Explore Pine Island and the Florida Gulf Coast from this retro two-room cottage set in a pretty back yard. Kayaking, birding, biking, tennis, boating nearby. 45 min from Ft. Myers Beach/Sanibel. Wi-fi, A/C, kitchen, v small bathroom w/shower, 1 bedroom (queen Select Comfort bed), cozy private deck, screened lanai. Perfect for 1 or 2. Avoid the motel feel and enjoy your privacy. Generous discounts weekly/monthly bookings. Need more space? Check out Seagrape Escape, the main abode on the property.
It is a tradition in Florida to throw up a fisherman's shack in the back yard for guests and annoying relatives. That's how Susie's Cottage began, many years ago. And the funky construction quirks of the original can still be seen in today's renovated version. Don't expect the walls to be plumb or the layout to make sense! But paint and funky furnishings have done wonders. A/C, ceiling fans, full kitchen, and a cute (but very small!!!) bathroom (shower only). The cottage is the February retreat of Susie, my sister, a retired opera singer (she painted the heron bathroom door). Off season (April through January), it is available to vacationers who want privacy and some Old Florida charm.
My street is a short, unpaved road off Stringfellow Rd. ("the" road on Pine Island, which runs 18 miles from north to south. The Cottage is at the back of the property, behind the main house and separated from it by a trellis upon which Carolina jessamine grows. Guests have sole occupancy of the cottage, including the little lanai and the secret back deck, as well as a parking space. My goal is to make you feel that Susie's Old-Florida Cottage is your home during your stay.
Susie's Cottage is tucked in behind Seagrape Escape (the park-model trailer where I live in winter. It is invisible from the road. Gail, my manager, lives a few streets away and is there to help you should you have questions or run into problems. The garden comes every other Sunday.