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The Sandy Seagull Hideaway Cayo Costa Island, SW Florida!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Captiva - The Sandy Seagull Hideaway

2Bdrm/ 2 1/2 Bath, Gulf View, Beach Access, Dock Available, Golf Cart Use

Newly Built Solar Home With All Amenities, High speed internet!!! Great kitchen W/ New Appliances Granite Counters, 2 Full Baths, 1/2 Bath & Laundry, Upper Loft King size Master Bdrm, 2nd Queen size Main Level Bdrm, Sleeper Sofa in GR (sleep total up to 6). Solar Hot Tub, Pool Table, Outdoor Shower, Large Screened Deck Surrounds. Satellite TV & Cell phone reception. Great Place for Kayaking, Fishing, Bird, Dolphin & Manatee Watching, Sightseeing of Natures Untouched Beauty & Wildlife, Photographers' Dream.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Randy Crosby
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Randy Crosby

We are a Husband & Wife who love to build homes in rare locations. We are both USCG Master Captians and enjoy Boating in the surrounding waters. We have made SW Florida home for some 18 years now. We built this home soon after we found this beautiful island. We think it is a rare diamond treasure that very few people ever find. We have built many homes ourselves but this is our Pride & Joy! It is hard to believe one can be so remote and relaxed yet still so close to the shopping, movies and restaurants we all want to find on occasion. We love the water Play Ground of this area and the endless days of perfect warm tropical weather.

Randy Crosby purchased this house in 2006

Why Randy Crosby chose Florida

You will NOT find another Home for rent like this on any other Island or location in SW Florida. If you love Nature, love Privacy, love Boating, love Fishing and love the BEACH~ You MUST see this place!!!

What makes this house unique

We can be available to provide Pick Up & Delivery to & From the Fort Myers Airport (RSW) And to provide Water Taxi Service for you To & From the Pine Island Mainland for an additional Charge. Provisioning Service is also available from the local Grocery Store on Pine Island. We do all we can to help your stay be the most amazing vacation you have ever had.


based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

The Sandy Seagull Hideaway Cayo Costa Island, SW Florida!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

The Sandy Seagull a perfect getaway!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding on Cayo Costa and booked the house for my family to stay at. We are so glad we did. The house is huge and very spacious. The kitchen was very updated and easy to use with cooking up all the fresh fish we caught in the ocean. The outdoor shower was so clean and refreshing after a day at the beach. There were 4 kayaks provided which was so fun paddling around the lagoon bird watching and fishing. My family got to meet the homeowner and he was extremely helpful with any house questions they had and even fishing tips. This island is a true getaway experience rarely found in the US and I'm glad we were all able to experience it. The weather was great and there was plenty to explore. We will surely be coming back for another week in paradise! Thanks so much for your house and hospitality!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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How to get away from it all but still have everything you need...

  • 5 of 5

The Sandy Seagull was everything we were hoping for! Clean and beautiful house, all the amenities that are listed (and a few that aren't!) in a quiet spot near the beach. Randy was super helpful getting our crew onto the island from various locations and even provided us with cots so that the little guys could each have their own bed. No Disney, just enough internet to get by, but gorgeous sunsets, walks on the beach, surf casting for dinner, and my all-time-favorite, an outdoor shower. As befits a place where you have to bring all your own food, the kitchen is well-equipped with gear and the extras. Nice gas stove and full-size fridge, filtered water at the tap. After talking with folks who were renting other places on the island or roughing it at the campground, we felt like we were living like kings. If you want to feel a little spoiled in an unspoiled corner of Florida, this is your place. Thanks for everything, Randy, and I hope to see you again next time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family fell in love with Cayo Costa 14 years ago and we've been coming back at every opportunity ever since. Randy and Tina's home was a perfect landing spot for our vacation this year. Visitors without off-grid experience need have no fear -- everything is designed with visitors in mind and made as easy to use as possible. If you can read a note that says, 'Turn on this switch to watch tv,' you'll be just fine.

