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'Watchin' the Sun Bake' 1 Lot from Gulf with Club Membership

8 Reviews
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

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4+)

Charming freshly decorated view home one lot from the gulf.

Relaxing is great on the screened in porch.

Large master bedroom opens to the screened in porch. The other bedroom has two full sized beds. New flat screen TV in the living room for sport and movie fans. The house comes with a North Captiva Island Club membership. Pool, hot tub, tennis, kayaks, bikes and a great restaurant are included with the membership. A golf cart comes with the house.

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2016
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About The Owner

Mike and I started vacationing on North Captiva about 17 years ago. As a soccer mom and dad in Atlanta the island was just what we needed to recharge after carpooling four girls to their matches. No cars or car pools, just a golf cart and a spectacular beach! We would love to share paradise with your family.

The Owner purchased this house in 2008

Why The Owner chose Florida

After vacationing on the island for so many years we decided to buy a house.We fell in love with Watchin the Sun Bake. It is a great house with a club membership. Now we are sharing the island with our children, son in laws, and grand daughters. Grab your swim suit and flip flops and discover what island living is all about!

What makes this house unique

Time on the island will lower your blood pressure!


based on 8 traveler reviews

'Watchin' the Sun Bake' 1 Lot from Gulf with Club Membership
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

If what you want from a vacation is sun, sea, relaxation and all the comforts you need to help you enjoy that then this rental is for you. The owners, Toni and Mike were, once again, extremely helpful and accommodating and the house gave us an excellent base with everything we needed for a great vacation. North Captiva is one of those places that you want to keep secret yet shout about because it is so fantastic if you like relaxing by the pool, walking on the beach or watching the sunset as you fish from the shore. If you like night life and action then perhaps this place is not for you but this was our fifth visit to the island and second to this house and we are already looking forwards to a return trip next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find with awesome host!

  • 4 of 5

Toni's property is well decorated, comfortable and in a great location. Just a short walk from a private and pet friendly beach, the property includes beach chairs, umbrellas and towels too. Toni is a wonderful host, and her property is just as wonderful! Thanks for making our family--and our dog--feel at home!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was an amazing experience, if you want to be near the beach, relaxing, exploring and taking a grasp at life's great nature i recommend 100 percent "Watching the Sun Bake" .

This cottage is absolutely unique and comfortable just like if you were in your own home.

The beds were a blessing !! the best mattress's ever ! the decoration is very cute and beach like!

My family and i had a great time ! we spent 5 days in this magnificent island and it still wasn't enough!

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this cottage! we cannot wait to come back! oh! and very important its PET FRIENDLY!! :) Thank you Michael and Toni for all the attention! God Bless!!! - Castillo Family

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbus, IN

Great house just steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house. It's beautifully decorated, clean, has an updated kitchen, and is so close to the beach. Our kids absolutely loved it! We had a great family vacation and especially enjoyed the golf cart travel, the Safety Harbor pool, and of course the ocean. It was so convenient to catch beach sunsets and easy to haul our little ones, sand toys, beach chairs, etc... since this house is so close to the water. North Captiva is a great place for a family vacation because you get a chance to spend quality time with your family members on this secluded island! The owners were also great and addressed all of our needs during our two-week stay. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rockledge Florida

watchin the sun bake

  • 4 of 5

Our trip started off with rain, but ended with fabulous weather. House was ok. You could not really see the gulf from the widows peak. Mosquitos were terrible. Bug spray will be needed the moment you step outside. House was ok. A little run down. Killed 2 palmettos in the house, but keep in mind it had been raining. ALOT. Not sure if I would stay in this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Georgia

Instantly felt at home

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at this home on North Captiva. The owners were very nice and answered all our questions before we went down to the island. When we arrived, we were met at the dock and helped with all our luggage and groceries. The home is less than 3 min from the dock and we were pleased to find it a very short walk to the beach. It takes about a one min.and you are on the beach. The home is decorated nice and we found everything in working order. I have to say that we rent homes each year at the beach and this home was the most comfortable we have ever stayed in. The beds were wonderful and I liked them as much as I like mine at home. There is a king in the large master bedroom and two full/queen beds in the second bedroom. They have everything that one needs for a beach trip at the home. Chairs, beach towels, and various other items are provided. A club membership comes with the home so you are able to access a pool and other things like a large ice maker.(the ice from the ice maker can be used for drinking water as it is filtered and you don't taste sulfur like you do in most Florida homes) There is a large TV with sat and internet connection along with DVD and music. The owners provide you with a golf cart to get around. The island is perfect for those who want to get away from it all. Our only problem on the island was the mosquitoes. They are OK during the day but at night are really bad. Take deep woods off. It worked the best. Loved this place though and will go back. Thanks Micheal and Toni for sharing your home with us my family had a great time. Oh, and your other house three doors down that my brother had was just as nice. I would stay at "Nibbling on Sponge Cake" also.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Captiva is an unspoiled barrier island off the west coast of Florida. Known for it's miles of pristine beaches and shelling, North Captiva also offers nature trails for hiking. Fishing and kayaking are other popular activities. Accessible only by boat or private plane, North Captiva is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation. Make sure to spend a day on the water with Island Girl Charters for dolphin watching, lunch cruises, or fishing!


Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas/New Year
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 24 - May 31
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 8
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) New Bed, Double Beds (2) New Beds
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Boat slip, dock available, golf cart, crows nest, 4 beach chairs, 2 bikes

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