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Captiva Beach Villa 2412 at South Seas Island Resort, Gorgeous Sunsets

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps up to 4)

Enjoy picturesque sunsets year round from the screened lanai overlooking the blue Gulf of Mexico and long walks on the uncrowded beach of Captiva Island while residing within the gates of the prestigious South Seas Island Resort (formerly South Seas Plantation). Usually about 35% to 50% less than what South Seas charges for a one bedroom Beach Villa.

Located in the highly desirable Beach Villas at the south end of South Seas Island Resort, this property has a wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico and the often stunning sunsets. This specific unit was chosen pre-construction, so as too not have any pool area directly in front of the unit, where the surrounding plantings could obscure the view. The view is superior to many of the higher up units. Our property is conveniently located within walking distance of the Captiva village where you will find dinning and shopping. It's nice to not have to worry about parking at the restaurants, or where your car keys are.

This property is very well equipped and you will find most of the accommodations of home. Some of the amenities included are; fully equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, separate bedroom with king size bed and ceiling fan (queen sofa sleeper out in living room), coin laundry (down stairs), stereo with ipod and mp3 attachment, 2 flat panel TVs (42" living room & 32" bedroom), cable TV with HBO (provided by the resort), hair dryer, Iron, Ironing Board, free WI-Fi internet connection, plantation shutters, and porcelain tile flooring throughout. There is an elevator, but you may not need it since the condo is on the first level, up only one flight of steps. This particular unit was chosen for the prime ocean view without having to go up and down additional steps every time you go somewhere. And, Captiva does beckon you to get out and go. Enjoy the graceful wildlife.

I use a well known real estate company on the islands for my 24/7 on call maintenance, key pick up/drop off and gate pass. They have a large international presence and one of the best reputations on the islands. Should one of my guests need anything, they are always right there to help. Another reason that I use them is because they take care of the sales taxes with the State of Florida for me. VRBO won't do that.

We are always looking to make improvements to our property. As of 11/2016, the kitchen has new counter tops with new sink and faucet. The bathroom vanity area has a new vanity, vanity top, sink and faucet. What I like most is the space saving entry door to the separate bath tub and commode area. We have replaced all the flooring with new 20” porcelain tile throughout the unit in 2014. In 2013 the Bedroom window had been replaced with a double pane, vinyl frame, hurricane approved window, which significantly reduces the amount of occasional noise from the Beach Villas breezeway. Very few of the Beach Villa properties have gone to the expense of this upgrade, but my guests are worth it. Kitchen and dinning table ceiling light fixtures have been replaced. There are new ceiling fans in the bedroom and on the lanai. We have Plantation Shutters for the sliding glass doors rather than cloth curtains, which helps to keep dust to a minimum. Each year we examine and implement what improvements can be made in an effort to achieve the highest satisfaction from our guests. Keeping kitchen items well stocked is a constant en devour since things will break, wear out and needs replacing. Please let us know if you find a need for an item, or an item that needs to be replaced. Your satisfaction is our highest priority. We do our best to keep our property up to date giving our guests a fresh clean feel and we encourage guest input because we want them to want to come back. This is our vacation home and we probably like the luxuries that others like as well.

About the location. Captiva is a sub-tropical barrier island off the coast of Fort Myers, FL just north of Naples, FL and enjoys fine weather year round thanks to the moderating waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The island is about 5 miles long and there are no stop lights. There is a four way stop sign in the Village. Golf carts are permitted on the roads at the north half of the island. You will not find any high rise hotels on Captiva or Sanibel Island. There is a $6.00 toll at the causeway bridge to get onto Sanibel/Captiva, which reduces the amount of traffic coming onto our islands. There is plenty of free parking at the condo, as long as you have a gate pass to get into the resort. You may be able to find my YouTube video that shows a virtual walk through of my unit from the parking lot, up through the unit, back out through the pool area and finally to the beach. Just Google Captiva Beach Villa 2412 and click on the 6 minute YouTube video. I like for my guests to know exactly what they will be renting.

Our condominium complex has 3 heated pools, tennis courts (for a fee) and BBQ grills along with other amenities conveniently located nearby and available for your use. We have provided two 7' Tommy Bahama beach umbrellas and Tommy Bahama beach chairs for your use. We are also within walking distance (1/2 mile) via the beach or along the road to the Captiva Village where you will find several restaurants with entertainment and shopping. We typically walk, but many of our guests have rented golf carts or bicycles to get around to shopping and dinning. Several of the restaurants have live music nightly for your enjoyment. During a one week stay you could easily eat dinner at a different restaurant on Captiva without eating at the same one twice. Necessities like bikes, cribs, strollers and other items can be delivered directly to your condo by local businesses. Our management company will be happy to provide additional information about that.

