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Daniel and Linda Hrycyk

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french

Luxury Beach House just 50 Yds from the Gulf beach !

24 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Sleeps 10, only 50 yds from beach !

Recipient of "Top Vacation Rental" Award by TripAdvisor/FlipKey !

Exotic furnishings from faraway places await you at this professionally-decorated and landscaped luxury home located just 50 yards from the beautiful Gulf beach. Pamper yourself with the finest amenities in this 4000 sq. ft. (2500 under air), 3 bdrm. dream beach house spread out over 5 levels. You can indulge yourself in countless luxury appointments such as the fine goose down comforters, plush monogrammed terrycloth bathrobes, dreamy bedroom settings, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen by Kraft-Maid with Jenn-Air cook top and Nespresso espresso/cappuccino maker, and a deluxe hydro massage hot tub on the Master Bedroom deck.Bathed in warm natural earth tones, the recurrent theme is one of a distant island getaway, featuring an array of exotic materials such as bamboo, teak and natural fibres complemented by a selection of tasteful antiques.

House: NOTE!: All rentals are not what they seem to be! As you look over numerous property rentals, you will no doubt see many pretty pictures. But what you do not see is their condition. We give you our assurance that this is our personal “home away from home” and that we continually maintain it as if we lived there all year long. So rest assured that 'what you see is what you get'! No unpleasant surprises!

The main living area has a 15 feet high cathedral ceiling with bamboo lattice designed to simulate a tiki hut, complete with its own bar, sofas with top grain imported Italian leather, Persian rug, 19th century accent pieces and home theater/entertainment center. The latest electronic and entertainment features add to your enjoyment, including 4 TVs, a DirecTV satellite dish, a Sony home theater system, DVD/VCR players and a vast VHS video/board games library.

Due to the special upside down design of the home, the bedroom level is lower down and the living levels are higher up, thereby affording great views from the areas where you spend the most time. There are also decks on 4 levels (2 of which are screened).

The views will remain with you forever: the rooftop patio, at a height of nearly 40 ft. above ground level, offers 360 degree views of the Gulf of Mexico, Captiva Pass and the State Land Preserve.

Included in 'The Compass Rose' house rental package is unlimited free access to all of the facilities of the North Captiva Island Club. The club has 2 swimming pools (Olympic size heated and cooled + lap size heated) and a jacuzzi. The brick paved pool area is over 14,000 square feet, with over 80 chaise lounges, plus a Spa facility with steam room, sauna, air conditioned changing rooms and lockers. For the active type, North Captiva Island Club also has two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness room, basketball court, and sand volleyball court.

You can then relax with your favorite cocktail at Hidden Cove Pool Bar, where a pool side lunch is also available. Kayaks, bicycles, paddle boats and fishing gear rentals are all available at no charge at North Captiva Island Club.

For those guests who like to explore the island, there are 20 miles of bike paths, exclusive of the State Preserve areas. There are also four restaurants on the island: The Boat House, Mango's Island Grill, Barnacle's, and Over The Waterfront.

The house rental also includes all linens and towels (house + beach), beach umbrellas, consumables such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies, and clean-up after departure.

The Island:

North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida: only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-like barrier island accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride. There are no cars and no paved roads (golf carts only on sand roads!)

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Daniel and Linda Hrycyk (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for the first week of March and used it as a recovery from the awful midwest winter. Our first visit to the island and it is a great place to get away and relax. The house is very nice, very clean and well maintained. There are lots of nice touches - cable, direct tv, nespresso machine, etc. It's location is great since it is near the reserve and a very private part of the beach. The water views are outstanding from a lot of areas of the house and the screened porch is great for sitting outside in the breeze. I would recommend Compass Rose highly.
Feb 2014
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Luxury Beach House just 50 Yds from the Gulf beach !
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Like stepping back in time...so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The only bad thing about Compass Rose was having to leave it. Vacationing on North Captiva Island was the most relaxing vacation we've ever had. There is a laid-back feeling as soon as you board the ferry over to the island. There are no traffic lights, no cars, no crowds, and the locals were very friendly.

