My husband and I (and our dog) spent a week at Sunshine and enjoyed peace and quiet in clean, friendly surroundings. Our unit had a large open area bed/ living rm/ kitchen (w/ fullsize appliances and microwave!) and bath/ changing area. Everything was clean and comfortable, and we weren't wanting for anything! It's an easy, laid back place, where you can kick off your shoes and just relax and enjoy the island activities. It's not far to the lighthouse end of the island, so one can either walk or bike the paved path, or drive. It's equally close to the "downtown" area where shops and restaurants are abundant. We checked out the beach via the path across the road, and took a long walk along the ocean. The inn is located in a residential neighborhood surrounded by condos and upscale private homes, and the property grounds are well groomed. There is plenty of walking area for pets, shade if you want it, for sitting out and reading a favorite book, and a crystal clear pool easily accessible from each room via patio door. We had stayed on Sanibel in previous years at a place similar to this (at the other end of the island) but prefer this place even though the former was beachside. Our hostesses, Jean & Sandy were very helpful and pleasant, and were eager to make our stay comfortable. What I liked best about this place was the kitchen; we were able to buy groceries in town and fix our own meals without having to improvise with cooking/ food storage. We fixed our own Thanksgiving dinner! I guess the only "down" side--if I have to mention one--would be the air conditioner (it was pretty old)---but it still worked fine, just a little noisy. All in all, a nice place to stay if you're not into big expensive hotels/ condos, and want to save your vacation money for other things!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You'll discover tropical paradise and island charm at the Sunshine Island Inn. Located in Old Town Sanibel, we are surrounded by lush palms and the natural beauty of the sleepy Sanibel River. Stroll on Sanibel's famous shelling beaches directly across the street or laze comfortably at our Inn's beautifully landscaped pool. The Inn has a variety of accommodations for families, as well as, some that are especially charming for couples and honeymooners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Island Hotel Sanibel Island