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Private Pool Home - Steps from the Beach (Beachfront for the Near Beach Price)

3 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Jose's Hideaway House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

Charming old Florida style home just 150 feet from the beach with spectacular Gulf of Mexico views. Experience sunset views from both the upper and lower porches in comfortable rocking chairs and the outdoor dining table. Our fully air conditioned home offers three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Recently painted throughout, everything feels 'fresh' and very comfortable!

And now we have our own 15'x34' private heated in-ground pool with a huge deck for sunning and just lounging!

You will enjoy all that we have to offer including watching dolphins at play, views of pelicans and ospreys flitting around, or simply shelling on the beach. The Island is approximately four miles long and half a mile at its width with only 300 existing homes.

Privacy and seclusion is the way of life. No cars are on the island and transportation is by golf cart or bicycle, which are included in your package.

“Havana Breeze” is fully equipped with flat screen TV's with satellite DirecTV, DVD players, and CD player. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances and a large selection of dishware, flatware, and cooking utensils.

“Havana Breeze” includes membership to the North Captiva Island Club that has complimentary use of 1 golf cart, 2 heated swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, hot tub, gym, basketball court, kayaks, bicycles, and other free amenities available for guests. Dock space, Jet-Skis and boats are also available for rental.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

In a place like Florida where paradise seems to be every place you look, North Captiva Island reminds us of the Florida we remember from years gone by. When we first visited the island, we fell in love with the beauty and serenity of the island, as well as gorgeous white beaches. Our happiest moments are spending time with our family and friends in a place that makes you feel welcome and we reluctantly leave the island feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Florida

We chose to buy “Havana Breeze” on North Captiva Island because it was truly a rare find. Steps from the beach with views that can range from golden orange and red sunsets glowing over the Gulf of Mexico, dolphins swimming, pelicans flying above, or the sandpipers dancing along the shoreline. The beaches are pristine and uncrowded, with many locations to gather seashells. We are within walking distance of the 700-acre state land preserve and enjoy walking for miles on the beaches and the preserve without seeing any signs of civilization except our own footprints in the sand.

What makes this house unique

Havana Breeze has been designed to accommodate all of your senses. Our home features breathtaking views from both screened in porches, an upgraded kitchen, inside and alfresco dining, satellite TV, DVD systems, a stereo system, and wireless high-speed 10Mbs internet. Our spacious home features luxury bedding, Lexington furniture, and tropical artwork that keep our guests coming back year after year.

Havana Breeze includes membership to the North Captiva Island Club that has 2 heated swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, hot tub, gym, basketball court, Kid Camp Otter, kayaks, bicycles, and other amenities available for guests.

Guestbook comments from the owner

5 of 5 stars



We had a wonderful time in North Captiva. The house was great! It is a great location and the house layout is perfect for a family. We especially loved the large screened in porches.



Traveling group: Family with young children



My age: 35-44



Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Absolutely!
Apr 2011
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Reviews

4.7
based on 3 traveler reviews

Private Pool Home - Steps from the Beach (Beachfront for the Near Beach Price)
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 5 reviews
West Point, ny
5

Perfect porches and pool!

  • 5 of 5

Even in the middle of a big move, this terrific home helped us relax with our crew of 6 kids! We can't say enough good things about the spacious screened-in porches and the HUGE pool! The porches beckoned us morning, noon and night to eat in the breezy morning air, enjoy the sparkling waters at lunchtime while we escaped the bright sun, and view the sunsets! Perfect for enjoying with kids with no worries about their safety! The grand pool too is a frequent topic of conversation in our house because it appealed to all w/its shallow section, ledges and "deep end."

The proximity to the beach was perfect too for little feet, quick trips back to the bathroom and beach jaunts that could be fit in anytime... Yet it was just far enough away we felt like we returned to our own private retreat. As we read, we really did have the beach almost all to ourselves.

