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Property Details

Updated: Feb 25, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Don't bother to pack: Checklist: Bathing suit, Check; Flip flops, Check; Sunscreen, Check. That's it! We supply everything else! You don't need a car! You can bike around the island exactly like when you were a kid.

DUE TO LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION FOR FEB, that most coveted month is now open to rent. Once people get into our cottage, they rent year after year. This is the perfect time for that opportunity so take advantage of a great thing and rent now and if you like it enough that, as a current guest, maybe you'll be first in line for next year.

Picture yourself at a private beach in your own charming cottage. Seagrape Cottage is a tropical home a few 49 steps from a nearly private beach in a residential community within Olde Towne Sanibel. We're located on the East End of Sanibel Island near the Sanibel Lighthouse, the fishing pier & the Sanibel Marina. Our two bedroom, one bath cottage is adorable. The full kitchen is great for the cook who enjoys hanging out in the kitchen but still wants to be included where friends and family are relaxing. Unravel the secret of the lovely seashells of Sanibel Island as you walk down our stony lane to the practically private walkway directly onto the beach. You'll see dolphins at sunrise and at sunset at the nearby fishing pier.

Full kitchen is equipped with everything you need, Living and Dining room, counter bar and stools, tropical decor. Large enough for a couple to spend time together for a month or more. This is truly a dreamy beach cottage on a splendid little island in the tropics. What more could you desire! On the beach, everything is good....

Pleasant and relaxing ambiance. You need bring nothing but yourself. We are on the bike path and a block from small shopping center. Seagrape Cottage is an alternative lifestyle to busy inns or condos.

Friendly & helpful locals are your neighbors. Our last guests went on a boat ride with one of their new friends from this residential street but people are never intrusive and you are left alone as you chose.

When you arrive you will have a special basket of goodies to enjoy -- Our gift to you: begin your holiday at Seagrape Cottage on the sunny shore of Sanibel Island.

Rated as one of the top ten places in the world and one of ten top beaches in the US.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards

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About the Owner

We are people-pleasers. When you read the reviews on homeaway, vrbo, & vacation rentals, you'll see that we aim to please. You need it-- we are there for you.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Anna told me she wanted to write something too; however, only one entry per guest booking is allowed. (She is Carter's partner from MN who said "Carry this Little Gem with Me" in the Guest Reviews.)

She told us that her favorite part of her visit to Sanibel was getting up early in the morning and running on the beach. She loved the fact that the beach was a few houses from the cottage so she could get there in only a few minutes.

During her run, she said she saw lots of dolphins and was amazed that they were so close to the shore. She hadn't seen dolphins in their own habitat before this time.

She'd then jump into the Gulf and swim for around 20 minutes (hoping to catch a ride on one of these lovely creatures;) then return to Seagrape Cottage, shower, eat breakfast on the screened porch and chill out for the rest of the morning.

Lunch was usually a 3 minute bike ride to Pinochio's famous Ice Cream Parlor a block away from the cottage. She said she "...justified the ice cream because the run equaled the calories so it was an even swap!" She and Carter already booked the cottage for this summer.

Thanks to Anna for her submission. As told to Karyn and Richard ;)
Jan 2012
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44 Reviews

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Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A laid back paradise

  • 5 of 5
This little cottage was just what we were looking for. We liked it so much we plan to return next year! It is in the east end of the island on a quiet street and just a two minute walk from the beautiful beach. There is no public parking on the street so the beach was quiet around the Seagrape Lane area. We took in sunsets and sunrises at the beach almost every day with lots of shelling, swimming and long walks in between. Also, you are within minutes walk to the water on the Causeway side of the island where we liked to sit in the shade or fish during the hot afternoons. In addition, you are within walking distance of the fishing pier which is very popular for those who like this sport.
The cottage had everything we needed for a great beach vacation. There are lots of towels, extra bedding in case of cold nights, beach chairs and umbrellas. We did a lot of our own cooking and the kitchen was very well equipped. The beds are comfortable with new mattresses. There are plenty of books for people with various tastes which was great for two avid readers.
We had a dog travelling with us so the outdoor shower, the lanai and the big yard were very helpful. Dogs are welcome on all beaches on Sanibel as long as they are on a leash.
We brought our bikes which is a great way to get around the island. Next year I hope to bring my kayak as well as there are lots of places to paddle.
We are nature lovers and really enjoyed all the bird watching as well as spotting the dolphins. Although you will see plenty of birds on the beach, a visit to Sanibel is not complete for us without a trip to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Also, don't miss the farmer's market on Sunday mornings and a visit to the various public beaches on Sanibel and Captiva as each one has its own beauty and unique character.
Karyn and Richard were very attentive and checked in with us regularly to see if we needed anything or just to share information on events and activities taking place in the area. They are very personable and easy to deal with.
If you are looking for a laid back, cottage style vacation on a beautiful tropical island we would highly recommend Seagrape Cottage.
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

