About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) on Gorgeous Beach, Golf Cart Included
The Sandcastle was recently remodeled and renovated, featuring brand new furniture, new linens, new appliances, new everything - all ready for your family!
The Sandcastle is located on some of the most prized beachfront property on the entire island, featuring some of the BEST FISHING, SHELLING, AND SUNSET-WATCHING in southwest Florida. Step outside your door and walk ten feet of white sandy beach to the water. This location is so private that you may go an entire day without seeing anyone else on your beach. Enjoy the pristine waters and exceptional fishing, all to yourself!
The house was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful beachfront location. A huge sundeck expands the length of the home, and is ideal for enjoying your morning coffee while watching schools of breaching porpoise, meandering manatees, and diving birds. The beautiful custom kitchen features an open design and is fully equipped, including plenty of dishes and equipment to make and enjoy homemade dinners. The living room features a pull-out queen sofa bed, and a huge flat screen TV with satellite and DVD player. The master bedroom features an unbelievably comfortable king-size bed, full bathroom, flat screen TV, and dresser. The second bedroom has two twin beds, perfect for the kids, with a flat screen TV and dresser. There are two full bathrooms with all-new fixtures and linens. The decor is playful, modern and cozy, perfect to make you feel at home during your beach vacation. A highchair, tennis rackets, board games, and other essentials are included in your home. If you need something we don't have, a simple call to the property manager will fix that!
Beautiful North Captiva Island (also called Upper Captiva), is one of Florida's best-kept vacation secrets! The island remains COMPLETELY NATURAL, without paved roads, cars, or crowds of tourists. Our island's sandy roads are traveled by bicycle and golf cart, and North Captiva can only be reached by boat or private aircraft. Our property manager will help you arrange transportation (including a water taxi from the mainland), groceries, and how to fully enjoy the island. There are three excellent restaurants and a gift boutique on island. Jet skis and watercraft are available for rent, and fishing expeditions can be arranged for full or half day adventures! The secluded island is not for everyone - only for those who desire a natural getaway with plenty of activities and time to relax. Almost half of the island is dedicated to a state nature preserve. Nearly four miles of white sand beaches await you, without the hustle and bustle of many other vacation destinations. We hold a deep respect for natural beauty and wildlife of the island - this is truly one of the few places on the planet where the delicate balance between man and nature has withstood the test of time. We would love to share this unique place with you.
***NOTE: THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THE CALENDAR IS UP TO DATE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN RENTING THE HOUSE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR PROPERTY MANAGER. IF OUR HOME IS NOT AVAILABLE, THE PROPERTY MANAGER CAN HELP YOU FIND A COMPARABLE PROPERTY ON THE ISLAND.***
Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers)
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers)
Our family has owned homes on North Captiva Island since the 1970s, when only a few families were on the island. Four generations of our family have grown up in this tropical paradise (Jack and Noah, pictured, are the fourth generation to fall in love with this island!). We feel very spoiled to have enjoyed this pristine island without throngs of tourists or cars, and we are happy to share it with new visitors!
Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers) purchased this House in 1980
Why Jane & Jeff Henderson (property managers) chose Captiva
The Sandcastle has been in our family for decades, and was recently rebuilt after Hurricane Charley destroyed the original home in 2004. The home is located on some of the most prized property on the entire island - a wide beach, romantic sunset views, and very productive fishing are right outside the front door!
What makes this House unique
The best benefit of the Sandcastle is its privacy - you may go an entire day on the beach without seeing another person! This island is for those who can enjoy true relaxation - fishing, shelling, wildlife viewing (including porpoise, manatees, loggerhead turtles, and seabirds), bicycling, sunning, and exploring the island's wildlife preserve.
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Perfection in Paradise
It did not take us long to see why we had to book Sandcastle so early. Leading up to our vacation, Jane was so patient with our questions and gave us all the information we needed to prepare. Upon arrival, she met us at Safety Harbor and took us to the Sandcastle. What an amazing retreat and perfect getaway. The house has everything we needed and more. In fact, a week was not nearly long enough. We were just getting used to "Island Time". Watching the sunsets, listening to the waves, walking the beautiful beach, and soaking up the sun was just what we needed. We even treated ourselves to some fresh Grouper and Snapper one night from Melvin's Charters (highly recommend Michael for an outing). We had planned to eat out more often and realized how much we enjoyed grilling out on the beach for lunch and dinner. We can't wait to return next year.
