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Bike to Grandma Dot's fish restaurant on the water at Sanibel Marina - YUMMY!

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  • Minimum stay:14-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lighthouse Point cottage description

STORYBOOK-CHARMING BEACH COTTAGE ~TURN BACK TIME & RENEW YOUR CHILDHOOD MEMORIES ~

Make new memories & savor the old time feel of Sanibel and Captiva Islands ~~

The best part of this experience is that you simply come as you are. Seriously -- You don't need to bring anything -- we've thought of it all. So it's worry-free packing --Bring you swimsuit, sandles, beachy clothes and your lunch ;)

Okay now that packing isn't important, it's time to picture yourself in a tropical & airy beach setting -~ A comfortable cottage with two lovely bedrooms, a bath with tub/shower, light & cozy furnishings in living and dining room, and a fully equipped kitchen. You'll have everything you need. Not a single care.

We have a screened porch with eating area for breakfast or coffee to start your day. Then off to the beach ...We provide the beach chairs, cooler, umbrella & toys. Choose a book from our library and off you go. You bring the sunscreen!

Seagrape Cottage has private access to a practically secluded beach... only 49 steps up the sandy path.

Rent a bike for a day or week ~ Pedal anywhere on the island.

We're about a block away from Lighthouse Point, the fishing pier, marina, Lighthouse Cafe & Old Town with its specialty shops, ice cream parlor & boutiques.

Sunday afternoons, bike to the farmer's market and fill your basket with fresh fruits and veggies. Buy some fresh breads & pastries and have a picnic at your practically private beach.

In the evenings, sip a glass of wine or tea and enjoy one of the many films at the cottage. There's time to read, play scrabble, start a jigsaw puzzle or whatever you do for relaxation after a day of sunshine and fun. And the stars in the Sanibel sky are awesome so don't forget to take a late walk under the moon.



Frommer's & Conde Naste Magazine specified Sanibel Island as Number One of the Top Ten Best Place to Visit in the World~

US New & World Report Top Ten Beaches in the US


Do you love the arts~(Big Art Center); Sanibel Library (lecture series and discussion groups); Nature (Ding Darling Conservatory); Aviaries; An array of special and/or beachy restaurants and pubs; sports bar; outdoor eating and boating... This is the place for you.

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            There's so much to do on Sanibel. Your kids will be safe and never forget this holiday. People come back from years ago because of their childhood memories and say the island hasn't changed a bit!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Owner may accept small dogs (under 15 lbs) Beach is dog-friendly! ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • Full tub/shower combo. Window in bathroom. Whimsical ambience.

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Everything you could possibly need for cooking/baking is here. You don't need to bring a thing. Except your food or do you prefer take-out and restaurants only? ;) If so, this is the place for dining....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            While you'll enjoy the feeling of a cottage kitchen, everything you could possibly need is at your fingertips. Full size appliances and lots of space to bake, cook, or order take-out!...moreless

          • Catering Available:

            There are many caterers on Sanibel and Captiva as well as a grocery store which has delivery service, so an auto is not essential. Bikes will do!...moreless

          • Dining:

            Regular size table for 4 and 2 counter stools...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Parking:

            Area on site for parking. Since this street is private, no other people can park on it to access the beach. That's why this beach, at the end of our short street, is practically private....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Towels/sheets/linens/blankets & comforters -- everything you need is here - No need for you to think about one item to bring. We've got you covered ;)...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath and Beach towels as well as linens and blankets/sheets. You bring nothing - we have luxurious linens for your comfort...moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            Sanibel Recreation Center allows guests to use their facility for a small fee: Three pool, exercise center, tennis courts...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Comfortable couches and chairs for 4 or more...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Private Large Washer & Dryer on porch...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Private Large Washer & Dryer on porch...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Okayed by City of Sanibel...moreless

          • Heating
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • Unique cottage. Special features for special people. Nostalgia with a delightful cozy atmosphere. Gulf Bay on one side of street and Gulf of Mexico Beach on your side....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player:

                Lots of DVDs plus the Sanibel Library allows guests to borrow a variety of media ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                DVD, VCRs for each side. Also includes games and a variety of books....moreless

              • Music Library:

                Use Sanibel Library for borrowing any kind of CDs...moreless

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                Perfect reception for your computer. Excellent & secure wireless internet...moreless

