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Serendipity - Pool, 2 Golf Carts, NCIC and location, location, location

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4BR Oceanview Vacation Rental North Captiva Island, Florida USA

Serendipity means a 'fortuitous happenstance' or 'pleasant surprise'. It was first coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.

Enjoy one of North Captiva Island’s Best vacation homes offered. Serendipity is a fabulous 4 bedroom home with incredible Gulf of Mexico views!. This amazing home has it all! From the moment you arrive you will be mesmerized by the wonderful appointments, furnishings, amenities and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. The home has 2800 square feet under a/c with more than 4000 square feet of living space including open and screen decks. It was renovated and professionally decorated from top to bottom in February 2014. Most everything in this home is brand new including AC units and the pool heater!

Serendipity has a private screened pool area just steps to the beach. This home is built for island living and setup for large multi-generational families. North Captiva is an amazing place to explore and Serendipity is equipped with two golf carts to explore the island.

There is plenty to do at Serendipity with a heated pool, games, beach chairs and towels. Also enjoy cooking in a gourmet kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances and lots of granite counter space to work. The home has 3 flat screen TVs with Directv and a lovely look out lounge. You won’t want to leave this amazing place. The home allows up to 10 people and there is plenty of room to stretch out with a game area, living room, many porches and a lovely pool area. Also, enjoy a fabulous roof top deck with sunset and sunrise views - this deck has some of the best views on the island with cable railings for unobstructed viewing.

The sleeping arrangements are top notch with 2 master bedrooms with private baths and access to the outside porches. Let’s not forget about great views. You will truly be pleasantly surprised when arriving at Serendipity.


1st level:

Master Bedroom 1:

King Bed with gel top mattress

Flat Screen TV

Access to screened in balcony

Full Bath with walk in shower – pebble stone shower floor and seamless glass surround

Master Bedroom 2:

Queen bed with gel top

Flat screen TV

Access to screened in balcony

Full Bath with shower/bathtub combo

Bedroom 3:

Bunk beds – One Full, One twin

Gorgeous Nautical décor with closet and dresser space

Bedroom 4:

Two twin beds

Storage space under beds and closet

Full Bathroom:

Bathtub/Shower combo

Granite top vanity

Overall amenities on 1st floor:

Professional Décor with custom window treatments and new furniture in all rooms

All New ceramic tile throughout, luxury shower heads, granite tops, sinks, faucets, lighting

New Mattresses and high end linens and bedding in all rooms

Quality “Down-Like” Pillows with extras in closets to find your perfect fit

All mattresses and pillows have soft, quality protective covers

3 Blowdryers – one in each full Bathroom

Bath and Hand Towels Provided by Island Club

10 Beach Towels in foyer storage ottoman supplied by owner

Laundry baskets and hangers in each closet

Laundry Closet with Washer and Dryer

Iron and Ironing Board

2nd level:

All new flooring throughout 2nd floor

Professionally decorated with all new paint and custom window treatments

Beautiful gulf views from every window on this level

Living room with 2 large sofas – one with pull-out memory foam full size mattress

Pub table area with storage chest for games, puzzles, or extra eating area

Gourmet Kitchen with all new granite, sink, faucet, stainless steel appliances – dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with RO filtered ice and water in door, microwave, electric stove. Garbage disposal, wine fridge, 12 cup and 4 cup coffee makers, 4-slice toaster, blender, hand mixer, large electric griddle, pots, pans, skillets, bakeware, cutting boards, new dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, wine glasses, and outdoor plastic dishes and glasses for eating by the pool

Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water system at kitchen sink for quality drinking water

Insta Hot faucet at sink for steaming hot water for tea and other hot drinks instantly

Dining Table for 10

Breakfast Bar with new granite and 3 swivel barstools

Pantry closet for food storage

Tennis Racquets in pantry for use at NCIC tennis courts

Half Bathroom with new Granite top and designer bowl sink

Wireless Access

Landline Phone

Large Flat Screen TV with DirecTV

DVD player

Assortment of movies and books

Sound system

Sliders to outdoor screened in balcony on this level – covered to enjoy in any weather

Outdoor Dining Table for 6

Outdoor Sectional seating

3rd level:

Spiral Staircase to this cozy loft area – overlooks LR/Kitchen area

New flooring

2 extra large chairs with stunning gulf views

4 New Quality sliders to access outdoor decks with aluminum decking and cable railings

4th level:

Large Upper level outdoor deck for sunbathing, gulf and island viewing

Lounge chair seating and side tables

Aluminum decking and cable railings

This level has views of the entire island and spending time here is a must in this house!

Views of the sunrise over the bay in the morning

Sunsets over the gulf up here are magical!

