RICK'S RETREAT. CAPTIVA VILLAGE-WIGHTMAN LA..DIRECT WALK-GULF

Richard Gross

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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RICK'S RETREAT. CAPTIVA VILLAGE-WIGHTMAN LA..DIRECT WALK-GULF

Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located on popular Wightman Lane, in the village area of Captiva, 'Rick's Retreat' is a ground level home originally built by Bette Davis and just steps to the beach! Freshly painted inside and out, this home is tastefully decorated in island and tropical decor. Exceptionally bright with all white-tiled floors--simple and clean with all modern amenities and all new appliances. 'Ricks' is not one of these palatial beach palaces with elevators, theaters, etc. More on the order of a deluxe cottage in a tropical setting, the way Captiva used to be! Included are 4 TVs, stereo, DVD, all linens, beach chairs, towels, kid toys, games, etc. Enjoy the sunny front deck with outside shower (showering under the stars at night is a real treat), or enjoy the private rear screened porch. Fully equipped kitchen, inside laundry, outside gas grill, three bedrooms plus enclosed den, all surrounded by lush vegetation and privacy and a short walk down a palm-shaded sandy lane to the beach.

Rick's Retreat's prime village location lets one enjoy as many or as few amenities as one desires! Park your car; you will not need it! The most beautiful beach is at one end of the lane, with excellent restaurants at the other end; what more could one want!

Some guest comments: 'My family and I had such a fantastic time in Captiva...Words cannot describe the beach there. I cried when it was time to come home. We had the best weather, great food and wonderful home to come back to at night. Thank you so much. We hope to get back down again...' and from another guest:'I just wanted to let you know what a great time my family had at your house. My husband and I both grew up in Florida and over the years have watched some of our favorite places disappear. So it was a real treat to be able to take our kids some place that reminded us of when we were little. Granted, Captiva has changed a lot, but your house and Wightman Lane felt like a time capsule. it's a special place. Thanks.'

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • limited accessibility
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Richard Gross (Owner)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Richard Gross

I am a 'hands-on' owner....I live in Baltimore Md, but visit the property several times a year. Always fixing, cleaning, repairing--always enjoyable to be in my favorite paradise. Available to answer any questions or concerns. Local rental agent is nearby for key pick-up and to respond to any concerns.

Richard Gross purchased this house in 1995

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Rick's Retreat. Captiva Village-Wightman La..Direct Walk-Gulf
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Rick's Retreat. Captiva Village-Wightman La..Direct Walk-Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363399vb
+1 4109137757
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Los Angeles, CA
5

A Great Find

  • 5 of 5
When searching for a vacation rental on the gulf for a week long family reunion, we wanted something homey, something laid back and a little old fashioned, but with all the amenities. We aren't fans of apartment towers or cookie-cutter condos. When I saw this listing on VRBO, I knew I had found the place. The photos in the listing are current - right down to the bed linens and placemats on the table. What you see in the listing is exactly what you get.

Outside it is like I remember summer holidays on the beach in Florida. A large wooden deck type patio with a barbecue (gas), a table with umbrella, an outdoor shower and every form of beach equipment you might want - along with a cart to take it to the beach. Inside is cool, white tile, both bright and calming. The kitchen is very modern and well equipped. There is plenty of seating in the dining and living areas. AC is very efficient and quiet. The three bedrooms provide plenty of bed space - though, in my opinion, it would make sense to replace the double bed with a queen.

There is a den at the back, with an attached screen porch. This is a perfect retreat for reading or just relaxing - and we shared several meals cooked on the grill at the table on the patio, listening to an early evening rain. Two bathroom are very convenient - there is plenty of hot water. There are televisions in several rooms, but we never turned them on. The wireless network was used constantly - and we carried on a week long trivial pursuit tournament, with an interesting challenge, since it was a 1980s release, so every question was a history question!

