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

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Safety Harbor Club - Captive's Dream

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Horst Eylerts
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2016
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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


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

The Luxury Of Nature - The Best Vacation Home On North Captiva Island, Florida
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

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
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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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Captiva Dream - This home really is a dream!

  • 5 of 5

Definitely 5 star. The owner of the home met us at the boat dock in safety harbor with two golf carts to help us transport all of our cargo. We had a lot of cargo as our stay was for 7 days and cooking for 6 people required a lot of food. Of course there are 3 restaurants on the island so cooking each day is not necessary but just something my family likes to do. Not only did he help us get our cargo to the house, he helped us unload it and helped us bring it into the house. He went over any beyond our expectations. He even met us on the last day and helped us get our cargo back on the Ferry (although we left with a lot less stuff).

The house is just short walking distance to the beach. Hop, Skip and a Jump. So not being directly on the beach was okay. You still have beach views from the top floors. The house is surrounded by tropical plants which lends itself to ultimate privacy.

The owner lives in a house on the island a short distance away and was always available for any questions that came up. He has good understanding of the history of the island so it was fun asking him for the "scoop" of the island. He gladly told us the stories. Loved his passion for the island. He even loaned us his personal Kayak and Bicycles. The house is pet friendly (with owner approval) so we brought our standard poodle which was so much appreciated. The owner had a treat bone for my dog waiting for him when we got there.

The owner prepared us ahead of time for what to bring and to expect. He even had all the instructions printed out for us as well. The house was fully equipped with all the kitchen appliances you would ever need and then some. There was even a Margareta machine.

Being in Safety Harbor, we also had access to the two island clubs - Safety Harbor and NCIC. Kayaks, Bicycles, and Tennis Equipment were free. We kayaked a couple of days as there are 3 remote beaches you can get too by kayak. Furthermore we took advantage of surf fishing. Shelling was also great. Found lots of beautiful shells and Sand Dollars. I did rent two paddle boards for my kids for a day and 1/2 and that was totally worth it. There was a really cool sand bar they could paddle board too where they snorkeled. Also driving around in golf carts and exploring the island was fun. Barnacles was also excellent. I will definitely rent this house again. Could not have asked for a nicer and most trust worthy person to rent a house from.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Safety Harbor Club, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
16 May 2016 - 4 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
Pet Fee £410

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Safety Harbor Club, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • 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

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