Located on North Captiva Island & surrounded by waters of Pine Island Sound
About Rebecca Zimmerman
North Captiva pioneers Barnacle Phil and his wife Roberta Kinsey purchased the peninsula in 1962 and is still a treasure of the Kinsey Family.
Rebecca Zimmerman purchased this House in 1981
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Children are welcome over 5 year of age. Children are welcome over 5 year of age.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 5
- ****This property can only be accessed by boat or water taxi.****
Great fishing house!
Comfortable and great spot for fishing
The place is not fancy and could stand a little updating, but the view is amazing!! We had a great time!
Will be back next year!
My husband and I loved this property. We walked the entire island and we both agreed we wouldn't want to be anywhere else on North Captiva. The birding from our porch was better than anywhere on the island. In the mornings at low tide we sat with our coffee and saw dozens of bird species. There were dolphins near our shores every day. Truly a beautiful location.
As others have mentioned, it is not a private location. The house and surrounding vegetation as well as the dock are private but, as I learned on our trip, all beaches in Florida are public (a policy that I agree with) so there was some foot traffic from fisherman on the beaches every day. The peninsula is also a major thoroughfare for boats and they are a constant presence during daylight hours. There is another property at the base of the peninsula and there was a fairly rowdy family staying there who were pretty noisy in the evenings as well. Still, we agreed that we would rather have pedestrians and boats than golf carts, which we did not have because of the private road.
The interior is older but functional and we had no problems with it. We loved the windows on all sides. The only thing lacking was window screens. I love sleeping with the windows open and the sounds of the water coming in but we couldn't do it due to mosquitoes. I hope it was just a seasonal or temporary situation because we are definitely coming back!
Overall we loved our stay. Rebecca was easy to communicate with before we arrived and accommodated a change in plans with no problem. Great property-nothing else like it!
The views were amazing from inside the house and on the balcony. We saw dolphins everyday and enjoyed the sunrises. It's extremely quiet here. Rebecca is super responsive and very friendly. The carpet needs to be replaced( it smells of strong cleaning products and is worn). I couldn't bring myself to walk barefooted on it. The house could use some updating, but everything works just fine.
We didn't rent bikes or a golf cart. The island is very walkable. 8 minute walk to Barnacles, 20 minute to Boats and Fun and about 1 hr to the beach at the state park. My husband and I got bit by no seeums on the beach and our ankles and feet were extremely itchy.
Good place if you want a rustic fishing experience, not great for relaxing on beach and privacy
Let me start by saying I have a large resume of staying in various vacation rentals all over the world, so after reading a lot of other reviews, I felt a little mislead with my expectations of the property. The deck and area wildlife is the best part of the rental! Beyond that, the living area, excluding the bathroom was adequate. Many reviews say rustic- I would more accurately describe as worn out furniture/cookware that someone picked up at a garage sale. It was clear the bathroom had not had routine upkeep, there were holes in the door that you could see through and it was definitely not sparkling clean. The bedding was cheap microfiber sheets and the pillows were not quality-so be prepared for uncomfortable sleeping. The sliding doors ( especially those in bunk house)require some muscle to open. The location is okay, we were not fishing, just seeking sun and relaxation, but know this location has constant traffic from those entering and exiting the harbor, so privacy is minimal until dark. Additionally we had a local bully dock his boat for hours on the point to fish- we asked them to leave so we could enjoy it for ourselves, but they said they use the property frequently and ignored our request-they even pulled out chairs to take a rest for a bit and enjoy the peninsula after being asked to leave. When they finally left, another boat docked on shore to fish, along with kayakers throughout the day, there was even a couple who stopped to do a photo shoot at the property. Swimming was ok, but again- the channel traffic limits that. We were a bit disappointed in the “beach” area as there wasn’t really any sand, just piles of small shells, but had a nice time on the other side of the island at the state beach, which was not crowded. I recommend checking out properties that offer more amenities for the same price/day as this one- many others include golf carts, kayaks, fishing gear, quality bedding, etc- and are priced at the same level. This property would be more appropriately priced at about half the going rate unless more attention to details were given to the experience for guests. We made the best of it, and enjoyed all the wildlife in the area- ospreys, bull sharks, manatees, dolphins, stingrays, crabs, various birds etc... as well as the deck area.