NEW LUXURY HOME PVT POOL 300' TO BEACH SLEEPS 12 IN BEDS

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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NEW LUXURY HOME PVT POOL 300' TO BEACH SLEEPS 12 IN BEDS

North Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Luxurious 4 bedroom, 4 ½ bath beach front home with private swimming pool and jacuzzi. Just completed in the fall of 2009. Professionally decorated offering unique amenities for your stay, exclusive to this property, to make your vacation worry free.

This professionally designed and decorated beach home was 3 years in the making. It was completed the fall of 2009 and is situated on the preferred Gulf of Mexico side of the island. The owners spent considerable effort to insure a comfortable vacation experience for up to 12 guests. Enjoy fabulous water views and fantastic sunsets. 14 foot vaulted ceilings, 9 foot doors, and a state of the art kitchen and dining area with wet bar comprise the main living area on the top floor. The spacious decks and oversize sliding doors meld the outdoor living spaces with the inside on all floors. All bedrooms have in suite baths. 3 master suites with king beds.

Bluefin Beach House is redefining luxury living on North Captiva Island...book your stay while there is still availability and see why! For more pictures see our bluefinbeachhousedotcom website

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
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Advertiser since 2009
Speaks english

About The Owner

Mandy and John St. Clair reside in Indianapolis, Indiana and have two daughters and a golden retriever. They fell in love with North Captiva Island on their first visit and purchased property. They subsequently spent three years designing and building Bluefin Beach House. They built a home that is great for bathing suits and for cocktail parties and dinners, too. It's a house for fun. It's a house that is always filled with extended family and friends. They travel here frequently with their girls who always have friends in tow. North Captiva is very unique and is the perfect place to unwind and come together as a family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2009

Why The Owner chose North Captiva Island

North Captiva Island is a unique destination. A private island community that offers you privacy and undiscovered beaches. Part of the Lee Island Coast in Southwest Florida, North Captiva's access is provided by conveniently scheduled public ferries, private water charters and a private airstrip. Golf carts and bikes are the only form of transportation on the island, keeping the environment pristine. The island has 5 miles of white sandy beaches and offers some of the best shelling in the United States. ¾ of the island is an undeveloped 700 acre state land preserve - the perfect way to spend the day. The island also features fine dining, shopping and private club amenities. North Captiva Island is one of the few places left where man can live in complete harmony with nature. This unique island paradise is not for everybody. But then, it was never intended to be. One visit and you'll see why we fell in love and now call this home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The island was wonderful, and the house was better than even described. It had every amenity to make our stay (with 12 people) comfortable & enjoyable. Mandy, the owner, was wonderful to work with, as was Capt. Steve, whom she recommends you use for water taxi & food provisioning. Everything was much easier than I expected (and I was traveling with 4 kids incl. a toddler and an infant). Very short walk to the beach, and the house includes all the beach items you need. We will definitely come back again!
May 2010
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4.8
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New Luxury Home Pvt Pool 300' to Beach Sleeps 12 in Beds
average rating of 4.836735 based on 49 reviews
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
1

Save the grief read this before renting this house.

  • 1 of 5
If you are reading this then you are like me in that you rely on reviews before renting on this site. Save yourself the misery and find another house. While the house itself is very nice, the stay was very unpleasant. I went to Captiva to relax and have fun. Instead, upon arrival I was submitted to 20 to 30 minutes of warnings about following the rules. The rules are set forth in a thick binder telling you what cannot do during your stay. The rules are so overbearing that they have a photo in each cabinet and drawer showing you how they want the dishes, cookware, utensils etc. replaced. Failure to follow the rules can result in being removed from the property, having your credit card charged a penalty or both. There are labels everywhere such as on the A/C stating that you cannot adjust it unless you email the owner. Most disturbing is the sign in the kids bunk room bathroom which states among other things that you cannot flush condoms. I learned of this when my daughter showed it to me. Try explaining what a condom is to an 8 year old girl. Awkward.
Also, BEWARE, they may be watching you. There is a video surveillance camera which appears to cover the pool and deck area. I actually took a photo of that camera from the master bathroom window. If I can see the camera from the bathroom window, I wonder if it can see inside. Even though the house has signs and labels all over the place telling you what you can’t do or where you a required to place things, there is no sign posted to warn you that there is video surveillance equipment. I researched if it is legal to use video surveillance without notice and consent and of course it is not. See; Florida Statute §934.03.
Finally, on the day before my departure I had the audacity to request an additional hour before the 9am checkout. All other rental homes have a 10am checkout and my ferry was not until 11:30am. The answer was a resounding no, go read your rental contract. I pleaded with the owner since I did not want to make my wife and kids wait in the hot sun and rain for two and a half hours. The answer was NO! When the caretaker arrived for the exit inspection scheduled for 8:30am I had the bags on the front porch and the house clean and ready as stated in the rules, he was 50 minutes late. He showed up in a foul mood, cursed at me and threatened violence. My opinion, look elsewhere. I hope this helps.
  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The only valid statement in this review is encouraging potential renters to read reviews of homes prior to renting - we too encourage our future guests to do so. The renter, an attorney from Miami, not only did not read his rental contract but breached the contract during his stay. He did substantial damage to the home and had to be locked out of the home by the Island Club cleaning staff as he refused to leave the premises after check out time. His behavior is the primary reason so many home owners refuse to rent their home. We would be happy to honestly address his comments with potential guests and provide contact information for former guests to validate our response. We publicly extend our apology to all of our staff and the Island Club staff for his behavior while he was a guest at our home.
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Leawood, Kansas
5

