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!
January 7, 2018