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Welcome to our luxury vacation home, Absentminded. Our beautiful well-appointed home is located in the center of the Village of Captiva with the beach just a short block away!
This spacious four bedroom/4.5 bath private home comfortably sleeps 10 (easily handles multiple couples or your extended crew) and is designer finished in island style. The house features four private suites (each with a private bathroom), a three story caged lanai with a large heated pool with spa and many great amenities including a built-in gas grill on the pool level and many toys and games for children young and old!
We are truly in the middle of the island and just steps to... the beach for shelling, sunbathing and swimming... the Bay for watching the sunrise, fishing, boating, and manatee watching... fun restaurants like the famous Bubble Room (in one direction), to Southseas Resort and Doc Ford's (other direction) or to the fabulous Mucky Duck (at the beach) for romantic sunsets. Captiva Island is only about 600 yards at its widest point so you are literally steps away from the beach no matter where you are. Once you arrive and park your car, you might not leave for the rest of your vacation.
Welcome to the Sunshine!!!
Our ground floor entrance is inviting and functional with four separate lockers to store all your beach supplies (or those nasty winter coats) while you enjoy the Captiva sunshine . The beach towels are here so quickly grab one and head to the beach which is just a short stroll across the street and down sandy Laika Lane for our amazing world famous beach, playful dolphins and truly wonderful sunsets. The two car garage has plenty of beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach carts for your short walk. The garage even features elevator access (for our guests requiring accessibility), and an extra refrigerator and freezer. The ground floor lower level has a half-bath powder room convenient to the three story screened-in entertainment/pool area with a built-in BBQ grill, bar height table, teak bar, and multiple lounge chairs for lazing around the pool and spa. The large pool deck is a great area to keep the little ones busy and having fun playing in the pool or with board games while adults will find a relaxing peaceful spot to take a mid-afternoon nap before heading to the Mucky Duck for another beautiful sunset. The pool deck also features an outdoor shower, a changing room and a work out room just in case the long beach walks are not enough of a challenge. This pool deck is an amazing outdoor room...you may never want to leave the house! Walking onto the main floor of the house, you're greeted by the Florida sunshine as it streams through plantation shutters into a very open floor plan AND the Shelly the Turtle prominently displayed on the main wall of the cozy Great Room. There is plenty of seating for all of our guests, a 55 inch flat screen LCD TV and DVD player (with plenty of DVDs), cathedral ceilings with a ceiling fan, and a wall of windows with French doors leading out to the screened upper living-room lanai with a spiral staircase to the pool deck below. The well equipped and large kitchen with breakfast nook is inviting for the cook and the take-out crowd alike---did we mention that there are eight restaurants within roughly a block or two? The adjacent dining room has seating for ten guests and double French doors out to yet another screened deck overlooking the pool. The main floor king-size bedroom suite has a full bathroom with step-in shower. The office/den includes a desk (for those extended guests that must conduct some work), book cases and extra sleeping space with a daybed and trundle. The main level is also equipped with a washer and dryer in it's own laundry so pack light!! We know you value your privacy so we have THREE upper level bedroom suites!! Walk up a few stairs to the third level and find the first suite, the Black and White Room, with a king-sized bed with a large full bathroom with step-in shower. The second suite features a queen-sized bed with an attached bathroom with a full size tub for bathing the little ones. The second master suite has a king-size bed, en-suite large bathroom with double vanity sinks, Jacuzzi tub to pamper yourself, a separate shower, and a dressing table with a terry covered dressing chair. The master suite guests will lounge on the private deck in their "cuddle chairs" overlooking the pool area below. Look to your left to view the beauty of Pine Island Sound!! Sanibel and Captiva was named by Frommer in 2012 as the Number One Destination in the world (yes, even over Paris, Tahiti etc.). Our beach is consistently voted as one of the top Florida beaches and is Number One for shelling. WOW! It's likely you won't want to leave the Village, but if you do jump in your car, please enjoy the world famous 7,000 acre Ding Darling Nature Preserve or the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, terrific shopping areas and dozens of other fabulous restaurants on Sanibel. I know I have mentioned our fabulous sunsets and beaches but our favorite Captiva memories are heading to the bay early in the morning with our daughters to view the sunrise and enjoy the manatees!
This is an amazing house professionally designed and completely updated in 2012. It is the perfect spot for a large family or several couples looking to enjoy everything Captiva Island has to offer. Don't believe us; please see the independent reviews below! Our busy seasons fill quickly so please have alternate dates available to experience Absentminded and Captiva. Your family and friends will make memories at Absentminded that will last a life time and, like so many of our regulars, peaceful romantic Captiva and Absentminded will draw you back year after year!
King size beds (1) 3 King Suites, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) day bed and trundle in den, Baby Cribs (1) Rentals available on island, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) daybed/trundle in den...moreless
Three separate balconies overlook the backyard pool area. The Master Bedroom has a separate balcony with 'cuddle chairs' for your relaxation and a view of both the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound. The Dining Room balcony has a cafe style table and four bar stool swivel chairs for enjoying a morning cup of coffee or evening cocktail. The Great Room french doors open onto the largest balcony area with a spiral staircase to the pool lanai below....moreless
Available for rent just a couple blocks away...moreless
Deck / Patio:
The lanai is large and well equipped with an outdoor ping pong table, dining table and swivel chairs, multiple lounge chairs surrounding the heated pool/spa...moreless
Kayak / Canoe:
Available for rent just a couple blocks away...moreless
Lanai / Gazebo:
The lanai pool deck features a gas grill, pool table, enclosed free standing changing room and outdoor shower....moreless
Summer 2015 May 23 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
Early Fall 2015 Sep 12 - Nov 20, 2015 7 night min stay
Thanksgiving Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Late Fall 2015 Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015 7 night min stay
Christmas/New Year Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016 7 night min stay
Winter Jan 9 - Feb 12, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season Feb 13 - Apr 8, 2016 7 night min stay
Early Spring 2016 Apr 9 - Apr 29, 2016 7 night min stay
Late Spring 2016 Apr 30 - May 27, 2016 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
Cleaning/linens$450 + tax
Initial deposit is refundable up until 90 days prior to arrival. After final payment is made, all funds are forfeited upon cancellation unless same period can be rented to another guest.
20% deposit at time of booking, payable by credit card.
Balance due 30 days prior to arrival, payable by check.
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Captiva Island is renowned for its beaches, shelling, tarpon fishing, bay fishing, restaurants, and island atmosphere.
Year Purchased: 2015
About the owner: We are from St. Louis and know how captivating Island living is for us Northerners and have looked for years for that perfect home and place. Absentminded in Captiva Island is truly a beautiful home in a perfect island spot.
Why the Owner Chose Captiva Island: We love Captiva Island. We vacationed here for years with our girls and later our friends and decided to make it our go-to spot. It's a little bit of heaven right off the Florida coast! Truly one of the very few places in the USA where you have that island feel and look!!
The Unique Benefits at this House: Our house is truly amazing and will pamper you in every room. And when your beach day is done, our amazing three story enclosed pool is a perfect spot for an afternoon nap or just to play games or swim in the pool with your family and friends. Absentminded is conveniently located to all Captiva has to offer. The beach is just a short stroll across the street and down the sandy path of Laika Lane and yet only a block away from such amazing restaurants and bars like the Bubble Room and the Mucky Duck.