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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Captiva - Pool Home - Footsteps to Beach and Bay. 3rd property from beach.

28 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Florida House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10) Great privacy.

Beautiful, tropical, two level home with five bedrooms and four baths. Just added to the deck which is now a tremendous 12 x 42. New Living Room and new Deck furniture. A brand new OUTDOOR TV on the Living Room deck. All under the protection of the screened pool cage for your comfort. Rooftop sunning deck. Brand new Fridge with filtered water and ice maker. New dishwasher. We have more bedrooms with their own bathrooms than all other properties in our price range. Of our 5 bedrooms, three of them have en suite bathrooms & 2 share a connecting bathroom. This makes it really easy for many people to get ready at the same time and offers convenience and privacy. Our house is ALWAYS sunny. We have ample sky-lights which have heat and glare shields. The beautiful swimming pool is heated and has attractive pavers. We are the third property in from the gulf beach on one side and the third in from the bay on the other. The driveway gate can be closed for privacy and most of the property is fenced. We are constantly told the pictures don't do us justice. We enjoy having many returnees to Blue Heaven year after year.

Clean, white tiled floors, 12 x 42 living room level deck with OUTDOOR TV which is within the pool cage, tremendous rooftop sunning deck, screened & heated pool, steps from the white sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico and steps from the Bay. ( We are the 3rd property in from the Gulf beach on one side...and 3rd property in from the bay on the other. Perfect for shelling, fishing, kayaking, biking and sunsets, a quick walk to charming restaurants and unique shops and art galleries in the Village area of Captiva. Tennis and golf are available in Sanibel just minutes from Captiva. I think Tween Waters Inn, Captiva, will let you rent a pass to play tennis. We are within the 'Village' area where you may use rented golf carts.

Our first level may also be used as a private In-law Suite or Nanny Suite with its own bath, living room, kitchenette. It has a secondary private entrance for added convenience. The 'Cabana' room with kitchenette and sliders to pool, may be used for bedroom with 2 twin beds and 'Jack and Jill' bath. Each of the other three bedrooms has a private bathroom and are a king, queen and 2 twins.

Sleeps ten; most pets allowed $150; all modern amenities including HEATED pool and sand chairs for the beach , big stainless steel gas grill with one sauce burner , WIFI internet and all bedrooms have flat screen televisions. Outdoor TV on 12 x 42 deck. Flat Screen TV in livingroom too. Rented weekly, Saturday to Saturday. Multiple week discount negotiable. Possible shorter than one week rentals if last minute, will be prorated. Ask about some special rates for some weeks. We pay the cleaning fee. We pay the Florida Lodging tax of 11%. Most homes add this on later. No surprises. Best for planning trips. New fridge and dishwasher. Beautifully furnished deck overlooks pool and goes across the back of the whole house. The deck is 12' by 42'. New carpeting in the screened porch and the staircase between levels. New living room furniture - see photo. We are tickled pink with this year's changes!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About The Owner

We had a great afternoon at the Crafts Fair in Sanibel. My husband took this of us standing in front of a mirror we wanted to buy.

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

Why The Owner chose Florida

It's so fabulous to go out of our driveway and go west, three properties to the Gulf beach or leave our driveway and go east three properties and be on the calm Bay waters. We are very close to all the restaurants and shops on Andy Rosse, but sweetly out of ear-shot! We are within the 'Village area where you are allowed to use rented golf carts. No matter what fun we want...it's SO EASY.

