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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
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed 3 nights in Unit 17 (one of the few spots on Sanibel that didn't require a week stay...very appreciative of Mark, the out of state owner, who also gave us excellent tips and pointers for our stay!). The unit had a nice layout (a bit dated, but oh well...we were not in the unit much anyway). The price... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Just returned from a 5 night stay in Unit #5 at Sea Shells. We booked through the owner on Home Away, but it seems you can also book through Sea Shells directly. I agree with all the other positive comments others have listed. This development is in a very nice area and while not beach front, it is across the... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Sea Shells of Sanibel was extremely clean, close to the beach, quiet and had great amenities. Each unit had a place to sit quietly outsde, most in a screened lanai. Our unit had a shared laundry between two units. The 'starter kit' included everything you needed for a week's visit, giving you plenty of time to restock for a longer... More 

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New Philadelphia, Ohio, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We stayed in unit 22 for 7 days from Nov 10 to 17. It was a very clean nicely furnished room. This building is right next to the office, which makes it convenient to use the laundry and pool, (its heated). The walk to the beach is not real far but you may want to consider a wagon or cart... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Pooled closed 2-3 days condo above being demolished 2 days now hammering banging drilling sawing scrapping very loud all day 8:30 til after 1:30 staff do not care they keep saying its only for a few days were only here for 7 days jerks Do not recommend

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milwaukie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Where to start....the walk to the beach from bldg 5 is way too long, much longer than site explains, its over 500 ft to road, where then its another 500ft down to the trail to the beach, which is another good 500 ft to the beach. That long trip to sand is way too much for a family with kids... More 

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Sicklerville Nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Sea Shells from 9/8/12 - 9/15/12 and stayed in Unit 22. THe condo was clean and stock with bed linens and towels.The kitchen although dated had new appliances. The plates, cutlery, and glassware were a bit mismatched but usable. The unit contained one Queen bed in the master bedroom and two twins in the... More 

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Aldan, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This unit must be infested with no see um bugs, each member in my family has over sixty bites on our entire bodies. we went to the everglades and didn't get bite once. Now we are home with bite marks all over our legs, arms, etc... Also on the kitchen counter near the microwave you cannot place food down and... More 

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LONDON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

We've been travelling around Florida for 3 weeks and this has been an amazing stay. We found this apartment (number 5) on Owners Direct. We'd tried various places but they were either booked or ridiculously expensive. I thought we might have got a dodgy place but how wrong? Sea Shells doesnt look much from the outside but it is steps... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in April 2012. The condo had plenty of space but the whole layout was dated and tired. The carpet (advertised as new in 1999!) was shag pile and the colour (to be very kind) was 'brown'. In the bathroom the worn towels once removed from their rack brought the whole rack down with them... More 

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