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Steps from the beach, Gulf and Sound Views, Pool and Cabana for Early Check In!

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful home with breathtaking views, 5 Bedrooms/3 bath, Pool & Spa, Sleeps 12

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!

Ground Level

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.

Main Level

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.

Second Level

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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More Details

Lily Fernandez and Kristin Casanas
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Lily Fernandez and Kristin Casanas

Our family emigrated from Cuba many decades ago. As islanders, the ocean is an integral part of who we are and where we want to be. Sol Mar means Sun Sea and they are the perfect combination of words to embody North Captiva Island. We bought Sol Mar on a wing and alot of prayers so that our family of 9 siblings, countless nephews, nieces, spouses and grandbabies would have a gathering place to laugh, to make memories, to enjoy each other, to rejuvenate, to heal. We come together in this special place to share the simple joys that life offers and to relish the gift of time. Our hope is that you will do the same.

Lily Fernandez and Kristin Casanas purchased this house in 2005

Why Lily Fernandez and Kristin Casanas chose Jose's Hideaway

Why Sol Mar? The answer is easy: Sol Mar is a state of mind.

Sol Mar is our family home. Although we have owned this house for over a decade, we were able to realize our dream of becoming part time island residents a few year years ago so our theme, "Mi casa, tu casa" truly comes from the heart. Sol Mar is a gathering place, a dream realized through love and founded on the premise that we must take the time to slow down, enjoy each other, rejuvenate, love, laugh and like children; play. Our hope is that every family, every group, every couple, every person, every child and every four legged friend that comes to Sol Mar experiences the wonder that is Sol Mar and the magic she creates.

What makes this house unique

Sol Mar is unique because it is notably the only house on North Captiva Island that features an air conditioned cabana with a full bath. We encourage our guests to take advantage of every minute of your island vacation and Check In Early!

Sol Mar is the only home offered for rent that is uniquely located just steps from the beach, adjacent to the airstrip with a private heated pool and amazing views.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rentals are set up with Saturday check-ins and check-outs. Any other pattern will need to be discussed and approved by the Owner.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jose's Hideaway in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View ...
  • resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Double sinks, separate toilet room, shower for two, closet
    Pool Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Full bath located in the poolside cabana
    2nd Suite Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Spacious bath, travertine tile, glass sink, linen closet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Separate foyer entrance can become a become a second Master
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Castro Convertible Ottomans that covert to comfy singles
    Cabana/Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (futon is FULL) 50" TV, refrigerator, microwave, AC
    Single's room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (futon is FULL) flat screen TV, gaming console
    Bonus Room - 2 Single Bed , Day bed with a trundle can be transformed to a FULL bed
  • All of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated and feature flat screen televisions, luxurious linens and quality bedding.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
One golf cart, equipped with big wheels, is included with the rental of Sol Mar. A second golf cart is available for an additional fee. Sol Mar guests can cruise the island on 4 Fat Tire beach bikes and play ping pong pool side side. Boats and Fun on North Captiva offers rentals for the more adventurous including paddle boards, jet skis and small boats. There are several companies that offer on shore and off shore fishing excursions and equipment rental. We even have the wonderful North Captiva Fishing Lady that will not only teach you how to fish, she will also teach you how to prepare and cook your catch. North Captiva Island also boosts a natural preserve with miles of secluded, pristine beaches perfect for hiking, exploring and picnics.


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average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Lily and Kristin could not be better hosts. The communication was excellent. They were gracious and definitely wanted to ensure we enjoyed our stay. The home is well appointed and VERY comfortable. The beds were inviting and the views are unparalleled. We love North Captiva. We have vacationed there 4 times and it’s been a uniquely wonderful experience each time. Thanks for the lovely time at Sol Mar!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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would do it again

  • 5 of 5

Went back to Sol Mar because it was perfect, Great kitchen, pool, lots of room for large family, reunion. You can't go wrong!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joyce, We have this is one of your many returns to our home and our magical island. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Lily
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Magic from Sunrise to Moonset

  • 5 of 5

When a home is like your home, just warmer and surrounded by the sea, you know that special comfort and peace that this place makes happen. The joy of wildlife everywhere, from tortoises to osprey, and good fishing from the shore, plus no cars - just quiet golf carts humming around... the view of the beach just a hundred yards away is a wonderful reminder you are on an island - and your hosts are so accommodating and helpful, the cares of the world melt away and true relaxation take place. if you like hunting for shells and beachcombing you are staying at the right place....

