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Cottontail Cottage

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Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Dogs allowed.

533 Rabbit Road Sanibel, FL 33957 United States

Update following Hurricane Ian: This home is unavailable for rentals until further notice.

Check out this ground-level, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pet friendly home that sits only 7 houses back from West Gulf Drive where you'll quickly find the beautiful sandy beaches & the Gulf of Mexico!

This beachside bungalow has all the island charms you could hope for in your next Sanibel vacation home. This adorable home features an open floor plan, a large screened in-ground pool, and the near beach convenience in the most desirable neighborhood on the island! This single-story beauty also boasts a great living, dining & kitchen area great for entertaining family and friends and helping to make those forever memories. The 3 comfortable bedrooms and the 2 sample-sized bathrooms are sure to please you and your guests (6 max). You'll also enjoy your large screened lanai with your private heated pool, the perfect spot for your morning coffee, an afternoon swim, and your evenings dining alfresco. So, pack your bags and come relax on the shell strewn beaches of Sanibel & Captiva and immerse yourself in island living in your new home away from home.

Home amenities include: 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms -- 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, and 2 twin beds, (sleeps 6), 3 TV's, free WIFI & cable, large heated pool with a large screened lanai, washer & dryer, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ gas grill. Pets considered (Dogs only). Bed linens and bath towels included. Beach chairs, beach towels, and an umbrella are provided for added convenience.

Bicycle, Kayak, & Paddleboard rentals available through our SBL Outfitters division. Free delivery and pick-up available to our guests. Call us today for more information for the best rates on the island!

Please note: ALL of our Single Family Homes require a 28 day minimum rental period per the city of Sanibel. This unit is non-smoking with a maximum occupancy of 6 people.

Sanibel Vacations, or "SBL Vacations" provide a variety of high quality, meticulously attended vacation rental homes and condos on Sanibel & Captiva Islands. We are a boutique vacation rental company who strive to make your next island adventure to be the most relaxing and memorable experience possible. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Please Note: For ALL HomeAway/Vrbo bookings, the SBL Rental Agreement, particularly the cancellation policy & payment schedule, will supersede the published HomeAway/Vrbo policies. Please read the rental agreement provided at the time of booking to review all applicable policies. Please call the property manager with any questions regarding cancellation and payment schedule procedures.

City of Sanibel Dwelling Lic# 20-00020694

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 1 story
Unit Code 533 RR
Beds 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6
Pets Dogs allowed.
Standard Amenities Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Utensils, Plates & Glassware
Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, WiFi, Hairdryer, Pets Considered
Business Nearby Bike & Equipment Rentals
Outdoor BBQ Grill, Private Pool, Heated Pool, Outdoor Dining Furniture, Screened Lanai, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Beach Umbrella
Geographic Near Beach
Entertainment Cable TV
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Average Vacation Rental Rating (Based on 11 reviews)

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91 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Ann Weisel

    Stayed 30 days ending in March, 2022

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    Ann W from Simsbury, CT recommends this vacation rental

    I loved my little house on Rabbit Road. Unfortunately the owners are taking it over next year.

    • Manager Responded on 7/8/2022

      Dear Ann, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Cottontail Cottage for the month of March and that it had everything you needed to make your stay a memorable one for all of the right reasons. We work hard to connect the dots before your arrival and during your stay, and we would welcome the opportunity to assist you in planning your next Sanibel vacation.

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  • Cottontail Cottage

    Stayed 27 days ending in February, 2022

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    Deborah S from Pittsburgh, PA recommends this vacation rental

    It is a wonderful home with walking distance to the beach and a lovely pool. Too bad the owners are moving in and it is no longer available

    • Manager Responded on 7/8/2022

      Dear Deborah, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Cottontail Cottage for the month of February and that it had everything you needed to make your stay a memorable one for all of the right reasons. We work hard to connect the dots before your arrival and during your stay, and we would welcome the opportunity to assist you in planning your next Sanibel vacation.

