SEAWATCH -THE FINEST BEACH FRONT HOME ON NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND

James Drews - SeaWatch Manager

Speaks english
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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SEAWATCH -THE FINEST BEACH FRONT HOME ON NORTH CAPTIVA ISLAND

North Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

Beachfront House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps up to 12)

SEAWATCH ADVANTAGES

-NEWLY CONSTRUCTED (2007) BEACH FRONT HOME WITH EXPANSIVE BEACH/BAY VIEW

-SEPARATE MASTER SUITES UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS

-EXTRA LONG DEEP WATER BOATING/FISHING DOCK WITH DOCK SLIPS

-COMPETITIVE PRICING COMPARED TO OTHER NORTH CAPTIVA BEACH FRONT HOUSES

-PRIVATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP WITH CLUBHOUSE, HEATED POOL, 3 RESTAURANTS, TENNIS COURTS, AND GULF OF MEXICO PAVILION, LAKE ETC.

-COMPLEMENTARY KAYAKS WITH DEPOSIT

-COCONUT PALM GROVE WITH PICNIC AREA

Seawatch is a brand new beach front home rebuilt in July 2007. It is ideal for couples and large, extended, or multiple families. The 4000 sq ft. home sleeps 10-12, and is one of only 2 N.Captiva homes with 4 or more bedrooms. It also has the only available deep water dock, included with the rental, as well as full access to the Safety Harbor Club. This membership gives renters access to a heated community pool, 3 restaurants, tennis courts, library, clubhouse, and miles of beach.

The 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home is fully equipped with: full linen and cleaning service, a full service upscale kitchen with all new appliances (glass stovetop, microwave, large refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/dryer), reverse osmosis drinking water from the kitchen, ample dining service, utensils, 2 televisions, CD players, port-a-crib, high chair, beach chairs, outdoors shower, fishing poles (please bring your own reels), radio, library, beach chairs and towels, tropical shaded picnic area, large bedrooms and baths & decks on separate floors for full privacy. It has 6 porches for excellent views: 1 large bay side ground level screened in porch, 1 large tropically landscaped ground level screen porch, 1 top floor large bay side screened in porch, plus 2 bay side and 1 large garden side sun deck. The private 4 mile long white sand beach has a 112' long deep water fishing/boating deck. The house is also very close to the wildlife sanctuary for hiking, shelling, or photography. Included in the rental are 2 kayaks and a golf cart. Bikes are available for rent from the Safety Harbor Club. A second golf cart is available for an additional $300.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had the very best family vacation ever! The house was great; the view over the bay was fantastic. Also the fishing off the dock could not be better; as a mater of fact our youngest grandson caught his first fish while we were there. The house was fresh and clean when we arrived so thanks to the folks who maintain Seawatch for you.



Thanks for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home.
Jul 2010
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James Drews - SeaWatch Manager

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english

I grew up on the shores of Nassau Point in Eastern Long Island, and from a very young age developed a love for the sea. When I first came to North Captiva Island in 1984 and I fell in love with the natural beauty, the bird life, sea life, and amazing hiking and fishing adventures. In 1985, I returned and bought a beach front lot that had amazingly similar qualities to our childhood beach-front home on Long Island. My wife and I spent approximately 5 years developing the house plans, along with the requirements and procedures for the home and dock. The house, palm grove, and dock were completed in 1995, and we named the house Seawatch because of the beautiful views of the beach and bay, along with the marine life (i.e. Porpoises) that attracted numerous species of bird to the schools of fish. This was to be our retirement home, but circumstances have created opportunities for guests to share in this wonderful experience.

James Drews - SeaWatch Manager purchased this house in 1994

Due to its natural beauty: Dolphins, huge variety of fish, numerous species of sea bird, white sand beaches, protected shoreline, and superb views.

Seawatch is a brand new beach front home rebuilt in July 2007. It has the only available deep water dock, included with the rental, as well as full access to the Safety Harbor Club. This membership gives renters access to a heated community pool, 3 restaurants, tennis courts, clubhouse including big screen tv, lending library, games and miles of beach. Seawatch amenities include 2 central heating and air conditioners, a gourmet kitchen with service for 10, 2 televisions, CD players, wireless internet, high chair, playpen, numerous chairs for lounging on the decks and porches, beach towels, beach chairs, finely crafted leather furniture in living room, all new linens, towels, sheets, beds [very comfortable], and a lending library through the Safety Harbor Club.

