|Minimum Stay||7 - 28 nights|
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
The housing set up was ideal for our two families and friends. We comfortably accommodated 10 people. Having 2 of everything was ideal.
We will definitely return to this property.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
Other Activities: Kayaking, Shelling, Shopping, Boating
|Non refundable damage||$95 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.