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Deep discount for May! Hurry, Beachfront Beauty

Michele Osborn

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Michele Osborn

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Speaks: english
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Deep discount for May! Hurry, Beachfront Beauty

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

King Bedroom, Queen Bedroom, 2 Murphy Beds; Gorgeous Beachfront, One-level Home

Near the village of Captiva and on the quiet 'Tween Waters stretch, you will find this completely restored and elegantly decorated beachfront cottage,island Bliss. It is truly a blissful stay as you open the shuttered doors and windows to hear the ocean waves and feel the warm breeze from the Gulf of Mexico.

All the brand-new and comfortable amenities are on one level. As you enter Bliss, you will enjoy the open and bright living, dining and kitchen areas where you can view the sunset and private beach.

This is a chef's kitchen well-equipped with luxury appointments including all new appliances, bar area and Kuerig coffee maker. Adjacent to the kitchen area is a oversized dining room with table seating for 8. The living area opens up to the Gulf and the dining area opens to a private courtyard with new gas and charcoal grills and plenty of outdoor seating. This home is designed for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining!

Off of the living areas is the King Master Suite with en-suite bathroom, hot and cold outdoor shower, and walk-in closet. The windows of the master bedroom open to the Gulf of Mexico. The master suite is equipped with custom dimmable decorative lighting and flat-screen HDTV mounted on the wall.

Also adjacent to the living area is a Queen bedroom with separate full bathroom. This bedroom also has a flat-screen HDTV on its wall for private viewing.

Both bathrooms in the home have whimsical, beach-themed custom tile showers.

One of the most unique features of this private cottage is the gigantic theater/living room addition. A giant HDTV with Blu-Ray, XBox Kinect and superior surround-sound system make this a favorite for those occasional rainy days or family down time. For your comfort during game or movie time, there is a comfortable seating for 6, plus bean bags. Hidden within the tall ceilings are custom, built-in 'murphy' double-size beds each with their own lighting for night-time reading. Without having to move any furniture, you now can sleep 2 additional guests with ease. This room also continues the indoor/outdoor living by opening up to the private courtyard.

With its charming indoor and outdoor living, views and sounds of the Gulf and a private beach access and beachfront property, this home truly is Bliss!

NEW HOT TUB and private garden!

New bikes for your use and street legal golf cart available for an extra charge.

Like this property but don't see the date you are wanting? Check out our sister properties -- Bird of Paradise (346522), Sea of Green (700283), or Sunset Captiva 15 (397889) -- for more great Captiva homes!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Michele Osborn (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2015

About Michele Osborn

Our family owns 4 Captiva homes and we were delighted to have the opportunity to purchase one of the last remaining original island cottages. Bliss was built in 1942 by a local man as a gift for his sweetheart on their wedding day. Instead of tearing it down to build another 3 story stilt home, we have committed a great deal of love and financial resources to restoring this historical home . Come, be our guest, and experience for yourself the peace and tranquility of Bliss.

Michele Osborn purchased this house in 2013

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Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Deep discount for May! Hurry, Beachfront Beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Hamden, CT

Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

It seems rare that a place lives up to the hype when you see amazing reviews, great pictures and a 'too-good-to-be-true" description online, the way this property has. Bliss did not a matter of fact, it SURPASSED expectations.

Beachfront Bliss is nothing short of amazing. My wife and I were looking for a private, secluded spot for a get away and when I tell you we hit the jackpot, it is true. Bliss is the perfect location for a romantic get away or just for an escape from everyday life. On a beautiful island where large somewhat gaudy houses have become the norm, the charm and beauty of this wonderful, spacious cottage is beyond refreshing.

The cottage is decorated wonderfully in that it is very fresh and current with great style, but still definitely maintains the charm, tradition and beauty that a beachfront cottage should have, all the while containing every little creature comfort you might ask for during the rare times you are in the cottage and not on the beach. Flat screen TV's, iHome's all around the house for music, a Keurig for morning coffee, up to date appliances, a wonderful great room with a fantastic media set up in case you are unlucky enough to catch a rainy day...I could go on, but this review only allows for so many characters!

