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“Greast place to relax and unwind without the crowds”

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Periwinkle Cottages of Sanibel
Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Greast place to relax and unwind without the crowds”
Reviewed January 13, 2008

My wife and I have stayed at this cottage resort twice, our first time in 2006 and again in 2007. Mark and Kathy, as noted in previous review, are indeed excellent hosts and have always gone out of their way to make sure we were satisfied and that everyone of our needs was met. The first time we came in 2006, we stayed in the "sandpiper" cottage, this is perfect for couples; the cottage is very well furnished, clean and comfortable and walks out to a gazebo which is near the pond in the back of the property, you might even see a gator there once in awhile ( he he), we saw a small one our first year there but it didn't seem too interested in making friends with any humans; getting back the cottage itself, it is furnished with all appliances, a fully stocked kitchen with a coffee maker even, plenty of towels and all necesary for a stress free stay; if you want to save on eating out, get your own groceries in nearby Ft Myers or on Sanibel if you don't mind cooking, the kitchen makes this possible. You get a complimentary use of beach chairs/umbrella and even a parking pass to the beach that is down the road form the resort. THE MAIN POINT HERE IS, THIS UNSPOILED AND UNCROWDED so if you are looking for this kind of atmosphere, you came to the right place. The second year we came back, in 2007, we opted for the bigger IBIS cottage, again..........clean, comfortable with the exception that it's bigger and accomodates more people, one of our family members joined us later on in the week so worked out perfect. The resort itself is right up the road from the beach, a pristine beach that is.............or it's a short drive from Bowman's beach or other aea beaches, including Captiva Island. If driving is not your thing, there are complimentary bikes you can use, first come first serve, but we have always been able to use them when we wanted to. Mark and Kathy do a great job here of providing reasonable, clean and comfortable lodging, in a resort that is away from the crowds and resort settting, but definately cheaper than what you would expect to pay for a week's stay in the dead of winter at Sanibel, if you compare prices with other resorts, it is not even a comparison. It is not a fancy, or high tech resort with all the gimmicks by any means, but the charm, excellent hosts and location away from the crowds definately makes up for it; these are older cottages that have been well maintained and if you are looking for a place to just relax in, this is it, we will DEFINATELY be back there...........Well done Mark and Kathy !!!

  • Liked — Quiet, away from crowded resorts...
  • Disliked — a little outdated, but well kept
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2007

My husband and I celebrated our 29th anniversary at Periwinkle Cottages from 11/29/07 through 12/6/07!! The owners Kathy and Mark are great hosts and checkin/out was a breeze. They have re-furbished the four cottages on the property that make you feel right at home with key amenities such as a well-applianced kitchen with all cookware, coffeemaker, toaster & microwave. The cottages are very clean and freshly painted.

The furniture and bedding is comfortable and the appliances are in top condition. You have a lovely front porch and BBQ grill with three of the cottages. The Sandpiper cottage has a wonderful access to a secluded pond and is perfect for a couple's stay. All cottages have access to complimentary beach chairs, beach umbrellas, bicycles and a nice hotub. Guests have complimentary beach access. The beach is pristine and unpopulated!

Our stay was very stress-free, quiet and relaxing. I went to Sanibel island for Peace and quiet and I was not disappointed. It is truly a reprieve from the work-a-day world and we will ceratinly return. My spouse and I highly recomend Periwinkle cottages as a great place to stay!! we will certainly return!!

Maria N.

  • Liked — The privacy, comfort & cleanliness of our cottage.
  • Disliked — The
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Periwinkle Cottages of Sanibel
Address: 1431 Jamaica Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2609
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable island comfort with Old Florida charm on the quiet, nature-lover's end of Sanibel, adjacent to Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary. Designed for adults & children 12 years and older. Each cottage is non-smoking & pets are not allowed. All are equipped with kitchen, A/C, heat,ceiling fans,flat screen cable TV, DVD/CD, on-demand movies, linens, beach chairs, towels, umbrella & charcoal grill, adult bikes & trikes, high-speed Internet access & lending library with hundreds of books at no additional charge. Shell-cleaning tables & laundry on site. ... more   less 
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