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Tarpon Tale Inn

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I can't say enough about Tarpon Tale Inn. Beautiful cottages, wonderful atmosphere with hammocks, lounge chairs, tables, swings - anything you could want to relax. The cottage was spic and span clean and the grounds maintained beautifully, as well. We were so pleased to have beach chairs, umbrella, cooler, beach towels and even the cart to carry it all to...

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Hello Thank you so much for writing such a nice review and taking the time to write about me. I love hearing what we work so hard to create gives our guests special vacations and wonderful memories. I too have met so many wonderful people ! Thank you! We look forward to your return. Dawn

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Despite how this hotel is listed on Hotels.com (via Travelocity and Expedia) this hotel IS NOT PET FRIENDLY. THIS HOTEL IS NOT PET FRIENDLY. More accurately, this hotel is PET HOSTILE. The owners hate dogs and the manager said they cater to clientele who are highly allergic to pet dander. If that's you, then Tarpon Tale Inn is the perfect...

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TTISanibel, Owner at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry that you arrived at the inn expecting that your dog could stay with you. While we are enthusiastic dog lovers (as owners and managers we have a combined 6 dogs), we are not a pet friendly property and don’t advertise as such. We were very concerned that you reserved a room believing we are pet friendly, and...

Dover, Delaware
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

StAYED HERE 2 Nights . Quaint place . Quiet close to everything . Inn keeper top notch . Couldn't be more pleased . Will be back as soon as I can . Room was big . Shower roomy . It's all positive . Nothing bad to say . Best ice cream ever across the street

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Hello The Tarpon Tale Inn and Pinocchio's ice cream are waiting on your return. :-) We look forward to your return visit. Dawn

Clayton, Delaware
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised. Very Quaint nicely decorated with beach theme. Coffee and Goodies in the office. Beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas etc everything you would need for a beach day. Outside areas set up for relaxation. Shells everywhere and little lizards running about. Quick walk to the beach. Staff is wonderful. Would come back again.

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Relaxation awaits your return ;-) Although we are not a Bed and Breakfast I see how we feel like one. Take Care, Dawn

Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent 5 nights at Tarpon Tale for our anniversary. This was our 3rd visit to Sanibel this year and we thought we'd try something new. It was absolutely wonderful, it reminded me of the cozy cabin we had stayed in for our honeymoon. Dawn was wonderful and went out of her way to be helpful even...

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the thoughtful review. We hope to see you again. Dawn

Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in this lovely little inn along the Gulf of Mexico. It was the perfect vacation get-away. Dawn was a lovely host even taking the time to text us to offer an early check-in. She was always so friendly and helpful during our stay. The inn is in a very quiet and picturesque section of the...

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

I am so happy to hear you loved it here . We work hard to provide the best vacation spot. We look forward to your next stay. Thank you, Dawn

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a night at the Tarpon Tale Inn. The innkeeper was wonderful. Hospitable, informative helpful. She suggested 3 places to eat ant all three were great. The inn is quite old, but clean as a pin and has a great location. Close to the gulf beach as well as the bay side and an equal distance stroll to the lighthouse....

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for the review. I am happy you said you would be returning. I would love to have you stay with us again. I would like to help with AC . the " economy mode " cycles on and off. There is a "cool" setting that allows it to stay constant . Please ask on arrival :-) I...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This little hotel wound up being a gem! It's quaint, very clean, and comfortable. The innkeeper Dawn is a sweetheart; we had booked a smaller room but due to bad weather, the inn was not busy and she upgraded us! I love that! She also gave recommendations of places to eat. We were only there one night and it rained,...

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Hello I hope you will think of us again for your next island getaway. Thank you, Dawn

Niagara Falls, New York
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We actually stayed here in March of 2015 and we had a wonderful time. That being said I totally forgot to write up a review. The Manager Dawn supplied us with sweat treats everyday and info on places to see. Our cottage was very nice and even though you are next door to other cottages you still feel secluded. The...

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

" I waited too long; too" . I'm sorry for the delay responding to your review. I love to hear you had such a memorable stay with us and thought about us almost two years later to write a review. That is so thoughtful and kind, thank you! It's about time for your return visit!!! Thank you for all the...

Reviewed 3 August 2016

This trip was beyond wonderful! Living is the Greater Fort Lauderdale area it was wonderful to get away for the weekend. It is a quick 2 hour trip but it feels like a whole new world. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner who gave us a quick tour of the propety. We stayed to Sea Shell 2...

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Dawn R, Manager at Tarpon Tale Inn, responded to this review

Staycation time again soon??? I am glad you found us! Thank you for the great review. Dawn

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • 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 

Additional Information about Tarpon Tale Inn

Address: 367 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7431
Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Price Range: €139 - €244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tarpon Tale Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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Tarpon Tale Hotel Sanibel Island
Tarpon Tale Inn Sanibel Island, Florida
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“Lighthouse I perfect location!”
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