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 one minute 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 view 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, coffee maker, telephone, washer and dryer.
-stereo system and Direct Sat.TV/VCR/DVD.
-Dining room seating for 6 and kitchen island seats 3.
- 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.
Direct Sat.TV/Verizon and ATT cell phone (yours)hotspot WIFI / Safety Harbor Clubhouse Pool Free 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 for up to Four adults ONLY or TWO adults and three small children Of course, you can always use the oldest
form 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 and a Tiki Bar that offer casual dining for breakfast,
lunch and dinner and a general store for necessities. For your
ARE THERE MEDICAL FACILITIES?
We have full time ems /fire station
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