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Providence House - Water Front Estate

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8+)

PROVIDENCE is a vacation paradise located on a lush three acre estate on tropical CAPTIVA ISLAND Florida. Located on Wulfert Channel, a short walk along a sandy path to the Gulf of Mexico, Providence offers unlimited opportunities to enjoy the sun, the sand and the water!

PROVIDENCE Guest House is a newly constructed 4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom marvel. Travertine tile floors, quartz kitchen countertops, new furniture, and floor to ceiling windows contribute to a warm, inviting Beach Chic look.

PROVIDENCE Guest House is a multi-functional home that sleeps 8+, welcomes families looking for time together, couples seeking respite from their responsibilities, fishermen, golfers, anyone seeking time to unwind, sun to soak in, water to refresh and a beautiful tropical island experience to remember.

PROVIDENCE has two levels of living space that combine utility and utopia.

The FAMILY ROOM is a comfortable, peaceful spot to read, visit, snooze or just sit and absorb the beautiful views of the the natural beauty of the island property or the private pool and hot tub below.

The MASTER BEDROOM has a king bed, a large walk in closet, and a large bathroom with double sinks a shower. The second BEDROOM has a queen bed as well as a private balcony overlooking the property, and a private bathroom. The Third BEDROOM has a two twin beds which can be changed to a King bed on request, as well as a bathroom with tub and shower. The Fourth BEDROOM has a Queen bed with a bathroom.

PROVIDENCE House has two large SCREENED LANAIS. One off the main living level connecting the kitchen and family room. Furnished with a dining table and a seating area, this lanai overlooks the private pool and hot tub below as well as the lush grounds. The lower screened LANAI is just below and opens to the pool deck and pool.

Keywords: Single Family

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Michael Lanigan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home is at the end of a road winding through 5 acres of landscaping and faces east on Blind Pass which teams with wildlife: ospreys, eagle, egrets, ibis, pelicans and more; fish off the dock include sea trout, sheepshead (if you can filet this fish, it is great eating), and daily dolphin sitings. Sit on the large dock to fish or enjoy the wildlife and the passing boat traffic. Large, fenced, heated pool with copious sitting room. Outdoor table tennis, barbecue and a nearby bar fridge in the room with a billiard table. First level has a very large deck, 2 screened lanais, a large open space for sitting, dining, tv watching. Kitchen has all the modern amenities (needs some additional wares such as bowls for soup or cereal). One bedroom on this level with en suite (all bedrooms have their own bath and shower) plus a bathroom for guests. Third floor has a master suite and large closet with a whirlpool bath. Back balcony and large outside sitting area overlooking the water. Smaller bedroom on the opposite side in front with a deck and a large king bedroom is the fourth bedroom. All bedrooms have televisions and ample storage and three have a single bed as well as the main bed. The top floor has a sitting area with a large sectional sofa and a balcony.

The house has ample linens and plush towels for use at the pool or on the Gulf front beach (which is accessed by a short dedicated walkway across Captiva Drive). A large garage contains many bikes, a wagon, pool and beach toys, and folding chairs for the beach. Easily accessed wifi and cable television.

Close to restaurants: Mad Hatter, Sunset Grille, Lazy Flamingo Key LimeBistro, Crowsnest, Old Captiva House, Mucky Duck and small stores (one a short walk across the bridge at Blind Pass, others at the north end of the Island). We used the marinas at Jensens and at Tween Waters for boat and fishing charters over the 6 week stay. Make the trip to Cabbage Key and Cayo Costa.

Tranquil sanctuary away from the fray where adult couples, their children and good friends can congregate for a great and relaxing time in a special part of the world.

Drawbacks include the absence of an elevator or any access for the disabled traveller and a sometimes frustrating trips off the islands to the mainland (allow ample time to get to the international airport when leaving) or returning (use West Gulf to Rabbit Road rather than the challenging Periwinkle Way).

We had great assistance from the staff who take care of the house.
Apr 2013
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom M - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Bedroom can have two twins or 1 King
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen Bed with bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed with private bath, private deck
  • King size beds (1 or 2), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (0 or1)
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Heated Pool,Private dock for fishing or boating, 3 Double Kayaks, Bikes, Dock has Spectacular view of Wuelfert Channel. All new furniture, Flat Screen TV in Family Room, TV in each Bedroom, Master Bedroom: King Bed, Bedroom 2: Queen Bed, Bedroom 3: King Bed or 2 Twin Beds, Bedroom 4: Queen Bed. Each Bedroom has a Private Bathroom.


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Providence House - Water Front Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio

Natural Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Providence was an amazing house with unbelievable views from every room, tons of space and plenty of activities to keep us entertained. Each morning and evening we felt we were watching a National Geographic movie looking off the back porch into the bay as osprey, ibis and egrets feasted in the receding tides and 18" fish were bounding out of the water 10 feet at a time. The beach was beautiful and isolated and just across the street. The house was perfect for children due to the openness of the kitchen and living spaces and the multiple gates that limited our toddlers access to the pool. While great for young children, the kayaks, ping pong, and bikes made it great for any age."

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Trip of a lifetime

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful week spent celebrating 50th anniversary. The home is all that it says, the dock for fishing and pool were in constant use. the beach is wonderful. the kitchen is stocked with every need. our family relaxed on the porches, played games, sleeping areas were wonderful. This was by far the best way we could celebrate and are so glad we chose Providence. Michael is a gracious owner, much thanks!!! Plan on going back!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sharon, Thank you for your kind note. We are very happy that Providence worked so well for your grand family celebration. We love having our family together there. We have great memories spending days and nights together and are happy you will now as well. Glad to hear four fishermen were active. The fishing is remarkable off the dock! We look forward to having you back! Best regards, Michael
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Amazing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the beautiful Providence property over Christmas 2015. There were 13 of us in total, consisting of the matriarch and patriarch of our family, their 4 kids and spouses, and 4 grandkids ages 2 months-9years old. The house and vacation was perfect for everyone. We LOVED staying on the bay side. We saw dolphins every single day, osprey, eagles, pelicans and even saw the elusive manatee on our last day. The pool was the perfect temp and was inviting to go in at any time of day. The house and setting was so great that we barely went to the beach...which was stunning! We did spend 2 nights of sunsets at the beach which was beautiful and so relaxing.

