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Captiva Mermaid Pool House - Beachside of the Village Center Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Well maintained and equipped, this classic Captiva cottage style house sleeps 6

Experience the laid back, easy Captiva Island lifestyle with this classic 2 bedroom, 2 full bath cottage with no stairs to deal with. This is an extremely easy home to entertain children. You'll see why this is perhaps the most popular rental house on Captiva based on rental history.

Its private, secluded, 26x14 ft heated and newly re-surfaced pool with paver stone deck is just off the double French doors of the living room. The Mermaid Home may be called a cottage, but this house is as well updated and equipped as a new luxury home.

**** NOTE! We're heavily booked this season. The Mermaid has had but only one single unrented week since January 2013! If our always updated calendar shows your date preference is already reserved, send us a request for alternate suggestions. With a Florida Realtor's license, and extensive knowledge of the Captiva rental inventory, we'll respond with available Captiva homes we know and trust. Perhaps our Sun & Moon, also on this site, is available. ****

Included is a 42' HDTV, a 6 disc CD player with large music selection, Bluetooth connection to our 100 watt Onkyo receiver and Bose inside and Yamaha outside pool speakers. Wireless Internet is in place.

The master bedroom has a King bed with HDTV and i-Pod dock and a master bath with step down shower large enough for two and is equipped with 2 shower heads. The guest bedroom is twin equipped and has an HDTV woth DVD and i-Pod dock. The living room provides a very comfortable Italian leather queen size sleeper sofa, The hall way full bath services the guest room and living room guests.

The kitchen is fully equipped with Ice making refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee and espresso machines and all utensils. A stainless gas grill is outside the kitchen and pool area. A washer and dryer is provided in the adjacent laundry room.

The adjacent open dining area has a table for 4 and stools at the kitchen bar for 2 more.

7-speed bicycles are included along with a handy beach cart to haul all the beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach toys and beach towels to the beach

The grounds are covered with many varieties of tropical flowering plants, the beach is a short two minute walk and the docks of the bay are even closer. Captiva's charming village center is a five minute walk from the house.

Personally maintained by the owners, this home is one of the very few Captiva rental houses not managed by a management company. We personally supervise and assist our cleaning staff each Saturday. As the last to walk out the door prior to your arrival, we can assure you the Mermaid Home is one of the most immaculate and best prepared homes on Captiva, both inside and outside.

More Details

Property Manager
Larry Hahn, Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Larry Hahn, Owner

We have been in the Captiva vacation home rental business since 1998 and personally maintain and manage our properties. The Mermaid House was our first, and we've kept it fresh and always doing something new to please guests every year. We're the last to leave the house before you arrive, so we know it is prepared perfectly for your arrival.

Larry Hahn, Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why Larry Hahn, Owner chose Florida

This is one of the few remaining classic Captiva cottage style houses offering the charm of 'Olde Florida', but with all the updates and conveniences of newer homes. It is one of the last ground level homes built (1976), as all homes built from 1978 required the living area to be built on pilings requiring stairs to enter. It may have the record for popularity based on rental history, as it has only three unrented weeks since January 2013 - perhaps making it the most popular rental house on Captiva!.

What makes this house unique

The pool on the same level of the house with no stairs to deal with make entertaining all family members quite easy. Further, the location on a small, quiet street is close to beach, bay, Chapel by the Sea, Captiva Library and the village center with an easy walk to all.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Mermaid House was clean, comfortable and well equipped. My husband was impressed with the quality of the sound system, my three children were impressed with the pool and I was thrilled. The location is perfect, a two minute walk to the beach. The owner of this house keeps the house meticulously. He also provided great recommendations for restaurants and activities. The rental has bicycles and you can bike anywhere on the island!! We will definitely return.
Jun 2012
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Captiva Mermaid Pool House - Beachside of the Village Center Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we stepped into the Mermaid House we knew instantly we made a great decision for our vacation. It's spacious, extremely clean and comfortable and everything worked great. The location is perfect and we walked everywhere, everyday. All the beach equipment is in top shape and we just couldn't have been happier. It was the perfect house for our family of four. We will return!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed on Sanibel for several years, and decided to stay on Captiva over Christmas break. We loved our stay at the Mermaid House. The house is incredibly clean and well-stocked, and in the perfect location. The private pool was such an amazing treat as well! The house is located very near to the beach path, as well as Captiva's Chapel by the Sea (so awesome) and the local library. The owner was so great to work with - we hope to be back again sometime soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return to paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was good to be back ! The Mermaid House is clean, quiet, comfortable and has everything you could wish for. It is an easy walk to the Restaurants and to the beach to watch the Dolphins and the spectacular sunsets. Wie will surely be back for another relaxing holiday !

