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Carol Barnett

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Captiva Island Beauty!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR+ Den, 4.5 BA (Sleeps 10)

Welcome to our luxury vacation home, Absentminded. Our beautiful well-appointed home is located in the center of the Village of Captiva with the beach just a short block away!

This spacious four bedroom/4.5 bath private home comfortably sleeps 10 (easily handles multiple couples or your extended crew) and is designer finished in island style. The house features four private suites (each with a private bathroom) , a three story caged lanai with a large heated pool with spa and many great amenities including a built in gas grill on the pool level and many toys and games for children young and old!

We are truly in the middle of the island and just steps to...

the beach for shelling, sunbathing and swimming... the Bay for watching the sunrise, fishing, boating, and manatee watching... fun restaurants like the famous Bubble Room (in one direction), to Southseas Resort and Doc Ford's (other direction) or to the fabulous Mucky Duck (at the beach) for romantic sunsets. Captiva Island is only about 600 yards at its widest point so you are literally steps away from the beach no matter where you are. Once you arrive and park your car, you might not leave for the rest of your vacation.

Our ground floor entrance is inviting and functional with four separate lockers to store all your beach supplies (or those nasty winter coats) while you enjoy the Captiva Sunshine . The beach towels are here so quickly grab one and head to the beach which is just a short stroll across the street and down the sandy Laika Lane for our amazing world famous beach, playful dolphins and truly wonderful sunsets. The two car garage has plenty of beach chairs, beach carts and beach umbrellas for your short walk. The garage even features elevator access (for our guests requiring accessibility), and an extra refrigerator and freezer.

Welcome to the Sunshine!! Your family and friends will make memories at Absentminded that will last a life time and like so many of our regulars, peaceful romantic Captiva and Absentminded will draw you back every year!!

Walking onto the main floor of the house, you're greeted by the Florida sunshine as it streams through plantation shutters into a very open floor plan AND the Shelly the Turtle prominently displayed on the main wall of the cozy Great Room. There is plenty of seating for all of our guests, a 55 inch flat screen LCD TV and DVD players (with plenty of DVDs) cathedral ceilings with a ceiling fan, and a wall of windows with French doors leading out to the screened upper living-room lanai with a spiral staircase to the pool deck below. The well equipped and large kitchen with breakfast nook is inviting for the cook and the take-out crowd alike---did we mention that there are eight restaurants within roughly a block or two? The adjacent dining room has seating for ten guests and double French doors out to yet another screened deck overlooking the pool. The main floor king-size bedroom suite has a full bathroom with step-in shower. The office/den includes a desk (for those extended guests that must conduct some work), book cases and extra sleeping space with a daybed and trundle. The main level is also equipped with a washer and dryer in it's own laundry so pack light!!

We know you value your privacy so we have THREE upper level bedroom suites!! Walk up a few stairs to the third level and find the first suite, the Black and White Room, with a king-sized bed with a large full bathroom with step-in shower. The second suite features a queen-sized bed with an attached bathroom with a full size tub for bathing the little ones. The second master suite has a king-size bed, en-suite large bathroom with double vanity sinks, Jacuzzi tub to pamper yourself, a separate shower, and a dressing table with a terry covered dressing chair. The master suite guests will lounge on the private deck in their "cuddle chairs" overlooking the pool area below. Look to your left to view the beauty of Pine Island Sound!!

The large Ground floor pool deck is a great area to keep the little ones busy and having fun playing in the pool or with board games while adults will find a relaxing peaceful spot to take a mid afternoon nap before heading to the Mucky Duck for another beautiful sunset. Don't forget your camera! The Ground floor lower level includes a half-bath powder room convenient to the huge three story screened-in entertainment/pool area with a built-in BBQ grill, bar height table, teak bar, and multiple lounge chairs for lazing around the heated pool and spa. The pool deck also features an outdoor shower, a pool changing room for our guests and a work out room just in case the long beach walks are not enough of a challenge. This pool deck is an amazing outdoor room, you may never want to leave the house!!

Sanibel and Captiva was named by Frommer in 2012 as the Number One Destination in the world (yes, even over Paris, Tahiti etc.). Our beach is consistently voted as one of the top Florida beaches and is Number one for shelling. WOW! Although you probably won't leave the Village, but if you do jump in your car, please enjoy the world famous 7,000 acre Ding Darling Nature Preserve or the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, terrific shopping areas and dozens of other fabulous restaurants on Sanibel. I know I have mentioned our fabulous sunsets and beaches but our favorite Captiva memories are heading to the bay early in the morning with our daughters to view the sunrise and enjoy the manatees!!

