Located Directly On The Sands Of Sanibel Island

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Sanibel Island, Gulf Breeze Cottages is located just steps from the world-renowned shell strewn shores of the most desirable barrier island destination in Southwest Florida. Located just 45 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport and 1 hour from Punta Gorda Airport, cross the causeway and transport yourself back to the Florida you remember.   

Driving Directions
From RSW Airport – A on the map
• Exit the airport property by turning RIGHT onto Treeline Road and following it 5.7 miles to Daniels Parkway. Turn LEFT onto Daniels.

From Interstate 75 – B on the map
Take Exit #131 west; Daniels Parkway. Continue on Daniels until you come to a stoplight for Six Mile Cypress; Turn LEFT onto Six Mile Cypress. You’ll curve past the Lee County Sports Complex and cross US-41. Once you cross US-41, the road is now called Gladiolus. Continue to Summerlin Road and turn LEFT onto Summerlin. This will take you all the way to the Sanibel Causeway.

The Causeway
As you approach the Causeway to Sanibel stay in the right lanes and have the $6 toll handy. Change can be made at the booth if necessary. Take your time crossing; speed limits are LOW (and enforced) and the view is breath taking. Look carefully and you may see dolphin in the water below you.

Once you have crossed the Causeway, you are on Sanibel. Welcome!
Just ahead you will come to a stop sign. This is Periwinkle Way; turn RIGHT. Go .8 of a mile to Donax. Turn LEFT onto Donax. Follow Donax to Middle Gulf Drive and turn LEFT. Go .2 of a mile to Nerita. Drive across Nerita and the road becomes Shell Basket Lane. Shell Basket Lane leads directly to Gulf Breeze Cottages. You’ll be able to see our sign easily.

Taxis & Bicycles
If you are not renting a car, transportation from RSW can be arranged ahead of time by calling Sanibel Taxi at 239.472.4160 or Apple Transportation at 239.482.1200. Fares will run around $60 for up to three passengers; each additional passenger is $10. Taxi rates in SW Florida are determined by zone, not meter. You can get more information and see zone rates by clicking here.

Bike rental is available at Gulf Breeze Cottages front desk. Scooters are also available for rent at Billy’s Rentals.