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Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Experience the laid back Captiva Island lifestyle with this classic 2 br, 2 full bath cottage, just 150 yards off the beach. Sleeping 6, its private, secluded, screened and large 26 x 14 foot heated pool (with Mermaid mosaic on the pool floor) is off the double French doors of the living room. The pool deck and outside leading to the secluded shower area is covered in paver stones. It's very easy to entertain children with no stairs to deal with between the house and pool. Captiva Island can be driven to easily in one hour from Ft Myers Airport (RSW). Not so with North Captiva, a totally separate island where cars can't go - just passenger ferry service from Cape Coral. Do not confuse Captiva properties on this site with North Captiva properties intermingled.The Mermaid Home is among... Experience the laid back Captiva Island lifestyle with this classic 2 br, 2 full bath cottage, just 150 yards off the beach. Sleeping 6, its private, secluded, screened and large 26 x 14 foot heated pool (with Mermaid mosaic on the pool floor) is off the double French doors of the living room. The pool deck and outside leading to the secluded shower area is covered in paver stones. It's very easy to entertain children with no stairs to deal with between the house and pool. Captiva Island can be driven to easily in one hour from Ft Myers Airport (RSW). Not so with North Captiva, a totally separate island where cars can't go - just passenger ferry service from Cape Coral. Do not confuse Captiva properties on this site with North Captiva properties intermingled.The Mermaid Home is among the most popular homes in the village, and not just because of it's location and charm. Maintenance and preparation for incoming guests is done by the owners to a level not usually possible by a management company. Our guest reviews speak to this quality. It may be called a cottage, but this house is extremely updated and equipped and has much space for guest privacy and quiet areas. The private grounds are covered with many varieties of tropical palm trees and flowering plants, the beach is a short two minute walk and the docks of the bay are even closer. Captiva's village center is a five minute walk. The living room has a leather queen sleeper and an entertainment center with 40' HDTV, DVD and a Onkyo stereo system with Bluetooth, 6-disc CD changer and Bose speakers inside, and KLH speakers poolside. Both bedrooms have HDTV. . Enjoy our eclectic CD music collection, and a large DVD movie selection is at the Captiva Library nearby. A built in desk supports a portable phone with with free US long distance calling, answering machine and free WIFI with high speed internet access.. Our kitchen is fully equipped from sharp knives to new Cuisinart cookware and espresso maker. The Weber gas grill is just outside the kitchen. A laundry room with washer and dryer is next to the kitchen. The master bedroom has a king size bed, cable remote HDTV and a new master bath with a sunken dual head shower area big enough for the enjoyment of two. A walk-in cedar lined closet will come in handy to store your travel items. Sliding glass doors open to a furnished screened porch running the full length of the house and leads to the pool. The second bedroom, newly re-furnished in a plantation style, has twin beds and a cable remote HDTV, DVD and i-Pod docking station with speakers. It is ideal for another couple, the children and maybe even a nanny. The second bath has a fantastic, new Italian tile and glass block walk-in shower. All linens are provided. The very private and screened rear lanai with soft night lighting runs the length of the house from the master bedroom to the pool. Two separate seating areas are located on the lanai, one off the master bedroom, and one off the dining room & kitchen. The Gulf beach and famous Gulf sunsets are a two minute walk, and the sunrise at the docks on the bay is even closer. Extra amenities include central air conditioning, ceiling fans throughout, laundry room, and beach towels, chairs, umbrella, cooler, and a handy beach cart unique to our houses. Bicycles and golf carts are available for daily or weekly rental in the village center, as golf carts are street legal in the village area where the Mermaid is located. We think you'll find our Mermaid Home to be perhaps the best prepared of all Captiva rental houses. This house is not turned over to a management company; We personally supervise all cleaning and preparation of the house, pool deck and grounds every Saturday, right down to the music selection you'll hear when you walk into the house. And in addition to weekly maintenance, an update is done most every year. If you have more than 6 guests in your party, please view our larger Sun & Moon House, also listed on this site. RENTAL NOTES: Weekly rentals only. Check-in is Saturdayat 2pm ( 14:00 hr).Check-out is Saturdayat 10am ( 10:00 hr). .A $500 per week advance payment by credit card will hold a weekly reservation. The payment balance is due 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. Final payment may be by credit card or personal check. 11% Florida state and hotel tax is applicable. Cancellation allowed up to 60 days prior to scheduled arrival with full advance payment refund. No refunds are given for cancellation within 60 days of scheduled arrival or after final payment is made unless home is re-booked for that period. We suggest our available travel insurance to cover cancellations due to health or weather related issues. We never charge security deposit, reservation fee, pool heating, cleaning, linen or trash fees. All are included in our weekly rental rate.Smoking & pets are not permitted. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: STATEOFFLORIDADWE4605519More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Current year guests have first option to rebook same week the following year. Reservations will not be accepted until guests have declined their option to re-book by check-out time
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Larry & Debbie H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2009
Interaction with guests
We live nearby in Ft Myers and are at the house preparing for each Saturday's guest arrivals. If needed, we can be there quickly if needed for anything during your stay
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Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Wonderfully family oriented home. Efficiently equipped. Our family enjoyed very much. 5 stars! We are hoping to return.

