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“301 has is all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pelicans Roost

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Pelicans Roost
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st. louis, missouri
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“301 has is all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

This was our first time to Sanibel Island and Pelicans Roost. We stayed in #301 which is a corner unit that directly faces the beach/ocean and is spacious, clean, nicely decorated with many updates, and most importantly has a fantastic view of the ocean from both the master bedroom and the living room. There are sliding glass windows and doors in the master and sliding glass doors in the living room that you can open to hear the ocean and feel the breeze which was exactly what we were looking for. There is a comfortable leather recliner that swivels around to face the ocean and you can take a nap there with the sliding doors open so you can see the beach and hear the ocean. The screened in patio also has comfortable furniture, making it the perfect place to eat meals or just relax, which was important for us to get the beach/ocean experience while still being able to stay in the shade, since we have a 6 month old. I had originally booked a room at a nice hotel on the marina until I found this gem- what a mistake it would have been to stay at the marina hotel. This was about the same price and it was right on the beach and much more spacious and had all the amenities we needed. It was equipped with everything you wanted for a relaxing stay and the owner seems to have thought of everything to make your time there comfortable and fun. When we inquired about if there was a pack n play availabe, the owner purchased a brand new one, as well as a high chair, for our stay! You cannot beat this kind of attention to detail and to our needs! The pool was never crowded, despite us being there during the busy season, which I'm sure is due to Pelicans Roost being a small complex. We were so happy we had not booked a place at one of the bigger complexes on the island, in which most of the units do not have an oceanfront view and the pool would have been much more loud and crowded at these places. There is not a thing we would have changed about our stay in #301, and we will definitely book there again!

Room Tip: Recommend a third floor unit, since the view is better
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bilting, Ashford, Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit to Sanibel Island and we had booked Pelicans Roost through an internet booking company. When we arrived the lady in the office (I think her name was Lesley) had no record of our arrival (or stay come to that!). However, in what was a potentially stressful situation she could not have been calmer or more reassuring that it would and could be sorted. She accommodated us in one unit for two nights then moved us for the remaining three nights. Both units were very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. The resort itself has a pool and a boardwalk to the beach. It is ideally located just a short walk (or drive) from some excellent restaurants. I can't comment on other locations in Sanibel Island but I would certainly stay here again on any future visit.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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PelicansRoost, Manager at Pelicans Roost, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your kind comments on TripAdvisor. We rarely have a problem with unexpected reservations but when this occurs we do our best to accommodate our guests.
We were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that changing apartments was not an inconvenience.
Looking forward to your return visit.
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We've stayed at other condos on Sanibel in the past and a friend told us about Pelican's Roost and especially unit 304. WOW! This was definitely the best condo we've stayed at. It was gorgeous, directly faced the water with beautiful palms and rolling waves. The condo was absolutely beautiful with a modern kitchen, beautiful bathrooms and all the comforts of home including a huge flat screen HDTV and Blu-Ray DVD in the living room with free Netflix and free Pandora stereo. All the bedrooms had nice size flat screen TV's with Blu-Ray DVD players. Also there was a library of several books. Beside shelling on the beach, we enjoyed the beautiful pool and took advantage of the barbeque grills. In the evening, when it was cooler, we played tennis on the beautiful lighted tennis courts. The elevator was a great convenience. It was nice to have on-site personnel and Carl the maintenance person was friendly and accomodating. There was even a pond with a resident alligator and several turtles which the kids enjoyed as a special treat. 304 is on the top floor with an incredible view of the beach. We will certainly be back to Pelican's Roost unit 304 and we will also recommend it to our friends who plan to come to Sanibel.

Room Tip: Top Floor is usually quieter
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We think this is the best condo on the island. It is well managed with onsite people. It has a nice location to get to places and avoid the traffic. The property has a nice design and getting to the beach or pool is easy. Each condo is gulf front; the master bed room is gulf front with a nice picture window. One can lie in bed and look out at the gulf and hear the waves at night. The picture window allows one to take pictures without distortion from a screen.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I've been coming to Sanibel for many years staying in unit 306 every time. The unit is on the third floor with great views and was newly renovated within the last 2 years with beautiful Kitchen cabinets with granite counters. It is also decorated very nicely by the owner whom I understand is a renowned interior designer.

I'd highly recommend Pelicans Roost for its fantastic location, the bike trails, easy access to the restaurants and its great beach access. The condo grounds have a beautiful pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts and brick paved parking lot with community grills.

We love it and will continue to come back for many years to come

Room Tip: Room 306 is newly renovated with beautiful decor. It is on the top floor with the best ocean views.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

My sister and I came here to celebrate my 60th birthday. It was the PERFECT place for me! I love the ocean, and the view from Unit 301 was incredible. Sunrises over the ocean were breathtaking from the large glass window in my bedroom. We don't have palm trees in Pennsylvania and there was one right outside the window. The landscaping is lush, green and gorgeous. The kitchen is ultra modern -- everything and anything you need is here. There is a washer and dryer in this unit which was very convenient. We were especially thrilled by the dinnerware and decor. Beach-themed plates and mugs and pictures of seabirds everywhere. Truly stunning decorations! The unit was clean, spacious, and simply beautiful. Leslie, the Manager, was most helpful in answering our questions. The official greeter is Lulu, her West Highland Terrier whose kisses were the highlight of my day. The screened in balcony was the icing on the birthday cake. A peaceful, bug-free place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, any meal, or just a relaxing evening. The sounds of the ocean resonate deeply when you're in such a state of being. Vacations just don't get any better than this!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

This was an awesome condo! We would definitely recommend it to anyone. It has everything you could possibly need - beach towels, beach chairs and toys, fabulous pool, tremendous view - you name, they have it!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pelicans Roost
Address: 605 Donax St, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6798
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelicans Roost 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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