luxury 4-story beach home truly on the Gulf of Mexico
luxury 4-story beach home truly on the Gulf of Mexico

From $657 / night

680 Gulf Lane, North Captiva, FL 33924
5 bedrooms
12 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Sleeps: 12
Type: Home
Per week: $4,600 - $8,400
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the North Captiva vacation home rental
Imagine a beach vacation at a house that's like your very own luxury beach resort called Gulf Dreams on-the-beach. The deed to this luxury beach house states that the property's west boundary is the Gulf of Mexico. The house has 75 feet of private, white sand Gulf beach for your pleasure, easily accessed by the only private, elevated boardwalk on the island.

Imagine arriving at Gulf Dreams on-the-beach's private 85-foot dock on a private canal (in your boat, or by boat taxi), located 1,000-feet east of Gulf Dreams's beach house. This dock can also be fished from. You will be greeted at the dock by the resort's manager who will transfer you and your luggage to the house. Imagine this manager, who is a full-time resident of the island, will familiarize you with the beach house and resort amenities, as well as the island, and will be a phone call away during your stay to meet your needs.
Imagine a secluded luxury beach house accessed by a long, lavishly-landscaped driveway providing privacy from golf cart traffic and neighboring houses.

Imagine having one of the only privately-owned swimming pools and pool-side gazebos on the island located on a beach dune, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and a remotely controled waterfall that provides complete privacy.

Imagine your own luxury beach resort with its own beach picnic table,12 beach chairs and 6 umbrellas. Fishing from our private beach can be very good. Six kayaks make going to the island, 1/3 mile west of Gulf Dreams, in the Gulf, a great family shelling adventure. Six bicycles allow you to explore the wildlife preserve on the south 2/3 of North Captiva, especially the beach at low tide. A private volley ball court will be set up for guests, upon request, for entertainment on Gulf Dreams private beach. Ping-pong, board games, puzzles cards and chips allow for family fun out of the sun. The private canal dock allows fishing or docking your boat.

Imagine a bright and airy 4-story beach house with vaulted ceiling heights of 10 to 14 feet throughout, 2 large screened-in lanais with expansive views of the pool and Gulf of Mexico (one where you can eat all your meals outdoors, the other where you can play ping-pong and board games). Imagine a large, 4th-floor master suite, with spectacular 360-degree views of the Gulf and bay sides of the island, a gourmet, fully-equipped kitchen with granite counters and high-end appliances, travertine and granite bathrooms, most with twin sinks.

Imagine no longer! Your dreams can comes true when you rent Gulf Dreams on-the-beach. Let's get into the details of the pleasures that await you:

1st. Floor

lounge chairs around pool beneath the umbrella of a mature, fragrant frangipani (plumeria) tree.

34 ft.x 14 ft. heated swimming pool with waterfall & salt cell purification system

covered, lighted gazebo with table and chairs and a hammock

covered, brick-paved porch with stereo, table and chairs

brick-paved pool deck

outdoor shower

landscape lighting surrounding pool for evening ambiance

private, raised, lighted walkway with white PVC decking surface leading to beach and beach picnic table, and volleyball court.

The newly renovated poolside bedroom is airy and light, has a king bed, and new, spacious luxury travertine and granite bathroom. It has a drink-sized refrigerator convenient for keeping cold drinks near the pool deck and a large ice maker to supplement the ice maker on the third floor.

paving stone driveway

2 golf carts for exploring the island and taking the short drive to Gulf Dreams' private dock.

pond with waterfall framed by cascading bougainvillea and palm trees

2nd Floor

2 spacious bedrooms with queen beds, both with large, new luxury granite and travertine twin-sink bathroom, glass-enclosed walk-in shower, and spacious walk-in closet

410-square-foot bedroom with a king bed and two twin beds. (twin beds can be be converted to a king bed). It has a new luxury bathroom with granite and travertine walk-in showers, two closets, a TV center with a library of books and DVD's and games.

34 ft.x 12 ft. porch (screened, with electronically-controlled hurricane shutters), ping-pong table, games table and chairs

full laundry room with sink and Maytag washer & dryer

3rd. Floor

all-new gourmet kitchen: granite counters and full back splashes, filtered water faucet, instant hot water faucet, 2 stainless steel sinks, each with garbage disposal, 2 French-door refrigerators with freezers, bar-sized beverage refrigerator, Electrolux 5-burner induction stove with remote exhaust fan, drawer microwave, double wall ovens, food processor, coffee maker and other small appliances, flat screen kitchen TV, kitchen bar with 4 hand-carved Mexican bar stools

high-end beach decor and furnishings: 2 leather sofas, leather chair and ottoman, glass and drift wood dining table to seat 6, hand-carved Mexican chairs and mirror, hand-painted Mexican tables, designer wool rugs, 55" flat screen TV with Bose sound system, Blu Ray, Netflix and Pandora

spectacular granite wet bar with copper sink and ice maker

marble-tiled powder room

40 ft. x 12 ft. dining and lounging porch (screened, with electronically-controlled hurricane shutters), wicker furniture lounging areas,, 2 dining tables that both seat 6 with 6 dining chairs.

