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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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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More Details

Owner
Richard Gross
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

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

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.

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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
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!

Amenities

Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • 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.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleep sofa in separate den
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

An Island treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Rick's Retreat. Only a 2 minute walk to the beach, the cottage is in a quiet section of old town Captiva. One of it's best features is that it is not a giant condominium. Perfect for a couple or small family and it's dog friendly. The interior is immaculate, and three bedrooms provide plenty of room to spread out. The screened in back porch is ideal for morning coffee and catching up on email or reading the paper. Except for some trips to nearby Ding Darling and Sanibel, the Subaru stayed parked for most of our stay! Everything you need is just a short walk away! A relaxing time in an environment that's extremely difficult to find in Florida resort areas. We hope to return many times in the coming years. Thanks Rick!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your glowing report. Welcome back, Jeff!
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5

Great location! House is very roomy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Rick’s Retreat was a very relaxing, roomy house. Great location in the village. House had everything you need for daily living and for the beach!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Christina. Please come back for a longer time.
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Beachwood , ohio
5

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

What a perfectly comfy --clean and ideal location for a wonderful vacation. Every night the sunset was the activity and every morning I walked to pick up the newspaper and go for a" Starbucks"----There were 3 locations for dining---the screened-in porch --the front Deck---the house [eating area]---I hope to return again to this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland OH
5

Perfect Beach Abode

  • 5 of 5

Rick's Retreat has all the amenities you would need for a great vacation. The house was great for our group of friends to have our own space and space for all of us to hang out. The retreat had good signage to explain the cable and internet(which was perfect). The location has to be the best on the island. Walking distance to the beach and all the local restaurants. Can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA
5

A Great Find

  • 5 of 5

When searching for a vacation rental on the gulf for a week long family reunion, we wanted something homey, something laid back and a little old fashioned, but with all the amenities. We aren't fans of apartment towers or cookie-cutter condos. When I saw this listing on VRBO, I knew I had found the place. The photos in the listing are current - right down to the bed linens and placemats on the table. What you see in the listing is exactly what you get.

Outside it is like I remember summer holidays on the beach in Florida. A large wooden deck type patio with a barbecue (gas), a table with umbrella, an outdoor shower and every form of beach equipment you might want - along with a cart to take it to the beach. Inside is cool, white tile, both bright and calming. The kitchen is very modern and well equipped. There is plenty of seating in the dining and living areas. AC is very efficient and quiet. The three bedrooms provide plenty of bed space - though, in my opinion, it would make sense to replace the double bed with a queen.

There is a den at the back, with an attached screen porch. This is a perfect retreat for reading or just relaxing - and we shared several meals cooked on the grill at the table on the patio, listening to an early evening rain. Two bathroom are very convenient - there is plenty of hot water. There are televisions in several rooms, but we never turned them on. The wireless network was used constantly - and we carried on a week long trivial pursuit tournament, with an interesting challenge, since it was a 1980s release, so every question was a history question!

Days at the beach were wonderful. We walked everywhere on Captiva, enjoying The Mucky Duck and

the Old Captiva Inn. It was a delight to discover that there is so much bird life in this area! And that there are still coquinas by the water's edge. One day, we drove to the Everglades, which was an easy drive for a great adventure.

It was vacation the way it used to be - and made possible by the comfort and ease of Rick's Retreat. Rick was very easy to deal with, very accommodating. Royal Shell, his agent in the area, made the payment and key pick up and return very simple. They give you a starter supply ofbath and kitchen and paper goods. I would definitely recommend stopping at a real supermarket, like Jerry's on Sanibel (which is close to the Royal Shell office on Sanibel, where you pick up your keys) BEFORE going on to Captiva.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Home at a Great Price

  • 5 of 5

This trip was my second stay in this home and you cant top this home. I stayed with my wife and three children. The house is clean, well stocked and only a short walk to the beach. Anyone looking for a wonderful stay on Captiva stay in this home. The owner is very friendly and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee-short stay $115 + Tax
Pet Fee $175 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Booking Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Discounts offered when making reservations within 30 days of arrival.

During Mid and High Season, rent Sat-Sat only. Cleaning fee of $115 is collected when staying for less than a week.

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.