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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


Welcome to Gearing Down! Enjoy a Captiva Island vacation home in luxury. Boasting an expansive floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms that sleeps 8 comfortably, Gearing Down is a desirable bayside home. Witness breathtaking sunrises from the covered lanai overlooking the private dock. Enjoy the peaceful serenity swept in by the cool gulf breeze in the private pool or hot tub.

On the first living level you’ll find a modern kitchen complete with bar style seating at the center island and a breakfast nook overlooking the bay. Adorned with artwork and the necessary amenities this first level is home to a formal dining table to seat 8, vast living room space, 2 bedrooms with king and queen size beds and 2 full bathrooms.

The master suite, located on the uppermost level, is furnished with a king size bed and private his and her bathroom complete with shower and garden tub Jacuzzi. Roll out of bed and soak in the sun’s rays on the master suite balcony while overlooking the bay. Adjacent to the master suite is the 4th guest room fitted with 2 twin size beds.

Gearing Down is centrally located to the Village of Captiva. The island’s restaurants, rental stores and retail shops are all within walking distance. A short walk through the village takes you to the beach where you can experience the postcard-worthy Captiva Island sunsets.

Contact Gearing Down today to book your next stay at one of Captiva Island’s most desirable vacation homes.

800-755-0516 |


No special events permitted at this property.

NO PETS allowed.

Rental week is Saturday to Saturday.

Check in 3:00 p.m. / Check out 10:00 a.m.

Refundable security deposit of $1,500.00

20% down holds reserved week(s). Everything furnished except soap, paper goods, and food. 20% due 10 days after verbal confirmation of date(s) is received. 11% Florida Sales Tax added to purchase.

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More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 5, 2017

Why The Owner chose Florida

Property location is on the water, lush vegetation, gorgeous beaches, incredible fishing, supreme boating opportunities, year-round sunshine, friendly neighbors, great dining and social scene, relative proximity to nearby cities, airports and interstates.

What makes this house unique

Watching the beautiful sunrise over the bay, private pool with Jacuzzi, private boat dock, back patios, spacious living accommodations.


Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • (4) Full baths. (1) With standing shower, and jet tub. (3) With standing shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    The 'Apprentice' Room - 1 queen
    The 'Kids' Room - 2 twin/ single
    Master Suite - 1 king
  • (1) King size bed, (2) Queen size beds, and (2) Twin size beds.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
No special events permitted.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Bayside property does NOT disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth vacation on Captiva which has captured our hearts and become our favorite destination. This was the first time renting a home instead of staying at a resort, and this property is fantastic. Only able to get it because someone else had to cancel their standing annual reservation, and it was an amazing stroke of luck for us. The home is beautiful, very well maintained, and really comfortable. I had some concerns about staying on the bay side (all previous stays on island were in cottages on the gulf side on the beach) but the sunrises were amazing and the property is far enough along the bay that you look across at open water. Great appliances, wonderful washer and dryer, commercial ice machine was a huge surprise and much appreciated. Pool and hot tub are fantastic. Internet connection was a bit quirky for brief periods of time, but was fine most of the time with good connection speeds. Can't say enough good things about this place or the owners. Definitely hope to be back again sometime!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Captiva Favorite!

  • 5 of 5

This was the fourth home on Captiva that my family and I have rented. It was our favorite for sure! Not only is the home itself beautiful, but it is in a perfect location. We didn't need to rent a golf cart this year...easy walk to everything we needed. The bay views are so peaceful. We sat on the dock every morning and watched manatee and dolphin swim by. We caught 13 different species of fish right off the dock. We enjoyed the pool everyday. It was an easy walk to the village for restaurants or to the beach for walks and sunsets. You won't be disappointed with this home, and the owners are kind and responsive.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best family rental on Captiva

  • 5 of 5

Gearing Down is an exceptionally clean, well-maintained, and beautiful property with top notch views. It is extremely spacious and well appointed. The house is isolated enough that you don't ever have to see other people (except passing in boats!) during your stay, yet it is only a few hundred yards from many of the restaurants on Captiva. We highly recommend Gearing Down and hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed at Grande Casa in May of 2014, and found it to be the perfect location on Captiva Island. We had a wide range of family members from a 2 month old to the grandparents, and there was something for everyone. We used the pool several times a day, and loved the view and the dock. We also liked how open the layout was; perfect for families. Our favorite part was being able to easily walk to the beach and restaurants. We only had one issue while we were there (related to air conditioning in a bedroom) which was dealt with immediately. We had a great stay and are definitely considering returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rochelle, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay next year (which we are already booking up fast)! Thank you for being delightful house guests!
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Detroit!, MI

Awesome Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for Easter 2011. My family had a wonderful time hanging out in town and the backyard. We rented a boat from a local marina and went exploring the sound it was very cool. The house was in good shape and everything was exceptional. Would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wyomissing ,Pa

Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a fabulous time at this lovely Captiva home. The view was magnificent, the house was well appointed, and the location was within walking distance of great restaurants, the beach, and convenience stores. We would definitely go back to this great property.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 6 2017 - May 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
May 5 2018 - Sep 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 8 2018 - Dec 14 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are variable due to season and holidays. Please call or email for further details.

20% deposit due upfront. Nothing else due until approximately 3 weeks prior to vacation stay. We do not accept credit cards or PayPal. We accept check, money order, bank checks, travelers' checks and cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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