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“Great place to kick back and relax, fish and walk the beach”
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Beachview Cottages
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Sanibel Island
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Fort Myers, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great place to kick back and relax, fish and walk the beach”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

My wife and I have stayed in quite a few "beach" places and we also live in the Fort Myers area. The cottages at Beachview are what I call old Florida. Quaint, clean and always a little sand on the floor. This is for the person(s) who's looking for a quiet getaway with a beach in the backyard. Admittedly, our last stay there was almost a year ago but going back is always on our minds. I love to fish, and the beach there is teaming with things to bend a rod. We also loved the small screened in porch for viewing the sunset and the grill was lit almost every night. Hoping to get back to the "little yellow cottage" soon.

Room Tip: There are stand alone cottages and "duplex" units. Go for a stand alone if available.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

This was our first time in Sanibel and we enjoyed it so much. Quiet, laid-back and plenty to do to entertain yourself. We were close to everything and you could ride a bike anywhere you wanted to go. No hills. We will definitely return but may fly this time as the trip was long from TX.

Room Tip: We were in cabin 2 which was freshly painted and furniture redone. We had a nice view of the beach.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

this was our second trip here and we just love it. stayed in cottage one right on the beach it was great we will be returning love the laid back no frills style.... only con this time...a few unfriendly guests. but others were great !

Room Tip: just a laid back no frills places place if your looking for perfection stay at the other resorts on...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We have visited Beachview off and on for over 40 years. It was not new when we started, and even though the owners have tried to make improvements, it is still a worn out property. The cottages have been updated, but still have a shabby feel to them. We have stayed in almost all of the rooms at one time or another. Some are better than others but none are great. Kitchen ware is sparse at best, and what's there is usually in only fair condition. The bathroom fixtures are dated. In recent visits, the air conditioning and heating units have been upgraded. In some units, the heat never worked and the cooling units were extremely noisy and ran 24 hours a day just to keep the inside at 78 to 80 degrees.

The management staff, however, are top notch. Lisa and Bob go out of their way to make guests feel at home. New top level management has recently changed and seem to think that the rooms are worth more than they actually are and are charging rates that are equal to much better places on the island.

The "on-the-beach" location is nice, but not good enough to warrant nearly $300 per day - even on Sanibel! We won't be returning.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Pros: Can park your car right next to unit. Beach is just steps away. Beds are comfortable. New A/C units are quiet and work great. Nice little porches to sit on, collect shells etc. Our unit was very clean and had been recently remodeled. Each unit has its own BBQ. Pool is clean and just the right size.
Cons: Towels are not soft at all. Microwave cooked strange and burnt everything in the middle. No chairs or umbrellas on the beach.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Davie, FL
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We spent a weekend celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary at the Beachview Cottages in Sanibel. Delightfully surprised. Lisa in the office did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. Recommending pet friendly restaurants and places we could take our 4 legged child. We stayed in cottage #2 which had a view of the ocean looking out our front porch. It was beautiful. The cottage was well equipped and very clean. Decorations put us right in the beach mood. Would not hesitate to stay again.

Room Tip: The cottages closest to the ocean are stand alone and give a beautiful view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I know that these cabins have been here for a long time and this is why they need some help. Fixture in the bathroom was loose and not maintained and the sofa was way past due for a cleaning. We felt uncomfortable sitting on it. Yes, the cottages are "quaint" but some updating and inside maintenance is past due. Placing some funds into this would go a long way. Most likely we will not be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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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
Hotel Style:
#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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