The Sandy Seagull was immaculately clean and well-maintained, with everything arranged to make visitors feel like welcome guests. The hot tub was an extra-luxurious touch, so nice after a long day at the beach! I also appreciated the details that gave the home such an extra-specially-comfortable feel: the plentiful and plush bath towels and bed linens, very comfortable bed mattress, the piles upon piles of books at hand, the beautiful decorating (especially in the green and pink floral room -- my 7 year old immediately declared it the 'princess room'!) The rooftop view is spectacular, too. It's the highest rooftop we've visited on the island so far and we loved going up to look out toward the ocean, watch the sunsets, or even enjoy some stargazing. There were even numerous items which made it easier to make the kids at home, too: fun, colorful plastic dishes that no one had to worry about accidentally breaking, for instance, and a regular-size bathtub for easier toddler wash-ups. There were also a high chair, portable crib, and bin of toys tucked away in a closet, and satellite tv and wifi for those times when they needed a break from the sun or a short transition before bedtime.

The golf cart/tram were super-nice, too. We loved having so much space to load up everything we might need on the beach, from shade to coolers to beach toys to shelling buckets. We rarely had to make a trip back to the house during the day for anything, since it was so easy to just keep it organized and available on the cart.

Another thing we especially enjoyed was the convenience of having Randy to provide transportation out to the island. It made it a lot easier for me to not need to call around separately to arrange water taxi service to fit the check-in and check-out schedules. He even had a sturdy garden cart kept on his very well-maintained dock to make it easier to port our belongings between the boat and the golf cart.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us, Randy and Tina. We'd love to come back for a longer stay someday!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

Over the last 10 years we've visited Cayo Costa many times and have always stayed at the cabins in the park, so we know all the wonderful things Cayo Costa has to offer. We have also stayed at many vacation rentals around the country over the years. The Sandy Seagull was one of the most comfortable and well thought out places we've stayed. The fact that it was totally solar was also a fun experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We had Randy pick us up from the airport and take us to pick up our grocery order and then to the island. It took away all the stress of trying to get to the island. One word of caution though, make sure you come prepared with insect repellant. The no-see-ums were really active while we were there.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Week! Absolutely Beautiful Island!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful week staying at the Sandy Seagull. Randy and Tina were the best! We brought our own boat so we meet them at a local marina where we followed them to their dock on the island. The dock was very nice and we saw a manatee swim by one day we were there. They graciously led us to their home and gave us a run down on the solar power. We had plenty of power and hot water all week (for a family of 4). The island itself was gorgeous - tons of shells and beautiful birds. We loved exploring on the golf cart and having the beach almost to ourselves every day. Watching the sun set from the rooftop was part of our nightly routine. We can't wait to go back next year for another week in paradise. Thanks Randy and Tina!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time....what a beautiful place for naturer lovers .... the house is awesome and very clean ....Randy and tina are so kind and helpful...hoping to bring our family back very soon...... thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
RSW Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cabbage Key Dollar Bar- Cheese Burger in Paradise!
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
From Pine Island
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Pine Island Alden Pines
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cabbage Key or North Captiva
Car: not necessary

The 'Sandy Seagull Hideaway' , beach house is an excellent spot to walk the beach, collect shells, sightseeing by golf cart or walking the trails of the State Park only a short distance north on the Island. We have a pool table and solar hot tub for visitors to enjoy. Come with your own boat and enjoy the water playground of the Gulf and Barrier Islands that surround this one of a kind vacation home. This home is Solar Powered and completely Off Grid yet it has abundant Solar Hot water, Satellite TV, is clean and comfortable and fully accommodated for your convenience.

*** Accessible By Boat ONLY, Owner is a USCG Master Captain and is available for transporting you to & from the island. Water Taxi or Own Boat are other options. Airport pick up and grocery store stop can also be arranged with owner.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Captiva, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May - Dec
1 May 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Dec - April
21 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £41 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change prior to confirmed booking arrangements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captiva, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5 bathrooms and an outdoor shower area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play available, High Chairs, ETC, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Additional Outdoor Shower Just-For-Fun! Golf Cart for use, Docking Available for your own boat at our private dock bay side. Fishing, snorkeling, shelling, hiking, kayaking, photography, relax & renew!!! Nothing like it, truly a spectacular place to be.

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