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August 10, 2004
Shops and restaurants. Best Things About the Resort:Bicycles available for use free of charge. All you need to do is leave a deposit and off you go for up to 4 hours.
2 beach chairs provided in the unit. Beach umbrellas available for a small charge.
Walk right on the beach from the resort.
Covered parking available for one car per unit. Resort Experience:Each building has only four units which makes you feel like you are in your own beach house. Nice decor. Clean and well maintained. Large dining room table, television in bedroom and living room, screened-in porch with overhead fan. Newly upgraded kitchen units.
We had a minor problem in getting the stove door "unlocked" - new stove with locking feature when cleaning and it needed to be reset. Service people were prompt and took care of the problem.
The resort grounds were also very clean and well maintained. Information available about activities in the area and resort personnel provided good recommendations. One pool, well maintained with plenty of seating available.
From journal Fun and Relaxation on Sanibel Island
by Laura Z
Somewhere in NJ
February 21, 2004
Units:Each two bedroom, two bath 1200 square feet unit has a king size bed in the Master bedroom, two twin beds in the second bedroom, a queen pull-out couch in the living area, cable TV and video player, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, and a screened porch with a lounge chair and a table and four chairs for eating. The unit was extremely clean and bright. Units are on the second or third floor of a building without elevators, with parking beneath. Carrying luggage and groceries is difficult.
Sanibel: Sanibel Island is beloved for its beautiful white-sand beaches, an abundance of seashells and the huge variety of wildlife. While most barrier islands have a north-south orientation, Sanibel runs east-west, which means it acts as a "scoop" to catch shells in the surf. The drawback to its location is the $3 round trip toll one has to pay for the privilege of staying on Sanibel. There aren’t many shops and restaurants on the island, resulting in what feels like a $3 tourist trap every time you drive off. The beach would have been lovely except for the Red Tide that left dead fish everywhere. The stench was as bad as the carnage. No one mentioned this when I called the day before. I suggest anyone considering the resort get a red tide update from the Mote Marine Red Tide Update website.
What to do: Sanibel Island has 26 miles of bike paths and miles of beaches for shelling. Other options include surf fishing, bird watching, sailing or nature hikes. There are no fast food or chain restaurants. Most of the restaurants we visited were very expensive and not family friendly.
Overall, I would suggest this resort and destination if you are a couple looking for a romantic, relaxing vacation on the beach when the weather is chilly where you live. If you are single or have children, it isn’t the best suited destination for you. Perhaps Marco Island or St. Pete beach would be a better choice.
From journal Sanibel- Secluded, Relaxng but Not for Families