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Sanibel Island is one of the most desirable vacation destinations in the country. Imagine what it’s like to live here. Homes for sale in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club are nestled among one of the island’s most vibrant golf courses and active tennis communities. The Dunes is also the biggest residential community on the island. It’s perfectly located just minutes from the beach, local shops and restaurants, and the Sanibel Island causeway. What could be better than that?
Homes for sale in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club range from duplex townhomes to single-family homes. You can find the community north of Periwinkle Drive on Sandcastle Road. Originally developed in 1981, homes for sale in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club are set against a wildlife preserve sanctioned by the Audubon Cooperative Society.
If you love golf, The Dunes boasts the only PGA championship golf course on the Island. There is also a unique and exhilarating aqua driving range, the only one on Sanibel. When you want to unwind after a day on the links, there is a clubhouse, gourmet restaurant, and deeded beach access on East Gulf Drive.
There are also seven Har-Tru tennis courts and a full-service pro shop to help players up their game and equipment. If you’re hungry, but don’t feel like leaving the community, you can grab a bite to eat at the clubhouse restaurant.
There are local shops to explore, too. Jerry's Foods, Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream Shop, and our affiliated retail centers, Shop On Sanibel, which include Tahitian Gardens, The Village Shops, Olde Sanibel Shoppes, and Town Center.
Sanibel Island is a unique community. You feel like you’re constantly surrounded by nature and the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s also one of the few places where you can tap into untamed Florida wilderness and enjoy true small-town ambience. There isn’t a single traffic light or neon sign.
Sanibel Island is also one of the best places to go shelling in the country. The Gulf currents and the shape of the island help make it a true shelling destination. The island’s east end acts as a shovel that scoops up seashells from the Gulf and beyond. There’s even a name for how people search for shells. The Sanibel Stoop represents shell seekers bending over to peer into the white sand or piles of shells to find their treasures. Try it sometime! It’s a lot of fun and you could get lucky and find a junonia.
Residents are also committed to keeping Sanibel Island’s natural environment intact. For example, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and other conservation lands span about two-thirds of the island. And in the past, City Council has passed ordinances that restrict building height to three stories to keep the island’s natural charm intact.
Preserving the local small-town character is also a priority on the island. In 1996, chain restaurants were banned to preserve Sanibel’s small-town vibe and relaxed island pace. The only exception is Dairy Queen, which was grandfathered in.
All of these factors make Sanibel Island a great place to retire, raise a family, or switch from being a part-time seasonal resident to a full-time islander. Just think of all the sunsets you’ll be able to watch, or the snow you’ll no longer have to shovel.
One of the best perks of the homes for sale in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is that they’re a short walk to the beach. Floor plans vary. Some homes feature swimming pools and some boast a great room or spacious living room and dining room.
The wildlife preserve and chance to see native birds and other critters is another benefit of living here. And you’ll never get bored. The golf and tennis facilities are committed to helping you live an active lifestyle and up your game.
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club has a very active social calendar. Popular "Club Life" events include fun trivia nights, couples golf, Friday night social dinners and live entertainment.
Friday night dinners are from December to March when most residents are in town. Couples golf is held on Sundays and followed by a buffet dinner.
The Dunes is a perfect place for corporate parties, office getaways, weddings and reunions. The golf course backdrop and views of the wildlife preserve make any occasion special.
Tennis enthusiasts will love the seven newly resurfaced Har-Tru courts. And if you’re serious about your tennis game, certified tennis pros are here to help take your game to the next level. If you want someone who will be truly invested in helping you improve, this is where you need to be.
The Pro Shop offers tennis equipment and apparel, so you can have the latest tools and always look your best while you’re on the court. If you need footwear, clothing, accessories, racquets, or racquet stringing, let us know. The Pro Shop also has a selection of Sofibella Active Wear for women.
There are a variety of tennis events to look forward to throughout the year along with daily and weekly clinics to keep your game sharp. There is a tennis concierge service if you’re looking for a singles or doubles partner. Private lessons and ball machine rentals are also available.
This is one of the most popular golf courses on the island. The back nine is an Audubon Cooperative Society wildlife preserve. You’re bound to spot some Florida wildlife or even have a few unique encounters.
This course is one of the best if you’re looking for a challenge. Play moves along quickly and the various water features will keep you on your toes.
If the island lifestyle sounds like you, let us know! Homes for sale in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club are in a prime location on the island and the active golf and tennis community is in high demand. The Dunes is close to the beach, local shops, dining, and nature preserves.
Sanibel Island has everything you could need from a public library and a performing arts facility to a hardware store and family-owned grocery stores. There are also two colleges nearby. Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are both great options for your kids to continue their education after high school.
Are you searching for an investment property? Any of the homes for sale in The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club could make an excellent rental home. Royal Shell can help manage your rental and help you get the maximum return on your investment. We’ve been in business since 1996, and we have a proven track record of successfully managing rental homes in Southwest Florida and beyond. We’re transparent, fast, and we get the job done right the first time. We’ll treat your home like it’s our own and make sure you’re set up for success. We know you’ve worked hard for this, so we’ll work even harder.
What does Royal Shell rental management entail? We’ll keep your home clean, make sure maintenance is on track, and we’ll manage bookings and payments. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy it.
If you need help buying or selling a home, you can call us for that, too. It doesn’t matter if it’s an island getaway, bungalow on the beach, or a waterfront condo. We can do it all. When you work with us, our agents will design a customized marketing plan to help your home sell quickly. We will also help you spruce up the home’s appeal, visibility and value to hasten its sale, and help you see the maximum return on your investment. Royal Shell also has a proven track record of assisting its clients with finding their next dream homes. And one of our goals is to make sure you’re getting the best deal. That’s why we keep up with local and national real estate trends. And we live here, so we can answer any questions you have about Sanibel and Southwest Florida.
At Royal Shell, we always give you the treatment you expect, and the treatment you deserve.
The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the Southwest Florida Multiple Listing Service. The information being provided is for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Listing information last updated on November 19th, 2019 at 10:00am EST.