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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


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:
19 July, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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The Luxury Of Nature - The Best Vacation Home On North Captiva Island, Florida
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
Nashville, Tennessee

The home had every amenity needed. The owners are awesome and available should you need them

  • 5 of 5

The home was spacious with beautiful glass windows overlooking the ocean. The home was supplied with everything a person needs. I would suggest taking plenty of groceries when you visit the island because the restaurants only take a few reservations because they are very small. I would also suggest possibly renting a second golf cart if you have a large party. Overall, it was a great experience and we will be returning in the future and staying at the same place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Completely enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for family vacation. If you are looking for a bit of seclusion away from crowds then this is ideal. House has everything you need and it's 3 minute walk to ocean and 5 minute golf cart ride to docks. Sunset from the rooftop deck is spectacular and the owners live nearby for anything that pops up.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jefferson City

Wonderful house, fantastic hosts, island paradise

  • 5 of 5

Captive’s Dream is a beautiful home that is well-appointed with comfortable furniture and all the dishes/pots/pans/cooking utensils you could need. Since we cooked a lot, I appreciated having things like a lasagna pan, a colander, cookie sheet, and all sizes of skillets, pots and pans. The large family room comfortably held our family of 6 during our down time away from the gorgeous beaches. And the lovely, shell-filled beach really is just a 1-2 minute walk from the house! The view of the ocean from the living room and porches is mesmerizing. The many floor-to-ceiling windows let in so much light and brought the outside in. We appreciated all the beach and sand toys, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach towels, etc., that were included with the rental. The island was quite peaceful – no cars or traffic noises – and since we went during the off season (June), no crowds! Many times we were the only people on our stretch of beach. When we did meet people, everyone was friendly. The teenagers/kids even though touring the island from our electric golf cart was a treat. We enjoyed frequent sightings of dolphins, seabirds, tortoises and loggerhead turtles. It was all amazing! On our trip, we had a minor medical “crisis” and reached out to our hosts – who quickly and kindly stepped in and saved the day. Our hosts were also a wealth of helpful information before we arrived. (Listen to them when they tell you that all you need to pack is a couple of swimsuits, a cover-up if desired, and a pair or two of shorts and shirts.) We have rented quite a few vacation homes over the years, but this home and the hosts are truly something special. We definitely want to go back to Captive’s Dream!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great hosts, great time!

  • 5 of 5

Cannot say enough good things about our stay at Captive's Dream! The house was beautiful and fully stocked with everything you need. And I mean fully stocked! Just bring your food and drink. There were five of us and the house was perfect for our group. The house was clean, neat, and beautifully decorated with lots of nice details in every room. And it smelled so good! The view from the very spacious second level great room was terrific. And when you go up the outside spiral stairway to the observation deck, you are truly blown away by the view!

Horst and Kirsten were terrific hosts and were available anytime we needed something or just had a question. They were even gracious enough to take us to their own home when we first arrived during an untimely storm that knocked down a big tree limb and temporarily blocked the way to our rental. They went over and above and we really appreciated that. Could not have had better hosts!

Beautiful beaches, plenty of wildlife including a lot of dolphin action, and fun touring the island in the included golf cart. Ate at OTW Restaurant twice and had two great meals. Dave the chef can cook and he is a character as well. Could not get over how quiet the island was except for the soothing sounds of some birds and the surf. Truly spectacular!

When we go back to North Captiva we will definitely be contacting Horst and Kirsten again as I don't see how you can do any better then them or their 'Captive's Dream.' Thank you both for a great stay and hope to see you again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Safety Harbor Club, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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 £384.7
Property Damage Protection £76.17

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pets are welcome subject to the "per pet" fee above.
Check-in time is after 3:00 PM local time; check-out is before 11:00 AM local time. Please contact us for possible extensions depending on availability.

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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