About the property
- Condo700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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- Apr 18, 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.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect for what we needed
Enjoyed our stay. Everything was as advertised. Captiva Island was a great get away. Loved the location for walking to coffee, great restaurants and shopping. Beautiful sunsets and bird watching. Great that the pool and beach were close by. Thanks for the relaxing vacation!
Condo very nice. Beautiful view. Dishwasher rusted out and leaking. Had to have service guy come replace. Failed to remove plug and when ran dishwasher started leaking at dishwasher. Came out and removed plug. All taken care of but did tie up some of our vacation time
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and sorry that the dishwasher failed. If something like that does fail we do our best to have it fixed or replaced in a timely manner. We would love to have you back as a guest sometime in the future and would hope that nothing else breaks during your stay. Thanks for the review and safe travels!
Nice, clean and modern condo right on the beach. Walking distance to town. Very pleasant experience with owner and his rental agency
We're pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will consider us again for future travel.
The property was beautiful. Very clean and up to date. We will be back again!!
The unit was centrally located in the resort. Easy access to stores, restaurants, pool and the beach. We had a wonderful time!!
Fantastic location, great beachfront condo, walk to many venues
We have stayed at many VRBO's and this one is by far the best for location, price and comfort. Great condo for the beach lover in you. We will definitely be back here.
Lovely condo and beautiful views.
The condo was comfortable and very close to the beach and Andy Rosse Lane. The only time we drove was to go to Sanibel. This was my husband's first time to Captiva and he loved it.
Oh my! A first time to Captiva for a guest! It must have been great to share.The island truly is a unique place. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back as guests in the future. If you ever have a chance to visit between October and May you will have to make an additional trip to Sanibel, for the Sanibel Farmers Market at City Hall (Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm).
Paddle Boarding, Captiva Cruises
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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.