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Pristine white sand beach for your private use

Pristine white sand beach for your private use Gorgeous beach and amazing fishing spot Custom, fully equipped kitchen Open, sun-filled dining and living room Master bedroom with king-size bed Second bedroom with twin beds Expansive sundeck with romantic sunsets

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Last updated: 04/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

North Captiva Island house description

The Sandcastle was remodeled and renovated in January 2010 and features brand new furniture, new linens, new appliances, new everything - all ready for your family!

The Sandcastle is located on some of the most prized beachfront property on the entire island, featuring some of the BEST FISHING, SHELLING, AND SUNSET-WATCHING in southwest Florida. Step outside your door and walk ten feet of white sandy beach to the water. This location is so private that you may go an entire day without seeing anyone else on your beach. Enjoy the pristine waters and exceptional fishing, all to yourself!

The house was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful beachfront location. A huge sundeck expands the length of the home, and is ideal for enjoying your morning coffee while watching schools of breaching porpoise and diving birds. The beautiful custom kitchen features an open design and is fully equipped, including plenty of dishes and equipment to make and enjoy homemade dinners. The living room features a pull-out queen sofa bed, and a huge flat screen TV with satellite and DVD player. The master bedroom features a king-size bed, full bathroom, flat screen TV, and dresser. The second bedroom has two twin beds, perfect for the kids, with a flat screen TV and dresser. There are two full bathrooms with all-new fixtures and linens. The decor is playful, modern and cozy, perfect to make you feel at home during your beach vacation.

Beautiful North Captiva Island (also called Upper Captiva), is one of Florida's best-kept vacation secrets! The island remains COMPLETELY NATURAL, without paved roads, cars, or crowds of tourists. Our island's sandy roads are traveled by bicycle and golf cart, and North Captiva can only be reached by boat or private aircraft. Our property manager will help you arrange transportation (including a water taxis from the mainland), groceries, and how to fully enjoy the island. There are three excellent restaurants and a gift boutique on island. The secluded island is not for everyone- only for those who desire a natural getaway with plenty of activities and time to relax. Almost half of the island is dedicated to a state nature preserve. Nearly four miles of white sand beaches await you, without the hustle and bustle of many other vacation destinations. We hold a deep respect for natural beauty and wildlife of the island - this is truly one of the few places on the planet where the delicate balance between man and nature has withstood the test of time. We would love to share this unique place with you.

**NOTE: WE DO NOT USE THE CALENDAR ON THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING THE HOUSE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR PROPERTY MANAGER.**

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Optional

                  Suitability

                  • Children Welcome:

                    The second bedroom features two twin beds and a full bathroom, perfect for kids of all ages! A high chair is also provided....moreless

                  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                    Renters under 25 years of age are prohibited....moreless

                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Non Smoking Only

                  Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  Kitchen & Dining

                  • Kitchen:

                    The custom kitchen is fully equipped with all new appliances, including a coffee maker and blender for fresh smoothies....moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Basic spices and cooking supplies are generally available...moreless

                  • Dining Area Seats:

                    6...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Microwave
                  • Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Toaster

                  Amenities

                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Heating
                  • Living Room
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Air Conditioning

                  Other Amenities

                      • A golf cart and bicycles are provided, as these are the only modes of transportation on the island's sandy roads. Lounges and a beach umbrella are included for your private beach. Safety Harbor Club Membership includes a beautiful pool and snack bar, tennis courts, and boat docks....moreless

                      Entertainment

                      • Television:

                        3 flat screen TVs (one in living room, one in each bedroom)...moreless

                      • Video Library:

                        A selection of DVDs has been provided for all ages....moreless

                      • Satellite / Cable:

                        Each TV has satellite cable....moreless

                      • Books
                      • Games
                      • DVD Player

                      Communications

                      • Broadband Access
                      • Telephone

                      Pool & Spa

                          • Communal Pool:

                            Safety Harbor Club membership is included in rent, which includes access to a secluded pool, snack bar, and tennis courts....moreless

                          Outdoor Features

                          • Tennis:

