|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
* Boat Access & Ferry Access Only Island NO cars or Bridges* Blue Heaven North Captiva Island Rental is a Pool Home 3 bedroom 2 bath updated and furnished in 2015. New pool 2016 The upper level is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, full kitchen & dining room 50' flat screen TV, ,dvd & blue ray player, & sleeper sofa in living room & 32' flat screen TV & queen bed in master bedroom. The 2nd bedroom has a full size bed. The lower level is a 1 bedroom 1 bath, full kitchen and dining room with a 50' flat screen TV, DVD player, and sleeper sofa in living room & 32' flat screen TV and queen bed in bedroom. It is available to rent as the entire home $1500 wk. Golf Cart Included call the owner for more info
My wife and I have lived in Ft Myers, FL going on 15 years. I am a local Realtor, and she is an accountant. We enjoy the sunny warm weather and beautiful beaches the area has to offer. With easy access from Ft Myers, North Captiva is the perfect place for us to get away from the hustle & bustle of every day life and soak up the peace and natural beauty of North Captiva
The Owner purchased this house in 2014
Our family loved Upper Captiva Island and had a pleasant time staying at Blue Heaven. The house is an older, but comfortable place. Some things were a bit worn down, or rusted by the salt air, but that's to be expected in an island environment, and our family was fine with that. Our kids really enjoyed the small swimming pool when they tired of swimming at the beach.
Our group included my family and my brother's family. The space worked well for us to use the upstairs kitchen for all our meals, but then we each had our own sleeping space and bathrooms on the 2 different floors.
The location is ideal and quiet. There are only 2 other houses on any of the adjacent lots but they were very quiet. It was very quiet in the evenings. Everything was close enough to walk to by foot, and the available golf cart worked well whenever we wanted to ride somewhere.
Our onsite hostess, Pam was wonderful. She met us at the ferry, oriented us to the house and to the island, and we saw her around the island several times during our stay. In fact we went Christmas Caroling together with her and other locals and vacationers.
We hope that it is not long until our family is back to Upper Captiva.
North Captiva is one of the most special places I've ever visited. It is for people who want ultimate relaxation and be forced to do almost nothing but enjoy the outdoors. You will find many $1,000,000+ homes on the island with state of the art facilities, reverse osmosis water filtration, and more than your luxuries of home. Blues Heaven is not one of them. It is a beach house, and a quite good and functional one. It is two stories with full kitchens, living rooms and bathrooms on both levels, so very good for two couples or small families who want their own space. There is one bedroom on the first floor and a pull out sofa. There are two bedrooms on the second floor, but they are connected, so a couple with a child would be comfortable, but two couples would be awkward. There is also a pull out sofa in the living room of the second floor. There is a dishwasher in the first floor kitchen. Washer and dryer are on the outside. The pool is lovely! We are used to renting houses, so we know that they come with about a 1 day supply of the essentials like toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, etc. We always bring things like hand soap because houses never seem to have it. Normally when you rent a house you can check in, see what there is and then make a trip to the store, but not so on N. Captiva, so plan ahead! Bring food! There are a couple of restaurants, good for a break from cooking, but you don't want that to be your main source of food, it gets really expensive! Tap water is well water, it is drinkable, but not tasty, so we brought ours. There is one little store that will charge you 10x as much as normal, so if you forgot something, you can find it, but I wouldn't rely on that for your main purchases. The house has good wi-fi, but other than that, communication to and from the island is difficult. We had no cell service (just the way we wanted it!) but text messages went through eventually. Communication with Chad was at times difficult; I'm going to chalk that up to the communication problems on the island. Sometimes it took a few emails to get a response. But everything went smoothly once we got there. We were met at Barnacle's by Pam with the golf cart that comes with the rental and she showed us to the house and gave us the ins and outs and then on check out day, she met us back at the docks to bring the golf cart back. Yes the house needs repairs, but it did not detract from our overall experience. And our dog, Maggie, had a blast!
I stayed with my sister's family last spring (we had both levels rented) and my kids are still talking about their adventures on North Captiva Island! This was such an affordable home with a reasonable minimum stay-we had an excellent time. Location is perfect and the house had everything we needed. Screens on the porch had gaps and needed fixing as we had small children that could have fallen right out; but that was the only maintenance issue. Bring more than you think you need for drinking-water and ice are a hot commodity on the island; as you cannot drink water out of the tap. We ate dinner outside at Mangoes-took a LONG time to get our food but it was the best grouper salad I have ever had. We also rented kayaks from the other small bar on the island and enjoyed ice cream from the little shop above the bar. It was an all-around awesome experience being "cut off" from life as usual with limited access to the internet and no cars etc. Try exploring a bit at night. We had a lot of fun taking flashlights down to the beach near the landing strip and seeing crabs and wildlife in the moonlight. My husband and brother-in-law did some fishing (ran bait out deep with the kayaks) and caught some small sharks and other cool fish-truly an adventure for all!
Our week long stay was good, we stayed in the upper level (me, my wife and our daughter). My parents stayed in the lower level. It was perfect having our own living space and worked very well for our purposes. The overall condition of the property left a bit to be desired though. The beds need replacing- not very comfortable and very squeaky- we couldn't roll over without waking each other up and it felt like there was a spring poking me in the back. The screens were broken or missing on the porch which was bad for mosquitoes, but good for watching the lizards catch bugs ;-) The kitchens have the bare minimum, so be aware if you plan on cooking.
Chad the owner was great to deal with and very responsive to questions. The location is great in its own way- tucked back away from the beach, but still close enough for an easy stroll.
Well maintain property, very good location in the island. We enjoyed very much our stay, the island is a paradise. I absolutely recommend to spend some days there, you will come back home with your batteries fully charged. The owner very kind and helpful.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£400|
|Cleaning||£160 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.