Get the full Sanibel Island experience in Gumbo Limbo, which rests in an ideal location: Within a few blocks of shops and close to the water. The homes surround a lake, making it an easy walk to the water and for some homes, the lake is in the backyard. Many of the streets end in quiet cul-da-sacs, giving the homes a peaceful aspect, while the streets outside the neighborhood are bustling with energy. There are a number of shops and restaurants within a mile from Gumbo Limbo, plus bookstores and grocery stores.
To escape the business of the streets outside the neighborhood, there is D.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which offers acres of green space for recreation and leisure. Fort Myers and Cape Coral are not far either, and have magnificent white sand beaches for weekend adventures. The homes for sale in Gumbo Limbo reflect the Florida lifestyle perfectly, mixing elevated contemporary designs with quaint cottages. Wood and vinyl siding are popular facades for the real estate, and the landscape of the neighborhood is lush with tropical greenery and palm trees.