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NEW OWNERS!!! COMPLETELY REFURNISHED for a more calming, clean, and relaxed casual vibe.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

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?...

This vacation rental home is located on North Captiva Island. Remote and undiscovered, North Captiva Island is accessible only by ferry, private boat or small plane. This private island community is reminiscent of old Florida as it once was during a simpler time. Just 3 miles off shore, this tropical paradise is part of the Lee Island Coast barrier island chain in South West Florida. Nearest airport to fly to would be in Fort Myers, Fl. Travel by golf cart or bicycle on our sandy native trails. Here, you will find no cars, no crowds or paved roads. North Captiva Island offers a small town impression with just enough amenities to suite your family needs. Guest would have access to our club pools, hot tub, bikes, kayaks, tennis court, half basketball court, and beach chairs. We welcome you to join us for a truly memorable experience of a self-effacing refuge, where a slower pace is expectant. All are fully equipped with our resort package for your convenience and setup for comfort with all the luxuries of your own home to be found right here, in paradise!

Contact us if you have any further questions.

More Details

Property Manager
North Captiva Island Club rental office
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Sunset cottage exceeded our expectation. WELL DONE!!!
Mar 2016
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom # 1 (King), Bedroom # 2 (2 Twin), Extra Bedding (Sofa Sleeper)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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NEW OWNERS!!! COMPLETELY REFURNISHED for a more calming, clean, and relaxed casual vibe.
average rating of 4.2 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for me and my husband and our golden retriever (who celebrated her 10th birthday on the island). The only reason we come to NCI is so we can travel with our dog. There aren't many homes that accept dogs, so we are grateful for those that do. We've been here before and this was, by far, the best house we've had. It's in my favorite location on the island, the pool was clutch on the windy days, hot tub was amazing for relaxing at night, house was super clean and in tip top shape. Really couldn't have been happier. We will be looking to stay at this property again in the future. I don't know if there wasn't a lot of "stuff" compared to the other homes we've rented because of the new owners or it's a NCIC property (first time we've gone through them) but we're just used to having more beach towels, fishing poles, floaties, charcoal, etc. already at the house. But, no biggie, just did an extra load of towels, rented poles and bought a few things from Mangos. Thank you, Moon, for sharing your vacation house with us! Lux, our golden loved it as much as I'm sure you do!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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very comfortable perfectly located

  • 5 of 5

The most notable thing about the Moon is its location. Just a few yards down from the ocean , and the best place for sunsets and dolphin sightings on the island. I actually took two award winning pictures of our first sunset and last on the island .

The home itself was very comfortable . the pool and especially the enclosed back porch were very important additions which made our stay even better .

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is my second time visiting this home. We would NOT have rented it again if we did not see there were new owners. We took a chance and we were thrilled with the improvements in this home. The home is clean and beautifully decorated. We loved having breakfast on the rooftop, watching sunsets, and viewing the starts. This is a very comfortable two bedroom home with two full baths. We will certainly return! Thanks for making this such a GREAT rental!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Nice Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our two weeks on North Captiva. The unit we rented was very clean, well decorated, comfortable, well equipped with cooking items, grills, etc. and had a nice location on the island. The only improvements I would recommend were regarding the pool. The pool deck needs some work and the pool heater was very inconsistent. Some days the water was warm and comfortable, other days ice cold. I don't know if the heater was on the fritz or someone was shutting it off. That needs to be fixed in my opinion.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very disappointing, look elsewhere

  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are proud to mention 007 Sunset Cottage has new owners, a new name (now called "The Moon") and the new owners bring with them some awesome upgrades and renovations to The Moon! Yea!!! Check out the NEW pictures taken April 2016. This property is awesome and now getting excellent feedback from guests. Definitely worth while booking your next stay at The Moon. Recent changes include: ALL NEW FURNISHINGS: - new slipcovered sofa beds - new coffee table, and end tables - new chairs - new dining room table and chairs - new marble table - new decor - new light fixtures - new bedding - new kitchen items- coffee maker with hot water feature, toaster, blender, mixer, flatware, dinnerware, glassware, cookware, bakeware, cutlery, cutting boards, grill set - new Sonos Bluetooth speaker - new patio furniture - new pool deck furniture And more to come this Summer!!! In response to above review, we want to mention the house is properly cross braced. Tightening the bolts on the cross bracing helped to reduce some of the sway. Piling homes are meant to move a little in high winds, we were concerned about movement and had the cross bracing tightened up after closing. The home is stable now.
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Rates & Availability

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    Rental Damage Insurance: $59
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    Towels & Supplies: $10
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