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Sea Oats Luxury Estate - Captiva Island - CONTACT US FOR LAST MINUTE SPECIALS!!

Bedrooms 9
Space 10,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxe 9 bed/9 bath waterfront estate; abundant on-site amenities - Captiva Island

#1 of "10 Best Beach House Rentals in Florida" - Coastal Living Magazine - September 17, 2017

🌅 BOOK FOR 7-NIGHTS IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER 2018 (excludes holiday week) AND SAVE 20% ($4,900 SAVINGS) 💰



On Florida’s Southwest Gulf Coast, where the warm emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico meet the soft white sugar-sand of pristine and natural beaches, Captiva Island beckons you to experience a Florida like no other, where no building is taller than the tallest tree and all of the “action" is centered around nature watching, bicycle trails, kayak trips and quiet walks on the beach basking in Florida's warm sunshine or collecting world-renowned shells. In the heart of this Eden-like island paradise sits Sea Oats Luxury Estate, an exclusive, luxury vacation home rental nestled on 4 lush, tropical island acres between the Gulf of Mexico and one of Florida’s pristine wildlife preserves. Be entranced by Sea Oats bay side sunrises and famous Gulf of Mexico sunsets. Experience all Captiva Island has to offer while enjoying an elite, luxury island escape. — For groups of up to 30 guests, Sea Oats is the ideal location for family and friend gatherings, business meeting groups, corporate retreats, film, tv and photo shoots, weddings and luxury destination events.

Sea Oats Luxury Estate is Captiva Island’s only nine-bedroom rental estate accommodating parties of up to 30 guests. The premier coastal estate offers breath-taking views, exclusive amenities, lush grounds and luxurious comforts for an unmatched island getaway.

Sea Oats idyllic setting between Roosevelt Channel in beautiful Pine Island Sound and the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Mexico, allows Sea Oats guests the opportunity to experience all of Captiva Island's beauty, attractions and water sports. Sea Oats 7 bedroom and 7 bath main house sits waterfront on the bay-side of Captiva Island and offers, just steps from the back door, a private boat dock for boating and fishing. At the front of the estate, enjoy Sea Oats secluded, sugar-sand, Gulf of Mexico beach; a short 5-minute walk or 2-minute golf cart ride from Sea Oats main house (golf cart included with your reservation).

Sea Oats private on-site amenities include a heated over-sized swimming pool, professional lighted tennis and basketball court with large spectator area (game equipment included), bay-side boat dock with sitting area for fishing (fishing poles included), nature watching, boarding private fishing charters and private group boating excursions (for up to 49 passengers) as well as bay-side and courtyard bonfire areas for making s'mores, telling stories, brainstorming new ideas and nature-watching (firewood included). On Sea Oats pristine Gulf of Mexico beach, bask in Captiva Island’s warm bright sunshine, soft white sand, world-renowned shells, famous Captiva sunsets and swim in the Gulf of Mexico's emerald green waters.

To enhance your stay, Sea Oats offers personal concierge services in reserving group boating excursions leaving directly from Sea Oats dock, including half or full day trips with a Sea Oats preferred fishing charter captain or for the entire group, a private sunset & dolphin cruise, lunch or dinner cruise or sightseeing cruise. Also available through our concierge service are parasailing trips, wave runner rentals and tours, bicycle rentals, on-site massage, spa appointments, private shelling tours, tennis clinics, private yoga classes, dinner reservations, baby and special needs equipment rentals, golf tee times and more.

For a one-of-a-kind, up-close and personal nature experience, launch kayaks and paddle boards from Sea Oats back yard to journey through Pine Island Sound and the Calusa Blueway Paddle Trail's bay estuaries where you will find ancient Native Calusa shell mounds and abundant wildlife including dolphins, manatees, fish and birds.

Conveniently located near other major Florida destinations including Fort Myers International Airport (RSW), Sea Oats is the ultimate island destination for family and friend gatherings, business meeting groups, photo, film and TV shoots, corporate retreats and luxury destination events for up to 75 guests.

3-7 NIGHT STAYS AVAILABLE - Sea Oats is available for reservation of 3-7 night minimum stays depending on the time of year. As Spring, Summer, October and all holiday weeks are peak travel times at Sea Oats, the estate is offered for reservation of 7-night minimum stays (Sat-Sat). During the off-peak months of January, May and September, Sea Oats may be reserved for 3-night minimum stays with discount incentives offered for 7+ night stays. (Jan, May & Sept only-excludes holiday weeks). November and December are available for reservation of 5-night minimum stays.*


Reservation of Sea Oats is always an exclusive reservation of the entire estate and includes the main house (7 bedrooms/7 baths) AND guest house (2 bedrooms/2 baths), heated swimming pool, on-site tennis/basketball court, private dock overlooking Buck Key Preserve, access to our Gulf of Mexico beach and use of Sea Oats 6-passenger concierge gas-powered golf cart. With 9 bedrooms and 9 baths, Sea Oats comfortably sleeps up to 30 of your guests.

