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Halloween Special $1400 for 4-Night Oct29-Nov2 - On Beach,Views,PetFriendly

52 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Captiva Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Old Florida Beach Cottage, 2 suites-each has 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath-can sleep 4a/4c

Price is usually quoted for just one studio suite, unless otherwise indicated. Each of the two studio suites sleeps no more than 2 adults and 2 Children under 12. Please call now. Charming Coquina Cottage sits right in the beach sand, no streets to cross, only steps to the Gulf of Mexico, on the award winning Captiva BEACH. The cottage has it's own private beach with great privacy and seclusion. This very romantic and private Florida cottage is surrounded by an acre of the most beautiful TROPICAL Beach GARDENS, just a few steps to the Gulf of Mexico - All the beach and sun you can soak in, very well appointed, great attention to detail. Greatest views, location relatively close to shops, marina and restaurants.

Our SUNSETS are awesome, the endless views from the elevated hot tub/SPA are phenomenal. LAZY DAYS in the hammock on beach in our coconut palm easy ... and life is beautiful. Star gazing is amazing. See Sunsets and sunrises from cottage!

Our Coquina Cottage is completely comfortable and accommodating with many freebies, computer, internet, free local and long distance phones, Cable Hi-Def TV, WiFi, Netflix. COZY studio suites (upstairs and downstairs) each 400 sq.ft. under A/C. Each sleeps two adults and two kids under 12; each has a queen size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa. Computer,WiFi,internet,Netflix & Blueray.

And you'll love the outside as well; beautiful beach garden with large spa, sea grape and coconut palms canopy invites you to all kinds of OUTDOOR activities. Read a good book in the HAMMOCK, explore the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy your dinner at our sandy dining room in the shade, or just gaze at the evening stars in our large elevated SPA. Lighting leads the way for a nighttime beach walk or a MOONLIGHT swim. Most affordable rate for a cottage on the beach!

If shelling, body surfing, fishing, star gazing, paddle boarding, surfing and/or sunbathing is too tame for your memory book, take a 5 min. walk to Sanibel's Santiva Village or drive to Captiva's PICTURESQUE historical village for rental boats, sightseeing & shelling charters, sport fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, restaurants, shops and more. Sanibel's famous Ding Darling National WILDLIFE Refuge is less than 7 mins. drive.

Our Coquina Cottage offers a unique and very romantic setting. The UPPER SUITE is elevated a single flight of stairs with the most beautiful UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of the Gulf, beach and gardens. It has higher ceilings, an additional 200 sq.ft. of deck and a small breakfast kitchen with a BBQ on the deck.

The optional LOWER SUITE has a large kitchen, full laundry and a large ground level deck. Lower suite is wheelchair accessible. Each suite has a kitchen, BBQ. Lower suite has washer and dryer.

Parking for Coquina Cottage is plentiful and easy. We provide for our guests: iron, ironing board, hairdryer, high quality bedding, bath linens, beach towels, starter kit with dishwasher soap, dish sponge and soap, paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo and conditioner. Beach toys too!

Great elevated SPA, many eating venues and relaxing hammock, and beach toys. We aim to go ABOVE AND BEYOND expectations, and 'continuous improvement' is our motto.

Experience Coquina Cottage and find out why our guests keep coming again and again...

Our RELAXING GETAWAY is about a 45 minute drive from Fort Myers Southwest Regional International Airport, a 1 hr. drive from Naples 2 1/2 hrs. from Tampa, Fort Lauderdale & Miami. 3 1/2 hrs drive from Orlando. Some holiday periods are priced higher. Keywords: Cottage, beachfront, Gulf, on Beach, Views, Captiva, Shelling, Fishing... Amazing!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, german, spanish, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy

We live on island, as does our staff. We provide quick response to needs. Of still greater interest is the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 5 miles from the cottage, south on Sanibel as well as Sanibel recreation center.

Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Kirstin, Yolanda, or Randy chose Florida

This is a gorgeous private acre on Captiva's world renowned beach. This small, Olde Florida Cottage is like a blast from the past with Tropical Landscaping, great beach location, privacy and amazing sunsets; nothing on these islands is closer to the Gulf--what more could you ask for? Awesome, some guests call it shabby chic design.

