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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

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 Florida

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

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Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator.
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
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: Mar 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

Everything was perfect from start to finish!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had the best vacation ever, mostly because of this house. It had everything we needed from board games, pool toys, beach stuff etc. The amazing large screened in area with plenty of seating and largest pool I have seen on the island really made a difference. The sunsets from the crows nest were unbelievable. Communication with Mike the owner and Jane the house manager set this house apart from anything we have ever rented. I know this sounds too good to be true but obviously with 5 star ratings across the board it says it all. Thanks Mike for sharing your beautiful home with our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, We are so glad you all had a great time on North Captiva Island and especially at Manatee Haven. It's our pleasure to have our home create such great family memories for your entire family. We hope you'll come back and visit our little gem of an island soon.
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5

Happy Ohioans

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week on North Captiva. The house and pool exceeded our expectations. The kitchen was well stocked. There were plenty of beach and bath towels. Anything you need to play in the pool or at the beach is provided. The views from the screened in porch and crow's nest were beautiful. They said that the island was packed with tourists, but we never waited for a table at a restaurant or ran into a crowd on the beach. We could walk along the undisturbed beaches collecting shells and pass very few people. Jane was extremely helpful and even picked up a few groceries for us when she went to shore during the week. We saw manatees, tortoises, lizards, and all sorts of birds. The dolphins were a little shy, so we only saw a few of them from afar. The food at Mangos and Barnacle's was fantastic. We rented a boat from Boats and Fun for a day and visited some of the other islands that were close. We had never boated before, but they were very helpful, and we managed to get where we were going and dock the boat without too much difficulty. We would highly recommend North Captiva and Manatee Haven to any family that wants to get a way from it all for a week on a peaceful,relaxing, and friendly island. Don't let the logistics of planes, land taxis, water taxis, and grocery ordering scare you off. We were a little intimidated by that at first, but as long as you follow the Swinfords detailed instructions you will be fine. It went unbelievably smoothly. Don't forget to bring bug spray though.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jeanne, That is so great that you were able to get out on a boat and island hop. There is so much to do on North Captiva that we sometimes forget we have many other islands we can explore while there. One of our favorite things to do is boat over to Cayo Costa and swim, shell and explore. We agree with you on the "planes, taxi's and ferries" - it seems like a lot of work but once you decide you are on "island time" it's truly a breeze and I'm sure you found everyone along the way to be very helpful. We hope to see you back at Manatee Haven sooner than later.
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New Albany
5

Wonderful home with tons of amenities! Beautiful island experience!

  • 5 of 5

Manatee Haven is well equipped with everything you need. Loved the beach towels, laundry detergent, and quality bathroom necessities. Beds were comfortable. We were able to play games while we waited for the rain to pass.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Melissa, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Manatee Haven. We always wonder what guests think of all the amenities. Between the games, DVDs, books etc - even a rainy day is a great day at Manatee Haven. Let us know when you'd like to come back.
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Southern Illinois
5

Excellent for family!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed at Manatee Haven and had the time of our lives. The house is perfect for families and the amenities made the stay so easy. The owner has thought of everything. We had 2+ days of torrential rain and were not bored for a minute. There are so many movies and board games to keep everyone entertained. We definitely plan to go back and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all had a wonderful time at Manatee Haven. We truly do strive to make our guests feel at home and have all the amenities needed to be comfortable. We'd love to have you all back, just let us know when you'd like to come.
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5

Best family vacation spot with the kids!

  • 5 of 5

House has everything you need, very clean, great location on the island, close to beach. Make sure to order enough groceries, plan your meals, snacks , etc....then maybe order a little extra. I went into the Publix website to see what brands they offer when placing my order. The restaurants on the island were nice, but we really enjoyed eating at the house. And the kids ate all day---so again, order enough food. The house was beautiful, the pool was great. We enjoyed sunrises on the roof top deck with coffee and sunsets on the roof top deck with drinks. We played games with the kids at night, went to the beach during the day, swam in the pool too. We got kayaks from the club and kayaked out to a sand bar in the gulf and found so many shells and sand dollars. We drove the golf cart around the island and explored. We bought icecream for lunch one day from the ice cream shop. This really was the best vacation. Very laid back, the best family time, I would recommend this house and vacation to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all had a wonderful time on North Captiva Island at Manatee Haven. Isn't that sand bar the best? So many great shells and always plentiful with sand dollars. We hope to have you back in the future.
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Map

Cayo Costa State Park
"Great for shelling"
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

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $79

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.