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Romantic Coquina Cottage on the Beach – Best Location & Views. Pet Friendly!

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Old Fl. Beach Cottage,1 of 2 suites sleeps 2A/2C; ask for special on both suites

Unless otherwise indicated, price is usually quoted for just one of two studio suites. VRBO average daily rates is for one suite. Cleaning and damage waiver insurance small up charge.

We discount second suite by at least 50% should your group include more than 2A & 2C. Please ask for special quote if second suite desired. Each of the two studio suites sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 Children under 12.

Very Popular call now before gone! Charming Coquina Cottage sits right in the beach sand, no streets to cross, only steps to the Gulf of Mexico, on the award winning Captiva BEACH. The cottage has it's own private beach with great tropical landscaping for fragrant privacy and seclusion. This very romantic and private Florida cottage is surrounded by an acre of the most beautiful beach-front TROPICAL GARDENS,. Take just a few steps and your bathing in the Gulf of Mexico - All the beach and sun you can soak in, very well appointed, great attention to detail. Greatest views, location relatively close to shops, marina and restaurants. Awesome fishing, etc.

Our SUNSETS are awesome, the endless views from the elevated hot tub/SPA are phenomenal. LAZY DAYS in the hammock on beach in our coconut palm grove...so easy ... and life is beautiful. Star gazing is amazing. See Sunsets and sunrises from cottage!

Our Coquina Cottage is completely comfortable and accommodating with many freebies,:computer, internet, free local and long distance phones, Cable Hi-Def TV, WiFi, Netflix. COZY studio suites (upstairs and downstairs) each 400 sq.ft. under A/C. Each sleeps two adults and two kids under 12; each has a queen size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. Computer, WiFi, Internet, Netflix , etc.

And you'll love the outside as well; beautiful beach garden with large spa, sea grape and coconut palms canopy invites you to all kinds of OUTDOOR activities. Read a good book in the HAMMOCK, explore the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy your dinner at our sandy dining room in the shade, or just gaze at the evening stars in our large elevated SPA. Lighting leads the way for a nighttime beach walk or a MOONLIGHT swim. Most affordable rate for a cottage on the beach!

If shelling, body surfing, fishing, star gazing, paddle boarding, surfing and/or sunbathing is too tame for your memory book, take a 5 min. walk to Sanibel's Santiva Village or drive to Captiva's PICTURESQUE historical village for rental boats, sightseeing & shelling charters, sport fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, restaurants, shops and more. Sanibel's famous Ding Darling National WILDLIFE Refuge is less than 7 mins. drive.

Our Coquina Cottage offers a unique and very romantic setting. The UPPER SUITE is elevated a single flight of stairs with the most beautiful UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the Gulf, beach and gardens. It has higher ceilings, an additional 200 sq.ft. of deck and a small breakfast kitchen with a BBQ on the deck.

The optional LOWER SUITE has a large kitchen, full laundry and a large ground level deck. Lower suite is wheelchair accessible. Each suite has a kitchen, BBQ. Lower suite has washer and dryer.

Parking for Coquina Cottage is plentiful and easy. We provide for our guests: iron, ironing board, hairdryer, high quality bedding, bath linens, beach towels, starter kit with dishwasher soap, dish sponge and soap, paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo and conditioner. Beach toys too!

Great elevated SPA, many eating venues and relaxing hammock, and beach toys. We aim to go ABOVE AND BEYOND expectations, and 'continuous improvement' is our motto.

Experience Coquina Cottage and find out why our guests keep coming again and again...

Our RELAXING GETAWAY is about a 45 minute drive from Fort Myers Southwest Regional International Airport, a 1 hr. drive from Naples 2 1/2 hrs. from Tampa, Fort Lauderdale & Miami. 3 1/2 hrs drive from Orlando. Some holiday periods are priced higher. Keywords: Cottage, beachfront, Gulf, on Beach, Views, Captiva, Shelling, Fishing... Amazing!

More Details

Owner
Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy

We live on island, as do many of our staff. We provide quick response to needs. Of still greater interest is the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 5 miles from the cottage, south on Sanibel as well as Sanibel recreation center.

Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy chose Florida

This is a gorgeous private acre on Captiva's world renowned beach. This small, Olde Florida Cottage is like a blast from the past with Tropical Landscaping, great beach location, privacy and amazing sunsets; nothing on these islands is closer to the Gulf--what more could you ask for? Awesome, some guests call it shabby chic design.

