About the property
- House1550 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay7 nights
2Bdrm/ 2 1/2 Bath, Gulf View, Beach Access, Dock Available, Golf Cart Use
Newly Built Solar Home With All Amenities, High speed internet!!! Great kitchen W/ New Appliances Granite Counters, 2 Full Baths, 1/2 Bath & Laundry, Upper Loft King size Master Bdrm, 2nd Queen size Main Level Bdrm, Sleeper Sofa in GR (sleep total up to 6). Solar Hot Tub, Pool Table, Outdoor Shower, Large Screened Deck Surrounds. Satellite TV & Cell phone reception. Great Place for Kayaking, Fishing, Bird, Dolphin & Manatee Watching, Sightseeing of Natures Untouched Beauty & Wildlife, Photographers' Dream.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 14, 2018
About Randy Crosby
We are a Husband & Wife who love to build homes in rare locations. We both love and enjoy Boating in the surrounding waters. We have made SW Florida home for some 18 years now. We built this home soon after we found this beautiful island. We think it is a rare diamond treasure that very few people ever find. We have built many homes ourselves but this is our Pride & Joy! It is hard to believe one can be so remote and relaxed yet still so close to the shopping, movies and restaurants we all want to find on occasion. We love the water Play Ground of this area and the endless days of perfect warm tropical weather.
Randy Crosby purchased this House in 2006
Why Randy Crosby chose Captiva
You will NOT find another Home for rent like this on any other Island or location in SW Florida. If you love Nature, love Privacy, love Boating, love Fishing and love the BEACH~ You MUST see this place!!!
What makes this House unique
We can help to arange Water Taxi Service for you To & From the Pine Island Mainland. Provisioning Service is also available from the local Grocery Store on Pine Island. We do all we can to help your stay be the most amazing vacation you have ever had.
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Cayo Costa is a hidden gem! if you are looking for miles and miles of secluded beaches and life without cars, stores, people this is the place for you. Randy's house is perfect and has everything we needed. What a delight to watch the sunsets and see the stars from the window's walk every evening and night. And it was great to be in a solar energy home! A PERFECT vacation for us. I can't think when I have been as relaxed and content as I was at Sandy Seagull Hideaway. Thank you, Randy, for letting us stay at your piece of paradise, and thank you, Jill and John, for all of your help!!! We hope to return!
Pick up your home and all the amenities and whisk it away to an almost deserted island! That's what it's like staying at the sandy seagull and cayo costa. This home has everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing vacation in a place that is unlike any other part of Florida. We met the owners by chance while golf carting the island and they are wonderful people.
9 days of Paradise
Thank you, Randy and Tina for sharing this Jewel of a property. Steve and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The home was equipped with everything we needed. We especially enjoyed having the kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas supplied. Our days were filled with shelling, walking the beautiful beaches and birdwatching. Cayo Costa is such a special place with a natural beauty not easily found.
While kayaking around the island we came across an 8 ft alligator (yikes!) this memory won't soon be forgotten.
Your hospitality was exceptional and we appreciate the personal service you gave us . We hope to come back again soon !
Sincerely, Heather and Steve
Beautiful place to be 🌈
Randy and Jill are the BEST! The house was awesome and the Island was amazing as always! See you all next year!
Heaven on Earth!
Our vacation at Sandy Seagull Hideaway was absolutely perfect and exactly what the doctor ordered for peace and relaxation. We took the 2-minute ride by golf cart to the gorgeous shell covered beach every day. We felt like we were the only people on the island. We also enjoyed taking the cart through the lush greenery to the State Park. We were thrilled with the wildlife we saw; especially Jeffrey the Tortoise and dolphins at the beach.
Randy Crosby picked us up and became an instant friend as he drove us to Publix to pick up our groceries and then showed us around Pine Island while we waited for Captain Emily to arrive to ferry us to the island (we were earlier than expected). Randy and his wife poured much love into the Sandy Seagull and it shows in the details. The house has many amenities you don’t typically find in a rental home. The furniture is much nicer in person than the photos portray, the kitchen is loaded (even a sharp Chef’s knife!), and the beds felt like we were in an expensive hotel. The plush white towels and plenty of pillows and blankets made us feel so cozy.
You’ll find plenty of books and games in the house. I told my husband I didn’t want to leave until I could read all of the books. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible.
We agree with the other comments here about not needing much clothing and shoes. The days were warm & nights were cool when we were there so we lived in our bathing suits during the day and lightweight pants and a lightweight sweatshirt in the evenings.
I suggest being very precise with the grocery list you fax to Publix noting “1 each” or “1 pound” for each item. Luckily I noticed that they had only pulled 1 case of sparkling water instead of the 4 that I ordered so we were able to get enough before we left the store.
We look forward to visiting this piece of paradise again sometime. There really is nothing like it!
An absolutely fantastic vacation rental
This was our second trip to the Sandy Seagull, and it was just as wonderful as the last one. I was impressed yet again by how immaculately clean, well-equipped, meticulously maintained, and comfortable the home is. We've been coming to Cayo Costa for years, and this is far and away our favorite rental home on the island -- if it were possible, we'd stay there every single time we visit!
Some of the details that help make the Sandy Seagull especially comfortable are the excellent drinking water (it saves SO much weight and space to not need to bring drinking water with us, plus it's just so convenient to have good water on tap), the excellent beds and linens, the well-equipped and well-designed kitchen, and the solar hot tub. The cart trailer for getting down to the beach is also exceptionally spacious, which is great for a large group, and the pool table is a fun bonus. Having both a washer and dryer is also super-convenient and allows for lighter packing. We also really enjoyed the two hammocks, the screened porch, and the stunning sunset views from the top deck. The house is quite roomy, and though it says it sleeps 6 (and we had 6), I wouldn't hesitate to visit with a larger group -- there's plenty of room to set up air mattresses or cots.
A few practical recommendations: put on sunscreen, then sunscreen again. You can't be too careful in Florida sun. Bring a good first aid kit and sunburn gel, just in case, but otherwise pack light -- you really don't need much more than swimsuit, beach towels, a couple changes of clothes, and a single pair of shoes, plus of course your food. A small cooler for the beach comes in handy, too.
We had a fantastic trip and can't wait to come back again!
The 'Sandy Seagull Hideaway' , beach house is an excellent spot to walk the beach, collect shells, sightseeing by golf cart or walking the trails of the State Park only a short distance north on the Island. We have a pool table and solar hot tub for visitors to enjoy. Come with your own boat and enjoy the water playground of the Gulf and Barrier Islands that surround this one of a kind vacation home. This home is Solar Powered and completely Off Grid yet it has abundant Solar Hot water, Satellite TV, is clean and comfortable and fully accommodated for your convenience. *** Accessible By Boat ONLY, Water Taxi or Own Boat are other options.
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