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INQUIRE NOW! 5 LUXURY BEDROOMS with HEATED POOL

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Windswept offers luxurious accommodations, private heated pool, and a genuine one-of-a-kind vacation retreat. From the first foot you step on to North Captiva Island’s dock, it is just like the very first step when you get off a roller coaster ride. The world just stops spinning! In today's hectic world, we all need a place like that in our lives. A vacation at Windswept, on North Captiva, is the perfect place to reconnect with nature, your family, and your friends. Relax on the shady treetop tower, recline and share cocktails in the outdoor living room, bathe in the sun around the pool, and marvel at the stars drifting in a sea above the sea! Sleep in luxury, cook in the finest gourmet kitchen, and dine with sweeping views of a mystical palm tree forest! Search the beach, collect shells to your hearts’ content, catch fish for dinner from the surf, explore the sea islands the way they always were- like Sanibel before the cars & traffic- Just the Beach and the Sea!

Windswept is located AT the Preserve Beach and Walking Trail Access Point with just a short walk to the most beautiful, most serene, and Private beaches on North Captiva Island. Our home is custom designed and crafted, taking its inspiration from Old-Florida and Key West Style Inns. Four full bedrooms and a sleeping loft (fifth bedroom) are beautifully decorated with elegant furnishings and sumptuous linens. Attention to details carries throughout this magical oasis by the sea. The broad sweeping and open-concept great room offer ample seating for larger groups. The 65 inch Ultra HD TV in the living area is complete with HD Direct TV, Blu-Ray DVD, and Bose Surround Sound Home Theater. The Master Bedroom Suite offers a spectacular 'Tommy Bahama' King Size Bed with a desk and sitting area facing the preserve. The Master bath suite is complete with double shower heads and temperature controls in the awesome walk-in shower, as well as a jetted corner jacuzzi tub and dual sink vanity.

A second king size bedroom is located on the opposite side of the beach house adjacent to the Guest Bath Suite. Two guest bedrooms (1 Queen, 1 Full) are decorated with a subtle beach flair. The upstairs loft bedroom (Sleeps 5 in beds) offers 1 full-size bed with 1 twin trundle bed, as well as 2 twin bed sleeping areas (memory foam mattresses - set it up as a cool sectional sofa for loft lounging), and is also home to a 32'LCD Flat screen TV, a Playstation 4, and X BOX 360 game system (with guitar hero) ... A great kid play area with games and toys.

Fun, Games, Water sports, Poolside Picnic, Grillin' and chillin', something for everyone! With one of the largest heated pools on the island, a spacious and private pool deck surrounded by preserve.

The ground level of this amazing vacation home brings together the fun of the beach with a festive Boardwalk flair. Our putting greens offer a great diversion from all day at the beach! The lookout treetop tower is the perfect place for relaxing, resting, and gathering... Never Mind the breathtaking sunsets!

Climb to the top to gaze at the stars, make a wish on a shooting star...why wish? It's already come true - you're at Windswept! -The vacation rental that collects the many perfect qualities of a vacation rental home on North Captiva. Elegant bedrooms, spacious living areas, decks with sweeping and expansive views. The privacy that is so prized and unique on this island cannot be compared to other locations... not even beach front locations.

*Available Dates Subject to Change. 12 Guest Maximum at the property at any time.... additional guests can be added for a weekly per person fee (over 10 persons). Restrictions may apply for a maximum number of guests over 16 years old. This home cannot be rented as part of a multi-house group under any circumstances, the owner reserves the right to charge an additional fee for occupancy. 7-night minimum rental (Saturday to Saturday schedule) applies year-round. Some blackout dates may apply for traditional holiday weeks. Homeaway/VRBO standard rate is not considered a rate quote it is merely for informational and planning purposes.

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Windswept offers luxurious accommodations, private heated pool, and a genuine one-of-a-kind vacation retreat. From the first foot you step on to North Captiva Island’s dock, it is just like the very first step when you get off a roller coaster ride. The world just stops spinning! In today's hectic world, we all need a place like that in our lives. A vacation at Windswept, on North Captiva, is the perfect place to reconnect with nature, your family, and your friends. Relax on the shady treetop tower, recline and share cocktails in the outdoor living room, bathe in the sun around the pool, and marvel at the stars drifting in a sea above the sea! Sleep in luxury, cook in the finest gourmet kitchen, and dine with sweeping views of a mystical palm tree forest! Search the beach, collect shells to your hearts’ content, catch fish for dinner from the surf, explore the sea islands the way they always were- like Sanibel before the cars & traffic- Just the Beach and the Sea!

