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Stephanie Lord

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Water Front Luxury Home. Private beach, kayaks, fishing dock, and heated pool.

12 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Florida House Rental Photos and Description

Luxury Beach Estate, 4 Bedrooms, 4 and 2 1/2 Baths, (Beds 8 To 10)

Paradise Palms is the perfect retreat for your coastal adventures or for your relaxing beach vacation. This family vacation home is located on the barrier island of North Captiva. Just north of Sanibel and Captiva, and to the south of Cayo Costa. North Captiva is a bridgeless island accessed by boat or small plane. It is a car-free, care-free island with a relaxed pace. Sandy trails wind throughout the island and electric golf carts, bicycles and foot power are the standard means of transportation...shoes are optional! Over 4 miles of pristine white sand beaches wrap around the island's west and northern shores and lush mangrove forests fringe the east and southern coastlines. The Gulf of Mexico, Pine Island Sound, and Captiva Pass offer world-class fishing and nearby islands offer beach-lovers and boaters unforgettable adventures. We want to make your stay in our home first class. And we started with the best location on the island and ended with many high quality decorations and décor. The home has just completed a full remodel from top to bottom. Every room was upgraded. We added an elevator, game room, and new playroom area for the small children to play. We even updated our pool deck. Yes you will have a private pool.

Paradise Palm is perfectly placed on the North Bay side of North Captiva and it is nestled among native palms as you enter from the cart path. Once inside the home you will find an elegant yet casual Coastal Décor with an un-paralled view of the water and islands of North Captiva, your private beach and private fishing dock. Climb the steps to the very private and largest roof level deck on the Island so that you and your guests can discretely sun bathe or watch the sunset and sunrise. Beautiful wading birds, song birds, ospreys and bald eagles are frequent visitors. With the house sliding pocket doors open, guests can enjoy and bring the peaceful sound of the Gulf surf and the gentle rustle of palm fronds inside. The home is wrapped by very wide and relaxing porches and decks on three sides with ample comfortable seating strategically placed. Dine on the porch with the evening breeze or have coffee with the sunrise. Swim in our heated pool with plenty of decking and seating to lounge in or out of the sun. Private fishing pier with quick access to the best fishing you will ever experience or have a fun day fishing/relaxing on the dock/pier some of the best fishing and dolphin watching is right off our dock/pier. Private beach with gentle surf is perfect for the young ones as the adults sit in the shade of the outdoor Lanai. For those who would like to unwind, grill your catch of the day on the outdoor grill and enjoy your favorite libation at bar area.

Paradise Palms was completely rebuilt in 2008 after hurricane Charlie in 2004 destroyed the home and we just completed a beautiful interior renovation, enhancing the private landscaping. This home is fully provisioned for convenience, pleasure, comfort and the views. All three en-suite master bedrooms have huge king beds and sliding glass doors that will open your room to the views. On the first floor there is a game/media room with Xbox, High Definition TV and gaming table with a ½ bath. Also there is the Octopus den for the kids No Adults allowed. :)

On the second level, there are three bedrooms, two master bedrooms with king size beds, ample closet space and master baths (of course High definition satellite TV and Bluetooth Music stations). The third bedroom has a two bunk beds with trundle that sleeps 5 with large closet and a full bath.

On the third level is the open floor plan Kitchen/Living room, fourth bedroom with full bath and extra ½ bath near the kitchen.

The large open gourmet kitchen is stocked with all the tools you need to show off your culinary skills while enjoying the views and conversation. Bring your favorite 'K cup' coffee and drinks, as we have the Keurig brewing station. We also have a standard coffee machine for those who love to grind their own coffee. Also filter water is available so leave the plastic water bottles in the store.

The last master bedroom is on third floor with all the amenities of the other Master en-suites including the large sliding doors to provide the best beach experience available. Wireless Internet connection is available throughout the house.

For those with limited mobility an elevator is available.

Paradise Palms is a member if the NCIC club and guests are entitled to the use of the Club's amenities including two large heated swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, and private waterfront restaurant.

