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Cinco de Mayo Broker Owned Exceptionally Maintained - Summer Reservations Now

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BR / 3 BA Sleeps 10 in Beds.

This luxury, impeccably maintained island home is professionally decorated. Four bedrooms, three and one-half bath provides a festive environment for a family vacation retreat, only steps away from the beautiful gulf beaches and spectacular North Captiva Island Club. Free golf cart included with your stay. Utopia best describes the experience you will feel when you stay at the Cinco de Mayo, beach house. Rest, relaxation, and a sense of home will be yours while you enjoy your stay. The Fifth of May is when we found our paradise and thus the name of our home. Cinco de Mayo is located conveniently to both the gulf beaches and beautiful North Captiva Island Club and Boat House restaurant. Spectacular views of the bay and the emerald Gulf waters from the observation deck. Custom built and decorated, this island pool home has three levels with the living areas on the upper levels and the bedrooms on the lower to provide you with excellent water and nature views.

Decorated by a professional decorator who is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, no details have been missed.

Your memories will be cherished forever from your visit at this spectacular festive home. Linens and towels included. Daily housekeeping available for a small fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Rapp
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed at Cinco De Mayo house on North Captiva island recently with a group of old friends. Everything we could possibly need was already stocked in the house upon our arrival. The accommodations have been upgraded since my previous visits to Cinco De Mayo including a beautifully renovated kitchen and counter top. The house comfortably slept the 8 members of our group. We especially enjoyed hanging out on the roof-top deck which offers impressive views of the island and sunsets. Cinco De Mayo is in an ideal location minutes walk and/or golf cart ride from the docks and pool club or the beach and Gulf of Mexico. If you are looking to cool off after a day at the beach or on the water fishing, the house has a private pool. The pool is sunny during the day and is especially refreshing in the afternoon when you can chill in the shade. I would recommend Cinco De Mayo to anyone looking to escape to an untouched corner of Florida and experience its natural beauty. Whether you are an avid fisherman, large family or group or even just a couple looking to get away, this spot should be number one on your list.
Aug 2014
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Stays must fall within a Saturday to Saturday unless approved by owner
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • Large outside shower too
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen & trundle
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 king , trundle
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with our home.


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Perfect Vacation For Our Family of Four

  • 5 of 5

My family of four enjoyed a week's stay at Cinco de Mayo in February 2017 and couldn't have had a better time!

To start with, if you are debating on giving North Captiva Island a try, we can not speak highly enough! This was our third time and the best weather yet! Even when weather hasn't cooperated 100%, my family has loved this little slice of paradise. You can literally feel your body let down and relax. Our kids, love the lack of cars and feel they have found a little secret!

As for Cinco de Mayo itself, we could not have asked for more. Despite having access to the pool at the nearby Island club, our kids just loved having a pool right at the house. I think our son may have grown gills! We love to cook and rarely left the house to eat. As someone who likes grilling, it was fantastic to have access to both a charcoal and gas grill. One of the items we greatly appreciated was the amount of glad ware for all the leftovers! You don't realize how much you appreciate storage until you need it :). This was also the first time we have had reverse osmosis which was greatly appreciated. As for the space, we absolutely LOVED sitting on the screened in porch off the telescoping doors. It was such a wonderful way to start the day. Plus, if you don't feel like making it to the beach at sunset, just jump up the circular stairs and watch it from the roof! I can honestly say that Sarah and Mike could not have been better hosts.

In closing, we could not recommend No. Captiva Island and Cinco de Mayo any more! It was a fantastic experience and will probably not be our last.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. Mike and I were delighted to receive this. Our goal is that you have a wonderful time at the Cinco de Mayo. We want our home to be your home. It sounds like you embraced the North Captiva experience. Thank you again. Hope to have you return soon.
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Spring Break at Cinco de Mayo

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year at North Captiva Island and first year at Cinco de Mayo. We cannot say enough good things about the Rapps (the property owners). They were extremely attentive both before and during our stay. We would rent from them again without hesitation.

