Submitted: June 25, 2009
Stayed: November 2008
Clamshell E was everything the photos and descriptions showed, and more. It is so beautifully and comfortably decorated, with every amenity thought of. They have a great selection of books, both fiction and non fiction. I had brought my own shell, flora and fauna identification books, which I did not need to bring! There are Solitudes CDs to uplift the already relaxing ambience to Utopia. Free internet access was appreciated. The master bedroom and bath are gorgeous and very romantic. What a surprise and a treat to wake up every morning, sit up in bed and see the sun rising over the gulf. We loved the townhouse set up, with two floors. The deck outside the master bedroom is actually on the 3rd floor, since the unit is on stilts. What a view! The beach is beautiful. It was such a treat to grab beach chairs, take a short stroll to the sand and watch the amazing sunsets, while sipping champagne.The location is just what we were looking for- quiet, secluded, yet easy to get to the stores and restaurants. Bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas are included. There is no need to rent equipment, as is necessary in many other rentals on Sanibel. The property management company, Island Vacations, was wonderful. In all communications with them, be it via email, on the phone or in person, they were friendly, helpful and responsive. The townhouse was immaculate! A full sized washer and dryer in the unit was handy. The owners were quick to reply to our inquiries and they, too, were very nice, via our email communications.
Once we went over the causeway from the mainland to the island, we were there to stay. There was no reason for us to leave. Between Sanibel and Captiva, there were plenty of restaurants and enough grocery stores to meet our needs.
For a special treat, go to the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge to watch the sunset. We sat in the area of the observation tower. Watching all the species of birds, group by group, flying overhead as they made their way to their night time roost was magical. What a privilege to have witnessed that amazing natural event.
We greatly recommend Clamshell E to anyone who loves the beach, nature, peace and quiet, and spending time in Paradise.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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