We have stayed on Sanibel for a month the past 2 years. Love the atmosphere, nature, and safe biking trails (don't even use the car on a daily basis). Looking for something similar that is a little less expensive and with more rental flexibility. Wondering about the Englewood/Manasota beach area. Probably need a house, something that will accommodate 10 for 1 week of the period (kids can use sleeping bags so 10 beds not necessary). Also wondering about bike paths and safety since the biking is a major activity for whole family. Don't want to use a car to get to beach; walking distance preferred. Also, a pool would be nice but not essential if right on beach.
Thanks in advance your help.