Mid-September & Islands Are Quiet

Here’s another update on another quiet week on sunny Sanibel. Here at the office, we had been noticing periodic slow internet service – which went out completely last Friday when I was trying to send our update.

Internet service can have problems during summer tropical storms, but teammate Dave thought this more serious and got Comcast “on it”. Now we have a new wireless modem plus all new wiring from our unit, under the parking lot, and over the buildings behind us, to the closest central pole. It took several days, but we are happy speedy internet users again.

Speaking of storms, all eyes are on Fiona, but “knock on wood”, 2022 continues to treat SW Florida well.

While out on Captiva this morning, I noticed many construction projects underway – some are huge. As I drove around the “S” curve, I remembered that before Hurricane Charley in 2004, we enjoyed the tunnel of tropical vegetation there – which was destroyed in that storm. A tunnel (of sorts) is back, without the Australian pines that created such havoc.

Out on Santiva, it looks like Castaways Cottages have received new bright cheerful coats of paint. Sunset Grill center also is getting updates. Similarly on Sanibel, all kind of projects are underway or wrapping up as we all look forward to a busy “season” beginning, hopefully, when the first snowbirds arrive in a few weeks. We are ready!

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors®

Monday through Wednesday, the Association offered the Continuing Ed classes required for state license renewals. At the biweekly Caravan Meeting yesterday, attendance was light and just two properties were open for viewing. Tomorrow morning (Saturday), Association members are participating in Coastal Clean-Up.

Photo from Seagrape Ln bayside, after class on Monday, 12:48 p.m. 09-12-22

According to the Sanibel & Captiva islands Multiple Listing Service, Sanibel inventory ticked up a little this week with one more condo and four more homes available today, compared to last Friday. (Today, there are 27 condos, 37 homes, and five lots are for sale on Sanibel. Captiva has seven condos, nine homes, and one lot for sale.)

The action this week posted in the local Multiple Listing Service is below. Our ad from today’s “Island Sun” also is here.

As mentioned before, most island offers today are on the Florida Realtors® “As Is” Contract which by default has a 15-day inspection/cancellation period. That timeframe often is negotiated. Because of that right to cancel and buyers going under contract before they have seen a property or had inspections, many listings recently have come of the market, quickly gone under contract, and then come back on the market. For example, since last Friday, three homes and a condo that were under contract again are available.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Multiple Listing Service Activity September 9 – 15, 2022



1 new listing: Sanctuary Heron #3A 2/2.5 $999K.

1 price change: Loggerhead Cay #271 2/2 now $879.9K.

1 new sale: Lighthouse Point #232 3/2 listed at $1.095M.

No closed sales.


2 new listings: 6054 Dinkins Lake Rd 3/2 $899K, 1986 Wild Lime Dr 3/2 $975K.

1 price change: 1018 S Yachtsman 3/3 now $1.245M.

1 new sale:  1242 Par View Dr 3/2 listed at $1.145M.

2 closed sales: 671 Durion Ct 3/2 $1.095M, 3169 Twin Lakes Ln 3/3 $1.2M.


Nothing to report.



1 new listing: Marina Villas #803 2/2 $1.275M

No price changes, new or closed sales.


No new listings or price changes.

1 new sale: Sunset Captiva #1 2/2.5 listed at $3.9M.

No closed sales.


Nothing to report.

This representation is based in part on data supplied by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors® 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 the general real estate activity in the community and does not imply that SanibelSusan Realty Associates is participating or participated in these transactions.

Enjoy your weekend!

Until next Friday, Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusan

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