Mathilda, Thomas and Nicola, Bremen, Germany

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Relaxing and Enjoyable Week on Captiva Island

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved our stay at the Mermaid House. The house is extremely clean and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need during your stay. The private pool was clean and very refreshing after a day on the beach. The owner was very responsive to all my questions and emails and even called the night we arrived to check to make sure everything was ok and if we needed anything. I highly recommend staying here while on Captiva.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Like finding a natural pearl along the beach

  • 5 of 5

Mermaid House: Relaxing and peaceful, immaculate inside and out, beautifully decorated and landscaped, very accommodating.These are some of the words I would use to describe this quaint, adorable cottage on Captiva Island. My sister and I enjoyed a week at the Mermaid House in April 2014 and we have nothing but great things to say about both the house and the owner. It is perfect for couples, small families, girl's week, or the elderly.

From the moment we opened the squeaky front screen door onto the screened in front porch, we were in love with this property. The owner, who is local, provides all of the comforts of home, with the perfect atmosphere to just lay back and relax. He is available throughout the stay to answer any questions and to assist if issues arise. The screened-in heated mermaid pool, nestled among palm trees and tropical plants, is private and provided hours of quiet relaxation after spending the day at the beach. The beach is an easy two minute walk and a cart is provided to haul the owner-provided beach gear, umbrellas, and chairs.

Besides enjoying the beach and lounging around the house and pool, we especially enjoyed a five-hour cruise to privately-owned Useppa Island where we lunched at the Collier Inn and walked along the pink pathways winding their way among the beautiful houses. The highlight of the cruise was seeing the dolphins race alongside the boat as we made our way to the island.

Captiva Village is a short five-minute walk from the Mermaid House. Some of the restaurants we recommend are: Sunshine Seafood in Captiva Village (small venue but big on flavor), The Green Flash, just a two-minute walk from Mermaid House (our favorite), and Lazy Flamingo on Sanibel Island (the salmon and grouper were excellent).

I highly recommend this property for a relaxing vacation on Captiva Island. We reserved our week for next year even before we finished our stay. Thank you, Larry, for a perfect week.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Gail for her kind and thoughtful comments for all to see. We consistently receive great reviews from our guests, but that does not make us complacent in any way; they actually make us work harded to exceed expectations on our guest's next visit. We can likely assure this year's guests improvements and additions to be noticed and enjoyed on their visit next year. Plans for those improvements to be completed before the end of this year are already under way. Larry Hahn, Owner/Host
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A perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! The Mermaid House is everything and more than is described. We had been concerned that maybe it was too small for my husband, myself, our 15 year old daughter and her friend. We also thought that maybe it was too close to the "main drag" of Captiva. We were so wrong! We loved the simplicity of the one story old style house tucked in between newer larger homes but beautifully landscaped providing fabulous privacy for hanging out and swimming. You really can fall out of the master bedroom bed, scurry down the outdoor deck, and pop in the pool first thing in the morning. The house has everything you need and is so thoughtfully laid out. Super clean too with plenty of towels!! Our kids could roam on their own by foot or bike (3 very serviceable bikes were in the shed) all over Captiva. An easy walk to the Gulf side beach, Jensen's marina (Captain Nelson Diaz is a great guy and took us on a great, successful fishing trip - fresh redfish and trout for supper!), and even Starbucks! Thanks Larry and hopefully see you again next year.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Ft Myers (RSW)
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: recommended

Cruises for sightseeing or lunch at nearby islands just a short walk from the house


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

From $1,995 Per Week
Weekly rentals only.
Check-in is Saturday
at 2 pm (14:00 hr).
Check-out is Saturday
at 10am (10:00 hr).

Smoking & pets are not permitted.

Note: Fall special rate of $1,995 is valid for up to 4 guests. 5-6 guest occupancy requires use normal off-season rate of $2,195 per week.

Thanksgiving week is $2,695 for the week.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , W/ LCD TV, DVD and I-pod docking
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , W/ LCD TV and I-pod docking, Slider doors to deck and pool.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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