Snow White's Storybook Cottage Come as You Are~No Worries~
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- 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 Fine or beachy restaurants and pubs; sports bar; outdoor eating and boating... This is the place for you.
- 800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Full tub/shower combo. Window in bathroom. Whimsical ambience.
Kitchen & Dining
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- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
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- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Washing Machine:
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- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- DVD Player:
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- Music Library:
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet:
Pool & Spa
- Kayak / Canoe:
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- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Beach View
- Car Not Necessary
- Ice Skating
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Recreation Center
- Gambling Casinos
- Water Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Botanical Garden
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- 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...moreless
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This was our second year that we returned to Seagrape Cottage. Again it was a wonderful experience. The location is excellent, on a quiet street near the lighthouse. It is in walking distance to grab a good cup of coffee and pastry each morning. The ice cream shop and one of the very good restaurants on the island is also within walking distance. The beach is a short walk from your front door. The cottage has everything you need, just bring your swimsuit and flip flops.
- Guest TJ (Kiel WI)
- Date of stay 03/15/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: You two are great. We hope we'll see you again & again. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We are very happy that you liked our cottage enough to come back again. It means a lot to us. Best wishes ~
We'll be back
We'll be back
This was the second time we've vacationed at Seagrape Cottage and we'll definitely be back. The location could not be better and we enjoy the privacy of a backyard, the quiet of a residential street and cozy cottage feel of the house itself. We have stayed in other places on Sanibel, but Seagrape just feels like home.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 04/01/13
Owner response: It was so cool to have an author stay at our cottage. Being so close to the beach, perhaps the Gulf breeze provided you with inspiration. And maybe Seagrape Cottage was your muse... We know we will see you again and we will welcome you and your husband soon. Thank you for your lovely comments.
Great Place, Great Value
Great Place, Great Value
My husband and I spent two lovely months here and found this cottage to be "just right" for us! So we have already booked it for next year. We loved the location being on the east end of the island with less traffic, nearby shops and restaurants, the Lighthouse, fishing pier, and of course, the fabulous beach just a short walk away at the end of the street. The cottage was clean and very comfortable, good beds, well-stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, and airy screened in porch. It was evident that the owners take great care to insure their guests have everything they need. Books, videos, and puzzles for indoor activity, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas for the beach. Not to mention the welcoming bottle of wine when we checked in! Sanibel Island is such a beautiful place, and we have been coming down during the winter for the past four years. We've looked at lots of rental properties and this place is a really great value. I highly recommend it. Thanks you, Karyn and Richard, we look forward to coming back next January.
- Guest Donna (Grand Island, NY)
- Date of stay 01/15/13
- Review Submitted 03/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children.
Owner response: Thank you for your beautiful review. We are very excited to welcome you back next year. It's always a pleasure to have people as kind and nice as you two. We don't always get to meet our guests, but lucky for us we had the opportunity and good luck to meet you both. We'll see you next year~ Thanks again.
Pertect holiday at Sanibel
Pertect holiday at Sanibel
We were not sure what to expect from Sanibel Island but we were looking for a beautiful, sunny and relaxing place. And Sanibel appeared to be that and much more! The cosy cottage with its perfect location on the island really contributed to make this into a perfect holiday spot for our family. After just a short walk we easily got access to the most perfect beach. Beautiful water and seashells everywhere. The five-year-old was busy for hours every day. The cottage also has a short walk to some smaller shops, a café and a restaurant. Our five year old daugher was almost in heaven, playing on the beach and then ending the day with the amazing homemade ice cream at the ice cream bar. The cottage itself had everything we needed and had a cosy atmosphere. It was absolutely perfect for the four of us. As most people do at Sanibel we rented bikes to go around the island. The island is equiped with perfect bike trails. The bikes also turned out to be the perfect transportation in the evenings when we went to the really, really good restaurant the island offers. Karyn and Richard put in a lot of effort to make our holiday at Sanibel the best possible. They really made us feel welcome and gave us a lot good hints on what to do, what to see, where to eat and so on. We cant wait to go back to Sanibel and the cottage! /Katarina, Andreas, Livia and Anton from Sweden
- Guest Andreas N.