The owner, Dan, was extremely helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had. In the weeks leading up to our vacation, he sent several emails with detailed information about Compass Rose and North Captiva Island so we knew exactly what to expect before arriving.

Compass Rose was a beautiful place to stay. Views from the main level were magazine-picture-quality and more. We could see ocean everywhere! We enjoyed sunsets from the crow's nest almost every evening.

Compass Rose was also very well-stocked. Provided for us were paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, soap, body wash, and cleaning supplies which was great not to have to worry about on vacation. The kitchen had everything we needed including a nice selection of spices, plenty of great quality cookware, and a really nice blender. The beds and linens were very comfortable, and extra sheets and blankets were available in the downstairs closet. There was an inside dining table and an outside one on a screened porch (we ate outside for every meal). Televisions in every bedroom and in the living room all worked great. Also provided were lots of music CDs, movies, games, books and magazines. My kids wished the internet was a little faster, but it worked fine for online gaming (we just couldn't stream a video and a game at the same time). Considering we were on an island, it really was fine. You don't go to an island on vacation to be online all the time anyway! :)

Wildlife around Compass Rose was amazing. Every evening an Osprey brought his fish dinner up to the crow's nest to eat it. A manatee came up to us two different days while we were swimming in the Gulf. Dolphin and Tarpon were spotted numerous times jumping in the water almost daily. We saw tortoises several times when we were out driving around in the golf cart.

When you step on the beaches, it feels like stepping back in time. There are no high-rise condos to spoil the view. Driftwood washes up on-shore. Seashells are plentiful and there are so many varieties to collect. We saw at least 10 different species of birds.

We can't wait to return and highly recommend Compass Rose and North Captiva Island!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

PERFECT LOCATION, PERFECT HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough good about this home! Pictures do not do it justice! All that said was furnished, was indeed furnished. The home owner was so easy to deal with and made it hassle free for us. The Manager who lived on the island also made the stay very pleasant and was immediately available with any issues or questions that we had. There was plenty of room and space for the entire family of 9! The view from the top deck was breath taking! The only thing that would need to be changed would have been the mattresses on the fold out couches....not quite enough cushion to make them comfortable to sleep. Other than that very small issue, we wouldn't have traded it for anything. As all others say on the island, bring more food than clothes! Extremely close to the beach: home had with all the necessary beach chairs, etc. The island and this amazing and beautiful home made our stay incredibly fun and relaxing too! We can't wait to return to Paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: On our rental information e-mail, we indicate that the sofa beds/fold out couches are suitable for children (as this review indicated, not quite enough cushion for adult weights). Nonetheless, we have now purchased an inflatable air mattress to place on top of the sofa bed in the Sitting Room. This will make the Sitting Room sofa bed very comfortable for adults as well !
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5

Perfect Vacation at the Compass Rose!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Compass Rose. The house is amazing! We were all so excited once we arrived because it was exactly what we were expecting but better! The views of the beach and water from the decks are breathtaking. We loved watching the dolphins play while drinking our morning coffee from the top deck! The kitchen is stocked with every pan and dish that you might need. There is a gas grill and a charcoal grill. The bed linens and towels provided were very luxurious. We slept so soundly in the comfortable beds. I believe there were four TV’s but we didn’t have time to turn on the TV. The internet service met our needs perfectly! Dan was very helpful with suggestions on planning our trip to North Captiva and always answered any questions very promptly. Upon arrival to the island, Sherman met us with 2 golf cars and off we went to the house! The whole atmosphere of the island is so laid back. It was a very unique experience. We loved exploring the island on the golf carts. I would not hesitate to recommend The Compass Rose! We will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

The Compass Rose is exceptional!

