Charming House, 100 Yards to Private Beach & New, Kid Friendly Pool
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Captiva Island house description
Baybarlyn is a charming Olde Captiva-style home. Built in 1953, this 3,000-square-foot house has been gently altered to allow for modern amenities while preserving a timeless, quaint air. This tropical haven offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, plus a den with an open floor plan for entertainment. It is set on over an acre of natural landscaping for privacy and enjoyment. Chefs will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen and gas BBQ grill. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, 4 TVs, 3 DVD players, 2 stereos with iPod docks, and high-speed wireless internet throughout the home. An enclosed porch adjoining the master bedroom provides a wonderful view of the pool and surrounding foliage.
Right across the street is the home's private beach, a lovely place to relax and read or play in the surf and sand. Captiva features world-class shelling, so you'll be sure to find a few treasures to take home with you during your beach outings. As the day melts into the night, you'll be able to take pleasure in the stunning, world-renowned sunsets. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and noodles are provided at the house for your convenience.
At the home, there is a 32-by-16-foot heated swimming pool. It has a large wading area with enough room for little kids to play and splash around. The pool gently slopes to a depth of six feet, with ledges on the side at two different depths for sitting and relaxing. Surrounding the pool is an open deck equipped with eight chairs and two tables. The home features two outdoor showers, which allow kids to wash the sand off quickly before coming inside. The proximity of the pool to the house, the convenient showers, and the foliage-rich acre+ lot make this home a kid-friendly place and a great center for multiple-family get-togethers.
Stargazing is second to none on Captiva Island. Its distance from the mainland keeps the light and noise pollution to a minimum, allowing the stars to dominate the night sky and the sea breeze to be the only sound heard for miles. Once the sun has set, tiny, bioluminescent organisms can be seen as you swim in the glassy water. These two features alone merit at least one nighttime excursion to the beach. If you desire a night in, there is a den with a TV, a game closet right off the living room, and access to Wi-Fi throughout the house, allowing for several ways to spend an entertaining evening at home.
If you're looking for a fun island excursion outside of the house, there are many options within easy walking and/or biking distance. Nearby 'Tween Waters Inn hosts crab racing on Mondays and Thursdays. Local art galleries such as Jungle Drums display the works of island and mainland artists and craftsmen -- and many of the items are available for you to purchase and take home with you. Thanks to several marinas on the island, you can rent a boat for a day and cruise around the island and up the Inter-Coastal Waterway, marveling at the natural beauty and casting your reel for a myriad of fish. If kayaking is your thing, you can rent one from various locations on both Captiva and Sanibel. Spend the day exploring the numerous bays and mangrove trails, such as the newly reopened Buck Key. Restaurants such as The Mucky Duck, The Green Flash, and Key Lime Bistro ensure that a visitors with a desire for delicious food will not be disappointed. For dessert, pick up a giant slice of cake or pie from The Bubble Room, a quirky, 1930s-themed restaurant near the heart of the town. During the winter, you have the privilege of being able to attend serviced at the Chapel by the Sea. A charming one-room schoolhouse-turned-chapel, it is an ideal starting place for friendly acquaintances.
If your desire is to learn more about the island and its native plants and creatures, your options are endless, especially with sister island Sanibel nearby. About a half-hour's drive away is the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.). Ding Darling has a beautiful wildlife drive and several walking paths and is known as a great place for birdwatching. Tarpon Bay Marina and Wildlife, affiliated with Ding Darling, gives boat tours of the protected bay area. This is another great way to see all kinds of wildlife, including such rarities as dolphins and manatees. C.R.O.W. also features several educational programs available for anyone interested in learning more about the islands and their native flora and fauna. Also found on Sanibel is the Shell Museum, a wonderful collection of shells that allows you to explore how they live and develop. At the far end of Sanibel Island is the old lighthouse. Built in 1884, it remains in use today, and its gorgeous light still swoops across the bay.
Whether you are searching for relaxing, warm getaway during the winter or a fun-filled family vacation in the summer, Baybarlyn is a lovely and affordable option on a peaceful tropical island. Come visit and discover why Captiva has become a favorite Gulfside destination for young and old alike.
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- We provide beach gear such as umbrellas, chairs and noodles.
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
sports and adventure activities
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Jet Skiing
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Air Conditioning
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Deck
- Outdoor Grill Gas
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Our multi generational family just spent 2 glorious weeks on Captiva Island at Baybarlyn. Captiva has changed a lot in the years since we were last there with many big mansions. However, Baybarlyn, tucked in behind a nice hedge across from the ocean, is a delightful mix of old Captiva and new. Spotlessly clean the house, as my son in law said "is a real party house" It could hold a crowd! The kitchen had everything anyone could want (including enough dishes for that party!). The beds were all comfy with nice linens. The pool area is the best!. Designed with kids in mind, and lots of chairs and tables all around it. Numerous beach/pool toys are provided. A few steps across the road leads to a beautiful beach with chairs and umbrellas provided where you can enjoy the gorgeous sunsets. However, they are easily seen from the front porch. A couple of minor issues were quickly handled by Royal Shell, the onsite maintenance people. While it may not be one of the mansions, Baybarlyn is a special house with Captiva history and makes for a great holiday. Would return and recommend. (one thing I would also recommend it locking your car doors while parked in the yard. We were blase and lost 2 GPS systems on our last night!)