- Date of stay 04/09/12
- Review Submitted 07/02/12
Owner response: Europeans are sometimes unsure about vacationing on a private island in southwest Florida, but you took a chance & loved it~Our cottage is perfect for a romantic hide-away or for families with little ones. It's a safe enviornment and a place where only good feelings touch our lives. It's a kick-back, lie- around or bike everywhere and simply let-everything-go holiday. There is so much to do there -- no need to ever leave this paradise. You took advantage of biking all around the Islands. That's the best way to travel -- you can rent any type of bicycle a family might need. So glad you loved it. And everyone on the street talked about the gorgeous family from Sweden!
Seagrape Cottage - Fun for our family!
Seagrape Cottage - Fun for our family!
Recently, my family stayed in the lovely Seagrape Cottage on Sanibel Island. We have two young children aged 5 and 7. The cottage was perfect for our family and was only a short walk to the beach. Not to mention a great value! It's obvious this cottage is well loved and cared for by it's owners. I love to cook and the kitchen was stocked with everything I could imagine using. I did a lot of cooking in that cottage! We also had a chance to eat out at the amazing restaurants nearby, which we enjoyed very much. The cottage was extremely clean! The cleanest rental I have stayed in. It had many great book and movie selections! Even some games and puzzles. There was no reason for us to even bring books or rent movies. The selection was wonderful. We loved the screened porch and it was so nice to be able to do our laundry right in the cottage. Since we had to travel from far away. It would have been very inconvenient to lug a bunch of stuff with us. We were so happy that the cottage had everything we needed. Thank you so much we hope to be back!
- Guest Mary
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 07/02/12
Owner response: The idea of being able to simply show up with your family & bring nothing but clothes is major concept of Seagrape Cottage. I agree that a hassle-free vacation is the only way to go. I'm happy that you found everything perfect & suitable for your needs. After learning that you cooked and baked and did so much on your own, it was wonderful to know that you had what you needed in the cottage. Thank you for sharing that particular point with other potential guests. We loved having you and will post the pic of your and your daughter on the bicycle built for two~ Thanks for agreeing to it. See you next summer.
It's difficult to select an ideal location in a foreign land when surfing the internet, but I would probably have been quite comfortable with the choice even if I had first knowledge of the Island. The location is perfect, allowing peace and tranquility yet being in easy reach of beach and amenities. The house itself was well presented and very comfortable with a really relaxed setup. Most things are catered for including a pleasant welcome basket. This isn't the typical plastic condo, I guess that this was a home which has been updated and has a pleasant atmospheree. The owners couldnt have been more helpful, both prior to arrival and during our stay. Although we are not the youngest of visitors, access to the sea and its proximity made it more than comfortable to going swimming most days. If you can divert the kids from Disneyland this is a great place to see some wonderful wildlife and swim safely. The whole Island is set up for safe vcycling and it realy is comfortable and the best way to travel and enjoy a healthy holiday. To be honest you see a lot more when you travel by bike rather than the car. This corner of Sanibel is a great focus for birds and the number of twitchers mooching around the island photographing birds just underlines the quality of species encountered. We watched ospreys in the garden each dsay using the tree and adjacent roof as a feeding station Woodpeckers feeding on the tree at the front of the house and several other colourful birds which I've yet to put a name to. On the last day saw a pileated woodpecker(woody woodpecker with the big crest. ) Although some things on the island seem expensive, some of the restaurants provided some excellent meals at respectable prices. I think that it was the lazy lizard which won my vote for the best value. If you are into fiishing, the most consistent spot on the island is within walking distance, the fishing pier lies just before the lighthouse and produces a wide variety of fish. I had my biggest ever fish from here, a nurse shark aroud 150lb. More realistically there are plenty of other species like spanish mackerel and trout which provide pleasure in the catching and the eating. The pier also provides a welcome viewing platform to get up close to vast host of large birds and also see manatees and dolphins at very close quarters. The dolphins were coming right onto the beach amoungst the paddlers while I was there. Thanks to Karyn for a pleasant stay
