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367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
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Free cancellation until 08/21/21
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 45 Specialty lodging in Sanibel Island
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The Tarpon Tale Inn is a charming, family run property on the east end of Sanibel, a short walk from the island's famous shelling beaches, the lighthouse and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Each of our cottage style accommodations has its own distinct character, and range from cozy efficiencies to spacious one bedroom suites. We hope you'll choose the Tarpon Tale Inn as your home on Sanibel. You'll find the Florida you're looking for!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English
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Alexis F wrote a review Apr 14
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This was my first time here and I definitely will be back! Dawn is so nice and hospitable! She texts you prior to arrival and when your room is ready! Our room was ready by 12!! She told us about the area and showed us the property as soon as we got there. It was so cute! Plants, hammocks, and swings located around the property and a grilling area WITH supplies! It had a convenient shelling station and extra beach equipment area and the best part was the complimentary bikes!! We rode them to the beach and the bay! Both are super close too!!! She also gives you complimentary beach chairs, towels, and a cart to use! The rooms also have a little patio area!! Next time I go, I’m getting one of the larger rooms! This place was perfect! Will be back soon :)
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Dawn Ramsey, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for the kind words and glowing recommendation. I love to hear when our guests truly have a wonderful vacation with us . Looking forward to your return! Best wishes, Dawn
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Matt Schaap wrote a review Mar 2021
Minneapolis, MN4 contributions3 helpful votes
We just stayed this weekend and it was a great balance of features and value. Chairs for the beach, towels, and a beach umbrella, all included. And free bikes to get there. Quick and easy ride. So convenient to just pack a bag and make it a long weekend. Great patio too for eating outside. Also a good location, with a local restaurant, coffee shop and ice cream shop right across the street. Lot's of trees and patio screening too so you're off the bike paths but not losing privacy. This was a welcome relief from the snow in MN in February. I highly recommend this one. Great vacation rental value!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Dawn Ramsey, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Mar 5, 2021
Matthew, Thank you for taking time to write about your stay with us and the great description of the property. I love to hear when our guests have a great time at the Inn and on the island. I hope we can accommodate you again. Best wishes, Dawn
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wayne wrote a review Feb 2021
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what a wonderful place!! very quant and quiet perfect place to relax and un-wind. beach was a short walk and was never crowded. the room could not have been more comfortable. The grills were a great touch and the decks on each unit were fantastic for relaxing after a day in the sun! could easily bike to many locations. and Dawn made our stay vey special answered all our questions before we arrived and stopped by after we checked in and gave us a lot of great details. will definitely be coming back!!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Dawn Ramsey, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Feb 25, 2021
I am so happy you had a wonderful stay with us. Your experience is what we hope for all of our guests. I love to hear when a guest can truly relax and unwind. I am glad you enjoyed all the amenities . We look forward to your return. Best wishes, Dawn
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Yan F wrote a review Jan 2021
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Amazing property!!! Perfect and quiet location. Absolutely amazing customer service!!! Dawn made our stay pleasant and worry-free. She was there every time we had a request. The rooms are very clean and beautiful. COVID proof. We will be back and I strongly recommend the property.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Dawn Ramsey, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Jan 9, 2021
Thank you for the kind words and glowing review. I appreciate you taking the time to write about your stay. I love to hear when we help make a vacation special and provide a clean , beautiful , worry free place for our guests to relax and enjoy a little island life. Thank you for the recommendation and we look forward to your return. Best wishes for a wonderful New Year. Dawn
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Terri S wrote a review Jan 2021
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Have stayed at The Tarpon Tale in the past many , many times. Never again! The front door was broken & would not close unless you locked it with a key. The shower had the previous guest's hair on the floor of it & the tile was dirty. Sand in the drawers of the dresser~which I had to take out one by one and shake out before I could put my clothes away! The mattress was old! I kept rolling into my husband all night! The blanket for the bed reeked!!! It smelled SO bad we could not use it (it was 45 degrees outside=cold!) and had to put it outside!!! I could go on! The owner just made excuses & was rude! We will never go again!!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Dawn Ramsey, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Jan 5, 2021
Luckily, it's a rarity - a guest will have what seems to be a satisfactory stay only to notify us of problems afterwards that they suggest can best be resolved with a complementary future night. This was such a situation. This guest didn't report any problems except the door during her stay, even during multiple interactions with us that included texts, delivery of extra towels and loaning them a wrench for their car roof rack. The door needed a quick adjustment which she did not allow us to make during her occupancy. Our rooms are professionally cleaned by a company dedicated to using best Covid safe practices, and ALL our bed and bath linens are laundered and sanitized between guest stays. Rooms are inspected by management prior to check in, and guests are given our number and are encouraged to call or text should they need any type of assistance. If something is amiss, we want to respond as quickly as possible. We're genuinely sorry that the guest was so dissatisfied with her stay - her emailed complaints included unhappiness with our Christmas décor, comments that the inn was "boring" and disappointment that there were no treats in their room or our lounge (practices we have suspended for safety during the pandemic). She told us she anticipated a complementary night in response (which we declined to offer), and her next step would be a negative review, which you have read. Unfortunately, we have learned that we cannot please everyone. We wish this guest the best of luck in finding more suitable accommodations on the island.
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PRICE RANGE
$195 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tarpon tale hotel sanibel island
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSanibel Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarpon Tale Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Tarpon Tale Inn?
Nearby attractions include Trico Shrimp Co (4.7 miles), Sanibel Island Farmer's Market (3.2 miles), and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tarpon Tale Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Ft. Myers Beach, Edelweiss Burger, and Joey's Custard.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tarpon Tale Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Tarpon Tale Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (3.3 miles).