When I rented The Las Olas property, I was unaware at first that it was located on an Island accessible only by Ferry. Steve the owner assured me that both his home and North Cativa Island were magical and he was so right! We loved every minute of our stay and wished we have reserved to stay longer.
The house is beautifully decorated, well equipped and has amazing views of both the gulf and bay. We watched the sunrise every morning from the top observation deck and many sunsets too.
We loved eating on the third floor deck, sleeping in the hammock, playing pool and ping pong and most of all love the nice sized pool and hot tube.
The beach and bay are both a short walking distance from the home, which made beach going very convenient.
We took the kayaks out to the sand bar one day and found many beautiful shells. We walked every inch of the beach and roads on the island, although you can also get around with the golf carts provided with the home.
Steve is an amazing home ower. He is very responsive without being intrusive. He cares about you as a guest and has created one of the most beautiful and relaxing VRBOs I've ever rented.
As for the island, there is so much I could say. We loved visiting the Preserve and riding our fat tire rental bikes on the trails. It was so very peaceful on North Captiva. The lack of cars and sparce residence make this the perfect vacation spot for those in need of some serious down time.
We've been home for a few days and I really miss the Island. I will be returning hopefully every year and I will always stay at Las Olas... So many good times and good memories!
There is not one single detail overlooked in this home and its amenities. The home is maintained with great care and detail. When I rent a vacation home, I want it to feel like home, and this hit the mark. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect when you arrive and stay at Las Olas:
Booking and Customer Service
The owner responded quickly to our reservation request and questions regarding the property. Upon arrival we were met by Andrew who took us and all of our luggage and provisions to the house. He was available all week to answer any questions we had. Andrew was genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the island.
Linens and Paper Goods
The bed linens are super soft and comfy. Having 2 kings was a big plus. The bath towels are really bath sheets! They are very luxurious compared to what most rental homes have. This might seem silly, but even the toilet paper, tissues and paper towels were of the highest quality.
The kitchen fully stocked and is open to the great room and screened porch. I mean FULLY stocked! There is even a trash compactor and when you have to walk down 3 flights of stairs to take the trash out, this is a bonus. There is plenty of space, pots, pans, mixing bowls, flatware, sharp knives, kitchen towels, etc. There was even a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and ice cream maker. Another nice touch was that the owners label every drawer and cabinet so that you know where everything belongs. In such a well stocked kitchen, this was very helpful. There is also a gas grill by the pool that cooks great!
This house is very open and airy, but still feels cozy. The great room is large and has plenty of comfortable seating, There is Direct TV, tons of books to read and lots of games. Our favorite area was the screened porch off of the kitchen and great room. It has plenty of relaxed seating, ceiling fans and a very large dining table. Its the perfect spot anytime of the day. The crows nest was used every night for star gazing! Renting a house with a pool is a must on North Cap and this pool doesn't disappoint! The ground level is a bonus with a ping-pong table, a pool table and MORE great seating.
As you have read, I can't say enough about this great property! The listing is accurate. The house was clean and well maintained and I would highly recommend it.
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This is a great rental house. It has absolutely everything you need for a super time on North Captiva. This was our third stay here and we are already reserved for next year. The landscaping is exquisite and really makes the pool area the highlight of the house. The furnishings and the linens are top quality as are the paper products provided. Great and responsive owners who go out of their way to make your time at Las Olas special. They are always doing something to improve the property. Loved the additional space on the screened in porch upstairs. Very comfortable. Plus it is dog friendly! I have recommended for 55+ as we are 66 and 70 and have no problems with stairs. But if stairs are a problem, then you may want to look for a home with an elevator or just one floor. Las Olas is a reverse floor plan with the living areas on the top (third) floor and bedrooms on the bottom (second) floor. But it is a beautiful and peaceful spot for a nice respite
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Amazing home with everything you will need to truely getaway. We couldn't be more happy with our stay at Los Olas. The owners are wonderful, and we hope to get a chance to go back someday.