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West-End Paradise

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1389 Tahiti Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33857
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Concord, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

West-End Paradise is away for the big hotels and condos of Sanibel. It is almost part of the wildlife refuge in a quiet residential neighborhood. Darwin was very pleasant and helpful. The private beach access of the neighborhood is easy access and you have a parking permit during your stay. We loved the uncrowded beach and the great sunset opportunities.... More 

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chicago, il
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Over the last 20 years, we have visited Sanibel Island about 8 times, staying in many different parts of the Island. We prefer the "Small Inns and Cottages" of the Island, and have come to favor West-End Paradise. On an acre of land, about a block from the beach, with parking right at the beach for people of the neighborhood... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Spent four lovely nights here in July. Property spotlessly clean, everything you need for a relaxing break. Owner very helpful and his dining recommendations were excellent. Private beach beautiful, usually only two or three families using it at any one time. Free use of cycles much appreciated. If you want a peaceful setting with easy access to the island it... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This is a perfect location for you if you like peace and quiet. Located in a small subdivision, you can use the neighborhood private beach access. You even get a parking permit, which is necessary on this island. The beach access is down the street, about 1/4 mile. The complex is only 2 miles west of the Ding Darling National... More 

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Oklahoma City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Overall our stay was a good one. The house was clean and located near the beach (3 minute drive) it was too hot to walk in August. The only negative was the bed was very, very firm. So firm that we opted to use the air mattress in the closet. It was more comfortable than the bed. Darwin was helpful... More 

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pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Lovely modern bungalow type units with a great back yard view of the pond. So peaceful and pretty. Full kitchen. Nice living room and dining area and separate bedroom A room with a view... We saw the alligator a few times and loved the turtles coming to sit on the log every afternoon. Darwin was a great host and everything... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

A year later, and our initial delight with West-End Paradise was confirmed. Unit 3 this time instead of Unit 4, but the same impeccable cleanliness, fine service from manager Darwin Ford (who cares about the facility and likes his guests), quiet, privacy, amenities (beach chairs, beach towels, maintained bicycles, beach permit for nearby nearly private stretch of Bowman's Beach area,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stayed here for 5 nights in January. The accomodation was of a very good standard. Darwin was most helpful throughout our stay. Our unit (Efiiciency) was clean and tidy and as a nice touch, buckets and shell nets were provided. The grounds are kept in impeccable condition. From West End Paradise, there is easy access to the beach (5... More 

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GRAND JUNCTION
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We booked a late Christmas week to be with one daughter and her husband. It is tough this time of year to find a place and we booked in early October. We had the largest unit with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, large living room and screened porch. The unit was clean and nice and although not on the beach but close... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was a wonderful find located in a special spot on the planet. Sanibel Island is a paradise in Florida with a unique orientation to the Gulf of Mexico. The east west positioning of the island gives the beaches some of the best shelling. On every one of our daily trips to the private beach access, the shells were covering... More 

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