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Debbie C
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CaptivaHabit, VR Owner at Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2019

We hope to have Debbie and her family back!!

Reviewed 4 November 2017

We stayed here a week before the big storm was to hit the Island and local area. Right from the very start we found the process of selecting and booking this property very easy and straight forward. All my wife's 1001 questions were answered and...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank BJ N
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CaptivaHabit, VR Owner at Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

We really thank our wonderful guests from the Channel Islands, UK for their visit with us and their most comprehensive and informative review! We truly hope they can return in the future for the longer stay they wished for.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

PERFECT!!!!!!! The house was cozy and warm. Relaxing and refreshing!!! We enjoyed our time by the pool everyday and cooked meals in the evening. Walking to the beach was nice and close to the house. We enjoyed riding the bikes provided. The sunsets were beautiful....More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank baborel
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CaptivaHabit, VR Owner at Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

It was great have these first time guests for a 2 week stay. We do hope to have them return, and thank them for the review.

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Best vacation rental experience ever from the minute we walked in the door at the mermaid house we knew we were in for a week of perfection. The house has everything you need to relax and enjoy the wonderful island of Captiva. Stepping out the...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Dr K
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

My sister and I have a lovely tradition of vacationing in Florida with my now 86-yr-old mother, 83-yr-old aunt and my cousin. This year was our 8th trip, after missing a couple of years for various health reasons. We've tried three different condos and one...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank NLN59715
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We stayed at the Mermaid House with my parents. We all loved it! It is all on one level which makes it easy. The house presents as very large. There is so much space to spread out. The indoor and outdoor furnishings are very comfortable....More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Doymo
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

We got lucky! There was a cancellation! So glad we found this little jewel to spend our Valentine week. The house was island perfect...Jimmy Buffet tunes greeted us when we opened the front door! Larry has this unique way of greeting his guests...music! Mermaid House...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank tallyo
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very nice comfortable home. We will reserve for next year. Hoping Bikes are tuned up and Gas grill clean and ready for us. Very nice location. Pool very clean and nice but a little chilly.More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Brenda M
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CaptivaHabit, VR Owner at Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

We can't control the weather. The pool temp could not be held to 85 degrees as the week started with a rare cold front bringing several days of temps in the 40s at night. It did recover by later in the week as expected. The...More

Reviewed 7 February 2016

What a lovely home! There is so much to do on Captiva, or you can do nothing and float in the pool all day. (Our choice). This house is really well cared for and we lacked for nothing. Clearly great effort has been put into...More

Date of stay: December 2015
2  Thank Gail C
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Reviewed 27 November 2014

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Date of stay: November 2014
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Porch
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Captiva can be driven to easily in one hour from Ft Myers Airport (RSW). Not so with North Captiva, a totally separate island where cars can't go - just passenger ferry service from Cape Coral. Do not confuse Captiva properties on this site with North Captive properties intermingled. - NOTE! We're heavily booked this season. If our calendar shows your date preference is already reserved, send us a request and with a Florida Realtor's license, we'll respond with available Captiva homes we know and trust. -
Getting around
The house is in the village center area with everything nearby and easily navigated by foot or rental bicycle. A golf cart can also be rented to drive on the village streets. Limo or Uber service is available from the airport to Captiva. The limo service is rate controlled to Captiva, but not the return. Uber is less expensive both ways and will save the cost of car rental. Groceries can be delivered to the house for a $25 fee and small fill-in items are available at the Island Store, a 5-minute walk from the house.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center

Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Captiva Mermaid House - Beach Side of Village Center must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.