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2 bed. Pool Home views of Gulf from private hot tub on roof. LITTLE ARK

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Captiva House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 adults

Located on a nicely landscaped lot with fruit trees and coconut palms, this 2 bedroom beach house is just a few steps from the beach and is an ideal intimate vacation spot. Sit in your own private rooftop spa and enjoy unobstructed views of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Swim in your own private pool. Just a few steps up from the beach, this single level home has an attractive screened deck perfect for dining or just relaxing. The kitchen has all major appliances and is fully equipped.Living room has couch, flat screen TV with Direct TV satellite programming , DVD, VCR & highspeed internet/ WiFi at no extra cost. The master bedroom features a queen size bed and private bath. The second bedroom has twin beds with a full bath. Below the home is a hot and cold beach shower for freshening up after combing the nearby beach for shells.

The vacation of a lifetime is awaiting those who are willing to journey to paradise and beyond. The exclusive island of North Captiva is the pinnacle of luxury and privacy, the spot where Floridians go to vacation. The only way to get there is by boat (ferry) and once on the island, bikes and golf carts are the only way to travel. The pace of Captiva is slow and smooth, a great romantic getaway for couples or a chance to spend quality time with your family and make memories that will last a lifetime. The Little Ark is within a short walking distance to one of the finest secluded pristine white powder beaches in Florida. North Captiva offers all the conveniences, amenities and activities of a traditional luxury resort while at the same time offering the tranquility of Florida's natural environment, where you can enjoy walking for miles and not seeing any signs of civilization except the footprints you leave in the sand.

Rental of The Little Ark can include use of all the amenities of the NCIC resort facilities at optional additional charge of $75: 2 pools, hot tub, exercise room, lighted Har-Tru tennie courts, spa, sauna, kayaks, bicycles, fishing poles, beach chairs and umbrellas, kids playgound and basketball half court. Since there are no cars or paved roads on the island, your rental also includes a four person electric golf cart for your entire stay. There is a 700 acre state land preserve with walking trails.

Booking your vacation with the owners allows us to quote you a better price.

What is the Little Ark?

It is the name of our home (every home on North Captiva has a name). It was the name of the house when we bought it. It is unlucky to change the name of a boat when it is sold, so we chose to keep the name of our house the same. In 2004, Hurricane Charlie, a category 4 hurricane, ripped through the island causing major damage. Our house, The Little Ark, sustained very little damage and sailed through the storm.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2016
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About Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy

Customer Service! Without this, renting from a homeowner can be a scary experience! My guests all comment on how helpful I am and how welcomed they feel when they arrive on the island. I love helping you plan your trip and enjoy sharing my home and the island experience with you. I want you to feel 'welcomed and at home' , as if it was your own beach house so that you always feel that you have a special place to come back to.

Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy purchased this house in 2009

Why Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy chose Florida

If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing beach vacation on a small secluded island than you will fall in love with North Captiva Island and The Little Ark!

What makes this house unique

No Cars, No Crowds, beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets, quaint island with golf carts and bikes, enjoy nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed our stay here so much. The relaxed, peaceful and beautiful atmosphere created everything we needed for a perfect honeymoon, and it was! The house was wonderful for the two of us and we would love to come back again with family and friends to share.
Jun 2010
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2 bed. Pool Home views of Gulf from private hot tub on roof. LITTLE ARK
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 12 reviews
Oak Park, IL

Charming home on beautiful Captiva Island

  • 5 of 5

Wow, I can't say enough about North Captiva Island and The Little Ark! Once you board the ferry, you just feel all the stress of life fade away! The island is very quaint...if you're looking for nightlife and action, this is not the place for you. Little Ark provided all the comforts of home, fully stocked kitchen, was a close walk to the beach and even provided beach chairs, towels and umbrellas! The pool was an added bonus and it was really refreshing after a long day at the beach! The golf cart was nice to have as it allowed us to tool around the island when the temperatures were too hot. I am definitely coming back! Thank you Maria for opening up your wonderful home! Cheers

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great time

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation on North Captiva Island. Very secluded, practically no-one at the beach even on perfect sunny days. My favorite part of the Island was driving around on the golf cart at night through the sandy trails and looking at all the great homes. Be sure to bring enough supplies with you, there is a small convenient store on the island but the selection is slim and fairly pricey (beer but no liquor store). Would recommend the trip for anyone who enjoys piece and quiet and getting away from the hassles of everyday life. I did get cell phone reception (sprint) on the island, although I kept it shut off most of the time. The Little Ark was a 3 minute walk to beach access or 60 seconds by cart. We did have a golf cart malfunction, but the owner immediately replaced it with another one she had available, so we didn't miss a beat.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family (3 kids - 15, 12, 8) stayed at the Little Ark house for 6 nights. Marie provided excellent instructions on how to prepare for our stay on North Captiva making the grocery shopping, ferry ride and luggage delivery very stress free. The house had everything we needed, including beach towels, rafts, beach chairs and umbrellas which allowed us to pack light. In addition the house provided plenty of laundry soap, dishwashing detergent, trash bags, paper towels, etc which we have run out of when renting other houses. The house was very clean, neat and well organized making our stay pleasant. Our kids enjoyed having a private pool to play in when not on the beach and a hammock to take a nap on when tired.

