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Steve

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Las Olas, 360* Ocean View, 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Pool, Hot Tub

100 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Las Olas won TOP VACATION RENTAL AWARD FOR 2012 and 2013'

Upper Captiva also known as North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida. Only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-style barrier island accessible only by a short boat ride. There are no cars and no paved roads (transportation is only by electric golf cart on palm tree covered sandy roads!)

Development has been carefully planned and the environment protected to insure that everyone will be able to enjoy one of the few remaining natural wonders of Florida.

The Island abounds with outdoor beauty. Over 700 acres of natural habitat have been preserved for the protection of endangered wildlife.

There are so many things to do and see here on Upper Captiva Island.

The wildlife sanctuary and wilderness park is great for hiking and bicycling.

Migratory and nesting birds such as osprey, herons, egrets wood storks, bald and sea eagles, pelicans and over 500 other species can been seen at different times of the year. Gopher tortoises and sea turtles roam this island Wonderland freely.

Manatees, dolphins and sea otters are regular sights from the islands shores!

The fishing is exceptional and includes snook, tarpon, red fish, flounder, sea trout, snapper and many other varieties are caught in these waters. Numerous activities are available on this unspoiled island for visitors such as beach combing, bird watching, fishing, swimming, shelling, dolphin watching, nature walks, boating, reading, photographing wild life, stargazing, kayaking, and best of all doing absolutely nothing but relaxing in your own private Island Paradise.

North Captiva is an island that is Boat access only. There is a ferry 'ISLAND GIRL CHARTERS' that departs from Pine Land Marina on Pine Island Florida. The ferry makes the 5 mile journey 6 times per day. Leaving every odd Hour from the mainland at 7, 9,11,1,3, 5 pm. For more information visit there website.

HISTORY OF THE ISLAND

Located on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Cost of Mexico is the Paradise Island of Upper Captiva Island.

Upper Captiva Island is also called North Captiva Island and is located north of Captiva Island and south Cayo Costa Island.

Calusa Indians first inhabited Captiva Island over 6,000 years ago up until the conquistadors arrived and nearly wiped out the tribes.

Ponce De Leon sailed these waters in the early 1500’s and famous pirates frequented the Island such as Jose’ Gaspar. The Island earned its name from the women held “captive” by the pirates for ransom.

Some believe a pirate treasure is buried on these islands, just waiting to be discovered.

A hurricane in 1921 severed Captiva Island into two separate landmasses, thus creating the island that we now know as “Upper or North Captiva Island” There are no Bridges or roads to captiva. Access is only by boat or small aircraft. (Click “Getting Here” for information on getting to North Captiva Island.)

This lush secluded barrier island is famous for it’s breath taking sunsets and pristine white sandy beaches that offer true unspoiled natural beauty. A tropical island playground awaits you at upper Captiva Island, “Come enjoy the ultimate Island Experience!”

Voted one of the top 50 American Isles by Conde Naste Traveler- July 2001

Keywords: Beautiful Island Beach House, Private POOL,

Beautifully land scaped garden, Observation tower, Fantastic Views

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Steve

Having been a professional Yacht Captain in the Carribbean for many years I have visited every island in the Carribbean. Discovering North Captiva I realized North Captiva offered the best of all worlds and was where I wanted to be. Having grown up in Atlanta Georgia, I learned to appreciate the scenic beauty and the privacy that North Captiva has to offer.

Yachting is all about pride of ownership. Having owned and operated numerous luxury charter yachts I know that clients appreciate the attention to detail and the pride of ownership that guest will experience when renting my home 'LAS OLAS'.

Steve purchased this house in 2010

Why Steve chose Florida

North Captiva offers seclusion and privacy yet only 5 miles off shore. While the rest of the world is over whelmed with the problems of daily life, North Captiva is a sanctuary from the stresses of daily Life. Everyone on island is so warm and friendly. Quite often friendships are made by simply stopping in the golf cart to chat with neighbors on island. North Captiva represents a simpler time when life was about enjoying the scenic beauty that nature has to offer. Las Olas is located near the state park nature preserve on the higher elevation side of the island.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful views of the gulf and bay from the home. The sunsets and sunrises that can be experienced from the house are wonderful. The 10 foot ceilings and the large over sized bedrooms. The marble floors through out. The huge great room and kitchen with the vaulted ceilings are great for entertaining. Taking my dog for a morning walk on the beach and beach combing. The private heated Pool! The large screened in Lanai off the living room. The 5 story observation deck which affords 360 degree views and is a great way to enjoy the end of a perfect day on North Captiva.