Windswept is located AT the Preserve Beach and Walking Trail Access with just a short walk to the most beautiful, most serene, and Private beaches on North Captiva Island. Our home is custom designed and crafted, taking its inspiration from Old-Florida and Key West Style Inns. Four full bedrooms and a sleeping loft (fifth bedroom) are beautifully decorated with elegant furnishings and sumptuous linens. Attention to details carries throughout this magical oasis by the sea. The broad sweeping and open-concept great room offers ample seating for larger groups. The 65 inch Ultra HD TV in the living area is complete with HD Direct TV, Blu-Ray DVD, and Bose Surround Sound Home Theater. The Master Bedroom Suite offers a spectacular 'Tommy Bahama' King Size Bed with a desk and sitting area facing views of the Bay. The Master bath suite is complete with double shower heads and temperature controls in the awesome walk-in shower, as well as a jetted corner jacuzzi tub and dual sink vanity.

A second king size bedroom is located on the opposite side of the beach house adjacent to the Guest Bath Suite. Two guest bedrooms (1 Queen, 1 Full) are decorated with a subtle beach flair. The upstairs loft bedroom (Sleeps 5 in beds) offers 1 full-size bed with 1 twin trundle bed, as well as 2 twin bed sleeping areas (memory foam mattresses - set it up as a cool sectional sofa for loft lounging), and is also home to a 32'LCD Flat screen TV and an X BOX 360 game system (with guitar hero) ... A great kid play area with games and toys.

Fun, Games, Water sports, Poolside Picnic, Grillin' and chillin', something for everyone! With one of the largest heated pools on the island, a spacious and private pool deck surrounded by preserve.

The ground level of this amazing vacation home brings together the fun of the beach with a festive Boardwalk flair. Our putting greens offer a great diversion from all day at the beach! The treetop lookout tower is the perfect place for relaxing, resting, and gathering... Never Mind the breathtaking sunsets!

Climb to the top to gaze at the stars, make a wish on a shooting star...why wish? It's already come true - you're at Windswept! -The vacation rental that collects the many perfect qualities of a vacation rental home on North Captiva. Elegant bedrooms, spacious living areas, decks with sweeping and expansive views. The privacy that is so prized and unique on this island cannot be compared to other locations... not even beach front locations.

*Available Dates Subject to Change. 12 Guest Maximum at the property at any time.... additional guests can be added with a per person fee (with owner approval). Quoted rates are as stated, please be accurate when you inquire about your vacation dates. Additional fees may apply if occupancy is higher than inquired for. Restrictions may apply for a maximum number of guests over 16 years old. This home cannot be rented as part of a multi-house group under any circumstances, the owner reserves the right to charge an additional fee for occupancy. 7-night minimum rental (Saturday to Saturday schedule) applies year-round. Some blackout dates may apply for traditional holiday weeks. Homeaway/VRBO standard rate is not considered a rate quote it is merely for informational and planning purposes. Please enter your occupancy to receive a response with the most accurate rate quotes.

More Details

Owner
Mark & Wendy Muller
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Mark & Wendy Muller

The 'Windswept Family' has grown over the years since we began renting out our vacation home. We are proud to say it has grown by hundreds of traveling families that are very dear to our hearts! It is the best feeling ever to see families coming back "home" year over year to vacation. At Windswept... our house is your house.

We do our best to make this your real home away from home... not just another stark vacation rental. There're tons of fluffy white towels in the baths, fine bed linens, super comfortable beds, extra blankets, every kitchen gadget we can think of... plus the POOL (heated and super excellent) gorgeous views of the preserve and Gulf...plus Privacy! To top it off.. we are available on the island if you need us.

