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Cardium Guest Cottage 1

Sanibel, FL, USA
  • Cottage800 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay28 - 30 nights

Garden Views - Private Deck

Also see listing #4691929, Cardium Guest Cottage 2.

East end cottage offering garden views from all windows.

This unit and all it's amenities including, patio, laundry room, deck, patio, grill, window views and recycling/trash containers, garden hose are for the exclusive use of Cardium 1 cottage only. The center of the garden, beach/bike shed storage in rear and parking are the only shared areas.

Well behaved pets are considered and are subject to a pet cleaning fee.

This 752 Cardium Street location is on a quiet crushed-shell paved road that offers a shaded stroll to the beach under palm trees and other beautiful tropical flora. A typical day here includes walking to the beach access boardwalk, your umbrella in the sand, following by shelling, shelling, shelling.

In the afternoon enjoy kayaking in the mangroves and other water activities, local land and sea tours, or shopping and lunch on both Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

At sundown each day, bring a chair to the beach and join others sharing favorite drinks and wine before heading off to dinner at one of the many restaurants on the islands. Or, simply cocktails on the patio.

This cottage has 2 bedrooms & 1 bath with screened lanai, laundry room, and kitchen living room area. The large 100’ x 60’ shared tropical yard has many, amazing trees, flowering shrubs, orchids, a seating area and a large hammock hung under the canopy of two trees.

Other amenities include: Two parking spaces, well appointed kitchen, three TVs (some computer ready), charcoal grill, Tiki torches and outdoor lighting, two bicycles, beach umbrella and chairs, shelling nets and water floats.


Calendar may not reflect actual availability of unit. For more detailed information, just send an email. We are looking forward to having you as our guest. We have had many repeat guests, year after year.


Jim Kursar

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Jan 28, 2018
About Jim Kursar

We are residents of the Chicago Loop and really love the contrast between the hustle bustle of high-rise city life and the quiet and peacefulness of island living. Our Weimeraner's favorite spot is the lanai where they are comfortable and they can see much of what is going on outside including keeping an eye on us :)

Jim Kursar purchased this Cottage in 2008

Why Jim Kursar chose Sanibel Island

Because it is situated in a quiet residential street away from the noisy beach-front condos, and, because the shaded walk down to the end of our one block sandy lane brings you right to the beach!!!!!

What makes this Cottage unique

Plenty of lush vegetation where you can truly get the feel of Sanibel Island living. No public parking lot, stairs or elevators. And, did we say it's quiet???


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


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, All closets have wire systems with drawers for storage.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Beds can be moved together or separated by bedside tables.
      • Each BR has a flat screen TV. Some are computer ready.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 752
        toilet, shower, Grab Bar

        Location Type

          • Near The Ocean
            Walk to the end of our street to reach the beach. There are two public access walkways.


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                        Two sets of sheets for each bedroom
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Internet
                        752 Xfinity service with suitable speed for business. Color printer and fax machine with separate line
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Private laundry room with access from deck
                      • Living Room
                        Living Room/Kitchen/Dining combination
                      • Parking
                        Two (2) spaces located in front of cottage
                      • Telephone
                        Land line included
                      • Towels Provided
                        Beach towels are included
                      • Washing Machine
                        Private laundry room with access from deck


                          • Coffee Maker
                            752 - Kurig brand
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator
                            New 2016
                          • Stove
                            New 2015
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Glass table top and a total of six chairs when adding one matching chair from each bedroom.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    Leave your unwanted books for others to enjoy.
                                  • Games
                                    Jigsaw puzzles of Sanibel and board games, Banana-grams, cards
                                  • Music Library
                                    Connect your own music library on your phone to the Jawbone speaker via Bluetooth connection.
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    Basic cable
                                  • Stereo
                                    Jawbone speaker that can be used with Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone.
                                  • Television
                                    Three total: Living room, each bedroom
                                  • Toys
                                    Beach toys included: Inflatable rafts, noodles, & shelling scoops.


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Two bicycles with a detachable Burley trailer for beach gear or grocery shopping.
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Private front patio Private rear deck
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        Screened, furnished, ceiling fan
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • marina
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • pond
                                              • recreation center
                                              • reefs
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • beachcombing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • photography
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • sailing
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • paragliding
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • deepsea fishing
                                                          • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                          • snorkeling
                                                          • surfing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • water skiing
                                                          • wind-surfing


                                                              • GOOD TO KNOW: Property manager's office is on Sanibel Island and available to help with information and/or anything you might need. GREEN IDEA: Travel the island by bicycle eliminating the need for a car. Vegitation: Property has partial irrigation. Hanging plants would LOVE ii every time you give them a good spray with the hose.

                                                                House Rules

                                                                Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                Cancellation Policy

                                                                Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                5 Reviews


                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                Cardium Cottage, Sanibel, FL

                                                                perryMedford, NJ,USA

                                                                Cardium Cottage is a very special place!! We've always loved Sanibel and hoped to find a place to rent for a month. We found Cardium Cottage online and, based on the description and photos, it sounded great. Little did we realize how wonderful the cottage is until we arrived! The decor is perfect... a perfect balance: 'island', classy, and cozy. Every possible need has been anticipated! If we could just stop bringing too much where ever we go (we drive), we'd need only a satchel of clothes and our laptop. Did we mention that there is wi-fi as well as a great entertainment system? The tropical landscaping is terrific and really makes the cottage special as well as private. In addition, there are some marvelous potted plants! The beach? An easy 2 block walk. Stores? Shops? Very close! Questions? Whenever we had one, an email to the owners took care of it. Our visit was great and we are looking forward to next year at Cardium Cottage already. We feel very lucky to have found such a special place.

