Runaway Haven; Fly-in, Boat-in Tropical Island Retreat
Thank you for inquiring about Runaway Haven, our tropical island retreat. The following will provide a brief introduction to the house, the island and the amenities available.
If you have any additional questions or would like to make a reservation, please refer to the contact information and call or e-mail us at your convenience.
North Captiva Island is a barrier island located north of the Sanibel/Captiva island chain and approximately 17 miles NW of Ft. Myers, Florida. The island is approximately ½ mile wide and 3 miles long with the north half of the island containing private homes and the airstrip while the southern half is a state wildlife preserve.
What sets North Captiva apart from the other islands is that access to the island is only possible by private boat, water taxi, or private airplane. There are no cars or paved roads to upset the natural beauty of the island. Transportation on North Captiva is accomplished using golf carts on scenic dirt roads and paths. Here, traffic congestion, tourist attraction hysteria and over commercialization seems worlds away.
Runaway Haven is a 3 Bedroom, 2 bath home located on the north west corner of the island. The house is situated next to the runway on the west end and about 300 ft from the gulf beaches.
The main floor (second level) contains the living room, kitchen, dining room, office (with futon), bath and two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two double beds. A stairs adjacent to the dining area leads down to the ground floor which contains the third bedroom with a queen bed and bath.
The ground floor is completely decked and contains a beach shower enclosure, a game area with a ping-pong table, washer and dryer room and covered parking for the golf cart.
From the main floor, a stair leads up to the third level deck area that provides open deck space for sun bathing. An observation deck provides an un-obstructed, 360 degree view of the island with beautiful sunrises and sunsets.
Inside the house is fully furnished, with telephone,TV, VCR/CD, FAX, DSL, dishwasher as well as central air-conditioning and heating.
For your outdoor needs, the main floor has a fully screened patio, and the ground floor has an outdoor deck with Charcoal Bar-B-Q grill and picnick table.
Getting To the Island :
Island Girl Charters, located at the Pine Island Marina on Pine Island, provides scheduled water taxi service to and from North Captiva Island. Island Girl operates several 30-35 ft charter boats which will take you and all your supplies/luggage and groceries to the Island.
If coming by private boat, the boat can be launched at the Pine Island Marina. NCIC has docks available for rent.
North Captiva Island has a private airstrip approximately 2000 ft long water to water east to west on the north end of the island. Runaway Haven is a limited partner in the airstrip and therefore its guest are entitled to usage of the airstrip at no extra charge.
Airstrip regulations, procedures and usage pass are available upon request.
Summary of house benefits
Runway access included
Golf cart usage included
Linens and towels provided