Gulf Pines Sanibel Island, A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Gulf Pines is a neighborhood of 114 homes tucked away at the end of a quiet sandy lane. Gulf Pines was developed in 1972 – before the City of Sanibel incorporated. Careful planning of the Gulf Pines neighborhood preserved the authentic beauty of Sanibel better than most other subdivisions. All homes in Gulf Pines are either directly on the gulf or a short walk from the beach down a beautiful path.

Gulf Pines Sanibel Homes for Sale

When you turn off Sanibel-Capiva Road and drive towards the Gulf front community you pass through Sanibel’s interior wetlands. I feel I’m entering a pristine place, it’s what I imagine Sanibel looked long ago. The week I wrote this, a pair of Bald Eagles were nesting just off the drive. Photographers from Michigan were there and had sought out this location for the great photo opportunity it provides.

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Gulf Pines Sanibel Driving Tour

Gulf Pines Community Pool, Tennis Courts and Club House

The homes in Gulf Pines are embraced by native shrubs, trees and ground covers, often tucked partially out of sight. Homes blend into the vegetation and feel private. Gulf Pines is not your neighborhood if you like manicured yards and lots of grass, but it is for those wanting to live amongst nature.

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If you haven’t figured it out yet, Gulf Pines is one of my favorite neighborhoods on Sanibel. I find the natural wildness beautiful and peaceful. But Gulf Pines is not for everyone. The community association protects the atmosphere by restricting building colors, and requires approval for large renovations and landscape projects. The results are to place the beauty of nature first, keeping homes understated.

Gulf Pines Property Owners Association

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Meet the "Marketing Megaphone" and Webmaster behind McCallion & McCallion. After selling his software company, Jim, Susan and kids moved to Sanibel in 2008. With his tech experience, he and Susan bring a fresh approach to island real estate.