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Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom / 1 Bath (Sleeps 2), 2 Bedroom / 2 Bath, (Sleep 4)

The Driftwood Inn offers 4 individual cottages ID# 930, 127857, 1203427, 1203519 that can be rented as a 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage ($148.00 per night) and that can also be rented as a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage ($124.00 per. night) within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel's famous beaches. The cottage includes a full kitchen, living room and dining area, bedrooms have a queen size bed. The large screened-in porch has a picnic table for your convenience. If you have any questions please let me know.

The 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Cottage can sleep 4 people comfortably and a 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Cottage can sleep 2 people comfortable, there is no pull out couch. Amenities include central air conditioning/heat, cable TV, WiFi and VCR/DVD player. Everything is here, including beach chairs a beach wagon and beach umbrella. We do ask that you bring your own beach towels. Designated smoking area - outside porch.

Dogs welcome regardless of size for an additional fee.

Keywords: Cottage, Pet Friendly

More Details

Bridget Ackerman
Member since: 1998
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Sanibel Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Central air conditioning, Large Screened Porch with Dining table, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Laundry


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic location - quiet and fairly secluded but easy access to everything

  • 4 of 5

I would have rated this 5 stars but the wifi is very poor and the interior needs updating and the cleaning could have been better. But the location is outstanding with just a couple block walk to the beach made easy with provided wagon, umbrella and great variety of beach chairs to use. Very quiet and easy access to everything.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Pros: good location, laundry facility

Con: very dated, WiFi spotty , low water pressure in kitchen and could hear neighbors thru the wall

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, our puppy Gypsy and I had made plans to go to Englewood, Florida, However red tide made it impossible to go to the beach :( We almost cancelled our vacation. But I called several places in Sanibel when I called the Driftwood inn I spoke with Bridget who was one of the friendliest people I spoke with. Bridget was so accommodating and a wonderful spirit you can just tell by talking to her !! Pet friendlyI, short walk to the beach and all accommodations you need !! When going to the beach don't forget the wagon makes life so simple !! Thank you, Bridget , We will be returning !!! Sanibel is one of the most pet-friendly places I have ever been.


  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I visited Sanibel Island for the first time. We found "Driftwood Inn" cottage to be quite charming. Bridget was extremely helpful from the first contact until our departure. We arrived on Friday afternoon, and found the cottage easily. The locks on the door were electronic (handy and convenient), so we did not have to keep up with a key to the house. It was very clean and tidy. There were extra towels, wash clothes, and blankets. Outside on the screened in lanai, comfortable table and chairs. A beach wagon, umbrella, and chairs were provided. There were also "scoopers" to use to look for shells! We did call the property manager for a new umbrella, because the one there was broken. The property manager brought one to us the next day. We are so thankful for the umbrella! The bathrooms were clean and orderly. The floor is made of tile, so it stays cool. AC throughout the cottage, making it heavenly when you come in from the beach. We did use the laundry facilities out back. The detergent was provided. We didn't have time to use the grills or outdoor furniture, but they were convenient to the house. The kitchen is perfect! There were plenty of dishes, detergent, and pans to use for cooking. Coffee pot, toaster, and microwave were all working. There wasn't a supply of simple condiments (salt, pepper, etc), but we managed without it for a few days. The oven cooked a little warmer than the temperature it was set to, but we figured that out after our first round of extra crispy cookies. TV was small, but we didn't come to watch the TV. Overall, I would recommend this cottage (#1) to anyone looking to come to the island for a nice stay!

The walk to the beach is less than 2 blocks. Most of it is shaded by the trees, and of course flat and paved. The wagon was such a big help, so that we didn't have to carry anything. The "deeded" becah was nice, because there were not a lot of people around the area we were staying. I would recommend renting bikes to travel the island. We did drive around the island, but the bikes were way more fun.

Thank you Bridget for letting us use your cottage! We are looking forward to coming back to Sanibel Island soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming little place on bike path with a four minute walk to the beach! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our four teacup chihuahuas stayed here and had a wonderful time. The location was perfect because our family stayed at the Sanibel Siesta Resort and we couldn't stay there with our dogs. We were only two 1/2 blocks away from the beach and our family. The cottages were cute and the yard was charming. Both we and our dogs loved starting our mornings in the screened-in porch which is surrounded by foliage. There's laundry access on the property, which is great. We absolutely love the location and the fact that they accept WELL BEHAVED dogs. Our vacation was perfectly relaxing. The pictures online are exactly how the property looked when we arrived. The property looked very cute on the outside. The cabin interiors were good as well and look like the photos. We will definitely be returning to The Driftwood Inn next year because we enjoyed our stay so much. If you stay here with pets, please only bring pets that are well behaved. We pet owners need nice places to stay and The Driftwood Inn is wonderful for people with pets. If you have a well behaved and quiet pet...this is really the perfect little place to stay. Added bonuses of the property were two bikes that anyone could use on the bike trails that pass right in front of the cottage and that each cabin had a little wagon that you could put your beach chairs, etc., in to pull to the beach. There were plenty of towels and the necessary dishes for cooking basic meals in the cupboards. The only thing I'd change about this wonderful little place is I'd prefer deadbolts on the door, rather than simple button locks because a couple of times we walked out of the cottage and locked ourselves out by accident! Oops!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Sanibel, where I stayed at the Driftwood Inn for the fifth or sixth time. A beautiful place, great landscaping, beautiful screened porch, and a very short walk to the beach. And by far the best deal on the island.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Walking distance
Car: not necessary

Dolphin spotting, Bird watching, Wildlife Refuge


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25

This Cottage also has a 2 Bed 2 Bath option.

Off Season April 1 -Dec 14 $148.00 per. night
In Season Dec 15-March 30 $234.00 per. night

Off Season May 1 - Dec 15 $124.00 per. night
In Season Dec 16 - April 30 $184.00 per. night

Owner'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.

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