sad,but true

Posted: Oct 27, 2022

Hurricane Ian destroyed the place 2 weeks before we could stay there. we are still waiting for a refund.


Posted: Sep 27, 2022

"Coquina Cottage was Great!" - Dieter Family - Sep 2022

Posted: Sep 17, 2022

We really enjoyed our stay at Coquina Cottage. Step off the deck and onto the beach. Just what my soul needed. Hope to come back soon!

"The little beach cottage was exactly as advertised - a wonderful time!" - Lawyer Family - Aug 2022

Posted: Sep 15, 2022

Thank you for a wonderful time. The little beach cottage was exactly as advertised. The landscaping was awesome and the short private path to the beach was just enough privacy but yet 30 seconds the bliss of the Gulf of Mexico. Up and down the stairs were both self-contained units which would be nice for couples or as in our case, to use the upstairs as a bedroom and still have coffee sink bathroom etc. and then downstairs for meals. We hope to get back soon and really appreciate how attentive the property managers were to all our questions

"Best Beach Location" - Krebsback Family - May 2022

Posted: Jun 18, 2022

Best beach location! We could not have picked a better spot for our beach vacation! The indoor accommodations are cute and cozy, especially the upper unit with the amazing gulf views and management was super responsive whenever we needed them. Most importantly, the LOCATION was incredible. A very private beach (where we found a junonia!) yet close to all sorts of attractions and restaurants. Can’t wait to visit again


Posted: May 19, 2022

nice place on the beach

Posted: Feb 21, 2022

nothing fancy here. its on the beach. need I say more?

"Wonderful relaxing time" - Cobb Family - Jan 2022

Posted: Jan 27, 2022

The property is beautiful and the beach very inviting. Sunsets were perfect ! will definitely be back.

"What a wonderful, dreamy stay!" - Beyrodt Family - Dec 2021

Posted: Dec 26, 2021

What a wonderful, dreamy stay at Coquina Cottage! 5 stars for the direct beachfront location, beautiful foliage, privacy, hot tub, & amazing SHELLS! My one and only suggestion to the owners would be investing in new mattresses. Other than that, perfection! Thank you so much for having my family and we can’t wait to come back next year. Future guests- book an ecotour with New Wave Eco Charters! You won’t regret it! We booked a half day tour and saw manatees, dolphins, a huge loggerhead sea turtle, an eagle ray leap out of the gulf, and even a black tip reef shark when we were snorkeling for shells. Highlight of our trip and I’m so happy we did it.

"Ahhh, nice!" - Fickert Family - Dec 2021

Posted: Dec 22, 2021

Our family loved staying at the Coquina. It was a nice spot and we loved that the property had so many beach items (sifters, chairs, umbrellas and toys for the kids).

Great Thanksgiving Spent at The Cottage

Posted: Dec 8, 2021

We are 2 couples and the cottage was the perfect accommodation for us. We each had our own space but plenty of room to gather on the lower patio area. Enjoyed the easy access to the beach for shelling and watching the sunsets. The foliage surrounding the property is beautiful and offered so much privacy. Both units had everything that we needed along with beach chairs and umbrellas. We will definitely be back!!

Perfect location, great cottage

Posted: Nov 11, 2021

Small, but perfect. Comfy bed, decent kitchen, the entire place was clean as a whistle. There are several seating areas under the trees, a bench near the sea for sunsets plus two Adirondack chairs. Joe was absolutely wonderful when we were forced to re-schedule. The shelling was very good, right in front of the cottage. Would love to stay there again - wouldn't even look at another place. It was exactly what we wanted.

Thank you!

Posted: Oct 9, 2021

The home was everything we had hoped for. Thank you to the owners for such an incredibly clean and comfortable property for us and our three girls. We will be back!

A piece of heaven

Posted: Oct 7, 2021

What a small piece of heaven. Coquina cottage's property couldn't be more beautiful, peaceful and secluded. We wanted a week of recharging and rest and it is exactly what we got. The cottage is quaint and makes you realize you don't need a lot to enjoy daily life! We are planning a trip back already

Coquina Cottage

Posted: Sep 16, 2021

Had a great time with family. Was quiet and practically had the beach to ourselves. We enjoyed shelling, swimming, and the hot tub!

Captiva house

Posted: Sep 2, 2021

Wonderful get away! Beautiful scenery!

"Perfect Beach Bungalow" - Boyer Family - Aug 2021

Posted: Aug 19, 2021

We had a fantastic stay at the Coquina Cottage! It was perfect for our family! And love that it was dog friendly!

"We will definitely be returning" - Stephens Family - July 2021

Posted: Aug 6, 2021

We’ve never been to Sanibel Captiva......will definitely be returning. You truly only need to bring your clothes and food...everything else is provided. My daughter and her two children went with us and stayed in the upstairs unit. It worked beautifully. Oh don’t forget the bug spray! Thanks for sharing your paradise with us.

Zelesnick Family - July 2021

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Myer Family - July 2021

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Covey family - June 2021

Posted: Jun 30, 2021

We love the property. On the beach but super private at the cottage. We loved the set up of the up stairs downstairs units. We will definitely be coming back.

