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Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator


Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Member since: 2004
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Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Special Offer! $2,500 Special for the week of July 11-18, 2015 May 27 - June 17

North Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Manatee Haven is an upscale, non-smoking, beachview home that offers four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with an elevator to all three levels. It is professionally decorated, has a swimming pool and hot tub located in a 3,200 sq. feet private screened-in patio that encompasses all three levels of living area. Our home offers every amenity for its guests, including access to the private North Captiva Island Club facilities, Wi-Fi Broadband internet connection, free long-distance phone calls within the US, and a private beach just 500 feet away.

The first level of Manatee Haven has four bedrooms, two kings, one queen and two twins, in addition to two full baths. Each of the bedrooms is fully tiled and beautifully appointed with island themes. DirecTV (with free Netflix) is available in the Great room, and in all four bedrooms and a PS3 with 20+ video games is in the special twin bedroom suite that is decorated in a dolphin theme for kids. There is also a private screened lanai off the master bedroom that overlooks the pool and patio.

The second floor has a fully-equipped kitchen with Granite countertops and a bar for an enjoyable breakfast or lunch. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the Gulf views from a Natuzzi leather sectional, watch 700+ DVD's, stored in eleven 3-ring binders, on a 55' Smart HD/TV w/ surround sound and FREE Netflix access, or listen to 100+ CD's on a Stereo with IPod input. A dining area is off the kitchen and has a full glass/wood table with extensions and six chairs. In addition there is a bar with a separate small refrigerator to keep your favorite drinks cold as well as one exclusively for wine bottles. In addition there is a full bath on the second level. A 25X11 foot lanai is off the great room and faces the Gulf where you can take pleasure in the view and relax with the Gulf breezes. The lanai features a 6-person patio table, a CharBroil infra-red grill, a Cuisinart double-sided grill and chaise lounges for relaxing.

From the screened lanai there is a spiral staircase that leads to an observation deck, 49 feet above ground, with a grand 360-degree view of North Captiva Island, the gulf, bay and surrounding islands. A telescope is available to view the night sky. A screened heated 15 by 33-feet heated pool that is one of the largest on the island along with a hot tub and elevator in a large screened-in patio that is on the ground level. A large and smaller George Foreman grill are available to use. Swim laps, play pool games of basketball, volleyball, or just sit and relax in the spa. A private hot/cold shower is available off the pool and a Weber charcoal grill is ready for your poolside dining. A golf cart is included with your rental.

Keywords: Beach View Home

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Kay (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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About Kay

We are a retired couple (Kay and Jake) who live in Leesburg, Virginia who who have 21 years of experience in the managing of a vacation rental home. We enjoy coming down to Manatee Haven during times when it is not being rented to work on maintenance issues and do deep cleaning. Kay did all of the decorating and is very fussy about keeping a clean and functional vacation home for our guests. The rest of the family includes two daughters with sons-in-law and eight grandchildren ranging from the ages of 4 year to 21. We donate $25 to the Save the Manatee Club for every client that visits our home during the year.

Kay purchased this house in 2002

Why Kay chose North Captiva Island

We built Manatee Haven in 2002 and chose North Captiva Island because of its seclusion, privacy and relaxing atmosphere. We previously owned a vacation rental home on Captiva Island from 1993 to 2002 named 'Casa Manatee' in the Sunset Captiva community #26.

What makes this house unique

Manatee Haven is unique in that when you enter the home it is completely under a 3-story screen enclosure on a large deck (3,200 sq. ft) with elevator, a 33 ft. long and 15 ft. wide heated swimming pool, hot-tub, enclosed hot & cold water shower, small refrigerator, swimming pool games and toys and plenty of outdoor furniture to relax and enjoy yourself. This enclosure keeps the bugs out and no sunscreen lotion would be necessary.