What makes this house unique

Just added to the deck which is now a tremendous 12 x 42. New Living Room and new Deck furniture. A brand new OUTDOOR TV on the Living Room deck. All under the protection of the screened pool cage for your comfort. Rooftop sunning deck. Brand new Fridge with filtered water and ice maker. New dishwasher. We have more bedrooms with their own bathrooms than all other properties in our price range. Of our 5 bedrooms, three of them have en suite bathrooms & 2 share a connecting bathroom. This makes it really easy for many people to get ready at the same time and offers convenience and privacy. Our house is ALWAYS sunny. We have ample sky-lights which have heat and glare shields. The beautiful swimming pool is heated and has attractive pavers. We are the third property in from the gulf beach on one side and the third in from the bay on the other. The driveway gate can be closed for privacy and most of the property is fenced. We are constantly told the pictures don't do us justice. We enjoy having many returnees to Blue Heaven year after year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is a terrific place to have a vacation. The flexible floorplan allows us to satisfy a lot of plans. There are three bedrooms and three attached bathrooms "upstairs" on the main level of the house. BUT...there are also a bedroom with two twins and a kitchenette and a HUGE king bedroom with sitting area and kitchenette and "jack & jill" bathroom between the two. The entry level can use its Private entrance, but is also 2 more bedrooms for the whole house accessed through the front door atrium entry to the house. Perfect!! 3 to 5 bedrooms with great privacy for "In-laws" Friends or a Traveling Companion/Nanny. The pool is GREAT. Steps to the Beach AND to the Bay. Great roof deck views of the water. It is such a cheerful and bright house. Welcome to Blue Heaven.
Sep 2009
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Reviews

4.6
based on 28 traveler reviews

Captiva - Pool Home - Footsteps to Beach and Bay. 3rd property from beach.
average rating of 4.642857 based on 29 reviews
4

Superb water experience...nice pool & short walk to the ocean & great sunsets.

  • 4 of 5

Nice family home with plenty of ocean amenities. Kitchen a little small but plenty of sitting areas. Overall a good place to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so much, Tammy. Please feel free to visit us again. Love to have you. Mike
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Michigan
5

Perfect family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we had hoped for for our Captiva family vacation. We had stayed on Sanibel 15 years ago and our now grown kids wanted to come back and stay on Captiva. This house has everything and is in a perfect location. It is walking distance to the beach. A nice feature is that you do not have to cross busy Captiva Rd to get to the beach. The beach wagon and all the beach "stuff" you could possibly need is a nice plus. Our favorite activity was simply walking to the beach for early morning shelling, returning after breakfast for sunning, playing in the waves, fishing, etc. and chatting with fellow-vacationers lucky enough to be spending a week on beautiful Captiva Island and finally running back to the beach to see if we could catch the "green flash" at sunset. The heated pool was a great relief from the midday sun. Great restaurants are within walking distance which is very nice because parking can be very challenging. We found we didn't need a golf cart to get around. The house itself was great-very roomy and comfortable. I loved that there were multiple ways to get to the decks and the pool. Everything about the house is open, spacious, and bright. We just arrived back home today to SNOW and looking at the pictures of the house makes me wish we were still there! We didn't get to speak with the owners since all of our dealings were with Royal Shell, but we would like to express to them how perfect our stay at their great house was and how much we appreciated all of the extras.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I am so pleased that your family enjoyed their vacation. Please come back again, Mike
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5

Better Each Year!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Captiva for over 20 years. We have stayed at many places but were very lucky to find Blue Heaven 6 years ago and have been coming back every year since. Arrived recently and like every time we come the Merrill family continues to update the home. Clean and comfortable with so much room. Already have hit the great local dining spots which are all walking distance. Just enjoyed another great sunset only to walk back to spend a relaxing night on the great outdoor deck with the Outdoor TV. Paradise.................

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoy our house and we appreciate your comments. We do work hard with our Royal Sell partners to continuously maintain and upgrade the house. Captiva in my opinion is a tropical paradise; our home allows a guest to share that experience fully.
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5