Mark & I have lived full-time on this island for 16 years and started out renting vacation homes for vacations here too. North Captiva was the first place we ever rented a whole vacation home; we had always stuck to hotels, apartment hotels, and condos to rent for our vacations. We loved this island so much after our first visit; we pulled up stakes from New Hampshire and Massachusettes and decided to grow up and raise our family on the island. Once you have vacationed and really lived like a local in a luxury home like Windswept, you will happily become a returning guest too!

Our Vacation Property, Windswept, is proudly; Owned, Booked, Maintained, and Managed by US the OWNERS. We take pride in our properties. We strive to take superior care of our property and provide you with the BEST BEACH Vacation Rentals EVER!

Mark & Wendy Muller purchased this house in 2004

Why Mark & Wendy Muller chose Captiva

Loved it from the get go... buying all of our supplies and heading to the beach for a long weekend. Renting a whole house was something we would always try to do from then on. We had it down to a science though... since we would fly in to Orlando or Ft Lauderdale and drive around a bit on our way here, we always had 3 or 4 soft sided coolers (made of fabric) folded them up and packed them inside 1 cooler bag with masks and snorkles and deflated air mattresses. This cooler bag- we checked it. At Publix we just unpacked the coolers and stuffed them with grocery supplies.

Vacations on North Captiva require less stuff then mainland vacations. You wear your swimsuits most of the time, flip flops are best instead of shoes :) and every home has laundry- so you could wear 2 or 3 outfits the whole time and just wash 'em. Now that is freedom... that is relaxation. Just stretching yourself out on the sand.

What makes this house unique

We know you will have a great vacation here. When explaining a vacation at Windswept on North Captiva... we always try to imagine what it would be like to be discovering this island for the treasure that it really is for the first time again. Mostly we just think of how many beautiful and unique things are collected into one gorgeous spot.. not well known... undiscovered if you will, and that may be what makes it so beautiful.

The best reasons to enjoy a vacation at Windswept are definitely the location, the house, the privacy, and the heated pool. Few others will ever see North Captiva from your vantage at Windswept, with the sun rising at one side of the property till the sun sets at the other.

Windswept is on the private island directly to the North of the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. As most would say, we are like Sanibel and Captiva islands were 50 years ago, before the bridges. 'Cut-off' to some degree, but this makes the island all the more special. Plenty to do here with fishing, beach combing, shelling, boat rentals, etc., but what is also just as alluring is what is NOT available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you again for helping to make the perfect vacation. We wish you laughter and prosperity in 2012.
Dec 2011
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Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Golf Cart Renters and Drivers must be licensed and insured to drive a vehicle and be over 16 years old.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Dual Sinks, Large jetted jacuzzi tub, double shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Dual Sinks, jetted jacuzzi tub/shower combo
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Poolside Shower Only - with hot & cold
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Full size Tempurpedic, bed, TV/DVD, sitting area & stereo.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Luxurious Queen Pillow Top, TV/DVD, radio/CD player.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 child bed , 4 poster bed with Pillow Top mattress, toddler bed, TV/DVD
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 Poster Bed, Tempurpedic Mattress, TV/DVD, desk.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 3 twin/ single , Loft w/1 Full, 3 Twins, Playstation4,XBOX360,TV/DVD/Directv
  • Mater Suite - King Size 4 poster bed with Tempurpedic mattress. Sitting Area, Writing Desk, TV/DVD, DirecTV, Stereo CD/Radio, walk-in closet, reading collection. King Bedroom - King Size 4 poster bed with Serta pillow top mattress. Toddler Bed w/rails, walk-in closet, reading collection, Stereo CD/Radio/I-pod compatible. Queen Bedroom - Queen Size bed with Extra thick and luxurious 'King's Down' mattress, board and card games,Stereo CD/Radio, TV/DVD Full Bedroom - Full size bed with Tempurpedic mattress, sitting area, reading collection,TV/DVD, CD/Radio. Loft Bedroom - Full size bed and Twin Trundle with Tempurpedic mattress, 2 Twin Lounge beds, 4 bean bags, TV/DVD, kids books collection, DirecTV, PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX360 with games, kids play kitchen and games/toys. All bedrooms are furnished with high thread count cotton sheets, coverlet, and extra pillows. Also included:4 Pack-n-plays, 1 toddler bed, 3 high chairs, 2 jogger strollers
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Mini Golf Putting Green, 3 story lookout tower

