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Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator!

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Front view of Manatee Haven with screen enclosure
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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Located on the barrier island of North Captiva Island, Manatee Haven is an upscale, non-smoking, beach-view home that offers four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with an elevator to all three levels. It is professionally decorated, has a swimming pool and hot tub located in a 3,200 sq. feet private screened-in pool deck that includes a full outdoor kitchen with 36' gas grill, sink, refrigerated drawers and ice machine.. Our home offers every amenity for its guests, including access to the private North Captiva Island Club facilities and a private beach just 500 feet away.  Rental includes one golf cart.  Additional carts can be rented through us or other businesses on the island. The first level of Manatee Haven has four bedrooms, two kings, one queen and two twins, in additio...Located on the barrier island of North Captiva Island, Manatee Haven is an upscale, non-smoking, beach-view home that offers four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms with an elevator to all three levels. It is professionally decorated, has a swimming pool and hot tub located in a 3,200 sq. feet private screened-in pool deck that includes a full outdoor kitchen with 36' gas grill, sink, refrigerated drawers and ice machine.. Our home offers every amenity for its guests, including access to the private North Captiva Island Club facilities and a private beach just 500 feet away.  Rental includes one golf cart.  Additional carts can be rented through us or other businesses on the island. The first level of Manatee Haven has four bedrooms, two kings, one queen and two twins, in addition to two full baths. Each of the bedrooms is fully tiled and beautifully appointed with island themes.  Cable television and Netflix are available on all televisions in the house.  There is also a private screened lanai connected to the master bedroom that overlooks the pool and patio. The second floor has a fully-equipped kitchen with granite countertops and a bar for an enjoyable breakfast or lunch. Plenty of room to relax and enjoy the Gulf views from a Natuzzi leather sectional, watch 700+ DVD's, stored in eleven 3-ring binders, on a 55' Smart HD/TV w/ sound bar or stream your favorite music through our Sonos sound system with speakers on every level.   A dining area is off the kitchen and has a full glass/wood table with extensions and six chairs. In addition there is a bar with a separate small refrigerator to keep your favorite drinks cold as well as one exclusively for wine bottles. There is also full bath with shower on the second level.  A 25X11 foot lanai is off the great room and faces the Gulf where you can take pleasure in the view and relax with the Gulf breezes. The lanai features a 6-person patio table and a small sofa and chairs for enjoying the ocean breeze. From the screened lanai there is a spiral staircase that leads to an observation deck, 49 feet above ground, with a grand 360-degree view of North Captiva Island, the gulf, bay and surrounding islands. A telescope is available to view the night sky. A screened heated 15 by 33-feet heated pool that is one of the largest on the island along with a hot tub and elevator in a large screened-in patio that is on the ground level.  Swim laps, play pool games of basketball, volleyball, or just sit and relax in the spa. A private hot/cold shower is available off the pool. One golf cart is included with your rental.  A second golf cart can be rented as needed.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We generally rent full weeks only. If you need a stay shorter than one week, please reach out to us. Check in is after 3pm. Checkout is at 9:30am. We do not allow events or parties at our home. We accept small to medium sized well mannered dogs but do charge a pet fee for extra cleaning. Manatee Haven is a non-smoking home. If you must smoke, please smoke outside the screen enclosure near the circle driveway and properly dispose of any butts.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower, 2 Full baths
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About the Manager
Mike & Piper Swinford
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2011
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Reviewed May 6, 2020

We booked our vacation for the end of January through 1st week of February. Owners were responsive to any/all of our questions and made helpful recommendations. When we arrived, we found their home, Manatee Haven, just as described, very comfortable and outfitted with everything! Even...More

Date of stay: January 2020
Thank Erin M
Reviewed November 1, 2019

From the 1st phone call to the owner, to being greeted by the amazing property managers and every minute until we sailed home 5 days later, everything was perfect! This house has everything you can ask for and is in immaculate condition. Great pool area...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Jim S
Reviewed February 23, 2017

North Captiva island is isolated from the mainland and must be reached by boat (unless you can pilot a small plane capable of operating off a grass runway.) There are only a few small restaurants and no grocery stores. Understand what you are signing up...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank larryd870
Mike S, VR Owner at Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator!, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words about Manatee Haven. We strive to make our home the perfect place to create forever memories with friends and family and deliver the perfect island vacation.

Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband, our four children and I recently stayed a week on North Captiva Island over Thanksgiving week. The island is pretty isolated. You have to take a boat/charter to get onto the island. There are no cars, only walking, biking or golf carts are...More

Date of stay: November 2015
1  Thank SMP65
Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family and I have been renting homes along the gulf coast for over 15 years. We decided to take a chance this thanksgiving and change it up. I was very pleased with the house, all of its amenities and the island itself. The people...More

Date of stay: November 2014
2  Thank Esaloca89
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

What else can be said that hasn't been said in all the previous reviews - all with perfect scores of 5! I bet you can't find that for any other rental home! Here's the scoop as experienced by my wife and in July: STAR 1...More

Date of stay: July 2014
3  Thank Mark S
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Portland Maine
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Date of stay: May 2012
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Burns
Reviewed April 4, 2013

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Date of stay: March 2013
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Miami
Reviewed August 13, 2012

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Date of stay: July 2012
Louise Spence
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

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Date of stay: June 2012
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Grill
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Elevator/Lift access
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Hiking Trips
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About the neighbourhood
North Captiva Island remains one of the few places left where man and nature coexist in complete harmony. North Captiva was separated from Captiva October 25, 1921 when a hurricane carved out Redfish Pass. Hurricane Charlie separated North Captiva temporarily August 13, 2004 but has since been filled back in with sand and new vegetation. North Captiva Island is located North of Captiva Island and South of Cayo Costa. Part of the Charlotte Harbor barrier island chain, North Captiva is approximately four miles long and one-half mile wide at the widest extent. Accessibility to this tropical retreat is just 15 minutes by boat from Captiva or Pine Island. In addition, a 2000-foot, privately owned grass airstrip provides landing space for pilots of light aircraft. Known for its pristi...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator!

  • Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator! is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

  • Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator! has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Manatee Haven: Upscale Beach View Home with Screened-in Pool, Spa & Elevator! has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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