About the property
- House1400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Well maintained and equipped, this classic Captiva cottage style house sleeps 6
Experience the laid back, easy Captiva Island lifestyle with this classic 2 bedroom, 2 full bath cottage with no stairs to deal with. This is an extremely easy home to entertain children. You'll see why this is perhaps the most popular rental house on Captiva based on rental history.
Please Note: We accept only Saturday to Saturday reservations, as is the standard on Captiva Island. We accept reservations no further than a year in advance, as current guests have first option to reserve the same week the following year. If the guests do not re-book by 10am of their departure day, a new reservation request will be accepted.
And also, please note, we're on Captiva Island where you can drive to, unlike North Captiva - a totally separate destination - where no cars are permitted.
The Mermaid's private, secluded, 26x14 ft heated and newly re-surfaced pool with paver stone deck is just off the double French doors of the living room. The Mermaid Home may be called a cottage, but this house is as well updated and perhaps better equipped than a new luxury home.
Included is a 42' HDTV, a 6 disc CD player with large music selection, Bluetooth connection to our 100 watt Onkyo receiver and Bose inside and Yamaha outside pool speakers. Wireless Comcast Internet is in place.
The master bedroom has a King bed with HDTV and a master bath with step down shower large enough for two and is equipped with 2 shower heads. The guest bedroom is twin equipped and has an HDTV with DVD. The living room provides a very comfortable Italian leather queen size sleeper sofa, The hall way full bath services the guest room and living room guests.
The kitchen is fully equipped with Ice making refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee and espresso machines and all utensils. The adjacent open dining area has a table for 4 and stools at the kitchen bar for 2 more. A stainless gas grill is outside the kitchen and pool area, with a spare propane tank always available for heavy use. A washer and dryer is provided in the adjacent laundry room.
Included is a handy beach cart to haul all the beach chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach toys and beach towels to the beach
The grounds are covered with many varieties of tropical flowering plants, the beach is a short two minute walk and the docks of the bay are even closer. Captiva's charming village center is a five minute walk from the house.
Personally maintained by the owners, this home is one of the very few Captiva rental houses not managed by a management company. We personally supervise and assist our cleaning staff each Saturday. As the last to walk out the door prior to your arrival, we can assure you the Mermaid Home is one of the most immaculate and best prepared homes on Captiva, both inside and outside.
Larry Hahn, Owner
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Larry Hahn, Owner
I have been in the Captiva vacation home rental business since 1998 and personally maintain and manage our properties, and now Debbie, my wife as of November 2017, is with me to help. The Mermaid House was my first, and we've kept it fresh and always doing something new to please guests every year. Debbie is now my partner with this house and our Real Estate business. We're the last to leave the house before you arrive, so we know it is prepared perfectly for your arrival. Call us at 239.590.0707.
Larry Hahn, Owner purchased this House in 1998
Why Larry Hahn, Owner chose Captiva
This is one of the few remaining classic Captiva cottage style houses offering the charm of 'Olde Florida', but with all the updates and conveniences of newer homes. It is one of the last ground level homes built (1976), as all homes built from 1978 required the living area to be built on pilings requiring stairs to enter. It may have the record for popularity based on rental history, as it has less than a handful of unrented weeks in recent years, perhaps making it the most popular rental house on Captiva!.
What makes this House unique
The pool on the same level of the house with no stairs to deal with make entertaining all family members quite easy. Further, the location on a small, quiet street is close to beach, bay, Chapel by the Sea, Captiva Library and the village center with an easy walk to all. Ramps are available to get wheelchairs up the 2 steps to the house from ground level.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We loved this house and location
The house was cozy and warm. Relaxing and refreshing!!! We enjoyed our time by the pool everyday and cooked meals in the evening. Walking to the beach was nice and close to the house. We enjoyed riding the bikes provided. The sunsets were beautiful. The house had everything we needed to cook, wash and relax. We had a great time Kayaking and sight seeing. Shopping in Sanibel was also enjoyable. The property was clean and well maintained.
It's always gratifying for a guest to give us a perfect review. This one was even better, as they were first timer's with us and had a two week stay. They were great guests and we hope they return, as so many of our guests do!
Great place for some rest & relaxation
We stayed for a week in July. The pool is very private and was a great place to take in the sun during the morning or afternoon, and the outdoor speakers were a huge benefit. The location is ideal- 5 minute walk to the beach, and we walked to a different restaurant for dinner each night. The house was nicely furnished and exactly as advertised. The beach/pool toys came in handy, and the chairs and umbrella for the beach were perfect. We also enjoyed cruising the island on the bikes provided. We thoroughly enjoyed the Mermaid House and the Captiva experience, and would highly recommend if you are looking for a low key, private escape.
We had a great stay at the Mermaid House. Everything was as advertised, we hope to return next year. Please never sell this place to a developer who would raze it and build another Mcmansion.
I do appreciate and understand Mark's review. I've owned the Mermaid House since 1998, and though many updates were done over the years, both inside and out, we've left it with the feel of a classic Captiva Cottage - and it will remain so for years of many returning guests as well as new guests to enjoy.
I was at work outside when Mark and Susan departed today, as I'm there every Saturday to ensure the incoming guests have a perfectly prepared beach vacation home. This is perhaps why it is likely the most popular rental house on Captiva, with almost never a week without guests enjoying it. As of today, only 3 weeks went un-rented since January 2013 - quite a record!
simply perfect in every way!
This is absolutely the perfect Captiva Island rental. The house is clean, warm, welcoming, and very accommodating. The pool out the French doors is inviting. The owner was great to work with. certainly hope our travels take us back to this Lovely home. Endless walks on the beach, quiet and fun time in your own private pool, bikes, fully equipped kitchen, and comfortable sleeping. 5 star all the way!
The Mermaid House is a Perfect Place to Stay
We stayed at the Mermaid House with our parents and loved it! It was perfect for us. The house is spread out and feels large. The indoor and outdoor furnishings are lovely. It was hard to decide where to sit! We enjoyed the heated pool and spent a lot of time in the lanai. The bedrooms were comfortable. The kitchen is furnished with everything you need. The home is very quiet. The beach is a short walk away and we spent every evening watching the sunset. The owner provides a cooler, beach chairs/towels, umbrella, and bicycles. We fell in love with the place and will definitely stay at the Mermaid House when we return to Captiva!
As soon as we stepped into the Mermaid House we knew instantly we made a great decision for our vacation. It's spacious, extremely clean and comfortable and everything worked great. The location is perfect and we walked everywhere, everyday. All the beach equipment is in top shape and we just couldn't have been happier. It was the perfect house for our family of four. We will return!
Cruises for sightseeing or lunch at nearby islands just a short walk from the house
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Full refund up to 60 days prior to arrival date. Refunds after the final payment is made will be done up to the amount we were able to re-book the week. If the week can not be re-rented, there is no refund.