"Old fashioned Florida vacation lovely property" - Scheunemann Family - Jun 2021

Posted: Jun 22, 2021

This is a lovely property in prime location. Loved the back to the past and slow pace of Captiva and the Coquina Cottage. We un-hooked from all electronics and just enjoyed nature. Saw lots of birds, marine life and ate sea food every day. Relaxed and got back to nature

Johnson Family - June 2021

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Beutler Family - May 2021

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Munson Family May 2022

Posted: Jun 6, 2021

"Beautiful ocean front property!" - Grace Family - May 2021

Posted: May 29, 2021

Beautiful ocean front property. Very private! The flora is breathtaking. Kids enjoyed catching lizards! Private short path to the ocean. Great hot tub. My Husband and I took our three kids (9, 7, and 4) and we had a blast swimming and shelling. This house is located on Tuner Beach, which was the best spot for finding shells on our trip. We would definitely return. We went in May and the bugs were not too bad.

Johnson Family - May 2021

Posted: May 18, 2021

Clements Family - Beautiful views! - May 2021

Posted: May 18, 2021

Great location. Right on the beach. Sunsets every night. The cottage is very cute And was very clean when we arrived. Beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas all provided.We loved the outdoor space and enjoyed the hot tub every evening after watching the sunset.

Westergren Family - Apr 2021

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Guske Family - Apr 2021

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Shoemaker Family - Coquina Cottage Apr 2021

Posted: Apr 23, 2021

Hyndman Family "Unique and private" - Apr 2021

Posted: Apr 21, 2021

Never before been to Captiva, and this property is unique, beautiful, and private. The restaurant area up north is crowded and after seeing that you appreciate the Coquina Cottage property. Very nice landscaping and amenities, including the hot tub. Staff was helpful and responded to any questions/concerns. You really can't say enough about the size, privacy, beauty, and old school FL appeal of the property. You have easy beach access plus a place to clean what you catch, which is great for anyone who likes to fish and cook what the Gulf offers. Skies are very dark and provided great star gazing. Wife and I are both GF and dairy free and don't eat out, so if you're a cook then I'd take the downstairs unit. The upstairs unit kitchen is smaller but the patio view from there is beautiful. Both units are nice, and depending on when you rent you may have both by default. Best of both worlds!

Cope Family - March 2021

Posted: Apr 4, 2021

So romantic!! We felt very secluded and private at this property, the way the gardens and plants are placed creates an Eden. We took advantage of the elevated hot tub to star gaze at night, collected shells in the morning and used the grill a lot. Love this property!

"We loved loved loved the outdoor space" - Esslinger Family - Mar 2021

Posted: Mar 30, 2021

Very quiet and peaceful stay. Everything you need is provided. Towels, soap, beach chairs, beach toys, etc. We loved loved loved the outdoor space. A screen porch would be the only thing lacking as we did get some mosquito bites so bring bug spray. Kitchen was well equipped and laundry in unit was great. Hot tub was wonderful on the colder days. Great communication with Booking team. Beach access was perfect. So quiet and peaceful. Something for everyone. Great stay for our young kids, grandkids, and grandparents.  Date of arrival - March 20, 2021

Jones Family - Mar 2021

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Roth Family - Mar 2021

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Crabb Family - Feb 2021

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Downing Family - Coquina Cottage - Feb 2021

Posted: Mar 8, 2021

Had a great time. A beautiful property, clean and a very unique place. We will certainly come again.

Larivieri Family - Coquina Cottage - Jan 2020

Posted: Feb 13, 2021

I rented for a month and the experience was spectacular. The cottage was “a cottage” ideally situated and landscaped to provide a true tropical beachside experience. It was fortunate I rented both upstairs and downstairs suites as the suites would have been crowded for more than 2 per suite. Overall it was a fantastic month of relaxation. I will be returning if I don’t decide to purchase a place on Captiva :)

Aalburg Family - Jan. 2020

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Kelly Family - Jan 2020

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"The property is just beautiful!" - Hill Family - Jan 2021

Posted: Jan 2, 2021

We enjoyed our stay at Coquina Cottage. The property is just beautiful! We were just a quick walk away to a private, secluded beach with some of the best views & shelling around! The property also had a hot tub and multiple areas to sit and relax for meals throughout the day. Great location!

"A perfect vacation!"- Dodson Family - Dec 2020

Posted: Dec 29, 2020

Nothing but positive things to say about the house, property and management. The house is just as described, cozy, clean, thoughtfully stocked and lots of charming touches. Management is extremely responsive and professional. The property is amazing, the pictures are accurate, and the beach is beautiful. The shells are quite something as well. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely visit again - a perfect vacation.

Outstanding Vacation - Costner Family - Coquina Cottage Nov. 2020

Posted: Nov 10, 2020

This was our second time staying here and it did not disappoint at all. Love the location and the privacy and seclusion. The property is maintained with beautiful foliage and plants. The house is clean and properly maintained and decorated beautifully. I hope we can go back next year because this is truly one of the best beach vacations our family has ever had. The company in particular Joe responds quickly to any questions and makes sure you have everything you need. Super owner or rental company that always puts the customers satisfaction number one. I can't say enough good about this rental it was absolutely fabulous. I would stay there again and again. Close to restaurants and stores too. Thanks again for a wonderful stay at Coquina Cottage. Jeff Costner

Coquina Cottage Sakhai Oct.1, 2020

Posted: Oct 8, 2020

Truly magical place. It’s heaven on earth.

Coquina Cottage Sept. 2020

Posted: Sep 14, 2020

Govette Family - Aug 2020 - Coquina Cottage

Posted: Sep 5, 2020

Beautiful week beautiful property - Aug 2020 - Coquina Cottage

Posted: Aug 12, 2020

A beautiful week in an adorable "Old Florida" style cottage. My older children loved being able to step off the patio right into the sand! My personal favorite part was sitting on the upper deck with a cocktail watching the sunset. What an incredible spot!

