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Luxury 5 Bedroom, Heated Pool, Sleeps 12...

Captiva, FL, USA
  • House2300 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

5 bedrooms, sleeps 2 to 12 in luxury accommodations!

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 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.

Celebrate award winning excellent service, luxury, and vacationing!


Wendy and Mark Muller

Member Since 2009
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Wendy and Mark 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!

Wendy and Mark Muller purchased this House in 2004

Why Wendy and Mark Muller chose Captiva

We care personally for this property. Mechanicals, linens, kitchen stock, outdoor amenities... all properly maintained and prepared for each arrival. We really want you to walk in the door and say WOW!

What makes this House unique

Access to the miles of beaches of the North Captiva Nature Preserve is included with your stay. Privacy abounds with the entire pool area surrounded by preserve with wonderful southern exposure. We are fully 'kid/family' equipped and specialize in multi-generation vacations. See our long list of amenities for the whole family to delight in their stay.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, 4 Poster Bed, Tempurpedic Mattress, TV/DVD, desk.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 child bed, 4 poster bed with Pillow Top mattress, toddler bed, TV/DVD
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, Luxurious Queen Pillow Top, TV/DVD, radio/CD player.
      • Bedroom 4
        1 double, Full size Tempurpedic, bed, TV/DVD, sitting area & stereo.
      • 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


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, Dual Sinks, Large jetted jacuzzi tub, double shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Dual Sinks, jetted jacuzzi tub/shower combo
      • Bathroom 3
        outdoor shower, Poolside Shower Only - with hot & cold
      • Bathroom 4
        outdoor shower, At deck with cold beach rinse off shower only
      • All baths are supplied with ample amounts of bath towels (white). Bath soap is supplied(bar), shampoo is not included. Towels for Beach and Pool are provided with each rental (please leave beach towels clean at departure) Beach/pool towels are located adjacent to Laundry/pantry room.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Resort
        • Water View


            • Family


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      Wi-fi included at Windswept.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central AC and Heat, with one central temperature control.
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Broadband Access
                      Wi-fi DSL included at Windswept.
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      (2) 2 front loading clothes dryers.
                    • Ducted Cooling
                    • Ducted Heating
                    • Filtered Water
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central AC and Heat, with one central temperature control.
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      Bed Sheets, Coverlets, Pillows and Shams provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Mosquito Magnet
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Local and long distance included.
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Bath towels & Beach/Pool Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      (2) 2 front loading high efficiency washers.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Wi-fi included at Windswept.


                        • Kitchen
                          All Stainless Steel Appliances, 48' built-in fridge, super-quiet dishwasher, double ovens, microwave, toaster oven, espresso machine, mixer, wine glasses, etc.
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Lobster Pot
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Built in Kitchen Aid 48 inch fridge/ freezer. No ice maker.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Radio
                                • Books
                                • Books for Kids
                                • DVD Player
                                • Game Room
                                • Games
                                • Games for Kids
                                • Piano
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  (3) 65 inch 4k ULTRA HD TV in great room with Bose Home Theater,DVD,& DIRECTV. 20' LCD flat screen TV in Master Suite with DVD, DIRECTV. 32' LCD flat screen TV in Loft with DVD, DIRECTV, XBOX360.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  20inch TV in Full size Bedroom with DVD and Local Channels ONLY. 15inch TV in Queen, King, Full size Bedroom with DVD and Local Channels ONLY. 65 inch 4k ULTRA HD TV in great room
                                • Toys
                                • Video Game Console
                                • Video Games
                                  (4) XBOX 360 games (4) Playstation 4 games
                                • Video Library
                                  Playstation 4 and games 360 and games


                                    • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                                    • Balcony
                                      360 degree balcony circles entire home with views of entire island, Gulf, preserve, and bay.
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Crow's Nest
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      (4) Pool Deck, shady covered dining deck poolside, three levels of decks on lookout tower.
                                    • Golf Cart
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      At the North Captiva Island Club and included with $75 club usage fee.
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      At the North Captiva Island Club and included with your stay. Rackets and tennis balls supplied by Windswept.
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Wood Deck


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              NCIC club offers 2 pools, tennis, club, pool bar, dining, store, and docks. Dockage not included in rental. We charge a $75 fee for use of the NCIC amenities.
                                            • Heated Pool
                                            • Jacuzzi
                                            • Private Pool
                                              One of the largest private heated pools on the island!
                                            • Whirlpool


                                                • bay/sound
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis


                                                            • Putting Green (with 4 holes!), 3 story lookout tower with one-of-a-kind VIEWS! Outdoor porch/living room, second level double chaise, and top story - 2 chaises - for sunset and stargazing. Private Heated Pool AT Windswept... One of the largest private pools on the island! Surrounded by preserve - really is pristine and private! INCLUDES CLUB USE: Shared Pools and Tennis at NCIC. Guest membership usage included with house rental. WINDSWEPT always INCLUDES: 4 pack and plays, 1 toddler bed, 3 high chairs, 2 jogger strollers. Cable/Satellite TVs (3) : 65 inch 4k Ultra HD TV in great room with Bose Home Theater, Blu Ray DVD & HD Direct TV. 32in LCD flat screen TV in Master Suite with DVD, Direct TV. 5th bedroom is loft with kids toys, baby gate, 32' LCD flat screen TV/DVD, Direct TV, Playstation 4, XBOX360, Full bed & 3 Twin beds. 2 Jetted Tubs in Baths : Corner jetted jacuzzi tub in master suite, double walk-in shower with dual temperature controls. Deep jetted jacuzzi tub in guest bath.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 9:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              43 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

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

                                                              ChrisNew Ulm, MN

                                                              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!

                                                              Well appointed, clean and the hosts are great

                                                              GregHighland Beach, FL

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

                                                              Beautiful Island Home with Awesome Hosts

                                                              Patti N.

                                                              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.

                                                              Island Paradise

                                                              Brad W.

                                                              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.

                                                              Windswept was perfect

                                                              Lise S.

                                                              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!

                                                              Windswept is everything you'd ever want!

                                                              Lisa H.

                                                              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!!!!


                                                              Captiva, FL, USA

                                                              North Captiva presents to guests a private island vacation, located just 5 nautical miles off the coast of Florida. Access to the island is provided by convenient ferry boat and water-taxi services. Windswept is an elegant beach house for rent on North Captiva Island in Florida. Our luxury home rental is located right along the edge of acres of wildlife and nature preserves. Windswept’s gardens, putting greens, and heated pool border the Florida State Park that is home to miles of the most pristine beaches on the island. This island vacation rental is just a few minutes golf cart ride from the ferry landing. During your beach vacation at Windswept, access to the scenic beaches of North Captiva is less than 350 yards from the house, yet only a short walk from beautiful resort amenities that are available for your use. Our membership’s amenities include 2 heated pools, 2 tennis courts, 2 restaurants, and a outdoor pool bar. Nearby shops: gifts, grocery, boat rentals, excursions.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Additional Guest Fee
                                                              $25 - $100
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              43 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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