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Seahorse Cottages

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1223 Buttonwood Ln, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7433 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
3 Star accommodation
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Morgan W
Noblesville, Indiana
39295
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
This is not a place for children or adults who act like children. The four cottages are connected so any wildness or loudness would annoy the other visitors. This was not a problem on our trip.

The cottage is equipped with whatever you might need. It has a small deck off the back, which was good for morning tea. I occasionally saw vehicles of the other renters, but never saw them. In fact, we never even saw the manager.

We took advantage of the provided bikes and beach chairs. The pool is exceptionally small as noted by previous reviews, but since we were the only people to use it, it was by far big enough.

The beach is about a half mile away. We rode the bikes to it twice, but did not feel competent to carry beach chairs and ride at the same time. There were several cute store within walking distances, too. Inside the laundry room was a book exchange library for the guests.

Overall, a restful visit was had.
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John T
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Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
Just finished a four night stay in a one bedroom cottage ... and a more complimentary review we could note write! So quiet and peaceful, very clean and well-kept, everything about it was outstanding. Shauna’s fantastic and her recommendations for activities and restaurants were right on the mark. We felt as if we were staying at a personal home rather than a rental property - including the private pool, private residential street, free use of the bicycles, easy to use laundry room, plus a private beach to boot. As Island first-timers, this will certainly go down as one of our best-ever vacations, if not the best one yet!
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Response from sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages
Responded 4 weeks ago
Well thank you very much! We have to agree with all you have said...especially the Shauna part. We feel she is the best manager on the island and we are so happy to have her. Our goal is to provide you with a true Sanibel experience....back to the days when it was a small homey place and everyone knew everyone. Shauna makes our guests immediately feel at home. She also knows the island like the back of her hand having spent many many years there. She is a true gem for our cottages. We look forward to having you back again on Sanibel Island at Seahorse Cottages as our repeat/return guests! We are lucky to claim on of the highest return rate of guests in the business. When our guests return....they become part of our family. We hope to see you soon!
OlderCodger
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
13980
Reviewed Aug 24, 2018
The location is good, very near Lighthouse cafe, East End deli, and Pinocchio's. Adult only is convenient. The room was clean. The wifi worked quite well. My only complaint is the microwave was on top of the refrigerator, making it a tough reach for anyone shorter than 5 feet 6 inches tall. Bring your own shampoo. Free bikes!
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Response from sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to let us and others know you enjoyed your time at Seahorse Cottages. We are glad you found all the great places in the neighborhood for a quick sandwich, eye opener breakfast, or a yummy ice cream. The cottage that you stayed in has the microwave on the fridge as guests usually like the extra counter space for food prep. That is the only cottage like that, but if you join us again and stay in that cottage, please let us know in advance or at check in and we will be more than happy to put it down on the counter for your convenience. Glad you got to see the island with the use of the free bikes. There are 28 miles of shaded (and flat) bike trails. You really get a different view of nature and the beauty of the islands on the bikes. Glad you got to experience that. We look forward to having you back soon as our repeat guests!
local469
Sanibel Island, Florida
273
Reviewed Aug 19, 2018via mobile
Nice small clean place. Stayed this weekend. Property was well kept rooms were clean. They have grills both charcoal and propane beach chairs bikes umbrellas and carts to take your stuff to the beach. All they need to do is install seat height toilets. I’m a big guy with bad knees and back. Don’t look like they can do anything with the shower it’s tiny. But all and all this place gets a big 5 out of 5
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Response from sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the cottages. We are a historic property on the island, originally a fishing village for Cuban Fisherman back when the bay was running with fish so plentiful stories relay that you could hear them jumping at night from the cottages. The cottages have been expanded and added to over time but we still do face constraints and so...yes our shower stalls are tiled, but admittedly on the smaller side. What our showers lack we make up for in location and charm and we are glad you enjoyed all we have to offer to make your vacation enjoyable. We try to offer all the little extras to make your stay relaxing and are pleased you took advantage of the onsite grills, beach chairs, beach umbrellas and carts. We also offer bicycles to enjoy the 28 miles of beautifully shaded (and flat) bike trails all over the island.. We hope to see you back soon as our repeat guest.
Sandra1515
Mansura, Louisiana
5411
Reviewed Jul 22, 2018via mobile
Once I realized that it was an adult only cottage resort, I canceled. I did not realize until I read another review that this was adults only, and I was planning to bring my granddaughters, ages 16 and 20. I should have read the registration closer. Lost my deposit since I didn’t realize, and I didn’t cancel before the 40 day cancelation date. I spoke to one of the managers, and she said I would get some of my deposit back, but I never did. I tried to call her again, and she never returned my call.
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Response from sblinnkeeper, Owner at Seahorse Cottages
Responded 4 weeks ago
I asked my manager about this and neither of us have any knowledge or record of a reservation being cancelled due to the adults only rule and neither of us took a phone call asking for return of their deposit for this reason. We are the only two that answer the phones so we are unsure where to go with our response on this. We do cater to adults only and it is clearly printed on all our advertising, booking, and confirmation material. We are sorry you missed all those notices but cannot comment further as we have no record of this in our files.
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Seahorse Cottages is tranquil ground-level attached cottages nestled in a lush garden of tropical plants with a heated pool; located just 200 feet from the Bay beach and a block from the Gulf. All suites are More comfortably furnished and include living area, bedroom, kitchen, bath and patio. Use of wireless Internet, bicycles and beach equipment is included. The peaceful setting and attention to detail makes Seahorse Cottages an ideal romantic destination. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
$149 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Seahorse Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
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Seahorse Hotel Sanibel Island
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Seahorse Motel Sanibel Island
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
$149 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Seahorse Cottages Hotel Sanibel Island
,
Seahorse Hotel Sanibel Island
,
Seahorse Motel Sanibel Island
Location
United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
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"Not really a hotel but cottages...a home away from home."
B3097MOannettes
Dec 17, 2017
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"Only 4 small cottage type accommodation .All good"
barbaran568
May 12, 2017
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"choose the 1 bedroom for the extra 25.00 for a couple and you will be much more comfortable. The 1 bedroom..."
847mauroz
Dec 1, 2016
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"Check out the website to choose your room. Each unit is different."
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Nov 15, 2016
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