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Beach's Edge, One Of A Kind Beachfront Experience

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, With 1 Extra Bed and Bath Downstairs (Sleeps 8)

This beautiful home is right on the Florida sugar sand beach, which is often uninhabited except by wading birds, ghost crabs, osprey and snook. This property features direct beach access so you can walk right onto the beach and into the Gulf of Mexico. North Captiva Island features some of the most secluded beaches in the continental United States. Many times of the year, your family may be the only ones on the beach.

North Captiva Island is only accessible by water taxi and there are no cars on the island. Transportation on the island is by golf cart which is provided with your rental, walking or bicycle. There are no paved roads, only sandy paths winding through tropical vegetation. It is truly a unique setting. Palm trees, gumbo limbo trees and beautiful flowers are everywhere.

Our favorite activities are fishing, shelling, swimming and exploring the beach and state land. There are a large number of wading birds, gopher tortoises, raccoons, brown pelicans, osprey, egrets, cormorants, bald eagles, ibis and sanderlings. There are two very nice swimming pools maintained by our island club a short walk or golf cart drive from our house. Kayaks and bicycles are also available at no charge through the island club. Tarpon, sea trout, red fish, snook, and snapper may be caught from the shore. Shelling is a daily activity on the island. North Captiva is often described as the shelling capital of North America.

Our house, Beach's Edge, is beautifully appointed and newly updated. The kitchen includes new stainless steel appliances and gulf views. The living room includes new leather couches and flat screen TV. There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor: a master bedroom with a gulf view and a guest bedroom with two bunk-beds. There is one full bath on the main floor with a new vanity and mirror.

Because the house is on the west shore of North Captiva we are often witness to stunning sunsets which can be observed from your bedroom or the back deck. Don't forget your camera to help capture some memories. If you are lucky you may see Dolphin playing in the surf, Tarpon showing past the first breakers and the legendary stoop of the brown pelican fishing. This has got to be one of the prettiest and most unusual places you will ever see.

Keywords: House, beachfront, family vacation

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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Shower - shower , On ground level with hot water.
    Bathroom Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes new vanity and mirror.
    Separate Ground Level Bathroom - toilet , shower , Located in the room that only has access from the lower deck
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 2 bunk bed
  • Besides the queen in the Master and two bunkbeds, there is also a queen bed available in a room downstairs, which only has access from the outside on the lower deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
One golf cart rental is included in the price of your stay.


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Beach's Edge, One Of A Kind Beachfront Experience
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 23 reviews

fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Great spot for some family time! We only ate out twice (underwhelming at best)...but that's not why we were there. We stopped at grocery before heading to the island and rarely left the house/beach. Made friends with a crab that lived by the deck. Saw tones of wildlife. It was lovely!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful view nice house

  • 5 of 5

BEST SUNSET ON THE ISLAND. We had a wonderful time awesome views nice house great shelling trip to Cayo Costa good food at Cabbage Key great fishing near airport on North Captiva. We loved it be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The house has the perfect location and amazing views. Our stay was extremely pleasant and enjoyed our time there. Kitchen is well equipped and has all the necessities. The only thing is the shower downstairs has very little water pressure and that room has an individual AC unit which could be better. However the location of the home and the views make it all worth it! Thank you for an amazing stay and sharing with us your little piece of heaven on earth :).

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Island Paradise.. the only place to be.

  • 5 of 5

This made our third stay here and we've already scheduled number four. That's how much we love this place. It's clean, neat and has everything we need. The views are fantastic and the water is perfect. Management is awesome to deal with and goes beyond to make sure our stay is a great one. We love our little island paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great. Served its purpose!

  • 4 of 5

Bring on the beach was the best part! Amazing views. Bugs sucked!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
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relaxing, quiet and perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5


This is a beautiful home and we loved it..we will definitely be back within the next year (hopefully). We loved the deck, the short walk to the beach and that we were on the "edge" and not in the tree's.

There are only two little minor things that are more like requests rather than complaints:

It would be great if you had a canoe or 2 in the storage room so we can play out front of our place.. We did go down to town and "rent" for a few hours but we didn't have time to go around the island and back..

The other request is that you have some food containers such as gladware to put leftovers in..We had a tough time figuring out how to keep everything fresh in the fridge..

Thank you for the lovely space, Mary

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, thank you so much for your stay and your review of our beach home. I'm so happy to hear you had such a great time. Thank you also for your kind requests. We will certainly consider them and do everything we can to make these changes. We would love to have you stay at our home again for your next beach vacation!
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Property Manager

Alicia Kahler
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Alicia Kahler

Our family includes Mark and Becky and our 7 children, and 3 dogs (an Airedale and 2 Shihtzus). We have 4 children married, 1 grown and working in Philadelphia, 2 in college. Mark is a Family Practice physician in Kansas City and Becky is a homemaker who loves children, animals, jail ministry, and working with kids in the inner city.

Alicia Kahler purchased this house in 2003

Why Alicia Kahler chose Captiva

We love the island, the trees, flowers and the uncrowded beaches. We have had our best vacations here walking the beach, playing games, praying, reading and enjoying the wildlife.

What makes this house unique

We have one of the few homes on the island that is on the beach and has direct beach access. Driving around the island in the golf cart observing island flora and fauna is unique to this place. We are members of the North Captiva Island Club and you will have access to all the amenities of the Club including 2 large swimming pools and a hot tub when you stay in our home. The beaches are the least crowded we have ever been on. The nighttime stars are spectacular and we have watched sea turtles digging a nest on the side of our house.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We've stayed on this island on five occasions... The last three stays were spent on Beaches Edge. Best view on North Captiva! It's nice to step off the beach to grab that forgotten household item or to wash off the sand in the outside shower (rather than needing to take a golf cart) . Evenings on the porch are very relaxing.
May 2013
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Regional Southwest Airport (Fort Myers)
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
North Captiva Island Club
Nearest Beach
North Captiva Beach
Car: not necessary

2/3rds of the island is a state nature preserve. Excellent sunset views on the Gulf of Mexico.




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly rates are based on 7 nights (2 guests). Nightly rates are based on 5 nights (2 guests). Please inquire for other number of nights.
Please contact me via E-mail or phone for the best and most accurate rate for your dates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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