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Lobster Cottage -- Your Private Tropical Vacation Hide-Away, Pet Friendlly!

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bed / 1 Bath Private Cottage close to Beach

Enjoy an island vacation in your very own private, tropical hide-a-way in our historic and tropical “Lobster Cottage” located just across the street from the Gulf of Mexico in the popular village area where the beautiful Sanibel and Captiva islands meet. Lobster Cottage is a tastefully decorated, fully furnished, fun and comfortable “island” style near-beach cottage. The home provides easy access at ground level and is a comfortable 1 Bed / 1 Bath with all the modern conveniences that sleeps 2. Want to get some sun or cook out? Just step outside to your own large private deck surrounded by tropical foliage providing even more room for sunning, relaxing, or cooking the daily catch (on the grill) while you enjoy the peaceful and tropical surroundings.

The Living Room area boasts a comfortable sofa, recliner chair, 37” flat screen TV, small eat-in dining area and 2 closets/storage. The Kitchen is open to the living room and is fully equipped with new appliances. The updated Master Bedroom includes a King Size Bed, 22' flat screen TV, closet, and the full bathroom includes a tiled tub/ shower combination. High speed internet access is included for those who would like a working vacation. Private parking is included and just steps from the from the front of the house. Beach towels and chairs are also included for your needs as well as a shared and full laundry room. We rent this property Saturday - Saturday, with stays in multiples of 7 nights (ie 7 nights, 14 nights, 21 nights, etc).

Amazing Location! Literally just a 2 minute walk to the the best shelling and sunset beach on Sanibel! Everything you need is within walking distance, including some of Sanibel’s most famous restaurants such as the Mad Hatter, Lazy Flamingo, Sunset Grill, and the convenient Santiva general store. Want to go fishing? You're in luck! Blind Pass, widely regarded as one of the best fishing spots in the entire area, is only a 3 minute walk away! A marina is also conveniently located right next door with dockage (daily and weekly options), live bait, fishing gear, paddleboard adventures, canoe and kayak rentals, and fishing and island hopping charter options! Billy’s bike rentals can also be arranged to deliver to the house and has a variety of bike options to fit your needs.

If more room is needed or this one is already booked, be sure to check our other properties, all located in same area of the island : Harbour House VRBO # 410105, and Potters Cottage VRBO # 583470.

Book today for your unforgettable island vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Chip Wolfe
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018


Del Sega Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Master Suite - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We also offer complimentary beach chairs and beach towells.


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Lobster Cottage -- Your Private Tropical Vacation Hide-Away, Pet Friendlly!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Sweetest little cottage on the island!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks again Chip for sharing your family homes! We just loved both of our stays in your sweet little beach cottage. Its in the best location on the island. Short walk to Lazy Flamingo, Sunset Grill, The Mad Hatter, Santiva General Store, and the beach. Short bike or car ride to Captiva. You will not find a cuter or more comfortable little house for two anywhere on the island!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Cottage for Two

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a much needed week long stay at Lobster Cottage. The proximity to the beach and fishing was perfect. The cottage is clean and well appointed with "historical fisherman's cottage " charm. Having a grill and beach accessories made the experience complete. My husband enjoyed an afternoon nap in the hammock :) Sanibel is a majical place and the Lobster Cottage is a great place for peace and quiet on the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chip is the MAN!

  • 5 of 5

Chip and Sam are the people you want for neighbors and we are so glad to have them as such for a week. The cottage was most comfortable and relaxing. The location is perfect, the beach is about 100 yards away, Lazy Flamingo 50 yards, we ate there about every other meal because it was such good food, the general store 50 yards away for beer runs. We are retired so the simple things in life are the most wonderful, this area is laid back, no hurry, not complex and all around great people. We will be back. Thanks Chip and Sam for a great stay!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Expectations Exceeded!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a fantastic week at the Lobster Cottage! Everything was super clean (a big deal to me) and cozy. It far exceeded my expectaions for such a small cottage. Everything that you need is provided and in such a small space, that's impressive! Not that the space feels small in any way - it was perfect! Staying in a condo or hotel would have been a huge disappointment. The Lobster Cottage is truly magical. There were even Bald Eagles nesting in the top of a Ponderosa Pine right in our front yard! Spectacular! The shelling is definitely the best at the beach directly across the street at Blind Pass. I went to several beaches and even took a shelling cruise which didn't have near the treasures that I found right here. And, the sunsets - WOW! The hosts are gracious and are there to help make your trip perfect but are not intrusive at all. I highly recommend staying with the Wolfe's on your vacation to Sanibel/Captiva. I can't wait to return! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I've just spent a week at Lobster Cottage, and from the first day, I knew I had found a perfect retreat/vacation spot. Chip was very accommodating, helping me find paddle board rentals, bike rentals, restaurants, etc. Both he and Samantha made sure I wanted for nothing. The cottage is quaint and cozy, hidden away, and just a short stroll to the magnificent beach where turquoise waters beckon. Shell seekers can't find a better place to hunt for their treasures. I chose to bike rather than to drive, and it was an easy and inexpensive way to get around. I promise to come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lobster House

  • 5 of 5

Located between Sanibel and Captiva, makes this an ideal location for your vacation. The manager Chip and his wife Samantha are there to make sure you have everything you need. They are friendly, low key and gracious. This location is a short walk to the best the island has to offer. It is low key and less crowded than other locations on the island. Walk to the beach, kayak or paddle board, ride the bike trails, sunsets and shelling are all right there waiting for you. The lobster house is ideal for two. It is so charming, that it is a favorite place for local artists to sketch on canvas. I. know because I purchased one of the paintings. It reminds me of the many happy times, I have been blessed to have been here over the past 10 years. It is hard for me to share this, because it is the best kept secret on the island. The Lobster house though quaint and small, has a well appointed kitchen,2 bathrooms and a bedroom with a king size bed. There are laundry facilities and a grill on the deck. The old fashioned windows Create a bright cheerful place to stay. When you open the windows the tropical breeze is refreshing, and at night lulls you to sleep. The deck is ideal for star gazing, watching the moon, or reading a book. The hammock is a great alternative to the beach for catching sun rays. Warning you will probably take a nap there. Just minutes from your door you can walk to 3 varied price resteraunts and a market. My husband loves to play tennis nearby, while I enjoy the beach, shelling or hopping on my bike, to ride the bike trail, that begins at the corner just steps away. The beach here is so romantic it is a favorite place for marriage proposals, and celebrating any special occasion. The sunsets are spectacular and when the sun dips there is spontaneous applause at its beauty. In the 10 years we have been coming Chip has provided the ideal vacation every time!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
250 Metres
Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Mad Hatter (one of Sanibel's finest)
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
About 1 Block away
Car: recommended

Sanibel Island is a barrier island just off the southwest coast of Florida by Fort Myers. Sanibel is about 12 miles long and 4 miles wide, and is known around the world for its fabulous shelling beaches. Due to Sanibel Island's unique geographical orientation, lying East to West instead of North to South, it acts as a scoop and gathers seashells along its beaches. Throughout the year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy Sanibel's beaches and hunt for that special seashell. Sanibel has an average temperature of about 75 degrees. While Sanibel Island is a wildlife refuge in and of itself, over 60% of the island is protected wildlife preserves. There are over 26 miles of bike trails and over 17 miles of beautiful beaches.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning $75

We welcome 1 dog for an extra $200 fee, but unfortunately cannot accept the following: Pit Bull, Chow Chow, Akita, Husky, Doberman, Wolf Hybrid, Presa Canaroso, Rottweiler, and Staffordshire Terriers.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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