turns northward toward Captiva. Sanibel Island’s West End is a low-density area and features more single-family luxury homes. It’s the less populated part of the island. Sanibel Island’s East End is the higher density area and, while still uncrowded, has more homes and condominiums than the West End.

Some places where you’ll find luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island include:

  • West Gulf Drive

  • Beachview Country Club Estates

  • Woodrings Point

  • Gulf Pines and Gulf Shores

  • Chateaux Sur Mer

  • Seaspray of Sanibel Island

  • The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

  • The Sanctuary Golf Club

Here are some honorable mentions:

  • Sanibel Isles

  • Kinzie Island

  • Shell Harbor

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West Gulf Drive

Casa Ybel Road turns into West Gulf Drive near Tarpon Bay Road. It ends near the Gulf Pines and Gulf Shores communities. Most of the homes along the coast have paths to the beach and offer spectacular Gulf views. These luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island are spacious and feature sophisticated amenities and some even have private tennis courts. There are a handful of resorts and hotels near the east end of West Gulf Drive. There are more luxury homes near Rabbit Road. On the other side of the street, away from the beach, homes are a bit more sparse, especially when you get toward the end of the road. Some homes still have Gulf views, but they’re not as direct as their beachfront counterparts across the street. However, some of the homes across the street are on small lakes, so direct waterfront views are still achievable. These homes for sale on West Gulf Drive are also closer to the island’s main thoroughfare, Periwinkle Way.

Beachview Country Club Estates

Luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island in Beachview Country Club Estates are located off Middle Gulf Drive. These homes sit around a golf course with streets named after golf terms. If you’re a golf lover, this might be the luxury community for you. These homes are large and nearly all of them have pools, which is perfect for those hot Florida days. Some are waterfront and feature canal views, while others offer vistas of the golf course. Beachview Country Club Estates is also home to the Sanibel Island Golf Club. The 18-hole course offers glimpses of the Gulf of Mexico and is perfect for players of all skill levels. It’s 6,300 yards and features a semi-private layout. There are a few membership options and it also offers league play from November to April.  

Woodrings Point

These homes are located off Woodring Road near Dixie Beach Boulevard.. They are farther from the restaurants and shops on Periwinkle Way, but most homes offer large homesites and many have a dock, making them an ideal choice if you love taking the boat out for a cruise. Homes offer home buyers ample privacy. The homes are also surrounded by lush Florida vegetation, a welcome contrast to newer developments found in other parts of Florida.

Gulf Pines and Gulf Shores

These two secluded communities are located off Sanibel Captiva Road. You can access them from Gulf Pines Drive, which splits into two roads. If you turn left you continue onto Gulf Pines Drive into the Gulf Pines community. If you veer right, you’ll find yourself on White Ibis Drive and it’ll take you into the Gulf Shores neighborhood. These luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island have direct beachfront views, waterfront views if they’re on a lake or canal, or they are surrounded by lush vegetation and towering trees. Homes were built to blend in with their natural surroundings and, like our other luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island, these homes are also quite spacious. They’re perfect for large families or those who love a lot of space.

Chateaux Sur Mer

Chateaux Sur Mer is a dynamic neighborhood perfect for many different kinds of families. These desirable homes stretch from the coastline near Gulf Shores to Tahiti Drive to the west. Roads in this community consist of Rue Bayou, Rue Belle Mer, Rue Royale, Ruelle, and Rue Helene. Some homes are directly on the Gulf, a handful of homes sit along a small lake, others are on a canal, and the rest are situated along a beautiful preserve and lush Sanibel vegetation. Home styles range from island bungalows to single-family homes with custom finishes. The Gulf-front homes also have direct paths to the beach in their backyards.

Seaspray of Sanibel Island

These luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island are located off Sanibel Captiva Road on Seaspray Lane, next to the Seaspray Preserve. These exclusive homes are large and private.  The road curves to the left and homes are situated along the coast with Gulf views and paths to the beach from their backyards.

The Sanctuary Golf Club

This luxury community is a little more off the beaten path than the other communities with luxury homes for sale. Located off Wulfert Road, which is off Sanibel Captiva Road, it’s one of the largest communities on our list. These luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island are surrounded by nature preserves and the Arthur Hills-designed golf course is surrounded by the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. So, you never know what types of wildlife you might see. The course is also a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. This means it was built with wildlife, endangered species, habitats, migratory routes, nesting sites and wildlife food sources in mind. These luxury homes for sale have gorgeous views ranging from Pine Island Sound or lake views to nature preserve or golf course views.

