CAPTIVA MERMAID HOUSE - PRIVATE POOL - STEPS TO GULF OF MEXICO BEACH

Larry Hahn & Donna Casella

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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CAPTIVA MERMAID HOUSE - PRIVATE POOL - STEPS TO GULF OF MEXICO BEACH

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Well maintained and equipped, this classic Captiva cottage style house sleeps 6

Experience the laid back, easy Captiva Island lifestyle with this classic 2 bedroom, 2 full bath cottage with no stairs to deal with. This is an extremely easy home to entertain children.

Its private, secluded, 26x14 ft heated and newly re-surfaced pool with paver stone deck is just off the double French doors of the living room. The Mermaid Home may be called a cottage, but this house is as well updated and equipped as a new luxury home.

**** NOTE! We're heavily booked this season. If our always updated calendar shows your date preference is already reserved, send us a request for suggestions. With a Florida Realtor's license, and extensive knowledge of the Captiva rental inventory, we'll respond with available Captiva homes we know and trust. Perhaps our Sun & Moon, also on this site, is available. ****

Included is a 42' HDTV, a 6 disc CD player with large music selection, i-Pod docking to our 100 watt Onkyo receiver and Bose inside and Yamaha outside pool speakers. Wireless Internet is in place.

The master bedroom has a King bed with LCD TV and i-Pod dock and a master bath with step down shower large unoung for two and is equipped with 2 shower heads. The guest bedroom is twin equipped and has an LVD TV woth DVD and i-Pid dock. The living room provides a very comfortable Italian leather queen size sleeper sofa, The hall way full bath services the guest room and living room guests.

The kitchen is fully equipped with Ice making refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee and espresso machines and all utensils. A weber gas grill is outside the kitchen and pool area. A washer and dryer is provided in the adjacent laundry room.

The adjacent open dining area has a table for 4 and stools at the kitchen bar for 2 more.

7-speed bicycles are included along with a handy beach cart to haul all the beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach toys and beach towels to the beach

The grounds are covered with many varieties of tropical flowering plants, the beach is a short two minute walk and the docks of the bay are even closer. Captiva's charming village center is a five minute walk.

Personally maintained by the owners. This home is one of the very few Captiva rental houses not managed by a management company. We personally supervise and assist our cleaning staff each Saturday. As the last to walk out the door prior to your arrival, we can assure you the Mermaid Home is one of the most immaculate and best prepared homes on Captiva, both inside and outside.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Larry Hahn & Donna Casella (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About Larry Hahn & Donna Casella

We have been in the Captiva vacation home rental business since 1998 and personally maintain and manage our properties. The Mermaid House was our first, and we've kept it fresh and always doing something new to please guests every year. We're the last to leave the house before you arrive, so we know it is prepared perfectly for your arrival.

Larry Hahn & Donna Casella purchased this house in 1998

Why Larry Hahn & Donna Casella chose Captiva Island

This is one of the few remaining classic Captiva cottage style houses offering the charm of 'Olde Florida', but with all the updates and conveniences of newer homes. It is one of the last ground level homes built (1976), as all homes built from 1978 required the living area to be built on pilings requiring stairs to enter..

What makes this house unique

The pool on the same level of the house with no stairs to deal with make entertaining all family members quite easy. Further, the location on a small, quiet street is close to beach, bay, Chapel by the Sea, Captiva Library and the village center with an easy walk to all.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Mermaid House was clean, comfortable and well equipped. My husband was impressed with the quality of the sound system, my three children were impressed with the pool and I was thrilled. The location is perfect, a two minute walk to the beach. The owner of this house keeps the house meticulously. He also provided great recommendations for restaurants and activities. The rental has bicycles and you can bike anywhere on the island!! We will definitely return.
Jun 2012
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

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Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
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Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506022
+1 -239 590-0707
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Like finding a natural pearl along the beach

  • 5 of 5
Mermaid House: Relaxing and peaceful, immaculate inside and out, beautifully decorated and landscaped, very accommodating.These are some of the words I would use to describe this quaint, adorable cottage on Captiva Island. My sister and I enjoyed a week at the Mermaid House in April 2014 and we have nothing but great things to say about both the house and the owner. It is perfect for couples, small families, girl's week, or the elderly.

From the moment we opened the squeaky front screen door onto the screened in front porch, we were in love with this property. The owner, who is local, provides all of the comforts of home, with the perfect atmosphere to just lay back and relax. He is available throughout the stay to answer any questions and to assist if issues arise. The screened-in heated mermaid pool, nestled among palm trees and tropical plants, is private and provided hours of quiet relaxation after spending the day at the beach. The beach is an easy two minute walk and a cart is provided to haul the owner-provided beach gear, umbrellas, and chairs.

Besides enjoying the beach and lounging around the house and pool, we especially enjoyed a five-hour cruise to privately-owned Useppa Island where we lunched at the Collier Inn and walked along the pink pathways winding their way among the beautiful houses. The highlight of the cruise was seeing the dolphins race alongside the boat as we made our way to the island.

Captiva Village is a short five-minute walk from the Mermaid House. Some of the restaurants we recommend are: Sunshine Seafood in Captiva Village (small venue but big on flavor), The Green Flash, just a two-minute walk from Mermaid House (our favorite), and Lazy Flamingo on Sanibel Island (the salmon and grouper were excellent).

