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"Truly Beachfront" Captiva Treasure, newly remodeled! 2 Beachfront King Suites

Captiva, FL, USA
  • Cottage1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • 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.


Susie Henry

Member Since 2015
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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


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Upstairs king suite has queen sleeper in the sitting area
      • Upstairs loft
        1 child bed, "throw bed" in loft (like a rolled up palllet)
      • 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


      • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
      • both full bathrooms are all new with beautiful hand made tile and wonderful fixtures

      Location Type

        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          View of beach from every room!
        • Oceanfront
        • Village
          Short walk to the village for coffee, restaurants, shopping, etc.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      All new ductwork and air conditioning units- fresh & clean
                    • Garage
                      Open garage under house, only used for beach equipment, bikes, or golf carts (not provided by the owner)
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      All new ductwork for heat and A/C.
                    • Internet
                      high speed wifi
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      all Restoration Hardware Ultra-sheer Cotton Sheets, Down or down alternative pillows Linen duvets with down inserts
                    • Living Room
                      2 living rooms, upstairs has wonderful sound and smart TV, downstairs also has Netflix access (you must use your own account)
                    • Parking
                      Private off street parking sufficient for 2 cars and golf cart (not included) ... and your bikes of course
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      New Towels and Beach Towels provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          your choice of . Breville Grind Control (uses either beans or pre-ground coffee..no filter required) . Keurig . French Press
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          fully equipped, All-Clad Stainless Cookware
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Subzero fridge, Wolf induction range... brand new! Plus All-Clad cookware, Breville Juice Press, Breville electric tea kettle and everything you need to cook a wonderful meal! Truly a chef's kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Owner provides garbage bags, toilet paper, paper towels, storage containers...and more. DISH SOAP and LAUNDRY SOAP (Please plan to use these as we are allergic to the perfumes in many detergents)
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Wolf Induction Range
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              screened dining seats 4-6 + interior banquette and chairs
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Bingo Family Charades Monopoly Sanibel and Captiva jigsaw puzzle Sequence Rook Jenga Scrabble etc.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  comcast cable + Smart TV
                                • Stereo
                                  bose ipod dock and speaker bar upstairs
                                • Television
                                  2 flat screens
                                • Toys
                                  Assorted beach toys


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      rooftop deck with new double lounger for relaxing, watching the beachgoers, and star gazing... two screened in porches for dining and sunsets
                                    • Golf
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      2 screened porches
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      2 1/2 acres of private beachfront grounds 2 Terrain teak beach lounges with cushions (**must be moved to yard area for turtle season May 1 through October.) 4 teak sling chairs
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Due to the historic nature, the doorways are limiting

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Day passes for $50/vehicle to 'Tween Waters Inn and Spa based on availability 1.3 miles from cottage, back through the village

                                              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

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              18 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Peter B.

                                                              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!!!

                                                              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.

                                                              Wonderful location

                                                              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.

                                                              Hidden Treasure

                                                              kristina k.

                                                              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.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much for this great review.

                                                              We hope you will be back!!


                                                              Wonderful stay at Willey Cottage!

                                                              Jan B.

                                                              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.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              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.


                                                              Captiva, FL, USA

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