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

Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy, OurCaptiva.com_LLC

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, spanish, greek
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy, OurCaptiva.com_LLC

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish, greek
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015
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Romantic Coquina Cottage on the Beach – Best Location & views. Pet Friendly!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Special Offer! Spring & Summer early birds: choose best dates & prices NOW! May 30 - November 21

Captiva Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Old Florida Beach Cottage, 2 suites-each has 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath-can sleep 4a/4c

Price quoted is for one studio suite, unless otherwise indicated. Each studio sleeps up to 2 adults/2 Children under 12. Please call now. Charming Coquina Cottage sits right in the inn sand, steps to Gulf of Mexico, on the award winning Captiva BEACH. Has own private beach, great seclusion. This very romantic and private Florida cottage is surrounded by an acre of the most beautiful TROPICAL Beach GARDENS, just a few steps to the Gulf of Mexico - All the beach and sun you can soak in, very well appointed, great attention to detail. Near shops and restaurants.

Our SUNSETS are awesome, the endless views from 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 & Blueray.

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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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy, OurCaptiva.com_LLC (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

About Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy, OurCaptiva.com_LLC

We live on island, as does 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, OurCaptiva.com_LLC purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy, OurCaptiva.com_LLC chose Captiva Island

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.
Feb 2014
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Reviews

4.8
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Romantic Coquina Cottage on the Beach – Best Location & views. Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 127 reviews
Canton,Ct
5

A fantastic family vacation !

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with our 17 and 15 year old sons and small dog was awesome ! The first observation when we arrived was the beautiful White Gardenia and Jasmine that I smelled.The landscaping is incredible. Also, outside there are a few seating "nooks". They have a whimsical and enchanted feeling to them.Privacy around the property is absolute.The beach is right down your own path and the water was so warm. We swam,collected shells and in the evening watched beautiful sunsets and saw Dolphins ! The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed. The boys stayed upstairs and we stayed downstairs.I would recommend this rental and we would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another wonderful family providing another great 5 star review; thank you. This beachy cottage is two distinct studio suites right on the beach with a path through the landscaped beach dunes. You can't get closer to the gulf than this cozy cottage.
5

A little bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This Olde Fl. style house was small and cozy; a true beach house. No glitz, quaint and easy; great outdoor spaces.

Very artistic, perfect location, awesome tropical gardens, right on the beach and just about everything we needed from toys to kitchen supplies and accoutrements.

One of my favorite things was relaxing in the hot tub under a coco palms and bathed in bright stars at night; all in total privacy So close to the gulf you smell the sea air, hear the surf crashing on the shoreline and the awesome sunset feels so close, you can reach out and touch the sunset.

The staff were responsive, available and couldn't have been nicer. Thank you Nacho, Randy and Kirstin. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Not much to add... total relaxation or active outdoors; your choice. :)
Sanibel, Florida
5

Unrivaled relaxation and beauty, our second trip back, 5 stars every time.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough wonderful things about this cottage, it is SO cozy, adorably decorated and lovingly cared for. The garden is like a botanical paradise, the owners have a very green thumb, I saw plants and flowers I've never seen before and the owner stopped by to welcome my family back to the cottage and we chatted about all the different plants and wildlife.

My kids loved the twin loft bed above the queen bed in the upstairs suite. I liked the bathroom upstairs, because the shower is separate from from toilet/sink, two people could use the bathroom in privacy. I'd never seen a set up like that before. We used the kitchen downstairs as it was bigger than the kitchen up stairs and we also used the washer/dryer that is downstairs as well.

You would never know this cottage is on the road, the plants/foliage/trees buffer all noise, and block the home next door. It really does feel like you are on your own private island. The beach feels like it is all yours, and the SHELLS!!!!!! oh heaven on earth!

The last time we came we brought our dog, she has since passed on, but our next dog will accompany us to Coquina Cottage and we will continue to build family memories here. These Florida beach cottages are few and far between nowadays, it seems every rental is a mcmansion with no character. Coquina Cottage is ALL character and we simply adore it.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 'nuff said!
4

Beach Person's Paradise

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed at Coquina cottage for a week. The cottage is truly that, a beach cottage with a few quirks to get use to. First of all it is what it is, you are staying here for the beach and the sunsets not the cottage. The stairs to the bottom floor is outside so it did take a day to get use to it. The real kitchen is downstairs while the better living space is upstairs with the great view of the water. The cottage was clean enough, again you are in a beach cottage! You are there for the great beach and the beautiful sunsets. We had one small problem and the owner immediately took care of it. We enjoyed the beach and sunsets so much we only went out once (late) for a burger. We stocked up at Bailey's with food and never wanted to go anywhere. We did rent bikes and it was well worth it. Great bike trails in the area and the weather was perfect.

