|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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/Verizon and ATT cell phone 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. 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 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
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.
We had a great time on the Island. The house worked well for our family of 5 (included 2 adult children and 1 teen). It was very neat and comfortable. It was well supplied with necessities that you wouldn't think to pack like coffee filters, spices, tin foil, etc. It was in a good location - very close to a nice beach. The pool access was also very nice. This is very close to the nature preserve entrance where we took long hikes. We loved all the tortoises! Of course, the golf cart was great too. We were very happy a beach umbrella was provided. The only thing I would suggest is upgrading the beach chairs. They have seen better days and are pretty important for an island beach vacation. Overall, great place to stay.
The property is very nice. We enjoyed it and loved having the use of a golf cart to easily get around. It takes some planning and understanding that there is not much in the way of food to buy on the island so definitely plan your grocery shopping ahead along w the taxi and charter. Once you learn the ropes it's a great getaway without all the crazy tourist feel. The shelling is the best I have ever seen.
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.
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!!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 15 2017 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|cleaning fee||$90 + Tax|
A $500.00 deposit is required with the reservation of our home.