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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Providence - Water Front Estate

29 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

PROVIDENCE is a vacation paradise located on a lush three acre estate on tropical CAPTIVA ISLAND Florida. Located on Roosevelt Channel, a short walk along a sandy path to the Gulf of Mexico, Providence offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy the sun, the sand and the water!

PROVIDENCE is an architectural marvel, available for rent after two years of extensive renovation. Turkish travertine tile, hand scraped wood floors, quartz kitchen countertops, new furniture, and floor to ceiling windows contribute to a warm, inviting Beach Chic look.

PROVIDENCE is a multi-functional home that sleeps 13, welcomes families looking for time together, couples seeking respite from their responsibilities, fishermen, golfers, anyone seeking time to unwind, sun to soak in, water to refresh and a beautiful tropical island experience to remember.

PROVIDENCE has four levels of living space that combine utility and utopia. The ground level begins at the edge of the dramatic heated pool with over 2000 square feet of covered outdoor space as well as indoor space to dry off after a swim in the pool or the Gulf.

The first floor foyer welcomes you with a 24 foot ceiling and a magnificent view of Roosevelt Channel. The CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN has new cabinets, new appliances, quartz countertops, a marble top island and a dining area with seating for 14.

The LIVING ROOM is a comfortable, peaceful spot to read, visit, snooze or just sit and absorb the beautiful views of the water that lie just beyond the sliding glass doors. The FAMILY ROOM is outfitted with a plasma HDTV and is highlighted by a handmade entertainment center made of dark antique teak with louvered doors that reflects its West Indies heritage. Off the foyer is a half bathroom. The FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM has a queen bed as well as a daybed. It has a beautiful private bathroom with water views. It also has a deck that faces the Gulf.

The second floor has three bedrooms as well as the laundry room. The MASTER BEDROOM has a king bed and an expansive deck overlooking Roosevelt Channel. There is a large walk in closet, and a large bathroom with double sinks a shower, a Jacuzzi and a deck facing the Gulf. The THIRD BEDROOM also has an expansive deck facing Roosevelt Channel. It has a queen bed as well as a daybed, and a private bathroom. The FOURTH BEDROOM has a king bed, a Bamboo Canopy twin bed as well as a private bathroom with double sinks.

The third floor provides a truly special experience. The vista from the deck provides a view of the Gulf, Pine Island Sound, Roosevelt Channel, Sanibel Island and Captiva Island. This is a view that only the island’s birds and parasailers enjoy. Inside is a sectional couch that provides a comfortable place to absorb the breathtaking sight.

PROVIDENCE has two SCREENED PORCHES off the main living level. One off the dining room with seating for six and one off the family room with wicker furniture that literally brings the outdoors inside.

Keywords: Single Family

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home is at the end of a road winding through 5 acres of landscaping and faces east on Blind Pass which teams with wildlife: ospreys, eagle, egrets, ibis, pelicans and more; fish off the dock include sea trout, sheepshead (if you can filet this fish, it is great eating), and daily dolphin sitings. Sit on the large dock to fish or enjoy the wildlife and the passing boat traffic. Large, fenced, heated pool with copious sitting room. Outdoor table tennis, barbecue and a nearby bar fridge in the room with a billiard table. First level has a very large deck, 2 screened lanais, a large open space for sitting, dining, tv watching. Kitchen has all the modern amenities (needs some additional wares such as bowls for soup or cereal). One bedroom on this level with en suite (all bedrooms have their own bath and shower) plus a bathroom for guests. Third floor has a master suite and large closet with a whirlpool bath. Back balcony and large outside sitting area overlooking the water. Smaller bedroom on the opposite side in front with a deck and a large king bedroom is the fourth bedroom. All bedrooms have televisions and ample storage and three have a single bed as well as the main bed. The top floor has a sitting area with a large sectional sofa and a balcony.

The house has ample linens and plush towels for use at the pool or on the Gulf front beach (which is accessed by a short dedicated walkway across Captiva Drive). A large garage contains many bikes, a wagon, pool and beach toys, and folding chairs for the beach. Easily accessed wifi and cable television.

Close to restaurants: Mad Hatter, Sunset Grille, Lazy Flamingo Key LimeBistro, Crowsnest, Old Captiva House, Mucky Duck and small stores (one a short walk across the bridge at Blind Pass, others at the north end of the Island). We used the marinas at Jensens and at Tween Waters for boat and fishing charters over the 6 week stay. Make the trip to Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa.

