Unique 2 bedroom, 1 full bath, cozy cottage with old FL pine wood floors, dining room for 4, full kitchen & counter w 2 bar stools , full size washer & dryer, screened porch that overlooks a lovely, large backyard. Outdoor furniture and picnic table. BBQ and outdoor shower for a quick rinse before you relax on comfortable and beachy furnishings. 2 cable TVs, WiFi, Roku for streaming. We provide kitchenware & appliances, linens, towels, umbrella & chairs, Bring only flip flops, groceries, and your bathing suit! That's it! We provide it all. Bright and Cheery. SUPER CLEAN HOME
- Cottage900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 29 nights
2 Bed,1 Bath, Full Kitchen, Screened-porch,W/D, Everything you need is provided!
Dr Richard & Karyn Conrath
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 28, 2018
About Dr Richard & Karyn Conrath
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 the best shape for our guests to enjoy. We provide a surprise gift package suited just for you upon your 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.
Dr Richard & Karyn Conrath purchased this Cottage in 1994
Why Dr Richard & Karyn Conrath chose Sanibel
Sanibel Island is a unique setting and has something for everyone. We bought this property in 1994 & have been renting it ever since. Since we are so close to the beach and on the east end of the Island, we have a unique location and large lot with lovely backyard. Lots of birds to watch. Outdoor seating. Big tree in backyard for resting on the chaise lounge and reading. Private, away from the touristic area.
What makes this Cottage unique
Live with the native islanders on a residential street. Five minute walk to a practically private beach. The east end & Lighthouse Point is considered to be the most desirable place on the island according to many. The easy on/off island location makes travel simple. Bike everywhere. Stroll down the little wooden bridge at the end of our road & watch the dolphins. Fish at nearby pier & grille your catch at home.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We looked forward to our stay at Seagrape Cottage. We were completely satisfied with our accommodation. Wood flooring in the entry, kitchen & hall areas. Thick comfy carpet in bedrooms & living areas. Screened porch in back, overlooking a shaded yard complete with picnic table & patio dining set. The cottage is on a quiet street, with friendly neighbors, and a 4 minute walk to the beach.
The hosts, Richard & Karyn are friendly and ready to help make the time in Sanibel time well spent. Greeted with a personal message and a bottle of wine upon arrival, a basket of brochures to guide one to places of interest or places to rent supplies, buy groceries, and eat, contact from Karyn to make sure we had all we needed made us feel comfortable and cared for.
Pots, pans, cutlery, bowls, everything needed to cook or clean is provided. Plenty of bath towels, beach towels, bed linens, blankets, placemats, plates, bowls glassware, are right at hand. Blender, toaster, coffeepot, tea kettle are handy.
Breakfast at the picnic table with grandkids, watching butterflies and birds fly past. Listening to an owl two mornings, or the tokay gecko calling from somewhere near. Walking to the beach, two or three times a day, or to the Lighthouse Cafe, Sporty Seahorse, or Pinnochios. Seagrape Cottage is near enough to everything to be convenient, but away from the crowd on the quiet end of the island. The lighthouse and pier are less than a half mile away.
Seagrape Cottage is a home away from home, a sanctuary with the right amount of property to building, allowing for wildlife such as rabbit, turtle, Pileatedwoodpekers, butterflies, ibis, cardinals and others to be seen from porch or outdoor table. Outdoor hoses and showers make beach cleanup easy. We had company in and out, our grown children, grandchildren, parents, and other relatives and friends, all had a wonderful time.
We wholeheartedly recommend Seagrape Cottage to any who relish a do-it-yourself vacation done in style, in classic Sanibel style.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Hans/Amanda. I appreciate the way in which you provide guests searching for a home feel comfortable and safe in what property they are renting and from whom. It makes the new vacation renter "explorer" feel like it's going to be not only "all right" but actually just great. I hope you will come back again & again. You are two of our favs and always welcome back! Karyn & Richard
Once again, I enjoyed the month of March at Seagrape Cottage, home away from home. The cottage has everything you need - - - bath towels, beach towels, fully supplied kitchen, washer/dryer, beach chairs, and quick follow-up from Karyn and Richard. I like returning to the friendly, familiar, and comfortable Seagrape Cottage. I look forward to my return visit in 2017.
Becky and Sadie
P.S. Even Sadie recognizes as a familiar and safe place.
Overrated and overpriced
False advertising! Don't stay here unless you like shabby, dingy, dated and worn out furnishings which have probably not been updated or replaced since the early 1950's. Most of the cookware was old, worn and stained. The queen size bed was saggy and it took a week to convince the owner to replace it with their own personal, supposedly much better, mattress. The replacement was an improvement but by that time my wife's back was out for the rest of the months stay. Walls are peeling, cracked and sheets and bedspread were stained, worn and mismatched. There is only one towel rack in the bathroom which is not adequate for 2 people, much less 4. Plastic lawn furniture is cheap and has to be shared with next door tenant as does the barbecue grill and picnic table. The price for this house is very high for what you get. No dishwasher, no central air, only 3 noisy window units, a heating system that only marginally warms the house, and a small cheap table on the screened porch with 2 chairs again, not adequate if more guests are staying. The owner's description contains false claims such as private gem and 49 steps to beach but I paced it off at over 250. It is hard to find privacy in the back yard where there is no fence or wall to separate the area for the 2 units and furniture and gas grill must be shared. . Amenities also claim a pool but the only pool is standing water in side yard when it rains. The claim that a fitness center is available is misleading. The Sanibel Rec Center has optional guest membership at a price of ~$70 per week per person and is 10 miles away. We did not consider that to be a reasonable or practical option. My wife and I would not stay in this cottage again and would certainly not recommend it to anyone.
