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Gulf Breeze Cottages

2.0 of 5 Cottage   |   1081 Shell Basket Lane, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place with good accomodation. We had the big house 12a. Everything was in it. Dishwasher, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen and a livingroom. Calm area with immediate Beach acces. Take a walk in the morning of evening on the beach. During the day take a chair, bed or the provided umbrellas with you. Find seashells and enjoy the sun.... More

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Kansas City
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed during the week and enjoyed the experience at Gulf Breeze. The room was small but affordable. It was nice to have flatware and other cooking materials although our particular room lacked an oven/stove. Walk to the beach was easy and during our stay the beach was not too crowded. The chairs and umbrella supplied by Gulf Breeze were a... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Breeze Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Gulf Breeze Cottages - we look forward to seeing you again! More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband, children and I were so excited to visit Sanibel. We called Gulf Breeze and they sounded nice on the phone, packed our car and drove from Orlando. We were disappointed to find our location was far more than 500 ft away from the beach, actually off property but we made the best of it. The unit was old,... More

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Sandra H, Guest Relations Manager at Gulf Breeze Cottages, responded to this review

We’re very sorry to hear of your disappointment in the unit that you booked. We strive to make sure that our guests have an enjoyable and relaxing experience at Gulf Breeze Cottages by providing all the kitchen essentials, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, wifi, beach towels, etc . Our website is very specific about the location of each cottage in relation... More

5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Laid back quiet place to unwind and just relax. Located on the second floor, efficiency #7 has awesome views of the Gulf. ( I believe it is the only room with the Gulf view). There are two wicker chairs and a little table on the balcony--perfect for feeling the wonderful Gulf breeze while you sip your beverage of choice. I... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was our first visit to Sanibel Island and as lifelong Long Beach Island lovers we were hoping to find what we love about LBI and more. We were not disappointed. We choose Gulf Breeze Cottages’ because we prefer the homey feeling of one’s own private space (inside and outside)to that over a hotel room. We stayed in cottage #10,... More

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Denver, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This to all the staff at gulf breeze cottages, give your selfs a high five, You guys are steller. Blair and Barbara were the best.No hassles checking in, to checking out. The cottage that we stayed in #2 to be excact was so clean and had all the ammenties of home right down to the paper towels and al the... More

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Thank you for staying with us! Guest comfort is our staff's priority - we strive to provide a hassle-free, relaxing beach vacation. Looking forward to your next visit! More

Franklin, New Hampshire
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Hidden away from the "fancy, high-priced" snooty places. Just what I like! Spent the day on the beach and sat on the porch at night in my bathrobe! What could be better? Didn't have to pretend or act "rich" - just had to be myself. Relaxed and enjoyed myself. Inside could use some sprucing up - bed had something hanging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in cottage 8 (2 bedrooms) for 3 nights with husband & 2 teenagers! Perfect location! Loved sitting on deck having coffee in the mornings. Close to beach, comfortable beach chairs, firm beds & all the things we could need for a relaxing, peaceful & quiet stay in our very own beach cottage! So glad we picked Gulf Breeze... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Old-time Florida charm abounds: this is not a chain, it's not fancy or upscale, you won't feel like you need expensive resort wear to fit in. If you like sitting on your little front porch in wicker chairs, having morning coffee or your cocktails, saying hello to the other people who pass by on their way to the beach, peace... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were looking for a place on Sanibel, which would not remind corporate facilities, hotel or fancy resort. We found that simplicity and relaxed beach- ambiance at Gulf Greeze Cottages. When booking, I was a bit hesitant about "sugar-candy" decor, but it is not prominent in interior and did not bother us at all when we were there. I was... More

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Address: 1081 Shell Basket Lane, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Gulf Breeze Cottages 2*
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All of our beautifully decorated cottages and efficiencies feature a living room, dining area, central air conditioning, Satellite TV, VCR and wireless Internet. Cottages with kitchens are fully equipped, while efficiency units feature stove top, microwave and refrigerator. All household linens are supplied and there is on-site laundry available.We are proud to provide our guests with ultra-clean, modern accommodations! ... more   less 
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