Periwinkle Cottages are nestled among the natural beauty of the exclusive nature lover's end of Sanibel Island, adjacent to "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, named one of the top ten birding spots in the nation. Our cottages have retained the "Old Florida" style and charm, while being comfortably furnished and tastefully updated for your enjoyment and affordable convenience. Each cottage is designed for adults and children 10 years of age or older. All cottages are non-smoking and pets are not allowed. Each is equipped with A/C, heat, ceiling fans, cable TV with DVD/CD player, complete kitchen, separate bedroom, private bathroom, all linens, beach chairs, towels, umbrella, charcoal grill and wireless, high-speed Internet access. Our large & free lending library of over 100 books, games and puzzles is always available for our guests. Complimentary use of our 24" & 26", single-speed bicycles and adult tricycles is provided for your enjoyment. Shell-cleaning tables and laundry facilities are on-site for your convenience. We are your private, family owned and operated Florida vacation rental destination ; your home-away-from-home without the interruptions! Many of our valued repeat guests, from around the world, are birders, photographers, writers, and shelling enthusiasts as our ideal location places you just close enough to wonderful restaurants, shops and art galleries on both Sanibel and Captiva Islands, while allowing you to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. From our cozy island cottages, enjoy a short, pleasant walk or take one of our bicycles for a ride, just 300 yards to our private, pristine, wide and sandy white beach on the Gulf of Mexico, the most naturally preserved on the island! Sanibel's premium shoreline is reserved just for you and the few residents of our peaceful, small and friendly neighborhood. If you should choose to pack up the cooler and drive, unlike the more populated public beaches, there is no charge to park your car at our private beach access. Complimentary use of our bicycles make it easy to get to Sanibel's world renowned nature attractions along "San-Cap" Road, including the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, C.R.O.W, the Conservation Foundation, Tarpon Bay Explorers, and, naturally, the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, all within 3 miles.