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4227 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5199
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sanibel Island
A truly refreshing vacation awaits you at the Blue Dolphin Cottages. We are a family owned, intimate and charming motel situated directly on a tranquil, white sandy beach on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The Blue Dolphin Cottages offers a selection of accommodations in its 9 units, either bright and airy efficiencies or spacious one bedroom suites, all with completely equipped kitchens, phones and cable television. Each unit has a comfortable sun deck surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. With our compliments, you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast every morning. Other free amenities include wifi, parking, beach chairs, umbrellas, and bicycles. No resort fees.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private beach
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Naomi wrote a review Apr 2021
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Very very low key! Nothing fancy about it. However, its 20 feet from your door to the private beach that is nestled in between private homes and therefore very quiet. Small group of bungalows with lots of friendly people. Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: minimal amentiies which allows it to be low priced but beautiful.
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Pamela R wrote a review Mar 2021
Falmouth, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed at the Blue Dolphin Cottages 3 days 2 nights in March, just a quick get away from the Bitter cold in Massachusetts. We were a late arrival an the key was left for us. We were in unit 9. Unit was very clean and very cute. We had a kitchen, living room and bedroom. Full size fridge and well supplied dishes and utensils. The beach was just outside within a 30 second walk. Our first night the sunset was amazing. Woke up the next morning at 7 and walked the beach finding shells and saw many dolphins. Some within 20 feet of the shore. Close to everything. Spent our full day down on Captiva which was beautiful. The sink came in handy for washing our shells. The beach was beautiful and went swimming every am at 7 am. The Blue Dolphin exceeded our expectations and was the perfect beach getaway. Hope to be back again soon.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: All the room locations were perfect.
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Sharon N wrote a review Mar 2021
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Blue Dolphin is fantastic from the staff to the beach. Staff was great, pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable. I asked about an iron and when one could not be found the Manager went to Amazon and ordered a new one for me and had it overnighted!! The room we had was cozy and just great for 2 people. The entire area was maintained beautifully. Beach was right there and there were plenty of lounge chairs for all. Umbrellas were available and so were beach toys and shovels for shelling. Blue Dolphin is close to great shopping and restaurants and grocery stores. So convenient to everything. I have to tell you that the WiFi was a bit sketchy but otherwise all was great. Oh and be sure to bring bug spray! Remember you are on a tropical island ok. I will certainly keep them at the top of my list for the next time.
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Date of stay: March 2021
IKE48 wrote a review Feb 2021
Holland, Michigan636 contributions150 helpful votes
Fantastic property with the 8A studio a great room. A true place to escape to from the business of life & the island itself. The hosts are gracious and cater to your needs. 8A is an efficiency with a small fridge/freezer unit, regular coffee maker (provide coffee & filters), silverware, plates, etc. only drawback is you clean the dishes in bathroom sink. Spacious seating area and nice bathroom. PROS: Provide free access or beach chairs & umbrellas, bicycles, beach toys/noodles, beach towels, packaged danish/fruit available daily, quiet air conditioning/heating unit, secluded location CONS: SLOW internet service and almost no cell service(entire island has poor cell coverage),
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Date of stay: February 2021
john w wrote a review Feb 2021
Wilmington, North Carolina24 contributions4 helpful votes
Visited Sanibel for the first time. We picked this place from the reviews given. Did not disappoint. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are very clean. Walking distance to the water .Will be visiting again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Dolphin Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Sanibel Island Farmer's Market (3.2 miles), Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (3.1 miles), and J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Joey's Custard, Mad Hatter Restaurant, and Bleu Rendezvous French Bistro.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Dolphin Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Sanibel Historical Museum and Village (3.1 miles) and USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef (1.7 miles).
Does Blue Dolphin Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.