Lazy Hideaway Cottage – LAZY HIDE
- 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Sanibel, FL

  • Boat, paddleboard, swim or fish in your own back yard.
  • Sunset off of the dock
  • Quaint waterfront cottage
  • The cottage is Olde Florida at its finest.
  • Enjoy water views from the living room.
  • Bay view living room with tv, queen sleeper
  • There is a fully-equipped kitchen & a washer/dryer.
  • The kitchen seats 4, has water views, and a bar for 2.
  • The Queen bedroom has a flat panel tv and garden view
  • 2 Twin beds, tv, garden view
  • The Twin bedroom has a flat panel tv.
  • The shared bath features tumbled marble & dual showerheads.
  • Sunset views
  • Seating for 6
  • Waterfront dining
  • Screened water view porch
  • Seating for 6
  • Dock at Sunset Bay - bring your boat!
  • Grill your dinner, have a picnic, sort your shells!
  • Grill your catch of the day
  • Bring your boat!
  • View from the bay
  • Marsh Rabbits call the Lazy Hideaway yard home.
  • The beach is directly across the driveway.
  • Blind Pass is famous for its shells and fishing.

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Overview ↑↓

Here's proof you CAN have it all: beaching, fishing, boating, simply relaxing in your own cottage right on the cusp of both Sanibel and Captiva islands. This waterfront island rental even has its own dock.

The Lazy Hideaway at Blind Pass is a restored two bedroom, one bath cottage that is a Fisherman's Delight! With a private boat dock, screened lanai and bbq grill, Hideaway is reminiscent of island life as it used to be. The Gulf of Mexico beaches are directly across the street via private beach access.

The living room, kitchen and screened lanai overlook the bay. The eat-in kitchen features adorable sanddollar chairs and seats 4 comfortably. The bar has additional seating for 2, and the screened lanai has seating for 4.

In addition to beautiful views of the back bay waters, the Lazy Hideaway features eco-friendly bamboo floors throughout, plantation shutters, designer lighting, a fully-equipped kitchen, central air conditioning and 2 flat panel tvs with DVD Surround Sound.

A Queen bed can be found in the master bedroom, while 2 Twin beds are in the guest room. With an additional Queen Sleeper sofa in the living area, the cottage is ideal for families of all sizes. The bathroom is shared by the two bedrooms, and it has a custom shower for two.

Bring your boat and watch the dolphins swim right up alongside the dock.

The Lazy Hideaway is professionally managed by Cottages to Castles of Sanibel & Captiva. Since 1997, they've been making sure that each stay is a memorable one.

An 11% tax, $50 reservation and minimum $80 departure house cleaning fee (for stays of less than 7 nights)are in addition to the rental rate.

Due to online booking limitations, this property may show as unavailable for your requested dates, when it actually may indeed be available!

HomeAway ID #297623
HA 297623

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Pet Instructions :
1 Dog <25lbs
Pet Instructions 2 :
Owner Approval + Fee
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Bring Your Boat!
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Beach & Bay Living
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Prices ↑↓

