|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Welcome to "The Moon" named after our rescue dog. And for the view from our spacious rooftop deck! Sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, Nature Preserve, and sunsets. A lovely little house...only a 4 minute walk to the beach or 1 minute on the golf cart! A wonderful vacation spot for a small family, a couple or even 2 couples. There are 2 bedrooms (flat screen tv in both) with private bath in the master, and 2nd bathroom off the living room. The open and airy floor plan includes a living room (2 large slip covered sofa beds, 2 chairs, and small game table), dining area (table with 6 chairs) off of the open kitchen. Also, there is a screened in porch off of the kitchen, with table and chairs. The ground level offers your own private swimming pool (gated for child safety), grill, and 4 person jacuzzi. This home provides a lifted 4 passenger golf cart. The rooftop deck has a cocktail table, chairs, and chaise lounges for sunning. Also, included with our North Captiva Club membership, you have access to use their 2 commercial sized pools ( you can order cocktails poolside or go to their small bar/restaurant), tennis courts, basketball court, or rent kayaks, paddle boards, beach bikes, and more!
"The Moon" is the perfect getaway. Our 8 year old friend Ayden stayed here with us and said it best... "This is heaven"! We couldn't agree more!
About the owners:
We are a married couple with one rescue dog (moon) and one rescue cat (cakes). We both have a love for interiors, mixing old with new. Also, we love music and vegan food.
Why we chose North Captiva:
Our very dear friends introduced us to North Captiva, and we have been coming here for years. It's such an amazing island, and we fell in love with the relaxed vibe of the island. Many local folks don't even know about it. It feels like a secret oasis.......
What makes this house unique:
Location!!! We are close to the beach, the nature preserve, and close to the North Captiva club. Also, we wanted a relaxed beach feel without the typical Florida theme. We would love our guests to feel like their in a casual beach home. A true vacation getaway where you can do whatever you want to do! Your biggest worry is deciding "beach, club pool, or house pool?" The second biggest worry is "what cocktail should we have?".....
Booking this property through NCIC was easy and convenient. The property itself is dated and tired and needs major renovation. When we booked the property, the photos must have been several years old because the property looks nothing like the photos at the time we booked. They've since been updated and show the wear and tear a little better. The house shakes and sways constantly, feeling almost like a low level earthquake. A week of that and I'm ready to head home. This was our third stay on N. Captiva Island, the second this year. There are way better properties for the money, way better.
The good: location and pool.
The bad: condition, the house is subpar for the money; beds are rock hard; shower in master bath is smaller than the shower on a cruise ship, seriously; the house shakes and sways constantly; the hot tub didn't work at all during our entire stay; furniture is in very poor condition; kitchen is tiny, refrigerator and freezer very small; washer and dryer very small as well.
Do yourself a favor and look at other properties. There are far better, especially for the money. We've been to North Captiva 3 times now, twice in 2014 alone and we plan to return for 10 days in 2015, but Sunset Cottage will not be on our short list of properties to consider. I would book through NCIC again without hesitation but I would not return to this particular property.