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Shhhh...Don't Tell~ a Secret Find -- Secluded Private Cottage at the Beach

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Stroll 49 steps from Cottage on gravel path to practically private island beach

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-28 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This is the most memorable and stress-free vacation you could imagine. Our lovely home is full-size, completely stocked cottage. Walk 49 steps to the beach, swim, shower outside, go off to the lighthouse with rod and reel... catch fish to your heart's delight & bring it home. We have a BBQ and picnic table on our large, treed backyard lot. It will make your memories of childhood days gone-by real once again. Show your children or your loved one what it was like as a kid at the beach -- no rush, all pleasure. Let go of any worries. Let the beach soothe it all out. Perfect for sports: tennis, swimming, biking, sailing. All at your fingertips. Go fishing at the pier & BBQ your catch in the backyard. Then picnic on the premises until the sun goes down.
Show your children 'the olden days' from a new perspective. No fast food joints. Instead, only special & unique restaurants & boutiques. Pristine beach, famous for shelling and exotic birds.
Renew romance in a private, quiet residential neighborhood.
It's a perfect place to relax or nap, walk along the beach as you watch dolphins frolic (they are so close that you may jump in to swim beside them!) but you can actually swim with the manatees. You'll see native wildlife & alligators too at Ding Darling Nature Conservatory. Bike trails everywhere. There is a working lighthouse beside the fishing pier~ a short 10 minute stroll. Bring nothing but your sandals & bathing suit. We supply everything else. Including the fully air conditioned cooling you'll love for long naps after the beach. Build your sandcastles on our practically private beach. Take that time you always promised yourself and visit Sanibel Island's Seagrape Cottage. You deserve it. MAY-OCT 1 Best Prices. Try Spring or Summer at the gorgeous shell-filled beach at Sanibel Island in our quaint cottage. Everyone loves it and the location is a few houses from the practically private beach. Shell... Swim... Bask in the Sunshine... Bike the paths... Rest in the cool A/C home --read, nap... whatever you want, it's there for you. Nothing to bring but your bathing suit and flip flops! Come in May, June, July, August, September!!

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    15 lbs dogs considered with owner approval. NO Cats due to allergies...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Queen Size bed - new mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Pull them together for a nice /cozy King...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are private and clean. Beds are super comfy. Closets and full bureau, ceiling fans and window A/C...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower, outdoor shower

    ...moreless

  • Full tub and shower. Outdoor shower a must for the beach. Beachy theme

Other Amenities

  • Sanibel Island has so much to offer everyone. If you'd like to stay alone, it is the safest place for women/children. If you want a family non-forgetable holiday, this is it. And if you want a romantic/relaxing time at the beach, you're at the right place...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Good and recent collection In cottage and at Sanibel Library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    At Rec Center -- Kids' video room and playtimes...moreless

  • Games:

    Board, card, beach toys for outside...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Use Sanibel Library to check out anything you'd like in music...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    At community center. Pool and ping pong...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    small stereo/radio/cd player...moreless

  • Television:

    2 tvs-- on demand -- cable -- dvds...moreless

  • Toys:

    Lots of beach toys and puzzles...moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVD home selection and may use Sanibel Library...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Walk outside and down the sandy path a bit and you are at the beach for a great place to watch dolphins frolic in the waves while you walk, find seashells, run or walk your dog: pet friendly beach...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    We are not on the beach but about 100 feet from the beach and the bay: 1 or 2 streets with direct access to practically private beach. Residential street. Very quiet and cozy. Perfectly safe. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Comfortable swivel chairs and dining table for eating your freshly caught fish - doing puzzles, games; counter space for 2 also Area to use BBQ outside of porch...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Units in all...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On porch. Your own private, large size washer and dryer...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Sanibel Rec Center offeres tennis, olympic pool, regular, and kiddie pool and weight room for nominal fee...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Radiant Heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets, pillow cases, blankets and everything you would need...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfy couch and two chairs --TV/DVD and stereo/...moreless

  • Parking:

    On property. Will allow RV...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach and bath towels. Thick and clean...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On screened in porch. Private - for your use only There are no Laundromats on Sanibel. It is a must to have your own --- ...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Do not have bikes on premises: Rent from a nearby vendor daily or weekly. Billy's Bikes deliver and pick-up whatever regular or unusual bicycle you choose...moreless

