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Fort Worth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a one bedroom cottage with its own pathway right to a secluded beach. The shells and birds were plenty! The beach was so beautiful- no trash at all! The owners were wonderful and so accommodating! The cottage was small but had everything we needed. Loved the kitchen- bathroom nice and good hot shower. Only one flat screen... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The best place to stay! Pet friendly; well equipped rooms, and a pristine stretch of beach far away from the more "touristy" spots. The place is further than a walking distance from restaurants but grills and kitchens are there to use (and why would you want to leave the beach anyway?) JN Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Shell Museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

My friends and I visited Tropical Winds over Labor Day weekend 2012. It was my third time, a friend and her bf's second time and another groups first time. We all loved it and can't wait to go back again. My husband and I relocated from FL to PA and this is the place I go to relax and unwind.... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was very hard to figure out where I wanted to stay on Sanibel Island, since I was choosing from the Web. But Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages turned out to be exactly as billed. Our cottage wasn't directly on the beach (though some of the cottages of Tropical Winds are), but it was literally just feet away--maybe 1/4 of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

It's a step back to a kinder, gentler time at Tropical Winds. It has a row of extraordinarily clean cottages that are comfortable and relaxing. Diane and Sue exhibit the kind of caring and friendly attention that's missing when you rent a high-end condo from a "service". The cottages are a very short distance from the beach through an area... More 

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

the location is exceptional, but that is the best that can be said. The beds are stiff, the kitchen was supplied from a thrift store, and a lot of normal things that you expect would be in the cottage - have to be specially asked for (like beach towels or a pan for the oven) or are just not available... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Located on a non-public access beach, with excellent service from the new managers, Ray and Susan. These are located 'beach front' but are a generous walk to the beach if you are carrying gear. There are other properties on West Gulf Drive that are beach front and steps away from the beach; depends on whether you want distance or seclusion,... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful stay at Tropical Winds September 13-16, 2012. There are many, many reasons for this. I'll name a few. • The units are right on the beach. They are clean and roomy. The kitchen is fully equipped. • Dogs are allowed. • There's a swimming pool. • I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Sue and Joe are the innkeepers really great people..we had a cottage near the ocean and we had our two little dogs they loved the water. I don't want to say anything bad about the cottages because the innkeepers were great and they are new to the property, so my review has nothing to do with then it is the... More 

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Troy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

The best place I have stayed on Sanibel, I wish I would have found this sooner. If you want a nice private , secluded stay this is the place. I cannot say enough of how much I enjoyed my stay here. We stayed in the effciency room 8 and loved it. Perfect get away for two. Pool was also nice... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come experience Sanibel with the charm of Old Style Florida! Located on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the west end of the island, Tropical Winds is tucked away in a very secluded, private setting within a small residential neighborhood. Enjoy one of our beachfront or nearby cottages in our own tropical paradise! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages

Address: 4819 Tradewinds Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2605
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $158 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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