ESCAPED THE COLD OF MINNESOTA!
My boyfriend and I decided to escape the cold of Minnesota to unwind and beachcomb Sanibel’s beautiful beaches to ring in 2018. We stayed at the lovely Ibis cottage at Periwinkle (1 of 4 cottages on the property) and were completely charmed. The cottages have been updated with minimal yet tasteful beachy decor and Kim, the proprietor was wonderful and accommodating. The cottage has a cute enclosed patio with a dining table, and even a little clothesline with pins to dry your swimsuits. Each of the four cottages comes equipped with a small grill – which we loved using after long days spent swimming and sunbathing at the virtually private beach right down the quiet street. Thick brightly colored beach towels are provided, as well as free beach cruisers with helmets, kitchen equipment for the kitchenette, and even a space heater! There is free diy laundry on premises – Periwinkle provided laundry detergent – an outdoor shower as well as a shell cleaning station with buckets and colanders to clean your beach bling 🙂 The level of detail and thought put into what their guests would need during their stay was very much appreciated and I was impressed — it is rare to find that level of foresight in an establishment of this size. Typically I stay at high end boutique hotels, but I wanted a change of pace and our sweet little Ibis Cottage provided the relaxing, rustic, lazy atmosphere that we needed. We are already thinking about going back!
FANTASTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY!
Sandpiper Cottage | Jan 24, 2018
We recently stayed at Periwinkle Cottages in the Sandpiper cottage for a long weekend. The cottage is newly decorated and was extremely comfortable. The furnishings and décor are tropical and tasteful. The laundry facilities, shell washing station and free bicycle use is an added bonus. We have traveled to Sanibel several times in the past and would not hesitate to return to this property. It was a 3-minute bicycle ride to the private beach and if you prefer to drive the cottage comes with a parking pass. The property is located on the quiet end of Sanibel close to Bowman Beach (fantastic shelling) and Captiva Island yet within 10 minutes drive of the downtown Sanibel shopping/restaurant area. Kim, the property owner, was readily available by phone for both check-in and check-out. Overall, a perfect weekend getaway!
Ibis Cottage | Mar 23, 2018
We had a great time at the cottages. We stayed in the Ibis cottage. It was very spacious for two people and the bed was nice and comfortable. The area is nice and quiet, ensuring for a relaxing trip. The beach was a short walk from the cottages. It was nice to have the option of riding bikes, too. It was about a 25 minute bike ride down to restaurants. So, if you plan on eating out for dinners a lot, I’d recommend renting a car because it gets really dark once the sun goes down. If you don’t rent a car, then I would definitely order groceries to be delivered to your cottage through the local grocery store. Overall nice time.
QUIET, SIMPLE, LOVELY!
Periwinkle Cottages | April 6, 2018
Close to nature and a quiet beach away from the public accesses! This property is just as represented. Service by Kim (property manager) and cleaners is great. So comfy, great light, and aesthetically pleasing! Already booked another 10 days next year. ~Tani H.
QUIET & RELAXING!
Ibis Cottage | July 28, 2018
This cottage was perfect for our anniversary get away! Very clean and well maintained. Kim was always available for questions, and the cottage had a notebook in it that contained great suggestions for food and activities. Very quiet relaxing atmosphere. Very short walk to the beach and had everything we needed! Would highly recommend! Hope we can return! ~ Shawn B., Maryland
RELAXING & COZY COTTAGES ON SANIBEL!
July 28, 2018
My wife and I had a really relaxing and peaceful visit at Periwinkle Cottages. The cottage itself was cool, clean and comfortable. It had clean linens, towels and various beach accessories. There were bicycles on the property to use, a charcoal grill, laundry room and a shell cleaning station. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner and she was very kind and sweet. We will definitely be back and
COZY, QUAINT & NEWLY RENOVATED!
well situated on Sanibel Island, this is the place for an ultra relaxing, laid back vacation. Short 1/2 mile walk to a private beach which is natural and beautiful! Can’t beat it. ~ Thomas V.
LOCATION WAS GREAT!
Heron Cottage | May, 2018
The cottage was just what we wanted, and the location was great. It is off the main road, quiet, away from the busier parts of the island, and about a block from the beach. The cottage had everything we needed, including beach chairs and bicycles. One thing to consider: Each cottage has one parking space. If you are arriving with more than one car, please arrange with the manager/owner to determine where on the property you can park. There is NO PARKING on any street in Sanibel, and the neighbors are extremely vigilant about letting you know this. ~ Marilyn S.