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North Captiva Island Beach House/60 Second Walk to 4 Miles of Awesome Beaches

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2/3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps


4550 Oyster Shell Drive

North Captiva Island, Florida


Thank you for inquiring about Winterhaven bounded by the Gulf of

Mexico on one side and Pine Island Sound on the other. We are on a

barrier island just west of Fort Myers, Florida. We're 500 acres of

state wildlife preserve ... offering world renown shelling,

subtropical foliage and trees, a look at over 100 species of

migrating nesting birds as well as endangered marine life.


and manatee play off our shores on this private island. We have

neither public boat docks or public facilities. There are no bridges

to connect us to the mainland. We are a vanishing breed, one of the

last true out islands in the United States. We have 4 miles of the

most beautiful, serene beaches to be found anywhere on this earth.


Just seconds from the beach, our fully-furnished home offers unique

inverted style living. The first floor, set on top of 10 foot


has 2 bedrooms, 2 screened-in porches and 2 baths. On the second

floor you will find a spacious living and dining area with cathedral

ceiling. An entire wall made up of sliding glass doors and windows

facing the Gulf not only gives you a spectacular view of the

water and those beautiful sunsets but also allows access to an

expansive sun deck.

Living Room/Kitchen/Dining Room

-Full size appliances including stove, refrigerator with ice

maker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, blender, iron and ironing

board, coffee maker, telephone, washer and dryer.

-stereo system and satelite TV/VCR/DVD.

-Dining room seating for 6 and kitchen island seats 3.

Master Bedroom

-Exceptionally large master bedroom with lounging area that

offers full size sofa, table and reading lamp.

-Queen size bed.

-Private bathroom.

-Ample closet room.

-Screened-in porch attached.

CableTV/DVD/CD/MP3 Player/Verizon and ATT cell phone hotspot WIFI / Safety Harbor Clubhouse Pool Free WIFI

Second Bedroom

-One twin size trundle bed - converts to another 2nd bed

-One additional twin size bed.

-Ample Closet room.

-Screened-in porch attached.

TV/DVD/CD/MP3 Player

Third sleeping area

-Lounging area of master bedroom converts into a third bedroom by

means of a moveable wall allowing use of a full size sleeper


One of the beautiful features of this island is that no motor

vehicles are allowed. Transportation on the island is an

electric golf cart. Of course, you can always use the oldest


of transportation - foot power.


Fly into Fort Myers ... take a cab or rent a car to Pineland Marina

on Pine Island. Before you leave home call the management company.

Tell them what time your plane arrives and they will tell you where


stop for provisions on the way to the water taxi. At the dock you

will be greeted by a representative of the

management company who will transport your luggage and

provisions to the house.


Our home has a fully equipped kitchen. Best to bring your own

provisions ... cook at home ... life is casual. There are 3

restaurants on the island that offer casual dining for breakfast,

lunch and dinner and a general store for necessities. For your

convenience, prior to your arrival, you may have our house

stocked with your provisions for a nominal fee.


We have full time ems /fire station


As a Safety Harbor Club Member, you have use of a heated pool, tennis

courts, clubhouse, snack bar, bird watching towers and private

docking. Other additional activities included ... shelling,

jogging paths, sailing, fishing and hiking.

Arrangements can be made for water taxi excursions to many of the

nearby islands for dining, shopping and golfing. Boat rental


several area marinas is available if you wish to explore on your


Scheduled water shuttles run daily, reservations required.


We ask that you treat our house gently. Should anything go wrong,

call the management office. They are available 24 hours a day.

Should anything spill that you feel might stain, call them right away

and they will tend to the problem. We do not provide daily maid

service unless you request it. There will be an additional charge



More Details

allen krupar
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captiva in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • sleeping area 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Golf Cart for Island Transportation Inclued. This cart is for up to four adults only or two adults and three children. Additional golf carts are available for rent.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

North Captiva Island Beach House/60 Second Walk to 4 Miles of Awesome Beaches
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We came here for a spring break with 3 teenagers, everyone had wonderful time. House is very close to the beach. Everything we needed for cooking was there. We brought all food with us, as we were advised, and it all worked out. Filtered water was a big plus! You can spend all the time outside, or even relaxing on one of two balconies with a book... Watching sunsets at the beach was one the the favorite events. It is a place to relax and recharge. Happy with our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Family vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on the Island. The house worked well for our family of 5 (included 2 adult children and 1 teen). It was very neat and comfortable. It was well supplied with necessities that you wouldn't think to pack like coffee filters, spices, tin foil, etc. It was in a good location - very close to a nice beach. The pool access was also very nice. This is very close to the nature preserve entrance where we took long hikes. We loved all the tortoises! Of course, the golf cart was great too. We were very happy a beach umbrella was provided. The only thing I would suggest is upgrading the beach chairs. They have seen better days and are pretty important for an island beach vacation. Overall, great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great time and that the house met all of your expectations. We are constantly striving to insure visiting our home on North Captiva Island will provide a very special vacation for our guest. Thank you again for your input. Allen and Leslie
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North Captiva is a beautiful island and we loved how quiet yet fun it was!

