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LUXURIOUS CUSTOM-DESIGNED CONTEMPORARY HOME, A STONE'S THROW FROM THE BEACH

Annie Gow

Advertiser since 2009
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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LUXURIOUS CUSTOM-DESIGNED CONTEMPORARY HOME, A STONE'S THROW FROM THE BEACH

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

North Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, outdoor shower, sleeps 6 - 8

Enjoy our tropical retreat on the beautiful Island of North Captiva, Florida. North Captiva is a remote island several miles off shore and is accessible by water taxi, private boat or small plane. Upon arriving on the Island you will travel by golf cart as there are no cars on the Island. North Captiva is a pristine, idyllic island that boasts some of the best shelling in the world. Miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, 350 acres of state preserves with lush foliage and incredible wildlife comprise this special destination. Additionally guests may use the North Captiva Island Club during their stay. The club is complete with an adult pool, a children's pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, rental kayaks, jet-skis and more. There is abundant fishing from the beaches, docks, boats or enjoy guided fishing charters. Enjoy watching the playful dolphins and large manatees on the bayside of the island. BLUE DOOR VILLA IS AN IMMACULATE HOME - YOU'LL LOVE IT! Check out our website www.bluedoorvilla.com

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Annie Gow (Owner)
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About Annie Gow

I am an English Physical Therapist and my American husband is a Strength and Conditioning Coach. We live in New York City. We got married on North Captiva in 2011. We love to escape the fast pace and noise of the city to the peace, beauty and nature of North Captiva. There are no cars, it is quiet, with beautiful sandy beaches, amazing sunsets, great fishing, wonderful long walks, fabulous swimming in the Gulf, and lots of interesting wildlife which we love to photograph. This is where we come to relax, unwind, and re-energise. Owning this house is a dream come true - an unspoiled, back to nature island.

Annie Gow purchased this house in 2009

Why Annie Gow chose North Captiva Island

We first visited North Captiva in 2007 as we had friends living on the island. We fell in love with the island and then had the opportunity to actually purchase a home here - the minute we get on the ferry we leave all our stresses behind. We LOVE IT!!

What makes this house unique

Our home is a very 'modern - one of a kind' beach house, which is exquisitely decorated with high end furniture, a well equipped kitchen (I love to cook so there is everything that one would need), beautiful bed linens and above all CLEAN!! The bath in the master bathroom is a great place to relax with a bubble bath and a glass of wine - sheer decadence!! Outside, the garden is well maintained and we often have dinner outside or just watch the world go by in our beautiful signature orange chairs. We love the views, the sunsets, and sunrises from the roof - which can be great for cocktail hour or the early morning cup of tea or coffee. The ability to do absolutely 'NOTHING' and not worry about it is a wonderful feeling!! Boat trips to nearby islands and dolphin watching is fun, as is fishing from the beach and shelling - have found fabulous shells and sand dollars. There are lots of photo opportunities of wildlife, sunsets and nature, and we absolutely love just BEING!! Just a minutes walk to the beautiful beach - and it is even more amazing at sunrise and sunset. Once you have experienced North Captiva you will never want to leave!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a great time, it was an adventure beginning with the boat ride over - the captian of island girl was great and circled around the dolphins for us... Lois met us to escort us to the blue door villa... The kids reaction when we walked into the front door was priceless and I think you would have enjoyed hearing it, they all were yelling WOW! There were so many things to love, the artistic flare, the architechture, the blue door (i loved) the orange chairs, the zen stone garden, the view from the top of the stairs to the bottom of the stairs, the soft linens and pillows, the roof top view, the stone showers, and all the splashes of color throughout your home!



We saw manatee, dolphins, sand sharks, turtles and snakes (yuk), the sun was shining from morning to dusk every day was a perfect 80 degrees, the ocean was a perfect aqua blue, the sunsets were breathtaking, and the stars never ever seemed so close... I felt like I was on another planet... so good to get away from civilization for a moment!



We cooked great food and had lots of laughs... We had a pirate/treasure hunt and all the kids dressed up like pirates - even the adults and we put pirate flags on the golf carts and we led the kids through a maze of hunting for clues leading to an awesome treasure buried in the sand at the beach... I think they will remember this trip forever! We found so many interesting things about the island, pieces of ships buried in the sand, tons of driftwood that formed beautiful pieces for photography, coves of shallow water behind the rocks and so many things that were interesting along our beach walks.



It was a home away from home... I hope to go back again very soon!
Feb 2011
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Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
average rating of 4.935484 based on 39 reviews
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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 -914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Better than I imagined! The gem of North Captiva!!!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I vacationed at the Blue Door Villa with two other couples in October of 2014. We parked our car at Pineland Marina and then took our boat on the 5-6 mile ride over to North Captiva. You can take the ferry if you don't have a boat or you can rent a boat from Monroe Boat rental for just $700 for the whole week. Having a boat at your disposal is nice as there are many islands and restaurants close by.

