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

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Heated Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


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 March, 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 -
(9 traveller reviews)

The Luxury Of Nature - The Best Vacation Home On North Captiva Island, Florida
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

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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Amazing house in an extraordinary hidden treasure in the West Coast of FL

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely wonderful. The sunsets were breathtaking every night from the upper deck. The house is perfectly located steps from the beach. Having the golf cart was convenient but we didn't need it much. We stayed in and at at the house. This was a summer family vacation and we got to enjoy the beach and just hang out together.

This house was PERFECT. There is nothing we needed that we didn't have.

Recommendations that were previously listed helped. Bring snacks, food, plenty of sunscreen, bug spray and whatever your drinking and just ENJOY this beautiful house.

The owners were amazing! Horst in prepping us and getting us ready with all the info. prior to our arrival. Kirsten was just absolutely amazing during our stay. Helped load and unload and gave us tips for our stay and was just so sweet & helpful.

Cannot be more appreciative !

Our 2016 family vacation = total success

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, location and owners...... simply the best!!!

  • 5 of 5

Since we arrived to the island, the owners of the property came to pick-up us, drove us to the property, helped us with our belongings and showed us the house. The property is perfectly located, just 1 minute (literally) away from the beach. We did not have any issue with the house, at all... me and my family enjoyed every single day on the island, and the owners made sure it was like that....

This was our first time on this property, and definitely we will come back to this same house...

The only thing I would change about our trip, is the length of it... next time we will be staying a whole week!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. And are looking forward to go back.

The house is very nice, clean and so close to the beach.

Thanks, Hornst!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise! Inviting! Welcoming! Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We would give this property (and owner) more than 5 stars if we could! They certainly deserve it! The home was clean and furnished with more than expected! The golf cart was clean and reliable! The house was a home, not just an investment property - and you could feel that difference as soon as you walked through the doors. Of course we spent most of our time at the beach, but this home was so warm and inviting, it was hard to want to leave it!

We previously rented a different home on the island that was managed by two individuals who lived on the mainland, and the difference between that experience and this one was HUGE! Having the owner on the island and so kind and willing to help was such a comfort. Even though the home had no issues, it was just nice knowing he was there if we did have a need. Even though there were no problems to speak of, he went out of his way to make our stay even more comfortable and fun. The owners of this home were the most gracious and friendly hosts we've ever encountered on a vacation. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
High Season
13 Dec 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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 £400
Property Damage Protection £79

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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