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The Sandy Seagull Hideaway Cayo Costa Island, SW Florida!

Captiva, FL, USA
  • House1550 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

2Bdrm/ 2 1/2 Bath, Gulf View, Beach Access, Dock Available, Golf Cart Use

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.


Randy Crosby

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 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.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack N Play available, High Chairs, ETC, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
          • 2.5 bathrooms and an outdoor shower area.

          Location Type

            • Beach View


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Use on sunny days between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Small gas freestanding unit.
                        • Internet
                          We now have high speed internet!!! The entire house is covered with wifi. It is not unlimited but works well for checking email and staying connected.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          There are plenty of sheets, pillows, blankets and towels for your use. If there are special beach towels you want or your own pillows from home remember to bring them.
                        • Living Room
                          The living area is open to kitchen & dinning. Whole area is about 1550 sqft.
                        • Mobile Phone
                        • Towels Provided
                          We have many towels for your use but your own beach towels you may want to bring.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Use on sunny days between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Full Size Refridgreator, Stove, Microwave,
                            • Microwave
                              Used on the generator only
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Seats 6 adults and there is an island with two stools. An extra folding table is on premise.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Many books and magazines.
                                    • DVD Player
                                      We have many movies to use.
                                    • Game Room
                                      We have the only Billiard Hall on the island...
                                    • Games
                                      Many games are at the home.
                                    • Pool Table
                                      Full sized slate pool table.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Directv Television
                                    • Stereo
                                      Sony personal audio system with blue tooth.
                                    • Television
                                      3 Flatscreens: GR, Mbdrm, 2nd Bdrm
                                    • Toys
                                      There are toys and puzzles and coloring all are fine to use.
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                          See decks.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Deck on 3 sides of home as well as a rooftop viewing area.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          We have four Kayaks and life jackets available for your use.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          The home sits in a natural beautiful island setting. Some gardens and lawn but mostly natural beauty.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber gas grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          Snorkel equipment for four people.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Solar powerd, Hot between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, May be very hot by 12:00 pm !!!


                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming


                                                                • Additional Outdoor Shower Just-For-Fun! Golf Cart for use, Docking Available for your own boat at our private dock bay side. Fishing, snorkeling, shelling, hiking, kayaking, photography, relax & renew!!! Nothing like it, truly a spectacular place to be.

                                                                  36 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  ronnie ann h.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  Wonderful visit

                                                                  Christy V.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Heather G.

                                                                  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

                                                                  Beautiful place to be 🌈

                                                                  CaSandra L.

                                                                  Randy and Jill are the BEST! The house was awesome and the Island was amazing as always! See you all next year!

                                                                  An absolutely fantastic vacation rental

                                                                  Dina H.

                                                                  This was our second trip to the Sandy Seagull, and it was just as wonderful as the last one. I was impressed yet again by how immaculately clean, well-equipped, meticulously maintained, and comfortable the home is. We've been coming to Cayo Costa for years, and this is far and away our favorite rental home on the island -- if it were possible, we'd stay there every single time we visit!

                                                                  Some of the details that help make the Sandy Seagull especially comfortable are the excellent drinking water (it saves SO much weight and space to not need to bring drinking water with us, plus it's just so convenient to have good water on tap), the excellent beds and linens, the well-equipped and well-designed kitchen, and the solar hot tub. The cart trailer for getting down to the beach is also exceptionally spacious, which is great for a large group, and the pool table is a fun bonus. Having both a washer and dryer is also super-convenient and allows for lighter packing. We also really enjoyed the two hammocks, the screened porch, and the stunning sunset views from the top deck. The house is quite roomy, and though it says it sleeps 6 (and we had 6), I wouldn't hesitate to visit with a larger group -- there's plenty of room to set up air mattresses or cots.

                                                                  A few practical recommendations: put on sunscreen, then sunscreen again. You can't be too careful in Florida sun. Bring a good first aid kit and sunburn gel, just in case, but otherwise pack light -- you really don't need much more than swimsuit, beach towels, a couple changes of clothes, and a single pair of shoes, plus of course your food. A small cooler for the beach comes in handy, too.

                                                                  We had a fantastic trip and can't wait to come back again!

                                                                  Amazing stay

                                                                  Susan H.Waunakee, Wisconsin

                                                                  Our visit to the Crosby's Sandy Seagull Hideaway was far and away our most relaxing Florida vacation ever. From the moment I read the other reviews on VRBO, I knew that this was going to be a special experience and our week there did not disappoint!!! We brought 2 boys, ages 6 and 8 (who both cried when we left). Every morning I would wake up and think that we could not possibly have as great of a day as the one before, yet each day we found something amazing that made each day unique. Manatee, dolphin, gopher tortoise, octopus, nesting snowy plover, puffer fish and I could go on and on.

                                                                  The home itself is delightful, well stocked and off the grid. My husband and his sister were intrigued by the power supply, water pump, etc. and although none of us admitted it, we were all challenged to not trigger the generator each day (a great excuse to leave the TV off). The home was very clean, neat, and nicely decorated.

                                                                  Some practical advice: bring less clothing and less shoes (one pair of flip flops is all that you need). Quickly check your order from Publix before you arrive, because they made many mistakes but there was nothing we could do once we were on the island (charged us correctly but we maybe got 1 instead of 2 or the wrong brand or size, or we thought we were buying one pound of an item such as tomatoes or onions and they sent us one piece instead of a pound). Don't worry about carrying so much water because the home has a reverse osmosis filtration system in the kitchen. And word to the wise, if you are from the Midwest like us, do not forget to bring steel leaders for fishing. We were not expecting that fish with teeth would bite through our line!!!

                                                                  Thank you Crosby's for the use of your wonderful home. We met you in passing from the kayaks and Emily's boat but we hope to have the chance to meet you and thank you in person next time!!!

                                                                  The Hyllands


                                                                  Captiva, FL, USA

                                                                  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.

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                                                                  36 Reviews
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