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Beautiful, 7 Bedroom, Luxury Home, Close To Beach With Bay Views & Private Pool

People16
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Separate WC's1
Space 6,112 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, Sleeps 16

Sandcastle is a beautiful family home, a sand coloured castle!

Please take a look at our video, use the arrow keys to page through the photos until the end. It doesnt appear in a thumbprint box but the youtube video is there!

Sandcastle is a solid, stunning house constructed of stone with granite and tiles and dark wood floors. It has been finished to a glorious standard by professional decorators, showcasing furnishings, artwork, and sculpture. Numerous private balconies, terraces with comfortable sofas, seating for cocktails and entertaining space outside; the perfect house for catching up with family and friends.

Sandcastle has enough space for you all to hide away peacefully and still let the kids run around. Just arrange to meet up and dine together at the formal dining table or outside terrace by the fountain! Sandcastle has over 6,000sf of living space, and over 8,000sf if you include the pool, outside kitchen, lanai and balconies.

We have not activated online booking through our Homeway site. All our reservations are made through our local, Captiva based agents. They have an online booking facility but our guests often prefer to speak to someone when confirming a reservation to give that extra piece of mind. Please message me with any questions or queries.

Sandcastle has a lovely private heated pool and hot tub alongside an outside kitchen and BBQ, set in stunning gardens. A table tennis table if you're feeling energetic and the beach a very slow 2 minutes walk away; all the great facilities you could wish for, including an elevator, but it is just across the road from the Green Flash restaurant and on the edge of Captiva Village.

Once you've found Sandcastle you may not want to leave!

* Large private heated pool and integrated spa

* Outdoor kitchen with new BBQ

* Mother-in-law suite with separate entrance

* 5 balconies/terraces

* Elevator

* Spacious parking (garaging and driveways)

* 2 cooking areas

* All new Kitchen Aid appliances

* Central a/c and heat

* 9 TVS AND 2 DVD players

* Table tennis

* TV in games room - just bring your own PlayStation

* WIFI

* Ice makers

* Wet bar

* 2 Pack n Play travel cots and 1 high chair

* 2 Minutes walk from the beach

* 5 minutes walk to Andy Rosse Lane and the Mucky Duck Pub

More Details

Owner
Tania Hodges
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Tania Hodges

Mark and I have 2 young children and live in London, England. We aim to respond to all Homeaway enquiries within 24 hours but please be aware of time zones (and busy childcare schedules) delaying our response.

Tania Hodges purchased this house in 2013

Why Tania Hodges chose Florida

Mark and I visited Captiva in 2010 and knew we wanted to stay but we had to return home to the UK. Instead we spent 3 years searching for the ideal Captiva getaway. We fell in love with Sandcastle. It was completely empty but we knew it could be turned into a wonderful vacation destination. It was a great experience creating a home and making it beautiful. Somewhere we want to stay ourselves and a great base for allowing Homeaway guests to relax and experience old Captiva.

We love the location, 5 minutes away from the bustle of the Village centre and its bars and restaurants but secluded and allowing complete relaxation and peacefulness.

We also love its size. Sandcastle has 7 bedrooms (the 7th was added in Spring 2017). This allows big family groups to stay and celebrate together. We have hosted wedding anniversaries and special birthdays - grandparents revisiting with their grown up kids and introducing grandchildren to wonderful Captiva - shelling, dolphin watching and the Green Flash at sunset (the kids always say they see this but I'm still looking)!

Sandcastle is a very special vacation home in a very special place.

What makes this house unique

So many to list! A peaceful location, views of the bay from the 3rd floor balcony, an elevator for elderly or tired guests, a beautiful secluded pool and hot tub, balconies to hide away and terraces to come together. 5 minutes from the centre of Captiva Village, 2 minutes from the beach, within the golf buggy zone.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a really lovely time in Captiva spending time with special lifelong friends. The house was beautiful to stay in, so we'll equipped.
Aug 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captiva in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 6112 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - Toilet
    Bathroom 8 - Outdoor Shower , Shower by pool
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 9 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - Outdoor Shower , shower by driveway
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master bedroom suite with ensuite bathroom and dressing room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , With ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , With direct access to guest bathroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mother-in-law suite, own private access, ensuite bathroom
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Poolside, with own private access and en-suite bathroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach wagon and beach chairs

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful, 7 Bedroom, Luxury Home, Close To Beach With Bay Views & Private Pool
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 27 reviews
5

Outstanding!!!

