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Tarpon Tale Inn

367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Tarpon Tale Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Sanibel Island B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at Tarpon Tale for the last 5 years running and we wouldn't even consider staying anywhere else on the island...We love the location "lighthouse end", we love the room we stay in "tarpon cottage", we love that the bikes are always there and in nice condition. we love the wagons that we take to... More

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Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ONLY reason this is not a 5 is cause if you are like me you never read 5 star ratings :) Also a few hours after booking I had a personal email from Dawn! I was able to tell her our plans for the stay and she was kind enough to have everything ready for us upon our arrival.... More

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Willard, Missouri, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We arrived around 1am and our instructions to get into our room were in the lobby, just as they said they would be. Once we found our room, it was nice and clean. The next morning there wasn't anyone around until around noon. We did see the owner, as she did come to our room and asked if we needed... More

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Wichita, KS
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Loved Tarpon Tale Inn! Paid $105 a night for a lovely room with small patio. Microwave, coffee maker, small fridge -- everything we needed. Comfortable and convenient. Short walk to uncrowded beach. Love the plants, flowers and wildlife on this island. Can't wait to return.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The rooms exactly as per the website the photos are honest, comfortable without being snazzy and unnecessary accoutrements...pretty much like Sanibel really. Good kitchenette (but a bit light on utensils if you are thinking of "really" self catering, no dishwasher) and TV and bedroom area, perfectly acceptable bathroom (no tub). And then the good outside stuff. Free bikes, brollies and... More

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Richmond, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Room was as pictures indicated. We stayed in the Sea Shell 1 with nice seating area and full kitchen. The bed was comfortable. There are eight choices for rooms. We liked the close walk to the beach. Chairs, umbrellas, etc were provided for our use. Bicycles were also available to use on the many bike trails. We liked the shelling,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We enjoyed our stay , the room was clean and spacious enough , bed comfy & quiet area , the inn had cute porches & outdoor areas . There was lots of stuff to borrow for beach use ( a short walk ) bikes to use was a real plus ! Would definitely stay again ,! Hot tub was down... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This place is just fantastic. From my very first email correspondence with the owners I couldn’t wait to arrive and they were so friendly it made it seem like they couldn’t wait to see us. Upon arrival they’d left a really lovely welcome note for us, and as it was our honeymoon had put some sparkling wine and beer in... More

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Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I've stayed here twice, both in late winter. I'd readily stay here again the next time I go to Sanibel. The Tarpon Tale is a house or maybe two houses joined, and it's been divided up nicely. Everything was clean and well maintained. The location was great, either for walking or riding a bike. This is one of those wonderful,... More

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Small property in best location of any on the island. Suites are modest but roomy and clean. Dawn, the owner, is pleasant and accommodating. Bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels are provides. Whether on bike or walking, minutes to an uncrowded beach. Quite locale. Minutes drive from the busier areas of shops and restaurants.

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Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Tarpon Tale Hotel Sanibel Island

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