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Olde Florida Beach House - Newly Updated! WIFI. Short walk to Beach. In Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den (3rd bedroom), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6). Newly renovated

Danny Morgan islander singer/song writer, wrote in the late seventies about Captiva Island, 'The Island of My Dreams.' He sang of the island's beauty and our home was built to forever portray that beauty. Some call it, 'The Old Key West House' and some younger folks call it 'The Tree House', but whatever you call it,you will love being nestled in the natural lush vegetation like a tropical rain forest. The house has many special architectural features like an English antique stain glass front door, a hand carved veranda from a Victorian home in Chicago inverted over the bar, and antique furniture throughout. This home has a lovely contrast to the typical Florida decor.

Captiva has miles of luxurious award winning sandy beaches, pristine waters, unprecedented shell hunting opportunities, a charming village with restaurants & live music, shopping, and it is all within walking distance of a picturesque, unforgettable sunset.

Our home is only steps away from the beach, a two minute walk by the historical cemetery and the Chapel By the Sea. Watch a beautiful sunset, walk to the Mucky Duck for dinner or come home and enjoy one of the more tranquil parts of Captiva. We recently updated the decor as well as added flat panel TV's and a new king bed in the master bedroom. We look forward to welcoming you to our Captiva Island hideaway, The Gingerbread House.

More Details

RE/MAX of the Islands
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About RE/MAX of the Islands

My husband has been a college professor for over 40 years. His career began at Cornell University and he has been traveling south every since which is why we now reside in Nashville, TN and we built our home on Captiva Island. My husband's hobby or passion, whatever you want to call it,is restoring antique automobiles. The love and the details of restoring a vauable antique is reflected throughout our home in the hand carved gingerbread on the veranada and the selection of architectural pieces used in the construction of the home.

My career for the past 25 years has been in real estate managaing our property in Nashville, Alligator Point and now our home on Captiva. My hobby is moving plants from one spot to another...never would I describe myself as a gardner but my love for vegatation is reflected in the surroundings of our home. We are one of the few on Captiva that has maintained the orginial lush, tropical vegagtion.

Our home is not like so many of the cookie cutter mansions you will see. It is a reflection of our love for the purest of designs and 2 years of labor reflecting alot about who we are.

RE/MAX of the Islands purchased this house in 1987

Why RE/MAX of the Islands chose Captiva

Wiles and Gore is near the down town area, The Village, but one of the more peaceful streets. Our home is surrounded by original tropical trees and plants.

What makes this house unique

We built the house with architectural antiques that make this home different than most Floridian homes adding warmth that only antiques can give.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our November, 2013, stay at Gingerbread House. On stilts, in the jungle 100 yards from Captiva's beach.

Second floor screened veranda with wicker furniture for reading, bird watching. McMansions in the neighborhood, but you can barely see or hear traffic from this

corner lot with flowers, coconuts, orange flavored bananas, sea grapes, Gumbo Limbo, Zebra butterflies and an Osprey roosting in the Australian pines.

Interior woodwork and furnishings stylish and comfortable. Fluffy towels.

Day trips to the Everglades, Big Cypress and Corkscrew Swamp and a canoe tour of Ding Darling mangroves with Ken,"Bird", Westall.

Wish my family had kept house near South Seas Plantation; too brief stays at Gingerbread House will have to suffice.
Nov 2013
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den closes off to be 3rd bedroom
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Olde Florida Beach House - Newly Updated! WIFI. Short walk to Beach. In Village
average rating of 4.769231 based on 18 reviews

Island of my Dreams

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at the Gingerbread House for the past 25 years and it is a special place. Some of my favorite things about staying here are the original charm of the house, being able to park the car and walk to everything, sitting on the front porch during a rain storm (AMAZING) and of course hanging out on the awesome beach. The house is very comfortable, including the beds, and well equipped. I highly recommend staying at the Gingerbread House!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful village home

  • 5 of 5

wonderful village home. nicely decorated. all around 5 star

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great near beach Captiva home!

  • 5 of 5

wonderful home perfect for family. so close to the beach. easy walk to beach and restaurants. will be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5

If you have children an or u like to watch television at all I don't recommend this house there are no tvs at the home

Also when my family an I arrived to the home it was 92• inside the home no air conditioning we like to have suffocated they sent Someone out to fix it but it still wasn't fixed had to call them again an they sent someone out again an they replaced the thermostat but it still was not fixed I was very disappointed myself

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay. I do apologize that you experienced issues that took away from all that Captiva Island has to offer. As soon as you reported the AC not working, we contacted a local company to get out right away and remedy the issue. We have followed up on that and the home is cooling normally. If there were any issues that persisted, I would have encouraged you to contact our office as we are available 24/7 for superior guest satisfaction. Also, while the home doesn't have an immense multimedia package, there is a TV in the den with cable as well as high speed wireless internet. We do try and be as accurate and in depth as possible in the unit listing and photos. Please contact me directly in the future and I would be happy to assist you on an upcoming Captiva vacation.
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The Best Rental in Captiva!

  • 5 of 5

This summer was our family's 15th (at least) trip to Captiva and all at Gingerbread House! When we 1st rented in June 1989, my wife and I were utterly blown away by the peaceful serenity, impeccable furnishings, and amazing beach and property! This is the best value in Captiva or Sanibel, for that matter! Over the years, and 2 children later, we still find Captiva and Gingerbread House "magical." I lost my wife to cancer in 2014 and when I told the children we would take a vacation trip this summer -- they said Captiva! Not Disney; Not Universal -- The Gingerbread House! Thank you Kathy and Henry for creating such a wonderful retreat! As long as you own the property, we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental Home!

  • 5 of 5

We returned home a week ago from spending a wonderful week in the Ginerbread House! The home was even better in person than in the photos provided. Plenty of room to spread out and have your own space if desired. Very short walk to beach and centrally located to shops and restaurants. The weather was great to escape our very long, snowy New England winter. The beach chairs and umbrella were in poor condition but the owner had made it clear to us that she couldn't guarantee beach equipment. We hope to be able to rent this great vacation home again. Thank you to Kathy and Henry!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Green Flash
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
The Green Flash/ Two blocks from Ande Rosse/center
Car: recommended

Captiva Island, South West Florida,USA, Gulf of Mexico


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $45
Reservation Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please note that a reservation fee may apply. A 20% deposit would be required using any major credit card with the balance due by check 30 days prior to arrival.

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.

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