Days at the beach were wonderful. We walked everywhere on Captiva, enjoying The Mucky Duck and
the Old Captiva Inn. It was a delight to discover that there is so much bird life in this area! And that there are still coquinas by the water's edge. One day, we drove to the Everglades, which was an easy drive for a great adventure.

It was vacation the way it used to be - and made possible by the comfort and ease of Rick's Retreat. Rick was very easy to deal with, very accommodating. Royal Shell, his agent in the area, made the payment and key pick up and return very simple. They give you a starter supply ofbath and kitchen and paper goods. I would definitely recommend stopping at a real supermarket, like Jerry's on Sanibel (which is close to the Royal Shell office on Sanibel, where you pick up your keys) BEFORE going on to Captiva.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rick's Retreat. Captiva Village-Wightman La..Direct Walk-Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363399vb
+1 4109137757
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Manahawkin, Nj
5

Great Home at a Great Price

  • 5 of 5
This trip was my second stay in this home and you cant top this home. I stayed with my wife and three children. The house is clean, well stocked and only a short walk to the beach. Anyone looking for a wonderful stay on Captiva stay in this home. The owner is very friendly and easy to work with.
  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Rick's Retreat. Captiva Village-Wightman La..Direct Walk-Gulf
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p363399vb
+1 4109137757
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Hudson Valley, NY
5

Bright, clean, terrific!

  • 5 of 5
Rick's Retreat is a real treat! Starting with a trouble-free key pickupm, our stay was everything we wanted and needed in a Captiva Island vacation. The house was very clean and neat; every room was bright and cheerfully decorated, and the kitchen was well stocked with plenty of dishes and cookware for our family of five. The location of the property was excellent--a 2 minute walk up a sandy PRIVATE road (great for the kids on their bikes) to the wonderful, clean beach.
The home was also only a minute walk to Captiva's Main Street, where we took advantage of the corner Mexican restaurant for a tasty dinner outside our first night. We also went to the Bubble Room for a fun lunch. FOr dinners most nights, we cooked in--after taking a short drive to Sanibel to several markets for food (the markets in Captiva were, I have to say, so overpriced I just couldn't shop there).
Backat the house, we took advantage of the outside shower daily, and having beach towels, toys, chairs, and umbrella right at the house was so convenient. We rented bikes around the corner, but you certainly don't need bikes to get around, although we did use them to drive through South Seas (we saw a large pod of manatees there!) and I spent 2 hours biking the wonderful bike trails all the way to the Sanibel Light house! My teenagers loved the fact that they could walk around town by themselves, since it was so close by, and there was lots of food to eat (Starbucks around the corner!) near by. Older teens might be bored, though, since the island is really family oriented. You only need a car for the drive to and from the airport.
This was a wonderful vacation--very relaxing for my entire family--including children ages 14, 12, and 8. I wholeheartedly recommend Rick's Retreat!
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Myers International

Wonderful village location--200 steps to the beach, one block to shops, restaurants, galleries. Enjoy this great location--be it the most romantic beach or the excellent shops and restaurants, all within a two minute walk. Captiva and 'Rick's Retreat'--paradise on earth! Come enjoy!

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Availability & Rates

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Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Super Low Season
Aug 2 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,370
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,870
 
 
Mid Season
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,870
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,870
 
 
Low Season
Apr 26 2015 - Aug 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,870
 
 
Super Low Season
Aug 2 2015 - Dec 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,370
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $35 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Discounts offered on multiple week stays. The longer you stay, the bigger the discount.

During Mid and High Season, rent Sat-Sat only. An insurance fee of 02.5% is charged of the total lease amount..to protect against damages.
Once I book the property, I put the guest in touch with my local rental agent. The guests complete the rental agreement and make the deposit of 20%. Total payment is due 30 days before arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleep sofa in separate den
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Television
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • photography
  • walking
  • boating
  • shelling
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • golf
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • cycling
  • sailing
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