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Rainbows End Beach Front Home! Private and PERFECT!

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms - 2 Bath w/Sleepr 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. 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/from shore. A 20 minute boat ride from shore, you can leave almost anytime, you just won’t want to! Also daily tour boats depart for island hopping and dolphin watching.

Give us a call or email we would love to have you visit!!!!!!!

More Details

Mindy Strand
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jun 2011
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

Rainbows End Beach Front Home! Private and PERFECT!
average rating of 4.982456 based on 64 reviews

What a perfect, relaxing delight!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year in a row to Rainbow's End, and every year has been better than the last. The house is just the right size for a couple, and the location is simply perfect. Whether sitting on the screened in porch or chilling out on the beach, every moment is filled with the wonderful murmur of the waves. So many dolphin sightings - we never get tired of that!

The property is clean, well-maintained and beautiful, and working with Mindy was a breeze - no hiccups at all. The kitchen is well appointed (we love to cook!), and the outdoor shower is magical (I never even used the inside shower for the 11 days we were there). The only problem was that we had to leave (to come back to snow and ice - yuck!).

We certainly plan on returning - just a perfect vacation and Rainbow's End was the heart of it!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would give 100 stars if I could. Everything I read in the previous reviews was spot on. The house was pristine, and the view... pictures absolutely don't do it justice. We saw more dolphins than people. This was our first beach trip with our 3 young children and not only did they have the time of their lives, we actually got to relax as well! There is no "commute" to the beach and no beach bags to pack. We would just step back inside for drinks, towels, snacks, etc. and if our 2 year old needed a nap or a break, we didn't have to pack up the whole family and leave the beach! Since we were on the north point of the island, we were able to watch the most breathtaking sunsets AND sunrises over the ocean! Unbelievable!

Thank you, Mary Beth, for sharing your amazing home! We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow's End is just the perfect place to go and a very special treasure: very clean, well equipped, quiet and simply the perfect place to relax and regain power. Mary Beth is a wonderful host and very supportive ( we had been first time island vacationers and Mary Beth organized everything to work out easy and smooth for us!). Important things to bring are water, sunscreen and bug repellent.Thank you very much for having us! We are hoping you will take us again - may be next summer (especially two fishermen are making plans already!)...

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ditto of all the other perfect reviews

  • 5 of 5

This is the most perfect place. The beach is private and sandy with gorgeous shells. The wildlife is everywhere and up close. The house is clean, bright and really well appointed. Oh and Mary Beth gives you all the info you need to make your stay comfortable. Just follow her directions and you can't go wrong. My only mistake was only booking a week.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Franklin, TN

Lily''s Famiky

  • 5 of 5

We just spent Christmas at Rainbow's End. It was a magical time for us. Mary Beth decorated the house for Christmas for us! It was beautiful!!! Had a Christmas tree in the master bedroom☺️ Mary Beth was wonderful in helping us through our first time visit to North Captiva Island. She gave us great advice in packing! less clothes and more food. Absolutely correct! She was always accessible to answer questions. She was there at the marina waiting for us and pitched right in to unload us and get us to the house and then helped unload! She's a dynamo in a petite sized package. The house is wonderful. Mary Beth gives this house lots of TLC. It's well maintained and immaculate! The kitchen is well equipped and organized. The location is by far one of the best on the island. The beach is very private and natural. We had a ball getting around in the golf cart. Even Lily (our lab) enjoyed the rides. You have to use the outdoor shower!!! The water pressure was great!!! And roomy. Our favorite spot was the screened in porch looking out over the water. We had most of our meals out there where we could enjoy the sound of the waves coming in on the beach. Lily LOVED the porch! She spent almost all of her time out there. The only thing we were not well prepared for was bugs. We went out at dusk our first night and were the main course for dinner for sand fleas and mosquitos. They are fierce! Bring plenty of bug spray! . We hope to return to North Captiva Island. The island experience was a wonderful adventure. Thanks Nary Beth for a great Christmas!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabot, AR, USA

Better than a pot of gold!

  • 5 of 5

Rainbow’s End is the cleanest house I’ve ever seen, and that’s saying a lot. The VRBO photos are accurate, but they do not do the house justice, and working with Mary Beth was great. Our week at Rainbow’s End on North Captiva was the best week I’ve ever spent on vacation, period. I will echo other reviews: plan your meals, take twice the food you think you ought, and half the clothes. Honestly, I wore swim trunks or a pair of shorts, a T-shirt, and a straw hat the whole week. What a delight! It was astonishing, too, how quickly the sound of an internal combustion engine became irksome to me (and I am no tree-hugger!). Our trip was filled with driving the electric golf cart on those sandy roads, exploring the island, walking the beaches, watching the wildlife (this includes dolphins-a-plenty and manatees), and lowering my blood pressure. I’ve vacationed in Florida many years in many places, but this is the only one where I’ve actually considered buying a house. I would not hesitate to buy Rainbow’s End, if it ever came on the market and I could swing it. :-) One cautionary word: If you decide to take the beautiful and quiet, 6+ mile round-trip hike to the south end of the island, TAKE PLENTY OF WATER.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • 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

Captiva House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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