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Runway Blues -Great View & Discounted Rates Sleeps 12 in Beds!

21 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Captiva House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Runway Blues are two very charming villas that have been completely renovated and refurnished as of the end of 2010. Tastefully decorated, the comfortable living/dining area of the Main Home opens onto the terrace and the large outdoor dining area. From its location over-looking the airstrip, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of both the gulf and bay. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and a front row view of planes landing on the Island. This spacious and light-filled villa features tile floors, stainless steel appliances and granite throughout. The Main House has three bedrooms and three full baths and the Guest House has two bedrooms and two full baths. The homes can be rented separately or together (main house sleeps 8 maximum and guest house sleeps 4 maximum). The house is a 2 minute walk to the beach, approximately 800 feet or 3 houses.

Details About the Home:

An expansive staircase leads to both the Guest House and Main House. The entry-level floor of the Main House has three newly decorated bedrooms. The master suite offers a king size bed, flat screen TV, walk out to a screened deck and an en-suite full bath. The second bedroom features two twin beds, and the third bedroom offers a queen size bed, flat screen TV and access to a large screened deck. These two bedrooms share a full bath featuring granite counter tops. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. Also resident on this floor is a full size High Efficiency washer and dryer.

The main floor features an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining, and living area of the home. Surrounded by glass sliding doors, this floor affords a wonderful sea breeze and views of the airstrip. The kitchen is fully equipped with brand new stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, electric cook top, oven, microwave and side-by-side refrigerator with pull out freezer. The home also has a reverse osmosis water filtration system to eliminate the need to purchase bottled water. Enjoy dinner at the table that seats six or on the deck that seats eight. Enjoy your favorite movie on the 42” flat screen TV equipped with a DVD and Satellite programming with movie channels. A full size sleeper sofa and full bath completes this floor.

This floor is surrounded by a wrap around deck with seating for reading your favorite novel, sun chaises for sun bathing and dining. The deck affords panoramic views of the Island from the bay to the pass to the gulf. A staircase on the deck leads to a third story observation deck with comfortable seating for sun bathing or an evening cocktail watching the sunset over the gulf.

The Guest House is the perfect spot for in-laws, nannies or a second couple traveling together. It features a cozy seating area with 26” flat screen TV and DVD player. The fully equipped kitchen contains full size stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, cook top, oven, microwave and dishwasher. It also features a reverse osmosis water filtration system. The dining table comfortably seats six. There is a full size deck with outdoor seating outside of the living and dining areas.

The Guest House contains 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master suite features a king size bed, flat screen TV, and en-suite full bath with granite counter tops. The second bedroom contains two twin beds and a small television. The full bath with shower is located in the hall.

Runway Blues comes with golf carts, covered parking and a hot & cold outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach. Also available, at no additional charge to your rental, is a North Captiva Island Club membership. The Club features two restaurants, two pools, hot tub, basketball court, tennis courts, playground, and kayaks for your use. A slip is available for rent at the new North Captiva Marina. The caretakers will meet you at the dock and assist with transporting your luggage to the home where you will receive an orientation and keys. The home also comes with a provisioning service that will place all of your groceries, before you arrive, in the home. The homes may be rented separately or together. Seven night rentals from Saturday to Saturday only. Contact us for special rates on monthly stays.

About North Captiva:

North Captiva Island is off the coast of Ft. Myers in Southwest Florida. The Island can only be accessed by boat or small private plane with privileges at the airstrip. No gas vehicles are allowed, as the only mode of transportation on the island is by golf cart, bike or foot. The island is populated by private homes, and the remaining 2/3 of the Island is undeveloped protected state land. Due to the remote nature of the Island, many forms of wildlife are present including several protected species. The beaches are white sand and feature some of the best shelling in the United States. North Captiva feels like your own private island where, on many occasions, you might be the only one on one of the finest stretches of beach in Florida. Come visit and see why it's called North Captiva Island a “Top 10 Sunny Spot You Haven’t Considered.”

Keywords: House, Beach, Island, Sleeps 12

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner / Property Manager (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

Runway Blues -Great View & Discounted Rates Sleeps 12 in Beds!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Appleton, Wisconsin
5

Amazing stay every time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 has stayed at Runway Blue for two years in a row. The kids love having their own bedrooms, the amazing ocean views, and the small planes taking off right out our door. There is so much to do on the island that we booked our second trip before our first was over. The house is very comfortable and furnished with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sunrise and Sunset Views

