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Beach Therapy - 3 BR/2.5 BA Pool, Hot Tub Gulf to Bay Views - Just Spectacular!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Immaculate with Private Pool, Hot Tub - Breathtaking! Early Poolside check in

Beach Therapy melts away your problems as your private oasis with a Private Pool and secluded Hot Tub.

Enjoy Gulf to Bay views from our Roof Deck. This is a spectacular location to enjoy sunrise and sunset. Beach Therapy was renovated in 2013 to include many of the comforts which will help to melt away your stress, and leave the real world behind.

Arriving at Beach Therapy is just a short golf cart drive from the North Captiva Dock. Once you pull into this lovely beach home you’ll be greeted by newly planted palms for added privacy. Our Palm Garden is a wonderful place for lazy afternoon. You can relax in the hammocks or enjoy the private heated pool which has plenty of pool loungers and conversation sets. The Hot Tub was placed under the house for added privacy and romantic evenings. The grilling area includes both gas and charcoal grills. In addition we have a picnic table at the ground level which is a great place for a family barbeque.

Our home has a reverse floor plan with the bedrooms on the second level. As you walk up our stairs you’ll find an intimate screened front porch which is a great place for friends to drop by or to enjoy an evening night cap. The master bedroom has a king size bed, new modern floors, and a new 37” Flat Panel TV for relaxing after a long day at the beach. The Master Bathroom features, Double Sinks, and a 2 person stand up shower. Bedrooms Two and Three feature a Queen bed, and Two Twin beds respectively, and share a bathroom. They are freshly decorated, and a nice relaxing way to end your exciting days.

Continue up to the third level, and you are greeted with huge cathedral ceilings which open up to the main living area. Beach Therapy features an open layout which allows for easy flow for the whole family. The kitchen, living, and dining all flow on to one large floor plan, as the living room porch (lanai) opens up with wall to wall sliding glass doors. Our guests typically enjoy having meals or family time on the screened lanai, while opened up for everyone to enjoy. Our living area has a 60” Flat Panel TV, (Dish Networks TV with Premium Channels) a New Sound System, and Outdoor lanai speakers. Plug your IPod, or any smart phone into the audio jack and relax with your tunes.

Peeking through the lanai screened door, you’ll notice some spiral staircases which lead to the best kept secret in the house. Our 4th floor Roof Top deck! Enjoy the amazing North Captiva sunrise or sunsets; relax in the evenings above the tree line, stargaze and count the shooting stars. Or just enjoy the view of the island at any time. We’ve also added loungers and a conversation set so that your family & guests can relax and enjoy what North Captiva is all about.Beach Therapy is a short golf cart ride away from our private beach access 'Captiva Castaway'

Beach Therapy – Because going to the beach is cheaper than going to a therapist.

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Rapp
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Sarah Rapp

We are a Native Miami Family, which fell in love with North Captiva after vacationing at the island ourselves a few years back.

We love the quiet and tranquility, that North Captiva Island offers us. As well as the secluded privacy given by our Home. We enjoy having our property in tip top shape which leaves everyone feeling as if they are in a 5 star resort and home!!

Sarah Rapp purchased this house in 2013

Why Sarah Rapp chose Florida

We vacationed at this property ourselves for a few years, and decided it felt like home. When we purchased this property it was in dire need of renovations. And in 2013 after quite a long few months of renovations we brought the home up to our luxurious, and private standards. We decided to name it Beach Therapy as we live very busy, hectic lives, and our home is our sanctuary to de-stress and relax. My Wife calls it a total disconnect which 'rejuvenates' you as soon as you get on the ferry!

What makes this house unique

Beach Therapy is totally renovated, and deep cleaned after every visit. We spare no expense in keeping our home in amazing shape. We encourage people to come and de-stress, the home is uniquely private in that the pool and hot tub make you feel totally secluded. The TV's are new as is the SONOS sound system. All the bedding is new, living room furniture new, patio furniture new, bedroom floors new, stair carpeting new, and the house is freshly painted. We encourage our visitors to visit Beach Therapy and get away from it all!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Here right now. House has everything you want or need and nothing you don't! Very well appointed with hot tub and pool. Good technology - wifi, Sonos, great tv. Close to club. First time to North Captiva, here over New Year's, but still not crowded. Bring what you need food wise, limited options once on island. Have eaten at two small, casual restaurants Barnacles and the pool bar. Both are fine. Pool bar within walking distance, Barnacles is a short cart ride, fun place.
Jan 2014
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Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • In addition we have a Frontgate EZ bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have a private caretaker for our home. They will provide you excellent personalized service. Beach Therapy is a short golf cart ride away from our private beach access "Captiva Castaway" We offer Early Poolside Check In starting at 10:00 am. Why wait for your vacation to begin at the typical check in of 4 pm. Relax poolside at our home until the house is ready. Membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with your stay. Enjoy all the amenities. Owner's golf cart provided

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beach Therapy - 3 BR/2.5 BA Pool, Hot Tub Gulf to Bay Views - Just Spectacular!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 13 reviews
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Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

You have a beautiful home. It was perfect for our family of six. Plenty of room for everyone to spread out OR come together as needed. The sliding doors in the living area were by far our favorite feature. We had some minor problems with the wi-fi but given we wanted to disconnect, not a terrible thing. BTW, Sonos = amazing!!