Sea Oats offers personal concierge services in creating customized itineraries, grocery shopping service, the option to add housekeeping services, hire a personal chef, rent kayaks and paddleboards and more.

HOSTING EVENTS AT SEA OATS: For on-site events, Sea Oats accommodates a maximum of 75 guests with parking provided for up to 15 vehicles. All event tables, chairs, linens, tent, vendors, décor, portable restrooms, etc. are contracted separately by the guest. For ease of coordination, Sea Oats mandates the hire of a local professional event planner. A list of recommended event planners may be provided upon request. RATES WITH EVENT: For 2018 and 2019 stays with host of an on-site event, excluding holiday weeks, March 2019 and July 2019, the rate for 3-nights including accommodations and venue fee is $15,000 plus 11% taxes, the rate for 5-nights including accommodations and venue fee is $22,000 plus taxes and the rate for 7-nights including accommodations and venue fee is $29,000 plus taxes. Please contact us for holiday weeks, March 2019 and July 2019 event pricing details.

~~ HURRICANE UPDATE - Thankfully Sea Oats was not affected by Hurricane Irma and has no damage. We are happy to report business as usual. ~~

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Guestbook comments from the owner

From arrival to departure we thoroughly enjoyed the Sea Oats property and mgmt. team. A class act all around. The home was super clean and full of wonderful amenities from dock/bay to pool to beach access via supplied golf cart to lighted tennis and basketball court. For added surprise wow factor the "fun" garage was stocked with all you needed to enjoy the property and beach to include: shelling baskets, sand castle supplies, rackets balls, corn hole gear, etc, etc. Definitely recommend renting the bicycles and kayaks/paddle boards too. Not only was the estate a wonderful experience for our party of 19 (with no "cooped in" feeling), the staff was great, and we used local Chef Galvin for an excellent dinner party along with Geppetto's Beach Foodies for gourmet pizza personally designed and created and delivered to the estate. Additionally, we used Lady Cakes for two - 3D masterpiece birthday cakes who also delivered out to the estate for the perfect end to our Birthday Celebrations. We will be back! AND we are pretty picky. Thank you Christine for a wonderful experience.
May 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate around the Captiva around the Lee County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Anegada Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Large Bayview Room with Balcony and En-Suite Bath
    Guana Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Large Courtyard View with Juliette Balcony and En-Suite Bath
    Ambergris Caye Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Large Bayview Room with Balcony and En-Suite Bath
    Piton Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , Large Courtyard View with Juliette Balcony and En-Suite Bath
    Tortola Bedroom - 3 Bunk Bed , Full Size Bottom Bunk with Single Twin Top - 2 TVs
    Guest House - Cooper Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest House Bedroom with En-Suite Bath
    Santorini Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Two Queen Beds and Day-bed w/ Trundle-Ground Level-Poolside
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King Size Bed, Dressing Room & Luxury Master Bath - Bayview
    Guest House - Quepos Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Guest House Bedroom with En-Suite Bath
  • Master Bedroom, King Size Bed with Premium Mattress and Bed Coverings. Separate Changing Room connected to Master Bathroom with En-suite Bath.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sea Oats grounds provide 4 beautiful acres of lush, tropical landscaping with everything needed to enjoy your stay. Options available for reserving private tennis lessons, on-site massage services, yoga classes, watersports lessons, shelling tours with a local Florida Master Naturalist, boating excursions including fishing charters, sight-seeing tours, sunset & dolphin cruises and more. Ask your Sea Oats personal concierge for more details!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely fabulous estate. We had 13 in our group representing a family of 3 generations ranging in age from 72 to 9. Each was able to find their area of quietness and their areas of activity: tennis, beach, shelling, swimming pool, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and so on. It is an expensive retreat but very much worth it. I don't think it was overpriced at all. The common living areas were conducive to gathering and comfort. The kitchen was top notch and the table for 12+ in the kitchen area was made to create memorable evenings of conviviality and bonding. The pool was wonderful in the morning hours and good for the sun worshipers in the afternoon. The wildlife was varied from manatees to tarpons to snooks and so on. With your eyes open even more wild life was there: ospreys, flamingoes, scorpions, iguanas, snakes, and sea hares.

It was a memorable experience for even the most jaded of our travelers.

One night we indulged in a personal chef recommended by Christine. Chef Galvin prepared a fabulous meal that even our world travelers are still raving about. It started with deep water scallops kimchi and moved to salad and then wonderful grouper and finished with chocolate molten lava cakes. Non seafood eaters were rewarded with petite filets suis vide and then seared on site and awesome pasta, The chef then left us with lagniappe of an authentic key lime pie to enjoy for 3 mor days.

