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Luxury House 50 Yds from beach! Heated pool & fully-stocked outdoor games area!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Heated pool, ping pong & foosball + all beach gear. Ultimate vacation getaway!!!

NEW FOR 2017 ! : private heated swimming pool with adjacent BBQ/dining area plus extensive ground floor exterior lounge and games area including foosball table, ping pong table and cornhole (sandbag) game.

Exotic furnishings from faraway places await you at this professionally-decorated and landscaped luxury home located just 50 yards from the beautiful Gulf beach. "The Compass Rose" is a fabulous deal compared to 4-bedroom beachfront rentals on the island. Being only 50 yards from the beach and with unobstructed views from most angles, "The Compass Rose" is just like beachfront. And when you add in all of the amenities that are offered, the end result is a price/value combination that just can't be beat! When comparing "The Compass Rose" to other properties, be sure that "Beach View" really means a GREAT beach view and that you are located so close to the beach that you can actually hear the waves! Many of the home rental listings on the island use vague terms such as "just steps to the beach", "a very short walk to the beach", "just minutes from the beach" or "a stone's throw from the beach" to give the impression that they are located very close to the beach when they actually are not. "The Compass Rose" is located just 50 yards from the beach. There is a BIG difference between getting a VERY LIMITED beach view 500 yards from the beach and a GREAT beach view with surf sounds just 50 yards from the beach.

Pamper yourself with the finest amenities in this 4000 sq. ft. (2500 under air), 4 bdrm. dream beach house spread out over 5 levels. You can indulge yourself in countless luxury appointments such as the fine goose down comforters, plush monogrammed terrycloth bathrobes, dreamy bedroom settings, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen by Kraft-Maid with Jenn-Air cook top and Nespresso espresso/cappuccino maker, and a deluxe hydro massage hot tub on the Master Bedroom deck. Bathed in warm natural earth tones, the recurrent theme is one of a distant island getaway, featuring an array of exotic materials such as bamboo, teak and natural fibres complemented by a selection of tasteful antiques.

The main living area has a 15 feet high cathedral ceiling with bamboo lattice designed to simulate a tiki hut, complete with its own bar, sofas with top grain imported Italian leather, Persian rug, 19th century accent pieces and home theater/entertainment center. The latest electronic and entertainment features add to your enjoyment, including high speed wireless internet, 4 flat screen TVs, a DirecTV satellite dish with over 200 channels, a Sony home theater system, DVD/VCR players and a vast VHS video/board games library.

Due to the special upside down design of the home, the bedroom level is lower down and the living levels are higher up, thereby affording great views from the areas where you spend the most time. There are also decks on 4 levels (2 of which are screened).

The views will remain with you forever: the rooftop patio, at a height of nearly 40 ft. above ground level, offers 360 degree views of the Gulf of Mexico, Captiva Pass and the State Land Preserve.

Included in 'The Compass Rose' house rental package is unlimited free access to all of the facilities of the North Captiva Island Club. The club has 2 swimming pools (Olympic size heated and cooled + lap size heated) and a jacuzzi. The brick paved pool area is over 14,000 square feet, with over 80 chaise lounges, plus a Spa facility with steam room, sauna, air conditioned changing rooms and lockers. For the active type, North Captiva Island Club also has two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness room, basketball court, and sand volleyball court.

You can then relax with your favorite cocktail at Hidden Cove Pool Bar, where a pool side lunch is also available. Kayaks, bicycles, paddle boats and fishing gear rentals are all available at no charge at North Captiva Island Club.

For those guests who like to explore the island, there are 20 miles of bike paths, exclusive of the State Preserve areas. There are also four restaurants on the island: The Boat House, Mango's Island Grill, Barnacle's, and Over The Waterfront.

The house rental also includes all linens and towels (house + beach), beach umbrellas, consumables such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies, and clean-up after departure.

NOTE!: All rentals are not what they seem to be! As you look over numerous property rentals, you will no doubt see many pretty pictures. But what you do not see is the condition in which the properties are kept. We have personally seen, and stayed, in properties on North Captiva Island that are rented by agents/intermediaries (as opposed to directly rented out by the owners). These properties looked great on the Internet, but they were simply not being kept in top condition (some examples: peeling paint, rotting decks, sagging mattresses and soiled/dirty wall-to-wall carpets). We give you our complete assurance that this will never be your experience at "The Compass Rose": this is our personal "home away from home" and we continually maintain/take care of it as if we lived there all year long.

You can rest assured that there will be no surprises and that "what you see is what you get!". In addition, in order to maintain "quality control" and provide our guests with top-notch service throughout their stay, we personally rent out our property and have our own private service staff.

The Island:

North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida: only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-like barrier island accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride. There are no cars and no paved roads (golf carts only on sand roads!)

More Details

Daniel and Linda Hrycyk
Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2017

About Daniel and Linda Hrycyk

We have owned and operated "The Compass Rose" since 2003. Our vast professional experience in customer service enables us to have a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and concerns and to give them a worry-free, high-quality rental experience.

