PERFECT!!!!!!! The house was cozy and warm. Relaxing and refreshing!!! We enjoyed our time by the pool everyday and cooked meals in the evening. Walking to the beach was nice and close to the house. We enjoyed riding the bikes provided. The sunsets were beautiful. The house had everything we needed to cook, wash and relax. We had a great time Kayaking and sight seeing. Shopping in Sanibel was also enjoyable. The property was clean and well maintained.
Best vacation rental experience ever from the minute we walked in the door at the mermaid house we knew we were in for a week of perfection. The house has everything you need to relax and enjoy the wonderful island of Captiva. Stepping out the French doors into the pool finding an oasis of quiet and privacy. The kitchen is well appointed and had everything we needed. The beds were comfortable and everything was very clean. So many little extras including Internet access a full music system with a wonderful selection of music. Appreciate all of the attention to detail that the owner has provided for this charming welcoming rental. Highly recommend and hope to return some day
My sister and I have a lovely tradition of vacationing in Florida with my now 86-yr-old mother, 83-yr-old aunt and my cousin. This year was our 8th trip, after missing a couple of years for various health reasons.
We've tried three different condos and one other vacation home with pool and after our third visit staying at the Mermaid House I can confirm that it is BY FAR our favorite! It is clean, lovely, unpretentious, and so very comfortable for us. You can tell this place is cared for with love, and we've seen some improvements over the years. The landscaping is lush and beautiful, making the pool and grounds quite private. This year it was a little cool the first two days but the heated pool and various sunny outdoor seating areas made it very pleasant to be outside. Larry is never intrusive but is always attentive to our needs.
We stayed at the Mermaid House with my parents. We all loved it! It is all on one level which makes it easy. The house presents as very large. There is so much space to spread out. The indoor and outdoor furnishings are very comfortable. It's almost hard to decide where to relax. I'd say the lanai with it's heated pool was a favorite spot. There was plenty of sun and shade with all the tropical vegetation around the home. It's also very quiet. The home is well-appointed with everything you'd need. The owner is very nice and provides a cooler, beach chairs/towels, a pull cart and bicycles. The Mermaid House is a short walk to the beach which is gorgeous. We went every night to watch the sunset. Captiva Village is also just a short walk to enjoy the restaurants and shops. We will definitely stay at the Mermaid House when we return!
We got lucky! There was a cancellation! So glad we found this little jewel to spend our Valentine week. The house was island perfect...Jimmy Buffet tunes greeted us when we opened the front door! Larry has this unique way of greeting his guests...music! Mermaid House has everything you need to make your visit delightful! The screened pool area was private and relaxing. The king sized bed was so comfortable that if the beach and shelling had not been calling in the mornings, one could just snooze away the day! We cooked and grilled several meals in the well stocked kitchen...all utensils and dishes were abundantly provided! The house lives up to its name with the many mermaid works of art decorating every nook and cranny. The house is just absolutely comfortable!!
To get to the beach you do have to zig and zag a bit, but it was an easy little walk. All in all, the house is a perfect getaway if you want a quaint and cozy "Margaritaville" beach cottage with all the amenities! It wouldn't take long for you to find that "lost shaker of salt"!!
Thank you, Larry, for sharing your idyllic Mermaid House! We do hope to return!!
Very nice comfortable home. We will reserve for next year. Hoping Bikes are tuned
up and Gas grill clean and ready for us. Very nice location. Pool very clean and nice
but a little chilly.
What a lovely home! There is so much to do on Captiva, or you can do nothing and float in the pool all day. (Our choice). This house is really well cared for and we lacked for nothing. Clearly great effort has been put into planning a restful stay for guests at Mermaid House. We were so sorry to leave, that within a few weeks of coming home we booked this home again for next year. We love Mermaid House!
We recommend sunsets on the beach, The Ding Darling nature preserve (bring your binoculars), Cayo Costa shelling cruise, Il Cielo for a fine dinner and Baileys for groceries on the island.
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