We were greeted at the Barnacle Phills boat dock with our golf carts and our luggage and cooler was taken to the home. We were given a tour of the Blue door villa, which is gorgeous and we were told by multiple people that it was the best rental on the whole island. The home is 3 stories with a rooftop area that is just perfect for sunrises and sunsets. The home consists of 3 bedrooms plus a loft that is technically on the 4th story of the home. The home is furnished with everything you need and we were very impressed with the kitchen, which included All-Clad cookware sets, just what we have at home. No expense was spared in planning this home.

The beach is a very short golf cart ride, maybe 30 seconds or less from the Blue Door Villa. It is VERY private as you may not even see anyone on the beach. Since you are on the gulf coast, the beach offers the most beautiful sunsets you will ever see!

There are many small islands and beaches very close to North Captiva. Cabbage key is North just up the channel and has the famous "Cheeseburger in Paradise" that Jimmy Buffet sings about. A little further north is Boca Grande which includes a gorgeous golf course and plenty of restaurants. There are also miles of beaches such as Cayo Costa, which is less than 1/2 mile boat ride away and is an undeveloped national park. One can pull their boat right on the the beach and be in complete privacy with nobody in sight for miles. Our friends were smitten as we pulled right up to the pristine beach with crystal clear water and no one in sight! Talk about romantic.

Our stay on North Captiva was such a great vacation. The owner, Annie made everything seamless and provided plenty of information about staying in her home on the island and preparing us for what to expect. For the price, the home is incredible and I highly reccommend the Blue Door Villa, it is a place you will never forget!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 -914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful week we had here on North Captiva Island at the Blue Door Villa. I can't say enough about this beautiful home and island. The BDV was very spacious and accommodating to our 6 member family. The views from the roof top are spectacular! We also ended up on Day 2 getting the second golf cart from Annie, much needed if you have more than 4 people in your party. If you love wine like I do, Annie has plenty of nice large wine glasses to use. One thing I could have used was zip lock bags, don't for get them! You do not need a lot of clothing so try not to over pack with clothes. There are nice large beach towels and beach bags for your use, one less thing to pack! We also enjoyed the North Captiva Island Club everyday while on the island, such a nice perk! The club had kayaks that we used everyday along with tennis rackets, balls and even bikes. You can Kayak over to a section where the dolphins are swimming, we got lucky and saw a Mother Dolphin and her baby. Bring lots and lots of water, food and snacks. The store here on the island doesn't have much. We ate at Barnacles and the NCIC a lot all week. Prices are high but we expected that, supply and demand. Thank you Annie for sharing your beautiful home with us. We look forward to returning here again next Summer, Cheers! The Wagner's
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 -914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
hoboken,NJ
5

Perfect Home on a Perfect Island

  • 5 of 5
The island is Magical and we loved our stay at the Blue Door Villa.
So peaceful and Annie and David have made this a home rather than a rental.
Lots of thought taken into account on the well equipped kitchen,comfortable beds and luxury linens.
Always a hook to hang a towel or clothes and that wonderful soft rug in the master bathroom is so yummy in the morning when you are brushing your teeth.
I loved the 15oz red tea/coffee mugs ,certainly got my caffeine fix in the morning.
Enjoy the island especially the sunsets,wildlife, walking on castaway beaches and the Blue Door Villa will add to the wonderful experience
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 -914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Evansville, IN
5

Beauty at the beach!

  • 5 of 5
We were very pleased with our stay at Blue Door Villa. It is a one of a kind house! There was more than enough room for our family of 5 to spread out. The views from the rooftop deck were beautiful. Annie was pleasant to deal with when booking, and answered all of our questions. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Harbor Springs
5

Blue Door Villa

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Blue Door Villa with our four kids, including three teen daughters and our 8 Yr old son. The Villa was beautiful and very spacious and bright. We appreciated the open floor plan in the living area, so we could all be together even if we were all doing our own thing. The kitchen was very conveniently set up and well stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans etc. The bedrooms were roomy and the mattresses were very comfortable. Four full size bathrooms was a nice plus for our group. The upper deck was my favorite spot to enjoy the sun, do some yoga and of course view the sunsets! We were pleasantly surprised that there was a yoga mat there, as we couldn't fit ours into our luggage. We were able to rent Annie's extra golf cart which was really convenient for us, her carts are definitely some of the nicer carts on the island! We are an active family and took advantage of every outdoor activity there was available. We kayaked, stand up paddle boarded, biked, swam, snorkeled, beach hiked, fished, shelled, explored on the carts, rented a boat and sat at the beach and pool. The Villa was centrally located to all of this and made a perfect landing spot when we were in between activities. The beach was a one minute cart ride or a short walk, it was clean and spacious. We saw dolphins and rays on a daily basis.

