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Charming Captiva Cottage with private pool, 300 steps from beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 .

Margarethe Thye-Miville
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Captiva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Charming Captiva Cottage with private pool, 300 steps from beach
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 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: December 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 for us!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the pool. Beach access was just across the road and down one property. Very short walk. Spent most of our time at the pool - shaded yet sunny. Beds were very comfortable and the rest of the house was great. Kitchen was well stocked. Restaurants were just a quick car ride away. Walking trail on Sanibel was just over the bridge - we used it every day. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful secluded property, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Had a girls shelling vacation here in October of this year, this property is wonderful, very clean, everything you need. Contemporary furnishings and the homeowners artwork throughout the home was amazing. Well stocked kitchen with everything you need! Margarethe and Rene were very kind and easy to communicate with, gave us great recommendations on restaurants in the area and activities. The home is in walking distance to Blind Pass, Turner Beach so it's easy to come and go. Plenty of room for the 4 of us, could easily sleep more. Loved the screened in porch - we loved sitting there and examining our shells of the day! This home is very secluded, you feel like you are in your own tropical oasis - and the beautiful heated pool is a nice refreshing way to end the day. Would definitely recommend this place - its amazing! A big thank you to Margarethe and Rene!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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October In Captiva

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house and property were great. The pool was nice on the hot days and the short walk to the beach across the street was not an issue. The beach was fantastic. This house was perfect for our vacation and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Perfect spot for our first trip to Captiva + Sanibel

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to the islands, and we really enjoyed the week. My kids loved the heated, private pool, and basically lived in it all week.

The beach is just across the street. My wife and I went for a walk, and at a certain point I looked up and pleasantly realized we basically had a private beach. Well, we did share it with the dolphins just offshore.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our favorite vacations ever!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best equipped rental homes we have ever stayed in; from the kitchen, to the cleaning supplies, to the extra fencing for the dog. Loved the split level house so that the human child and the canine child could have separate spaces. Comfortable beds, easily cleanable furniture (again human and canine child). The pool is wonderful. There is plenty of common space inside and out and plenty of places to go be by yourself too. And the beach is perfect. Most of the time we had it to ourselves. We had an absolutely fantastic time at this home and the fell in love with the island. We will be back, year after year.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.