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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 16 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 adults

Located on a nicely landscaped lot, 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 views of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico or 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. A golf cart is included in the rental. Cleaning fee of $125 is additional and payable by check only. The ferry to island costs $40 per person round trip and $8 a day to park your car. There is a 700 acre state land preserve with walking trails.

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 golf carts are the only way to travel. The pace of North Captiva Island 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 Island offers 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.

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 was named The Little Ark because 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.

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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • 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
  • Golf Cart
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
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 in porch.


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2 bed. Pool Home views of Gulf from private hot tub on roof. LITTLE ARK
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 21 reviews

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

CLEAN, close to the beach, close to everything, pool was amazing! Exactly as advertised, was what we expected. Overall, Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Perfect location! Wonderful heated pool & hot Tub Rooftop views at Sunset weee Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as photos depicted!

We loved our North Captiva experience! The locals are wonderul and we found excellent service everywhere!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Little Ark is absolutely perfect for us. Can't wait for our next visit!

  • 5 of 5

The facilities were great at Little Ark. When our Golf cart broke down the response was immediate ... we had a new one in minutes. We will be back to North Captiva and The Little Ark is our #1 place to stay! Many thanks to Marie and the NCIC crew !

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. Cottage was exactly as described and the island was so much fun. We plan on making this a yearly family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best vacations!

  • 5 of 5

North Captiva is a great and peaceful vacation! Little Arc was perfect for the two of us. The private pool, roof top hot tub and outdoor shower was wonderful - we used all three everyday! The house was a very short distance to the beach and very close to the entrance of the preserve. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Needed to be careful around the pool deck, we got a few splinters but other than that it was a wonderful stay. Would visit Little Arc again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time visiting the island and we will be back!

  • 4 of 5

Marie met us at the marina and showed us how to get to the house. It was nice having a face to face meeting and made us feel at ease. The pool and hot tub were wonderful! And the view from the roof was amazing at sun rise and sun set! The house was clean but wish there was more pots and pans to cook with. The outdoor shower was the best place to get cleaned up. Overall, it was a great house and a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 5, 2018

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 Captiva

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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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 gulf, cruise in a golf cart. 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 . 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500


Owner'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.

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