Amazing 4 Bedroom Poolhome With Dock, gameroom, awesome views and beautifully furnished. Solitude is an amazing home with over 3500 square feet of living space and over 5500 square feet of total living. This home is beautifully decorated and equipped with every
comfort and luxury. The home is well suited for large parties and families getting together for a week of pure bliss. The boating is the best with a great dockside location. Park your boats right at the house. Great snook lights attract fish right to the dock,
fish from the house! The home has a lovely swimming pool and a gameroom with great games. You will have loads of fu...n at Solitude. Also, if you want peace and tranquility, you can enjoy this too with the senic views, hidden open porches and screen porches that
are in all different areas of the home.
Additional amenities include: dock/boat-slip, sofabed, game room, tennis: on property, stories: 3, num of TV's: 3, laundry: yes, rating: 5 diamond, pool: private & club use, beach chairs: beach chairs incl, exterior hot tub: yes, bedding 2: queen, bedding 4: twin, grill: webber charcoal gril, bedding 3: queen, bedding 1: king, internet access: yes, golf cart: rental cart included.Read more
We have been coming to the island for about 7 years, renting different houses each time. We are a 3 generation family of 12 with children, teenagers, parents and grandparents. Solitude was a great house, well maintained and comfortable. The location was surprisingly good. It is on the main pathway, but very secluded by landscaping. We had issue with the hot tub and pool, water was cold, but they came an fixed it.
My only recommendations: Cook ware was small and inadequate if you cook for large groups.
New Year's Retreat!
Left on 01/08/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | Sue C.
Solitude is awell appointed home. The drapes, bed coverings, and paintings are lovely. Four tile bathrooms/modern/beautiful. Lots of "me space". Hot tub and pool was great! Lots of viewing decks too. The Tv's were in great order
The house had a large boat slip. We were surprised one day to find another boat where we were docking our boat. A card on our deck let us know that the left side of the dock was private. Be aware of where you dock at this house. Boating/fishing were fabulous. Manatees come for fresh water daily. January must be nesting time. Across from us, a pair of osprey were rebuilding last year's nest. We saw osprey land on the railing and eat a fish right in front of us. I saw five large pink birds fly over realizing they were flamingoes. Shelling there was great!
I would like for the owner of the home to replace the dishwasher utensil tray. The large tray compartment bottoms have broken; the utensils fall through. It would only take a time or two for the washer blade underneath to hit or catch on one of the utensils hanging down to break the dishwasher completely.
The kitchen is on the third floor of this very large and spacious house. Groceries are brought up for you which was a blessing for us old folks. We had plenty of lovely white china, plates, bowls, cups and lots of glasses and plastic ware. There was an abundance of baking ware and two nice skillets. I did find a can opener/bottle opener but needed a metal triangular shaped can opener to open pineapple juice cans.
Plan on using plenty of bread, chips, and liquor! There are no grocery stores on the island, only a small minute mart at Mangos that has small bag snacks, sodas, sunscreen, eggs, milk, and butter. We ran out of bread our fourth day and I had to purchase bread to the tune of $12 for two loaves. We needed to buy two bottles of vodka and they were double the price. Bring lots of bottled water/tap smells a little like sulfur. Read more
Response from North Captiva Island Club - 01/13/2014
Thank you for taking the time to review! We are glad you had a great time and you enjoyed the home and its amenities. Solitude is a great location for wildlife viewing. Thank you for mentioning the dishwasher rack we have put that into our maintenance system to replace.
We hope to see you again soon!
The North Captiva Island Club Team
Fort Myers, Florida
What's not to Luv?
Left on 10/21/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Clark Richards
Excellent accommodations, great service. Everyone should put a visit to North Captiva Island and North Captiva Island Club on their bucket list. Read more
Response from North Captiva Island Club - 11/03/2013
Thank you for taking the time to review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
The North Captiva Island Resort Team
Our best family vacation!
Left on 07/11/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | jyoung21
We had a great time on North Captiva Island. Solitude is a beautiful house, and we enjoyed staying there. We had a few problems, but the island club staff were friendly and helped us when we needed it. When we got there, we only recieved a card key, and couldn't get into our house. We took the last ferry of the day, and the office staff had to take it to get home, so the office closed immediately. Luckily, the people delivering our luggage were willing to help, so we were able to get into the house. The slide card key to the game room didn't work at first, and once fixed, only worked for about a day, so we didn't have access to that. Also, the hot tub never worked and was often colder than the pool. Finally, we had a few problems with the golf carts, but they were fixed by the island club staff.
