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Tarpon Tale Inn

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367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first visit to Sanibel and we really had a great stay at Tarpon Tale Inn. The owners are very nice and we felt that we were in a combination hotel/bed and breakfast atmosphere. Our room, which was very clean, had what we needed and came with homemade cookies as a nice treat! The Inn is very close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Husband and I stayed here for a weekend beach vacation. I chose this particular place because of the affordable price and the tripadvisor reviews- we were not disappointed! First of all we were due to arrive late on a Friday night- and because this particular place is more of a "family run" type of place no one would be available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I came during spring break and loved it so much, we came back with the kids. We'll be back every year! So quaint! Service was great! Location is perfect. Bikes and hammocks for all visitors! Love that the beach AND the bakery are a short walk away!

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing and quaint little inn! Phyllis was very helpful and made check-in a breeze. She gave me a tour of the place and I was in complete awe. They had beach equipment, a grill, shell shucking station, plenty of seating/lounging areas under shady trees, and my favorite: free bike rentals. The room itself was cozy and decorated tastefully. I stayed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to spend two nights at Tarpon Tale Inn for our first anniversary. What a wonderful stay. We stayed in the Lighthouse II room and it was perfect for the both of us; plenty of space. We arrived early and grabbed lunch and Dawn let us check in a little bit early. We were given a... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

First time in Sanibel! What an amazing place... I cannot wait to go back. My mom and I only stayed 2 night and definitely coming back! Tarpon Tale Inn has the perfect location... The beach and restaurants are right there! We stayed in the birdhouse and it was great! It was nice, clean and cozy! They have bikes to ride... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed there for our Honeymoon, I wasn't sure what to expect - so I was very pleasantly surprised! The cottages are very quaint, the quality of the linens & towels is wonderful. The use of beach towels and bicycles was wonderful! It was a tiny piece of heaven! We will definitely return!!

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Tarpon Tale Inn and stayed in the Birdhouse which was a charming efficiency that gave us everything we needed. The owner was very friendly and gave us a grand tour upon arrival! She clued us in to wonderful place's to go and eat (The Lighthouse Cafe across the street). The great thing about the... More 

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Pleasant Plains, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here during a fall trip for our 20th anniversary. The owner couldn't have been nicer. Clean, reasonable rates, charming, comfortable room, beach chairs and umbrellas provided, just a short walk to the beach, across from Lighthouse Cafe but lots of landscaping so feels private. The only drawback is no pool.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The owners, although, I never met in person, are wonderful people. I spoke to them on the phone before my visit and when I first arrived and they were extremely helpful on both occasions. The Inn is quite self-serve which is actually a nice change of place - you don't feel like you are staying at a hotel, you feel... More 

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