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Blue Dolphin Cottages

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4227 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a very very beautiful place for spanding some days!! Sunny, clean, lovely cottages....into the nature! The sea is so near and it's so quiet! ...also for having breakfast outside. It's also possible tu use bike, umbrellas, chair for the beach! Beth is very kind! :-)

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We appreciate that you found us, coming from Italy and appearing on our doorstep. We hope to see you again. We like super! Thanks for the review. More 

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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We only stayed for 2 days, we are already planning our next stay. We felt very safe and comfortable here, like we lived here feeling. It was very peaceful and relaxing here, walk right out to the beach & you feel as if you are on your own paradise island. If you are looking to get away from it all,... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your first visit and our amenities. We hope to see you again. More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best place ever, very quiet, friendly staff. Cottage is nice , room has all the ammenties of home. Great view from cottage #6. Beach chairs,umbrellas ,bicycle, all included with room price. Has a little laundry room with clean towels available, washer and dryer. So very PEACEFUL!!!

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you had a great time and hope to see you again. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place is wonderful. Nice and quiet. Beautiful grounds right on the beach. Lots of tables with umbrellas among the foliage and palm trees, beach chairs and umbrellas you can take to the beach, and bicycles you can borrow, and a covered area with lounge chairs right on the edge of the beach (all for free). We stayed in a... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again. More 

greenfield
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stayed there last February. I love all the palms and greenery on the site. The rooms are fine. The only problem I found is that it is hard to find an opening during the winter months to make a reservation.

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we think we are a great place to stay and do have a few openings this winter. We hope to see you again. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

On the spur of the moment, we decided to escape our awful Boston winter in February 2015 and go to Sanibel. We were able to get a cancellation, and loved this spot! We had a little living room/kitchen with comfortable bedroom and bathroom. There was a back door that led to the shell cleaning area, and the front with a... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. More 

Springfield, Missouri
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 1 week. The location right on the beach in a residential area was beautiful, quiet and peaceful. The cottages are nice and clean, and the grounds are lush and well landscaped. It is several miles to the nearest restaurants and shops, so you will need to drive or ride a bike (which are... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay, we hope you will come back and visit us again. More 

Cypress, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We loved this place, and I hesitate to say all these wonderful things, b/c then more people will show up, and it will be harder to book a future stay. We stayed in Unit 5, an efficiency, and really enjoyed the kitchenette for a few dinners. The provided breakfast was rolls and muffins. The property is filled with beautiful plants….palms….orchids…sea... More 

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Jerry S, Owner at Blue Dolphin Cottages, responded to this review

We hope to see you soon. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and have recommended us. More 

Roxbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were very pleased with our stay at the Blue Dolphin Cottages and the ladies that run the cottages were very friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The cottages are directly on the beach and the beaches were beautiful and not crowded. We awoke each morning to muffins, fruit and coffee. We love... More 

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Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to visit us again. More 

Tampa, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We always enjoy visiting Sanibel Island and the Blue Dolphin - we come down every 6 months or so. Nice, quiet, calming. If you are new to Sanibel Island, please remember to pick up 40% DEET for the No-See-Ums.

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Are we close enough? Glad you had a wonderful time and hope to see you again. More 

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