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Mitchell's Sandcastles
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We stayed at Mitchell's for the 2nd time from April 27th through May 4th in the Dunes 1 Bedroom cottage (recently renovated and very nice). We were a little nervous as it was our first vacation with our 7-month-old son. Mitchell's had a brand new pack n play and high-chair waiting for us in the unit when we arrived (that's service!) We love everything about Mitchell's. We love the location (in a residential part of Sanibel, the beach is virtually deserted), the amenities (pools, beach chairs, umbrellas, grills with each unit, laundry on-site, helpful staff) , and the laid-back feel of the place (many friendly, repeat guests we know by name). This coming April we are actually renting the Ocean Mist and bringing grandma too! We are frequent vacationers and have been all over. Other than our 2 week honeymoon to Hawaii, our two trips to Mitchell's have been our favorite vacations and we hope to continue to make this an annual trip for our family. We can't say enough good things about Mitchell's and Sanibel Island...Plan a trip! You won't be disappointed!

Room Tip: Learning from experience the cottages towards the ocean front seem to book up the most quickly. Sea Star, Sea Spray, Dunes, #1, #2...they all have killer views and are steps from the beach. Ocean Mist is a 3 bedroom and closest to the water...that is the one we are staying in next time :)
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank af_martini
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Stayed at Mitchell's over Labor Day with our 2 dogs. We'll certainly be returning. We stayed in the Sand Dollar and it was a very short walk to the beach. The cottages are very quaint and have everything you would need to feel at home. Beach chairs and umbrella are provided for your beach trip. They even have an ample assortment of bicycles to use at no extra charge. We utilized them several times to ride over to the restaurants for breakfast and dinner. Each evening, we took the short stroll to the beach to enjoy the magnificent sunsets.
We have already checked on availability for the upcoming holidays. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Just got back from 2 wonderful relaxing days at Mitchells Sandcastles. It is exactly what we were looking for.....We stayed in the Sand Dollar which has been completely renovated this past year. Each unit has everything you need. Just bring your bathing suit !! Screened in porch perfect for eating our steamed shrimp, clams and cold beer. The beach was amazing! NO ONE on it. Loved getting up early each morning to go shelling and just sit on the beach watching the sun come up with my dog and husband..Sunsets are even better !!!!! Our thanks to Joel and his staff !!!! WE WILL BE BACK FOR SURE !!! Looking into a family re-union there.

Room Tip: You do not have to have OCEAN FRONT..Each cottage is just steps away from the beach.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dexter M
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We stayed at Mitchell's on the second leg of our vacation after visiting Orlando and I must say how relaxing and peaceful this property truly is. Our cottage was cozy and the beach was literally empty, if there were ever more than 8 people on the beach at a time, I certainly did not see them. The shelling was amazing, our girls never had so much fun. The amount of bird wildlife, crabs at night, and the dolphins that literally swam within 40 feet of my husband to catch a fish....AMAZING! Rooms were clean, loved the memory foam mattress!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Beach Comber and the Sand Piper, and the Beach Comber was our favorite of the two. Both clean, cozy and very adorable.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Boopty
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We are a couple of flyfishers, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and we are used to travel all over the world for flyfishing, both in fresh and salt water.
Although Sanibel could not be considered a flyfishing top destination, its beaches offers something very special: the possibilty os snook fly fishing from the dand, without guides or any special permissions. And from May to September the fishing could be amazing!
We have been at Mitchell's Sandcastles in June, 2011 and in April 2012; and we love!
Nicely apointed cottage, very clean, with a lot of room that fits perfectly our big luggage (we were fishing previously in Yucatán for 20 days, so we had a lot of lugagge, plus all professional fishing tackle), with a nice and new bathroom, where everything works porperly.
And the kitchen is complete, with all we need to cook...And, we love to cook too, much more than go to restaurants.
We did not use the pool, because we fished or rided bicycles all day long, but a couple travellig along us liked it.
The beach is a step away from the cottage, crowded with shells, clear and warm waters and challenging snooks swimming no more than 30 feet from you.
The small staff is friendly and Joel "is the guy"!
Next year we will fish in Belize and in Bahamas, but in the last week of your trip we will on Sand Castle again.
We loved the island and this cottages!
Luiz and Jacquelline

PS: nice place for families with children...nice option for a relax after a week in Disney parks

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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