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Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8), 3.5+ Baths, Elevator, Screened-In Pool Home

Manatee Haven is an upscale, non-smoking, beachview home that offers four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with an elevator to all three levels. It is professionally decorated, has a swimming pool and hot tub located in a 3,200 sq. feet private screened-in patio that encompasses all three levels of living area. Our home offers every amenity for its guests, including access to the private North Captiva Island Club facilities, Wi-Fi Broadband internet connection, free long-distance phone calls within the US, and a private beach just 500 feet away.

The first level of Manatee Haven has four bedrooms, two kings, one queen and two twins, in addition to two full baths. Each of the bedrooms is fully tiled and beautifully appointed with island themes. DirecTV (with free Netflix) is available in the Great room, and in all four bedrooms. There is also a private screened lanai off the master bedroom that overlooks the pool and patio.

The second floor has a fully-equipped kitchen with Granite countertops and a bar for an enjoyable breakfast or lunch. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the Gulf views from a Natuzzi leather sectional, watch 700+ DVD's, stored in eleven 3-ring binders, on a 55' Smart HD/TV w/ surround sound and FREE Netflix access, or listen to 100+ CD's on a Stereo with IPod input. A dining area is off the kitchen and has a full glass/wood table with extensions and six chairs. In addition there is a bar with a separate small refrigerator to keep your favorite drinks cold as well as one exclusively for wine bottles. In addition there is a full bath on the second level. A 25X11 foot lanai is off the great room and faces the Gulf where you can take pleasure in the view and relax with the Gulf breezes. The lanai features a 6-person patio table, a CharBroil infra-red grill and a small sofa and chairs for enjoying the ocean breeze.

From the screened lanai there is a spiral staircase that leads to an observation deck, 49 feet above ground, with a grand 360-degree view of North Captiva Island, the gulf, bay and surrounding islands. A telescope is available to view the night sky. A screened heated 15 by 33-feet heated pool that is one of the largest on the island along with a hot tub and elevator in a large screened-in patio that is on the ground level. A large and smaller George Foreman grill are available to use. Swim laps, play pool games of basketball, volleyball, or just sit and relax in the spa. A private hot/cold shower is available off the pool and a Weber charcoal grill is ready for your poolside dining. A golf cart is included with your rental.

Keywords: Beach View Home

More Details

Owner
Mike & Piper Swinford
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About Mike & Piper Swinford

We are an active couple with two beautiful kids from Lakeway, Texas. We are “water babies” and love to live and relax around lakes and the ocean. We stumbled across the magical island of North Captiva back in 2010 when planning a vacation. We fell in love with the peace and tranquility of the island. It is a true getaway from the fast paced lifestyle of the mainland. The island allows us a place to get away with our kids and create lifelong memories with each other. In 2012 we discovered Manatee Haven, a truly exceptional home on North Captiva. We loved Manatee Haven so much we kept coming back year after year, and then were blessed to be able to purchase Manatee Haven from the original owners, Kay and Jake Stieger.

Kay and Jake built Manatee Haven in 2002 and chose North Captiva Island because of its seclusion, privacy and relaxing atmosphere. They have taken great care of their island home ever since. The reviews of the house speak volumes to the meticulous cleaning and upkeep the Stiegers have put into it for 14 years. We have kept all the furnishings, décor and amenities exactly the same as Kay left them. When you see Manatee Haven you will see it’s not just a house, it’s a home – a vacation home where you will feel comfortable and relaxed with any amenity you need.

Mike & Piper Swinford purchased this house in 2002

Why Mike & Piper Swinford chose Captiva

We purchased Manatee Haven and chose North Captiva Island because of its seclusion, privacy and relaxing atmosphere.

What makes this house unique

Manatee Haven is unique in that when you enter the home it is completely under a 3-story screen enclosure on a large deck (3,200 sq. ft) with elevator, a 33 ft. long and 15 ft. wide heated swimming pool, hot-tub, enclosed hot & cold water shower, small refrigerator, swimming pool games and toys and plenty of outdoor furniture to relax and enjoy yourself. This enclosure keeps the bugs out and no sunscreen lotion would be necessary.

Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • 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
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower / Toilet - toilet , outdoor shower , Pool Deck Hot/Cold Shower . / Toilet in Garage
    Master Ensuite Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ensuite full bath in master bedroom
    Bedroom Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom on bedroom level shared by bedrooms
    Living level bathroom - toilet , shower , Full bath with shower on main living floor
  • We have 3 full bathrooms in the main house. One in the master bedroom. Anther shared by the additional bedrooms. Third is on the top level living/dining floor. We also have a fabulous outdoor shower on the pool deck area that is a hot/cold shower. There is a toilet in the garage so swimmers don't need to go all the way up into the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    King Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twins Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free Phone Calls within the USA, 55' HD/TV, Satellite TV (5), DVD (5) VCR(1), CD Player with I-Pod I/P, Wi-Fi Broadband Internet Connection, Refrigerator w/ Icemaker plus a smaller refrigerator, Private Pool and Spa, Weber Charcoal Grill and George Foreman Grills (2)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator.
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 66 reviews
Michigan
5

Great house for families

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Manatee Haven. The house was clean and well maintained. We've stayed in North Captiva Island Club houses previously and they are run more like a business. Manatee Haven is more personal and accommodating. We also like the customer service at Island Girl Charters better than NCIC. We had great communication with the house owners and Jeff and Jane were very responsive and helpful on the island. You really can't go wrong with this rental, but book early because it's tough to get the peak weeks.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a wonderful time at Manatee Haven. We always strive to make our home as comfortable for our guests as we expect for ourselves. We'd love to have you back next year.
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5

Perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Manatee Haven couldn’t be better! The Swinfords have thought of everything you could need or want and provided it in their lovely vacation home. My friends and I came for a girls’ trip and we all had a fabulous time! I would absolutely return with the girls, but I would also come with my family for a relaxing getaway. There is fun to be had for all ages. The home and pool are lovely and the beach is super close. We loved the observation deck at sunset-just gorgeous! I can’t wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW! Manatee Haven is such a gem. The owners have thought of everything. From the perfectly clean house to the amazing pool, this is the place to be. You are just around the corner from the beautiful private beach, and minutes from the restaurants. Look no further, this is the winner!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for the perfect house for your North Captiva Island get away, this is the place! From the moment we stepped on to the island, everything was taken care of for us. While our luggage was being taken to the house for us, we were treated to a tour of the island of places to eat, look for manatees, the best dolphin watching areas, etc. Once we arrived at the home, we were welcomed with all of our bags put away and groceries in the kitchen.

We hopped on to golf carts and within seconds, were on the beach! Each night, we enjoyed the most beautiful sunset from the top deck.

The home is so amazing that we never wanted to leave. The pool, hot tub, and outdoor kitchen were perfect. The owners have truly thought of everything! Every pool toy, beach toy, chair, umbrella, towel, etc....it is all there!

We didn't have children with us, but it is perfect for kids! There were more DVD's than I could believe. Every game on the market is at the house.

We made so many memories at Manatee Haven! Cooking dinner (every spice possible is provided), playing games, swimming, hanging on the beach, searching for shells, enjoying the most beautiful weather....I promise you will never want to leave!

I truly can't say enough about our time there. I highly recommend and only hope to be back soon.

Stephanie

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Manatee Haven is our favorite of the many homes we've rented - 3 couples & plenty of room!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd time staying at Manatee Haven - each time gets better. The new outdoor kitchen on the pool deck is awesome - along with the ice maker. Laurie & Duncan are right there if you need them, but we didn't because everything was perfect. Pool swimming daily, beach walks & fishing & adult time at the tiki bar made for a memorable week.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful pool deck and outdoor kitchen. Spent almost all of out time there and at the beach. Would highly recommend

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Southwest International Airport, Ft. Myers, Florid
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
NCIC Pool Bar
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Over The Waterfront in Safety Harbor
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Gulf Beach
Car: not necessary

Manatee Haven is located on a barrier island North Captiva Island. You take a public water-taxi from Pineland Marina on Pine Island, Florida. It takes 25 minutes to get to the island. You use a golf cart to get around the island. There are three restaurants and one snack bar/grocery store. The beach is less than a minute ride by golf cart. The island is very peaceful and quiet as there are no large condo complexes allowed, only single family homes. If you are looking to kick back and relax you have come to the right place.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2nd Golf Cart $350 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Booking Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax

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.

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