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PRIVATE ISLAND minutes from Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa & Pine Island

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath + outdoor shower 1,850 sq ft + 1,650 sq ft porchs 4,182 total

4 acre Private Island with one self-contained home having deep water dockage. Across from Sanibel Island and the Ding Darling National Park. You will be wrapped in captivating views of San Carlos Bay giving the feeling of being outdoors or on a comfortable yacht watching dolphins and manatees at your door steps. Crescent Island is an exclusive private island with one Old Florida style home. It is located South of Pine Island and North of Sanibel Island and is only accessible by boat. You and your guest will get all the privacy you want and at the same time you're only a 10 minute boat ride away from civilization.

Crescent Island is on direct Intracoastal Waterway minutes from the most famous Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World, Boca Grande Pass. Within minutes to some of Florida's most famous restaurants on Sanibel & Captiva Island. Minutes from Useppa & Pine Islands as well as Ft. Myers Beach. Matlacha is within 30 minutes by car or boat. It is one of five communities on Pine Island with a population of 735. It is an 'Old Florida' fishing village, home to many brightly colored art galleries, island boutiques, seafood restaurants, and traditional Floridian cottages - Very neat place to visit. Numerous things to do within close proximity of the island. Or just relax on your private beach while enjoying the amazing views of San Carlos Bay all from the exclusivity of a private island. Perfect for family vacations, a group of friends or a romantic getaway for two.

This three stories Old Florida Style home has a total of three bedrooms (equipped with 1 King, 2 Queen and 2 Twin size beds), 2.5 bathrooms plus an outdoor shower. Spacious social and dining areas together with a fully equipped kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with full sized refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dish washer, everything you need for a perfect vacation. Outside there is a gas and charcoal BBQ-grill, smoker, hammock, pool and sandy beach. Come and enjoy this beautiful Island.

Check-in can only be made during daylight hours. If the weather prohibits check-in, which means if it's not possible to take the boat to the island due to heavy rain and/or wind, another accommodation has to be made and paid by the guest.

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Sanibel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Oversized walk-in shower, shower in guest suite
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Loft suite with Bathroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master Bathroom w/ Oversized Walk-in Shower and Laundry Room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Half bath off bedroom
  • Ceiling fans in each room, King bed in master, double door closet in master, Queen bed w/ twin in Bedrooms 2 & 3, armoire in Bedrooms 2 & 3 private balcony to observation deck with breathtaking 360 degree views from master, breathtaking views from loft suite can be partitioned off for total privacy, breathtaking views from 3rd bedroom can be partitioned off for privacy.
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
One of a Kind 4 Acre PRIVATE Island


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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PRIVATE ISLAND minutes from Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa & Pine Island
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Great fireworks

  • 1 of 5

Beautiful spot for 4th of July fireworks on the top deck, best show ever!!! Heide was very responsive with all communication. Beware of sand gnats as you are on an island....they are out all night and day. Great view from the top bedroom windows. Other 2 bedrooms are airy curtain style rooms so no doors or walls. Definitely geared towards fishing, you have to take the boat out to get the beach experience. Bring a DVD if you have little ones so they are entertained when it is too buggy to go outside. This property is probably best for adults. Kitchen has all cooking necessities.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendi - Glad you enjoyed the fireworks! We were there last year for the 4th of July and could not believe how many different displays you can see from the rooftop. We will be sure to replenish the Avon Skin So Soft (which is a must have for South West Florida's noseeums) bug repellants & citronella candles to help with the SW Florida bugs there particularly in the hot humid summer months.. The brand new DVD player will also be returned and replaced for future renters.
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on Crescent Island. The owners are VERY responsive, and excellent with communication and directions. They made our stay great! The location, and privacy of this island was exactly what we were looking for, and it was perfect for our party of 10. 4 adults and 6 children. Sleeps 10 is a bit of a stretch, but we did make it work, and 2 of the kiddo's did not mind sleeping on the sofa, but there is bed space for only 8. Woody's on Pine Island was great, and there is a marina just next store for bait and gas and basic supplies. We enjoyed The Waterfront restaurant even better than Woody's. Easy boating to Sanibel Lighthouse, Ft Myers beach, Captiva Island and Cayo Costa. We docked at Jensen's marina on Captiva twice, and really enjoyed the beach & The Mucky Duck. We enjoyed the kayak's, and fishing on and around Crescent Island. Wildlife was everywhere, and we also enjoyed the 4th floor look-out deck. Great views from up there. Beware of the "noseeums", these little bugs that bite seem to be everywhere. Overall, I would highly recommend staying at this rental home, it really is a once in a lifetime experience, and we made some great memories during our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crescent Island

  • 5 of 5

We (2 couples in our early 70s) just returned to cold New England after a glorious week on Crescent Island. The house offered an ideal spot to relax, read, putt around in the rental boat, and snooze. We made day trips to Sanibel and up to Cabbage Key for lunch, and enjoyed dinners at Woody's, the Low Key Tiki, and the Waterfront Restaurant (Woody's won the contest for best food!). Finding places to go ashore from the boat was a challenge. Restaurants allow you to tie up while you dine, and there are beaches where you can anchor, but be prepared to swim to shore. The southern tip of Caya Costa is the best beach that we found. If you're looking for a great spot away from the hustle and bustle of the Florida coast, this is the place for you. The house is clean, airy, and beautifully maintained. The view is spectacular, with boats coming and going on the inter-coastal waterway, dolphins, osprey, herons, and pelicans in abundance, and warm breezes blowing. The owners are very responsive and helpful. All in all, a wonderful vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crescent Island