A couple of words of advice, the sand gnats are everywhere and aggressive. Bring lots of bug spray and you will be ok. Stock up on food so you don't miss the sunsets, Baily's has great shrimp which they will steam up for you. We enjoyed them a few nights while watching the sunset. Before you book make sure you realize it is a cottage on a beautiful beach, not the Ritz. It is what it is and you are there for the beach. If you love the beach and water like we do, you will love this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cottage has acre of tropical beach gardens and property; up to 800 Sq. Ft. of air conditioned living space and is closer to the Gulf than any other property on these islands. The cottage is for beach lovers, shellers, sun worshipers and offers the best sunset views anywhere. It is all about the view, the tropical plantings and an outdoor experience. Clean, neat and artsy, this cottage is well equipped and not palatial. This is an Olde Florida experience and is lbeloved by a long list of followers. :)
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A disappoin week

  • 1 of 5

I was VERY disappointed in the property

The kitchen was poorly equipped I had to ask for two pans because the pans there were disgusting with burned on food and peeling Teflon, we did not go upstairs, the bathroom and shower there were sub standard putting it kindly. Depressing is the word. We paid top dollar, we looked at other properties while there and we were definitely over paying for what we got.

Frankly it should be torn down and start over. We will not recommend it to anybody nor will we return.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were shocked, to say the least, that a single complaint was both greatly exaggerated and rectified immediately. The pans mentioned were not as bad as depicted, but could nonetheless have been removed by the staff. Pam spray often cooks onto the exterior and we generally get that off. But, in any event, we replaced them immediately with brand new ceramic pans . This fact went unmentioned in the harsh and unfair review. Almost every review, both on VRBO and elsewhere, are 5 star. The few reviews which were not, were 4 star reviews and those guests have been repeat guests nonetheless. The better of the 2 suites in the cottage is upstairs, but some elderly people often choose not to do the flight of stairs. Nevertheless, the upstairs is roomier, higher ceilings and deliberately separate commode and shower. The guest chose not to climb the stairs for their stay and apparently never noticed the separate, indoor shower room, not unusual in beach cottages. The weather was unseasonably colder than normal and it was reported to our full time gardener/handyman that they had travelled here for warmth and sunshine and they were disappointed in the weather. We seldom have bad weather in March, but it is beyond our control and shouldn't reflect on the property. When guests discuss their issues, we can rectify them; even to the point of changing accommodations. For almost a decade, we have been pleasing guests with the least expensive beach-front property. This almost one acre on the beach property is the only available cottage in it's price range whilst still being beach-front.The price differential between beach and bay are day and night, apparently a fact the guest did not realize.
Minneapolis, MN
5

We Fell in Love with Coquina Cottage on Captive Island, Fl

  • 5 of 5

From the lush, whimsical, gardens and landscaping, to the direct beach access down a soft sandy path, and the addictive shelling, the amazing sunsets and the relaxing hot tub under bright stars at night as well as the totally privacy -- all combined to make Coquina Cottage a true paradise. The house was very comfortable including the bed. The decor was lovely w/o being upscale or fussy. We stocked groceries so we didn't have to leave except to have dinner out once. Coquina Cottage is a true gem and we fell in love with it all. Also appreciated the attentiveness of the management staff and property owner. 5 Stars for the property and our experience there.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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

From $329 Per night

Captiva Island Cottage Rental Rates

Special Offer! Spring & Summer early birds: choose best dates & prices NOW!

Special Offer From:
Dates May 30, 2015 to Nov 21, 2015

Sleeps up to 4A/4C < 12, Captiva's best beach:Rent one suite, get second @ 75% off. Great deal & reviews on most popular & comfortable ON the beach cottage. Just few steps to Gulf,your own full beach acre, gorgeous/private, tropical landscape; art & relaxation abound, these dates will disappear soon, everyone loves Coquina Cottage! Come warm up in glow of sunset on your own elevated hot tub/decks.

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
$360
$2,525
 
 
Memorial
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,295
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$360
$2,525
 
 
July 4th
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 14 2015
5 night minimum stay
$360
$2,525
 
 
Value Season
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,495
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,750
 
 
Value Season
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$360
$2,525
 
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
 
January
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
February
Jan 23 2016 - Feb 19 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Peak season
Feb 20 2016 - Mar 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,350
 
 
Week before Easter
Mar 19 2016 - Mar 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,350
 
 
Easter
Mar 26 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,350
 
 
Peak season
Apr 2 2016 - Apr 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Summer
Apr 23 2016 - May 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,690
 
 
Memorial
May 28 2016 - Jun 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,350
 
 
Summer
Jun 4 2016 - Jul 1 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,690
 
 
July 4th
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Summer
Jul 9 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,690
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Value Season
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Value season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$600
 

Additional information about rental rates

<7n non-stndrd schdl adj $200
Property Damage Protection $59
Notes 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.

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Amenities

Captiva Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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