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“Great Venue for R&R !”
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Beachview Cottages
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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Ontario
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“Great Venue for R&R !”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Cottages were simple but had everything you need for eating in sometimes, hanging out, sitting on balcony/porch, watching TV for a bit or just relaxing. We stayed in no. 18 and had a lovely view of the whole property, including the ocean. Sunsets were gorgeous. BBQ available for anyone to use, bikes also free to use, lounge chairs, floating stuff, pool towels provided, etc. I found things to be nice and clean. You're going to get sand in your cottage, not anyone's fault. Pets are welcome, pool was 90 degrees and very clean also. Kids might find it a bit too quiet, but adults looking for some R&R will no doubt enjoy. Bring a flashlight if you want to ride the bikes at night as the paths and roads are not lit. We used the flashlight always. Bike paths on the island are fantastic! Some bars and restaurants are easy bike rides away, so no need to drive the car! NICE !!
Tween Waters sister resort also allows you full use of their pool and facilities as well, so you can go back and forth if you want. All in all, a great place to stay and we'd definately go back.

Room Tip: Bring flashlight for bike riding at night. Room #18 is higher up and has nice view.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Baja California Norte, Mexico
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

You can still rent a cute housekeeping cottage steps from the gulf, ride bikes everywhere and watch the sunset with laid back friendly folks who have been coming to this exact spot for generations. Easy and fun, Beachview is just right for those who still the old Florida experience and aesthetic. Staff is super friendly and helpful. The cottages are well equipped but not fancy or trendy or deluxe in any way. I was able to get on someone's wireless the entire time. Some folks had trouble. Didn't use the pool at the front of the complex, but some people did.

I slept OK - the wall a/c just above the bed was a little loud but I didn't really need it at night. The AC of the large building next door was quite loud so when it kicked on and off, it was noisy. Bed was fine, not great. Nice TV. New bathroom in #15, but the mirror is at a height only a child could use. All no biggies - I will come back.

Room Tip: All are a little different in the level of upgrades. This is not a fancy place. You can see the layo...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Elmira, New York
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

This was the best beach vacation I've ever taken!! Beachview Cottages was perfect!! We stayed in cottage #6, perfect size for 2 people. It had everything we needed!! We absolutely loved screened in porch, my "wine & shell" porch during our stay. Everyone there was very friendly & helpful!! It was quiet & peaceful - just what we needed! The short walk to the beach was wonderful, along with the sunsets & people we chatted with on our days roaming the beach shelling. The salty, warm pool was incredibly soothing after a long day of walking at 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge! I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else after staying here, and we plan on going again next year. I even found a 4-inch Junonia shell the first day there, just outside the entrance to the beach outside of Beachview!!! When we went home and looked through our little shells, I actually found a 1-inch Junonia!!! Amazing trip!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Switzerland
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Sanibel Island is perfect to rest for a few days: quiet, peaceful, nice beaches and miles of shelling. We stopped at the tourist office just on your right leaving the bridge. Very kind and helpful service. Following their advise, we stopped at the Beachview Cottages.

Being low season the deal for 2 nights was good. The friendly lady at the reception gave us plenty of tips for restaurants. The cottages looked like recently being painted, all in bright colours. Park your car next to your cottages, grab a beach chair for free and walk to the beach! They also have a few bicycles on a first come, first serve base for free and you can borrow a hair dryer at the reception.

The entire place has a certain charm and would be unbeatable if updated and kept tidy.

The cottages have a screened porch and a bbq outside. We rented no. 16 an efficiency with bath. I liked:
*the room size and island style furniture
*the bathroom of the 50': emerald green bath tub and sink
*being right on the beach

I diskliked:
*lack of cleaness of the accomodation
*matress and bed linen
*the noisy a/c and fridge (why in earth do you need such a big monster wasting electricity)
*kitchen (large) but not sufficiently equipped for cocking

In conclusion, if you are not looking for a fancy place and can accomodate with the oldy style, it is a nice place. I would go back if cottages would be renovated inside.

Room Tip: Only the front beach cottages have a direct view to the sea.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Michigan
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

We LOVED our stay in #6, a studio duple, Jan 23-27, 2012! Every unit has a private screened porch and charcoal grill, also full kitchens, including dish soap. The cottages are in 2 rows running from the road to the beach with a very private feel. Bicycles, beach chairs, and water toys are free, the heated saltwater pool was lovely, towels provided. The beach is spectacular, piles of shells at high and low tide lines are amazing, sunrise and sunset views gorgeous. Flocks of pelicans, ibis, and sandpipers help welcome the dawn. The WiFi was good, and also a computer in the office for guest use (and printing boarding passes). Sanibel Island has great nature preserves, no traffic lights, no neon sign pollution. I would advise stocking up on groceries in Fort Myers. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

A repeat trip with others in tow! They fell in love with everything Beachview has to offer. We have plans to do this yearly, if they will let us! It's so centrally located for all we enjoy! It's a great place to hang and make wonderful memories.
Thanks also to the friendly staff for being so accommodating too!

Room Tip: For a double room, #5 has a great view from the big porch.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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maine
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

My husband and I were on the road traveling to different places from Maine to Florida and we really needed a rest for a few days over the Christmas holiday. We crossed over to Sanibel
Island and stayed three days at the Beachview Cottages.... a perfect spot for a few days of peace and rest.
These attractive cottages are on the edge of a lovely beach and within biking distance of nearby attractions.
We rented cottage # 15 which had just been renovated. It was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed.
The staff at Beachview were friendly and helpful with advice about what to see and do.
They offer free bikes and we went off a few times for jaunts around the island.
Sanibel Island is so quiet and pretty. The beaches are beautiful.

Room Tip: We liked room 15, not sure about the other cottages
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Beachview Cottages
Address: 3325 W Gulf Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-5599
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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#3 On the Beach Hotel in Sanibel Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Beachview Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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