Monday, February 13, 2017

































It was another wonderful year for the Shellbox.

We shelled the entire area all around the cottage.  We restored floors and cabinets and renovated and remodeled the master bathroom.  We cant bring ourselves to touch the 1950's guest bath.  As old house nuts Old Florida is hard to find and important to keep.  Next up might be the kitchen countertop and sink.  We have over 6 bikes now for families and friends that want to bike together.  Our guests this year loved the candles, linen napkins, crock pot,  new blender and the spices and herbs we started growing outside the back door.  What a place!

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Why we dig the Sanibel Shores Neighborhood on Sanibel Island

Sanibel has neighborhoods! and The ShellBox Cottage is in Sanibel Shores.  And here is what is great about it.  Look at a map of Sanibel and notice the street here - they all run north/south.  And you know what is great about that?  You zip down any street and this is what you see?  No parking pass, not a full time resident?  Enjoy full time resident access to the beach without paying because almost all these homes are "near beach" meaning they are south of the main drag (Periwinkle) and a 1-3 minute bike ride or 1-5 minute walk down Donax, Cardium, Nerita and here you are - and the birds of Periwinkle, the Dairy Queen and the Liquor Store are not bad reasons either!
Donax Street Entrance to the Gulf of Mexico