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Las Olas, 360* Ocean View, 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath, Pool, Hot Tub

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,572 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Las Olas won TOP VACATION RENTAL AWARD FOR 2012 and 2013'

Upper Captiva also known as North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida. Only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-style barrier island accessible only by a short boat ride. There are no cars and no paved roads (transportation is only by electric golf cart on palm tree covered sandy roads!)

Development has been carefully planned and the environment protected to insure that everyone will be able to enjoy one of the few remaining natural wonders of Florida.

The Island abounds with outdoor beauty. Over 700 acres of natural habitat have been preserved for the protection of endangered wildlife.

There are so many things to do and see here on Upper Captiva Island.

The wildlife sanctuary and wilderness park is great for hiking and bicycling.

Migratory and nesting birds such as osprey, herons, egrets wood storks, bald and sea eagles, pelicans and over 500 other species can been seen at different times of the year. Gopher tortoises and sea turtles roam this island Wonderland freely.

Manatees, dolphins and sea otters are regular sights from the islands shores!

The fishing is exceptional and includes snook, tarpon, red fish, flounder, sea trout, snapper and many other varieties are caught in these waters. Numerous activities are available on this unspoiled island for visitors such as beach combing, bird watching, fishing, swimming, shelling, dolphin watching, nature walks, boating, reading, photographing wild life, stargazing, kayaking, and best of all doing absolutely nothing but relaxing in your own private Island Paradise.

North Captiva is an island that is Boat access only. There is a ferry 'ISLAND GIRL CHARTERS' that departs from Pine Land Marina on Pine Island Florida. The ferry makes the 5 mile journey 6 times per day. Leaving every odd Hour from the mainland at 7, 9,11,1,3, 5 pm. For more information visit there website.

HISTORY OF THE ISLAND

Located on Florida’s Southwest Gulf Cost of Mexico is the Paradise Island of Upper Captiva Island.

Upper Captiva Island is also called North Captiva Island and is located north of Captiva Island and south Cayo Costa Island.

Calusa Indians first inhabited Captiva Island over 6,000 years ago up until the conquistadors arrived and nearly wiped out the tribes.

Ponce De Leon sailed these waters in the early 1500’s and famous pirates frequented the Island such as Jose’ Gaspar. The Island earned its name from the women held “captive” by the pirates for ransom.

Some believe a pirate treasure is buried on these islands, just waiting to be discovered.

A hurricane in 1921 severed Captiva Island into two separate landmasses, thus creating the island that we now know as “Upper or North Captiva Island” There are no Bridges or roads to captiva. Access is only by boat or small aircraft. (Click “Getting Here” for information on getting to North Captiva Island.)

This lush secluded barrier island is famous for it’s breath taking sunsets and pristine white sandy beaches that offer true unspoiled natural beauty. A tropical island playground awaits you at upper Captiva Island, “Come enjoy the ultimate Island Experience!”

Voted one of the top 50 American Isles by Conde Naste Traveler- July 2001

Keywords: Beautiful Island Beach House, Private POOL,

Beautifully land scaped garden, Observation tower, Fantastic Views

More Details

Owner
Steve
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Steve

Having been a professional Yacht Captain in the Carribbean for many years I have visited every island in the Carribbean. Discovering North Captiva I realized North Captiva offered the best of all worlds and was where I wanted to be. Having grown up in Atlanta Georgia, I learned to appreciate the scenic beauty and the privacy that North Captiva has to offer.

Yachting is all about pride of ownership. Having owned and operated numerous luxury charter yachts I know that clients appreciate the attention to detail and the pride of ownership that guest will experience when renting my home 'LAS OLAS'.

Steve purchased this house in 2010

Why Steve chose Captiva

North Captiva offers seclusion and privacy yet only 5 miles off shore. While the rest of the world is over whelmed with the problems of daily life, North Captiva is a sanctuary from the stresses of daily Life. Everyone on island is so warm and friendly. Quite often friendships are made by simply stopping in the golf cart to chat with neighbors on island. North Captiva represents a simpler time when life was about enjoying the scenic beauty that nature has to offer. Las Olas is located near the state park nature preserve on the higher elevation side of the island.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful views of the gulf and bay from the home. The sunsets and sunrises that can be experienced from the house are wonderful. The 10 foot ceilings and the large over sized bedrooms. The marble floors through out. The huge great room and kitchen with the vaulted ceilings are great for entertaining. Taking my dog for a morning walk on the beach and beach combing. The private heated Pool! The large screened in Lanai off the living room. The 5 story observation deck which affords 360 degree views and is a great way to enjoy the end of a perfect day on North Captiva.

Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2572 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , NEW QUEEN SIZE BED
    Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 VIP - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Two Double Beds
  • King size beds (2) There are 2 King SIZE BEDS IN 2 Different Rooms NEW LINENS Double Beds (2) The 3rd Bedroom is quite large and has TWO double beds capable of sleeping 4 people NEW LINENS purchased on a regular on going basis The 4th Bedroom has QUEEN BED, Baby Cribs (1) Las Olas has a 'PACK N PLAY' Combination crib play pen & A HIGH CHAIR FOR YOUR BABYS DINING PLEASURE
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
2 Catamaran OCEAN KAYAKS PROVIDED WITH THE HOME, With trailer to pull with golf carts to carry Kayaks to the beach or Canal Miscellaneous, The Ground floor is a great Play room area for the kids and adults alike. Las Olas has a FULL SIZE REGULATION SLATE POOL TABLE and Ping Pong Table! Board Games , Telescope , Ping Pong Table, Horse Shoe Game, Hammock Books, Less than 2 minute walk to the beach, Your rental includes paper towels, toilet paper, and soaps (dish, bath, and laundry). All you need are casual clothes such as swimsuits which are usually the dress of the day! You will need to bring your own food and drink however don't worry, there are two small restaurants on the island, offering local specialty dishes, including great seafood, if you decide to eat out. There is also a mini-store in case you run out of basic food or other necessities. A couple of mini-boutiques offer hand-painted items and some island clothing.

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average rating of 4.9913044 based on 115 reviews
5

A beautiful home in the ultimate paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have enjoyed it more. The house is beautifully done, the view from the top deck is amazing, and the kitchen was stocked well enough for any hobby chef. The secluded entrances to the drive make you feel like you are entering your personal tropical jungle every time. You won't regret a minute of your stay here.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Las Olas is a perfect place to spend time with the family

  • 5 of 5

This is our fourth time staying at Las Olas and it never disappoint's.

Thanks Steve for keeping the place so nice.

Best Regards

Johnny

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful! A Tropical Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family of 10 loved Las Olas! Beautiful property - plenty of room for our large crew! Regal décor, luxurious beach and bath towels, beach chairs and umbrellas provided, comfortable beds, breathtaking views from the large screened lanai. The pool and lounge area were big hits after trips to the beach. Many pool and ping pong tournaments! Everyone loved taking golf cart rides all around the island. Lush foliage and exotic wildlife. It truly is another world! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Las Olas is truly an amazing home! All the special details made this home a wonderful place to spend time. The kids were entertained with all the extras (pool, ping pong table and pool table, and the ring toss!) while we enjoyed the spending time on the beautiful porch. Meal time was made so easy. Everything we needed was right there. Steve was very easy to work with and has left nothing undone. We loved our North Captiva and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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5

Great house for our extended family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Las Olas was the perfect house for our recent family vacation. We had 8 adults, a 3 year old and two infants under 1. Steve was very accommodating and actually purchased a 2nd pack and play for our trip. The house was roomy and had plenty of space so you didn't feel on top of each other. We loved eating out on the screened in porch every day and we were lucky that the bugs were not bad during our stay.

The pool area was perfect and great spot to come back and relax after a day at the beach. My mother also enjoyed watching the sunset up on the crows nest every night. Las Olas has one of the highest so you really get a great view.

Unfortunately the renters before us had broken the golf carts and hot tub. However we were provided with 2 substitute golf carts and then they fixed the normal ones by Monday afternoon so we ended up with 4 carts for the remainder of the week which was great! The hot tub unfortunately was not repaired, but we still had the pool which was the most important part.

The house does have reverse osmosis drinking water, but it was extremely slow out of the faucet. We ran out of our initial 3 cases of water and had to purchase 2 more cases of very $$$ water at the island store.

It was our first time to the island and we loved it. A few things we enjoyed or would do different next time.

1. Ferry is not predictable. On the way over it broke down and on the way back it was an hour late. We almost missed our flight home.

2. Buy enough food/drinks. We ran out of water/beer quicker than I thought. Also eggs and coffee creamer became a precious commodity the last few days.

3. Our favorite restaurant was Barnicales. Ate there twice and ordered conch fritters to go one night. Also coconut ice cream from store above is amazing!

4. Take the path then beach out to the point. Shells out at the end are the best. We even found 9 legged star fish. Walking with kids is hard, 20 minutes on narrow trail till you get to beach then another 1+ Hour walking. We only made it half way with kids. Did a run/walk at 6:30am without kids and made it there and back in 2 hours. Totally worth it, make sure to take your shell bags!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Las Olas was perfect for our family of 10. There was something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Private Sandy Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Nature Preserve Hiking Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
Kayak launch area
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry dock
Nearest Point of Interest
Barnacle Phil's waterfront restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Over the waterfront restaurant
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The boathouse restaurant
Car: not necessary

Many fun and enjoyable activities for the entire Family await the visitor of North Captiva Island.

Bird Watching

Enjoy wildlife photography

Kayak to nearby islands- A 2 person kayak is included with your weekly rental. If you are interested in Kayaking Captiva on a guided eco tour.

Dolphin Watching

Swimming

Hiking and nature walks

Shelling: Collect shells, sand dollars and sharks teeth. Over two thousand varieties of shells can be found such as Lions Paws, Junonia Volute, Conch, Periwinkle, Corvine, whelk and many, many others. Thousands of new shells are deposited on the Island each day by the oceans tides.

Snorkeling and diving- Snorkling can be done right off Captiva beach. Dive trips with experienced guides can be arranged. Click here for listing of local dive operators.

Picnicking and Bar BQ

Fishing: Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Grouper Snapper are all common catches. Snook Snapper & Jewfish

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates shown are for up to 8 PEOPLE ONLY. Additional fees charged for more than 8 people. Maximum of 10 people only!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund