|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Come and stay in our beautiful, newly redecorated beachfront cottage on tropical Captiva Island. From the captivating views of the Gulf of Mexico from the screened lanai deck, to the tastefully decorated interior, this is indeed a vacation destination you will never forget. The entire interior of the cottage is new- including tile floors, appliances, cabinetry, and furniture.
The cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, with a king-size bed in the master and 2 twins in the second bedroom. The livingroom converts to a 3rd sleeping area with the use of a full-size sleeper sofa. The master bedroom has a private bath with a beautifully tiled walk-in shower. The kitchen has all new cabinetry with Silestone countertops and is fully equipped. There is a utility room with a washer and dryer.
The beach cottages are privately owned and are located within South Seas Resort, complete with newly renovated tennis courts and swimming pools. This Captiva Island getaway affords you the luxury of shelling on the white sand beaches, enjoying incredible sunsets, dining at one of Captivas many and varied restaurants, shopping, golfing, biking, and watersports. Come and Enjoy!
Keywords: Beach Cottage
Hi Jane, We came back from our stay at your South Seas Cottage this past Saturday and I just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know how much we enjoyed our family vacation at your beautiful cottage in Captiva. We've been spending our traditional summer family vacations during Father's day in Sanibel/Captiva for the better part of the last 15+ yrs & we felt we finally found the PERFECT place and setting to enjoy paradise! Your home is beautiful and the location and beach was far more private than anything we'd tried before (including the South Seas Resort Villas). We simply loved our stay! Thank you for leaving the lanai storage accessible for our use of the beach chairs, it helped us pack less. We made sure to treat your home as we would our home. We can't thank you enough for helping us accommodate our stay through Royal Shell Vacations. The Royal Shell staff were fantastic - they made everything from booking to check-in hassle free! We will be booking your cottage for the same time span in June 2016! Our very best to you and your family!
I have stayed at the South Seas Beach Cottages in the past and was looking forward to returning to this beautiful location. The condo was very nice and the pictures give an accurate view of the interior of the unit. There were however some details that fell through the cracks.... the screens on the lanai were ripped in several spots allowing the mosquitoes and noseeums to make their way into the lanai (especially at night), lightbulbs were burned out in several lamps and ceiling fixtures, the master bath fan sounded like a jet engine taking off, the hall bath fan was even worse, there was only one lamp in the living room (one lamp missing and not replaced), tv remote in bedroom did not function properly, no extra pillow cases for the extra pillows, overall the unit was nice, but definitely not as well maintained as others we have rented in the past.
The thing that we were most disappointed about is the noise we experienced during our stay. When we checked in at Royal Shell, they gave us a paper stating that there would be "work" performed during the day Monday - Friday at the Beach Cottages. We were never made aware of this prior to check-in, never given the opportunity to cancel this reservation and make other arrangements. We were looking forward to a quiet, off-season, place to spend a serene week, sleeping late, sitting on the lanai and enjoying the beach. Well, the construction workers showed up at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning with a huge piece of heavy equipment. They proceeded to remove siding from the cottages in the complex and replace it with new siding.... this involved, hammering, moving the heavy equipment around the complex and basically making so much noise that we were forced out of the unit all day, every day. Had we known the extent of the construction work, we definitely would have requested to be let out of this contract and allowed to find other accommodations elsewhere on the island. It is the off-season and occupancy is at about 30%, so we would not have had any trouble finding somewhere else to stay. Needless to say, we were very disappointed in the outcome of our week. Lesson learned.... always ask if there will be construction in the complex BEFORE making the reservation. The owner and/or Royal Shell should have made us aware of the issue. They did not. Not good business practice.
