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“Excellent Secluded Beach Getaway in Sanibel Island”

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Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
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“Excellent Secluded Beach Getaway in Sanibel Island”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Thanks to Ellen and Isaac, my sister and I had a wonderful 2 days with our dog. We were late in booking a short getaway and Ellen went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of. Even though we had to move to another cottage for the 2nd day of our stay, the staff made the move very easy for us. The cottages are a short walk to the beautiful secluded beach. They have chairs and umbrellas available for guests use at all times, so no need to bring beach furniture. (We wish we had known that in advance because we brought too much stuff). The pool was very nice and the cottages are clean. We were pleasantly surprised to find out how accomodating everyone in Sanibel was to our little Pomeranian puppy. He was welcomed almost everywhere, including the patios of the resturants we visited (of course, he is cute and well-behaved). Eating at the Island Cow and a visit to the John "Ding" Darling Wildlife Preserve were definitely highlights of the visit to Sanibel. Thanks for the very pleasant respite from the concrete and traffic of Miami!

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Garner, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Amazing Place, we LOVED the entire place. The cottage was perfect. The people were super nice and it was sooo close to the beach! cant wait to go back! The pool was great, the shells were amazing and it was so close to the very private beach. If you are looking for a place that is a good deal and that is secluded, away from the masses of people, this is your place!

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Thanks to Ellen, Isaac, and the rest of the staff at Tropical Winds, our family had an even better time this year than last year. The services they provided throughout the entire stay, the response time and the flexibility in providing the services, and the friendliness were very much appreciated. From booking to the very last day of our stay, the service was fantastic!

We had three rooms on the beach this year. My parents loved that the units were on the beach. We fished, swam, biked, shelled, barbequed, watched the sunsets and sunrises, and had coconut water (thanks Isaac!!). Absolutely fantastic vacation!

Room Tip: Try to get the units on the beach, it is worth the extra money!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

The unit was perfect for our needs and what wasn't stocked (a blender) was provided quicker than we could unload the car! Everyone was friendly and willing to help. The beach was just a short walk away with fabulous sunsets and a multitude of shells! We went for a bike ride and stopped for a keylime pie on a stick treat...yum!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

this was a quick getaway trip --just what i needed to relax and recharge. the accommodations were adequate it was so relaxing just to sit on the porch and enjoy the gulf breeze. we had an efficiency, close walk to the beach for shelling. the pool was fantastic for cooling off after a long hot day. we had decided not to cook meals, but will reconsider that next time, as the kitchen is well stocked they supply beach chairs and umbrellas, which is really nice to not have to bring that stuff extra picnic tables and bbq pits are right out front to use. i would recommend tropical winds to anyone who needs that "just get away" place. i plan to go back real soon. diana

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

it was a last minute perfect get away for myself and my two boxers!!! One of the only places where dogs of all sizes are allowed and welcomed. Most families had their pets with them. I opted for their efficiency, which Ellen had informed me was very small. But perfect for me!!! Everything was clean (they are doing some renovating). It is old florida key style! The staff is very friendly and helpful. The beach water front is a short walk away, but it seems most of the properties sit a short walk up the beach. Like I said perfect little get away, to just relax and enjoy the simple things of life!

Room Tip: would not recommend efficency for more then one person
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Weston, fl
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We stayed in a cottage for a family vacation. The furniture and kitchen were old and run down as expected from an old beach resort but the part I did not like was the dirtiness of the place. The floors were dirty ( with dog hair), the tub was dirty with a leak in it, and the sheets and blankets were all dirty and smelled like they were never washed. There were also roaches and roach traps in all the cabinets. The cottage was fairly close to the beach but unfortunately there was a tropical storm and we couldn't enjoy it. I do not recommend this place unless you just want to bring your dog and be close to the beach. It is also very far to anything by bike or walking.

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Property: Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
Address: 4819 Tradewinds & Jamaica Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2605
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience Sanibel with the charm of Old Style Florida! Located on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the west end of the island, Tropical Winds is tucked away in a very secluded, private setting within a small residential neighborhood. Enjoy one of our beachfront or nearby cottages in our own tropical paradise! ... more   less 
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