                                                                Owner's Response:

                                                                We love our guests and are happy to hear that everything you might need is in the cottage. When our family visits we like to travel light, make a quick stop at Jerry's grocery store on our bikes with the amazingly handy Burly cart attached and know that we have everything we might need during our stay. We are planning to visit ourselves this spring and with each trip we add something new to the cottage.

                                                                Based on first-hand experience, the cottage turned out to be a perfect spot for the elderly. We brought my 85 year old mother with us on one trip and she loved the cottage because there is only one step when entering making the use of her walker easy. The shower has a grab bar and along with a weather-proof kitchen chair placed inside, it proved to be a perfect arrangment for her. She also enjoyed the fact that there are many large windows that made it easy for her to keep up with all of us when we went in and out of the cottage. And, my favorite part is that Billy's bicycle shop provdies free beach-style wheel chairs for walks to and along the beach. What could be better for someone with limited mobility?!

                                                                Thank you to all of our past and repeating guests (and especially those that watch over the garden for us by watering the plants on occassion if it doesn't rain for a bit) and for all the wonderful things that they have written about the cottage.

                                                                We invite you to come to Cardium Cottage and live as a Sanibel local on our wonderfully non-touristy street. We have been delighted to learn that some of our guests have shared cocktails and dinners with neighbors at both Cardium Cottage and their homes, trip after trip. It's a great place to be if you want total privacy or a bit of socializing. Thank you nice neighbors.

                                                                Please come and share our little piece of paradise :)

                                                                One more thing... Our neighbor Kelly is available to dog sit should you need her services.

                                                                Wonderful charming cottage

                                                                Jeanne H.St Charles IL

                                                                We loved our time in your cottage and found it adorable, well equipped and in a great location. So close to everything! You can walk right down to the beach, no need to drive! It is quiet, lovely and well taken care of. The bedrooms are roomy and have all the amenities you could want. Love sitting on the screened porch with a glass of wine at dusk and enjoying the quiet! I would recommend your cottage to anyone!

                                                                our favorite place

                                                                greg32lemont, illinois usa

                                                                Stayed on the island for the last twenty years, once or twice a year. Been renting this property for the last eight years. Always delighted at the constant updates and improvements. A great street, near beach and shopping. We no longer rent a car, cab to the island and bicycles from there. Relaxing, cozy, laid back. Much better than resort properties we used to rent.Back yard is tropical, front screened in lanai is hard to leave. A great value.

                                                                Chris and Mandy, delighted

                                                                ChrisTonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom

                                                                This is a delightful place to stay on Sanibel Island. So quiet and a lovely garden. Close to the beach and very well equipped, very clean and beautiful fittings and facilities. It is so much better than being in a large complex, with lovely privacy. We were very satisfied by the nearby amenities - so we stayed another 3 weeks beyond our original rental agreement. We loved the 'Ding' Darling Refuge and the other associated wildlife enterprises and hope they will prevent further human encroachment on this fragile 'paradise'. This has to have been one of the most lovely places we have visited in our 3 month, extensive tour, of America. We will be very sad to leave.

                                                                Chris and Mandy

                                                                Home away from home!

                                                                loving sanibelpark ridge, illinois usa

                                                                We have no idea where to begin, the accommodations both inside and out, were phenomenal. Cardium place was super clean and comfortable. It was like home away from home, only better! The grounds were kept impeccable! There were so many relaxing havens to choose from including the hammock under the palms, the lounge chairs and umbrella, the Adirondack chairs on the front patio and the comfy screened in front porch. The beach was lovely and so close we walked the dogs there each morning to watch the sunrise and collect shells. We could even see dolphins jumping at dusk or early am! Cardium felt tucked away and private, yet we were close to everything! Jerry's supermarket was close and convenient for all our needs including a dining room with great inexpensive food. My daughters enjoyed the parrots outside in the mall and the gelato shop. Our family favorite was Island Cow for breakfast,lunch and dinner! You can ride your bikes everywhere! I must say Sanibel is by far the closest climate and foliage to Hawaii, in the USA. Although we were there in July, and the heat was unbelievable, we coped by going walking or biking early in the morning or just before dusk. Also, there was a fantastic showerhead like hose in the backyard that was ideal for cooling us and the dogs off at anytime during the hot afternoons. The house was completely air-conditioned and ceiling fans were in every room. It was perfect! The kitchen was so complete that you could cook all your meals right there! We even grilled out some evenings. The "No See'ums" were out and about, however, bug spray worked wonders and, speaking of bugs, the house was roach and pest FREE! Captiva Island is connected at the north end of Sanibel and we loved spending the day at Tween Waters Resort where you could use their pool and beach facilities all day for just $25.00 You paid that to park your car and then the $25 was given back to you to use for food and drink at the poolside bar and restaurant. We, a family of 5 from the midwest, would highly recommend Cardium Place for a getaway anytime of the year! We miss it already!


                                                                Sanibel, FL, USA

                                                                Come to Sanibel to enjoy wildlife, world-class shelling, canoeing, kayaking, boating, windsurfing, golfing, fishing, tennis, bird watching, live theatre, more shelling, a movie theare, fabulous dining, specialty shops, more shelling, art galleries and more without ever leaving the island. Sanibel Island abounds with nature preserves and is noted for it's natural beaches. Thanks to all of our guests and especially those that have returned year after year. We absolutely love our beach cottage and know that you will too! Cheers!!!

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