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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


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. NCIC

club membership is available, but optional. If you choose to join the NCIC club there is an additional $75 fee payable by check only. NCIC Club membership includes use of kayaks, NCIC pool and hot tub, tennis court and playground. 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.

More Details

Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

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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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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,


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

2 bed. Pool Home views of Gulf from private hot tub on roof. LITTLE ARK
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 14 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Little Arc was a wonderful gem close to the beach with a wonderful heated pool & gorgeous sunsets from the rooftop terrace with hot tub. Perfect size house for two with all amenities of home. Marie was very accoumdating with changing our dates to enjoy the most of our vacation/anniversary trip. Would highly recommend for the serene romantic setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Quaint and Lovely

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a nice getaway place without the high dollar ticket. This is your place! The amenities were just perfect for what we needed. We were a small group without kids that just needed to get away. However, could definitely see bringing back my kid for our next trip. Pool and hot tub on the property, golf cart and club access, and easy access to the beach are the highlights of this little gem. We also loved the enclosed outside shower, the privacy, and the views of the stars from the roof deck. Hoping to be back sometime in our future. Thanks for letting us stay and enjoy this lovely hideaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring Season
May 30 2017 - Jun 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Peak Season 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Pre-Summer 2018
May 30 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 17 2018
3 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 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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