              • Internet
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    For a nominal fee, Sanibel Island Rec Center allows guests to join for a limited period of time Olympic swimming lanes and large pool for kids as well as kiddie-pool...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    Rent bikes for the day or week on-island. Bike paths everywhere. In fact, you don't need a car if you ride the bicyles....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Sanbiel Island's Jensen Marina offers kayaking and canoeing with guides...moreless

                  • Tennis:

                    Sanibel Rec Center allows use of tennis courts for a nominal fee...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Sanibel,Captiva and Ft Myers offer all sorts of boating options...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Beautiful lawn area for playing frisbee or bird watching...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    On and off Sanibel island -- Courses in Ft Myers as well...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    We have a George Foreman grill but not a BBQ...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Same as screened porch...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront

                  Activities

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Hospital
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Groceries
                  • Paragliding
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Water Parks
                  • Arboretum
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Synagogues
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  May-Oct 1, 2014
                  May 1 - Sep 30, 2014
                  14 night min stay

                  $750 $3,080
                  Oct (a fabulous mo)
                  Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2014
                  28 night min stay

                  $903 $3,610
                  Dec Holiday:make it special
                  Dec 2 - Dec 29, 2014
                  28 night min stay

                  $4,200
                  Jan, 2015
                  Jan 2 - Jan 29, 2015
                  28 night min stay

                  $5,450
                  February
                  Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  28 night min stay

                  $5,500
                  March 2015
                  Mar 2 - Mar 30, 2015
                  28 night min stay

                  $5,500
                  April (Spring/Easter)
                  Apr 1 - Apr 29, 2015
                  21 night min stay

                  $1,050 $4,200
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $125 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  28 night min. Accept Visa, Master Card and Discover on line. Due to high interest in property, a 50% non-refundable reservation fee is due with rental agreement - It will be reseved for you at that point. Final payment due 90 day prior to arrival. Refundable security deposit $ amount varies based on circumstances (pet, etc) Trip insurance protection is suggested for renter thru VRBO.


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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  #1 Fort Myers, Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Orlando
                  0.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Lazy Flamingo at causeway -- walk

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Sailing, snorkeling,boating, kayaking within minutes. Rent a boat and a captain for a great travel & an exciting day. Eat @ Bubble Room and Mucky Duck Pub for a sunset experience on Captiva~

                  50 + restaurants among tons of other fun and relaxing family or couple-oriented play time!

                  This page links my personal website for a visual tour of the cottage:

                  Cut/Paste: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAnjwELLc_c

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1994

                  About the owner: Welcome~ We hope you'll love Sanibel as much as we do. It's hard to describe the feeling people get visiting our home, but it's kind of like going back in time. It's a slow pace where relaxation is the key word: time seems to go slower here. Everyone strolls, bikes, walks, and meanders through the days. People are kind and unhurried. And the Island can be a romantic get-away or a family vacation with something to do for everyone. Read our long list of our guests' comments and find out what kind of place our cottage is and who we are. I think you'll find that we work hard to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Most people return to Sanibel Island again and again and those lucky enough, stay with us in our lovely cottage. Sanibel's beaches are dog-friendly. Owners will consider a small dog.

                  Why the Owner Chose Lighthouse Point:
                  Sanibel Island is home to many artists and writers with an energy that is catchy. I think that's why we bought our home over 17 years ago. And nothing much has changed -- the island is still quaint, peaceful and beautiful. Not a fast food kind of place - cozy and unique restaurants and boutique dining. It's all very laid back but still special and memorable for the family. Make your memories here. It's a charming little island that feels like it's somewhere other-worldly. (Does that sound strange? Okay. You'll 'get it' when once you arrive and begin to stroll rather than hustle.) We bought our duplex as a place for the family to be together and now it's that plus the perfect place for our guests to learn about island living, get relaxed, unwind, and enjoy the island and SW Florida for a unique holiday stay at the beach.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Since we have practically private beach access, you won't find many other people on your end of this secluded beach. Only 2 streets on East End that have direct walking access to beach. We are one.We are on the bike path route as well; simply rent bikes from one of the island vendors and use them as your method of transportation during your stay. That's the way most people do it ~ It's a blast from the past. Everyone enjoys the fabulous restaurants on the Island, but it's great to have some home cooking too. Go fishing during the day~ then cook some grouper in the evening. It's relaxing to stay at home and cuddle up with a book or watch a film -- we have a large selection of both. Or perhaps you want to start a jigsaw puzzle or play scrabble or chess. And once you realize that Sanibel is a seashell paradise, you will soon do the 'Sanibel Shuffle' as you find unique seashells on the beaches of the serene Gulf of Mexico. (Sanibel beaches are dog-friendly) Home to artists, writers, professionals and celebrities.


