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Nothing Overlooked Here - Kick Back and Enjoy!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

Keywords: House (not a condo)

More Details

Property Manager
Vernon Hatridge
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

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.


Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Oversized walk-in shower with multi-head fixture
    Bathroom Three - toilet , Located on the main level
    Bathroom Two - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled bath with deep tub and shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleep sofa (sleeps 2)
    Alcove - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size futon (sleeps 1)
    Bedroom Two - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin beds can be converted to King size bed
  • Master Bedroom with King size bed. This is a new mattress and is absolutely fabulous! There is a luxury full bath with multi-head fixture. New Smart TV with DVD player. Access to the top deck from the master bath. Bedroom 2 (two twin beds) Of course, the beds can be moved close together (king conversion) if that's desired. Smart TV with DVD player. Also available; There is a Pack N Play crib available in the home, plus 2 booster chairs, countertop high chair, baby monitor and a gate to prevent toddlers from accessing the stairs. This is stored in the smaller bedroom closet.. Sleep Sofa (Queen size) in living room sleeps 2. Also, a full size futon in an alcove on the second floor landing, for lounging.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Completely and Beautifully Furnished Beach Home in Sunset Captiva with Community Pool, Tennis, Gas BBQ's and Boardwalk to Private Beach; Walk to Village Shops & Restaurants--Lots of Outdoor Dining and Live Music Afternoons & Evenings; Here are Some of the Things YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BRING, BUY, RENT OR DO WITHOUT: Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Beach Sand Toys, Beach Wagon, Beach Cart, Beach Towels, Flotation Devices, Pool Toys, Coolers (Lg & Sm),Bicycles(4),Tire Pump,Rods&Reels,150-DVD's, Saran Wrap, Alum Foil, Zip Lock Bags, Detergent, Blow Dryer, Bed Linens & Towels, First Aid Kit, Candles, Sewing Kit, All Sizes Batteries, Flashlights, Steam Iron & Board, Coolie Cups, and Tennis Racquets. Separate Laundry Room with full-size Washer & Dryer, Master Bedroom with New Multi-Head 2-Person Shower, Top Deck Partial View of Bay with Access from Both Bedrooms; You Will Love Captiva and We Believe You Will Love Staying in Our Home Away From Home!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Nothing Overlooked Here - Kick Back and Enjoy!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Hidden gem on Captiva Island!

  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Medford, NJ

Sunset Captiva

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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
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Complete Relaxation and Comfort!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2011
  • Stayed: April 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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We have stayed in several...

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2009
  • Stayed: September 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gatlinburg, TN

My family loved staying i...

  • 5 of 5

My family loved staying in this condo! Sunset Captiva is a beautiful area with easy access to the beach and pool. My 2 year old walked and I carried my 9 month old on my hip within Sunset Captiva. The condo is stocked with everything you could possibly think of. It is very refreshing to stay in a place and everything listed on the website is true and available. The condo was very clean which is very important to us with two little ones.

The one block walk to dinner was great. My 2 year old even made the trek rather than riding in the stroller.

Jensen's marina is directly behind the condo unit and a great place to see manatee.

This was a great location and we would love to stay again. I hope everyone enjoys it like we did.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Mucky Duck
Keylime Bistro
The Bubble Room Restaurant
RC Otter's Island Eats
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Captiva
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
RSW Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Car: recommended

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!)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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