North Captiva Island house rental - Blue Door Villa - home away from home
Blue Door Villa - home away from home
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 4 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

North Captiva Island House Rental Photos and Description
3 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, outdoor shower, sleeps 6 - 8

Enjoy our tropical retreat on the beautiful Island of North Captiva, Florida. North Captiva is a remote island several miles off shore and is accessible by water taxi, private boat or small plane. Upon arriving on the Island you will travel by golf cart as there are no cars on the Island. North Captiva is a pristine, idyllic island that boasts some of the best shelling in the world. Miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, 350 acres of state preserves with lush foliage and incredible wildlife comprise this special destination. Additionally guests may use the North Captiva Island Club during their stay. The club is complete with an adult pool, a children's pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, rental kayaks, jet-skis and more. There is abundant fishing from the beaches, docks, boats or enjoy guided fishing charters. Enjoy watching the playful dolphins and large manatees on the bayside of the island. BLUE DOOR VILLA IS AN IMMACULATE HOME - YOU'LL LOVE IT! Check out our website www.bluedoorvilla.com

I am an English Physical Therapist and my American husband is a Strength and Conditioning Coach. We live in New York City. We got married on North Captiva in 2011. We love to escape the fast pace and noise of the city to the peace, beauty and nature of North Captiva. There are no cars, it is quiet, with beautiful sandy beaches, amazing sunsets, great fishing, wonderful long walks, fabulous swimming in the Gulf, and lots of interesting wildlife which we love to photograph. This is where we come to relax, unwind, and re-energise. Owning this house is a dream come true - an unspoiled, back to nature island.

Annie Gow purchased this house in 2009

We first visited North Captiva in 2007 as we had friends living on the island. We fell in love with the island and then had the opportunity to actually purchase a home here - the minute we get on the ferry we leave all our stresses behind. We LOVE IT!!

Our home is a very 'modern - one of a kind' beach house, which is exquisitely decorated with high end furniture, a well equipped kitchen (I love to cook so there is everything that one would need), beautiful bed linens and above all CLEAN!! The bath in the master bathroom is a great place to relax with a bubble bath and a glass of wine - sheer decadence!! Outside, the garden is well maintained and we often have dinner outside or just watch the world go by in our beautiful signature orange chairs. We love the views, the sunsets, and sunrises from the roof - which can be great for cocktail hour or the early morning cup of tea or coffee. The ability to do absolutely 'NOTHING' and not worry about it is a wonderful feeling!! Boat trips to nearby islands and dolphin watching is fun, as is fishing from the beach and shelling - have found fabulous shells and sand dollars. There are lots of photo opportunities of wildlife, sunsets and nature, and we absolutely love just BEING!! Just a minutes walk to the beautiful beach - and it is even more amazing at sunrise and sunset. Once you have experienced North Captiva you will never want to leave!!

35 Reviews of Property 268650 in North Captiva Island, Florida

Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 35 reviews
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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Michigan
4

Cool place to stay.

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
Annie is a great hostess along with Lois. The home is amazingly beautiful and architechturally stunning. comfortable and relaxing are the two words that come to mind. Annie did a wonderful job organizing transportation from the airport to the home along with the help of lois, the transitions were worry free which allowed the family to enjoy every step of the "adventure" getting to the island and back. Elevator was invaluable for my father who is very debilated from arthritis and gave him the freedom to move about the house painfree. Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen are like brand new. fresh linens, clean, bright, cool are perfect features for a place to stay on north captiva during the june time. With the golf cart, exploring the island was a great adventure for the kids that will give them memories for a lifetime. Dolphin excursion, barnacle phils, pirates cove ice cream, and the NCIC pool were all we needed to keep us busy without even thinking about schedules. For a few days we didnt even know what day it was! perfect!. Basic convenience store has necessities. Bring lots o bug spray. And leave your schedules at home. WONDERFUL PLACE TO GET AWAY FROM THE WORLD. Thanks Annie and Lois for taking care of all our issues.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

The Door to Natural Fantasy...out of the Blue!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
As soon as we entered the Blue Door Villa, our island fantasy commenced. What a SPECTACULAR and UNIQUE beautiful home with artful treasures and views. We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful home and all the amenities it provides (Especially the ELEVATOR to the various scenic levels, GOURMET KITCHEN, luminous ARCHITECTURE, modernism with a flare worthy of a pictorial spread in Architectural Digest.)

The calls of the birds, crossing of the turtle parades, manatees and dolphins abound everywhere in this pristine, natural,primitive setting.

We loved the thrill of taking the golf cart everywhere to explore this island ..( we bought a Pirate's flag for our fine mobile!) This took us everyday for teatime to the poolside bar at the club for our frozen drink delights.

One must experience this remote island and the immaculate, outstanding Blue Door Villa. It should be listed as a chapter in the book, "1000 Places to See Before I Die "

The Three Long Islanders.......
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
newport, ri
5

fabulous house

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Mar 2010
Blue Door Villa was perfect for us and two teens, who appreciated the space and privacy we found in the house. Beautifully designed, and simply and tastefully decorated, the house was pristine and well-equipped, even down to great quality linens. It is well situated on our favorite end of the island near the park, and is a short walk to the beach. Annie was always easy to reach and very helpful, providing us with useful information about arrival details and advice. Lois, who met us at the boat, was also kind and knowledgeable. It's a lovely house with fabulous views and everything you need for a great stay!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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E-mail review

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
We had a great time. Delicious meals at home, lots of letting the kids run free on the beach, and my 5 yr old swam every day at the Resort, despite temps in the upper 50's!

Our trips back went seamlessly. Thanks for all of your help with the planning/arranging, it is much appreciated.

Thanks again, what a great vacation spot!

Meghan
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Luxurious Custom-Designed Contemporary Home, a Stone's Throw from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p268650
+001 914 5255974
North Captiva Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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First Renter E-mail

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
We loved our stay in your home and our long walks on the beach. The house is truly stunning. You could get use to the absence of automobiles. Thank you so much for your hospitality and all the effort you put into making our time at Blue Door Villa so comfortable.

Joan