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“Family Vacation”
Review of Pelicans Roost

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Pelicans Roost
Frankfort, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family Vacation”
Reviewed June 22, 2010

After Christmas our family decided to take a family vacation, 6 adults and 2 children. We use to vacation on Sanibel Island in the late 70's early 80's and thought it would be nice to visit the island again. We checked several condos' but decided to stay at Pelican's Roost. We booked 3 units and they were all really nice, clean and well equipped. All the rooms had great views of the ocean and beach. Also the office manager Leslie and Carl were great and very helpful with our needs. Thanks to Pelican's Roost for such a great family vacation and great memories.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
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Nashua, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2009

We have stayed at Pelicans Roost for the last three years, renting with others in our family. The condos all have wonderful gulf views and have everything one could need to enjoy a beach vacation.
This past summer we decided to try a different condo. When making our selection, we looked at the descriptions of the units at the website. Some were listed as smoking units, some did not make reference to smoking.
When we arrived and found our unit, there was a strong smoke smell in the unit. We reported the smell immediately and were informed that the owner does allow smoking, but does not list it as a smoking unit. We asked to be moved, but all the units were occupied for the week, so we suffered through with a dozen scented candles constantly burning.
Be sure to ask the manager specifically about smoking if this is an issue for you. Do not rely on the website information.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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2 Thank D_M_New_England
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Philadelphia,PA
1 review
Reviewed November 2, 2009

We have been staying at Pelicans Roost for the past four years and have many memories to last a lifetime! My husband,two daughters,and I awake early every morning to go "shelling" on the beach,which is a short walk from Pelicans Roost where every condo enjoys an ocean view! Last year,we celebrated our 10 year anniversary together by renewing our wedding vows right on the beach at sunset with our two girls and parents at our side. The girls enjoy the pool all day and at Happy Hour--we walk over to Jacaranda's for some tasty 1/2 price appetizers and a cocktail! Later,we watch the sun set off our Pelicans Roost balcony and retreat to the master bedroom to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. Paradise in the States!

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Thank cooperman9
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litktybg
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2009

We have been going to Pelicans roost for a long time and we love it. The manager like us all has good days and bad days. The only time I see her is checking in and checking out. It is so beautiful there. We have our coffee on the porch in the morning and see Dolphins feeding, birds everywhere, and there is always a couple of bunnies playing in the yard. There is an elevator that helps with luggage and groceries. The trolly will come pick you up and take you to Sanibel Harbor where there are some great snorkeling and marine biology trips. Shopping and eating are great. A short drive to Captiva to the muckey Duck or Bubble room will fill you up. There are also fun trips to Cayo Costa for snorkeling. It is a wonderful family place and I recommend it to everyone

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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home
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2008

Have been going to Pelicans Roost for years. The site is well kept, pool and beach furniture updated regularly. The condos are the same size as most 2 bedrooms on the island and are nicely decorated. The location is great, just a short bike ride to the DQ, and our favorite....the Pink Flamingo! One of the best things about renting at Pelicans Roost is the on site manager. Leslie has helped us out in a pinch with so many things over the years...she once directed us to a fantastic Pediatricians office in Ft Meyers when we had a VERY sick child on vacation years back.
I highly recommend a visit! (Young Familes over spring break time, honeymooners might want to avoid march!)

  • Liked — hearing the waves crash on the shore at night
  • Disliked — when other guests leave their beach chairs out all day...it clutters the view!
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled with family
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Thank shelleybelljones
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2007

We had been staying at Pelican's Roost for 25 years, but we're done with it. The current office manager has ruined it for us. Now we stay at Tarpon Beach - better location, bigger pool, more updated units and a far friendlier staff.

  • Liked — The unit itself was nice
  • Disliked — The office manager is awful
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled with family
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8 Thank ChitownChicago
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Rolla, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2007

We have stayed at Pelican's Roost several times. Great location, great stretch of beach, luxurious accommodations. Each unit is a large, 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with small kitchen and large living /dining room combination. Having a washer/dryer in the unit is great, too. Staff on site during the day are helpful. Also has nice pool, two tennis courts, and BBQ grills.

  • Liked — Direct access to a great stretch of beach.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — This stretch of beach is the best on Sanibel
  • Stayed May 2006, traveled with family
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Thank RonWhite
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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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