Sanibel’s April Flowers Waiting for May Showers


The SanibelSusan Team continues to enjoy the island’s post-season limited traffic and wonderful weather. Our news this week is short due to a busy schedule in the office…showings…more showings…even more showings…lots of internet inquiries…and then a nice closing today.

Our weekly report of the activity posted over the last seven days in the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Multiple Listing Service follows the below article from Sunday’s edition of the “Santiva-Chronicle” about how Sanibel fared in the recent Florida legislative session.

Sanibel Saw Success in Florida’s Legislative Session

Sanibelcityseal logo“Sanibel came away from the recently concluded session of the Florida Legislature with flying colors, Dan DeLisi, the city’s legislative consultant, told the City Council at the council’s recent meeting on April 5.

The city received funding for two projects at the Donax Wastewater Reclamation Plant on the island and, along with the rest of Florida, made great strides on broader water quality issues involving the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee.

““You won’t see a city this size get money like this,” DeLisi told the council. He noted the projects first had to clear both houses and then dodge a gubernatorial veto. Projects like Sanibel’s usually get cut at some point, he said.

“DeLisi said State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, and State Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-76 which includes Sanibel, did “the heavy lifting” with a big assist from State Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-79 which includes northern Lee County.

“Sanibel received $825,000 for the two projects at the Donax plant.

“Also of major significance to Sanibel were the legislature’s handling of the Legacy Florida bill and the Water Policy bill.

“A key part of the Legacy Florida bill is getting the Amendment 1 documentary stamp revenues appropriated in the right direction. The bill requires that $100 million be dedicated to funding the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.

““Segregating money for CERP helps to move forward with large construction contracts, specifically for the C-43 Reservoir, and provides a basis for our federal partners to consider how they meet their cost-share obligations through constructing other projects,” DeLisi said.

“The Water Quality Bill, which almost got through in the dysfunctional 2015 legislative session, did pass this time and addressed five major areas, among them water quality in the Lake Okeechobee watershed.

““Changes to how water quality in the Lake Okeechobee watershed will be enforced is the section that has the most impact on the City of Sanibel,” DeLisi said.

““It was an historic session,” he said. “They really got a lot done. We had tempered expectations and got historic results.””

Sanibel & Captiva Multiple Listing Service Activity April 15-22, 2016



3 new listings: Sundial West #I207 1/1 $315K, Pointe Santo #C36 2/2 $875K, Tamarind #A102 2/2 $1.695M.

4 price changes: Donax Village #14 2/2 now $529K, Kings Crown #208 2/2 now $799K, Pointe Santo #B25 2/2 now $799K, Atrium #201 3/3 now $1.595M.

4 new sales: White Caps South #5 1/1listed at $520K, Sealoft Village #106 2/2 listed at $599K, Bayview Village #2A 3/3 listed at $693K, Sanibel Seaview #A-1 3/3 listed at $1.199M.

5 closed sales: Compass Point #221 2/2 $585K (our listing), Sundial West #A305 2/2 $799K, Kimball Lodge #306 2/2 $800K, Shorewood #2 3/3 $1.195M, Sedgemoor #102 3/3.5 $2.4M.


2 new listings: 1112 Olga Ave 6/2.5 multi-family $885K, 276 Ferry Landing Dr 3/3 $974.9K.

13 price changes: 9292 Belding Dr 3/2.5 now $439K, 1390 Middle Gulf Dr 3/3 half-duplex now $529K, 1410 Causey Ct 3/2 now $599K, 5279 Umbrella Pool Rd 3/2 now $648K, 4648 Buck Key Rd 3/2 now $649K, 1487 Sand Castle Rd 3/2.5 now $799K, 1321 Par View Dr 3/2.5 now $875K, 792 Birdie View Pt 3/3.5 now $999K, 1740 Dixie Beach Blvd 3/3.5 now $1.095M, 1126 Harbour Cottage Ct 3/2 now $1.495M, 1052 Whisperwood Way 3/3 now $1.524M, 2118 Starfish Ln 4/5 now $1.799M, 584 Kinzie Island Ct 3/4 now $1.945M.

2 new sales: 9027 Mockingbird Dr 4/3 listed at $799K, 283 Ferry Landing Dr 3/2 listed at $1.995M.

5 closed sales: 656 Anchor Dr 3/2 $585K, 3301 Twin Lakes Ln 2/2 $585K, 485 Peachtree Rd 3/3 $712.5K, 345 East Gulf Dr 3/2.5 $899K, 4355 West Gulf Dr 4/3 $3.4M.


1 new listing: 644 Sea Oats Dr $329K.

No price changes or new sales.

1 closed sale: 0 Dinkins Lake Rd $215K.



No new listings.

1 price change: Beach Villas #2517 1/1 now $497.5K.

No new or closed sales.


2 new listings: 11411 Old Lodge Ln 4/3 $1.895M, 16163 Captiva Dr 3/2 $2.695M.

2 price changes: 11523 Wightman Ln 4/4 now $1.895M, 15161 Captiva Dr 4/4.5 now $2.295M.

No new sales.

2 closed sales: 15000 Binder Dr 3/2 $1.0325M, 11535 Wightman Ln 3/3 $1.105M.


Nothing to report.

(This representation is based, in whole, or in part, on data supplied by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors® or its Multiple Listing Service. Neither the association nor its MLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. The information provided represents general real estate activity in the community and does not imply that SanibelSusan Realty Associates is participating or participated in these transactions.)


Until next week, here are a few favorite blooms found on the island! TGIF!

Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusanfrangipaniDrift rosebougainvillea