|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Enjoy an island vacation in your very own private, tropical hide-a-way with our historic “Potter’s Cottage” located just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico in the popular village area where the beautiful Sanibel and Captiva islands meet. Potter's cottage is a tastefully decorated and fun “Key West” style ground level, and comfortable 1 Bed / 1 Bath cottage with all the modern conveniences that sleeps 2 with a few exceptions for additional guests . Tile floors throughout, with a vaulted open concept Kitchen and Main Room keep the cottage light and bright. Enjoy your large screened enclosed outdoor lanai and lounge area complete with vaulted ceiling, bar, fans, and seating areas. Want to get some sun? Just step outside to your very own wrap around deck providing even more room for sunning, relaxing, or cooking (on the grill) while you enjoy the peaceful, private, and tropical surroundings.
The main room boasts a comfortable sofa, separate love seat, an eat-in dining area, fully equipped new and open kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a huge 50” flatscreen TV, 2 ceiling fans, and large glass sliding doors that open onto your private screen enclosed lanai. The updated Master Bedroom includes a King Size Bed with a relaxing seating / reading area, 22' flat screen TV, large closet, and glass sliding doors that open onto the deck. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and plenty of storage for towels and necessities. A private laundry area is located in the back of the home, and high speed internet access is included for those who would like a working vacation. Private parking is included and just steps from your private entry gate.
Amazing Location! Literally just a 2 minute walk to the the best shelling and sunset watching beach on Sanibel! Everything you need is within walking distance, including some of Sanibel’s most famous restaurants such as the Mad Hatter, Lazy Flamingo, Sunset Grill and the convenient Santiva general store and sundry. Want to go fishing? You're in luck! The marina is right next door with dockage (daily and weekly options), live bait, fishing gear, paddleboard adventures, canoe/kayak rentals, and fishing charter options! Blind Pass, widely regarded as one of the best fishing spots in the entire area, is only a 3 minute walk away!
Here's your chance to stay in one of the best vacation Values on Sanibel Island. Our spacious home is furnished the way you would imagine a tropical home - fun, comfortable and relaxing… with all the updated amenities you need to make your vacation unforgettable. You are also welcome to bring up to 2 dogs with you – so no need to leave your best friend(s) at home. The perfect place for your vacation year after year. Your Sanibel Home Away from Home!
If more room is needed or this one is already booked, be sure to check our other properties, all located in same area of the island : Harbour House VRBO # 410105, and Lobster Cottage VRBO # 634077
Our Pet Friendly Policy: We welcome up to 2 dogs, but unfortunately cannot accept the following: Pit Bull, Chow Chow, Akita, Husky, Doberman, Wolf Hybrid, Presa Canaroso, Rottweiler, and Staffordshire Terriers.
Be sure to Call today to book your fun and relaxing island vacation!
When Chip asked us to write a review we were almost hesitant because we want to keep the Potter's Cottage a secret! It is the most wonderful place with a secluded, authentic, tropical, Florida theme and a cozy, comfortable atmosphere. With such a central location, you can get to everything in no time and with "no car". You can walk the beach, ride your bike and also get groceries or eat out for all three meals a day within a block from your door. We have become such good friends with the owner Chip, and his wife that it always feels like "coming home again" everytime we visit. The home is fully equiped and you don't have to think about bringing a thing. Since my husband and I are avid "shellers" we are up before the sun and out at the beach, located just accross the street at the end of our driveway. This is truly a story- book cottage in a one-of-a-kind natural location where we have made lasting memories and friendships, and that we just can't wait to get back to again and again...but don't tell anyone about it!
This place was perfect. We stayed there for 7 days on our honeymoon and were across the street from an amazing restaurant called the Mad Hatter and the best sunsets on Sanibel Island. You can travel between Sanibel and Captiva easily as you are right between the two islands. Place is clean, perfect size for two possibly a couple and children. It truly is your own private hideaway. We just got back and have already decided to book same time next year. Chip and his wife are great. They brought us a bottle of champagne to celebrate our wedding and had wonderful suggestions that were all spot on!!! Amazing dinners, great time! IT WAS PERFECT!!!! Very private. You are close to everything. Convenient breakfast spot right next to you! Great beach for swimming and shelling right across the beach!
Booking direct with the owner (Chip)is great. Chip makes everything so easy.
Arrived at the cottage, or he said we did.. We saw nothing...Total tropical vegetation with a wooden doorway into it. Walking into the property, it opens up to a wonderful peaceful deck, leading into a lanai, before going into the main cottage. It's a well equipped place, very open floor plan, so everything feels comfortable. Comfortable king bed.
There is a very large grassy area out front which was perfect frisbee/walking area for our 2 mini Aussies. Just across the main road (2min walk) is a great pet friendly beach, where one will encounter many pet owners!
We brought our bicycles and rode 3-7 miles to breakfast most mornings, either to Captiva or Sanibel.
The location is great, however the only negative would be the cottage is so secluded, there is no view of the magnificent bay just a 100+ ft away. It would have been nice to have a common area to walk to and sit with cocktails to watch the manatee:), but the trade off is the peaceful seclusion! :)
Chip and Samantha are gracious owners, and are just a text away if any questions or concerns arise.
Thanks Chip,Samantha-and especially Murphy, their elder lab, for making our 2 weeks memorable!
Sanibel Island is a barrier island just off the southwest coast of Florida by Fort Myers. Sanibel is about 12 miles long and 4 miles wide, and is known around the world for its fabulous shelling beaches. Due to Sanibel Island's unique geographical orientation, lying East to West instead of North to South, it acts as a scoop and gathers seashells along its beaches. Throughout the year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy Sanibel's beaches and hunt for that special seashell. Sanibel has an average temperature of about 75 degrees. While Sanibel Island is a wildlife refuge in and of itself, over 60% of the island is protected wildlife preserves. There are over 26 miles of bike trails and over 17 miles of beautiful beaches.
There is an additional non-refundable pet fee of $100 for dogs under 30 lbs. or $200 for dogs over 30 pounds.