North Captiva Island is a wonderful place to stay. The beaches were beautiful, the wildlife was amazing and the nature preserve was incredible. The kids enjoyed seeing manatees (including a baby with its momma), Dolphins, tortoises, stingrays, and crabs to name a few. My husband and I walked thru the nature preserve wood area to the beaches on that side of the island and walked along the beach to the furthest point where the island used to be attached to Captiva island and didn't see one other person until on our walk back! We enjoyed taking the golf cart around the island to tour the island.

We also enjoyed a excellent meal at Barnacles the night we were too tired to cook.

Our family was in agreement that we would all return to the island and the Little Ark house.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Green Bay, WI

Ready to go back again!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love it! I had a small hesitation due to the seclusion and having children. My 13 and 15 year old sons insist that they could go for a month. If you want family time its the best place to go. If you want shopping, nightlife, and business this is not for you. Marie was wonderful at helping me walk thru the process of arrival. The system set up for taxis and groceries makes the whole getting there really easy. Additionally, she met us at the dock and had our things delivered to the home. Marie gave us a tour and made sure we were settled. She does have in place contacts for anything that may break or issues that might need addressing. We never needed to contact them. The home is well cared for and everything is in good working order. We are happy to recommend Little Ark.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This vacation was and always will be one of our families favorites! We were a little concerned being so secluded that the kids (17,15, 12) would have enough to do but there was always things to do--or not do! The house was so well stocked with everything you might need and then some. The pool was great, so close to the ocean, the roof top deck had views/sunsets to take your breath away! Bring lots of food and drinks and your swimsuits and you will be set for the week. The only possible thing I could say negative was the bed was advertised as a Sleep Number Bed, but wasn't. It WAS one of the newer memory foam mattresses (I think) and in very good condition etc, but not to our back's liking! The rest of the house was so great though I almost hate mentioning it. Marie is such a pleasure to work with, you can't go wrong renting from her! We will surely be coming back!

Upstate NY'ers escaping the cold spring of 2014

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay at The Little Ark and North Captiva Island. The private pool and private roof top hot tub with views of the gulf is why people fall in love with The Little Ark. Once people vacation here and see how quaint and peaceful it is on the island with our wonderful beaches and sunsets they come back year after year. So sorry about the sleep number was about 5 years old and it was time to get a new bed. Thanks for the heads up and will change the information concerning the bed in my advertisement.
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A slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week with our boys ages 6 & 8 years old. This house was so perfect in so many ways! This is not the fanciest house on the island, but if you are ok with that, then stop looking elsewhere! The proximity to the beach cannot be beat for this price, and the fact that the home has its own pool is priceless!! This was by far the best vacation we have taken! It was amazing how "busy" we stayed on such a remote island. We started each day with a kayak trip, then hit the public pool. Came home for lunch on the screened porch. Then went to the beach, either riding our bikes or taking the golf cart. But quite honestly, it's within walking distance. We collected shells, saw dolphin, manatee, sting ray, osprey, tortoise, crabs.....the list goes on. My boys couldn't get enough. The beaches were amazing and unspoiled. Many nights we would drive around the island in the golf cart, and find a little beach to watch the sunset. On almost every night the sun was setting to the west while there was a rainbow to our east! It could NOT have been more beautiful! If you are looking for a great house on the most amazing island, and looking to unplug for a while.....this is the place to be. The Little Ark has all you need to make the vacation perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Fort Myers airport or Punta Gorda airport
Car: not necessary

What is there to do on the island? Relax! At our home you can read, watch the TV, use our video tapes and DVD's, play board games or do puzzles, relax in the hot tub, or swim in the private pool. You can walk the beach, collect shells, swim in the larger pool at the club or in the gulf, cruise in a golf cart, play tennis, or work out at the fitness center. The island has an abundance of wildlife (including the gopher tortoise that lives in the yard!) and is an excellent place for bird watching. Rental of the house includes 4 person golf cart . All the amenities of the North Captiva Island Club Resort (2 pools, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, spa, sauna, kayaks, children's play equipment) is an additional $75 signup fee. For an additional cost you can rent jet skis, boats, fishing charters, day trips. Boat dockage at the marina can be arranged at an additional cost.


Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan - Feb 2017
Jan 14 2017 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

THERE IS A NON-REFUNDABLE CLEANING FEE OF $125( for 2 guests) OR $150 ( for 3 to 4 guests) DUE AT BOOKING AND IS TO BE PAID BY PERSONAL CHECK AND MAILED TO THE OWNER. The Little Ark is a member of NCIC Private Club and membership is optional, however if you want access to the club there is a one time $75 sign up fee to access the club. THIS CLUB FEE IS ALSO TO BE PAID BY PERSONAL CHECK AND MAILED TO THE OWNER.. NO PETS ALLOWED

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , hot/cold
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has private bath and queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 queen bed, 2 twins, . complimentary 4 person Golf cart, outside hot and cold shower, screened porch. Table and 4 chairs for dining or relaxing. The roof deck also has a table and four chairs and the hot tub (with gorgeous Gulf views!). Relax by our private pool, with 2 chaise lounges, table and 4 chairs. Enjoy your meals in the house or on the screened porch. All club benefits for additional $75 signup fee (use of pool, hot tub, exercise room,, kayaks, playground,

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