Two custom golf carts are also included in the rental.

Besides your private beach, there are several beaches to explore on the island and excellent shelling and fishing. The state park is a walking tour with south Florida wildlife such as Tortoise, Bald Eagles, Raccoons and the reclusive Bob Cat.

Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and Spotted Sea Trout will usually bite a hook from the shore or dock/pier. Charter boats can be hired to take you out on a world-class Tarpon fishing or backwater fishing expedition from our dock. The island and its waters teem with unique, beautiful, interesting and rare wildlife...each day brings new discoveries and wonders.

We strive to make Paradise Palms to be the perfect retreat or base for your island adventures. Our goal is to meet or exceed your beach vacation expectations...book your reservation today and make Paradise Palms memories that will last a lifetime!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephanie Lord (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Stephanie Lord

'Paradise Palms' is owed by the Lord family (Randy, Stephanie and Piper) Randy and Stephanie are newly retired from a telecommunication company. They are currently working to build an organic farm in East Tennessee.

Stephanie Lord purchased this house in 2013

Why Stephanie Lord chose Florida

The Lords: 'We vacationed with a very large family group to North Captiva for Thanksgiving in 2012. It was the perfect family fun place to relax and enjoy family. We loved that the only access was by boat or private plane and that there were no cars on the island. The beaches are never crowded and it is not uncommon to have the beach all to ourselves. We loved the island so much we looked for a house that same week. Although many of the homes were beautiful, this home felt as though it was built just for us. This truly is a 'dream' house for us. We are offering this 'dream'' house for renting, to help cover the costs of the home and it makes us happy that our renters get as much enjoyment from 'Paradise Palms' as we do.'

What makes this house unique

The Lords: 'We plan to have fun, adventures and make wonderful memories when we stay at 'Paradise Palms' : sunsets at the beach, dinners and board games at the kitchen table, long beach hikes to see if we can make it to the southern tip of the island, sand castle building, beach combing, fishing off the docks during a full moon, cooking fresh-caught fish on the grill, an Easter egg hunt in the sand, kayaking with manatees, see a family of bobcats walking through the back yard, stopping the golf cart for yet another tortoise crossing, taking outdoor showers under the stars, the chorus of crickets and frogs on a summer night, snorkeling along the shore, body surfing the day after a storm, exploring the mudflat to look for critters, jogging down the island's sandy trails, a spectacular sunrise...we will love enjoying it all with friends and family!'

Reviews

5
based on 12 traveler reviews

Water Front Luxury Home. Private beach, kayaks, fishing dock, and heated pool.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Paradise for all

  • 5 of 5

Each year we take our 5 grandkids on a vacation. Not only was this house perfect on the outside with the ocean, beach, pool, patio games and bikes and kayaks but the inside was set up best of all. The master bedroom is on the same floor as the bedrooms for younger children along with a double laundry room. A very rare convenience that made wet swimsuits and bedtime much easier. And the views from nearly every room were just spectacular. Despite the rain and the pesty no see-um bugs, everyone said they want to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Paradise Palms Vacaction!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from vacation at Paradise Palms and had a fabulous time. It was our first time to North Captiva and we can't wait to go back. Paradise Palms is one of the nicest homes on the island and the pictures on the website do not do justice to how beautiful the home really is. We traveled with two families including 6 children and everyone had plenty of space and activities to do. We spent the majority of our week right at the home, enjoying the pool, beach, dock, games and more. We also explored the island by golf cart, bikes & boat.

Stephanie was very easy to work with and made sure that everything about our trip went smoothly. Additionally, the home is well stocked with kitchen utensils, spices, towels, paper products...and all those things that are just a hassle to pack for vacation.

We have booked several homes through VRBO in the past and this was one of the best.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a family group of 8 people and we all absolutely were overwhelmed by the beauty and comfort!

  • 5 of 5

This home is no doubt one of the best vacation homes we have stayed in! We had 3 kids and 5 adults-there was plenty of room for us all to relax and visit no matter where we were in the house. And really so many options to choose from- by the pool, on covered patio with easy access to pool and the bay, or on one of the many other indoor or outdoor spots.

