House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
About Richard Gross
I am a 'hands-on' owner....I live in Baltimore Md, but visit the property several times a year. Always fixing, cleaning, repairing--always enjoyable to be in my favorite paradise. Available to answer any questions or concerns. Local rental agent is nearby for key pick-up and to respond to any concerns.
Richard Gross purchased this House in 1995
Why Richard Gross chose Captiva
like the islands used to be...ground level house in great condition...simple, clean, comfortable. A real island beach house!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
pet ok with $150 non-refundable pet fee
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Subject to a $50 admin fee. If cancelled within 60 days, and not re-rented for the same time period at the same $, forfeit entire deposit.
If rented than less one week, additional fee of $150.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great beach getaway
Had very relaxing stay at Rick's. Very clean and tidy property, and a perfect location on Captiva.
Thanks Brian for your kind remarks. Hope to hear from you again.
Property just as listed and pictured. The beach chairs and umbrellas were a pleasant surprise. Check-in location is in Sanibel not Captiva and my lack of reading ahead almost made me drive by it but I noticed it just in time. Lots of restaurants, bars and shopping within walking distance. Beach too was a very short walk away. Look forward to returning.
Rex, thanks for your kind comments. Hope to hear from you again, one day.
Lovely home...spotless...dogs loved the quick walk to beach...central to best restaurants on foot or golf cart...relieved a huge amount of stress! Lovely landscaping...reminded me of when I lived in the Bahamas. Thank you all...excellent getaway.
A Special Place
Rick’s Retreat is a special place reminiscent of old Florida and with all the comforts of home. The location can’t be beat, equidistant to town restaurants, bars and the beach. If shelling is a goal it is sad but true that the sea shell population has been decimated by greedy human shell seekers based on my observations over 40 yrs vacationing in the Sanibel Captiva islands. That said, its still one of the best beaches in the USA.
Thanks Leigh for your kind words. Hope to see you back in Captiva one day.
Rick's retreat was just so comfortable for me and my family! It was nice and cozy and my four-legged friends also enjoyed their stay too! Amazing location, as it is a hop and a skip away from all the yummy restaurants in the area and of course the beach.....my favorite being the Bubble Room! Totally recommend to stay here!
Perfect Captiva Location
My family (which includes a 6 year old and a 2 year old) absolutely loved this rental! This house is in the best location on Captiva in my opinion! It is on a quiet street so you feel secluded but you have the convenience of walking everywhere you need to go-restaurants, general store, rental place, etc). It is the same 3 minute walk to the beautiful beach as it is to the heart of downtown. The house had everything you could want or need for beach fun (wagon, cooler, a variety of chairs, and an incredible selection of beach toys for the kiddos) and for keeping yourselves entertained at the house (tons of books, games and a DVD player)! The beds were comfortable and the house was equipped with everything you’d ever need and more. The owner was incredibly responsive and very accommodating when we had an issue with check-in. It was COMPLETELY our fault-TIP:check your email frequently for updated information from the rental company! The beach at the end of the street was perfection and watching the sunsets from it was an awesome experience! We would HIGHLY recommend this rental to anyone looking for a wonderful family vacation especially one without the hassle of getting the kids into car seats all of the time! We are already discussing when we can go back!
Laura, thanks for your kind review. Hope to see you back to my little place in paradise. Rick
Wonderful village location--200 steps to the beach, one block to shops, restaurants, galleries. Enjoy this great location--be it the most romantic beach or the excellent shops and restaurants, all within a two minute walk. Captiva and 'Rick's Retreat'--paradise on earth! Come enjoy!