About the property
- Cottage1300 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Mininum Stay7 nights
Private And Magical: 2 Masters, 2 1/2 Baths, 2 Living Areas, 2 Screened Porches
Beachfront doesn't get any closer than this!
Nestled in the sea pines in the heart of Captiva Beach is a private and secluded paradise that offers you the escape you've dreamed of. With BEACHFRONT views from EVERY room, and the sound of waves at night, your days spent in this historic cottage on Captiva will be a lifelong memory. Though the primary amenity is the SETTING...its privacy on over two and a half acres of land adjoining the undeveloped grounds of the Rauschenberg Foundation, its beachfront location in the village, and the special ambiance of the cottage (on the Florida historic register)... the interiors offer everything you need to enjoy your stay. Both downstairs and upstairs master suites have private sitting areas with BEACHFRONT VIEWS from the king beds (new "Westin Heavenly" mattresses) and new private baths with handmade tile showers. The upstairs suite has a private tv/sitting room with queen sleeper, sleeping loft, and an amazing view of the beach and sunset from both the bedroom and the large shower. The cottage is ideal for two couples or a couple with children...though it's romantic and cozy for just the two of you. There is an all new kitchen equipped with top of the line cookware, appliances (SubZero Fridge, Wolf induction stove) and a new outdoor grill. Two adjoining screened porches and a spiral stair to the rooftop deck make it hard to decide which has the prettiest view. A short walk down the beach takes you to the famous Mucky Duck or many other village restaurants and attractions. On a map, it is right in the center of the 5 mile Captiva Beach ... shells, birds, dolphins, sun, shade, some people watching...Willey Cottage is a treasure.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 15, 2018
About Susie Henry
We are nature lovers from Missouri. We fell in love with the island of Captiva for it's beautiful beach, wildlife, happy and helpful people, bike trails, kayak path, fishing, conservation and wildlife viewing areas, and on and on. To us, Captiva is a paradise to be protected...as is this little historic cottage which was owned and added onto by Katie Gardenia, the original owner and creator of the Bubble Room. It is very special and we are happy to be able to share it with visitors to this lovely island.
Susie Henry purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Susie Henry chose Captiva
peaceful and secluded natural setting LOCATION on the beach
What makes this Cottage unique
private, yet in the village...a close walk to everything, either down Captiva Drive, or down the beach
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This cottage was simply perfect for our family vacation. We will definitively be coming back. Thank you, Susie!
Perfect combination of old Florida charm and modern beach House conveniences.
We loved our week at Willey Cottage. The owner has restored the cottage with modern bathrooms and kitchen and gorgeous wood floors but has keep all the charm of this historic house. This place is all about being on the gulf and exquisite views are everywhere. We watched dolphins swim by having morning coffee most days. Bought fresh fish and cooked it on the grill. We ate our meals on the screened porch watching the boats go by. Paradise! We should note that outside the cottage gate is the public parking lot. The beach was very crowded. Perhaps because Easter week? The owner has two comfy teak loungers for renters use. Twice we found others using them and had to ask them to vacate. However, the grounds feel quite private with trees and sea grasses. The roof deck is the perfect refuge! Private, fantastic view and quiet. Loved it here and have already booked our return!
The Willey Cottage is just beautiful!!! Wonderful "Old Captiva" feel with beautiful renovations that are so tasteful and comfortable. The Willey Cottage has a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico from many areas of the cottage. Just a wonderful, peaceful spot to enjoy the ocean air!!! Hats off to Sarah for all of her help and hospitality!!!
Thank you! We are also very grateful for Sarah and all the good people who are helping us take care of our guests and the cottage.
Great accommodations for two couples. room upstairs looks out onto the Gulf so you can lay in bed and see all. Upstairs balcony wonderful for end of the day sunsets or gazing at the stars at night . Beach has comfortable chairs to lounge in . Wifi and all the amenities to have a comfortable stay. owners are very hospitable and can't do enough to make your stay as good as possible.
We had the privilege of spending two glorious weeks at the Willey Cottage last month. The cottage and grounds reminded us of “old Florida”, but when we went inside we were in awe of how beautifully it was furnished. The kitchen had everything we needed for many wonderful meals. We enjoyed all of the top of the line appliances and our chef son-in-law really loved cooking on the induction stove. The bed linens were beautiful and so luxurious, the bathrooms were modern, the living area was beyond comfortable, but the screened porches were where we spent most of our time. The close proximity to the beach was amazing! We could watch dolphin every morning from the porches! It was a short walk to the beach where we had two comfortable chaise lounges and some beach chairs waiting for us. Susie gave us use of the golf cart, which was our only mode of transportation while on the island. Willey Cottage is certainly a “hidden treasure” and we can’’t wait to return.
Thank you so much for this great review.
We hope you will be back!!
Wonderful stay at Willey Cottage!
We had a wonderful stay at Willey Cottage. The beautiful, nature filled, ocean view, serene and peaceful location cannot be beat. Susie and Hadie provide so much attention to detail in the house and outside. Nothing is overlooked. Can't wait to return.
Thank you J and G. What means the most to us is getting to share it wth people like you who love what it’s about.