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Beautiful, 7 Bedroom, Luxury Home, Close To Beach With Bay Views & Private Pool

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Space 4,857 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, Sleeps 16

Sandcastle is a beautiful family home, a sand coloured castle! It is a solid, stunning house built of stone with granite and tiles and dark wood floors. It has been designed by professional decorators, showcasing lovely 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!

We have not activated online booking through our Homeway site. All our reservations are made through our local, Captiva based agents. They have an online booking facility but our guests often prefer to speak to someone when confirming a reservation to give that extra piece of mind. Please message me with any questions or queries.

Sandcastle has a lovely private heated pool and hot tub alongside an outside kitchen and BBQ, set in stunning 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

* 5 balconies/terraces

* Elevator

* 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

* WIFI

* 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

More Details

Owner
Tania Hodges
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

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 Florida

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a really lovely time in Captiva spending time with special lifelong friends. The house was beautiful to stay in, so we'll equipped.
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4857 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet
    Bathroom 8 - outdoor shower , Shower by pool
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - outdoor shower , shower by driveway
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and dressing room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Ensuite with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , With direct access to guest bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Mother-in-law suite, own private access, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Poolside, with own private access and en-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach wagon and beach chairs

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful, 7 Bedroom, Luxury Home, Close To Beach With Bay Views & Private Pool
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 25 reviews
5

Outstanding!!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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4

Large house. Clean. Could be maintained better

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In a large house that is booked so regularly by big family parties, we do have breakages and problems but we aim to get items fixed as quickly and as efficiently as possible. I understand that there was a problem with the shower door during your stay but that this was fixed straight away. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review.
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5

Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

I searched the internet for hours before selecting this home for our family of 12 (three generations). The location is great (quick and easy walk to the beach or to town) but one of the best parts is that there were so many separate spaces to relax and get away if desired - small patios, little alcoves, separate floors, a kitchen on each floor, separated bedrooms all with their own bath. On the last night the renting neighbor from next door came over asking specifically about separation of space in this home. They also had a large group and felt like everyone was on top of each other. Next time it will be Sandcastle for them.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am just delighted that you loved our home and had a wonderful Captiva vacation. Sandcastle is a great size and fits in so many people very comfortably. We wanted to create large family sized dining and living spaces and lots of small, intimate hide aways too. Come back soon!
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5

Lives up to its portrait!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation home. It is big! Great location, an easy walk to beach, restaurants, library. We are a family of 8 adults, 3 preschoolers. The top floor kitchen/ dining/ living room is large and open, but the overall layout of the house allows for privacy and for lots of different activities to be going on at the same time without interference or intrusion. The kitchens are well-equipped, there are plenty of beach towels, chairs, etc. The pool has a nice patio and great cooking space. Beautiful landscaping, many balconies, plenty of shade. It definitely took us a while to figure out the layout (and the light switches), but that in no way interfered with our enjoyment of the property. And the elevator was very helpful for carting up all of the luggage and provisions!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A family week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had family from six states all enjoying the beauty of Sandcastle and Captiva island. The home was gorgeous and accessories outstanding with quality linens, dishes, and appliances. The perfect weather added to the incredible enjoyment with the home, the pool, and the beach. We were sorry that the fountain did not work during our time there. We were happy to find beach towels and beach toys and loved having the pool for family fun. (We honored the anonymous letter avoiding noise in the evening). The coffeepot, while very nice and good quality....did not work for more than 8 cups--the basket opened and made a bit of a mess--duct tape helped! The village market and the midweek fish market were wonderful. All aspects of out time at Sandcastle exceeded our expectations...luxury indeed!!!! We highly recommend this space.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your family had such a fantastic vacation. Thank you also for taking the time to post such a glowing review of our beautiful home. We do appreciate it. We have 4 coffee makers in the property, with a second Kitchen Aid 8 cup coffee maker in the 2nd floor kitchen. We are sorry about the anonymous letter but it's not something we've encountered before so it shouldn't happen again. The fountain normally comes on automatically in the mornings and we're not sure why it didn't during your stay. It may have been turned off by mistake. We'll certainly get it checked and make sure that it is on next time you visit !
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5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Sandcastle property was everything we expected and more. We loved Captiva!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South West Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Green Flash
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sanctuary Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
US-41
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Green Flash
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Captiva Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 22 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,195
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 
 
New Year
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 
 
January & February Special
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$6,195
 
 
Hi Season
Feb 17 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,395
 
 
Easter
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 
 
Hi Season
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
$8,395
 
 
Lo Season
Apr 21 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,195
 
 
Fourth July
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 
 
Lo Season
Jul 7 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,195
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 
 
Lo Season
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$6,195
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 
 
New Year
Dec 29 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$9,495
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Nonrefund reservationfee $61.05
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Our local agents will take care of payments and contract information. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
They also offer optional trip cancellation insurance available at 7 ¼% of the total rental amount including tax and reservation fee.

Check in from 3pm, check out by 10am.

The deposit is 20% of the total amount due.
The balance of the rental payment is due 90 days before arrival.
Cancellation: you may cancel up to 90 days before arrival and your payments (except the reservation fee) will be refunded.
The $1500 refundable security deposit has to be paid with the final payment. After the departure inspection that money will be returned to the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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