Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

It’s hard to believe that the 4th of July will be here in just a few short days. For many families, spending the holiday weekend at the beach is a tradition. Staying in one of our Blind Pass Condominiums, you will be close to where the relaxation and fun will happen. This year will be one of the best 4th of July’s that you can have because you will be on island time. Let’s look at some of the fun activities that are happening for July 4th, 2019 below.

Independence Day Parade

Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

One thing that makes every holiday the best are the parades that families can sit and enjoy. Don’t miss our Independence Day Parade on Sanibel Island as this year’s theme is “Seas the Day”. Starting at 9:30 am, your family can grab a spot along the parade route which begins at Island Inn Road and ends on Casa Ybel Road. What a way to start off the holiday weekend by attending this fun parade for everyone of all ages to enjoy!

July 4th Celebration at Jerry’s

After the parade, your family won’t want to miss the 4th of July Celebration going on over at Jerry’s Shopping Center. From 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, your family can enjoy the activities that will be set up fun for everyone. There will be a water slide, dunk tank, inflatable bounce house for the kids, a slip n’ slide and more. What a great way to come and enjoy the day spending time together which is what a family vacation is all about.

40th Annual Road Rally

Head over to Timbers Restaurant on Tarpon Bay Road from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for the San-Cap Optimist Club’s 40th Annual Road Rally. This has been one of the longest-running 4th of July events on the island and is fun for everyone. For more than 40 years, families and teams have to figure out clues while following a road course around the island. There will be prizes for the correct time and mileage and for the most correct answers to the quiz. Plus, some of the other prizes will be given for best decorated cars and the team who is coming from the farthest location. All proceeds from the rally helps fund the local Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club’s 6 college scholarships.

4th of July Fireworks Display

Celebrate the 4th of July on Sanibel Island

This year the city of Sanibel will be sponsoring the fireworks display for the 4th of July. After you have spent the day at the beach or at one of the events listed above, come enjoy our fireworks display. To see the display the best, head over to the Sanibel Causeway Islands and the bayside of Sanibel Island. Celebrate with a bang this year and see the lights in the sky. Don’t miss this as it’s fun for the whole family!

If you don’t feel like spending the day at any of these events listed above, then spend the day sitting on the beach and soaking up the rays. If you still haven’t made your reservations for your 4th of July getaway or vacation, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you join us for this festive holiday!

Benefits of Booking a Vacation Rental with Us

Benefits of Book a Vacation Rental with Us

Do you and your family want to take a vacation to a tropical beach but don’t want to travel to the Caribbean? Then have no fear because when you book a Sanibel Island Condo vacation rental, then you will be in Florida’s hidden gem. Between the access to the beach and the amenities that we offer to our guests, you won’t want to leave your vacation. Let’s look at what the benefits are when you book with us.

Beach Gear

Whenever you go on a vacation to the beach, that means lugging all the beach items that you’d think you will need. When you book with us, you will not need to bring the beach items with you except for beach toys for the kids and sunscreen. All our units are equipped with 6 beach towels, 4 beach chairs and 1 beach umbrella. This can help leave extra room in your car to bring home souvenirs and even some shells for your collection.

Fun in the Sun

Benefits of Book a Vacation Rental with Us

No beach vacation is complete without heading to the beach, but when you stay with us, we have some other fun things to do. Blind Pass has many different amenities that you will want to not leave the complex. From playing tennis to walking over to Bowman’s Beach on our wood footbridge. To sign up for tennis rackets and balls to loan, stop in the front office to sign up for them.

Benefits of Book a Vacation Rental with Us

We also offer to all of our guest’s complimentary use of our kayaks and canoes for you to take out on the Clam Bayou. Here you will be able to see many different animals such as egrets, herons, and even perhaps a manatee or two. Be sure to bring along with you a camera that you can capture the moments of nature while on the water. Fishing, shelling and nature walks are available nearby and we promise you won’t hear the kids say, “I’m bored”.

Feels Like Home

Benefits of Book a Vacation Rental with Us

Anytime you go on a vacation, you want it to feel like you are at home with the comfortable furniture and more. You want to have a full kitchen that you and the family can make homemade dinners at or a quick lunch to take on the beach with you. We provide in your unit towels and linens, a washer and dryer and a day of laundry and dishwasher detergent. We also provide toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags. While we don’t provide other items, you are just a short drive to the grocery store where you can stock up on the extra items you may need. If you want to save time and be able to enjoy the beach a little more, then bringing a few of these items with you can help save time and money. No matter how long you are staying with us, you will feel like you are at home, yet relaxing while on vacation.

While there are many other benefits of booking with us, we thought that these would be more helpful for you when making your decision. Sanibel Island has so much to offer such as shelling, feeling like you are on a tropical island and just spending time with the family. If you are ready to book your Sanibel Island Condo vacation rental, please give us a call today or book it online. We look forward to helping you and your family enjoy a relaxing vacation to our beautiful island!

Where’s the Best Coffee at on Sanibel Island

Where's the Best Coffee at on Sanibel Island

Are you and your family going on vacation to Sanibel Island soon and are you looking to know where you can grab coffee at on the island? We at Blind Pass Condominiums can tell you where you can find some of the best coffee shops in the area. Many locals find that getting their daily dose of caffeine will help you enjoy your vacation a little more. Let’s look at our top picks on where you can find coffee at on Sanibel Island.