Reviews

5
based on 100 traveler reviews

Las Olas, 360* Ocean View, 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Pool, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.99 based on 100 reviews
5

Las Olas is everything you could wish for - and then some!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to North Captiva island and we were enchanted. Everything about this vacation exceeded our expectations.

We've rented vacation properties around the world and I can honestly say this is the best ever. This is one of the few occasions when I can honestly say the photos don't do it justice! Steve has thought of absolutely everything to make your stay easy, comfortable and entertaining. He was remarkably responsive to any questions we had before or during our stay. The caretakers on site, Mark and Helen were gracious, friendly and knowledgeable and made sure we didn't have to waste a lot of time figuring things out when we first arrived.

The house is beautifully decorated and the landscaping is absolutely fantastic. I don't think any other house on the island can compete. The outdoor recreation areas felt so secluded and tropical due to all of the incredible plantings. The kitchen has everything you could need to cook - simply or fancy. Steve supplies all the basics you need (towel, paper towels, toilet paper, trash bags, coffee filters, etc.) so you only need to arrive with your food/liquor.

The outdoor spaces were inviting and comfortable and we simply never wanted to go inside!

The house is in a fantastic location - 2 minutes to the beach via golf cart and totally private and secluded. Great sunset views from the crows nest.

The beach nearest the house is the best we saw on the island. Wide sand and near an entrance to the nature preserve. There is a fantastic sand bar off shore and we used the kayaks to paddle out there every day for spectacular shelling.

The island is truly a piece of paradise. The wildlife was extraordinary: turtle, manatees, dolphins and an unbelievable number of birds. We thought Costa Rica was fantastic in that respect, but this is probably a tie! The vibe on the island is completely casual and relaxing. We dined at Barnaclas several times and felt like family by the time we left. I'll miss those fish tacos!

The grocery service at Publix was top notch. You simply fax them your order in advance and tell them when you will pick up. They have everything bagged and packed in dry ice in coolers. Our stop to pick up took less than 10 minutes and they only charge 10% of your grocery bill. That's a fantastic deal. Order well because there is very limited options to get supplies on the island.

We will definitely be back and Las Olas will definitely be our choice!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Olas : Awesome! Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house and communication with Steve and Andrew was wonderful! Kayaks were a huge hit for our family. Star gazing and sunsets every night with my husband taking us on a star tour were enlightening. House has everything you could want. Love that there were some spices, olive oil, etc. Lovely bedding, towels. The pool and house were immaculate. Can't wait to return. Skip the fancy restaurants... Barnacles and Mangos are fun and have great food. Be sure to stop on the way to the ferry and buy seafood. We used Sandie's for groceries and they did a great job. We brought our own alcohol and soft drinks. Next time, I would stop and buy meat and fruit. Loved hiking in sanctuary. Saw lots of turtles...ocean was beautiful .. no sign of any red tide. Andrew and Steve have done a great job with the gardens around the property.. Really interesting plantings. Very private home.

Heidi Derbyshire

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed and maintained!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to peaceful North Captiva and Los Olas was the perfect place for us! It is very well appointed - lots of bath and beach towels, plenty of paper towels and toilet paper, great knives in the kitchen and any appliance and pot or pan you would need, games and books, 2 extra beverage refrigerators (one at the pool & one in the living room), kayaks, heated pool, beach chairs and, of course, the golf carts! It made our trip so much more relaxing. You can tell that the owners take great pride in the home and keep it so well maintained. We had 2 families of 5 (3 kids under 12 each) and it was a great fit. We especially enjoyed the view from the crows nest and the location of the home - close to the beach but quiet. The owners were very responsive whenever anything came up. We are already planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous week at Las Olas! The house was clean, extremely spacious, and nicely decorated. We had four young children who greatly enjoyed the pool, hot tub, decks, pool table, and ping-pong table. The golf carts functioned well with no problems. We also appreciated the beach chairs and umbrellas, and the sea kayaks. We ate all our meals either at the picnic table by the pool or the table on the screened deck since the weather was perfect. Also, we really appreciated the little touches like quality beach and bath towels and plenty of paper products. Steve and Andrew were both kind, helpful, and very accommodating. What a wonderful place!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Perfect Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

There is not one single detail overlooked in this home and its amenities. The home is maintained with great care and detail. When I rent a vacation home, I want it to feel like home, and this hit the mark. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect when you arrive and stay at Las Olas:

Booking and Customer Service

The owner responded quickly to our reservation request and questions regarding the property. Upon arrival we were met by Andrew who took us and all of our luggage and provisions to the house. He was available all week to answer any questions we had. Andrew was genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the island.

