Phaidra McDermott

Top Things Not To Do When Buying a Home

Buyer Getting Keys to New Home

Buying a home is exciting. When shopping for a home in the Sanibel Island and Captiva Island tropical paradise of Florida your attention may easily be distracted by the incredible lifestyle and culinary treasures. We recognize this. We feel it is important to help keep you on track when buying a home. The buyer’s agents from Kingfisher Real [...]

Where The Locals Love to Eat on Sanibel Island

Dining at a Local Restaurant in Sanibel

There are over 50 restaurants on Sanibel Island and Captiva Island, providing an eclectic mix of ideas and culinary treasures brought by chefs and restaurateurs from around the world. The most discerning palates will discover interesting and delicious entrées, while your entire family will delight in the heartwarming breakfast comfort foods [...]

Must See Attractions on Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Lighthouse and Lighthouse Beach on Sanibel Island: Aerial View

Sanibel & Captiva Islands attracts vacationers looking for the perfect island adventure and that perfect island adventure often turns into a summer home or year round home in this inviting tropical paradise. Swimming, sailing, snorkeling, kitesurfing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, shelling, birdwatching, historical walks, nature walks, golf, [...]

Top Ways To Experience Sanibel Island This Summer

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Aerial View

Sanibel Island and Captiva Island are thought to have originated approximately 6,000 years ago. The island paradise is growing old gracefully with the help of human foresight and careful consideration of the environment. Sanibel Island, Florida is home to a healthy population of mangrove flora and fauna protected by an expansive wildlife [...]

Summer Decor Ideas for Your Home on Sanibel Island

Summer Beach Decor

“Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer is here and the time is right”...for decorating in the heat! With Martha Reeves & The Vandellas singing in the background to get you moving you’ll have your home on Sanibel Island decorated for summer in no time flat (and if you start hitting flat notes during the sing-a-long just turn up the [...]

Best Dog Friendly Beaches On Sanibel Island

Dog on the Beach

Our lives are made brighter and richer with our furry canine companions. Dogs have held a special place in our family homes for thousands of years. It is believed that they were first domesticated in Europe 16,000 years ago and then again in Asia 14,000 years ago. Archaeologists at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History are [...]

Sanibel & Captiva Day Trips To Remember

Sanibel Beach and Lighthouse

It is no secret that with the hustle and bustle of hectic daily routines, we sometimes experience burnout and desperately need to clear our minds and calm our souls. It's times like this that a day-cation is exactly what is needed to reset our body and refresh our spirit. But where will we find the best place to spend a day [...]

Best Gift Shops in Sanibel

Gift Shopping on Sanibel Island

If you’re looking for that perfect gift for your loved one, Sanibel Island has some amazing unique gift shops to explore. Whether you’re shopping for a wedding, birthday, graduation, holiday, anniversary, or another special occasion, here are some of our top [...]

Best Family-Friendly Activities on Sanibel Island

Family on the beach

Sanibel Island offers the perfect backdrop for fun-filled days with friends and family. From strolling on the sand to biking, kayaking, and mini-golfing. Sanibel has it all! With many fun places to spend a day with your kids on the island, today we are helping you rediscover Sanibel with this list of family-friendly [...]

Tips on Buying a Second Home in Florida

Vacation Home in Florida

When most people think about buying a second home, Florida comes to mind. And for a good reason, with its miles of sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side, lush tropical vegetation, and a warm temperate climate. Florida has a lot to offer, especially for Northerners looking to escape the [...]