CeCe and Judi

  • 5 of 5
In the fall I spent 5 glorious weeks at Seagrape Cottage with my little dog, CeCe. It was exactly what I expected... a home away from home on the most wonderful island in the world!!!! The cottage has a perfect location! You have a short walk to the beach to view the sunrise in the morning and an almost private beach to enjoy the rest of the day. The shelling is spectacular! You are also about a 5 minute walk to the Lighthouse Cafe( their breakfasts are yummy) and other shops.
The cottage is extremely clean and well kept. Karyn and Richard have thought of everything! The kitchen is well equipped, roomy, and had everything you could want. It was fun to have cocktails in the back yard on the great picnic table! Karyn and Richard are a grand couple. They would check in to see if I needed anything (which I didn't) because everything had been cared for so well.
If you are looking for a place to really relax and enjoy Sanibel, this is the place!
  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are so kind to provide others such a wealth of information. This helps future potential guests see what an objective guest like you enjoyed most about our cottage. You took advantage of so much the island has to offer... and because you are such a beach- girl and shell-seeker, our Sanibel dog friendly beaches seemed like the perfect spot to seduce you & bring you back year after year. Watching colorful and a great variety of birds on the property and all over the island make for great memories too. But the dolphins, in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of our path on Seagrape Lane, seemed to hold your interest daily as you walked each morning--You are a joy and I can't wait to see you and CeCe again next year!
Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Atlanta Ga

2 Poodles

  • 5 of 5
This Island has everything. You can get around on bike, kayak, scooter,or fun cars. The description is accurate. You will not need anything but your bathing suit and shorts. The cottage had plenty of extra towels which we really appreciated. The owners will go above to make sure your stay is pleasant. We had a delightful vacation. We needed a vet and a doctor while on vacation and found them readily available without leaving the island. We did eat out several times but made our own meals most of the time. The kitchen was fully equipped and efficient for our needs. We gave a birthday party and hosted a dinner for six people with no problem. I would recommend this vacation cottage to anyone. I am currently trying to get a return reservation.
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 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: Thanks so much, Barbara: It never fails -- we keep on getting the same awesome people year after year. Why does the cottage attract THE nicest people on the island? We try to do everything to make your stay special, unique and as perfect as can be. It's our trademark and we'll always be there for you and anyone who enjoys their holiday at Seagrape Cottage. We appreciate your help in showing other potential Sanibel vacationers the way to our paradise!
Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Kiel WI

Florida Escape

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year that we returned to Seagrape Cottage. Again it was a wonderful experience. The location is excellent, on a quiet street near the lighthouse. It is in walking distance to grab a good cup of coffee and pastry each morning. The ice cream shop and one of the very good restaurants on the island is also within walking distance. The beach is a short walk from your front door. The cottage has everything you need, just bring your swimsuit and flip flops.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You two are great. We hope we'll see you again & again. It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. We are very happy that you liked our cottage enough to come back again. It means a lot to us. Best wishes ~
Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Burlington, ON

We'll be back

We'll be back
  • 5 of 5
This was the second time we've vacationed at Seagrape Cottage and we'll definitely be back. The location could not be better and we enjoy the privacy of a backyard, the quiet of a residential street and cozy cottage feel of the house itself. We have stayed in other places on Sanibel, but Seagrape just feels like home.
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so cool to have an author stay at our cottage. Being so close to the beach, perhaps the Gulf breeze provided you with inspiration. And maybe Seagrape Cottage was your muse... We know we will see you again and we will welcome you and your husband soon. Thank you for your lovely comments.
Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Grand Island, NY

Great Place, Great Value

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I spent two lovely months here and found this cottage to be "just right" for us! So we have already booked it for next year.

We loved the location being on the east end of the island with less traffic, nearby shops and restaurants, the Lighthouse, fishing pier, and of course, the fabulous beach just a short walk away at the end of the street.

The cottage was clean and very comfortable, good beds, well-stocked kitchen, washer and dryer, and airy screened in porch. It was evident that the owners take great care to insure their guests have everything they need. Books, videos, and puzzles for indoor activity, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas for the beach. Not to mention the welcoming bottle of wine when we checked in!

Sanibel Island is such a beautiful place, and we have been coming down during the winter for the past four years. We've looked at lots of rental properties and this place is a really great value. I highly recommend it.

