Post Thanksgiving Friday… Swinging Into Christmas

Sorry for the later-than-usual update. Today, I didn’t get on island until this afternoon and didn’t come off until after 5 p.m. Teammates Dave and Lisa continue daily work on both my home and our office, but they start at sunup. One of us usually is on Sanibel (Pix below of Dave’s first trek to lighthouse beach yesterday.). What we can accomplish ourselves is close to done, so we are getting antsy for contractors to get going on the real construction. Permits first!

I posted another summary of the City’s weekly Post-Ian progress update on both business and personal Facebook pages. That turned into being good advertisement. With over 2,000 FB followers now, I have been getting new real estate buyer inquiries from those updates. Since the last City update, there have been a few new things announced, more on that below. Next City update is Tuesday November 29 at 5 p.m,

Events & Businesses

With Jerry’s and Cielo open, it also was nice to hear of other establishments reopening. Trader’s Restaurant and Shopping Emporium did on Tuesday. They are serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, music and the bar stay open until 8 p.m. (Island curfew remains 9 a.m. to 6 a.m.)

On Captiva, The Island Store (Bailey’s) on the corner of Andy Rosse Ln and Captiva Dr is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To accommodate employees working at island businesses, the City is offering a new cloud-based list of those authorized to be on the island. The City website had details on how employers may register them. The employees then need to provide identification, rather than a reentry-pass, at the police entry points coming on island. Re-entry passes still apply for everyone else (residents, contractors, insurance & utility workers).

The East Periwinkle Bridge that was expected to be open to vehicles by Thanksgiving was still under construction today.

The Tree Lighting event at ‘Tween Waters just finished. It started with music at 6 p.m. tree lighting and fireworks at 7. Here is a link to the YouTube:

At SanibelSusan Realty

The team viewed several properties for owners thinking about selling. More about them next week. Below is the action posted since last Friday in the Sanibel & Captiva Multiple Listing Service.

The 2022 Lee County tax bills were mailed Wednesday, mine arrived in my mail today, so this weekend, I will change that info in our listing postings.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Multiple Listing Service Activity November 18-25, 2022



2 new listings: Oceans Reach #4B1 1/1 $480K, Royal Tern #304 3/3.5 $2.49M.

1 price change: Pine Cove #A 2/2 now $990K.

1 new sale: Heron at The Sanctuary III #3A 2/2.5 listed at $990K.

No closed sales.


8 new listings: 596 Boulder Dr 3/2 $685K, 9438 Moonlight Dr 3/2 $749K, 1399 Albatross Rd 3/2 $800K, 1221 Par View Dr 3/2 $850K, 1424 Wilton Ln 3/2 $999K, 4565 Bowen Bayou Rd 3/2 $1.259M, 251 Christofer Ct 3/2.5 $1.65M, 1800 Woodring Rd 4/4.5 $7.75M.

1 price changes: 1241 Par View Dr 3/2 now $965K.

7 new sales: 2551 Sanibel Blvd 3/2 listed at $575K, 1129 Sabal St 2/2 listed at $649K, 497 Lake Murex Cir 4/3 listed at $727K, 3784 Coquina Dr 3/3 listed at $777K, 2186 Egret Cir 3/2 listed at $840K, 4670 Rue Bayou 5/4 listed at $1.349M, 888 Limpet Dr 3//2 listed at $1.65M.

2 closed sales: 775 Sand Dollar Dr 3/2 $965K, 760 Cardium St 3/2 $1.172M.


No new listings.

No price changes.

1 new sale: 328 Palm Lake Dr listed at $749K.

1 closed sale: 4717 Rue Belle Mer $3.37M



No new listings

1 price change: Sunset Beach Villas #2235 4/3 now $1.899M.

No new or closed sales.


No new listings or price changes.

1 new sale: 11523 Andy Rosse Ln 5/5.5 listed at $4.799M.

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

Until next Friday, Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusan

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