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North Captiva Point House - Old Florida Island Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Located on North Captiva Island & 95% surrounded by waters of Pine Island Sound

The North Captiva Point House was built by Barnacle Phil and his wife Roberta Kinsey, in 1981. A true classic Florida beach house, it features great room with full kitchen, separate 'bunk house' and wide porches on all sides. Standing on a private peninsula at the entrance to Safety Harbor, every direction offers a spectacular view of the harbor, Pine Island Sound, Captiva Pass and beyond. Views to the east offer the rising sun or moon in breathtaking vistas. White sandy beaches skirt the buttonwoood and sea grape grove that surrounds the house. A private, protected deep water dock provides boats a safe berth. Outstanding fishing, birding and swimming are a given. In the still of the night, dolphin can be heard 'breathing' as they round the point in search of mullet, snapper and other food.

There simply is nothing else like it.

This property can only be accessed by boat or water taxi.

More Details

Property Manager
Rebecca Zimmerman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

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

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is the best of only 4 or so private deep-water docks on the entire island. Absolutely PERFECT dockage for our 40' Silverton Motoryacht! The dock is in a very deep (11') lagoon just off the idle-speed-only channel that leads into the North Captiva Island Harbor. It is surrounded on three sides by a PRIVATE sand-shell / mangrove beach and the protected harbor on the other. We experienced sustained 25 knot winds from all points of the compass for four days and slept on the boat extremely comfortably. Our boat has a 14' beam, 44' LOA and we fit like a glove. This is a very solid dock with plenty of tie off points. Water is available on dock along with 110v. The addition of 50A/30A shore power would make it PERFECT. The tide in the slip was 1.5 feet at the full moon (most aggressive tide) and even with a 3.5' draft we never had less than 2 feet of water under the hull! The deepest approach to the island is from the ICW - head due west (consult your chart first) to the cut between the north end of North Captiva and the south end of Cayo Costa - when you are within 100 yds of the North Captiva shoreline, bear S/SE to the entrance of the channel just to the N/NW of the free-standing Bait House.The channel from the entrance to the bait house gets a little shallow, so keep an eye on your depth. Once you are rounding the point the depth was 9’ but watch the tidal current as the natural channel that runs around the point and along the beach is only about 25’ wide! Once you are around the point you can enter the slip from either end since there is adequate depth (est 5’) up to within 10 feet of the beach on either side. With a 40’ boat in the slip there is additional room on either side of the “T” for another two boats up to 23’ to tie off comfortably and another two to come in side-to at the beach.
Dec 2014
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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North Captiva Point House - Old Florida Island Getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Loved the views and privacy!

  • 5 of 5

Contact person was great, easy in and out on boat, nice set up. Had everything we needed. The views of sunrise on water was perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best views

  • 5 of 5

This is our 6th time coming to the point house. We live in Orlando and his is our “little secret”. Ocean is steps away sealife sunrises sunsets you cannot go wrong.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We loved it. The house, the island, everything. It was my wife and I and our four young children. The House was exactly what we expected. We ate breakfast on the porch in the morning and watched the dolphins swim around the ice house off the point. Beds were comfortable and the views were amazing. We rented golf carts from boats and fun to get around the island. We even got to see some type of glowing or bioluminescent algae when playing in the water at night.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homer, Mi

So peaceful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a family Christmas vacation in this beautiful location. Never tired of watching the dolphins & manatee. Caught lots of fish & went home with great tans. Rebecca was awesome & attentive.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely fantastic. Very rustic, but scenery outweighed that. Beach on 3 sides and views everywhere ! Nice deep water dock, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Can't wait to go back !

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The Point House is an exceptional place to stay on Upper Captiva. The location allows for privacy, yet plenty of boat action to keep the view always changing. Fishing and wildlife were also excellent. We look forward to hopefully getting the opportunity to stay here again before

another slice of old Florida charm is lost though the sale of the property...

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barnacle Phil's
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Barnacle's Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Island Girl Charters
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Captiva Island
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Barnacle's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
On peninsula around house
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $165
Pet Fee $50
Damage Insurance $59

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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