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2-1/2 Blocks from Beach! 2 Bedroom Cottage Sanibel Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath charming cottage, 2 blocks from beach,

Lovely near-beach cottage, newly restored with love, inside and out...a great place to relax after the beach which is close by..with great shelling. Beautiful pool, in cozy 8 unit complex. Screened in lenai, 2 bedroom 1 bath, queen sized bed, and 2 twins. restored bathroom..old Sanibel charm! Tiled floors, 3 bikes, beach gear, coolers, all you need! you will return again and again! laundry on site. A sheller's and bikers paradise! WIFI internet, flatscreen TV, CABLE, Great Cell Tower Nearby, microwave, stove, oven, electric grill, beautiful handy location! Golf course two blocks away. Sanibel has many beautiful beaches.

One of these....Bowman's Beach is a National Superstar Beach! It is one of 35 Super Star Beaches in a national report. These beaches are clean, healthy beaches that did not exceed the national bacteria standard between 2009-2012 by more than 2% AND did not exceed the EPA's new more protective water quality threshold by more than 2%. City leadership made many improvements to protect water quality ,local beach conditions and unique wildlife. Access NRDC full report at: http://www.drdc.org/beaches/

See online guide to some of our favorite places to see and things to do.

(Caution, this unit has some fragile decor and is not child proof. May not be suitable for young children) (No smoking, and No Pets)

More Details

Diane Gossett
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 April, 2018


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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not suitable for toddlers
  • Guests are expected to clean out their food from refrigerator before leaving, or be subject to an additional cleaning charge.
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , newly renovated
  • tub, shower with rain shower head, tile floor, pedestal sink, overhead cabinet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sanibel is world renowned for its multitude of gorgeous shells, cottage is only several blocks from the beach, with many more beaches on the island which is ringed by bike paths. Also close to stores and shops. very interesting shell museum, Ding Darling Bird Reservation and historic lighthouse are only a few of the many sights the island has to offer.


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2-1/2 Blocks from Beach! 2 Bedroom Cottage Sanibel Island
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous vacation! Sanibel Island is truly paradise. This cute cottage was the perfect launch point for our adventures, as well as a great place to wind down at the end of the day. We swam every day in the pool that we had all to our selves most of the time. The couple times there were others, we made friends— many of which were longer staying visitors in other units. Great family friendly atmosphere.

We enjoyed using the bikes and wagon to load up and pedal down to the beach. Restaurants were also close by to ride to!

The weather was beautiful!

We hope to get back for another vacation soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good value, nice location

  • 4 of 5

Relatively quiet cottage with the basic needs covered, really enjoyed the bike trails

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eden, NY

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is half a duplex, but we would never have known that there were people staying in the other half. It is in a great location, halfway between out of the way beaches and the main road with shops, etc. The kitchen was small, but had everything we needed. The pool that is shared between a few homes was lovely and there was never anyone else in it when we swam.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of Shell cottage. Hope you come back to Sanibel and stay with us again! Diane
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True Sanibel charm

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week at Shell Cottage in February...a bit more chilly than expected the first few days but overall a dream of a winter respite. We had excellent directions and check in instructions and were able to operate the lockbox after some initial challenges...us, not the box! The cottage was immaculate and everything we needed clean and in place. Excellent handbook is available and check out responsibilities not at all difficult. The setting was perfect for a quiet visit, with a neighborhood vibe as opposed to Oceanside condos. We loved walking to the beach and to the nearby trailer park/campground for their tropical bird show. Do not miss that...free and amazing, run by volunteers. The house was beautifully decorated as the name implies..Shell Cottage...and there are orchids and other tropical plants in the garden. Having a laundry just across the lawn was great. We did not try the pool due to the cool weather and the fact we were so busy with hikes, the Ding Darling Nature Preserve, Shell Museum, beach walks and so forth. Owners were very available and attentive and gave great detailed information. We would highly recommend this cottage. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise... Please come again! Diane
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Washington D.C.

We loved this cottage!

  • 4 of 5

A delightful vacation place within walking distance of a pristine beach. The cottage is comfortable and offers all of the amenities to make a vacation peaceful and enjoyable. It's well located within a short driving distance of necessities and attractions. If you prefer to walk or bike that works too. We would definitely stay there again should our travel plans return us to Sanibel.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apex, North Carolina

We would stay here again...nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

The shell cottage was a lovely place to spend our week in Sanibel. The kitchen was well supplied, the beds were comfortable. Many beautiful shell crafts complemented the interior. The location was extremely convenient to the beach and restaurants. Jerry's supermarket was a pleasant surprise, especially for my husband's desire for an entire Key Lime pie. The owners were very helpful with suggestions for things to see and do. We would stay there again.

Ann Dunn

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Meyers
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Holiday Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Nerita Beach


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sanibel, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Winter 16-17
1 Nov 2017 - 29 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Summer Fall
30 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Winter 18-19
1 Dec 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £71.02
Extra guests cleaning £0
Property Damage Protection £41.9
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a non-refundable $200.00 reservation fee (included in rent)
Separate Cleaning fee $100.00 (non-taxable)
The rental is subject to the sales tax rate of 11% and a VRBO booking fee.
Cleaning fee is only for after you leave. You may contact our staff for arrangements if you wish additional periodic cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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