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Mid march with twin 4 year olds

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Mid march with twin 4 year olds

We will be visiting family in Ft Myers, and looking for a 2-3 day stay on island.

Seems most places require 7 night minimums, any tips on where we can stay, good for kids, beach front would be great!

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1. Re: Mid march with twin 4 year olds

With just two to three days, I might start by checking out the Holiday Inn. If THREE nights...and, this is a long shot in high season...you might give the Ocean's Reach staff a call. They will rent for three nights in some circumstances if a unit is available and all of their condos are beachfront.


Edited: 01 January 2013, 17:28
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2. Re: Mid march with twin 4 year olds

2-3 nights

Even most of the condos that rent 3 nite mins have 7 nite mins in season.

You can try getting a cottage at Island Inn. South Seas Resort on Captiva rents condos (called 'Beach villas) nightly at a very high rate.

Also try Sanibel Inn, Seaside Inn, Sunset Beach Resort (they have 'family suites'), West Wind Inn, Tween Waters Inn on Captiva, and back on Sanibel Gulf Breeze Cottages, Beachview Cottages, and Casataways Cottages. All are beachfront properties.

Edited: 01 January 2013, 17:34
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How could I forget, Sundial rents condos (studio, 1 bed/1 bath and 2 bed/2 bath) nightly and it's a good kid oriented resort. Ask for a unit in build a to K and maybe L to be near where all the activities are. Units L to T are ALL 2 bed/ 2 bath + den. T units are quite a distance to the main activity area. A, E and K are ON the beach. Many others have nice beach views.

Casa Ybel rents mostly 1 bedroom condos nightly and all units are beachfront. Quieter than Sundial, but the units have uniform decoration since all are resort owned while Sundial units are privately owned and furnished.

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4. Re: Mid march with twin 4 year olds

West Wind Inn and Beach View Cottages a both great options for a short stay on the island. WWI is the last hotel going up the island toward Rabbit Road so the beach is much less crowded and has better shelling. BVC is right next door. Some rooms at WWI have kitchens and can be turned into suites. Each cottage at BVC has its own kitchen. WWI has a large pool with outdoor restaurant. BVC has a small pool by the road but is more quaint with very low occupancy since it only has a dozen or so cottages.

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