Aside from all of that, we still loved our vacation. The island was beautiful, the golf carts were fun, the private pool was perfect. We fished off of the dock at Solitude after renting poles at Boats and Fun. My daughter saw a manatee surface from the dock.
A few tips:
One night, the island lost power and it was dark! Pack a flashlight just in case.
If you want to order fresh seafood to grill while you are there, try andy's Island Seafood in Matlacha. The fish was really fresh and the people were very nice.
Mango's has a store but everything is really expensive. We ran out of coffee and had to buy Folgers for $12. Be prepared for that!
Finally, this island works on island time. When we went out to eat, everything took a very long time. When we put in a service request at the island club, it took a long time. Things just run a little bit slower there.
All of that considered, we had a great time and will definitely return to North Captiva Island. Solitude was a great rental house and I would recommend staying there!
Left on 05/02/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | basil
We have been visiting NC for many years now and this is one of the better houses, very clean modern comfortable. great location and the house lay out makes it very spacious
Large and comfortable
Left on 03/27/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Julie
We had 13 in our party and the house worked very well. The pool/spa was great, very clean house, and great location. The only recommendations I have would be to include a small broom to help clean up kitchen a little and the kitchen was short on a few essentials to cook for such a large group. There was not much silverware and cooking pans were limited. Many lightbulbs were burnt out in the upstairs living area. We had trouble getting decent bikes from the club but they did get a few new ones in during our stay. I would still return to this house because it is set up well for large groups.
Left on 01/10/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Rich Hollis
We had an absolute wonderful time and the unit is located perfectly on the island and beautiful decor. I would only suggest you ask maitenance to check the lighbulbs and remote batteries as we had nearly 1/2 of the light bulbs (and thier are dozens of switches) out, and over 2/3rd of the remotes for (and again many) did not function. Almost rented another unit, happy we rented this one!
By the way, put some brooms and dustpans in this hourse, we would have liked to do some light cleaning while there and they have no cleaning tools! Some of us do like to clean up after ourselves.
beautiful home and great service
Left on 09/26/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | bevrogers
we had a wonderful time in north captiva. its a very quiet island but simply beautiful. very happy with our stay and the level of service we recieved while there!
Perfect as usual
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Petersons
We have stayed in this home 4 times over the years. It has everything you need. Furnishings are first class, game room for the kids, great view of the Sound and the perfect location in our opinion. Our family does alot of fishing. This is only of the only interior Island homes that has a private, protected dock right at the house. No need to mess with having your supplies hauled over by Ncic. Your dock is literally right at the house. Fish cleaning tables, water, electricity, and docak lights right there. Pool and Spa are top notch. Perfect house in our opinion for our family reunion's.
Left on 07/22/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | J Harward
This is a great house in a great location. Very well constructed with nice funishings. However, the attention to detail by management or house keeping or both put a sour taste in my mouth for the price paid for the week. Based on my past experiences at North Captiva rental homes were always emaculate and free from propblems. However, such details as a "spare" microwave setting on the counter due to the installed unit being out of service, numerous burned out light bulbs (the main office was told of these early in our stay and were never fixed) the hot tub work interminttent at best and garbage not picked up around the outside of the pool area. I'm not a overly picker renter, just give me what I paid for and it's the details that keep me coming back. Read more
Response from North Captiva Island Club - 07/25/2012
Thanks for your review. Tropical storms over the past few weeks caused a lot of island power outages along with high winds and flood waters did not help. Staff was behind and did the best they could. We hope you return soon! Thanks for coming.
Fantastic Home on a Fantasy Island!
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Dominic
It's hard to describe the experience we had on North Captiva this past March, 2012. This was our first visit, but is unlikely to be our last. "Solitude" was a beautiful home with plenty of space for the 6 of us. The living space upstairs provided terrific views, including a nice view of the sunrise each morning (provided you are awake for it.) The osprey nest across the way provided some nice entertainment.
We rented a boat from "Boats and Fun", so we took full advantage of the waterfront location and private dock for the week. We went fishing, took excursion trips to Captiva, and enjoyed the Cayo Costa state park as well. One golf cart was not enough for our party, so we rented a second from "Bob's Island adventures". The service was great, and both carts were perfect for our trips around the island.
We did have a couple of minor issues with the electronic pool/spa controls and a number of light bulbs that needed to be replaced in the home. However, all in all we give "Solitude" and North Captiva two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
We love North Cap!
