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'By the Sea' Beautiful Cottage in Heart of Captiva Village

Captiva, FL, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay6 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This 2 bedroom plus study Beach Cottage style home decorated with the nautical flare of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard is sure to delight the most discriminating guest. Located very near the beach in Captiva's Village, breezy porches offer a serene place to relax with a book or dine al fresco. Custom design elements and architectural enhancements add interesting detail in every room.

Spend your days on the beach, then walk to the Mucky Duck for live music, a sunset drink or dinner in Captiva. Rent a boat at the Marina or arrange a guided fishing expedition. Sanibel is just a short drive away, with its shops, restaurants, bike paths and amazing shelling. Enjoy the Ding Darling Wildlife preserve, where you can sea kayak through mangrove islands and view rare birds and other wildlife. Much of Sanibel/Captiva is wild life preserve; this paradise is yours to explore.

Perfect vacation home for active families, reunions of friends, or a weekend getaway. Especially suited to the adult guests, who will appreciate the unique decor and attention to detail. Visitors will enjoy the relaxed pace, and low-key style of Captiva. The soft sands and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are less than 1 block away.

Keywords: 2 Bedroom plus study, cottage, Captiva Island, near Beach. Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Sanibel Island



Member Since 2011
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) 2 berth type beds are in the study. These are narrower than twin beds but well suited to children, teens or young adults., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in the main room can be used for 2 guests.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2

          Location Type

            • Village
              2 short blocks from the main street of Captiva Village. Walk to restaurants, shops, bars and boutiques. Also walk to the beach in less than a block on one side, and the bay less than a block away.


                • Linens Provided
                • Air Conditioning
                • Clothes Dryer
                • Covered Parking
                  Parking for one vehicle under the house.
                • Free Long Distance
                • Internet
                • Broadband Access
                • Parking Off Street
                  Parking for at least 2 more vehicles in driveway
                • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                • Telephone
                • Washing Machine
                • Wireless Internet


                    • Cooking Utensils
                    • Dishwasher
                    • Ice Maker
                    • Kitchen
                    • Microwave
                    • Refrigerator


                        • DVD Player
                        • Satellite / Cable
                        • Television
                          New flat screen TV in the living area, TV in the master bedroom
                        • VCR
                        • Video Library
                          Mostly Children's videos, join the library 1/2 block away for a great selection


                            • Deck / Patio
                            • Lanai / Gazebo
                            • Outdoor Grill
                            • Porch / Veranda
                            • Wood Deck


                                • health/beauty spa
                                • library
                                • recreation center
                                • restaurants

                                  Leisure Activities

                                    • beachcombing
                                    • bird watching
                                    • boating
                                    • shelling
                                    • shopping
                                    • walking
                                    • whale watching
                                    • wildlife viewing

                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                        • ATM/bank
                                        • fitness center
                                        • groceries

                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                            • kayaking
                                            • cycling
                                            • fishing
                                            • golf
                                            • hiking
                                            • jet skiing
                                            • deepsea fishing
                                            • parasailing
                                            • sailing
                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                            • swimming
                                            • tennis
                                            • wind-surfing


                                                • Short walk to the beach, Walk to Chapel by the Sea, Walk to Marina, restaurants and shops

                                                  House Rules

                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                  12 Reviews


                                                  Latest reviews

                                                  Great location and cute house

                                                  Karen M.Lake Forest

                                                  Have stayed here in the past and will return! We love the beach and the proximity to all of Captiva. The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is always an inspiring trip.

                                                  Relaxing week

                                                  ToddDallas, TX

                                                  Our first time renting a vacation house. We only looked at smaller rentals since it was just two of us. This house could easily accommodate a family. House was reasonably well maintained and clean. It took a day to figure out the right light switches! It's a short walk down the street and on a path to the beach. Beach it pretty quiet, no crowds, and very relaxing. The house has an umbrella, chairs, etc downstairs.

                                                  Overall, everything went smoothly with the rental and we would considering coming back again.

                                                  Fabulous Vacation Rental

                                                  Christy & JoeLookout Mountain, TN

                                                  We spent one week at "By the Sea" and loved every minute of our stay. An easy 4 minute walk, our family spent most of the time on the beautiful beach. Hours and hours were spent snorkeling for shells and sea creatures (which we threw back in the ocean, of course.) When not on the beach, we enjoyed riding two blocks to "town" as well as throughout the quaint neighborhood on our bikes with our daughters (ages 7 &11.) Our girls' favorite activity was returning home from the beach with hundreds of shells and spending time in the outdoor shower, inspecting their new finds. This home is decorated beautifully with such attention to detail, so comfortable and immaculately clean. We definitely hope to rent this beach house again in the future.


                                                  This is an adorable house, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Excellent location, only a short walk to the beach, to Andy Ross Ln. (Captiva Downtown) and to a couple of marinas. We had a minor issue with the cable when we arrived and it was immediately solved with the help of Tom - the house caregiver -. I highly recommend this house. I hope we will be back to Captiva Island in the near future and this house will be still available for rent.

                                                  Lovely, well appointed cottage

                                                  KarenJacksonville, FL

                                                  This was our second trip to Captiva and found this cottage to be just a wonderful place for a relaxing week's vacation. The location on Chapin Lane was perfect - close to everything yet on a quiet street. We brought our bikes along and rode them every day - it's a great ride down to the beach at Blind Pass or up to the north end of Captiva. The house is very well equipped and the nautical decor is so detailed we felt almost like we were on our sailboat. Note that if you are planning to cook the only somewhat large market is down on Sanibel - Jerry's Market. We're hoping the owners may consider adding a swimming pool - then the house would be absolutely perfect! We highly recommend this rental home.

                                                  Wonderful house with great location

                                                  This is the perfect house. Beautifully appointed and decorated. The two porches and den/ bedroom give lots of extra areas for people to hang out in. The location, on a quiet street so close to the beach and restaurants couldn't be better. It was everything we wanted. We wouldn't stay anywhere else on Captiva.


                                                  Captiva, FL, USA

                                                  Walk to McCarthy's or Jensen Marina, where you can arrange ocean cruises, wild-life viewing, dolphin/whale watching trips, deep sea fishing. Beautiful sunsets, steps from your door.

                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                  Additional information about rental rates

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                                                  Rates are subject to change until final payment. There is a 3 night minimum stay. The house is not suitable for unsupervised small children, as there are open stairs and a second floor porch. No smoking, no pets, and this is non-negotiable as we have allergies in our family.

                                                  12 Reviews
                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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