Shell Seekers Cottage

Sanibel, United States
  based on 6 reviews


  • Charming, secluded location; only one other home on lane!
  • Ground-floor, easily-accessible 2-suite cottage, with solid wall construction for quiet and privacy. Free-standing home—no condo!
  • Park right next to your front door!!
  • Exercise room separates the two suites--no shared living wall.
  • Native, island landscaping, including private back yard with BBQ, picnic table.
  • Mid-island location, convenient to fishing pier and Sanibel Lighthouse, as well as all bike trails, local shops, grocery, and restaurants—most only a short bike / car ride.
  • Shower off your sand under the stars in the outdoor enclosed shower with HOT and cold water.
  • Separate exercise room with treadmill, multipurpose trainer, overhead TV.
  • Family games, sand toys for the kids, books, DVDs—everything you need to settle into your beach “home-away-from-home”!
  • Pets allowed with approval, fenced area in back.
  • RV parking
  • Facilities
    • Spa & Gym
      Shared Fitness-Room
    • Outside
      Charcoal grill BBQ, Bicycles, Private Garden
    Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7 Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm, Suitable for events, Wheelchair accessible
    Check in:
    2:00 PM
    Check out:
    12:00 PM (noon)

    1112 Olga Ave, Sanibel, FL 33957 , Sanibel, 33957, United States


    Please note that there is a toll bridge as you enter Sanibel Island.

    As you enter Sanibel Island after crossing the beautiful Sanibel Causeway, please continue onto Caseway Boulevard / Lindgren Boulevard. Turn Right on E. Gulf Drive, then Turn Left on Ellinor Way. Continue on Eillinor Way as it curves onto Olga Avenue. Shell Seekers Cottage is located at the end of Olga Avenue.

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    based on 6 reviews
    Rhonda (Danville, IN)
    Great Place To Stay

    We had a great time. This place is well maintained and very clean. The kitchen had everything you could possibly think of. The décor is very nice. Nice short walk to the beach. Had very nice bikes to ride around on and lots of beach supplies to use. If you had any questions about anything Chris was very prompt on answering. They also very accommodating to work around your schedule. The outside area has a very nice patio furniture to sit on and nice chairs in the front also. The only problem we had was when it was time to leave we didn't want to.

    Mature couple  |  Cottage B  |  stayed in 2/2019

    Deb and Gary
    Mr and Mrs Gary Marten

    My husband and I were quite happy with our cottage...Roaeate Spoonbill. It was perfectly roomy considering we have an 80 lb. Bulldog. It was also large enough to entertain guests. The decor is well appointed and the wall and ceiling mural in the master is fantastic. All linens were of good quality and the beds quite comfy. The cookware and dishes were nice as well. Beautiful turquoise Keuriq on the counter. The master bath is huge....the shower phenomenal. Plus there was a doggie door and fenced in yard. Plus....bikes and anything you could possibly need for the beach We loved it there and have already booked for next year. I love the east end of Sanibel and this cottage is very close to the beach. And i love the secluded tropical splendor! It is a true taste of the best Florida has to offer .

    Not specified  |  Cottage A  |  stayed in 1/2019

    Amy & Scott P. (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
    A great place to unwind!

    We had a wonderful stay in the Shell Seekers Cottage A, spending the month of February. Sanibel is such a great place to unwind, and the owners, Chris and Randy, had everything we could need in order to do that. The minute we walked in, we commented on how clean it was. The layout was great, too. We were excited to bring our dogs along on the trip and our elderly dog loved the fact that she could go out the back door without any steps. The Beckners thought of everything you could need for frequent trips to the beach. Everything from chairs to umbrellas (and thankfully those anchor stands!), toys for our daughter to use, even a wagon to cart it all. This unit is an easy walk to the beach which is great because the closest beach access is permit access-only. There were plenty of beach locations to visit that had pay-by-hour parking though, and some were in biking distance if you're adventurous. Speaking of bikes, they will also have you covered if you enjoy bike riding, including helmets and a trainer for your children. We spent more time biking to stores and restaurants than we did driving. The rest of the unite was appointed with plenty of sheets, towels, and kitchen supplies to make our stay comfortable. We probably cooked a bit more than we ate out and didn't lack anything needed. The king bed was really comfortable and made for a great night sleep after being in the fresh air of Sanibel all day! Two bedrooms and two full baths were great. The Shell Seeker Cottage is located at the end of a short gravel road, and it's nice and quiet. There are two units but we felt like we had plenty of privacy when outside, as well. We were within 2-3 miles of all the shops and restaurants we could need. While we didn't find it until our last day on Sanibel, it's also walking distance to a small wildlife park inside a campground, which is very easy to get into "the back way" by heading down Nerita Street and taking a right down what looks like a dead-end. Overall it was a great experience, we knew within the first few days of our visit that we wanted to book again for the following year.

    Guests with pets  |  Cottage A  |  stayed in 2/2018

    Trevor B.
    Super fun in Sanibel!

    My family stayed here for 2 months in January and February and it was great. Everything was as described and Chris was available and responsive if needed, but not imposing on our stay. It had all the furnishings we needed, functional bikes and beach toys, and a nice exercise room. The place is a duplex and we were concerned before our stay that we would have to share our vacation with someone we didn't know. However, the property is large and each side is separated enough (the two spaces don't even share living space walls) that it felt quite secluded. The location was great for our two small kids (2 and 5) as it has zero traffic and a big yard, our favorite restaurants were a short bike ride away, and a 5 minute bike ride around the corner to the beach. We were at the local beach everyday and the sea shells were amazing. We biked to Lighthouse for good fishing and once a week through Ding Darling. We didn't miss the snow and cold back home and hope to back someday!

    Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2018

    Tim P.
    If you are looking for the laid back beach stay, this is it.

    If you are looking for the laid back beach stay, this is it. Everything you need for the Sanibel experience is here. Provided bicycles allowed more intimate exploration (and often more convenient than driving) since bike paths abound. Access to the beach is an easy walk away. A couple days of stormy weather was a bonus because the shelling was incredible after things calmed down. We used those weather days to go house shopping. The charcoal grill was a great way to vary our cuisine. Many spices, starter paper products, full kitchen, etc. made move-in easy. Our two most favorite aspects of this property were the total privacy with excellent vegetative cover, and best of all, how accommodating that Chris and Randy were. Would highly recommend!

    Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2017

    Craig R.
    5-Star Stay!

    We stayed at Chris and Randy’s “Shell Seeker Cottage” for the entire month of July 2017 and had a wonderful time.  The unit was everything it was advertised to be and the Owners were extremely accommodating.  We walked or rode bikes to the beach every day and took our 6 year old Golden Retriever along to play in the surf.  The island has over 25 miles of paved bike trails, 2 golf courses  and lots of public access points to sunny shell beaches.  We have been visiting Sanibel and Captiva for decades and this cottage was by far the most enjoyable and relaxing place to stay.  5 STARS for everything!!!

    Guests with pets  |  stayed in 7/2017

    Chris & Randy Beckner


    Call or Email Us to find out more about planning a unique Sanibel stay in one of our beach cottages. We hope you will love our serene, island paradise as much as we do! - The Beckners
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