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Enchanting North Captiva Hideaway just 400 steps to Gulf beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Tequila Sunset is our luxury island cottage, perched in the palm trees- just 400' from the gulf on North Captiva island. North Captiva is Florida's best kept secret. From the moment you arrive on the island you will feel like you have been transported to another world.

Tequila Sunset is a freestanding, unattached, single family home on large lot, not a condo or townhouse or combined with another rental

Two bedroom, two bath home features an all new interior with:

Brand new luxury hotel queen mattress (May 2016)

47' flat screen TV with DVR in living room

32' flat screen in BR

stainless steel appliances

granite countertops

mahogany cabinetry

British Colonial decor

just 400 feet from the best beach on North Captiva

360 degree views of the gulf and bay from our crows nest roof deck.

What makes our house so special?

Location, Location, Location!!!

- Just 400' to the gulf beach on the island

- Private setting close to everything

- All new interior with new appliances

- Designer decor with new furniture

- Personally owned and maintained golf cart

- Privately managed- with our manager living nearby

Our home is one level for convenient living. The master bedroom features a new four poster queen size mahogany bed. The second bedroom is furnished with twin size beds and has it's own bathroom with shower. There is a hall bathroom with full size tub/shower combination.

Included in the rental is a four-person golf cart and membership at the private North Captiva Island Club with two pools, tennis, and an outdoor bar and restaurant. Luxury at an affordable price! Come down and discover why it's called Tequila Sunset!

Keywords: vacation rental, cottage, bungalow, beach house, beachhouse, North Captiva,

More Details

Donna Ellswick
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Donna Ellswick

We fell in love with the island the first time we saw it from the boat. It reminds us of the British Virgin Islands, where we have sailed many times. I lived in Key West as a child in the 60's- and the island and it's people are reminiscent of those happy, carefree days. The island renews our spirits and is more beautiful every time we visit.

Donna Ellswick purchased this house in 2006

Why Donna Ellswick chose Florida

North Captiva has the feel of the Caribbean, but it is easier to travel to and offers all of the amenities we are used to. We wanted our grandchildren to grow up experiencing this unspoiled natural paradise. We feel very fortunate to be able to own a home in such a paradise and want to share this with our guests.

What makes this house unique

The thing we love about our house is that we feel we are in our own world when we are there. It is nestled in the palm trees and affords great privacy. We are so close to the beach, I love to take my coffee and walk along the beach in the morning. The variety of wildlife and birds that you can see are breathtaking. We have travelled to many places, but North Captiva is a very special place.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home! We love your Island décor and 4 poster bed-so romantic and comfy. We have been taking pictures nonstop of the all the amzing wildlife. Driving around in the golf cart has bben a blast and everyone here is so friendly. We love watching the airplanes taking off and landing and are fantasizing what it would be like to fly here from home (maybe not!) Carolyn has been very helpful and friendly.
Jun 2013
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Florida House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Pack n Play (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Enchanting North Captiva Hideaway just 400 steps to Gulf beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews

Sunset and sunrise beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was great to work with and everything the house listed and more. Our first visit and we will return. The island was great. The roof top at night and early more were perfect. We were meet at the ferry just as promised. Everything and everyone were great. Thanks so much for a great get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect week

  • 5 of 5

Tequila sunset was a great house to spend our week vacation in. We enjoyed everything about our trip from spending all day at the beach to relaxing in the house playing games and doing puzzles. We had a few days of rain and never got bored. We fell in love with North Captiva and can't wait to come again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home for 8 days. We chose it because it fit our needs as we had a toddler. There was a Pack N Play and high chair, which made it so much easier to vacation. ( Not to mention there were toys!). The home was clean and had everything we needed. From Donna, to Captain Emily, Island Taxi service and Carolyn, we could not have been treated any better. They made our stay almost seamless. Thanks to everyone!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We are definitely come back!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in great condition and clean. Carolyn was awesome helping us on arrival and leaving the island. She also helped our friend who had rented another house to take their stuff to the dock.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Carmel, IN USA

Perfect vacation home for our family of four for a week.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time on our trip to Captiva. The property was very nice for our stay. Donna and Carolyn were very helpful throughout the stay. Do not miss the opportunity to star gaze on the rooftop deck. Honestly a great time overall!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your family enjoyed their stay at Tequila Sunset. I enjoyed your children's reviews and beautiful pictures in our guest book. It is amazing the things that they appreciate. Helps us to look at the island in a whole new light. Thanks again.
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A great stay in a lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent Christmas week on North Captiva at Tequilla Sunset (TS). It was our 2nd year in a row on the Island. During our '16 stay we looked for a place in '17 & decided on TS which was available. Like last year, we were vacationing w/friends this time who were staying elsewhere on the island, in the same model home as it turns out. The difference between the two homes was TS is a house at the beach whereas as our friends were staying at a beach house. TS was very nicely furnished. It is not actually on the beach, but it is only a short walk down Escondido to the Gulf waters. The weather was perfect while we were there giving us a grateful escape from the onset of winter in northern VA. Thank you Donna for making your home available to others. Thanks to Carolyn, too, who was our on island contact, meeting us on our arrival, taking us to the ferry for our return to reality on the mainland, and providing us w/a couple items we needed during our stay. A great vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patrick and Annette- Thanks so much for your lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed your time on the island and Tequila Sunset. We try very hard to provide everything needed for an enjoyable stay, and it always good to hear that our guess had a good time. Carolyn is amazing and we could not do it without her. I hope that you return again soon.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Island Girl Charters
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Over the Waterfront
Nearest Beach
400' feet from best Gulf beach

We are located in the Jose's Hideaway area of the island which is very central and right in the middle of the island. We are close to everything and the area is very lush with nice landscaping and is a great section of the beach. Our house is just 400' from the Gulf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rate includes personal meet by our property manager, golf cart for your stay, and resort fee at North Captiva Island Club.Our weeks generally run from Saturday to Saturday but contact us if you have other dates in mind. Please check with us to get the best available rate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.