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Gulf Beach Cottage, Beach Front with 180* Gulf and Beach View

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

White Caps Cottage 8 is a unique 'Old Sanibel Cottage' situated directly on the beach and the Gulf of Mexico... steps, literally, to the beach and Gulf. Enjoy sunsets and evening breezes from the screened in porch or the cozy comfort of the open living / dinning room. One of a kind island experience with days of nothing but sand, shells, sun and an occasional dolphin in front of you and the gentle sound of the surf at night. Old Sanibel Paradise.

Keywords: relaxing

sunset views

shellers paradise


well appointed

More Details

Michael and Kathy Farley
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Michael and Kathy Farley

A long time Sanibel lover and White Caps Cottages owners. We enjoy sharing our cottage with those who are looking for a unique beach cottage experience.

Michael and Kathy Farley purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Michael and Kathy Farley chose Sanibel

We are beach people. The sand and shelling with family is our idea of Paradise.

White Caps 8 is our little piece of a Sanibel Heaven.

What makes this cottage unique

Respite from the daily push of life-

Sunsets from the porch and living / dining room-

A view of the Gulf interrupted only by sea oats, sea grapes, Mr. T, or resident gopher turtle, cabbage palms and, yes, sand, shells, and the lapping Gulf waves.

If that's not enough for you there are all kinds of activities from shelling to shopping to do.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sanibel in Lee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Completely updated with tile and glass shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size Beds (1) Queen size sleeper-sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Coin operated Washer and Dryer in complex utility building Guest Parking Outdoor shower for after-beach rinsing


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

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Gulf Beach Cottage, Beach Front with 180* Gulf and Beach View
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Our best vacation yet!

  • 5 of 5

When you lose track of what day it is and one sunset and double rainbow run into another and the only question you ask is.... "Where do you want to have dinner tonight?" You know it is a wonderful vacation. My husband and I enjoyed this little cottage. It was truly a home away from home. We are planning on coming back in a few months!

Thank you Michael for all your assistance and wonderful recommendations. You made our trip stress free! See you in May!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rhonda for your kind words and review. We are passionate about Sanibel Island and our very special "Sanibel Beach Cottage" and try to make every guests stay as perfect as possible. We love to have those who too appreciate what our little piece of paradise has to offer... Respite, relaxation and rejuvenation! We are so fortunate to have so many guests, such as yourselves, find the joy that Sanibel and our cottage brings. We look forward to your return and, hopefully, as many other guests do, return year after year. Cheers to you, Michael and Kathy
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Close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Really nice cottage, close to the beach, tastefully decorated. Enjoyed using the charcoal grill as well.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Richard! The closeness to the beach and Gulf is the number one favorite feature of our cottage. You literally can’t get any closer ! We appreciate your comment about the furnishings as we pay close attention to the style and colors used throughout the cottage, and use local artist work predominantly. White Caps Cottage 8 is fortunate to have a pleasant “grilling area” to fix meals and have a view of the beach and Gulf. Thanks again for your thoughtful review! Michael and Kathy
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Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

We discovered Sanibel Island in 2004 and have returned every year since. We have tried a few other locations over the years but always return to White Caps 8. Just a few steps to the beautiful beach and oh what a view from every window of the property. Every amenity of convenience at your fingertips when needed just makes this property so special. I am afraid the secret is out so I made sure to book the property for our 2018 vacation and will continue to return hopefully for more years to come. Thank you Michael!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never grows old

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth year in White Cap's cottage #8 and the sense of "coming home" never grows old. Owners Micheal and Kathy Farley continue to add improvements to the interior and exterior space to enhance each visitor's stay. The rooms are flooded w light and you can watch the ocean from the sofa, porch or walk the few steps down the surf. Anywhere you sit, it is pure pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Freda! We always enjoy having you, Peter and your four legged “Children” as guests! We treasure the opportunity to spend time each year to make improvements to the Cottage. Between refreshing the shells in the outdoor BBQ area in the back of the Cottage and the Gulf view Sunset seating area right outside the porch door, the shells reflect the seasonal shells gathered on the beach... this year our “Irma” shells. You and your family share what we feel about the specialness of Sanibel and the unique nature of our Sanibel Beach Cottage! Thank you again for your kind words for the Cottage and the passion we all have Sanibel.
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Slice of paradise

  • 5 of 5

I always hesitate to review this property because I love it so much and I would like to keep it a secret. This was our 3rd stay at White Caps Cottages, but our second stay at #8 and the only one I will return to every chance I get! The proximity to the beach and water is unbelievable. The cottage is clean and has everything you need. Our stay was for 7 days and while it is not for everyone...we only left for groceries. We cooked every meal and didn't leave the quiet and beauty of the beach. The shelling is great and you are guaranteed to see marine life. We daily saw a group of rays make their way down along the beach, manatees a couple days, and I even saw a couple small sand sharks. If vacation to you is getting away from it all...this is the best place to stay. Michael and Kathy are awesome to work with and Royal Shell has check-in down to a science!! Seriously, in and out in less than 10 minutes and a couple of much appreciated bottles of cold water.

It's hard to explain, but this cottage feels like home!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean Isle Beach, NC

What Dreams Are Made Of

  • 5 of 5

We discovered Sanibel Island and White Caps 8 in December of 2004 and the island has become part of our annual get a way for the past 13 years. During these years we had tried several other gulf front locations and truly nothing compares with White Caps 8. Especially since the 2015 remodel the unit is adorable and more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Even though we do limited cooking the kitchen lacked nothing when ready to prepare a meal. The views from the living room, kitchen and screened porch of the gulf and beach are incredible and you are just steps from your beach chairs and umbrella. The screened in porch was our travel companions favorite spot. She is a miniature black & tan long haired Dachshund who loves when the sun shines into the porch. We walk her on the beach and have fun when people come up to her and want to know her name..We call her "Sanabell".

Well I have contacted Michael and made arrangements to be back in 2017. Thank you and Royal Shell for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Myers RSW international airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sand Bar and Island Inn Traditions
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
22 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sand Bar and Island Inn Traditions Restaurants
Car: recommended

Sanibel is world renown for sea shell collecting with a Sea Shell Museum right only minutes away from the cottage.

Tarpon fishing right off the beach, with Dolphins playing and the occasional Manatee swimming down the shore line to.

Wonderful restaurants for every taste, and fresh sea food available to take home to cook on the BBQ.

Aside from the Gulf with boating, swimming, shelling, and relaxing on the beach, there are Golf courses, biking, hiking and local theater to attend.

Or, Dine and Dance at Traditions Restaurant and Inn only a short walk up the beach from the cottage, or have meet up with everyone after a day on the beach at the Sand Bar for drinks and dinner.

If you want to go off Island to explore you can check out Ft. Myers for Edison's Home and Museum and historic downtown Ft. Myers... or, go over to Pine Island to see the famous Tarpon Lodge and go across the street from the lodge to see ancient native Calusa Indian Shell Mounds and the Randall Research Center.

and so much more....


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sanibel, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas Winter Holiday
22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year Holiday week
30 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Shoulder
6 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder Spring High
9 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Booking Fee £116.64
Tax £132.93
Damage Waiver Fee £27.02
Reservation Fee £33.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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