National Seashell Day on Sanibel Island!

2nd Annual National Seashell Day!

June 20th 2016 was the inaugural National Seashell Day. The newly proclaimed day reached a national audience for the beaches of Fort Myers and the Islands, with Good Morning America host Ginger Zee broadcasting that day’s show from Sanibel. Not only did our local area receive national attention, but also the beloved icon of National Seashell Day, the Shell Love Bug, was unveiled.

The 2nd annual National Seashell Day will be no less spectacular and will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 21st this year, coincidentally the first day of summer.  National Seashell Day will again celebrate the rich shelling resources of southwest Florida, and particularly the beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel and Captiva. Lee County is world-famous for seashell collecting, with its 50 miles of beachfront and roughly 400 varieties of shells in all shapes, sizes and colors.

Sandalfoot will honor this day that celebrates the beauty of the shells that roll up on our beach with each new wave. Sanibel is blessed to be one of the best shelling destinations in the world and many Sandalfoot guests have taken home treasures they found while visiting here.

Guests arriving on June 17th for the week will enjoy a 10% discount on their reservation. Some restrictions apply so we encourage everyone to book early and enjoy this day of “shellabration.” Call us at 800-725-2250 for more details. Come celebrate National Seashell Day and the bounty of the sea. And you never know, you may stumble across that “once in a lifetime” find, the rare Junonia shell!

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Located on the east end of Sanibel Island, just one mile from the historic Sanibel Lighthouse, our vacation rental condo community is nestled beachfront on the Gulf of Mexico.  Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium has been consistently ranked #1 and #2 in our category by TripAdvisor, also receiving their  Certificate of Excellence three years in a row. Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium. So much more than a room with a view!

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Shell Love Bug

Guess who’s coming to visit Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium?

photo credit: ILoveShelling.com

What has more than 20,000 shells, 65 varieties of shells and more than 100 tubes of marine glue? The Shell Love Bug of course! Conceived as a mobile work of art to promote the shelling culture of the southwest Florida beaches, The Shell Love Bug is not only a work of art, but also a work of love. More than 65 volunteers contributed 1200 volunteer hours in just six weeks to create this unique piece of movable art.

The Shell Love Bug was commissioned by the Lee County VCB for the first ever National Seashell Day in June, 2016. It started its life as a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle convertible that cost $7,000 to purchase. The Love Bug is owned by the VCB and the design was created by local shelling aficionado Pam Rambo. Pam also donated her shell collection toward the car, as did many other local shellers. Not one shell was purchased; all were donated!

To make the Shell Love Bug a reality, Lee VCB asked local sheller Pam Rambo of iLoveShelling.com how she could help kick off the first annual National Seashell Day with a bang. Pam had the idea of having a car encrusted with seashells to make the largest Sailors Valentine ever on record. Lee VCB took a leap of faith, bought the VW convertible, then handed it over to Pam. Within 6 weeks, Pam’s vision of a shell art car masterpiece came to fruition.

This fabulous symbol of the Sanibel and Captiva lifestyle will be on display at Sandalfoot on Friday, May 26th at 11:00 am. The Shell Love Bug is worth its weight in shells as a tourism marketing symbol. From being showcased at a winter trade show (where it was the instant hit of the entire show) to local southwest Florida events, such as spring training games, the Sanibel Shell Show and displays at the Southwest Florida International Airport, the Shell Love Bug is admired among shell lovers everywhere.

Save the date, May 26th! 11:00 am! Sandalfoot Shell Love Bug visit!

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Trip Advisor – The World’s Largest Travel Site

Trip Advisor, known as the “world’s largest travel site,” has become the go-to source for travelers worldwide, including visitors to Sanibel Island and our condominiums here at Sandalfoot.  Established in 2000, the web site now attracts 390 million unique viewers each month and offers 465 million reviews and opinions on more than 7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.

Potential guests who are new to Sanibel will often start looking on the Internet by searching such terms as Sanibel Island vacation rentals or Sanibel Island condo rentals. When their search brings them to Sandalfoot, they will then also check Trip Advisor’s site for reviews written by previous Sandalfoot guests.

Our Sandalfoot Condominium management, staff and owners pride themselves on consistently earning high rankings in our “Specialty Accommodations” category on Trip Advisor.  We’re grateful to our many satisfied guests who take the time to “sing our praises” with their thoughtful remarks on Trip Advisor. In so doing, they’re assisting both first-timers and returning island visitors exploring accommodations options on Sanibel.  We appreciate both the accolades and the constructive criticism which help us to continually improve our ability to ensure our guests have as wonderful an experience as possible when spending their precious vacation and holiday time with us.

If you’re new to Sanibel, we suggest taking some time to explore Trip Advisor and peruse the many guest reviews about Sandalfoot –we’re sure that you will find them quite helpful in making us your choice for accommodations on the island. And to our “family” of frequent Sandalfoot visitors—please keep those Trip Advisor reviews coming!

“The Best”

From the variety of units, all of which have views of the Gulf, to the well-maintained grounds and convenience to all the wonders Sanibel has to offer, Sandalfoot has it all. Great beaches and shelling to the best staff anywhere, maybe the highlight of the visit, they are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help. Sandalfoot is a wonderful place to stay and well deserves its five-star rating.

Stayed March 2017, traveled with family

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May Specials

During the month of May, Sandalfoot is offering two reductions
in our already low off-season rates.

7-day stays arriving May 6th or May 13th
take 10% off your rental rate.*

From May 20th to May 27th
take 20% off your one or two-bedroom rental rate.*

*Seven night stays required. Rates do not include a $50 administrative fee and 11% tax. Not all units participate in the special offer. Offer applies to new reservations only.

Call Sandalfoot for details: 800-725-2250.

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It’s Turtle Time on Sanibel!

Photo: Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

It’s Turtle Time on Sanibel!

Any time now female sea turtles will begin to make their journey onto the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva to make new nests and lay eggs.

Turtle season for 2017 officially runs from April 15th until October 31st. The hatchlings make their way out of the nest after dark and rely on the light in the sky and the light reflected off of the water to make their way to the beach.

Artificial light, such as a lit lanai or porch, causes hatchlings to crawl away from the water and toward the light source, and die before they can reach the water. Each year thousands of hatchlings die in Florida due to lighting along beaches.

Sandalfoot is proud to help with this initiative by asking our guests to close curtains or blinds after dark, remove all beach furniture after 9:00pm. and fill in any holes that might have been left on the beach.  All outdoor lights should be turned off.

Photo: Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation

Nests on the beach will be clearly marked, cordoned off with yellow tape and usually covered with a grill to discourage predators.

To protect the hatchlings, no flash photography or cellphone lights should be used after dark, nor should flashlights be used, especially around a nesting turtle or a nest.

The 2016 sea turtle season was extremely successful on both Sanibel and Captiva, breaking records from the previous year. A total of 636 nests were laid on Sanibel and 194 nests laid on Captiva. From these nests over 25,000 hatchlings emerged; there were 3,369 hatchlings recorded on Captiva, and 21,994 on Sanibel.

We look forward to doing our part so the sea turtles survive and thrive.

The Sandalfoot Team

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www.SandalfootCondo.com

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