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360* Views, Walk to the Beach -- Butterfly Breeze

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Relax and enjoy this unique island from our custom designed, professionally decorated, luxury home, just a few minutes walk from the beach. You will enjoy 360 degree views from the 3 large decks and screened in porch, as well as the open and airy living area on the top floor of the house.

Top of the line furnishings, tile floors, tumbled stone showers and a master bath jacuzzi are just some of the amenities at Butterfly Breeze. A large gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, breakfast bar and a cozy window seat will please the gourmet cook.

Three large bedrooms, three full baths and a den with a very comfortable pull out queen sofa, 2 kings, 2 twins and queen pull out sleeps 6 to 8 people comfortably. Tile floors, tumbled stone showers, and tasteful decorations adorn this light and airy home.

Included in your Butterfly Breeze rental is the use of two- 4 seat, golf carts, 2 cruiser bicycles, Concept II rowing machine, high speed wireless internet service and unlimited use of the North Captiva Island Club. The Club includes 2 swimming pools, Olympic size heated and cooled and lap size heated, a jacuzzi, fitness room, 2 Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball hoop, sand volleyball court, children's playground and free use of kayaks and bikes. The club also has paddle boards, fishing gear and boats for rent.

On the island there are four restaurants, Mango's Island Grill, The Boathouse and Barnacle Phil's and Over the Waterfront.

The rental comes complete with all linens and towels, bath and beach, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps; dish, laundry and bath. We will rent only to family groups, couples and responsible adults over the age of 28. No smoking and no pets.

North Captiva is part of the Charlotte Harbor chain, north of Sanibel and Captiva, approximately four miles long and 1/2 mile wide. White sand beaches, shelling and world-class fishing are just some of the treasures this island has to offer. Nature abounds here with regular sitings of dolphins and manatees from the beaches. The 700 acre State Land Preserve provides a sanctuary for many migratory and nesting birds.

From Fort Myers Airport a private shuttle service is available to bring you grocery shoping and deliver you to the ferry. The ferry is approximately 25 minutes. Upon arrival you will be greeted, introduced to the island and taken to our home.

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Cindy Maynard
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Cindy Maynard

Bob and I live in Vermont. North Captiva provides a great reprieve from our long winters. We owned and operated two adventure travel companies and now have an organic seed garlic farm in Vermont (Green Mountain Garlic).

Cindy Maynard purchased this house in 2006

Why Cindy Maynard chose Captiva

We both fell in love with North Captiva the moment we stepped on the island. The quiet natural state of the island is unique and refreshing. The beaches are lovely and the wildlife is fascinating. We love to fish and the fishing here is world class.

What makes this house unique

We have tried to create a clean, open and airy feel though out the house. We have beautiful views in every direction. This a great house for a family vacation. Very well equipped with all the comforts of home. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out and have fun. Enjoy the 2 cruiser bikes to explore the island and the Concept II rowing machine to get some exercise out on the deck!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We left North Captiva yesterday ... it is always hard to leave ... dolphins followed the boat, leaping out of the water as if to say good-bye.

We absolutely LOVED your home!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Would love to rent from you again sometime. Everything was beautiful, clean, well appointed & supplied. Can't say enough good things.
Jan 2010
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Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Children 16 and under who do not have a drivers license are not allowed to drive the golf carts. Carts will be taken away if children drive them.
  • No fires or fireworks are allowed on our property or the island due to fire danger.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) High quality mattresses on all beds, Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Use of two- 4 seat, electric golf carts, 2 cruiser bicycles, Concept II rowing machine, well-equipped large gourmet kitchen, gas grill, blender, reverse osmosis water system, pottery hand made by owner, beach towels, beach toys, beach chairs & umbrella, jacuzzi tub in master bath, outdoor shower, use of North Captiva Island Club, Pool(shared), No pets


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360* Views, Walk to the Beach -- Butterfly Breeze
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
Omaha, NE

Beautiful home Beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

2 families which included 4 teenagers stayed at this beautiful home. It was one of the most relaxing vacations ever and the teenagers kept busy! The golf carts were fun to explore the island and the amenities at the resort were nice to use. Cindy answered all our questions before we left in a timely manner which was helpful.

We rented a boat one day from Boats r Fun to explore cabbage key (breakfast was wonderful) and captiva island. Dolphins swam right up beside our boat!

We ate at Over the Waterfront which was our favorite. A pleasant surprise we appreciated was byob. We also ate at barnacle Phil’s and mangos. Good food!

We hope to go back someday!!

FYI: the house has a gas grill, not charcoal.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property for the perfect vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home. Great for large groups. Beautiful top floor view. Well stoked kitchen. Everything was as described by the owner. Beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella available for everyone in our party. Fully recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spacious home

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time there. Just remember there is next to nothing on the island to purchase. I have an airbb in the mountains and provide the basics, paper towels, spices, salt and pepper,sugar, cooking oil, if the last people have not left it, it is not there. The only thing we found at the store was beer and small salt and pepper shakers, which are probably still at the place. The beach is close and it is comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback. We do provide paper towels, Toilet paper, tinfoil, plastic wrap, dish soap, hand soap, dishwasher soap, bath soap, laundry detergent, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas in an effort to help lessen the list of things one needs to bring. There is usually salt and pepper, cooking oil, sugar and some spices in the cupboards. I will have our property manager check on that. In our guest info we do recommend that guests bring all their own provisions and to bring a bit more than they think they will need. Better to have too much, than not enough. There is only a small provisions store on the island. They carry very little, however they usually have the essentials- milk, butter, eggs, bread, etc.. What they do have is expensive.
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5-star vacation home! Wonderful, relaxing, comfortable, perfectly equipped

  • 5 of 5

Butterfly Breeze was the perfect choice for our 2 families to share a week together. The house is spacious, super comfortable, and the outdoor decks add even more living space. Not having to worry about necessities like paper products and soap made everything easier, and the added bonus of beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, and the club membership turned it from great to exceptional. The house is well equipped with all essentials, and the owners' personal artwork/pottery made it unique and inviting (as an amateur potter myself, I was delighted). The owners were excellent to communicate with and offered us great suggestions for local seafood markets. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Butterfly Breeze, and would love to come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family house

  • 5 of 5

Our first stay at Butterfly Breeze was in March for spring break. We loved it so much that we booked the house again for our family vacation over July 4th. It's the perfect house with wonderful amenities! Very comfortable and beautifully decorated. Kitchen is very well equipped and the living room is the perfect place for everyone to gather. It's just a short walk or quick golf cart ride to the beach. This house had everything we needed for a most excellent vacation. The island is nice and quiet. Butterfly Breeze is the perfect place to relax, chill out and recharge!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

There were six of us on a vacation with extended family and this house worked perfectly for us. We had the king bed we needed and one of the bedrooms had two twins which was great also. The decor was so lovely and peaceful, and of the highest quality. With 6 people it was nice to have the two golf carts for added flexibility. We were so close to the beach though, we could easily walk. I liked being on this end of the island, too. It was quieter than being super close to the clubs and the beach was beautiful and sandy. We cooked most nights, but also went to both restaurants and it was fun. Having the screen porch plus the dining room table for family meals gave us a lot of space. Cindy and Bob were wonderful, gracious hosts and we're so thankful they opened their home to us. We couldn't recommend this house more highly and we hope to be able to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers, Florida
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Island Girl or NCIC ferry
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
End of our road
Car: not necessary

Walking and great shelling on the beach just at the end of our road as well at the State Preserve beach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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