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5 STAR, Pet Friendly, Sunny,Private Cottage with Old Florida Charn Mins to Beach

Sanibel, FL, USA
  • House900 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay4 - 7 nights

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!!


Leslie & Jim

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Mar 13, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 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.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            2 to 3 minute peaceful walk to beach.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        500 Thread count
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        Wi Fi high speed
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        Free us calls
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Dinning off kitchen and also dining table on deck
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Music Library
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Cable with DVR
                                  • Television
                                    3 flat screen TV's. HD DVR in living room!


                                      • Bicycles
                                        2 adult cruiser bikes
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Large deck with dining table and umbrella, lounge chaise and extra seating
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • wheelchair inaccessible


                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • marina
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • photography
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • 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

                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • roller blading
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • Check out is 10 AM

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                89 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Beautifully decorated cottage very near the beach.

                                                                Rachel V.

                                                                Leslie and Jim were wonderful to us from the very start of our reservation. They contacted us before we visited to see if we had any questions or concerns about the cottage or our stay. They were always available to get a hold of if needed and made sure we settled in when we arrived. They literally thought of everything a guest might need from extra sandals for the beach to bikes, an outdoor grill, beach towels, menus of nearby restaurants, guides of local attractions, and even some food, which worked perfect for us getting in late and not having a chance to get to the store. They left notes and instructions around the house for anything that might be confusing, like how to operate the lights and the TV remotes. The cottage was located away from a busy road, so it was nice and quiet, and yet only about a 3 minute walk to the beach. They were also very accommodating of a few last minute guests that needed a place to stay for a night who were part of our wedding party. I could go on and on about all the wonderful things these owners and their cottage have but I simply don't have enough space. We have never used VRBO before and I cannot imagine ever having a better experience than this. If I could give them more than 5 stars I would. Thank you for everything Leslie and Jim. You made our vacation and wedding on Sanibel absolutely perfect.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much. We are so happy that you had a wonderful time for your wedding. You were perfect guest and you would be welcome back anytime.

                                                                We wish you the very best.

                                                                Jim and Leslie

                                                                Great Place - Great Owners!

                                                                Scott D.

                                                                We have just completed our 2nd stay in the cottage and have already booked our 3rd visit. The owners (Leslie and Jim) think of everything and have it waiting for you when you arrive. Highly recommend!


                                                                Joan B.

                                                                Just love this place-great location, house in great shape, wonderful responsive owners. This is my little piece of heaven!!

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Always a pleasure to have you stay with us! Look forward to seeing you next year.

                                                                Leslie and Jim

                                                                Comfortable, convenient—close beach access, well-stocked.

                                                                Judith D.

                                                                We’ve spent four Christmases vacationing in Leslie and Jim’s very nice, comfortable cottage. They provide nearly everything you would need—flip flops, beach umbrellas, beach chairs, beach towels. I even saw some sunglasses in the basket. Leslie also provides some condiments and pantry items—handy. We look forward to this vacation all year long. We bring our little dog. Our daughter visits and sometimes other family. We’ve made good memories in this cottage and on our beloved Sanibel.

                                                                Excellent Vacation Spot

                                                                Diane M.

                                                                The cottage is lovely and clean. Owners are wonderful and so accommodating with any requests. This is our 3rd visit and are looking forward to our 4th!

                                                                Home away from home

                                                                Beth G.Suwanee

                                                                We visit every year and sometimes twice in a year! The cottage is tastefully decorated with all the comforts of home. No detail is overlooked. The owners are so very thoughtful and accommodating.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                Thank you so much! Always a pleasure to have you stay at our cottage. Wonderful guests and we welcome you anytime.

                                                                Leslie and Jim


                                                                Sanibel, FL, USA

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

                                                                89 Reviews

                                                                Exceptional 5/5

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