Cart Around the Island

Dan and Kathy H. (new owners!) from Perrysburg, OH and their family over the holidays


Several of our guests (and owners) enjoy renting their own electric carts while tooling around Sanibel Island!

Sanibel Carts is our local source for street-legal, solar-paneled electric carts.  They offer door-to-door delivery, along with knowledgeable and friendly service and top-of-the-line vehicles.

Sanibel Carts are street-legal,  » Read more

Not Your Average Picnic


We love this idea!

Imagine arriving on the beach to an amazingly luxurious picnic already spread out for you.  No need to worry about picnic accoutrements.  All you need for a five-star experience — be it for a romantic evening, small family gathering, a night out with friends, or super special occasion — can now easily be yours.  » Read more

Heartfelt Romance

Photo by Amir Abramovich


Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thought you’d enjoy a photo of heartfelt romance, Sanibel-style.

Did you know that when seahorses find a mate, they wrap their tails around each other so that the tide doesn’t drift them apart?

In addition, seahorse couples greet each other with a unique “dance” every morning where they promenade and pirouette together,  » Read more

Old-Fashioned Romance

Our Stars Aligned by Pamela Boynton


Popular from 1830-1890, geometric mosaics known as “Sailors’ Valentines” were brought back home to a special someone when a sailor returned from a voyage at sea.

Made by gluing hundreds of shells onto cotton batting, and framing the work with octagonal cases of wood and glass, the designs incorporated hearts, flowers, and nautical symbols such as anchors or compass roses.   » Read more

Sunrise / Sunset



Or in this case, Sunset / Sunrise (with apologies to any Fiddler on the Roof fans)!

Guests Kevin and Mary G. from Chanhassen, MN sent these spectacular photos taken at Ocean’s Reach during their recent stay here.

Kevin writes that the first one is of “the sunset with conjunction of moon and Venus” (which we find just incredible),  » Read more

Land, Sea and Sky


Thanks so much to guest Mary Margaret C. from Lakeside Park, KY for sharing this photo that she and her husband, Jim, took during their stay at Ocean’s Reach all the way back in 2009.  It’s so heartwarming to know that our guests have such treasured memories over the years!

Mary Margaret titled the photo:  “So much beauty at Ocean’s Reach: land, sea, and sky.”

It really is an timeless view,  » Read more

Simply Shell-ectable!


We received this delightful note from longtime guests Holly and Mike M. from Rockford, IL, along with an oh-so-special gift!

“To our friends at Ocean’s Reach …

Likely our favorite place to visit in the world that we have been to so far!

Here is a shell that our daughter painted on our last trip in Oct 2021.   » Read more

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