Beautifully decorated and newly updated, this condo had everything we needed. It was so tastefully decorated. Very modern and amazingly clean--which I am very picky about. It was cozy, relaxing and had plenty of room for our family of four. We like to cook our own meals and we had everything we needed in the kitchen. Another plus was having our own washer and dryer. No need to pack so much as we could wash any clothes we needed. This was great with two little kids, I didn't have to hound them to stay clean:) Our kids had their own room and bathroom. They loved waking up and being able to stay in bed to watch cartoons on their own TV. We loved waking up and being able to hear and see the ocean from our bed, as well as having our own private bathroom. The condo was the PERFECT location! So close to the beach and pool. We loved having use of all of the beach chairs, towels and toys. We literally spent hours on the beach! It was so convenient and close. Great with small kids as it was simple enough to run back to the condo for a snack or bathroom break. Being able to have a private hose to rinse feet was great too. We were able to keep everything in the lanai and keep the condo clean. I am very big on cleanliness and this condo was above and beyond my expectations! We also enjoyed the lanai. It was so nice to be able to keep the doors open and hear the ocean. The lanai was also a great place to relax with a glass of wine after the kids went to bed. The pool was amazingly clean and close by. The beach and private access were another plus. The area of the beach was not crowded at all, which was great for privacy and shelling. We loved that we could walk to the Mucky Duck for a drink and watch the sunset. We had an amazing time and accomplished exactly what we wanted--a relaxing beach vacation with ocean views, a pool, a beach, quiet location and privacy. We definitely plan on returning to Captiva and most definitely this condo! Jane, the owner, was so easy to work with, especially since our visit was so last minute. She was prompt in her responses and very friendly. She also helped with restaurant suggestions which was a huge help! The condo was exactly as it was described and the photos depict the beauty of this great condo. We have all of our friends and family interested in now:) Captiva and this condo most definitely made this one of our top vacations! Thanks Jane for sharing your beautiful condo! It is a gem!
Great location on the beach, nicely furnished with wonderful view, make it easy to highly recommend this cottage. We were compelled to depart midweek due to an unexpected death in our family. Owner was essentially unresponsive, unwilling to consider any partial refund (which we understood) or any discount on a future rental (which would have brought us back with an unqualified recommendation).
This South Seas Cottage was all we could have hoped for. As soon as we walked in, we were very impressed with the condo. It was spacious, clean and the updates mentioned in the listing were of high quality. We could easily assume the owners take pride and care of their cottage. They were very helpful in making sure all our questions and needs were met.
We spent a great deal of our time relaxing on the lanai, whether it was enjoying our morning coffee or the sunsets with a glass of wine. The storage facility was full of gear and toys for our use. We especially enjoyed the beach cruisers to bike to the local restaurants and shops.
We would highly recommend "Holy Smoke", the BBQ restaurant just inside the resort gates. Casual dining, ordered at the counter with different nightly specials that brought us back multiple nights. We spent a lot of time cruising the bikes down Andy Rosse Lane which had various restaurants with live music, great atmosphere and a variety of food.
My husband wanted to do some fishing and the owner recommended a fishing guide named Captain Joey Burnsed. We went on a 4 hour excursion throughout the Back Bay and it was awesome! I caught a 30 lb shark! Very knowledgeable of the spots, different local species and had no problem doing the dirty work for us.
We will be recommending this condo to all of our friends and plan to come back next time with the kids. They would love the beach, shelling and the pool. We couldn't stop thinking of how much they would enjoy seeing the manatees floating around in the local marinas.
We stayed for 6 days but could have stayed much longer. We'll be back for sure.
Captiva is so beautiful! We really enjoyed our stay at the beach cottage. Our family of five (kids ages 7,5 and 11 months) all enjoyed it. The condo was very nice and tastefully decorated, clean, comfortable and most importantly it was convenient to the beach, the pool and town. We will most definitely come back and would highly recommend the beach cottages to family who would like ammenities such as laundry and a kitchen.
Our family enjoyed the most wonderful vacation at your Captiva Island Cottage! Everything was perfect! Your suggestion to rent from your neighbor for our parents was genius. A beautiful week was enjoyed by all. My mom saw a bobcat! Before the week was over, everyone was planning for "next time"! My dad even said, "Next year when we come!" Priceless family memories... The king size bed was so comfortable. Thank-you so much for offering us the opportunity to enjoy your cottage and Captiva Island! We are dreaming of the day we can return... Tracy - from Pennsylvania
There is a Security Deposit that is 2.5% of the base rent.
I run my rentals through a rental agency. I will call the renter's information in to them, then, renters call the rental agency with their credit card info for the deposit. The deposit is 20% of the base rent. The balance is due 30 days before arrival.