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Pelicans Roost
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We have just returned from Sanibel Island where we had the good fortune to stay at Pelicans Roost. What a treasure! We stayed in unit 304, top floor. What a tremendous view! The unit was clean, well furnished, with all of the comforts of home. There is a large screen TV in the living room and a 32 inch TV in each of the bedrooms. The unit has many updated features, but most of all, you cannot beat the oceanfront location. The pool was also great. Thank you to Mike K. (owner) and Leslie from the front office for facilitating the rental for us. We could not be more pleased!

Sue & Michele, Hamburg, NY.

Room Tip: All units face the gulf.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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PelicansRoost, Manager at Pelicans Roost, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and comfortable apartment. Pelicans Roost is fortunate in that all units have gorgeous Gulf front views with a variety of newly renovated apartments to choose from. We look forward to your return visit!

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Sanibel Island was quite a discovery for us, it was our first time in 2011 and the Pelican Roost was the best place we could ever find, we stayed in unit 201, we enjoyed our stay so much we declared we would come back, the condo was impeccable, very comfortable, we loved to the ocean view and waking up to the waves sounds every morning… just perfect, it makes me smile just remembering. Having all the commodities like at home is very convenient and so helpful; the children were thrilled and wanted to stay longer; one of the best vacations we have had, my 9 year old still remembers it, his face lightened up when I mentioned we will come back in June 2013, cheers to good times and great memories, Thanks Pelican Roost!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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PelicansRoost, Manager at Pelicans Roost, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Pelicans Roost and that your family has so many fond memories of Sanibel Island.
We look forward to your return visit.
Leslie Samler
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed for a week in April, in unit 101. Much in contrast to a recent review, we found it completely okay. The furniture and the appliances are a bit dated but well maintained and clean. The A/C can be manually adjusted and doesn't create a draft in the bedroom.

Late arrival arrangements had to be made and worked out perfectly.

The proximity to the Holiday Inn may be a bit bothersome (Ioud pool bar music) but only during the day, they stop the music around 8 pm.

The beach is never crowded and beach chairs, parasols and dip nets (for shelling) are provided for free.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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PelicansRoost, Manager at Pelicans Roost, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Pelicans Roost and found it relaxing despite the high season weekend festivities around the Holiday Inn pool. The properties on Sanibel Island are well spaced with plenty of lush vegetation providing a natural buffer for privacy and relaxation. Thanks for your positive comments.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This was our second visit to 304 as we were here last year and we were surprised to see many updates to what we thought was the perfect condo last year. Beautiful new tile floors, double vanities with granite countertops in the bathrooms and granite countertops in the kitchen. The view of the ocean is still incredible with all the large windows in the living room and master bedroom and all the electronic "toys" are still here. Unfortunately this visit has given us a lot of ideas of improvements for our home so this vacation may have been more expensive than we had planned.....The kids loved the beach and collecting lots of shells and making sand castles. We also saw several dolphins playing near shore. Nearby we rode our bikes to Periwinkle Park to visit the parrots and the kids were able to hold the parrots and learn about them. We found out that Libby, a resident at the park, gives a talk about the parrots at 10 AM every day except Sundays and Wednesdays. They also have cages of lemurs which were fun to watch. We will definitely have to do this on future visits because we definitely want to continue coming back to Pelicans Roost and 304 in the future. We had beautiful weather almost every day which was a welcome change from the weather in New England.

Room Tip: 304 was on the third and top floor and was near the elevator which was very convenient. The view wa...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Robert G
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PelicansRoost, Manager at Pelicans Roost, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2013

Thank you for your nice review of Pelicans Roost. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit. Pelicans Roost is fortunate in that all of our units have direct Gulf front locations. With the elevated first floor, all units have an obstructed, stunning view of the beach.

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

This was our first trip to Sanibel Island. We stayed in unit 304, which was fabulous! Very clean and comfortable. Big kitchen, spacious living room and bedrooms and a wonderful screened in porch with an amazing view of the ocean. The unit was perfect for travel with young children and we particularly appreciated that the owner had a practically brand new pack n' play and highchair for our use along with a huge basket of sand toys. We could not have asked for a better vacation spot! We will be back next year!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This was our second year back to Pelicans Roost and 301 and although we thought the condo looked beautiful last year, we found many improverments in 301 since our last visit. All the tile floors have been replaced with a beautiful diagonal porcelain tile and the bathrooms have beautiful double sink vanities with granite countertops. The kitchen was already incredible with stainless Samsung appliances and granite countertops. The other amenities such as a huge HDTV in the livingroom with free Netflix movies and a stereo system called Pandora that allows you to listen to your favorite artist at no charge. There is also a professional treadmill in the master bedroom.
The outside grounds are well manicured with beautiful tall royal palms lining the property. One thing we were amazed was how quiet the pool was, even in peak season. I'm sure it is because the complex is small with only 21 units. It was a vast change from previous large complex condos where the pool was wall to wall adults and children. We feel we are very fortunate to have found Pelicans Roost and unit 301. We will definitely be back for many years as it is truly paradise.

Room Tip: 3rd floor is quieter and has a better view of the ocean. Also 301 was a corner unit which was a lit...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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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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Additional Information about 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 #16 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range: $237 - $514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelicans Roost 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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