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Sunset view from the end of our street, Seagrape Lane/East end of island
Sunset view from the end of our street, Seagrape Lane/East end of island
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Sunset view from the end of our street, Seagrape Lane/East end of island

About the Property

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Property Type: Cottage
  • Minimum Stay: 28 nights
  • Living Area: 850 sq. ft.

NOTE: Big surprise....March and April just opened up! We only can offer a minimum 28 night rental period.

Adorable cottage, ready to move in for any discerning people who cherish the old wold charm of island living. Check out for more reviews and info regarding pricing. We do allow small dog(s) at an extra fee.

Side one: Queen in master/twins in guest.
Side two: King and queen/1 bath each side.

FL wood yellow-pine floors. Fully stocked with everything you could possibly need! Bring flip flops, bathing suit, sunscreen and voila! You are ready to go! Huge backyard and private area for eating and relaxing. Since we are on a residential street, locals live on this side of the island so fewer tourists mean less traffic and more privacy then the condos and motels.

(Cottage is dog/s friendly with owner's written approval)

Open for a long term stay during the summer/fall at reduced rates: August -Dec 31, 2022

Unique Benefits

Lighthouse Point, Sanibel Fishing Pier, Marina, Gramma Dot's famous Cafe on the marina and gorgeous shelling beach all provide a wonderful backdrop for the cottage. It's old world charm of the Florida fishing life and seashell gathering makes it more special. Check out the "Glorious Morning" muffins at bakery at the end of the street and 3 great ice cream shops, one also at the end of the street. Lighthouse Cafe is noted for it's awesome breakfasts.

Why Kids Love It

Perfect place to let the older kids take off and run to the beach because parents are only a few minutes away. Large yard and outdoor seating for 4.
(Games, puzzles, streaming TV, and DVDs)

Area Information

Residential, quiet street that leads directly to beach walkway. Decorated with whimsical charm and comfort in tones of blues and sand, this duplex home sits on a huge lot where bird-watching from the screened porch is a must-do. Beach is at the end of the shelled path for morning coffee and dolphin-watching. A block from Sanibel Lighthouse, Fishing Pier, park and shops with the (islander well loved) Lighthouse Cafe and Pinocchio's ice cream parlor.

Attractions Within Walking Distance

Lighthouse Cafe (famous on the island for crab cakes and blueberry pancakes, homemade strawberry preserves!), Pinochio's Ice Cream Parlor, and bike trails.

Lazy Flamingo and other great restaurants are within walking and biking distance.
We generally don't need a car for many area attractions. Most visitors either walk or use the island bike path (behind the house and surrounding the island walkways.)

Favorite Places To Eat

Lazy Flamingo (fresh grouper to die for!) Cheese bread --- YUM
Doc Ford's--Do you know local writer, Randy Wayne White? This is the name of his famous character, Doc Ford. The restaurant is named for him and is many visitors' favorite. Joe's Custard Shop (Yikes!) Too many to mention but check out Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce.

Inside Scoop

There are a few places that people don't always find like the CROW bird rehab center, Noah's Ark (residents donate their special belongings to this Episcopal Church's fabulous thrift shop...), Joey's Custard, Bailey Village (FL first settlers),
back way through island traffic, Community Center for Olympic and kid pools along with rec center for tennis and work out) various tennis courts and golf,
We'll provide you with lots of the local's insight when you get there. Must check Sanibel Farmer's Market on Sunday mornings... such fun.

Amenities

  • Beds
  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features
    • Air conditioning
    • Beach chairs
    • Bed linens provided
    • Free WiFi
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Kid friendly
    • Kitchen
    • Managed by owner
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor shower
    • Parking available
    • Patio or deck
    • Pets allowed
    • Porch
    • Screen porch
    • Towels provided
    • Wireless internet
  • Appliances
    • Blender
    • Cable / satellite TV
    • Ceiling fans
    • Coffee maker
    • Dishes & utensils
    • DVD player
    • Hair dryer
    • Iron and board
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor grill
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Television
    • Toaster
    • Washer & Dryer
  • Nearby Activities
    • Bicycling
      (onsite)
    • Hiking
      (onsite)
    • Beach
      (< 1 mile)
    • Ocean
      (< 1 mile)
    • Shopping Area
      (< 1 mile)
    • Boating
      (1 mile)
    • Canoeing
      (1 mile)
    • Deep Sea Fishing
      (1 mile)
    • Grocery Store
      (1 mile)
    • Jet Skiing
      (1 mile)
    • Live Entertainment
      (1 mile)
    • Movie Theater
      (1 mile)
    • Parasailing
      (1 mile)
    • Park
      (1 mile)
    • Playground
      (1 mile)
    • Sailing
      (1 mile)
    • Tennis
      (1 mile)
    • Golf
      (2 miles)
    • Kayaking
      (2 miles)
    • Gym/Fitness Center
      (6 miles)
    • Basketball Court
      (7 miles)
    • Amusement Park
      (10 miles)
    • Casino
      (25 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities

We are a duplex cottage but your privacy is of utmost importance to us. This summer we have a couple who have been tried and true coming for 3 months. YOu can have the other side during the summer months for much less than the normal seasonal rate. Sanibel is also quite well loved in the summer with just as much to do as the season. Live like the islanders. Enjoy the quick jog to the beach at the end of our street. ALL furnishings, inside and out, are provided.

