GINGERBREAD HOUSE,NESTLED IN SUBTROPICAL VEGATATION, STEPS TO BEACH

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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

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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
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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

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.

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

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
+1 6152629859
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Too good to be true!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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!
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
+1 6152629859
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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On Stilts, in the jungle, 100 yards from the Beach

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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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
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WOW!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Dear Kathy,

We arrived back in the UK yesterday after a meandering return to Houston. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home on Captiva. My daughter's initial reaction, indeed one shared by all of us, was WOW! Never before have we stayed in a holiday rental which felt so much like a home. That meant that we were happy to spend time on both the beach and in the property. As a result, we've returned back from our holidays feeling truly rested. Last night I found my husband on Google Earth looking at images of the beach and the house and my daughter looking back through her photos. I think it is safe to say that you can expect a booking from us again in the future.

I wish you and your husband the very best.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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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
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Wonderful time in spite of rain!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Thanks for the email. We had a wonderful time. One of our most relaxing vacations in a very long time. The rain was persistent throughout the week, but, it did not dampen (no pun intended) our stay. I foresee future family trips to Captiva and I will certainly check availability at the Gingerbread house.



Thanks again,
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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
5

As Paradise as it gets

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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!
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time in reviewing our home.
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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

Captiva Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Winter
Feb 2 2014 - Apr 25 2014
$1,900
7 nights
 
 
Spring
Apr 26 2014 - May 31 2014
$1,500
7 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$1,200
7 nights
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 21 2014
$1,000
7 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
$1,500
7 nights
 
 
Holiday Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$1,500
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
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Amenities

Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

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