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“wonderful little cottages” 4 of 5 stars
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Beachview Cottages
3325 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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Ranked #10 of 27 hotels in Sanibel Island
Miami
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“wonderful little cottages”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We decided to stay at a cottage instead of a hotel this time & after doing some research we picked to stay at the Beachview Cottages, 3325 West Gulf Drive, 800-860-0532 - http://www.beachviewcottages.com/. They are on the ocean side – so just a few steps outside your door & you are on the beach. My main concern with a “quaint cottage” was - how clean is it going to be & does it have a musty smell. To my delight, it was a wonderful little cottage that reminds you of how Florida must have been in the 50’s. Our cottage was very clean; you can say it was sparkling clean. We had cottage #4 – a 1 bedroom with a double bed & a single bed in the bedroom & a sleeper couch in the living room. The kitchen was clean and furnished with your basic needs, glasses, dishes, flatware, pots & pans, cooking utensils, coffee pot, toaster, microwave, regular size refrigerator & stove\oven. You also have satellite TV, a BBQ grill in front of your cottage, the use of beach chairs & bicycles for your exploring adventures.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vashon, Washington
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8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I love the tropical colored cottages! Each one has it's own personality. Great screened porches, mid century feel, and steps to the best beach on Sanibel (in front of West Gulf Drive). A great pet-friendly place to vacation. And very reasonable by Sanibel standards

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Mary, Florida
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17 hotel reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This place is a slice of old Florida Heaven. The cottages are well equipped and steps from the beach. We come because they are dog friendly and everyone has them. Each unit has a charcoal grill and screened porch. The staff is nice, no maids, but you leave dirty towels on the porch and the replace with a bag of fresh ones each morning. Great location close to everything and really good fishing and shelling. Every morning we saw dolphins on our beach walk, then I would spend most of the day floating in the calm water.
Remember nothing is flashy, but everything is good. This is my favorite place on the island.

  • Stayed September 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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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Well managed and maintained. Exceptionally competitive rates. Personable, efficient staff: kudos to Bob, Lisa, and Dilya! Clean and quite cottages with basic household amenities. It's on the beach with shells, shells, shells galore in both directions. Stayed in Unit 20 and will request it when we return. Comfortable queen bed. A 3 - 5 minute, quick bike ride to restaurants and shops if you want/need some variety. Free bikes and absolutely superb bike trails through various nature areas. Excellent, high speed wireless internet. Pet friendly. A large percentage of guests return frequently and are greeted as old friends.

  • 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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Plantation, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I had an amazing time at Beachview Cottages! This was hopefully the first of many return trips to this location. The cottage is simple and has everything you would need. (Just bring papertowels, bug spray, charcoal/lighter fluid) I stayed in cottage #7 and the bed was comfortable. We stopped at Jerry's Supermarket and got all of our food/alcohol on the way to check-in.
You are walking distance from the beach and the beautiful sunsets in the evening. Unit #7 was on the second level which gives a nice view of the property. There are charcoal grills in front of each cottage and a propane gas grill by the office that is shared. They are pet friendly and there were many different dogs enjoying a dip in the ocean and hanging out on the screened in patios. You can put out your towels by the front door in the morning and they will be replaced with fresh towels, daily. I loved going onto the dock at night and looking at the thousands of stars you cannot see in the city. Amazing!
I go to Sanibel to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of South Florida, so I am not looking for luxury. I want simple and serene and this fits the bill, perfectly!
I even had a Fedex package delivered to Beachview and Lisa kindly signed for it and left it on my patio while I was at the beach. Everyone was very friendly and I look forward to coming back!

Room Tip: Cottage #7 has an elevated room view and is perfect for a couple!
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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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Tampa, Florida
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

My husband, 2 cats, & I have been coming here for years. It is absolute paradise! As native Floridians, we love to see Florida in its beautiful, natural setting while staying in an "old Florida" (translation: not a slick high-rise) setting. The cottages are well maintained and nicely appointed. The staff is always friendly and helpful, and our cottage is always very clean and welcoming when we arrive. The grounds are clean and charming. We have seen several different types of woodpeckers on the property, as well as a few gopher tortoises crossing the sands. We look forward to returning again & again & love seeing Lisa, Bob, and Dilya! We have stayed at a few other places in Sanibel (prior to finding Beachview Cottages & also once when there were no rooms available at Beachview) and there is simply no comparison in terms of location, amenities, charm, and service.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Goodland, Florida, United States
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Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

My husband & I have been staying @ Beachview Cottages for over 20 years- way before Tween Waters bought them, and it is still our very favorite place to vacation after all these years! No hassles- just beautiful beach and sun. The staff is always friendly and outgoing, wanting to please. The cottages are just that- cottages- and a few household ammenities are provided- pots, pans, dishes,etc. Bring your own food and any special utensils you "just have to have" from home. Grills are provided. Bikes are available, and there are wonderful places to bike to- Ding Darling wildlife areas, beaches,-the whole island is bike friendly with wide bike paths everywhere. Beachview is "dog friendly" and it was quite the show the 2 weeks we were there! A Bloodhound, doxies, Corgis,beagle, ShiTzu,and labradors along with Chihuahuas and
pomeranians!! Loove this place, the convenience,and the BEACH just minutes away! We will be back!!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Beachview Cottages

Address: 3325 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Beachview Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
Beachview Hotel Sanibel Island
Beachview Resort Sanibel Island

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