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Rates

Rental basis: Per property
Rental rates quoted in 
Rate PeriodNightlyWeekend NightWeeklyMonthlyMin Stay
Aug 01 2022 - Oct 01 2022
$2,990 28 nights
Oct 01 2022 - Oct 31 2022
$3,640 28 nights
Nov 02 2022 - Nov 30 2022
$4,984 28 nights
Dec 02 2022 - Dec 30 2022
$5,700 28 nights
Jan 02 2023 - Mar 30 2023
$8,000 28 nights

View all periods

Fees:

REFUNDABLE sec dep: $500
Pet Fee: $450
REFUNABLE Security Depos: $500

Tax Rate: 11.5%

Notes:

MARCH 2023 is now open due to cancellation. Be the first to inquire. Won't last long!!! (Jan/Feb closed)

APRIL 2023 had a cancellation. It is currently open for next season.Consider a summer, fall or spring break for a lesser price

People care for the cottage like their own and leave it as it was when they arrived... beautiful, clean, and ready for a comfortable respite! Private
Owner managed and cared for since 1995.

Choose two months from June-Oct 1 for a large discount Also, Nov and December together will provide an excellent discount. Spend the holidays at the beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
Check out other places... You'll be amazed how much less we are even though we are in the best spot on the island with a lovely large cottage.
Make sure you book with someone who is part of the Sanibel-Captiva Chamber of Commerce.

Will consider 2 small dogs for a small extra pet fee.

Tax ID:

55930

Availability

Last updated on May 19, 2022

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Map

Nearest Airport: RSW: Ft Myers - 20 miles
Nearest Bar: Lazy Flaming - 1 mile
Nearest Beach: Practically private at end of lane - 100 feet
Nearest Theme Park: Go Carts - 5 miles
Nearest Restaurant: Lighthouse Cafe - 200 feet

Owner Info

Dr Richard and Karyn Conrath

Dr Richard and Karyn Conrath

Year Purchased: 1994

About the owner: Richard and Karyn Conrath have owned and loved Seagrape Cottage since 1994 when we purchased it and have been updating ever since this lovely 1950s cottage every since. It's one of the historic homes on the island and on one of the two best streets on the east end.

We are diligent and careful with our guests needs. We always talk to our potential new guests so we are sure we are both comfortable with the premises. We love dogs so we may accept yours.

Check us out....

Why this property? We have a clientele who generally return every year. They love and care for it as if were their own. It's decorated lovingly with shades of blues to replicate the serene feel of the Gulf of Mexico. The creamy interior colors represent seashells and beach waves. Each piece of furniture is comfortable and cleaned in between guests.

Seagrape Lane (considered by most realtors and many locals), is the best street on the island. It is on the eaat end of Sanibel which is best because it is mostly residential and we can walk to the beach. (If not, people have to find parking and then pay!) We are at Lighthouse Point which is a quick 10 min walk to fishing pier, another beach area, and lighthouse. We are 2 houses from bike path.

Calendar last updated: May 19, 2022

Guestbook comments from the owner:

I stayed one month in Seagrape Cottage. The unit was clean (most important to me!) The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, pans, etc. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of drawer space and enough closet space. Internet service was good and my daughter worked from home daily on the WIFI. The hosts are very nice and helpful. They responded right away to any call. Nice yard and location is near lighthouse on east end... a very short stroll to the beach. We have a nice yard and our own gas grill. Check out the bakery at the end of the road and try the "glorious morning" muffins... Loved riding the bikes on the path and enjoyed the screened in back porch... (lots of red breasted wood peckers.) It was a good month! Linda S, Alabama


May 2022

Seagrape Cottage is a cozy comfy beach cottage away from the traffic and the hustle and bustle -- yet so close to the beach, if that is what you are looking for. It was the perfect spot for my Yorkie (Martini) and me to spend the month of Jan. 2021. The cottage has everything I needed and if not... then send a quick text to the Conraths. ( I needed a corkscrew for the wine Karyn left and it was there immediately.) The cottage is so close to the beach that we walked it several times a day. Shops, the Lighthouse Cafe, ice cream and don't forget the FIG all just down the street... Just wonderful. The egret's nest out front was extraordinary to see each morning at sunrise. I have already booked next year for Jan 2023.


