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Luxury House 50 yds from beach! Pool, spa, outdoor games area, bikes and kayaks

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Private heated swimming pool with adjacent dining area plus extensive ground floor exterior lounge and games area including foosball table, ping pong table and cornhole (sandbag) game. Also 2 Sun-Dolphin Aruba 10' kayaks and Mongoose Brutus 26' fat tire beach bikes right at the house! BEACH VIEW, BEACH ACCESS AND BEACH QUALITY: Be sure that beach VIEW really means a GREAT beach view and that you are located so close to the beach that you can actually hear the waves! Many of the home rental listings on the island use vague terms such as 'just steps to the beach', 'a very short walk to the beach', 'just minutes from the beach' or 'a stone's throw from the beach' to give the impression that they are located very close to the beach when they actually are not. 'The Compass Rose' is located jus...Private heated swimming pool with adjacent dining area plus extensive ground floor exterior lounge and games area including foosball table, ping pong table and cornhole (sandbag) game. Also 2 Sun-Dolphin Aruba 10' kayaks and Mongoose Brutus 26' fat tire beach bikes right at the house! BEACH VIEW, BEACH ACCESS AND BEACH QUALITY: Be sure that beach VIEW really means a GREAT beach view and that you are located so close to the beach that you can actually hear the waves! Many of the home rental listings on the island use vague terms such as 'just steps to the beach', 'a very short walk to the beach', 'just minutes from the beach' or 'a stone's throw from the beach' to give the impression that they are located very close to the beach when they actually are not. 'The Compass Rose' is located just 50 yards from the best/widest beach on the island. There is a BIG difference between getting a VERY LIMITED beach view 500 yards from the beach and a GREAT beach view with surf sounds just 50 yards from the beach. So always verify each property's EXACT location! Another key beach consideration is beach ACCESS. See 'Gulf Beach Access Map' in the listing's photos. The ONLY public beach access to the Gulf beach (with allowed golf cart parking) is located at the end of Butterfly Shell Drive. “The Compass Rose” is located only 50 yards from and a very short walk to the Public Beach Access. Renters from other homes on the island need to drive to the Public Beach Access with all of their beach gear loaded on their golf carts! So always verify each property's STREET! The last key beach consideration is beach QUALITY: there are some sections of the Gulf beach that have become so eroded that they are unusable (see photo in the 'Gulf Beach Access Map'), specifically in front of the following streets: Sea Air Lane, Oro Pesos Lane, Hidden Lane, Hodgepodge Lane and Escondido Lane. So again always verify each property's STREET! THE HOUSE: Exotic furnishings from faraway places await you at this professionally-decorated and landscaped luxury home located just 50 yards from the beautiful Gulf beach. 'The Compass Rose' is a fabulous deal compared to 4-bedroom beachfront rentals on the island. Being only 50 yards from the beach and with unobstructed views from most angles, 'The Compass Rose' is just like beachfront. And when you add in all of the amenities that are offered, the end result is a price/value combination that just can't be beat! Pamper yourself with the finest amenities in this 4000 sq. ft. (2500 under air), 4 bdrm. dream beach house spread out over 5 levels. You can indulge yourself in countless luxury appointments such as the fine goose down comforters, plush monogrammed terrycloth bathrobes, dreamy bedroom settings and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen by Kraft-Maid with Jenn-Air cook top, Nespresso espresso/cappuccino maker, a crock pot and full selection of pots/pans and mixing bowls. Bathed in warm natural earth tones, the recurrent theme is one of a distant island getaway, featuring an array of exotic materials such as bamboo, teak and natural fibres complemented by a selection of tasteful antiques. The main living area has a 15 feet high cathedral ceiling with bamboo lattice designed to simulate a tiki hut, complete with its own bar, sofas with top grain imported Italian leather, Persian rug, 19th century accent pieces and home theater/entertainment center. The latest electronic and entertainment features add to your enjoyment, including high speed wireless internet, 4 flat screen TVs, a DirecTV satellite dish with over 200 channels, a Sony home theater system, DVD/VCR players and a vast VHS video/board games library. Due to the special upside down design of the home, the bedroom level is lower down and the living levels are higher up, thereby affording great views from the areas where you spend the most time. There are also decks on 4 levels (2 of which are screened).The views will remain with you forever: the rooftop patio, at a height of nearly 40 ft. above ground level, offers 360 degree views of the Gulf of Mexico, Captiva Pass and the State Land Preserve. The house rental also includes all linens and towels (house + beach), beach umbrellas, consumables such as toilet paper and cleaning supplies, and clean-up after departure. For young children, we also have a high chair, crib and pack 'n play. You can rent additional bikes/kayaks plus boats, jet skis, paddle boards and fishing rods at 'Boats and Fun' right here on the island!More
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About the Owner
Daniel H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2011
Interaction with guests
When you arrive on the island, you will be personally greeted by Jenny and Travis, our caretakers. They will bring you, your luggage and groceries right to the house! They live on the island and are available at all times to assist you.
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Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

