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Luxury House 50 Yds from beach! Heated pool & fully-stocked outdoor games area!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Heated pool, ping pong, foosball + beach gear. Ultimate vacation getaway!!!

NEW FOR 2017 ! : private heated swimming pool with adjacent BBQ/dining area plus extensive ground floor exterior lounge and games area including foosball table, ping pong table and cornhole (sandbag) game.

Be sure that "Beach View" really means a GREAT beach view and that you are located so close to the beach that you can actually hear the waves! Many of the home rental listings on the island use vague terms such as "just steps to the beach", "a very short walk to the beach", "just minutes from the beach" or "a stone's throw from the beach" to give the impression that they are located very close to the beach when they actually are not. "The Compass Rose" is located just 50 yards from the beach. There is a BIG difference between getting a VERY LIMITED beach view 500 yards from the beach and a GREAT beach view with surf sounds just 50 yards from the beach. So always ask for the property's EXACT location!

Exotic furnishings from faraway places await you at this professionally-decorated and landscaped luxury home located just 50 yards from the beautiful Gulf beach. "The Compass Rose" is a fabulous deal compared to 4-bedroom beachfront rentals on the island. Being only 50 yards from the beach and with unobstructed views from most angles, "The Compass Rose" is just like beachfront. And when you add in all of the amenities that are offered, the end result is a price/value combination that just can't be beat! When comparing "The Compass Rose" to other properties, be sure that "Beach View" really means a GREAT beach view and that you are located so close to the beach that you can actually hear the waves! Many of the home rental listings on the island use vague terms such as "just steps to the beach", "a very short walk to the beach", "just minutes from the beach" or "a stone's throw from the beach" to give the impression that they are located very close to the beach when they actually are not. "The Compass Rose" is located just 50 yards from the beach. There is a BIG difference between getting a VERY LIMITED beach view 500 yards from the beach and a GREAT beach view with surf sounds just 50 yards from the beach.

Pamper yourself with the finest amenities in this 4000 sq. ft. (2500 under air), 4 bdrm. dream beach house spread out over 5 levels. You can indulge yourself in countless luxury appointments such as the fine goose down comforters, plush monogrammed terrycloth bathrobes, dreamy bedroom settings, a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen by Kraft-Maid with Jenn-Air cook top and Nespresso espresso/cappuccino maker, and a deluxe hydro massage hot tub on the Master Bedroom deck. Bathed in warm natural earth tones, the recurrent theme is one of a distant island getaway, featuring an array of exotic materials such as bamboo, teak and natural fibres complemented by a selection of tasteful antiques.

The main living area has a 15 feet high cathedral ceiling with bamboo lattice designed to simulate a tiki hut, complete with its own bar, sofas with top grain imported Italian leather, Persian rug, 19th century accent pieces and home theater/entertainment center. The latest electronic and entertainment features add to your enjoyment, including high speed wireless internet, 4 flat screen TVs, a DirecTV satellite dish with over 200 channels, a Sony home theater system, DVD/VCR players and a vast VHS video/board games library.

Due to the special upside down design of the home, the bedroom level is lower down and the living levels are higher up, thereby affording great views from the areas where you spend the most time. There are also decks on 4 levels (2 of which are screened).

The views will remain with you forever: the rooftop patio, at a height of nearly 40 ft. above ground level, offers 360 degree views of the Gulf of Mexico, Captiva Pass and the State Land Preserve.

Included in 'The Compass Rose' house rental package is unlimited free access to all of the facilities of the North Captiva Island Club. The club has 2 swimming pools (Olympic size heated and cooled + lap size heated) and a jacuzzi. The brick paved pool area is over 14,000 square feet, with over 80 chaise lounges, plus a Spa facility with steam room, sauna, air conditioned changing rooms and lockers. For the active type, North Captiva Island Club also has two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness room, basketball court, and sand volleyball court.

You can then relax with your favorite cocktail at Hidden Cove Pool Bar, where a pool side lunch is also available. Kayaks, bicycles, paddle boats and fishing gear rentals are all available at no charge at North Captiva Island Club.

For those guests who like to explore the island, there are 20 miles of bike paths, exclusive of the State Preserve areas. There are also four restaurants on the island: The Boat House, Mango's Island Grill, Barnacle's, and Over The Waterfront.

The house rental also includes all linens and towels (house + beach), beach umbrellas, consumables such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies, and clean-up after departure.

NOTE!: All rentals are not what they seem to be! As you look over numerous property rentals, you will no doubt see many pretty pictures. But what you do not see is the condition in which the properties are kept. We have personally seen, and stayed, in properties on North Captiva Island that are rented by agents/intermediaries (as opposed to directly rented out by the owners). These properties looked great on the Internet, but they were simply not being kept in top condition (some examples: peeling paint, rotting decks, sagging mattresses and soiled/dirty wall-to-wall carpets). We give you our complete assurance that this will never be your experience at "The Compass Rose": this is our personal "home away from home" and we continually maintain/take care of it as if we lived there all year long.