                            Safety Harbor Club membership is included in rent, which includes access to a secluded pool, snack bar, and tennis courts....moreless

                          • Deck / Patio:

                            The enormous sundeck is partially shaded with gorgeous views of romantic sunsets....moreless

                          • Balcony
                          • Bicycles
                          • Outdoor Grill

                          Location & View

                          • Oceanfront
                          • Beachfront

                          Activities

                          • Fishing
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                          • Tennis
                          • Sailing
                          • Cycling
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Pier Fishing
                          • Deepsea Fishing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Hiking
                          • Swimming
                          • Bird Watching
                          • Walking
                          • Boating
                          • Restaurants
                          • Eco Tourism
                          • Beachcombing
                          • Shelling
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Paddle Boating
                          • Sight Seeing

                          Other Activities

                              • The Sandcastle has some of the undisputed best fishing and sunset views on the entire island, as well as amazing wildlife viewing for porpoise, manatee, and loggerhead turtles. Enjoy over three miles of unspoiled white-sand beaches without throngs of tourists!...moreless
                               

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                              • Celebrated 20 years of Marriage!!

                                Celebrated 20 years of Marriage!!

                                • Guest Carrie (Henderson, Kentucky)
                                • Date of stay 05/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/27/13
                                All I can say is WOW!! Just returned from a wonderful week on North Captiva for the first time! It was everything we wanted and more! The Sandcastle was the best location we saw on the island! Lots of privacy, Beautiful Views, daily dolphin watch, great fishing, and more. The house was so cute and very clean. Jeff and Jane were great to us before and during our stay. It has all the amenities you need and more. Can't wait to plan the next visit!! We had a wonderful Anniversary together!!!

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Manager response: Congratulations!! We're so glad you had a proper celebration for your 20 years of marriage - hopefully we'll see you again for your 21st anniversary!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                              • This is the place to stay

                                This is the place to stay

                                • Guest Irving (MN)
                                • Date of stay 09/29/12
                                • Review Submitted 10/18/12
                                Hi Jane & Jeff, I cannot tell you how much we enjoy staying at your place, the peace and quiet, and isolated beach is something we will never forget. Seeing dolphins in the mornings and again in the evenings, 20 to 30 ft away, made our days. I wish I could describe what a wonderful time we had at your place, but I'm afraid it will do no justice. We did a lot of nothing, other than reading, and fishing. There is no stress in the Island, and our only decision to make, was when to start the grill, and what do we eat today. Thank you for letting us be a part of this beauty.

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Manager response: Jane & Jeff are our good friends and property managers - aren't they the best?! Our family is so glad you had such a peaceful time on the island - such great relaxation before the holidays!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/1

                              • It's a Trifecta!

                                It's a Trifecta!

                                • Guest Joe & Linda (Bradenton, FL)
                                • Date of stay 06/09/12
                                • Review Submitted 08/05/12
                                We visited Sandcastle for the 3rd year in a row and left our deposit for next year. We can't emphasize enough the wonderful location of this home and its fabulous and functional deck. We enjoy everything about being here and go home refreshed and ready to tackle real life again. You absolutely can't go wrong renting this house.

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                              • Absolutely wonderful place to stay - Relaxing in every sense of the word.

                                Absolutely wonderful place to stay - Relaxing in every sense of the word.

                                • Guest Buckeyes (Navarre, Ohio)
                                • Date of stay 06/18/11
                                • Review Submitted 10/30/11
                                I absolutely recommend this vacation rental. The setting was just perfect - oceanfront, beautiful beach, breathtaking views, and oh-so-peaceful. The dolphins were seen each evening churning just a few yards from the home. The beach was conducive to walking a long way and it was lightly populated. We are not bird watchers but the wide array of colorful birds we encountered compelled us to buy a bird identification book. The golf cart was ideal (comes with cottage) and we encountered several turtles while cruising the island. The home was beautiful with wonderful amentities and the deck overlooking the ocean provided nightly relaxation. We already reserved the cottage for next year.

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Manager response: You made a good move in reserving your spot for next year - The Sandcastle fills up quickly! Can't wait to have you back!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • We Still Couldn't Be Happier!