  • 5 of 5

Once again, the Compass Rose exceeded expectations – and that’s saying something because this was our second stay at the Compass Rose. The first is summarized in my June 25, 2014 review below. When we asked the kids where they wanted to go for vacation this summer, naturally they replied “Hawaii,” then “Wally World” – but once those facetious National Lampoon’s Vacation responses were out of the way, the vote was unanimous to return to N. Captiva and the Compass Rose. It was even better the second time – perhaps because of the familiarity.

This time we were a group of 7 (“kids” ages 24-34), and we had plenty of room to spread out and enjoy both collective and private space. The owners really do a top notch job of keeping this place updated, filled with amenities, and “user-friendly.” This year’s updates featured a new widescreen TV, new fridge, and a new silent running Bosch dishwasher, among other things. Great master bedroom with nicely tiled master bath and screened in porch outside the door with a hot tub. We did everything mentioned in last year’s review again this year, and enjoyed it even more the second time around. Added jet ski’s for an afternoon (again from the great folks at Boats & Fun located right next to the N. Captiva Club), as well as more nature hiking and some running to burn off the calories from overeating.

Getting to the island is part of the fun (at least as we look at it) – and using the owner’s helpful info sheet that is filled with all the right suggestions, it’s pretty easy. We flew in from STL and Denver to RSW in Ft.Meyers, where the Pine Island taxi folks picked us up in two separate groups; quick stop at the Publix to load on the pre-ordered groceries for the week; then to the marina where the Island Girl picks you up for a nice water taxi ride to Barnacles on N. Cap. The owner has a great assistant, Sherman, who meets you at the dock and loads all your gear and groceries into a golf cart, along with a couple other golf carts the owner has waiting for you and the family, and you caravan for a few minutes to the house. We don’t often go to the same place twice, but the Compass Rose really is inviting and wonderful for creating memories and relaxing. We are now wishing we were back there!! Hard to believe, but it really is better than the photos.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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5

Exceeds expectations

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a short but wonderful stay at The Compass Rose on N Captiva. We spent the first three days in Florida at Universal Studios and the last 4 days on N Captiva. From the minute we got on the island and into the house, our blood pressure dropped and the relaxation took over. The house is actually “better than advertised”. It is rare to find a vacation property that exceeds expectations but Compass Rose did just that. The location is less than 50 yards to the beach which is never crowded. On Saturday afternoon between 3:00 and 6:00, we were the only people on the beach for as far as you could see.

The house itself is beautifully and uniquely furnished. The bedrooms have very nice mattresses and linens, and the baths are all updated and furnished with plenty of towels and other accessories. Screened and tiled porches make for great places for morning coffee and evening cocktails and the roof deck is perfect for a glass of champagne while watching the sunset. The living area has plenty of comfortable seating and a very good TV and surround sound system. Many board games, puzzles, videos, and CD’s are provided to help occupy the quiet times you may encounter.

The kitchen is probably the best equipped rental kitchen we have stayed in. Plenty of dishes, glassware and serve ware and actually has complete sets of matching silverware. The appliances are very good and there is a surprisingly thorough stockpile of spices, foil and plastic wrap, coffee filters, etc. It also has the little things like good knives, cooking utensils, blenders, food processor, cutting boards, etc. that make cooking at the house easy and enjoyable. The Weber Gas grill worked perfectly and we used it every night of our stay.

Overall, it was a wonderful stay and we would recommend Compass Rose to anyone looking for a beach house on North Captiva.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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5

