Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage

Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage


Property Details

Updated: Oct 8, 2014
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps


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 ambience. 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.

Frommer's Rating gave Sanibel Island #! spot out of Ten Best Places to Visit in the World and Conde Naste Magazine said it is one of the top Ten Beaches

Conde Naste and US World & News says Sanibel/Captiva best of ten beaches in the USA

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

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Guestbook comments from the manager

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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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: 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: 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: 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.
Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Pertect holiday at Sanibel

  • 5 of 5
We were not sure what to expect from Sanibel Island but we were looking for a beautiful, sunny and relaxing place. And Sanibel appeared to be that and much more!

The cosy cottage with its perfect location on the island really contributed to make this into a perfect holiday spot for our family. After just a short walk we easily got access to the most perfect beach. Beautiful water and seashells everywhere. The five-year-old was busy for hours every day. The cottage also has a short walk to some smaller shops, a café and a restaurant. Our five year old daugher was almost in heaven, playing on the beach and then ending the day with the amazing homemade ice cream at the ice cream bar. The cottage itself had everything we needed and had a cosy atmosphere. It was absolutely perfect for the four of us.

As most people do at Sanibel we rented bikes to go around the island. The island is equiped with perfect bike trails. The bikes also turned out to be the perfect transportation in the evenings when we went to the really, really good restaurant the island offers.

Karyn and Richard put in a lot of effort to make our holiday at Sanibel the best possible. They really made us feel welcome and gave us a lot good hints on what to do, what to see, where to eat and so on.

We cant wait to go back to Sanibel and the cottage!

/Katarina, Andreas, Livia and Anton from Sweden
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Europeans are sometimes unsure about vacationing on a private island in southwest Florida, but you took a chance & loved it~Our cottage is perfect for a romantic hide-away or for families with little ones. It's a safe enviornment and a place where only good feelings touch our lives. It's a kick-back, lie- around or bike everywhere and simply let-everything-go holiday. There is so much to do there -- no need to ever leave this paradise. You took advantage of biking all around the Islands. That's the best way to travel -- you can rent any type of bicycle a family might need. So glad you loved it. And everyone on the street talked about the gorgeous family from Sweden!
Snow White's Charming Beach Cottage
+1 -(727) 644-6493
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Seagrape Cottage - Fun for our family!

  • 5 of 5
Recently, my family stayed in the lovely Seagrape Cottage on Sanibel Island. We have two young children aged 5 and 7. The cottage was perfect for our family and was only a short walk to the beach. Not to mention a great value! It's obvious this cottage is well loved and cared for by it's owners.

I love to cook and the kitchen was stocked with everything I could imagine using. I did a lot of cooking in that cottage! We also had a chance to eat out at the amazing restaurants nearby, which we enjoyed very much.

The cottage was extremely clean! The cleanest rental I have stayed in. It had many great book and movie selections! Even some games and puzzles. There was no reason for us to even bring books or rent movies. The selection was wonderful.

We loved the screened porch and it was so nice to be able to do our laundry right in the cottage.

Since we had to travel from far away. It would have been very inconvenient to lug a bunch of stuff with us. We were so happy that the cottage had everything we needed.

Thank you so much we hope to be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The idea of being able to simply show up with your family & bring nothing but clothes is major concept of Seagrape Cottage. I agree that a hassle-free vacation is the only way to go. I'm happy that you found everything perfect & suitable for your needs. After learning that you cooked and baked and did so much on your own, it was wonderful to know that you had what you needed in the cottage. Thank you for sharing that particular point with other potential guests. We loved having you and will post the pic of your and your daughter on the bicycle built for two~ Thanks for agreeing to it. See you next summer.


Activity and Interests

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.


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Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Weekly Rate: $450 - $785

    Monthly Rate: $3150 - $5500

  • $4400 for April Special Offer
    $3150 0 May- September 30
    $3150 October
    $3200 November
    $4200 December
    5350 January 2015
    5550 February 2015
    5550 March 2015
    4400 April 2015
    Peak seasonal months of Jan/Feb/March 2015 Rented~
    Our rates are based on a 28-night stay. We offer flexible dates and can start or end mid-month.
    Talk to the owners about special discounts available for certain times of the year which are not listed or for specific discounts. We attempt to fill your special needs. We will always attempt to fit your schedule around our calendar.
    We are UNABLE TO RENT NIGHTLY. Zoning restricts us because we are a residentially zoned area and limited to a particular number of nights.
    Feel free to phone or email me for more info. Canadian or International callers, write and I will return your phone call.
    We can always discuss your speicific needs and see what we can do to make what you want happen.
    From what everyone tells me (and what I see myself), we are not only the best end of the island for guests to visit Sanibel, but for a full cottage and proximity to the beach, we have the most competitive prices as well. Check it out for yourself and you'll see!
    28 night minimum. Small dogs may be permitted. Accept Visa, Master Card and Discover.
    $1000 non-refundable holding deposit due with signing of lease; 2nd non-ref payment due 30 days later; final payment due 90 day prior to arrival. Refundable security deposit varies based on circumstances (pet, # people, period of time staying). Insurance protection suggested for renter thru VRBO or other agent.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


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


  • Outdoor Grill


  • 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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