Daniel and Linda Hrycyk purchased this house in 2003

Why Daniel and Linda Hrycyk chose Florida

Our family first started renting properties on North Captiva Island in 1999. We immediately fell in love with the island and, after 4 years of renting, decided to build our very own house in this piece of paradise!

What makes this house unique

"The Compass Rose" is the ultimate family vacation getaway with something for everyone! We are conveniently located only 50 yards from the Gulf of Mexico beach and have numerous amenities including a private heated swimming pool with adjacent BBQ/dining area and vast ground floor sheltered lounge/games area including a ping-pong table, a foosball table and a corn hole (sandbag) game. We also have high speed wireless internet, 4 flat screen TV's with over 200 DirecTV channels, various board games and a selection of books.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for the first week of March and used it as a recovery from the awful midwest winter. Our first visit to the island and it is a great place to get away and relax. The house is very nice, very clean and well maintained. There are lots of nice touches - cable, direct tv, nespresso machine, etc. It's location is great since it is near the reserve and a very private part of the beach. The water views are outstanding from a lot of areas of the house and the screened porch is great for sitting outside in the breeze. I would recommend Compass Rose highly.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captiva in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Twin beds convert to 1 King bed
    Mezzanine - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sofa bed suitable for children
    Bedroom 4/Sitting Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size sofa bed suitable for children
  • - Deluxe bedding materials and window treatments, including goose down comforters in the Master suite, second and third bedrooms. - The Master suite has plantation-style bed (Queen), a selection of fine accent pieces with hand-carved details, DirecTV and a large bathroom featuring a sitting area in the shower. - Second bedroom with Palm Frond canopy bed by Tommy Bahama (Queen), a selection of fine accent pieces, TV/VCR. - Third bedroom with 2 Twin beds by Lexington featuring nautical-style shutter headboards. The 2 Twin beds can be pushed together to make a King bed. - Fourth bedroom (Sitting Room) has a queen-size bed suitable for children.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Conservatory
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Private swimming pool + communal swimming pool, tennis court, fitness room and playground at Private Club (full access included with house rental).


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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained, plenty of room. Location is perfect!!! Everything was exactly as represented for property information. Owner and caretaker were extremely helpful. Highly recommend this property to all. Island is georgous and all the people are very friendly. Can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and great location!

  • 5 of 5

By far the best vacation our family has ever had. This house has everything for all ages with short walk to the beach and incredible sunset views! Can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This year for Christmas I booked the Compass Rose and our family had an eight day holiday on North Captiva. The experience was amazing. While the logistics of getting to the island must be very well pre-planned, it went flawlessly. The Pine Island taxi met us at the Fort Myers Airport and we went to Publix to get our prearranged food order. I listened to the other reviewers and really bought enough food and beverages for the 6 of us for 8 days. We loaded everything onto the Island Girl Charters water taxi and witnessed our first sunset of the vacation in the water taxi. Jenny and Travis met us at the dock and got us settled into the house. Jenny and Travis are a dream to work with, as were the Island Girl Charters and the Pine Island Taxi. The preplanning these people do to ensure your vacation is smooth is something you really don't experience much anymore. We had a couple of questions throughout our stay and Jenny always returned my text within an hour. She even asked me if I needed anything on the mainland because she was planning a trip the next day. The Compass Rose is a beautiful property, styled to ensure a comfortable laid back vacation. The kitchen has everything that you need to cook with, to include spices. The bedrooms are well appointed with comfortable beds and 2 adjoining baths. WiFi is good and there areTVs, books, videos and hundreds of TV channels (which we rarely used). The beach is literally right in front of you, uncrowded and thoroughly enjoyed. The golf carts got us around the island with no problem. There is no grocery store on the island, so really plan your meals. The restaurants are pricey, you need reservations at a couple and frankly the food was just OK. That would not deter me from going back to the island. Many people have asked me if I would do it again and my answer is definitely yes. This is not a location for folks who need to be 'on the go' at all times. It is a location that is remote (and still in the US!), quiet and meant for people who relish some "down time" from their too busy lives.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed on North Captiva years ago and our entire family had such an amazing experience that our best friends needed to see it for themselves. We picked this house because of the size and proximity to the beach. However, there are many options similar to this house. What helped us make a "hands down" decision was the owners' attentiveness during our search process. We felt as though we were taken "under their wing" and guided through a VIP type of experience (which was similar to our first experience.) The house, the owner, and the island lived up to our expectations. The house is beautiful, has amazing views of the sunrises and sunsets, is steps from the beach, and had everything we needed for the perfect vacation. Our family and our friends were again blown away by the nature, serenity, and adventure this house and island provide. We would rent this house and from this owner again, without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like stepping back in time...so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The only bad thing about Compass Rose was having to leave it. Vacationing on North Captiva Island was the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. There is a laid-back feeling as soon as you board the ferry over to the island. There are no traffic lights, no cars, no crowds, and the locals were very friendly.

The owner, Dan, was extremely helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. In the weeks leading up to our vacation, he sent several emails with detailed information about Compass Rose and North Captiva Island so we knew exactly what to expect before arriving.