Outside the cottage, the hot tub is a refreshing treat for evenings under the stars or simply to relax after coming in from the beach. And of course, the beach...oh the beach. When I read 'private beach', I don't know that I truly grasped how special it would be. When I tell you we couldn't see anyone for AT LEAST 100 feet every day (and often much more), it is no exaggeration. We had our own little slice of beach to relax on in complete and utter peace and quiet with nothing but the sounds of the Gulf of Mexico to listen to if we chose. If you did see someone 100 or more feet away (usually more) it was 1 small family or another couple, not a crowded beach. We watched the sun set from the most perfect vantage point I have ever seen every night. Serenity is actually an understatement!

I know it probably seems like I am gushing, but it is no exaggeration when I say we had the perfect trip. The owner was wonderful to deal with and as others have mentioned was great about responding quickly to any questions we had leading up to and during our stay. Leaving Bliss was 1 of the hardest departures we have ever had to make

The question is not will you love it, but how much will you love it.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mike, I am filled with gratitude for your eloquent way with words. You have captured my feelings about Beachfront Bliss cottage in a way I never could have summarized. I too, am always blown away by the utter privacy of the beach and the beauty of the sunsets. Like you, no matter how long I stay I am so sad to leave. Somehow this cottage has its own nurturing spirit that brings peace to those who reside there. Please travel back soon and I look forward to hearing from you again. Sincerely - Michele
San Diego california

True to its' name!

  • 5 of 5

Delightful and serene. Exquisite decor. Phenomenally appointed with latest electronica and appliances. Updated and fresh and clean. We've traveled across the globe, but if you are looking for a relaxing beach getaway, Bliss is for you! Miles of pristine beach. We watched the Dolphins play. Can't say enought. The owner was very accommodating and quick to respond. We've been staying on Captiva/Sanibel for over 40+ years. Bliss is by far our favorite place to stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
New York

A beautiful, blissful, beachfront heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week at Bliss and it was so very hard to leave!

The house is even better in person than the photos. It is laid out perfectly for a relaxing, peaceful stay. The kitchen is wonderful for cooking in and there are two grills for outdoor cooking. The beds are comfortable and everything is decorated so lovely, you feel like you walked into a magazine.

In the back you have a big dining table and a fun hot tub and outdoor showers to clean off the sand from the beach.

In the front you have a shell lined path that leads to a private, white sand beach filled with shells. The warm water has dolphins swimming by. The ospreys circle overhead and the plovers run back and forth into the surf.

You can walk or ride one of the bikes over to the center of Captiva or drive into Sanibel, but when you head back to Bliss at the end of a day, you feel like you are coming home.

The owner took care of everything we asked for. She even helped us plan the arrival of our guests from land and sea! She is the nicest person and so wonderful to work with!!

If you have AT&T cell service, you will have to walk out toward the beach to get a signal, but Verizon comes in fine. There are two strong modems for computer work and direct tv if you want to watch tv.

We plan on returning again and again because it was one of the best vacations we ever had. Thank you so much Michele and Beach Bliss!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fantastic Beachfront Bliss Experience

  • 5 of 5

We read the reviews and had heard great things from friends about this property and the Captiva area, so we came in with high expectations. I'm pleased to report that those expectations were definitely met and certainly exceeded.

From the start, the owner and the property management company were easy to work with and answered every question we had prior to our arrival. We arrived to find the property open and ready for us, with everything clean and personal notes from the owner with recommendations and information on the property to make our stay a positive one. The owner even called us during the stay to address a minor exterior issue on the house and ask if we had any concerns about her sending someone out to make the fix - something that she certainly didn't have to do but was greatly appreciated.

