About the property
- House6112 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, Sleeps 16
Sandcastle is a beautiful family home, a sand coloured castle!
Sandcastle is a solid, stunning house constructed of stone with granite and tiles and dark wood floors. It has been finished to a glorious standard by professional decorators, showcasing furnishings, artwork, and sculpture. Numerous private balconies, terraces with comfortable sofas, seating for cocktails and entertaining space outside; the perfect house for catching up with family and friends.
Sandcastle has enough space for you all to hide away peacefully and still let the kids run around. Just arrange to meet up and dine together at the formal dining table or outside terrace by the fountain! Sandcastle has over 6,000sf of living space, and over 8,000sf if you include the pool, outside kitchen, lanai and balconies.
Sandcastle has a lovely private heated pool and hot tub alongside an outside kitchen and BBQ, set in stunnng gardens. A table tennis table if you're feeling energetic and the beach a very slow 2 minutes walk away; all the great facilities you could wish for, including an elevator, but it is just across the road from the Green Flash restaurant and on the edge of Captiva Village.
Once you've found Sandcastle you may not want to leave!
* Large private heated pool and integrated spa
* Outdoor kitchen with new BBQ
* Mother-in-law suite with separate entrance
* 7th bedroom is poolside and therefore only suitable for adults
* 5 balconies/terraces
* Spacious parking (garaging and driveways)
* 2 cooking areas
* All new Kitchen Aid appliances
* Central a/c and heat
* 9 TVS AND 2 DVD players
* Table tennis
* TV in games room - just bring your own PlayStation
* Ice makers
* Wet bar
* 2 Pack n Play travel cots and 1 high chair
* 2 Minutes walk from the beach
* 5 minutes walk to Andy Rosse Lane and the Mucky Duck Pub
Please take a look at our video, use the arrow keys to scroll through the photos until the end. It doesn't appear in a thumbprint box but the Youtube video is there!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Tania Hodges
Mark and I have 2 young children and live in London, England. We aim to respond to all Homeaway enquiries within 24 hours but please be aware of time zones (and busy childcare schedules) delaying our response.
Tania Hodges purchased this House in 2013
Why Tania Hodges chose Captiva
Mark and I visited Captiva in 2010 and knew we wanted to stay but we had to return home to the UK. Instead we spent 3 years searching for the ideal Captiva getaway. We fell in love with Sandcastle. It was completely empty but we knew it could be turned into a wonderful vacation destination. It was a great experience creating a home and making it beautiful. Somewhere we want to stay ourselves and a great base for allowing Homeaway guests to relax and experience old Captiva. We love the location, 5 minutes away from the bustle of the Village centre and its bars and restaurants but secluded and allowing complete relaxation and peacefulness. We also love its size. Sandcastle has 7 bedrooms (the 7th was added in Spring 2017). This allows big family groups to stay and celebrate together. We have hosted wedding anniversaries and special birthdays - grandparents revisiting with their grown up kids and introducing grandchildren to wonderful Captiva - shelling, dolphin watching and the Green Flash at sunset (the kids always say they see this but I'm still looking)! Sandcastle is a very special vacation home in a very special place.
What makes this House unique
So many to list! A peaceful location, views of the bay from the 3rd floor balcony, an elevator for elderly or tired guests, a beautiful secluded pool and hot tub, balconies to hide away and terraces to come together. 5 minutes from the centre of Captiva Village, 2 minutes from the beach, within the golf buggy zone.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beautiful house, amazing pool, perfect location
Could not have asked for more. Every amenity, wonderful outdoor spaces, great pool. Location as good as it gets in heart of village.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We’re delighted you loved Sandcastle and have a wonderful vacation.
Sandcastle is a beautiful home minutes from the beach and walking distance from the general store.
The house is absolutely beautiful with so many amenities to make anyone’s vacation spectacular. Close to the beach, to the general store, making wonderful dinners was part of the fun in this amazing kitchen. Great for small children, fantastic for families with teens. The only glitch was the pool heater and spa did not work. Guys came out many times when called but did not get things fixed while we were there. My kids were very disappointed that they could not use the hot tub at night after all the children were asleep, but we managed otherwise to have a wonderful family vacation. Beautiful home in a fabulous place!! So grateful to have found Sandcastle!
Thank you so much for your great review. We're delighted you found Sandcastle so beautiful and well located. It really is a great family vacation home. We're so pleased that you loved all the kitchen and dining facilities too.
We’re very sorry about the pool heat problems at Sandcastle. Our maintenance team replaced a part whilst you were staying and thought they'd fixed the issue. Unfortunately, this turned out not to be the case. The pool and spa heat is now working 100%. Many apologies for any inconvenience caused during your stay. Sometimes, maintenance problems in Captiva can take a little while to be fixed in high season. However, our team and ourselves do our utmost to keep the house at a very high standard and to fix any problems as soon as we can, as our reviews indicate.
Please come back again! We’re so pleased you found Sandcastle and we’d love to host your return visit to Captiva.
The house is incredible, and great location
One of the refrigerators wasn’t working and there was really only one working hair dryer, one of the showers had hardly any pressure and the pool never got that warm, so I took off one star, but realistically this is an absolutely fantastic house and our group of 13 had such a beautiful time staying here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a view. A new Kitchenaid refrigerator is arriving tomorrow - unfortunately tropical Captiva makes these fridges work very hard. Luckily the main kitchen refrigerator and freezer remained working and 2 other smaller fridges are located in bedrooms.
I'm sorry about the pool heat and I've asked our maintenance to take a closer look at the pool control. Our local agents are always able to come down to Sandcastle and help. We'll get this checked out.
I'm so pleased you had a great vacation and thought Sandcastle so fantastic.
Family beach outing
The property was very nice, the weather fantastic, and the beach, clean and quite. We coulden't ask for anything more. I had my whole family, sons, grandsons, great grandsons and in-laws and is something we have been doing for many years, either renting a beach house or going on a cruise. I actually enjoy the beach houses more specially when they are as big and accomodated as this one was.
Family Vacation at Sandcastle
We had a wonderful time at Sandcastle on Captiva Island. The house has easy access to the beach and the pool was terrific. Tropical Emily came through and as a result there were a couple of door problems, as well as a shower that didn't work quite right. American Realty was very responsive and we had a maintenance person within a couple of hours.
There were 13 of us, 7 adults and 5 children, and everyone had their own bed. With 6 baths and 3 stories there was plenty of room for everyone. We spent most of the time congregating on the 3rd floor where the master kitchen, large dining area and family area was located. This area held all 13 of us without crowding and made meal preparation and dining a lot of fun.
We purposely went in the summer so we could spent a lot of time at the beach and were not disappointed. The grandchildren loved shelling and the beach was terrific.
We always love our Sandcastle stays. Owners have done a beautiful job attending to all the details to make for a perfect family vacation!!!
Thanks again..... see you soon.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed another great vacation at Sandcastle and thank you or rebooking in 2018.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation of your reservation can be made at any time up to 90 days prior to arrival and your deposit will be refunded in full. After this date, no cancellations are allowed or refunds will be made.