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Mark & Wendy Muller

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

LUXURY SUMMER DEALS you are looking for! OPEN 8/6, 8/13, 8/27

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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


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Booking Now Open for 2017 Holiday. Christmas Week OPEN in 2017 (Monday 12/19 to Monday 12/26). NEW YEARS WEEK BOOKED...

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Celebrate at Windswept with award winning excellent service, luxury, and vacationing!

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 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 offers luxurious accommodations, heated private pool, and a truly 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.

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 fine 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 4K Ultra HD TV in the living area is complete with DIRECTV, 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 beachy flair. The upstairs loft bedroom offers a full size bed with twin trundle bed and is also home to a 32'LCD Flat screen TV and XBOX 360 game system... a great kids play area with games and toys.

Fun, Games, Watersports, 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 'mini-golf' 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.

Note: Until confirmed, rates and availability are subject to change without notice.

***12 Guest Maximum at the property... online rates may not reflect your exact occupancy, additional guests can be added for a weekly fee per guest. Restrictions may apply for max number of total guests over 16 years old. Cannot be rented as part of a multi-house group. Cannot be rented as part of a Wedding or Wedding Group. No Pets. No Smoking.

Keywords: Residential

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mark & Wendy Muller (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Mark & Wendy Muller

Mark & I have lived full-time on this island for 8 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, cheaper apartment hotels, and condos to rent for vacations. We did vacation in Florida a lot, though. Massachusettes and New Hampshire are really cold in the winter.

For our first rental on the island.. we stayed ... just the 2 of us, close to the beach. Well no matter the house, renting a whole home was just perfect. We grilled every meal even breakfast on a screen porch by the sea. (Fresh Wild Mango Quesadillas of course!)

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!

Kind regards,

Wendy & Mark Muller

Owners of Windswept North Captiva

'just sending you a reminder of how thankful we are for the exceptional service you provided to ensure we had the vacation of a lifetime. - Shelli Harrigan 2009'

Mark & Wendy Muller purchased this house in 2004

Why Mark & Wendy Muller chose Florida

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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LUXURY SUMMER DEALS you are looking for! OPEN 8/6, 8/13, 8/27
average rating of 4.827586 based on 65 reviews
Ambler, PA

Great week!

  • 5 of 5

Wendy and Mark are great hosts/owners and Windswept is a great house. My wife and I, our two year old, my parents, and my aunt were all very comfortable there. The house is incredibly well stocked - the kitchen is over the top and the supplies for children (pack-and-plays, strollers, changing pads, toys in the house, toys for the pool, toys for the beach) were great. The house is right on the nature preserve border and is a great location. Very large, nice warm pool.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Windswept. Wendy met us at the Ferry Dock, instructed us on golf cart usage and lead us to the completely and beautifully appointed Windswept. The kitchen was fully equipped, the beds were comfortable, there are inside and outside dining opportunities, gas and charcoal grills, books and games galore, an enormous TV, a large heated pool, two inside jacuzzi tubs. We loved being close to the nature preserve, we walked everyday. Bird life is abundant, we saw a tortoise, shelling is wonderful, and the night stars were brilliant. Our only regret was that we hadn't booked a longer stay. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Windswept. Wendy met us at the Ferry Dock, instructed us on golf cart usage and lead us to the completely and beautifully appointed Windswept. The kitchen was fully equipped, the beds were comfortable, there are inside and outside dinning opportunities, gas and charcoal grills, books and games galore, an enormous TV, a large heated pool, two inside jacuzzi tubs. We loved being close to the nature preserve, we walked everyday. Bird life is abundant, we saw a tortoise, shelling is wonderful, and the night stars were brilliant. Our only regret was that we hadn't booked a longer stay. We look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Fell in love with North Captiva and Windswept

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our first visit to North Captiva Island and Windswept. We had an amazing time in a very beautiful place. The house is exactly as pictured and described, and Mark and Wendy are incredibly helpful and responsive to any questions and issues.

North Captiva has some unique qualities, you need to take the water taxi to the island, and we elected to have our groceries delivered. There are only a couple of on-island restaurants, but with the large and well stocked kitchen at Windswept, cooking your own meals is a breeze ( literally, with the island breeze coming through the windows).

Highly recommend this house and location, and Mark and Wendy as owners.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love to vacation here - love to have a home that feels like home

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to North Captiva - it cemented that this is our favorite Florida getaway. What we loved about Windswept is how much Mark and Wendy make it feel like home. The kitchen is amazingly well organized and stocked. (Wendy even has a map of the kitchen with where everything is/belongs). Need a food processor - they have one. Need a spice you forgot to bring with you - they probably have it.

When you want to entertain yourself or the family - they have it covered. The selection of movies if there's a rainy day (we certainly didn't have any but did have movie night) is very complete with recent movies, favorite movies and classic movies. Plus there is a closet full of games to make family time fun time.

We love North Captiva and what it brings to our family. On this trip we spent time with a family of manatees, kayaked to see amazing birds, dolphins, stingrays and flying fish. We spent a lot of time at Mango's with Suzy, Matt and Yanni (world's best bartenders). We were also blessed, because we stayed at Windswept, right on the border of the sate park, to see the bobcats. This is the perfect place to connect with family and disconnect from the world (although the wifi worked perfectly). We would highly recommend Windswept as your home for the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WINDSWEPT…The Place to Stay to be swept away!

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Wendy have an amazing home they are willing to generously share at an affordable price with others while still maintaining high quality of service. Their amenities they offer, just in their home, were completely unexpected! Two beautiful washers and dryer units, comforts of home from spices in the chef’s kitchen to the choices of gas or charcoal grilling with table outside. Traveling by plane does not offer a lot of room for bringing many items and Mark and Wendy keep it affordable with many unexpected stocked items.

We initially were interested in Windswept because of the beauty of the home and what sold us was the hospitality of Mark and Wendy even before our arrival. Having never been to North Captiva was a little unsettling on not knowing what to expect and how to prepare. Every phone call and every question was answered in patience and kindness even when their normal duties as parents were carrying on.

Windswept is all that is pictured on their website. I hesitantly recommend only because I always want it to be available for rent to us! Of course, I say that with humor and a little truth too though. Mark and Wendy personally showed us how everything worked in their home from the media to the appliances. No worries about restful sleep; the beds were amazing and gave much welcomed rest after each day of adventure. The bathrooms were filled with towels, first aid, hair dryers, etc. along with refreshing showers and Jacuzzis to ease the muscles from miles of exploration.

Mark and Wendy were always available for questions, but thankfully no problems occurred. Their relationship with NCIC must be top notch as check in and check out was already completed by them. The round home with the complete deck surrounding always gave us access to the beautiful sunrises and sunsets along with the occasional yell down to the pool for our kids to come up for dinner. Each morning our family would meet in the outdoor living room with coffee for event planning and laughing over memories of the previous days. My dad found serenity in reading out there as well. The eagles nest captured an awesome view of the water on both sides of North Captiva while the “savannah” sets as your footstool with many paths that lead to the ocean, either for walking or bike riding.

The golf carts were a blast to ride around in. If you are looking for quality, beauty, comfort, clean, and elegance with the warmth of the beach, Windswept is the place to stay. The Ciccos'

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Windswept's North Captiva Club Membership
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Dolphin Watching Area.
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Boathouse Restaurants
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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.


Rates & Availability

North Captiva Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 15 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
FALL 2016
Oct 16 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $375
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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
Mini Golf Putting Green, 3 story lookout tower

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