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“Great place but a walk to beach” 4 of 5 stars
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1223 Buttonwood Lane, Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Bryan, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great place but a walk to beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The place was very nice and roomy but you have to walk a bit to get to the beach. We stayed in the 1 bedroom deluxe and it was very roomy and spacious. Shower was made for someone tiny and could use a new shower head. Parking is also a little cramped with one way in and out, hopefully you do not meet someone coming or going.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Sun City Peachtree, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Thanks to other reviewers on Trip Advisor, we found Seahorse Cottages. What a perfect choice for us! We rented a one bedroom for nine nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Although the kitchen wasn't the easiest to cook in, due to the tiny stove (that took forever for water to boil for our pasta), it was just fine for what we needed. It was nice to prepare several of our own meals, rather than eating out for every meal.

The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed. There was even a laundry room for the guests to use with laundry soap included. On the counter, there were several bottles of insect repellent, shampoo, sunscreen, and more; just in case you needed.

The "swimming pool" was hysterical; the smallest I had ever seen. As a U.S. Masters swimmer, it became the butt of all sorts of jokes. No worries; I had planned to train at the Sanibel Recreation Center, anyway.

We really appreciated everything they had available to us; extra towels, wagons to carry our stuff to the beach, bicycles, shelling tools, hoses to wash off our kayak gear; they thought of everything.

Seahorse Cottages was a better value than other choices and perfect for us. We are already planning on returning; same time next year!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We recently spent 8 days at this property. There are four units so this is a small complex but is kept clean and tidy. It is suitable for couples who would like a quiet place to stay. As others have mentioned, it is a walk to the beach but there are wagons to take your items to the beach and the pool is small but very cute. If you collect shells, you will find many along the beach and there is a washing station to clean your treasures in the pool area. The gardens around the units and pool are nicely kept. The units or "cottages" are nicely decorated. We stayed in the smallest unit and there was a great storage system so that we could keep our items in a tidy manner. Although the bathroom is small, once again there was ample storage for products, etc. This unit and the two bedroom unit have a covered front porch and an open back porch. The interiors of the units and the grounds have been well thought out. Bikes and helmets were supplied and the beach towels were of ample size and thick. The area around the cottages is quiet and mostly residential. There are some lovely homes and condos in the area and you can walk to the historic lighthouse along the shore or using the street. There are a few commercial properties nearby so you can buy an ice cream cone, muffin for your morning coffee, breakfast or clothing. We enjoyed the area very much and you can bike to Sanibel's main commercial area along a multiuse pathway or if you like to walk, it is doable. This would be a suitable spot for groups of friends or families who wish to go away together and each couple could have their own cottage. The owners provide a binder with information about the area and their complex. The place has a quiet homey feel and we enjoyed our stay.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Germantown, Maryland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I just came for spending 4 nights and here is my problem. This could have been just me but I will let you decide. I saw the word Cottages and assumed that they were little stand alone buildings. Well this is not the case, it is one building divided into different Rooms. It was just a let down for me as I was expecting something else. If you know this going in you will not be disappointed.

That being said, it was clean, quiet and very nice. We enjoyed our stay there. The facilities are everything they said they would be. You will not be sorry if you stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stayed in the two-bedroom Cottage this past Labor Day weekend. It had everything a person could need for a home away from home. The cottage was very comfortable and roomy. The cover deck at the front was the best to be able to sit out and relax and share the day/evening with good friends. This place had everything for the beach goer. They had bikes available, beach carts, beach umbrellas, grill, and nets to get all the shells a person could ask for. Keith and Peggy were great hosts and made sure our stay was perfect. This will be a for sure do over.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had the two-bedroom cottage which included a full kitchen, dining room, living room, two outside porches. We especially enjoyed the front porch - with a ceiling fan, plenty of room, chairs and tables, it was a great place to compare our shells collected! The cottage was very well equipped, and there were a variety of free amenities - bikes, pool, beach chairs, little wagons to carry stuff to the beach. The owner/managers were friendly, helpful, and unobtrusive. The cottages are located close to several beaches, and I suggest the bikes to avoid hourly parking fees.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

These four cottages are the perfect choice for adults wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. They are tucked away in a quiet nook and provide easy access to the beach. You are a half mile away from the Sanibel Lighthouse. A lovely pool provides private respite from the salt and sand. The inn keepers are fine folks who endeavor to make your stay a memorable one.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: 1223 Buttonwood Lane, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seahorse Cottages is tranquil ground-level attached cottages nestled in a lush garden of tropical plants with a heated pool; located just 200 feet from the Bay beach and a block from the Gulf. All suites are comfortably furnished and include living area, bedroom, kitchen, bath and patio. Use of wireless Internet, bicycles and beach equipment is included. The peaceful setting and attention to detail makes Seahorse Cottages an ideal romantic destination. ... more   less 
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