About the property
- Cottage750 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bath charming cottage, 2 blocks from beach,
Lovely near-beach cottage, newly restored with love, inside and out...a great place to relax after the beach which is close by..with great shelling. Beautiful pool, in cozy 8 unit complex. Screened in lenai, 2 bedroom 1 bath, queen sized bed, and 2 twins. restored bathroom..old Sanibel charm! Tiled floors, 3 bikes, beach gear, coolers, all you need! you will return again and again! laundry on site. A sheller's and bikers paradise! WIFI internet, flatscreen TV, CABLE, Great Cell Tower Nearby, microwave, stove, oven, electric grill, beautiful handy location! Golf course two blocks away. Sanibel has many beautiful beaches.
One of these....Bowman's Beach is a National Superstar Beach! It is one of 35 Super Star Beaches in a national report. These beaches are clean, healthy beaches that did not exceed the national bacteria standard between 2009-2012 by more than 2% AND did not exceed the EPA's new more protective water quality threshold by more than 2%. City leadership made many improvements to protect water quality ,local beach conditions and unique wildlife. Access NRDC full report at: http://www.drdc.org/beaches/
See online guide to some of our favorite places to see and things to do.
(Caution, this unit has some fragile decor and is not child proof. May not be suitable for young children) (No smoking, and No Pets)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 6, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a fabulous vacation! Sanibel Island is truly paradise. This cute cottage was the perfect launch point for our adventures, as well as a great place to wind down at the end of the day. We swam every day in the pool that we had all to our selves most of the time. The couple times there were others, we made friends— many of which were longer staying visitors in other units. Great family friendly atmosphere.
We enjoyed using the bikes and wagon to load up and pedal down to the beach. Restaurants were also close by to ride to!
The weather was beautiful!
We hope to get back for another vacation soon!!
Good value, nice location
Relatively quiet cottage with the basic needs covered, really enjoyed the bike trails
This cottage is half a duplex, but we would never have known that there were people staying in the other half. It is in a great location, halfway between out of the way beaches and the main road with shops, etc. The kitchen was small, but had everything we needed. The pool that is shared between a few homes was lovely and there was never anyone else in it when we swam.
Thank you so much for your lovely review of Shell cottage. Hope you come back to Sanibel and stay with us again!
True Sanibel charm
We enjoyed a week at Shell Cottage in February...a bit more chilly than expected the first few days but overall a dream of a winter respite. We had excellent directions and check in instructions and were able to operate the lockbox after some initial challenges...us, not the box! The cottage was immaculate and everything we needed clean and in place. Excellent handbook is available and check out responsibilities not at all difficult. The setting was perfect for a quiet visit, with a neighborhood vibe as opposed to Oceanside condos. We loved walking to the beach and to the nearby trailer park/campground for their tropical bird show. Do not miss that...free and amazing, run by volunteers. The house was beautifully decorated as the name implies..Shell Cottage...and there are orchids and other tropical plants in the garden. Having a laundry just across the lawn was great. We did not try the pool due to the cool weather and the fact we were so busy with hikes, the Ding Darling Nature Preserve, Shell Museum, beach walks and so forth. Owners were very available and attentive and gave great detailed information. We would highly recommend this cottage. Loved it.
Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise... Please come again!
We loved this cottage!
A delightful vacation place within walking distance of a pristine beach. The cottage is comfortable and offers all of the amenities to make a vacation peaceful and enjoyable. It's well located within a short driving distance of necessities and attractions. If you prefer to walk or bike that works too. We would definitely stay there again should our travel plans return us to Sanibel.
We would stay here again...nice cottage
The shell cottage was a lovely place to spend our week in Sanibel. The kitchen was well supplied, the beds were comfortable. Many beautiful shell crafts complemented the interior. The location was extremely convenient to the beach and restaurants. Jerry's supermarket was a pleasant surprise, especially for my husband's desire for an entire Key Lime pie. The owners were very helpful with suggestions for things to see and do. We would stay there again.
Additional information about rental rates
There is a non-refundable $200.00 reservation fee (included in rent) Separate Cleaning fee $100.00 (non-taxable) The rental is subject to the sales tax rate of 11% and a VRBO booking fee. Cleaning fee is only for after you leave. You may contact our staff for arrangements if you wish additional periodic cleaning.