4th Floor:

1,200-square-foot master suite with 2 decks

flat screen TV and Blu Ray DVD player with sitting area

new luxury granite and travertine bathroom with twin sinks and spacious walk-in double shower

2 large walk-in closets

deck with lounge chairs and sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico

small deck facing east with views of the bay.

Gulf Dreams on-the beach has been completely renovated, inside and out, beginning in June 2011 and completed in June of 2014. A recent renovation added a bathroom on second floor and a totally renovated first floor poolside bedroom and bath. Guests will find Gulf Dreams to be extremely well-equipped and furnished with high-end finishes and fixtures. The comfort of the house coupled with the best location on the island, and the convenience of having a private dock, set the scene for a memorable vacation.
Area Information
Gulf Dreams on-the-beach is on North Captiva Island, a bridge-less barrier island approximately 4 miles long, accessed only by boat or private plane. No car traffic; only golf carts and sand roads. There is a untouched state wildlife preserve that occupies 60 % of the island. This provides 2 miles of untouched and unrestored beach and opportunity to bike, hike and run, especially when the tide is out. Visiting North Captiva is like time traveling back to Florida in 1945. Uncrowded and unrestored beachs, no tall condos, lots of bird and sea life. Gulf Dreams on the beach has 75 feet of deeded Gulf of Mexico beach front and its own raised private walkway to its private beach. Its lot 1/4 mile east on a private canal has a 85 foot dock that provides a place to dock your boat or a rental boat at no extra charge.
Attractions within Walking Distance
Beach: Property is on beach
State wild life Area: North boundary is 300 yards south on beach. Wildlife pressure is 2+ miles of natural beach, un-restored, as nature intended. No signs, few trails, accessible by bike, (6 provided) on foot or by kayak (we provide 6)
Nearby Restaurants
3 restaurants on island, 2 recommended. Contact owners for details.
North Captiva is a bridge-less island accessible by boat taxi or private boat. Approximately $42.00 round trip. Contact owners for details. Transportation on island is by golf carts, bicycles and on foot. no cars.
Best Time of the Year to Travel
Average temps (Fahrenheit) range from January low of 54 high of 75 to July-August low of 74 high of 92.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Lucy and Stewart Evans

Lucy and Stewart Evans

Lucy and Stewart Evans

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 06 2016 Nov 18 2018 - - $4,600 - 1 Week
Nov 28 2016 Dec 16 2018 - - $4,800 - 1 Week
Dec 17 2016 Dec 29 2018 - - $7,850 - 1 Week
Jan 07 2017 Feb 03 2019 - - $4,800 - 1 Week
Feb 03 2017 Mar 03 2017 - - $6,100 - 1 Week
Mar 03 2017 Apr 28 2017 - - $8,400 - 1 Week
Apr 29 2017 Sep 04 2017 - - $6,000 - 1 Week
May 28 2017 Sep 05 2017 - - $6,100 - 1 Week
Sep 05 2017 Nov 17 2017 - - $4,700 - 1 Week
Nov 18 2017 Nov 27 2017 - - $7,000 - 1 Week
Nov 19 2017 Nov 27 2017 - - $6,200 - 1 Week
Nov 28 2017 Dec 15 2017 - - $4,800 - 1 Week
Dec 16 2017 Jan 05 2018 - - $8,400 - 1 Week
Dec 30 2017 Jan 06 2018 - - $8,400 - 1 Week
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: 50% at time of reservation, 50% 90 days prior to arrival
Payment Options: Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: deposit refunded (less $750 re booking fee and credit cards fees) if cancelled prior to 90 days of arrival. After 90 days of arrival the owner the owner shall have the right to retain all rents paid. Notwithstanding, if the owner is able to fill the vacancy at the same rental amount, the owner will a full refund less any credit card fees and $1000.00 re-booking fee.



  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 2 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 2 Cribs
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Lanai
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Game Room
  • Oceanfront
  • Private Pool
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Bikes
  • Kayak
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Kitchenette
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
  • Ocean
  • Volleyball Court
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
  • Pool
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
2 golf carts, high-end beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach toys provided to our guests. Also, 6 bicycles, 4 kayaks, 2 Pack N Plays, high chair, baby gate, provided. 3 restaurants on the island serve excellent food. Our pool is heated year-round and has a waterfall feature.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: how many beach chairs and umbrellas do you provide?
A: up to 12 beach chairs and up to 6 beach umbrellas
Q: do you provide bikes?
A: yes, 6 bikes with "fat frank tires" to ride on sand
Q: do you provide kayaks?
A: Yes, 4 kayaks and a selection of 16 life jackets
Q: What is your favorite activety?
A: Sitting on Gulf Dreams private beach utilizing provided beach chairs and umbrellas, kayaking in Gulf with provided kayaks, riding on beach south to red fish pass on provided bikes though state wildlife area.

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    We love the outdoors, biking swimming kayaking hiking and are retired...
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