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From our Guests

Dear Dennis, Megan, and Susan,
Well, it worked.... Maura and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. I'm not sure if you may remember but my ex wife Maura had come down on April 10th to see if she and I could "reacquaint" ourselves and perhaps have things work out (I was working at Billy's Rentals at the time). Well, I moved back here to Cape Cod and we're once back together again, this time hopefully growing old together. A large part of this is because of your hospitality and genuine desire to create a "family" atmosphere. Your staff went beyond the call of duty to make us feel comfortable and at ease which had a great impact on our relationship together. The Kona Kai provided us with much more than just a room, it was more of a catalyst to give Maura and myself a chance to reexamine ourselves, meaning the quietness of sitting by the river in the back, walking the boardwalk through the grounds looking at the plants, and relaxing in the pool. You truly have a unique setting and a unique staff Dennis. Even though I no longer live on Sanibel, Maura and myself will always consider the Kona Kai our "home away from home" and hopefully will be back to visit soon. Thank you again....
Gary Burns
Cape Cod, MA.

What a wonderful place! After reading the charming brochure, Mary and I just knew this was a destination we had to visit. We were not disappointed, and the helpful staff did everything to make us feel at home.

Within an hour of check in, we took a stroll to the river bank, and you can imagine our surprise when an alligator made his way over to where we were sitting! We also made friends with the local cat and his raccoon buddy. The shelling was fun, and the shell museum was informative.

Kona Kai is situated in a perfect spot, and there are many fine places to eat. We even walked over to McT's, which is right next door and had an excellent early bird special. We would strongly suggest the Kona Kai experience to anyone who wants to get away and enjoy themselves. We know where we will be next June!
Dr. & Mrs Thomas C Carman

".... I would highly recommend (the Kona Kai). It is not often that you see a place that is able to capture the essence of old Florida and make you extremely comfortable at the same time. And what makes the Kona Kai so unique is that it is truly family run and embodies all the ideals that this country of ours was founded on. If you have a potential customer that is looking for quaint, family environment, this is the place to recommend. It truly is the embodiment of all the ideals that we have build a nation on. One family working together to improve the product they are selling and to make the customer feel great."
Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Natalie Schaible
Orlando, FL.

Dear Dennis & family,

Thank you for making us feel so welcome during our holiday. We feel the Kona Kai is our home away from home. We always enjoy our stay with you and look forward to it all year long.

Your children are wonderful. It is so nice to see them helping out and working together with their dad.

Thank you for always having room for us. It is very much appreciated. See you next near - same time, same place! (maybe before  if we can manage it)
Helen Albert & Rick Thomson
London, Ontario

We had an excellent stay. The daily breakfast basket was a fun & delicious part of our stay.
Jim & Pat Sturgen
Woosks, Ohio

With special thanks and warmest appreciation for having made my stay on Sanibel so relaxing, peaceful and happy! We are looking forward to coming back very soon.
Danielle Hutton
Washington, WA

"Thank you for the wonderful accommodation.
The room was very comfortable and my vacation quite relaxing.
Having access to the bikes was a lift saver for me .
I hope to visit again !"
Bethany Metz

Just a note to let you know that my family just returned from a wonderful week on of our best vacations ever! A large part of the fun was due to the wonderful hospitality at the Kona Kai motel where we stayed. The staff and owner of the Kona Kai could not have been friendlier. They kindly answered our many questions about where to go, how to get there, etc. We all enjoyed the beautiful clean swimming pool just outside our door, and the bright/airy accommodations. Captain D (Dennis...the owner) took us on a delightful sightseeing boat trip around the bay. You can be certain that we will be recommending a Sanibel vacation to all of our friends. Hope the Kona Kai get lots of new business from Minnesota!
JI Kohler

Hello there - Just wanted to let you guys know that after renting your place for a week, we have recommended it to a friend. My friend and I thought your place was charming and everyone was very friendly, including baby Leah! My friend and I have been coming to Sanibel every spring (we are both teachers and need a vacation by April 1st) and had been renting a condo from some friends. However, this year the condo was taken.

 Thanks for having such a nice place and a tropical atmosphere. We enjoyed our time and hope to come again soon! (Hopefully, before next spring!)
Til next time,
Pamela Berndt and family
Camilla Dashcund

(Webmaster's note: The following letter was received by Mr. Steve Greenstein, Executive Director of the Sanibel-Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce  on 9/22/02 and kindly forwarded to us)

Mr. Greenstein,
> I would like to take this opportunity to express to you my
> sincere appreciation for the way in which my wife Kathy and I were
> treated recently during our stay at the Kona Kai Motel on your lovely
> island. August 28 until Sept. 3rd.
> The management and the staff at the Kona Kai went out of their
> way to ensure that our vacation was a memorable one, from a continental
> breakfast (delivered to our room) daily to shelling trips with shore
> lunches. The services were outstanding.
> Kathy and I sent our honeymoon on Sanibel twenty one years ago,
> and we have been back many times since, but never have we enjoyed it
> more than this time at the Kona Kai. (loved the pool, shelling and the
> biking)
> I am particularly appreciative of the manner in which the staff
> looked after my wife for several weeks while I was called back home on
> business. Their concern for her safety and well being was quite evident
> by their daily interactions and scheduled activities.
> In closing, you can probably tell by my remarks, we will return to
> Sanibel and the Kona Kai again and frequently.
Kathy and Wandy Cox
(and Casey (our 5lb. Yourkie who loved it too))

Hi, we just stayed at your Motel last week and we wanted to take a moment to thank you. We really enjoyed your environment and we look forward to visiting again. We will definitely recommend your place to our friends and family. We are so anxious to get back I keep on looking at your web site so the memory stays fresh in mind. You guys were wonderful, sweet individuals. Keep up the great work.

Jeremy Steadwell & Aida Hernandez
Tampa, Florida

Dear Kona Kai,

We spent four wonderful days at your island retreat. We could not have been treated more kindly or made to feel more welcome. The grounds at Kona Kai made us feel that we were in a tropical paradise. We spent much time exploring your gardens. We loved the fresh fruit you provided for breakfast every day. You made our first stay on Sanibel Island so special that we will definitely be back again and again. We highly recommend this resort.

Adrienne and John Kane Palm Bay, Florida
Steve and Tracy Webb Durham, Ct.
Danielle Boucher Hiram, Ohio
Chelsea Webb Durham, Ct.
Dec 30-Jan 4

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Located on Sanibel Island, Florida, Gulf of Mexico. Famous for shelling beaches and Wildlife Refuge.

Kona Kai Motel
1539 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island FL 33957
(800) 820-2385
(239) 472-1001 Phone
(239) 472-2554 Fax