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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"This is a spacious condo that overlooks the pool and is a short walk to the beach. The condo easily accommodated our group of 4 and it was a nice, quiet top floor unit. The owner was a pleasure to work with and helped us find some nice restaurants and sites on Sanibel. Great experience."
Guest: Steve B.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 4, 2015
"We keep coming back to Bob's house year after year for the same reason, it's the perfect spot for a family vacation. The photos are spot on, a true depiction of what you get when you stay here. The house is conveniently located near several restaurants and a small convenience type store so there's really no need to drive any where once you settle in. The pool is minutes away and very kid friendly. The gorgeous beach is never crowded and only a short walk from the pool. There are tennis courts available on the property that are well maintained. The grilling/picnic areas are spotless as well. We have seen dolphins, manatees and a huge assortment of birds ranging from plovers to osprey. Sunset Captiva is a place where time slows down, memories are made and you'll want to return to year after year. We do."
Guest: SanibelboundDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 9, 2015
"My wife and I stayed in this spacious condo for an extended weekend and were not at all disappointed! For the same price (or less) as most hotels on the island, we had two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer. It was also cleaner than many hotels we've stayed in, which is always appreciated, and the A/C was on, so it was nice and cool when we arrived.
This being our first trip to Sanibel/Captiva, I wasn't entirely sure where the best place to stay might be. The islands aren't very big, but the low speed limits make travel time a little longer than one might expect. This location was PERFECT. We visited multiple beaches at all points along both islands during our stay, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the beach in front of the complex, which we enjoyed the afternoon of our arrival.
I would only say that this might not be an ideal location for someone with mobility problems (third floor walk-up, as stated clearly in the listing), but the assigned parking space is conveniently located immediately next to the staircase.
Perhaps most importantly when renting through VRBO or any other site is the owner. I'm happy to report that Kathy was fantastic to deal with. Although we never met personally (the key was waiting for us in a lock box), she was very responsive, very friendly, and very accommodating. We usually prefer to rent like this rather than stay in a hotel if we'll be someplace for more than a couple of days, and she was a standout among owners we've met.
If we ever return to Sanibel/Captiva, I would certainly stay here again before considering any other location."
Guest: Rob B.Date of Stay: August 2014Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
"We had a wonderful time at the Life's a Beach Cottage in Captiva. Everything was super nice well kept and the location is the best on the island. The cottage is very colorful and perfect for an island get away."
Guest: AnonymousDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 17, 2015