What makes this cottage unique

Amazing location right on the beach, wonderful views and location. Great spa, amazing tropical landscaping. Full acre on the beach. So close to Santiva Village Marina, groceries, great restaurants, fishing and shelling... walk to Sanibel! Close to recreation center and Ding Darling.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The week went by too fast! My husband and I stayed in the upper suite and my parents stayed below. Everything we needed was provided to us and we enjoyed almost all of our meals out on the patio together. The dolphins swam by on many occasions. We loved the birds at Ding Darling and all of the friendly people on the island. My aunt and uncle came to visit us on two evenings, and we stayed outside and played the ukulele and sang songs while we relaxed and chatted. Everyday we were amazed at a different beautiful sunset. On Sunday night, we made a pile of snacks and watched the Super Bowl up here, that was a treat. We enjoyed the hot tub, the hammock and the seashell hunting nets, but most of all relaxing with the view and the warm weather. We head back to snow and subzero temps today- but I wish I could bottle this place up and take it with me.
Jan 2014
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Halloween Special $1400 for 4-Night Oct29-Nov2 - On Beach,Views,PetFriendly
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 145 reviews

Great property! Location and customer service the best.

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Coquina Cottage and it was marvelous, just as I expected. The property is in a great location, the grounds are superb and the customer service is what will keep me coming back.

Thank you to everyone involved with making this a great vacation spot.


  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our guests are always welcome, but few exceed this guest in courtesy and appreciation. Even when something breaks down, we try hard to excell in getting it working again or we will make it up in some other way.
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Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

After travelling 8 weeks the US with the Family (2 kids, 9 year and 6 year), we had a wonderful last 9 days at the Coquina Cottage. The cottage is really nice and many amenities making your stay very comfortable. The team is very responsive and is taking care on anything you wish. In my opinion you need to rent both suites (upper and lower) no matter how many people you are. This is the way the suites are set up. The location direct on the lonely beach is very attractive and we have enjoyed our days here even the mosquitos are doing their job very good... :-) We recommend this cottage to anybody.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved travellers from all over, but are always thrilled when they Come from places like Europe. We are told our beach is infinitely nicer than the Riviera. Why, we ask? Because, it is so uncrowded! Europeans feel they have the pristine beach to themselves. Yes, we may get some little "bites", but they are mostly controlled. These guests told us the first thing they check is the BBQ, Since it was so clean, they had high expectations the entire cottage was clean. And, we didn't disappoint.
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at Coquina Cottage. We love being right on the beach as well as having privacy. There are so many amenities that come with the cottage, hammock, hot tub, beach chairs to mention a few. The location is near to everything in Captiva and Sanibel. The owner has planted beautiful flowers and tropic vegetation that are beautiful.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old Florida feel with a romantic & intimate outdoor setting.

  • 5 of 5

With the news of my best friend's (a 12 year weimaraner) diagnosis of bone cancer & our families love for the ocean (Wife, weimaraner, English Setter, Me) we decided on a last minute trip to the beach to spend what could be our last trip with our Weimaraner, Stoli. We are true beach lovers. Sun up to sundound in the sand.

I really can't say enough about how kind the owners were to accommodate for us on literally 2 days notice. I can tell you the gardens & landscape at Coquina is second to none. We spent the early morning walking our dogs on a pet friendly beach only steps outside the door of our cottage and learning the different plant life that surrounds the property. We stayed in the bottom cottage which had everything we needed. The cottage is small, but quaint & stocked with the essentials . It made my wife & I realize how wonderful it is to just read, cook together, walk to the beach in seconds & not have to drive anywhere. We walked to several resturants & the General store. We didn't need to bring beach chairs ect. because coquina had chairs, umbrellas & a beach cart. Fishing is good so I did it everyday. The whole property is quiet, romantic & the perfect place to spend strolling alone many mornings and evenings on the beach with my dog, Stoli. If your looking to reflect, escape, downsize, appreciate the company you bring with you, and experience the sand & sun Coquina can't be rivaled.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Coquina Cottage is right in the white sands of the finest Captiva beach on a full naturally landscaped acre of beach. Coquina cottage, with it's two suite accommodations, is closer to the Gulf of Mexico than any other structure on these islands. We do pride ourselves on the gardens and artwork; and most importantly, we take great pride in our service and hospitality. Guaranteed sunsets right from the upper deck and from most areas of the one acre garden property.
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Perfect Cottage to have a Small Intimate Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

