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Sanibel Cottages Resort
Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I have been been coming to Sanibel since I was a child and am happy to now be bringing my own children to this beautiful island! I have stayed all over the island and can honestly say that this has been our best stay yet. We were able to swap out time share here. The units are huge and very very nice. The grounds are very lovely with beautiful tropical plants and a pond in the middle. Everything there had a very regal feel! A++++++++

  • Stayed: October 2012
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9  Thank krissyGreensboro_GA
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Gorgeous property and very clean. Just a few drawbacks for my husband and I. Management has limited hours. We are timeshare owners and traded in. We usually stay at more resort like places and this was definately not resort like at all. No bar or restaurant on property or nearby. If you like quiet and relaxation, this is absolutely the place for you. Pool is small so during season, you may find it crowded. Also, there are no lounges or umbrellas to sit under on the beach. You must rent them from the office. Also, no amenities provided for the condo. Make sure you are aware for this fact. You must buy everything you need, down to salt and pepper if you are going to cook. Again, most of the places we have stayed have been high end condo resorts so it is unfair to compare a small condo property to any of the larger places we have stayed. This is really a beautiful place as long as you love seclusion and want only a nice pool and beach and plan on driving somewhen for drinks and dinner.

Room Tip: The Sunset Building has great views of the Ocean.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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13  Thank Carole517
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This resort is "outstanding" a cut above the rest.

Beautiful vacation spot - Look forward to coming every year....cleanliness is outstanding feature....the management and staff keep this place in excellent condition.

Resort is easy to find, and yet it is hidden from view from the road.....

I just love the Cottages - can't say enough about it.

Room Tip: There is no restaurant on site, but the market and eating places are very close by.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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8  Thank Judy M
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

The location of this property is great - steps to the beach. It has great access to the many bike trails on the island. Local bike rental businesses will deliver and pick up bikes directly to the property including bike helmets and locks. The 2 story buildings (no elevator) are set up in a "horseshoe" fashion with a large pond and gazebo in the center. The pool/hot tub are located on a lawn just in front of the beach...The units, 2BR/2BA are very nicely laid out. Our unit was on the 2nd floor which afforded a great view of the gulf with a very large outdoor balcony which also had a large screened porch with table/chairs for outdoor dining. Master bedroom quite large with plenty of storage space - large bathroom had large soaking tub and separate show - 2nd BR had 2 twin beds and bathroom had combo shower/tub. Washer/dryer in the unit which is always appreciated as it allows you to pack a lot less and avoid the hassle of having to check bags at the airport. Would love to come back again!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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10  Thank MarinaUW
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Right by the beach but so green and beautiful around the pool and condo. First class facilities and very well maintained by very helpful staff. Reluctant to publish this in case the spell is broken, but maybe mr Frommer has done that by making Sanibel his personal no1

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
10  Thank costadelsolent
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

On March 31, 2012 we drove from Key West, Florida to the Sanibel Cottages in Sanibel Island, Florida, to find this resort to be wonderful! When we checked into our room, it was clean, smelled great, and was more than we expected. Our unit was #110 which had a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico which was stunning, and the 2 bedroom 2 bath unit was spacious and very up to date as far as the fixtures and furniture. Overall this resort made us feel welcome and 'at home. The atmosphere of the resort was very inviting, warm feeling, and comfortable. What was really amazing was that we went during Spring break time and yet the resort was not crowded with too many people. There were kids of all ages enjoying the various amenities of the resort which only added to the charm. It is definitely a place we will come back to, and will recommend it to everyone we know. Thanks Sanibel Cottages for providing us such a great place to stay for our 2nd week of vacation in Florida!

Room Tip: I believe every room will have a great view of the ocean. But #110 had a direct view!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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15  Thank ExplorerScott
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

We stayed at the cottages during spring break. It was very quiet and peaceful. The beach and pool were both very nice and clean. We stayed on the top floor so it was a haul to carry our luggage and groceries up the stairs. Consider this if you have elderly or handicap persons in your party. Also the floors are not soundproof so I am sure the people under us could hear us. I would not want to be on the bottom floor. The cottage was spacious and beautiful and the screened in porch was a delight. Enjoyed morning coffee and evening cocktails everyday bug free with a wonderful gulf view.

Room Tip: No elevators. Lots of stairs to the top unit and the floors are not soundproof, so the bottom units...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank nursedocstl4
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Address: 2341 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6001
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #29 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanibel Cottages Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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