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Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful Villa, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10) No Stai

On the Tween Waters stretch of Captiva Island lies the Beautiful Mediterranean style home Villa Elena! Your Private access to Captiva Beach lies at the end of Villa Elena's drive. Whether you enjoy lounging by the pool, strolling on the beach, fishing, or curling up with a good book, this Captiva Island home offers you all of the luxuries you'll need to make your stay here special. Its 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a fully-equipped partially remolded kitchen accommodates two or three couples comfortably. All furnishings are first class. A private heated pool is surrounded by a lushly landscaped courtyard and screened-in lanai with outdoor fireplace and grill. A boat dock is only 70 steps from your back door, and Captiva Island beach is just 100 steps away at the end of Villa Elena's Driveway.

Villa Elena is a one-level Captiva home that sleeps 8, with 3BR, 3 Bath, 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Twins, and 1 Sofabed.

Activities by Villa Elena

One nights stay here at Villa Elena and you'll realize why so many people come from all over the world to stay on the famed islands of Sanibel and Captiva, known world-wide for their wonderful beaches and excellent shelling. Captiva has some of the best fishing in the world. A number of tournaments are offered in the area. Tarpon, snook, red fish, snapper, and grouper are caught in local waters. Captiva and Sanibel Islands are also among the best bird watching areas in the country. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge is just a few miles away.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Why Cindy chose Captiva

We vacationed in Captiva before and fell in love with the overall ease and simplicity to the Island. When we came back a second time, we knew we wanted to buy and share the opportunity that we have so enjoyed.

What makes this villa unique

The simplicity and ease of Captiva is worth noting. Everything is within walking distance, if you're not into walking, there are bike rentals avaialble as well. When you go to the beach, all activities are available within a short walk. We have enjoyed nightly walks on the beach watching the sun dip beneath the depths of the ocean followed by ice cream cones at La-Tee-Da's. The marine life is amazing to say the least We have experienced how mollusks move, to seeing big crabs in conch shells, dolphins, stingrays, jellyfish, and even manatees. Where else can you go in the lower 50 states and encounter all this wonderful marine life in one day!

Guestbook comments from the manager

I wanted to let you know that we loved your house in Captiva! It was perfect for our family and we all enjoyed the room to the side. It was my reading room, my son-in-laws nap room, my granddaughter's play room. You have a lovely house!
Jul 2015
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Captiva Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
iron & board, coffee maker, 4 ring stove, grill, toaster, oven, washing machine, sofabed, books, books adult, games kids, dock boatslip, Fully Fenced, barbecue, Courtyard, Outdoor Entertainment Area, In Ground Pool, heated pool, outdoor pool, private pool, ceiling fans, Living Area, paper towels, central heating, alarm clock, local maps, restaurant dining guide, hair dryer, laundry soap, toilet paper and towels provided. long term renters welcome.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house is wonderful! Nice big bedrooms with private bathrooms. Large table for all to enjoy dinner together. The screened in porch with a fireplace is a huge plus! The private pool is so peaceful. Of course, the best part is the private access to the beach. Thats not it... It also has private access to the bay with a dock that was great for fishing!! There is not a detail left out of this house. There is even a foot-washing station at the back door, so each day after our beach trip, we were able to easily wash our feet of sand! this just shows the attention to detail the home has. We will not stay anywhere else on the island other than this emaculate, well maintained, perfect house!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the amenities Villa Elena has to offer. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future!
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Perfect Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Child friendly home and very tropical and relaxing! Great vacation home!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and found it to be a great place with your children. We love being there with our kiddos too! We look forward to having your stay with us again in the future!
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Captiva Sunsets

  • 4 of 5

I will do a pros and cons list which I hope will be helpful to those whom consider booking this villa:


beach is a close distance away

pool is lovely and very private

house is very private

water pressure great

three bathrooms are clean/ towels well stocked

beds are comfortable and very clean

beach cart makes the trip convenient

livingroom is very comfortable and homey.

kitchen has a good flow for cooking

house has an old world tuscan appearance and feel.


pots and pans are not that great. No non stick pans for eggs or pancakes.

Frig was leaking and we had to call for a repair

Dryer was not working properly, and we had to call for a repair

The screen porch was full of webs and centipedes we had to call for a cleaning.

the library was full of webs too and we had to call for a cleaning.

the house is located in an easement and the road to go in and out is dusty, and buggy when walking to the beach.

bug repellent is a MUST at dusk... or when taking any type of a walk.

only had 3 beach chairs and the house can occupy 8 people..... we were a group of 6.