The home is on a wide private white powder sand beach,with a deep water fishing and boating dock. It has 6 porches for excellent views. The house is also very close to the wildlife sanctuary for hiking, shelling, or photography. Included in the rental are 2 kayaks, and a golf cart.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Seawatch -The Finest Beach Front Home on North Captiva Island
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Seawatch -The Finest Beach Front Home on North Captiva Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p147512vb
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
MA
5

MY NEW HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We have one more day at Seawatch, so I thought we would write a review now, while relaxing on the boat dock, instead of trying to remember when I finally get home. First off the owner gave us a great tip, mail our grocery list to the local Publix ahead of time so that it can be picked up on the way to the marina from the airport. Great tip, use it.


If you are looking for a home away from home this is the place. We have been here for 6 days and have enjoyed every minute. The kitchen is stocked, furniture is clean and in good condition. We have eaten breakfast and lunch on the beach everyday. We have eaten at Barnacle Phil's and the Over the Waterfront restaurant, both were delicious, but bringing groceries saved us a ton of money.


We walked several times to the nature reserve to check out the local flora and fauna. It is about a 25 minute walk, but it was great taking in the scenery along the way. We did walk to the Safety Harbor Club several times as well to check out the boats and the pool. The beach at the house is incredible, living so far inland at home means I don't get to see the ocean much, let alone caribbean waters, so having it right at my doorstep is amazing. They have a great amount of info on their website that suggests activities and outlines available equipment to make your own adventure. It was good knowing about the bicycles and sea kayaks in addition to the golf cart provided with the rental.


As I said before the house has some fun toys to use while at the house: bicycles, sea kayaks, golf carts, fishing rods… my husband convinced me to try my hand at fishing off the deep water dock and I managed to catch dinner. I was beaming!


The only small negative was not being able to open the bayside windows. But we just as easily utilized the screened porch, master bedroom balcony, and the roof to enjoy the outside weather so it wasn't a huge deal. Being outside to watch the sun rise over the water every morning was absolutely breath taking, I can't wait to do it again!


Thanks for a great trip and we will be back when both kids can go diving.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
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Seawatch -The Finest Beach Front Home on North Captiva Island
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
St. Petersburg
5

PERFECT PLACE FOR 2 FAMILIES

  • 5 of 5
Seawatch was a PERFECT place for our 2 young families.

On arrival day, we were greeted by the house manager, James, who was there to prep the house and give us an island tour on the golf cart. We've stayed at many luxurious rentals before, but we'd never once been greeted by an actual person when we arrived. It was truly a nice, welcoming touch and set the tone for a wonderful week.

The house layout itself could not have been more perfect for our families. There is one master and another bedroom on the main floor, and a master and another bedroom on the floor above. It was ideal for our 2 families, as we have small children, and we each had close access to our kids at night, while still having our own "family" space. The kitchen is huge and worked great for meal prep. We rarely even noticed the 4 children under 5 years old running underfoot. :)

We also loved that the floors are tile (rather than carpet), so we knew they were clean.

Seawatch's "backyard" with both a beach and a dock was wonderful for us, since we brought our boat. It was easy to tie up, and the fishing off the dock was incredible. We saw dolphins almost constantly from Seawatch (no exaggeration!), to the point that when we'd tell the kids, "Look, dolphins!" they weren't even impressed by the 2nd day. :)

A fantastic house, location and once-in-a-lifetime experience on North Captiva!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Seawatch -The Finest Beach Front Home on North Captiva Island
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

LOVED SEAWATCH

  • 5 of 5
This is our first time on North Captiva Island and we loved it. The dolphins play right in front of the house off the dock. We caught a bunch of fish right off the dock and the view is amazing. Jeff, the owner was very responsive to all of my questions - either by phone or email. The house sits right on the beach and is very private. The kitchen has everything you need to feed a large crowd with a huge family room for gathering. I recommend this house to anyone and will try to come back myself!!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Seawatch -The Finest Beach Front Home on North Captiva Island
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
California
5

BEST VACATION HOME EVER!!!

  • 5 of 5
Relaxing, relaxing, relaxing! This house was AMAZING! After looking over the pictures and the video on the website, I figured it would be a nice place to stay, but the pictures just don't do it justice. This place has the best views imaginable and the island is simply enchanting. I have never felt more relaxed than I did during my stay.

The house was immaculately clean... similar to a nice hotel (with fan-folded towels & pointed-tip teepee, to boot!). It had everything we needed there: a fully-stocked kitchen (minus the food & beverages, of course), books, games, dvd's... you name it. Not to mention the kayaks and other beach amenities that Seawatch provides; there's something for everyone.

The beach felt very private. The white sand was nicely raked when we arrived, the way they do at the finer beach resorts in Florida. And while I don't do any fishing myself, I did see the neighbor on the dock next door catch quite a few large fish in a very short time.

