House, 2/3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
4550 Oyster Shell Drive
North Captiva Island, Florida
NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND
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.
-Exceptionally large master bedroom with lounging area that
offers full size sofa, table and reading lamp.
-Queen size bed.
-Ample closet room.
-Screened-in porch attached.
CableTV/DVD/CD/MP3 Player/Island Wide WIFI
-One twin size trundle bed - converts to another 2nd bed
-One additional twin size bed.
-Ample Closet room.
-Screened-in porch attached.
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.
GETTING TO NORTH CAPTIVA
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.
WHAT ABOUT FOOD?
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.
ARE THERE MEDICAL FACILITIES?
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.
CARE OF OUR HOUSE
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
We Have Found Our Paradise!
Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone.
About the Owner
(5 traveler reviews)
Nice clean house!
This was our first time on the island and also a first for renting a house. The manager and everyone we worked with were all extremely helpful. The house was very clean and well kept on the inside. We enjoyed our stay and appreciated everything that came with the house especially things we couldn't travel with on the plane. The sand toys, towels and even things that other visitors left came in very handy. We left things that we couldn't take with us and hoped they help the next guests. We were extremely grateful to the cleaning staff that were able to find something we had left behind that was very important to us and they made sure we got it back.
The beach was great for shell collecting and the club pool was nice and not crowded whenever we were there. I would have liked to see the general store a little better stocked and maybe a playground for kids to play at.
We Have Found Our Paradise!
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!!
cute, clean house, with fantastic location!
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.
Awesome home in an Amazing location.
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 .
Great family vacation home!
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!
Activity and Interests
-Shelling on 4.5 miles of unspoiled Gulf beaches
-Jogging on over 10 miles of roads
-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
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
(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
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
Additional information about rental rates
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
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
$1900.00.00 PER WEEK $1,600.00 PER WEEK
70%-4 nights 70%-4 nights
80%-5 nights 80%-5 nights
90%-6-nights 90%-6 nights
MULTIPLE WEEKS DISCOUNTED.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Available stay (no arrival)
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Internet ...
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Heated Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Car Available
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- paddle boating
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- sleeping area 3 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Outdoor Grill
- 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.