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Romantic Coquina Cottage on the Beach – Best Location & Views. Pet Friendly!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Old Fl. Beach Cottage,1 of 2 suites sleeps 2A/2C; ask for special on both suites

Unless otherwise indicated, price is usually quoted for just one of two studio suites. VRBO average daily rates is for one suite. Cleaning and damage waiver insurance small up charge.

We discount second suite by at least 50% should your group include more than 2A & 2C. Please ask for special quote if second suite desired. Each of the two studio suites sleeps up to 2 adults and 2 Children under 12.

Very Popular call now before gone! Charming Coquina Cottage sits right in the beach sand, no streets to cross, only steps to the Gulf of Mexico, on the award winning Captiva BEACH. The cottage has it's own private beach with great tropical landscaping for fragrant privacy and seclusion. This very romantic and private Florida cottage is surrounded by an acre of the most beautiful beach-front TROPICAL GARDENS,. Take just a few steps and your bathing in the Gulf of Mexico - All the beach and sun you can soak in, very well appointed, great attention to detail. Greatest views, location relatively close to shops, marina and restaurants. Awesome fishing, etc.

Our SUNSETS are awesome, the endless views from the elevated hot tub/SPA are phenomenal. LAZY DAYS in the hammock on beach in our coconut palm grove...so easy ... and life is beautiful. Star gazing is amazing. See Sunsets and sunrises from cottage!

Our Coquina Cottage is completely comfortable and accommodating with many freebies,:computer, internet, free local and long distance phones, Cable Hi-Def TV, WiFi, Netflix. COZY studio suites (upstairs and downstairs) each 400 sq.ft. under A/C. Each sleeps two adults and two kids under 12; each has a queen size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. Computer, WiFi, Internet, Netflix , etc.

And you'll love the outside as well; beautiful beach garden with large spa, sea grape and coconut palms canopy invites you to all kinds of OUTDOOR activities. Read a good book in the HAMMOCK, explore the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy your dinner at our sandy dining room in the shade, or just gaze at the evening stars in our large elevated SPA. Lighting leads the way for a nighttime beach walk or a MOONLIGHT swim. Most affordable rate for a cottage on the beach!

If shelling, body surfing, fishing, star gazing, paddle boarding, surfing and/or sunbathing is too tame for your memory book, take a 5 min. walk to Sanibel's Santiva Village or drive to Captiva's PICTURESQUE historical village for rental boats, sightseeing & shelling charters, sport fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, restaurants, shops and more. Sanibel's famous Ding Darling National WILDLIFE Refuge is less than 7 mins. drive.

Our Coquina Cottage offers a unique and very romantic setting. The UPPER SUITE is elevated a single flight of stairs with the most beautiful UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the Gulf, beach and gardens. It has higher ceilings, an additional 200 sq.ft. of deck and a small breakfast kitchen with a BBQ on the deck.

The optional LOWER SUITE has a large kitchen, full laundry and a large ground level deck. Lower suite is wheelchair accessible. Each suite has a kitchen, BBQ. Lower suite has washer and dryer.

Parking for Coquina Cottage is plentiful and easy. We provide for our guests: iron, ironing board, hairdryer, high quality bedding, bath linens, beach towels, starter kit with dishwasher soap, dish sponge and soap, paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo and conditioner. Beach toys too!

Great elevated SPA, many eating venues and relaxing hammock, and beach toys. We aim to go ABOVE AND BEYOND expectations, and 'continuous improvement' is our motto.

Experience Coquina Cottage and find out why our guests keep coming again and again...

Our RELAXING GETAWAY is about a 45 minute drive from Fort Myers Southwest Regional International Airport, a 1 hr. drive from Naples 2 1/2 hrs. from Tampa, Fort Lauderdale & Miami. 3 1/2 hrs drive from Orlando. Some holiday periods are priced higher. Keywords: Cottage, beachfront, Gulf, on Beach, Views, Captiva, Shelling, Fishing... Amazing!

More Details

Owner
Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy

We live on island, as do many of our staff. We provide quick response to needs. Of still greater interest is the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 5 miles from the cottage, south on Sanibel as well as Sanibel recreation center.

Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy chose Florida

This is a gorgeous private acre on Captiva's world renowned beach. This small, Olde Florida Cottage is like a blast from the past with Tropical Landscaping, great beach location, privacy and amazing sunsets; nothing on these islands is closer to the Gulf--what more could you ask for? Awesome, some guests call it shabby chic design.