Starting Ending Daily Rate Weekly Rate Monthly Rate Min. # Nights
7/13/2019 7/19/2019 $225 $1,575 $5,725 3
7/20/2019 7/26/2019 $200 $1,400 $5,200 3
7/27/2019 8/2/2019 $200 $1,400 $4,850 3
8/3/2019 8/9/2019 $150 $1,050 $4,500 3
8/10/2019 8/16/2019 $150 $1,050 $4,500 3
8/17/2019 8/23/2019 $150 $1,050 $4,500 3
8/24/2019 8/30/2019 $150 $1,050 $4,550 3
8/31/2019 9/6/2019 $150 $1,050 $4,725 7
9/7/2019 9/13/2019 $150 $1,050 $4,900 3
9/14/2019 9/20/2019 $150 $1,050 $5,075 3
9/21/2019 9/27/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,250 3
9/28/2019 10/4/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,250 3
10/5/2019 10/11/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,250 7
10/12/2019 10/18/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,250 7
10/19/2019 10/25/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,250 7
10/26/2019 11/1/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,300 7
11/2/2019 11/8/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,525 7
11/9/2019 11/15/2019 $175 $1,225 $5,875 7
11/16/2019 11/22/2019 $175 $1,225 $6,225 7
11/23/2019 11/29/2019 $200 $1,400 $6,875 7
11/30/2019 12/6/2019 $225 $1,575 $8,100 7
12/7/2019 12/13/2019 $225 $1,575 $9,050 7
12/14/2019 12/20/2019 $225 $1,575 $9,750 7
12/21/2019 12/27/2019 $375 $2,625 $10,450 7
12/28/2019 1/3/2020 $375 $2,625 $10,100 7
1/4/2020 1/10/2020 $325 $2,275 $9,850 7
1/11/2020 1/17/2020 $325 $2,275 $10,200 7
1/18/2020 1/24/2020 $325 $2,275 $10,550 7
1/25/2020 1/31/2020 $325 $2,275 $10,900 7
2/1/2020 2/7/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,250 7
2/8/2020 2/14/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,250 7
2/15/2020 2/21/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,250 7
2/22/2020 2/28/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,250 7
2/29/2020 3/6/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,250 7
3/7/2020 3/13/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,250 7
3/14/2020 3/20/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,250 7
3/21/2020 3/27/2020 $375 $2,625 $11,100 7
3/28/2020 4/3/2020 $375 $2,625 $10,425 7
4/4/2020 4/10/2020 $375 $2,625 $9,375 7
4/11/2020 4/17/2020 $375 $2,625 $8,325 7
4/18/2020 4/24/2020 $300 $2,100 $7,275 7
4/25/2020 5/1/2020 $225 $1,575 $6,750 7
5/2/2020 5/8/2020 $225 $1,575 $6,750 7
5/9/2020 5/15/2020 $225 $1,575 $6,750 7
5/16/2020 5/22/2020 $225 $1,575 $6,750 7
5/23/2020 5/29/2020 $225 $1,575 $6,750 7
5/30/2020 6/5/2020 $225 $1,575 $6,750 7
*Excludes Taxes, Fees and Travel Insurance.

Reviews ↑↓

Great Experience! Enjoyed watching the birds and dolphins.

By: Trip Date: 02/09/2019

Great experience!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
It was a lovely stay, especially enjoyed watching the birds and dolphins every day.

The beach is only a few steps away, as is great dining.

Terrific management experience.

Shells As Far As The Eye Can See

By: Trip Date: 06/09/2018


Had a wonderful stay and the location was fantastic!

Fishing was a little slow due to the river flowing in but we had an excellent time bird watching out of the deck and the gulf is just across the street which was fantastic!

Dolphins always in eye sight, shells as far as the eye can see and pure enjoyment each and every day!!

This has by far been our best trip to the island so far.

Lazy Hideaway – Daily Dolphin Show

By: Trip Date: 03/24/2018

We spent a lovely week here escaping the New England winter.

The waterfront area was a unexpected bonus – daily dolphin show and the beautiful birds.

Presently, there is a pelican convention on the dock.

Thank You for a much needed rest in the sun.

Ann & Jon
Winchester, MA

Lazy Hideaway -After 33 Years Visiting – Our Favorite Spot

By: Trip Date: 03/24/2018

A wonderful time spending Spring Break here with the family.

We loved the dock and convenience of this location.

After 33 years of coming to Sanibel & Captiva, this is our favorite spot.

The Scotts
Leesburg, VA

Fun and Relaxing Week

By: Trip Date: 01/20/2018

We had such a fun and relaxing week here at your lovely cottage!

Thank You!

Lazy Hideaway – A living nature program

By: Trip Date: 02/03/2018

We don’t fish and we’re not birders, but we were fascinated by all the wildlife in the water, along the shoreline, right in front of your cottage.

We watched white and brown pelicans, great egrets, snowy egrets, ibises, cormorants, great blue herons, otters, rabbits and dolphins, as if it were a living nature program.

This is such a wonderful location, with so much to look at. On the inshore side of Blind Pass, the beach, shells and sunsets right across the street – and not having parking problems and fees!

And while it was nice to be away from the busy town, we were happy to have the wonderful Mad Hatter to walk to for a special dinner (great Fois Gras).

Sunset Grill (next to the General Store) is a quick walk and is a great place for a special dinner. Despite it being next to the store, it is elegant, with white tablecloths and delicious food.

We walked the wildlife refuge and went on a nature cruise there.

If you’re a reader, be sure to allow at least an hour to browse at Gene’s Books – where books overflow the crowded shelves of the little old cottage.

