|Minimum Stay||14 - 28 nights|
Welcome to our charming house on beautiful Sanibel Island. We would like to invite you to take some time to relax and enjoy all that Sanibel has to offer while staying at our home away from home.
Located alongside the luxurious Sanctuary golf course, our house is close to beaches, restaurants, shops, golf and the world famous J.N. “Ding” Darling wildlife sanctuary. Our home has been totally refurbished and is available for rental by the calendar month.
There are 3 double bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, which will sleep up to six people. Quietly situated in an acre of garden, the house has a private heated swimming pool, which is fully caged for your comfort and has all the amenities you would expect including a fully equipped kitchen and separate utility area, 60' plasma TV, Xbox, Xfinity cable tv and US/Euro Blu-ray/DVD players, master bedroom with its own lanai and 50' plasma TV plus ultra fast broadband wireless internet so you can work or stay in touch with friends and family via the web.
While having a car is recommended, all facilities including Bowman's beach are an easy bike ride away. We have 5 adult bikes plus a bike trailer for your use. We also supply guests a cool box, beach chairs and sun umbrella.
Home away from home: The house is spacious and modern while retaining the charm of an island cottage. We have just completed a total refurbishment so everything is new and up to date for you to enjoy during your dream vacation.
Discounts are available for rentals of two or more months.
We live in the south of England with our two children. We've been regular vistors to Florida since the 1980's and fell in love with Sanibel Island while visiting relatives in Fort Myers. We are now semi-retired, which enables us to visit Sanibel more frequently of late.Our ambition is to make all our guests feel welcome at Dinkins Cottage and that they leave feeling they have enjoyed their stay and would like to return. So far we have had many repeat rental guests, so we are achieving our aim.
Desmond & Caroline Emery purchased this house in 2011
We have travelled extensively across the USA, Europe and Asia with our family; however we felt at home on Sanibel as soon as we travelled over the causeway! From the moment we saw our property in its fabulous acre lot, we fell in love with it. However, the property was run-down and badly needed re-modelling but we saw the potential to create a perfect vacation home for ourselves and for occasional rental guests. The property is well situated to access all the facilities of both Sanibel and Captiva.
We especially enjoy the tropical breezes that cool the house, lazing in the heated pool, sitting on the lanai, viewing the amazing wildlife and gently cycling to Bowman's beach or Blind Pass to swim in the sea and watch the sun go down.
This is our home and is very well equipped. As we primarily use the home ourselves and we ensure that it is kept in excellent condition and is truly a home away from home.
We had a fabulous 2 week stay at Dinkins Cottage on beautiful Sanibel Island. The house is exactly as pictured; it is modern, spacious, immaculately presented, has a wonderful pool and we enjoyed dining outdoors on the covered lanai. The property feels very secluded set in its own lush tropical garden, complete with Gopher Tortoise! The location is great for exploring both Sanibel and Captiva, especially if you use the bikes provided - we hardly needed to use our car. Sanibel has no big chain restaurants or shops, instead it has independent local businesses and therefore feels very much like a true island getaway. We would have no hesitation in wholeheartedly recommending Dinkins Cottage.
We recently returned from our March 2015 stay in Sanibel, at the Dinkins Cottage. The house accommodated our family spaciously (adults and children), and we loved the house's privacy from neighbors and roads. It is well situated for a short bike ride to Bowman's beach, for our daily trips. We loved coming home from our daily trips to unwind in or by the pool or on the back deck in the evenings. The thorough house amenities were well appreciated and served us plenty! Great place to stay while visiting Sanibel island! Thanks!
My family had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful home for the month of February, 2015. We could not have asked for a better place to enjoy Sanibel. Total privacy, quiet and lovely upscale neighborhood, beautifully maintained yard and abundant wildlife. Resident Gopher Turtle made several celebrity appearances and Osprey, Kestral and Red Shouldered Hawks made multiple daily visits to the roosting tree clearly visible from the dining room window!! The house itself is well equipped with all you could want, very easy to keep clean and the pool area is wonderful. The garage is stocked with all kinds of pool accessories and perfect bikes for enjoying sight seeing. We will be back!!!
A fantastic place to spend Christmas in paradise. Excellent home in a beautiful area of Sanibel Island. Excellent information and communication from the owners and every attention to detail has been taken. Look out for the Gopher Tortoises and you must cycle around the Ding Darling Nature Reserve to get a true taste of wild Florida. Wouldn't hesitate tpo recommend and would definitely stay again.
We have vacationed on Captiva and Sanibel for the last 20 years and this was one of the best properties in which we have stayed. Lovely, secluded location but with easy access to Bowmans Beach and the restaurants on both Sanibel and Captiva.
The house is exactly as shown in the pictures; modern, exceptionally clean, really comfortable and well stocked (and bug free). We travelled with our two teenage children and the screened pool gave us plenty of room to relax outside and the indoors layout allowed us to spread out indoors, too. The gopher tortoise made several appearances. The provision of an XBox and Xfinity were great additions as were the bikes. The owners, Caroline and Des, are really helpful and have put a lot of thought into making visitors feel welcome. We are very grateful to them for being able to share their property.
We would thoroughly recommend Dinkins Cottage to anyone - provided it didn't interfere with our chances of being able to come back again!
We could not have asked for more.
The house was exceptionally clean and well kept. The modern decor was to our taste.The house was fully equipped with everything we could have wished for.
The garden was beautifully maintained and boy, did we love the pool.
We enjoyed watching for the gopher tortoise who put in a few appearances. Saw a woodpecker several times in the garden. Don't know if they are common in Florida, but I've never seen one before.
The house was in a lovely neighbourhood and very handy for amenities in Captiva and also Sanibel. The bikes were a great addition and the cycle to the beach is easy.
The holiday was wonderful. We feel very relaxed even after a week back home.
The owners were extremely helpful. I can't recommend this house highly enough.
Located in the Santiva area of Sanibel, our home is located alongside the Sanctuary golf course. We are conveniently located for Captiva's beaches as well as Sanibel's premier attractions. We are a bike ride away from the world famous Bowman's beach and the J.N. 'Ding' Darling Nature reserve.
The area is convenient yet tranquil and the house is set in over an acre of private garden with abundant wildlife and birds. There is a residents' boat dock at the end of the road with easy Gulf access.
Golf: Sanibel, FL Golf Courses
Beachview Golf Club, Beachview Course
18 holes over 6,400 yards with a par of 71 (Public)
1100 Par View Dr
Sanibel, FL 33957-4628
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Dunes Course
18 holes over 5,578 yards with a par of 70 (Public)
949 Sand Castle Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957-3612
The Sanctuary Golf Club, Sanctuary Course
18 holes over 6,806 yards with a par of 72 (Private Equity)
2801 Wulfert Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957-2215
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Sanibel city ordinance requires monthly rentals for homes on Sanibel. In low season (April to December inclusive contact us directly if require less than 28 days stay.
Please don't request less than 2 week rentals May to November.
Discounts are available for rentals of two or more months.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.