We're very sorry to have received your review -- the first negative in over twenty years of being owners. It's unfortunate that specialty support for an acute back problem was required, for which we were not equipped, nor aware of, until your arrival. We always attempt to accommodate our guests' reasonable requests wherever possible. After hiring a U-Haul and changing out the cottage's queen-sized mattress with our own personal mattress for your comfort, we were relieved to hear that it helped ease your problem.
As to the matter of your detailed perception of our 50s cozy country cottage, it comes as a surprise to us. You may have overlooked the description on our website, including information regarding the dishwasher and central A/C. And, you may, or may not, recall the phone conversation that we had in advance. It is customary for us to speak with our potential guests prior to booking in order to make sure it is a good fit. Unfortunately, it apparently turned out not to be.
We accept your critique for what it's worth and will endeavor, in every way possible, to ensure that our guests always feel welcome when they come to vacation at beautiful Sanibel Island. Past five-star reviews are evidence of all the satisfied folks who have enjoyed their stay with us here at Seagrape Cottage. As in the past, when our guests arrive, they can expect to step back in time to a more carefree, simpler way of life. We wish you well.
We loved this cozy little cottage which is perfect for a laid-back beach vacation. The cottage is clean and well-equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The backyard is a bonus for relaxing with a good book in the shade. This cottage is located in the coveted east end of Sanibel, close to the lighthouse with some nice little shops and restaurants nearby. The beach is just a few minutes walk away and is not busy near the Seagrape Lane entrance. The cottage comes with everything you need for hanging out at the beach and has an outdoor shower to wash off the sand when you get back.
Karyn and Richard were lovely hosts who ensured we had everything we needed and they suggested lots of activities and places to eat and answered all our questions. They kept in touch throughout our stay with information on what was going on around the island which was helpful.
We enjoyed walking the beach, shelling, fishing, biking, bird watching, and just handing out on the beach with family. We took in sunrises and sunsets on the beach just about every day and life just doesn't get much better than that!
We had a wonderful Sanibel vacation and would definitely want to come back to this cottage in the future.
Thank you Karyn and Richard!
Thanks for your comments, our wonderful Canadian friends. This is your 2nd time at the cottage and it means a lot that you've returned this year. We'll await you next year with a glass of wine on the beach once again -- A reunion! Fondly -- Karyn and Richard
What a find! A few steps to the beach and shells and a few steps in the other direction leads to the walking/biking path and ice cream! What more could you ask for???? Because this is a pet-friendly cottage, our cocker spaniel, Lady, was right at home. The pet-friendly beach made Lady a celebrity after a few days with, 'There's Lady!' as she sauntered down the beach. Karyn and Richard, the wonderful owners/hosts, were very helpful with things to do and places to go and where to eat. They have thought of everything to make their guests stay enjoyable and relaxing. Thank you for sharing your Paradise!
You three had the best time! You took advantage of the hop-skip-and-a -jump proximity of our cottage to the beautiful beach and bike path. You said you saw some dolphins in the mornings... that's quite a sight to behold. Thank you for choosing us. We hope you come back another time. We welcome you all!
Thanks again for the lovely comments.
A few steps to the nice and lonely beach, a quiet street with sand and plants and flowers everywhere, biking path and special ice cream shop is near - it was better than expected. All you need is there in the nice cottage. We do not miss a thing. The highlights are the beach with all the shells and the nice landscape. Karyn and Richard are very nice and friendly and very very helpful. We enjoyed our stay on sanibel. We will come back.
Hey Silvia -- We think it was a very romantic time for you & T -- As you said, there were very few people on the beach and we are not in a touristic area so you had it all to yourselves. We await your return. Thank you for your comments. (You are the second guests we've had from Switzerland and we know it's practically impossible to get a perfect 5-star review with the perfectionist Swiss! Thanks for your lovely comments.)
When you cross the causeway, you can go west (right) and find lots of traffic, especially in season. But once you're on and you turn left, you'll be happy to see very little traffic and even less tourist traffic because you are heading to the more residential area of the island. Sanibel is the home to artists, writers, creative people, intellectuals, and down-home islanders. The tourists are international as well as 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 too. Everyone is welcome.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
$300 Non-Refundable Pet Fee. No animals permitted on property without owner's written approval. No other animal, other than the guest's own, is permitted. (Sorry, no cats allowed due to allergies.)