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Sea Shells of Sanibel

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2840 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had unit 3 and it was great for our family. The unit had everything that we needed to stay home and cook and to go to the beach and have a good time. One thing that i would change is the path going to the beach. It's a bit run down and could be clearer. The pool is a... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Wildwood, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our third year staying at Seashells for our family vacation. Our condo had everything we needed to feel like we were at home. Several sets of sheets, towels, blankets, a fully equipped kitchen along with enough spices to dice up any meal you could dream up. The rooms and living areas were very clean when we arrived. We... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We sincerely appreciate you pointing out some of the things that we provide for our guests that we hope makes stand out from other places. We look forward to having you stay with us again! More 

Tuckerton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of 4 were really happy with unit 21. It was the perfect size for our needs and it had pretty much everything needed for a beach vacation, including beach towels, chairs,an umbrella, pool noodles, buckets and even some extra sunblock. There was a beach cart, but it was broken, we tried to use it, but it wasn't a... More 

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Shela L, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review! We are glad to hear that it felt like a "home away from home." That is exactly what our goal as a business strives for! Unit 21 now has a new beach cart and we apologize that the former one was broken. As for the water being warm-... More 

Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First time to Sanibel and the price was great. We stayed in Unit #14 which has been updated and looks great. This unit is also close to the beach access. The unit was very spacious and nicely decorated with a beach theme. We really enjoyed our stay.

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Shela L, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

We are excited to hear that you had such a wonderful first visit to Sea Shells and Sanibel. We hope that you will return to both! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Been here many times. Can't wait to go again next year. Can't find somewhere cheaper to stay on island and only a 5 min walk to the beach. Rms are great, staff very friendly. Great restaurants to go to and cute little shops. Never disappoints.

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Shela L, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear how much you love Sanibel and appreciate your positive feedback. We look forward to having you stay with us again! More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We loved everything about our condo. We rode bikes daily, used the condo pool daily, enjoyed our cart to pull the floats and chairs to the beach, and loved the peaceful atmosphere at our condo:) The island is full of surprises and never ending things to do. There were wonderful shops, restaurants, a lighthouse, Captiva island, and many other wonderful... More 

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Shela L, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review! We genuinely appreciate all of the positive things you have to say about our place as well as the island. We truly strive to keep our guests happy and we are delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful visit. We look forward to... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stayed in Unit #44. The unit is on the second floor of the condo, so if you have mobility problems you might want a ground floor apt. The management office, laundry, pool area were all sparkling clean and updated. You're not on the beach here folks, just be aware of the location and be ready for a hike to... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This condo is close to the beach, shopping and the nature preserve. Nice, but small pool. A great plus was being able to rent bikes on site for a reasonable cost. The condos are nicely decorated and clean. The screened in porches are very narrow, so hard for a group of people to sit in comfortably. We had to buy... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Sanibel Island is a wonderful getaway for families and couples. If you're looking for a relaxing, peaceful, friendly island that is extremely beautiful, bike friendly, full of nature and wild-life, look no further. I have been vacationing in Sanibel for 25 years. It's my favourite place on earth. It is not a party scene, no night clubs, so if you... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

THE GOOD--nice flat screen TVs, good kitchen with lovely view of trees out of window and plentiful utensils, dishes, cookware. Updated showers in bathrooms. Access to bike trails closeby. THE BAD--long distance from beach with extremely limited beach access-has one dedicated access point-others along road are private. You will walk a long way. This unit is also upstairs so beware... More 

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