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
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- children welcome
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.