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Beachfront Vacation Condo~Lower Level~South Seas Island Resort

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Lanai looking towards the Gulf of Mexico with high quality furniture.

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Last updated: 09/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Captiva Island condo description

Enjoy picturesque sunsets year round from the screened lanai overlooking the blue Gulf of Mexico and long walks on the uncrowded beach of Captiva while residing within the gates of South Seas Island Resort (formerly South Seas Plantation).

Located in the highly desirable Beach Villas at South Seas Island Resort, this property has a wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico. This specific unit was chosen so as to not have any pool area directly in front of the unit, where the surrounding plantings could obscure the view. The view is superior to many of the higher up units.

This property is very well equipped and you will find most of the accommodations of home. Some of the amenities included are; fully equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, separate bedroom with king bed (pull out in living room), coin laundry (down stairs), stereo with ipod and mp3 attachment, 2 flat panel TVs (42' living room & 20' bedroom), cable TV with HBO, hair dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, free WI-Fi internet connection, plantation shutters, and ceramic tile flooring (carpet in bedroom). There is an elevator, but you may not need it since the condo is on the first level, up only one flight of steps. This particular unit was chosen for the prime ocean view without having to go up and down additional steps every time you go somewhere.

*NEW UPGRADES THIS YEAR*. We have replaced all the flooring with new 20” porcelain tile throughout the unit. The air conditioner has also been replaced. And the list of improvements from last year is as follows. The Bedroom window has been replaced with a double pane, vinyl frame, hurricane approved window, which significantly reduces the occasional noise from the Beach Villas breezeway. Very few Beach Villas have gone to the expense of this upgrade, but my guests are worth it. Kitchen and dinning table ceiling light fixtures have been replaced. New ceiling fans in the bedroom and on the lanai. The dated wall paper and wall mirrors have been removed and the entire unit has been freshly painted and decorated. We have Plantation Shutters for the porch. Each year we examine and implement what improvements can be made in an effort to achieve the highest satisfaction from our guests. I do my best to keep my property up to date giving my guests a fresh clean feel. Remember, I vacation here too.

Captiva is a sub-tropical barrier island off the coast of Fort Myers, FL and enjoys fine weather year round thanks to the moderating waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The island is about 5 miles long and there are no traffic lights. There is a four way stop sign in the Village. Golf carts are permitted on the roads at the north half of the island. You will not find any high rise hotels on Captiva Island. There is a $6.00 toll at the causeway bridge to get onto Sanibel/Captiva, which reduces the amount of traffic coming onto our islands. There is plenty of free parking at the condo.

Our condominium complex has 3 heated pools, tennis courts (for a fee) and BBQ grills along with other amenities conveniently located nearby and available for your use. We have provided two 7' Tommy Bahama beach umbrellas and Tommy Bahama beach chairs for your use. We are also within walking distance (1/2 mile) to the Captiva Village where you will find several restaurants with entertainment and shopping. Several of the restaurants have live music nightly for your enjoyment. During a one week stay you could easily eat dinner at a different restaurant on Captiva without eating at the same one twice. Necessities like bikes, cribs, strollers and other items can be delivered directly to your condo by local businesses.

Once you get to your condo, you could easily not drive anywhere for the entire week. Just remember where you put your keys!

Getting here is easy, yet you will feel like you are worlds away, typically in just about an hour from the Airport. From I75 exit 131 and Southwest Florida International (RSW) take Daniels Pkwy west (follow signs for Sanibel, Captiva and beaches), you will bear left onto Summerlin Road to the Causeway and onto Sanibel Island. Once on Sanibel follow signs to Captiva. Once on Captiva follow the road to South Seas Island Resort on right just before the road ends.

**A Note About South Seas Amenities

South Seas Resort Amenities are NOT included. Those amenities are the 9 hole executive golf course, the pool complex 2 miles north of our property (we have our own heated pools at the Beach Villas), the trolly, the restaurants also at the north end of the resort by the pools, the gym and the resort beach chairs and umbrellas (we have provided two 7' Tommy Bahama beach umbrellas and four Tommy Bahama beach chairs for your use in the downstairs owners closet). There is not daily maid service, but it is available for an additional charge. Per state law, there are no private beaches in the State of Florida, so you may put up your beach umbrella and chairs anywhere on the beach that you desire.

You may be asking yourself why you shouldn’t reserve a property directly through the resort. The answer is simply this—we provide an equivalent unit and atmosphere that the resort does, at a much reduced rate. You also get to see the pictures of your unit here on VRBO. The pictures that the resort publishes may not represent the unit that you are renting, because all units in the Beach Villas are individually owned. Really...check out their rates! And then send me an email or give me a call.

Please give us a call with any questions. We would love an opportunity to share our piece of paradise with with you!
* I will do my best to get back to your inquiry in a timely manner.
* As noted above, the unit sleeps a maximum of 4, which includes children, due to the owners association rules.
* Typically our property rents for one week or more. On occasion we will rent our property for a shorter term rental (5-6 nights), but that is primarily during the off season and with last minute arrangements. I also prefer a Saturday check in or check out.
* Please try to give as much advance notice of your intention of renting my property. Unfortunately, my work schedule does not always allow me to make arrangements with short notice.
* Until booking is complete, prices are subject to change without notice.