What makes this cottage unique

Amazing location right on the beach, wonderful views and location. Great spa, amazing tropical landscaping. Full acre on the beach. So close to Santiva Village Marina, groceries, great restaurants, fishing and shelling... walk to Sanibel! Close to recreation center and Ding Darling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The week went by too fast! My husband and I stayed in the upper suite and my parents stayed below. Everything we needed was provided to us and we enjoyed almost all of our meals out on the patio together. The dolphins swam by on many occasions. We loved the birds at Ding Darling and all of the friendly people on the island. My aunt and uncle came to visit us on two evenings, and we stayed outside and played the ukulele and sang songs while we relaxed and chatted. Everyday we were amazed at a different beautiful sunset. On Sunday night, we made a pile of snacks and watched the Super Bowl up here, that was a treat. We enjoyed the hot tub, the hammock and the seashell hunting nets, but most of all relaxing with the view and the warm weather. We head back to snow and subzero temps today- but I wish I could bottle this place up and take it with me.
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Captiva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Our upper bathroom has 2 separate privacy areas, one is simply the commode and sink, the other area is simply a shower plus several outdoor showers and one foot shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper studio cottage suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Lower studio cottage suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1 in each of 2 suites), Twin or Single Beds (1) There is a loft twin bed in the upper suite only, each suite holds 2 adults and 2 under 12, upper holds 3 under 12. Perfect for young teens or pre-adolescents., Queen Sleep Sofa (1 in each of 2 suites) sleeper sofas and loft bed have linens included. Upper suite is more open spaced with awesome deck and views, computer, elevated deck, HiDef TV, WiFi, no laundry, smallish kitchen and average refrigerator. Lower suite has more, thus less open spaced, with awesome beach level deck, lesser views, no computer, walk to elevated hot tub deck, HiDef TV, WiFi, laundry, nice sized kitchen and larger refrigerator. No loft/bunk bed, does have queen bed and queen sleep sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach toys, computer tower, many eating areas and tables and chairs outside on property... with views. great hammock in coconut grove, outdoor showers and sink for shellers and anglers. One acre of beachfront privacy and workout facilities and poo, etc. only if you join Sanibel recreation center.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Romantic Coquina Cottage on the Beach – Best Location & Views. Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.806452 based on 155 reviews
5

Perfect Little Sangri-la!

  • 5 of 5

Simple, yet spectacular, secluded piece of paradise! I wish we could have stayed forever! Nestled in lush natural and native landscaping, the bungalow and it's surroundings are everything you could want in a beach get away! Not fancy, but exactly what is needed to truly enjoy a Captiva beach vacation. The shells on the beach are plentiful and the beach is not overcrowded with people. We enjoyed having our pups with us at the house and on the beach! The hot tub is a relaxing place to end the day! The owner is gracious and friendly and we cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a very wonderful review, we are always delighted when guests have such a wonderful time. The cottage is right on the beach including a private acre for our wide variety of tropical landscaping. We endeavor to keep it very natural looking and lushly grown to add to the privacy. Many guests feel like they are on a private island beach, but civilization is just behind the plantings. Thanks again, looking forward to your return. OurCaptiva staff.
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4

Lovely beach front property.

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at Coquina Cottage was relaxing and enjoyable. The cottage downstairs is quite small, but adequate for two adults and two dogs. The weather was beautiful so we spend a lot of time on the front porch and or in the lounge chairs depending on the position of the sun in the sky. The property is lush with south Florida flora and fauna. The setting is quiet.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Gilligan's Island - For Real

  • 4 of 5

This could not have been a more perfect place for a quick get-away with my sister. We hardly had time in four days to enjoy the many different areas of quiet and beauty!!

Thank you for creating a beach experience the way it was meant to be!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Special

  • 5 of 5

A very special place on a special island.

Had a great time and any issues we had were immediately taken care of.

We are going back!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ralph, It is a pleasure having you and your family stay at our Coquina Cottage and Captiva Island's great weather, tropics, and feet in the sand motto. You are a valued guest and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in 2018! Thank you for the review!
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4

Beautiful, relaxing, secluded retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property was everything that we hoped it would be. The private land with this cottage is huge and the landscaping is incredibly beautiful. Even when just hanging out in the yard, you feel like you've been transported to a tropical oasis will all of the lush greenery and palm trees around you. We appreciated the umbrellas and beach chairs that you can take out onto the public beach area, where we spent a lot of our time. The cottage was cute and had all of the amenities that we needed. The only critique is that one of the ceiling fans was loose and made noise banging around, and all of the electronics in the apartment had so many LED lights that it was a bit distracting for sleep.

