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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:
June 26, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(76 traveler reviews)

5 STAR, Pet Friendly, Sunny,Private Cottage with Old Florida Charn Mins to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 76 reviews
Cold Spring, ky

Wonderful and very dog friendly!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here so much! Jim and Leslie have seriously thought of everything that you might need. There was plenty of towels, beach towels, linens, paper products, laundry detergent, bug spray, toiletries, spices, 2 bikes, beach chairs and umbrellas, the list goes on and on. There is also a gate to put up to enclose the patio which my dog loved! He loved the freedom of being able to roam on the patio. Several of the restaurants in the area are also dog friendly. The walk to the beach even seemed shorter than what I anticipated. Loved all of the cool shells! I would definitely like to return here one day!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you all stay with us. You took great care of our cottage and we would welcome anytime! Thank you for so much for the lovely review... have a great summer Jim and Leslie
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Happy Times!

  • 5 of 5

The property was amazing. It was clean, well equipped, and extremely well maintained. We were very comfortable and happy!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you stay at our cottage ... hope to see you again.
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Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

From the time we booked to our final day staying, Leslie and Jim were wonderful. They are very accommodating and easy to work with and they go out of their way to make sure your stay is pleasant and fun. The house is beautifully kept on a quiet street and is quick 5 minute walk to the beach. We had a lovely time and look forward to returning again! Rick, Emily, Ben and Bella.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

What a great little bungalow nestled on a quiet road, very peaceful and serene. The house was spotless, well equipped with a nice welcome basket. The hosts were very flexible and easy to work with. We couldn’t ask for anything better – this place is at the top of the five stars. We spent our days walking the beach and the nature reserves, just enjoying the nature. Hopefully we can return for another vacation someday.

Mary and Ed

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful week at the beach! Home has everything you want and need.

  • 5 of 5

The property is well taken care of and very comfortable. Leslie and Jim have gone out of their way to make guests welcome and that things they have not even thought of are taken care of. We enjoyed the trip so much more by being able to bring our dog along on the trip. She is a part of the family and we always hate leaving her behind. Our high school senior expressed that it will always be one of her favorite vacations and favorite cities. Staying in the home on Schell Basket Lane was a big part of our having a wonderful time on Sanibel Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is fantastic! The location is great, the house is very cosy, clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We were staying as a family of four. We were provided with everything we needed even the bikes, beach accessories and toys. There is grill we enjoyed as well. The distance to the ocean is very short. There are so many things to do in and out that we could easily stay here much longer. We had an honour to meet the owners Leslie and Jim, who are extremely forthcoming, helpful and responsive. We came from Europe to roadtrip Florida to visit different places and though we were impressed with many places, our heart stay in Sanibel. Thank you Leslie and Jim! Joanna and Michael

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 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

Sanibel House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring, Summer, Fall 2017
Apr 18 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Pre High season 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring,Summer, Fall 2018
Apr 8 2018 - Nov 17 2018
5 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday
Nov 18 2018 - Dec 18 2018
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018
Dec 19 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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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