Compass Rose was a beautiful place to stay. Views from the main level were magazine-picture-quality and more. We could see ocean everywhere! We enjoyed sunsets from the crow's nest almost every evening.

Compass Rose was also very well-stocked. Provided for us were paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, soap, body wash, and cleaning supplies which was great not to have to worry about on vacation. The kitchen had everything we needed including a nice selection of spices, plenty of great quality cookware, and a really nice blender. The beds and linens were very comfortable, and extra sheets and blankets were available in the downstairs closet. There was an inside dining table and an outside one on a screened porch (we ate outside for every meal). Televisions in every bedroom and in the living room all worked great. Also provided were lots of music CDs, movies, games, books and magazines. My kids wished the internet was a little faster, but it worked fine for online gaming (we just couldn't stream a video and a game at the same time). Considering we were on an island, it really was fine. You don't go to an island on vacation to be online all the time anyway! :)

Wildlife around Compass Rose was amazing. Every evening an Osprey brought his fish dinner up to the crow's nest to eat it. A manatee came up to us two different days while we were swimming in the Gulf. Dolphin and Tarpon were spotted numerous times jumping in the water almost daily. We saw tortoises several times when we were out driving around in the golf cart.

When you step on the beaches, it feels like stepping back in time. There are no high-rise condos to spoil the view. Driftwood washes up on-shore. Seashells are plentiful and there are so many varieties to collect. We saw at least 10 different species of birds.

We can't wait to return and highly recommend Compass Rose and North Captiva Island!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good about this home! Pictures do not do it justice! All that said was furnished, was indeed furnished. The home owner was so easy to deal with and made it hassle free for us. The Manager who lived on the island also made the stay very pleasant and was immediately available with any issues or questions that we had. There was plenty of room and space for the entire family of 9! The view from the top deck was breath taking! The only thing that would need to be changed would have been the mattresses on the fold out couches....not quite enough cushion to make them comfortable to sleep. Other than that very small issue, we wouldn't have traded it for anything. As all others say on the island, bring more food than clothes! Extremely close to the beach: home had with all the necessary beach chairs, etc. The island and this amazing and beautiful home made our stay incredibly fun and relaxing too! We can't wait to return to Paradise!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On our rental information e-mail, we indicate that the sofa beds/fold out couches are suitable for children (as this review indicated, not quite enough cushion for adult weights). Nonetheless, we have now purchased an inflatable air mattress to place on top of the sofa bed in the Sitting Room. This will make the Sitting Room sofa bed very comfortable for adults as well !
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort-Myers RSW
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Gulf of Mexico beach just 50 yards away !
Car: not necessary

North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida: only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-like barrier island accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride. There are No Cars and No Paved Roads (transportation is only by electric golf cart on sand roads!). Nearby Captiva Island and Sanibel Island were once just like North Captiva until bridges brought traffic and hordes of tourists to their shores.

One word describes North Captiva Island best: Nature! On our pristine white beaches, you will find all kinds of rare and exotic Seashells. We also offer world-class Sport-fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish. A large part of the island is a 700-acre State Land Preserve for the protection of endangered wildlife: migratory and nesting birds include osprey, herons, egrets and pelicans. Manatees and dolphins are regular sights from our shores!

Other Activities: shelling, nature walks

Golf: Alden Pines Country Club is a Bermuda grass semi-private course located on nearby Pine Island. It is easily accessible from Pineland Marina (take Island Girl Charters ferry service from North Captiva Island). Water comes into play on many holes and narrow fairways make for a challenging game.

Fort-Myers RSW Airport, a private optional shuttle service is available to bring you grocery shopping and to deliver you to the water taxi. Once on the island, you will be greeted and brought to the house. Porters will assist you with luggage and groceries.


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
27 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
5 Sep 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
26 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £384.7
Tax Rate 11.0%

• Rates include 1 golf cart. 2nd golf cart: $280 + taxes.
• No Smoking
• We will rent only to family groups, couples, and responsible adults over the age of 25.
• Inquiries are not accepted from the following: student groups, groups associated with a wedding event or if the rental of "The Compass Rose" is associated in any fashion with the rental of other properties at the same time on North Captiva Island (such as, but not limited to, family reunions and corporate events).
• Occupancy (i.e. number of tenants staying overnight) is strictly restricted to the number of tenants that are reserved for (maximum of 10). At no time can there be more than a total of 10 people in the house (total of number of tenants reserved for plus visitors not staying overnight).
• Tenants will be in default of the Vacation Rental Agreement if they have more tenants in the house than the number they have reserved for or if there are more than 10 people in the house at any time.
• Cancellation policy:
- More than 60 days before arrival: full refund if another tenant is found for the same dates. If another tenant is not found for the same dates, this will result in forfeiture of the $500 Advance Rent Deposit.
- 30 to 60 days prior to check-in: forfeiture of 75% of the rent.
- Less than 30 days prior to check-in: forfeiture of 100% of the rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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