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  • Cottontail Cottage

    Stayed 30 days ending in January, 2022

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    Deborah S from Pittsburgh, PA recommends this vacation rental

    It was wonderful. Would recommend this place but the owners are moving in so it won't be available

    • Manager Responded on 2/16/2022

      Deborah, thank you for the wonderful review of Cottontail Cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed your first month in the home and we hope you're enjoying it even more this month. We are so grateful you chose to spend your two months with us here on Sanibel and we look forward to welcoming you back next year.

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  • 533 Rabbit

    Stayed 29 days ending in November, 2021

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    Steve M from Warminster, PA does not recommend this vacation rental.

    House was dirty and very outdated.Broken frig. 2 days to replace the broken frig.We had to throw out food we had just purchased.Sanibel vacations gave us a small cooler and 2 bags of ice. Sanibel emplyees went home knowing we did not have a frig and no way to protect the food we purchased.We spent two days of vacation waiting for
    service man. We were told the house was being cleaned and inspected before we could move in.We found dirty floors and dog treats under the tv cabinet. The blinds on sliding glass doors were missing pieces. The flood lights in the back yard did not work.
    Rip in screen enclosure around pool.Wooden deck was old and unusable due to tree pushing up the deck .Pans were old and everything you cooked stuck to the pans. Vanity in bathroom is delaminating.Dirty air vents and intake vents.

    • Manager Responded on 12/14/2021

      Steve, we thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Cottontail Cottage in November. We are very sorry to learn about some of these items for the first time, as we absolutely would've corrected them immediately. Our guests satisfaction is extremely important to us as is your happiness throughout your entire stay. We are very sorry for the inconvenience of the few days without a refrigerator and that is why we brought over a cooler and some bags of ice. We would've absolutely brought over additional coolers and bags of ice if you had reached out. The house absolutely was cleaned and inspected, but I am very sorry they failed to find the dog biscuits under the TV cabinet we will make them very aware and correct the issue going forward. The flood lights could've been replaced and we could've had our on-island screen repairman come take a look at the rip and possibly replace it during your stay. Due to the homes being back to back check-ins it is sometimes hard to make all of the necessary maintenance updates during the quick turnaround time. We have extra sets of pots & pans here at the office and would've replaced those for you as well. The vanity in the bathroom is definitely something we can make the owner aware of, however, they are planning on making some updates to the home in the upcoming future, so hopefully that will be something on their list. Again, we apologize for the dirty air vents and intake vents, our housekeepers and maintenance team will definitely pay more attention to that in the future. Again, some of these items we are just learning about for the first time and had we known immediately when they happened, we would've made them right. As I mentioned above, your happiness and enjoyment during your stay is of upmost importance to us, so we are very sorry that you were not satisfied with your stay! If there is anything else you'd like to share with us please reach out and we will be glad to speak to you.

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  • Great house and location

    Stayed 27 days ending in February, 2021

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    a guest from West Hartford, CT recommends this vacation rental

    Great stay at a great house. Very convenient and quiet location.

    • Manager Responded on 3/6/2021

      William, Thank you for your review of Cottontail Cottage and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope to welcome you back in the future!

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  • Good Times on Sanibel

    Stayed 30 days ending in March, 2020

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    Ann W from Simsbury, CT recommends this vacation rental

    My little house in Rabbit Road is so so perfect for me and my guests. This year was definitely effected by the Corona virus, and we left early.
    The owner have up graded the house over the years. The bikes are great, and even when we’ve had trouble with them, you’ve replaced immediately.

    • Manager Responded on 11/21/2020

      Dear Ann, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Cottontail Cottage! We are sorry your time on the island was impacted by COVID. We do look forward to welcoming you back to beautiful Sanibel in the future!

