About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 27, 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
Sports & Adventure Activities
It’s ALL about the views and they surpass expectations.
First the negatives (since no place is perfect)...we knew going in it was going to be rustic, but it was more rustic than we’d imagined. The couch is a hide-a-bed, but completely broken. The kitchen has all you need, but it’s terribly unorganized and many of the dishes were dirty in the cabinets. The bathroom is rough...to say the least. The place hadn’t been vacuumed well when we arrived, but the vacuum was there for use. There were 4 beach towels, but nothing else to take to the beach unlike all our other friends’ rental places had (golf cart, beach chairs, toys, umbrellas, air pumps, fishing poles). The detached room vibrates (from the main house A/C we think?) so loudly we couldn’t sleep in it. The water stunk of sulfur but most others on the island said the same.
BUT, the views are impeccable and the experience is so unique we felt it was worth the lack of creature comforts. The amount of ocean life is never-ending - dolphins, manatees, starfish, sand dollars, giant horse conch, fishing from the shore, lizards, and more. The dock is outstanding for boats, fishing and fish-cleaning, sitting, swimming, and jumping in. You can eat on the house’s upper deck on all sides allowing you to customize your view/sun/wind exposure. There’s room for kids to roam and do things they can’t do ANYWHERE else on the island. (Note: The beach is shelly and can hurt feet) Watching the boat traffic never got old...and there’s a lot.
Summary: if you’re needing to be pampered by the accomodations this place is not for you. If you’re looking for one of the most unique and somewhat eco-centric Floridian experiences you’ll ever have, this IS the place for you.
The views here are incredible! The house is fine but what your paying for is the views. The house was well stocked and clean. We enjoyed watching the sun rise from the porch each morning. There is water on all sides of the house. If you have never been to this island, plan ahead. There is not much available on the island in the way of food / supplies. Take your drinking water. The water at the house is fine for bathing and I'm sure it is safe to drink, but it has a sulfur type of smell. My guess is that this would be the same for all houses on the island. IF you have your own boat you can dock right at the house. IF not we recommend Island Girl Charters. Also note that this house does not include a golf cart in the rental. Schedule ahead to rent one from Boats and Fun and ask them to have it waiting for you at Barnacles when you arrive. If you are looking to relax and recharge, North Cap is the place for you. If your looking for night life options and numerous restaurants and shopping options, you will not be happy with North Cap. We loved it and hope to return some day!!
This place was the perfect honeymoon spot.
Loved the views and privacy!
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.
The best views
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.
So peaceful & relaxing
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.