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Sanibel Arms West Condominium
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Condo's are cute and clean. In a great location right on the beach with boat docks across the street for you use. Staff is friendly and pool is beautiful and clean. Beach chairs are also provided on sight. I highly recommend Sanibel Arms West!

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Stayed here for a week, apartment with 2 bedrooms (all units have 2 bedrooms) overlooking the beach. To us, it was worth the extra $ to see and hear the ocean 24/7. The apartment has a large kitchen/livingroom/diningroom section. Kitchen is small and has basic, low quality equipment to make simple meals. Place is clean and nicely furnished (each unit is individually owned, so furnishings vary).
There is no maid service and you have to purchase basic supplies such as toilet paper, which is a bit bizarre. The office staff is friendly, but only available 8am-430pm. There are rental bikes available for a modest fee ($40/week or $5 for 2 hours). The pool is nice, and general amenities include BBQs. The island has all the necessary shops and restaurants (the latter leave a lot to be desired).
Sanibel Island is clearly paradisiacal and it is fun to be here. Sanibel Arms West is a nice place to enjoy that special white sand paradise for a while.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Sanibel arm's west is a great and relaxing location! It is adjacent to a beautiful and clean beach. We saw the sun rise here and went to Bowman's beach to see the sun set. The office lets us rent out bikes and umbrellas, and beach chairs are free and shared by the condo. The condo is located near shops and restaurants! We were lucky to have a peaceful and fun trip. We recommend kayaking in the mangroves and experiencing the island beyond the beach. We stayed in M5 which has a washer and dryer and kitchen cooking pans and amenities.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Sanibel Arms West is located right on the beach, and quite near the downtown. The pool is lovely with a screened covering (so its always very clean) and its heated. We are staying in M5, which has a courtyard view. From the masterbedroom there is a smaller balcony that looks over the pool. The whole condo is newly redone, with a huge tv, and a beautiful kitchen. The twin bedroom is also very nice, with its own bathroom for the kids. We are really enjoying this condo, and will definitely return.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

My family and I just returned from a three-night stay at SAW, and it was wonderful! We stayed in a partial gulf-view condo (G1) which was perfect for three adults and two children. The unit was spacious, clean, and comfortable, and the reservation, check-in, and checkout process was smoother than I have ever experienced (a special thanks to Steve for helping us book the reservation). All units have two full bedrooms and two baths, and you are able to view accurate photos of each condo on their website before booking. The unit featured an open kitchen layout with every appliance and utensil you could need, we had a stackable washer and dryer in the unit, a sleeper sofa in the living room, two screened patios, king bed in the master, and two twins in the second bedroom. Our unit was just steps from the beach which was extremely convenient when traveling with kids, and you are able to park right next to your unit. If you are looking for comfort, cleanliness, and convenience, this is the place for you! Although daily housekeeping is not provided, you are not required to clean when you leave (we did anyway). This is such a family-friendly resort, everyone was wonderful, and our family had a great time! Highly recommend SAW!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

My family and I have loved Sanibel Arms West for over 40 years and are always thrilled to stay there. The gulf views are breathtaking and one of the closest to the gulf of Mexico water! Beautiful manicured property with gorgeous palm trees. So many wonderful memories have been made at Sanibel Arms West.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

We just completed 4 days in Sanibel with our two children. It was our first time in Sanibel and loved every minute of this very relaxing island. Sanibel Arms is a very clean condo community with some buildings right on the beach. We stayed at K-1, a two bedroom, two bath unit with two king beds. It looked as if the sofa is a pull out but we didn't use it. For its age, the unit is very nicely kept up with a brand new washer and dryer which helps make for a nice vacation. Not all units have a Washer/Dryer. You should ask before booking your unit. K-1 is not right on the beach but it is so close, you can set up on the beach and still go back for snacks/drinks as the day goes on. We visited four different public beaches on the island, including one in Captiva and by far, the beach at Sanibel Arms has the best shelling and sand. It is much finer and not at all crowded. After reading some of the reviews, I was worried about the staff but we found that everyone was very pleasant and didn't need help with anything other than ants in the kitchen and bathrooms. They were at our unit soon after we called and the ants were gone the rest of the trip. My understanding is that ants come with beach life in Sanibel so no complaints on ants from us. Sanibel Arms got right on the problem, though. There are beach chairs available to use on the beach, rinsing stations off the beach so no need for a sandy stay. I would highly recommend Sanibel Arms to families. Remember that you may not get an upgraded unit but they seem to be well kept.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sanibel Arms West Condominium

Address: 827 E Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7001
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $208 - $340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sanibel Arms West Condominium 3*
Number of rooms: 104
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