Spectacular vacation beach home

  • 5 of 5

The only reason we're giving it 5 stars is because six or seven isn't an option. Took my wife, 3 kids, ranging from 23-31, and daughter's boyfriend (to carry our luggage and keep her entertained). Generally they can be a picky crowd to please, but even the first night there they were asking if they could come back. Listing is accurate, and if anything, understated. I'd add that there is both a Weber propane grill and a charcoal grill, so buying charcoal isn't a necessity. Island Girl Charter's Cap'n Jim took the time to find a pod of dolphins and entertained us with 10 minutes that was far better than 5 or 6 "Dolphin cruises" we'd shelled out hundreds of dollars for in the past. Every level of this house has something unique to offer. The screened in porches were handy for bug avoidance in the evening, but bugs were never a problem on the crows nest thanks to the breeze at the high level. Kitchen is well-thought out and fully equipped. Plan your grocery shopping in advance, although there are a few places to eat out when you don't feel like cooking. We rented a boat from Boats R. Fun (?) next to the N. Captiva Club, and went off to find manatees and dolphins, and then down to Captiva to eat at the Bubble Room, about 1 block from Jensen's marina. Use the GPS to avoid the sandbars.... Free kayaks from N. Captiva Club are included with this unit, and that was great fun - shouldn't have waited until the last day to do that though. Pay attention to the advice about not overpacking - shorts, t-shirts, and swimsuits are all you will need. Maybe a polo shirt if you are eating at the Boat House. Sherman met us and took us back to the water taxi, and was "on call" when we had a minor problem with the AC - batteries went dead in the thermostat and he was there and fixed it immediately. Plenty of shells, hiking trails, and never ran out of things to do. Hardly even bothered to watch tv. Couldn't have been better - one of the nicest vacations we've ever had, and certainly one of the nicest places on the island, in location, amenities, and layout.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort-Myers RSW
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Gulf of Mexico beach just 50 yards away !
Car: not necessary

North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida: only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-like barrier island accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride. There are No Cars and No Paved Roads (transportation is only by electric golf cart on sand roads!). Nearby Captiva Island and Sanibel Island were once just like North Captiva until bridges brought traffic and hordes of tourists to their shores.

One word describes North Captiva Island best: Nature! On our pristine white beaches, you will find all kinds of rare and exotic Seashells. We also offer world-class Sport-fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish. A large part of the island is a 700-acre State Land Preserve for the protection of endangered wildlife: migratory and nesting birds include osprey, herons, egrets and pelicans. Manatees and dolphins are regular sights from our shores!

Other Activities: shelling, nature walks

Golf: Alden Pines Country Club is a Bermuda grass semi-private course located on nearby Pine Island. It is easily accessible from Pineland Marina (take Island Girl Charters ferry service from North Captiva Island). Water comes into play on many holes and narrow fairways make for a challenging game.

Fort-Myers RSW Airport, a private optional shuttle service is available to bring you grocery shopping and to deliver you to the water taxi. Once on the island, you will be greeted and brought to the house. Porters will assist you with luggage and groceries.

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Rates & Availability

North Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 28 2016 - Sep 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,790
 
 
Low
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,790
 
 
Shoulder
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,290
 
 
Low
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,790
 
 
High
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,290
 
 
Low
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,790
 
 
Shoulder
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,290
 
 
High
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,290
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
2nd golf cart $280 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

*Rates include 1 golf cart. 2nd golf cart: $280 + taxes.
*No Smoking
*No Pets
*We will rent only to family groups, couples, and responsible adults over the age of 25.
*Cancellation policy:
- More than 60 days before arrival: full refund if another tenant is found for the same dates. If another tenant is not found for the same dates, this will result in forfeiture of the $1000 Advance Rent Deposit.
- 30 to 60 days prior to check-in: forfeiture of 75% of the rent.
- Less than 30 days prior to check-in: forfeiture of 100% of the rent.

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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds convert to 1 King bed
    Mezzanine - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed suitable for children
    Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed suitable for children
  • - Deluxe bedding materials and window treatments, including goose down comforters in the Master suite, second and third bedrooms. - The Master suite has plantation-style bed (Queen), a selection of fine accent pieces with hand-carved details, DirecTV and a large bathroom featuring a sitting area in the shower. - Second bedroom with Palm Frond canopy bed by Tommy Bahama (Queen), a selection of fine accent pieces, TV/VCR. - Third bedroom with 2 Twin beds by Lexington featuring nautical-style shutter headboards. The 2 Twin beds can be pushed together to make a King bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Swimming pool, tennis court, fitness room and playground at Private Club (full access included with house rental).

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