Plan the Perfect Staycation!

June 26, 2020 Lodging

We’ve been inside for far too long, but now that SWFL is opening back up, we’re ready to enjoy the sunshine. With the long weekend coming up this Fourth of July, it’s the perfect opportunity to get our minds off the news and enjoy a safe and relaxing STAYcation! Explore the beaches beautiful SWFL has to offer and celebrate Independence Day in paradise.

Sanibel Island, as well as Fort Myers Beach, has an array of vacation rentals and inns that will make your staycation worth the while. We’ve broken up this list by location to help you find the right stay for you. These are our picks:

Fort Myers Beach

7 Miles of Pure Paradise! Full of restaurants with plenty of outdoor seating, watersport rentals, and shops make Fort Myers Beach the perfect getaway for young couples, groups of friends and families looking to have fun!

FMB has a large beach with plenty of space, making social distancing a breeze. You can either be close to the hustle and bustle of Times Square or you can be away in a quiet vacation rental or condo right on the beach. We’re all about you relaxing and enjoying a safe sunny weekend. 

Sun Palace Vacations

Sun Palace Vacations has properties to choose from, including ‘short stays’ meaning 3 nights or more. They range in price from $69-$165/night, and have availability parties up to 6 guests with pet-friendly rentals!

Cottages of Paradise Point

The fun, colorful cottages from Cottages of Paradise Point offer a picturesque stay on FMB. Perfect for the whole family, they have 7 cottages to choose from, varying in sizes and pricing. Some even have a Gulf view and are steps from the beach! Sounds like a dream right? They all have outdoor decks where you can grill and have the perfect dinner or lunch.

Sanibel Island

Miles of scenic bike paths, wildlife, unspoiled waters, and the shelling capital of the world… these all describe Sanibel Island. On Sanibel, you’ll live the island life with birds and dolphins, feeling in touch with nature. Sanibel beaches are beautiful and hardly ever crowded, making a great choice for you and your family to play it safe this 4th of July weekend. 

Sandalfoot Condos

Sandalfoot Condominiums located on the quiet East End of the island, nestled beachfront of the Gulf of Mexico; it’s your dream vacation destination. You’ll fall in love with the awe-inspiring views and easy beach access; they’re what you call #instagrammable. Each condominium at Sandalfoot is privately owned, so no two are alike and reflect the personality of the owners. The 5 buildings on the Sandalfoot property encompass 3 one-bedroom units and 9 two-bedroom units with elevator access, community laundry room, and assigned parking- all the amenities you need for a worry-free weekend.

Inns of Sanibel

Inns of Sanibel Offers 4 unique properties and 1 unforgettable Island Experience with complementary activities such as kayaking and paddleboarding. Heated pools and firepits are also available for entertainment! Some inns also offer complimentary breakfast.

  1. The Sanibel Inn is a great stay for families, an authentic, family-oriented Florida experience. Unwind with the family while you cozy up to the fire pit or relax in the comfy suites and guest rooms set among a background of lush, well-manicured gardens. Some fun activities you can enjoy during your stay are golfing at the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club, yard games, and tennis. This is the ideal family destination to live like an islander!
  2. Song of the Sea has more of an intimate seaside inn feel to it. Discover a serene and enchanting stay with rooms equipped with full kitchenettes for private meals. Be greeted with complimentary wine upon arrival, and enjoy the island-inspired décor. Song of the Sea aspires to create an intimate atmosphere ideal for a couple’s getaway.
  3. If you’re looking for that home away from home feeling- then Seaside Inn is the spot for you. Experience the nostalgic charm as you relax in the quaint cottages and guest rooms of the Seaside Inn. You’ll be steps away from the white, shell-laden beaches.
  4. The Sunset Beach Inn is aptly named; they are known to have one of the best sunset views. This is the ultimate spot for value seekers and young couples. Guests here can enjoy having all of their needs met by their dedicated staff on hand to help make the most of this stress-free, island getaway.

No need to go far, paradise is just a drive away! We hope a glimpse into what these accommodations can offer will help you plan that well-deserved STAYcation! Remember, SWFL Travel has plenty of other ideas on how to jazz up your holiday weekend with our SWFL Online Travel Guide. Enjoy the #sunshine and let us know where you went to in the comments below!


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