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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

"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.

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!

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Amenities

Captiva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 1 bicycles
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, 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.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8088236 based on 161 reviews
Westfield, IN
5

Beautiful price property right on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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?
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakville, ON Canada
5

A place in paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanibel, Florida
5

Private, romantic, adorably decorated

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenexa, KS
4

great vacation

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa, FL
5

Paradise for family or for a couple

  • 5 of 5

Two of my sons and I went to Coquina Cottage for a last trip before one of them leaves for college. We had no idea what to expect, though we were certain a beach getaway would be a lot of fun. The view from the balcony was spectacular, and the privacy of the cottage felt at times like we were on our own island. Beautifully landscaped, convenient and comfortable, we made many memories that I am particularly thankful for. Thank you for a wonderful getaway, and we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Freddie for a very wonderful review! What a perfect way to enjoy some special time with your boys. Many guests return year after year to enjoy the tropical landscaping, amazing views and the privacy of our Coquina Cottage on Captiva's Award winning beach. With a few close by restaurants, general store within walking distance and the best shelling in the world, time and time again our guests enjoy their stay on our Cottage. The feel is truly like having your own private island. We hope to see you again. You and your family are always welcome "feet in the sand" anytime!
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Owner

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.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 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.

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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Map

Bowman's Beach
"Very good for shelling, snowy plovers in season, nesting least terns and many more birds."
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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Dmg.waiver $260

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund