Lovingly decorated Florida beach cottage just 200 feet from the beach with spectacular, unblocked Gulf of Mexico views. Our fully air conditioned home offers three bedrooms and two and a half baths, with an open-concept living room/dining room/kitchen on the top floor. Experience sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico from your upstairs sundeck and screened-in porch in a comfortable rocking chair or at the outdoor dining table. Or if sunrises are your thing, head over to the east-end of the airstrip and beach for morning sunrises over Pine Island Sound.
And we now have our own 12'x24' private heated in-ground pool with a huge deck for sunning and just lounging!
We are located on the bridge-less barrier island of North Captiva, on the Gulf of Mexico, only a 30 minute boat ride from the mainland. The boat ride is one of the best parts of your adventure, getting into island-time, especially for the kids (or those of us that are still kids at heart)!
The Island is approximately four miles long and half a mile at its width with only 350 homes. Nearly two-thirds of the island’s 700 acres is a protected State Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, open to the public free of charge year-round. Around the island waters or the Preserve, you are likely to see manatees, dolphins at play, gopher tortoises, and bald eagles, pelicans and ospreys flitting around. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the elusive Florida bobcat! You will absolutely enjoy all that we have to offer, since we are home to over 100 species of migratory birds and NO venomous snakes!
With our white sandy beaches stretching over 3 miles, our island paradise offers long, romantic walks and great shelling opportunities.
Privacy and seclusion is the way of life. There are no cars on the island and transportation is by golf cart, which is included in your rental.
Captiva Isles’s living room is fully equipped with a flat screen TV with satellite DirecTV and a networked DVD/CD player that will play Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or other web-based TV entertainment. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and a large selection of dishware, flatware, and cooking utensils.
Dock space, Jet-Skis, boats, paddleboards, bikes and fishing gear are also available for rental.
Just pack your shorts and bathing suits .... everything is casual for your stay in paradise!
About The Owner: In a place like Florida where paradise seems to be every place you look, North Captiva Island reminds us of the Florida we remember from years gone by. When we first visited the island, we fell in love with the beauty and serenity of the island, as well as gorgeous white beaches. Our happiest moments are spending time with our family and friends in a place that makes you feel welcome and we reluctantly leave the island feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
The Owner purchased this house in 2014
Why The Owner chose Jose's Hideaway: We chose to buy “Captiva Isles” on North Captiva Island because it was truly a rare find. Steps from the beach with views that can range from golden orange and red sunsets glowing over the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins swimming, pelicans flying above, or the sandpipers dancing along the shoreline. The beaches are pristine and uncrowded, with many locations to gather seashells. We are within walking distance of the 700-acre state land preserve and enjoy walking for miles on the beaches and the preserve without seeing any signs of civilisation except our own footprints in the sand.
What makes this house unique: Captiva Isles has been designed to accommodate all of your senses. Our home features breathtaking views from our upstairs screened lanai, an upgraded kitchen, indoor and alfresco dining, satellite TV, DVD systems, and wireless high-speed 1.5MB/s internet. Our spacious home features luxury bedding and comfortable furniture that keep our guests coming back year after year.
Guestbook comments from the owner: Tanya and Bill, Where do I start? First of all, the information provided to us from you both as well as Duncan and Laurie was incredibly helpful in preparing as well as coming to the island. We had never done a trip like this and without the guidance, it would not have been smooth. The house was wonderful. It was a perfect size for our family and had the necessary baby items to help us be safe and comfortable. The pool was amazing and we were glad we chose a house with one. I think it is very important for me to express the excellent services provided by Duncan and Laurie. If I had any issues, they were dealt with immediately. When I say immediately, I mean within five minutes! We appreciated the tour of the island when we first arrived and then to get to the house and have our luggage all delivered and carried up the stairs was wonderful. We loved the welcoming committee. Those gentleman were wonderful, friendly, welcoming and we really appreciated their hard work. When we got off the boat, they wouldn't allow us to touch our luggage or groceries. This relieved an enormous amount of stress. When we were leaving the house, they were willing to allow us to stay as late as possible which was helpful since we had a baby with us. We are certainly hopeful to come back to North Captiva! It is a very special place and we are so thrilled we chose to come!
