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Seahorse Cottages

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1223 Buttonwood Lane, 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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Florida, Florida
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86 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are darling small cottages, completely furnished. Decorated wonderfully, and sparkling clean. We were in #2. There are 2 flat screen TV's. The gulf beach is a 3-5 min. walk, the bay is closer. They have bikes to use, wagons to haul the beach chairs. There is a small pool / hammock area . Delightful !!!! No traffic noise from... More 

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Baldwin, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had the one bedroom (Number 2). It had everything we needed and was so close to the bay and gulf side of the island. The seahorse cottages are nestled in a tropical garden with palm trees and hibiscus and other beautiful bushes, and they supply you with bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas and wagons. I was surprised how quiet it... More 

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know we were successful in ensuring your vacation with us at Seahorse Cottages was relaxing and stress free. It is what we strive for and we never tire of hearing we have accomplished that goal. We are happy you took advantage of our ideal location walking distance to bay and gulf. We... More 

NC Mountains
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We just completed our stay at the cottages and were thoroughly happy with our choice. We stayed in 1A, the studio unit. It was clean and comfortable and provided a good base for our activities. It was walking distance to bay and gulf and removed from the island's busy central area. The grounds were nicely landscaped with tropical plants. There... More 

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for taking the time to let others know we succeeded in providing you with a relaxing vacation at Seahorse Cottages on Sanibel. The studio is one of our most popular units, because as you say it provides a great base location for your trip. Being walking distance to both the Gulf and the Bay is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Seahorse Cottages is on the southern end of Sanibel a short bike ride from the beach and the Sanibel Island Light. The cottages are small but quaint and perfect for a romantic getaway. There are different size cottages to rent but all have many amenities. There's a small private pool out back and included in your stay is free use... More 

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We also find our location one of the best on the island and we love sharing it with guests. We try and offer all the amenities you need for a relaxing retreat in paradise and are glad you took advantage of them all. We hope you took advantage of The... More 

Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We stayed at the Seahorse Cottages for the second time this past Memorial Day weekend. There are 4 cottages on the property, at the east end of the island near the lighthouse. So comfortable and homey! Each cottage has a full kitchen, bedroom(s), a living-room and eat-in kitchen, bath, front and back porch, and cable TV. No maid service, but... More 

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

We were so happy to have your visit our cottages for the Memorial Day Weekend, and doubly pleased that you took the time to let others know you enjoyed that stay. Like many others you have become our repeat guests and we are so happy to have you back each time. Thanks for letting others know you found our cottages... More 

Kirkland, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is an excellent choice for a weeks stay in paradise. Not fancy, but old Florida! Its in a quiet neighborhood near the old lighthouse and its famous shelling beach. A short walk. The kitchenette doesn't have a dishwasher. Management provides free beach chairs and umbrellas, bicycles, and washer and dryers. Don't over look the small swimming pool and hammock!

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for spending your vacation in May with us at Seahorse Cottages. We are so happy to have had you as our guests and we never tire of hearing that our guests are happy with all we try and provide them during their stay. We are so happy you got to enjoy the bikes, the beach chairs, the... More 

kenmore ny
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171 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

small cottage with everything u need for a pleasant stay. It is near the Lighthouse and Pinocchos famous ice creamshop. Very clean and close to beach and small plaza with restaurant and gift shop. Only 4 cottages and it is on a residential street with some spectacular homes. It was fun BUT not to be rude but if u r... More 

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you had a wonderful vacation at Seahorse Cottages. We aim to provide all that is needed for a relaxing trip and we are happy you found all the extras like bikes and beach wagons helpful. We agree that our location near both the bay and the gulf...as well as near Pinnochio's is stellar. We hope to have... More 

Bayfield, Colorado
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed in the efficiency for two nites. The value of the cottages for the price is incredibly good. So many extras included as part of the price - pool bikes beach chair etc. A half block walk to the beach. Private quiet. Just perfect. Want to come back and settle in for a week or more!

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us at Seahorse Cottages and for taking the time to let others know how much you enjoyed your stay. We never get tired of hearing that we have happy guests! We are glad you enjoyed all the extras we provide. We try to think of everything so we are so glad you noticed. Since... More 

rochester MN
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I go to Sanibel almost every summer (rooms are half the price). The cottages are very cute and I liked that there are chairs,nets and bikes you can use, The gulf side beach is about 100 yards on one side and the Gulf side is a short walk on the other side. I stayed with my nephew and we walked... More 

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much letting us know you enjoyed your time staying with us at Seahorse Cottages. We are glad you found the location just perfect and were able to enjoy the beaches on both the Gulf Side and the Bay Side of Sanibel. We agree that this location is just amazing. The beaches on Sanibel are what we are all... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Our first time visiting Sanibel and I wanted to be near a beach. This place fit the requirement. The only issue I had was the Lighthouse beach itself. The place was perfect for the two of us, we like more of a condo or cottage than a hotel room. Even though it was fully booked we felt secluded which we... More 

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sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay at Seahorse Cottages. Seclusion and peace is what we hope to provide our guests with so we are glad to hear you enjoyed those aspects. Glad you were also able to find beaches that you enjoyed. Lighthouse Beach and Bowmans's Beach continue to be the two most... More 

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