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The Coral Reef Beach House with Ocean View Family and Pet friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

Beach House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8-12)

Come stay on a tropical island in a truly tropical-style luxury home. The adventure begins with a 20-minute boat ride from the mainland transporting you to a unique vacation experience; "island time." Once on the island, the pace of life slows allowing time for the finer things of life. The Coral Reef is the perfect house to experience this relaxed pace and rejuvenate the mind and spirit.From early morning shell hunting on the 3.5 mile long beach to an after nap on the tumbled marble patio next to the pool. Dinner prepared in the completely furnished kitchen, on the veranda with ocean view. This tropical island paradise has lots to offer. Take your golf cart out to explore the island. Meet some some of the local tortoises and check out the unique laid back nature of this island paradise. Play some table tennis, darts or the corn hole game. Hike the state preserve to the south end of this barrier island. Check out the island club and its 2 large pool, hot tub, bicycles and kayaks all included in your Coral Reef Rental. There are 2 other very local restaurants on the island that serve excellent food for the times you do not want to cook.

The Coral Reef loft with sun deck on top of the house is our favorite space. Check it out for a sun tan by day and a great view of the island sunset then star gazing by night and a wonderful spot to watch the sun rise over the back bay.

Our home was designed and built with island living in mind. The Coral Reef is ideal for extended families or a 2-family group. We have 2 master-bedroom suites, and private bathrooms for each of the four bedrooms! The generous verandas, decks, and patio extend the living space seamlessly to the tropical garden, North Captiva. Sunrises and sunsets as viewed from the decks and verandas are the perfect punctuation to a day 'on island.'

This home is complete with all the luxuries and more that one would expect of a first-class vacation home. We supply wireless high speed internet access; There is unlimited long distance wired phone service for use by our guests. XBox 360 for the gamer,s in the group. We are constantly upgrading our amenities. Come stay in our island villa with friends and family, and I promise you will feel at home during your stay and rejuvenated when you leave.

Keywords: Beach,Pool,House,villa,beach house, getaway,island,

More Details

Mark Ladner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Mark Ladner

We built our island home in 2005. It has been a pleasure to share it with guests over the years. We love North Captiva, and it is great to have others come out and enjoy the island also. We live in Springfield; and one day, when we retire we hope to be able to spend more time on Island. 'Till then, it is our pleasure to share the experience of North Captiva with all our guests. So, come and enjoy our island. Always a pleasure to host your stay!

Mark Ladner purchased this house in 2012

Why Mark Ladner chose Florida

North Captiva is a tropical barrier island located just off the coast of Southwest Florida. I have been coming down to this area all my adult life and when we discovered North Captiva Island we fell in love. We purchased a lot and built the Coral Reef in 2005. Since then we have hosted family groups and friends....

The Coral Reef, professionally decorated and fully furnished, is a one-of-a-kind home designed for island living and ready to be your home away from home. North Captiva is a unique respite in this world of hustle - no cars, no street lights, 3.5 miles of natural beach all on a little tropical island, North Captiva! We fell in love with it, and we know you will too!

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit of staying at the Coral Reef is "Island Time" . A mixture of rest and relaxation, with just the right amount of discovery and socializing - away from it all, but still able to enjoy several unique quality restaurants and more sea shells and sand dollars than you will ever be able to bring home. With no street lights you can enjoy watching the stars and moon travel across the darkened sky. Staying on North Captiva is just an amazing experience we call it 'Island Time.'

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our week of island living.
Mar 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The Coral Reef Beach House with Ocean View Family and Pet friendly
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 22 reviews

Excellent island stay

  • 5 of 5

For us (two families from Sweden with 4 adults and 5 children between 6 months and 13 years old, this was a perfect island to relax and enjoy life together. The house was big enough for all of us and we can recommend to stay there. As the host Sherman said, you only need to remember to bring two things: bathing clothes and plenty of food. If you are looking for a busy and crowded place with a lot of restaurants and cafés this is not your island. If you are looking for empty beaches, ospreys, white-headed eagle, shelling, manatees, sun-sets, stargazing and relaxed people this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Island did NOT disappoint

  • 4 of 5

After spending Thanksgiving at Captiva for 25 years and wondering "what's over there?" we decided to try NC. The island did not disappoint. The home needs some TLC. The kitchen sink fell into the cabinet...Had to be propped up with a 2x4. Nothing like a little construction on the deck while you are sitting out there. The previous water damage on the ceiling/window was not completely repaired. The light in the shower in the Master bathroom is hanging from the ceiling. The water in the toilet in the same bathroom runs after flushing, you have to shake the handle to stop the running water. the "rain"shower, is more like a drizzle as it is mostly clogged. The refrigerator on the patio does not work. Many nails left laying on the sun deck. The golf cart has a broken headlight, which is dangerous at night.This is the first VRBO rental that we were disappointed in, as the site shows outdated pictures.There were positives...The house was clean and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed. There were plenty of beach towels and bedding. the location was ideal for heading to the beach and the club membership a nice amenity. The island did not disappoint.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jim Thanks for your review. North Captiva really is a fun little island. We were sorry to hear of the issues you had with the Coral Reef and any inconvenience it had caused you. We do appreciate your letting us know and I want to assure you that have all been rectified. It is our policy to keep the Coral Reef in top notch condition for our guests. We are redoubling our efforts to insure issues like these do not occur in the future. Mark Ladner Owner The Coral Reef
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Great Choice @ North Captiva

