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

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access

About the property

7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, Sleeps 16

Sandcastle is a beautiful family home, a sand coloured castle! It is a solid, stunning house built of stone with granite and tiles and dark wood floors. It has been designed by professional decorators, showcasing lovely 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!

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Tania Hodges
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 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
  • 1 of 8

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
  • 1 of 8

16 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

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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5

A family week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had family from six states all enjoying the beauty of Sandcastle and Captiva island. The home was gorgeous and accessories outstanding with quality linens, dishes, and appliances. The perfect weather added to the incredible enjoyment with the home, the pool, and the beach. We were sorry that the fountain did not work during our time there. We were happy to find beach towels and beach toys and loved having the pool for family fun. (We honored the anonymous letter avoiding noise in the evening). The coffeepot, while very nice and good quality....did not work for more than 8 cups--the basket opened and made a bit of a mess--duct tape helped! The village market and the midweek fish market were wonderful. All aspects of out time at Sandcastle exceeded our expectations...luxury indeed!!!! We highly recommend this space.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you and your family had such a fantastic vacation. Thank you also for taking the time to post such a glowing review of our beautiful home. We do appreciate it. We have 4 coffee makers in the property, with a second Kitchen Aid 8 cup coffee maker in the 2nd floor kitchen. We are sorry about the anonymous letter but it's not something we've encountered before so it shouldn't happen again. The fountain normally comes on automatically in the mornings and we're not sure why it didn't during your stay. It may have been turned off by mistake. We'll certainly get it checked and make sure that it is on next time you visit !
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5

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Sandcastle property was everything we expected and more. We loved Captiva!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Family Castle

  • 5 of 5

My mom, in her aging years, decided to take our family on a vacation which would be forever remembered. We found Sandcastle online and immediately booked our reservations based on the description alone. Well let me tell you, it was the perfect castle away from home! This home is nicely laid out with a fantastic pool and outdoor entertainment area second to none! We all had our own bedrooms with nice amenities and were all able to take advantage of the roominess within the castle. The elevator made it extremely easy for mom to get around as there are 3 levels to maneuver. There is one large kitchen, fully stocked with pots & pans, dishes, plenty of silver, and a huge table for family style eating. Each main room had a TV and a nice entertainment system in the main living room. Ping-pong was also a nice option to break up the day.

The property is close to the beach and several night spots. We rented a golf cart and a two person bicycle on the trip as well - both highly recommended. The property was clean upon arrival and very well-maintained - although it took us a while to find all of the light switches in the house!!!

I would highly recommend this property to anybody who wants a Castle near the beach!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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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
£5,363
for 7 nights
£5,363
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 
 
January & February Special
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£5,363
for 7 nights
£5,363
 
 
Hi Season
17 Feb 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,251
for 7 nights
£7,251
 
 
Easter
31 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 
 
Hi Season
7 Apr 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£7,251
for 7 nights
£7,251
 
 
Lo Season
21 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,363
for 7 nights
£5,363
 
 
Fourth July
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 
 
Lo Season
7 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,363
for 7 nights
£5,363
 
 
Thanksgiving
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 
 
Lo Season
24 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£5,363
for 7 nights
£5,363
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£8,194
 

Additional pricing information

Nonrefund reservationfee £47.19
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,159.54
Tax Rate 11.0%

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

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • house

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

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 4857 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...

Notes:

  • Beach wagon and beach chairs

Partner Offers

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