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Gulf Breeze Cottages
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed in one of the cottages. Beautiful. The sounds of the surf and the privacy of the cottages and the entire property made us feel as though we were in a secret hideaway. Very clean. Wood floors. Cathedral ceiling. Sitting porch. Sun room. Excellent value.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

I'm here now and enjoying the laid back atmosphere and the beyond beautiful beach. This place is absolutely gorgeous. Quiet, calm and perfect for us city folks who needs a few days of R&R. The only thing we can hear is the ocean and the crickets at night. Kids love it and so do we. We can honestly recommend Gulf Breeze Cottages, clean, safe and so lovely.

Room Tip: Cottage 11, closest to the beach.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Stayed at Gulf Breeze Cottages in September 2013. We were a party of three so booked a two bedroom cottage. I slept in the twin room. I loved the bedding...bedspreads with shell pattern and sheets also had a sea theme. The accomodation is homely, well equipped and extremely clean. We had a short walk from our cottage to the beach..everything needed for a day on the beach is provided, chairs, parasols and towels...just make sure you take sunscreen also bug spray, we were bitten when out and about. There are excellent restaurants. Loved Sanibel and Captivia Island. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Barbara K
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed here in August 2013 with my brother and sister. We had 2 bedrooms, 1 with twin beds and it was perfect. The kitchen was fully equipped, everything was clean and all the extras were very convenient. Beach towels, umbrellas, grill, ac. The beach was a short walk--we were in unit 9 which is furthest from the beach except for the cottages outside the complex. There was a library of books to borrow, DVDs and videos--everything you could possibly need. The ac worked beautifully. It is an older, old Florida setup and very delightful.

Room Tip: Some rooms do not have a view of the water/beach. If you need that be sure to ask for a beach front...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank patnatros
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Gulf Breezes is a series of simple, a bit tired, but very clean cottages right on the beach in Sanibel Island. At first glance, their age and wear may leave you hesitant. But the experience is simple, relaxed. . . Like going back to a simple, less stressful time. The service is good, the cottages quaint, the beach beautiful. The location is also fantastic. Rent a bike and get around on the bike 90 percent of the time. If you are looking to melt your stress away, I highly recommend these. Great for families or couples.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage we were in. We felt as though time went back to 1960, these cottages are pure enjoyment! While having all of the modern amenities, the cottages are quaint, clean and within steps to the beach! The staff were very helpful and prompt with any request we had. We will most certainly go back and book here again! It was near perfection!

Room Tip: we had a double decker apartment studio which was nice, but next time we will book a single unit cot...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

We have made Sanibel a twice (or more) yearly visit and have done our share of research on places to stay...so far we have stayed in 4 beach cottages and THIS was by far the BEST. It was directly on the beach- super clean (which is hard to find in the older cottages) and perfect living space for our family of 4 (2 toddlers.) We stayed in Cottage 11- "Jimmy" was AWESOME with booking us in last minute and super accommodating (THANK YOU JIMMY!). "Art" was also very friendly when checking in :).The price for what you get could not be compared... we hope to make this our new "home away from home."

They provide all the kitchen utensils/pots/pans you need...fresh towels whenever you need them :)

If you have young children take advantage of the toys they provide- instead of packing your own!

My *only* suggestion is that you guys get some pillow toppers for the beds, they were a little hard for me~ ;)

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Megan O
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Additional Information about Gulf Breeze Cottages

Address: 1081 Shell Basket Ln, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6819
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $194 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gulf Breeze Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our beautifully decorated cottages and efficiencies feature a living room, dining area, central air conditioning, Satellite TV, VCR and wireless Internet. Cottages with kitchens are fully equipped, while efficiency units feature stove top, microwave and refrigerator. All household linens are supplied and there is on-site laundry available.We are proud to provide our guests with ultra-clean, modern accommodations! ... more   less 
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