QUAINT COTTAGE ON SANIBEL! 50 FEET FROM THE BEACH!

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
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QUAINT COTTAGE ON SANIBEL! 50 FEET FROM THE BEACH!

Sanibel Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Relax to the sounds of the waves from your very own beach bungalow. This one bedroom, one bathroom cottage is right on the sand & only 50 feet from the beach. This hidden gem is located on one of the world's best shelling beaches. Frommer's recently named Sanibel Island the #1 vacation spot in the world. White Caps is a centrally located quaint beachfront complex with only 9 cottages. Watch dolphins & pelicans play right outside your front door while you enjoy the cool ocean breeze. Take in the sunsets nightly from the beautiful white sand beach & wake up to the sounds of the surf.

This beach cottage features a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, a tile backslash and bright white cabinets. The kitchen also features a stainless under mount sink, dishwasher,ceramic cook top and oven. This island charmer will accommodate up to 5 people with a king bed in the master, a queen sleeper sofa, as well as a twin sleep sofa. Floor to ceiling windows in the air conditioned sun room and an elegant beach decor makes this the perfect cottage for a quiet island getaway.

Enjoy your day at the beautiful beach with the provided beach chairs, towels & umbrella. Then wash off your newly found beach treasures in your outdoor shower! Take the two bicycles for a ride on the 23 miles of paved bike paths or stay in to watch a movie on the 50" flat screen television. Spend your evening dining out at one of Sanibel or Captiva's many fine restaurants or take a short trip to Bailey's Market & grill a delicious meal at home.

If you are looking for a relaxing vacation.....You have found the right place!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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Sanibel is a tropical, natural, barrier island. Over 70% of the island is preserved as a national refuge. The weather always seems to be warm & sunny with gulf breezes keeping the palm trees swaying from the bay to the Gulf of Mexico. The island offers miles & miles of bike paths which for some is the sole mode of transportaton. It is a secret paradise for those who want to relax and return to a simpler life, if even for just a few days.

White caps #2 is one of only 9 ground level cottages situated right on the Gulf of Mexico. #2 offers you one of the world's best shelling beaches right at your doorstep. While you are here, you can visit the Ding Darling Nature Preserve, Bailey Matthews Shell Museum, Sanibel Historical Village, Big Arts, and CROW, the natural wildlife preservation on the island. Shopping and top rated restaurants are at your fingertips! Located on the West End of Sanibel you can also enjoy magnificent sunsets each evening which you cannot view when staying on the East End of the island.White Caps #2 has been completely remodelled for your lifestyle as we intended this to be our permanent home away from home & not a rental property. It wasn't until all our children returned with their children that we knew we had to move to larger quarters just a mile away, thus giving you the opportunity to enjoy all new appliances, granite countertops, beautiful boardwalk tile flooring, and high speed internet access. We chose to keep our little treasure and share it with all of our visitors who can find us right down the road!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Quaint Cottage on Sanibel! 50 Feet from the Beach!
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
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Quaint Cottage on Sanibel! 50 Feet from the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196004vbi
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Warner Robins, Ga
5

Hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Really nice, clean, we'll maintained cottage. Had everything you needed, BBQ grill, bicycles, beach chairs, cooler, beach umbrella. So close to beach and very very quite and peaceful . In an excellent location. Was a wonderful get away.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Quaint Cottage on Sanibel! 50 Feet from the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196004vbi
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Gibraltar, Michigan
5

Thank You

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We want to THANK YOU so very much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful place. The beach was great and all the shelling was unbelievable. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I had to leave. 2 weeks were not enough 3 weeks next time.
The unit was very very clean not a sight of those famous bugs that are in FL.

The kitchen had everything you would need if you didn't want to eat at the many restarants. And the bed was extremely comfortable plenty of room for the 2 of us. The only thing I wish there was a more corfortable chair in the Living room but we suffered through it the view and closeness to the beach was worth it. I really want to come back again. Thanks again and I think you made a great purchase.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Quaint Cottage on Sanibel! 50 Feet from the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196004vbi
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
NYC
5

Educator

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My husband and I stayed at your home for one week in mid-August 2012. Wow! Your cottage home is tastefully current in decor, fully furnished, super clean and comfortable. What more can anyone ask for? We loved the luxe amenities and proximity to the beach. The bed after a day of fun in the sun was sheer heaven. The customer service we received from you during booking was top notch and attentive. We really appreciate the attention you gave us throughout the whole process. We look forward to vacationing at your home in the near future. Thank you for the memories. We miss you Sanibel...til we meet again in the Summer of 2013. We'll be thinking of your lovely home and the beach during the cold winter months up North.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Quaint Cottage on Sanibel! 50 Feet from the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196004vbi
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Boston, MA
5

