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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Providence - Water Front Estate

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

PROVIDENCE is a vacation paradise located on a lush three acre estate on tropical CAPTIVA ISLAND Florida. Located on Roosevelt Channel, a short walk along a sandy path to the Gulf of Mexico, Providence offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy the sun, the sand and the water!

PROVIDENCE is an architectural marvel, available for rent after two years of extensive renovation. Turkish travertine tile, hand scraped wood floors, quartz kitchen countertops, new furniture, and floor to ceiling windows contribute to a warm, inviting Beach Chic look.

PROVIDENCE is a multi-functional home that sleeps 13, welcomes families looking for time together, couples seeking respite from their responsibilities, fishermen, golfers, anyone seeking time to unwind, sun to soak in, water to refresh and a beautiful tropical island experience to remember.

PROVIDENCE has four levels of living space that combine utility and utopia. The ground level begins at the edge of the dramatic heated pool with over 2000 square feet of covered outdoor space as well as indoor space to dry off after a swim in the pool or the Gulf.

The first floor foyer welcomes you with a 24 foot ceiling and a magnificent view of Roosevelt Channel. The CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN has new cabinets, new appliances, quartz countertops, a marble top island and a dining area with seating for 14.

The LIVING ROOM is a comfortable, peaceful spot to read, visit, snooze or just sit and absorb the beautiful views of the water that lie just beyond the sliding glass doors. The FAMILY ROOM is outfitted with a plasma HDTV and is highlighted by a handmade entertainment center made of dark antique teak with louvered doors that reflects its West Indies heritage. Off the foyer is a half bathroom. The FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM has a queen bed as well as a daybed. It has a beautiful private bathroom with water views. It also has a deck that faces the Gulf.

The second floor has three bedrooms as well as the laundry room. The MASTER BEDROOM has a king bed and an expansive deck overlooking Roosevelt Channel. There is a large walk in closet, and a large bathroom with double sinks a shower, a Jacuzzi and a deck facing the Gulf. The THIRD BEDROOM also has an expansive deck facing Roosevelt Channel. It has a queen bed as well as a daybed, and a private bathroom. The FOURTH BEDROOM has a king bed, a Bamboo Canopy twin bed as well as a private bathroom with double sinks.

The third floor provides a truly special experience. The vista from the deck provides a view of the Gulf, Pine Island Sound, Roosevelt Channel, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. This is a view that only the island’s birds and parasailers enjoy. Inside is a sectional couch that provides a comfortable place to absorb the breathtaking sight.

PROVIDENCE has two SCREENED PORCHES off the main living level. One off the dining room with seating for six and one off the family room with wicker furniture that literally brings the outdoors inside.

Keywords: Single Family

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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Guestbook comments from the owner

The home is at the end of a road winding through 5 acres of landscaping and faces east on Blind Pass which teams with wildlife: ospreys, eagle, egrets, ibis, pelicans and more; fish off the dock include sea trout, sheepshead (if you can filet this fish, it is great eating), and daily dolphin sitings. Sit on the large dock to fish or enjoy the wildlife and the passing boat traffic. Large, fenced, heated pool with copious sitting room. Outdoor table tennis, barbecue and a nearby bar fridge in the room with a billiard table. First level has a very large deck, 2 screened lanais, a large open space for sitting, dining, tv watching. Kitchen has all the modern amenities (needs some additional wares such as bowls for soup or cereal). One bedroom on this level with en suite (all bedrooms have their own bath and shower) plus a bathroom for guests. Third floor has a master suite and large closet with a whirlpool bath. Back balcony and large outside sitting area overlooking the water. Smaller bedroom on the opposite side in front with a deck and a large king bedroom is the fourth bedroom. All bedrooms have televisions and ample storage and three have a single bed as well as the main bed. The top floor has a sitting area with a large sectional sofa and a balcony.

The house has ample linens and plush towels for use at the pool or on the Gulf front beach (which is accessed by a short dedicated walkway across Captiva Drive). A large garage contains many bikes, a wagon, pool and beach toys, and folding chairs for the beach. Easily accessed wifi and cable television.

Close to restaurants: Mad Hatter, Sunset Grille, Lazy Flamingo Key LimeBistro, Crowsnest, Old Captiva House, Mucky Duck and small stores (one a short walk across the bridge at Blind Pass, others at the north end of the Island). We used the marinas at Jensens and at Tween Waters for boat and fishing charters over the 6 week stay. Make the trip to Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa.

Tranquil sanctuary away from the fray where adult couples, their children and good friends can congregate for a great and relaxing time in a special part of the world.

Drawbacks include the absence of an elevator or any access for the disabled traveller and a sometimes frustrating trips off the islands to the mainland (allow ample time to get to the international airport when leaving) or returning (use West Gulf to Rabbit Road rather than the challenging Periwinkle Way).