  • 5 of 5

We always love our Sandcastle stays. Owners have done a beautiful job attending to all the details to make for a perfect family vacation!!!

Thanks again..... see you soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed another great vacation at Sandcastle and thank you or rebooking in 2018.
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5

Family beach outing

  • 5 of 5

The property was very nice, the weather fantastic, and the beach, clean and quite. We coulden't ask for anything more. I had my whole family, sons, grandsons, great grandsons and in-laws and is something we have been doing for many years, either renting a beach house or going on a cruise. I actually enjoy the beach houses more specially when they are as big and accomodated as this one was.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Family Vacation at Sandcastle

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Sandcastle on Captiva Island. The house has easy access to the beach and the pool was terrific. Tropical Emily came through and as a result there were a couple of door problems, as well as a shower that didn't work quite right. American Realty was very responsive and we had a maintenance person within a couple of hours.

There were 13 of us, 7 adults and 5 children, and everyone had their own bed. With 6 baths and 3 stories there was plenty of room for everyone. We spent most of the time congregating on the 3rd floor where the master kitchen, large dining area and family area was located. This area held all 13 of us without crowding and made meal preparation and dining a lot of fun.

We purposely went in the summer so we could spent a lot of time at the beach and were not disappointed. The grandchildren loved shelling and the beach was terrific.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Large house. Clean. Could be maintained better

  • 4 of 5

Well equipped

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In a large house that is booked so regularly by big family parties, we do have breakages and problems but we aim to get items fixed as quickly and as efficiently as possible. I understand that there was a problem with the shower door during your stay but that this was fixed straight away. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review.
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5

Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

I searched the internet for hours before selecting this home for our family of 12 (three generations). The location is great (quick and easy walk to the beach or to town) but one of the best parts is that there were so many separate spaces to relax and get away if desired - small patios, little alcoves, separate floors, a kitchen on each floor, separated bedrooms all with their own bath. On the last night the renting neighbor from next door came over asking specifically about separation of space in this home. They also had a large group and felt like everyone was on top of each other. Next time it will be Sandcastle for them.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am just delighted that you loved our home and had a wonderful Captiva vacation. Sandcastle is a great size and fits in so many people very comfortably. We wanted to create large family sized dining and living spaces and lots of small, intimate hide aways too. Come back soon!
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5

Lives up to its portrait!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful vacation home. It is big! Great location, an easy walk to beach, restaurants, library. We are a family of 8 adults, 3 preschoolers. The top floor kitchen/ dining/ living room is large and open, but the overall layout of the house allows for privacy and for lots of different activities to be going on at the same time without interference or intrusion. The kitchens are well-equipped, there are plenty of beach towels, chairs, etc. The pool has a nice patio and great cooking space. Beautiful landscaping, many balconies, plenty of shade. It definitely took us a while to figure out the layout (and the light switches), but that in no way interfered with our enjoyment of the property. And the elevator was very helpful for carting up all of the luggage and provisions!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
South West Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Green Flash
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sanctuary Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
US-41
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Green Flash
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Captiva Beach
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Captiva, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
22 Apr 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,411
for 7 nights
£5,411
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 
 
January & February Special
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,411
for 7 nights
£5,411
 
 
Hi Season
17 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,315
for 7 nights
£7,315
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 
 
Hi Season
7 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,315
for 7 nights
£7,315
 
 
Lo Season
21 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,411
for 7 nights
£5,411
 
 
Fourth July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 
 
Lo Season
7 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,411
for 7 nights
£5,411
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 
 
Lo Season
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,411
for 7 nights
£5,411
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£8,267
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £1,169.85

Our local agents will take care of payments and contract information. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
They also offer optional trip cancellation insurance available at 7 ¼% of the total rental amount including tax and reservation fee.

Check in from 3pm, check out by 10am.

The deposit is 20% of the total amount due.
The balance of the rental payment is due 90 days before arrival.
Cancellation: you may cancel up to 90 days before arrival and your payments (except the reservation fee) will be refunded.
The $1500 refundable security deposit has to be paid with the final payment. After the departure inspection that money will be returned to the guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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