Overall though, we had an amazingly wonderful time. Captiva is Spectacular with its natural beauty. Not much to do except beach rest and eat.... ;) One recommendation we have is buy all your groceries before you get to the house. You'll need toilet paper, salt, pepper, and paper towels too... the basic basics.... It gets very ho and humid there so go to the beach early and visit it again at sunset with a LOT of bug repellent. I would recommend this villa despite the bumps in the road that we had. The managing realtor was very helpful in rectifying all the issues we had. So......Here is to Sanibel dreams and Captiva sunsets XOXOXO

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I like how you broke it down between pros and cons as this helps me to address the things that needs to be clarified and communicated with our management company. I do apologize for the inconveniences of the library and the lanai area. I will be sure to address this with our management company in addition to the items such as toilet paper and paper towels that should have already been there upon your arrival. We will look into the purchase of additional pots and pans and of the non stick to aide our guests better when cooking. Other than the problems you encountered I am thankful you enjoyed your stay on the Island! Thank you for your review as I never know of any likes or dislikes until someone lets us know. So thank you for letting me know so I can address these and make the stay for our future guests better. We look forward to sharing our home with you again in the future
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Great time wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Villa Elena. The house is all on one floor and has many places to sit and converse with others, or be by yourself. The shower was lovely and large.The screened porch was the place we spent most of our time. What a wonderful place to be at all times of the day and night.We ate our meals there, and played games at night. The kids chased lizards in the closed courtyard.

The kitchen has everything you could need and it is all really solid and top notch items.Cindy has really thought of everything that someone would need while they are there, and has stocked the kitchen with it.The kitchen is a nice size, and although it isn't exactly a completely open floor plan, you are not cut off from any area of the house. You can talk to everyone , and be part of the festivities!

The short walk to the beach was wonderful for everyone, and having a wagon that has chairs and toys, and umbrellas made it easy to take everything with you. You will build up your muscles dragging it through the sand. Luckily, it is a very short distance over the sand, over the road was easy. The beach is beautiful and wide, and the kids loved playing in the waves and picking up shells.

We walked up to the resort just up the road, and we had fun watching the hermit crab races, and appetizers that were great. It is a short walk and you can go on either the road or beach, either way was an easy stroll. Town is close if you need something, although traffic and parking was a bit tough. It was spring break when we were there though, so we probably saw it at its worst. We never had trouble crossing the road from the house to the beach.

The pool was great to have. We spent time there in the afternoon when the sun was too hot, and the umbrellas shades a part of the pool so the kids could swim and not have to worry about burning.

We saw lots of birds, and even saw manatees and an seahorse at the boat dock.

I can't say enough good things about Cindy as an owner. She was responsive to my emails very promptly, and even sent me photos of the driveway to the house so I could see what it looked like when I had trouble visualizing it from google maps. She didn't seem to be annoyed at my many ( ! ) questions, sent in many emails!

We enjoyed our stay at Villa Elena and would recommend it to anyone. We can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our home and all the amenities it has to offer! We are also glad that enjoyed the crab races! They are sure fun to watch! Thank you also for your kind comments. I appreciate them greatly and are such a great encouragement! Thank you so much! We look forward to having you and your family as our guests again in the future!
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 had a wonderful time at Villa Elena. The home is beautiful, laid out well, well-stocked with supplies, towels and the kitchen has everything you'll need. It's a short walk to the beach and the host provides beach chairs and a wagon to get stuff there. The pool is a great place for cooling off and relaxing. The lanai is the best room of the house. We ate lunch and dinner there every day. It is great also for reading, game playing and just hanging out. We will definitely go back to Villa Elena. Location is great too.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of our home, Villa Elena in Captiva! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and the amenities it offers! We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again in the future!
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Perfect Captiva location

  • 5 of 5

This house was in a perfect location -- not too close to the "busy" downtown but close enough to walk. (1.25 miles on the beach to the stop sign in center of town.) It's also right next to a resort with the two best -- and secret to many -- restaurants on the island. We were a short walk (two houses) from the beach. The pool was great. We build a fire on a colder evening and cooked breakfasts & lunches easily in the kitchen. One note: we rent in other areas of the country and often there are condiments and misc items like aluminum foil or sandwich bags to use. This property -- and I think many Florida properties -- come with cooking tools, but none of those extra misc items. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves and would recommend the property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I was happy to hear that you enjoyed our home and the amenities it does offer. I'm also thankful to hear that you enjoyed the location of Villa Elena and would recommend our home to your friends. Thank you again for choosing our home! I look forward to having you stay again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
34.78 Miles
Ft. Meyers
Nearest Barpub
0.22 Miles
Crows Nest Lounge - Tween Waters
Nearest Ferry
1.4 Miles
McCarthy's Marina
Nearest Golf
12.27 Miles
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Captiva House Resturaunt
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Deeded Beach Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Tween Waters

We enjoy eating at the Bubble Room and booking our deep-sea expeditions at Tween Waters. Ask for Jimmy, he is a fantastic guide. You can also book a shelling excursion at Tween WatersJ as well and they can take you to a secluded beach for shelling. While you are here for your visit, take a drive to the Sanibel Marina and take the Sanibel Thriller ride. It's a high speed pontoon boat that takes you around to see the sights of both Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Have your cameras ready to snap photos of the dophins that come and play in the waves of the boat. I can't forget the manatees and the sea turtles too! The Shell Museum is a must see with all the wonderful kinds of shells found throughout the world. They will send your kids on a hunt to find certain shells, once they have completed their search, they will be rewarded by the hostess! The night life on Andi Rossi lane is great. Great food, fun, and atmosphere and don't forget to include a sunset stroll on the beach!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fees $145 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

All payments do go through our management company RE/MAX of the Islands. 90 day cancellation period less the reservation fees and a $50.00 cancellation fee.

FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE 30 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL via check by the date indicated above or certified funds if booked within 30* days of arrival. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR FINAL PAYMENT.

Manager'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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