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful island. Wonderful property. The runway location was perfect since it provided views of the Gulf and Bay, sunrise and sunset. And the occasional view of small plane taking off or landing were a bonus. Sometimes pet friendly houses aren't well kept. This one is spotless and has well-appointed furniture. We used the outdoor shower to rinse the sand off the dog. Perfect. We loved the wide screened wrap around porch on the bedroom level, the open deck for meals on the main floor level, and the roof top deck for star gazing. Lots of steps, be warned. Getting to and from the island from Pine Island was a breeze, thanks to the well organized staff of the North Captiva Island Club. Reserve the ferry well in advance. Luggage and supplies, purchased on Pine Island before departure, were delivered right to the house. Get catch of the day fish and shrimp on the island. Or have drinks and eat at Mangoes at the Island Club. There are a few other small restaurants, make reservations well in advance. Driving around the island on the included golf cart was fun (cars aren't allowed). What to do? Beachcomb for shells, swim in the Gulf or Club pool, use the kayaks, rent a boat and explore nearby islands, play some tennis (bring your own rackets), sit, relax. It's island time. And it's perfect thanks to Tom and Mandy.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An Island Dream

  • 5 of 5

Runway Blues did not disappoint. As a matter of fact it exceeded our expectations. It was nicely decorated, neat and clean. We were vacationing with two other families, each staying in different houses, and ours was always the "go to house" because it was so roomy & welcoming. And the large decks gave us plenty of room to spread out. Between the three families, we had 16 people from 4 years to 66. Everyone had a blast. Watching planes take off & land was an added bonus that kids through adults loved seeing. It was an ideal vacation that we will remember for years to come. I'd return to the island in a minute and would definitely make Runway Blues our island home again.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, TN
2

Will not return

  • 2 of 5

Every dish was dirty, dishwasher stunk and needed to be ran with bleach several times as did the washing machine, absolutely shocked by condition of the home after reading other reviews. The caretaker was wonderful in correcting the issues, but they should have never occured and the owner and leasing agent were absolutely unapologetic.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and had all the requirements for 5 couples easy. Easy walk either way to the beach and great views of the sunsets. Tom caretaker was always available as was mandy. You cannot go wrong by renting this house. Added bonus was watching the planes land and take off the grass landing strip. Will be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Florida
5

Runway Blue is a Beautiful Unique Island location, perfect for familly vacation,Relaxing,Quiet,fun

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to take our entire family on vacation this year. We were searching for something different and no one would forget. In July 2015 the group (wife and I,4 kids,2 son-in-laws,1 boy friend,2 1/2 grand kids) traveled from Jacksonville Florida and rented both houses of Runway Blues from July 4-July 11 2015. After reviewing the pictures and looking at other reviews in advance we were still very happily surprised with the quality of the homes. I was originally stressed about the process of checking in at the North Captiva Island club but it was so simple. All our belongs were safely packaged, shipped and delivered to our homes perfectly. Next stress reliever was seeing Runaway Blues caretaker Tom at the dock waiting on us with transportation ready to go. I cant say enough about Tom's knowledge of the island and the help he provided us. THANK You so much Tom. Next I will say how happy I was that we arranged our food provisioning with Sandies Grocery. The process of figuring out what you need can be challenging but once that is done and you see all your food in the fridge when you arrive, any service fee that Sandies requires is well worth it. I would recommend bringing as much as you can in your totes of things like soda, beer, alcohol, lotion, etc as it is expensive on the island. You can get last minute basic items at Mango's but the selection is small and it is expensive. ($20 for a 12 pack of beer) Regarding what we did on vacation, we spent our time on the beach's (either end of the runaway,one public beach) and at the Island club pools. During our time at the beach we saw many dolphins as well as many types of fish. We also spent a lot of time using the golf carts to explore the island as its unique beauty is hard to explain. I highly recommend spending some time doing that... Unique to the homes around the airport is watching the planes take off and land which occurred at least 1 or 2 per day. I like the fact that as some point the island will max out on development so it will hopefully maintain some if its old Florida look and feel. Overall the value was good considering we have 11 people staying for 7 nights. If you take into account food and all other associated expenses, our stay on North Captiva was comparable to staying in other places in Florida. I don't know if I will bring everyone back, my wife and I are already planning a return visit. I wish I could own property on the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Ft Myers RSW
Nearest Barpub
Barnacles
Nearest Ferry
North Captiva Island Club
Nearest Beach
North Captiva

Other Activities: Kayaking, Shelling, Shopping, Boating

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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
 
Fall Both Houses
Aug 6 2016 - Oct 7 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
Fall Main House Sleeps 8
Oct 8 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Thanksgiving Both Houses
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
EarlyWint Main House Sleeps 8
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Holiday Both Houses
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Winter '17 Both Houses weekly
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Winter LongTerm 4wk Guest Hous
Jan 14 2017 - Feb 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Shoulder 2017 Both Houses
Feb 11 2017 - Mar 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Peak Spring Both Houses
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,800
 
 
Spring 2017 Both Houses
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
 
 
Summer 2017 Both Houses
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Non refundable damage $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Non-refundable damage protection $95. 25% down due to secure booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Payments by check or pay pal - if using credit card on pay pal renter pays credit card fee. Rates subject to change at any time and based on the number of adults, children and infants in the group - email owner for exact quote.

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Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7236 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 Main House - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Main House - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 Main House - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 Guest House - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 Guest House - 2 twin/ single
    sofa sleeper main house - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
A boat slip is available at the new North Captiva Marina.

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