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LAST MINUTE FALL SPECIALS! Rainbows End Beach Front Home! Private and PERFECT!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 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 Florida

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

Jun 2011
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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


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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LAST MINUTE FALL SPECIALS! Rainbows End Beach Front Home! Private and PERFECT!
average rating of 4.9848485 based on 73 reviews

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: Oct 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: Jul 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: Jul 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: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chicago, IL

Rainbows End was magnificent

  • 5 of 5

As good as expected. Beach, birds, dolphins, and manatees...impressed by how much wildlife we saw during our stay, and so quiet and lovely. Really helped to use Sandies Grocery service to get all the food in the house before we arrived. Also loved our fat-tired bike rentals which worked great all over, though seems like most folks prefer their golf carts.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Arlington, Texas

The Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

I don't know how you can get a house this close to the beach THIS CLEAN AND SPOTLESS. Everything was pristine and beautiful. Our host was waiting on us at the Barnacle Phil marina when the Island Girl ferry arrived and took us to the house in the golf cart that goes with the house. At Rainbow's End, they've thought of everything. Coffee in the morning, wine in the evening, nothing ever tasted so good while sitting on that screened porch. We saw a group of manatee swim by, dolphins, pelicans crashing into the water to catch fish.

North Captiva is the perfect mix of remote and luxury. We actually had groceries delivered prior to our visit and found them put away neatly in the kitchen. There is a small convenience store if more is needed. We found everything we needed at the house to enjoy cooking our own breakfast in the mornings but wanted to experience the local fare during the day. My husband enjoyed the steak at The Boathouse restaurant, but my favorite meal was the delicious Snapper Francaise served at Over The Waterfront. Seating is very limited at both restaurants so make a reservation! The other option for lunch or dinner is Barnacle Phil's or the Tiki Bar near Mango's Island Store.

Rainbow's End has a membership to North Captiva Island Club so we had a couple of pools and use of kayaks and bicycles. At Boat's and Fun you can rent a boat or hire a guide. Heck, they'll go get fresh fish for you at the market if you want. Instead of renting a boat, we hired a guide, Matias, who was amazing. He took us over to Cabbage Key for the original Cheeseburger in Paradise, then cruising around the end of Cayo Casto. We saw a massive sting ray and even had dolphins chasing us and playing in our wake. After snorkeling a sand bar for a bit, we cruised the beach front of North Captiva looking at houses before making our way back to NCIC. Matias was a fabulous guide and obviously loves his job.

We regret we didn't make time for fishing as the tarpon were beginning to bite. This is a fisherman's paradise and we will definitely be back with this as a must-do.

North Captiva is a fabulous place for families. So safe and relaxed. Beware: This is an island only one step from being off the grid. Do not get in a hurry here. Put your toes in the water and watch the amazing sunset on the beach at Rainbow's End. Aaaaahhh!!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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