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Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
Monticello Illinois USA
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31 reviews
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“Quiet piece of paradise”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

If you are looking for ultra modern facilities, go somewhere else, if you are looking for food and drink served on the beach go somewhere else, if you are looking for crowded beaches go somewhere else!!! The cottages were as described quaint and old fashioned and clean. Everything you really need. The beach was secluded, the most people I saw on the beach at one time was eight. It was a very quiet and peaceful visit. Less than a 200 foot walk to the beach, in a heighborhood on the west end of the island but close enough to stores and cafes by taking a short drive. The owners took care of anything we needed. Will definitely stay again

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

Wonderful owners, sweet cottages, and beautiful beach steps from the front door. Pet friendly, too, even for our 2 LARGE but very well behaved dogs! If you want a feel for what Florida used to be like without high rises but also without compromising cleanliness or style, this is the place. Felt a lot like neighborhoods on Kauai, tropical, nice and laid back. Owners are kind and generous, as are the shells on the beach. Thanks for everything!

Room Tip: The studios looked quite small, a little larger room and you get a sweet porch and living room
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We stayed in a 1 bedroom cottage at Tropical Winds in Oct 2011 - the best thing about Tropical Winds is the location! It's in a residential area of Sanibel (like most of Sanibel) and it's just a short walk to the beach from the cottages. There was hardly anyone else on the beach which was wonderful for walking our dogs on the beach. The shelling was fantastic! The cottage itself needed some updating though - no central air conditioning, only window units which would be fine if the windows would open but 1/2 of the windows were broken and wouldn't open. Also the AC in the bedroom didn't work very well. The kitchen was TINY, the WiFi didn't work, there was not a remote control for the TV. We spent most of our time outside so these things didn't affect us that much. We LOVE Sanibel Island and the cottages could be great with a little updating.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

Amazing place. Staying in a quaint studio on the beach. Only about 200' from the water and millions of seashells right at your doorstep (literally). Friendly service, beach chairs, umbrellas, kitchenette, queen size bed, small bathroom. Comes with a few bowls, cups, coffee maker, stove (no oven), refrigerator, sink, breakfast table and 2 chairs. Very nice place, clean, well-kept. It's everything you'd want from a getaway on the beautiful Sanibel beach. The sunset is straight out towards the beach from your doorstep so you don't have to travel anywhere to watch it. My only problem was our bed dipped in the middle so it was sloped, and the shower was about 2' x 2' (room #5), but the bathroom size overall was fine.

Room Tip: Get one of the studios or cottages on the beach side, not across the road. Perfect for couples!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

A friend and I stayed here in Nov 2011 and were very pleased with the accomodations as well as the staff. Isaac was very welcoming, accomodating and made our brief stay just perfect. We stayed in a one bedroom cottage just across the street from the beach in a very nice neighborhood that was centrally located to everything on the island. The cottage was very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages
Address: 4819 Tradewinds & Jamaica Drive, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2605
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 42 Speciality Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price range (per night): $207 - $495
Hotel Class:2 star — Tropical Winds Motel & Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come experience Sanibel with the charm of Old Style Florida! Located on the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the west end of the island, Tropical Winds is tucked away in a very secluded, private setting within a small residential neighborhood. Enjoy one of our beachfront or nearby cottages in our own tropical paradise! ... more   less 
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