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to take our kids back home to Ft Myers for Christmas but stay someplace different. Crescent Island was the answer! We had an amazing 9 night stay. The home was clean and had all ammenities. Kids swam in pool, fished, kayaked and had a ball. The views are amazing from every level. Pictures dont do justice. We will make our way back there again! Highly recommended if you want a trip your will never forget and make lifetime memories with your kids.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a weeks stay on Crescent Island with our daughter and 5 of her friends. The pictures on the website do not do this amazing home justice. The views are spectacular, the home is immaculate, and the homeowner was fabulous to work with. My favorite was waking up in the master suite, and looking out over the water - it was incredible. We kayaked every day and it became commonplace to spot a dolphin swimming close to the island. There are wonderful restaurants close by - one of our favorites was Woody's where we docked our boat. When we weren't using the private beach, we boated to Sanibel Island where there is plenty of shopping and fine dining. GREAT LOCATION! GREAT HOME!!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun & Relaxing Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed on Crescent Island for a family get-away. The first thing we noticed was that the pictures on the website do not do the place justice. The house and island were both even more beautiful in person. Upon arriving we saw our first set of dolphins playing in water right in front of the house, which was exciting, especially for out 11-year-old. The beds were comfortable and the house has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Nearby there are white sandy beaches, fun local restaurants and bars, and shopping - so there's plenty to do off the island, should you even want to leave. We'll definitely be back for another vacation, hopefully soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heide Major
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Heide Major

Smell the Sea and Feel the Sky, Let your Soul and Spirit Fly...Van Morrison

We truly love Island living. We currently live on Kent Island which is the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay and has a population of about 16,812 in Maryland. We enjoying boating, fishing, crabbing and seeing all the beautiful nature that surrounds us each and every day. Being blessed with the ability to wake each morning to the beautiful surrounds of the Chesapeake Bay made finding a vacation home a real challenge. We truly believe we have found this vacation spot where we can come as a family or as a couple and be surrounded by nature, have all the privacy you desire yet be close enough to jump on the boat for multiple options in entertainment. We think you will be amazed at the rejuvenation that you will feel after spending the week here.

Heide Major purchased this house in 2014

Why Heide Major chose Sanibel

---If Once You Have Slept on an Island ---

©Rachel Field, 1926, from


If once you have slept on an island

You'll never be quite the same;

You may look as you looked the day before

And go by the same old name,

You may bustle about in street and shop;

You may sit at home and sew,

But you'll see blue water and wheeling gulls

Wherever your feet may go.

You may chat with the neighbors of this and that

And close to your fire keep,

But you'll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell

And tides beat through your sleep.

Oh, you won't know why, and you can't say how

Such change upon you came,

But -- once you have slept on an island

You'll never be quite the same.

What makes this house unique

This one of kind property is close enough to be convenient, private enough for a cozy get-a-way and flexible enough to entertain family or a gathering. From the morning sunrise to the stary nights, the views are breathtaking. Bring your boat or rent a boat from numerous marinas within minutes of the island.


J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Lighthouse Park Beach
Billy's Rentals
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Pinocchio's Italian Ice Cream
"Ice cream is delicious!"
Lazy Flamingo II Incorporated
"Best Grouper around! They will also cook your fresh catch - always have a few meals here wh..."
Sanibel Steakhouse -- CLOSED
"Fine dinning - cozy atmosphere - excellent food"
Giddyup Fishing Charters
Waterfront Restaurant
Sanibel Harbour
Bike Paths on Sanibel
Woody's Waterside
Lighthouse Park Beach
Ragged Ass Saloon
Pine Island Paradise Paddling
Sandy Hook Fish and Rib House
Great Calusa Blueway
Bert's Bar & Grill
Monroe Canal Marina
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
Fort Myers Beach
Yolo Watersports Inc
Miceli's Restaurant
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport

Average Temperatures In Sanibel & Captiva

Avg. High Avg. Low Avg. Precip.

January 74.8° F / 23.7°C 53.9°F / 12.1°C 1.82 in

Feburary 76.1°F / 24.5°C 54.8°F / 12.6°C 2.18 in

March 79.7°F / 26.5°C 58.4°F / 14.6°C 2.66 in

April 84.3°F / 29.0°C 62.5°F / 16.9°C 2.04 in

May 88.4°F / 31.3°C 67.3°F / 19.6°C 3.89 in

June 90.4°F / 32.4°C 72.2°F / 22.3°C 9.27 in

July 91.0°F / 32.7°C 73.9°F / 23.2°C 8.90 in

August 91.3°F / 32.9°C 74.3°F / 23.5°C 8.43 in

September 89.8°F / 32.1°C 73.6°F / 23.1°C 8.38 in

October 85.4°F / 29.6°C 68.1°F / 20.0°C 3.79 in

November 80.0°F / 26.6°C 60.5°F / 15.8°C 1.51 in

December 76.0°F / 24.4°C 55.3°F / 12.9°C 1.43 in


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Propane per gallon $3.5 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

*Rates are subject to change until confirmation is confirmed
Propane will run between $500-$1500 per week depending on usage
The 11% tax is a total of the State of Florida's sales tax of 6% and Lee County's Tourist Development Tax at 5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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