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2-1/2 Blocks from Beach! 2 Bedroom Cottage Sanibel Island

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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:

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)

More Details

Diane Gossett
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018


Sanibel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Not suitable for toddlers
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , newly renovated
  • tub, shower with rain shower head, tile floor, pedestal sink, overhead cabinet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sanibel is world renowned for its multitude of gorgeous shells, cottage is only several blocks from the beach, with many more beaches on the island which is ringed by bike paths. Also close to stores and shops. very interesting shell museum, Ding Darling Bird Reservation and historic lighthouse are only a few of the many sights the island has to offer.


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2-1/2 Blocks from Beach! 2 Bedroom Cottage Sanibel Island
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
Eden, NY

Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of Shell cottage. Hope you come back to Sanibel and stay with us again! Diane
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True Sanibel charm

  • 5 of 5

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, 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 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed our little slice of paradise... Please come again! Diane
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Washington D.C.

We loved this cottage!

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Apex, North Carolina

We would stay here again...nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

Ann Dunn

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shell Cottage #3, Sanibel Island

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic property for rental with great location and style. Cozy enough for four with a good balance of inside/outside living area. Nicely decorated and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbia, MD, USA

Charming Two-Bedroom Cottage on Sanibel Island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful, relaxing week in Sanibel at the Shell Cottage. The Shell Cottage is one of the few stand-alone houses on Sanibel Island that has two bedrooms, can be rented by the week, and is a reasonable price. Moreover, the house offers Wifi, a rarity in Sanibel. The cottage is part of a small community that includes a swimming pool and is surrounded by well-established and beautiful trees. The owners, Diane and Dave, could not have been more helpful and responsive. It is evident they have put a lot of love and care into the house and the landscaping. The kitchen could use some updating, but otherwise the house is very comfortable and functional. The cottage is in a great location, a short walk or bike ride to the beach (the owners provide bikes), and just minutes by car from restaurants and shopping in town.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Meyers
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Holiday Inn
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Nerita Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Extra guests cleaning $0
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.