Riley Family - Wonderful Cottage on the Beach - July 2020

Posted: Aug 4, 2020

We had a great time at the Coquina Cottage. It was such a unique place and offered such wonderful privacy. We would definitely return again. The two separate spaces worked out very well for our family, and we loved the lush landscaping and direct beach access in the backyard!


Posted: Aug 1, 2020

Beautiful Location!

Posted: Jul 23, 2020

Can't wait to come back!

Peaceful, tropical beach and garden paradise

Posted: Jul 7, 2020

We loved our stay. The cottage is cozy, clean and functional. The gardens are stunning. The beach is private. We loved it and will be back!


Posted: Jul 4, 2020

My wife and I rented this cottage as a way to get away while social distancing and we were not disappointed. It is rare to find thIs amount of privacy and be right on the beach. We rented both levels and would view it as a necessity not only for privacy but to get full use of the amenities. The top unit has great views and an ice maker while the lower level has a washer and dryer and is remarkably quiet for sleeping despite being close to Captiva Drive. The landscaping is remarkable and it is clear Mike, the owner, takes great pride in creating a beautiful and private property. While the plants tend to block some of the view of the ocean (and those on the beach) we spent several afternoons relaxing in the shade of the palms on well cushioned lounge chairs. It should be obvious from other comments that this is a “beach cottage” in a positive way with frequent touches of elegance. We did not want for anything during our stay. In fact, we had Jerry’s deliver food prior to our arrival.

A Week in Paradise - June 2020

Posted: Jun 9, 2020

You will have a hard time finding a more picturesque spot on the planet than the Coquina Cottage. It is like stepping back in time being on a secluded little tropical outcropping right on the beach. I found myself just standing at the sliding glass doors staring at the ocean when we weren't down on the beach swimming, shelling and fishing. It had rained the week prior to arrival, and then again a few times during the week we were there, which resulted in the mosquitoes being out in full force day and night - but the skeeters were a small price to pay for such a magnificent experience. The owner is great and the property management staff was very helpful. I've been home for 2 days and am already figuring out when I can go back.

Coquina Cottage - February 2020

Posted: Feb 25, 2020

The property and location were perfect. The house was about 300ft from the ocean. We had our 3 kids (4, 9, 14) and our dog a little JRT and between the beach, nearby shops/eateries, hot tub we were just busy enough and also made time to relax and enjoy the outdoor areas on the property. My kids brought their water shoes, goggles, snorkels, and inflatables and we collected over a hundred (I’m not kidding!) beautiful near perfect shells 4 inches and larger. It was so much fun at the end of each day to look at the little laminated brochure available at the house and compare what we found. We were really lucky and had sunny days all week we stayed in Feb. We saw a turtle, lots of pelicans, and dolphins jumping in ocean. Only the last day was there a small windy storm and the locals told us to take advantage of the weather as this is when great shells come in. There is a small convenience store within walking distance to the house just across the Captiva-Sanibel bridge

Freeman Family - Feb 2020

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Old Florida Beach Cottage, bring your dog, ON the beach, stargaze in the hammock - Jan 2020

Posted: Feb 9, 2020

Enjoyed the outside spaces and beautiful view from the upstairs balcony. After leaving the lush tropical gardens you follow the winding path to the really close & private feeling beach . Totally secluded but close to restaurants & Captiva shopping.

Coquina Cottage PERFECT - November 2019

Posted: Nov 29, 2019

Much more space than we thought by looking online ... Loved it!!

Coquina Cottage Captiva Island - November 2019

Posted: Nov 21, 2019

We booked both units to celebrate a family birthday. All agreed it was the most perfect setting and beach cottage we have ever experienced. Communication throughout process was speedy and precise. Information before arrival was detailed and anticipated questions before asked. Furnishings were perfect, amenities complete. Excellent wifi/entertainment, sparkling spa, tropical landscaping was spectacular creating ambiance and privacy. Lighted access to uncrowded beach. All agreed that we are coming back to Captiva and this property. Perfect November weather was the whipped cream and cherry on the birthday cake. Owner thoughtfully brought by some lemons from his property. Key limes at the cottage weren’t ripe yet. Thanks for an amazing time.

Shelton Family - Coquina Cottage - October 2019

Posted: Nov 5, 2019

We love Captiva and we Loved Coquina Cottage, just perfect!!

Dotson Family - Coquina Cottage - October 2019

Posted: Oct 29, 2019

We really enjoyed our stay!! It was the perfect location for our girls trip. We loved all of the outdoor seating areas surrounded by palm trees and beautiful flowering plants. We loved that it was right on the beach!!

Flory Family - Coquina Cottage - October 2019

Posted: Oct 29, 2019

“Amazing location! Right on the beach with amazing landscaping and flowers that the owner has lovingly planted over the years. The path out to the beach was so beautiful in the morning and evening. We spent the week fishing and enjoyed the fish cleaning station!!!!! Fresh fish every night at our favorite restaurants!!! Joe and Kristin were available for any questions and Mike the Owner was a pleasure. Can't wait for next year!”

Miroir Family - Coquina Cottage - August 2019

Posted: Aug 22, 2019

Perfect place for a family getaway and if you are a plant lover it’s ideal!

