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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 3 Bath On A Double Wide Lot Affording Much Privacy.

"Paradise Gardens" is located on the bridge less barrier island of North Captiva. It is a 20 minute boat ride from the mainland aboard Island Girl ferry or private charter. Our home is nestled into beautiful tropical gardens on a double lot offering tons of privacy. It is just a short stroll to the Gulf of Mexico where a sandy beach stretches over 3 miles, offering long walks and great shelling. There is something spectacular about a North Captiva sunset that feeds your soul. No cars, no traffic lights, and no paved roads, just barefoot, carefree living. Golf carts, bikes and feet are the modes of transportation. Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico offer world class fishing whether you book a charter with Captain Richie or fish from shore. Of the island' s 700 acres nearly two thirds is a protected state preserve and wildlife sanctuary. You are likely to see, manatees, gopher tortoises, bald eagles and if you are lucky, the reclusive florida bobcat! We are home to over 100 species of migratory birds and no venomous snakes! :)

Our home is 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with an open concept great room that opens on to a screened lanai with comfortable seating. The great room has a 60 inch tv with DirecTV satellite service. Landline phone and internet provided.

The well appointed home has everything you need to enjoy your paradise vacation including 4 seater golf cart and bicycles. You can even have your food bought and delivered by our caretakers Paula and Richie Price!

Enjoy the serenity of the courtyard pool with the sound of a beautiful waterfall flowing in the background. Relax around the tiki bar in the open air living area beneath the house. Take in the panoramic views from the crows nest atop the house. There is room to spread out in this island home.

Come, relax and enjoy!

I rent May through October


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More Details

Patrice Pravato
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Patrice Pravato

We are snowbirds from Michigan and spend our winters in our home on North Captiva. We discovered the island through our love of flying our private plane.

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Patrice Pravato purchased this house in 1996

Why Patrice Pravato chose United States

Resort like setting in one of the most beautiful garden settings on the island!

What makes this house unique

Home is on a double lot surrounded by lush landscaping affording much privacy.

Beautiful resort like feeling with private pool.


United States House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 May drive the golf cart. Doors and windows must be kept securely closed when air conditioning is in use.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • Blow dryer in each bath. Two rolls of toilet paper per bath provided. Bring more if needed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , X-Long twins can convert to king
  • 3 bedrooms 1 king bed in master 2nd bedroom. 2 x-long twins or convert to king 3d bedroom. Queen. ...THIS BEDROOM IS POOLSIDE AND NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM THE MAIN HOUSE. SUITABLE FOR OLDER KIDS OR ADULTS ONLY.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
4 seater golf cart included in rental. BOAT DOCKAGE CAN BE ARRANGED FOR $25 per day.


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average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
Charleston, West Virginia

Paradise Gardens Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed on this wonderful island a number of times and there is no property on it with landscaping as beautifully done as this home. The grounds, pool, and patio area could easily be part of a luxury resort. The home has a wonderful relaxed island feel and is wonderfully decorated by the owners with clearly treasured pieces. The screened in lanai is the perfect spot to end the day with a glass of wine. The owner and the caretakers are great people and made me and my family feel like welcomed guests and I know we will return.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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My family and I stayed 7 nights at this home. It was absolutely fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I could not have been more pleased with this rental home. A wonderful island feel and very cozy too!! Beautiful gardens and pool outside, with a tropical sitting area and tiki bar, and inside is tastefully decorated with an island feel. We always travel with our Labradoodle and he loved the place too!! Thank you Patrice for sharing your home with us. It was a wonderful week in paradise!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home on a beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed in this home and we loved all that it had to offer. The home is private, spacious, and very comfortable. The kitchen has all the necessary tools and appliances that we needed. While we loved the inside, the outside was even more charming. The enclosed porch off the main living area was wonderful for early morning coffee and the downstairs open patio area - with hammock, chairs, and tiki bar, was awesome. The pool was great for cooling off before or after beach trips, and there were numerous pool toys, beach towels, beach chairs, etc for all of us. Our 3 year old granddaughter especially loved the large tub for washing off her "treasures" and the booklet to help her identify all the shells she was able to find during our beach time. Both the owner and the caretakers were genuinely concerned about our comfort during our stay. My one recommendation - and this has nothing to do with the home - is to buy plenty of groceries. We knew there was a small grocery store on the island, and had been warned that it was "limited", but it had virtually nothing to offer in the way of food:(

Also, we loved the drinks and wings at Mango's, and the fish at Barnacles!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Cant go wrong!! Highly recommend. Everything was perfect and we had a great time. Response was great and Paula was wonderful during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So glad you came!
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Outstanding home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with spectacular gradens. We have stayed on many properties on Upper Captiva this one by far the nicest. Thanks for use of the dock it was very convenient. We highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys WOW. Thanks Patrice will see you next year.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review and thank you for leaving my home so nice! I appreciate it and so do my caretakers ! You are welcome back anytime!
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Three weeks in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a three-week stay at Paradise Gardens on North Captiva Island. This was our second time at the house and, just as with our first stay, we could not have been more pleased with our experience. The house is lovely--nicely decorated and fully equipped to provide guests with a "feel right at home" experience. There are so many lovely, comfy places to sit back and relax...from the hammock in the downstairs open-air living space to the poolside lounges to the expansive front screened-in porch where we enjoyed our morning coffee (with the resident screech owls) and our evening cocktails. The house sits on a double lot, and the owner, Patrice, has it landscaped to perfection! People exploring the island by golf cart would slow down while going past the house to admire the gardens. A little waterfall in the pool area attracts song birds and provides soothing background noise for outdoor naps. Caretakers Paula and Richie were always responsive and helpful. For a fee, Paula will deliver and put away your groceries prior to your arrival. Just send her a list and she works with Publix to get it done! Captain Richie is also a fishing guide (Adrenaline Fishing) and provided us with hours of fun fishing for snapper, sea trout, grouper and other tasty table fare. Patrice is friendly, accessible and so easy to work with! We have rented on North Captiva for a lot of years, and Paradise Gardens is our favorite! We have already made our 2019 reservation. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Southwest international
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Barnacles, Mango's pool bar
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Island girl.
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pine island
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Barnacles, Over the Waterfront, Mango's, Boathouse
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Our home is on a bridgeless barrier island on the gulf of mexico. There are no cars on the island. Golf carts, bikes and walking are the modes of getting around. Our island is known for its natural beauty and wildlife. This is a kick back and relax kind of place accessible only by boat or small airplane.

We rent May through October


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500

No refunds if cancelled within 60 days of rental.
50% refund if cancelled within 30 days of rental

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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