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Gulf Breeze Cottages

2.0 of 5 Cottage   |   1081 Shell Basket Lane, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Brunswick, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We went to Sanibel after Christmas to unwind and warm up. The cottages are cute and in a good location, but for what we paid per night, it didn't live up to our expectations. We had one of the two one bedroom cottages and it had a few issues that made us glad we were only there for a few... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed in one of the cottages. Beautiful. The sounds of the surf and the privacy of the cottages and the entire property made us feel as though we were in a secret hideaway. Very clean. Wood floors. Cathedral ceiling. Sitting porch. Sun room. Excellent value.

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Stockholm, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I'm here now and enjoying the laid back atmosphere and the beyond beautiful beach. This place is absolutely gorgeous. Quiet, calm and perfect for us city folks who needs a few days of R&R. The only thing we can hear is the ocean and the crickets at night. Kids love it and so do we. We can honestly recommend Gulf... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed at Gulf Breeze Cottages in September 2013. We were a party of three so booked a two bedroom cottage. I slept in the twin room. I loved the bedding...bedspreads with shell pattern and sheets also had a sea theme. The accomodation is homely, well equipped and extremely clean. We had a short walk from our cottage to the beach..everything... More

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New York City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed here in August 2013 with my brother and sister. We had 2 bedrooms, 1 with twin beds and it was perfect. The kitchen was fully equipped, everything was clean and all the extras were very convenient. Beach towels, umbrellas, grill, ac. The beach was a short walk--we were in unit 9 which is furthest from the beach except... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Gulf Breezes is a series of simple, a bit tired, but very clean cottages right on the beach in Sanibel Island. At first glance, their age and wear may leave you hesitant. But the experience is simple, relaxed. . . Like going back to a simple, less stressful time. The service is good, the cottages quaint, the beach beautiful. The... More

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Harriman, TN
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage we were in. We felt as though time went back to 1960, these cottages are pure enjoyment! While having all of the modern amenities, the cottages are quaint, clean and within steps to the beach! The staff were very helpful and prompt with any request we had. We will most... More

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Lake Worth, Florida, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We have made Sanibel a twice (or more) yearly visit and have done our share of research on places to stay...so far we have stayed in 4 beach cottages and THIS was by far the BEST. It was directly on the beach- super clean (which is hard to find in the older cottages) and perfect living space for our family... More

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Also Known As:
Gulf Breeze Cottages Hotel
Gulf Breeze Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Address: 1081 Shell Basket Lane, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 30 Specialty lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Gulf Breeze Cottages 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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