The perfect Sanibel Vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
If you are looking for a quiet, restful place to stay in Sanibel this is it . This adorable bungalow is even better than I could have imagined. The location and the beautiful beach really exceeded my expectations. Decorated in pretty cottage chic, it is comfortable and clean without being too fussy. The bedroom looks like a page out of Pottery Barn and the kitchen is very well equipped. I cooked dinner most nights and everything I needed was there and then some! I loved the little deck at the front of the bungalow, perfect for a morning cup of coffee or a glass of wine before dinner!. There is a cute side area as well for grilling with chairs and a place to put your shells and wash off after the beach. There were also bikes provided for us as well as beach chairs and an umbrella ( we brought out own, but they are there if you need them) We also brought our own beach towels. My husband and I were looking for a place to relax at the beach and have some down time and I honestly have to say we really did have such a great time. I had so much fun shelling on the pretty, private beach. It was the perfect place to enjoy the sun and watch the dolphins, birds and the beautiful sunset. What also made it nice was the short walk back to the bungalow to have lunch or get a drink if you wanted. There is lots to do, a cute little cinema, lots of restaurants, shell museum, and the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Or you can't go wrong just relaxing and enjoying the slow place of Sanibel which is what my husband and I did. I would probably recommend shopping at one of the Island supermarkets. We shopped at the Publix Supermarket before crossing the toll bridge thinking the markets on the Island would be expensive. They were not and both markets Jerry's or Bailey's were really good, you can't go wrong with either one of them. I would highly recommend this bungalow to anyone looking for a place to stay that wants a low key vacation with lots of peace and quiet. I know we can't wait to come back next year!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
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Quaint Cottage on Sanibel! 50 Feet from the Beach!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p196004vbi
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
McCandless
3

You can't beat the location!!

You can't beat the location!!
  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We had the best weather possible for our vacation, but we were disappointed that the tiny condo afforded no view of the beach which was so close. (see listing)
WhiteCaps 2 is one of 8 tiny bungalows that are arranged perpendicular to the beach, old Florida amongst the condos. The location is ideal, step out of the cottage, walk a short way and you are on the sand looking for those wonderful Sanibel shells. The beach is gorgeous and pristine. WhiteCaps 2 has the advantage of being a few steps from the laundry facilities (the listing says W/D in unit, however they have been removed). It is perfect for two, albeit one of the smaller units on the property. The owners (or former owners) chose to expand the living area by removing the lanai. Therefore, there is no view of the beach or gulf from the cottage unless you are standing outside in the driveway or sitting on the tiny pavered entryway. In fact there are no windows at all on the beach side of the unit. I would not discourage anyone from renting WhiteCaps2, but be aware that the listing is a bit misleading.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: I had edited the listing and took out the washer/dryer. Sorry I guess I need to review it once more. It was an inefficient European machine which never worked properly & should not be sold in the US. White caps #2 is not the smallest unit. It is 525 sq foot compared to some that are 375 sq ft. You can see the Gulf of Mexico from the porch chairs. I supply two bikes complimentary & the unit is totally updated with new appliances & granite counter tops. I have not raised my rent in 5 years & think that those who come as my guests are getting a very good experience for the money they are spending.
Helpful votes: 8/10

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Availability & Rates

Sanibel Island Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $920-$2215/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Aug 09, 2008-Sep 20, 2011 ............. Total price of $1110.00/week
  • Sep 20, 2008-Dec 20, 2011 ............. Total price of $1299.81/week
  • Dec 20, 2008-Jan 03, 2011 ............. Total price of $2403.43/week
  • Jan 03, 2009-Jan 31, 2012 ............. Total price of $1868.69/week
  • Jan 31, 2009-Apr 25, 2012 ............. Total price of $2403.43/week
  • Mar 14, Mar 21, Apr 04, Apr 11, 2012 .. Total price of $2636.67/week
  • Apr 25, 2009-Sep 19, 2012 ............. Total price of $1299.81/week
  • *Prices above include taxes and fees* Rates are negotiable with owner

Amenities

Sanibel Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) In master bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Queen & Twin
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • racquetball
  • basketball court
Notes:
2 bicycles,On site coin laundry (Washer & Dryer)

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