New to Captiva

  • 5 of 5

Our nine member family just returned from a two week stay at Blue Heaven. The house is really very beautiful and in an ideal location. All of the islands' great restaurants are within walking distance; we ate at almost every one of them and never had a bad meal. The beach is a two minute walk away and not at all crowded. We rented a golf cart for one of the weeks and enjoyed driving it around the village. Rented a pontoon boat from Jensens one afternoon and traveled to Cabbage Key for lunch. We've been vacationing in a condo on Sanibel for over 30 years; this year we decided to try a house on Captiva and found it so much fun that we've already reserved it for another two weeks next year! And at the same price! ( Thank you, Mr and Mrs Merrill) We still love Sanibel but we might not stay there ever again, thIs place was that good.The best feature of the house is its completely screened in pool and deck, plus has a huge open air rooftop deck. We had a few minor housekeeping issues when we arrived that were quickly resolved by Royal Shell, they couldn't have been more responsive. Blue Heaven is just a great house, it has everything and is now our favorite vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lynda. We look forward to your return, Mike
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks in Paradise! Our large family of ten had more than enough room to spread out. We loved walking to the beach, the local restaurants, Chapel by the Sea for Christmas Eve, and sunrises @ the Green Flash. We loved the enclosed pool. The pool is VERY NICE..and VERY CLEAN. The enclosure helps keep debris out of the pool. The sundeck was wonderful to bask in the sun or gaze at the stars. We enjoyed the outdoor TV and all the outdoor seating. The rooms are larger than the view in the pictures. If we had an issue, Royal Shell responded within the hour. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, love to have you return. Mike
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Cincinnati, Ohio
5

wonderful family house

  • 5 of 5

We loved the heated pool and large deck, there was also ample bedroom space for everyone. the only downside was the spacing of the railing surrounding the foyer, the railing is too open and our little kids could fit through, it is a great place if you don't have little kids. The area is fantastic, and I would highly recommend this place. the beach in captiva is beautiful and the house is perfect, they have everything you need for a week at the beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed the house, it is a wonderful place for a large family to enjoy the beach and island living; we will check the railing spacing , appreciate it; the deck was just constructed a couple of years ago and must be to code, but regardless maybe we can install a new section of railing at that location. Thanks for the review. Mike
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
RSW in Fort Myers.

There is no place called Captiva Shores, we ARE on Captiva Island!!! This is a glitch in the web page. We are the third in from the Gulf beach on one side, to the West and we are the third in from the Bay on the east. Sort of a football field away, give or take. Sunrises and sunsets are GORGEOUS in Captiva!!! Minimum stay is One week, Saturday to Saturday. Occasional last minute shorter stays, prorated. There are a few weeks at lower prices.

Please remember to rebook your vacation for next year at Blue Heaven before you leave. If you do not, your week(s) will not be saved for you. The week(s) will automatically become available the day after you depart.

Thank you!

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Rates & Availability

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
 
5/28/16-8/20/16
May 29 2016 - Aug 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
8/21/16-11/19/16
Aug 22 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
11/19/16-11/26/16
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
April 1-8, 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by receipt of deposit. 20% deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. Please arrange payment with our property manager through me by phone or email. Our Captiva property managers will accept payment and arrange access day or night. Rates include the 11% Florida lodging tax and $270.00 cleaning fee.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed by receipt of deposit. Please arrange payment with my property manager through me by phone or email. 20% deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. Our Captiva property managers will accept payment and arrange access day or night. Rates include the 11% Florida lodging tax and $270.00 cleaning fee.

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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , 2 sinks and dressing table.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Three bedrooms have en suite private bathrooms AND two bedrooms have a shared bathroom in between them. The shared bathroom has a stall shower. The master bathroom has both a tub and a separate stall shower, two vanities and a dressing table. The 3rd and 4th private bathrooms have tub/shower combinations.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Private Bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Shared en suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Shared en suite bathroom
  • Two bedrooms have king sized beds. One bedroom has a queen sized bed. Two bedrooms have two twin sized beds in each.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You may use the first level as a totally private in-law suite or nanny suite with private bath and living room OR as the 4th (King bed) and 5th ( Two twins)bedroom with a shared bathroom between the two. Each have kitchenettes. The upper level bedrooms each have a private bathroom. King, Queen and 2 twins. Fabulous for privacy.

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