The Compass Rose is a beautiful home steps from the beach. The homeowner makes the logistics smooth with the pre-trip instructions he sends. Every detail is attended to. The house has many amenities and is well stocked. Highly recommended!

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank travelgirl1110
dannyboyh, VR Owner at Luxury House 50 yds from beach! Pool, spa, outdoor games area, bikes and kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 12 January 2019

We had such an amazing week with our friends and family out on Northcap staying at the Compass Rose. My wife and I have always loved Northcap and have known about the Compass Rose for many years, but this was out first time renting it....More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Jason M
dannyboyh, VR Owner at Luxury House 50 yds from beach! Pool, spa, outdoor games area, bikes and kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2019

Thank you for the kind words Jason! We strive to make our renters' experience as pleasurable as possible. Looking forwards to having you as our guests again!

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Reviewed 30 November 2018

North Captiva is a beautiful island and the Compass Rose has the absolute best spot for sunset views. Being 50 yards from the beach was also amazing (and the home included all the chairs, umbrellas and beach toys you’d need). Golf carts, bike, kayaks and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank CarribeanAMT
dannyboyh, VR Owner at Luxury House 50 yds from beach! Pool, spa, outdoor games area, bikes and kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Thank you for your kind review - it was great to have you stay as our guests!

Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I , along with a couple we are good friends with, booked Compass Rose and choose North Captiva as our vacation choice to celebrate 25 years! Dan was amazing at answering all questions in a timely manner and Jenny(on the island) was...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Rachel S
dannyboyh, VR Owner at Luxury House 50 yds from beach! Pool, spa, outdoor games area, bikes and kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Thank you Rachel for a wonderful review! We are so glad that "The Compass Rose" and North Captiva Island met your expectations for a memorable 25th anniversary vacation.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Compass Rose. North Captiva is the perfect place to get away and spend quality family time. The children loved the pool and games on the pool level, while the adults enjoyed the views from the many decks. The...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Camper661279
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Linens Provided
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Deck
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Does this rental provide access to a beach?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
North Captiva Island is the best-kept secret in Florida: only four miles long and half a mile wide, North Captiva is a Caribbean-like barrier island accessible only by a 20-minute boat ride. There are NO CARS and NO PAVED ROADS (transportation is only by electric golf cart on sand roads!). Nearby Captiva Island and Sanibel Island were once just like North Captiva until bridges brought traffic and hordes of tourists to their shores. One word describes North Captiva Island best: NATURE! On our pristine white beaches, you will find all kinds of rare and exotic SEASHELLS. We also offer world-class SPORTFISHING for tarpon, snook and redfish. A large part of the island is a 700-acre STATE LAND PRESERVE for the protection of endangered wildlife: migratory and nesting birds include osprey, hero...
Getting around
There are no cars on North Captiva Island, so you get around by golf cart (1 cart included with each rental). 2nd golf cart required for groups between 6 and 10 guests (additional cost of $280 + sales tax).
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