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Truly a Captiva Island Beauty. 3,000 square feet of family fun!

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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Welcome to our luxury upscale vacation home, the Absentminded. Our beautiful well-appointed home is located in the center of the Village of Captiva with the beach less than a 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 their own private bathroom) , a three story caged lanai and a large heated pool with spa and comes with great amenities including a built in gas grill on the pool lanai and lot of toys and games for children young and old! We are truly in the middle of the island and less than a block to the beach for shelling, sunbathing and swimming the Bay for 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.
Once you arrive and park your car, you might not leave for the rest of your vacation. 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 the 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 carts and beach umbrellas for your short walk. The garage even features elevator access (for our guests requiring accessibility), and an extra refrigerator, freezer and bicycles (available for an extra charge).
Welcome to the Sunshine!! Your family will have 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 every year!!
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 players (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 away? 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,which has a king-sized bed with a large full bathroom with step-in shower. The second suite feature a queen -sized bed with an attached bathroom with a full size tub for bathing the little ones. The second master suite is huge with 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. These 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!!
The Ground floor pool deck is huge and where the little ones will keep busy and have fun playing in the pool or with board games or the adults will want to just find a relaxing peaceful spot to take a mid afternoon nap in the sun or shade before heading to the Mucky Duck for another beautiful sunset. Don't forget your camera! The ground floor lower level includes a half-bath powder room convenient to the huge three story screened-in entertainment/pool area with a built-in BBQ grill, bar height table, teak bar, and multiple and multiple lounge chairs for lazing around the heated pool and spa. The pool deck also features an outdoor shower, a pool changing room for our guests 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!!

Sanibel and Captiva was named by Fromme 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! Although you probably won't leave the Village but if you do jump in your car please enjoy the world famous 7,000 acre Ding Darling nature preserve or shell museums, terrific shopping areas and dozens of other fabulous restaurants on either Sanibel or Captiva. 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!! Captiva Island is only about 600 yards at it's widest point so you are literally steps away from the beach no matter where you are.

This is an amazing house professionally designed and completely updated in 2012. Don't believe us; please see the independent reviews below!! Our busy seasons fill in quickly so please have alternate dates available to experience Absentminded and Captiva. This home is perfect for a large family or a couple of families or several couples looking to enjoy everything Captiva Island has to offer. We would love to share our Absentminded and Captiva Island with you!!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    We have plenty of beach toys....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    elevator available ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Golf Cart and Bikes available for rent just a couple blocks away.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Five televisions and two DVD players...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Walk one block to the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Pine Island Sound on the other!...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The beach is a short walk down lovely Laika Lane for shelling, sunbathing, swimming and viewing the beautiful Gulf Of Mexico sunsets. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Located in the center of the village! It's a convenient walking location to all restaurants (Doc Fords, Mucky Duck, Key Lime Bistro, Sunshine Seafood, RC Otters, etc) and shopping!...moreless

  • Water View:

    Pine Island Sound is a fisherman's dream and the best place to watch the sun rise....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Formal dining area sits eight and informal dining table sits another four....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Comcast...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    2 car garage and large driveway...moreless

  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage:

    two car garage...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Island Style luxury linens...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet:

    password protected wireless...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    Upon request...moreless

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    fully stocked...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    two refrigerators...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    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

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    Available for rent just a couple blocks away...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The lanai is large and well equipped with an outdoor pool 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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Built in gas BBQ grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Available for rent just a couple blocks away...moreless

  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Completely enclosed in a stunning three story pool cage creating an outdoor recreation room....moreless

  • Spa Whirlpool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$6,000
Summer 2015
Jun 6 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$4,000
Christmas/New Year
Dec 19 - Jan 9, 2016
7 night min stay

$6,800
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$4,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning/linens $450 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

50% deposit at time of booking, payable by check.

Balance due 60 days prior to arrival payable by check.


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Last updated: 04/24/2015
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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ft. Myers, Florida
Captiva Island
Nearest Restaurant
Sunshine Seafood
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
Captiva Beach

Car: Not Necessary

Captiva Island is renowned for its beaches, shelling, tarpon fishing, bay fishing, restaurants, and island atmosphere.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: We have owned vacation homes for years. 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 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 the afternoon nap or just to play games or swim in the pool with your family and friends. The beach is just a short stroll across the street and down the sandy path of Laika Lane. Our beach is known for it's amazing sunsets and yet our house is only a block away from such amazing restaurants and bars like the Bubble Room and the Mucky Duck.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Truly a Captiva Island Beauty.  3,000 square feet of family fun!

    Truly a Captiva Island Beauty. 3,000 square feet of family fun!

  • Lockers on ground floor area for all your beach things (and nasty winter coats).

    Lockers on ground floor area for all your beach things (and nasty winter coats).

  • Great room starring Shelly the Turtle.

    Great room starring Shelly the Turtle.

  • Kitchen and view into the Great Room.

    Kitchen and view into the Great Room.

  • Breakfast nook or let's play a game!

    Breakfast nook or let's play a game!

  • Master King Bed with opening to private balcony overlooking the pool.

    Master King Bed with opening to private balcony overlooking the pool.

  • Third story master bed suite.

    Third story master bed suite.

  • King Master Bathroom with double sink and spa.

    King Master Bathroom with double sink and spa.

  • Guest bath.  Each of the four bedrooms has a private bath.

    Guest bath. Each of the four bedrooms has a private bath.

  • Pool area with view of balcony off the Great Room.

    Pool area with view of balcony off the Great Room.

  • Three storied Lanai and pool area.

    Three storied Lanai and pool area.

  • Outdoor kitchen with plenty of sun/shade mix.

    Outdoor kitchen with plenty of sun/shade mix.

  • View of Great Room with opening to Lanai.

    View of Great Room with opening to Lanai.

  • Recently redone kitchen and view into the dining room area.

    Recently redone kitchen and view into the dining room area.

  • Formal dining room area

    Formal dining room area

  • Main Floor King Bedroom Suite.

    Main Floor King Bedroom Suite.

  • Third floor queen bedroom sutie.

    Third floor queen bedroom sutie.

  • Office with extra sleeping space with a daybed and trundle.

    Office with extra sleeping space with a daybed and trundle.

  • Outside balcony overlooking pool.

    Outside balcony overlooking pool.

  • Pool area with hot tub for late night enjoyment.

    Pool area with hot tub for late night enjoyment.

  • Luxury outdoor lounger and your choice of sun or shade (for that afternoon nap)

    Luxury outdoor lounger and your choice of sun or shade (for that afternoon nap)

  • Outdoor bar by pool.  Under roof for all season fun.

    Outdoor bar by pool. Under roof for all season fun.

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