Couldn’t believe you have 3 tvs! Nice to have a washer/dryer. The decor is attractive, and beds and sofas are comfy.

The best part was sitting on the screened porch with a mild breeze, knowing it was snowing back in Maine!

Lazy Hideaway – Absolute paradise on earth

By: Trip Date: 12/16/2017

Thank You for your generosity and immense kindness.

It is such a joy to be back on the island, flooded with happy memories. Your cottage is absolute heaven on earth.

Until the next time!!

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


By: Trip Date: 01/14/2018

Breathtaking! Such a beautiful place.

I am from Ohio, and I left a foot of snow to come enjoy and relax in the sunshine and on the beach.

Thank You!

Great Place For Our Family of 4

By: Trip Date: 03/24/2018

We would absolutely come back to this cottage!

It was perfectly situated on the water (bay side), with a great dock and a quick easy walk to the beach across the street!

We enjoyed fishing and watching the dolphins play every morning and every evening from our dock.

We rented kayaks for the week and having the water access was perfect.

It is conveniently located and was easy to get to our favorite restaurants on Captiva and Sanibel.

Back Again

By: Trip Date: 09/02/2017

Jeremy and Dana from South Daytona FL (again!).

We stayed here 4 years ago, and will definitely stay again.

Although Hurricane Irma cut our vacation short, we loved the time we had!

Lazy Hideaway – Wonderful Time

By: Trip Date: 04/01/2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at your wonderful house on the Bay.

We paddle boarded and kayaked off the dock and would find Dolphins fishing or playing not far away.

One day the Dolphins came to the dock! The beach was fun as always and the shelling was terrific!

We found many, many shells.

Thank you for the wonderful vacation and we hope to return as we loved the house and the location on the bay, but still steps away from the beach.

Lazy Hideaway -Enjoyed Our Stay

By: Trip Date: 08/25/2017

Enjoyed your beautifully decorated cottage! Loved the water!! Saw Starfish, a baby turtle making its way down to the water, rainbows, sunrises (by the Bay).

Ate Crab cakes ( best Crab cakes) at Sunset Grill for lunch and walked back to beach.

Walked the beach for 1 mile every A.M. Put shells in a special tree called The Christmas Tree. Met a lady who paints shells and hides them in stores for you to find. Good Luck! Thanks!!!

P.S saw a Seahorse!

Great Weekend

By: Trip Date: 11/18/2016

Enjoyed our weekend in your beautiful place!

Perfect Place

By: Trip Date: 10/18/2016

Such a perfect place. We loved it! We so enjoyed watching the birds- we will miss Bob (the little Sandpiper) We hardly left except to eat out. The water is beautiful and peaceful and we enjoyed walking on the beach. God truly blessed us to be able to be here.
Thank you!

Beautiful Cottage

By: Trip Date: 10/08/2016

Beautiful cottage, everything you need. the fishing was good from the dock, caught lots of species including a 24″ Snook. We had a wonderful time chilling out and fishing everyday. Thanks!
Very big thanks to Sharon and all of Cottages To Castles.

Thank You

By: Trip Date: 09/10/2016

We learned to simplify by staying here a few days! Thanks for caring for all our needs so perfectly. We never tire of the peaceful paradise we enjoy at Lazy Hideaway. This year we were joined by family & friends. Who could have asked for more. The time is just too short. Everyday brings laughter and smiles. Happy memories are made. Until next year, hopefully we will be able to return again! Spectacular sunsets too!

Enjoyed Our Time

By: Trip Date: 07/21/2016

We really enjoyed this cottage and look forward to returning for a longer stay soon!

New Vacation Home

By: Trip Date: 06/25/2016

6th annual vacation here, 1st one not in a condo. We love shelling and fishing. When I saw a partial week open for Lazy Hideaway at Blind Pass, I knew we had found our new vacation home in Sanibel-Captiva.
LOCATION,LOCATION,LOCATION. You’ve got a dream location and the cottage is decorated in such a cute, airy, beach style- with all the amenities.
As the Terminator might say ” We’ll be back!!”

First Time Here

By: Trip Date: 05/21/2016

First time here. we enjoyed ourselves so much, couldn’t ask for anything better! Cant wait to come back next year!


By: Trip Date: 05/01/2016

This cottage is adorable and most perfect. We loved the beach and fishing. Thank you for having us!