Linens and Paper Goods

The bed linens are super soft and comfy. Having 2 kings was a big plus. The bath towels are really bath sheets! They are very luxurious compared to what most rental homes have. This might seem silly, but even the toilet paper, tissues and paper towels were of the highest quality.

Kitchen

The kitchen fully stocked and is open to the great room and screened porch. I mean FULLY stocked! There is even a trash compactor and when you have to walk down 3 flights of stairs to take the trash out, this is a bonus. There is plenty of space, pots, pans, mixing bowls, flatware, sharp knives, kitchen towels, etc. There was even a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and ice cream maker. Another nice touch was that the owners label every drawer and cabinet so that you know where everything belongs. In such a well stocked kitchen, this was very helpful. There is also a gas grill by the pool that cooks great!

Living Spaces

This house is very open and airy, but still feels cozy. The great room is large and has plenty of comfortable seating, There is Direct TV, tons of books to read and lots of games. Our favorite area was the screened porch off of the kitchen and great room. It has plenty of relaxed seating, ceiling fans and a very large dining table. Its the perfect spot anytime of the day. The crows nest was used every night for star gazing! Renting a house with a pool is a must on North Cap and this pool doesn't disappoint! The ground level is a bonus with a ping-pong table, a pool table and MORE great seating.

As you have read, I can't say enough about this great property! The listing is accurate. The house was clean and well maintained and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Olas

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home in a beautiful spot. Loved the house. We had 4 young boys to keep busy but access to beach was easy and they had a blast. Andrew and Steve was super helpful. We arrived very late and left early and they didn't complain at all about having to accommodate our group. Thanks for a great experience. house is beautifully decorated with lots of beautiful pieces. We were a little nervous one of the boys would break something but it did make for wonderful surroundings.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Private Sandy Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nature Preserve Hiking Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayak launch area
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Barnacle Phil's waterfront restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Over the waterfront restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
The boathouse restaurant
Car: not necessary

Many fun and enjoyable activities for the entire Family await the visitor of North Captiva Island.

Bird Watching

Enjoy wildlife photography

Kayak to nearby islands- A 2 person kayak is included with your weekly rental. If you are interested in Kayaking Captiva on a guided eco tour.

Dolphin Watching

Swimming

Hiking and nature walks

Shelling: Collect shells, sand dollars and sharks teeth. Over two thousand varieties of shells can be found such as Lions Paws, Junonia Volute, Conch, Periwinkle, Corvine, whelk and many, many others. Thousands of new shells are deposited on the Island each day by the oceans tides.

Snorkeling and diving- Snorkling can be done right off Captiva beach. Dive trips with experienced guides can be arranged. Click here for listing of local dive operators.

Picnicking and Bar BQ

Fishing: Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Grouper Snapper are all common catches. Snook Snapper & Jewfish

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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
 
Late spring special
Apr 23 2016 - May 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Summer 2016
May 29 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
Preseason 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
Early spring
Feb 19 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
Peak 2017
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates shown are for up to 8 PEOPLE ONLY. Additional fees charged for more than 8 people. Maximum of 10 people only!

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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2572 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , NEW QUEEN SIZE BED
    Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 VIP - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Two Double Beds
  • King size beds (2) There are 2 King SIZE BEDS IN 2 Different Rooms NEW LINENS Double Beds (2) The 3rd Bedroom is quite large and has TWO double beds capable of sleeping 4 people NEW LINENS purchased on a regular on going basis The 4th Bedroom has QUEEN BED, Baby Cribs (1) Las Olas has a 'PACK N PLAY' Combination crib play pen & A HIGH CHAIR FOR YOUR BABYS DINING PLEASURE
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 Catamaran OCEAN KAYAKS PROVIDED WITH THE HOME, With trailer to pull with golf carts to carry Kayaks to the beach or Canal Miscellaneous, The Ground floor is a great Play room area for the kids and adults alike. Las Olas has a FULL SIZE REGULATION SLATE POOL TABLE and Ping Pong Table! Board Games , Telescope , Ping Pong Table, Horse Shoe Game, Hammock Books, Less than 2 minute walk to the beach, Your rental includes paper towels, toilet paper, and soaps (dish, bath, and laundry). All you need are casual clothes such as swimsuits which are usually the dress of the day! You will need to bring your own food and drink however don't worry, there are two small restaurants on the island, offering local specialty dishes, including great seafood, if you decide to eat out. There is also a mini-store in case you run out of basic food or other necessities. A couple of mini-boutiques offer hand-painted items and some island clothing.

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