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Come to the Tarpon Tale Inn for the Florida charm you've been looking for! We offer rooms ranging from cozy efficiencies to spacious cottage style suites, all within a short walk of our island's famous shelling beaches, the historic lighthouse, shops, restaurants, and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.

We're located on the quiet east end of the island, just a few minutes drive from the causeway. You'll be tempted by delicious treats, ice cream and some of the area's best food at the neighboring restaurant and deli.

Each of our rooms has its own distinct character, and they all feature a private patio with beach chairs, a beach cart and beach umbrella. You can also relax in one of our hammocks, nestled in the shade of our palms.

We want you to love Sanibel as much as we do, so we make it easy for you to enjoy all the wonders of our island. We offer complementary bikes, shelling gear and beach towels, so the only beach gear you need to pack is your bathing suit! You'll even find Sanibel shelling, fishing and birding guides in our office.

We hope you'll choose the Tarpon Tale Inn as your home away from home on Sanibel to explore all the wonders of our beautiful sanctuary island… or simply to relax in paradise. We look forward to welcoming you!

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Current Specials

Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night free!
* Cannot be combined with any other special, reservations made with third parties, or existing reservations
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Our Rooms

All guest rooms are individually furnished and include comforts such as premium bedding, mini-split air conditioning, furnished patios, separate sitting areas and thoughtful touches that help you feel you are enjoying your home away from home.

King rooms include full kitchens while queen rooms include smaller refrigerators, microwaves, drip coffee makers, dishes, glasses, and silverware.  Each room is different, so please view photos of each or call us directly to secure the perfect room for you.
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Guest Comments:
"The only place I would stay at Sanibel! This is my second time to stay at the Tarpon Tale Inn and I wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else! The inn is within walking distance to the beach (about a block) and is close to the ligh..."
From TripAdvisor - City, 
"Great honeymoon cottage! My husband and I stayed here during the last half of our honeymoon, and we absolutely loved it. It was quiet and cozy, and very convenient for all of our needs. We had a fully equipped kitchen, which ..."
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