4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 10
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
N Captiva always an escape
We had a great time as a family at this property. The size and spaces are plentiful for everyone to relax which is why you come to Captiva. We had some issues with the golf carts this year but that isn’t the owner or property,s fault. Pool could have been cleaner, wife and kids wouldn’t use it, so I had it to myself. Would stay here again.
Thank you for such a wonderful review of our property! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay on North Captiva Island. Guest Services are working on the golf cart issue, as this is an important part of your stay. The pools are cleaned on the day you arrive and if you would like to schedule an additional cleaning, we can certainly accommodate that. We look forward to hosting you again in the future!
North Captiva Island Club Staff
North Captiva is a special island, but one that requires understanding its special logistics. Even with all the on-line information, there are many little things that you will discover the first time you stay on the island. Like always make sure your golf cart charger really is at the house or on the cart before everyone leaves promptly at 4:25PM on your arrival day. Because they apparently have connected the NCIC helpline voicemail to a black hole somewhere in a neighboring galaxy. So you learn that the way you get things done there is to saunter over to the NCIC "parking lot" and talk to a real human being. Which is actually part of the charm of Upper Captiva, because it's at most a ten minute walk with gorgeous weather and when you ask in person they are always extremely helpful. So definitely a glorious lesson in un-plugging, moving with "island time" and decompressing. The regulars we chatted with tell us its even better once you know how things work.
Which brings us to Serenity Now. If you're there with a decent-sized family of diverse ages, this house should definitely be very high on your list. While its not directly on the beach, it is much more central between and easy walking distance to the beaches, NCIC and Barnacles (which will become a nightly ritual for the ice cream lovers in your party). And unlike some of the beachfront properties it has plenty of room for the crew, including screened lanais and pool. Which brings us to one of the secret advantages of Serenity Now - the location when the weather isn't perfect. Yes, there are days when the weather isn't perfect on North Captiva... the temperature dips into the upper 60's or the winds are too high. On those days especially, the beach is not necessarily a place to lounge about (after you've had your fill of beach combing), and even many of the pools are a bit exposed when the wind is blowing. But the heated pool at Serenity Now is sheltered by the house and the surround dense vegetation, and even on a day with small-craft advisories it was an oasis.
Thank you for taking the time out to write this review. We are so happy to hear your family had a great time on North Captiva Island and we hope to see you again soon!