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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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

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 21 reviews

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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Boynton Beach, Florida

Amazing Property!!!

  • 5 of 5

I'm in love with this property!!! The views in every direction are beautiful. I loved the wrap around porches. The house itself could use some updates but I would stay here again and again even with out the updates. The beds in the main house were soft & comfy. We stayed for a few days with our 3 young kids & our lab and my oldest said this was her all time favorite vacay she's ever been on. (She's been on alot of vacations). Amanda was the lady that checked us in, and she was super friendly and laid back.

Thanks for an amazing vacation, can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for joining us! We look forward to having you back soon.
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Unique property in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly beautiful location. Excellent dock. Long range water views in every direction. Great location for fishing outings or for day trips to Boca Grande, Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa. It is a drop back in time to a simpler life. No need for TV when you can watch manatees from your shoreline, ospreys catching breakfast from the front porch, or pelicans dive bombing for minnows next to the fish house off the point. It is not a fancy place, but it had everything we needed for a relaxing escape from reality. Our host promptly addressed the only issue we encountered. Nice people, amazing place!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Valrico, Fl

Beautiful sunrises and sunsets

  • 5 of 5

The point house is a great place for fishing with friends. The views are amazing along with the sunrise and sunsets!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cool Place

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is outstanding....The house itself isn't the greatest but that's not why we went there. The views in every direction are awesome.. We would go back in a heartbeat...

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 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.