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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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58Somewhat walkable
Grade: 58 out of 100
152Restaurantswithin 5 miles
89Attractionswithin 5 miles
62Room tips
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They treat their guests well. They are very welcoming. Also gave good suggestions of places to eat. So close to the beach. Nice extra is the hammocks and the use of the bikes. We will stay here again. It's a nice quiet place to stay.
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The Tarpon Tale Inn on Sanibel Island is such an awesome place!! They have EVERYTHING you need or could want in a vacation paradise!! Bikes, beach chairs, grills, shell washing station, coffee in your room, laundry and one of the best restaurants on the island is right across
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Response from Sanibeldawn, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Jan 29, 2019
I'm all smiles! :-))))) Thank you for the nice review and taking the time to share your experience. We work hard in hopes of making our guests stay special and memorable. We look forward to your return. Best wishes, Dawn
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We were looking for a quick getaway for New Year's Eve/Day and Tarpon Tale Inn really fit the bill. The cottage we rented was exceptionally clean...small but just right for our needs with a king-size bed and nice kitchen. Each cottage has a beach wagon which makes transporting
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Response from Sanibeldawn, General Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Jan 9, 2019
We are proud to have helped start your 2019 New Year off to a great start. Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to review us. We hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year. Dawn
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We had just lovely days here. Such a nice and welcoming atmosphere. The room was very well equipped, and very nice decorated, felt like home. The garden with the different places to relax, so comforting. All gear that you would need on the beach, just to lend for free. The beach
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Response from Sanibeldawn, Guest Relations Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Jan 9, 2019
Oh my! Thank you for the glowing review. Thank you , thank you , thank you! We strive to be one of the greatest paces on earth. We await your return. Best wishes, Dawn
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So nice and quiet, situated on a location very near to the beach. Super friendly personal, right away you feel very much at home here. The cottage is roomy, nicely decorated and very clean. There are free bikes you can use. We just loved it!
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Response from Sanibeldawn, Director of Sales at Tarpon Tale Inn
Responded Nov 16, 2018
Creating a relaxing home away from home atmosphere is what we hope to create for our guests. I am so happy you had a great stay and we hope to see you again. Best Wishes, Dawn
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We have backpack beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas and carts for our guests' use. Our rates also include complementary use of our bicycles for adult guests. Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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Hi! All of our rooms have a standard drip coffee maker with a starter pack of coffee and there is a Keurig machine in our lobby with pods, creamer and sweeteners. Please let us know if you have any other questions !
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"Rooms are adjoining cottages...9 in all. We had the largest that sleeps 6 people."
"Chose a room NOT facing Periwinkle Drive."
"The back garden area is very nice"
"You must look at rooms on website. Rooms are few and occupancy is small. It's a small but exquisite village."
"rooms on the back side are more intimate"
$177 - $405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
tarpon tale hotel sanibel island
United StatesFloridaSouthwest Gulf CoastSanibel Island
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