Island Inn Opens to Residents, Business Owners, Relief Workers

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Island Inn is officially accepting bookings for pass-holding property owners, business owners and relief workers in its 12-suite Matthews Lodge, which was built to category five storm standards and withstood Hurricane Ian, a category four storm which struck Sanibel on Sept. 28.The suites have full electric, cold air conditioning, hot water and internet. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations must be made by calling 239-472-1561. Online booking is not available. A general overview of “Know Before You Book” is listed below.

• You must have a valid City of Sanibel Hurricane Pass at time of booking.
• No pets or emotional support animals – No exceptions.
• The total amount of the stay is due at time of booking.
• Reservations cancelled or modified within 30 days of the arrival date result in full forfeiture of deposit. No-shows and early departures charged 100% of original total stay amount.
• 2 night minimum stay.
• Check-in time is 3PM and check-out time is 10AM.
• Maximum occupancy is 4. No exceptions.
• Minimum age to reserve is 25.
• A hold in the amount of $500 is placed on your credit card at time of check-in.
• There is no potable water on Island. Bring bottled water.
• No food or beverage outlets on property.
• No guaranteed beach access on property.
• Access is provided to your unit and assigned parking only.
• No moving trucks, vans, rental trucks, trailers, campers, RVs, boats, etc.
• Two parking spaces for standard four wheel two axle vehicles only.
• There are no elevators. All units are accessed by stairs.
• WiFi service is provided but not guaranteed.
• Property is 100% smoke free.
• Access to Sanibel Island is regulated by the City of Sanibel.
• All guests must abide by City of Sanibel policies in place, including but not limited to: curfew, speed limit, etc. All policies can be found at the city’s website. 
• Ongoing construction taking place at and around the Island Inn, indefinitely.
• Guests assume personal responsibility & liability for themselves and their property – Enter at your own risk

Leave a Comment

We are interested in articulate, well-informed remarks that are relevant to the article. We welcome your advice, your criticism and your unique insights into the issues of the day. To be approved for publication, your comments should be civil and avoid name-calling. It may take up to 24 hours for your comment to appear, if it is approved.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.