|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Come visit tropical Captiva Island paradise and stay in our 'Life's a Beach' cottage. Our property is a lovely ground level cottage nestled in beautiful lush and tropical gardens. Located on wonderful Wightman lane a small private beach road in the heart of Captiva Island. Considered one of the best locations on Captiva. From here walk to private beach and village in just 5 minutes. Relax in your private large hot tub, enjoy outdoor dinning and lounging areas in front and back of your vacation home. Relaxation island style is guaranteed. For dinner and sunset drinks walk to Captiva's beautiful and famous shelling beaches and historic village. Enjoy nightly beach front sunsets and award winning dining and shop the many unique stores and galleries.
Enjoy the warm gulf waters, restaurants, shops, galleries. Huge variety of activities are available on the island. Fishing, boating, boat charter, outer island tours, sunset cruises, dolphin and wildlife cruises. Bird watching, canoe and kayak thru the back bay and mangroves, bike, golf, parasail, skate, shelling, Jet ski, marina.
~Air Conditioning ~Bath Linens ~Stove and Oven ~Blender ~Beach umbrella ~Beach Chairs ~2 Cable TVs ~Phone ~Ceiling Fans ~Outside dinning ~Microwave ~Coffee Maker ~Iron ~Games for Kids ~VCR/DVD ~Hot Tub ~Heating ~Porch ~Refrigerator ~Toaster ~Ironing Board ~Toys for Kids ~Alarm Clock ~On Street Parking ~Bed Linens ~Gas Grill ~Ice Maker ~Washer ~Dryer ~Beach Towels ~Portable Radio ~Radio
~Beachcombing ~Marina ~Boating ~Parasailing ~Deep Sea Fishing ~Tennis ~Beaches ~Surfing ~Sailing ~Canoeing ~Pier Fishing ~Biking ~Groceries ~Swimming ~Yachting ~Kayaking ~Fly Fishing ~Water Park ~Restaurants ~Snorkeling ~Wind Surfing ~Jet Skiing ~Golfing
Area: Our 'Life' a Beach' is just steps to the beach, restaurants and galleries. 10 minute drive to Sanibel Island village were you find an additional variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, gourmet groceries, waterfront restaurants and entertainment. Famous Ding Darling preserve, Tarpon Bay recreation area, shell museum, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation and many nature trails and tours are available. Over 50 miles of safe bike lanes on Sanibel. Bike rental.
We fell in love with Captiva after a short visit to the gulf coast in 1998. We had just build a vacation home in Breckenridge, Colorado but after finding Captiva we decided that we love the warm weather and the beautiful beach more more than the cold. We quickly sold the mountain property and purchased our lovely Life's a Beach cottage located in the heart of the island. We have never regretted buying the cottage and love to spend as much time as possible in Captiva. This island is a wonderful place and the beaches and sunsets magnificent.
We are sure you will fall in love with Captiva and Life's a Beach too.
Christina Zeller purchased this cottage in 1998
Captiva is the most beautiful tropical island in the US.
The one thing all our quests comment on is that they feel like they have left reality and stress behind and truly felt like living in paradise for a while. Leave all your worries on the mainland and enjoy our beautiful island and our relaxing cottage.
We so enjoyed our stay at your fabulous beach cottage. We were trying to figure out how not to leave! Your property feels like one is in the tropics with all the greenery, which also offers a wonderful sense of privacy. The location on Wightman Lane has to be one of the best on the island-close enough to everything within walking distance in town- but also feels like it is far away from civilization. The size is perfect and the kitchen is nicely equipped which is unusual. The colors in the home are so vibrant, perfect for a beach motif! We have already discussed weeks we would like to reserve in October and next spring!
Overall for the money this location is ideal...very cozy feel...also was a great place because they accepted pets which was my primary reason for taking this place ...however ...I wish the owner would go there when it is not rented ...the dryer hood is completely rusted out ...the beach toy area needs attention ...the shower faucet in the master needs to be looked at ...many bulbs are out..the refrigerator needed attention when we were there it wasn't cold enough...maybe it's because it's next to the oven ??? Positive is it is cozy and shabby chic and 5 minutes to the beach ...but I will look around next time we go to captiva...we always stayed at sundial for many years and decided to try a house because of my dogs but if we decide next year to do the house thing I will do my research .
My friends and I rented this cute house for a week. We had a blast. Lots of laughs. Beach everyday. The water was amazing. We rented bikes rode around checked out the neighborhood. Will return.
Visited my wife and 3 kids under 5 in February 2016. The location of the cottage is fantastic, it is clean and comfortable. There were a few little things to fix, as with any home, but the maintenance company were great and responded immediately.
I missed the opportunity to book again for 2017, but will definitely come again.
I've been coming to Captiva for decades and this year had a family get together on the island that required renting a house. Life's a Beach was the perfect tonic. Short walk down private road to the beach, short walk to the "crossroads" and the island market and most of the restaurants on the island. Once you park, you don't have to get back into the car until that unfortunate day when it's time to go. Beds comfortable, house is well appointed and decorated.
Life's a Beach is truly a subtropical paradise. The cottage has every amenity any traveler could desire. It is bright, clean and in a quiet neighborhood. We were happy to see the one bathroom was updated and there were new beach chairs to use. The owners regularly maintain the property and make nice additions for the guests. This was our second visit, and we've already booked our third. Our favorite things are the beach decor, lush plants and trees, the hot tub, nightly sunsets less than a block away, and good restaurants within easy walking distance. There is a lot to do in the area! Last year we cruised with Captiva Cruises to Cabbage Key and saw many dolphins (check for coupons at floridatravel.com or the Sanibel visitor's center). This year we took a shelling cruise to Cayo Costa State Park with Captiva Cruises, kayaked through Buck Key with Adventure Sea Kayak, visited the Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum and walked the beaches at the Sanibel lighthouse, Captiva and Blind Pass. We enjoy driving through J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge to see birds (and this year an alligator). I highly recommend Life's a Beach!
My daughter and I arrived during a beautiful sunset after a long day, and were uplifted the moment we saw the colorful hand made entry sign welcoming us to Life's A Beach Cottage.
We felt a true sense of home as we entered and settled in for our 4 days on Captiva Island.
Every detail is attended to from the fully appointed and colorful kitchen, to the super comfortable beds and beautifully decorated rooms. The gorgeous island inspired paintings throughout the house add to the exotic tropical feeling, as do the lovely fabrics and coordinated colors in each room. We tried to do much of what was suggested by the owner and in the information booklet, from kayaking in Tarpon Bay, wildlife viewing in Ding Darling, and the famous shell museum, (Sanibel) to Manatee watching at the marina, sunset at Mucky Duck, and a super fun dinner at The Bubble Room. All were wonderful experiences! The cottage is perfectly located so we could walk to most everything, including the very close beach, yet its set in the middle of a short quiet street so we had calm, peaceful evenings. My daughter and I loved every minute here, and only wished we had more days to stay. There would be plenty of room for our whole family or a few friends to stay as well, but it retains a cute cozy feel with an artistic, sophisticated flair.
Icing on the cake, the full moon peeking out from the clouds directly above, through the living room sky light. We would come back in a heartbeat.
World famous Ding Darling natural preserve just 10 minutes away
Sanibel brand new Rec Center 10 minutes
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Booking fee||$55 + Tax|
rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner with any questions. We get back to you within hours. Booking fee $55
rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please contact owner with any questions. We get back to you within hours.