The reason for 4 stars rather than 5 are for some of the snafus that happened. They had recently changed the lock and forgot to get the key to us. Multiple lights had burned out or weren't working properly so we had to have someone come take care of that. There isn't any soundproofing between the floors, so we could hear the TV from the people below us on constantly late at night. And on our last day to sleep in, housekeeping made a mistake and showed up to clean our apartment before 8 a.m., waking us up and demanding to know when we were leaving (we weren't leaving that day and checkout isn't until 10 a.m. anyway). The management team was apologetic and offered to let us have a late checkout the following day, but unfortunately that didn't work for us and nothing else was offered.

But overall experience was still wonderful, and I would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were pleased to have this guest and she is partially correct. Yes, a cleaner showed up at 8am, when our scheduled check-out was the next day after 10AM. In fact the cleaner was not even scheduled to be there. She was a new cleaner who had done a refresher at the cottage earlier in the week and made two mistakes: 1)she showed up at the wrong property on the wrong date and time. 2)We NEVER allow cleaners before 10,AM, or later. Unfortunately, while we were not responsible for this gross error, the cleaner made an unforgivable mistake and we offered to let the guests stay as late as the guests wished on check-out day. Also, we in fact do have 15" of sound proofing between floors. The guests in the lower suite may have been playing their TV too loud and we would have been more than happy to address the matter had we only been informed during the stay. We are extremely responsive and deal promptly with any and all complaints. In over ten years of successful renting with many repeat guests, we have never had another complaint of noise from the other unit. But, this family oriented community has children and we do occasionally have some noise. The small cottage is the only structure on almost an acre of property on the beach, quite private and buffered with major landscaping and gardens. But there are other guests on island. We regret that there was any inconvenience.
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4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely spot on a beautiful island.

The upstairs unit has the view. The downstairs unit has the kitchen and washer/dryer. It really needs a $1000 investment in new sheets, dishes, and cooking equipment. Screens were ripped downstairs. Sliding door not working properly upstairs. Upstairs sheets appeared to have bloodstains on them.

Again, a great place, but for $500/day, the place needs some love.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
RSW
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sanctuary
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
US 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
Captiva & Sanibel
Car: recommended

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, State of the Art Recreation Center on Sanibel, Bailey-Matthews Shell Musuem, Edison-Ford Home Estates, Shelling and Fishing excursions, 26 miles of bike paths on Sanibel and so much more to do and see. Orlando is 4 hours away and Tampa is approximately 3 hours a way as well.

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Rates & Availability

Captiva Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Pre-Holiday Week Jun.24-Jul.1
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$286
From
$338
Fri,Sat
$1,892
 
 
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$383
From
$454
Fri,Sat
$2,540
 
 
Summer Season II
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,080
 
 
Summer Season III
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,510
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,210
 
 
September Value Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,960
 
 
Oct-Nov Value Season
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,540
 
 
Holiday Value Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,840
 
 
Pre-Christmas Week
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,735
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,340
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,090
 
 
January I
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 19 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,510
 
 
January II
Jan 20 2018 - Feb 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,780
 
 
Peak Season I
Feb 3 2018 - Mar 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,930
 
 
Peak Season II
Mar 3 2018 - Mar 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,020
 
 
Week Before Easter
Mar 24 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,010
 
 
Easter Week
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,380
 
 
Week After Easter
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,550
 
 
Summer Season I
Apr 14 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,510
 
 
Memorial Day Week
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,520
 
 
Summer Season II
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,510
 
 
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,605
 
 
Summer Season III
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,590
 
 
August Value Season
Aug 4 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,510
 
 
Labor Day Week
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,310
 
 
Sept. Value Season
Sep 8 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,110
 
 
Fall Value Season
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,370
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Holiday Value Season
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Pre-Christmas Week
Dec 15 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,615
 
 
Christmas Week
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,350
 
 
New Years Week
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,080
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,525
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Dmg.waiver $260

Rates 100% including taxes & fees. Free: linens, local & long distance phone, WiFi, Cable & Netflix, HiDef, en suite Computer (upper suite),necessary beach stuff, toys, bottle of wine.
Cottage has 2 studio suites, rates are for 1, except in high season; priced@75% off 2nd suite, or 50% during holidays. 25% deposit at time of booking, final payment will be by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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