Private Luxury Home 2 Minute Walk to the Beach & Daytime Dock Access!
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Captiva Island villa description
Whether you enjoy lounging by the pool, strolling on the beach, fishing, or curling up with a good book, this home offers you all of the luxuries you'll need to make your stay here special. Its 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a fully-equipped kitchen accommodates two or three couples comfortably. All furnishings are first class. A private heated pool is surrounded by a lushly landscaped courtyard and screened-in lanai with outdoor fireplace and grill. A boat dock is only 70 steps from your back door, and the beach is just 100 steps away.
Villa Elena is a one-level home that sleeps 8, with 3BR, 3 Bath, 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins, and 1 Sofabed.
Activities by Villa Elena
One nights stay here at Villa Elena and you'll realize why so many people come from all over the world to stay on the famed islands of Sanibel and Captiva, known world-wide for their wonderful beaches and excellent shelling. Captiva has some of the best fishing in the world. A number of tournaments are offered in the area. Tarpon, snook, red fish, snapper, and grouper are caught in local waters. Captiva and Sanibel Islands are also among the best bird watching areas in the country. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is just a few miles away.
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Wood Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- iron & board, coffee maker, 4 ring stove, grill, toaster, oven, washing machine, sofabed, books, books adult, games kids, dock boatslip, Fully Fenced, barbecue, Courtyard, Outdoor Entertainment Area, In Ground Pool, heated pool, outdoor pool, private pool, ceiling fans, Living Area, paper towels, central heating, alarm clock, local maps, restaurant dining guide, hair dryer, laundry soap, toilet paper and towels provided. long term renters welcome....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Wireless Internet
- Computer Available
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Heated Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda
- Jet Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- We enjoy eating at the Bubble Room and booking our deep-sea expeditions at Tween Waters. Ask for Jimmy, he is a fantastic guide. You can also book a shelling excursion at Tween WatersJ as well and they can take you to a secluded beach for shelling. While you are here for your visit, take a drive to the Sanibel Marina and take the Sanibel Thriller ride. It's a high speed pontoon boat that takes you around to see the sights of both Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Have your cameras ready to snap photos of the dophins that come and play in the waves of the boat. I can't forget the manatees and the sea turtles too! The Shell Museum is a must see with all the wonderful kinds of shells found throughout the world. They will send your kids on a hunt to find certain shells, once they have completed their search, they will be rewarded by the hostess! The night life on Andi Rossi lane is great. Great food, fun, and atmosphere and don't forget to include a sunset stroll on the beach!...moreless
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Captiva A Private Paradise Vacation
Captiva A Private Paradise Vacation
My family and I totally enjoyed our stay at the Villa Elena and will definitely be returning next year - god willing...the layout location and the accommodations were fabulous. We were down on a family reunion and I was amazed at how well the house was equipped from the linens, towels to the kitchen supplies. We ended up hosting a few dinners and I was never in need for things I needed to cook. That is a huge compliment...for those who cook it is difficult to cook in someone else's kitchen. The Villa Elena did not miss on anything needed! We loved the pool and although the sun is limited in November it still met all our needs! The house was clean and the beds and all the furniture were extremely comfortable which is so important when you're on vacation! My husband and I have even thought we would come alone someday. We loved how private it was and the quietness. It was close enough to the beach. And we were so close to Tween Waters Resort which is where a few of our family was staying. For my adult children it was perfect because they could walk back and forth and didn't need to have a car! For recommendations: An outside shower, Kayaks and A Working Fountain. (The house is such a quiet paradise that having the fountain working would be awesome.) Other then that, I would highly recommend the Villa Elena to anyone!!!
- Guest Gloria R.
- Date of stay 11/06/13
- Review Submitted 11/22/13
Owner response: Thank you for your wonderful review of our home and your stay! We also want to thank you for your suggestions on what we can do for improvements for you and our future guests. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.
