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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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 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, coffee maker, telephone, washer and dryer.

-stereo system and Direct Sat.TV/VCR/DVD.

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

Master Bedroom

- 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.

Direct Sat.TV/Verizon and ATT cell phone (yours)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.


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.


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 and a Tiki Bar that offer casual dining for breakfast,

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



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.


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

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2018


Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • sleeping area 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • 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
Golf Cart for Island Transportation Included. This cart is for up to four adults only or two adults and three children. Additional golf cart will be required for more than 4 adults they available for rent.


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North Captiva Island Beach House/60 Second Walk to 4 Miles of Awesome Beaches
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Wonderful vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical time on North Captiva! Our “home” provided all the comforts and essentials we needed and hoped for. Concierge service was great. We ate delicious food, found beautiful shells, watched awesome storm clouds over the ocean, and slept well. My husband and son kayaked with a manatee and her calf, we also saw dolphins and gopher tortoises.Thank you for sharing your home and golf cart! We are already looking forward to our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just right

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great. House and furnishings were clean and more than enough for our week stay. Centrally located in the island and within walking distance of beautiful not crowded beach. Every night we enjoyed the sunset on the beach. A vacation here will not disappoint. Cruising around by golf cart was quite peaceful. Our only regret was not packing enough food. The store on the island did not furnish much as far as groceries were concerned.

Thank you for a truly wonderful experience that our family could enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone ! We are pleased that our efforts have helped in creating a special time for you and your family
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relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter, and I stayed at this property in late March 2018 for one (1) week.

We very much enjoyed our stay at the house, which was complemented by absolutely beautiful weather -- sunny and mild every day.

We found the house to be clean, with all the systems in good working order. The house is close to the main beach on the island -- well within walking distance, although most people opted to use the golf carts.

The house was also well stocked with everything one might need on a beach vacation. One need only bring their clothes -- a t-shirt and swim trunks should suffice, along with their groceries, assuming they plan to cook meals for themselves. The house featured filtered water in the kitchen, so lugging bottled water from Pine Island is not necessary.

I would have no problem recommending this property to others who might have an interest in visiting North Captiva.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Doug We are very pleased that you had such a wonderful time at our home on North Captiva. Your positive comments makes all of our efforts worthwhile. Thank You
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wPerfect for family of 5 on a Spring Break Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We liked the location of this house as it was a short walk to the beach (or cart) ride plus this part of the beach had a ton of space, lots of white sands, fun sand bar to swim to and also try some shore fishing. Also liked being close to the State park. The house was roomy enough for everyone to get some space, shady deck and sunny deck option. AC and bathrooms worked well enough. We used the 3 twin beds and the kids all thought there were very soft, I guess that would be my one wish for an improvement. Adequately stocked kitchen but wish there were small cups. House was very clean. Owner was very helpful prior to departure and as well as the person on the island to meet and be available. We did love the option of the TV, backgammon, movies, cards, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, sand toys, washer/dryer, blowup beach ball, access to the club pool and tennis courts. Perfect weather, loved our visiting gopher turtle, and had a great, relaxing family vacation! We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris This is exactly what we are constantly trying to achieve in satisfaction and enjoyment for our guest.We are extremely pleased that you had such a wonderful experience it makes all of our efforts worthwhile. Thank You Allen Krupar
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Nice house at a decent price!

  • 5 of 5

Visiting North Captiva Island was amazing! We saw dolphins and manatees every day and found lots of pretty shells all over the private beaches. A golf cart is included with this rental which was a HUGE bonus for us. The island is walkable but didn’t look very enjoyable for the people walking in the heat of the sun! We spent a lot of time driving around and exploring the island throughout our trip. There is a pool available with a clubhouse, ice machine, new gas grill, and plenty of seating. Most of the days we were there we had the whole area to ourselves! The kitchen was very well stocked with any appliances or cookware you may need. I loved the open layout of the house and the huge upper deck with amazing views every day of the sunrise/sunset. Will definitively stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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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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 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


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



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Safety Harbor Club Fee $105 + Tax
cleaning fee $90 + Tax

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 by guest.

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.