Both as a child and an adult, I've been on many beach trips to Florida over the last three decades. I'd have to say that my recent trip to Sanibel with my wife and kids was the best one yet (we arrived at the end of April and left in early May). For one, Sanibel Island is a perfect vacation spot for a family with small children (I have an 18 month old and a 4 year old). The island and beaches are quiet and low key. The beach certainly lives up to the hype...endless variety of shells, dolphins swimming close to shore, and plenty of space to spread out on the beach.
The Sanibel Arms Condominiums were perfect for our trip to Sanibel. The staff was extremely helpful, attentive, and kind throughout our stay. We were thoroughly impressed by how well kept and maintained the entire property was while we stayed. Our condo, H3, was exceptionally clean, cozy, and well decorated. H3 did not have a bathtub, but only a shower...it made things a little difficult with our 18 month old. H3 also has a dishwasher and washer/dryer right in the unit. We also had beach towels, beach chairs, and a beach umbrella in our unit which was nice. There have been several other comments on tripadvisor stating that the wi-fi is poor. My laptop picked it up great from our unit, but our building was also right next to the clubhouse which had the wireless router. Thus plan accordingly if you're in a unit further away.
We hope to visit again in the near future!
A few NOTES:
There are several grills on the premise which was great! We grilled almost every night. They also have A LOT of bikes to rent, if desired. If you rent a unit in building A, B, or C that is dock side, it is still only a short walk to the beach. The pool is very nice, but definitely on the small side. There is no outdoor hot tub on the premise. Not every unit has a private porch that is screened.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sanibel Arms the ultimate vacation hideaway. Offering privately owned condominium rentals in a relaxed tropical environment. Our Island is a peaceful paradise with incredible people and we provide an affordable mix of privacy, and amenities. Located on the Gulf side of the Island, Sanibel Arms is a charming vacation spot. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sanibel Arms Condominiums Hotel Sanibel Island