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Charming Captiva Cottage with private pool, 300 steps from beach

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Captiva Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Charming island cottage surrounded by indigenous tropical plants on over one acre of natural vegetation embedded in Captiva Islands secluded and exclusive Gold Coast. Steps away from Captiva's famous (and uncrowded) Gulf Coast beach via deeded beach access. A quiet, private and secluded area to enjoy all the famous and natural amenities of Captiva Island. Simply enjoy collecting some of the shells for which Captiva is famous, swim in the Gulf of Mexico , fish for some well-known game fish, take a hike along the beautiful private Captiva beach or go kayaking, parasailing, boating, bird watching, surfing ... and for your off-beach entertainment simply enjoy the privacy of this rental cottage inside and out with your own heated pool with tanning ledge and gazebo .

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Margarethe Thye-Miville
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Charming Captiva Cottage with private pool, 300 steps from beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews
Okauchee, WI USA

A wonderful month spent at Captiva Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Bob and I have enjoyed our month here in Captiva Cottage. It is hard to leave to go back to the icy cold of Wisconsin! The new pool has been wonderful! Our grandkids especially enjoyed the fountain and the shallow end. We love having a fenced yard and all the privacy that the cottage gives us. The beach has been incredible...most days we have had it to ourselves. Every day it is different and it is always fun to see what it will be like. Most days we have seen dolphins. Piper, our Golden Retriever, has been Queen of the beach! She just wants to swim and retrieve any kind of ball and is quite good at riding the waves. I think she has developed a following! The Cottage has an outdoor shower where we were able to bathe her daily after her time at the beach.

We have enjoyed the Ding Darling immensely and have made a daily trip there. We've seen endangered Wood Storks, the legendary lady crocodile,an alligator and so many gorgeous birds. Some of them such as the Blue Herons, Snowy Egret and Great Egrets we have at home in the summer. We kayaked in Tarpon Bay which was so neat.

We also went fishing with a guide for Redfish. We came home and prepared them for dinner. It was wonderful!

Your perfect location enabled us easy access to many fantastic restaurants both on Captiva and in Sanibel. Our favorites include Over Easy Cafe for breakfasts, picking up take home lunches at Sweet Treats Gourmet and dinners at The Timbers, Doc Fords and Sunshine Seafood.

Bob and I so enjoyed our time in Captiva Cottage. It was the 2nd year we stayed and hopefully we will again next year!

Your photos give an accurate look into the house which really has all that one needs for their vacation. It is very clean and well maintained.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a splendid review, Caren! I truly appreciate that you took the time for the review and I like to compliment your talents as a writer. It is my benefit to have someone as caring, thoughtful, and appreciative as you as my renters. Looking forward to your next stay, Margarethe
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this nice property. Very comfortable and super clean. Marguerethe has everything you need, from dishes to towels, to everything you might need. The beach is just across the street, you practically have a private beach. It was really nice to have a pool and grill. The location is very private. We are already thinking to come back next year. This was our second year in Captiva. The bedroom downstairs is separate from the rest of the house.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time in this Captiva Cottage. We were 6 adults and there was plenty of space for all of us. Happy hour everyday at the very private pool with shade for those who wanted it and sun for others. Sunset on the beach just minutes away (across the street) was a nice evening adventure, what can I say about the shells except WOW! They might say Sanibel is the sea shell capital but I don't think shelling can get much better than here at Captiva. Our favorite restaraunt is Mucky Duck just a couple of miles away,

A real plus door us was the screened in lanai. Great place to play board games in the evening.

I have already booked for next year. Thanks Margarethe for making the cottage so special.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Wonderful Captiva Christmas

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed the Christmas week 2014 at this quaint little cottage. You have great privacy and a wonderful heated pool to enjoy. The weather was fantastic and the shelling was great. The location is great between the two islands and we enjoyed the wildlife on the island including the nesting Bald Eagles. Margarethe was a wonderful hostess and very responsive to our needs. This is one of the islands best kept secrets.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Clean, comfortable refuge. Nicely furnished and very well equipped. A beautiful new kitchen with all necessities and numerous luxuries. The setting is ideal: privacy without isolation and the convenience of both fresh and saltwater.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay -- For Couple or Family

  • 5 of 5

Captiva Cottage is cozy enough for two yet can easily accommodate a family or group of friends. Wonderfully located, it is private, quiet but within easy reach of the attractions of both Captiva and Sanibel. We loved eating on the enclosed deck, swimming in the heated pool, walking on the beach -- just a short, easy access path away. The kitchen couldn't have been better equipped, and the house was spotless. The owners made some fine recommendations for restaurants and came by to help us set up our wi-fi. And let's not forget the resident eagles nesting high above in a tree near the pool.

A great place for your Captiva/Sanibel visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Sunset Grill, Mad Hatter, Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Captiva beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: shelling, dolphin watch, sunset cruise


Rates & Availability

Captiva Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season Sept. to mid Nov.
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Off Saeson early December
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas- and New Year week
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Saeson January
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
May to August
May 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
September to Mid November
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early December
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

$2300 to 3600/week Captiva main season (Xmas to end of April).
$2000 to $2600/week Captiva off season (May to X-mas)

Plus 11% Tourist Tax

VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMERICAN EXPRESS are accepted with 5% service fee.

Cancellation policy:
Full refund if canceled more than 120 days before the arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Captiva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs
  • Each bedroom has a private bathroom. The queen-bedroom is on a lower level.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside shower. Private heated recreation pool, saltwater chlorination, tanning ledge with fountain and gazebo.

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