Tranquil sanctuary away from the fray where adult couples, their children and good friends can congregate for a great and relaxing time in a special part of the world.

Drawbacks include the absence of an elevator or any access for the disabled traveller and a sometimes frustrating trips off the islands to the mainland (allow ample time to get to the international airport when leaving) or returning (use West Gulf to Rabbit Road rather than the challenging Periwinkle Way).

We had great assistance from the staff who take care of the house.
Apr 2013
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Providence - Water Front Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio
5

Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Providence was an amazing house with unbelievable views from every room, tons of space and plenty of activities to keep us entertained. Each morning and evening we felt we were watching a National Geographic movie looking off the back porch into the bay as osprey, ibis and egrets feasted in the receding tides and 18" fish were bounding out of the water 10 feet at a time. The beach was beautiful and isolated and just across the street. The house was perfect for children due to the openness of the kitchen and living spaces and the multiple gates that limited our toddlers access to the pool. While great for young children, the kayaks, ping pong, and bikes made it great for any age."

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Mar 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week spent celebrating 50th anniversary. The home is all that it says, the dock for fishing and pool were in constant use. the beach is wonderful. the kitchen is stocked with every need. our family relaxed on the porches, played games, sleeping areas were wonderful. This was by far the best way we could celebrate and are so glad we chose Providence. Michael is a gracious owner, much thanks!!! Plan on going back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, Thank you for your kind note. We are very happy that Providence worked so well for your grand family celebration. We love having our family together there. We have great memories spending days and nights together and are happy you will now as well. Glad to hear four fishermen were active. The fishing is remarkable off the dock! We look forward to having you back! Best regards, Michael
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5

Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Providence property over Christmas 2015. There were 13 of us in total, consisting of the matriarch and patriarch of our family, their 4 kids and spouses, and 4 grandkids ages 2 months-9years old. The house and vacation was perfect for everyone. We LOVED staying on the bay side. We saw dolphins every single day, osprey, eagles, pelicans and even saw the elusive manatee on our last day. The pool was the perfect temp and was inviting to go in at any time of day. The house and setting was so great that we barely went to the beach...which was stunning! We did spend 2 nights of sunsets at the beach which was beautiful and so relaxing.

We went to the Bubble Room, which is pretty touristy as I understand, but everyone in our group loved it:) We also loved the Mucky Duck and Doc Fords.

We did go to the Ding Darling Refugee and also did the sunset cruise, but although enjoyable, we felt like we could've stayed at home and viewed all the same wildlife from our dock.

The house and bedrooms were all large--we had plenty of room! The owners also decorated for Christmas, which was such a special touch.

We loved this vacation so much and hope to go back some day.

Thanks to Michael for taking such good care of us!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachael, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the house so much as well as the Christmas decorations. December and January are really special times on the islands. While the days are shorter, the weather is still great and it is so peaceful on Captiva during that time. It is a special time of year and Providence is a great place to spend it with your family. It's really difficult to capture in words how active and enjoyable the wildlife is on Captiva and especially at Providence. Like you, we love watching the Bald Eagles and Osprey glide around the house and dive into the channel for food. The dolphin show is almost a twice daily occurrence! We hope you'll be back and wish you a great year ahead! Best regards, Mary and Michael Lanigan
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Gainesville, Florida
5

Like a Rainbow

  • 5 of 5

I walked into this house, my jaw dropped, and I didn't want to leave! It is grand in every sense of the word; the photos don't do it justice! There were four couples (my sons and their wives/girlfriends plus myself and my husband) and "the grandbaby." There was plenty of space for all of us, and the house is surprisingly baby-proof--mainly because there isn't a lot of unnecessary "decoration" lying about. From the layout to the flooring to the counter tops to the furnishings, Providence is exquisitely well-designed. There were activities for every taste close at hand: ping pong, board games, a high balcony for watching the remains of Erika approaching, a pool with just the right temperature, a dock for fishing and launching kayaks into the intracoastal. Our "occasion" was my 60th birthday, and the kitchen was better equipped than any rental I've encountered, making it easy and fun for the "girls" making the birthday dinner. When I drove away on Sunday at sunset for the trip home, there was a rainbow and I thought, "This was like somewhere over the rainbow. I hope to return someday."

