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Cinco de Mayo Broker Owned Exceptionally Maintained - Summer Reservations Now

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 BR / 3 BA Sleeps 10 in Beds.

This luxury, impeccably maintained island home is professionally decorated. Four bedrooms, three and one-half bath provides a festive environment for a family vacation retreat, only steps away from the beautiful gulf beaches and spectacular North Captiva Island Club. Free golf cart included with your stay. Utopia best describes the experience you will feel when you stay at the Cinco de Mayo, beach house. Rest, relaxation, and a sense of home will be yours while you enjoy your stay. The Fifth of May is when we found our paradise and thus the name of our home. Cinco de Mayo is located conveniently to both the gulf beaches and beautiful North Captiva Island Club and Boat House restaurant. Spectacular views of the bay and the emerald Gulf waters from the observation deck. Custom built and decorated, this island pool home has three levels with the living areas on the upper levels and the bedrooms on the lower to provide you with excellent water and nature views.

Decorated by a professional decorator who is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers, no details have been missed.

Your memories will be cherished forever from your visit at this spectacular festive home. Linens and towels included. Daily housekeeping available for a small fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Rapp
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

I stayed at Cinco De Mayo house on North Captiva island recently with a group of old friends. Everything we could possibly need was already stocked in the house upon our arrival. The accommodations have been upgraded since my previous visits to Cinco De Mayo including a beautifully renovated kitchen and counter top. The house comfortably slept the 8 members of our group. We especially enjoyed hanging out on the roof-top deck which offers impressive views of the island and sunsets. Cinco De Mayo is in an ideal location minutes walk and/or golf cart ride from the docks and pool club or the beach and Gulf of Mexico. If you are looking to cool off after a day at the beach or on the water fishing, the house has a private pool. The pool is sunny during the day and is especially refreshing in the afternoon when you can chill in the shade. I would recommend Cinco De Mayo to anyone looking to escape to an untouched corner of Florida and experience its natural beauty. Whether you are an avid fisherman, large family or group or even just a couple looking to get away, this spot should be number one on your list.
Aug 2014
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Stays must fall within a Saturday to Saturday unless approved by owner
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • Large outside shower too
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , queen & trundle
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 king , trundle
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with our home.


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Cinco de Mayo Broker Owned Exceptionally Maintained - Summer Reservations Now
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 52 reviews

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cinco de mayo was perfect for our family vacation. Our parents enjoyed the screened in porch and the kids enjoyed the pool. This home is perfectly positioned between the beach and the island club so easily able to walk to both. The home is beautifully decorated and well maintained. The beds were comfortable, finishes up to date and the kitchen was well stocked. The price compared to other rentals can’t be beat. I would recommend this Home to anyone planning a stay on North Captiva Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at the Cinco de Mayo. Mike and I were delighted to hear you had a perfect family vacation. We are glad you found our home well maintained and stocked as this is very important to us. Thank you so much for all your kind words. We hope you will return soon.
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Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely amazing. So well appointed and just minutes from the beach. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook wonderful meals and all the bedrooms are beautifully decorated. The pool was such a blessing for being there in July with 7 kids! The owners communicated very well and answered all our questions regarding this island as it was our first time. We can’t wait to visit here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to send us a review of your stay at our home, The Cinco de Mayo. We were delighted to hear you loved the property. It was a pleasure working with you and we hope you will return soon. Thank you again for choosing to stay at our home.
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Cinco De Mayo at North Captiva Island Club was an amazing peaceful get away!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cinco De Mayo July 28- August 4, 2018. My husband and I, 25 year old niece and two 15 year old boys. There was more than enough space. I enjoyed sun rises and sun sets on the roof top level and the well equipped kitchen. My husband enjoyed the grill and hiking trail. All the adults loved the close proximity to the mangos pool bar. Ice cream at mangos store was also a hit! Everyone enjoyed the house pool especially the 15 year old boys! The red tide obviously was a big let down but we all did our best to find other things to do to relax aside from the ocean/beach for the few unsafe Red Tide days. Plenty to do. Dinner at Barnacles, NCIC pools, exploring the island, charter fishing, shopping at Barnacle Phil’s store, make popcorn and watch a movie as a family, there were still ways to enjoy our time out of the ocean water.

More about the house, beds very comfy, house is very clean, plenty of dish and laundry soap, WiFi and satellite tv worked well, golf cart worked great, pool was clean, games outdoors were a plus also, tons of cookware and bbq utensils, herbs for cooking. Everything in house worked. When coffee pot had a crack in the glass, NCIC replaced with a new one within the hour.

Sarah Rapp is very kind to work with when you have 101 questions about anything and everything. We contacted her with questions about the contract, grocery delivery, ferry reservations, (make them as early as possible or they will be full) where to locate items in the house etc. The Rapps were always available and accommodating. We feel like we really lucked out finding Cinco De Mayo and The Rapps! They made the whole experience easy for us.

Our recommendations to first timers like us: Choose this house, pack 1 more bottle of sunscreen than you anticipate needing, bug spray is a must near the beach especially at dusk or after a rain, Try a “On the Water” drink at Mangos bar, Charters through Boats and Fun, Dinner at Barnacle Phil’s (no reservations were needed), handmade gifts at Barnacle’s store, get up early at least once for roof top sunrise and always find the sunset, especially on the beach. Above all enjoy the slower pace of island life. No traffic jams, busy store lines, hustle and bustle of daily life. Just you and your loved ones in a beautiful home on and gorgeous island.