                                We Still Couldn't Be Happier!

                                • Guest Joe & Linda (Bradenton, FL)
                                • Date of stay 06/11/11
                                • Review Submitted 06/18/11
                                We just got home today after staying for a week. It was so hard to leave! We visited Sandcastle last July for 3 days for a birthday. We had such a good time we decided to try it for a week. Sometimes you don't want to do something like this again worrying that it might not measure up to the first time. Once again everything was fabulous! Jane and Jeff were terrific as usual. The house now has an outdoor shower, additional chairs, a hammock and a picnic table. Sunsets were amazing and the dolphins put on a show for us every afternoon. We watched the crabs, the osprey, the pelicans and the ibis. Tarpon were jumping. We enjoyed wonderful meals (most of which were made on the grill) and the cocktail hour on the deck, which offers a view to die for. My sister and brother-in-law joined us for a few days and couldn't believe how great everything was, particularly the location. She and I shelled like we did when we were kids. We played Scrabble, read and watched movies in the evening. The privacy factor is huge for us as we are just worn out from work and this place offers it in spades. We destressed and got energized, all courtesy of the Sandcastle. We cannot recommend it enough. We will be back!

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Manager response: Doesn't the Sandcastle grow on you? It becomes really hard to stay away for too long ... and you know guys, third time's a charm - come back soon!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                              • A Dream - Ein Traum...

                                A Dream - Ein Traum...

                                • Guest Tonia (Switzerland, Meilen)
                                • Date of stay 04/30/11
                                • Review Submitted 05/06/11
                                We are passing a wonderful week in the Sandcastle on North Captiva Island. We came a long way from Switzerland. The Sandcastle made our dream come true from having a week far away just we and our twin girls... We love watching the dolphins, the pelicans, to collect shells and, and, and.... Time goes by too fast.... We hope to come back on day! Thank you for opening up your wonderful house!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Manager response: Thank you - Danke! We are happy your long journey to the Sandcastle was worth it! Please come back soon!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • Little piece of heaven...

                                Little piece of heaven...

                                • Guest Joe (Boynton Beach)
                                • Date of stay 11/13/09
                                • Review Submitted 02/14/11
                                We had randomly heard about the "sand castle" through a friend of the family and recently spent a weekend there in November. It was one of the best vacations we have in recollection. The house itself was beautiful with brand new appliances, huge tvs, and a very warm, chic feel to it. We were right on the beach which was completely deserted, and only had to look our front door to see a plethora of wildlife including osprey, crabs, porpoises, tarpon, and stingrays!! Also, the island itself is just delightful, with golf carts as the only means of transportation, and everyone being so friendly and welcoming, it's no wonder that people come to the island and never want to leave. The sand castle was a wonderful little get away complete with everything except the crowds. We highly recommend it, and cannot wait to come back!!!!

                                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Manager response: November is a great time to visit the island - We'd be happy to welcome you back next fall when you need another escape! Thanks for staying at the Sandcastle!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                              • We couldn't have been happier!

                                We couldn't have been happier!

                                • Guest Joe & Linda (Bradenton, FL)
                                • Date of stay 07/29/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/21/10
                                Our visit was for a birthday. We were looking for peace and quiet and we got it! Both the house and location were great. The house is clean and well-equipped and set up for doing your own cooking, which we did. The deck is fabulous (we had some great lunches out there) and the beach RIGHT outside your door. We'd rent this house again in a heartbeat. Jane and Jeff, the managers, were terrific. We explored with our golf cart (included in the rental) and saw tortoises and osprey. We saw a tortoise and crabs on the beach and a group of dolphins 20 feet away. The beach is very private and the few walkers we saw were very friendly. We picked up some pretty shells and made a terrarium as a memory when we got home. We fished off the beach. We would recommend that you bring all of the food and drink you desire as the little store on the island is very limited in what they offer. We did have dinner at Barnacle Phil's one night and got ice cream from the shop upstairs. This location is only 2 hours from where we live but we felt like we were a million miles away. We cannot say enough about what a lovely time we had. A couple with 2 young daughters were taking a picture of the house and said they would like to rent it in the future. We took them inside to see it so that they would!

