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Rick's Retreat. Captiva Village-Wightman La..Direct Walk-Gulf

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Located on popular Wightman Lane, in the village area of Captiva, 'Rick's Retreat' is a ground level home originally built by Bette Davis and just steps to the beach! Freshly painted inside and out, this home is tastefully decorated in island and tropical decor. Exceptionally bright with all white-tiled floors--simple and clean with all modern amenities and all new appliances. 'Ricks' is not one of these palatial beach palaces with elevators, theaters, etc. More on the order of a deluxe cottage in a tropical setting, the way Captiva used to be! Included are 4 TVs, stereo, DVD, all linens, beach chairs, towels, kid toys, games, etc. Enjoy the sunny front deck with outside shower (showering under the stars at night is a real treat), or enjoy the private rear screened porch. Fully equipped kitchen, inside laundry, outside gas grill, three bedrooms plus enclosed den, all surrounded by lush vegetation and privacy and a short walk down a palm-shaded sandy lane to the beach.

Rick's Retreat's prime village location lets one enjoy as many or as few amenities as one desires! Park your car; you will not need it! The most beautiful beach is at one end of the lane, with excellent restaurants at the other end; what more could one want!

Some guest comments: 'My family and I had such a fantastic time in Captiva...Words cannot describe the beach there. I cried when it was time to come home. We had the best weather, great food and wonderful home to come back to at night. Thank you so much. We hope to get back down again...' and from another guest:'I just wanted to let you know what a great time my family had at your house. My husband and I both grew up in Florida and over the years have watched some of our favorite places disappear. So it was a real treat to be able to take our kids some place that reminded us of when we were little. Granted, Captiva has changed a lot, but your house and Wightman Lane felt like a time capsule. it's a special place. Thanks.'

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1300 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    pet ok with $150 non-refundable pet fee...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    Ground level house with one step up to the outside doors...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    fully equipped--all appliances...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    with outside enclosed shower...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jan 28 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Low Season
Apr 29 - Jul 28, 2017
4 night min stay
Super Low Season
Jul 29 - Dec 22, 2017
4 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

Mid Season
Jan 6 - Jan 26, 2018
7 night min stay

High Season
Jan 27 - Apr 21, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Booking Fee $35 + tax
  • Pet Fee $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


Discounts offered when making reservations within 30 days of arrival.

During Mid and High Season, rent Sat-Sat only. An insurance fee of 02.5% is charged of the total lease protect against damages. 20% deposit is due at time of booking and the remaining 80% is due 30 days before arrival. Cleaning fee of $115 is collected when staying for less than a week.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fort Myers International

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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Captiva, FL, USA:
Big Discounts offered for remaining available time in 2016. November 26-Dec 1:$150 nightly; Dec 5-17: $150 nightly; December 31-Jan 7: $2250 week. Plus all of the fees and taxes. Email owner for an exact quote.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen


  • Middle bedroom

    Middle bedroom

  • Twin bed room

    Twin bed room

  • back screened porch

    back screened porch

  • Bathroom


  • front deck with grill and outside shower

    front deck with grill and outside shower

  • Entrance to Wightman Lane

    Entrance to Wightman Lane

  • short little path to the beach

    short little path to the beach

  • The Beach

    The Beach

  • Entrance


  • dining area

    dining area

  • Kitchen


  • Queen Bed room

    Queen Bed room

  • Den or 4th bedroom

    Den or 4th bedroom

  • rear yard

    rear yard

  • Entrance to the lane

    Entrance to the lane

  • The lane to the beach--about a 3 minute walk

    The lane to the beach--about a 3 minute walk

  • Entrance to beach

    Entrance to beach

  • glorious beach

    glorious beach

VRBO #363399

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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