Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

New Oceanfront Luxury Home with Secluded Private Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) on Gorgeous Beach, Golf Cart Included

The Sandcastle was recently remodeled and renovated, featuring brand new furniture, new linens, new appliances, new everything - all ready for your family!

The Sandcastle is located on some of the most prized beachfront property on the entire island, featuring some of the BEST FISHING, SHELLING, AND SUNSET-WATCHING in southwest Florida. Step outside your door and walk ten feet of white sandy beach to the water. This location is so private that you may go an entire day without seeing anyone else on your beach. Enjoy the pristine waters and exceptional fishing, all to yourself!

The house was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful beachfront location. A huge sundeck expands the length of the home, and is ideal for enjoying your morning coffee while watching schools of breaching porpoise, meandering manatees, and diving birds. The beautiful custom kitchen features an open design and is fully equipped, including plenty of dishes and equipment to make and enjoy homemade dinners. The living room features a pull-out queen sofa bed, and a huge flat screen TV with satellite and DVD player. The master bedroom features an unbelievably comfortable king-size bed, full bathroom, flat screen TV, and dresser. The second bedroom has two twin beds, perfect for the kids, with a flat screen TV and dresser. There are two full bathrooms with all-new fixtures and linens. The decor is playful, modern and cozy, perfect to make you feel at home during your beach vacation. A highchair, tennis rackets, board games, and other essentials are included in your home. If you need something we don't have, a simple call to the property manager will fix that!

Beautiful North Captiva Island (also called Upper Captiva), is one of Florida's best-kept vacation secrets! The island remains COMPLETELY NATURAL, without paved roads, cars, or crowds of tourists. Our island's sandy roads are traveled by bicycle and golf cart, and North Captiva can only be reached by boat or private aircraft. Our property manager will help you arrange transportation (including a water taxi from the mainland), groceries, and how to fully enjoy the island. There are three excellent restaurants and a gift boutique on island. Jet skis and watercraft are available for rent, and fishing expeditions can be arranged for full or half day adventures! The secluded island is not for everyone - only for those who desire a natural getaway with plenty of activities and time to relax. Almost half of the island is dedicated to a state nature preserve. Nearly four miles of white sand beaches await you, without the hustle and bustle of many other vacation destinations. We hold a deep respect for natural beauty and wildlife of the island - this is truly one of the few places on the planet where the delicate balance between man and nature has withstood the test of time. We would love to share this unique place with you.


More Details

Property Manager
Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 August, 2018

About Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers)

Our family has owned homes on North Captiva Island since the 1970s, when only a few families were on the island. Four generations of our family have grown up in this tropical paradise (Jack and Noah, pictured, are the fourth generation to fall in love with this island!). We feel very spoiled to have enjoyed this pristine island without throngs of tourists or cars, and we are happy to share it with new visitors!

Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers) purchased this house in 1980

Why Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers) chose Captiva

The Sandcastle has been in our family for decades, and was recently rebuilt after Hurricane Charley destroyed the original home in 2004. The home is located on some of the most prized property on the entire island - a wide beach, romantic sunset views, and very productive fishing are right outside the front door!

What makes this house unique

The best benefit of the Sandcastle is its privacy - you may go an entire day on the beach without seeing another person! This island is for those who can enjoy true relaxation - fishing, shelling, wildlife viewing (including porpoise, manatees, loggerhead turtles, and seabirds), bicycling, sunning, and exploring the island's wildlife preserve.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • 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
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Second Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Sleeper sofa for 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A golf cart and bicycles are provided, as these are the only modes of transportation on the island's sandy roads. Lounges and a beach umbrella are included for your private beach. Safety Harbor Club Membership includes a beautiful pool and snack bar, tennis courts, and boat docks.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
New Oceanfront Luxury Home with Secluded Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Indianapolis, IN

Perfection in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

It did not take us long to see why we had to book Sandcastle so early. Leading up to our vacation, Jane was so patient with our questions and gave us all the information we needed to prepare. Upon arrival, she met us at Safety Harbor and took us to the Sandcastle. What an amazing retreat and perfect getaway. The house has everything we needed and more. In fact, a week was not nearly long enough. We were just getting used to "Island Time". Watching the sunsets, listening to the waves, walking the beautiful beach, and soaking up the sun was just what we needed. We even treated ourselves to some fresh Grouper and Snapper one night from Melvin's Charters (highly recommend Michael for an outing). We had planned to eat out more often and realized how much we enjoyed grilling out on the beach for lunch and dinner. We can't wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you had a great time and can't wait to have you again! Melvin Charters is such a great resource for fishing; we're happy you utilized Michael!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1

