Our home is located on the East End of the Island, within walking distance of the Gulf, and connects to a golf course. Also, the Bay Beach is a 5 minute drive. It has a wonderful view of a pond and is on stilts so parking is in the shade! It has two porches, 2 bedrooms (3 if you count our Murphy Bed) and 2 sleep sofas!
Breezes waft through the house! We are within walking distance of great restaurants, and particularly The Lazy Flamingo, the very best one. Also you can walk to Beachview Tennis/Golf Resort. The Recreation Center is nearby and has 2 pools and a childrens' water play area, as well as tennis, an exercise room, etc.
Sanibel Island has 31 miles of paved bicycle/walk paths - bikes may be rented for a small fee. Our Federal Park : Ding Darling, is the most visited park of all the Federal parks! Shells abide on the shore - low tide is the best!
Everything is ready for you! May thru December open. Only monthly rentals are allowed.
Keywords: Cottage on stilts near the Gulf of Mexico, great view, quiet, best location on the Island.
It gets harder to leave every year and this year is no exception. We missed the back yard "critters" this year - the inquana was probably hiding because it was cool. I discovered Sanibel Yoga at the Rec Center and went 4 times a week. It waswonderful. Mark did lots of fishing, I did lots of reading on the porch. The improvements you've made this past year are great - love the outside shower!
We own A Slice of Home B&B in Ithaca, NY, in the center of the Finger Lakes Winery District and are there from May 1 to December 1st. (There is a Manager at the B&B while we are gone). We love running our B&B and like to assist our guests with our 23 years of knowledge of the area ... so they can find the best gorges, waterfalls, wineries, restaurants.
Our B&B allows us to come to Sanibel in the winter and we are here from January 1 to the end of April. We would be pleased to have your share our "Cottage by the Gulf". Bea and Sterling
Bea's first trip to Sanibel was in 1955 when she was a teen. There was a ferry and most of the roads were made of SAND. The beaches were all white sand with loads of shells, and about 3 motels. Her Godfather found Sanibel in the late 40's and a visit to him on Paradise was never
forgotten. She returned when she could - unbelievable peace!
We love just sitting in the sun or under the umbrella on the beach or the porch, enjoying the breeze. The 31 miles of paved bike paths afford unbelievable biking which is something we do regularly, and a trip to the pool for a few laps happens 3-4 times a week. There are no traffic lights and the speed limit is 35, so the pace of life is SLOW!
Sanibel is 4 hours southwest of Orlando, 2 1/2 south of Tampa. Our cottage is a short walk to the Gulf of Mexico, the Beachview Counry Club and the best restaurants. The bike/walk path is 100' away, and circles the island. Rent bikes, skates, etc.