  • Boat:

    Many rentals on island -- alone with a pontoon or with a captain for sailing or tooling around to see dolphins and manatees. Sailboating rental or captained too...moreless

  • Golf:

    On and Off Island...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Guided tours and boat rentals of all kinds Check out Jensen's Marina for rates. Also, there are manatees at the marina all the time!...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Most people from up north call it a screened porch. In FL it is a lanai... ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lots of bird watching on porch with a big backyard, shaded with lovely trees and brightly painted picnic table....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    BBQ and picnic table for outdoor eating (after you fish at the nearby pier, cook your own catch!) Screened porch has eating area besides picnic table...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Rec Center -- nominal fee...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Rec Center has olympic lap pool, kiddie pool and slide; regular pool...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Less Expensive Out of Season
Aug 7 - Sep 30, 2015
13 night min stay
$123
Ask about longer stay discount
Oct 1 - Oct 30, 2015
13 night min stay
$139
Less Expensive Monthly rates
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2015
13 night min stay
$153
Special time of year on Sanibe
Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2015
13 night min stay
$178
"In-Season" Rates
Jan 1 - Jan 29, 2016
28 night min stay

$5,600
"In-Season" Rates
Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2016
28 night min stay

$5,650
"In-Season" Rates
Mar 1 - Mar 29, 2016
28 night min stay

$5,650
Special pricing for long term
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
13 night min stay
$185
Spring/Summer @ the Beach
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
13 night min stay
$123
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $450
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Cleaning Fee $130
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Deposit due with signed lease. Final payment due 90 days prior to arrival. Refundable security deposit returned within 15 days after departure. Other issues will be addressed on individual rental agreements. Check specific contract terms for details regarding when funds are due and cancellation policies: these supersede any other specifics listed in these terms. Discount for more than one month possible. Owner reserves the right to make changes based upon certain restrictions that will be outlined in rental agreement. Because we live in a residential community where we are restricted to 28 night rentals, if we rent for less time, the rental period will be within that 28 night period & blocked off to all other rentals.


Cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

  • Lighthouse Park Beach Sanibel

    "5 minute walk Very fun experience for you and the little ones too."

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  • Tarpon Bay Explorers

    "Fun way to have a guided tour of the waters."

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  • Island Cow

    "Not my favorite... Better choices."

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  • Lighthouse Cafe

    "Across the street ! Voted best breakfast on the island. Best pancakes. Homemade strawberr..."

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  • Bailey's General Store

    "They have EVERYTHING you could need. An old family on the island. They've been there forever."

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  • Pinocchio's Italian Ice Cream

    "All I can say is Oh. My. Gosh! This place has a line a mile long but if you go for breakfas..."

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  • Tanger Outlets

    "It's okay but I prefer Miromar Outlet Center. It's a day or two of shopping at awesome well ..."

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  • Bike Paths on Sanibel

    "Probably one of the best thought out bike paths in the US. I know it is Florida's best path ..."

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ft Myers, FL

Car: Not Necessary

Sanibel is home to artists, writers, creative people, intellectuals, and down-home islanders. The tourists are international and from Canada and the US. We are a friendly group and you will find help and politeness everywhere you go. There's lots to do on our islands of Sanibel and Captiva. It can be relaxing with lots to do for kids and adults. It's romantic and family-friendly.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: In case you can't tell, we love to have a good time and will take a chance with just about anything. We love Sanibel and that is clear in the way we maintain our property. We will make sure it is always clean, neat and in perfect shape for our guests to enjoy the island. We get to know you and supply a surprise gift package suited just for you upon arrival. You can call us at any time & we'll work to help fill your needs. We live 30 minutes away so we are here for you. I'd say we are definitely people-pleasers, especially for our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, East End:
Sanibel Island is a unique setting and has something for everyone. We bought this property in 1995 & have been renting it ever since. We had hopes that Sanibel & Captiva Islands would not become commercialized. We were so right to gamble on that idea. The Island has zoning laws that prohibit any sort of theme that takes away from the olden-days feeling of island living & that 'ole Florida' is still vibrantly alive.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
99 steps from a practically private beach. Picnic table & BBQ in larged treed backyard. East End/Lighthouse Point is the most desirable place to live on the island according to many. The easy on/off island location makes travel simple. Bike everywhere. Path a few steps away. Beach or Bay side of Gulf of Mexico a few minutes stroll. Fish at Lighthouse Point Pier or get a ride on a boat on one of the many marinas. Sanibel Marina is a 15 minute walk from Seagrape Cottgae. So much to do on our end of the island with none of the traffic on Middle or West Gulf. Easy on/off causeway to and from The Islands of Sanibel and Captiva.


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Photos

  • Stroll 49 steps from Cottage on gravel path to practically private island beach

    Stroll 49 steps from Cottage on gravel path to practically private island beach

  • Walkway to our beach directly from our cottage, up the gravel path & over bridge

    Walkway to our beach directly from our cottage, up the gravel path & over bridge

  • Fully stocked kitchen- high counter top & bar stools: Bring nothing but food.

    Fully stocked kitchen- high counter top & bar stools: Bring nothing but food.

  • Lazy Boy Furnishings.. So comfortable. Lie down on the couch & watch a video

    Lazy Boy Furnishings.. So comfortable. Lie down on the couch & watch a video

  • Second Bedroom twin beds. New Mattresses in delightful setting

    Second Bedroom twin beds. New Mattresses in delightful setting

  • Cute bathroom with fishy theme ~Strong water pressure/ tub-shower

    Cute bathroom with fishy theme ~Strong water pressure/ tub-shower

  • Private Washer/Dryer on Porch. No laundromats on island so it's "a must have"

    Private Washer/Dryer on Porch. No laundromats on island so it's "a must have"

  • Notice the beach sign is the same as our street and cottage. 49 steps away

    Notice the beach sign is the same as our street and cottage. 49 steps away

  • At the end of our safe wooden beach path, enjoy the easy surf & dolphins!

    At the end of our safe wooden beach path, enjoy the easy surf & dolphins!

  • Wildlife everywhere! Islanders are laid-back & happy on island-time - Chill out~

    Wildlife everywhere! Islanders are laid-back & happy on island-time - Chill out~

  • Share some ice cream? Pinocchio's across the street & known as #1 best in SW FL

    Share some ice cream? Pinocchio's across the street & known as #1 best in SW FL

  • Sunset across the street on the bay side of Gulf - Enjoy a glass of wine on us!

    Sunset across the street on the bay side of Gulf - Enjoy a glass of wine on us!

  • Unique cottage provides privacy & quick walk to beach only 99 steps away!

    Unique cottage provides privacy & quick walk to beach only 99 steps away!

  • Foyer furnishings provide extra storage~ Florida's
pink flamingo greets you

    Foyer furnishings provide extra storage~ Florida's pink flamingo greets you

  • Side 1 offers comfy seating: you can be a night time couch potato without guilt!

    Side 1 offers comfy seating: you can be a night time couch potato without guilt!

  • Comfy queen bed in Master Bedroom. Great for beachy dreams
deeply with

    Comfy queen bed in Master Bedroom. Great for beachy dreams deeply with

  • Seating for 4 and a kitchen counter with 2 seats (All dishware included)

    Seating for 4 and a kitchen counter with 2 seats (All dishware included)

  • Private back porch: BBQ, sip tea or a glass of wine in comfort & privacy

    Private back porch: BBQ, sip tea or a glass of wine in comfort & privacy

  • Special guests enjoy backyard picnic table, BBQ, screened porch for eating

    Special guests enjoy backyard picnic table, BBQ, screened porch for eating

  • Paddle board alongside the dolphins or walk the beach in morning for sightings

    Paddle board alongside the dolphins or walk the beach in morning for sightings

  • Sanibel is a dog-friendly beach.

    Sanibel is a dog-friendly beach.

  • Bike to Marina & eat on the porch at Gramma Dot's -- 5 min bike ride

    Bike to Marina & eat on the porch at Gramma Dot's -- 5 min bike ride

  • Grandma Dot's famous cafe @ Sanibel Marina-15 min stroll from Seagrape~Or bike!

    Grandma Dot's famous cafe @ Sanibel Marina-15 min stroll from Seagrape~Or bike!

  • Flip flops and bathing suit.. maybe some sunscreen and a hat ~ So EASY to pack!

    Flip flops and bathing suit.. maybe some sunscreen and a hat ~ So EASY to pack!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/28/2015
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