- Guest Ken R. (UK)
- Date of stay 04/11/12
- Review Submitted 05/06/12
Seagrape Cottage in Sunny Sanibel
Seagrape Cottage in Sunny Sanibel
Location! Short walk to beautiful, walkable, swimmable and dog-friendly (on leash) beach. East End has less traffic and is walking distance to Gepetto's for baked goods, Pinocchio's for ice cream, and the Lighthouse café for breakfast. All wonderful. Our favorite restaurant for lunch or dinner is close by too – Gramma Dots at the marina – an easy bike ride or a short drive. Great island for biking everywhere. Terrific bike paths!! The bed is very comfy… we didn't try the twin room. The bathroom shower has wonderful water pressure and nice thick towels. The pull-out basket cabinet is very handy for toiletries. Good electronics…TV,DVD, cable, wifi; also decent library and movie assortment. Very helpful to have the full-size washer and dryer. The welcome basket with wine and goodies was an unexpected treat. The neighbors we met were delightful. And the best bonus was being able to bring our little dog. The little lanai proved handy for drying her feet and ours after outside hosing off from the beach. Beach umbrella and chairs were put to good use. Karyn is a gem to deal with. Very responsive. And she gives good suggestions... our favorite – not to miss the Sunday Farmer's Market! Plus she ordered the most perfect weather for us. Sunny and warm every day:)
- Guest NancyP (Kenmore, New York)
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 05/02/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
Owner response: We're so happy that you recognized our East End location as being far superior to any other area on Sanibel. The charming little cottage is the best place to simply "chill-out." This beach is recognized by most as superior and stunning. People adore shelling and examining all forms of sea life and lovely seashells so abundant on the Sanibel beach shores. Plus the sand is so soft and perfect. Add blue, calm Gulf water and you have something for every beach lover's taste. Sanibel itself is just a marvelous little haven from the rest of Florida~ It is an easy, laid-back life. We loved having little Piper hang-out on the dog-friendly beach. (We allow small dogs on one side of the duplex, the other side is pet-free for those with any allergies to animals.) Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We do hope to see you again.
A terrific value
A terrific value
The accommodations were as advertised. The they are comfortable, clean, well maintained, and and in a great location -- a short (4 minute) walk to the nearby beach. Only a few minutes by car to the grocery store. The owners are nice people who do everything they can to accommodate their guests. Overall, the duplex cottage is an excellent value for anyone looking to enjoy the wide variety of attractions and activities on Sanibel Island.
- Guest David G.
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 04/21/12
Owner response: It's good to hear that you enjoyed our island. Sanibel is a location that is extraordinary. Many people don't know about Sanibel and Captiva Islands; however, once they visit, it usually becomes a yearly habit. These islands are like something out of the past - not your typical Florida get-away. Serene. Comfortable. Tropical. Beachy. Laid-back. Sanibel has so much to offer. And you are right about the cottage being in the perfect location to everything -- the east end of the island is much easier to manipulate~ It's In the middle of everything you need to make it an easy stay and a hassle-free vacation holiday. Thanks for your review -- it was certainly our pleasure to host you and your wife.
Our month stay on Sanibel Island and our accomodations was wonderful! The weather was perfect everyday. We loved Seagrape Cottage! It was perfect for the two of us. Very clean and nicely furnished which made it very comfortable and relaxing. The location is great, just a short walk to the beach, which we did every day. Loved the big yard. We would sit outside every morning with our coffee and read the paper. What more could you ask for, very peaceful. We also played golf several times on the island. We tryed a different restaurant for the first time this year called the Jacaranda, it was great. The grouper sandwich was excellent. Karyn, the owner was very nice to work with on reservations and making sure everything was ok for us. We would definitely recommend this cottage to our family & friends. Hope we can make it back there next year!
- Guest Tom M.
