Call us to book! 800-648-4660 or 239-472-1600

Call us to book!
800-648-4660   or   239-472-1600

Welcome to

The Blue Dolphin Cottages of Sanibel!

Nestled on the white sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico,  our charming beach-front boutique resort has been lovingly designed with your Sanibel Island vacation in mind: charming efficiency and 1-bedroom units with sun decks, continental breakfast daily, private access to the tranquil beaches of Sanibel, free use of bicycles and beach umbrellas, and more. 


Create your own fresh air adventures: swim, stroll the beach, collect sea shells, sail, fish, build a sandcastle, or kayak or canoe through the National Wildlife Refuge, only a bike ride away. Or…bike on our many beautiful paths and nature trails all within walking distance. Or…let our “natives” introduce you to some of our spectator sports: diving pelicans, cavorting dolphins, sunbathing alligators and cruising manatees!

We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our little piece of paradise.

Book Your Beachfront Vacation Today!

Make Your Sanibel Island Stay Memorable 

At the Blue Dolphin Cottages, we offer a variety of amenities so that your Sanibel vacation is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. That’s why we provide everything we can — except the flip-flops and sunscreen! 


Fully Equipped Kitchen*


Sun Deck


Wifi, Phone & Cable TV


Daily Continental Breakfast


Onsite Parking

*Except studio units. Please see individual cottage amenities for more details.
**No pets allowed.


Private Beach Access




Beach Umbrellas & Lounge Chairs


Outdoor Barbeque


On-Site Washer & Dryer


Onsite Daytime Concierge


We can also accommodate intimate weddings, reunions, parties on the beach, and other memorable occasions under our lovely covered beach front canopy.

Your Hosts

Meet the Sterns


Jerry and Lynn Stern have been living in the paradise of Sanibel Island for 40 years. They raised their five children on the Island and have a deep love and appreciation for all that Sanibel has to offer: wildlife, seashells, miles of bike paths, and the type of community where everyone looks out for each other. As owners of the Blue Dolphin Cottages of Sanibel for over 30 years, they now enjoy taking care of and introducing guests to this amazing island destination. 

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WElcome To

Sanibel Island, Florida

Visiting Sanibel Island is truly a unique opportunity to return to the simple pleasures in life. Our small island community is warm and welcoming and there are so many options for activities — from stunning sunsets over the Gulf to award winning restaurants, collecting seashells on the beach, visiting a museum, shopping, or biking on some of our 25 miles of lush bike paths. 

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Sanibel and Captiva Islands consistently rank among the best island destinations in the United States and maybe even in the world. Known for our exotic shelling, Sanibel and Captiva Islands protect their natural environments, beautiful wildlife, and tropical ecosystems.