Gray Gables VIP Vacation Rentals
Gray Gables is a 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bathroom historic Sanibel Island home located on the beach side of the West Gulf Drive with a short walk down a lovely path to the beach.
Full of island history this spacious fully furnished home has a living room, dining room, fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, and heated pool. The bedding is a king in the master, a queen in one guest bedroom, two twins in the second guest bedroom, & two twins in the third guest bedroom. Home has hardwood floors & is nicely furnished. Home has an elevator.
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GRAY GABLES – The Nutt family home is the oldest residence on Sanibel. Laetitia Ashmore Nutt was the widow of Louisiana state senator, Confederate captain, and attorney, Leroy Nutt. In 1889, she brought her three grown daughters, her brother, and her mother-in-law to Sanibel and was granted a 160-acre homestead. The family built Gray Gables, their charming home, on beachfront land with an eye to using it as a boarding school or boarding house. All the Nutt sisters (Cordie, Lettie, and Nanny) and their mother taught school in Lee County. Ernest Bailey stayed in The Gables (as it was known then) when he first explored Sanibel as a place to relocate with his widowed mother and brothers. Laetitia Nutt was an un-reconstructed Southerner, a stern disciplinarian, and the backbone of the islands’ cultural scene. The Nutt family gave land for the Community House, donated generously to Jones-Walker Hospital (known as Gulf Coast Hospital today), and proudly gave Laetitia’s name to the local chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.
Their home was placed on the city’s historic register and moved closer to the road. It has been remodeled on the inside. The present owner is the great-grand niece of Laetitia Nutt and has published her aunt’s Civil War diary and developed a history hall at Gray Gables.