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West-End Paradise

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1389 Tahiti Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33857
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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pennsylvania
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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 153 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Cute little place in great location. Quiet end of the island. Set in a very small residential subdivision of older and refreshingly modest homes. Short walk to a great stretch of beach. Beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained by Darwin, the owner. No need to venture to the nature preserve, alligator in the pond on the property. Although, if you are... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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211 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Hi Folks. West End Paradise continues to be one of my top ten places to stay. We stayed over the Christmas - New Year break 2014-2015 again. Darwin Ford continues his hands on management of his property and does an excellent job. The suites continue to be immaculate. I wish Darwin continued success in the new year. Keep doing what... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was an amazing experience. Room are very well furnished and clean. The owner is very friendly and useful. Use of a semi private beach and free bikes/beach stuff to use a big plus. Great experience. Thanks

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Jivermo46 sums up the experience at West-End Paradise very well. Extras such as beach items (shelling equipment, kids beach toys, a floating noodle, towels, chairs and umbrella) and bikes are great. Access to the private beach is walkable but is easier to drive if you are bringing chairs etc.. The beach is AMAZING! Super clean and full of shells! If... More 

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Miami, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

What more can I say...the prior reviewers have it covered. But I'll try: West-End Paradise is a Old Florida style place to stay that has been brought into the 21st Century. Darwin has bridged the gap here, providing old style hospitality and service into a delightful, homey vacation spot. There are so many free extras here-your host has given much... More 

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