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John! I'm so very glad you enjoyed your time on this island. Now you need to begin making plans to return! Lily
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Breathtaking, Great Location, Relaxing, PERFECT!!

  • 5 of 5

WOW - this vacation rental was one of the most breathtaking places I have ever stayed at. I have never experienced such a magical place before! It was the best of both worlds, having the pool and the beach just steps away from each other. Centrally located so it was close to everything - restaurants, beach, boat rentals etc. It was easy access to pick up and drop off guests (1 minute golf card drive). It was so cool to be right next to the runway, I have never experienced something like that before.

The views were AMAZING! One deck you can catch the sunrise and the other decks you can catch the sunset. You have 360 degrees of views so you never miss anything.

The house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay. You will never want to leave this place. If you have an opportunity to rent this property - Do it! This house is amazing! It feels like living in a tree house with all of the foliage and ocean breeze.

I don't know what could have been better. Looking forward to next year already!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jen! I am so very glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope that you can visit again soon! Lily
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magical, breathtaking, absolutley amazing

  • 5 of 5

My 5 days at this house were literally the most magically days of my life. The home is absolutely beautiful and you will have no reason to want or need to leave the house. There are decks throughout the house that all provide such breathtaking views. The outdoor amenities are so relaxing and filled with everything you need from a grill, the beautiful pool and spa (and all the toys and floats provided), ping pong table and an amazing place to lounge. Just steps away from the pool you will walk out onto the beautiful private beach and feel as if it is your own! Along the side of her house is a gorgeous grass runway where you can watch small private plans land and take off (this is not a typical run way I will tell you that and it is absolutely not noisy but actually an experience to get to see). Every time a plane would take off or be landing, we would all run to the side gate to watch, such a great experience (we were lucky if we got to see this 2 times a day so not something that is occurring all day long). I have traveled many places in my life and there is nothing like this home and the experience it provides. It is in such a perfect location and you truly do not feel like you are in the states. This little island is so amazing and this home is one of the best parts of it, it offers everything you would need or want to provide you with the best vacation of your life!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelsey, I am so very happy that your visit to our island was such a magical one. We look forward to having your family and friends visit us again very soon. The water (and the manatees and dolphins) are always calling! Lily
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Loved the property!

  • 4 of 5

Would love to go again soon. We did have a few issues, but property managers took care of them promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barnacle Phil's
Over the Waterfront
The Boathouse Restaurant at the Island Club
Mango's Cafe and Grill
Dolphin House On North Captiva Island
Safety Harbor Club
Four Winds Marina
Lazy Flamingo
Rotonda Golf & Country Club The Hills Course
Cape Haze Resort Pool
Zydeco Grille -- CLOSED
Island Girl Charters
Rotonda Golf & Country Club Long Marsh Golf Club
Rotonda Golf & Country Club The Palms Course
Loving Light Yoga & Healing Center
Nearest Airport
Salty Approach (on island)
Nearest Barpub
N. Captiva Island Club, Barnacle Phils (on island)
Nearest Ferry
Island Girl Charters & NCIC Ferry (on island)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Captiva Island Golf Club (neighboring island)
Nearest Train
13.6 Miles
Am Trak (on the mainland)
Nearest Motorway
7.6 Miles
I-75 (on the mainland)
Nearest Restaurant
Barnacle's, Over the Waterfront, NCIC (on island)
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
YOLO Watersport (neighboring Island)
Nearest Beach
Sol Mar is100 steps from the Gulf of Mexico
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Jose's Hideaway, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring and Summer
3 Feb 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 11 guests; add £126 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2018 BOOKING NOW!
14 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £379.55
Pet Fee £151.82 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £75.15

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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