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'By the Sea' Beautiful Cottage in Heart of Captiva Village

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This 2 bedroom plus study Beach Cottage style home decorated with the nautical flare of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard is sure to delight the most discriminating guest. Located very near the beach in Captiva's Village, breezy porches offer a serene place to relax with a book or dine al fresco. Custom design elements and architectural enhancements add interesting detail in every room.

Spend your days on the beach, then walk to the Mucky Duck for live music, a sunset drink or dinner in Captiva. Rent a boat at the Marina or arrange a guided fishing expedition. Sanibel is just a short drive away, with its shops, restaurants, bike paths and amazing shelling. Enjoy the Ding Darling Wildlife preserve, where you can sea kayak through mangrove islands and view rare birds and other wildlife. Much of Sanibel/Captiva is wild life preserve; this paradise is yours to explore.

Perfect vacation home for active families, reunions of friends, or a weekend getaway. Especially suited to the adult guests, who will appreciate the unique decor and attention to detail. Visitors will enjoy the relaxed pace, and low-key style of Captiva. The soft sands and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico are less than 1 block away.

Keywords: 2 Bedroom plus study, cottage, Captiva Island, near Beach. Gulf of Mexico adjacent to Sanibel Island

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) 2 berth type beds are in the study. These are narrower than twin beds but well suited to children, teens or young adults., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleeper sofa in the main room can be used for 2 guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Short walk to the beach, Walk to Chapel by the Sea, Walk to Marina, restaurants and shops


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(13 traveler reviews)

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'By the Sea' Beautiful Cottage in Heart of Captiva Village
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Lake Forest

Great location and cute house

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed here in the past and will return! We love the beach and the proximity to all of Captiva. The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is always an inspiring trip.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful "By the Sea"

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location, beautiful cottage, friendly owners. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Relaxing week

  • 4 of 5

Our first time renting a vacation house. We only looked at smaller rentals since it was just two of us. This house could easily accommodate a family. House was reasonably well maintained and clean. It took a day to figure out the right light switches! It's a short walk down the street and on a path to the beach. Beach it pretty quiet, no crowds, and very relaxing. The house has an umbrella, chairs, etc downstairs.

Overall, everything went smoothly with the rental and we would considering coming back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lookout Mountain, TN

Fabulous Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We spent one week at "By the Sea" and loved every minute of our stay. An easy 4 minute walk, our family spent most of the time on the beautiful beach. Hours and hours were spent snorkeling for shells and sea creatures (which we threw back in the ocean, of course.) When not on the beach, we enjoyed riding two blocks to "town" as well as throughout the quaint neighborhood on our bikes with our daughters (ages 7 &11.) Our girls' favorite activity was returning home from the beach with hundreds of shells and spending time in the outdoor shower, inspecting their new finds. This home is decorated beautifully with such attention to detail, so comfortable and immaculately clean. We definitely hope to rent this beach house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC


  • 5 of 5

This is an adorable house, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Excellent location, only a short walk to the beach, to Andy Ross Ln. (Captiva Downtown) and to a couple of marinas. We had a minor issue with the cable when we arrived and it was immediately solved with the help of Tom - the house caregiver -. I highly recommend this house. I hope we will be back to Captiva Island in the near future and this house will be still available for rent.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Lovely, well appointed cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to Captiva and found this cottage to be just a wonderful place for a relaxing week's vacation. The location on Chapin Lane was perfect - close to everything yet on a quiet street. We brought our bikes along and rode them every day - it's a great ride down to the beach at Blind Pass or up to the north end of Captiva. The house is very well equipped and the nautical decor is so detailed we felt almost like we were on our sailboat. Note that if you are planning to cook the only somewhat large market is down on Sanibel - Jerry's Market. We're hoping the owners may consider adding a swimming pool - then the house would be absolutely perfect! We highly recommend this rental home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Mucky Duck, many on Andy Rosse Lane
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Many on Andy Rosse Lane
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Captiva Beach
Car: recommended

Walk to McCarthy's or Jensen Marina, where you can arrange ocean cruises, wild-life viewing, dolphin/whale watching trips, deep sea fishing. Beautiful sunsets, steps from your door.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee, nonrefundab $55 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until final payment. There is a 3 night minimum stay. The house is not suitable for unsupervised small children, as there are open stairs and a second floor porch. No smoking, no pets, and this is non-negotiable as we have allergies in our family.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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