The Choudhary family - Coquina Cottage - May 2019

Posted: Jul 10, 2019

We are so in love with Coquina Cottage. Too many great things to mention. We will be back!

The Saake Family - Coquina Cottage - June 2019

Posted: Jul 10, 2019

We rented both units. Lovely gardens and wildlife. We enjoyed shelling and sunsets on the beach.

Great location, smaller cottage

Posted: Jun 29, 2019

The location to the beach is wonderful, but the cottage is small, too small for family time. We were cramped but the yard is amazing. No room for dinners together inside or to play games at night. There is a devan that seats 3. We were separated from our children upstairs. Not good for a family get together.

Costner Family- Coquina Cottage- May 2019

Posted: May 24, 2019

This was our first Gulf Coast side vacation and it was outstanding. This location was the absolute best there could be. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. Best of all is the location. Step out the back and your 50 feet from the beach and the beauty of the property was breathtaking. This cottage has some of the most beautiful plants and foliage I have ever seen. The folks at Our Captiva where very nice and easy to deal with and I think I even met the owner who gave me a tour of the beautiful plants and landscape, super nice man. Everything about our stay was great we rented both upstair and downstairs and it was outstanding. We want to go back for sure and I hope we can soon it is a long way to drive but it is worth every minute in the truck to get there. Thanks for our best vacation ever. We usually go to the NC outer banks but this beats that hands down. Loved it and everything about Captiva Island. Jeff Costner

Iannelli Family- Coquina Cottage- April 2019

Posted: May 13, 2019

What a gorgeous spot! I fell in love with the property, beach and convenience of a walk-able store and restaurants. If you think of selling....

Patterson Family- Coquina Cottage- April 2019

Posted: May 2, 2019

We thought the price for rental of the two units was a little high considering the size... On a positive note, the landscaping was very nice and the back yard and path to the beach was also very nice. The owner came over to meet us one day when we were on the beach and talked with us for a while. He was very nice and we thought it was nice that he came out to say hello. We have stayed at many beaches houses that were much nicer, larger and cheaper for a peak week. We did enjoy our stay though and had a nice week at the beach.

Mahoney Family- Coquina Cottage- April 2019

Posted: Apr 24, 2019

Myself, my husband, and our two boys (15 and 17 years) loved the house and the location and had a great holiday. Beautiful garden, beautiful beach, perfect waters. Owner and staff were all very friendly and helpful. Would love to go again!

The Schumacher family -Coquina Cottage- Febraury 2019

Posted: Apr 1, 2019

We had a glorious week here at Coquina Cottage. The weather was perfect, the sunsets were breathtaking. The cottage was perfect just right for my husband, myself and our golden retriever. We will be back.

Ambrose Family- Coquina Cottage- March 2019

Posted: Apr 1, 2019

Two weeks that were great in every way- weather, sunsets, relaxing and hospitality. The Cottage was very comfortable and the grounds are totally amazing. We had our own piece of a tropical island. We look forward to coming back.

Sershen Family -Coquina Cottage- March 2019

Posted: Apr 1, 2019

Thank you so much! The Coquina Cottage was so beautiful, along with the beach! I have so many amazing new memories!I got into a bit of a bike accident after being distracted by a beautiful tree at another property, but I'm ok. Thank you so much to Nacho for bringing flowers from that tree, I pressed some in a book so I could bring them back to MN with me. My parents and I went to many delicious restaurants, saw beautiful beaches, found LOTS of gorgeous shells and so much more. Thank you again.

Van Steenberger Family -Coquina Cottage- March 2019

Posted: Mar 28, 2019

The property was right on the beach and beautifully landscaped. Lots of privacy. We rented both the upstairs and downstairs for a 4 sisters reunion. Glad we did. It would have been tight with 4 of us in one unit. Everything we needed for a week stay was provided.

Wood Family- Coquina Cottage- December 2018

Posted: Mar 6, 2019

We had a glorious week here at Coquina Cottage. The weather was perfect, the sunsets were breathtaking, the cottage was perfect! Just right for my husband, myself and our golden retrievers! We will be back!

Williams Family- Coquina Cottage- February 2019

Posted: Mar 6, 2019

It is great! The place is charming. Loved the plants. The ocean is right there. We had the beach all to ourselves. Lots of shells.

Foster Family- Coquina Cottage- February 2019

Posted: Mar 6, 2019

The picture is of the second story balcony onto a stunning tropical landscape with the path to the unbelievably gorgeous beach. There is so much private land, amazingly landscaped, with many small, cozy seating and sunbathing areas tucked among the palms and flowering bushes. The overall feeling of this place is lush, natural paradise. The view from the house as seen here does not include the sunsets that slowly dropped a perfect round sun into the horizon - a sight that left us in awe every evening. The cottage is small and cozy but with every amenity you'll need or desire. Come out of the water to a fresh water faucet rinse off, before you get in the hot tub; hop in the hammock to finish your book or just watch the many birds above; fire up the grill or walk into town for a great meal at easy, friendly restaurants. The owner of this amazing place will treat you like family, you'll be glad you lucked out that he decided to share paradise with you! We had 3 small grandchildren with us

Golden Family - Coquina Cottage - October 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

To begin with, we had both top and bottom units, giving us full reign of the entire property. This place is great by yourself or together with friends. If you've ever thought about leaving everything behind, moving to Costa Rica, and living out your days on the beach, this is as close as you will ever get to it, without actually having to quit your job. I've never been so relaxed, so comfortable, so recharged at the end of my week. I will be back, and I will never leave a review for it again, because it is mine, mine, mine!