A few negatives:

The pool was very cold when we arrived. In contrast, the hot tub was reading "OH". Too hot for us to use on the first couple of days. The second day the pool warmed up and by the third day, we were able to use the hot tub again. We also had no idea how to access the NCIC pool. There were also issues with our grocery delivery. There were items we ordered and paid for but didn't receive. It was suggested that someone else may have received part of our order, but it was never followed up on. We ended up paying $60 for a ferry to go grocery shopping on our own. There wouldn't have been enough food otherwise.

Minor frustrations that could have been solved by the property mgrs. Unfortunately, we were unable to get a hold of them either by phone or email. On the third day, Tortuga stopped by to check on us. I was able to communicate our issues in person. I was assured he would get me a grocery receipt in order to review what was missing. We never saw him again. Tortuga picked us up for our return ferry. She was going to see to it that we received a receipt via email. Needless to say, I sent several follow-up emails with no response. I ended up calling Publix and getting a copy of our receipt on my own. Today, 3 weeks after I sent the last email, I received a phone call from Tortuga. I tried to return the call, but voicemail was not set up for messages. I can't waste any more time trying to sort it out. Tortuga did not charge us the service fee associated with the grocery delivery.

On a more positive note, maintenance was top notch. We had an issue with a door handle that was resolved the following day.

Our stay was awesome in spite of the difficulties with the property management. The expectation was that there would be people available for questions/guidance. We were left to fend for ourselves.

We are planning another trip in the fall. We have rented a property with NCIC this time around and will do our shopping before we arrive at the island.

Thank you for the hospitality and introduction to the island!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review. I also appreciate our phone conversation we had after I received this. Both the homeowner and I were delighted you found the Beach Therapy to be beautiful and that you enjoyed your stay. The owner takes great pride in his home and wants your stay to be flawless. Your feedback on the property manager and lack of communication has been addressed with them by both the homeowner and myself. We are putting some process improvement into place so this should not happen again. I wish you had called us as we do encourage our guests that we are available should you have something not taken care of. We would have been happy to intervene. Again, your feedback is appreciated! Thank you for choosing the Beach Therapy. We would love for you to return so we can show you an improved stay.
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West Groton MA
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Beach Therapy

  • 5 of 5

From the initial booking of the reservation with Sarah of beachvacation4me.com to our arrival and greeting by Laurie and Duncan of Tortuga Properties, our stay was 100% relaxation and rejuvenation. A great family vacation.

It was a huge help to have Laurie and Duncan on the island to help with any questions that came up.

The house had everything we needed. It is spacious and very comfortable. Beautiful pool, hot tub and view from the roof deck!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that your experience from start to finish at the Beach Therapy was enjoyable. This is our goal. It sounds like you embraced the North Captiva experience. We hope you will return again soon. Again, thank you for choosing to stay at the Beach Therapy!
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5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time to North Captiva Island was an unforgettable experience. The island is beautiful. The beaches, the sunsets and the wildlife are all part of the charm (not to mention no cars to contend with). We have 3 kids and they loved it. They loved riding on the golf cart, exploring the beaches, searching for turtles and of course seeing dolphins and manatees. Beach Therapy is a lovely home. It was clean upon arrival and had everything we needed and then some...

We loved the screened in porch and the pool. The house is beautifully decorated and very comfortable with plenty of space for all. The 4th floor deck has gorgeous views of the island but it was a little on the chilly side at night so we didn't get up there as much as I thought we would. We wouldn't hesitate to stay at beach therapy again. I hope that some day we will make it back to North Captiva. We absolutely loved everything about the house and the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review. We are delighted to read that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the Beach Therapy. It sounds like you embraced the island. Hope to see you again soon!
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5

Fabulous Beach Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home! Excellent service provided by Duncan and Laurie.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the Beach Therapy and found Duncan & Laurie (Tortuga Property Services) helpful. We hope to see you again soon.
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Chicago
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough wonderful things about this house and the location. It was the best vacation we've ever had. The house is immaculate, and has every luxury one would need. It was super clean, and extremely well maintained. The bed in the master was super comfy with the softest sheets and blankets ever. The landscaping was my favorite part of the house, and the crows nest! The pool was warm and clean. It was all perfect, really. It was our own slice of paradise for a few days. And Laurie and Duncan, as well as Sarah were amazing- really great people. We will be returning, hopefully very soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the Beach Therapy and appreciate you taking time to let us know. It sounds like you embraced the island experience. Thank you again for choosing to stay at the Beach Therapy. We look forward to you returning soon.
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Had a fantastic stay

  • 4 of 5

The stay was great! We had a wonderful time and for the first time vacationing in Florida it was everything we wanted. Would definitely recommend.

The place was very clean and had a very welcoming atmosphere. We loved the fact that we were also members of the North Captiva Island Assoc which allowed us access to the community pools and hot tubs. Great plus!

Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review on the Beach Therapy. We are delighted you had a wonderful time and enjoyed our home and the island experience. We hope you will return again soon. Thank you again for choosing the Beach Therapy.
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Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Off
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Off
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Peak
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Off
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Shoulder
Feb 10 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Peak
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Off
Apr 21 2018 - May 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Full membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with your stay. Additional golf carts can be rented from our property manager.
Early poolside check in after 10:00 am.

25% of the total amount due plus a refundable $500.0 security deposit due at the time of the reservation. Eight weeks prior to arrival the remaining balance is due. Both credit cards and checks are accepted forms of payment

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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