Beautiful home and great family memoriesGuest comment entered by owner
Beautiful home and great family memories
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us for our family vacation. We enjoyed it so much and have many memories from our time spent there. My favorite features were the spacious, well equipped kitchen where we enjoyed fresh seafood from the ocean and mangos found right outside of the villa. I loved the tile floors, custom architectural details, and high end furnishings. I also loved the lanai area, such a peaceful place to relax and unwind. My daughter loved her very own walk in closet and bathroom. My son and daughter squabbled a bit over that bedroom, but my daughter who once asked us to extend the end of our house so that she could have a walk in closet eventually won out. The wagon equipped with all of the beach essentials was a definite plus when going to the beach. The beach access was wonderful, almost like having our own private beach. I also appreciated the landscaping and ongoing maintenance that the property receives. One of my favorite memories was painting with my children in the outside lanai area while watching the cute lizards scurry around. All of fans and trees in the lanai area provided a cool place to be outdoors in the summer sun. We look forward to a future visit someday. We thank you again
- Guest Donna
- Date of stay 06/08/13
- Review Submitted 07/28/13
Captiva Island Villa Elena
Captiva Island Villa Elena
This is a home you really need to see to experience the beauty, peacefulness and allow yourself time to recharge. The home was larger than anticipated with great open areas for family to gather. Beautiful pool area and outside dining. Just a very short walk to the beautiful beach and calm gulf waters. Nice walk or bike ride into the town of Captiva with many restaurant options and small grocery store. This was our first visit to Captivia Islands and we can't wait to go back.
- Guest Kathy (Philadelphia Pa)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/01/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, people with disabilities, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to having you and your family as our guests again in the future!
Home away from Home
Home away from Home
Wonderful family friendly home. Very comfortable, supplied well with towels, and cooking tools. Walking distance to the beach. House and pool were clean, could use minor updates. I would stay again at this house without a doubt.
- Guest Liz (CT)
- Date of stay 04/13/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thank you for your review of our home! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to having you as our guests in the future!
Wonderful Family TimeGuest comment entered by owner
Wonderful Family Time
Hello – It’s been a hectic first week back in Ecuador, particularly so with our kids having gotten a little sick, but things have calmed down to the point where I can finally say THANK YOU. It was an amazing week and the accommodations were a big reason for that. The kids enjoyed the pool and beach, and we even rented a boat for a day and picking up the family from the dock was a nice treat. My Spanish in-laws were very impressed with the residence, and it’s only a minor miracle that there are more pics of the kids than there are of the house! So thank you again. We truly appreciate it.
- Guest Joshua
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/15/13
Delightful stay in Captiva
Delightful stay in Captiva
We stayed in this beautiful home last week and had a great time. In total we were 8, 2 families of 4 (2 x 4year olds and 2 x 6yr olds). It was a busy time but really relaxing. There were great activities and we didn't have time to do them all so will have to return! The beach was great although a little cold for the kids to swim. The pool was perfect- almost too perfect- the kids never wanted to get out! The fireplace was a really nice later night pass time for the adults. Villa Elena was an excellent combination of comfort, location and amenity. I would definitely recommend the house and Captiva to anyone. We had no complaints and no troubles during our stay.
- Guest Tonja S. (Ottawa, Ontario)
- Date of stay 03/16/13
- Review Submitted 03/26/13
Owner response: Thank you for your review Tonja. I'm so excited to hear you and your families had a great time with your families. We look forward to having you as our guests again in the future. Thanks again for taking the time to submit your review. We appreciate it very much
We had a wonderful time on Captiva Island. The house was wonderful. It was well maintained and the kitchen was stocked with the right amount of kitchen gadgets to make cooking easy. The pool was heated which was an added plus! We rented bikes from Eddy's bike and used them to get around the island for the week. We also bought fresh seafood from Andy's mobile fish market. The crab cakes and grouper were amazing. Thank you for a wonderful week with my family! Beach was beautiful.
- Guest Julie P.
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Our stay was absolutely wonderful. The house was in quiet location with easy access to the beach and town of Captiva. We rented bikes from Billy's for the week and used them to get around the island. On Tuesday I rode into town and bought fresh grouper and crabcakes from Andy's mobile fish market. They food was delicious! The house was well maintained and the kitchen had all the needed supplies to make cooking easy. The pool was heated which was a unexpected plus! We would definitely recommend this house.
- Guest Julie P.