Only Complaint, we may never enjoy a beach town other than this one again :-)

- The Baer Family

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Baer Family, Thank you so much for your review. Mike and I are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time. It sounds like you embraced the island and our home. This is what we want our guests to experience. You were delightful to work with. We hope you will return soon. Our home is your home. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Sarah & Mike Rapp
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Island paradise, beautiful rental

  • 5 of 5

This home was very clean and comfortable. We stayed one week at Cinco De Mayo and didn’t want to leave. We enjoyed the pool and the close location to the Island club. This island is golf cart only, some of the roads on the other side of the island were terrible as there were tons of potholes.Where Cinco De Mayo is located the “roads” or sand pathways were much smoother. The pool was great, and clean. The only thing that the pool was lacking were a couple of good rafts. The beds were comfy, some rentals I have used in the past have had terrible mattresses. The owner was great to work with and answered all my questions promptly. I enjoyed escaping the reality of everyday life on this island. There are no chain stores, the general store has very few things and is expensive so plan accordingly. That was ok with me, I completely enjoyed the secluded location of this island. If you are looking for nightlife and tons of shopping this is not the place for you. However if you are looking for a slow pace family vacation you’ve found it.We truly enjoyed our stay, the island is nothing short of paradise. Can’t wait until our next trip to North Captiva.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at the Cinco de Mayo. Mike and I were delighted to read you enjoyed our home. It sounds like you embraced the North Captiva experience. We appreciate you choosing to stay at our home and hope you will return soon.
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Perfect Week of R&R

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Cinco De Mayo the last full week of May 2018. It was myself, husband, two young children, two grand parents and one great grandmother. Being walking distance to the pool with little ones was amazing. We had an extra golf cart but to exert energy chose to walk a good deal. We packed up and headed to the beach for a few half days and loved the area by the air strip as well at the end by the State Park. I can't say enough about the quiet natural beauty of North Captiva. This house was perfect for our trip and supplied every extra you could possibly need in a kitchen. I failed to bring paper plates and napkins otherwise we didn't need a thing outside of what we brought. I loved the fact that all of the sleeping quarters are on the same floor of this house it was easy to stay up later or get up earlier without waking the entire house. The porch was the scene for every breakfast, lunch and dinner. The rooftop gave us some breathtaking colors at sunset. This was an adventure we greatly enjoyed and will be back again. The North Captiva Island Club was excellent to work with we had an issue with the AC and Sarah and Mike were on top of it and everyone that we encountered from delivery and pick up of luggage and also anytime we had someone stop by the house for trash pick up or finalizing the AC repair were very friendly and helpful. The pool at the house was a huge hit with the kids and for cooling off after the beach. We kayaked two days and it was wonderful to see so much wildlife. We even petted a manatee!!! There was no detail left out and we will be back and I have already referred Sarah to a few friends who are looking to experience the vast unknown Island of North Captive after seeing our shelling trip finds! We also went fishing off shore one day and they picked us up right on the island and we cooked our fish that night! Perfection in every way!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at our home, the Cinco de Mayo. We are so glad despite the air conditioning issue, you had a perfect week. Mike and I appreciated your family's patience as we worked with our property manager to solve the issue. It sounds like you embraced the North Captiva Island experience. Thank you again for choosing to stay at our home. We hope you will return again soon.
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Spring Break at Cinco de Mayo

  • 4 of 5

This was our second year at North Captiva Island and first year at Cinco de Mayo. We cannot say enough good things about the Rapps (the property owners). They were extremely attentive both before and during our stay. We would rent from them again without hesitation.

Cinco de Mayo is a very nice property. It is clean and well-maintained. The screened-in porch on the second floor is very enjoyable. The pool was nice, but a bit chilly (although we never complained). The upstairs area was nice, although we suggest some additional seating in lieu of the large sectional in the living-room area. The first floor, where the bedrooms are located, is a bit tight. This is not a big deal since we were rarely in the bedrooms, but is a consideration if you're traveling with a large group. The house is located in a great location, conveniently across from the North Captiva Island Club.

Our group--4 adults and 3 teenagers--enjoyed our stay at Cinco de Mayo very much. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at our home, the Cinco de Mayo. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our home. Your feedback and is appreciated! We hope to have you return again soon.
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Car: not necessary

High definition satellite 50 inch TV,Two LCD's in Bedrooms, TV/VCR's in other bedrooms, video games, board games, reading materials for all ages, fully-stocked kitchen, refrigerator, ice maker, hot tub (shared), private pool & pool toys, covered parking, Ping Pong Table, charcoal and gas grill (BBQ), no smoking. Sleeping arrangements: Two kings, one queen, two twins, one trundle, queen-size sleeper sofa (all beds have luxury mattresses).

Complete use of the North Captiva Island Club which includes use of two pools, hot tub, bikes, kayaks, beach chairs, etc. Activities and attractions: hiking, biking, tennis, basketball, fitness center, fishing, wildlife viewing, restaurants, sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling/diving, boating, sailing, jet skiing, shelling, rafting, swim in our private pool or use the North Captiva Island Club's two large pools, sauna, or hot tub, do not forget to visit the pool bar for the frozen specialty drinks.

Other Activities: Includes All Amenities at the North Captiva Island Club


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Broker owned. Exceptionally maintained. Full membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with your stay.

Manager'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.

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