Serendipity means a "fortuitous happenstance" or "pleasant surprise". It was first coined by Horace Walpole in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a Persian fairy tale, The Three Princes of Serendip. The princes, he told his correspondent, were “always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in quest of”.
Enjoy one of North Captiva Island’s Best vacation homes offered. Serendipity is a fabulous 4 bedroom home with incredible Gulf of Mexico views!. This amazing home has it all! From the moment you arrive you will be mesmerized by the wonderful appointments, furnishings, amenities and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. The home has 2800 square feet under a/c with more than 4000 square feet of living space including open and screen decks. It was renovated and professionally decorated from top to bottom in February 2014. Most everything in this home is brand new including AC units and the pool heater!
Serendipity has a private screened pool area just steps to the beach. This home is built for island living and setup for large multi-generational families. North Captiva is an amazing place to explore and Serendipity is equipped with two golf carts to explore the island.
There is plenty to do at Serendipity with a heated pool, games, beach chairs and towels. Also enjoy cooking in a gourmet kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances and lots of granite counter space to work. The home has 3 flat screen TVs with Directv and a lovely look out lounge. You won’t want to leave this amazing place. The home allows up to 10 people and there is plenty of room to stretch out with a game area, living room, many porches and a lovely pool area. Also, enjoy a fabulous roof top deck with sunset and sunrise views - this deck has some of the best views on the island with cable railings for unobstructed viewing.
The sleeping arrangements are top notch with 2 master bedrooms with private baths and access to the outside porches. Let’s not forget about great views. You will truly be pleasantly surprised when arriving at Serendipity.
Master Bedroom 1:
King Bed with gel top mattress
Flat Screen TV
Access to screened in balcony
Full Bath with walk in shower – pebble stone shower floor and seamless glass surround
Master Bedroom 2:
Queen bed with gel top
Flat screen TV
Access to screened in balcony
Full Bath with shower/bathtub combo
Bunk beds – One Full, One twin
Gorgeous Nautical décor with closet and dresser space
Two twin beds
Storage space under beds and closet
Granite top vanity
Overall amenities on 1st floor:
Professional Décor with custom window treatments and new furniture in all rooms
All New ceramic tile throughout, luxury shower heads, granite tops, sinks, faucets, lighting
New Mattresses and high end linens and bedding in all rooms
Quality “Down-Like” Pillows with extras in closets to find your perfect fit
All mattresses and pillows have soft, quality protective covers
3 Blowdryers – one in each full Bathroom
Bath and Hand Towels Provided by Island Club
10 Beach Towels in foyer storage ottoman supplied by owner
Laundry baskets and hangers in each closet
Laundry Closet with Washer and Dryer
Iron and Ironing Board
All new flooring throughout 2nd floor
Professionally decorated with all new paint and custom window treatments
Beautiful gulf views from every window on this level
Living room with 2 large sofas – one with pull-out memory foam full size mattress
Pub table area with storage chest for games, puzzles, or extra eating area
Gourmet Kitchen with all new granite, sink, faucet, stainless steel appliances – dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with RO filtered ice and water in door, microwave, electric stove. Garbage disposal, wine fridge, 12 cup and 4 cup coffee makers, 4-slice toaster, blender, hand mixer, large electric griddle, pots, pans, skillets, bakeware, cutting boards, new dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, wine glasses, and outdoor plastic dishes and glasses for eating by the pool
Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water system at kitchen sink for quality drinking water
Insta Hot faucet at sink for steaming hot water for tea and other hot drinks instantly
Dining Table for 10
Breakfast Bar with new granite and 3 swivel barstools
Pantry closet for food storage
Tennis Racquets in pantry for use at NCIC tennis courts
Half Bathroom with new Granite top and designer bowl sink
Large Flat Screen TV with DirecTV
Assortment of movies and books
Sliders to outdoor screened in balcony on this level – covered to enjoy in any weather
Outdoor Dining Table for 6
Outdoor Sectional seating
Spiral Staircase to this cozy loft area – overlooks LR/Kitchen area
2 extra large chairs with stunning gulf views
4 New Quality sliders to access outdoor decks with aluminum decking and cable railings
Large Upper level outdoor deck for sunbathing, gulf and island viewing
Lounge chair seating and side tables
Aluminum decking and cable railings
This level has views of the entire island and spending time here is a must in this house!
Views of the sunrise over the bay in the morning
Sunsets over the gulf up here are magical!
Serendipity is close to the airstrip and you will experience the thrill of occasional small plane take offs and landings as they fly right by
Large in ground heated pool with screened in area and decking all around
Patio dining table for 6
Lounge chairs for sunbathing
Pool toys and noodles
Outdoor Pool bar with sink
Beach chairs to take for the short walk to the beach
Weber Gas Grill – new in February 2014
2 Golf carts available with this home
Additional amenities include: playground, sofabed, walking, living room, kayak / canoe, bicycles, dining room, fishing, extra room: sky lounge, bedding 1: king, basketball court, cycling, rating: 5 diamond, golf cart: 2 house carts incl, tennis, tennis: on property, non smoking only, bedding 3: 2 twin, internet access: yes, bedding 4: bunk-twin/double, adventure, stories: 3, num of TV's: 3, bedding 2: queen, beach chairs: beach chairs incl, guests provide their own meals, dining area, dishes & utensils, marina, recreation center, coffee maker, laundry: yes, family, kayaking, away from it all, bay/sound, shelling, pantry items, bird watching, housekeeper optional, lanai / gazebo, swimming....Read more
Left on 01/06/2015 for a stay in December 2014 | Carrie KReviewed Jan 6, 2015Stayed Dec 2014
If you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation you have found your place. No expense has been spared on this rental. The house has recently been completely redone and it shows from the furnishings to the linens to the well equipped kitchen. From the moment you walk in you will feel at home. The owners have decorated and outfitted the home as if they live there full-time. There is plenty of comfortable outdoor living space on each level to take in the sound of the water and the amazing water views. Approx 50 feet from your own pool (past the 2 golf carts that are included with the rental) is the beach. Forewarning - this is a more remote island so if you are looking for nightlife, shopping, lots of restaurants, etc this is not your place. You arrive on the island by ferry (the rental folks make the process very easy by transporting all your luggage and food) and will use golf carts to get around. There is a main island pool, tennis courts, kayaking, boat rentals and more to keep you busy. There are 4 restaurants on the island - 2 have more "upscale food" (one being a BYOB), and 2 more casual ones often with live music. If you want to decompress with family and friends, I can't say enough good things about the island, people and home. I was incredibly sad to leave and can't wait to go back.
Thank you for taking the time to review! Serendipity is a wonderful vacation rental home on the island, we are happy to hear you enjoyed it! Great tips for future visitors about location, details of the island including pools and restaurants.
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