|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Enjoy an island vacation in your very own private, tropical hide-a-way in our historic and tropical “Lobster Cottage” located just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico in the popular village area where the beautiful Sanibel and Captiva islands meet. Lobster Cottage is a tastefully decorated, fully furnished, fun and comfortable “island” style near-beach cottage. The home provides easy access at ground level and is a comfortable 1 Bed / 1 Bath with all the modern conveniences that sleeps 2. Want to get some sun or cook out? Just step outside to your own large private deck surrounded by tropical foliage providing even more room for sunning, relaxing, or cooking the daily catch (on the grill) while you enjoy the peaceful and tropical surroundings.
The Living Room area boasts a comfortable sofa, recliner chair, 37” flat screen TV, small eat-in dining area and 2 closets/storage. The Kitchen is open to the living room and is fully equipped with new appliances. The updated Master Bedroom includes a King Size Bed, 22' flat screen TV, closet, and the full bathroom includes a tiled tub/ shower combination. High speed internet access is included for those who would like a working vacation. Private parking is included and just steps from the from the front of the house. Beach towels and chairs are also included for your needs as well as a shared and full laundry room.
Amazing Location! Literally just a 2 minute walk to the the best shelling and sunset 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. Want to go fishing? You're in luck! Blind Pass, widely regarded as one of the best fishing spots in the entire area, is only a 3 minute walk away! A marina is also conveniently located right next door with dockage (daily and weekly options), live bait, fishing gear, paddleboard adventures, canoe and kayak rentals, and fishing and island hopping charter options! Billy’s bike rentals can also be arranged to deliver to the house and has a variety of bike options to fit your needs.
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 Potters Cottage VRBO # 583470.
My husband and I spent a much needed week long stay at Lobster Cottage. The proximity to the beach and fishing was perfect. The cottage is clean and well appointed with "historical fisherman's cottage " charm. Having a grill and beach accessories made the experience complete. My husband enjoyed an afternoon nap in the hammock :) Sanibel is a majical place and the Lobster Cottage is a great place for peace and quiet on the beach.
Chip and Sam are the people you want for neighbors and we are so glad to have them as such for a week. The cottage was most comfortable and relaxing. The location is perfect, the beach is about 100 yards away, Lazy Flamingo 50 yards, we ate there about every other meal because it was such good food, the general store 50 yards away for beer runs. We are retired so the simple things in life are the most wonderful, this area is laid back, no hurry, not complex and all around great people. We will be back. Thanks Chip and Sam for a great stay!
I spent a fantastic week at the Lobster Cottage! Everything was super clean (a big deal to me) and cozy. It far exceeded my expectaions for such a small cottage. Everything that you need is provided and in such a small space, that's impressive! Not that the space feels small in any way - it was perfect! Staying in a condo or hotel would have been a huge disappointment. The Lobster Cottage is truly magical. There were even Bald Eagles nesting in the top of a Ponderosa Pine right in our front yard! Spectacular! The shelling is definitely the best at the beach directly across the street at Blind Pass. I went to several beaches and even took a shelling cruise which didn't have near the treasures that I found right here. And, the sunsets - WOW! The hosts are gracious and are there to help make your trip perfect but are not intrusive at all. I highly recommend staying with the Wolfe's on your vacation to Sanibel/Captiva. I can't wait to return! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
I've just spent a week at Lobster Cottage, and from the first day, I knew I had found a perfect retreat/vacation spot. Chip was very accommodating, helping me find paddle board rentals, bike rentals, restaurants, etc. Both he and Samantha made sure I wanted for nothing. The cottage is quaint and cozy, hidden away, and just a short stroll to the magnificent beach where turquoise waters beckon. Shell seekers can't find a better place to hunt for their treasures. I chose to bike rather than to drive, and it was an easy and inexpensive way to get around. I promise to come back.
Located between Sanibel and Captiva, makes this an ideal location for your vacation. The manager Chip and his wife Samantha are there to make sure you have everything you need. They are friendly, low key and gracious. This location is a short walk to the best the island has to offer. It is low key and less crowded than other locations on the island. Walk to the beach, kayak or paddle board, ride the bike trails, sunsets and shelling are all right there waiting for you. The lobster house is ideal for two. It is so charming, that it is a favorite place for local artists to sketch on canvas. I. know because I purchased one of the paintings. It reminds me of the many happy times, I have been blessed to have been here over the past 10 years. It is hard for me to share this, because it is the best kept secret on the island. The Lobster house though quaint and small, has a well appointed kitchen,2 bathrooms and a bedroom with a king size bed. There are laundry facilities and a grill on the deck. The old fashioned windows Create a bright cheerful place to stay. When you open the windows the tropical breeze is refreshing, and at night lulls you to sleep. The deck is ideal for star gazing, watching the moon, or reading a book. The hammock is a great alternative to the beach for catching sun rays. Warning you will probably take a nap there. Just minutes from your door you can walk to 3 varied price resteraunts and a market. My husband loves to play tennis nearby, while I enjoy the beach, shelling or hopping on my bike, to ride the bike trail, that begins at the corner just steps away. The beach here is so romantic it is a favorite place for marriage proposals, and celebrating any special occasion. The sunsets are spectacular and when the sun dips there is spontaneous applause at its beauty. In the 10 years we have been coming Chip has provided the ideal vacation every time!
Lobster Cottage is in a super location and has a terrific, lazy tropical feel. It's definitely a barefoot vacation spot, just minutes to a great beach, a bridge where locals and tourists fish everyday, great shelling, and several good restaurants -- all in walking distance. The manager is very attentive to any request and everything is exactly as in the pictures. Our dog was very welcome and had a lot of company in the area and the people in the neighborhood are very friendly. If you want to kick off your shoes and relax, you can do it at Lobster Cottage.
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.