|Nearest Airport||Fort Myers (RSW) or Punta Gorda (PGA)||35 miles|
|Nearest Bar||Barnacles||0.3 miles|
|Nearest Beach||Gulf of Mexico||200 feet|
|Nearest Golf||Alden Pines||8 miles|
|Nearest Restaurant||Barnacles||0.3 miles|
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$300 - $400||$1,500 - $3,700||-||7 Nights||-|
|Late Spring 13-Apr-2019 - 26-Apr-2019||-||-||$2,300||-||7 Nights||-|
|Standard Rate 28-Apr-2019 - 23-May-2019||-||-||$2,100||-||7 Nights||-|
|Early Summer 24-May-2019 - 07-Jun-2019||-||-||$2,300||-||7 Nights||-|
|Summer 08-Jun-2019 - 11-Sep-2019||-||-||$2,500||-||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|Cleaning Fee||Required||$500||One time|
|Lee County Tourism Tax||Required||5%||One time|
|NCIC Club Access||Optional / Seasonal||$225||One time|
|Rental Damage Insurance Protection||Required||$59||One time|
|State Sales Tax||Required||6.5%||One time|
So close to the beach and loved the pool!
Stayed January, 2019
We loved being so close to the beach. The pool was nice. House was in good condition, clean, and the balcony was perfect for morning coffee. There were a few things about the house that could have been a little better. Kitchen cooking utensils/pans/etc where very minimal. The master bathroom was very small and the towel rack was broken and kept falling down. The pool furniture was a little worn/cracked. The umbrellas for the beach were broken and need to be replaced, but the beach chairs were great.
Stayed March, 2018
We stayed on the Island on Feb. 2018 and it was wonderful. The house was nicely decorated and the views from the deck were amazing. The pool was so nice and private. You cannot beat the location, just a short walk down the road to the beautiful beach. The sunsets were amazing! We will be going back next year for sure.
Thank you Bill and Tonya for a wonderful stay.
Stayed February, 2018
We had a great time at Captiva Isles. House was beautiful, very close to the beach. The weather was a little chilly and windy the week we were there, but the wonderful heated pool was amazing! We loved it. One of the showers was not working when we arrived but the property managers were there immediately and fixed it in 10 minutes. Great trip! Hope to return someday.
Stayed March, 2017
We were greeted by the owners property management company which was 2 people. Lori explained all we needed to know about the house, golf cart and the Island and another person loaded and unloaded all our luggage.
The house was great and had everything we needed (coffee maker, ice trays, pots/pans and even a Britta pitcher to filter our water). Great views of sunsets from the screened in porch. WIFI worked great and the new pool was perfect.
Short walk to the beach and you are on wide open areas for walks or just sun bathing. Ocean was perfect temp and very safe for swimming.
I would recommend this house and owner has two next to each other (both in great shape).
We will be back and we are looking into houses and land to become owners here someday real soon. No cars, just golf carts and sand paths. It is great. Night sky is just stunning too.
Dan & Lynne - Indy
Stayed February, 2017
This vacation home is awesome! I cannot say enough good things about the owners, Bill and Tanya! They went above and beyond to make sure all our questions were answered. The house itself is gorgeous and just steps from the beach on this little paradise island! This was our first time here but we hope to come back again and will recommend this house to our friends! Thank you!
Stayed February, 2017
Great and easy experience renting through VRBO. Bill and Tanya, the owners, were extremely helpful in answering our questions before and after we arrived. Would recommend the place to anyone and hope to be back soon!
Stayed February, 2016
We just returned from a fabulous week stay at this beautiful home! The house was perfect for our family (4 adults and 2, 16 month olds); the beach was a short walk away and we could come back to the house and lounge by the pool during afternoon naptime for our babies. The owners were super helpful in getting us 2 high chairs, 2 pack and plays and a baby gate, all which were waiting for us when we arrived. North Captiva Island is such a beautiful hidden gem; we loved traveling by golf cart all week! It was a relaxing week spent having breakfast in the screened in porch, strolling the beach, swimming in the pool and watching the sunset over the ocean on the deck. Cannot wait to come back!
Stayed February, 2015
Hi Bill and Tanya, Just wanted to send a note to tell you what a great time we had at your home. The house is beautiful, the location to the beach perfect and the pool was a great way to spend 3 hours while our kids napped during the afternoon! NCIC helped with our luggage and groceries when we arrived and when we left on Friday morning, everything was very smooth. What a hidden gem North Captiva Island is, we are so happy we found it. We went to all 4 restaurants, went to the playground, utilized the tennis courts/rackets and some extra beach chairs. We will definitely spread the word on your rental homes for anyone else looking to visit.
Stayed February, 2015