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

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

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Last updated: 05/04/2015
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  • Minimum stay:21-28 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!!

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 800 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

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  • 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, toys for outside...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Use Sanibel Library to check out anything you'd like in music...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 49 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, puzzles, games; Foreman Grille & BBQ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Units in all...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On porch. Your own 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
  • 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...moreless

Kitchen

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Do not have bikes on premises: Rent from a nearby vendor daily or weekly. He delivers 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...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Most people from up north call it a screened porch. In FL it is a lanai... FYI...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 too...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
May 3-Oct 1(Summer in Sanibel)
May 1 - Sep 29, 2015
21 night min stay

$2,200
Oct (My favorite month!)
Oct 1 - Oct 30, 2015
21 night min stay

$3,500
Nov(Holiday at the Beach)
Oct 31 - Nov 30, 2015
21 night min stay

$3,600
Dec (Christmas here is great)
Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2015
21 night min stay

$3,750
Jan(Highly desirable)
Jan 1 - Jan 30, 2016
28 night min stay

$4,550
Feb (Most wanted month)
Jan 31 - Feb 29, 2016
28 night min stay

$5,600
March(Highly desirable)
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
28 night min stay

$5,600
April Holiday at the Beach!
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2016
21 night min stay

$4,100
Spring/Summer Gorgeous! Quiet
May 1 - Jun 1, 2016
21 night min stay

$3,050
Summer is Quiet Relaxing time
Jun 2 - Jun 30, 2016
21 night min stay

$3,050
July Is splendid
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2016
21 night min stay

$3,000
September/Quiet & Calm
Aug 1 - Sep 30, 2016
21 night min stay

$2,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Pet Fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

20% holding deposit for each period- applied toward rent. Final payment due 90 days prior to arrival. 28 Night Minimum. Security dep fees based on circumstances. . Owner reserves the right to make changes based upon certain restrictions outlined in rental agreement.


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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. 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. It 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 alive.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
49 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 on Lighhouse Point or get a ride on a boat on one of the many marinas. Sanibel Marina is a 10 minute walk from Seagrape. 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • 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

  • 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

  • Foyer furnishings provide extra storage~ 
Pink flamingo greets you!

    Foyer furnishings provide extra storage~ Pink flamingo greets you!

  • Side 1 offers Lazy Boy furnishings & lots of sunshine inside

    Side 1 offers Lazy Boy furnishings & lots of sunshine inside

  • Comfy queen bed: 
master bdrm - You'll sleep deeply with waves in background

    Comfy queen bed: master bdrm - You'll sleep deeply with waves in background

  • Seating for 4 and a counter with 2 seats

    Seating for 4 and a counter with 2 seats

  • Private back porch: perfect place for morning tea, crumpets & bird watching

    Private back porch: perfect place for morning tea, crumpets & bird watching

  • Our guests enjoy backyard picnic table & BBQ. Screened porch has eating area too

    Our guests enjoy backyard picnic table & BBQ. Screened porch has eating area too

  • One of the many shells found on the #1 shelling beaches in the US

    One of the many shells found on the #1 shelling beaches in the US

  • Sanibel is a dog-friendly beach.

    Sanibel is a dog-friendly beach.

  • Wildlife everywhere! Except for the people - We're all laid-back & happy

    Wildlife everywhere! Except for the people - We're all laid-back & happy

  • 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!

  • Our guests may sight dolphins from our clean beach or up close & personal~

    Our guests may sight dolphins from our clean beach or up close & personal~

  • 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

  • Fully supplied kitchen- high counter top & stools. Need nothing but food

    Fully supplied kitchen- high counter top & stools. Need 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

  • 2nd bdrm has twins~can be pulled together as king. Very comfy, bright, fresh

    2nd bdrm has twins~can be pulled together as king. Very comfy, bright, fresh

  • Cute bathroom with fishy theme ~Perfect for the strong running shower & bathtub

    Cute bathroom with fishy theme ~Perfect for the strong running shower & bathtub

  • Unique cottage provides privacy & beach access 49 steps away!

    Unique cottage provides privacy & beach access 49 steps away!

  • 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 little path, a little German fraulein enjoys the surf

    At the end of our safe little path, a little German fraulein enjoys the surf

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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!

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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 05/04/2015
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