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

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

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 17, 2014
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

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Rent first studio suite, get 75% off the 2nd studio suite. Available Summer/Fall dates.

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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... 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.

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 levated 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
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

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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Reviews

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Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We luv pets
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7026560
1-239-395-3546
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Colorado
5

Greatest visit and we're coming back again!

Greatest visit and we're coming back again!
  • 5 of 5
On beech, Close to Gulf, shelling great, gardens-wow. Smallish, but great for 2-4 adults in each suite or 4 and 4 kids.

Charming, clean, per friendly, but not aware of prior pets. Artistic. .. I could go on, and on. But, I must comment on next sunsets and tropical gardens fur a private residence. And, a real bargain for on back. .. really on beach. They Take care and the service, etc. reflects that. Shabby chic rules for real. And honeymooners rule!
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Our guests love being right on the beach and surrounded by our tropical gardens. The magnificent views of the Gulf waters and its close proximity are what this cottage and one acre property is all about. We filled the cottage and landscape with beautiful sculptures, mosaics, art pieces and lovingly planted an artful landscape that is always in flower. In just never dawned on us how attractive that would be to professional and budding artists; we just wanted it to be beautiful. The property talks to us and we simply listen. One recent artistic guest told us the property acted as her muse. The six senses were touched by the beauty and art surroundings. She and her husband touched the velvety softness of certain plants and leaves; the smell of gardenias, the smell of jasmine and many other scents were inspiring; the various fruits that are available at certain times appealed to the tastes, the sounds of surf, birds, crickets, etc. were music to them and lastly, the views from sunup to sundown, the water, the sun, the animals the surf, etc. All six senses are intoxicated with the grandeur of this special spot on the beach. Our artist's husband gave us the idea and added, " Coquina Cottage appealed to his sense of economy and love." The affordable price and the private cozy atmosphere hit the bell in both areas. We love our guests; and love that they keep on coming back. Thanks friends, we love to see your creativity. :)
business
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We luv pets
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7026560
1-239-395-3546
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Coquina Cottage was perfect. We stayed for our honeymoon. The cabin was just what we expected and more. The seclusion provided at Coquina cottage is more than any other beachfront on the Gulf side. Most of the plants were blooming during our stay and the smell was heavenly. We saw lots of wildlife..birds, dolphins, manatees, lots of fish and crabs, and of course the anoles. We brought our jet skis and took many trips both into Pine Island Sound and the Gulf coast and observed breathtaking views of landscape and wildlife from north Captiva and many small sandbars and islands throughout. We collected many shells, tried some fishing and exploring (Ding Darling was excellent), and grilled some of our catch on the lovely gas stove. We loved the outdoor shower, which was secluded enough to shower fully by way of Coquinas beautiful vegetation. There was ample parking for our truck and dual jet ski trailer. The marina was within walking distance and the employees were very helpful. Everywhere we went people were friendly, and almost everything is within walking distance. We met Mike on the way out, congratulations on your new arrival Mike, and we had a lovely chat and he sent us with a few plants to take home and pot. We loved the island life here and can't wait to return. Thank you everyone!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We luv pets
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7026560
1-239-395-3546
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Incredible Week in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
We have 6 kids ages 4 to 18, and we all had a wonderful time at the Coquina Beach Cottage. Our favorite was the beautiful,private garden. We ate lunch every day in what our kids named the "secret garden". The hot tub was a common hang out when we weren't in the ocean, and mornings in the hammock were like a slice of paradise. It felt like our own private, tropical island. Proximity to the beach was perfect. We set up the Tommy Bahama umbrellas that were provided and walked back and forth throughout each day from the beach to the cottage for snacks and meals. Truly a vacation where we returned relaxed, recharged, and anxious to return.
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: The most amazing reviews are written for Coquina Cottage and such kind guests are very much appreciated. Our Coquina Gardens on the beach seem to inspire creativity. We've had poems written about the cottage and several different little nooks have gained names by so many guests. Two of our sitting areas have been named the north and south grottos respectively. Still another is now the secret garden. Artists love Coquina and often say various r elements served as their muse for paintings and clay sculptures and other compositions. Our own prized art collection has been occasionally supplemented by various paintings and molded clay objécts de art left by visiting artists and families.
business
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We luv pets
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7026560
1-239-395-3546
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Kansas City
5

Best kept Secret

  • 5 of 5
Enchanting, lovely, not a resort! If you are looking for a get away from it all then Coquina is IT!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 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, Romantic Getaway
business
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We luv pets
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7026560
1-239-395-3546
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Our secret garden...

  • 5 of 5
Coquina Cottage is nestled in a cocoon of luscious tropical plants that create an amazingly private retreat! We love it here! This is our second visit and we have already booked our next stay. I enjoy painting watercolors and the inspiration of the landscape here and the beach keep me engaged for hours. Riding bikes along the bike path is a daily ritual for us. The beach is beautiful, especially first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee. Wonderful restaurants are within walking distance, but it's hard to leave when you have access to so many beautiful spots to sit and dine right here while watching the sunset. The cottage is very clean and comfortable and the owners and staff are generously hospitable and kind. Thanks for everything…we look forward to our return!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We often say the property is our canvas! Artists, nature lovers and gardeners are among the many who love this property.

Thanks to these repeat guests who reaffirm our living care of the natural gift of Coquina Cottage and Gardens. We love their creative spirit. : )
business
Coquina Romantic/On Beach Cottage, Gold Coast-We luv pets
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7026560
1-239-395-3546
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Indianapolis, IN
5

Amazing Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I came here for our honeymoon and couldn't of been happier. It was in such a beautiful almost private beach house. The house its self and the back yard is very private. You can hear people next-door but can't see them. The actually beach part is not very populate, you don't see many people in your area. I love the feel of the beach house and am so happy we went with this and not a hotel. We didn't want to leave! I am hoping we will have the time and money to come back - if so we would love to rent this place again. This location is perfect for groups, friends, family, pets, and even romantic getaways. I absolutely loved the house, the view, the beach, and the ocean. It was wonderful.
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 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, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: With a full tropical acre on the nicest Captiva beach and over 100 ft. Of gulf-front, we are not surprised when honeymooners fall in love with this cottage.
Set right at the gateway of the Captiva "estate zone" Coquina Cottage affords more privacy than most other Captiva properties. Usually called the "gold coast" and at times, the " platinum mile", this cottage is located in a private exclusive area. A rare find for Captiva's "gold coast," this very affordable cottage is unique.
Coquina cottage is a smaller accommodation with a huge and unmatched view of the ocean, gardens and sunset. Two private spaces of air conditioned comfort, within one cottage, offers guests budget oriented choices. Choose to have 400 or 800 square feet based on needs and budget. The cottage is almost always rented to a single family, even if we have to leave one studio suite empty.
There are no streets to cross, no beach front neighbors to the South for several hundred yards. And the neighbors to the north are screened out with awesome landscaping.
You'll love the privacy and the gardens even more!

Location

Activity and Interests

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

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

Availability

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $300 - $780

    Weekly Rate: $2400 - $5500

    Monthly Rate: $2400 - $5500


  • Call for discounted rates on last minutes stays!
    Rates $2,400 to $3,000 for one suite, check periodic 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 during non-holiday, non-prime weeks of a given season.
    Please call or email for rates. Please watch for seasonal deals!

Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Budget

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

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

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • 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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