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5 Star Sunny, Quaint & Private Tropical Cottage, minutes to beach, pet friendly

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom

Surround yourself with sunshine, seclusion and the sound of the sea.

This lovely, cheerful 2 bedroom 2 bath cottage has old Florida Charm ...and is newly updated.

Situated on a private, sleepy lane it is only a 2 to 3 minute walk to the beach. The Cottage has all the amenities of home WiFi, 3 TV's, DVR, washer and dryer, granite kitchen and dishwasher. Wake to the sound of the waves breaking, perhaps a visit from an Egret, Heron or Ibis all while enjoying fresh brewed coffee on the privacy of your own sunny deck.

This Sunny Shell Basket cottage is one of the very few homes that can rent for less than a full week on Sanibel Island. Comfortable, charming and cozy…not your typical vacation rental. For those who are looking to get away, enjoy each other, your family, nature, and the serenity… stay at Sunny Shell Basket Cottage.

Why choose this BRIGHT, CHEERY and UPLIFTING rental!!

1) Walk to the beach in less then 3 minutes

2) Free standing home no Condo

3) Park right next to your front door

4) Short bike/car ride to many restaurants

5) Umbrellas, chairs and towels

6) Netflix

7) Wi fi

8) Gas grill with gas

9) HD TV

10) Well stocked kitchen

11) all 5 STAR reviews

12) Perfect location

13) Did I mention BRIGHT, CHEERY and UPLIFTING!!

More Details

Owner
Leslie & Jim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2017

Why Leslie & Jim chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We started renting this lovely cottage in 1985...fell in love with the cottage and Sanibel and in 1993 when it came available to purchase we didn't hesitate.

It has always represented freedom, peace and a real vacation to us.

What makes this house unique

Every morning and evening we would take the short walk to the beach and totally feel revived and relaxed. Loved the southern exposure and big sliding patio doors that would always allow the cottage to be bright and cheery. This place will up lift any spirit. Perfect!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(68 traveler reviews)

5 Star Sunny, Quaint & Private Tropical Cottage, minutes to beach, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 68 reviews
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Another wonderful stay! Glorious

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Value

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Leslie's Sunny Shell Basket Cottage is a very comfortable and pleasant vacation rental. It is well located, close to the beach and to many shops and attractions on Sanibel. There are two bicycles available, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and many extras IN the cottage that a visitor would not have to carry in from home or purchase at the grocery. So you could just fly into Fort Meyers and settle into the cottage. Jim and Leslie really make the effort to provide a nice vacation getaway for those staying in their cottage. We've returned three times. We are so grateful for their generosity.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!! You guys are very special and so glad that you continue to stay with us. You will always be welcome at our cottage! Leslie and Jim
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5

Coziness!

  • 5 of 5

Yes, a very nice and cozy cottage, that let's you walk to the beach in 5 minutes! And not enough nice things to say about the owners. Wish they were our neighbors!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is just an amazing place to stay. So clean and homey! My Husband, myself, and our dog have found our new vacation spot! Thank you for Leslie and Jim for making this place feel like home with all the extras! We loved the bikes. We hope to see you guys next year! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is wonderful. Everything they said is true. 2 minute walk to beach, privacy, and the pictures don't do justice to the real thing. Love it and will return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. It was great to meet you and would welcome you back anytime. So glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage!
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The property was clean and well maintained. Everything worked as it should.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very nice and clean. All the appliances and tvs were in top shape and shampoo, laundry detergent as well as insect repellent (which we did not need) and suntan oil were provided. It was a short walk to the beach through an adjoining property. The owners, Leslie and Jim, are very considerate and conscientious. They even offered to let us stay an extra day or two at no charge when hurricane Matthew was threatening on our departure day. The only other thing I wish this property offered would be a covered place to park, as our car got very hot sitting in the sun. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone staying who does not require a beach view.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review. It was a pleasure to meet you and you would be welcome back any time.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Tiki Bar
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Beach View
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Star Fish
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
White Sands of Gulf of Mexico
Car: necessary

Lovely Cottage/home on quite private lane with short walk to beach, bars and restaurants.

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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
April
Apr 3 2017 - Apr 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Spring, Summer, Fall 2017
Apr 18 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$164
$1,148
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Pre High season 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Holidays 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Spring,Summer, Fall 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Nov 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
$179
$1,250
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 18 2018 - Dec 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Holiday 2018
Dec 19 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Policies :
Rates are based on 4 persons.
No smoking
No RV's, boats
No parties
60 day notice for refund
$250 REFUNDABLE security deposit
$75 cleaning fee
$100 pet fee
Check out 10 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sanibel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , with Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with flat screen TV
  • Futon in living room that opens to bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Check out is 10 AM

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