GINGERBREAD HOUSE,NESTLED IN SUBTROPICAL VEGATATION, STEPS TO BEACH

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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GINGERBREAD HOUSE,NESTLED IN SUBTROPICAL VEGATATION, STEPS TO BEACH

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Danny Morgan islander ballader, wrote in the late seventies about Captiva Island, 'The Island of My Dreams.' He sang of the island's beauty and our home was built to forever portray that beauty. Some call it, 'The Old Key West House' and some younger folks call it 'The Tree House', but whatever you call it,you will love being nestled in the natural lush vegatation like a tropical rain forest. The house has many special architectural features like an English antique stain glass front door, a hand carved veranda from a victorian home in Chicago inverted over the bar, and antique furniture throughout. This home has a lovely contrast to the typical Florida decor.

Captiva has miles of luxurious award winning sandy beaches, pristine waters, unprecedented shell hunting opportunites, a charming village with resturants & live music, shopping, and it is all within walking distance of a picturesque, unforgetable sunset.

Our home is only steps away from the beach, a two minute walk by the historical cemetery and the Chapel By the Sea. Watch a beautiful sunset, walk to the Mucky Duck for dinner or come home and enjoy one of the more tranquil parts of Captiva

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
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About The Owner

My husband has been a college professor for over 40 years. His career began at Cornell University and he has been traveling south every since which is why we now reside in Nashville, TN and we built our home on Captiva Island. My husband's hobby or passion, whatever you want to call it,is restoring antique automobiles. The love and the details of restoring a vauable antique is reflected throughout our home in the hand carved gingerbread on the veranada and the selection of architectural pieces used in the construction of the home.

My career for the past 25 years has been in real estate managaing our property in Nashville, Alligator Point and now our home on Captiva. My hobby is moving plants from one spot to another...never would I describe myself as a gardner but my love for vegatation is reflected in the surroundings of our home. We are one of the few on Captiva that has maintained the orginial lush, tropical vegagtion.

Our home is not like so many of the cookie cutter mansions you will see. It is a reflection of our love for the purest of designs and 2 years of labor reflecting alot about who we are.

The Owner purchased this house in 1987

Why The Owner chose Captiva Island

Wiles and Gore is near the down town area, The Village, but one of the more peaceful streets. Our home is surrounded by original tropical trees and plants.

What makes this house unique

We built the house with architectural antiques that make this home different than most Floridian homes adding warmth that only antiques can give.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our November, 2013, stay at Gingerbread House. On stilts, in the jungle 100 yards from Captiva's beach.



Second floor screened veranda with wicker furniture for reading, bird watching. McMansions in the neighborhood, but you can barely see or hear traffic from this

corner lot with flowers, coconuts, orange flavored bananas, sea grapes, Gumbo Limbo, Zebra butterflies and an Osprey roosting in the Australian pines.



Interior woodwork and furnishings stylish and comfortable. Fluffy towels.



Day trips to the Everglades, Big Cypress and Corkscrew Swamp and a canoe tour of Ding Darling mangroves with Ken,"Bird", Westall.

Wish my family had kept house near South Seas Plantation; too brief stays at Gingerbread House will have to suffice.
Nov 2013
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Gingerbread House,Nestled in Subtropical Vegatation, Steps to Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
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Gingerbread House,Nestled in Subtropical Vegatation, Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335589vb
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Too good to be true!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful week at this house in Captiva! Thank you! We loved the house, the location, the area, etc. We would definitely like to spend more time at the Gingerbread House in the future. It's tempting to try to book time for next and upcoming years right now! Quick walk to the beach, endless walks in either direction, quiet street with town nearby. House has beautiful woodwork, good-sized rooms, high ceilings, house length screened in porch, and beautiful private lot. There is so much that made this house part of a dream vacation!
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for allowing us to share our home with you. We hope it will work out for you to return in the near future. You have been a delight to correspond with over the past couple of months.
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Gingerbread House,Nestled in Subtropical Vegatation, Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335589vb
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

As Paradise as it gets

  • 5 of 5
The Gingerbread House is the perfect home for a family like us. Cozy, romantic and very close to the beach. The boys were happy playing with the many coconuts they had found in the garden while us parents enjoyed the screened front porch reading a book in the rocking chair!
If shopping and nightlife activities are not on top of your priority list but remoteness , bird watching, boating and shelling are, then you are definitly in the right place on Captiva Island.
We have fallen in love with this place and this house and will come back as soon as possible!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time in reviewing our home.
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Gingerbread House,Nestled in Subtropical Vegatation, Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335589vb
+1 -6152629859
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Bay City, Michigan
5

Gingerbread House was great!

  • 5 of 5
The house was just as described. Charming with a large screened front porch where we spent a lot of time. House is well maintained, tastefully decorated with many antiques and very clean. Great location. Property is surrounded with beautiful trees and plants that provides a lot of privacy. Just a little further down the road was a whole district of restaurants and little shops that we didn't discover until the end of our trip.
Best thing about the house: Quiet, away from the grounds on Sanibel and just about everything else. Owner answered emails quickly and courteously.
Not so great: restaurants on both islands are very expensive. Had to wash the linens when we left which means we had to get up at 5:00 am to get that done before we left for the airport.

Overall, would love to stay here again and again.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lslands could use a laundry service for sure!!!! Since Saturday is the turnover day for rentals on Captiva, guests washing linens prior to departure makes it possible to have a clean house. We agree that most restaurants need a chefs touch. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our home.
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Gingerbread House,Nestled in Subtropical Vegatation, Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335589vb
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Our stay at The Gingerhouse

  • 5 of 5
We love the peacefullness of the Gingerbread House and its surroundings. It is a quaint stay where you can hear and see the sounds of nature and leave rejuvenated. It is a MUST!
  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I went to the rain forest in Panama with hopes of hearing and seeing many birds. Honestly, you will hear more in the morning hours being on the beautiful island of Captiva. It is the subtropics with the ocean breezes in the summer, and beautiful vegatation in the winter.
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Gingerbread House,Nestled in Subtropical Vegatation, Steps to Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p335589vb
+1 -6152629859
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Tennessee
5

Young Newlywed Couple

  • 5 of 5
I have been to the Gingerbread house three times now. What a great place. The house is beautiful on the inside and very clean and kept up. It is very close to the beach, literally less than a five minute walk. The house is surrounded by vegetation which makes it very very private which is a big plus. The owner was very helpful in answering my questions regarding the property. island is beautiful, everyone is very friendly. If you want a great house, beautiful inside and out then you should stay here. I can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Green Flash
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Green Flash/ Two blocks from Ande Rosse/center
Car: recommended

Captiva Island, South West Florida,USA, Gulf of Mexico

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Availability & Rates

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Captiva Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 21 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Summer
May 30 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
winter
Feb 20 2016 - Apr 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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