The kids loved the ability to fish at will and loved the swimming pool and poker room!

I was impressed by the quality of home furnishings and kitchen supplies. We cooked all of our meals and we are some serious cooks- it was such a joy to cook in that kitchen-- not just because it is well stocked, but also the views! Everywhere you look you can see the water! We spent a few nights all cozied up on the big comfy couch playing family games - again well supplied by the house. And the outdoor furniture was also so very comfy.

We were first time visitors to North Captiva and found the ferry service from Pine Island very easy to use and super efficient. Note- there is no inexpensive ferry to Sanibel or Captiva-- you have to take a private water taxi and it runs about $230 for a max of 6 people. But, you don't have to go over since there is plenty of beauty and relaxation to be had on North Captiva!

Thanks for letting us stay in your home, very well done!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hilliard, OH USA
5

Paradise!!! The PERFECT vacation house

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect and takes luxury to a whole new level. The decks and windows from all around the house (and the roof access) allow for spectacular views. The dock is every fisherman's dream come true and the entire family will love the beach. The patio is shaded with a grill area that resembles an outdoor kitchen. The pool is beautifully maintained (it is like everything else, you think it was brand new). The house is in pristine condition and you get the feeling when you walk in that everything is brand new. The decorating is gorgeous, the beds are comfortable and the showers - well let's just say that you will never find anything like them in either a hotel room or typical rental property! Every detail has been thought of, from high-end appliances and spacious rooms to games, kayaks, bicycles, golf carts etc. There is even a hidden children's playroom on the first floor and an elevator! If you are looking for an unforgettable vacation experience, then look no further than Paradise Palms! You will want to return every year. Thank you Randy and Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plano,TX
5

Perfect rental

  • 5 of 5

This is the best house we have rented on the island for many reasons. The house is beautiful with many high end details and is obviously kept up very nicely. The porches, views, etc are awesome, the new dock with the fish cleaning station was my husband and son's second home where they saw dolphins, manatees, snook and caught delicious fish for dinners. The pool and deck are lovely and perfectly located as I enjoy looking out at the water while in the pool. We also appreciated the pool floats. The ground floor porch/grill area was a bonus to keep our fishing stuff and watch the kids from a shady spot.

The home is stocked to perfection. Imagine my surprise when I found a Vitamix to make smoothies and milkshakes rather then the usual cheap blenders. Lots of pots and pans, serving platters, knives, silverware...you get the picture. If you forced me to complain about something, I'd just ask for more bath towels. There werent enough for our large party, so I did laundry every day (did I mention the HUGE laundry room with TWO sets of washers and dryers, so it was an easy job to keep up!). Lots of tv with DISH, a card room downstairs and the young ones loved the secret playroom

Overall, this was well worth the price. Thank you Randy and Stephanie!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC
5

The Miller Family

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house! We totally fell in love with it. The owners have absolutely thought of everything. We cooked every meal in their well stocked kitchen. There was nothing that I needed that it didn't have. The kids really enjoyed swimming in the pool, and then the beach, and the play room as well. We had meals on the porch morning, noon, and evening watching the boats go by. We enjoyed the kyaks and bike rides around the island as well. We saw dolphins everyday and were in the water swimming when a manatee swam by. We will absolutely stay in this house every time we visit the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Punta Gorda
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
North Captiva Island

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Rates & Availability

North Captiva Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder Summer
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
7 night minimum stay
$5,665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Shoulder thanksgiving 15
Nov 20 2016 - Dec 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
$6,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Christmas 15
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
$7,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season Winter
Jan 8 2017 - Feb 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,665
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Spring
Feb 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,950
 
 
Summer Sholder
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$6,575
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,300
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Amenities

Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With Master Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Wtih Master Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , With Master Bath Shower and Bathtub
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed , 4 beds with 1 trindle for a total of 5 beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
4500 square feet under air and 2000 square feet of outdoor covered decking with seating and dinning that opens up to the living space with several pocket doors.

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