This is an amazing house professionally designed and completely updated in 2012. Don't believe us; please see the independent reviews below!! Our busy seasons fill quickly so please have alternate dates available to experience Absentminded and Captiva. This home is perfect for a large family or several couples of family and friends looking to enjoy everything Captiva Island has to offer. We would love to share Absentminded and Captiva Island with you!!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Carol Barnett (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Carol Barnett

We have owned vacation homes for years. We are from St. Louis and know how captivating Island living is for us Northerners and have looked for years for that perfect home and place. Absentminded in Captiva Island is truly a beautiful home in a in a perfect island spot.

Carol Barnett purchased this house in 2015

Why Carol Barnett chose Captiva Island

We love Captiva Island. We vacationed here for years with our girls and later our friends and decided to make it our go-to spot. It's a little bit of heaven right off the Florida coast! Truly one of the very few places in the USA where you have that island feel and look!!

What makes this house unique

Our house is truly amazing and will pamper you in every room. And when your beach day is done, our amazing three story enclosed pool is a perfect spot for an afternoon nap or just to play games or swim in the pool with your family and friends. The beach is just a short stroll across the street and down the sandy path of Laika Lane. Our beach is known for it's amazing sunsets and yet our house is only a block away from such amazing restaurants and bars like the Bubble Room and the Mucky Duck.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank your for sharing "Absentminded" with our family. We had an incredible

vacation. The weather was awesome, the proximity to Andy Rosse Lane and

the beach was great for our 4 teenagers. Everything we needed was within

walking distance. We really enjoyed eating at the "Bubble Room" - such

yummy cake, and "Matzaluna" - great Italian food.

Your house is gorgeous- loved the pool! It was great that every bedroom

had their own bathroom- no arguing between the girls and boys at shower

time! The house had everything we needed for our wonderful stay on

Captiva. We will miss being here...this was our first time visiting

Sanibel/Captiva...it was more beautiful than expected. Thanks again!
Apr 2009
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Captiva Island Beauty!
average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews
Minneapolis, MN
5

FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

Our get away to Captiva absolutely exceeded our expectations. My wife and I planned a three generation get together and it could not have been better. What a perfect house and a perfect location for our family fun. The home is even nicer that it appears in the on-line photos, it is beautifully furnished, has every amenity that one could ask for, and the neighboring area is absolutely charming. An easy walk to the beach and plenty of cute accessible restaurants nearby. We loved it so much that we have already booked for two weeks next year. Thanks so much for making your home available to our family.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Illinois
5

Highly Recommended!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED it! We had a super stay at Absentminded. Everything we needed was there... beach chairs, towels, grill, and awesome location! We had two families of 5 and our stay was very comfortable- it was the perfect place for us. The pool and hot tub were both great, all six kids were extremely happy! The home was beautiful and very clean, we would definitely stay at Absentminded again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Seminole, Florida
5

Could not ask for more!

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough great things about this vacation rental. The location was ideal and within walking distance to everything. Every amenity you could ask for was provided. The house was immaculate and exceeded our expectations. We have stayed at many rentals over the years and this one is at the top of our list.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
anderson in
5

over the top

  • 5 of 5

No disappointments here! Suited our family needs! No detail left unnoticed! There is an elevator for disabled. Master Bedroom was spectacular! Kitchen, dining - anything you might need! The recreation/pool/bar/grilling area was superb! Best of all - walking distance to Mucky Duck, The Bubble Room and Doc Fords:)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Midland, Texas, USA
4

Anniversary Trip

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful and was much more than we needed, however it was our anniversary so we splurged. The home is in a great location in the "Village" on Captiva, very close to restaurants and the few shops on the island. The kitchen was fantastic and we enjoyed many hours lounging by the pool. I would highly recommend the home for larger groups and families, with the exception that there are a lot of stairs.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan for your review. There are a lot of stairs and an elevator to use if/when guests need it! Gg
5

Best family vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've been having an annual family vacation for the past ten years and this ranks as one of the best. We were ten people, five kids, five adults and we all slept comfortably, great house, beautifully furnished, superbly maintained, well situated near the beach, great restaurants etc.. The photos don't do the house justice, it much more beautiful than the pictures... The landlords are a so nice and helpful. The only problem we had is that we never wanted to leave!! All of us said that we would do it again!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Elaine, Come again! Thank you for your review! Gg

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft. Myers, Florida
Nearest Restaurant
Sunshine Seafood
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Captiva Beach
Car: not necessary

Captiva Island is renowned for its beaches, shelling, tarpon fishing, bay fishing, restaurants, and island atmosphere.

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Rates & Availability

From $4,000 Per week

Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/linens $450 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 50% deposit at time of booking, payable by check.

Balance due 60 days prior to arrival payable by check.
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Amenities

Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) 3 King Suites, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) day bed and trundle in den, Baby Cribs (1) Rentals available on island, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) daybed/trundle in den
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Golf Cart and Bikes available for rent just a couple blocks away at YOLO.

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