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

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
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

Leslie & Jim
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

Why Leslie & Jim chose Florida

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!


Sanibel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 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:
  • 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
Check out is 10 AM


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5 STAR, Pet Friendly, Sunny,Private Cottage with Old Florida Charn Mins to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 82 reviews
Virginia Beach, VA

Very Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

The Shell Basket was very clean, very accommodating and overall a great place to stay. The beach is a short walk from the house. Leslie and Jim have thought of every amenity to make the house inviting and our vacation easy. We look forward to returning to Sanibel!

Ann Diggs and Henry Rivenbark - October 2017

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a nice review... we really do appreciate it! Do hope you will come again, you will always be welcome.
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Ft. Laud, Fl

Loved it! Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, great location! The homeowners genuinely care that you have a nice time. We've stay here before & will continue to return!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much it is our pleasure to have you continue to say at our cottage. You are wonderful people and you will always be welcome. Hope to see you soon. Leslie and Jim
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Beautiful, clean, fully stocked home

  • 5 of 5

Leslie and Jim thought of everything from coffe and spices in the cabinet to beach chairs and a beach umbrella! Everything they list is there and nice items you would want to use! Kitchen fully stocked with anything you need to cook at the house. Washer and dryer were a great plus. We had a tropical storm come through on or first night and we never lost power! House is only 900 square feet but feels bigger with the open layout and two full bathrooms. We brought our three 10 lb dogs and they loved it there! There were four of us staying there, 2 adults and 2 teenagers and had plenty of room. Quick walk to the beach and short drive to restaurants and stores. Leslie and Jim are super nice and great to work with! Can't wait to come back!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review...we really appreciate it. You are lovely people and please come back as you will always be welcome Leslie and Jim
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A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

This property definitely exceeded my expectations. I loved the cottage and was so proud to show it to my family who live in Cape Coral. I would recommend this property and give it a 10.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and great house

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely adorable and spotless and everything I could possibly need was already there.

The walk to the beach was just a couple of minutes and my daughter and I really enjoyed having the bikes to ride around Sanibel.

It was a great vacation place.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you stay at our cottage! Thank you kindly for the review and we do hope to have you stay again. Leslie and Jim
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Lovely house, extremely clean, great location.

  • 5 of 5

Leslie and Jim are wonderful. They're extremely hospitable and have everything you could ever want or need at their home. I have stayed here several times and will continue to do so in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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