A truly awesome experience. Six stars on a five scale.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Thomas, Thank you for your glowing and detailed review! We love that you scored Sea Oats 6 stars on a 5 star scale!! We are thrilled that everyone in your group enjoyed Sea Oats and that you found the estate to be fabulous and accommodating to all! I am especially thrilled you enjoyed your meal with Chef Galvin...we are truly honored to have Chef Galvin as one of our preferred personal chefs! He is delightful and his meals are definitely unforgettable! Thank you again for choosing Sea Oats for your anniversary gathering! We look forward to hopefully seeing you all again soon at Sea Oats! Sincerely, Christine H Sales, Marketing and Reservations Manager Sea Oats Luxury Estate - Captiva Island
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Sea Oats was the perfect setting !!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 13 enjoyed a wonderful stay at Sea Oats!! The accommodations were just perfect for us!! The house has SO many amenities and we were lacking nothing during our stay.

There were lots of activities and we took advantage of all of them. The kitchen is just amazing!! Our family loves to cook so we took advantage of the great kitchen area....

We were surprised to find that the upstairs guest rooms were accessed from the "outside" but this did not hinder our family at all. The 9 year old twins were in the "bunk room" and so shared their parents' bathroom. This was also not an issue with our group! The grounds are very well kept and there is much wildlife to see and many beautiful plants. We enjoyed going to restaurants as well (both by boat) and via car. Our stay was absolutely perfect!!! Christine, the manager, was outstanding in helping us from the time that we decided to book our "anniversary gathering" and was there to tell us goodbye as we left!! We would highly recommend this property to our friends and other relatives!!! A perfect and special week was had by all.....

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Rebecca, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We sincerely enjoyed hosting your group at Sea Oats, it was truly our pleasure! I am thrilled your group enjoyed the kitchen and available activities and love that you found Sea Oats to be perfect for your "anniversary gathering". It was my pleasure to meet you and get the opportunity to work with you!! Thank you again for choosing Sea Oats! We look forward to hopefully seeing you all again soon! Sincerely, Christine H. Sales, Marketing and Reservations Manager Sea Oats Luxury Estate-Captiva Island
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Your magical stay is only Captiva away

  • 5 of 5

Are ten stars possible? Because Sea Oats deserves them all. The stars on this review cannot match the stars in my heart after this magical getaway. Upon arrival, Christine gave us an amazing first impression of how loved this home was. She was kind, energetic, positive.. the host you have always hoped for! This home has character in its simplicity and warm details. There is a light to it that captivates you. It was clean, spacious, and open to the nature that surrounded us. Speaking of nature, the landscaping is one you will never forget. The trees are so green and the wildlife is so happy. This home was also equipt with any needs we had, or may have had. The beach is also right across the street! To stop myself from running out of space on this review; my closest friends got married here. It was magical, authentic, and left a mark on my heart. Whether it be a family gathering, wedding, or simply an adventure, you want to explore this experience. I truly look forward to returning one day with my family.

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nicole, Thank you so much for your detailed and glowing review of Sea Oats! It was truly our pleasure to host your group at the estate! I am so thrilled you found Sea Oats to be magical; I feel the same way! We look forward to your return in the future to make many more magical memories at Sea Oats on Captiva! Thank you again so much! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Christine H. Sales, Marketing and Reservations Manager Sea Oats Luxury Estate
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Perfection at its Fullest

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this Estate was magical. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly and the property is kept in immaculate condition. I had my wedding in the front of the property and my reception in the back and it was pure perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better crew or weekend. Anyone looking to rent this house look no further, nothing else will compare. I cannot say enough about everything. Thank you again for renting this beautiful piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Alexa, Thank you for sharing your Sea Oats experience! It was truly our pleasure and honor to host your group and wedding at the estate! Your wedding was absolutely gorgeous! Please stay in touch! We hope to see you all again soon at Sea Oats on Captiva!! Sincerely, Christine H. Sales, Marketing and Reservation Manager Sea Oats Luxury Estate - Captiva Island
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  • 5 of 5

Great water access on both sides. Amazing property. Like a huge adult playground.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the Sea Oats just a beautiful house and at the beautiful location but Christine was so accommodating. I cannot say enough great things. We had our wedding ceremony and reception there and it was originally planned for sept 16,2017 and hurricane Irma had other plans and Christine and Michelle (the estate owner) were more than accommodating to us to make our wedding still happen as planned. The day wedding was just more than we had ever hoped for and our guests had the time of our lives. We can’t wait to go back and relive our special day sometime in the future! Thank you so much!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Samantha, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and feedback! It was sincerely our pleasure to host your beautiful wedding and your family's accommodations. I was especially thrilled at getting the opportunity to work with you and your family on such a special event. I am so happy we were able to accommodate around Hurricane Irma! :) Thank you again for sharing your Sea Oats experience. We look forward to seeing you all again soon at Sea Oats! Sincerely, Christine Harrower Sales, Marketing and Reservation Manager Sea Oats Luxury Estate - Captiva Island, Florida
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Mad Hatter
Nearest Beach
Immediately Across from Property 15 ft wide path
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £2,677.5

$3500.00 Reservation Fee which becomes Damage Deposit is due immediately to hold reservation. Fifty percent of rental fee is due 30 days from reservation request. Balance is due 90 days prior to check-in. Minimum night's stay requirements vary from 3-7 nights depending on season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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