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Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets

Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets


Property Details

Updated: Mar 28, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,Sleeps 4A/4C 12 and under

Tropical SPECIAL!! Rent one studio suite, get 75% off the 2nd of 2 studio suites on this romantic cottage with gorgeous landscaped, full tropical on beach acre. Available all year, sale on FALL dates. Call now, or email us. This ever popular and conveniently located cottage had great privacy, amazing views and just steps to the actual ocean. No streets to cross, we are right not the beach! Yes, our charming Coquina Cottage sits right ON its own Captiva private BEACH, located at the start of Captiva's desirable Gold Coast. The romantic and private old Florida style cottage has two private studio suites set within the one Cottage building and beautiful private beach gardens.

The cottage is surrounded by a full acre of the most beautiful TROPICAL beach GARDENS, coconut grove and ever blooming variety of tropical plants... only a few steps and you're in the Gulf of Mexico - with all the beach and sun you can soak in and NO streets to cross. There is no property closer to the gulf waters, with as much privacy and convenience.

The SUNSETS are awesome, the endless views phenomenal, LAZY DAYS on the beach so easy ... and life is beautiful.

Our Coquina Cottage is pleasingly comfortable, some guests call it 'shabby chic' and we are very accommodating. Our staff service level has been called 5 star by so many guests! The cottage has two separate COZY studio suites (upstairs and downstairs) with each 400 sq.ft. under A/C. Both sleep up to two adults and two kids with a queen size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa, the upper studio sleeps 3 kids under 12 & 2 adults.

But you won't want to be inside, as our beautiful acre of beach garden with its large sea grape 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 big elevated private SPA. Lighting leads the way for a nighttime beach walk or a MOONLIGHT swim.

If shelling, body surfing, fishing, and sunbathing is too tame for your memory book, take a short walk to Sanibel's Santiva Village or drive to Captiva's PICTURESQUE historical village with rental boats, kayaks, sightseeing & shelling charters, sport fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, restaurants, shops and more.

Sanibel's famous Ding Darling National WILDLIFE Refuge is only a 10 minutes drive south; you pass it on the way here.

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 elevated deck and a small breakfast kitchen with a BBQ on the deck.

The LOWER SUITE has a large kitchen, full laundry and a large ground level deck. This suite is wheelchair accessible.

Packing for Coquina Cottage is EASY, as we provide for our guests: iron, ironing board, hairdryer, high quality bedding, bath linens, beach towels, a starter kit with dishwasher soap, dish sponge and soap, paper towels, trash bags, toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo and conditioner. We aim to go ABOVE AND BEYOND expectations, and continuous improvement is our mantra.

Experience Coquina Cottage and find out why our guests come again and again...

Our RELAXING GETAWAY is about a 45 minute drive from Fort Myer's Southwest Regional International Airport, a 1 hour drive from Naples, and 2 hours from Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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.
Feb 2014
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31 Reviews

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Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets
+011 -Toll Free (888) 395-0852
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Beach Person's Paradise

Beach Person's Paradise
  • 4 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed at Coquina cottage for a week. The cottage is truly that, a beach cottage with a few quirks to get use to. First of all it is what it is, you are staying here for the beach and the sunsets not the cottage. The stairs to the bottom floor is outside so it did take a day to get use to it. The real kitchen is downstairs while the better living space is upstairs with the great view of the water. The cottage was clean enough, again you are in a beach cottage! You are there for the great beach and the beautiful sunsets. We had one small problem and the owner immediately took care of it. We enjoyed the beach and sunsets so much we only went out once (late) for a burger. We stocked up at Bailey's with food and never wanted to go anywhere. We did rent bikes and it was well worth it. Great bike trails in the area and the weather was perfect.
A couple of words of advice, the sand gnats are everywhere and aggressive. Bring lots of bug spray and you will be ok. Stock up on food so you don't miss the sunsets, Baily's has great shrimp which they will steam up for you. We enjoyed them a few nights while watching the sunset. Before you book make sure you realize it is a cottage on a beautiful beach, not the Ritz. It is what it is and you are there for the beach. If you love the beach and water like we do, you will love this place.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The cottage has acre of tropical beach gardens and property; up to 800 Sq. Ft. of air conditioned living space and is closer to the Gulf than any other property on these islands. The cottage is for beach lovers, shellers, sun worshipers and offers the best sunset views anywhere. It is all about the view, the tropical plantings and an outdoor experience. Clean, neat and artsy, this cottage is well equipped and not palatial. This is an Olde Florida experience and is lbeloved by a long list of followers. :)
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets
+011 -Toll Free (888) 395-0852
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

A disappoin week

  • 1 of 5
I was VERY disappointed in the property
The kitchen was poorly equipped I had to ask for two pans because the pans there were disgusting with burned on food and peeling Teflon, we did not go upstairs, the bathroom and shower there were sub standard putting it kindly. Depressing is the word. We paid top dollar, we looked at other properties while there and we were definitely over paying for what we got.
Frankly it should be torn down and start over. We will not recommend it to anybody nor will we return.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets
+011 -Toll Free (888) 395-0852
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Minneapolis, MN