You can rest assured that there will be no surprises and that "what you see is what you get!". In addition, in order to maintain "quality control" and provide our guests with top-notch service throughout their stay, we personally rent out our property and have our own private service staff.

The Island:

North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida: only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-like barrier island accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride. There are no cars and no paved roads (golf carts only on sand roads!)

More Details

Owner
Daniel and Linda Hrycyk
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 29, 2017

About Daniel and Linda Hrycyk

We have owned and operated "The Compass Rose" since 2003. Our vast professional experience in customer service enables us to have a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and concerns and to give them a worry-free, high-quality rental experience.

Daniel and Linda Hrycyk purchased this house in 2003

Why Daniel and Linda Hrycyk chose Captiva

Our family first started renting properties on North Captiva Island in 1999. We immediately fell in love with the island and, after 4 years of renting, decided to build our very own house in this piece of paradise!

What makes this house unique

"The Compass Rose" is the ultimate family vacation getaway with something for everyone! We are conveniently located only 50 yards from the Gulf of Mexico beach and have numerous amenities including a private heated swimming pool with adjacent BBQ/dining area and vast ground floor sheltered lounge/games area including a ping-pong table, a foosball table and a corn hole (sandbag) game. We also have high speed wireless internet, 4 flat screen TV's with over 200 DirecTV channels, various board games and a selection of books.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed here for the first week of March and used it as a recovery from the awful midwest winter. Our first visit to the island and it is a great place to get away and relax. The house is very nice, very clean and well maintained. There are lots of nice touches - cable, direct tv, nespresso machine, etc. It's location is great since it is near the reserve and a very private part of the beach. The water views are outstanding from a lot of areas of the house and the screened porch is great for sitting outside in the breeze. I would recommend Compass Rose highly.
Feb 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort-Myers RSW
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Gulf of Mexico beach just 50 yards away !
Car: not necessary

North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida: only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-like barrier island accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride. There are No Cars and No Paved Roads (transportation is only by electric golf cart on sand roads!). Nearby Captiva Island and Sanibel Island were once just like North Captiva until bridges brought traffic and hordes of tourists to their shores.

One word describes North Captiva Island best: Nature! On our pristine white beaches, you will find all kinds of rare and exotic Seashells. We also offer world-class Sport-fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish. A large part of the island is a 700-acre State Land Preserve for the protection of endangered wildlife: migratory and nesting birds include osprey, herons, egrets and pelicans. Manatees and dolphins are regular sights from our shores!

Other Activities: shelling, nature walks

Golf: Alden Pines Country Club is a Bermuda grass semi-private course located on nearby Pine Island. It is easily accessible from Pineland Marina (take Island Girl Charters ferry service from North Captiva Island). Water comes into play on many holes and narrow fairways make for a challenging game.

Fort-Myers RSW Airport, a private optional shuttle service is available to bring you grocery shopping and to deliver you to the water taxi. Once on the island, you will be greeted and brought to the house. Porters will assist you with luggage and groceries.

Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Occupancy strictly restricted to the number of tenants that are reserved for (max. of 10). At no time can there be more than 10 people in the house.
  • Default of the Rental Agreement if there are more tenants than the number reserved for. Default will result in eviction and loss of security deposit.
  • Inquiries not accepted from student groups, wedding events or if rental is associated in any fashion with the rental of other properties on the island
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 Twin beds convert to 1 King bed
    Mezzanine - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed suitable for children
    Bedroom 4/Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa bed suitable for children
  • - Deluxe bedding materials and window treatments, including goose down comforters in the Master suite, second and third bedrooms. - The Master suite has plantation-style bed (Queen), a selection of fine accent pieces with hand-carved details, DirecTV and a large bathroom featuring a sitting area in the shower. - Second bedroom with Palm Frond canopy bed by Tommy Bahama (Queen), a selection of fine accent pieces, TV/VCR. - Third bedroom with 2 Twin beds by Lexington featuring nautical-style shutter headboards. The 2 Twin beds can be pushed together to make a King bed. - Fourth bedroom (Sitting Room) has a queen-size sofa bed suitable for children. - The Mezzanine has a queen-size sofa bed suitable for children.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Private swimming pool + communal swimming pool, tennis court, fitness room and playground at Private Club (full access included with house rental).

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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5

Beautiful, relaxing, an island haven!

  • 5 of 5

I visited the Compass Rose earlier this month with my husband, two young children (4 and 16 months), my parents, and my brother. The house had more than enough space to accommodate all of us and plenty of amenities on site so that we had the perfect balance between activity and relaxation.

The beach is about a 3 minute walk from the house and the smaller beach near the airport is about a 5 minute golf cart drive. The sand is soft and the shells abound! My son found a perfect sand dollar which delighted him!