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                  Speaks: english, Pig Latin ;)

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                  Photos

                  • Bike to Grandma Dot's fish restaurant on the water at Sanibel Marina - YUMMY!

                    Bike to Grandma Dot's fish restaurant on the water at Sanibel Marina - YUMMY!

                  • Our homey beach cottage is quaint, neat & clean

                    Our homey beach cottage is quaint, neat & clean

                  • Fully stocked kitchen ~ We provide everything you'll need for your stay

                    Fully stocked kitchen ~ We provide everything you'll need for your stay

                  • Second bedroom provides the perfect mood for an afternoon nap with a breeze

                    Second bedroom provides the perfect mood for an afternoon nap with a breeze

                  • Screened porch provides perfect setting for early morning coffee & bird-watching

                    Screened porch provides perfect setting for early morning coffee & bird-watching

                  • Walkway line to cottage~Leads direcdtly to shower then porch

                    Walkway line to cottage~Leads direcdtly to shower then porch

                  • Flora, a young German girl, loved the beach~Our guest, her papa, shot this smile

                    Flora, a young German girl, loved the beach~Our guest, her papa, shot this smile

                  • Walk down the path and over the walkway & you're here! Less than 5 minutes

                    Walk down the path and over the walkway & you're here! Less than 5 minutes

                  • Pinnochio's Ice Cream Parlour ~Voted #1~Walk 5 Min from Cottage: Wickedly Delish

                    Pinnochio's Ice Cream Parlour ~Voted #1~Walk 5 Min from Cottage: Wickedly Delish

                  • Rent a surrey and pedal everywhere as a family or just 2 pals on the bike path

                    Rent a surrey and pedal everywhere as a family or just 2 pals on the bike path

                  • Sideview of cottage ~ we bring back memories of the way Florida was decades ago

                    Sideview of cottage ~ we bring back memories of the way Florida was decades ago

                  • SERIOUSLY--All you need to bring is right here!
Start packing a bag & head out

                    SERIOUSLY--All you need to bring is right here! Start packing a bag & head out

                  • Walkway to beach 49 steps from Cottage~a very private beach at end of our road

                    Walkway to beach 49 steps from Cottage~a very private beach at end of our road

                  • Lovely Foyer for hanging your hat and storage in kitchen

                    Lovely Foyer for hanging your hat and storage in kitchen

                  • Cozy Living Room with DVDs, Library, Cable, Games
for Stay-at-Home Relaxation

                    Cozy Living Room with DVDs, Library, Cable, Games for Stay-at-Home Relaxation

                  • Crank open the windows for a breezy sleep (King/Twins)

                    Crank open the windows for a breezy sleep (King/Twins)

                  • Full size washer and dryer (Each side has its own.. no sharing needed)

                    Full size washer and dryer (Each side has its own.. no sharing needed)

                  • Sanibel is a dog-friendly beach. Bring Buddy along this time

                    Sanibel is a dog-friendly beach. Bring Buddy along this time

                  • Notice the sign? It's Seagrape Lane--walkway to your very own cottage hideaway

                    Notice the sign? It's Seagrape Lane--walkway to your very own cottage hideaway

                  • Sanibel Marina, fishing pier and lighthouse point - all a few minutes walk away

                    Sanibel Marina, fishing pier and lighthouse point - all a few minutes walk away

                  • Bird watchers & nature lovers relish natural conservation centers on Sanibel Isl

                    Bird watchers & nature lovers relish natural conservation centers on Sanibel Isl

                  • Kids outdoor playground, aviary,wildlife cntr, exotic birds. See live Alligators

                    Kids outdoor playground, aviary,wildlife cntr, exotic birds. See live Alligators

                  • Walkway from beach to outdoor shower & cottage -- all 49 ft from private beach

                    Walkway from beach to outdoor shower & cottage -- all 49 ft from private beach

                  • Cottage is walking distance to Lighthouse Point, fishing pier & marina (sunset)

                    Cottage is walking distance to Lighthouse Point, fishing pier & marina (sunset)

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 4

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