We had great assistance from the staff who take care of the house.
Apr 2013
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Providence - Water Front Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio

Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Providence was an amazing house with unbelievable views from every room, tons of space and plenty of activities to keep us entertained. Each morning and evening we felt we were watching a National Geographic movie looking off the back porch into the bay as osprey, ibis and egrets feasted in the receding tides and 18" fish were bounding out of the water 10 feet at a time. The beach was beautiful and isolated and just across the street. The house was perfect for children due to the openness of the kitchen and living spaces and the multiple gates that limited our toddlers access to the pool. While great for young children, the kayaks, ping pong, and bikes made it great for any age."

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Denver co

Inside out!

  • 5 of 5

Providence is magical, and exceeded our expectations. Staying on the bay side was best for enjoying the wonderful, private property. The design of the house truly integrates the inside and outside. I can't imagine a better place to stay on captiva. Bedrooms large and comfortable, kitchen very well equipped, views incomparable. Everything that is said here is true, if not understated! We will take our family back if we can get the time. We want to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky, Thank you so much for posting a review. It looked like the weather was great the entire week. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Providence. We love sitting around the pool, in the screened porches or inside the house and enjoying the view of the water and birds flying all around. It sounds like you were enchanted by Captiva's nature show as well. We look forward to having you back soon! Best regards, Michael
Des Moines IA

Providence Is Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the Sanibel/Captiva area at least 20 times and this home was our finest experience. There were 10 of us staying in the house but we each had our own space and plenty of room. It is ideal for large groups/families.

This was our first experience staying on the bay/channel side and we loved it. It was just like having our own wildlife sanctuary in our back yard - eagles, osprey, hundreds of birds, flamingoes, dolphins. Access to kayaks and bicycles provided a wonderful outlet for athletic young adults and children. They spent hours kayaking up and down the channel and biked on Captiva and on Sanibel. Fishing was fun off the dock - we used frozen shrimp purchased at the little general store - and were able to catch a number of fish - including the fish out 10 yr old granddaughter caught 5 minutes after throwing in her line.

The sunrises were exquisite - I cherished the quiet time with the orange sky over the east horizon. We marveled at the incredible sky - we even saw a shooting star from the "captain's loft" as we watched the full moon rise over the channel. It was an experience you can't duplicate anywhere.

The beach was wide and beautiful with wonderful soft sand - and just down the beach at an inlet were piles and piles of shells. The house provided chairs, umbrellas and lots of pool and beach toys. Pool or beach?? Tough decisions we had to make every day. Everyone loved the whole week - "our best family vacation ever!" (A quote from our granddaughters.)

We will most definitely be back. Thank you Michael for the wonderful "gift" when we arrived and for providing our family the opportunity to enjoy a week in such a beautiful home.

Bob & Sheri Egge

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sheri and Bob, What a wonderful review, thank you so much! Your family really captured so much of what Providence and our part of Captiva has to offer. Each time we visit we are amazed at the beauty that surrounds us there. The nature show is a real delight. We love watching the dolphins jump around behind the house and the birds soaring and diving. The recent addition of the Bald Eagles nesting in our pine trees has been a treat. They really are magnificent. I'm glad you found the house so comfortable. It is a great place to gather and visit and also provides enough space for some private time. It sounds like you had the tough pool/beach decision to wrestle with each day-so do we! We usually start at the pool in the morning, do the beach in the afternoon and then the pool again late afternoon. Of course we then often head back to the beach for the sunsets! Thank you so much for sharing your comments and for visiting Providence. We look forward to having you back. Best regards, Michael

Perfect Family Tropical Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family chose Providence as a place to get together for our Christmas holidays this year. It was the perfect family retreat. When we walked in we couldn't stop ooh-ing and ahh-ing about how beautiful the house was and how gorgeous the views were from the many decks, porches, and outdoor spaces. The owner had tastefully decorated the house for Christmas so we were able to convince the grandchildren that Santa would, indeed, find them here and put presents under the lighted palm tree! The grandchildren fell in love with the perfectly heated pool and the young adults played ping pong and pool every day. We took the kayaks out and toured the adjacent waterways and islands. Exotic birds were everywhere. Flocks of white pelicans liked to hang out on the sand bars in the channel and frigates, osprey, herons, and ibis were everywhere! We even saw dolphins playing in the channel and at the beach. The beach was awesome! You just walk down the winding driveway and cross the street to the path that leads to the beach. Some days we were the only ones at the beach, so it felt secluded and private. That is exactly what we wanted. Even in December, we were able to get out in the water and swim. It was cool but refreshing. We took a Captiva boat cruise to a nearby island for an afternoon adventure. Dolphins played happily in our wake as we cruised along. They were cute. The shells and driftwood at the deserted island were fabulous! We even found a whole sand dollar. We also went to the Ding Darling Wildlife refuge which is interesting and educational for the children. We saw big water turtles and an alligator as well as crabs and several different species of birds. We all agreed, however, that watching the wildlie from the decks at Providence was just as amazing as the wilflife refuge. The adult children took the bikes out for a ride which was fun for them.

Many thoughtful touches were provided at Providence. A welcome basket greeted us when we arrived. There was an ample supply of house towels as well as beach towels, and plenty of luxurious linens. We had rented a baby crib and high chair from a local rental agency and that was set up and waiting for us upon our arrival. There were life jackets for the boats, and plenty of sand toys and swimming pool toys. There were beach chairs and even a wagon to carry beach supplies in. There were plenty of family games and puzzles.

