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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! ALL NEW, PRIVATE BEACH PATH. RARE FIND

Michele Osborn

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Michele Osborn

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Speaks: english
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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! ALL NEW, PRIVATE BEACH PATH. RARE FIND

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description

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

Golf cart available with 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Michele Osborn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Michele Osborn

Our family owns 5 island homes and we were delighted to have the opportunity to purchase on 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. Instead of tearing it down to build another 3 story stilt home, we have committed a great deal of love and financial committment to restoring this historical piece of Captiva alive. 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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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! All new, private beach path. Rare find
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! All new, private beach path. Rare find
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p504823vb
Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
New York
5

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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! All new, private beach path. Rare find
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Arizona
5

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
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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
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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! All new, private beach path. Rare find
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

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.
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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! All new, private beach path. Rare find
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Springfield, Missouri
5

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
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! All new, private beach path. Rare find
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Palm Beach, FL
5

Beach House Extraordinaire!!!

  • 5 of 5
Having stayed summers in Cape Cod, Jersey Shore, Maryland Shore, Outer Banks of NC, Entire Coast of FL, California, I can honestly say this may be the best Beach House available for a family to rent! Location - Superb: Walk steps to beach; enjoy calm, refreshing, salty air golf cart rides into quaint town for some great bars, restaurants and shopping. Amenities - Superb: From the gourmet kitchen and utensils, to the wonderful showers, bedrooms, BBQ grills, bicycles, beach chairs, umbrellas and HOT TUB, nothing has been left to spare when thinking of this home. Bring your shorts, suits and casual wear, and you will have the time of your life. Atmosphere - Superb: Deserted beaches, yet town 5 minutes away for paddle boards, waverunners, groceries, and some fantastic restaurants. The Owner and Rental Company are a joy and blessing to work with; bring your family of any ages to a very Blissful experience!!! We will be back, as I know you would be after this wonderful beach respite.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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HALF PRICE LAST REMAINING JAN WEEKS! All new, private beach path. Rare find
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Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Dacula
5

All I can say is WOW! What a great place!

  • 5 of 5
We travel all over Florida & we absolutely fell in love with this adorable cottage on Captiva Island. It is very well appointed with beautiful tile work, nice artwork/decor, fully stocked kitchen with everything we needed, etc. There are several outdoor shower areas to keep the kids from tracking sand everywhere, & the patio was a great place to grill out. The hot tub was nice too & we enjoyed looking at the stars from the hot tub at night. We loved how private the beach was. We felt like we had a football field (or 2) to either side with no one else so our kids had tons of space to run around & swim. The water was turquoise & clear & perfect for swimming. We found piles of perfect seashells & even a sand dollar. The dolphins swim really close to the beach here so it was fun dolphin watching & even manatee watching while we were at the beach. We really enjoyed the oasis view from the front porch, which overlooks the dunes & the ocean down the private walking path. The small road that you cross to get to the beach was not an issue at all & we have small kids so easy peasy. The owner here had lots of beach towels, a beach wagon, chairs, umbrellas, & beach toys so we didn't have to bring more stuff with us than we needed. We mostly cooked our meals for the week & loved having such a well-stocked kitchen. The beds were all comfortable with nice bedding, & the big entertainment room has 2 double sized murphy beds, which ended up being perfect for the kids. I highly recommend that guests rent the golf cart to get around the island... some of the restaurants, etc do not have a ton of parking so the golf cart is easier to find parking for & is quicker in/out with the kids. Plus, the kids think it is more fun to go exploring in a golf cart than the car. We love this place & highly recommend it. It really felt like home while we were there. We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a lovely letter. Thank you, Sierra, for taking the time to leave a note for future guests of Beachfront Bliss. It means a great deal to me that you were so happy with the accomodations in the house as you mentioned with the well- stocked kitchen and the high quality beds and linens. I always provide the best for my guests and it is nice you noticed. I was also pleased that, even with small children, you did not find the island road an inconvenience. I hardly notice it, but I am so focused on the amazing view of the dunes and the sandy beach that it never has bothered me a bit. We are so glad you and your family had the amazing experiences with the wildlife. With the cottage being juston the edge of the village we have found there are many more shells, dolphins, manatee and we currently have 5 sea turtle nests on our private strip of sand. We look forward to having you back for another visit to Beachfront Bliss very soon.

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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
 
Winter
Nov 8 2014 - Jan 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$600
$4,200
 
 
Spring
Feb 1 2015 - May 1 2015
5 night minimum stay
$715
$5,000
 
 
Summer
May 2 2015 - Aug 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Fall
Aug 29 2015 - Nov 21 2015
5 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2015 - Nov 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Winter 1
Nov 29 2015 - Dec 18 2015
5 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Holiday. Christmas and NYE
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 2 2016
5 night minimum stay
$5,500
 
 
Winter 2
Jan 3 2016 - Jan 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
$4,300
 
 
Spring
Jan 31 2016 - Apr 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
$5,000
 

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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:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • 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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