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The Luxury Of Nature - The Best Vacation Home On North Captiva Island, Florida

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Captive’s Dream on Upper Captiva Island, off the southwestern coast of Florida, offers you the utmost in luxury vacation living, on a private, secluded island with beaches that have been rated among the best 10 in the world. Upper Captiva, sometimes also called North Captiva Island, is a REAL island; you can only get here by boat, there are no cars on this island - only peace and quiet.

Let the sweet dreams take you away… away from civilization as you know it, but cradled in total comfort and luxury.

Our island dream home offers everything you could wish for in this beautiful setting:

- 3 bedrooms (huge master suite with king-size bed, 2nd bedroom with a luxurious "Sleep Number" queen bed, 3rd bedroom with 2 twins)

- 3 full bathrooms (master bath with 2-person whirlpool tub)

- 3 large flat-screen TVs (living room with 55 inch plus complete home entertainment center)

- Fully equipped kitchen (including your private Margaritaville drink mixer!)

- 4-person golf cart (no cars on this island!); additional golf carts are available for rent

- Beach toys, umbrellas and chairs.

The house is located within Safety Harbor Club, a private island association, and includes access to beautiful pool, tennis courts, club house, and even its own private "Over The Waterfront" Restaurant. Docking is available at Safety Harbor Club's wharf for a nominal fee. In addition, our guests have access to all amenities of the larger, also private "North Captiva Island Club", including 2 huge pools, hot tub, fitness center, bar, restaurant, tennis courts, kayaks, bikes, etc.

More Details

Horst Eylerts
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Horst Eylerts

Originally from Germany, we have now lived in Florida for over 20 years. We purchased this house as our vacation and weekend home in 2002. Now that our three sons have moved out, we down-sized and live permanently on the island, in a home less than 200 ft away from "Captive's Dream". Therefore, we are always there for you, our guests, and personally take care of all details of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you to our small piece of paradise!

Horst Eylerts purchased this house in 2002


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Safety Harbor Club in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

The Luxury Of Nature - The Best Vacation Home On North Captiva Island, Florida
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Very clean and roomy. Furniture comfy. Nice kitchen. Beautiful one minute walk to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This home deserves to be 20 stars. Our week stay was amazing. The owners were lovely and so accommodating and the fact they lived on the island was so convenient. We could not figure out how to use the remote and the owner was at the house in less than two minutes. Have to say that was the only time we turned it on. House was roomy, well equipped with everything imaginable, and comfy. Very clean. You can see the water from the living room porch. Literally a one minute walk to the beach. Everyone on the island were so nice and laid back. Definitely on island time. It was quiet and best of all no vehicles. So much to explore. Shelling fantastic!

The island is a hidden secret and we will be back same time and same house next year. All you need is a couple of bathing suits, a couple of coverups for the gals, one PJ, and one casual outfit to wear coming over on the ferry and sadly leaving the island to go home. We washed our clothes and just kept wearing the same thing. Don't bring makeup!! It was a waste of my suitcase space. Heaven on earth!! Our most relaxing vacation we have ever experienced. A special thanks to our hostesses. You'll are amazing😊

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The family we rented from was fabulously helpful. The house is beautiful. The location is perfect.

The only thing I would add to the other reviews is the ability to get ice is so helpful. We travelled with people who did not have that and they were constantly buying ice. It is a very helpful perk that this home has.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

  • 5 of 5

Hoerst & Kirstin were wonderful hosts and the house had everything we needed for a week away from the hustle & bustle. If you want to get away and totally decompress, this is the perfect get away. We loved every minute and hope to be back next year! Thank you for your hospitality...

The Clare Family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough wonderful things about Captive's Dream and North Captiva Island. It is a small paradise! If you are looking for quiet, get away from it all, peaceful surroundings, gorgeous beaches, friendly people and being one with nature then you have found your place. Captive's Dream is the PERFECT house! Horst and Kirsten are the most spectacular hosts. They provide you all the information you need for arrival and they live a few houses away just in case you need anything while you are there. The house is a 1 minute walk to the beach and is surrounded by gorgeous scenery, palm trees, sea grapes and ospreys nesting. It is a perfect location, in my opinion, the best on the island. The house was immaculate when we arrived and the pictures don't do it justice. It was beyond fabulous. The beds are super comfortable, you have everything you need in the kitchen and all linens, paper goods and laundry items are provided. All you need are groceries and you are good to go! Thank you to Horst and Kirsten for the most memorable vacation. We hope to see you again next spring break!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, two sons (ages 16 and 10), and I had a fantastic 1 week vacation here recently. Horst and Kirsten were so nice and accommodating for our entire trip. They really went out of their way multiple times to make sure our visit was enjoyable and hassle-free including help getting off and on the ferry.

First of all, we loved the island. If you are the type who doesn't mind planning out a week's worth of meals and either packing the groceries or having them delivered, then you will be rewarded with a unique and fantastic beach vacation. Crystal green water (early March). Dolphins following along in the wake on the ferry ride out. Spectacular uncrowded beach. Lots of great natural scenery and wildlife (water birds, dolphins, manatees, bald eagles and more) with the entire southern half of the island as a protected nature preserve. Some of the best shelling in the world. Sandy trails for bikes and golf carts winding around the island. It's a beautiful and relaxing environment for the whole family.

We chose this particular house because of its proximity to the beach, access to both clubs on the island (Safety Harbor and Captiva Island), and nice furnishings. We were not disappointed. The house was very clean, comfortable and well-appointed. Lots of natural light. Lots of decks - covered and uncovered. A kitchen furnished every bit as well as our kitchen at home. And, my personal favorite, a rooftop deck where you could watch the sun rise over the bay and set over the ocean.

What I could not appreciate until we got to the island was the convenient location of the house (vs houses on the tip or further down toward the preserve). The house looks out over the ocean and is about a 2 minute walk to the prettiest stretch of beach on the island. We were a short walk - and even shorter ride - to both clubs, a great birding bond, the 4 restaurants and the ferry dock.

The only caution I'd offer is that we had very mediocre and expensive meals at The Boat House and The Pool Bar (Captiva Island Club). We would not go back to either place. We had a good meal at Barnacles (yet still pricey). And we missed what we later learned was probably the best food on the island at On the Waterfront. Bottom line - take advantage of the great kitchen and screen porch dining looking out on the ocean and plan on having most meals at the house.

To sum it up, I'd highly recommend North Captiva and this particular house if you're looking for a slower-paced beach vacation!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Horst and Kirsten,

Thank you so much for allowing me and my family to stay in your beautiful home. We had a great vacation. To everyone thinking of renting this property: DO IT! I promise, you will not be disappointed. The home had everything needed and so much more. North Captiva Island is beautiful. We had such a great and relaxing vacation. The beach is just steps away. This home is perfect for families, couples, or a friend's getaway. Once again, thank you very much! We will definitely be returning!

- Jennifer and family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Safety Harbor Club, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
16 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £386.51
Property Damage Protection £76.53

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pets are welcome subject to the "per pet" fee above.

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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