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WINTER SPECIALS! Rainbows End Beach Front Home Private & PERFECT

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms - 2 Bath w/Sleeper Sofa.



We are located on the northern tip of the island... on a pristine white sandy beach overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico known as "Rum Point". There are 4 acres of private undeveloped land to the back of the property filled with tropical birds and island wildlife... this makes our home very private and quiet!!!

To the front of our home is the Gulf of Mexico, just 30 steps and you can walk right in!

Once you arrive at the dock, you will be directed to your golf cart which will be your island transportation during your stay. The property is a short 7-8 minute cart ride from the dock. Once you get settled into Rainbows End, you can explore the island with the furnished golf cart, take advantage of our optional Island Club VIP Membership which offers free bicycle and kayak use, free beach chairs and umbrellas, use of 2 swimming pools, tennis courts and other VIP amenities, or just relax and enjoy our beach house.

When traveling to a barrier island a beach front rental is a really must! The rhythmic sound of waves softly crashing just feet from your dinner table, spectacular sunsets from the porch or the beach, walk directly into the sparkling waters of the Gulf at any time!

The island also offers miles of nature trails for hiking and exploring, over 600 acres of Federal Wildlife Preserve is one of the island’s many treasures. Miles of pristine and un- populated beaches, and depending on wind direction…always a calm beach to enjoy somewhere on the island.

North Captiva Island is a true offshore island, boat or plane access only, golf carts and bicycles on sandy trails vs cars and roads, yet all the conveniences of shore. The island has about 300 home owners, 4 bars/restaurants, a popular pool bar & grill, marina grill, small convenience store, guided fishing and boating tours, gift shop, boat rentals, etc. Once you arrive, you won’t want or need to leave!

Ferries run throughout the day, $20 to shore, 20 minute boat ride, you can leave almost anytime, you just won’t want to! Also daily tour boats depart for island hopping, dolphin watching and grocery runs.

Give us a call or email, we would love to have you visit!!!!!!! The only bad part is, you won't want to leave :)

More Details

Mindy Strand
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2017

About Mindy Strand

Moved to South Florida 6 years ago from Texas and absolutely love it! Sunshine year round and beautiful white sandy beaches. We own and manage a small group of vacation properties on Ft Myers Beach and North Captiva Island. Live here full time, work here part time :)

Once I moved here I became a licensed Realtor and specialize in helping others relocate to the area. So if you get down here and decide its where you want to be, I can help you find your next dream home in paradise!

Mindy Strand purchased this house in 2016

Why Mindy Strand chose Captiva

Best location on the island, hands down! Located at the point of the island overlooking Captiva Pass, here you have your own private beach with dolphins jumping, perfect sunsets and star gazing at night. No sharing the beach like you would on some other parts of the island, this is your own private paradise!

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full Master Bath with shower Full Guest bath with tub and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , BEDS CAN BE JOINED FOR ONE KING SIZE UPON REQUEST.
  • (1) Queen in the master suite (2) Two twins in the guest bedroom (3) Deluxe Sofa Sleeper in Living Room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The home is kept comfortable & spotless. We'll assist you in all arrangements for carefree arrival, departure and everything else needed for your stay. Grocery deliveries, housekeeping, Club services… all to make your stay PERFECT! Getting here is a fun & beautiful boat ride, a true island experience that will be remembered forever. When you arrive, your golf cart will be dockside to transport your party to the property, a 5-10 min cart ride. The location is the best on island! Quiet & private, the Beach directly in front with miles of white sand beaches to explore. Grill fresh fish on the beach, fish from our shore, swim or sun bathe just steps from your island paradise, take a poolside day at the Island Club and be pampered, or just find that perfect spot on the beach and do nothing at all, come enjoy Rainbows END! *If this is your first visit by ferry boat to North Captiva Island, please contact us Before booking flights so we can help plan the best arrival/departure times.


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WINTER SPECIALS! Rainbows End Beach Front Home Private & PERFECT
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 75 reviews

Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Clean and well stocked with essentials. Leslie the property manager was very helpful.

We were very relaxed and did not want to leave!

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Clean, quiet, lots of sea life visible from porch. Beautiful home basically on the water.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I went in October. Not much happening on the island, which is what we were hoping for. A few locals and four other vacationers occupying two other homes were the only people we saw on our beach. Duncan, the property caretaker, met us at our arrival and departure. Actually he took us back to the mainland on our last day because the ferry didn't start until nine and we needed to be to the airport (RSW) by 10:30. He was very responsive and accommodating. He helped with anything we needed during our stay. We rented a fishing rod for $50 for the week, got some bait, and a few extra hooks from the shop at boats and fun. Caught jacks, lady fish, and black drum from the surf right in front of the house. I can't speak to any of the other activities available. We went with the intention of detaching and decompressing from the grind, and this property/island certainly offered that. We would go back for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our honeymoon was perfect on the island was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was just right. The sunsets, the beaches, the wildlife, the food, and the solitude......perfection ! We will be back !

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rainbow's End is a Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Rainbow's End. The House was well apportioned and comfortable for our family of 5. The beach access was terrific, and watching the sunset directly off of the back porch/beach was fantastic. The property owner was helpful and responsive from the time we first viewed the property online, through our entire stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beachfront is where it's at!

  • 5 of 5

Great house on the beach. Owner took care of everything. The views are amazing. Bring bug spray and plenty of sunblock!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to North Captiva. Let me start by saying this is a great, and somewhat hidden family vacation spot (a nice short drive from Orlando). We wanted a quiet, relaxing getaway for the five of us (dad, wife, 16 year old boy, 9 year old boy and dog). We found it at Rainbow's End. It was the perfect size for the 5 of us. Pictures on site did not do justice to the place, especially the large screened in porch - where we ate dinner at sunset every night and otherwise chilled mornings and during rest stops from the beach. The house was probably the cleanest house from top to bottom we have rented. The house is nestled among the trees, which gives it a private feeling - and is amazingly close to the water. Just steps (like two) from the house was our own beach where we fished, swam and people/fish/bird watched. Among other things, we had Manatee swim feet from us, sting rays swim by and watched amazing bird shows diving for catches. The layout of the house was great for family activities and privacy (boys loved having Direct TV in their room). I am a hack runner, and loved running on the island - great 6 mile loop to bird sanctuary beach and back. I could go on about the total experience, but will leave it there. We found a perfect spot. We will be back. Hope others are able to experience the same Zenful time we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
RT 75 OR 883
Car: not necessary

Air Travel- Florida's Southwest Regional Airport RSW


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.