Once you get to your condo, you could easily not drive anywhere for the entire week. Just remember where you put your keys and drivers license when it comes time to leave! If you flew into RSW, you'll need your license to board your flight home.

Getting here is easy, yet you will feel like you are worlds away, typically in just about an hour from the Airport. From I75 exit 131 and Southwest Florida International (RSW) take Daniels Pkwy west (follow signs for Sanibel, Captiva and beaches), you will bear left onto Summerlin Road to the Causeway and onto Sanibel Island. Once on Sanibel follow signs to Captiva. Once on Captiva follow the road to South Seas Island Resort on right just before the road ends.

**A Note About South Seas Amenities

South Seas Resort Amenities are NOT included. Those amenities are the 9 hole executive golf course, the pool complex 2 miles north of our property (we have our own heated pools at the Beach Villas), the trolly, the restaurants also at the north end of the resort by the pools, the gym and the resort beach chairs and umbrellas (we have provided two 7' Tommy Bahama beach umbrellas and four Tommy Bahama beach chairs for your use). There is not daily maid service, but it is available for an additional charge. Per state law, there are no private beaches in the State of Florida, so you may put up your beach umbrella and chairs anywhere on the beach that you desire. Many people inquire about buy a pass from the resort to access their amenities. I do not get involved with that nor do I suggest it. You would have to make your own arrangements, and I do advise caution if you do.

You may be asking yourself why you shouldn’t reserve a property directly through the resort. The answer is simply this—we provide an equivalent unit and atmosphere that the resort does, at a much reduced rate. You also get to see the pictures of your unit here on VRBO. I talk with other owners and I know that most have not done the upgrades that I have done. The pictures that the resort publishes may not represent the unit that you are renting, because all units in the Beach Villas are individually owned and decorated. Really...check out their rates! And then send me an email or give me a call. mpmc125@yahoo.com, 404-483-1207

Please give us a call with any questions. We would love an opportunity to share our piece of paradise with with you!

* I will do my best to get back to your inquiry in a timely manner.

* As noted above, the unit sleeps a maximum of 4, which includes children, due to the owners association rules.

* Typically our property rents for one week or more. On occasion we will rent our property for a shorter term rental (5-6 nights), but that is primarily during the off season and with last minute arrangements. I also prefer a Saturday check in or check out.

* Please try to give as much advance notice of your intention of renting my property. Unfortunately, my work schedule does not always allow me to make arrangements with short notice.

* Until booking is complete, prices are subject to change without notice.

Keywords: Apartment, Villa, Condominium, Beach

More Details

Owner
Mike Callahan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Mike Callahan

I grew up in the Rochester, NY area and have lived in Syracuse, NY, Greenville, SC, Marietta, GA, Acworth, GA and now call Tifton, GA home with my wife of 30yrs. We enjoy going to a quiet beach where you can go for long peaceful walks or lounge under an umbrella with a good book. We bring our Paddle Boards with us, and have been from one end of Captiva to the other on the water while encountering various types of fish, Dolphin, turtles and even Manatee. There are also plenty of sea birds including Pelicans, Osprey, Egrets and Heron often seen searching for their next meal.

I have worked in the medical field for over 10 years and now work in a hospital as a Biomedical Engineering Technician.

Mike Callahan purchased this condo in 1978

Why Mike Callahan chose Captiva

This property has been in my family since 1978 which was the year it was built. The particular unit was chosen for the best unobstructed ocean view without having to go up and down additional steps every time you go somewhere. As you can tell from the photos, the view from this condominium is better than many of the higher up units. It was purchased for the unique feel of seclusion, remoteness and the closeness with nature. The islands have maintained the feel through the years due to the limited commercial build up. Being located in southwest Florida also provides a better chance of swimming weather, even in the coldest of North American months.

Many in my family have vacationed and honeymooned here, including us. There are lots of wonderful memories. We hope that you too will soon have memories to cherish for years to come.

What makes this condo unique

When staying here we feel like we are a million miles away from everything. It is so hard to leave and go back to reality. We are close enough to the village to walk via the beach or the road where we will go for breakfast, lunch and dinner unless we decided to eat in since we have a fully equipped kitchen. We can be sure that we will have had a relaxing and enjoyable vacation when we stay at the South Seas Beach Villa. We work hard to make the condo a nice place to stay, but please get out and enjoy the unique scenery of Captiva. That's really what this place is all about. Be sure to click on the video link at the top of the listing to get a virtual walk through from the parking lot, up through the unit, back out and through one of the pool areas and then finally to the beach. Many improvements have been made over the years.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loved our stay at this condo. Extremely clean and all the amenities of home. Especially loved the beach chairs, umbrellas and push cart to get to the beach. The ocean is a short walk and the pool area was very relaxing. Can't say enough about the owners who were very helpful with places to eat and things to do. We would definitely stay here again.
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Captiva Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom with separate vanity/dressing area
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) in bedroom, Queen Sofa Sleeper (Pull out) out in the living area.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
stereo ipod attachment

Reviews

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Captiva Beach Villa 2412 at South Seas Island Resort, Gorgeous Sunsets
average rating of 4.730769 based on 34 reviews
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Love, love, love this property! Everything we needed for a relaxing vacation was provided. Beach and pool are a very short walk away. Beautiful walk on the beach to restaurants and shopping. The lanai was great for enjoying morning coffee, evening drinks, and the sunsets. The owner was wonderful to work with. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. We look forward to having you back to the island!
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5

Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this condo for our summer vacation. The proximity to the pool and the beach made it amazing! Captiva Island is so relaxed and peaceful we will be back!.

