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“Fabulous apartment to stay in on Sanibel Island” 5 of 5 stars
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Sandalfoot Condominium
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   671 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous apartment to stay in on Sanibel Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2011

For our tenth visit to Sanibel in nine years, we stayed in apartment 2D3 in Sandalfoot Condominiums. With 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it was beautifully appointed with every possible amenity that anyone needs for a perfect holiday from an i-pod docking station to a really comprehensive collection of china, glasswear and kitchen implements; a huge flat screen HD TV in the living room and further flat screens in both bedrooms to a full kit of toys and chairs for the beach.

The master bedroom was tastefully decorated with a huge double bed and fully tiled en suite bath/shower room. It had a sea view and a sliding door onto the balcony.

Sandalfoot is in a great location - perfect for a brisk walk along the beach to a splendid breakfast at the Lighthouse Cafe or home made ice cream at Pinocchios and loads of safe bike tracks to cycle along. There are great dolphin watching cruises to go on and tons of wildlife to see at Ding Darling - the refuge which covers a very large part of the island.

Sanibel is the perfect place to switch off from a busy life and we loved this apartment so much that we booked to return again on Christmas Eve 2011 - it has become our new home from home! We are already counting off the days!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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    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
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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

The location of Sandalfoot condo's is perfect. You are just steps to the beautiful beach or there is a pool on the grounds as well. We found the pool fairly crowded, and mostly with children, so you have to get your lawn chair early if you're hoping to spend the day there. The shelling on the beach is amazing, be sure to check the tide guide for best times to go searching. Dolphins also swim up very close during the calmer waters. The particular unit we stayed in was fairly dated, but very clean (2C1). Other units we saw were beautifully decorated, so we would probably pick a different one next time. But we had a great trip, loved the general area, staff was very friendly and we would definitely go back.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Helsingborg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

We booked via Homeaway and it was all we coould ask for, and more.
The Pool was warm, and we mean warm, at least 26 celsius, just perfect.
The beach was just 1 min away, and what a beach.
Unfortunatly we was there at a unusally cold period but the heated pool and the sorroundings made up for that.
The only negative was the lack of cleaning eqipement in the apartement.

Family Johansson Sweden

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

Just got back from Sanibel Island on Thanksgiving Day. I stayed in 3C1. Great room, nicely furnished, and very comfortable. The grounds were immaculate and the 3 Weber gas grills were an added plus. Pool was very clean. I stayed in a gulf front room,,,not right on the beach, but you could see it. GF was up early to collect shells and I fished. I would recommend " Ding Darling" nature reserve. It is a nice drive to see birds, fish and gators. Grocery stores on the island are a little pricey, but well stocked. It was a nice week, and I will go back.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beavercreek, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

Peaceful, relaxing and BEAUTIFUL are the first thoughts that come to mind when remembering this vacation. We spent 12 nights at Sandalfoot and it was wonderful. From booking the vacation at the very beginning, to the end of our stay, the service at Sandalfoot was excellent. Unit 5D2 was well equipped and very clean.

Although we vacation in Florida every year, this was our first time to Sanibel. It was so peaceful. There aren't 5 lanes of highway speed traffic to contend with when you leave the property. With such young children there was much more for us to do at our leisure here than our usual vacation spot in the panhandle, where there are no shells and you pay $ for your shade on the beach. We walked to the lighthouse several times, continuously picked up shells (once you start, it's hard to stop), rented bikes to ride around the island and ate at many of the local restaurants, which were all wonderful. Our children are a 7 year old boy and a 1.5 year old girl and they both had a blast. We met a lot of wonderful people from different places during our stay, and my son has a new friend in the UK.

The grounds are very well kept, and when we noticed a piece was missing off of our screen door which allowed our daughter to exit the unit on her own, someone was there to fix it in two minutes flat, literally. This made a very good first impression of the service we could expect during our stay, and it made me very happy.

Sandalfoot is a wonderful vacation spot. Nice grounds, clean pool, beautiful beach and a nice staff. We will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2010, 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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Oakville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

This was our first time on Sanibel Island. I went with my Mom and my two children (under 10). The condo was perfect (2D3), it had everything that you could need. The office staff was amazing. Domingo the grounds keeper was friendly and helpful.

The beach was beauiful and there were so many shells. We loved every part of our vacation, but I think the best was the view, the ocean and seeing so many dolphins!

The rooms were clean and comfortable.

Carol the owner was very helpful and friendly.

We loved our vacation on Sanibel and would go back in a second!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2010

We had another wonderful stay at Sandalfoot. The staff at the complex is always very helpful and friendly. The condo was very clean with many comforts of home. The updates to the grounds are a nice improvement. The condo is a short drive to many of Sanibel's shops and restaurants. Also, the condo is about 25-30 minute walk to the lighthouse. This is a perfect distance for a morning walk on the beach.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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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Additional Information about Sandalfoot Condominium

Address: 671 E 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandalfoot Condominium 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandalfoot Beachfront Condominium is nestled on the East end of Sanibel, beachfront to the Gulf of Mexico and just 1 mile from the ''Historic Lighthouse'' on one of the best shelling beaches of the world. Your choice of either a 1-bedroom/1-bath or 2-bedroom/2-bath Beachfront or Gulf View condominium. Each beautifully and thoughtfully appointed. Enjoy many complimentary amenities such as Beach Chairs & Towels, Laundry Facilities, High-Speed WiFi, Swimming Pool, Parking & more! Our friendly and professional on-site Guest Relations Team members are here to welcome you and assist you during your stay, Mon-Sat, 9AM-5PM. ... more   less 
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