Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Charming House, 100 yards to private beach & new, kid friendly pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious House, private pool, 4 Bedrooms , 4 Baths, Sleeps 10

Baybarlyn is a charming Olde Captiva-style home. Built in 1953, this 3,000-square-foot house has been gently altered to allow for modern amenities while preserving a timeless, quaint air. It's open floor plan is great for entertaining. This tropical haven offers 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. It is set on over an acre of natural landscaping for privacy and enjoyment. Chefs will enjoy the fully equipped kitchen and gas BBQ grill. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, 5 TVs, 2 DVD players, 2 stereos with iPod docks, and high-speed wireless internet throughout the home. An enclosed porch adjoining the master bedroom provides a wonderful view of the pool and surrounding foliage.

Right across the street is the home's private beach, a lovely place to relax and read or play in the surf and sand. Captiva features world-class shelling, so you'll be sure to find a few treasures to take home with you. As the day melts into the night enjoy our stunning sunsets.

The pool is large, 32-by-16-feet, heated and naturally landscaped. It's shallow wading ledge is roomy and perfect for little kids to play and splash around. The pool gently slopes to a depth of six feet, with ledges on the side for sitting and relaxing. There are two outdoor showers, great for washing the sand off before entering the home. Baybarlyn is the perfect place for gatherings both large and small.

Stargazing is second to none on Captiva Island. Its distance from the mainland keeps the light and noise pollution to a minimum, allowing the stars to dominate the night sky and the sea breeze to be the only sound heard for miles. If you desire a night in, there are large screen TV's, Xbox, a game closet, and access to Wi-Fi throughout the house.

If you're looking for fun island excursions there are many options within easy walking and/or biking distance. Nearby 'Tween Waters Inn hosts crab racing on Mondays and Thursdays. Local art galleries such as Jungle Drums display the works of island and mainland artists and craftsmen. The island has several marinas where you can rent a boat and cruise around the islands and up the Inter-Coastal Waterway. Bring your own boat and dock it at our shared dock in the back bay. This area is know as a haven for sport fishing. If you enjoy kayaking, you can rent one from various locations on both Captiva and Sanibel. Spend the day exploring the numerous bays and mangrove trails, such as the newly reopened Buck Key.

Restaurants such as The Mucky Duck, The Green Flash, and Key Lime Bistro ensure that a visitors with a desire for delicious food will not be disappointed. For dessert, pick up a giant slice of cake or pie from The Bubble Room, a quirky, 1930s-themed restaurant near the heart of the town. During the winter, you have the privilege of being able to attend serviced at the Chapel by the Sea. A charming one-room schoolhouse-turned-chapel.

Sanibel Island has Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (C.R.O.W.). These are good places for learning more about the islands and local wildlife. Ding Darling has a beautiful wildlife drive, several walking paths and is known for birdwatching. Tarpon Bay Marina and Wildlife, affiliated with Ding Darling, has a sea animal touch tank and gives educational boat tours of the protected bay area lead by Marine Biologists. C.R.O.W. also features many educational programs.

Whether you are searching for a relaxing, warm getaway during the winter or a fun-filled family vacation in the summer, Baybarlyn with it's enchanting tropical charm will delight you.

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa Gormley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About Lisa Gormley

Charles and Lillian Paschall were so charmed by this sleepy tropical island that they purchased the property and built the house. This private & secluded house and property has been enjoyed and cherished by four generations of our family. We hope you enjoy this Captiva paradise.

Lisa Gormley purchased this house in 1953

Why Lisa Gormley chose Florida

My Grandparents first visited the Island in 1951 and fell in love with it. They loved the island and it's natural beauty, great fishing, shelling, white beaches and breath taking sunsets.

What makes this house unique

It a a great place without a hectic schedule. We can get together here and just enjoy family and friends and relaxing on the beach. The house sits on over an acre and we love the privacy and space, . I enjoy walking up and down the beach in the surf. You can get anywhere on bike and most places on foot. It is nice because the beach lets the kids entertain themselves while the adults can relax, read, watch the sunset. It has something for everyone. It is safe, so we don't have to worry about the kids wandering around a bit, and there is plenty for them to do with all their energy. Overall, having a house with some land really makes the summer get-together with the family a really special time. It will always be part of my fond memories.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Note left in guest book at Baybarlyn:

We had another wonderful vacation at your beach home. For the 3rd year in a row our family had a fantastic time at the beach, in the pool, & enjoying the house. Even though it will be hard to leave in the morning, we look forward to coming back next year. Thank you so much!
Jul 2016
  • 1 of 1


Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We provide beach gear such as umbrellas, chairs and noodles.


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Charming House, 100 yards to private beach & new, kid friendly pool
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Haverhill, MA

Fantastic house on beautiful, relaxing Captiva Island

  • 5 of 5

House is terrific and in a perfect location. Located across the street from the beach and Gulf of Mexico with a great pool in the backyard. House amenities were more than adequate and the kitchen is very well stocked. Myself and family (8 total) had an excellent vacation and really enjoyed the house.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
6 1
Burleson, Texas

CAPTIVAted by Baybarlyn

  • 5 of 5

I have had the great privilege of spending my summer vacation time in this house for the past several years, and I must say that if you’re looking for an idyllic beach hideout, look no further. This is one of the last remaining original beach houses on the island, and it is clear that this house is well loved. A few of the walls have been hand-painted (the beach scene in the downstairs bathroom is amazing!), and the house is filled with numerous shells and beach knickknacks that the owners have collected over the years. It’s a charming, peaceful place that embodies the words “relaxation” and “vacation.”

Although it’s one of the older homes on Captiva, Baybarlyn is by no means lacking in amenities. The kitchen has been upgraded and is fully equipped for all of your cooking ventures. The swimming pool is a fantastic new addition, and families with children will love the kid-friendly wading end of the pool. If you can’t miss your favorite TV show, no problem: there are several TVs (complete with DVD players) located throughout the house. And if you absolutely must do work while you’re on vacation, connecting to the World Wide Web is a cinch thanks to the high-speed wireless internet.

Baybarlyn is delightfully spacious and can easily accommodate a large group of people, but if you’d like to break away from the crowd, you have only to walk outside and onto the short private path that leads to a gorgeous beach featuring some of the best shelling in the world. It is also a leisurely stroll away from the peaceful Pine Island Sound, where you can relax and watch boats float by on their way to and from the marina. You might even spot a manatee lounging in the quiet waters.

Baybarlyn’s location on the island is perfect: It’s within walking/biking distance of the shops and restaurants in Captiva Proper, but it’s far enough away from the “town hub” to feel exotic and isolated. This house’s placement allows you to make your vacation whatever you want it to be, whether you desire adventure or relaxation. It is an ideal place to stay whether you’re a couple looking to spend a romantic week together or a large family with big beach holiday dreams.

A sign that hangs above the formal dining table says it all: “Life is good at the beach.” Life IS good at the beach -- and it’s better at Baybarlyn.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
16 2


Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers, FL


Rates & Availability

Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 28 2017 - Jul 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

Enter dates for accurate pricing


You might like these similar properties