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  • Very nice place to stay

    Stayed 28 days ending in February, 2020

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    Christopher L from Newburyport, MA recommends this vacation rental

    We spent the month of February at Cottontail Cottage and had a really nice stay. I would have liked to rate the house 4 1/2 stars, but it doesn't allow half stars. The house was great, very clean and in a great location. The pool and yard is very private due to the lush vegetation even though there are neighbors all around. The location is great - just a 5 minute walk to the beach, and an easy bike or car ride to stores (just over 2 miles away). The pool is immaculate and was really appreciated, and we loved how the sliders completely open so that it feels like the pool area is part of the house. The management company (SBL vacations) was absolutely wonderful to deal with - they were very responsive and very helpful. As to the negatives, there were a couple, but were fairly minor. Although in a great location, the house is on a pretty busy road so there is a little more road noise than we would have liked, but at least at night there is very little traffic. Also, although the house is overall in good shape, clean and well maintained, there were a few minor issues due to the house having been built a while ago (probably in the 80's), so little maintenance things occur - the lock on the bathroom window broke and one of the shower slider brackets broke. These were pretty minor things, but overall the house was great and I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay.

    • Manager Responded on 11/21/2020

      Dear Christopher, Thank you for feedback regarding your stay at Cottontail Cottage! We will take your issues to management and will hopefully be making some changes to the home in the near future! We look forward to welcoming you back to Sanibel in the future!

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  • Close to the beach

    Stayed 30 days ending in August, 2018

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    a guest from Moon Township, PA recommends this vacation rental

    Close to the beach, Ding Darling, Crow, Nature Center, great pool

    • Manager Responded on 9/4/2018

      Thank you for leaving this review of Cottontail Cottage! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay on Sanibel! We hope to have you stay with us again in the future!

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  • July in Shell Heaven!!

    Stayed 30 days ending in July, 2018

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    W A V from Canton, MS recommends this vacation rental

    Our family of grandparents, daughter and soninlaw and 2 granddaughters—plus their goldendoodle, spent 4 weeks in this lovely location!! The location was perfect for biking or walking to the beach access—grandfather has mobility problems but we were able to park with a handicap sign in any of the beach access areas—this was a perk!! The house and pool is beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. We did , However, call the main office as there is only one set of linens for each bed...this was a bit unusual from our past experience! We were told we could “purchase” another set but did not think this was necessary as we brought some of our own linens—they did bring us another set for the king size bed with no charge! The property is well managed with weekly landscaping and pool service. Thank you for the free beach bag and special soap bar! There is a Goodwill close by so we picked up some bargains that we left(like an extra lamp!) the welcome booklet could include more information, like brochures for restaurants, days the outside services come , phone numbers we might need, etc. overall, despite the Red Tide the last week, we had a wonderful stay!! Thank you for your hospitality!!

    • Manager Responded on 8/8/2018

      Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Please let us know the next time you are planning a trip to Sanibel! We are happy to help with your next vacation!

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  • Fun on Sanibel

    Stayed 120 days ending in March, 2018

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    Carol T from Kirkwood, MO recommends this vacation rental

    This is our third stay at this location. Obviously we enjoy the house very much, our main concern is the VERY old and uncomfortable furniture in the main part of the house. We had to bring in the patio chairs to have a half way comfortable seat. Would be GREAT to have new living room seating.

    • Manager Responded on 3/5/2018

      Thank you so much for leaving your feedback. We will definitely pass this information along to the owner. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again!

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  • June 2017 Stay at Cottontail Cottage

    Stayed 29 days ending in June, 2017

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    a guest from Marion, IL recommends this vacation rental

    Our stay at Cottontail Cottage has been fabulous. The house is exactly as it was described in the listing, actually even better. There are too many extras to even mention. Everything you need is here and of very high quality and the owner has decorated so well to make you feel like you are in a tropical paradise. The house, pool and yard landscaping are beautiful. And it is in a very quiet neighborhood of quality homes close to the beach, shopping and many attractions. And being able to have our pet here was an important factor in our choosing this home. We feel like we are not just in a house but in a home. This is so much better than staying in a crowded and noisy resort or hotel. This is THE place to stay in Sanibel!

    • Manager Responded on 7/5/2017

      We are so glad your stay was wonderful. It was great having your family here. We look forward again to making this your home away from home.

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