We were making a return visit to Sanibel after a few years absence. I found the Sanibel Mooring condominium location through a TripAdvisor review of Sanibel locations. This one was a gem. Unlike other condo rentals, this one will allow you to book only a few days and not the entire week. Also through their website you can click on the various rooms and get a look at what your room and the views from the room would actually look like. That is a big plus instead of getting placed in a room by the management based on availability.
We stayed in unit 732 which is on the second floor. We had a nice side view of the gulf from our 2nd floor balcony (which I would recommend if you want to see the water). The master bedroom had a balcony that overlooked the pool area, much to my surprise it wasn't as loud as I thought that it would be, but I guess that would depend on how crowded it was on that particular day. The unit was decorated quite nicely with some personal touches and had almost everything that you would need, just bring your food supplies with you.
The Moorings is a great place, very lush garden areas with a weekly tour by a naturalist to tell you about the plants...(most of the plants are marked for identification which was great).They also bring in a shell expert once a week to help you identify those shells that you found on the beach. They have laundry facilities on the premises and an area with several grills for you to cook from. They have a nice conference center with several computers for you to use and a nice selection of movies to rent.
It is ideally located just steps from the beach and they also provide chairs and umbrellas for guests to use on the beach (1st come basis). They also have a couple of kayaks and a canoe for you to use in the canals at the back of the condo complex.
Our stay was delightful, despite the inclement weather we had during our trip. If you can't lay on the beach then there is always good shelling to be done, even in the rain!
- Also Known As:
- Sanibel Moorings Hotel Sanibel Island
- Sanibel Moorings Hotel
- Hotel Sanibel Island
- Sanibel Island Moorings
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sanibel’s only Botanical Garden with six acres of lush, tropical gardens located between the Gulf of Mexico and the canals of the back bay. 1, 2 & 3 bedroom beachfront fully furnished and equipped condominium suite rentals daily, weekly & monthly. 2 heated swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, wireless internet, boat dockage, canoeing & kayaking, DVD and bicycle rentals and more. ... more less
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