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Rick's Retreat. Captiva Village-Wightman La..Direct Walk-Gulf

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Last updated: 09/26/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Captiva Island house description

Located on popular Wightman Lane, in the village area of Captiva, 'Rick's Retreat' is a ground level home originally built by Bette Davis and just steps to the beach! Freshly painted inside and out, this home is tastefully decorated in island and tropical decor. Exceptionally bright with all white-tiled floors--simple and clean with all modern amenities and all new appliances. 'Ricks' is not one of these palatial beach palaces with elevators, theaters, etc. More on the order of a deluxe cottage in a tropical setting, the way Captiva used to be! Included are 4 TVs, stereo, DVD, all linens, beach chairs, towels, kid toys, games, etc. Enjoy the sunny front deck with outside shower (showering under the stars at night is a real treat), or enjoy the private rear screened porch. Fully equipped kitchen, inside laundry, outside gas grill, three bedrooms plus enclosed den, all surrounded by lush vegetation and privacy and a short walk down a palm-shaded sandy lane to the beach.

Rick's Retreat's prime village location lets one enjoy as many or as few amenities as one desires! Park your car; you will not need it! The most beautiful beach is at one end of the lane, with excellent restaurants at the other end; what more could one want!

Some guest comments: 'My family and I had such a fantastic time in Captiva...Words cannot describe the beach there. I cried when it was time to come home. We had the best weather, great food and wonderful home to come back to at night. Thank you so much. We hope to get back down again...' and from another guest:'I just wanted to let you know what a great time my family had at your house. My husband and I both grew up in Florida and over the years have watched some of our favorite places disappear. So it was a real treat to be able to take our kids some place that reminded us of when we were little. Granted, Captiva has changed a lot, but your house and Wightman Lane felt like a time capsule. it's a special place. Thanks.'

Keywords: house

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility:

                Ground level house with one step up to the outside doors...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                pet ok with $150 non-refundable pet fee...moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


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


              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Toys


              • Away From It All
              • Family


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shelling
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Paragliding
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis


              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Telephone
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • Blender
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen:

                fully equipped--all appliances...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Beach Chairs
              • Deck / Patio:

                with outside enclosed shower...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Discover
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional


                  Write a review 5
                  from 3 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Super Low Season
                  Aug 2 - Dec 19, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Holiday Season
                  Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Mid Season
                  Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  High Season
                  Feb 1 - Apr 25, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  Low Season
                  Apr 26 - Aug 1, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  Super Low Season
                  Aug 2 - Dec 19, 2015
                  7 night min stay


                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Booking Fee $35 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%


                  Discounts offered on multiple week stays. The longer you stay, the bigger the discount.

                  During Mid and High Season, rent Sat-Sat only. An insurance fee of 02.5% is charged of the total lease protect against damages.

                  Once I book the property, I put the guest in touch with my local rental agent. The guests complete the rental agreement and make the deposit of 20%. Total payment is due 30 days before arrival.

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                  Last updated: 09/26/2014
                  Check availability
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates


                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Fort Myers International

                  Wonderful village location--200 steps to the beach, one block to shops, restaurants, galleries. Enjoy this great location--be it the most romantic beach or the excellent shops and restaurants, all within a two minute walk. Captiva and 'Rick's Retreat'--paradise on earth! Come enjoy!


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1995

                  About the owner: I am a 'hands-on' owner....I live in Baltimore Md, but visit the property several times a year. Always fixing, cleaning, repairing--always enjoyable to be in my favorite paradise. Available to answer any questions or concerns. Local rental agent is nearby for key pick-up and to respond to any concerns.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Kitchen


                  • Middle bedroom

                    Middle bedroom

                  • Twin bed room

                    Twin bed room

                  • back screened porch

                    back screened porch

                  • Bathroom


                  • front deck with grill and outside shower

                    front deck with grill and outside shower

                  • Entrance to Wightman Lane

                    Entrance to Wightman Lane

                  • short little path to the beach

                    short little path to the beach

                  • The Beach

                    The Beach

                  • Entrance


                  • dining area

                    dining area

                  • Kitchen


                  • Queen Bed room

                    Queen Bed room

                  • Den or 4th bedroom

                    Den or 4th bedroom

                  • rear yard

                    rear yard

                  • Entrance to the lane

                    Entrance to the lane

                  • The lane to the beach--about a 3 minute walk

                    The lane to the beach--about a 3 minute walk

                  • Entrance to beach

                    Entrance to beach

                  • glorious beach

                    glorious beach

                  VRBO #363399

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                  This listing was first published here in 2005.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $196 - $410 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 09/26/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2005
                  Speaks: english
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                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 09/26/2014
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                  Captiva Island #363399

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