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Experience the laid back, easy Captiva Island lifestyle with this classic 2 bedroom, 2 full bath cottage with no stairs to deal with. This is an extremely easy home to entertain children.
Its private, secluded, 26x14 ft heated and newly re-surfaced pool with paver stone deck is just off the double French doors of the living room. The Mermaid Home may be called a cottage, but this house is as well updated and equipped as a new luxury home.
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Included is a 42' HDTV, a 6 disc CD player with large music selection, i-Pod docking to our 100 watt Onkyo receiver and Bose inside and Yamaha outside pool speakers. Wireless Internet is in place.
The master bedroom has a King bed with HDTV and i-Pod dock and a master bath with step down shower large unoung for two and is equipped with 2 shower heads. The guest bedroom is twin equipped and has an HDTV woth DVD and i-Pod dock. The living room provides a very comfortable Italian leather queen size sleeper sofa, The hall way full bath services the guest room and living room guests.
The kitchen is fully equipped with Ice making refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee and espresso machines and all utensils. A weber gas grill is outside the kitchen and pool area. A washer and dryer is provided in the adjacent laundry room.
The adjacent open dining area has a table for 4 and stools at the kitchen bar for 2 more.
7-speed bicycles are included along with a handy beach cart to haul all the beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach toys and beach towels to the beach
The grounds are covered with many varieties of tropical flowering plants, the beach is a short two minute walk and the docks of the bay are even closer. Captiva's charming village center is a five minute walk.
Personally maintained by the owners. This home is one of the very few Captiva rental houses not managed by a management company. We personally supervise and assist our cleaning staff each Saturday. As the last to walk out the door prior to your arrival, we can assure you the Mermaid Home is one of the most immaculate and best prepared homes on Captiva, both inside and outside.
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Cruises for sightseeing or lunch at nearby islands just a short walk from the house
Year Purchased: 1998
About the owner: We have been in the Captiva vacation home rental business since 1998 and personally maintain and manage our properties. The Mermaid House was our first, and we've kept it fresh and always doing something new to please guests every year. We're the last to leave the house before you arrive, so we know it is prepared perfectly for your arrival.
Why the Owner Chose Captiva Island: This is one of the few remaining classic Captiva cottage style houses offering the charm of 'Olde Florida', but with all the updates and conveniences of newer homes. It is one of the last ground level homes built (1976), as all homes built from 1978 required the living area to be built on pilings requiring stairs to enter..
The Unique Benefits at this House: The pool on the same level of the house with no stairs to deal with make entertaining all family members quite easy. Further, the location on a small, quiet street is close to beach, bay, Chapel by the Sea, Captiva Library and the village center with an easy walk to all.