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North Captiva Island Beach House/60 Second Walk to 4 Miles of Awesome Beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2/3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Winterhaven

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.

Dolphins

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.

THE WINTERHAVEN

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

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

pilings

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.

CableTV/DVD/CD/MP3 Player/Verizon and ATT cell phone hotspot WIFI / Safety Harbor Clubhouse Pool Free WIFI

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

sofa.

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

to

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 have full time ems /fire station

ISLAND ACTIVITIES

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

through

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

own.

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

for

that.

More Details

Owner
allen krupar
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We provide a golf cart for up to 4 adults or two adults and 3 small children. You agree to rent an additional golf cart if you exceed these limits.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • sleeping area 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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North Captiva Island Beach House/60 Second Walk to 4 Miles of Awesome Beaches
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews
Rochester, Minnesota
5

Very nice rental in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We've been to North Captiva Island a couple of times and love the location that Winter Haven is in. Only a minute or two walk to the best beach on the island (short of the one in the nature preserve further South). The rental was clean and we'll stocked. Having satellite TV on those non beach days was a plus. Overall a great value.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review of our house. We are pleased that you recognized our efforts to provide a pleasant experience for our guest. Thank Again Allen and Leslie
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5

Our stay was one of the most relaxing vacations we have had.

  • 5 of 5

We loved North Captiva Island and our home away from home fit us perfectly. Sherman was hospitable and helpful. The home was clean and we appreciated using the beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards! It was also nice that the home had many of the essentials such as paper towels, dish soap, spices, etc. The location of the home was so convenient to everything. We loved the beach and even took part in a yoga class on the beach for two days! You may want to know that the golf cart battery ran out very fast; we had it checked at Safety Harbor and they said it was fine but we nearly ran out of battery a couple of times in a very short amount of time. We kept it charging whenever it was not in use. We will definitely visit again and wouldn't hesitate to stay in your home again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: North Captiva was the place to be this cold holiday season.We are glad you had such a great time and enjoyed our home and the perfect weather. Thanks for stopping in at the Safety Harbor Club maintenance shop to verify that the cart was operating properly. We work very hard to provide a clean and well stocked home at a reasonable price so all can enjoy this wonderful Island !
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Nice!

  • 4 of 5

Good location close to beautiful beach! Mostly comfortable but could use a few updates? glasses are plastic, chipped plates, miniature bbq...

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our home and appreciate your comments or suggestions for future guest . We are constantly striving to make a vacation renters experience pleasant and to be able to provide all the comforts of home . Thank You Allen and Leslie
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5

Great house on a little piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. Everything I needed was there. Owner was very quick to answer my questions and concerns. This house is very close to the beach where we found great shells. Driving the golf cart was a blast. There is a nice clubhouse and pool that you can use. Had a great lunch at barnacle phill's. Overall this was one of the best vacations I have had and looking forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winterhaven Rookie Review

  • 4 of 5

The property was more than acceptable for the asking price. The property manager met us at the dock and was very helpful. The overall exprience was very positive.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our home on North Captiva Island. We understand that a family vacation can be an expensive event. We try to maintain the basic comforts and cleanliness that we would expect in renting a house and strive to keep the cost reasonable so everyone can enjoy our beautiful Island. Allen and Leslie
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5

perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a spring break with 3 teenagers, everyone had wonderful time. House is very close to the beach. Everything we needed for cooking was there. We brought all food with us, as we were advised, and it all worked out. Filtered water was a big plus! You can spend all the time outside, or even relaxing on one of two balconies with a book... Watching sunsets at the beach was one the the favorite events. It is a place to relax and recharge. Happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Map

Car: not necessary

Activities

-Tennis

-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

own

-Hiking over 500 acres of State natural

preserve,

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)

Dining

-Mangos Island Cafe - 395-1500 North Captiva

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, general store.

-Barnacle Phils restaraunt,lunch and dinner-North Captiva

-Safety Harbor Club/Over the waterfront rest. - 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

dining.

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

Only.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Deposit Requirements
A $500.00 property damage deposit is required with the reservation of our home.
Golf cart is for use of up to 4 adults or two adults and three SMALL children.Exceeding these limits will require an additional golf cart to be rented.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.