Pelton Family - Coquina Cottage - August 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

The photos are exactly what you will find when you arrive to this real estate! The private oasis created is colorful, welcoming, and full of beautiful birds. Private beach access very well maintained. House equipped with beach supplies for the entire family: umbrella, chairs, shelling buckets, sand toys, frisbee, goggles& snorkel. We rented both units to fit our family and enjoyed both, but found upstairs unit more satisfying with the views and floor plan. Lower level needs TLC. If we could change anything it would be the red tide! Unfortunately it was severe during our week at the beach away from our busy schedule. To stay off the beaches we booked a deep sea fishing tour through Catchin’ Jiants... ask for CJ! And visited the Everglades Only 1.5 hr away!

Andrews Family - Coquina Cottage - July 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

We look forward to the week at Coquina all year. The cottage is perfect for our family of five and we enjoy every thoughtfully appointed feature. The beautiful landscaping allows you to feel far removed from crowds and traffic and the sunsets on the beach are amazing.

Vanacek Family - Coquina Cottage - June 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Our stay was most enjoyable. The cottage, while small, was well appointed and perfect for a couple looking to spend some together time with each other. Be sure to bring a camera or two. The flora was nice and kept the outside world unseen. The view from the upper porch was awesome. Frigates and pelicans feeding in the morning and outstanding sunsets can all be seen from the porch. It is a very short walk to the beach and the beach is close to perfect. No problems were encountered. I will be going back next year.

Westergren Family - Coquina Cottage - June 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

We continue to return to this little slice of paradise, we so enjoy the eclectic style of this wonderful place. Morning coffee on the deck upstairs to prepare for the stresses of sitting on beach all day. 2minutes and you are there on your own beach complete with chase and umbrella. Lunch and nap then out to the rigors of beach , the stress of watching Dolphins swim within 50 ft of shore, Osprey fishing And of course the eternal search for the perfect shell. Life is good, recommend for everyone. We always take the up and downstairs as we have found it works well for us, we usually are 2-4 So having both works. The location is perfect as you can walk to Sunshine Grill for breakfast and watch for Manatee at Blind Pass bridge. We have not tried Mad Hatter, however, I understand it is quite good. Our latest find is the Sunshine Seafood Rest. Just great food and fun people.

Crossbeard Family - Coquina Cottage - May 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

The property is incredible, private and the landscaping is beautiful! Also a short walk to local restaurants (and very family friendly - necessary as we had our 2 year old with us). We rented the whole house, which I would recommend for privacy and flexibility of space (especially if you're traveling as a family). The Coquina Cottage team was amazing, responsive and eager to help! We rented a crib and some other items through their recommended source, and the customer service was wonderful. We totally dropped the ball and neglected to set up the crib rental until the day before we were heading down...and they made it happen! Only advice, use bug spray and buy itch cream just in case. My husband and daughter didn't get bit, but I was eaten up. Worth it, and we will 100% be going back to Captiva and staying HERE. XO

Murphy Family - Coquina Cottage - April 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Coquina Cottage has one of the most beautiful beach settings in the world. It not only has the relaxing sand dunes on property with spa and hammock, it has lots of private parking. The property is lushly landscaped so you feel secluded from neighbors. The beach has all the shells you could possibly collect and small waves, perfect for parents with their toddler. The cottage was as advertised - clean with all the amenities that one needs for a relaxing week. The downstairs unit is a bit tight to fit it all in - we adapted pretty quickly. The open space on the top floor was especially nice to watch sunsets - I recommend taking both top and bottom. If you wish to break up your relaxing days with elegant dining, the Mad Hatter is a good choice which is in walking distance. You can also purchase almost all you need at the general store across the street. Thanks so much for allowing us to stay in your property.

Guske family - coquina cottage - April 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Beautiful property. Peaceful and private. Well taken care of. Nice to have beach chairs and umbrella available.

Evans Family - Coquina Cottage - January 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Coquina Cottage did not disappoint! The property was incredibly beautiful! The lush greenery, the private hot hub, hammock, and plentiful beach chairs make this an amazing place to stay, even if you never leave the grounds. You walk out onto the beach and are overcome by the beauty of the ocean. The beach was very quiet and felt like we had the beach to ourselves. We’ll be dreaming about this place for years to come!

Greenwood Family - Coquina Cottage - January 2018

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

We loving coming to Coquina Cottage. This was our third time. It's so peaceful and private. I love walking the private beach looking for great shells. Everything you need is provided at the cottage. Just come enjoy and relax.

Alebrand Family - Coquina Cottage - November 2017

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

We stayed only a few days but felt home from the first moments. The place was perfect for us both and the dog. The beach so close and the condo so nice we enjoyed every second. Wildlife was great as well and we took many pictures of the dolphins and pelicans. Will hopefully be able to come again.

Ray Family - Coquina Cottage - July 2017

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Two of my sons and I went to Coquina Cottage for a last trip before one of them leaves for college. We had no idea what to expect, though we were certain a beach getaway would be a lot of fun. The view from the balcony was spectacular, and the privacy of the cottage felt at times like we were on our own island. Beautifully landscaped, convenient and comfortable, we made many memories that I am particularly thankful for. Thank you for a wonderful getaway, and we hope to visit again!