Amazing Place

By: Trip Date: 04/09/2016

What an amazing place to stay! All the thought that went into making this a wonderful place. You did a wonderful and amazing remodel. Coming back for sure!

Third Time Here

By: Trip Date: 01/04/2016

Our 3 weeks here were perfect! This is our 3rd stay! The highlight of this trip were the migrating White Pelicans, we counted over 200. We have been visiting Sanibel for 40 years and this visit was special because of the White’s. Also because our friend (of 60 years) Randy was here with us.
We will be back!

Winter Break

By: Trip Date: 12/25/2015

For winter break we came to Lazy Hideaway. We are from Lake Geneva, WI. We had an amazing trip down to somewhere warm, but up in WI its freezing!
We went to the beaches and much more. I would definitely come again. Thank you!

Dream Come True

By: Trip Date: 12/17/2015

Loved the natural beauty and wildlife. Saw Dolphins a foot away from the docks. Very entertaining.

We have been to Sanibel many times, but never on this end of the island. It is Old Florida! The Lazy Hideaway was the best. We saw so much wildlife right in our yard and on dock.

As a bird watcher, this place is a dream come true. We walked to the beach, shelled and fished. Comfy bed!

We’ll be back! Thank you for sharing your beautiful property.

Surprise Engagement

By: Trip Date: 11/14/2015

We had a wonderful time staying in this cottage. The weather cooperated beautifully.

We spent a lot of time on the beach and appreciated the chairs, towels and frisbees here!

Also- something very exciting happened to Erica and Evan- they had been dating 6 plus years and Evan flew down and surprised Erica… and proposed!!! Right here at the cottage! They’re going back an engaged couple 🙂

Thanks for the memories!!

Family Vacation 3rd Year

By: Trip Date: 09/07/2015

This is the 3rd year our family has had the privilege of using the Lazy Hideaway cottage. Still having fun boating, fishing, shelling and beach its got everything. For a happy, peaceful vacation to remember. Don’t miss the Shell Museum.
Every year we learn something new about this island. This vacation we had an injured Great Blue Heron who liked to hang out on our dock, we named him ‘Roundabout”, my dad fed him fish twice a day- we called CROW who were going to help our friend, but to our surprise The Castaways Marina saves injured birds- we were so very happy. We can’t wait to see “Roundabout” next year or hopefully sooner!

Beautiful Views

By: Trip Date: 07/19/2015

Thank you for a relaxing week! Beautiful views, wonderful restaurants and a steady stream of fish. We look forward to returning next year!

2nd Stay

By: Trip Date: 05/28/2015

Thank you for having this wonderful property to rent. This was our 2nd stay here at Lazy Hideaway and I think my daughter and I enjoyed it even more this time! Among our visitors were hermit crabs the huge ‘resident’ Lightning Whelk, Pelicans, Egrets, Ibris, Woodpeckers, Caridinals and Horseshoe crabs. It was a busy place 🙂
Hope to see Lazy Hideaway again next year!

We Loved it

By: Trip Date: 05/21/2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Lazy Hideaway. Sanibel and Captiva are beautiful. The beach or the bay, what a dilemma! We loved it!! The Lazy Flamingo and Sunset Grill were enjoyable and the food was great.
Thanks for your warm hospitality and for being our friends for so long!

Loved our time here

By: Trip Date: 05/08/2015

We loved our time here. We fished everyday! Everything is here that you can possibly want!
Thank you!!


By: Trip Date: 01/13/2015

We honeymooned on the island and fell in love with the area, Lovely place!

Love Lazy Hideaway

By: Trip Date: 10/09/2014

You’re going to love Lazy Hideaway. We caught lots of fish! There was a lot of Flounder. We loved the dock, I was eating chips and all the Seagulls swooped around me. We also caught crabs and sand fleas. We went kayaking.
Thanks for the fabulous accommodations.

Family Tradition

By: Trip Date: 09/05/2014

The other part of the family tradition- mom and dad. Last year was our 1st family vacation together. So much fun! This year has been even better. Every day the guys fish and the girls beach. Every night family dinners with lots of funny stories from our fun days. Our plan was to only stay 4 days just couldn’t leave, we extend our stay to 1 week.
Looking forward to our next family vacation, right here at Lazy Hideaway!