What makes this cottage unique

Amazing location right on the beach, wonderful views and location. Great spa, amazing tropical landscaping. Full acre on the beach. So close to Santiva Village Marina, groceries, great restaurants, fishing and shelling... walk to Sanibel! Close to recreation center and Ding Darling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The week went by too fast! My husband and I stayed in the upper suite and my parents stayed below. Everything we needed was provided to us and we enjoyed almost all of our meals out on the patio together. The dolphins swam by on many occasions. We loved the birds at Ding Darling and all of the friendly people on the island. My aunt and uncle came to visit us on two evenings, and we stayed outside and played the ukulele and sang songs while we relaxed and chatted. Everyday we were amazed at a different beautiful sunset. On Sunday night, we made a pile of snacks and watched the Super Bowl up here, that was a treat. We enjoyed the hot tub, the hammock and the seashell hunting nets, but most of all relaxing with the view and the warm weather. We head back to snow and subzero temps today- but I wish I could bottle this place up and take it with me.
Jan 2014
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
  • Our upper bathroom has 2 separate privacy areas, one is simply the commode and sink, the other area is simply a shower plus several outdoor showers and one foot shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper studio cottage suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 1 Bunk Bed
    Lower studio cottage suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Queen size Beds (1 in each of 2 suites), Twin or Single Beds (1) There is a loft twin bed in the upper suite only, each suite holds 2 adults and 2 under 12, upper holds 3 under 12. Perfect for young teens or pre-adolescents., Queen Sleep Sofa (1 in each of 2 suites) sleeper sofas and loft bed have linens included. Upper suite is more open spaced with awesome deck and views, computer, elevated deck, HiDef TV, WiFi, no laundry, smallish kitchen and average refrigerator. Lower suite has more, thus less open spaced, with awesome beach level deck, lesser views, no computer, walk to elevated hot tub deck, HiDef TV, WiFi, laundry, nice sized kitchen and larger refrigerator. No loft/bunk bed, does have queen bed and queen sleep sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach toys, computer tower, many eating areas and tables and chairs outside on property... with views. great hammock in coconut grove, outdoor showers and sink for shellers and anglers. One acre of beachfront privacy and workout facilities and poo, etc. only if you join Sanibel recreation center.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8095236 based on 156 reviews
Tampa, FL
5

Paradise for family or for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Two of my sons and I went to Coquina Cottage for a last trip before one of them leaves for college. We had no idea what to expect, though we were certain a beach getaway would be a lot of fun. The view from the balcony was spectacular, and the privacy of the cottage felt at times like we were on our own island. Beautifully landscaped, convenient and comfortable, we made many memories that I am particularly thankful for. Thank you for a wonderful getaway, and we hope to visit again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Freddie for a very wonderful review! What a perfect way to enjoy some special time with your boys. Many guests return year after year to enjoy the tropical landscaping, amazing views and the privacy of our Coquina Cottage on Captiva's Award winning beach. With a few close by restaurants, general store within walking distance and the best shelling in the world, time and time again our guests enjoy their stay on our Cottage. The feel is truly like having your own private island. We hope to see you again. You and your family are always welcome "feet in the sand" anytime!
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5

Perfect Little Sangri-la!

  • 5 of 5

Simple, yet spectacular, secluded piece of paradise! I wish we could have stayed forever! Nestled in lush natural and native landscaping, the bungalow and it's surroundings are everything you could want in a beach get away! Not fancy, but exactly what is needed to truly enjoy a Captiva beach vacation. The shells on the beach are plentiful and the beach is not overcrowded with people. We enjoyed having our pups with us at the house and on the beach! The hot tub is a relaxing place to end the day! The owner is gracious and friendly and we cannot wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very wonderful review, we are always delighted when guests have such a wonderful time. The cottage is right on the beach including a private acre for our wide variety of tropical landscaping. We endeavor to keep it very natural looking and lushly grown to add to the privacy. Many guests feel like they are on a private island beach, but civilization is just behind the plantings. Thanks again, looking forward to your return. OurCaptiva staff.
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4

Lovely beach front property.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Coquina Cottage was relaxing and enjoyable. The cottage downstairs is quite small, but adequate for two adults and two dogs. The weather was beautiful so we spend a lot of time on the front porch and or in the lounge chairs depending on the position of the sun in the sky. The property is lush with south Florida flora and fauna. The setting is quiet.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Gilligan's Island - For Real

  • 4 of 5

This could not have been a more perfect place for a quick get-away with my sister. We hardly had time in four days to enjoy the many different areas of quiet and beauty!!

Thank you for creating a beach experience the way it was meant to be!

  • Review Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Special

  • 5 of 5

A very special place on a special island.

Had a great time and any issues we had were immediately taken care of.

We are going back!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ralph, It is a pleasure having you and your family stay at our Coquina Cottage and Captiva Island's great weather, tropics, and feet in the sand motto. You are a valued guest and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in 2018! Thank you for the review!
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4

Beautiful, relaxing, secluded retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property was everything that we hoped it would be. The private land with this cottage is huge and the landscaping is incredibly beautiful. Even when just hanging out in the yard, you feel like you've been transported to a tropical oasis will all of the lush greenery and palm trees around you. We appreciated the umbrellas and beach chairs that you can take out onto the public beach area, where we spent a lot of our time. The cottage was cute and had all of the amenities that we needed. The only critique is that one of the ceiling fans was loose and made noise banging around, and all of the electronics in the apartment had so many LED lights that it was a bit distracting for sleep.