Wells Family - Coquina Cottage - May 2017

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

This could not have been a more perfect place for a quick get-away with my sister. We hardly had time in four days to enjoy the many different areas of quiet and beauty!! Thank you for creating a beach experience the way it was meant to be!

Brigham Family - Coquina Cottage - May 2017

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Our stay at Coquina Cottage was relaxing and enjoyable. The cottage downstairs is quite small, but adequate for two adults and two dogs. The weather was beautiful so we spend a lot of time on the front porch and or in the lounge chairs depending on the position of the sun in the sky. The property is lush with south Florida flora and fauna. The setting is quiet.

Dean Family - Coquina Cottage - April 2017

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Simple, yet spectacular, secluded piece of paradise! I wish we could have stayed forever! Nestled in lush natural and native landscaping, the bungalow and it's surroundings are everything you could want in a beach get away! Not fancy, but exactly what is needed to truly enjoy a Captiva beach vacation. The shells on the beach are plentiful and the beach is not overcrowded with people. We enjoyed having our pups with us at the house and on the beach! The hot tub is a relaxing place to end the day! The owner is gracious and friendly and we cannot wait to go back!

Misale Family - Coquina Cottage - March 2017

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

A very special place on a special island. Had a great time and any issues we had were immediately taken care of. We are going back!

Ficken Family - Coquina Cottage December 2016

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Perfect secluded getaway!! Our family had a superb time at the cottage with breathing views, wonderful shelling and numerous dolphin sightings!! Small cottage was perfect with all we needed for our family . We hope to definitely come back!!

Heisserer Family - Coquina Cottage - December 2016

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Everyday I woke up to Paradise. My family and I described this place as Paradise everyday we were there. We walked daily on the beach and found amazing shells and corals. Santibel/Captiva Island had great places to eat, especially Island Cow. Management was immediately available, and came by when I had an issue with my cable needing reset. Management supplied about everything you would possibly need to make your stay complete. Everything was so clean. My husband and I have already discussed staying again next year. Thank you Coquina Cottage on the Beach!

Renshaw family - Coquina Cottage - September 2016

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

This was our second stay at Coquina Cottage and we absolutely love it! It is a private cottage with beautiful landscaping and direct access to the beach. The hammock and hot tub are secluded from any neighbors. The location is within walking distance of several restaurants and a small convenience store. We also rented bikes and rode down to a marina as well as other shops and restaurants. The sunsets either from the beach or right off the upper balcony are stunning! There are plenty of beautiful shells and we found several large starfish in the water. Our favorite moment is when a manatee swam right up to the beach where we were wading and visited with us! This is a perfect place for a romantic getaway! We look forward to returning for our third trip soon!

Varnum Family - Coquina Cottage - September 2016

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

This was my second stay at Coquina Cottage and it was marvelous, just as I expected. The property is in a great location, the grounds are superb and the customer service is what will keep me coming back. Thank you to everyone involved with making this a great vacation spot.

Hansjoerg Family - Coquina Cottage - August 2016

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

After travelling 8 weeks the US with the Family (2 kids, 9 year and 6 year), we had a wonderful last 9 days at the Coquina Cottage. The cottage is really nice and many amenities making your stay very comfortable. The team is very responsive and is taking care on anything you wish. In my opinion you need to rent both suites (upper and lower) no matter how many people you are. This is the way the suites are set up. The location direct on the lonely beach is very attractive and we have enjoyed our days here even the mosquito's are doing their job very good... :-) We recommend this cottage to anybody.

Greenwood Family - Coquina Cottage - April 2016

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

This was our second time at Coquina Cottage. We love being right on the beach as well as having privacy. There are so many amenities that come with the cottage, hammock, hot tub, beach chairs to mention a few. The location is near to everything in Captiva and Sanibel. The owner has planted beautiful flowers and tropic vegetation that are beautiful.

Ebert Wedding - Coquina Cottage - November 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

My Fiance and I had been contemplating a destination wedding but we were not sold on the idea so I set out on an internet search to see what ideas we could come up with since we only wanted to invite a dozen people. I came across the Coquina Cottage and instantly fell in love. It was easy to get to, beautiful, and once I talked to them in person I knew they were attentive to detail and super friendly. The beach was accessible for our elderly folks who needed a little more time to get to the beach with enough shade and seating for enjoying the landscape once the ceremony was over. The beach was private enough that we could do the ceremony without interruption and the sunset was amazing! Our photos were done by a family member and we could not ask for better lighting or scenery to capture some amazing memories. We enjoyed our stay at Coquina Cottage not only with the ceremony but just with our time on the beach. We witnessed amazing wild life between pelicans dive bombing their dinner, t

Johnson Family - Coquina Cottage - November 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

With the news of my best friend's (a 12 year weimaraner) diagnosis of bone cancer & our families love for the ocean (Wife, weimaraner, English Setter, Me) we decided on a last minute trip to the beach to spend what could be our last trip with our Weimaraner, Stoli. We are true beach lovers. Sun up to sundound in the sand. I really can't say enough about how kind the owners were to accommodate for us on literally 2 days notice. I can tell you the gardens & landscape at Coquina is second to none. We spent the early morning walking our dogs on a pet friendly beach only steps outside the door of our cottage and learning the different plant life that surrounds the property. We stayed in the bottom cottage which had everything we needed. The cottage is small, but quaint & stocked with the essentials . It made my wife & I realize how wonderful it is to just read, cook together, walk to the beach in seconds & not have to drive anywhere. We walked to several resturants & the General store. We d

Luquire Family - Coquina Cottage - October 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Coquina Cottage offered the perfect setting for our romantic getaway. This was our first visit to Captiva and it couldn't have been more perfect! We were married on the beach at sunset right in front of the cottage and it was beautiful. The cottage is quaint and provided all of the necessities. We chose Coquina specifically because of the privacy that it offered versus that of a hotel/condo etc. The sunsets from the upper level deck were breathtaking! The owner came by and checked on us...just to make sure we had everything we needed after his morning walk. So thoughtful! We will definitely return!

