Some rental companies that offer Sanibel Island cottages are the national vacation rental companies VRBO and FlipKey and local company Royal Shell Vacations, which has an office on the island. Sanibel-based companies VIP Vacation Rentals and Select Vacation Properties also offer a range of rental properties on the island, including condos, villas and cottages, but their websites do not offer a filter to allow visitors narrow their searches to cottages.
Websites VRB.com and FlipKey.com feature more than 2,000 vacation rental property listings on Sanibel Island, as at October 2015. Visitors check Cottages under the Property Types filter on each website to narrow their searches and enter vacation dates, maximum and minimum prices, and the number of bedrooms to help locate suitable rentals. They can also apply search filters such as beach view or golf rental under Location Type, pool and air conditioning under Features, and pet friendly or senior only under Suitability.
RoyalShell.com lists nearly 500 rental properties on the island, but only a small percentage of these appear as cottages in the Property Types filter. Rentals.VIPReality.com and SelectVacationProperties.com do not offer a filter to help narrow a search to cottage rentals. To help locate cottage rentals, visitors can contact either company by telephone or click Contact Us on either company's website home page and complete the online form.