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Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages

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4819 Trade Winds Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We do love the Tropical Winds! The quiet residential area and their beach access make this a perfect get away location. Stayed in cottage #3 for long weekend and our only suggestion would be to have a complete set of dishware available. Not that big of deal but for anyone wanting to do full meals, it would be necessary. Not... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This little gem of a place is quaint & quiet making it the perfect get away for lovers. It is not a large property therefore you get the privacy a newlywed/ romantic getaway deserves. I highly recommend the beach efficiencies.

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rockville, md
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had a wonderful two night stay at the Tropical Winds Motel. We stayed in number 8. It had a screened porch and a view of the water from the screen. The room was clean and the furniture was comfortable. The room had extra decorating touches that made it feel homey and beachy. The walk to the beach was easy... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My family and I stayed here after Christmas last year. We stayed at these cottages because it was basically the only accommodation left for rental on the island that would accommodate us. We really wanted a place on the beach. We checked for a place to stay the day we drove out there, it was a last minute trip. The... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I stayed here with out 2 small dogs for a weekend. Clean and comfortable. Short walk to the beach. BBQ and she'll washing stations. And the best part was the sunset. We sat and enjoyed a beverage and watched the sunsets, restaurants nearby. Bikes available.

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stayed at Cottage Number 2 at Tropical Winds, and it was just spectacular. I traveled with my mom and our dog. The place was super clean, the property managers are very nice, our cottage was very spacious and comfortable. They even had a pet basket with a towel, sheets and a treat for our beloved dog. They provide beach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great place to stay with your pet! Our dog loves splashing in the waves after her frisbee for four days. There is a leash policy but when the beach was less crowed we would find an empty section for her to play. Not fancy but has everything you need for a beach trip including umbrellas chairs and carts to pull... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was a perfect spot for our first visit to Sanibel Island. The cottages are nothing to write home about and they are pricey, but it is quiet, peaceful, a short walk to a very nice beach and the inn keepers are very helpful and friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The room could have used a bit good cleaning . All the baseboards and bottoms of the furniture were filthy . Lots of black hairs and old dirt. There were tons of little bugs crawling around one end table and on one kitchen wall. Our cabin was about a block from the beach. It was more of a residential area.... More 

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north dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We stayed at the Tropical WInds unit #10 last weekend and we are so happy we did. The manager Shannon is a rock star. She and her husband are exactly what you want in a property manager. Welcoming, friendly and prompt to respond to requests. She was able to obtain a box fan for me (I am addicted to white... More 

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