Newly Built Solar Home With All Amenities, High speed internet!!! Great kitchen W/ New Appliances Granite Counters, 2 Full Baths, 1/2 Bath & Laundry, Upper Loft King size Master Bdrm, 2nd Queen size Main Level Bdrm, Sleeper Sofa in GR (sleep total up to 6). Solar Hot Tub, Pool Table, Outdoor Shower, Large Screened Deck Surrounds. Satellite TV & Cell phone reception. Great Place for Kayaking, Fishing, Bird, Dolphin & Manatee Watching, Sightseeing of Natures Untouched Beauty & Wildlife, Photographers' Dream.
- House1550 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2Bdrm/ 2 1/2 Bath, Gulf View, Beach Access, Dock Available, Golf Cart Use
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 22, 2018
About Randy Crosby
We are a Husband & Wife who love to build homes in rare locations. We both love and enjoy Boating in the surrounding waters. We have made SW Florida home for some 18 years now. We built this home soon after we found this beautiful island. We think it is a rare diamond treasure that very few people ever find. We have built many homes ourselves but this is our Pride & Joy! It is hard to believe one can be so remote and relaxed yet still so close to the shopping, movies and restaurants we all want to find on occasion. We love the water Play Ground of this area and the endless days of perfect warm tropical weather.
Randy Crosby purchased this House in 2006
Why Randy Crosby chose Captiva
You will NOT find another Home for rent like this on any other Island or location in SW Florida. If you love Nature, love Privacy, love Boating, love Fishing and love the BEACH~ You MUST see this place!!!
What makes this House unique
We can help to arange Water Taxi Service for you To & From the Pine Island Mainland. Provisioning Service is also available from the local Grocery Store on Pine Island. We do all we can to help your stay be the most amazing vacation you have ever had.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Just what my Fiancee and I needed. Make sure you pack all the food you will need. The house, the beaches and the wildlife are all wonderful. Highly recommended.
We had an amazing stay!
This was the most relaxing vacation we have had. The beach was awesome, we hardly saw anyone else except the people we met from a neighboring house. My daughter and I enjoyed walking both morning and nights to find shells and watch the dolphins. The lagoon was fun to explore on foot and in kayaks. It changed so much with the weather. We saw 2 gators in the lagoon which added to the excitement. My husband and son enjoyed fishing the entire trip either in the lagoon, the backwaters or the surf. They caught a variety of fish but the most excitement was the sharks. We had so much fun exploring the island with the golf cart, there are so many trails. We saw lots of wildlife such as tortoises, snakes and bald eagles. We visited the state park store multiple times. We kayaked the backwaters with another gator and manatees. The house was very nice. We did have problems with the solar but Randy came out to work on it. Jill the property manager was very helpful and answered questions immediately. We played pool every night after enjoying the day out exploring, fishing or just relaxing. The house was fully equipped. They had paper products which was nice. The water was good for drinking so we did not have to bring that along. Overall, it was a great vacation that our family will always remember. We are definitely planning to return!
Yet another great visit!
Our family loves the Sandy Seagull and we stay here any time we're visiting Cayo Costa and the house is available. We had yet another great stay this year. We saw dolphins every day, manatees (even a mother and her baby!) down by the dock, and a sea turtle off the Gulf side. We also enjoyed kayaking to the Cabbage Key restaurant for lunch and around the lagoon to see the birds and scenery. Having the kayaks there is a big convenience that we always appreciate.
This was our first visit where we actually needed help from the owners with a couple of issues while we were visiting, and I was thoroughly impressed with how quickly we were able to get things solved. I texted Jill and she called Randy and we had everything sorted and working within a matter of hours -- very quick response time from both of them. We did have to use the generator more than on previous visits, because the batteries were really low and it was cloudy when we arrived. We actually used our entire 2 hour allotment just that first evening after we arrived, trying to make sure that the batteries would have enough charge to be safe overnight. It's really simple to run the generator, however, and good instructions are posted, so that wasn't really a difficulty.
As always, the house was impeccably clean and comfortable. There's plenty of space, even for a large family, and the screened porch, roof deck, and 2 hammocks provide a great choice of outdoor living areas We loved the new decorative pillows and cushy blanket in the living room -- very nice additions!
Thanks for another great stay. We can't wait to come back!
Cayo Costa is a hidden gem! if you are looking for miles and miles of secluded beaches and life without cars, stores, people this is the place for you. Randy's house is perfect and has everything we needed. What a delight to watch the sunsets and see the stars from the window's walk every evening and night. And it was great to be in a solar energy home! A PERFECT vacation for us. I can't think when I have been as relaxed and content as I was at Sandy Seagull Hideaway. Thank you, Randy, for letting us stay at your piece of paradise, and thank you, Jill and John, for all of your help!!! We hope to return!
Pick up your home and all the amenities and whisk it away to an almost deserted island! That's what it's like staying at the sandy seagull and cayo costa. This home has everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing vacation in a place that is unlike any other part of Florida. We met the owners by chance while golf carting the island and they are wonderful people.
9 days of Paradise
Thank you, Randy and Tina for sharing this Jewel of a property. Steve and I had an absolutely wonderful time. The home was equipped with everything we needed. We especially enjoyed having the kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas supplied. Our days were filled with shelling, walking the beautiful beaches and birdwatching. Cayo Costa is such a special place with a natural beauty not easily found.
While kayaking around the island we came across an 8 ft alligator (yikes!) this memory won't soon be forgotten.
Your hospitality was exceptional and we appreciate the personal service you gave us . We hope to come back again soon !
Sincerely, Heather and Steve
The 'Sandy Seagull Hideaway' , beach house is an excellent spot to walk the beach, collect shells, sightseeing by golf cart or walking the trails of the State Park only a short distance north on the Island. We have a pool table and solar hot tub for visitors to enjoy. Come with your own boat and enjoy the water playground of the Gulf and Barrier Islands that surround this one of a kind vacation home. This home is Solar Powered and completely Off Grid yet it has abundant Solar Hot water, Satellite TV, is clean and comfortable and fully accommodated for your convenience.
*** Accessible By Boat ONLY, Water Taxi or Own Boat are other options.