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect condo for our family

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oxford, MI
5

Great condo with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Great Condo with a beautiful view! Perfect for a relaxing vacation. Loved the sunsets and all the wildlife. The resort grounds were beautiful and the condo had everything needed including beach chairs, umbrellas and a cooler. Even beach towels were included. Would definitely recommend this condo!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Margate, FL
4

I would actually right at 4 1/2 stars.I would actually right at 4 1/2 stars.

  • 4 of 5

The condo was comfortable and accommodating.

We enjoyed it very much.

Thank you for sharing your condo so we could enjoy the surroundings and beautiful sunsets.

The only recommendations I would have for the unit are:

1 two of the four patio chairs have screws that are coming out which may be a safety hazard. People could either fall through the chair or you get scratched by the nails.

2 The hot water in the kitchen and in the dishwasher does not get hot. I had to wash my pots in the bathroom to get hot enough water.

3 The frying pan‘s are warped in the kitchen so it makes it hard to get even Browning on the food.

4 I would recommend washing the bathroom rug.

Thank you again for sharing your condo with us. .

We will definitely be back again.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guest. We usually try to visit right after the busy high season to take inventory any address any issues. Given the high demand we just got here Saturday. The chairs are an obvious issue and all the patio furniture will be replaced this week. I'm especially disappointed that the cleaning company overlooked that. Their short sightedness will be addressed. I checked the kitchen faucet and ran the dishwasher and the water is plenty hot. There is only one hot water heater and that supplies the hot water to the kitchen as well as the bathroom. I did find that the Moen faucet had become loose, which may be why you couldn't get the faucet into full hot position. I check all the pots and pans and I did find one pot and one pan that would not sit flat. Those along with some that are overly worn will be replaced this week. All of the others are fine. We'll replace the mat in front of the bathroom sink this week. It's not what it once was. Thank you for your input. We were a little surprised at the amount of wear and tear the unit has taken this past high season. Next time a quick call to the on island maintenance would fix these issues quickly.
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Rhode Island
4

fabulous location!

  • 4 of 5

You really can't beat waking up to the sound of the waves, the comfort of that onshore breeze and the smell of coffee to be enjoyed on the screened-in deck while watching the Ospreys protect and feed their young in the nearby nests.

Just wish I had remembered my binoculars!

The condo was great - really great, for the morning, afternoon, and evenings. -the only disappointment was the bedroom, which had only one window which faces the entryway (for this unit and for two others) -and a bed and bedding that was OK, but just OK. A small investment in better bedding (mattress and pillows) would largely offset the window issue. We really should have just made up the fold-out bed in the living room and slept closer to the amazing gulf.. - All in all, though, a great spot and a great vacation value.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay. I used to send a YouTube video to all my guests before they book. Since Expedia bought VRBO I am no longer able to send those communications to potential guests. Guests that contact me directly get all the information they should have before they book. Anyone can get a virtual walk through of the unit before booking by doing a YouTube search of Captiva Beach Villa 2412. We're here now and have communicated with the resort about where to get a new resort quality mattress, which Is where we got the current one from. Thank you for your input and suggestions.
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Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport, Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
Captiva Island
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbucks Coffee
Nearest Point of Interest
Mucky Duck
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bubble Room
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Store
Nearest Point of Interest
RC Otters
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Key Lime Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
The Green Flash
Nearest Point of Interest
The Crows Nest
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunshine Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Cantina Captiva
Nearest Point of Interest
Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Point of Interest
Sunset Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Captiva Discount Liquor
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Shell Vacations
Nearest Point of Interest
YOLO Watersports
Nearest Point of Interest
Holy Smoke BBQ
Car: recommended

Paddle Boarding,

Captiva Cruises

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $45
Reservation Fee $45 + Tax

I use a well known real estate company on the islands for my 24/7 on call maintenance, key pick up/drop off and billing. For convenience all payments can be handled directly by them after you have reserved the property. They have an excellent reputation.
There is a damage protection plan, in lieu of of a large damage deposit, which is included in my total price.
Saturday check in and or check out is usually required.
For stays of two weeks or more please call or email for special rates.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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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