Private heated swimming pool (salt chlorinator) 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! Hot Springs Hydromassage hot tub on screened bedroom deck.
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 very conveniently 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!
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 we offer, 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 and Nespresso espresso/cappuccino maker. 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.
What is included: Golf cart, bedding, linens, bath towels, beach towels, chairs and umbrellas, garbage bags, iron, ironing board, basic supply of toilet and facial tissues, paper towels, soaps (hand, kitchen and laundry), dishwasher tablets and dish soap and clean-up after departure.
What is not included: Charcoal for BBQ grill, food/beverages/seasonings, shampoo, shower soap, transport to and from the airport, and water taxi to and from North Captiva Island.
This is our personal "home away from home" and we continually maintain/take care of it as if we lived there all year long. You can rest assured that there will be no surprises and that "what you see is what you get!". In addition, in order to maintain "quality control" and provide our guests with top-notch service throughout their stay, we personally rent out our property and have our own private service staff.
• Occupancy is strictly restricted to the number of tenants that are reserved for (maximum of 10). At no time can there be more than a total of 10 people in the house.
• Tenants will be in default of the Vacation Rental Agreement if they have more tenants in the house than the number they have reserved for or if there are more than 10 people in the house at any time.
• We will rent only to family groups, couples, and responsible adults over the age of 25. Inquiries are not accepted from the following: student groups, groups associated with a wedding event or if the rental of "The Compass Rose" is associated in any fashion with the rental of other properties at the same time on North Captiva Island (such as, but not limited to, family reunions and corporate events).
• Pets considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to owner’s approval.
• Violations of any occupancy conditions will be grounds for immediate eviction without refund of rent and/or non-reimbursement of the security deposit.
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 (golf carts only on sand roads!)
For those guests who like to explore the island, there are 20 miles of bike paths, exclusive of the State Preserve areas. There are also four restaurants on the island: The Boat House, Mango's Island Grill, Barnacle's, and Over The Waterfront.