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

The Dunes is one of the largest residential communities on the island. These luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island range from townhomes to single-family homes and feature a backdrop of a wildlife preserve sanctioned by the Audubon Cooperative Society. If you’re an avid golfer, you’ll be happy to know that the course is the only PGA championship golf course on Sanibel. Make sure you try out the one-of-a-kind aqua driving range, too. If you’re up for a game of tennis, there are seven Har-Tru courts. When you get hungry, make sure you check out The Dunes  Restaurant in the Clubhouse. For beach walks, there is a deeded beach access on East Gulf Drive and homes at The Dunes are just a quick walk or bike ride away.

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Captiva Island Luxury Homes for Sale

On Captiva Island, luxury homes for sale include homes on the Gulf side and homes on the bay side.

Luxury Gulf-side Captiva Homes for Sale

These homes have paths that lead to the beach at the end of the street and most of them offer undeniably gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Wightman Lane

These spacious homesites offer a lot of privacy and easy access to Captiva’s white sand beach. They’re surrounded by lush vegetation, which gives them an enchanted feel. Most of these luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island are two stories while some are one level. Homes at the end of Wightman Lane have direct Gulf views and are connected to the beach with a beach access path in their backyards. Other residents on the street can access the beach through a private deeded neighborhood beach path at the end of the road. Homes are an eclectic mix of different colors, shapes and styles. One of the Captiva Fire Department Stations is at the other end of the road, so you’ll have the peace of mind that comes along with knowing that. These homes are also near most of Captiva’s popular restaurants including the Bubble Room, Sunshine Seafood Café, Keylime Bistro, RC Otters and Cantina Captiva.

Andy Rosse Lane

Like Wightman Lane, Andy Rosse Lane also has a beach path at the end of the street. The Mucky Duck sits next to it. You’ll often find a crowd gathered together to watch the sunset. It’s become sort of a tradition for locals and visitors to enjoy the spectacle at the Mucky Duck. Before becoming what we know it as today, the restaurant was an inn and a beach house. Andy Rosse Lane is beautifully landscaped and homes look like they’ve come out of a postcard. Yolo Watersports is also located here, so you’ll never be without something fun to do. These luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island are some of the largest options as many of them come with an in-law suite. It’s one of the most desired streets on the island. There are also three other restaurants at the end of the street toward Captiva Drive. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Keylime Bistro or check out Sunshine Seafood Café or RC Otters.

Laika Lane

Laika Lane offers more privacy than homes on Andy Rosse or Wightman Lanes, as it is farther from Captiva Village’s center. There is also a deeded beach access path at the end of the road that leads to the beach. Surrounded on three sides by lush vegetation, these luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Laika Lane is also one of the last streets off Captiva Drive before it curves toward Chadwicks Square South and South Seas Island Resort.

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Luxury Bayside Captiva Homes for Sale

These homes feature views of Pine Island Sound and a smaller bayside beach. They are near everything you may need including shops and restaurants. Homes are big and unique, making them some of the most sought-after options on Captiva Island.

Binder Drive

You’ll find these luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island beyond Andy Rosse Lane and Captiva Cruises. There are only a handful of homes on this road, but some along the bay have docks and feature beautiful views of Pine Island Sound. These homes are also in the heart of the island so they’re near restaurants, shops and things to do.

Dickey Lane

These luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island are spacious and many of them have a pool. They are also located close to the island’s center. Like our other luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island featured in this article, Dickey Lane has a deeded access path to the beach at the end of it as well. However, the bayside beach isn’t as wide as it is on the Gulf side of the island; it is still a much-appreciated perk of living here with gorgeous views and abundant wildlife.

Old Lodge Lane

Homes on Old Lodge Lane are located off Captiva Drive, near one of the Captiva Island Fire Stations. Located near the center of town, these homes come in all different sizes and architectural styles. There is also a deeded access path at the end that leads to the beach.

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Featured Luxury Homes for Sale on Sanibel Island and Featured Luxury Homes for Sale on Captiva Island

Whether you decide for a slow and easy life on Captiva Island or you want to get on island time on Sanibel, our experienced real estate agents at Royal Shell can help you find your dream home. Sanibel Island is larger and therefore a bit more populated than Captiva and there are more restaurants, shops and luxury homes for sale on Sanibel Island. If being a bit off the beaten path in a town that seems frozen in time appeals to you, we have some beautiful luxury homes for sale on Captiva Island, too. Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll get started today!

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