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Leslie & Jim

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

LOVELY SUNNY COTTAGE, SHORT WALK TO BEACH, PET FRIENDLY, 5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY!!

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

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

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!!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leslie & Jim (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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

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based on 59 traveler reviews

LOVELY SUNNY COTTAGE, SHORT WALK TO BEACH, PET FRIENDLY, 5 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
5

Shell Basket Lane Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean! Roomy and a quick walk to the ocean! Had such a lovely week in the cottage! Can't wait to come back!!!! Everything is already there at the cottage...just bring your clothes!!!! Amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review!! A pleasure to meet you all and look forward to your return. Jim and Leslie
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5

A beautiful cottage inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

The minute my sister and I pulled up, we knew we were going to enjoy our visit. As we walked in, everything was spic and span There were red roses on the counter, and plenty of goodies for our own use waiting for us. Anything we could possibly need was there. The owners are close by if we had any problems, and I find that a plus. It was so nice being able to walk to the beach each day. This was my fifth year on the island, and I have stayed in two other homes. This is my new favorite. Thank you Leslie and Jim for helping us to enjoy our stay. When I come back, I will be staying there.

Sandy

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay at our cottage. We welcome you back anytime! Jim and Leslie
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5

PERFECT VACATION GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from our second stay at The Sunny Shell Basket Cottage and it is truly a one of a kind vacation spot. The hosts, Jim and Leslie, are amazing people who go above and beyond to assure that their visitors have everything they could possibly need and then some. You feel extremely welcome and comfortable as soon as you walk in. First of all, the cottage is immaculately clean and bright and is only a couple of minutes walk to the beach. Unlike many other rentals, they provide plenty of toiletries, laundry soap, extra pillows, beach towels, sun screen and bicycles. The kitchen is not only fully stocked with cooking necessities, but most of the basic condiments and spices are there as well. They even left us an assortment of snacks and a beautiful bottle of wine.

If you're looking for the perfect island vacation with privacy and comfort, you can't do better than The Sunny Shell Basket Cottage. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

The Jeffries

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Always a pleasure to have you stay at our cottage!! We look forward to your return next year. Jim and Leslie
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5

Amazing place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've rented many places on Sanibel over the years. This lovely cottage is the most well maintained and well stocked of any. The owners thought of every detail! The home is spotlessly clean. You would never guess that dogs were welcome. The furniture is very comfortable and charming. It made our stay even more carefree and easy. It is less than a 5 minute walk to the beach which of course is amazing. There were even a pair of beach shoes in my size that I wore every day!! Thank you, Leslie and Jim! We would love to return to your sunny cottage.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review ...it was a pleasure having you stay at our cottage, you would be welcome anytime. Leslie and Jim
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5

A wonderful stay in Sanibel

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Leslie and Jims' cottage in Sanibel. For starters, they met us there to go over the working features of the cottage, access to the beach, lights, tv, bikes, etc. Leslie and Jim also left us a starter kit to get us through the first day including milk, eggs, bread, chips and salsa, and a nice bottle of wine! They were very gracious hosts and left us with recommendations and directions to the local shops and restaurants. (all of our meals at Traders were great. the key lime pie at Cips was perfect) the beach is a 3 minute walk from the cottage which allowed us to set up for the day and still return for lunch and breaks from the sun. The biking on the island was the best we have ever seen. We were on the bikes every day and enjoyed the island in a way you cannot get from driving. Jim and Leslie seem to have put a lot of thought into the VBRO experience and provided everything a person would need including a well equipped kitchen with a complete spice and condiment selection. The cottage itself was clean and really beautiful inside. We felt at home immediately and were loath to leave. It was one of the most quiet and relaxing vacations we have ever taken. We will certainly return to Leslie and Jims' cottage on Shell Basket lane and our only regret is that we could not stay longer.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure to meet you both and do hope you will come back. PS thanks for the treats! You are always welcome at our cottage! Leslie and Jim
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5

home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Once again we had a wonderdul time, Leslie and Jim as always making sure your are comfortable and well stocked on everything. Their home is very clean and welcoming. Just a 2 min. walk to the beach, which has gentle waves, dolphins.(they swam with us this time, good sruff). I dont fish but there were plenty people who did. We did snorkle, very different then what im use to however rhe snails and sand dollars and starfish made it pretty cool. I highly recommend this wonderdul cottage. Jim and Leslie supply all the need to knows and if you have anu questions and are always there to help....happy vacation. Sandie and dwight

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you back and you will always be welcome at our cottage. The best to you all and hope to see you again. Leslie and Jim
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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: recommended

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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer specials available days
Jun 27 2016 - Sep 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$147
 
 
Low season
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$179
$1,250
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Pre High season 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
Holidays 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
High Season 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Florida South Central Gulf Coast 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
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Check out is 10 AM

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