My Fiance and I had been contemplating a destination wedding but we were not sold on the idea so I set out on an internet search to see what ideas we could come up with since we only wanted to invite a dozen people. I came across the Coquina Cottage and instantly fell in love. It was easy to get to, beautiful, and once I talked to them in person I knew they were attentive to detail and super friendly. The beach was accessible for our elderly folks who needed a little more time to get to the beach with enough shade and seating for enjoying the landscape once the ceremony was over. The beach was private enough that we could do the ceremony without interruption and the sunset was amazing! Our photos were done by a family member and we could not ask for better lighting or scenery to capture some amazing memories. We enjoyed our stay at Coquina Cottage not only with the ceremony but just with our time on the beach. We witnessed amazing wild life between pelicans dive bombing their dinner, to colorful fish, shells, and dolphins. The shoreline was nice and shallow so you could easily float, lounge, and cool off from the beautiful sunshine. Our stay was relaxing, enjoyable, and stress free. I would recommend that you check out the photos, the facility, and the people. This is an awesome destination spot for the whole family! We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coquina Cottage, Captiva Island, Florida

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed on Sanibel / Captiva Island every year going back about 15 years now. South Seas, Tween Waters, Castaways just to name a few places. None of the places we have stayed compare to the Coquina Cottage. The location, the privacy, the amenities, I can't fault any of it even if I tried. Five stars +.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowman's Beach
"Very good for shelling, snowy plovers in season, nesting least terns and many more birds."
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
US 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
Captiva & Sanibel
Car: recommended

Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, State of the Art Recreation Center on Sanibel, Bailey-Matthews Shell Musuem, Edison-Ford Home Estates, Shelling and Fishing excursions, 26 miles of bike paths on Sanibel and so much more to do and see. Orlando is 4 hours away and Tampa is approximately 3 hours a way as well.


Rates & Availability

Captiva Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Value Season
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Value Season
Nov 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Value season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
Week before Christmas
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
January I
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 13 2017
5 night minimum stay
January II
Jan 14 2017 - Feb 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Feb TopSuite Special $3K 7nite
Feb 4 2017 - Feb 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season I
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season II
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week Before Easter
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Week After Easter
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season I
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Week
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season II
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
July 4th Week
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season III
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
September Value Season
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct-Nov Value Season
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Value Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Dmg.waiver $260

Rates 100% including taxes & fees. Free: linens, local & long distance phone, WiFi, Cable & Netflix, HiDef, en suite Computer (upper suite),necessary beach stuff, toys, bottle of wine.
Cottage has 2 studio suites, rates are for 1, except in high season; priced@75% off 2nd suite, or 50% during holidays. 25% deposit at time of booking, final payment will be by check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Captiva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Our upper bathroom has 2 separate privacy areas, one is simply the commode and sink, the other area is simply a shower plus several outdoor showers and one foot shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper studio cottage suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Lower studio cottage suite - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1 in each of 2 suites), Twin or Single Beds (1) There is a loft twin bed in the upper suite only, each suite holds 2 adults and 2 under 12, upper holds 3 under 12. Perfect for young teens or pre-adolescents., Queen Sleep Sofa (1 in each of 2 suites) sleeper sofas and loft bed have linens included. Upper suite is more open spaced with awesome deck and views, computer, elevated deck, HiDef TV, WiFi, no laundry, smallish kitchen and average refrigerator. Lower suite has more, thus less open spaced, with awesome beach level deck, lesser views, no computer, walk to elevated hot tub deck, HiDef TV, WiFi, laundry, nice sized kitchen and larger refrigerator. No loft/bunk bed, does have queen bed and queen sleep sofa.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beach toys, computer tower, many eating areas and tables and chairs outside on property... with views. great hammock in coconut grove, outdoor showers and sink for shellers and anglers. One acre of beachfront privacy and workout facilities and poo, etc. only if you join Sanibel recreation center.

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