We Fell in Love with Coquina Cottage on Captive Island, Fl

  • 5 of 5
From the lush, whimsical, gardens and landscaping, to the direct beach access down a soft sandy path, and the addictive shelling, the amazing sunsets and the relaxing hot tub under bright stars at night as well as the totally privacy -- all combined to make Coquina Cottage a true paradise. The house was very comfortable including the bed. The decor was lovely w/o being upscale or fussy. We stocked groceries so we didn't have to leave except to have dinner out once. Coquina Cottage is a true gem and we fell in love with it all. Also appreciated the attentiveness of the management staff and property owner. 5 Stars for the property and our experience there.
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets
+011 -Toll Free (888) 395-0852
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Just what we needed

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location. Felt like a true beach house. No glitz, just easy. Thanks for a great getaway.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Some guests take it just easy, kick back into total relaxation, while others explore: with kayaks, in the nearby refuge, they fish, on and on!
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets
+011 -Toll Free (888) 395-0852
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Coquina Cottage

  • 5 of 5
We had one of the Best Family Vacations we have ever had :)
We all fell in love with Coquina Cottage, the private serene surroundings. Tropical gardens, hot tub:) and the beach at our front door. A short walk to the Causeway if we needed anything, at the general store, or diner, or fun restaurants. A scenic 3 mile walk?drive to the Town of Captiva , where we enjoyed the restaurants and shops. We hope to return in two years.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Awesome guests, and no surprise, as our artsy cottage and tropical gardens invites those who love life's simple pleasures. :) Steps to the gulf, drop dead sunsets, beach shelling extraordinaire, 100 yards to the finest dining on Captiva and Sanibel (not the causeway, but small Blind Pass bridge over a great fishing pass which is an outstanding fishing, kayaking & boating attraction.) The village of Santiva is less than 1/4 mile.

This Olde Florida cozy cottage sports art, internet, Netflix, Hi-Def, en suite computer, but most guests love the hammock in the coconut trees, the many different seating venues with & w/out shade ( elevated or on the beach), around the hot tub or in the dappled shade of the lower porch.

Our guests keep coming back for all of these reasons and for the affordable & unique experience of the Captiva Gold coast, of chairs in the sand, of daily sunsets and right on-beach living. Some say it's all about the view, others say it's all about the gardens, and others it's all about steps to the Gulf.... the shelling, the birding, the fishing, boating... on, and on and on. Paradise encapsulated!
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We love pets
+011 -Toll Free (888) 395-0852
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Long Beach Island,NJ

Will be Back Again

  • 5 of 5
Perfect location to everything Sanibel and Captiva have to offer. Steps to the beach for fishing, shelling , kayaking and paddleboarding.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This large property and smaller family cottage allows for privacy, close proximity to the Gulf with no streets to cross IS convenient to all that Sanibel and Captiva have to offer. This is a water-front property and affordable as the only smaller, "old Florida" cottage on a full acre, tropically landscaped oasis. And, all our guests state we have everything needed for a great beach experience.


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : RSW/ Ft. Myers at 34.4 Miles Car: recommended

Biking, Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping,

Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling... more!


From $360 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 11 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jul 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
Value Season
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
Labour Day
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Value season
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100
  • Property Damage Protection $49
  • +Cleaning Fee<5 nights $200

Nightly Rate: $300 - $780
Weekly Rate: $2400 - $4500
Monthly Rate: $9000 - $21000
Call for discounted rates on last minutes stays!
Rates $2,000 to $3,000 for one suite, check for deals for both suites; based on availability, occupancy and seasonal discounts. Lower end of rates range based on occupancy of no more than 2 adults and 2 children in a single suite.

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Updated: Mar 28, 2015


From the Owner

Lots of beach and parking, close to water village of Santiva (Sanibel and Captiva), Marina, grocery and restaurants. Less than 5 miles to Ding Darling, Shell museum and CROW, convenient to churches, grocery stores, super markets, yet very private and secluded. Many seating venues great for weddings, etc.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 25'x 9' deck to enjoy those lazy afternoons or take in a fabulous sunset. Elevated hot- tub on private deck, FREE local & long distance phones, Free, beach toys, FREE NETFLIX, FREE high-speed Comcast internet, Each suite has own Central A/C, Satellite Hi-def TV's (2 large), 2 ovens & 2 microwaves , 2 refrigerators,2x4 burner stove, 2 coffee makers,1- Dish washer, 2 gas grills (BBQ) ( 1 above and 1 below)No Smoking. Linens provided, towels provided, shelling, nets and coolers provided, umbrellas, beach chair, beach carry cart, etc. Pet Friendly-Dogs accepted up to 50 pounds. Pet Fee required ($100 non-refundable) per dog Limit of 2 adults/ 2 children 11 and under per suite, please call or email for more information.

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