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice. We enjoyed it and loved having the use of a golf cart to easily get around. It takes some planning and understanding that there is not much in the way of food to buy on the island so definitely plan your grocery shopping ahead along w the taxi and charter. Once you learn the ropes it's a great getaway without all the crazy tourist feel. The shelling is the best I have ever seen.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you had such a wonderful time on our special island. We work very hard at providing that enjoyable experience to all guest. It is a surely one of a kind destination ! Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone. Allen and Leslie
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Nice clean house!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time on the island and also a first for renting a house. The manager and everyone we worked with were all extremely helpful. The house was very clean and well kept on the inside. We enjoyed our stay and appreciated everything that came with the house especially things we couldn't travel with on the plane. The sand toys, towels and even things that other visitors left came in very handy. We left things that we couldn't take with us and hoped they help the next guests. We were extremely grateful to the cleaning staff that were able to find something we had left behind that was very important to us and they made sure we got it back.

The beach was great for shell collecting and the club pool was nice and not crowded whenever we were there. I would have liked to see the general store a little better stocked and maybe a playground for kids to play at.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay on this very special Island ! We take pride in making sure our guests feel comfortable and right at home during their stay. Thanks, Allen and Leslie
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We Have Found Our Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to North Captiva. We fell in love with this island and will definitely be back! If you want to get away from it all, this is the place to go. We really enjoyed the laid back feel of the island. If you're into shelling, this is the place to be. The beaches were clean and not the least bit crowded. It was too cold to get in the water while we were there, but we enjoyed just sitting on the beach and relaxing. In some spots, we had it all to ourselves. Having a membership to the pool was a bonus. The house was spacious and met all our needs. The owner was very responsive with any questions we had before going. North Captiva is a great destination!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you had such a wonderful time on our special island. We work very hard at providing that enjoyable experience to all guest. It is a one of a kind destination ! Thanks for sharing your experience with everyone.
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cute, clean house, with fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. North Captiva is a dream come true. And we just loved this house which quite comfortably handled our family of 4 (our kids are 7 and 9 years old), plus the kids' grandparents for a total of 6 people. The house was very clean, nicely decorated, good beds and furniture and everything worked well. The location was awesome as we walked out the front door and were on the beach in 90 seconds. This owner has professional property management people (at no extra fee) for pick up, drop off to water taxi, answering questions, etc., which made things very convenient.

Short version: we'll be back to N. Captiva and when we do, we want to stay at this great house again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary



-Shelling on 4.5 miles of unspoiled Gulf beaches

-Jogging on over 10 miles of roads

-Excellent bird-watching

-Fresh water fishing (bass and bluegill)

-Salt water fishing for dinner or sport

-Boating by hired guide or rent your


-Hiking over 500 acres of State natural


adjoinin Safety Harbor Club

-Swimming in Gulf, Bay, or Club's private pool

-Golf - a simple 15 minute boat ride away:

Pine Island: Alden Pines Golf Club - 18 holes (walking

distancefrom dock)

Sanibel: The Dunes - 18 holes (need taxi from wharf)

Beach View - 9 holes (need taxi from wharf)


-Mangos Island Cafe - 395-1500 North Captiva

Breakfast, lunch and dinner, general store.

-Barnacle Phils restaraunt,lunch and dinner-North Captiva

-Safety Harbor Club/Over the waterfront rest. - 472-6994

Safety Harbor Club, North Captiva

-Cabbage Key restaurant and Inn - 283-2278 Cabbage Key

Lunch and dinner (full course meals) open 7 days per week.

A 15 minute boat ride from Safety Harbor Club.

-South Seas Plantation - 472-5111

Captiva Island

(20 minute boat ride from Safety Harbor Club)

Three restaurants of various menus and style:

Captain Al's -

informal open-air eating at marina. breakfast, lunch and dinner

Chadwick's - charming atmosphere, sit-down


dinner only

King's Crown - semi-formal dining, award winning

cuisine. dinner only

Captiva Island: Arrangements can be made to dine on Captiva where

there are 10 additional restaurant at a 20 minute boat ride from

Safety Harbor Club. You can also make arrangements to dine on

Useppa Island which is only 10 minutes by boat. Reservations



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Captiva, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
peak season
15 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
cleaning fee £69.57 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Deposit Requirements
A $500.00 deposit is required with the reservation of our home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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