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Wendy and Mark Muller

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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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 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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Wendy and Mark Muller (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 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 Florida

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.

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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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)
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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I 75 and BayShore Rd
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

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

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
FALL 2016
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 19 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Second Golf Cart Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $375
Third Golf Cart $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • 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 , 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.
  • 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
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 12 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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.

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