The reason for 4 stars rather than 5 are for some of the snafus that happened. They had recently changed the lock and forgot to get the key to us. Multiple lights had burned out or weren't working properly so we had to have someone come take care of that. There isn't any soundproofing between the floors, so we could hear the TV from the people below us on constantly late at night. And on our last day to sleep in, housekeeping made a mistake and showed up to clean our apartment before 8 a.m., waking us up and demanding to know when we were leaving (we weren't leaving that day and checkout isn't until 10 a.m. anyway). The management team was apologetic and offered to let us have a late checkout the following day, but unfortunately that didn't work for us and nothing else was offered.

But overall experience was still wonderful, and I would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to have this guest and she is partially correct. Yes, a cleaner showed up at 8am, when our scheduled check-out was the next day after 10AM. In fact the cleaner was not even scheduled to be there. She was a new cleaner who had done a refresher at the cottage earlier in the week and made two mistakes: 1)she showed up at the wrong property on the wrong date and time. 2)We NEVER allow cleaners before 10,AM, or later. Unfortunately, while we were not responsible for this gross error, the cleaner made an unforgivable mistake and we offered to let the guests stay as late as the guests wished on check-out day. Also, we in fact do have 15" of sound proofing between floors. The guests in the lower suite may have been playing their TV too loud and we would have been more than happy to address the matter had we only been informed during the stay. We are extremely responsive and deal promptly with any and all complaints. In over ten years of successful renting with many repeat guests, we have never had another complaint of noise from the other unit. But, this family oriented community has children and we do occasionally have some noise. The small cottage is the only structure on almost an acre of property on the beach, quite private and buffered with major landscaping and gardens. But there are other guests on island. We regret that there was any inconvenience.
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Location

Bowman's Beach
"Very good for shelling, snowy plovers in season, nesting least terns and many more birds."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
RSW
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sanctuary
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
US 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
Captiva & Sanibel
Car: recommended

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, State of the Art Recreation Center on Sanibel, Bailey-Matthews Shell Musuem, Edison-Ford Home Estates, Shelling and Fishing excursions, 26 miles of bike paths on Sanibel and so much more to do and see. Orlando is 4 hours away and Tampa is approximately 3 hours a way as well.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Captiva, 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
 
Summer Season II
7 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£858
for 3 nights
From
£219
From
£260
Fri,Sat
£1,654
 
 
Summer Season III
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 3 nights
From
£292
From
£345
Fri,Sat
£2,131
 
 
Labor Day Week
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£1,259
for 3 nights
£2,670
 
 
September Value Season
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£846
for 3 nights
£1,708
 
 
Oct-Nov Value Season
30 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,162
for 7 nights
£2,162
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,154
for 7 nights
£2,154
 
 
Holiday Value Season
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,616
for 7 nights
£1,616
 
 
Pre-Christmas Week
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,074
for 7 nights
£3,074
 
 
Christmas Week
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,539
for 7 nights
£3,539
 
 
New Years Week
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,347
for 7 nights
£3,347
 
 
January I
6 Jan 2018 - 19 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,131
for 7 nights
£2,131
 
 
January II
20 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,339
for 7 nights
£2,339
 
 
Peak Season I
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,224
for 7 nights
£3,224
 
 
Peak Season II
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,293
for 7 nights
£3,293
 
 
Week Before Easter
24 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,285
for 7 nights
£3,285
 
 
Easter Week
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,570
for 7 nights
£3,570
 
 
Week After Easter
7 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,931
for 7 nights
£2,931
 
 
Summer Season I
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,131
for 7 nights
£2,131
 
 
Memorial Day Week
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,908
for 7 nights
£2,908
 
 
Summer Season II
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,131
for 7 nights
£2,131
 
 
July 4th Week
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,974
for 7 nights
£2,974
 
 
Summer Season III
7 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,193
for 7 nights
£2,193
 
 
August Value Season
4 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,131
for 7 nights
£2,131
 
 
Labor Day Week
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,747
for 7 nights
£2,747
 
 
Sept. Value Season
8 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,823
for 7 nights
£1,823
 
 
Fall Value Season
29 Sep 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,024
for 7 nights
£2,024
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,893
for 7 nights
£2,893
 
 
Holiday Value Season
24 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,662
for 7 nights
£1,662
 
 
Pre-Christmas Week
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,981
for 7 nights
£2,981
 
 
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,547
for 7 nights
£3,547
 
 
New Years Week
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,339
for 7 nights
£3,339
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,143
for 7 nights
£2,143
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Dmg.waiver £200.04

Rates 100% including taxes & fees. Free: linens, local & long distance phone, WiFi, Cable & Netflix, HiDef, en suite Computer (upper suite),necessary beach stuff, toys, bottle of wine.
Cottage has 2 studio suites, rates are for 1, except in high season; priced@75% off 2nd suite, or 50% during holidays. 25% deposit at time of booking, final payment will be by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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