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South Seas Resort Bayside Villa

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type villa


About the property

South Seas Bayfront Villa. Enjoy use of included amenities, bikes, and much more

Mix a one of a kind waterfront villa with a free boat excursion lead by a local of 25 years and you have the trip of your life! My unit is one of the most highly desired units on Captiva because of the following:

1) It Is located within the private and world class South Seas resort

2) Gorgeous direct panoramic waterfront view

3) State of the art home automation technology (Apple TV, Alexa, etc.), top of the line Trek bicycles, and a paddleboard included

4) Extremely reasonably priced

Paradise on the Bay! Cherish every sunrise over Pine Island Sound and every sunset over the Gulf of Mexico from this third floor villa commanding literally the best of the best locations amongst the Bayside Villas complex of over 100 units. Additionally, it is one of the only villas not enrolled in the South Seas rental program, meaning it is the only unit you can book on VrBO and avoid paying $700+ per night through the South Seas website. We also offer the use of bikes (Trek and Gamma), Paddleboard, discounted boating charters through family friend Captain Cooper, and fishing gear/beach gear. Our family also owns a property on North Captiva Island (right across Redfish Pass from South Seas) where you can hang out and Sunbath or picnic.

Exploring Ding Darling, Roosevelt Channel, Redfish Pass, Boca Grande, and North Captiva Island (on the South end just 1/2 a mile from the Villa- where you are free to tie up for a picnic or relaxing walk on a literally completely private beach/island). Even if just for two hours for a brief picnic at our North Captiva house, the experience will last decades. Make sure to bring the included Steiner Binoculars from the Villa along.

About the Villa: See pictures, it is by far one of the most gorgeous and sunfilled/actively waterfront (meaning you will not stand on the patio without seeing at east one Osprey, Pelican, Shark, or Ibis) of the South Seas properties due to it’s location. When you arrive you will understand how unique the location of my villa is compared to other properties in the same South Seas complex and other complexes within the South Seas Plantation community.

As the young tech entrepreneur, my villa is equipped with every piece of state of the art technology you can imagine, such as a Smartlock automation system, Apple TV, wifi internet, flatscreen HDTVs, and much more.

While the Villa is technically one bedroom, it can extremely comfortably sleep four and even six if needed (two in master, two in Murphy, and two on pull out couch). While we do not recommend staying with six individuals, it is possible. Please be sure that you are comfortable sleeping on a couch bed and murphy bed, however.

The villa features a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom that includes all of the necessities. The master bedroom features a 50’’ LCD television set with full Comcast premium cable. It also includes an iHome charging, alarm, and radio station.

The alternate sleeping quarters include a pull out Murphy bed with a Serta Beautyrest mattress and 1000 threadcount linen set, unlike most secondary sleeping quarters this one is not only luxurious but also has a direct view of the bay and bay sounds at night, which the master bedroom does not have. It also has a swiveling 40’’ HDTV that can be configured to be watched while falling asleep for guests on the Murphy.

Surrounding area: Abundance of wildlife sightings (dolphin, heron, osprey, manatee, seagull, cormorant, and shark) from this waterfront location provides a unique experience that other units simply cannot attest too. The Bayside Villa Community has it's own pool, jacuzzi, under building parking and storage unit (where paddle board, bikes, and luggage cart to help carry your luggage up the elevator). Please let me know if you will need any of these and I can make sure I am present at arrival to retrieve from storage.

Location within South Seas Plantation: Bayside Villas are located in the Southern village of South Seas Resort with close proximity to the beach (<1000 feet from front door with private access), shopping, dining, etc.

Why this Villa: South Seas charges over $700 a night for a regular Bayside Villa unit during season and $350 in off season. As ours is third floor, with panoramic views of the ocean and not marina, not to mention offers the ability to use great amenities free of cost, it would easily command $650+ per night. For a rate of $250 or less it is an absolute steal (search South Seas website for proof). Lastly, you enjoy totally FREE access to all of the South Village facilities within South Seas. This includes our on ground pool, jacuzzi, beach access, grill and barbecue area, and the famous Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille (which is a South Seas facility). You also enjoy the personal concierge services of myself for all of your travel, experience, and leisure needs! I will be available 24/7 for you to ensure this is the best trip you have this decade!