The restaurants on the island were great, too, and all the staff very friendly. And having everyone on the island driving around in golf carts made me feel as if I were on Fantasy Island.

I will definitely be recommending Seawatch to anybody I know who's wanting a relaxing vacation.... whether a romantic get-away, or a family vacation with kids...even all the way from California (where I'm from)!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Seawatch -The Finest Beach Front Home on North Captiva Island
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

SEAMLESS VACATION IS INCREDIBLE!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had never been to the area before. We travelled with our 2-daughters who are in college and their boyfriends. For me, I always worry about a vacation becoming more exhausting than a week at work. I chose Seawatch because of its seamless vacation option. To summarize: we all flew together and arrived at airport and a car was already waiting for us, we stopped at Publix which is a fantastic grocery store, the taxi then continued directly to the private boat charter, which took us directly to the seawatch dock! I think we gained about 1/2-a-day and all with zero stress. While we didn't need help in carrying bags, having a private car and boat charter meant that there were friendly individuals around to assist us if we needed. I thought the private charter would be more expensive, but infact if you have a group of 6 or more, it actually may be cheaper than the scheduled taxi. What was great is the ability to undock right at the house. As it was extremely rare to find a home with this feature. Im a total type-A personality, I obsess about cleanliness and Seawatch exceeded my expectations! Overall we had a great time and will definitely return!
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seawatch -The Finest Beach Front Home on North Captiva Island
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

WELL MAINTAINED, CLEAN, & LOVED THE PRIVATE DOCK

Well Maintained, Clean, & Loved the Private Dock
  • 5 of 5
When my family travels to the beach, we don't want to travel again from our rental house to the beach. Having the ability to walk out the door and be directly on the beach was crucial for us, and Seawatch delivered. My husband and I sitting on Seawatch's beach, drinking morning coffee, watching the sun rise, is a moment that I will remember forever. While staying on north captiva, access to the private club is crucial, I personally wouldn't rent a house that does not have this feature. Seawatch includes access to a private club, and we liked that it provided us with the option to get out in a social environment, going out to dinner, spending time in the pool. The house is extremely well designed, I think all but one of the bedrooms have an ocean view. For us the great room was perfect for meals and family time. The home appeared to be well maintained and was very clean.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

North Captiva Island is an island in Lee County in Southwest Florida, located just offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. It lies just north of Captiva Island, separated by a channel called Redfish Pass which was created in a 1921 hurricane. It lies just south of Cayo Costa Island, separated by Captiva Pass.

Like Captiva and Sanibel Islands, North Captiva is a barrier island to Pine Island (to the east of Captiva and north of Sanibel), and is very narrow. There is no automobile access to the island and electric golf carts are the primary means of transport.

Development of the island began in the 1960s, but was slow due to the absence of electric service and the difficulty on transporting building materials to the island. Commercial electric and phone service was established in the mid 1980s. The island now has about 300 homes built and 300 vacant lots, or about halfway to build out. About half of the island is owned by the State of Florida and is part of a State Park. All other areas are privately owned including the roads. Since the island can be accessed by boat or small plane only, a regular passenger ferry service runs from Pine Island Marina (the 'Island Girl' charter service) at two hour intervals - serving both tourists and locals who own neither boats or airplanes. There is also a barging service that transports materials to and garbage from the island.

The island was damaged in August 2004 when the eastern eyewall of Hurricane Charley struck North Captiva, immediately before hitting Charlotte Harbor to the north-northeast. The island was literally cut in two by the storm surge. Although it took several years, the island has mostly recovered from the hurricane damage and new construction is ongoing.

Getting Here:

North Captiva Island is about six miles from the mainland connection on Pine Island . The trip from Southwest Regional Airport in Fort Myers takes about an hour. Taxi service is available at a fare generally less expensive than a rental car. We recommend Pine Island Taxi. (239) 283-7777 You then take a water taxi from Pine Island - Island Girl Charters (239) 633-8142 - and after a scenic journey through the waters of Pine Island Sound where dolphins may be sighted and pelicans are in abundance you will arrive at home in North Captiva.

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North Captiva Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Aug-Sept
Jul 27 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Sept-Oct
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
10/25/14 - 11/22/14
Oct 26 2014 - Nov 22 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
11/29/14 - 12/20/14
Nov 30 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,501
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Security Deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

North Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Air Mattresses (2)
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf Cart
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • eco tourism
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
Notes:
Private club membership (3 restaurants, tennis courts, clubhouse, additional wet slips, pool, observation deck), private deep water fishing/boating dock, chartered fishing, golf cart, sightseeing, private gulf beach, sea kayaks
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