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Beautiful, 6 Bedroom, Luxury Home, Close To Beach With Bay Views & Private Pool

Bedrooms 6
Separate WC's1
Space 4,857 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 BA, 6.5 BR, Sleeps 14

Sandcastle is a beautiful family home, a sand coloured castle! It is a solid, stunning house built of stone with granite and tiles and dark wood floors. It has been designed by professional decorators, showcasing lovely furnishings, artwork, and sculpture. Numerous private balconies, terraces with comfortable sofas, seating for cocktails and entertaining space outside; the perfect house for catching up with family and friends.

Sandcastle has enough space for you all to hide away peacefully and still let the kids run around. Just arrange to meet up and dine together at the formal dining table or outside terrace by the fountain!

We have not activated online booking through our Homeway site. All our reservations are made through our local, Captiva based agents. They have an online booking facility but our guests often prefer to speak to someone when confirming a reservation to give that extra piece of mind. Please message me with any questions or queries.

Sandcastle has a lovely private heated pool and hot tub alongside an outside kitchen and BBQ, set in stunning gardens. A table tennis table if you're feeling energetic and the beach a very slow 2 minutes walk away; all the great facilities you could wish for, including an elevator, but it is just across the road from the Green Flash restaurant and on the edge of Captiva Village.

Once you've found Sandcastle you may not want to leave!

* Large private heated pool and integrated spa

* Outdoor kitchen with new BBQ

* Mother-in-law suite with separate entrance

* 5 balconies/terraces

* Elevator

* Spacious parking (garaging and driveways)

* 2 cooking areas

* All new Kitchen Aid appliances

* Central a/c and heat

* 9 TVS AND 2 DVD players

* Table tennis

* TV in games room - just bring your own PlayStation


* Ice makers

* Wet bar

* 2 Pack n Play travel cots and 1 high chair

* 2 Minutes walk from the beach

* 5 minutes walk to Andy Rosse Lane and the Mucky Duck Pub

More Details

Tania Hodges
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

About Tania Hodges

Mark and I have 2 young children and live in London, England. We aim to respond to all Homeaway enquiries within 24 hours but please be aware of time zones (and busy childcare schedules) delaying our response.

Tania Hodges purchased this house in 2013

Why Tania Hodges chose Florida

Mark and I visited Captiva in 2010 and knew we wanted to stay but we had to return home to the UK. Instead we spent 3 years searching for the ideal Captiva getaway. We fell in love with Sandcastle. It was completely empty but we knew it could be turned into a wonderful vacation destination. It was a great experience creating a home and making it beautiful. Somewhere we want to stay ourselves and a great base for allowing Homeaway guests to relax and experience old Captiva.

We love the location, 5 minutes away from the bustle of the Village centre and its bars and restaurants but secluded and allowing complete relaxation and peacefulness.

We also love its size. Sandcastle has 6 bedroom (a 7th is currently being added). This allows big family groups to stay and celebrate together. We have hosted wedding anniversaries and special birthdays - grandparents revisiting with their grown up kids and introducing grandchildren to wonderful Captiva - shelling, dolphin watching and the Green Flash at sunset (the kids always say they see this but I'm still looking)!

Sandcastle is a very special vacation home in a very special place.

What makes this house unique

So many to list! A peaceful location, views of the bay from the 3rd floor balcony, an elevator for elderly or tired guests, a beautiful secluded pool and hot tub, balconies to hide away and terraces to come together. 5 minutes from the centre of Captiva Village, 2 minutes from the beach, within the golf buggy zone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a really lovely time in Captiva spending time with special lifelong friends. The house was beautiful to stay in, so we'll equipped.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captiva in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4857 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Outdoor Shower , Shower by pool
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and dressing room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , With direct access to guest bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mother-in-law suite, own private access, ensuite bathroom
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beach wagon and beach chairs


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Beautiful, 6 Bedroom, Luxury Home, Close To Beach With Bay Views & Private Pool
average rating of 4.8 based on 23 reviews
Eugene, OR

Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

I searched the internet for hours before selecting this home for our family of 12 (three generations). The location is great (quick and easy walk to the beach or to town) but one of the best parts is that there were so many separate spaces to relax and get away if desired - small patios, little alcoves, separate floors, a kitchen on each floor, separated bedrooms all with their own bath. On the last night the renting neighbor from next door came over asking specifically about separation of space in this home. They also had a large group and felt like everyone was on top of each other. Next time it will be Sandcastle for them.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am just delighted that you loved our home and had a wonderful Captiva vacation. Sandcastle is a great size and fits in so many people very comfortably. We wanted to create large family sized dining and living spaces and lots of small, intimate hide aways too. Come back soon!
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Lives up to its portrait!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation home. It is big! Great location, an easy walk to beach, restaurants, library. We are a family of 8 adults, 3 preschoolers. The top floor kitchen/ dining/ living room is large and open, but the overall layout of the house allows for privacy and for lots of different activities to be going on at the same time without interference or intrusion. The kitchens are well-equipped, there are plenty of beach towels, chairs, etc. The pool has a nice patio and great cooking space. Beautiful landscaping, many balconies, plenty of shade. It definitely took us a while to figure out the layout (and the light switches), but that in no way interfered with our enjoyment of the property. And the elevator was very helpful for carting up all of the luggage and provisions!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A family week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had family from six states all enjoying the beauty of Sandcastle and Captiva island. The home was gorgeous and accessories outstanding with quality linens, dishes, and appliances. The perfect weather added to the incredible enjoyment with the home, the pool, and the beach. We were sorry that the fountain did not work during our time there. We were happy to find beach towels and beach toys and loved having the pool for family fun. (We honored the anonymous letter avoiding noise in the evening). The coffeepot, while very nice and good quality....did not work for more than 8 cups--the basket opened and made a bit of a mess--duct tape helped! The village market and the midweek fish market were wonderful. All aspects of out time at Sandcastle exceeded our expectations...luxury indeed!!!! We highly recommend this space.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your family had such a fantastic vacation. Thank you also for taking the time to post such a glowing review of our beautiful home. We do appreciate it. We have 4 coffee makers in the property, with a second Kitchen Aid 8 cup coffee maker in the 2nd floor kitchen. We are sorry about the anonymous letter but it's not something we've encountered before so it shouldn't happen again. The fountain normally comes on automatically in the mornings and we're not sure why it didn't during your stay. It may have been turned off by mistake. We'll certainly get it checked and make sure that it is on next time you visit !
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Sandcastle property was everything we expected and more. We loved Captiva!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Family Castle

  • 5 of 5

My mom, in her aging years, decided to take our family on a vacation which would be forever remembered. We found Sandcastle online and immediately booked our reservations based on the description alone. Well let me tell you, it was the perfect castle away from home! This home is nicely laid out with a fantastic pool and outdoor entertainment area second to none! We all had our own bedrooms with nice amenities and were all able to take advantage of the roominess within the castle. The elevator made it extremely easy for mom to get around as there are 3 levels to maneuver. There is one large kitchen, fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, plenty of silver, and a huge table for family style eating. Each main room had a TV and a nice entertainment system in the main living room. Ping-pong was also a nice option to break up the day.

The property is close to the beach and several night spots. We rented a golf cart and a two person bicycle on the trip as well - both highly recommended. The property was clean upon arrival and very well-maintained - although it took us a while to find all of the light switches in the house!!!

I would highly recommend this property to anybody who wants a Castle near the beach!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI

Awesome place for family reunions

  • 5 of 5

Sandcastle was a terrific place to hold our family reunion--we especially enjoyed being able to cook together in the gourmet well-stocked (pot, utensil, appliance, and dishes-wise) kitchen and being able to all sit at the large dining room table (which seats 10 comfortably, and could probably fit 4 more at the corners if necessary). It was great to be able to put all of our luggage and groceries into the elevator instead of lugging them up to the 3rd floor living area by hand. The beds were incredibly comfortable and having lots of bath towels and beach towels was so convenient! We also appreciated that there were multiple beach umbrellas and beach toys for the little one to play with. The private pool was beautiful and fun to sit around and read, the teenagers greatly enjoyed the ping-pong table, and multiple generations had fun doing a 1000-piece shell jigsaw puzzle together. There were many terrific living areas both inside and outdoors so the different nuclear families could spread out and not feel that we were on top of each other. The only downsides were the grill which only worked somewhat (as other reviewers have commented--we didn't call the management company for help though as we just wanted to get dinner made) and the water pressure was only OK overall, and my sister said the water pressure in the one bathroom adjoining the room with the 2 double beds was so low as to be unusable, so she had to bathe her children in her bathroom where it was better. Despite those things, this was the most beautiful home that we have stayed in, and overall it was incredibly comfortable and convenient and we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Vivian. We're very pleased that you and your family liked the house so much, and had a good time. Sandcastle is a great house for family reunions. The water pressure in general is not very high in Captiva compared to the rest of the United States so there's not much that we can do about that. We've never found it to be too bad though when we stay. However, we shall get the water pressure in the ensuite adjoining the 2 double beds room checked and fixed, if it can be improved. With regard to the grill, we're very sorry for any inconvenience caused. We'll get the grill checked and fixed again although this has been done already this year (with all parts replaced) but clearly not to a high enough standard. For future reference, there is a spare, back-up grill available at any time at the house if there are any problems with the main one. Thanks you very much again for your feedback.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Captiva, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Hi Season
18 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
January & February Special
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Hi Season
17 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
Hi Season
7 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Lo Season
21 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fourth July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
Lo Season
7 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
Lo Season
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay

Additional pricing information

Nonrefund reservationfee £49
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Our local agents will take care of payments and contract information. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
They also offer optional trip cancellation insurance available at 7 ¼% of the total rental amount including tax and reservation fee.

Check in from 3pm, check out by 10am.

The deposit is 20% of the total amount due.
The balance of the rental payment is due 90 days before arrival.
Cancellation: you may cancel up to 90 days before arrival and your payments (except the reservation fee) will be refunded.
The $1500 refundable security deposit has to be paid with the final payment. After the departure inspection that money will be returned to the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South West Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Green Flash
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sanctuary Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Green Flash
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Captiva Beach
Car: necessary


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