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2 bed. Pool Home views of Gulf from private hot tub on roof. LITTLE ARK

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4 adults

Located on a nicely landscaped lot, this 2 bedroom beach house is just a few steps from the beach and is an ideal intimate vacation spot. Sit in your own private rooftop spa and enjoy views of the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico or swim in your own private pool. Just a few steps up from the beach, this single level home has an attractive screened deck perfect for dining or just relaxing. The kitchen has all major appliances and is fully equipped. Living room has couch, flat screen TV with Direct TV satellite programming , DVD, VCR & highspeed internet/ WiFi at no extra cost. The master bedroom features a queen size bed and private bath. The second bedroom has twin beds with a full bath. Below the home is a hot and cold beach shower for freshening up after combing the nearby beach for shells. A golf cart is included in the rental. Cleaning fee of $125 is additional and payable by check only. The ferry to island costs $40 per person round trip and $8 a day to park your car. NCIC

club membership is available, but optional. If you choose to join the NCIC club there is an additional $75 fee payable by check only. NCIC Club membership includes use of kayaks, NCIC pool and hot tub, tennis court and playground. There is a 700 acre state land preserve with walking trails.

The vacation of a lifetime is awaiting those who are willing to journey to paradise and beyond. The exclusive island of North Captiva is the pinnacle of luxury and privacy, the spot where Floridians go to vacation. The only way to get there is by boat (ferry) and once on the island golf carts are the only way to travel. The pace of North Captiva Island is slow and smooth, a great romantic getaway for couples or a chance to spend quality time with your family and make memories that will last a lifetime. The Little Ark is within a short walking distance to one of the finest secluded pristine white powder beaches in Florida. North Captiva Island offers the tranquility of Florida's natural environment, where you can enjoy walking for miles and not seeing any signs of civilization except the footprints you leave in the sand.

What is the Little Ark?

It is the name of our home (every home on North Captiva has a name). It was the name of the house when we bought it. It was named The Little Ark because in 2004, Hurricane Charlie, a category 4 hurricane, ripped through the island causing major damage. Our house, The Little Ark, sustained very little damage and sailed through the storm.

More Details

Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy

Customer Service! Without this, renting from a homeowner can be a scary experience! My guests all comment on how helpful I am and how welcomed they feel when they arrive on the island. I love helping you plan your trip and enjoy sharing my home and the island experience with you. I want you to feel 'welcomed and at home' , as if it was your own beach house so that you always feel that you have a special place to come back to.

Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy purchased this house in 2009

Why Kevin and Marie McGillicuddy chose Florida

If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing beach vacation on a small secluded island than you will fall in love with North Captiva Island and The Little Ark!

What makes this house unique

No Cars, No Crowds, beautiful beaches, magnificent sunsets, quaint island with golf carts and bikes, enjoy nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed our stay here so much. The relaxed, peaceful and beautiful atmosphere created everything we needed for a perfect honeymoon, and it was! The house was wonderful for the two of us and we would love to come back again with family and friends to share.
Jun 2010
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor - outdoor shower , hot/cold
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom has private bath and queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 queen bed, 2 twins, . complimentary 4 person Golf cart, outside hot and cold shower, screened porch. Table and 4 chairs for dining or relaxing. The roof deck also has a table and four chairs and the hot tub (with gorgeous Gulf views!). Relax by our private pool, with 2 chaise lounges, table and 4 chairs. Enjoy your meals in the house or on the screened porch. All club benefits for additional $75 signup fee (use of pool, hot tub, exercise room,, kayaks, playground,


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2 bed. Pool Home views of Gulf from private hot tub on roof. LITTLE ARK
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews

Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was great. Cottage was exactly as described and the island was so much fun. We plan on making this a yearly family getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best vacations!

  • 5 of 5

North Captiva is a great and peaceful vacation! Little Arc was perfect for the two of us. The private pool, roof top hot tub and outdoor shower was wonderful - we used all three everyday! The house was a very short distance to the beach and very close to the entrance of the preserve. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. Needed to be careful around the pool deck, we got a few splinters but other than that it was a wonderful stay. Would visit Little Arc again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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First time visiting the island and we will be back!

  • 4 of 5

Marie met us at the marina and showed us how to get to the house. It was nice having a face to face meeting and made us feel at ease. The pool and hot tub were wonderful! And the view from the roof was amazing at sun rise and sun set! The house was clean but wish there was more pots and pans to cook with. The outdoor shower was the best place to get cleaned up. Overall, it was a great house and a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Time and pretty good location

  • 4 of 5

House was a little older, needs some work, but the location is pretty good on the south side of the island - closer to the state park area. We only used one of the bedrooms - bed was pretty comfy. Never used the TV - plenty to do on the wonderful beach. The hot tub on the roof was nice, be careful on the steps around it. More of a bathtub - a handful of slow jets - but I will say the view at night from there is great - lots of stars during our stay. Kitchen was a bit small, but was fine for the two of us. Overall a good stay and we would consider renting this location again. We have rented the other location owned by the same owner - trying to figure out which location we like better - torn. Good owner from our experience.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Little Arc was a wonderful gem close to the beach with a wonderful heated pool & gorgeous sunsets from the rooftop terrace with hot tub. Perfect size house for two with all amenities of home. Marie was very accoumdating with changing our dates to enjoy the most of our vacation/anniversary trip. Would highly recommend for the serene romantic setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Quaint and Lovely

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a nice getaway place without the high dollar ticket. This is your place! The amenities were just perfect for what we needed. We were a small group without kids that just needed to get away. However, could definitely see bringing back my kid for our next trip. Pool and hot tub on the property, golf cart and club access, and easy access to the beach are the highlights of this little gem. We also loved the enclosed outside shower, the privacy, and the views of the stars from the roof deck. Hoping to be back sometime in our future. Thanks for letting us stay and enjoy this lovely hideaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Fort Myers airport or Punta Gorda airport
Car: not necessary

What is there to do on the island? Relax! At our home you can read, watch the TV, use our video tapes and DVD's, play board games or do puzzles, relax in the hot tub, or swim in the private pool. You can walk the beach, collect shells, swim in the larger pool at the club or in the gulf, cruise in a golf cart, play tennis, or work out at the fitness center. The island has an abundance of wildlife (including the gopher tortoise that lives in the yard!) and is an excellent place for bird watching. Rental of the house includes 4 person golf cart . All the amenities of the North Captiva Island Club Resort (2 pools, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, spa, sauna, kayaks, children's play equipment) is an additional $75 signup fee. For an additional cost you can rent jet skis, boats, fishing charters, day trips. Boat dockage at the marina can be arranged at an additional cost.


Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Pre-Peak Season 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2018
May 25 2018 - May 29 2018
4 night minimum stay
Pre-Summer 2018
May 30 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

THERE IS A NON-REFUNDABLE CLEANING FEE OF $125 DUE AT BOOKING AND IS TO BE PAID BY PERSONAL CHECK AND MAILED TO THE OWNER. The Little Ark is a member of NCIC Private Club and membership is optional, however if you want access to the club there is a one time $75 sign up fee to access the club. THIS CLUB FEE IS ALSO TO BE PAID BY PERSONAL CHECK AND MAILED TO THE OWNER.. NO PETS ALLOWED

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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