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, age 55+.

                                Manager response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Sandcastle, and took advantage of all the island has to offer. We hope you'll celebrate your next birthday with us... until then, the terrarium is a great idea to remember your special retreat! Thanks again!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • A long drive worth every minute!

                                A long drive worth every minute!

                                • Guest wendy, Paul and girls (Fairfax Station,VA)
                                • Date of stay 06/26/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/06/10
                                Our first trip to Captiva. Wow... what a beautiful property! Meticulously kept, with all the amenities of home, and amazing views. We enjoyed exploring the island and all of it's creatures, meeting new friends, and Barnacle Phil's. Thanks' for everything!

                                Recommended for: Families with young children.

                                Manager response: We are so happy you enjoyed the island as much as we do - can't wait to have you back at the Sandcastle!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                              • The Sandcastle...The House that Changed Our Lives!

                                The Sandcastle...The House that Changed Our Lives!

                                • Guest Ash (Madison, IN)
                                • Date of stay 07/09/10
                                • Review Submitted 08/05/10
                                We decided to get married on North Captiva Island and when we were looking for a house The Sandcastle caught our eyes. It was the perfect place for our wedding because we could get married right on the beach in front of the house and the rooms were decorated so cute on the website. The pictures on the website don't do justice to the true beauty of this house. The Sandcastle was decorated so cute, very clean and just above and beyond our expectations. This is a house that will always be special in our hearts because it was the place where we started our lives together. We plan on going back to The Sandcastle to celebrate our anniversaries in the future. My husband LOVED the fishing in front of the house. I would highly recommend this home to anyone because it is a little piece of paradise on North Captiva Island.

                                Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.

                                Manager response: Congratulations and thanks for letting us be a part of your special day! Can't wait to have you back for your anniversary!!

                                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                               
                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Spring Break
                              Mar 2 - Apr 30, 2014
                              4 night min stay

                              $2,400
                              Summer & Fall
                              May 1 - Nov 30, 2014
                              4 night min stay

                              $1,800
                              My Standard Rate
                              4 night min stay

                              $2,000

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                              • Tax Rate 11%

                              Notes:

                              Included in your rate: "meet and greet" with the property manager, one golf cart, and unlimited communication with property manager prior to your arrival to arrange groceries, transportation, and other logistics. Discounts available for renting Robin's Beach Next, one house down the beach. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Contact property manager for details.


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                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                              Year Purchased: 1980

                              About: Our family has owned homes on North Captiva Island since the 1970s, when only a few families were on the island. Four generations of our family have grown up in this tropical paradise (Jack and Noah, pictured, are the fourth generation to fall in love with this island!). We feel very spoiled to have enjoyed this pristine island without throngs of tourists or cars, and we are happy to share it with new visitors!

                              Why North Captiva Island:
                              The Sandcastle has been in our family for decades, and was recently rebuilt after Hurricane Charley destroyed the original home in 2007. The home is located on some of the most prized property on the entire island - a wide beach, romantic sunset views, and very productive fishing are right outside the front door!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              The best benefit of the Sandcastle is its privacy - you may go an entire day on the beach without seeing another person! This island is for those who can enjoy true relaxation - fishing, shelling, wildlife viewing (including porpoise, manatees, loggerhead turtles, and seabirds), bicycling, sunning, and exploring the island's wildlife preserve.


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                              • Pristine white sand beach for your private use

                                Pristine white sand beach for your private use

                              • Custom, fully equipped kitchen

                                Custom, fully equipped kitchen

                              • Master bedroom with king-size bed

                                Master bedroom with king-size bed

                              • Expansive sundeck with romantic sunsets

                                Expansive sundeck with romantic sunsets

                              • Gorgeous beach and amazing fishing spot

                                Gorgeous beach and amazing fishing spot

                              • Open, sun-filled dining and living room

                                Open, sun-filled dining and living room

                              • Second bedroom with twin beds

                                Second bedroom with twin beds

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                              This listing was first published here in 2010.

                              Date last modified - Sunday, March 23, 2014

                              $257 - $343 per night (USD)
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