House, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Why Owner chose Captiva
Property location is on the water, lush vegetation, gorgeous beaches, incredible fishing, supreme boating opportunities, year-round sunshine, friendly neighbors, great dining and social scene, relative proximity to nearby cities, airports and interstates.
What makes this House unique
Watching the beautiful sunrise over the bay, private pool with Jacuzzi, private boat dock, back patios, spacious living accommodations.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Do NOT park on the Lawn. There is a Sprinkler System $200.00 Charge
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
This was a family vacation with several generations and there was something for everyone. We made use of the fantastic pool daily, and enjoyed the screened in porch at night while having dinner and enjoying the view. The location made it easy to explore the island. The owners are absolutely amazing. They responded quickly throughout the process when we had questions. The house is beautifully decorated and felt like home. Thank you Karen and Jeff for letting us share your beautiful home. It was an absolutely amazing experience.
Beautiful home in the most perfect location
We stayed for a week with another family and cannot describe how wonderful and perfect this home is! We parked our cars and barely had to get in them for the entire week. The home was just beautiful, with a great layout, amenities and wonderful pool area with hot tub and dock. Just as described. with the most unbelievable view of the bay. It is very quiet on the island and in that area, but within walking distance to beach, restaurants, shops and anything else. Large grocery store is down on Sanibel - about 20 minutes away. We rented a golf cart and really loved it! The only thing to be aware of is the 4th bathroom is actually downstairs in the basement area to be used while you are lounging in the pool. There are two bedrooms on the very top floor - the master and a guest room. The guest room will have to use either the master bath or go downstairs to use one on the main living area. Wasn't a big deal at all, but I missed that detail originally. We absolutely loved Gearing Down and hope to return! Highly recommend.
Wonderful vacation for two families
This house was perfect for our two families which included 4 small children. I'm hesitant to write about how great of a week we had staying here because we don't want others to find out about this place ! :)
The kids had so much fun on the dock either fishing or looking for manatees. They even woke up extra early each morning to sit out with the adults and watch the beautiful sunrises. We spent most days by the pool for a few hours and then we would either head to the beach or go somewhere for lunch/dinner. We really enjoyed the village and while we rented a golf cart for the week, we probably didn't need it as most places were just a short walk away from the house.
We will certainly be back to Captiva and we'd love to stay at this house again, if available.
Perfect location on the bay to bring your boat. Home was convenient to restaurants, stores and beaches. Would stay again. Thank you Gearing Down you have a beautiful place.
Beautiful house, perfect location
I can't say enough about how wonderful this lovely Captiva Island home was and how much we loved it. The home is beautifully decorated and appointed. Everything was first class, including the colorful Fiestaware dishes, the abundant glassware, every pot or pan you could need, beach towels, etc. The bikes in the garage were an unexpected bonus, along with the ice machine and two washers and dryers.
The location is stunning. Being right on the water, we saw daily "performances" from the dolphins. We used the screened lanai constantly. The pool is very nice and there were even some pool toys provided in the lower level/garage area. The house is situated on a small side street that doesn't get much traffic, but just steps away is all the excitement you would want from the abundant nearby restaurants and shops.
Jeff and Karen were very responsive to any questions we had. Overall, I would highly recommend this property. We had a great time and were very very comforatable there.
Our stay at Gearing Down exceeded our expectations! Our family has been traveling to Sanibel and Captiva for over 40 years and we have never enjoyed our time more. The property was beautiful and the views were breathtaking! We hope to make Gearing Down our new vacation house each year. A special Thank You to Karen and her family for their kindness and sharing their lovely home!