Jan 2022

My daughter and grand daughter joined me at Seagrape Cottage last Nov. We had the best time! We had been there about 3-4 times over the past years and loved it each time. I'm into painting and crafts (including shelling) and was able to make some excellent pieces. I'm improving every year! (The shelling on the island is world renown!)
The cottage is absolutely perfect for a single woman or 2 adults and 2 children.
I suggest it best to keep it at 2 adults (and 2 children most) and a small dog. There's a huge yard for playing frisbee and a walk down the street directly onto the beach. (This is a big deal because there is VERY little parking on the island and it is enforced constantly.) This way I'm right on the beach walkway and 5 min away.
The ability to have your own washer and dryer was so important. And your own backyard and BBQ was excellent for privacy and ease. Buy some fish, grill it and enjoy your super on the patio
It's super clean and well stocked. I just love the owners and the island. I will continue to come back every year as long as I can.


Nov 2021

Wow!... and how much fun was this trip! I loved, love, loved it. Perfect for me and my partner. The island and owner is so welcoming. Much to do on Sanibel and Captiva if you are interested. Or just loll around the cottage, play games, do crossword puzzles, drink tea on the porch or just sleep in until you are ready to beach! I did a lot of streaming in the evnings while eating some of the great foods from around the island. (Love Lighthouse Cafe at the end of the street.) I love this cottage and it was all I wanted. I lucked out! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again for all you did for us... you never tired of my questions and always was patient, Karin.


Sep 2021

I cannot afford to LIVE here but the second best thing is a month (or more) on the island. It is a brilliant place! I love our hosts and the way they do business. They belong to the Sanibel chamber of commerce which was important to me because I had never been there before and knowing these people are part of their local chamber made me feel much better especially since I was traveling from overseas and unsure about how it would work. (So I asked the Conraths what do I need to do to live on Sanibel. Unfortunately it has become so expensive that I'm unable to find a house to purchase. That dream will have to be put aside for now. Oh well ;(


Apr 2021

Anoynomous

Photos

  • Sunset view from the end of our street, Seagrape Lane/East end of island
    Sunset view from the end of our street, Seagrape Lane/East end of island
  • Foyer, notice vintage hardwood floors side 2
    Foyer, notice vintage hardwood floors side 2
  • Side 2 Super comfy couch and large chair
    Side 2 Super comfy couch and large chair
  • Comfy dining if you aren't eating your meals on the porch
    Comfy dining if you aren't eating your meals on the porch
  • King bedroom decorated in soothing blues for great naps Side 2
    King bedroom decorated in soothing blues for great naps Side 2
  • Side 1
    Side 1
  • Side 1
    Side 1
  • Guest queen bed Side 2
    Guest queen bed Side 2
  • Guest bedroom, cozy with queen bed
    Guest bedroom, cozy with queen bed
  • Whimiscal furnishings
    Whimiscal furnishings
  • Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need Side 1
    Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need Side 1
  • Cottage cozy guest bedroom Side 1 (Twins)
    Cottage cozy guest bedroom Side 1 (Twins)
  • Side 1, has queen and two twins
    Side 1, has queen and two twins
  • Bath with shower and tub. (Outdoor shower as well)
    Bath with shower and tub. (Outdoor shower as well)
  • Screened porch for wine sipping and bird watching. Huge backyard PRIVATE
    Screened porch for wine sipping and bird watching. Huge backyard PRIVATE
  • BBQ on your own stoned deck and private outdoor area
    BBQ on your own stoned deck and private outdoor area
  • Cottage porch steps lead to huge backyard and classic stone patio~ Chill time
    Cottage porch steps lead to huge backyard and classic stone patio~ Chill time
  • Hop, skip & jump to the beach from your Seagrape Cottage front door! #1
  • Parking for RV, boat or 2 cars shelly path on driveway and street to beach
    Parking for RV, boat or 2 cars shelly path on driveway and street to beach
  • Lovely front yard, FL foliage on oversize arge lot
    Lovely front yard, FL foliage on oversize arge lot
  • Side view of seashells lining the pathway
    Side view of seashells lining the pathway
  • Hop, skip & jump to the beach from your Seagrape Cottage front door! #1
  • Shelly street pathway to beach at end of street
    Shelly street pathway to beach at end of street
  • Meeting of the minds! End of pathway from our own Seagrape Lane
    Meeting of the minds! End of pathway from our own Seagrape Lane
  • Hop, skip & jump to the beach from your Seagrape Cottage front door! #1
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Date last modified: May 19th, 2022
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