Relax and enjoy this unique island from our 2007, custom designed, professionally decorated, luxury home, just a few minutes walk from the beach. You will enjoy 360 degree views from the 3 large decks and screened in porch, as well as the open and airy living area on the top floor of the house.
Top of the line furnishings, tile floors, tumbled stone showers and a master bath jacuzzi are just some of the amenities at Butterfly Breeze. A large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, breakfast bar and a cozy window seat will please the gourmet cook.
Three large bedrooms, three full baths and a den with a very comfortable pull out queen sofa, 2 kings, 2 twins and queen pull out sleeps 6 to 8 people comfortably. Tile floors, tumbled stone showers, and tasteful 'Pottery Barn' style decorations adorn this light and airy home.
Included in your Butterfly Breeze rental is the use of two- 4 seat, golf carts, 2 cruiser bicycles, Concept II rowing machine, electric golf cart, high speed, wireless internet service and unlimited use of the North Captiva Island Club. The Club includes 2 swimming pools, Olympic size heated and cooled and lap size heated, a jacuzzi, fitness room, 2 Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball hoop, sand volleyball court, children's playground and free use of kayaks. The club also has paddle boards, fishing gear and beach umbrella and beach bike rentals.
On the island there are four restaurants, Mango's Island Grill, The Boathouse and Barnacle Phil's and Over the Waterfront.
The rental comes complete with all linens and towels, bath and beach, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps; dish, laundry and bath. We will rent only to family groups, couples and responsible adults over the age of 25. No smoking and no pets.
North Captiva is part of the Charlotte Harbor chain, north of Sanibel and Captiva, approximately four miles long and 1/2 mile wide. White sand beaches, shelling and world-class fishing are just some of the treasures this island has to offer. Nature abounds here with regular sitings of dolphins and manatees from the beaches. The 700 acre State Land Preserve provides a sanctuary for many migratory and nesting birds.
From Fort Myers Airport a private shuttle service is available to bring you grocery shoping and deliver you to the ferry. The ferry is approximately 25 minutes. Upon arrival you will be greeted, introduced to the island and taken to our home.
Bob and I live in Vermont. North Captiva provides a great reprieve from our long winters. We owned and operated two adventure travel companies and now have an organic seed garlic farm in Vermont (Green Mountain Garlic).
Cindy Maynard purchased this house in 2006
We both fell in love with North Captiva the moment we stepped on the island. The quiet natural state of the island is unique and refreshing. The beaches are lovely and the wildlife is fascinating. Bob loves to fish and the fishing here is world class.
We have tried to create a clean, open and airy feel though out the house. We have beautiful views in every direction. This a great house for a family vacation. Very well equipped with all the comforts of home. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out and have fun. Enjoy the 2 cruiser bikes to explore the island and the Concept II rowing machine to get some exercise out on the deck!
We left North Captiva yesterday ... it is always hard to leave ... dolphins followed the boat, leaping out of the water as if to say good-bye.
We absolutely LOVED your home!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Would love to rent from you again sometime. Everything was beautiful, clean, well appointed & supplied. Can't say enough good things.
We had a great family gathering in butterfly breeze. The house was nicely stocked, had comfortable bedding and inviting and open living areas. The location was excellent and we enjoyed all of the club amenities. Thanks for you hospitality homeowners!
Our family of 8 had an incredible time staying at Butterfly Breeze. The home had everything we needed and could want. Nice bedrooms, spacious kitchen, washer and dryer, and incredible living/sunrooms to hang out. The owners were so nice and accomodating. The island is a hidden gem with a great island club and amenities with good restaurants as well. The people all over the island were warm and friendly. Highly recommend this place!
Exactly what we expected and more! Thank you for sharing your beautiful butterfly beach home with others! Tropical, remote island makes it feel like we were really far away, especially with no cars, just golf carts, boats & walking. I also like the fact that there's only 1 television in the whole house so if you want to see a movie or event on TV then everyone congregates upstairs in one, big comfy room! Best sunset views I've seen in a while & I grew up in Florida! Great selection of DVDs, novels & games, plus, wonderful artwork all over the house created by owner. Beds and furnishings were super comfy, but our favorite part was exploring. Getting a fishing guide was the best idea we had with catching over 50+ large snook in the pass. Cindy was very helpful in coordinating our arrival with caretaker/ bellman , "Mr Sherman". It was Definitely a plus to rent a home with membership to the North Captiva Island Club. Their pools and equipment rentals kept everyone active. Our gang kept the local restaurant, Barnacles, in business from cobia fish tacos,lobster mac&cheese to yummy ice cream. If you have a fishing boat, like we do, it pays to make buddies at Barnacles with the mgr or Tyler and ask them to give your boat a "private" slip around back. A little farther driving the golf cart from house than the club's docks, but better overall for your boat- especially on busy holiday weeks like we had. Our favorite boat ride restaurants: Cabbage Key; Tarpon Lodge Restaurant (Pineland Marina) & Gramma Dots (Sanibel Marina)
Great family vacation, house was perfect! Fully stocked kitchen, open floor plan, nice size rooms. Island was a lot of fun to explore...we went fishing, walked the beaches, and kayaked all over looking for manatee's. The club house was great for the kids- 2 pools and a pool bar for the adults:) This was our first time on this island and we will be back for sure.
Our group of seven (three adults and four teens) thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Butterfly Breeze. The home is open, airy and beautifully decorated. Like most homes on North Captiva, Butterfly Breeze has a reverse floor plan so make sure everyone can climb stairs. The home is in a great location on the island and enjoys NCIC privileges (pool, kayaks, etc.) The house includes two golf carts which was a definite plus for us. The owner, Cindy, was very helpful in answering our questions. We hope to plan a return visit to North Captiva and lovely Butterfly Breeze soon!
Our family enjoyed our stay at North Captiva and Butterfly Breeze. The house went beyond my expectations. The listing for the house was and photos were accurate.The house was very well kept, and clean. The owners were great! If I had any questions Cindy would either talk to me on the phone or if I emailed her she was right back answering my questions that same day. I would recommend this house for anyone looking for a relaxing vacation in a beautiful home. We will without a doubt stay at Butterfly Breeze again! My children are ages 17,20 and 23 and before we left our wonderful vacation to come home they were already asking when we could come back.