Westergren Family - Coquina Cottage - September 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

As always the time spent at the cottage was memorable and restful. We have such a wonderful experience not only with the property but, with the staff . They are always so helpful from the welcome gifts to the insect repellent for the no seeums. Looking forward to more beach time in the near future

Hale Family - Coquina Cottage - August 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Words cannot express how perfect our stay at Coquina Cottage was. We rented the top unit, the view is to die for. Drinking coffee on the deck in the morning with that view, then walking the short distance to the beach to hunt for shells, there is no better way to start the day. The property is landscaped to perfection. Everything you need is provided at the cottage. All you need is to buy your provisions and you would never need to leave! Each evening, we walked to the beach to see the beautiful sunsets. I didn't want to leave. We will be back!!!

Aitken Family - Coquina Cottage - June 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

My husband and I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed saying at the Coquina Cottage. Upon arrival it was immaculately clean, offered tons of amenities (such as washer dryer, refrigerator, microwave, full kitchen, dishes, towels, sheets, etc), a personal hot tub and our own little beach area where we spent most of our days! We even brought along our two dogs who enjoyed it as much as we did! The walk to the gulf was short and the beach wasn't very crowded which was nice. There is a convenient store and a couple nice restaurants within walking distance and the "downtown" Captiva area was only 3 miles away. Our view was amazing, our vacation relaxing, and the house was perfect! I would love to go back every year!

Young Family - Coquina Cottage - June 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

My family and I returned to this wonderful cottage for the second time. Words cannot describe the experience we had. First, the cottage is perfect. The amenities provided make it easy to relax and live there for a week without the need to leave. The beautiful vegetation surrounding the home make it difficult to leave the upstairs porch or the warm hot tub. Once you get through your private walk to the beach you are in for a treat. The daily sightings of dolphins and manatees are incredible. Watch your step when you go into the ocean, as you will find yourself stepping on hundreds of starfish, and you might find a crab or two. We also encountered two sightings of a group of small sting rays. If you wake up early for an ocean sunrise, take a long walk down Sanibel beach and you can find sand dollars. I could go on, but this sums up the the wonderful trip that we had. We cannot wait to return for the third visit in the near future. Thank you for this amazing experience.

Westergren family - Coquina Cottage - May 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

This surprise tropical haven was far beyond our expectations, We so enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and easy access to beach. The house more than met our needs ,however, if more than 2 people you do need the up and down . View from upstairs is wonderful and downstairs is most handy for those daytime snacks and lunches. The owner and all the people who help him are extra accommodating and helpful, providing the necessary items for all your beach and cooking needs, I have never seen such a well stocked kitchen with quality utensils, cookware and dishes. The extra touches such as a beautiful flower gift the day we arrived to the no see-ums repellent . We are most assuredly planning a return as soon as possible. Thanks Coquina for making our beach time memorable!!!

Nolle Family - Coquina Cottage - May 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

There is something special about Sanibel/Captiva and Coquina! My husband & I have stayed here many times and look forward to many more! I don't even know where to begin. Mike & Canella and their hospitality are #1. All you have to do is show up and enjoy yourself! The privacy, lush surroundings, sunsets and good times are second to none! We enjoy the beach, restaurants, shelling of course and the hot tub under the stars and truly so much more! We just left a couple of weeks ago and are ready to book 2 weeks again next year!! Leave the stress behind and come to Coquina and RELAX!! P.S. My husband swears the beer tastes better here!!

Shields family - Coquina Cottage - May 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

My husband and I stayed at the cottage for a week and had the best time! We did not travel far as we live in Florida, however it felt like found our own little tropical getaway. The landscaping is gorgeous, the hot tub relaxing and the cottage is quaint and cozy. I can't stress enough how it is literally in the best the location! It was close to everything, not to mention your backyard is the beach. We rented a boat, went kayaking, visited Ding Darling's Nature Preserve and of course ate at the famous Bubble Room. In our own backyard we saw countless amounts of wildlife including dolphins, manatees, and even sea turtles. Cool story about the sea was our last night at the cottage and we went star gazing on the beach. I saw a shadow and heard something off to my right but couldn't make it out as it was too dark. The next morning as we we're walking out to the beach, the wildlife conservationist were marking the area off as a sea turtle nest that was just left the night before

Clarke Family - Coquina Cottage - April 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Our stay with our 17 and 15 year old sons and small dog was awesome ! The first observation when we arrived was the beautiful White Gardenia and Jasmine that I smelled.The landscaping is incredible. Also, outside there are a few seating "nooks". They have a whimsical and enchanted feeling to them.Privacy around the property is absolute.The beach is right down your own path and the water was so warm. We swam,collected shells and in the evening watched beautiful sunsets and saw Dolphins ! The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed. The boys stayed upstairs and we stayed downstairs.I would recommend this rental and we would definitely rent this house again.

