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Runaway Haven - Fly In - Boat In Tropical Island Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Sleeps 6+

Runaway Haven is located on secluded North Captiva Island, a barrier island approximately 17 miles North West of Ft. Meyers, Florida and accessible only by private boat, water Taxi or private airplane. The island is 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The north half of the island contains private homes while the southern half is a State wildlife preserve. Transportation on the island is by golf carts The island is known for world famous shelling and fishing.

The house is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath beach house located adjacent to the airstrip and approximately 300 ft. from the gulf beaches. Observation decks above the house provide 360 degree views of the island and beaches with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The house is fully furnished for your enjoyment and relaxation.

Rental of the house also includes runway usage access and a 4 passenger golf cart.

More Details

Ray Torres
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2018


Lee County House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:30 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs deck - outdoor shower , double beach shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    office - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Futon located in office
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Runaway Haven - Fly In - Boat In Tropical Island Retreat
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

absolutely great

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here this last 10 days. The house isn't luxurious but does everything you want in a beach house. Sitting on the verandah each evening watching the most unbelievable sunsets, glass of wine in hand is simply wonderful. Morning walks along the beach with a swim in the beautiful water is just amazing.

The island is fantastic.....none of us wanted to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had an amazing vacation at the Runaway Haven, close to the beach and an amazing view from the screened in porch. Great shelling at the beach closest to the house and dolphins every day at the beach at the other end of the road. It was a wonderful place to relax and recharge while hanging out with the family.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It can't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Captiva! This house was just perfect! A quick walk to the beach, a huge screened in front porch with an amazing breeze, an Osprey nest on the roof that my kiddos were obsessed with watching, playing ping pong with my boys, the joy of watching planes take off and land and buzzing around the island as a family was just such a blast! We could not have asked for a more perfect location and house! Sherman took great care of us and we'll definitely be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mom's 80th Birthday Trip

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Captiva. The location of the house could not have been better. The last hurricane caused some wear and tare on the outside of the house. The inside was the perfect size and the front porch was perfect for watching sunsets. The house was pretty clean, but there could have been some newer pans for cooking and more useable cups for beach use. Everything you needed was available though. Sherman was timely and very friendly - we had no problems and would come again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will be back !!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

It was outbid first time on the island and we are already counting the days until we can go back. The house had the perfect location, was clean, comfortable and he owners were great. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Runaway Haven! The home was furnished with a fully stocked kitchen that we used many times during our stay (along with the outdoor grill). The best part of the home in our opinion was the porch. We spent each afternoon relaxing, reading books and enjoying the nice breeze while looking out to the beach. We also enjoyed playing ping-pong and searching for sea shells (best I have ever seen). The home was only steps away from the beach and we didn't have to use the golf cart to get to the beach. We did enjoy riding around the island (which is beautiful) on the golf cart. Ray was awesome host, helping us with any questions and had everything ready for us when we arrived. Ray reminded us to purchase groceries before we boarded the ferry. He also had someone waiting at the dock (Sherman) to help us take our luggage to the rental. There is a store on the island with "essentials," but planning ahead and purchasing before boarding the ferry is recommended. We knew there were limited restaurants on the island, but we did enjoy eating at Barnacle's (order the fish tacos). As we were leaving, we were already planning our next trip to Little Captiva! This is a definite "must" if you are looking a quite, relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Regional Southwest Airport, Ft. Meyers
Car: not necessary

North Captiva Island is one of the few bridge-less barrier islands on Florida's gulf coast. Since access is limited to private boat, water taxi or private airplane, the island has maintained its natural beauty. There are no cars on the island, transportation is by golf cart, bicycle or foot. All roads are narrow dirt roads which help maintain the tropical and unspoiled beauty of the Island where wildlife abounds. The Beaches are secluded, uncluttered and are world famous for shelling and fishing and beautiful sunsets.

Other Activities: Boats/jet skis available for rent


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.