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Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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based on 36 traveler reviews

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Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Manatee Haven…Should Be Manatee Heaven!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and wished we could have stayed for a month! My sister, my parents and I stayed at Manatee "Heaven" to celebrate a milestone birthday! We had never been to Upper or North Captiva but it sounded like an adventure! Kay, the owner is extraordinary, she is kind, caring, informative and quick to respond to any questions. The vacation we had was one of the best we have had as a family in Florida. You are totally off the grid, it doesn’t feel like you are in Florida at all, for all you know, you are on a Caribbean island. The experience of being on the island and in the house is so peaceful, calm, and tranquil. The house is beautiful, absolutely anything and everything that you want is there and more, Kay and Jake have thought of it all. The pool and hot tub are both lovely, you can float around, read, play, daydream and there are places for sun and for shade. We loved sitting out on the lanai for dinner looking out to the ocean and watching our osprey fly by with beach debris they were gathering to build their nest. Morning coffee and happy hour was spent on the observation deck with a 360 degree view of the island. Another bonus in the house is the elevator, having the elevator for my parents made all the difference in the world as they both have knee issues and stairs are a challenge. We would go down to the beach every morning and then go back down to sit and watch the sunset, shells were everywhere, but people were not, it was not crowded or busy. The wildlife also was a highlight, you will see gopher turtles walking down the road, osprey everywhere, birds at the beach, dolphins and manatees in the ocean - it is their island and their world and we were sharing it. I haven't mentioned the roads - there are no paved roads! No paved roads means, no cars, no traffic, no noise, we loved that! Everyone drives around the island on sand roads in golf carts, which was very fun and adds a whole new layer to the island. Jane as the manager was so helpful and welcoming and checked it to make sure we were OK. The people that work on the island that we met were so lovely and helpful whether it was at Barnacle Phil's, Boats R Fun or the Island Girl Charters staff that brought us over, they were all great. It’s a vacation where you can just stop and get away from it all! We have already booked for next year and are counting down the days! Thank you to Kay and Jake for sharing this little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Nashville, TN

You Ask Why?

  • 5 of 5

Why rent this property? Let me give you four good reasons: Relaxing, comforting, peaceful and refreshing!

This was a return visit for my husband and I and it was exactly what we needed. This year we even brought a friend. With the rush and stress of everyday life we enjoy a vacation filled with all of the above. Once again, we found it! We relaxed every the pool, on the beach, in the hot tub, watching a movie....every day!! What a life! It was comfortable....plenty of seating, nice beds to rest in, towels, towels and more towels! You name it, we had everything we needed! The home and its surroundings provide a peaceful environment where you can hear the sounds of nature and see the amazing wildlife. Eagles, hawks, sand pipers, sand sharks, manatees, much to enjoy. And at the end of the week you are refreshed.

So I would ask, why not? This is the place that you cannot pass up and you will not regret! The place is extremely clean and well maintained. These owners care that you have a wonderful stay and make many special memories. We plan to return this spot and you don't need to leave the US to enjoy a tropical feel! It is definitely a hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Had a great stay....again

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I love going to North Cap and staying at Manatee Haven. The house is a much loved home to the owners and not just a rental property. You can tell the difference as soon as you see the house and step inside. The pool area is one of the few on the island that is completely screened in. This means you can swim and sit outside without the insects driving you crazy. For us, it's one of the house's best features. Inside, the house is clean and lacks for nothing. Did you forget something? No problem, chances are Jake and Kay have it :-) Kudos to to Jane and Jeff too. Their smiling faces welcome you at arrival and they are there to get you to the boat for departure.

We could go somewhere else but we choose to return to north Cap and Manatee Haven. That says a lot...

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
St. Augustine

It doesn't get any better than Manatee Haven

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family spent a week on Cloud Nine at Manatee Haven. The entire experience was fantastic and a perfect final week of summer vacation before the kids went back to school. The owners, managers, the home, the island - - all outstanding. Earlier reviews describe the specifics and I won't waste your time repeating them here. The bottom line, however, is this: if you are looking for a great place to have a truly luxurious, unique getaway, you MUST consider Manatee Haven. You will not be sorry!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

SIX Stars

  • 5 of 5

What else can be said that hasn't been said in the previous 31 reviews - all with perfect scores of 5! I bet you can't find that for any other rental home!