Cinco de Mayo is a very nice property. It is clean and well-maintained. The screened-in porch on the second floor is very enjoyable. The pool was nice, but a bit chilly (although we never complained). The upstairs area was nice, although we suggest some additional seating in lieu of the large sectional in the living-room area. The first floor, where the bedrooms are located, is a bit tight. This is not a big deal since we were rarely in the bedrooms, but is a consideration if you're traveling with a large group. The house is located in a great location, conveniently across from the North Captiva Island Club.

Our group--4 adults and 3 teenagers--enjoyed our stay at Cinco de Mayo very much. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at our home, the Cinco de Mayo. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. Your feedback and is appreciated! We hope to have you return again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

What a special trip to Cinco de Mayo with my girlfriends! The house is absolutely beautiful. It's well maintained and has everything you could ever want...even better than home! The location was perfect, just a short walk to the pool or the beach. We walked everyday, and ended our day with a rooftop toast to our friendship! Boats and Fun gave us a wonderful trip to and from the island and they couldn't have been and nicer...even getting some dolphin to follow us in our boat!! We enjoyed a very special evening when Emmy Girl Charters took us to dinner on Useppa. What an incredible island! We are already planning a return trip...everyone needs a getaway with their girlfriends and Cinco de Mayo is the best place to make it memorable!!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Stay at Cinco de Mayo

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend staying at Cinco de Mayo! The home was spotless and well maintained, furnishings beautiful and the kitchen was well appointed. The beds were so comfortable and the linens seemed new! We enjoyed just being steps away from the "big pool" (when we ventured from our pool) and also close to the beach for morning walks. The rooftop deck was fabulous for sunsets. We had a marvelous time going to Useppa on Emmy Girl charters for dinner. And Boats and Fun took care of us getting to and from the island. It was a great vacation, the only negative was it was over too soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing experience over the long holiday weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Cinco de Mayo could not have been a better choice for our stay on North Captiva Island over Labor Day weekend. Mrs. Rapp was very easy to coordinate with and helped made travel plans a breeze. Even with 9 of us the house didn't feel stuffed. The bedrooms slept us all comfortably and the upper floor with living room, dining room, and kitchen were all clean and spacious. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we could have needed. LOVED the rooftop deck, especially for views of the gulf during the day and sunsets in the evening. And the location was also exactly as advertised, as it was amazingly quick and easy to make trips over to the Island Club for food/drinks and to the Boats 'n Fun for rentals of kayaks, boat, etc. The trip overall was a great time, and I believe this rental played a big role in that. I couldn't be more pleased with the choice to stay here, and I'm counting down the days until we can make another trip to create some more lifelong memories.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review of the Cinco de Mayo. Mike and I are delighted you enjoyed our home and the island experience. We hope you return again soon.
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Perfect Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cinco de Mayo was everything we hoped it to be in a beach house. We have three children (9, 11 & 14), we also had along with us my 77 year old mother. The house was perfectly equipped for fun, cooking great meals and relaxing on the beautiful deck to enjoy sun sets. We loved the ping pong table, board games and pool. We also had a great time tooling around the island in the golf cart. The owners were great communicators when before and during my stay when I had occasional questions either about the items in the house for planning or activities to do around the island. North Captiva is one of our very favorite places to visit and relax with our family. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you had a wonderful time at our home. Our goal is to provide everything you need to have a relaxing vacation. We hope you return soon. Happy New Year!
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Car: not necessary

High definition satellite 50 inch TV,Two LCD's in Bedrooms, TV/VCR's in other bedrooms, video games, board games, reading materials for all ages, fully-stocked kitchen, refrigerator, ice maker, hot tub (shared), private pool & pool toys, covered parking, Ping Pong Table, charcoal and gas grill (BBQ), no smoking. Sleeping arrangements: Two kings, one queen, two twins, one trundle, queen-size sleeper sofa (all beds have luxury mattresses).

Complete use of the North Captiva Island Club which includes use of two pools, hot tub, bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, etc. Activities and attractions: hiking, biking, tennis, basketball, fitness center, fishing, wildlife viewing, restaurants, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling/diving, boating, sailing, jet skiing, shelling, rafting, swim in our private pool or use the North Captiva Island Club's two large pools, sauna, or hot tub, do not forget to visit the pool bar for the frozen specialty drinks.

Other Activities: Includes All Amenities at the North Captiva Island Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Broker owned. Exceptionally maintained. Full membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with your stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.