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

Captiva, FL, USA
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

"Old Fl." Beach Cottage,1 of 2 suites sleeps 2A/2C; ask for special on 2 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. Use the "Ask Owner a Question" link and send us a message!

We offer a special discount on the rental of the second suite 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. Parking allows for a maximum of two cars.

Very Popular book 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!


Our Captiva, LLC

Member Since 2006
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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english, german, spanish, greek
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Our Captiva, LLC

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.

Our Captiva, LLC purchased this Cottage in 1998

Why Our Captiva, LLC chose Captiva

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.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 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.

      Location Type

        • Beachfront
          Take in a fabulous sunset on our deck...reach out and touch the ocean... Lounge in our spa while enjoying ocean view under the stars
        • Oceanfront
          Lounge in our spa while enjoying ocean view under the stars.


            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed Linens, pillowcases, hand, face and bath sheets, beach towels, kitchen towels
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Each suite separately air conditioned. Each also equipped with 2 ceiling fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      lower studio suite only
                    • Computer Available
                      Nice desktop computer tower in upper studio only, high speed wireless internet access provided!
                    • Free Long Distance
                      local and long distance domestic calls are free and unlimited
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      built into HVAC
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                      hi speed free
                    • Living Room
                      upper suite has studio shared living room, but will be partly occupied by sleep sofa when needed.
                    • Parking
                      Private parking is plentiful on property; sometimes shared by OurCaptiva staff.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Private large drive and parking area. Sometimes shared by OurCaptiva staff
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      parking is expansive.
                    • Telephone
                      (2) one line.
                    • Towels Provided
                      beach, bath and hand towels provided as starter towels; use laundry provided for lower suite only.
                    • Washing Machine
                      lower studio suite only
                    • Wireless Internet
                      WPA-2 Personal encrypted security, password provided upon arrival.


                        • Microwave
                          one in each unit.
                        • Coffee Maker
                          yes, and starter kit of coffee.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          adequately stocked
                        • Dishwasher
                          lower only.
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Kitchen
                          (2)Top Floor: medium refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, microwave, 4 burner stove, toaster indoor and outdoor utensils, blender, processor Ground Floor: Refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, microwave, 4 burner stove, toaster, dishwasher, indoor and outdoor grills and utensils, blender,processor
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          adequately stocked
                        • Oven
                          average oven in each, lower
                        • Pantry Items
                          salt, pepper and coffee
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          one 4 burner in each studio suite
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              inside dining holds 2, outside is at least 4
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Books
                                  nice library, reasonable number of books, plenty for size of unit.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blue ray, 1 in each suite.
                                • Games
                                  outdoors games, some board games,
                                • Music Library
                                  Blue-ray player offers Pandora, computer offers many online music choices
                                • CD Player
                                • Stereo
                                  includes music from HDTV and also on a portable boom box.
                                • Television
                                  (2) Flatscreens, LCD, Infinity TV and Netflix, one in each studio suite.
                                • Toys
                                  many beach toys, incl pirate ship for toddlers.
                                • Video Games
                                • Video Library
                                  Netflix online library available.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      can be rented, they deliver.
                                    • Boat
                                      Castaways Marina less than 1/4 mile to the south.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      nearby, no special privileges
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Amazing tropical beach garden.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      a grill for each studio suite. Upper grill is electric, lower is gas.
                                    • Tennis
                                      Several miles to Sanibel recreation center.
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • wheelchair accessible
                                          Lower suite is wheelchair accessible.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Only if you join Sanibel recreation center.
                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Outdoor spa for evening star gazing on property, private.
                                            • jetted tub


                                                • botanical garden
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • 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

                                                            • paragliding
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Beach toys, computer, many special sitting areas with tables and chairs outside of property provide great places to enjoy company and food... 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.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  69 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Pennie G.

                                                                  Beautiful property. Peaceful and private. Well taken care of. Nice to have beach chairs and umbrella available.

                                                                  Beautiful price property right on the beach!

                                                                  Jennifer E.Westfield, IN

                                                                  Coquina Cottage did not disappoint! The property was incredibly beautiful! The lush greenery, the private hot hub, hammock, and plentiful beach chairs make this an amazing place to stay, even if you never leave the grounds. You walk out onto the beach and are overcome by the beauty of the ocean. The beach was very quiet and felt like we had the beach to ourselves. We’ll be dreaming about this place for years to come!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We love it when guests "get" our wonderful beach cottage. There are no streets to cross, the cottage is very private and perfectly located on the beach with great convenience to the Gulf, fishing, shopping, shelling and more than adequate parking.

                                                                  Did we tell you the views of the Gulf and sunset are spectacular?


                                                                  Cheryl G.

                                                                  We loving coming to Coquina Cottage. This was our third time. It's so peaceful and private. I love walking the private beach looking for great shells. Everything you need is provided at the cottage. Just come enjoy and relax.

                                                                  A place in paradise

                                                                  Goetz A.Oakville, ON Canada

                                                                  We stayed only a few days but felt home from the first moments. The place was perfect for us both and the dog. The beach so close and the condo so nice we enjoyed every second.

                                                                  Wildlife was great as well and we took many pictures of the dolphins and pelicans. Will hopefully be able to come again.

                                                                  Private, romantic, adorably decorated

                                                                  Kirstin S.Sanibel, Florida

                                                                  This is one of the last true Florida cottages on Captiva. It is so cute and eclectic lay decorated. It’s pet friendly so we brought our dog, she loved jumping in the water. The beach is literally in the back yard! Can’t wait to get back.

                                                                  great vacation

                                                                  Teo J.Lenexa, KS

                                                                  Our vacation was wonderful, the little house cute and clean but very little for all of us primarily the downstaris. The upstairs suite was much nicer with great views and plenty of room inside. The house overall has a beachy feel but a little outdated inside. During our stay we had a couple of days of rain and the ceiling on the bottom room stained from leaks. Overall ...it was nice, quiet, comfortable and private. Joe was wonderful host and loved the professional pics he took of our family. Wish I knew we had this opportunity and would have planned nicer clothes for the pics :). The outdoors garden is GREAT! The reason I didn't give it a 5 was the age of home and visible need for update.


                                                                  Captiva, FL, USA

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee

                                                                  Rates 100% include taxes & fees. Free: linens, local & long distance phone, WiFi, Cable & Netflix, HiDef, en suite Computer (upper suite),beach items, toys, bottle of wine. Cottage has 2 studio suites, rates are for 1, except in high season; we offer a special discount on same reservation if you desire to rent the 2nd suite for privacy, 25% downpayment required and final payment will be by check.

                                                                  69 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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