Thanks you, Karyn and Richard, we look forward to coming back next January.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your beautiful review. We are very excited to welcome you back next year. It's always a pleasure to have people as kind and nice as you two. We don't always get to meet our guests, but lucky for us we had the opportunity and good luck to meet you both. We'll see you next year~ Thanks again.


From the Owner

Sanibel Island is special. It's unlike any other place in Florida. If you want back to nature good-old-days, that free-spirit feeling, beaches, nature preserve, surfing and sailing, catching and eating your own fish, shopping in boutiques, and tons more -- this is it. Talk to me and I'll give you more tips then you'll need!!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : RSW Ft Myers at 15 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ft Myers Pier at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : 75 at 10 Miles Car: recommended

In case you don't already know about the charms of our island, Sanibel is a unique island with a back-to-nature environment. No worries - No stress... Just a really cool place to kick back and do whatever you want.

Leave everything behind and relax at the beach; stroll down or bike paths at Ding Darling Nature Conservatory; check out the guided boat tours all over the island; rent a boat at Jensen's Marina; drive into the famous Florida Everglades, kick back and watch the sunset unfold at our beach or on Captiva Island at Mucky Duck Pub while you enjoy some fish 'n chips, a glass of wine or one of hundreds of beer and listen to the live music on the beach.

Big Arts offers classes and presentations; Sanibel Library has lectures and discussion groups; Sanibel Rec Center has work out center, basketball, racquet ball and olympic pool & a kddie pool for your toddlers as well.

Sanibel Island is connected to Captiva Island by a small bridge. You can go back and forth for new experiences at each island.

Beaching, Shelling, Swimming, Reading, Dolphin sitings; Napping ;)

Canoeing, Sailing, Biking, Kayaking, Birding, Hiking, , Running the beach;

Live Theater, Films, , Lectures, Big Arts Center has classes for everyone

Are you interested in a bit of shopping? Lovely Boutiques, Consignment Shops, Antique shops on Sanibel & Captiva

Island has a movie theatre,plays at Schoolhouse Theatre, Sanibel Library has many lecturers (some very famous authors) and the Big Arts Center provides lots to do for you and your family in all sorts of medium.

We have a large library full of films, books, puzzles and games and other relaxing stuff to do at night at home. Order a pizza, get some take-out, or cook your fish from a day at the fishing pier and simply relax at home.

Work-out center with Olympic pool nearby at the community rec center

Read up on Sanibel and Captiva Islands -- you'll find a paradise you didn't know existed in the fast paced world today. This is a gem.

Check out sanibel-captiva chamber of commerce for a listing of all there is to do here.

If you want to drive to Miami, we are about an 80 min; Disney (Orlando, FL) is approx. 4 hours drive; Everglades City 45 min; Naples, Bonita Springs, Ft Myers less than 30 minutes away.

If you want to go off-island, Miromar Shopping Outlet is great and the Coconut Point Mall outdoor is nearby, but why go off-island? Everything is here for you without the chain restaurants and large department stores. Our island is unique and customized to fit your needs and desires.


From $791 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
April(Easter bunny time!)
Mar 2 2015 - Mar 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
May - September 28/nt
May 3 2015 - Sep 30 2015
21 night minimum stay
Jan(Highly Desired)
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
Feb(most desired mo)
Feb 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
28 night minimum stay
March(Higly desired)
Mar 2 2016 - Mar 30 2016
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable damage deposit $600
  • Pet Fee $200 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

20% holding deposit for each period- applied toward rent. Final payment due 90 days prior to arrival. 28 Night Minimum. Security dep fees based on circumstances. $200 Non-refundable fee per pet. Owner reserves the right to make changes based upon certain restrictions outlined in rental agreement.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Feb 25, 2015


From the Owner

We are located on the east end of the island, considered the best end of Sanibel by most: we are minutes from lighthouse, marina and fishing pier. Location is key. But it's wonderful to have the ability to stroll out the door and be welcomed by your own beach within five minutes from the front door.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • 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

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Outdoor Grill

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • WI-Fi. Personal Washer/Dryer; Cable TV, DVD Film/Books/Games/Puzzles/Reading Library. Fully stocked kitchen; all beach necessities, thick linens and towels are ready for you. Outdoor picnic table and BBQ. Eating area on screened porch You do not need anything but light clothing, swimsuit & food. Everything else you could possibly need is provided, so come as you are! That's the best part of a successful holiday -- easy to do because it is all here for your pleasure. No planning needed. Rent a bicyle or a surry to pedal the island bike paths. Mopeds, segways and wheel chairs available for rent. They deliver to your door. This property is fine for the elderly too. There are only 3 steps to get into the cottage. Screened-in porch allows for outdoor bird watching while you sip your wine or enjoy your breakast on the patio.

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