About the property
- House1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Welcome to the most peaceful place on earth - Captiva Island. We have tried to make our home as user-friendly as the lifestyle on Captiva. You can kick back and enjoy without thinking about life and work 'back home.'
We hope you select our rental for your next vacation - we've gone to great lengths to ensure a worry-free visit in every way we could envision.
If you invest your valuable vacation time and hard-earned money here, we believe you will get the best possible return on that investment. In fact, if you contact us, we will happily give you the names of several people who have stayed in our Captiva home. You are free to contact them to learn what they thought of the area or (if you're already familiar with Captiva) about our home there.
Thank you for viewing our property online and if you have ANY questions at all please contact us via e-mail or phone.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Vernon Hatridge
We are both in residential real estate in the burbs of St Louis MO. We love 'beaching it' and Captiva has a fabulous beach. We're morning people, so we were married on the beach at the Lighthouse in Sanibel but many couples marry at sunset on Captiva beach. Only get to be there 3 or 4 times a year, but it's heaven for us.
Vernon Hatridge purchased this House in 2002
Why Vernon Hatridge chose Captiva
We've always been beach-loving people and Captiva just blew us away with its low key, sophisticated lifestyle. It is a fabulous family vacation spot, especially in Sunset Captiva. And you never know whom you might see at the Key Lime Bistro, Mucky Duck, Bubble Room or Island Store...celebrities are tucked away in their private enclaves, but they do emerge at times.
What makes this House unique
Our vacation home is so easy to enjoy. It is equipped and accessorized so completely that guests have stated that they are utterly amazed by the completeness of it. (We even have a salad spinner!) We're only a 3-minute stroll to the pool and the boardwalk to the beach is right there. We do not offer a beach-front experience, but we have tried to offer much more than you'll find at most other vacation homes.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Sunset Captiva 48
This is a great location to stay at when visiting Captiva. The spacious 2 br 2 1/2 bath 2 story house works well for a family or in our case, 2 couples. Clean (& bug free), this fair priced property served our needs well. Suggested minor improvements include the following... Ceramic white floor tiles are dated and could use upgrading. The bedroom dressers are not high quality and have closing issues. During cold weather, the heat did not reach the first floor but is quite warm on the upper floor. The tv’s need reprogramming as they each operate differently and often times we could not get to the channels - frustrating. Sink in 2nd bathroom and 1st bathroom tub did not drain well. These issues however did not impede our experience and we would definitely recommend Sunset 48. An added bonus is the very nice customer service from the owner, Vernon. He always replied quickly and tried to provide all convenient house items that vacationers might need. Thx!
Hidden gem on Captiva Island!
My husband, our two sons who are 4 1/2 and 2 1/1, my mother-in-law and I had a fabulous weeklong vacation in our new-found paradise. Both Captiva Island and this house are little hidden gems! Seriously, nothing was overlooked at this spot...the owners Vernon & Helen really have thought of everything and they were also so nice and easy to work with! We had gorgeous high 70s/low 80s sunny weather all week and we could not have asked for a better spot for our spring break family vacation this year! We had such fun going to the private community pool and beach each day and also enjoyed being so close (literally about a block) from the "action" on Captiva Island on Andy Rosse Lane, including the Bubble Room, the Island Store (Molly Malone's fish market on select nights behind the island store not to be missed for fresh fish!), RC Otters, Key Lime Bistro, and of course our favorite spot on the island for cocktails, sunset dinner, and live music/family friendly fun~ The Mucky Duck! We rented a golf cart for the week as well, which is definitely the best way to zip around Captiva and always find a parking spot! We also enjoyed our morning coffee & evening night cap on the large screened-in Lanai at the house, did a Dolphin cruise one evening and checked out the Sanibel Island farmer's market on Sunday morning, which was an awesome find for lots of local fruits & veggies! All in all, this was one of the best family vacations we had...relaxing, perfect for our young family, etc...We will be back and hope Vernon & Helen's home will be available again the next time we vacation on Captiva :)
We love the house. This was our second year renting it. It is very well appointed with chairs, beach towels, etc. We especially love the rooftop deck and the screened porch. Our only complaint is the twin beds in the 2nd bedroom. They are extremely uncomfortable. We have 2 couples every year so someone gets stuck with the twin beds and the futon is unusable. My only other complaint is that the outside stairs are in very bad condition. We always have a good time so these are minor points. I would recommend the house.
I contacted Angel about her review and she said that putting the beds together helped but her husband is extremely tall and was not comfortable. The mattresses and box springs were replaced less than one year ago. The front stairs are scheduled to be replaced in April (2015) when my wife and I are there. Please contact me for any additional information you might want. Thank You. Vernon Hatridge, owner
Complete Relaxation and Comfort!
We had the pleasure of recently spending a fantastic week in paradise at this terrific home. My wife and I have two young daughters (ages 3 & 5). The home is part of a terrific beachfront community, the amenities (pool is fantastic, along with tennis courts, etc.) were expansive. Centrally located, we did not have to get in the car once during the week. An array of restaurants are less than a blocks walk away - and the convenience of the island store is right around the corner. The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook for a family, and the home is immaculate. Additionally, we were pleasantly surprised by the access to beach supplies (chairs, umbrellas, toys, etc) - which was a big plus with our young kids, and comfort on the beach. Great stock of movies for all tastes. We plan to make this home an annual destination - Captiva is a very special, beautiful place. Quiet, beautiful, and relaxing - everything a beach destination should be!
STAY HERE, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED
We just got back from a wonderful week on Captiva in this great home. This is in a great community that is perfect for walking to dinner and getting ice cream for the kids every night before walking to the beach to watch the sunset every night.... absolute paradise. Thank you for your hospitality. We look forward to coming back again.
Lisa and Brian - Maryland
Thanks for the great review. We try to make all our guests LOVE the experience of staying in our vacation home! If you're looking for a hassle-free experience of staying in a vacation property, you must check out our place. We have loaded this house with all the things we wished we had found when renting a vacation property. Check out the details on this VRBO listing. Thank you.
We have stayed in several...
We have stayed in several homes in Sunset Captiva over the last 20 years but this experience was our favorite to date. The owners have given great thought to every detail to make your vacation relaxing and comfortable. What is described in the rental information is all they say and more. All in all, a "captivating" experience!
Dolphin Tours,Sunset Tours,Guided Fishing,Boat Rental (Bayside,Across Captiva Dr),Guided Kayak Nature Tours,High-Speed Catamaran to Key West for the Day or Overnight;Getting Married or Renewing Vows? Beachside Wedding Planner Referral Available for Sunrise or Sunset Affair (That's where we got married!)