We stayed at Mitchell's for 4 nights in September. We stayed in a studio cottage (The SeaGrape). The view was incredible. You could see the ocean right from our porch! It was just my husband and I and we loved how much space this place had. It was much bigger than staying in a hotel. Everything seemed clean. We were excited that this place has a little kitchen and went to the grocery store so we could cook a few meals there. Unfortunately, there were little bugs on the counter and in the cabinet where the dishes are and some had wandered into the cereal box we brought with us. We told the front desk and they did send someone out to spray raid to irradicate the problem. They did within a few minutes of our complaint, unfortunately, the bugs were still in the cabinet where the dishes were located. We did not end up cooking much because we were uncomfortable abut the bugs and didn't want to complain too much. I know that Sanibel is a very natural beach, so I assume it comes with the territory. Aside from that our cabin was adorable and clean and comfortable. I missed not having an iron and hair dryer in our room, but I get the idea that if I would have asked for one, one would have been provided. It was not a huge concern for me so I just lived without it for a few days. The air condition is VERY powerful which felt amazing when coming in form the hot, humid weather. The porch is so cute and if we had been here longer we would have taken advantage of it more. We had a bucket to rinse shells (and our feet) when we came back from the beach. The cottage next to us was being renovated and after the first day the construction guys had taken our hose to use for the renovation. It was an inconvience when cleaning off the shells, but not too much so because we ended up meeting some of the neighbors and using theirs. ( we knew we were staying offseason so we expected some renovations)
As far as outside, The pools were clean and so refreshing! We swam everyday and we're not big swimmers. They even had floats and "noodles" to swim with. And we were usually the only ones in the pool. (and even the farther of the pools was a short walk away, the online map makes it look farther) The beach is just steps away! There were only a handful of people on the beach at any given time and the shells are EVERYWHERE! I enjoyed seeing all of the different kinds of birds wandering on the beach and looking for shells. The ocean is a bit rough on the bottom due to the shells. I wore flipflops when going in and then it smoothed out a bit.
Mitchells overall was a nice place to stay. It has everything you need to stay here for a while and the staff members are very nice and responsive when asked for things. Beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, bikes, pool towels. The kitchen was effeciently equipted. It appeared , based on the people who were staying there, and the way things are equipted, that people who stay here stay a longer amount of time. I regret that we only stayed for a few days and would look forward to staying a longer amount of time in the future.
I would also love to bring our dogs! Quite a few people had their dogs. The shelling was great. And staying in a place so close to so many different forms of wildlife was amazing. We saw lizards, ospreys, a woodpecker in the tree outside our room, and all types of shore birds. We also saw a hoofprint on the beach the one morning and if we had more time, I would love to investigate at night how it got there.
We'd love to come back and would recommend this place to family and friends.
- Also Known As:
- Mitchell`s Sandcastles Hotel Sanibel Island
- Mitchells Sandcastles Sanibel Island
- Mitchells Sandcastles Hotel Sanibel Island
- Mitchell's Sandcastles Sanibel Island, Florida