A 5 STAR HOME!

  • 5 of 5
I almost hate to review this home. This was one of the best homes we have ever rented. The pictures do not do it the justice it deserves & you cannot see all the details of this home until you see it in person. If you live in a million dollar home & want to rent a million dollar home this is the home for you! There are 3 master suites w/beautiful private baths & a great bunk room for 6 with a private bath which had 3 sinks. We had 5 college girls staying in this room & they loved it. The master suites on the 2nd floor have access to the awesome screened in porch which also has a bed/swing that our girls took turns sleeping on. The 3rd floor (I think there are 49 steps) has a fabulous vaulted kitchen, dining room, living room & another master suite w/private beautiful bath. There is also another screened in porch with a big dining table & a separate deck with the gas grill. I think what I appreciated the most was the insanely equipped/organized kitchen & wonderful serving pieces which we used daily. Did I forget to mention the great bar with wine/beverage cooler off the kitchen too which was heavily used by our group. The pool/spa area was great to have on a windy day at the beach & the ice maker, dishwasher & mini frig were put to use too. It was also really nice that there was a 1/2 bath right by the pool. Definitely rent the golf cart/s and be sure to use all the great beach/pool chairs, toys, boogie/skim boards that are in the shed. We also loved using the bikes to get around. I have only one complaint. We brought food & alcohol for 9 adults for a week via the ferry. The refrigerator in the kitchen is counter depth & we had a tough time getting everything we bought in there. We used the wine/beverage refrigerator in the kitchen for overflow but then where was all of our beer/wine to go? Another refrigerator stashed maybe in one of those downstairs closets sure would be nice. That is my only gripe! OH! This home is 100 yards from the beach which is so convenient & the sunsets were amazing! We definitely will rent this home again!!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Valparaiso, Indiana
5

Truly a paradise getaway

  • 5 of 5
We all enjoyed our stay at the Blue Fin Beach House on North Captiva Island. This was our third year on North Captiva and this home was exceptional. We traveled with 6 adults and 5 children and the home fit us all very nicely. It was great to have the swimming pool at the house for the kids and the hot tub was enjoyed by all. North Captiva Island and this home created quite a paradise for our spring break vacation with our children and grandchildren. We enjoyed the wildlife, the golf cart adventures, swimming and shelling in the ocean, walking the trails, and boating during our stay. Memories were made that will last a lifetime. The owners of the home were extremely helpful with questions and the caretaker was readily available. I can without hesitation recommend this home to anyone considering a trip to North Captiva.
  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Albany, NY
5

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5
Bluefin Beach House was perfect for our family. We were meeting up from Seattle, Chicago and upstate New York. This home had plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable and nobody was "stuck" with a lesser bedroom, since BBH has 3 wonderful master bedrooms. Having food provisioned - purchased and stocked in the house before you get there - worked perfectly for us. The owners have clearly been very conscientious about providing everything a family needs while staying on North Captiva Island, in the kitchen, for the beach, and around the pool and spa. We used the baby and kid packages for our 1 year old and 3 year old - and they are perfect. Even on a cooler, rainy day, the crafts available for kids was there to use. While we loved walking the beach and making sand sculptures, the gulf water was just a bit too cold - so the heated pool and spa at BBH were again perfect for our situation. Everyone enjoyed jumping in the pool during the day and relaxing in the hot tub in the evening. We have now stayed in 5 houses on North Captiva Island and never in the same one twice, but next visit we will definitely try to stay at the Bluefin Beach House again. It was just perfect.
  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Athens, Georgia
5