Puent Family - Coquina Cottage - February 2015

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

From the lush, whimsical, gardens and landscaping, to the direct beach access down a soft sandy path, and the addictive shelling, the amazing sunsets and the relaxing hot tub under bright stars at night as well as the totally privacy -- all combined to make Coquina Cottage a true paradise. The house was very comfortable including the bed. The decor was lovely w/o being upscale or fussy. We stocked groceries so we didn't have to leave except to have dinner out once. Coquina Cottage is a true gem and we fell in love with it all. Also appreciated the attentiveness of the management staff and property owner. 5 Stars for the property and our experience there.

Stafford Family - Coquina Cottage - December 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Perfect location. Felt like a true beach house. No glitz, just easy. Thanks for a great getaway.

Chirdon Family - Coquina Cottage - November 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Excellent stay. Wonderful house situated on an acre of land right on the Gulf of Mexico. Very comfortable facilities, all is in good working condition. Located in a fantastic geographic spot. Locals are friendly and welcoming.

Hally Family - Coquina Cottage - October 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

My husband and I recently stayed at the Coquina Cottages. We loved the close proximity to the beach, we enjoyed walking along the beach with our 2 pets and collecting seashells. The sunsets were amazing. We look forward to returning next year!

Prado Family - Coquina Cottage - October 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

I have to say that I was very impressed with Coquina Cottage. You truly can't appreciate all it has to offer until you are actually there. The accommodations were perfect, just enough room and nicely decorated. They have most of what you need in the kitchen. The best part was the close distance to the ocean. It was almost like having your own private beach. We loved it and will come back again very soon!

Varnum family - Coquina Cottage - September 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

I booked the cottage to have a beautiful, relaxing place to celebrate my birthday. Coquina Cottage was everything I hoped for. The views were spectacular. I was surrounded by beautiful landscaped grounds and everything I needed was there in the cottage. I have absolutely no hesitation recommended this place for anyone who wants to experience a little bit of paradise.

Berogan Family - Coquina Cottage - June 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

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.

Tharpe Family - Coquina Cottage - June 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

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.

MacDonald Family - Coquina Cottage - May 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

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!

Gillespie Family - Coquina Cottage - April 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

It was our second stay at Coquina Cottage. The location is prime, beautiful ocean views and an acre of trees and plants affords privacy. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well maintained; amenities are bountiful. We were welcomed by Nacho at check in, later by the owner. We highly recommend this property. It's the perfect place! Nearby activities, attractions, shopping and restaurants. What more could one want? We look forward to returning.

Collins family - Coquina Cottage - March 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

This cottage is excellent, the location is lovely and we had absolutely no complaints. Captiva Island is very pretty and there are tons of things to do. Good restaurants are within walking distance including the Mad Hatter and the Sunshine Grill, both of which are good.

Knisley family - Coquina Cottage - February 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

special spot, lovely patio and quick walk to the beach; very responsive management staff.

Miller Family - Coquina Cottage - January 2014

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

When we found the listing on-line it looked like the perfect spot. When we arrived we knew it was the perfect spot! Mike, Coquina's owner was there when we arrived. He had just stopped by to be sure we had everything we needed. Personal service doesn't get any better than that! The grounds were lushly planted and amazingly private. The view of the sunset from the cottage balcony was incredible...there couldn't be a better spot on the island to watch the sun setting than from Coquina's balcony or beach. The cottage was cozy, the view astounding. We found the serenity we were seeking!

Sullivan Family - Coquina Cottage - December 2013

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

I would like to add to my submitted review. We saw dolphins daily if not multiple times a day! A special treat . . . dolphin pups with their mothers frequently visited. The beach was virtually private. The owners were very accommodating to our special circumstances. Thank you for that.

Stone Family - Coquina Cottage - November 2013

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Excellent Wedding/Honeymoon Destination. Small, but comfortable quaint cottage with all the privacy you'll need. Beautiful back area/secluded from everything and wonderful beach access. Hardly any noise. Very peaceful and relaxing. Would be great for small families as well. Only thing missing was a big ceiling fan outside under the back patio. Thank you guys. It was a great wedding and honeymoon stay for us. We will definitely be back. And thank you for the bottle of champagne. Very sweet of you. We had mimosas for 2 days! :) p.s. Nacho was very kind and helpful when we needed assistance with the hot tub. Also great to meet you too David. Nice of you to take the time to come over and meet us. Very thoughtful. Take care

Faust Family - Coquina Cottage - February 2013

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

Location is perfect! A few problems the first 2 days, but Randy & Nacho were there very quickly to fix it. The owner is really lucky to have both of them taking care of his property. Sunsets were wonderful and a perfect place for the grand children. Wish the downstairs had a little more room, but all worked out very well.

Callinan Family - Coquina Cottage - February 2013

Posted: Jan 3, 2019

The Coquina Cottage was great for celebrating our 2nd honeymoon. We rented both units and enjoyed the beautifully landscaped private grounds surrounding the cottage. The Cottage was well maintained, comfortable, and complete with amenities. The beach in front with endless white sand made for great days watching dolphins and evenings watching spectacular sunsets. Loved that literally everything was provided by this rental property for a great vacation, so only needed to bring swim suits. The beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, hammock, and kayaks were welcomed extras.

King family- Coquina Cottage - October 2018

Posted: Nov 7, 2018

Loved it! We had a great time!! Loved the cottage and the beach!! Loved seeing the dolphins close by and all the lizards. Loved collecting shells!!