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“Not your typical condo” 5 of 5 stars
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Sanibel Cottages Resort
2341 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #19 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
south south south Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not your typical condo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We absolutely love this place. The location as well as the cottage layout makes for a relaxing visit. The grounds as well as the units are clean and updated often .Do tend to agree with previous guests concerning the office, not the friendliest , but we just stay out of there! Maintenance staff on the other hand are oh so helpful and nice.

Stayed July 2014
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sanibel Cottages Resort is a unique place to stay & a true find.
We have been vacationing here for over 25 years. A great relaxing & fun place for us and also for our family.
The units are amazing always very clean and everything you need for a fantastic vacation
is right there for you.
Here are a few things that we love when we travel to Sanibel Cottages-
the pristine beach, the swimming pool and spa, the beautiful gazebo, the small fishing pond,
tennis courts plus more.
The staff is friendly and helpful and do a great job of keeping Sanibel Cottages perfectly beautiful.
We have traveled all over Florida and the islands and have found Sanibel Island and Sanibel
Cottages to be our favorite place.

Room Tip: Units facing the Gulf of Mexico are the best. Also the first floor units are best for families.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I loved staying here - we were lucky enough to have a cottage near the sea. The poolside is lovely and a very sociable spot. Being so near the sea you can easily make use of the quiet beach and spend hours watching the sea and the pelicans. As with most places on Sanibel, you need a car to get around but nothing is too far away. Beautifully appointed place to stay - the large towels you can purchase in the reception are awesome :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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York, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A wonderful condo to share time with family or friends. The layout of the rooms are perfect, the kitchen and laundry area is very workable and living area is relaxing. We loved sitting on the screen-in deck playing cards, watching the sun set. The pool is great and the ocean is in your back door. The island has very good restaurant selections, lots of activity and bike trails all along the island. We enjoyed the nature preserves and beaches. The sea shells are like no where else! I see why Sanibel Island is rated one of the top beaches in the United States

Room Tip: Second floors allow more ocean view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We have been coming to Sanibel Cottages for nearly 30 years since they were constructed. The property has been consitently surpurbly managed--year in, year out. there are 7, buildings of 4 units each, 2 units on the second floor and 2 uints on the third floor. The ground flor is the parking garage, given the new hurrincane-based building codes. Only one of the seven builidngs (The Palms) has an elevator.
The property is heaven on earth. If you are looking for a swim-up bar, please go to elsewhere. If you want to escape the rat race and whine down with sunset walks on the sand bar, you'll love it hear. The pool is great and our kids all learned to swim here and in the gulf just steps away.
If you own a car and can drive a few minutes everything is available here. Fabulous resturaunts, boating, fishing charters, sailing, Ding Darling Preserve, and endless opportunites within 5 or 10 mnutes. We are partical to buying fresh Grouper, Red Snapper, or Tuna and preparing on the grill, and enjoying the ocean view from the screen dinining area.
There are tremendous golf courses both on the island (about $50 in May) as well as within 20-30 on the mainland.
The resort is fully Wi-Fi enabled and cell service is widely relaible.
If you want a supurbly relaxing vacation with family and friends this is the place. This has nearly all the beniefits of a beachfront house without the hassels of homeownership and rental.

Room Tip: Only "The Plams" units 120, 119, 118 and 117 have an elevator. Otherwise it is one or two...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We have visited Sanibel Cottages twice before with family and finally purchased a condo in the Islander unit. We feel so fortunate to have an escape that means so much to us that we can count on at least one week a year to relax, revive, reunite and thoroughly enjoy each other and our surroundings. The fact that it is not a "resorty" resort is one of the biggest perks! Just true bliss...what else does anyone need?

Room Tip: I don't think you could go wrong with any room...have always been there "off season" t...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I have been been coming to Sanibel since I was a child and am happy to now be bringing my own children to this beautiful island! I have stayed all over the island and can honestly say that this has been our best stay yet. We were able to swap out time share here. The units are huge and very very nice. The grounds are very lovely with beautiful tropical plants and a pond in the middle. Everything there had a very regal feel! A++++++++

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2341 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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#11 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
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