Great vacation experience

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed at Bluefin Beachhouse over the New Year holiday this year and really enjoyed our visit. It was our first visit to North Captiva and we felt like Bluefin was a perfect choice of a rental home for us. The home was absolutely beautiful and the bedroom and bathroom layout was perfect. We were a multi-generational group with grandparents, parents, and three kids and the kids' room, in particular, could not have been better. We had a couple of rainy/cold days during our visit and the wii and dvd player in the kids' room was a lifesaver! My daughters fell in love with the stuffed animals, pillows, and other adorable decorations in that room. The other bedrooms were peaceful and beautifully decorated with enormous windows that left you feeling like you were in the trees. My only criticism about the bedrooms is that the blue room is directly underneath the living area upstairs, so anyone walking around or moving furniture upstairs could be heard pretty loudly in that room. Just put the earliest risers in the blue room, and it should be fine! We loved the pool and hot tub and the two golf carts and 4 bikes were great for exploring. Overall, the house was lovely with great decorations and everything we needed for cooking and enjoying the beach.

We also loved the island itself! We were told that the week we were there was one of the busiest the island had seen in years, but it was still a very peaceful, secluded feeling on the beach. We loved Barnacles and Mango's, but unfortunately, didn't try Over the Waterfront in Secret Harbor until the last day. We ate lunch there and it was great, but we weren't able to get reservations for dinner that night. I'd highly recommend it for dinner because the menu looked incredible and the lunch we ate there was our favorite of the week. Barnacles' atmosphere was great fun with live music on the weekends and on New Year's Eve.

Finally, it was wonderful being met by Jason at the dock and shown around the house. We didn't call on him too often, but we did have a small issue with one of the golf carts which he was able to take care of quickly for us. It was very reassuring to have him there on the island if we needed anything.

We would highly recommend North Captiva Island and Bluefin Beachhouse.
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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New Luxury Home Pvt Pool 300' to Beach Sleeps 12 in Beds
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North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great for the family gathering

  • 5 of 5
Blufin is a great place to stay with all the amenities of 2 dishwashers, 3 master bedrooms and an inside outside feel with the large screened in porch area. The golf carts are fun to travel around and the beach is nice and close.
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Ft Myers RSW
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Beach
beach
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Restaurant

North Captiva Island is a unique destination. A private island community that offers you privacy and undiscovered beaches. Part of the Lee Island Coast in Southwest Florida, North Captiva's access is provided by conveniently scheduled public ferries. Golf carts and bikes are the only form of transportation on the island, keeping the environment pristine. The island has 5 miles of white sandy beaches and offers some of the best shelling in the United States. ¾ of the island is an undeveloped 700 acre state land preserve - the perfect way to spend the day. The island also features dining, shopping and private club amenities. North Captiva Island is one of the few places left where man can live in complete harmony with nature.

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Availability & Rates

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North Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Feb 13 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Shoulder 2015
Feb 14 2015 - Mar 6 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Peak 2015
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 11 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Nov 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,100
 
 
Thanksgiving 2015
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,900
 
 
Winter 2015
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
Holiday 2015
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Person $100 + Tax
Damage Non Refundable $95
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed. Rates listed on VRBO are a guide only and are for 10 adults, children and infants. We rent Saturday to Saturday ONLY. Contact us for OFF SEASON breakdown rates for 2 people.
Rates need to be quoted by owner - the VRBO rates are a guide only for 10 adults,children,infants. 25% advance payment & balance due 60 days prior to arrival. A 10% fee is applied to all cancelled reservations, based on the full contracted price. For cancellations within 90 days of arrival all payments retained. Pay by check or credit card via pay pal where RENTER pays credit card fees.
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Amenities

Amenities

North Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Computer Available ...
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 6 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 6 bunk bed
  • 3 equal size master suites with king beds and in suite baths featuring rain head showers and his and hers vanities. Sliding doors leading to deck for each master suite. 2 Pack n Plays, high chairs and all the other baby essentials available with baby package. Bunk Beds (3) Custom built bunk beds include individual lighting units for reading and nooks for iPods, cell phone chargers, and more. Large flat screen tv with idpod dock and wii. In suite bath features 3 hand painted sinks and separate stool, tub and shower room.
Entertainment:
  • Video Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • wind-surfing
  • basketball court
  • tennis
  • parasailing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
Notes:
We rent Saturday to Saturday in 7 night increments only. No groups or events.
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