Romantic and secluded, Sol Mar is a unique island home located just 100 steps from the beach. With spectacular panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, Cayo Costa, Pine Island Sound and the Salty Approach landing strip, Sol Mar will simply take your breath away. Lush, tropical gardens, heated pool and hot tub, meditation garden, yoga platform, Polynesian daybed and a cabana with new furnishings to include a full futon, single bed, full bath, television, microwave and AC are only a few of the amenities that await your EARLY arrival in Paradise Found!
If you are searching for an island vacation that is different from all others, then search no more for you have stumbled upon Sol Mar. Located on Florida’s “Sun Coast”, North Captiva Island is a private paradise. Accessible only by boat, scheduled ferry, small airplane or helicopter, transportation on its sand roads is by golf cart, (one is included with the house), bicycle or on foot. Miles of pristine beaches, mangroves and a natural preserve comprise this mostly undeveloped island where swimming, sunbathing, shelling, hiking, kayaking, bicycling, bird and wildlife watching are but a few of the preferred activities.
Surrounded by three distinct bodies of water, Pine Island Sound, the Gulf of Mexico and Captiva Pass, North Captiva Island affords world class fishing both from its shores and just offshore. Manatees, dolphins and the occasional sea otters are daily visitors to our island. Close, yet so different, North Captiva is but a short boat ride from the nearby islands of Sanibel, Captiva, Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key of “Hamburger in Paradise” fame.
Included in your rental fee is access to North Captiva Island Club with its large, heated family pool, private adult pool, and outdoor bar and restaurants. Tennis, kayaks, bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas are available without an additional charge.
Sol Mar is a family owned home and we want you to enjoy the same wonderful experience as when we are on the island. Our philosophy is, “Mi Casa, tu casa” (My home is your home). As a result, Sol Mar is impeccably maintained, equipped with quality furnishings, accessories, appliances, bedding, towels and linens. You will be more than pleased with the quality of the complimentary amenities package and our Welcome Gift to you. Our property manager and staff live on the island and are available 24/7.
Location is key and Sol Mar has breathtaking views from almost every room. The décor is exotic Polynesian with marble floors throughout. Equipped with granite countertops, modern stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs in the living room and bedrooms, comfortable and attractive furniture, high quality cozy bedding, internet and a game and video library, this house is designed to pamper your every need.
Upon approaching this luxurious five bedroom dream beach house, the first things you notice is the lush tropical garden filled with swaying coconut palms and fragrant Jasmine and Frangipani. Beckoned by the sound of the surf, you are suddenly gazing at the spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico and the private runway. As you make your way around the gardens, your are amazed by the swimming pool and hot tub, the large, comfortable covered seating and dining area, the gas grill and bar area, the meditation garden complete with a yoga platform, and the Polynesian daybed and hammock perfect for afternoon siestas.
Need an EARLY CHECK IN? No problem; Sol Mar is notably the only home on the island with an air conditioned, poolside cabana/bedroom that is ready for your early arrival. Complete with comfortable, well-appointed furnishings, refrigerator and full bathroom, the cabana is the perfect spot to rest after your day of travel, settle tired little ones or you can simply change into your bathing suits and spend your time on the beach while the main house is being readied for you!
For those that are looking for a private retreat from the activity of the main house, the cabana/bedroom is furnished with a full futon and twin bed!
The main level of the house offers a covered lanai and wraparound deck, with a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the gardens, the Gulf of Mexico, Pine Island Sound, the Salty Approach airstrip and other surrounding vistas. The fully equipped, modern kitchen is located on this level and is strategically open so you can enjoy the amazing views while preparing meals. A separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer is located on this level.
From the open concept living and dining room area, oversized sliding glass doors open onto the wraparound lanai and deck area, encouraging indoor/outdoor living. The lanai is also the perfect place to enjoy the sunsets and sunrise, read a book, create island arts and crafts, take a nap or simply do nothing at all. Since the house is adjacent to the island’s private airstrip, watching small airplanes and helicopters land, take off and taxi down the runway is a thrill that you will not soon forget.
The dining room table is made of distressed wood and decorated with a Polynesian flair. Here you will enjoy countless hours dining or playing games with the family. The main level has a three piece bathroom complete with a tub for ease of bathing little ones or enjoying a soak. Two bedrooms are also located on this floor: one room has a queen size bed and an entrance foyer that can be closed to allow this bedroom to become the second master suite. The other bedroom has a full futon and 2 twin beds. Both rooms are tastefully decorated and are the perfect place to rest after a day at the beach.
On the second level of the house is the master bedroom retreat complete with two private balconies. The “Sunrise Balcony” offers unobstructed views of the sun as it rises over Pine Island Sound to the east. From the comfort of the outdoor bed, you can also gaze at the Milky Way and all the wonders that the night sky has to offer. Shooting stars and a meteor shower or two are not an uncommon occurrence. From the “Sunset Balcony” you will enjoy the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, views of Cayo Costa and so much more.
The master suite has a romantic canopy bed and a private sitting area. The master bath has a large two person shower as well as a decadent oversized jetted tub – the perfect place to rejuvenate.
Also located on the second level is a separate bonus sleeping room with a trundle bed that comfortably accommodates two adults. This bonus room is well appointed with a television, small dresser and makes a for a cozy place for kids and kids at heart!
STILL NEED MORE BEDS for those friends and family that just could not stay behind? We know what that is like! Our family is made up of 9 siblings so we understand the importance of spending time together making memories. Sol Mar offers sleeping accommodations for up to two additional people in beds on two new castro convertible ottomans!
Lush, tropical gardens, private heated swimming pool and spa with views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Salty Approach Airstrip; meditation garden with yoga platform; air conditioned cabana with a well-appointed living area, refrigerator and full bathroom and is available for early check in; outdoor grill and bar area, large, comfortable, covered outdoor sitting and dining area, a Polynesian daybed and hammock.
Marble travertine floors throughout, fully equipped modern kitchen, separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer; three piece bathroom with tub, one bedroom with a queen size bed and foyer entrance that can become a second master, another bedroom with a full futon and two twin beds, flat screen television in each bedroom, living area with flat screen television and a game and video library, lanai and wraparound decking throughout most of the exterior of the house and Wi-Fi.
Master bedroom suite with flat screen television, separate sitting area with two Castro convertible ottomans that sleep two adults comfortably, master bath with a deep, jetted tub, double sinks, a shower for two, sunset and sunrise balconies,
a separate and private sleeping room with a flat screen television, dresser and a trundle bed that comfortably sleeps two adults.
Sol Mar on North Captiva is the island home of your dreams. Sol Mar will live in your memories, calling you back to your home away from home. Ultimately, you will return. As for the views…well you’ll just have to see for yourself!
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