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New Ulm, MN
5

Windswept is a wonderful place to stay. Beautiful location and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The house was well equipped. Wendy was so accommodating. She made us feel welcome the moment we arrived. We loved the pool and the location to the preserve and the beach. I highly recommend staying at this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highland Beach, FL
5

Well appointed, clean and the hosts are great

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite spot on the island. Looking forward to our return!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Island Home with Awesome Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to this area. We will be back and we will rent Windswept from Mark and Wendy again without even looking at other homes. A beautiful hidden treasure. Not only in the house and on the island, but also with the owner-property managers. Mark and Wendy manage this home as if it was their own, because it is! Our family spent a week on this island in their home and fully stepped back from the busy, hectic outside world. The home is designed thoughtfully and enables you to gather and connect with your family. 6 adults and 2 children stayed in this house with plenty of space to not feel crowded. Great room contoured circular couch allows you to come together in the evenings after your time outside at the beach, fishing, shelling, hiking the trails, swimming in the pool, or just exploring the island in the golf carts. We rented a deck boat for a few days and also explored some of the surrounding islands. The entire area is just beautiful. However, this property is set high above the others in that it is personally managed by the owners. Mark and Wendy live on the island and are only a short distance away if you need anything. On arrival, Wendy met us at the docks with a big smile and a friendly aura about her that made you feel like you were family coming for a visit. She chauffeured us to the home, came inside and gave us a tour pointing out and guiding us on the different appliances within the house and showed us other general house functions. She made it clear that if we needed anything, just to let her know. We had no house issues during the week, but we did run out of propane while grilling some dessert pineapple. I texted Wendy to notify her and ask if there was a second spare bottle of propane. While it was not necessary to have it switched out immediately, Mark was there within a blink of an eye and had the bottle switched out for us. Bring more food than you think you will need and plan to have your meals at the home. Wendy was gracious enough to help with some mid week food supplies because we did not bring enough. (I was planning to do some shopping on one of the surrounding islands but discovered that would not be so easy to do). The house and kitchen were well stocked with everything you will need for the week. We even baked and decorated a birthday cake using the items in the kitchen cupboards. We were well satisfied with our stay. Perfect serenity. If you are looking to escape and recharge this is a great place to do so.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Windswept several times over the past few years and continue to love this corner of Panama Shell Drive and Rum Road. Love the home, the views, the pool and the beaches! Our grandkids are already asking us when we're going back to "our island home".

Wendy and Mark are great hosts and they treat you like guests.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Windswept was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a week at Windswept on North Captiva Island. Perfection! We had four children and eight adults and were quite comfortable with the accommodations. The house was equiped with anything you could need in the kitchen. We loved the location, too. Right at the preserve and beach access. We used both the beach and pool for swimming and also did a great deal of fishing off the beaches and docks on the island. Totally loved the privacy and yard for the house, while being a short walk or golf cart ride from ice cream options and the ferry. The weather was cool a few days, and windy one day. The pool was still warm enough to swim in and the kids were not detered! At night, the stars were outstanding. We are anxious to return. Our hosts were very helpful and even obtained the ferry boat captains phone numbers for us when our family’s flight was delayed . The captains were able to wait for them because no one else was scheduled for the late ferry. All in all, a superb vacation. Don’t let the remoteness of the island keep you away from this wonderful place. And stay at Windswept unless we also want the same week!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Windswept is everything you'd ever want!

  • 5 of 5

I almost have no words for how amazing this property is and Wendy. It's literally everything you need in one house. Wendy secured groceries mid week for us in the ferry. The home is beautiful, the beaches are amazing. We've already booked for next season. So excited!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Windswept's Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Windswept's North Captiva Club Membership
Nearest Point of Interest
Dolphin Watching Area.
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Boathouse Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Over the Waterfront Restaurant

Walking and jogging trails in Preserve lead to miles of beaches. Windswept located right at beginning of the trails. 2 jogger style strollers, perfect for beaches, are included for your use during the rental vacation.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375
Use Club Amenities $75 + Tax
Second Golf Cart Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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