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Sea Shells of Sanibel

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2840 W. Gulf Dr., Sanibel Island, FL 33957
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Burlington
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52 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Sea Shells of Sanibel December 25 -January 1. The #12 unit was very nicely decorated and very comfortable. We did have some problems with the TV and WiFi was not working properly. While Sea Shells of Sanibel is not on the beach, it is just a short walk down the sidewalk and across the street to the... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Unit #12. We apologize for the TV and WiFi complications. We are confident that the storms in the area played a major role in that, as we have not had any more complications since. We are glad to hear that you liked what our complex has to offer and we appreciate your... More 

Somerset, Kentucky
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were satisfied with our stay. Wish they had of notified us the pool would be closed for renovation during half our stay, but at least it was open for half our stay. Ants in the kitchen. Can opener didn't work. Beds are comfortable. Cable, WiFi worked well. A/C needed attention but we were comfortable.

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1 Thank Troy H
SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for the inconvenience of renovations having to be done the week of your stay. We have addressed the other issues as well and we hope that you will stay with us again! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We rented Unit 5 in August, 2015. No one in their right mind goes to southwest Florida in August but we needed to be there, it wasn't a vacation. The unit was clean, had a good supply of bathroom and beach towels, plenty of hot water for showers, limited kitchen supplies (the best thing was that the pots and pans... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate all of your feedback and would like to let you know that the new parts have been installed on the A/C for unit #5. We also appreciate your understanding when unexpected things happen and we were glad to compensate you for the troubles. We hope that... More 

Newaygo, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A trip to remember! Our family stayed at unit#14 and had a great time.not too busy,close enough to the beach,great places to eat, a relaxing place to be at..wish we could have stayed longer..even though it was more rainy than sunny we still enjoyed it. Loved the two grocery stores on the island..went to the shell museum, visited the other... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed review! We are delighted to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time. There are definitely plenty of things to see and do around the island and it sounds like you did something new everyday. We really appreciate the pictures as well. We will hopefully see you again soon! More 

London
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94 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

After reading mixed reviews we weren't sure hat to expect and have been absolutely delighted by our week's vacation here. Apt 10 is lovely. Blue and white theme, very clean and well equipped including washing machine, drier. At the right end of the complex for easy beach access which was less than 5 min walk. Trolley with beach towels, chairs,... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We sincerely appreciate you pointing out some of the things that we provide for our guests that we hope makes stand out from other places. We are thrilled that we could exceed your expectations and look forward to having you stay with us again! More 

Perryville, Kentucky
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I visited Sanibel on 7/18/15 until 7/25/15. This was her high school graduation present. It was also our very first flight together. Sanibel is such a beautiful and special place. I highly recommend visiting here. We stayed at Unit 36. It was very nice and clean. Everything you needed was there. The beach chairs and umbrella were... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a sweet review. We are glad to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your vacation got to spend some family time together. We hope you will bring the rest of the family and come stay with us again! More 

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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We had unit 3 and it was great for our family. The unit had everything that we needed to stay home and cook and to go to the beach and have a good time. One thing that i would change is the path going to the beach. It's a bit run down and could be clearer. The pool is a... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Wildwood, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

This is our third year staying at Seashells for our family vacation. Our condo had everything we needed to feel like we were at home. Several sets of sheets, towels, blankets, a fully equipped kitchen along with enough spices to dice up any meal you could dream up. The rooms and living areas were very clean when we arrived. We... More 

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SEASHELLS S, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We sincerely appreciate you pointing out some of the things that we provide for our guests that we hope makes stand out from other places. We look forward to having you stay with us again! More 

Tuckerton, New Jersey
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78 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My family of 4 were really happy with unit 21. It was the perfect size for our needs and it had pretty much everything needed for a beach vacation, including beach towels, chairs,an umbrella, pool noodles, buckets and even some extra sunblock. There was a beach cart, but it was broken, we tried to use it, but it wasn't a... More 

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Shela L, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review! We are glad to hear that it felt like a "home away from home." That is exactly what our goal as a business strives for! Unit 21 now has a new beach cart and we apologize that the former one was broken. As for the water being warm-... More 

Easton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

First time to Sanibel and the price was great. We stayed in Unit #14 which has been updated and looks great. This unit is also close to the beach access. The unit was very spacious and nicely decorated with a beach theme. We really enjoyed our stay.

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Shela L, Manager at Sea Shells of Sanibel, responded to this review

We are excited to hear that you had such a wonderful first visit to Sea Shells and Sanibel. We hope that you will return to both! More 

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