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Driftwood Inn - Pet Friendly, Close to the Beach

7 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Sanibel Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps 4

The Driftwood Inn offers a 2 bedroom/2 bath, full efficiency cottage (can also rent as a one bedroom) within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel's famous beaches. The cottage includes a full kitchen, living room and dining area. The large screened-in porch has a picnic table for your convenience. Please call with any questions, 239-395-8874

Both bedrooms have queen size beds. The Cottage can sleep 4 people comfortably. Amenities include central air conditioning, cable TV, WiFi and VCR. Everything is here, including beach chairs and beach umbrellas. We do ask that you bring your own beach towels. Designated smoking area - outside porch.

Dogs welcome regardless of size for an additional fee.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bridget Ackerman
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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based on 7 traveler reviews

Driftwood Inn - Pet Friendly, Close to the Beach
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Best little cottage on the island

  • 5 of 5

We love the Driftwood Inn! There are very few rentals on Sanibel/Captiva that offer the privacy, convenience, and great rates for pet owners and we appreciate the great place and the great service of owner! She's the greatest! We couldn't stand to be without our little doggies on vacation and Driftwood Inn makes it possible. We are regulars several times a year including spring, summer, fall and Christmas because we love to visit the Bubbleroom for a holiday get-away and the beautiful beaches. The cottages are a short walk to the beach, just perfect for our needs. Always clean and great amenities included!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant, clean and affordable

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here in May, it was our first time visiting Florida and we were so happy with the Driftwood and in awe of Sanibel Island, we had an amazing visit. Booking was very easy, Bridget got back to all of our messages quickly. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, air conditioning worked well. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, plates and utensils, I brought my own blender to make frozen daiquiris!! The beach is not far, 2 blocks to walk and they provided a wagon, umbrella and beach chairs and a great place to watch the sunrise, we drove to check out a few other beaches where parking was $4 per hour. We will definitely book again, hopefully the price will remain affordable.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay at Sanibel Island

  • 5 of 5

We love this place.. clean, and wonderfully decorated. Met all our dreams!! close to the beach, lots of room. every imaginable item you can think of that you need to keep house! We'll be back!! Husband, myself and our two grandchildren, ages 11 and 8 stayed for three days. Bridget was excellent in giving it to us early, and letting us check out a little late, to get one more day at the beach. Exccellent TV and WIFI reception, when we had time to use it, usually in the evening, after a long day sightseeing. Lots of nice shops and restaurants close by if you arent it the mood to cook. We liked Jacks, a nice restaurant, and great store to pick up anything you forgot to bring! 100% pleased!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My daughter and i had the pleasure of staying at this inn for four days. It was very nice, I will definitely stay again.

It is two short blocks from the beach. It is also a great location for other parts of town. We rented bikes from Billy's and were able to ride to most places. The bike paths keep you safe from traffic.

Jane is very helpful and accomodating. The units are lovely. Property is clean and well maintained.

I would recommend this inn to anyone who is in the area.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jane is lovely & so is her inn

  • 5 of 5

I have not actually stayed here but I've seen it from the exterior and it looks lovely. I've read the reviews and know that they are all correct -- Jane is always willing to help and is an excellent inn keeper. She has quick responses to people and tries to accomodate all needs.

I needed an extra cottage for one of my own guests and called Jane. She was wonderful -- ready to jump in and help me immediately. I really believe she's a terrific people-person and that's what it takes to make someone's holiday just right.

I'm sure whoever stays at Driftwood Inn will be happy with their choice.

Written by another cottage owner on Sanibel, Karyn

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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great weekend

  • 4 of 5

our stay at driftwood inn was great. nice and clean and pets are allowed. comfortable place to stay short walk to the beach. we will definately stay there again. thanks jane

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Donax Axcess
Car: not necessary

Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Wildlife viewing, Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Swimming, Water skiing, Boating, Surfing, Kayaking, Dolphin spotting, Shelling, Bird watching, Wildlife Refuge.

Sanibel Island is a beautiful Barrier Island located of the coast of Fort Myers in Southwest Florida. Sanibel is approximately 15 miles long and 3 miles wide at it's widest point, and is famous for its Beaches and Shelling.

Other Activities: shelling


Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
In Season - 2 Bdrm
Dec 16 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%


Off Season May 1 - Dec 15 $149.00 per. night
In Season Dec 16 - April 30 $249.00 per. night

****This unit cannot also have a lockout portion to rent as 1 bedroom, please inquire.******

Off Season May 1 - Dec. 15 $124.00 per. night
In Season Dec. 16 - April 30 $199.00 per. night

A Credit Card will hold your reservation. Payment in full is due upon arrival. A personal check is preferred or cash, credit cards will have a 3.5% extra charge over a 2 night stay.

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Sanibel Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Amenities: Cable TV, WIFI, Full kitchen, Pets allowed, Linens provided, Cookware and utensils provided, Central air conditioning, Large Screened Porch with Dining table, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Laundry. Pet Friendly!

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