House notes: Bright art and wall colors made the house feel cheerful, but not fussy. Casual and comfortable enough to enjoy, but clean. The great room had plenty of room to read and play games on our one rainy afternoon.

Another pro: the owners Bill and Tanya were wonderfully prompt in answering emails with questions and were accomodating with plans as a repair was being done just before our arrival.

Our only disappointment was the hammock had become unoperational before our arrival - but we found plenty of places to relax! And we loved the freedom of using the golf carts to roam the island. Our kids say they'd like to take their kids here someday - that to me says they made special memories here! 'Loved the Havana Breeze!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Krista for the really nice review. We try to answer everyone's questions quickly, remembering what it was like the first time that visited the island ourselves. We are so glad that we were able to host you and your family during your PCS move and that everyone had a memorable stay in our home. North Captiva really is Paradise Found! Bill & Tanya
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LuAnne

  • 5 of 5

My 3 friends and I had a wonderful time on North Captiva. Havana Breezes was a great house-clean,well- equipped,good location.Bill the owner was very responsive and offered good suggestions.Restaurants were all excellent.Very relaxing time with great weather. Worth the trip over on the ferry!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dunedin, fl
4

Very nice relaxing vacation!

  • 4 of 5

PRO's...

Tanya and Bill were so patient and helpful. We did not realize it was an island, literally, until I booked it and my daughter asked me why we had to leave our cars...I think this was the best mistake ever made by us!

The house was bigger and more updated than pics show. I was pleasantly surprised by the natural sunlight in the home. Everything worked and no surprises except the view from the home. The trees and foliage have grown so the view of the beach from the second floor is not quite as good as the pics, but that is nature. We still saw some of the ocean and never missed a sunset. The beds were ohh so comfy too! We even had a turtle reside with us, ( under the house of course) and we named him Calypso! He is very cool and not a bother at all. He hangs out and does his thing but will stop to say hi!! Internet, satellite, technology was fine, no problems at all.

We saw the meteor showers from the beach on 8-11-13 and also from the front porch area.

Caught quite a few trout right off the beach!

Cons: the only problem was getting another golf cart. Long story short, I had one reserved ( the las one they had at boats and fun) to use on out last day. I got it and almost got stranded as the axle broke after a half an hour.

Thank goodness I was near the main area. They did refund my money and I lucked out and rented a private one for the last day. The residents are very ice BUT...the problem is vacationers allow children to drive the carts and then they hightail over bumps and bust them up.

I am really surprised guests do not respect rules or property of the Island and saw kids 8 to 14 driving around. We also saw guests piling in 6 or more on the golf carts which breaks them down also..

Besides that ( which was an issue since there were 6 of us and the golf carts allow 4, or the rules say 4) it is a must do vacation.try to communicate with owners and get some island knowledge.

Havanas Breeze....everything they said it was ...we will be back!

We promised Calypso!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Mango's Pool Bar
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Barnacle's Island Resort
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Gulf of Mexico
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Jose's Hideaway 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
 
Fall Season
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $2 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Christmas Holiday
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $2 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Feb 11 2017 - Mar 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Spring Season
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
May 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $2 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,287
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $2 per night, per additional guest

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Amenities

Jose's Hideaway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom (with Trundle Beds) - 3 twin/ single
    Living Room Sofa Bed - 1 queen
  • King size bed (1), master bath and access to screened porch with sitting area. 32 inch flat screen with DirecTV and ceiling fan. Queen size Beds(1) Access to deck with sitting area. Flat screen with DirecTV in room and ceiling fan. 2 Twin Beds with 2 Trundle Twin beds that can comfortably sleep 3. TV with DVD Player and ceiling fan. Living room has a queen sized sleeper sofa with 42 inch TV with DirecTV. Baby Cribs, High Chairs, and Safety Gates must be pre-booked.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 20 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Satellite TV (DirecTV). Membership privileges at the North Captiva Island Club Resort

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