The Coffee Bar by Bailey’s

Where's the Best Coffee at on Sanibel Island

The Coffee Bar by Bailey’s is located at the Bailey’s General Store and you won’t be able to find another like it on the island. This is a favorite stop for coffee for many of the locals and for many visitors to the island. They have a large selections of coffee drinks that you can pick from and there is something here for everyone. If you visit more than once and are a frequent coffee drinker, then joining the Sanibel Neighbors Club can allow you to get a special loyalty card. Some of the drinks that you can take advantage of and try are a Flavored Latte, Cool Brew, Smoothies and even Butterbeer. Don’t miss this coffee bar on your next family vacation to Sanibel Island!

Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory

If you are searching for a coffee shop that has some pretty amazing food and coffee, then this is the place for you. Everyone in the family will want to come back on a daily basis to Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory. Here you are able to grab yourself a coffee drink such as an Espresso, Café Mocha, Latte or an Iced Coffee. They have other foods for you to enjoy such as Pizza, Wings and even Gluten Free options. Don’t forget about the desserts they have for you to drool over such as Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Fresh Baked Pastries and even Key Lime Pie.

Over Easy Café

Where's the Best Coffee at on Sanibel Island

If you are like many who come on vacation to Sanibel Island, there might be a day or two you don’t feel like cooking breakfast. Then hop on over to Over Easy Café for a meal with the family. Located in the Olde Sanibel Shoppes you will find this quaint little café that has an extensive breakfast menu including coffee. They do have different types of meals such as the Egg Reuben Sandwich, Sunrise Sliders or if you are feeling very hungry then grab the Big Bertha’s Breakfast. Over Easy Café serves coffee, Herbal Teas, Fresh Florida OJ and even Mimosa’s for the adults. Stop by one day and enjoy this eggceptional breakfast and shop in their little store too.

Joey’s Custard

Joey’s Custard is not only a coffee shop but it’s also a place where you and your family can head to get a nice cold treat on a hot day. Located at 2467 Periwinkle Way in Sanibel you will find Joey’s Custard that is open 7 days a week from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. They do offer their customers both indoor and outdoor seating so you too can enjoy the sunshine and the air conditioning on those hot days. Some of the coffee that you can get is Latte, Cappuccino and a Cuban Coffee. For the kids they can get Ice Cream, Custard, Frozen Yogurt and more. Why not spend the day at the beach and for a late evening treat come to Joey’s Custard.

While there are other coffee shops that are in Sanibel, we thought that you’d enjoy these. If you are still looking for a place to stay for your next vacation to Sanibel Island, check out what is available at Blind Pass Condominiums. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next vacation to the beach!

Fall on Sanibel Island is the Best

Fall on Sanibel Island is the Best

Summer is coming to an end soon which only means one thing, fall is coming! With school beginning back for most kids after Labor Day weekend, why not head to Sanibel Island for a week at the beach. If you happen to be staying with us at Blind Pass Condominiums, you will be close to where all the fun is. Let’s look below at why coming to Sanibel Island is the best in the fall!

Fall Weather

While the weather may be cooling drastically around the county, it’s not really the same as living up north. The average temperatures in the Sanibel Island area for September are roughly 89 degrees at the beginning of the month to being around 87 degrees during the day. At night the temperatures are from 77 – 75 degrees during the month of September. Even though it may not seem like a lot of a drop in the heat, when you are at the coast there normally is a small breeze off the gulf so that will help out some.

Beach Time

Fall on Sanibel Island is the Best

Since the fall is considered the off-season, visiting the beaches of Southwest Florida is just what the doctor ordered. You can have roughly 15 miles of the beach all to yourself and family or at least until Christmastime. This means that you and your family can have a relaxing day, playing in the sand, riding the waves or just enjoying time together. With such a wonderful island with luscious hibiscus and bike paths, you will get to spend all the time in the world together. The crowds will thin out and you will be able to still swim with the family.

Shelling Paradise

While there are chances for it to rain and storm while you visit the state of Florida, this is the best time to be able to enjoy some shelling. The fall weather makes perfect conditions for shelling with the family. We even have a few secrets to share with you to find the perfect shells. If you go an hour before low tide or go the day after a storm, the shells will be so thick that you will have to wear flip-flops to collect them. Taking a net or a bag will help you be able to find the perfect shell collection to take home and share with others.

Sunsets for Days

Fall on Sanibel Island is the Best

And of course, you can’t forget about those sunsets that you will get to see while you are on vacation. If you head to Blind Pass Beach, you will be at the island’s only west-facing beach for you to take advantage of the perfect photo opportunity. Plus, just taking a walk on the beach helps big time too to help relax while you are on vacation.You might even spot a dolphin or two while you are watching the sunset. Don’t miss out on the beauty that this island has to offer you without having to fly or cruise to the tropical paradise in the Caribbean. You will be able to find it here on Sanibel Island.

There are many other reasons to visit Sanibel Island this fall but these are just a few we’d thought you and your family would enjoy. If you are still looking for a place to stay in the area, we know of some pretty great condos for you to rent. Fall on the island where you will be able to enjoy some fun, family-friendly activities for all to love. We can’t wait to see you this fall with you and your family!