We're so glad you had a great time and can't wait to have you again! Melvin Charters is such a great resource for fishing; we're happy you utilized Michael!
Vacation like no other
Book the Sandcastle!! I have been coming to North Captiva for years and highly recommend this property. It is beautiful - inside and out. Beachfront property with awesome sunsets...you can explore the island by golf cart or bike, walk the beach, or watch the manatee and dolphin. I promise that you will not be disappointed, and I'm already looking forward to our next trip.
Even Better than Expected
The most quiet, peaceful place I've ever been! Our kids loved seeing the dolphin (or porpoise?) and huge birds every day right outside our door as they ate breakfast, and they competed with each other to find the best shells. The house is gorgeous, well stocked, and property managers are fantastic. This is our new "happy place" and we will definitely be back!
Fantastic Family Getaway
We travelled from Toronto with our young kids (4 and 7) and had a wonderful time.
The absence of cars made staying on the island so peaceful! The house is in very good condition, had all of the items we needed and lots we hadn't expected (including beach toys, movies, books, games, etc.). We swam every day at the club and played tennis there too. From the deck we saw dolphins daily as well as tons of birds and other wildlife. The beach directly in front of the house is extremely pretty and has soft clean white sand. The water is a little rough in that area - so we put lifejackets on the kids when they played in the water there. We also drove the little golf cart and explored other beaches on the island - many of which have calm shallow spots for swimming.
We rented kayaks one morning and had a great time looking for manatees. We didn't see any on that journey, but saw them a number of times in the little marina area.
We ate out a few times for dinner and enjoyed those meals. The only store we're aware of on the island was extremely small and had very limited supplies so you should definitely bring everytihng you need with you.
Jane and Jeff were extremely helpful and friendly. We have every intention of coming again.
More than "As Advertised"
Sandcastle is the perfect place for relaxing, reading, walking, shelling, and then relaxing, reading, walking, shelling! There's never a chance to be bored with the breathtaking views and beautiful beaches. In fact, the one-week girls' getaway for me and my friend last winter will turn into a two-week getaway next winter. We loved the uncomplicated "beach time." The home is spotlessly clean and well decorated. The beds and the furnishings are very comfortable and more than adequate. This property is very well managed and maintained; we wanted for nothing during our stay. Jeff and Jane are the most helpful people you can imagine; they answered our "newbie" questions with humor and patience. In fact, they even came to our rescue when our golf cart became mired in sand. The washer and dryer were especially handy; we will bring more food and less changes of clothes next time. We ordered groceries ahead of time at the Publix in Cape Coral as recommended; the taxi from the airport made a stop so we could pick up the boat packed staples. Since the kitchen was so well equiped with appliances and utensils, cooking was no problem. As for restaurants, Barnacles' was a little pricey for not-very-good food; however, Over the Water was quite reasonable in price and food offerings. This is a special place that is even more beaurtiful than the pictures and descriptions depict; I can't wait to return!
Celebrated 20 years of Marriage!!
All I can say is WOW!! Just returned from a wonderful week on North Captiva for the first time! It was everything we wanted and more! The Sandcastle was the best location we saw on the island! Lots of privacy, Beautiful Views, daily dolphin watch, great fishing, and more. The house was so cute and very clean. Jeff and Jane were great to us before and during our stay. It has all the amenities you need and more. Can't wait to plan the next visit!! We had a wonderful Anniversary together!!!
Congratulations!! We're so glad you had a proper celebration for your 20 years of marriage - hopefully we'll see you again for your 21st anniversary!
The Sandcastle has some of the undisputed best fishing and sunset views on the entire island, as well as amazing wildlife viewing for porpoise, manatee, and loggerhead turtles. Enjoy over three miles of unspoiled white-sand beaches without throngs of tourists!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Included in your rate: "meet and greet" with the property manager, golf cart, and unlimited communication with property manager prior to your arrival to arrange groceries, transportation, and other logistics. Discounts available for repeat renters or for simultaneously renting Robin's Beach Nest, one house down the beach. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Credit card, PayPal, and bank transaction fees that we are charged by VRBO will be deducted from your deposit. Please contact Property Manager for any questions.