- Guest wendi v. (ANCASTER, ONT CANADA)
- Date of stay 02/09/13
- Review Submitted 02/25/13
Fantastic house on beautiful, relaxing Captiva Island
Fantastic house on beautiful, relaxing Captiva Island
House is terrific and in a perfect location. Located across the street from the beach and Gulf of Mexico with a great pool in the backyard. House amenities were more than adequate and the kitchen is very well stocked. Myself and family (8 total) had an excellent vacation and really enjoyed the house.
- Guest Jeff & Kate (Haverhill, MA)
- Date of stay 11/18/12
- Review Submitted 12/07/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, families with young children.
CAPTIVAted by Baybarlyn
CAPTIVAted by Baybarlyn
I have had the great privilege of spending my summer vacation time in this house for the past several years, and I must say that if you’re looking for an idyllic beach hideout, look no further. This is one of the last remaining original beach houses on the island, and it is clear that this house is well loved. A few of the walls have been hand-painted (the beach scene in the downstairs bathroom is amazing!), and the house is filled with numerous shells and beach knickknacks that the owners have collected over the years. It’s a charming, peaceful place that embodies the words “relaxation” and “vacation.” Although it’s one of the older homes on Captiva, Baybarlyn is by no means lacking in amenities. The kitchen has been upgraded and is fully equipped for all of your cooking ventures. The swimming pool is a fantastic new addition, and families with children will love the kid-friendly wading end of the pool. If you can’t miss your favorite TV show, no problem: there are several TVs (complete with DVD players) located throughout the house. And if you absolutely must do work while you’re on vacation, connecting to the World Wide Web is a cinch thanks to the high-speed wireless internet. Baybarlyn is delightfully spacious and can easily accommodate a large group of people, but if you’d like to break away from the crowd, you have only to walk outside and onto the short private path that leads to a gorgeous beach featuring some of the best shelling in the world. It is also a leisurely stroll away from the peaceful Pine Island Sound, where you can relax and watch boats float by on their way to and from the marina. You might even spot a manatee lounging in the quiet waters. Baybarlyn’s location on the island is perfect: It’s within walking/biking distance of the shops and restaurants in Captiva Proper, but it’s far enough away from the “town hub” to feel exotic and isolated. This house’s placement allows you to make your vacation whatever you want it to be, whether you desire adventure or relaxation. It is an ideal place to stay whether you’re a couple looking to spend a romantic week together or a large family with big beach holiday dreams. A sign that hangs above the formal dining table says it all: “Life is good at the beach.” Life IS good at the beach -- and it’s better at Baybarlyn.
- Guest Teekren (Burleson, Texas)
- Date of stay 07/23/11
- Review Submitted 10/07/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with young children.
From $2400 to $3510/wkJanuary and February have middle rates; March-May and the 2nd half of December have high rates ; May-mid December have low rates; The Thanksgiving weekend is slightly more then our low rates; We Rent Saturday to Saturday only, due to Florida Rental Laws; VI,MC,AMEX,DSDates Available: January-July 29th, November-December.
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Super fun pool, with swim seats & large shallow ledge for kids or lounge cha
Sandy path to the private beach.
Modern new kitchen. Fully stocked and ready for preparing that perfect dinner.
Porch with gulf view. Perfect for watching sunsets.
Deck connected to the master bedroom. Stairs lead down to the pool.
Second upstairs bedroom, with private bathroom.
Bonus room with pull out beds.
Downstairs bedroom. One queen and two twin beds.
Bathroom on main floor.
View of Gulf of Mexico from the house.
House's private beach. Sun, sand and surf.
Sandy path to the beach.
Private beach with chairs, umbrellas, noodles ... ready for a fun day in the sun
Large, open & spacious living room area. Great for entertaining.
Master bedroom with private bathroom and upstairs deck that overlooks the pool.
Bathroom for second bedroom.
Downstairs bedroom. One queen and two twin beds.
Downstairs bedroom. One queen and two twin beds. Sunlit window seat.
Grilling area next to the pool.
Dock on the back bay. Great for kayaking, boating and watching the sunrise.
House's private beach. Everything is provided for a fun day in the sun.
Welcome to your spacious and exclusive getaway in a tropical Paradise.