Jane Jeff were fantastic and very helpful

  • 5 of 5

I made a reservation for the first time for a beach house in north captiva specially because my wife dream to own one so I decided check out see what will being llike and it was worth it, we relax and enjoy it very much our back yard was the was honeymoon all over again, the restaurant on the island are very good , and the people very polite

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're thrilled you had a great time. Hopefully you and your wife will own a beach house one day!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Vacation like no other

  • 5 of 5

Book the Sandcastle!! I have been coming to North Captiva for years and highly recommend this property. It is beautiful - inside and out. Beachfront property with awesome can explore the island by golf cart or bike, walk the beach, or watch the manatee and dolphin. I promise that you will not be disappointed, and I'm already looking forward to our next trip.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Even Better than Expected

  • 5 of 5

The most quiet, peaceful place I've ever been! Our kids loved seeing the dolphin (or porpoise?) and huge birds every day right outside our door as they ate breakfast, and they competed with each other to find the best shells. The house is gorgeous, well stocked, and property managers are fantastic. This is our new "happy place" and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Fantastic Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We travelled from Toronto with our young kids (4 and 7) and had a wonderful time.

The absence of cars made staying on the island so peaceful! The house is in very good condition, had all of the items we needed and lots we hadn't expected (including beach toys, movies, books, games, etc.). We swam every day at the club and played tennis there too. From the deck we saw dolphins daily as well as tons of birds and other wildlife. The beach directly in front of the house is extremely pretty and has soft clean white sand. The water is a little rough in that area - so we put lifejackets on the kids when they played in the water there. We also drove the little golf cart and explored other beaches on the island - many of which have calm shallow spots for swimming.

We rented kayaks one morning and had a great time looking for manatees. We didn't see any on that journey, but saw them a number of times in the little marina area.

We ate out a few times for dinner and enjoyed those meals. The only store we're aware of on the island was extremely small and had very limited supplies so you should definitely bring everytihng you need with you.

Jane and Jeff were extremely helpful and friendly. We have every intention of coming again.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 1
Lafayette, Indiana

More than "As Advertised"

  • 5 of 5

Sandcastle is the perfect place for relaxing, reading, walking, shelling, and then relaxing, reading, walking, shelling! There's never a chance to be bored with the breathtaking views and beautiful beaches. In fact, the one-week girls' getaway for me and my friend last winter will turn into a two-week getaway next winter. We loved the uncomplicated "beach time." The home is spotlessly clean and well decorated. The beds and the furnishings are very comfortable and more than adequate. This property is very well managed and maintained; we wanted for nothing during our stay. Jeff and Jane are the most helpful people you can imagine; they answered our "newbie" questions with humor and patience. In fact, they even came to our rescue when our golf cart became mired in sand. The washer and dryer were especially handy; we will bring more food and less changes of clothes next time. We ordered groceries ahead of time at the Publix in Cape Coral as recommended; the taxi from the airport made a stop so we could pick up the boat packed staples. Since the kitchen was so well equiped with appliances and utensils, cooking was no problem. As for restaurants, Barnacles' was a little pricey for not-very-good food; however, Over the Water was quite reasonable in price and food offerings. This is a special place that is even more beaurtiful than the pictures and descriptions depict; I can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


The Sandcastle has some of the undisputed best fishing and sunset views on the entire island, as well as amazing wildlife viewing for porpoise, manatee, and loggerhead turtles. Enjoy over three miles of unspoiled white-sand beaches without throngs of tourists!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Captiva, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer & Fall 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018-19
1 Dec 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Break 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.25

Included in your rate: "meet and greet" with the property manager, golf cart, and unlimited communication with property manager prior to your arrival to arrange groceries, transportation, and other logistics. Discounts available for repeat renters or for simultaneously renting Robin's Beach Nest, one house down the beach. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Credit card, PayPal, and bank transaction fees that we are charged by VRBO will be deducted from your deposit. Please contact Property Manager for any questions.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Ask Manager a Question

You might like these similar holiday rentals