- Date of stay 03/09/13
- Review Submitted 03/22/13
Owner response: Thank you Julie for your review! We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful time. Thank you for taking the time to submit your review! We look forward to having you as our guests again in the future. Cindy
Right at home and peacefulGuest comment entered by owner
Right at home and peaceful
“From the minute we stepped in the door of Villa Elena, we felt right at home! The home is decorated beautifully and it is very peaceful. We found the home very clean and it had everything we needed for a week on Captiva Island! The wagon for the beach is such a plus, along with the beach chairs and beach umbrella! Thank you for providing this for us. We did bring along our own fold-up cooler to take drinks and snacks to the beach. The town of Captiva was lovely. We had a few meals in town, and also cooked a few meals at Villa Elena. We grilled shrimp One night on the outdoor gas grill. We enjoyed watching the sun set from The Mucky Duck in Captiva and stayed for dinner that evening. We ate breakfast at a few of the restaurants in town, and also enjoyed the mexican restaurant In Captiva. We rented bikes from Yolo’s Bike Shop in Captiva and we rode every day. We even biked to Ding Darling’s Nature Reserve. We only used our rental car twice during the whole week. It was fun to bike every where. Royal Shell Vacation and Cindy, the owner, was very helpful in making our stay wonderful. Thank you again.
- Guest Tom & Mary Beth
- Date of stay 01/19/13
- Review Submitted 02/08/13
Wonderful VacationGuest comment entered by owner
The last 2 weeks at Villa Elena were wonderful. The house was just perfect for us. The open family room was a big hit as we all tend to hang out together. The screened in porch was fantastic and that extra refrigerator was a must for all our cold drinks. My husband, is a wonderful chef so he really used the kitchen and grill. We had gulf shrimp, yellow snapper, grouper, steaks and much more... Everything worked great. He had to get a little creative with the pans, but he made it work. The wagon and chairs were the best we've ever had at a rental in Captiva....thank you for those. Thanks again for sharing your place with us. If our group size stays the same, we will definitely consider Villa Elena for our 2 week vacation next year
- Guest Liz
- Date of stay 07/21/12
- Review Submitted 08/14/12
3400.00 - 5060.00 per week 11.00 - 11.00 Tax. Payment Terms: Final payment must be made by personal check, cashier’s check, electronic check;or money order. Checks must be payable in US funds and drawn from as US financial institution otherwise any bank fees to convert to US funds will be the guest’s responsibility.Final payments are due 30 days prior to arrival and due 60 days prior to arrival for reservations 21 nights or longer and/or gross gross rent of $8000.00 or higher.
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Year Purchased: 2011
Why the Owner Chose Captiva Island:
We vacationed in Captiva before and fell in love with the overall ease and simplicity to the Island. When we came back a second time, we knew we wanted to buy and share the opportunity that we have so enjoyed.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The simplicity and ease of Captiva is worth noting. Everything is within walking distance, if you're not into walking, there are bike rentals avaialble as well. When you go to the beach, all activities are available within a short walk. We have enjoyed nightly walks on the beach watching the sun dip beneath the depths of the ocean followed by ice cream cones at La-Tee-Da's. The marine life is amazing to say the least We have experienced how mollusks move, to seeing big crabs in conch shells, dolphins, stingrays, jellyfish, and even manatees. Where else can you go in the lower 50 states and encounter all this wonderful marine life in one day!
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Welcome to Villa Elena!
Master bathroom, complete with soaker tub, separate shower, and dual sinks!
The front patio is calling you for drinks as you watch your food being grilled!
Large dining room to accommodate a group of 8!
Queen size comfy bed looks out onto the pool area, also has it's own bathroom!
Our kidney sized pool invites you to an early morning swim!
Beautiful sunset on the beach!
Just a few of the kinds of shells that you can find at the beach!
Master Bedroom looks out onto and has access to the courtyard
Open concept living room with views into the kitchen and dining room!
Sit a spell and light a fire during the cooler months in our screened in lanai!
Twin sized beds perfect for the younger ones to share!
Sit a spell for drink in the study! The sofa converts into a sleeper!
A few minutes walk and you are at the beach! Just follow the path!
A few minute walk in the other direction and you are at the shared boat dock!
Some of the wildlife you will see on your adventures!
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