The property itself is as described, with a number of great amenities to include a well-appointed kitchen, a spacious family room with big screen TV and surround sound (which served as the hangout of choice for our three kids), two grills and a relaxing hot tub. We also rented the available golf cart, which was perfect for short drives into the nearby store and restauants in heart of Captiva. Our only regret was not being able to use some of these items more, as we spent so much time across the street on the private beach!

While we were visiting during the off-season, we were stunned by both the nearly empty beach (normally no more than 15-20 people on the mile stretch) and the incredible number, variety and size of shells that were found each day both on the beach and in the shallow water. We utilized the available beach supplies at the house (and supplemented with an extra rental umbrella picked up in Captiva) and if we needed anything, it was a simple 90 second walk back to the house. After a long day of playing in the sand and warm Gulf of Mexico waters, it was great to come back each evening to the outdoor showers and a quick stop in the hot tub before watching the amazing sunsets out the front doors from the dining froom table.

If there's one complaint we could make, it's on us for not planning to stay longer! We will definitely consider this property in the future and have no problem recommending it and Captiva Island to our family and friends who have commented on the photos we shared during and after our stay. Beachfront Bliss is exactly as advertised!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. We are humbled by such gracious comments. Our hard work restoring our 1940 island cottage is paying off with the satisfaction of knowing guests such as Glenn and his family were able to enjoy the natural beauty Captiva has to offer. We only hope they come back again and stay longer. Sincerely, Dan and Michele from Missouri

An AMAZING vacation experience!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish vacationing at the Beachfront Bliss beachfront home was wonderful. Communication with Michele, the homeowner, was a true pleasure. She was easy to reach and full of answers - an absolute joy to deal with and a very special lady.

Her home is gorgeous inside and out. Just steps to the beach, with beautiful oceanfront views this home is the best of all homes on Captiva. Our family enjoyed riding bikes and the golf cart to town and back. We watched the gorgeous sunset relaxing on the shore each night during our week's stay. Our sons enjoyed their huge entertainment game room/bedroom. When we weren't collecting sea shells or splashing in the sea, they played X-box or enjoyed watching movies on their big screen TV with surround sound. After sunset, we looked forward to retreating the family-size hot tub complete with sound system hook-up for nightly concerts under the stars.

This home had more than we could have imagined and everything we needed to enjoy a wonderful week by the sea. I am already dreaming of our next trip to this slice of paradise at the Beachfront Bliss home!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel so grateful to receive such a wonderful review. While we worked to complete the remodel we added extra touches to make our cottage as "blissful" as possible. To us, it is the perfect island home on Captiva. To hear the same from a guest, really makes us feel rewarded. Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Please come back to Bliss soon.
Springfield, Missouri

Beautiful Dream Cottage by the Sea!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything in this beautiful cottage has been done to exquisite perfection! From the gorgeous tile on the floors and showers to the fully equipped kitchen and the lovely bedding and linens. There has not been one detail overlooked to make this the perfect beach get away!

We've never stayed where we had our very own private beach before and to have it right out the front door was such a luxury. We really enjoyed seeing the turtle nests and were so hoping we would get to see them hatch while we were there. We had dolphin sitings everyday.

The golf cart and bicycles are an added bonus to this wonderful place. It made it so convenient to go all over the island. The other bonus was the hot tub. It is so nice, clean and well maintained.

If someone is looking for a beautiful escape from the hustle and bustle, this place is definitely for you! You will feel very pampered!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway



Rates & Availability

From $500 Per night

Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2 2015 - Aug 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 21 2015
5 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
Winter 1
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
Holiday. Christmas and NYE
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Jan 31 2016 - Apr 29 2016
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Captiva Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , full bathroom with large shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , full bathroom with oversized shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Bliss has two hot and cold oudoor showers
  • Two full bathrooms, both with large showers. Also, Bliss has two outdoor, hot and cold showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-suite full bathroom plus outdoor hot/cold shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with separate full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - Large bonus theater/living room with 2 dbl murphy beds
  • 3 bedrooms: King with en-suite bath and outdoor shower. Queen with view of the garden. Two Double murphy beds in third huge bonus room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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