We went to the Bubble Room, which is pretty touristy as I understand, but everyone in our group loved it:) We also loved the Mucky Duck and Doc Fords.

We did go to the Ding Darling Refugee and also did the sunset cruise, but although enjoyable, we felt like we could've stayed at home and viewed all the same wildlife from our dock.

The house and bedrooms were all large--we had plenty of room! The owners also decorated for Christmas, which was such a special touch.

We loved this vacation so much and hope to go back some day.

Thanks to Michael for taking such good care of us!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Rachael, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a great review. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the house so much as well as the Christmas decorations. December and January are really special times on the islands. While the days are shorter, the weather is still great and it is so peaceful on Captiva during that time. It is a special time of year and Providence is a great place to spend it with your family. It's really difficult to capture in words how active and enjoyable the wildlife is on Captiva and especially at Providence. Like you, we love watching the Bald Eagles and Osprey glide around the house and dive into the channel for food. The dolphin show is almost a twice daily occurrence! We hope you'll be back and wish you a great year ahead! Best regards, Mary and Michael Lanigan
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Gainesville, Florida

Like a Rainbow

  • 5 of 5

I walked into this house, my jaw dropped, and I didn't want to leave! It is grand in every sense of the word; the photos don't do it justice! There were four couples (my sons and their wives/girlfriends plus myself and my husband) and "the grandbaby." There was plenty of space for all of us, and the house is surprisingly baby-proof--mainly because there isn't a lot of unnecessary "decoration" lying about. From the layout to the flooring to the counter tops to the furnishings, Providence is exquisitely well-designed. There were activities for every taste close at hand: ping pong, board games, a high balcony for watching the remains of Erika approaching, a pool with just the right temperature, a dock for fishing and launching kayaks into the intracoastal. Our "occasion" was my 60th birthday, and the kitchen was better equipped than any rental I've encountered, making it easy and fun for the "girls" making the birthday dinner. When I drove away on Sunday at sunset for the trip home, there was a rainbow and I thought, "This was like somewhere over the rainbow. I hope to return someday."

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a thoughtful review. I'm so happy your birthday celebration with your family was so enjoyable! It sounds like you enjoyed so much of our house and the beauty of Captiva. We'd love to have you back! Sincerely, Michael
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Denver co

Inside out!

  • 5 of 5

Providence is magical, and exceeded our expectations. Staying on the bay side was best for enjoying the wonderful, private property. The design of the house truly integrates the inside and outside. I can't imagine a better place to stay on captiva. Bedrooms large and comfortable, kitchen very well equipped, views incomparable. Everything that is said here is true, if not understated! We will take our family back if we can get the time. We want to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Becky, Thank you so much for posting a review. It looked like the weather was great the entire week. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your time at Providence. We love sitting around the pool, in the screened porches or inside the house and enjoying the view of the water and birds flying all around. It sounds like you were enchanted by Captiva's nature show as well. We look forward to having you back soon! Best regards, Michael
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Des Moines IA

Providence Is Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We have visited the Sanibel/Captiva area at least 20 times and this home was our finest experience. There were 10 of us staying in the house but we each had our own space and plenty of room. It is ideal for large groups/families.

This was our first experience staying on the bay/channel side and we loved it. It was just like having our own wildlife sanctuary in our back yard - eagles, osprey, hundreds of birds, flamingoes, dolphins. Access to kayaks and bicycles provided a wonderful outlet for athletic young adults and children. They spent hours kayaking up and down the channel and biked on Captiva and on Sanibel. Fishing was fun off the dock - we used frozen shrimp purchased at the little general store - and were able to catch a number of fish - including the fish out 10 yr old granddaughter caught 5 minutes after throwing in her line.

The sunrises were exquisite - I cherished the quiet time with the orange sky over the east horizon. We marveled at the incredible sky - we even saw a shooting star from the "captain's loft" as we watched the full moon rise over the channel. It was an experience you can't duplicate anywhere.

The beach was wide and beautiful with wonderful soft sand - and just down the beach at an inlet were piles and piles of shells. The house provided chairs, umbrellas and lots of pool and beach toys. Pool or beach?? Tough decisions we had to make every day. Everyone loved the whole week - "our best family vacation ever!" (A quote from our granddaughters.)

We will most definitely be back. Thank you Michael for the wonderful "gift" when we arrived and for providing our family the opportunity to enjoy a week in such a beautiful home.

Bob & Sheri Egge

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sheri and Bob, What a wonderful review, thank you so much! Your family really captured so much of what Providence and our part of Captiva has to offer. Each time we visit we are amazed at the beauty that surrounds us there. The nature show is a real delight. We love watching the dolphins jump around behind the house and the birds soaring and diving. The recent addition of the Bald Eagles nesting in our pine trees has been a treat. They really are magnificent. I'm glad you found the house so comfortable. It is a great place to gather and visit and also provides enough space for some private time. It sounds like you had the tough pool/beach decision to wrestle with each day-so do we! We usually start at the pool in the morning, do the beach in the afternoon and then the pool again late afternoon. Of course we then often head back to the beach for the sunsets! Thank you so much for sharing your comments and for visiting Providence. We look forward to having you back. Best regards, Michael
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Ft Myers

Other Activities: Kayaking



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.