I highly recommend this property for a relaxing vacation on Captiva Island. We reserved our week for next year even before we finished our stay. Thank you, Larry, for a perfect week.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Gail for her kind and thoughtful comments for all to see. We consistently receive great reviews from our guests, but that does not make us complacent in any way; they actually make us work harded to exceed expectations on our guest's next visit. We can likely assure this year's guests improvements and additions to be noticed and enjoyed on their visit next year. Plans for those improvements to be completed before the end of this year are already under way.
Larry Hahn, Owner/Host
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Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506022
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

A perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5
What a gem! The Mermaid House is everything and more than is described. We had been concerned that maybe it was too small for my husband, myself, our 15 year old daughter and her friend. We also thought that maybe it was too close to the "main drag" of Captiva. We were so wrong! We loved the simplicity of the one story old style house tucked in between newer larger homes but beautifully landscaped providing fabulous privacy for hanging out and swimming. You really can fall out of the master bedroom bed, scurry down the outdoor deck, and pop in the pool first thing in the morning. The house has everything you need and is so thoughtfully laid out. Super clean too with plenty of towels!! Our kids could roam on their own by foot or bike (3 very serviceable bikes were in the shed) all over Captiva. An easy walk to the Gulf side beach, Jensen's marina (Captain Nelson Diaz is a great guy and took us on a great, successful fishing trip - fresh redfish and trout for supper!), and even Starbucks! Thanks Larry and hopefully see you again next year.
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506022
+1 -239 590-0707
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

A taste of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We have just spent an amazing week at Mermaid House, it was so relaxing and peaceful. The music system is great, being able to listen to our favourite CD's or Ipod in the pool area was a real treat. The communication from the owner was great, very friendly and attentive. The home is very clean and comfortable, and so well equiped - very easy to cater at home. However there are so many fantastic restaurants near by that you won't want to cook! Would recommend eating at The Mucky Duck, The Bubble Room, Key Lime Bistro and The Island Cow on Sanibel. Easy walk to shop, restaurants and beach. WeI would recommend this home to my friends and family, and can't wait to return. Very accurate descriptions and info, and in fact the photo's on website do not do it justice! Apart from relaxing by the pool or the beach, great to hire a boat at Jensens Marina, you must visit Cabbage Key Island and eat there. Also fun to hire Jet Ski bikes or go Parasailing with YOLO.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate our guest's compliments on our home and Captiva Island attractions. Photos of our Mermaid House may continue to "not do it justice", as one of our annual updates is about to take place. The pool will be surfaced, decorative tile replaced, and paver stones on the pool deck will be added right after Labor Day. There will also be a "visual surprise" on the pool floor that the camera will likely miss!
business
Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506022
+1 -239 590-0707
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Un endroit magique

  • 5 of 5
Pour ceux qui aiment la tranquillité, un endroit magnifique et reposant...
La plage à deux minutes à pied, une maison super bien équipée, excellemment entretenue et très confortable, les propriétaires très sympathique et disponibles... un lieu que je recommande vivement à tous ceux qui ont besoin de se ressourcer.
Pour sur nous reviendrons...
  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach
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+1 -239 590-0707
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Elkhart, Indiana
5

Amazing trip!

  • 5 of 5
We have been visiting Sanibel & Captiva Island for many years & love it. This was by far the best trip yet! We have twin 5 year old daughters & a 6 year old son~ the set up was absolutly perfect for swimming kids! Our kids were able to wake up early & get to swimming (usually by 8am!). We walked a short 4 min to the beach during the afternoon for some beach time, then back to the pool. It is in great walking distance to the "city" of Captiva. Many resturaunts, coffee places, shops, & ice cream just blocks away! We had an AMAZING trip~ cannot wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased our Mermaid Home helped provide Katie's family their "best trip yet". Perhaps it is the preservation of a classic Captiva cottage style house, the amenities and preparation we provide, or just the continued lure of Captiva as a tropical, Carribbean style island that makes all this come together.
Larry & Donna, Owners and Hosts
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Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3506022
+1 -239 590-0707
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
Mermaid House exceeded our expectations. Your home is beautifully appointed, ideally located and offers all the amentities for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. The heated pooled was relaxing especially for an early morning swim.
With just a short walk to the beach, we enjoyed watching the shore birds, dolphins and pelicans just off shore. Anyone who likes combing the beach for seashells will be well compensated. With the cart, beach chairs and umbrella provided, we were able to relax and enjoy the seaside.
We look forward to staying at Mermaid House again!
Tom and Mary Anne Nichol
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Ft Myers (RSW)
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Cruises for sightseeing or lunch at nearby islands just a short walk from the house

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Availability & Rates

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Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Special 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 
 
Holidays 2014
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,095
 
 
Summer in January 2015
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Winter/Spring 2015
Jan 31 2015 - Apr 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,095
 
 
Summer 2015
Apr 25 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,095
 
 
Fall Special 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes From $1,795 Per Week
Weekly rentals only.
Check-in is Saturday
at 2 pm (14:00 hr).
Check-out is Saturday
at 10am (10:00 hr).

Smoking & pets are not permitted.

Note: Fall special rate of $1,795 is valid for up to 4 guests. 5-6 guest occupancy requires use normal off-season rate of $2,095 per week
Thanksgiving is $2,495 for the week.
$500 advance payment by credit card to reserve, the balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Full deposit refund up to 60 days prior to arrival.
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Amenities

Amenities

Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , W/ LCD TV, DVD and I-pod docking
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , W/ LCD TV and I-pod docking, Slider doors to deck and pool.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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