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Captiva Mermaid House - Private Pool - Steps to Gulf of Mexico Beach

  • 2 BR,
  • 2 BA,
  • Sleeps 6
9 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.
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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 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.

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