Left on 04/25/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | askdad
We had an excelletnstay in a lovely home. We have been coming to No Cap for 8 consecutive years and will continue to do so. The house is lovely and spacious and we were 2 families who had plenty of space. The only issues we had were:
1. there were many light bulbs that were burned out and no replacements could be found
2. While the kitchen is well stocked with terrific bowls, dishes, glassware etc., the pots and other cookware in the kitchen all need to be replaced - many were burned or rusted on the inside.
Left on 04/19/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Wendy dowling
Loved the house. Very comfortable. Had everything we needed. Thank you
In fact all the people who were on this senior trip will be fighting over this house in the future
Excellent or nearly perfect
Left on 02/02/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Gene
The weather was perfect for our three week stay. "Solitude" sits in a perfect location overlooking the harbor area, and yet is located on a canal suitable for any craft which can enter the harbor area. The house was designed to accommodate nearly every weather condition with porches to the west, south, and east. The views of the harbor is outstanding, and the outdoor pool/spa was the best we have experienced on N.Captiva. We used both every day of our visit. The main living area on the top floor is comfortable and very upscale, as is the kitchen. We have been coming to the island since the late 90s, and this January was the best. In large part the level of service from Ncic personnel provided an extra measure of comfort to make for a wonderful stay.
Very nice home and Island
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Nigel
This was our first stay and we spent 10 days on the Island over the winter holiday season. I have zero complaints and found the entire experience to be very well thought through. This included Pine Island Taxi, Publix pickup, Water Ferry, North Captiva Island Club staff, and most importantly the House, Solitude.
The house was very well laid out and we enjoyed hanging out and watching the scenery. We also rented a boat from Boats and Fun and again this was a great experience.
We look forward to future stays.
Charleston, West Virginia
Left on 11/30/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | wm3mm
We stayed in 'Solitude' over Thanksgiving week and could not have asked for a more beautiful house. The location was perfect, and the many decks and porches gave us lots of choices to enjoy the weather. The house looks over the wharf and was an easy walk to the restaurants and the airstrip to watch the sunset, and a short drive to the beach. Our daughter enjoyed fishing off the dock, and we loved watching the many different birds - osprey, herons, egrets, etc.
For those who have never been to North Captiva island -- it is a truly beautiful place. It is a small island with wonderfully friendly people, a long, unspoiled beach with gorgeous shells and bird life, and a feeling of total relaxation from the moment you step off the boat. It is not, however, for those who want a busy vacation with tee times, manicured lawns, turn down service, spas, pampering and night life. Barefoot is the way to go here; if you want to see and be seen, this is not the place for you. There are pools, boat and jet-ski rentals, tennis courts and a handful of restaurants (make reservations!) but that's it! My whole family considers this island a real treat - we've been here when our kids were very young, and now in their teens and 20's. We love to spend our days here reading and eating meals on the deck, walking on the beach to look for shells and watch for dolphins, going to the pool, driving to the airstrip in the evening to watch the sunset and playing a game or watching a movie in the evening. This is an absolute paradise -- just make sure it's the kind of vacation you're looking for! We can't wait to go back!
We will be coming back!
Left on 09/14/2011 for a stay in September 2011 | BLC
My husband & I had such a great time...this place was so much fun and having a golf cart as "your ride" was the best! We watched the sun rise every morning...from the west coast! It was amazing! We will be going back there sooner than later and the great thing about that is there are so many different houses you can choose from but I don't think many of them can top "solitude" which I picked because of the name! If you just want to get away and have no worries...this is the place to go!
Left on 06/17/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | epruim
We had a great time, the house was awesome, great house / boat slips/ location for fishing while providing first class rental home for non- fishing family members.
Sherri from Michigan
the best house we went in!!!
Left on 05/23/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | Sherri from Michigan
Our family and friends were at North Captiva for my
son's wedding on the beach. We had such a wonderful time
I can't believe how much fun it was.
We would all like to return when there isn't a wedding so
we can just enjoy the house, its pool,tour more, get a bike, and
maybe get a kayak.
Loved the week-end!
I forgot to schedule a pick-up for our things so I did it Sunday
morning and they still were there quickly to get our stuff.
Thank You loved it!!
family of 10
Just about perfect!
Left on 03/10/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | family of 10
We all loved the house, all 10 of us. Accommodations were comfortable and new. The only place they skimped was the master bedroom mattress. Hope they can change that to something less spongy. But otherwise, the place had no faults. Great location. Pool was enjoyed tremendously, the canal with our rented boat gave us great fishing opportunities. The kitchen was well outfitted, and the eating area spacious with great views. We cooked in for all meals. We love North Captiva and this has been our best stay yet. Wildlife views from the house would thrill any nature lover. Osprey, anhingas, great white egrets and even a manatee. Heaven.
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