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"Truly Beachfront" remodeled! 2 Beachfront King Suites, $500off open wks August

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Susie Henry
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 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 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


Captiva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No dryer sheets in dryer
  • Please use laundry soap provided. Owner allergic to perfumes of many detergents.
  • Please see House Rules as part of Rental Agreement
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • both full bathrooms are all new with beautiful hand made tile and wonderful fixtures
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Upstairs loft - 1 child bed , "throw bed" in loft (like a rolled up palllet)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs king suite has queen sleeper in the sitting area
  • two king suites: one up, one down Upstairs suite has queen sleeper in sitting area Upstairs loft has "throw bed" , which is rolled up pallet on padded carpet
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
VRBO # 868347, Beach Daisy, is next door to this cottage, same owner. Check availability for larger groups. Also VRBO #801039, Captiva Shores 5C, beautiful bayfront views with two kayaks


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"Truly Beachfront" remodeled! 2 Beachfront King Suites, $500off open wks August
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My sister and I had a wonderful week in the Willey Cottage! The cottage itself was warm and inviting with all of the amenities anyone could possibly need....down to the beach umbrella and chairs. The sunsets over the ocean were spectacular. The weather was perfect with evening rain that lasted 30 minutes to an hour. Just enough to water the lush grounds of the property. The beds were plush and comfortable and the linens were oh so inviting! The cottage is decorated with comfort and coziness in mind. Warmth and views of the beach are taken into account from all angles of the cottage. We cannot wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we LOVED have you two :) I'm sure some things were less than perfect, but when the sky and water are so amazing it's hard to find them.
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  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Willey Cottage for a week and had an amazing experience. The # 1 rule of real estate is...location, location, location. And this exemplified that concept. Right on the beach with your own front porch view of every sunset in a spectacular cottage. During our trip we saw dolphins, manatee's, turtles, ospreys and of course an assortment of shells and other wildlife. We will be returning to this awesome place!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! We can keep the inside updated and clean, but we appreciate the descriptions of nature and the wildlife which are what Captiva is all about, and what makes this old cottage so special. Susie
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was simply perfect for our family vacation. We will definitively be coming back. Thank you, Susie!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank YOU! and are glad your family enjoyed this special little place :)
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  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you :)) We have fun getting it ready, and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time there! Susie, Hadie and Sarah
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Perfect combination of old Florida charm and modern beach House conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: :))) We thank you for your time to leave this great and helpful review! We have found that while the number of beachgoers varies at times,( I'm sure it was especially busy on Easter) they have been respectful people who appreciate the lovely beach and natural surroundings on Captiva. When I am there, I feel that I can see them, but do not feel "exposed" ...quite private on the little porches and rooftop. We knew the public venturing up to the loungers might be a challenge but thought the comfort of being able to walk right out with a book or whatever to a comfy lounger without having to tote a chair, etc. might be well worth that risk. Maybe some signs will help and that's on our list. :)) Thank you again and glad you are returning!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

housecleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund