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White Caps #3. Gulf-Front Cottage Complex. Views!

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This charming cottage/condo is located right on the sand -- fronting the Gulf of Mexico. It's a romantic unit with one bedroom, queen bed, and a full sofa-bed in the living room.

Special features include a fully-equipped modern kitchen, central air-conditioning, two TVs, a DVD, and a screened porch with beach views. New tiled floors and freshly painted. Free DSL high-speed Internet service. Charcoal grill.

Golfing, tennis, biking, and sailing are a few of the activities that you can enjoy while staying here, as well as the fine restaurants and fun shopping! This is the way Sanibel used to be---not your high-rise condo, but a laid-back beach cottage sort of place. Convenient to shops, restaurants, and the one movie theatre--short bike ride away.

Keywords: Cottage type condo with direct views to the Gulf of Mexico

More Details

Richard Gross
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Richard Gross

I am a "hands-on" owner. Though I live in Baltimore Md, I visit Sanibel several times a year. Always fixing, cleaning, and re-organizing. There is a local rental agent nearby for key pick-up and for any issues or concerns that may arise. I am also always available by cell phone to answer any questions. Very interested in having a completely satisfied guest.

Richard Gross purchased this house in 1999

Why Richard Gross chose Sanibel

Like Sanibel used to be. Small complex on the beach--freshly decorated. A place to relax and enjoy the tropical setting..and walk, or bike, or tour.


Sanibel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation policy: Subject to a $50 fee. If cancelled within 60 days, and not re-rented for the same $, then you forfeit total deposit.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) in private bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full sleep sofa in living room
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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White Caps #3. Gulf-Front Cottage Complex. Views!
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews
Longbranch, Wa

happy days at the shore

  • 5 of 5

I felt smug in my little cottage just steps from the sea, just as advertised. Other vacationers struggled with steps, stairs, paths, roads and boardwalks, while we practically lived on the beach! The accomodations were perfect for my husband, who is handicapped, and can't walk far. The complex was quiet, and I liked the fact that you allowed pets. It all seemed nostalgic of the good old days at the seashore.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2006
  • Stayed: September 2006
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tewksbury, NJ

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful introduction to Sanibel....beautiful ocean view from the porch and a bike ride to town. Perfect for two people!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Denise, thanks for your nice review. Please come back for another wonderful vacation.
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December in Sanibel

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was cozy, comfortable, pleasant and was equipped with all that we needed. We did have to rent beach chairs from Island rental but they delivered and picked them up for $10. It is a short stroll to the beach and the beach is pleasant. There was a bit of red tide going on but was not problematic. We had little issues with Noseeums or mosquitoes. We brought our small dog and he enjoyed his stay, too so this is a plus for this location if you travel with your pet.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Always have issues with beach chairs. With the salt air, they have a short lifespan. Thanks again for your business.
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Plainfield, IL

Cozy Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. The cottage had everything we needed. Very happy with the accommodations except for the shower. There was mold and crud around the caulk of the shower door. I did not enjoy getting into it. There is no excuse for allowing this to get that way and expect people to use it. Beside that, we had a wonder time and will be back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, thanks for your review, and hope you come back. I have rarely had a cleaning problem, after owning this cottage for almost 20 years. At any time you could have called my local agent, Royal Shell, to come back and clean/repair the shower area--and they are very fast to respond. I will call them today to take care of this. Hope to hear from you in the future.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the cottage and it's location. It was so peaceful and literally only steps from the beach. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed my newly decorated and refurbished cottage on the beach. Look forward to having you as a guest again. Thanks
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Ocean View, DE

White Caps 3

  • 5 of 5

The wife, Strawberry (our border collie) and I spent three great weeks at White Caps 3! Great, great view of beach and ocean from screened porch! This one bedroom cottage is small - old style Sanibel -but was perfect for us! Very nice private compound with only eight one story units - almost the whole beach to ourselves! Sunsets were gorgeous! Make sure you try the biking the refuge areas and take the tram tour of Darling National Wildlife Refuge! We will be back again...

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2012
  • Stayed: February 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Myers International

One of the last remaining 'Old Sanibel' complexes--right on the beach. Only nine units in a tropical setting--facing the Gulf. Convenient to shops, movie theatre, supermarkets, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Booking Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Discounts available when making reservations within 30 days of arrival.
During Mid and High Season, rent Sat-Sat only. Security Deposit Waiver Fee is .025% of the total base insurance fee that protects against damages. 20% is due at time of reservation, with the remaining 80% due 30 days before arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.