We just returned from a short but wonderful stay at The Compass Rose on N Captiva. We spent the first three days in Florida at Universal Studios and the last 4 days on N Captiva. From the minute we got on the island and into the house, our blood pressure dropped and the relaxation took over. The house is actually “better than advertised”. It is rare to find a vacation property that exceeds expectations but Compass Rose did just that. The location is less than 50 yards to the beach which is never crowded. On Saturday afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00, we were the only people on the beach for as far as you could see.
The house itself is beautifully and uniquely furnished. The bedrooms have very nice mattresses and linens, and the baths are all updated and furnished with plenty of towels and other accessories. Screened and tiled porches make for great places for morning coffee and evening cocktails and the roof deck is perfect for a glass of champagne while watching the sunset. The living area has plenty of comfortable seating and a very good TV and surround sound system. Many board games, puzzles, videos, and CD’s are provided to help occupy the quiet times you may encounter.
The kitchen is probably the best equipped rental kitchen we have stayed in. Plenty of dishes, glassware and serve ware and actually has complete sets of matching silverware. The appliances are very good and there is a surprisingly thorough stockpile of spices, foil and plastic wrap, coffee filters, etc. It also has the little things like good knives, cooking utensils, blenders, food processor, cutting boards, etc. that make cooking at the house easy and enjoyable. The Weber Gas grill worked perfectly and we used it every night of our stay.
Overall, it was a wonderful stay and we would recommend Compass Rose to anyone looking for a beach house on North Captiva.