Annie was really kind and helpful with providing information on taxi and grocery services, as well as answered my preplanning questions . I was a little intimidated by having to preorder and pick up all our groceries for 12 days, but everything was perfectly orchestrated and went off without a hitch! Deb at Barnacles was kind enough to let us use their kayaks and paddle boards. She and her staff were attentive if we had questions or needed help with something.

We ate at all four restaurants on the island. We had good food at all four, however, our favorite by far was the Boathouse. The chef treated us to his culinary talents and never disappointed.

Overall we were very happy with our visit to North Captiva and felt like we were staying in one of the nicest villas on the island, it was definitely the coolest one!

Thank you Annie, we hope to visit again!
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 -914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Slice of Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 loved this place. It is an amazing little slice of paradise. From top to bottom, this home is stylish, clean, and nestled among an untouched natural setting. We loved that there were no cars. Things here were quiet and made it a great escape from our normally busy lives. Every day we swam, shelled, fished, explored, and then came back to make a fun dinner in the open, sun filled kitchen. The pool at the club made for a nice change of pace if we needed a break from sand. In the evening, it was very fun to go on the roof and look at stars. This place is indeed luxurious! Make sure you plan your meals well. We had no trouble loading up at the Publix before our ferry ride, but it takes some thought ahead of time. People aren't kidding when they say that you can't buy much on the island....which was totally fine with us, just plan accordingly. It is also true that you need very little clothing. We spent most of times in flip flops and our suits. The home has two laundrys that make it easy for keeping things clean. But most of the clothes we packed never were worn! If you are looking for island life and a posh escape, this will not dissapoint. Our kids are ages 10, 8, and 5.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Car: not necessary

Our tropical retreat is on the beautiful island of North Captiva, Florida. North Captiva is a remote island several miles off shore in the Gulf of Mexico. It is accessible by water taxi, private boat or small plane. Upon arriving on the island you will travel by golf cart or bicycle, as there are no cars on the island. Miles of pristine white beaches, beautiful sunsets/sunrises, abundant fishing from the beach, pier or chartered fishing boats. A 'Get away from it all island of Paradise'! Once you have stayed on North Captiva you will never want to leave!

Other Activities: Shelling/Dolphin watching/Beautiful sunrises/sunsets

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $1,900 Per week

North Captiva Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Season
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Pre-Holiday Season
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Holiday/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 10 2015 - Feb 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 7 2015 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Easter
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
Early Summer
Apr 25 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Summer Season
May 23 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Pre-Holiday Season
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Holiday/New Year
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 8 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes House cleaning included in price unless house is left excessively dirty
Golf Cart Rental included in price/ 1 Golf Cart, optional 2nd cart to rent.
North Captiva Island Club Resort Fees included in price
Ferry Service NOT included in price
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We hope that you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful home.
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Amenities

Amenities

North Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , 2nd Washing Machine and Tumble dryer
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
  • Each bedroom comes with it's own bathroom - modern luxurious fixtures. Master bathroom with large walk in shower, soak -in bathtub, his and hers matching vanity sinks, sliding pocket glass doors for fresh gulf breeze and beautiful views. Each bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , TV/DVD IPod/radio/alarm Ceiling fan Screened in porch
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , TV/DVD IPod/radio/alarm Ceiling Fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , TV/DVD IPod/radio/alarm
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each bedroom is equipped with new flat screen Toshiba TV/DVD players, ihome alarm clock/radio/ipod players. Satellite Dish TV and wireless DSL internet connection. Wireless phone in each bedroom -free local calls. Each beautiful bedroom has top of the line new bed linens. Plentiful hanging and shelf closet space. Great panoramic views.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Cart
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Central de-humidifier with Air-conditioning throughout the whole house. Our guests have full use of all North Captiva Island Club facilities: Pool bar with music/TV and great frozen cocktails, 2 pools (adult and children's), Jacuzzi/Hot Tub, Sauna, Fitness Center, Children's Playground, Har-Tru Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Kayaks, Bicycles, Fishing Gear and Jet Skiing. Mango's Convenience Store/Restaurant - has Pool-side service from the take out menu. Fun dining for the entire family. The Boathouse Restaurant at North Captiva Island Club is conveniently located close to the pool and is open for fine dining overlooking a harbor view. A short Golf-Cart ride away- (on the Bay-side) is Barnacles, which offers both indoor and out-door dining. It is known for it's delicious Caribbean style menu.

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