About the property
- House2572 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay7 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 11, 2018
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Las Olas is an oasis by itself
There were so many amenities with this home. You felt like you were on your own tropical island just being on the property. We loved this location and hope to return!
Would give Las Olas another star if we could!
This week at Las Olas was perfect for our exteded family get together. Six adults and three young children spent a week in Paradise—wish we could have stayed longer. Heading back to 10 inches of new snow in Minneapolis. Wi-Fi service is excellent. (Suggestions: 1. bring bug spray. The no se-ums are worse than Minnesota mosquitoes. 2. eight pounds of lunch meat is about 4 pounds too much)
One of our favorite family vacations. So many great memories.
Steve, the owner, was so incredibly helpful. He responds so quickly to any questions. The house was gorgeous. There was so much for the kids to do. They loved the pool and it was so private. The beach was a short walk or a really short golf cart ride away. We took out the kayaks daily to the sand bar and found so many shells. My son found over 60 sand dollars in one day. We highly recommend this rental!
Very relaxing time
Enjoyed our stay immensely !
Beautiful, relaxing property
It was cold while we were visiting but the house is so well equipped we had a a wonderful even when we were stuck inside because of rain and wind. The owner has thought of everything. We look forward to returning.
Our second stay at Las Olas and it was just as good as the first.
We spent the week of Christmas at Las Olas again, the second year in a row. Everything was perfect and our stay was as good as the last. The property managers, Helen and Mark, met us at Barnacles and took us to the house, showed us around and answered any questions we had. They live on the island so they know the ins and outs of island life. It was like coming home, all over again. This property is one of the best on the island. It's beautiful and everything works.
The owner Steve is awesome; he's extremely easy to work with and his communication is as good as it gets. He gets back quickly and he's very thorough. I would not hesitate to recommend Las Olas. My only hesitation in doing so is that it may not be available when we want to book it again.
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