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Property Details

Updated: Apr 10, 2015
House, 2/3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps


4550 Oyster Shell Drive

North Captiva Island, Florida


Thank you for inquiring about Winterhaven bounded by the Gulf of

Mexico on one side and Pine Island Sound on the other. We are on a

barrier island just west of Fort Myers, Florida. We're 500 acres of

state wildlife preserve ... offering world renown shelling,

subtropical foliage and trees, a look at over 100 species of

migrating nesting birds as well as endangered marine life.


and manatee play off our shores on this private island. We have

neither public boat docks or public facilities. There are no bridges

to connect us to the mainland. We are a vanishing breed, one of the

last true out islands in the United States. We have 4 miles of the

most beautiful, serene beaches to be found anywhere on this earth.


Just seconds from the beach, our fully-furnished home offers unique

inverted style living. The first floor, set on top of 10 foot


has 2 bedrooms, 2 screened-in porches and 2 baths. On the second

floor you will find a spacious living and dining area with cathedral

ceiling. An entire wall made up of sliding glass doors and windows

facing the Gulf not only gives you a spectacular view of the

water and those beautiful sunsets but also allows access to an

expansive sun deck.

Living Room/Kitchen/Dining Room

-Full size appliances including stove, refrigerator with ice

maker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, iron and ironing

board, coffee maker, telephone, washer and dryer.

-stereo system and satelite TV/VCR/DVD.

-Dining room seating for 6 and kitchen island seats 3.

Master Bedroom

-Exceptionally large master bedroom with lounging area that

offers full size sofa, table and reading lamp.

-Queen size bed.

-Private bathroom.

-Ample closet room.

-Screened-in porch attached.

TV/DVD/CD/MP3 Player

Second Bedroom

-One twin size trundle bed - converts to another 2nd bed

-One additional twin size bed.

-Ample Closet room.

-Screened-in porch attached.

TV/DVD/CD/MP3 Player

Third sleeping area

-Lounging area of master bedroom converts into a third bedroom by

means of a moveable wall allowing use of a full size sleeper


One of the beautiful features of this island is that no motor

vehicles are allowed. Transportation on the island is an

electric golf cart. Of course, you can always use the oldest


of transportation - foot power.


Fly into Fort Myers ... take a cab or rent a car to Pineland Marina

on Pine Island. Before you leave home call the management company.

Tell them what time your plane arrives and they will tell you where


stop for provisions on the way to the water taxi. At the dock you

will be greeted by a representative of the

management company who will transport your luggage and

provisions to the house.


Our home has a fully equipped kitchen. Best to bring your own

provisions ... cook at home ... life is casual. There are 3

restaurants on the island that offer casual dining for breakfast,

lunch and dinner and a general store for necessities. For your

convenience, prior to your arrival, you may have our house

stocked with your provisions for a nominal fee.


We are tied to the mainland by Med-Vac.Air service to the nearest

medical facility in about 20 minutes from call.


As a Safety Harbor Club Member, you have use of a heated pool, tennis

courts, clubhouse, snack bar, bird watching towers and private

docking. Other additional activities included ... shelling,

jogging paths, sailing, fishing and hiking.

Arrangements can be made for water taxi excursions to many of the

nearby islands for dining, shopping and golfing. Boat rental


several area marinas is available if you wish to explore on your


Scheduled water shuttles run daily, reservations required.


We ask that you treat our house gently. Should anything go wrong,

call the management office. They are available 24 hours a day.

Should anything spill that you feel might stain, call them right away

and they will tend to the problem. We do not provide daily maid

service unless you request it. There will be an additional charge



More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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North Captiva Island private island beach house
+1 -440-915-3381
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We Have Found Our Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to North Captiva. We fell in love with this island and will definitely be back! If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to go. We really enjoyed the laid back feel of the island. If you're into shelling, this is the place to be. The beaches were clean and not the least bit crowded. It was too cold to get in the water while we were there, but we enjoyed just sitting on the beach and relaxing. In some spots, we had it all to ourselves. Having a membership to the pool was a bonus. The house was spacious and met all our needs. The owner was very responsive with any questions we had before going. North Captiva is a great destination!!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you had such a wonderful time on our special island. We work very hard at providing that enjoyable experience to all guest. It is a one of a kind destination !
Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone.
North Captiva Island private island beach house
+1 -440-915-3381
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

cute, clean house, with fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5
We loved it. North Captiva is a dream come true. And we just loved this house which quite comfortably handled our family of 4 (our kids are 7 and 9 years old), plus the kids' grandparents for a total of 6 people. The house was very clean, nicely decorated, good beds and furniture and everything worked well. The location was awesome as we walked out the front door and were on the beach in 90 seconds. This owner has professional property management people (at no extra fee) for pick up, drop off to water taxi, answering questions, etc., which made things very convenient.

Short version: we'll be back to N. Captiva and when we do, we want to stay at this great house again.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
North Captiva Island private island beach house
+1 -440-915-3381
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Awesome home in an Amazing location.

  • 5 of 5
Loved every minute of this place! From the boat ride out to the island, cruising around with the owner provided golf cart, (no cars on the island!) to the long sandy beaches where you can find all kinds of shell treasures. This home and the location are perfect for couples and families. The house is very nice, clean , and updated. The kitchen has everything you need, (bring your groceries from the mainland). Sit on the deck and enjoy your tropical drink while watching the sunset, you won't be disappointed. We can't wait to come back and are already working on the dates for our next trip ! The owner is great to talk to and will help you with any questions you might have. I highly recommend this home if your looking for a great place on N. Captiva .
  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time. This Island is one of a kind.
North Captiva Island private island beach house
+1 -440-915-3381
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Great family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic week with our family of four. The house was clean and inviting with everything we needed in the kitchen, a very comfortable livingroom and deck for lounging . The included golfcart gave us easy access to the beach and the the Safety Harbour Club pool. Amazing shelling and beautiful beaches abound. Carin, the property manager, was very pleasant, prompt and helpful. It was everything we hoped for on this gem of an island. If you haven't been- just GO!
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary



-Shelling on 4.5 miles of unspoiled Gulf beaches

-Jogging on over 10 miles of roads

-Excellent bird-watching

-Fresh water fishing (bass and bluegill)

-Salt water fishing for dinner or sport

-Boating by hired guide or rent your


-Hiking over 500 acres of State natural


adjoinin Safety Harbor Club

-Swimming in Gulf, Bay, or Club's private pool

-Golf - a simple 15 minute boat ride away:

Pine Island: Alden Pines Golf Club - 18 holes (walking

distancefrom dock)

Sanibel: The Dunes - 18 holes (need taxi from wharf)

Beach View - 9 holes (need taxi from wharf)


-Mangos Island Cafe - 395-1500 North Captiva

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, general store.

-Barnacle Phils restaraunt,lunch and dinner-North Captiva

-Safety Harbor island store - 472-6994

Safety Harbor Club, North Captiva

-Cabbage Key restaurant and Inn - 283-2278 Cabbage Key

Lunch and dinner (full course meals) open 7 days per week.

A 15 minute boat ride from Safety Harbor Club.

-South Seas Plantation - 472-5111

Captiva Island

(20 minute boat ride from Safety Harbor Club)

Three restaurants of various menus and style:

Captain Al's -

informal open-air eating at marina. breakfast, lunch and dinner

Chadwick's - charming atmosphere, sit-down


dinner only

King's Crown - semi-formal dining, award winning

cuisine. dinner only

Captiva Island: Arrangements can be made to dine on Captiva where

there are 10 additional restaurant at a 20 minute boat ride from

Safety Harbor Club. You can also make arrangements to dine on

Useppa Island which is only 10 minutes by boat. Reservations



From $257 Per night

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

Deposit Requirements
A $500.00 deposit is required with the reservation of our home.
11-15-14 TO 05-01-15 05-01-15 TO 11-15-15
$2000.00.00 PER WEEK $1,450.00 PER WEEK
60%-3 nights 60%-3 nights
70%-4 nights 70%-4 nights
80%-5 nights 80%-5 nights
90%-6-nights 90%-6 nights

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Apr 10, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View


  • bay/sound
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • sleeping area 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen


  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Golf Cart for Island Transportation Inclued. This cart is for up to four adults only or two adults and three children. Additional golf carts are available for rent.

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