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Rainbows End Beach Front Home!! Location! Location! Location!

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Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Captiva House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms - 2 Bath



We are located on the northern tip of the island...just a small sandy path.

There are 4 acres of private undeveloped land to the back of the home filled with 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 are in.

We are true owner operators... 24/7 ....we greet and check out all our guest.... we also clean and maintain the home when you arrive the home is spotless . when traveling to a barrier island a beach front rental is a must ,not to miss the true island experience. The Gulf of Mexico has a show on all day. give us a call or email we would love to have you visit!!!!!!!

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Beth D'angelo
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Mary Beth D'angelo

Mary Beth & Glenn

We were born and raised in Philadelphia and spent our summers at the Jersey Shore.

That is where our love for the beach started

We have three children all boys and two grand-babies.

1997 we purchased Gulf Coast Recycling and made Lee County our home.

We also own a small barging company for the barrier islands.

Mary Beth D'angelo purchased this house in 2011

Why Mary Beth D'angelo chose Florida

While visiting our friends in Naples (1987) we noticed a small ad in the local newspaper that said REMEMBER WHEN next thing I know we are on a boat to North Captiva Island.It was love a first sight,that week we purchased two lots and a boat dock, and have been property owners since. In 1991 we met June, who we purchased a boat from and found we had something in common North Captiva Island.For the next twenty years we helped June maintain her home, and had many happy memories staying at Rainbows End. June became ill in 2009, and after two years decided to sell her home to us. We were happy be to given the chance to purchased Rainbows End and will continue to make it a great place to visit. This home has a twenty year rental program with clients returning each year! Come and make you own memories! We would love to have you.

What makes this house unique

IT is all about the beach!

We are located on the North tip of the island.

Kingfisher Drive takes a sharp left when it meets the shore line, with only 7 homes on our sandy path. With four acres of undeveloped private property to the back of our home filled with wildlife,and the Gulf of Mexico to the front,you can take 30 steps to the waters edge. It is private and very peaceful here. Sit on our porch,gaze at the water and relax. Our motto is if you are coming to the beach you must stay on the beach! See you soon!

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Rainbows End Beach Front Home!! Location! Location! Location!
average rating of 4.982143 based on 63 reviews

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
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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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  • 5 of 5

The moment we arrived at Rainbows End we knew we had found paradise! From the comfy, and wonderfully decorated interior to the screened outdoor porch and side deck, we were hooked. The website pics are spot-on, but can’t convey the wonderful feeling you get when you actually arrive on that deck! It was most difficult to pry ourselves from that deck... not only did we take up positions in the 2 lounge chairs, watching for frolicking dolphin, soaring osprey and the ponderous but graceful pelicans, but also watching the ebb and flow of the Gulf meeting the bay, in front of the house. Sunrises brought out shore birds, and shell hunting, and the sunsets, were magnificent. We explored many of the island laneways by golf cart, walked the beaches and kayaked the bay and dock areas – even viewing manatees up close and personal in the cove. Surprisingly, we ended up dining in for all meals, using up most of our groceries and even had to take a ferry ride (NCR) to Pine Island mid week for additional supplies. But this was an adventure also! If you are looking for sun, sand, and surf and total relaxation, this is the place for you. This was our first VRBO rental. And we are happy to report that Rainbow's End is immaculate, fully equipped and positioned at the best spot on the island. From our first inquiry, Mary Beth was responsive and very helpful. (Remember, you’re not going to Orlando here!) She fully prepared us for the trip, explaining how one gets to North Captiva, advising us to get ferry reservations early and to make arrangements with the Publix market for provisions to bring with us (there is virtually nothing available on North Captiva itself). Having now spent a fabulous week there, the two best tips we can offer anyone considering a visit to Rainbows End are: 1) do it! and, 2) take half the clothes you think you’ll need – and twice the food (and drink)!

We will be back!

Thank you Mary Beth and Glen, for sharing your bit of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 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
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 11.0%



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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 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 ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 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 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , CAN BE TOGETHER FOR A KING SIZE
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Bed (1) Queen in the master suite (2) Two twins in the guest 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are true owner operators & provide 24/7 service for all our guest.The home is comfortable & spotless. We will assist you in all arrangement's for a safe and carefree arrival, departure and everything else needed for your stay.Getting here is great fun and a beautiful boat ride. This house is sitting on the beach just steps from the Gulf of Mexico!!! The stilt home also provides great shade with the same views of the Gulf of Mexico. The large outdoor shower also has views The location is thee best on island!! Quiet & private with the Beach in front and 7 acres of undeveloped lush land filled with wildlife viewing behind our home. This makes for a very quiet and private location.

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