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“great beach, wonderful clean accommodations...with pics” 5 of 5 stars
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2737 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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“great beach, wonderful clean accommodations...with pics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Unit 214
Condo is really nice. clean and well appointed.. I love the comfy arm chair...
We loved sitting on the lanai at dinner and enjoyed sunset and happy hour on the beach. We didn't even bother going out to dinner as the property is nice and quiet.
Kitchen has all you need and laundry was great to have.
Internet was reliable and could handle 2 iPads without any issue.
Loved the fact there were ample beach chairs and 2 umbrellas ( note to other property owners.. please have 2 umbrellas!)
Will be staying again.
Tip: better to mail a cheque than paying the paypal fee ( which is crazy)
Tip: local grocery stores are more expensive than mainland ( obviously) but have some great gourmet selections!
TIP; bring a few extra tide pods for laundry, bring a couple extra rolls of toilet paper :)
Easy to walk to the grocery store from the unit.
Parking is covered and near elevator.

Room Tip: second floor or higher is better.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed in room 227. Mike was very helpful in answering all of my questions and a wealth of information. The condo was perfect for my family of 4. I have 2 small children and was worried about their comfort- I couldn't have asked for more. The condo had everything we needed- the pool was great. It was easy access to the beach and it was beautiful, I highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a great time exploring Sanibel Island and the condo made it feel just like home. We loved having a kitchen to cook meals in so we didn't need to go out every day. Our condo faced the ocean and it was absolutely beautiful. The owners of our unit allowed us to use their home along with their belongings like beach chairs and floaties. We loved walking on the beach although it was very shelly and you had to watch your step. The water was beautiful, blue, warm and clear. We watched many people fishing right from shore and it was exciting to see people catching such large salt water fish! It was a great, relaxing vacation and I can't wait to go back :)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Dover NH
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The most recent trip to Sanibel Island included a return stay at Sand Pointe. This reservation for a third floor end unit #131 was secured through VRBO and administered by Royal Shell. The rate for a Saturday to Saturday stay was more than fair considering it was Easter week. It's easy to use Royal Shell's reservation site and they do provide competitive rates and great service, but there are times when direct contact with the owners through VRBO result in significant savings. The average rate for a rental of this quality during Easter week was in the low to mid $2K range. Sand Pointe #131's total cost through VRBO, with Florida tax, was under $1300 for a high season week stay...an absolute bargain.
This Sanibel trip was our 11th and have never been disappointed in any prior accommodations. I always look to reserve the best value, Gulf front only. There's loyalty to certain hotels and vacation rentals but second to location, price is so important.
Sand Pointe is one my preferred properties and I'll always check the availability and rates for our annual April visit to the Island. I highly recommend this complex, this unit.

On the downside, there has been a notable slip of quality with the bikes that are available for rent. The expensive hybrid bikes are no exception. The single speed cruisers are an embarrassment. Sanibel is ripe for a new bicycle rental agency that feature quality, top-end rides.

Room Tip: Look for top floor end units, usually more quiet, more window light.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Dunbarton, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

As someone previously mentioned - it's all about which unit you get. This is out 4th time at Sand Pointe (SP) and our first stay in Unit #113. Some owners just love to make their units very warm, cozy and colorful, Others are just very clean and basic (as is #113). The unit had sparse amenities compared to what we were used to w other units we've rented at SP. Let me start with the good: very clean, newer living room furniture, comfortable master bedroom bed, lots of extra towels!! Wish it would have: had a screen door, better utensils, better kitchen ware, a TV in the second bedroom, use of beach chairs, umbrella (we had to rent these at Billy's), cooler, pool toys. Also, this is the first time I had to call the rental agency about some issues in the unit: loose handle on front door, loose cabinet front on trash cabinet, some missing light bulbs in living room and bedroom lamps (I had to purchase bulbs), broken vertical blinds in living room, bedroom fan was un-usable since it was missing a screw and was grinding (ugh). I felt I had to call about these issues since I did not want to be responsible for problems that were there when we arrived. The rental agency was great - they sent someone out within a couple hours and all repairs were made and no questions asked. Overall, it's what you make of it. It's not like we spend a lot of time in the room when we are in Sanibel. The room was clean, basic, color-free - but it served it's purpose and we were grateful to have found a room at SP.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We enjoyed a week at Sand Pointe. We stayed in a third floor unit in the back building that faces straight out at the ocean. We like the vaulted ceilings available with the top floor. We were hesitant to be set back but were pleasantly surprised with the view. The only night we couldn't hear the ocean was our first evening when the bullfrogs in the lagoon were in full chorus. Thankfully they only were loud the first night, don't know if an alligator came along and had some cuisses de grenouille but we enjoyed the sounds of the surf the rest of the week. Our unit had been entirely renovated and was well stocked with beach gear, towels, kitchen utensils and was very clean. We enjoyed a big storm one day with huge winds and rains and the grounds crew had everything clean up and straighten first thing the next morning. A family friendly environment, the pool was just big enough for the kids to play. Plenty of beach area for everyone, parking in the shade under the buildings and bike racks. Sanibel is a very special place and this was a good home base to enjoy the island. Bring or rent bikes it is the best way to get around the island.

Room Tip: Go for the 3rd floor, our unit had vaulted ceilings giving a nice open feel. We used VRBO to find ou...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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
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Aiken, South Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Sand Pointe unit 117 was a last minute rental for us. I was worried the online pictures wouldn't accurately portray the place, and we had never been to Sanibel before. We were pleasantly surprised at what a perfect place this is!! Condo is clean with many updates! Decor is tasteful. Condo is in the best location.......oceanfront, so you can sit on the screened porch/lanai? And relax, or the steps to go down to parking are right there. Also at the bottom of the steps is the pool, and walkway to the beach. Location is superb! Condo property is very nice, clean and quiet. There seemed to be a good mix of adult couples and families with children. Everyone was very friendly. Pool is small and busy, but no problems getting chairs or swimming. Nice restaurant , The Sand Bar, next door. Lots of shells on the beach, great views on the beach at sunset, and location on the island seems very central. Beach in front was never crowded. Condo itself was had a well stocked kitchen, linens, beach chairs, pool toys, games, movies, books, etc.! Condo sleeps 6, and was very spacious for 4. Highly recommend!!

Room Tip: Unit 117 is ocean view, convenient to pool, parking, and beach access!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 2737 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Number of rooms: 308
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