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a thoughtful review. I'm so happy your birthday celebration with your family was so enjoyable! It sounds like you enjoyed so much of our house and the beauty of Captiva. We'd love to have you back! Sincerely, Michael
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Denver co
5

Inside out!

  • 5 of 5

Providence is magical, and exceeded our expectations. Staying on the bay side was best for enjoying the wonderful, private property. The design of the house truly integrates the inside and outside. I can't imagine a better place to stay on captiva. Bedrooms large and comfortable, kitchen very well equipped, views incomparable. Everything that is said here is true, if not understated! We will take our family back if we can get the time. We want to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky, Thank you so much for posting a review. It looked like the weather was great the entire week. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Providence. We love sitting around the pool, in the screened porches or inside the house and enjoying the view of the water and birds flying all around. It sounds like you were enchanted by Captiva's nature show as well. We look forward to having you back soon! Best regards, Michael
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Des Moines IA
5

Providence Is Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the Sanibel/Captiva area at least 20 times and this home was our finest experience. There were 10 of us staying in the house but we each had our own space and plenty of room. It is ideal for large groups/families.

This was our first experience staying on the bay/channel side and we loved it. It was just like having our own wildlife sanctuary in our back yard - eagles, osprey, hundreds of birds, flamingoes, dolphins. Access to kayaks and bicycles provided a wonderful outlet for athletic young adults and children. They spent hours kayaking up and down the channel and biked on Captiva and on Sanibel. Fishing was fun off the dock - we used frozen shrimp purchased at the little general store - and were able to catch a number of fish - including the fish out 10 yr old granddaughter caught 5 minutes after throwing in her line.

The sunrises were exquisite - I cherished the quiet time with the orange sky over the east horizon. We marveled at the incredible sky - we even saw a shooting star from the "captain's loft" as we watched the full moon rise over the channel. It was an experience you can't duplicate anywhere.

The beach was wide and beautiful with wonderful soft sand - and just down the beach at an inlet were piles and piles of shells. The house provided chairs, umbrellas and lots of pool and beach toys. Pool or beach?? Tough decisions we had to make every day. Everyone loved the whole week - "our best family vacation ever!" (A quote from our granddaughters.)

We will most definitely be back. Thank you Michael for the wonderful "gift" when we arrived and for providing our family the opportunity to enjoy a week in such a beautiful home.

Bob & Sheri Egge

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sheri and Bob, What a wonderful review, thank you so much! Your family really captured so much of what Providence and our part of Captiva has to offer. Each time we visit we are amazed at the beauty that surrounds us there. The nature show is a real delight. We love watching the dolphins jump around behind the house and the birds soaring and diving. The recent addition of the Bald Eagles nesting in our pine trees has been a treat. They really are magnificent. I'm glad you found the house so comfortable. It is a great place to gather and visit and also provides enough space for some private time. It sounds like you had the tough pool/beach decision to wrestle with each day-so do we! We usually start at the pool in the morning, do the beach in the afternoon and then the pool again late afternoon. Of course we then often head back to the beach for the sunsets! Thank you so much for sharing your comments and for visiting Providence. We look forward to having you back. Best regards, Michael
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft Myers
Nearest Beach
150 Metres

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Rates & Availability

Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer/Fall 2016
Apr 2 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,800
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
8 night minimum stay
$7,800
Flat fee
 
 
New Years 2016/17
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 2 2017
8 night minimum stay
$9,900
Flat fee
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,900
 
 
Spring 2017
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,900
 
 
Summer/Fall 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$6,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$6,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom M - 1 king , Master Bedroom with private master bath and outdoor deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , West Bedroom with King and twin, private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , East bedroom with queen and twin, private bath and outdoor d
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Main floor bedroom with queen and twin, private bath and out
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft with Frontgate Inflatable queen bed and outdoor deck
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Heated Pool,Private dock for fishing or boating, 3 Double Kayaks, Bikes, Outdoor Ping Pong, Spectacular view of Roosevelt Channel, San Carlos Bay, Gulf of Mexico, All new furniture, Flat Screen Plasma TV in Family Room, Plasma TV in each Bedroom, Master Bedroom: King Bed, Bedroom 2: King Bed + Twin Bed, Bedroom 3: Queen Bed + Twin Bed, Bedroom 4: Queen Bed + Twin Bed. Each Bedroom has a Private Bathroom.

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