Glad to be back

By: Trip Date: 09/05/2014

I’m so glad we were able to return to The Lazy Hideaway this year. We’ve started a family tradition- we wish we could stay here forever…caught lots of fish- fed the birds, found great shells at the beach! I cannot wait till our next visit!

Well Worth it

By: Trip Date: 08/22/2014

Well worth the 20 hour drive to get here. We loved everything about this hidden gem. We saw Manatees nearly everyday and caught enough Redfish to get us through the cold and snowy winter ahead. This was our last vacation before moving to SWFL and it has truly been a memorable one. This was our 5th trip to Sanibel and by far the most memorable.


By: Trip Date: 06/07/2014

Had the best time. The cottage was perfect. Thank you, Sharon, for everything!

I wish I could live here

By: Trip Date: 05/17/2014

I wish I could live here forever! My daughter and I enjoyed “Henry” the Heron, the Egrets, Crows, the Ospreys, the crabs in the water and the community of fodder crabs. it looks as if theres an old resident Lightning Whelk and many Pelicans. This is our 4th trip to Sanibel and we usually stay on the beach, but this time was the best of both worlds. This cottage is so pretty and comfortable.
Thank you for a wonderful time!

Wonderful Stay

By: Trip Date: 04/30/2014

We have enjoyed our “sanity-run” from the hectic pace of The Villages, FL. The Lazy Hideaway has been just what we needed and we are looking forward to our 2 week stay at the end of May. Lovely, lovely cottage. Very comfortable and what wonderful views of the bay, Peaceful and lots of birds make staying here a joy. greta food at the nearby restaurants and wonderful wine selection at the mini market up the street.
Thank you for sharing your gem with us.

First Time

By: Trip Date: 04/19/2014

What a great spot for an introduction to Sanibel & Captiva! We will be back!!!

It was Perfect

By: Trip Date: 03/15/2014

Loved the cottage! It was perfect. We needed nothing and enjoyed every minute of our time here. You did a wonderful job!

Lovely spot

By: Trip Date: 03/01/2014

What a lovely spot you have! The cottage was perfect and very well supplied. We enjoyed watching the birds from the porch.
Thank you!

I Love this place

By: Trip Date: 09/01/2013

We had a great family vacation. We enjoyed fishing, the beach, the shell museum- we even stayed an extra day and caught fishes too big to keep! We hope to come back every year. Thanks for the Lazy Hideway.

Loved IT!

By: Trip Date: 09/01/2013

Thanks Larry – we have so enjoyed again this most beautiful and peaceful island is truly a gem. Don caught fish everyday! Sorry we missed your visit. Our family loved it too!

A Gem

By: Trip Date: 08/10/2013

We had a great time here and loved the dock. We fished, kayaked and fished some more! You really have a gem here at Lazy Hideaway!
Thank you!

Excellent House

By: Trip Date: 05/25/2013

Excellent house!! It has everything you need, things that you wouldn’t expect are here too! We will come again for sure!!

Surprise Weekend Getaway

By: Trip Date: 09/04/2015

The husbands surprised us wives with a weekend getaway! What a great place this is! We brought our boat and enjoyed days on the water. we could get used to waking up to this view!

What a find

By: Trip Date: 03/30/2013

What a find! We have truly enjoyed our stay here. Amazing views and wildlife. We will be back.
Thank you!

Great way to welcome in the New Year

By: Trip Date: 01/03/2017

What a great way to welcome in the New Year – 2017! This is our 4th visit and we’ll spend 3 weeks, until 1/24/2017. We think we enjoy the birds and woods in our Brown County, IN home until we come here – and realize what true birding is all about. The White Pelicans are a special treat.

Great way to welcome in the New Year

By: Trip Date: 01/03/2017

What a great way to welcome in the New Year – 2017! This is our 4th visit and we’ll spend 3 weeks, until 1/24/2017. We think we enjoy the birds and woods in our Brown County, IN home until we come here – and realize what true birding is all about. The White Pelicans are a special treat.

Such a perfect place.

By: Trip Date: 10/20/2016

Such a perfect place. We loved it! We so enjoyed watching the birds. We will miss Bob (the little Sandpiper). We hardly left except to eat out. The water is beautiful and peaceful and we enjoyed walking on the beach. God truly blessed us to be able to be here. Thank You!