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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

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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Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Captiva - Pool Home - Footsteps to Beach and Bay. 3rd property from beach.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 34 reviews
5

Perfect location! Everything we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

The property was well maintained and the pool was the perfect temperature every day. We had every amenity and the kitchen provided everything you needed for home cooked meals. My girlfriends and I came to Captiva to celebrate our 40th birthdays. The island is beautiful and although it wasn't as warm as we had hoped, we had a wonderful time. If you've never been to Captiva, you need to know that it is a "quiet island" after 10pm, which was a big surprise for us. We had some challenges with a neighbor who did not appreciate being next to six women on vacation :)

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Elizabeth, welcome back anytime. Mike
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5

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Blue Heaven with our nine member family. It is a huge, beautiful, comfortable home with many amenities yet was very easy to maintain over our two week visit. Five bedrooms , four bathrooms, full length deck, pool, etc provided plenty of room for all of us including our two yr old grandson.The setting is lovely, the location perfect, everything within walking distance, including the beach which is literally a two minute walk away. There have been some noticeable upgrades to the home since last year; we especially appreciated the widening of the spokes around the stairs to prevent little ones from trying to slip through. Anything we ever needed we found somewhere in the house so we spent all our money eating out at all the fabulous restaurants on the island! We have already made our reservations at Blue Heaven for next year. When we left for home on Sat my daughter said it was the saddest day of the year; we can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased Lynda that you enjoyed your family vacation at our house. Thank you for your wonderful comments, always appreciated. Looking forward to your stay next year.
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4

Almost (Blue) Heaven

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful venue for my mother’s 96th birthday celebration/gathering, with room to spare for her, her five daughters, a 94 year old friend, and little poodle-mix Beaux! The house is well-furnished and in a very good location, only a short walk to the beach for sunset libations and sunrise dog walks (on busy Captiva Road, not recommended for unaccompanied children) and a slightly longer amble to the village shops. Very quiet neighborhood, apart from the Captiva Road traffic. There were a few glitches: the pool heater had been turned off and the pool water was chilly (which in winter Florida means 75 degrees); the first floor bedrooms and toilet were not really handicapped-accessible and would benefit from upgrades; the beach gear had been tossed into a jumbled pile in the garage; and there were a few other minor issues. The biggest problem was of course access, but fortunately my mother can still climb stairs and the second floor ‘deck’ bedroom was perfect for her and her friend. Because we arrived on Saturday afternoon, I waited to call for assistance until Monday, thinking that none of the problems were genuine emergencies! Very prompt response (a nice gentleman from Venezuela who proved both personable and extremely competent) and a very quick resolution to our requests. I would note that I had to buy beach towels, which I could easily have brought from my home near Sarasota; might be good to note that they are not provided since some rentals do include them. I would recommend upgrading the ground-floor toilet to make it higher and adding short ramps and grab bars to the ground floor bedrooms and bath, which would not be terribly expensive and would make the house much more accessible. Solar lighting for the roof deck would also be a good addition without a lot of maintenance required (we brought hurricane lanterns). With a very well-equipped kitchen and lots of good cooks in the group, we used both Jerry’s (try the Key Lime Pie) and Bailey’s for groceries and didn’t really eat out during the stay; there is a good wine section at the local grocery as well, though we brought in our own! We also enjoyed the nature cruise and kayaks with Tarpon Bay Explorers in Sanibel, highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the input, we will work with Royal Shell to attend to some of the points you raised. I agree while the house is accessible on the first floor and can accommodate people with disabilities, it is not specifically set up for that purpose. Captiva is wonderful and magical; we do our best to provide a comfortable pool home near the beach for everyone to enjoy it.
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maine
5

perfect

  • 5 of 5

celebration of family and 35 years

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My wife and I have now been married for 35 years and have loved Captiva. Being able to share this past week with our children and their spouses, along with my in-laws in this perfect environment was a dream come true. The home is beautiful but yet comfortable, amenities are spot on and the space is perfect for the 10 folks allowed. We could not have been more happy with the location between town as well as the short jaunt to the beach. Chairs, wagon to carry everything and lots of toys were wonderful. The pool is perfect as are all the comfortable and roomy deck areas.

Thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity to share in your paradise. One last note, Royal Shell are fantastic hosts and very responsive in providing quality and efficient service.

Thanks again,

Pat and Paula

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maine

Date of arrival

November 19, 2016

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Pat, We love Captiva also. So pleased you were able to celebrate in our home. Come back anytime. Mike
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maine
5

celebration of family and 35 years

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have now been married for 35 years and have loved Captiva. Being able to share this past week with our children and their spouses, along with my in-laws in this perfect environment was a dream come true. The home is beautiful but yet comfortable, amenities are spot on and the space is perfect for the 10 folks allowed. We could not have been more happy with the location between town as well as the short jaunt to the beach. Chairs, wagon to carry everything and lots of toys were wonderful. The pool is perfect as are all the comfortable and roomy deck areas.

Thanks so much for allowing us the opportunity to share in your paradise. One last note, Royal Shell are fantastic hosts and very responsive in providing quality and efficient service.

Thanks again,

Pat and Paula

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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 House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 6 - June 2, 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
July 22-29, 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
August 5-12, 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Aug. 19 - Sep. 2, 2017
Aug 19 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
Sept. 2 - Oct. 28, 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Oct. 28 - Dec. 23, 2017
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,650
 
 
March - April, 2018
Feb 24 2018 - Apr 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
July 4th Week
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Sept. 1 - Oct. 27 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Oct 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,250
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Christmas and New Years Weeks
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 5 2019
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 

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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