  • 5 of 5

We went To Coral Reef to celebrate my 50th birthday on Nov 14th and had one of the best experiences at Florida Beaches with my family all coming from California, Florida and Caracas and a couple of friends coming from Orlando ... The house is very well equipped, the owner is very responsive, friendly, flexible and open. The manager is very responsive as well. It was our first time ever in North Captiva, the place is very relaxing, the house amenities made us feel at home, we cooked a lot while there, used the two golf carts every day, the pool, the grill to grill and to make some seafood rice (Paella), the table tennis, we even brought our Yorkie and he was in paradise... free and moving upstairs and downstairs, inside and outside the house... The time of the year (Early November) ... perfect to be there... not hot not cold.

Will rent and stay again: YES

Will recommend to others: YES

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marco Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Coral Reef. You guys are welcome back any time! Mark
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Great House, wonderful vacation spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family vacationed at Coral Reef on North Captiva Island and could not have asked for a better setting. Sherman the house manager greeted us at the dock when we first arrived and helped us transport all our stuff to the house. We could not have done it without him! He was a great help and very informative about the island. We had 11 family members and sleep accommodations were excellent. The house was beautiful and the Island even more. We took advantage of the kayaking and had a wonderful time on the beach each and every day. We hiked in the Nature Preserve and saw turtles, eagles and osprey.

Dinner at Barnacle Phil's was a fun time, we took of advantage the outside games and picnic tables. The services was great and the waiters were so friendly, at week's end you felt you were leaving friends behind. We used Island Girl taxi service to cross over to the island and used it to go back and forth for a couple of games of golf at the Alden Pines Country Club near Pineland Marina.You could not ask for more friendly and helpful people. Overall it was a wonderful vacation with my family and I thank you Mike very much for providing such a great place!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and perfect home for large family or two families!

  • 4 of 5

The Coral Reef house has all you need for a vacation! You bring the bags and sunscreen and have the grocery store pack your food. The home has great outdoor space for reading, lounging and grilling. The location is ideal and makes walking to the beach easy when your older kids have the golf cart. The kitchen and baths are well equipped and ready for you. We also liked the set up of laundry closet right at your door for swim wear and towels after we shook them out. We would rent again! Thanks to the Ladners for a great set up.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very Nice house

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great area of the island with nice views, close to the beach and well maintained. I understand why there is not picture of a pool on the site. It is a dipping pool not big at all. If you are looking for a pool to play a game with your children this would not be it. However I would not pass up on the house because of it. Eating on the porch off the kitchen is great suggestion would be to screen it in. The bugs were on the hunt this year.

The golf carts need some serious updating, the first one we had was very slow and the back seat was falling off. The second one the headlight did not work.

We enjoyed our week, love the island and would rent again but we would make sure we inquired about the carts working better or newer ones next time.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Regional Southwest International (RSW) - Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pool Bar at the Club.
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Either at the Island Club or Barnacle's.
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Just take the Island Girl Water Taxi.
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Island Club, Barnacle's, & Over the Waterfront.
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Less than 100 yds down sandy track Panama Shell
Nearest Point of Interest
The Coral Reef Beach House
Nearest Point of Interest
The Island Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Barnicle Phil's
Nearest Point of Interest
Over The Water Front
Nearest Point of Interest
The Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Best Shelling on Island
Car: not necessary

3.5 miles of beach and access to the back bay by kayak which affords great wildlife viewing and fishing, just relaxing, and living life by 'island time.'

Take a ferry services for a sunset cruse or island hopping to check out the neighborhood.

New game room with darts, a shuffle board table, 'corn hole' (the bean bag toss game) and more.


Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 15 2017 - Jun 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

3 night minimum stay accepted during some seasons or for last minute bookings. Check with owner for stay's of less than 7 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Rain head and hand held shower heads in Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Rain head and hand held shower heads you choose
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 baths so all 4 bedrooms have private baths. Custom tile and cabinet installations make each bath unique.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , With bathroom
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a queen-size sofa bed.
    Bedroom 4 - Trundle bed converts to 2 singles or one queen with bedroom
  • Each of the two master bedrooms has a queen size bed and private master bath. The 'kid's' bedroom has two twin beds and a private bath. A 4th bedroom has a trundle bed which can either be made up as a queen size bed or 2 twin beds - whatever meets your needs and has its own private bath! We can supply you with two or three Pack & Play baby's beds along with high chairs. A queen-size sofa couch is located in the loft for privacy and incredible views.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Use of our golf cart included in every rental. Satellite TV's with DVD players in all bedrooms and living room. Guest membership to the private North Captiva Island Club and all its amenities, tennis, 2 large pools and deck chairs, kayaks, pool bar, wifi, hot tub ... Outdoor kitchen with Gas Grill, sink and refrigerator, High speed wireless internet, sun/observation deck, Veranda with dining / lounging area and great gulf sunset views, Marble patio/pool deck, Excellent water filtration system including RO filtration at the kitchen sink and ice maker, Use of golf cart included during your stay. We supply beach chairs and umbrellas as well as beach towels for your use.

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