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Beachview Cottages
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very charming cottages!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our cottage was set back which provided additional privacy. We were still close to the beach and loved the short stroll. Most of the other guests had one or two pets. We felt that our pet enjoyed herself as well. Friendly guests and staff. It was a pleasant place to stay. We were really impressed with these cottages and will return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, FL
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed at Beachview Cottages. They really a throwback to a simpler time. This year, we stayed for a week in May in the "big" Unit #22. Steps leading to #22 are quite steep! We had designated parking on the front of the building. The cottages are clean and the staff is responsive. We have young kids, and our requests for things like extra towels were handled quickly. We love that the kitchenette allows us to eat meals "in" if we want to. The kitchen was well stocked. Even though it is tropical, I did not see any bugs in the unit for the duration of our stay. The furniture was a little dated and the couch was scratchy, but we didn't spend very much time in the cottage itself, and the location more than makes up for these little things. I could spend every day of my life walking on the beach in Sanibel, and it would never, ever get old. Even though this unit is the farthest from the beach, you still have a view of the ocean from the porch and you can hear the water, as well. The beach is just a few steps away from the stairs. The beach has amazing shelling and has a super "safe" feel about it. We visited the week after Memorial Day and it was pretty quiet. A lot of the time we had the beach pretty much to ourselves. The location of Beachview is very good, it is kind of "tucked away" a little from the busier parts of the island. There was excellent internet access and a really fun Beachcam. Grandma and Grandpa logged on to the beach cam and were able to see the kids playing on the beach, which was great. Laundry facilities were covered and clean, I actually did some laundry on a rainy day to save the trouble when we got back. We stayed in Unit #18 last year, and liked them both equally. We did get in the pool this year, but it is very very deep and it made me nervous to have all three of our young kids in it simultaneously due to the depth. Many units are pet friendly- the grounds are kept very clean- I never noted pet odors at all. We would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: #22 has a huge porch that faces the water, and separate bedrooms.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank FamilyofG
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Decided spur of the moment to get away for a night and very glad we did. Not only did we get a great rate for booking day of arrival but we were also able to bring our two large dogs with us. That, for me, was the best part. Cottages are quaint and very 50ish. We stayed in #9, a one bedroom with king bed. It is right next to the pool and laundry but there were no issues with noise from either. If you are looking for 5 star accommodations go to one of the fancy hotels nearby. If you are looking for comfortable, relaxed and both family and pet friendly pack your vehicle, pets and groceries and go! We met many return guests with and without pets who said this is their favorite place to stay. The beach was not too crowded and the waves just right. Frontdesk Staff was very personable. Overall, a great getaway!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank AudreyCWS
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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

this was our first time here but by far will not be the last peaceful, relaxing, comfortable, nothing fancy and steps from the beach everyone here is wonderful, friendly and they make you feel like your at home. before we left we booked for next year ! the only negative I would have to say is the a/c noise but they are in the process of updating them all with new units we look forward to our visit next year !! Thank you to all who made us feel welcome !

Room Tip: all cottages are excellent and have just about everything you need in them !
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Michael R
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed with our Golden Retriever Beau in Unit 1 for 5 days. We were a stone-throw to the Gulf. Our unit was clean with up-to-date appliances (except for the AC which was pretty loud and is being replaced this summer) and a perfect size for our large dog. The beach is great for shelling. The sunset sky-splash is awesome. Restaurants are nearby and very dog-friendly. We had some windy weather which presented us and Beau with wave-hopping and limited swimming. We were in Sanibel last year and smoother waters had us swimming much of every day. We have booked a week at Beachview next May; hoping for less wind, but no matter what, we recommend this spot to dog and beach lovers.

Room Tip: We picked a unit with direct (across the sand) Gulf access...some for next year. A bit pricey, but w...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lou B
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights. The service at the front desk was exceptional. Lisa gave us great tips for dining. Relaxed in the pool one afternoon. Water was pleasant. Great beach access. Loved the location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Zihuatlover
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Metropolis, Illinois
Level Contributor
74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Have stayed at Beachview several times and just love it there. Already booked for next year but sure would appreciate a new bed(s). Those in unit seem to be getting old as is the couch. Rusted lampshade needs to be replaced too. However, so many positives...location, pool, dog friendly, Lisa, Bob, Dilya, Johnny, wi-fi, seeing some of the same folks each year. It has become a home away from home.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Beachview Cottages
Address: 3325 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5599
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachview Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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