The best feature of the house is definitely the “crows nest” top deck where we had our morning coffee and nightcap each day. We had a friendly osprey that visited us up there most days too! The decks and pool area are just amazing - you can relax at every turn in that house!

We also loved the kitchen, we ate all our meals there and the kitchen had everything we needed.

We absolutely loved that all the roads are sand and that you can drive the whole island in about an hour!

We took advantage of the free kayaking through the island club as well as having lunch at Mangos and one day - we enjoyed both! The highlight for me was seeing manatees up close at a tiny little dock near the airport there, such a nice surprise!

We would highly recommend this property for a larger family, it has everything you need!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had our vacation in July 2017 and had a wonderful time at Compass Rose. This is our third time staying on North Captiva and this was our favorite house. We previously stayed on the bay and another time on the beach and will definitely stay here again.

Compass Rose is a short and easy walk to the beach. The beach on this part of the island is better, in my opinion, as it is wide and has no obstructions in the water. The outdoor living space has a comfortable sofa, a great pool and outdoor games. The outdoor shower is also very convenient for a quick rinse when coming from the beach. The house has beach chairs and umbrellas which are in good shape and served their purpose well. The interior of the house is well appointed and the kitchen had all of the necessities needed for a large party with plenty of cups, plates, bowls and utensils. The Nesspresso coffee maker was a welcomed pampering and beats the usual coffee pot for some enjoyable early morning tranquility. The bedrooms were comfortable and the deck on the roof is a great place to watch the sunset and look over the beach and island. The pull out couch in the loft area is probably only suitable for a child but our 11 year old had no problem with his sleeping comfort.This is a great house on a great beach and with a great and responsive owner. Stay here. You will not be sorry. Only other advice I would share is to bring plenty of bug spray in the summer. It's not a house issue, but the bugs on the island come out at night and can harass and bite. Despite that annoyance, its a wonderful place to get away and reconnect with the family without the usual distractions of other places.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented a Compass Rose for a week in July and we cannot be more happy. The place is amazing!!! We loved wrap around deck and also the rooftop deck where we watched the sunset every night and I have to say that I have never seen more beautiful sunset in my life. The house is big and we loved that even with 9 people in the house, everyone could find their quiet and private place. The beds are very comfortable but the sleep sofas are more for kids than for the big adults. The kitchen is stocked very well with everything you need and we cooked every day instead of going out. Travis and Jenny were great and helped with everything we needed.

There are also plenty of beach chairs, towels and umbrellas. We went exploring the island, took long morning walks on the beach (we walked to the end of an island and back), collected shells, rented a boat and jet skis. We saw a lot of dolphins, turtles and we even saw a giant sea turtle one night on the beach. It was an amazing and relaxing vacation and if we ever come back on North Captiva, we will be staying at Compass Rose.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow, pictures do not do justice!

  • 5 of 5

I normally don't take the time to write reviews but my family and I had such an amazing time @theComposeRose that I'm obligated too! Pictures don't do justice the house was awesome, very clean, organized, new, and fun! Having the game room downstairs next to the pool was great for the kids... The rooftop deck was probably where I spent most of my relaxation time!! very nice, beautiful sunsets along with just hanging out at night seeing the stars, we actually saw a couple shooting stars! The island provides many included outdoor activities like kayaking which our family got to experience a 2 foot dolphin encounter, super cool. Anyway, nothing bad to say only positive! I will diff be back :)

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well maintained, plenty of room. Location is perfect!!! Everything was exactly as represented for property information. Owner and caretaker were extremely helpful. Highly recommend this property to all. Island is georgous and all the people are very friendly. Can't wait to go back!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing property and great location!

  • 5 of 5

By far the best vacation our family has ever had. This house has everything for all ages with short walk to the beach and incredible sunset views! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

• Rates include 1 golf cart. 2nd golf cart: $280 + taxes.
• No Smoking
• We will rent only to family groups, couples, and responsible adults over the age of 25.
• Inquiries are not accepted from the following: student groups, groups associated with a wedding event or if the rental of "The Compass Rose" is associated in any fashion with the rental of other properties at the same time on North Captiva Island (such as, but not limited to, family reunions and corporate events).
• Occupancy (i.e. number of tenants staying overnight) is strictly restricted to the number of tenants that are reserved for (maximum of 10). At no time can there be more than a total of 10 people in the house (total of number of tenants reserved for plus visitors not staying overnight).
• Tenants will be in default of the Vacation Rental Agreement if they have more tenants in the house than the number they have reserved for or if there are more than 10 people in the house at any time. Default of the Rental Agreement will result in the loss of the Security Deposit.
• Cancellation policy:
- More than 60 days before arrival: full refund if another tenant is found for the same dates. If another tenant is not found for the same dates, this will result in forfeiture of the $1000 Advance Rent Deposit.
- 30 to 60 days prior to check-in: forfeiture of 75% of the rent.
- Less than 30 days prior to check-in: forfeiture of 100% of the rent.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.