We enjoyed our stay and will certainly return!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary Beth, Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It is so nice of you to take the time to share your Christmas experience with us and folks considering a stay at Providence. We are very happy that you enjoyed the Holiday decorations. We had great fun decorating the house. The palm tree in the family room with the bright colored lights and the wreath in the living room are my favorites. We always wanted to put lights on some of the palm trees outside and this was the first year we were able to do that! We followed the weather while you were down there and it looked like the weather was excellent. We arrived shortly after you left and also had nice weather. The gulf water was cool but very swimmable and the pool was nicely heated! Like you,we love sitting on the porches or family room and watching the dolphins swim around behind the house. This year we finally learned how to tell the difference between Eagles and Osprey. Thank you again for staying at Providence and taking such good care of our house, we look forward to having you back soon. Happy New Year!


  • 5 of 5

Our family spent the first week of November at Providence. It was perfection! The house, set on beautiful grounds and set way back from the road, provides an amazingly rainforest like feel. The house is an Architectural Digest experience. The open floor plan, huge expanse of glass and high ceilings provide a wonderful sense of space. And then there is the vista! Facing the Channel, we were able to enjoy an incredible view of nature at its best. Birds of all kinds inhabit the area. Two bald eagles visited our roof. The kitchen is well appointed and a joy to work in. We especially appreciated the large marble top island for serving. It made everything so easy. The house is thoughtfully furnished so that everyone can enjoy casual living. The furniture is inviting and comfortable. We loved eating out on the porch off of the dining room. All of the bedrooms were beautiful, comfortable and well appointed. The master suite, with its enormous bathroom and deck that continued the view, was fabulous. We loved that each bedroom had its own bathroom and most their own deck. We also appreciated that there was an abundance of towels. The conveniently located washer and dryer added a bonus.There is plenty to do without even leaving the premises. We spent loads of time at the pool. It has plenty of lounges and tables. And, is on the same level as the ping- pong table and billiard room. There is even a small refrigerator in the billiard room for drinks. Very convenient! There is a private dock. We hardly saw any other people the entire time were there. The three double kayaks were great. The Channel is beautiful and peaceful and the kayaks gave us access to exploring. In addition to all the birds, we saw manatees and other water life. There are a number of bikes for those who choose to ride. The beach is a very short distance away. Just cross the road, go down a short path and you are there. There is a wagon provided so that you can easily transport the beach chairs provided. Do not miss the sunsets. They are beyond description. It’s a perfect spot for champagne and a photo op.Our family of ten (my husband & I, our sons, their wives and our four grandsons, ages 3-15) gathered to celebrate special birthdays. Michael, the owner, is gracious and helpful. We could not have chosen a better place. Everyone loved it.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy and Dennis for such a kind review. We are so happy that your family celebrations at Providence were so enjoyable. It is a pleasure for us when a family enjoys their time at Providence so completely. I think it was a great idea to hire a chef to come into the house to create a special meal for your special day! We try to provide comfort at Providence as well as some fun toys and let nature do the rest (or the most). We are very lucky to have a place that is surrounded by beautiful natural landscape, soaring birds, marine life, the channel for water sports on one side and the awesome beach on the other. We are also very lucky to have great guests such as your family who appreciate Providence and take such good care of our home. Thank you!

Great couples home!

  • 5 of 5

Providence is exactly as mentioned in the write-up: beautiful sunrises, spacious open indoor and outdoor space, beautifully decorated and centrally located, just across the street to the beach. The home is great for entertaining and allows you to have the space when you want to have quiet time to read or fun time with your party. Definitely a great home. The pool area is spacious with spots to either sunbathe or lay in the shade. It was a pleasure working with Michael, the owner.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janet, Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so happy that you and your friends found Providence to be a fun, relaxing and beautiful home and location. We are really grateful to you for your stay and for taking such good care of our place. I hope you will be back again to Providence. Warm regards, Michael


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft Myers
Nearest Beach
150 Metres

Other Activities: Kayaking



Rates & Availability

From $886 Per night

Captiva Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/Fall 2015
Apr 11 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving season
Nov 21 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Dec 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
New Years Week
Dec 26 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2016
Jan 30 2016 - Mar 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Easter Weeks 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2016
Apr 2 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300.00

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Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom M - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private master bath and outdoor deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , West Bedroom with King and twin, private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , East bedroom with queen and twin, private bath and outdoor d
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main floor bedroom with queen and twin, private bath and out
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft with Frontgate Inflatable queen bed and outdoor deck
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated Pool,Private dock for fishing or boating, 3 Double Kayaks, Bikes, Outdoor Ping Pong, Spectacular view of Roosevelt Channel, San Carlos Bay, Gulf of Mexico, All new furniture, Flat Screen Plasma TV in Family Room, Plasma TV in each Bedroom, Master Bedroom: King Bed, Bedroom 2: King Bed + Twin Bed, Bedroom 3: Queen Bed + Twin Bed, Bedroom 4: Queen Bed + Twin Bed. Each Bedroom has a Private Bathroom.

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