Here's the scoop as experienced by my wife and I earlier this month:

STAR 1 - The OWNERS are extremely responsive at any time of the process - from the initial inquiry through following up after your stay. I don't recall ever waiting as much a day for an email response. I am confident that their main objective is to make the experiences of their quests memorable and to continuously improve their home.

STAR 2 - The on island PROPERTY MANAGERS are top notch. They are extremely personable and respond immediately to a phone call if you have a concern or a need. They are very approachable.

STAR 3 - The HOME. You feel comfortable from the time your drive your golf cart into the driveway. It's extremely clean and neat - and has practically everything you would want. The pool and hot tub are outstanding. Once inside you feel like you belong there. Kudos to the cleaning crew. Read all the other reviews for more details on the amenities of the home - they are all accurate.

STAR 4 - The ISLAND - miles of soft sand beaches nearly desolate. A wonderful nature preserve that is an easy 25 minute hike through a sandy path ending in more isolated beaches away from everything. You must take this walk and be sure to wear your sneakers. Bring a backpack with some goodies and some cool drinks!

STAR 5 - The WILDLIFE - Do you like kayaking with the dolphins, perhaps a catching a glimpse of manatee. How about watching a gopher tortoise amble across one of the sandy paths (no black top on these roads). There are also various species of birds, bunny rabbits, and various fish in the gulf if you like to fish.

STAR 6 - RELAXATION - The five preceding Stars lead up to this one. If you're looking for crowds, night clubs, and load noises - this is not the vacation for you. If your looking to relax and have fun - look no further. Manatee Haven is the place for you. Do miss out on a vacation of a lifetime.

I have to rate Manatee Haven a "6".

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Boulder Colorado

Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The first week of June my sister and I took our kids (ages 7 thru 15) to North Captiva island, for 10 days. Choosing to stay at Manatee Haven is what made the entire trip perfect. This house has everything you could ever need. I'm still in amazement. It was so clean, great location and big private pool. Truthfully the combo of the beautiful, peaceful island, The care and expertise the owners of Manatee Haven give to just help organizing your trip to the perfect house with all you could ever need! And having Jane and Jeff there to help out made this by far one of the greatest vacations ever. We will definitely go back and no doubt stay at Manatee Haven! Thank you so much Kay, Jane and Jeff!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


Cayo Costa State Park
"Great for shelling"
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Southwest International Airport, Ft. Myers, Florid
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
NCIC Pool Bar
Nearest Ferry
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Over The Waterfront in Safety Harbor
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Gulf Beach
Car: not necessary

Manatee Haven is located on a barrier island North Captiva Island. You take a public water-taxi from Pineland Marina on Pine Island, Florida. It takes 25 minutes to get to the island. You use a golf cart to get around the island. There are three restaurants and one snack bar/grocery store. The beach is less than a minute ride by golf cart. The island is very peaceful and quiet as there are no large condo complexes allowed, only single family homes. If you are looking to kick back and relax you have come to the right place.


Rates & Availability

From $2,450 Per week

North Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Special Offer! $2,500 Special for the week of July 11-18, 2015

Special Offer From:
Dates May 27, 2015 to Jun 17, 2015

A cancellation has created the availability. Spend a week at our clean, well organized and fabulous vacation home on North Captiva Island. Just 2 lots from our private beach access.

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 23 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Jan 2 2016 - Feb 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
Feb 20 2016 - Mar 4 2016
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Mar 5 2016 - Apr 15 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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North Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Hawaiian Theme Bedroom - 1 queen
    Dolphin Themed Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Free Phone Calls within the USA, 55' HD/TV, Satellite TV (5), DVD (5) VCR(1), CD Player with I-Pod I/P, Wi-Fi Broadband Internet Connection, Refrigerator w/ Icemaker plus a smaller refrigerator, Private Pool and Spa, Weber Charcoal Grill and George Foreman Grills (2)

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