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Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

While I have vacationed on Captiva Island since I was five (almost 30 years now!), I have never booked anything on Sanibel. I thought it was time to mix things up! I read all the wonderful reviews and booked two nights for my husband and I, following two nights on Captiva. The inn was simply adorable!! I had called the...

3Thank laurajennings
San Angelo, Texas
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Tarpon Tale Inn is a great place to stay while in Sanibel. The rooms are perfect. There are plenty of amenities and innkeepers, Joe and Dawn, are always very accomodating. It seems like everything you need is provided....a bike, beach towels, a computer if necessary, treats in the office, laundry facilities, books to read, a hammock, etc. This will always...

1Thank lc1961
Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 16 April 2013

We just got back from our stay at Tarpon Tale Inn, and we loved it. We stayed in the Lighthouse #2. The owners of the inn seemed to think of everything. Complimentary beach equipment, bikes, snacks and wifi are all available at the inn. They even provide a shell washing station to clean all of the shells you find at...

1Thank Mandy H
Dover, Delaware
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Tarpon Tale was a perfect place to stay on Sanibel. Dawn (owner) was friendly more than helpful with any request. Several nights there was wine and homebaked goods out in the lobby area. Our unit, Seashell 1, was quiet and had a small kitchenette, sofa, bed and bathroom. The bathroom was on the small side, but was clean and sufficient....

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We planned to spend most of our time outside in Ding Darling and other nature areas so we did not need luxury accommodations. Tarpon Tale Inn turned out to be just what we wanted and more. Old Florida atmosphere, very reasonable prices. We went car free and used the Inn's free bikes to get around. (It is about 15 minutes...

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Red Hook, New York
Reviewed 4 April 2013

This was our first visit to Sanibel, which to our surprise was quite a bit "busier" than we had anticipated. Our own fault tho, as we stayed during spring break just before Easter. As a result, we were happy to be located at Tarpon Tale, on the quieter eastern end of the island, walking distance from the beach and the...

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Fleetwood, PA
Reviewed 19 March 2013

This was our second stay at Tarpon Tale. Last year we had the Seashell I unit, which we found to be well-maintained and nicely equipped. This year we decided we'd like more space and chose the Tropical Bird suite, which was a bit of a disappointment by comparison. Although the unit was very spacious, clean, and functional, it appears to...

1Thank Catwillow
Hartford Connecticut
Reviewed 13 February 2013

We had the smallest room at Tarpon Tale Inn but didn't mind thanks to the outdoor table and swing. The room itself was perfectly pleasant with a decent bathroom and closet area, a comfortable bed, and just enough room for a coffee pot and TV. We loved being able to walk to the beach -- the owners provide beach chairs,...

1Thank Jmb45
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Spent 3 days in January 2013. Walked and road bikes (free to guests) to 2 of the local beaches. Newly refurbished with tile and bathroom fixtures. Near a restaurant, ice cream parlor and another NY deli. Dawn the owner was most accomodating. When she learned I had sensitivuty to cleaning products she went out a got us fragrance-free laundry soap....

3Thank Azsteve T
Reviewed 8 January 2013

My niece and I spent three nights at the Tarpon Tale Inn. This is a great accomodation in a nice, quiet location. I've stayed on the "other" side of the island several times and while that is excellent, I prefer the nice and quiet side. We had an excellent time strolling down Buttonwood Lane to the ocean side of the...

2Thank knippers

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Tarpon Tale Inn is a charming, family run property on the east end of Sanibel, a short walk from the island's famous shelling beaches, the lighthouse and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Each of our cottage style accommodations has its own distinct character, and range from cozy efficiencies to spacious one bedroom suites. We hope you'll choose the Tarpon Tale Inn as your home on Sanibel. You'll find the Florida you're looking for! ... more   less 

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Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: $225 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Tale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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