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Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


Welcome to Gearing Down! Enjoy a Captiva Island vacation home in luxury. Boasting an expansive floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms that sleeps 8 comfortably, Gearing Down is a desirable bayside home. Witness breathtaking sunrises from the covered lanai overlooking the private dock. Enjoy the peaceful serenity swept in by the cool gulf breeze in the private pool or hot tub.

On the first living level you’ll find a modern kitchen complete with bar style seating at the center island and a breakfast nook overlooking the bay. Adorned with artwork and the necessary amenities this first level is home to a formal dining table to seat 8, vast living room space, 2 bedrooms with king and queen size beds and 2 full bathrooms.

The master suite, located on the uppermost level, is furnished with a king size bed and private his and her bathroom complete with shower and garden tub Jacuzzi. Roll out of bed and soak in the sun’s rays on the master suite balcony while overlooking the bay. Adjacent to the master suite is the 4th guest room fitted with 2 twin size beds.

Gearing Down is centrally located to the Village of Captiva. The island’s restaurants, rental stores and retail shops are all within walking distance. A short walk through the village takes you to the beach where you can experience the postcard-worthy Captiva Island sunsets.

Contact Gearing Down today to book your next stay at one of Captiva Island’s most desirable vacation homes.

800-755-0516 | gearingdown@grandecasa.net


No special events permitted at this property.

NO PETS allowed.

Rental week is Saturday to Saturday.

Check in 3:00 p.m. / Check out 10:00 a.m.

Refundable security deposit of $1,500.00

20% down holds reserved week(s). Everything furnished except soap, paper goods, and food. 20% due 10 days after verbal confirmation of date(s) is received. 11% Florida Sales Tax added to purchase.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

Why The Owner chose Captiva

Property location is on the water, lush vegetation, gorgeous beaches, incredible fishing, supreme boating opportunities, year-round sunshine, friendly neighbors, great dining and social scene, relative proximity to nearby cities, airports and interstates.

What makes this house unique

Watching the beautiful sunrise over the bay, private pool with Jacuzzi, private boat dock, back patios, spacious living accommodations.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captiva in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • (4) Full baths. (1) With standing shower, and jet tub. (3) With standing shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The 'Kids' Room - 2 Single Bed
    Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    The Seafoam Room - 1 Large Double Bed
    The "Safari" Room - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • (2) King size beds, (1) Queen size bed, and (2) Twin size beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No special events permitted.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every moment. Great location, breathtaking sunrises from the screened in porch, & dolphins going by all day long. We are already looking forward to next year's vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Great property

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is excellent, great views of the bay, easy walk into town to restaurants, food stores and the beaches. Property is well maintained, very nice common area, kitchen, bedrooms and screened porch. Nice pool and spa to relax in. We would do this again

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed to celebrate 33 years of marriage at Gearing Down Dec 9-16. Karen made reserving the house super easy ... even when UPS lost the package containing the keys for us to get in the house. The home was just perfect! We have never stayed on the Bay, but it was fabulous! A golf cart (rented from YOLO) made it easy-peasy to scoot to the Gulf in about three minutes to catch sunset each and every night. Each morning brought an awesome sunrise over the Bay. It was just amazing. Thank you Youngs for the hospitality and the anniversary gift upon our arrival. We hope to return very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property for a relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very well kept, awesome location, loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bayside property does NOT disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth vacation on Captiva which has captured our hearts and become our favorite destination. This was the first time renting a home instead of staying at a resort, and this property is fantastic. Only able to get it because someone else had to cancel their standing annual reservation, and it was an amazing stroke of luck for us. The home is beautiful, very well maintained, and really comfortable. I had some concerns about staying on the bay side (all previous stays on island were in cottages on the gulf side on the beach) but the sunrises were amazing and the property is far enough along the bay that you look across at open water. Great appliances, wonderful washer and dryer, commercial ice machine was a huge surprise and much appreciated. Pool and hot tub are fantastic. Internet connection was a bit quirky for brief periods of time, but was fine most of the time with good connection speeds. Can't say enough good things about this place or the owners. Definitely hope to be back again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captiva Favorite!

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth home on Captiva that my family and I have rented. It was our favorite for sure! Not only is the home itself beautiful, but it is in a perfect location. We didn't need to rent a golf cart this year...easy walk to everything we needed. The bay views are so peaceful. We sat on the dock every morning and watched manatee and dolphin swim by. We caught 13 different species of fish right off the dock. We enjoyed the pool everyday. It was an easy walk to the village for restaurants or to the beach for walks and sunsets. You won't be disappointed with this home, and the owners are kind and responsive.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Spring 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Fall 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Week
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
March 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are variable due to season and holidays. Please call or email for further details.

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