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

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 April, 2018

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 Captiva

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • 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


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(24 traveller reviews)

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The Luxury Of Nature - The Best Vacation Home On North Captiva Island, Florida
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Topical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place for families to spend quality time together and forget the necessities of the busy world off the island.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great modern house with fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Christmas holidays at North Captiva 2017 and it was fantastic!

The house is located a very short walk from a fantastic beach with white sand an nice water. We were all alone on the beach most of the time. Every morning we took long walks along the beach and met wonderful people. We also found lots of shells that were washed up during the night and saw dolphins, manatees, ospreys and turtles.

The house was perfect with nice equipment and design, it is much bigger in reality than in the presentation so we were very positively surprised. We cooked most of our meals ourselves and bought groceries on the way to the island and it worked great. We had lots of help from the personell at Island Girl Charters to the island, and when we landed Horst and Kirsten was very helpful to drive us.

Horst and Kristen is fantastic persons that took great care of us during the whole stay if there was anything we needed to ask. Horst even went shopping for us before Christmas Eve so we could cook our turkey the way we wanted.

We are already talking about going back and this was our best holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect beach cottage on a hidden gem of an island

  • 5 of 5

Our experience staying here was fantastic. The house is clean, contemporary, well maintained, quiet but well located and has all you need for a perfect island get away. Everything you need for the beach is at the house - towels, chairs, , etc. The beach is a pleasant, quick easy walk from the house. The bedrooms were comfortable. The kitchen was perfect for anyone who likes to do a little cooking. Definitely provision at the stores on the mainland before taking the water taxi to the island. There were multiple TVs and wifi if you need to stay plugged in. The decks and sitting areas were pleasant with beautiful views to the ocean and a nice captains walk. The owners were kind and accessible if/when needed. For us it was a perfect set up.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful well kept property with everything we could need

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were fantastic. They met us at the dock to help with our bags and then showed us around the house.

As they lived nearby they were on hand to help us with anything we needed- included bringing over some emergency first aid supplies for my son, who’d hurt his foot. The house was great - I don’t think the photos do it justice - and we loved going up to the crows nest every morning/evening to watch the sunrise/sets. What a view!

We had lots of fun driving around in our golf buggy but also went for walks along the almost deserted beach. The kids loved swimming everyday in the harbour club pool and we enjoyed drinikibg rum at the pool bar!!!

We saw tortoise, manatee and snakes on the island. Unfortunately no dolphins as our boat trip was cancelled due to high winds. We’d love to come back so hopefully we’ll see them then.

Thank you Horst and Kirsten for sharing your lovely island home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Island, Fantastic Property, Great Location, Lovely hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxation perfection. We are a family of four and had a wonderful time at Captive's Dream, everything you could need is there in the home (including good WiFi), and should there be anything else you could think of, Horst and Kirsten are only a call away and we have no doubt they will sort it out!

The location is excellent a minute from the beach with a direct path from the house, with the beach mostly to yourself! Lazing by the pool at NC Club was great for a change now and again, with Bar and food, beware of the Rum Runners, they're so tasty and strong...

Fishing was excellent both from the beach (especially off the north shore) and off the Safety Harbour Club's pontoons (Catfish every cast, great fighting, be careful of the razor sharp fins!)

Mostly ate in as the house is ideal, but had great meals at NC and especially Over the water, delicious food and welcoming staff, would go there more on our return!

Minimal supplies on the island so don't be afraid of taking large supplies over with you, but NC's shopping boat is good value at $30 and they take you to the supermarket at the other side, so if you're going for 2 weeks like us, re-stocking is no issue.

Overall we can't recommend both the island and this property enough if you wish to relax and can entertain yourself, No commercialisation, cars or tarmac, no rush, and... RELAX

Horst & Kirsten - Thank you so much for our time in your paradise! xxxx

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it. Great location near the beach, comfy beds, and spacious living room.

  • 5 of 5

Great place with kind and attentive owners. Horst and Kirsten are wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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:
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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 £351.95
Property Damage Protection £69.69

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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