- Date of stay 03/03/12
- Review Submitted 04/14/12
Owner response: Thanks, Tom. You two were such a delightful couple. I am hopeful we'll have the pleasure of seeing you again next year as well. It's people like you and your wife who make us proud of our work. Sanibel will miss you too! (By the way, I am so happy and proud to know that you booked next year, 2013 to return. These returning guests make all of our hard work, dedication to our cottage and guests' needs as well as keeping everything clean and neat seem even more important and special. We look forward to your return stay in 2013. Thanks again, Tom and Jean
Sweet Sanibel Sweet Seascape
Sweet Sanibel Sweet Seascape
The cottage was nicely furnished and very comfortable. It was clean as a pin, well maintained, and the owner was helpful and most responsive. The WiFi was a bit cranky but I believe it was going to be replaced. My cell phone service (Verizon) from cottage was not always reliable. The location was in a quiet friendly neighborhood and just great. No mass resorts (i.e.people) to contend with. A 5 minute walk to either the Gulf beach or the San Carlos Bay, and near the famous Sanibel lighthouse. Convenient by auto to nature refuges, walks, museum, the causeway and great restaurants. To mention a few of our favorites: Matzaluna, Jacaranda, Gramma Dots, Island Cow, Over Easy, Timbers, and Doc Fords. Overall we were very pleased with our Sanibel/Seascape experience and would definitely recommend it to friends.
- Guest A&P (Shenandoah Valley, Virginia)
- Date of stay 02/01/12
- Review Submitted 03/18/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: When we received a 4/5 star review from this lovely guest, we contacted him and asked what we may have done to get a 5/5 review rather than the 4 star review. Here's what our kind guest said in his email in answer to my question when we wrote to him: "Sorry about the 4 out of 5. For my grading, 4 out of 5 is as about as good as it gets. I look at 5 out of 5 as perfection and no one or anything is perfect. It certainly is not a reflection on you all as you certainly did everything plus to make our stay enjoyable. And it was!"
We cannot rent nightly or weekly. Ask about special prices for out of season October Special: $2500 Most Islanders say #1 most beautiful month in Sanibel Nov 1-29 $3350 Spend Thanksgiving at your own beach cottage Dec 1-29 $3900 Sanibel provides special events for Christmas holidays Jan 1-28 $5200 A special gift basket awaits your arrival FEb 1-28 $5200 The most sought-after month of the season. March 1-28 $5200 Even though it's high season, Seagrape's an extraordinary value April 1-30 $4800 Would love to surprise you with a special rate(no weekly rentals)
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- Nearest Airport: #1 Fort Myers, Miami, Fort Lauderdale or Orlando at 20 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Lazy Flamingo at causeway -- walk at 0.5 Miles
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. 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)
- Primary: +1 727-644-6493
- Secondary: +1 727-641-2920
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Bike to Grandma Dot's fish restaurant on the water at Sanibel Marina - YUMMY!
Our homey beach cottage is quaint, neat & clean
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
Screened porch provides perfect setting for early morning coffee & bird-watching
Walkway line to cottage~Leads direcdtly to shower then porch
Walk down the path and over the walkway & you're here! Less than 5 minutes
Flora, a young German girl, loved the beach~Our guest, her papa, shot this smile
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
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
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
Cozy Living Room with DVDs, Library, Cable, Games for Stay-at-Home Relaxation
Crank open the windows for a breezy sleep (King/Twins)
Full size washer and dryer (Each side has its own.. no sharing needed)
Notice the sign? It's Seagrape Lane--walkway to your very own cottage hideaway
Sanibel is a dog-friendly beach. Bring Buddy along this time
Sanibel Marina, fishing pier and lighthouse point - all a few minutes walk away
Bird watchers & nature lovers relish natural conservation centers on Sanibel Isl
Kids outdoor playground, aviary,wildlife cntr, exotic birds. See live Alligators
Walkway from beach to outdoor shower & cottage -- all 49 ft from private beach
Cottage is walking distance to Lighthouse Point, fishing pier & marina (sunset)
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