Keywords: Apartment, Villa, Condominium

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 750 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : There are no units on the ground floor. All units start on the 1st floor, which is up one flight of stairs....moreless

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            The second bed is a sofa sleeper in the living area. It's fine for children, but I wouldn't want to sleep on one for more than a night or two....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            due to resort rules...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1

            ...moreless

          • 1 bathroom with separate dressing area

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 4 people

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths are provided, but not beach towels....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Coin operated, on ground floor...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Coin operated, on ground floor...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Heating
          • Parking
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Air Conditioning

          Other Amenities

              • stereo ipod attachment

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                High speed provided by Century Link....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Broadband Access
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Communal Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

              Location & View

              • Resort:

                Located within the gates of South Seas Island Resort...moreless

              • Ocean View:

                Over looking the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

              • Beachfront
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View

              Activities

              • Restaurants
              • Cycling
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Parasailing
              • Kayaking
              • Tennis
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Fishing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Shelling
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Beachcombing
              • Marina
              • Bird Watching
              • Jet Skiing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.7
              from 6 traveler reviews
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Late Summer/Early Fall
              Aug 16 - Oct 10, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $925
              Fall
              Oct 11 - Dec 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,175
              Xmass week
              Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,695
              New Years week
              Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,900
              January
              Jan 3 - Jan 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,375
              February
              Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,394
              March/April
              Mar 7 - Apr 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,202
              April
              Apr 4 - Apr 24, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,475
              May
              Apr 25 - May 29, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,532
              Late Spring/Early Summer
              May 30 - Aug 14, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,250

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Concierge fee $35 + tax
              • Tax Rate 13.5%

              Notes:

              Saturday check in and or check out required.

              For stays of two weeks or more please call or email for special rates.

              Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

              The higher of 20% or $338.85 deposit at time of reservation (can be made by credit card).

              Balance due by check 30 days prior to check in.


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              Last updated: 09/07/2014
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              Location

              37 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers
              Captiva Island
              Nearest Beach
              Captiva Island
              0.25 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grill

              Car: Recommended

              Paddle Boarding,

              Captiva Cruises

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1978

              About the owner: I grew up in the Rochester, NY area and have lived in Syracuse, NY, Greenville, SC, Marietta, GA and now call Acworth, GA home with my wife of 26yrs. We enjoy going to a quiet beach where you can go for long peaceful walks or lounge under an umbrella with a good book. We bring our Paddle Boards with us, and have been from one end of Captiva to the other on the water while encountering various types of fish, Dolphin and even Manatee. There are also plenty of sea birds including Pelicans, Osprey and Heron often hunting for their next meal. I make a living as a Laser Engineer where I transport, operate and service a mobile laser for Lasik eye surgery.

              Why the Owner Chose Captiva Island:
              This property has been in my family since 1978 which was the year it was built. The particular unit was chosen for the best unobstructed ocean view without having to go up and down additional steps every time you go somewhere. As you can tell from the photos, the view from this condominium is better than many of the higher up units. It was purchased for the unique feel of seclusion, remoteness and the closeness with nature. The islands have maintained the feel through the years due to the limited commercial build up. Being located in southwest Florida also provides a better chance of swimming weather, even in the coldest of North American months. Many in my family have vacationed and honeymooned here, including us. There are lots of wonderful memories. We hope that you too will soon have memories to cherish for years to come.

              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
              When staying here we feel like we are a million miles away from everything. It is so hard to leave and go back to reality. We are close enough to the village to walk via the beach or the road where we will go for breakfast, lunch and dinner unless we decided to eat in since we have a fully equipped kitchen. We can be sure that we will have had a relaxing and enjoyable vacation when we stay at the South Seas Beach Villa. Even though we work hard to make the condo a nice place to stay, please get out and enjoy the unique scenery of Captiva. That's really what it's all about. Be sure to click on the video link at the top of the listing to see exactly what my unit looks like. I can also send you a newer video from this past May that shows some of the upgrades to the unit.


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              Photos

              • Lanai looking towards the Gulf of Mexico with high quality furniture.

                Lanai looking towards the Gulf of Mexico with high quality furniture.

              • Bedroom with king size bed

                Bedroom with king size bed

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • The Beach...miles of uncrowded beach.

                The Beach...miles of uncrowded beach.

              • One of the pools

                One of the pools

              • End of October Sunset from the Lanai.

                End of October Sunset from the Lanai.

              • Plantation Shutters, if you want it dark in the living area - quite effective.

                Plantation Shutters, if you want it dark in the living area - quite effective.

              • One of the pathways to the beach looking back towards the complex.

                One of the pathways to the beach looking back towards the complex.

              • Plenty of free parking at our complex.

                Plenty of free parking at our complex.

              • At one of our pools looking towards the beach.

                At one of our pools looking towards the beach.

              • A well known beach front restaurant nearby.

                A well known beach front restaurant nearby.

              • Dinning area

                Dinning area

              • Bathroom with separate dressing area.

                Bathroom with separate dressing area.

              • Your unit is in the center of photo facing the beach

                Your unit is in the center of photo facing the beach

              • The view with one of the pools in the foreground and the Gulf of Mexico.

                The view with one of the pools in the foreground and the Gulf of Mexico.

              • Tennis

                Tennis

              • Soak up the warm sun on the beach out in front of your condo with our umbrellas

                Soak up the warm sun on the beach out in front of your condo with our umbrellas

              • Floor plan of the property.

                Floor plan of the property.

              • In the pool looking back towards the complex.

                In the pool looking back towards the complex.

              • Sunset walk to dinner and we found this fellow also enjoying the sunset.

                Sunset walk to dinner and we found this fellow also enjoying the sunset.

              • Pond with fountains in front of our complex.

                Pond with fountains in front of our complex.

              • Standing on the beach looking back towards the condo.

                Standing on the beach looking back towards the condo.

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              This listing was first published here in 2011.

              Date last modified - Monday, September 08, 2014

              $925 - $2,475 per week (USD)
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              1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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