*Note- In order to use our rental boat you must hold a valid captain’s license for boating. As of rentals made following 7/23/2017, the boat will no longer be offered for use to guests.

More Details

Palmer Rosen
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Palmer Rosen

I am a technology entrepreneur freshly graduated from Columbia University in NYC. This is my first investment property and I take amazing care of it. It has all of the bells and whistles one could expect from an apartment owned by someone in the technology industry

Palmer Rosen purchased this villa in 2016

Why Palmer Rosen chose Captiva

South Seas charges $479 (average calculated throughout season) for a regular Bayside Villa unit. As ours is third floor, with panoramic views of the ocean and not marina, it would easily command $500+ in my research. For a rate of $250 or less it is an absolute steal (search South Seas website to compare rates). You also have included 2 upscale hybrid bikes, a Bugslinger series Bodie Paddelboard, state of the art security and entertainment system, enormous storage locker, direct private on site boat ramp, dedicated parking spaces, direct beach access to private south seas beach, Apple TV, Wii U entertainment system, Fishing equipment, and direct access to myself (local knowledge and willing host) and my boat tour. Apartment also features state of the art Yale security and automation equipment (to be given access to once booked)

What makes this villa unique

Includes 2 upscale bikes and paddelboard (for free), free boat excursion, state of the art entertainment system, panoramic view that in my opinion no other apartment in South Seas offers of both the South and North sides of Pine Island Sound, unlimited under-building covered dedicated parking spaces, direct beach access to private south seas beach, Roku TV (featuring full subscriptions. to Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc.), free high speed wifi, Fishing equipment, and direct access to myself (local knowledge and willing host). Apartment also features state of the art Yale digital smart lock security and automation equipment so one can ensure that even on one of the safest islands in the world, they are even safer.


Captiva Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Swivel wall. mount 50’’ TV, private entrance and exit
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed , Murphy bed and pull out couch bed, 1000ct sheets on all.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please call me to arrange some of the most fun you will have in years. The North Captiva trip in our boat is a must do. I can also arrange for group golf, exercise, professional fishing charters, and. even island excursions to introduce you to the historical and contemporary significance of the island.


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South Seas Resort Bayside Villa
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful View

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for our nieces wedding and found the unit to be a great location. Had fun shelling on the beach and there are many wonderful restaurants to go to in the area. The view from the unit is wonderful. Enjoyed watching all the boats going in & out as well as the sunrises.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice was a wonderful guest and I will be seeing her soon again for another stay!
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Port Charlotte, FL

Setting is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Although we were only there one night, my family thoroughly enjoyed it and experienced a lot. Made it to the Mucky Duck for lunch, to the beach at South Seas, the pool, Doc Ford's Restaurant, manatees at the Yacht Basin and a view from the lanai of a giant Wood Stork that perched on top of the mangrove trees!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the property ! So much to do ! Grounds were beautiful and the staff were very friendly !

  • 5 of 5

View was perfect! Room was very clean and had everything we needed .

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful views very nice villa,could use upgrade on beach equipment because unable to use south seas chairs,would definitely rent again

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Egg Harbor, WI

Comfortable Condo with Fabulous View in Beautiful South Seas Resort

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to enjoy everything Captiva has to offer. It's a short walk to the beach and downtown from the unit. South Seas Resort is lovely and the sunsets on the beach are gorgeous. The owner is attentive to the needs and questions of his guests. The screen porch was a favorite place to relax and have coffee before heading out to enjoy Captiva. The unit is clean, well stocked with bathroom toiletries, fluffy towels and comfortable beds. The Murphy bed has both a box spring and mattress providing a good night's sleep. However, the unit is dated in some respects and guests do not have full access to the resort amenities, so prospective guests should confirm with the owner what is available to them during their visit. We did not find it a problem that we could not use the resort facilities, as we did have access to the condo pool. We travel with our dog, so we were willing to settle for less. Overall, the location and price makes this a good deal, especially to be located in this lovely resort on the island. Thanks Palmer and Spring for your help during our visit! We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We stayed for two weeks and had a wonderful stay. The villa is situated in a convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Palmer was great to work with. Prompt to answer any questions. Our stay was excellent!! We plan to stay in that villa again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $199
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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