Peek at the Unique - March 16, 2019 - Saturday

The 18th annual Peek will be March 16, 2019.  If you have a house for us to consider, please email us ASAP at


Thanks to so many of you, the 17th annaul Peek at the Unique was a tremendous success.

To view the entire 114 page 2018 Peek at the Unique keepsake booklet click here.

To view photos click here

The winners of the raffles and auctions are:

Whitney’s Fishing Charter: Carman Courter
Sealife Jewelry: Karen McKenzie
Food & Rum: Janet Rentshler
Island Adventure: Linda Reyman
Goodies for Girls: Becky Batcheller
Goodies for Guys: Jill Janda Kanner
Original woodcut painting by Marianne Ravenna: Diane Chesley

New York City Trip: Laura Giles


Saturday, March 10, 2018 was the date of the 17th annual “A Peek at the Unique,” the record-setting home tour and signature fund raiser for the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva and the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida. It is a sought-after day out for islanders, seasonal residents and visitors from off island.

The guided tour of four island homes, each one unique in its own way, takes about three hours. Guests ride comfortably on air-conditioned buses with an experienced tour attendant and receive specific information about each home visited. Prior to boarding, they enjoy delicious refreshments provided by leading island restaurants and caterers. The tour departure point will again be the Sanibel Community Church, reopened after extensive renovations and improvements.

Funds raised come from tour ticket sales, business sponsors, individual benefactors and Chance at the Unique Raffle ticket sales. Proceeds from the 2017 Peek were the highest ever, and the club will soon distribute over $90,000 in grants to local organizations that focus on improving the status of women. This is in addition to over $27,000 pledged to Zonta International in support of global initiatives that target women’s needs for health, financial independence and freedom from violence and slavery. The monies raised by the Peek are distributed in grants by the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit group, to local and international organizations that are consistent with the Zonta mission: to empower women and girls on island, in Lee County and throughout the world.

Tour tickets are offered to previous Peekers by special email invitation in early January.  All tickets will be sold online through EVENTBRITE Tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 15.. Tour ticket order information will appear on this website on that date.

To support Zonta with a donation - become a "friend of Zonta" click on the donate buton to the right.

To view the entire 114 page 2018 Peek at the Unique keepsake booklet click here.

To just say "We love Zonta" email

Thank you to everyone who made Peek 2018 an incredible success! What a day!

Special Thanks to our major business sponsors (some pictured below): Architect Joyce Owens, Dan Hahn Custom Builders/Sanibel Home Design, Diane Knight/Sanibel Home Furnishings, Gene's  Books, Gulf Breeze Cottages, and John Grey Painting. Also to our major individual sponsors, Joan Sherman, Sharon Ellen, and John and Martha Wolf.


Thank you to our major sponsors!