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Tarpon Tale Inn

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.7 / 5Exceptional
215 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sanibel Sea School
    2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sanibel Island Northern Beach
    3 min walk
  • Restaurant
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Gramma Dots
    9 min walk
  • Airport
    Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.)
    37 min drive

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  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave (Birdhouse )

    Room Amenities

    • 225 sq ft
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


Located in Sanibel, Tarpon Tale Inn is in the historical district and near the beach. Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater and BIG Arts Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Sanibel Island Lighthouse and Sanibel Historical Village and Museum. Fishing Pier Fort Myers Beach and Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sanibel Sea School - 2 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sanibel Island Northern Beach - 3 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sanibel Island Lighthouse - 13 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sanibel Moorings Botanical Gardens - 2 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.) - 37 min drive


  • Pinocchio's — 1 min walk
  • Gramma Dots — 9 min walk
  • Dairy Queen — 23 min walk
  • The Lazy Flamingo — 23 min walk
  • Il Cielo — 29 min walk

About this property

Tarpon Tale Inn

Guests at this beach apartment building will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. Each apartment provides a sitting area and a refrigerator, plus free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Added amenities include a furnished patio, a microwave, and a coffee/tea maker.



Check-in between 3 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and late arrivals. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. Alcohol is not served at this property.

Property is also known as

  • Tarpon Tale Inn Sanibel
  • Tarpon Tale Inn
  • Tarpon Tale Sanibel
  • Tarpon Tale
  • Tarpon Tale Hotel Sanibel Island
  • Tarpon Tale Inn Sanibel
  • Tarpon Tale Inn Apartment
  • Tarpon Tale Inn Apartment Sanibel

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 restaurant


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Living spaces

  • Library
  • Sitting area


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Furnished patio
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Laundry Facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • No pets allowed


  • No elevators
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free newspapers

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • In the historical district

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals on site


  • 8 rooms

Nearby things to do


Recreational amenities at the apartment include complimentary bicycles.
  • Free bicycles on site


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Very nice rustic style property, well appointed rooms, everything you need on site, bikes, beach towels and beach chairs, even a cart to haul it all in. Beach is about a 5 minute walk away. Semi private deck with chairs and umbrella surrounded by palms and local fauna. We were upgraded to a bigger room which was nice. Excellent management (Dawn) and owner (Roger). Overall exactly what we were looking for at a great price. If you're expecting the Hilton, look elsewhere.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Everything was wonderful. A very inviting atmosphere both night and day.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

This lovely Inn is the perfect seaside gettaway! The property is stunningly beautiful and there a perfect little hidden nooks to sit outside in the evening with a coctail and enjoy the perfect scenery of Sanibel Island!

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

Highly recommended

Great location. Quiet. Clean. Great staff. Everything needed was included and available. Will definitely return and stay at this lodge.

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

5/5 Excellent

This is a very unique Inn. The owners are so friendly. We will be back. They supply everything you need to go to the beach.

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2019

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