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“Ideal for a quiet, relaxing retreat”
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White Caps complex
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White Caps #3
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Sanibel Island, Florida

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“Ideal for a quiet, relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 25 June 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Twenty-five years ago after a day trip to Sanibel Island, I promised myself that someday I would go back and rent a cottage on the beach. When I decided that it was time to make that dream come true, I spent a great deal of time researching online for places to stay. While I found and inquired about several suitable options, it was the owner's excellent email communications, which were timely, friendly and responsive, that caused me to stay at White Caps #3.

It was perfect. I spent the week alone in the cottage to unwind, read and write. The beach was so close that I went several times a day and did not feel like I had to "make a day of it". The cottage was lovely and incredibly clean. It was blissfully quiet both inside and outside on the porch, from which you can watch the colors of the gulf shift throughout the day. It was stocked with everything I could imagine would be needed - including a Foreman Grill and blender . The wireless internet worked flawlessly.

The beach in front of the cottage has wonderful bird-watching: osprey, heron, ibis, egrets and the gulf clowns, the pelicans. I also saw a manatee just off shore. The White Caps property itself has a resident wild rabbit and an armadillo.

I did not have a car during my stay but was dropped off by friends who took me shopping upon arrival. I found only one restaurant that delivers, so I was glad I stocked up on groceries. The nearest grocery store is about 1.5 miles away with a paved bike path all the way. Upon check-in at Royal Shell you can pick up various dining guides and maps that make it easy to find whatever you might need.

White Caps #3 felt like home - not like a rental. It is not often that a dream nurtured for twenty-five years can be surpassed by reality but it happened here. Thanks, Richard, for your attention to detail in this darling cottage and for making me feel welcome.

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 1 March 2011 for a stay in July 2010
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Your age range 55-64
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