If you are interested in having a relaxing holiday in the most beautiful setting imaginable, this is the place for you! My husband and I spent a week at the cottages and were able to completely forget about the pressures of our "real life" back home in the big city. Only a short walk to the beach, the morning and evening walks along the beach allowed us the opportunity to get a little bit of exercise without feeling like we had just been to a boot camp. And the sunsets can simply not been beat. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything as spectacular. We particularly enjoyed the privacy and quiet we were afforded on our porch as we sorted and cleaned the beautiful seashells we brought back from our daily walks. I adore seashells, and these are some of the finest beaches for shelling I have seen - not to mention the sand dollars and starfish. Accomodations were lovely and the furnishings were reminiscent of the spirit of "Old Florida." If you are tired of the concrete jungle, these adorable and quaint cottages are for you. But that does not mean you'll have to do without the comforts of home - we were glad to see that there was internet access - that allowed us to send tons of photos to our family and friends. I really enjoyed the convenience of being able to use laundry facilities without having to drive to a laundromat. We took a couple of day trips during our stay to see the Everglades as well as nearby Ding Darling on the advice of the couple who owns the cottages. Were they ever right - they seemed to know exactly what we wanted and were never to busy to answer any question we might have had about the area. It was nice to have a "local" help us find our way around. We're definitely planning a return visit to the cottages next summer.... and if I can talk my husband into it, I'm thinking it might be nice to see the quiet beauty of Sanibel this winter, as well!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Periwinkle Cottages Of Sanibel Hotel Sanibel Island