Serendipity is close to the airstrip and you will experience the thrill of occasional small plane take offs and landings as they fly right by

Pool/Ground Level:

Large in ground heated pool with screened in area and decking all around

Patio dining table for 6

Lounge chairs for sunbathing

Pool toys and noodles

Outdoor shower

Outdoor Pool bar with sink

Small fridge

Beach chairs to take for the short walk to the beach

Weber Gas Grill – new in February 2014

2 Golf carts available with this home

More Details

Property Manager
Sarah Rapp
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

A beautiful place and wonderful time! Thank you for sharing your home with us. It is amazing and very relaxing. We spent a week with 2 families and our kids loved the pool and beach. Looking forward to coming back.
Mar 2014
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Jose's Hideaway House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Resort ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - outdoor shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • Two master suites have full privates baths. Two other bedrooms share a bath
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed - double on the bottom, single on top
  • Sleeper sofa
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
High speed internet, wifi, free long distance in the continental US. Membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with your stay.


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Serendipity - Pool, 2 Golf Carts, NCIC and location, location, location
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Ambler, PA

Wonderful Island Home

  • 5 of 5

Serendipity is beautifully decorated, thoughtfully equipped, and ideally located. The location and views really can't be beat. In nice weather, the roof deck is one of the highest around. One level down is an enclosed sitting area with equally amazing views. The beach is about 20' from your front door. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tabernacle, NJ


  • 5 of 5

A dream a vacation in a beautiful home with excellent attention by Duncan. This was our third trip to the Island and by far the best! Duncan went above and beyond to smooth out any issues and provide personal attention to get anything we needed. Serendipity was in a perfect location to walk onto the beach or take a short cart ride to the Bayside. The views were breathtaking from the roof top balcony from sunrise to sunset. This home was beautifully decorated and had spacious rooms and decks to accommodate a large group of family and friends! Can't wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to send us a review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the Serendipity and Duncan provided you great service. This is our goal. Thank you again for choosing to stay at the Serendipity. We look forward to you returning.
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  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful home with a great location!! Duncan who manages the home was wonderful to work with!!! We will definitely be going back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to submit a review. We are delighted you had a wonderful time and received excellent service from our property manager Duncan (Tortuga Property Services). This is such great news. Thank you again for choosing the Serendipity beach house!
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Akron, OH

Relaxing in luxury

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully decorated and fully stocked home was loaded with everything you could imagine needing. The mattresses are as comfortable as a Trump Hotel, which led to some very restful nights. The views from this home are the most beautiful I've seen. Being right next to the ocean, I could view both the sunrise and sunset as well as hear the tide rolling in and see dolphins swim by. The house was loaded with everything needed to prepare meals as well as a wine fridge. I enjoyed the design of the home which while allowing for hosting many people it provided private areas to retreat to. There were private decks off of two bedrooms, as well as one off the kitchen, one off the living room, another off of the loft and my favorite one on the roof. It does get a bit buggy there so it was nice to take cover in the many screened in areas, including the pool. It was also very easy exploring the island using the two provided golf carts. I would recommend this beautiful home for anyone wanting to enjoy the finer things and relax.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you had a wonderful time at our home. It is important to us that our guests have a wonderful experience at our home.
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Norton, Ohio

Spectacular 360 Degree Views

  • 5 of 5

Unbelievable home. The owners thought of everything plus to make our stay effortless.

All we had to do was unpack & go have fun, relax and enjoy. Serendipity is a four star

home with upgrades unexpected down to the finest details. Several large decks

with comfortable seating options made our choices plentiful. The 360 degree views

from the large top deck is great for watching the amazing sunrises & sunsets over the water. We enjoyed walking miles of the white sand beaches, fresh air and sunshine.

The wildlife is plentiful from the beautiful beach birds, dolphin watching to the friendly manatees Driving the golf carts around the island sightseeing was so exciting. Kayaks, Bicycles, swimming, fishing, touring, tennis, hiking, a little something for everyone. The lush greenery & flowering bushes on this tropical island were gorgeous. We enjoyed the local restaurants and fresh seafood and the friendliness of the island. We fell in love with

this vacation & will recommend it to everyone we talk to. It is that amazing.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed our home and hope you will return again soon.
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Wonderful home - owners have thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

Serendipity is a beautiful home that is well designed, furnished and maintained. The kitchen was full of modern amenities and well stocked. The owners provided a nice selection of pool/beach toys, chairs and towels, which was extremely helpful. The reverse layout of the home provided for outstanding views and the location was great - very close to a nice private feeling portion of the beach. Our only hiccup was with two (of the many) sliding doors which we were unable to lock in the evenings or when we were away, although we understand these are being addressed. Overall we had a near perfect family vacation at Serendipity and plan to be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are sorry you experienced the trouble with the doors. We have addressed this issue. Most important we are glad you had a good time and hope you will return soon. Thank you again for choosing to stay at the Serendipity!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 75
Car: not necessary

2 Golf Carts provided with this rental. Membership to the North Captiva Island Club included with your stay. Early poolside check in after 10:00 am.


Rates & Availability

Jose's Hideaway House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 3 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2018 - Feb 9 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb 10 2018 - Mar 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2018 - May 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
May 25 2018 - Sep 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Early poolside check in after 10:00 am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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