Rosetta House is a stunning, 360' ocean & reservation view, three bedroom luxury house with private pool located on the island of North Captiva. From Rosetta it is only a five minute walk along sandy pathways or a two minute golf cart ride to one of the world's most beautiful beaches. North Captiva Island is accessible only by boat from the mainland.
The house also comes with a full service resort with Olympic size swimming pools, restaurants, pool bar, playground, tennis and dock. Couple these with secluded privacy, no cars and pristine white sand beaches filled with famous shelling. Tiles throughout with large living area spilling onto oversized tiled screened in deck with glorious views across the reservation and to 360' ocean. Travel along sand 'roads' in your own golf buggy, meet tortiose along the way to catching sight of dolphins playing in the sea while you build sandcastles on a deserted beach. Truly paradise.
Master bed w/queen plus private screened deck/balcony with views to reservation, 2nd bed with two twins, 3rd bed with bunk beds and twin. State of the art designer interiors including full kitchen, large dining area, large living area, spilling onto large tiled deck/balcony, tiles throughout, 2 1/2 bath, broadband wireless internet access, satellite tv etc..
Activites include the classic 'best in the world' shelling experience, award winning deep sea and beach side fishing (tarpon, bone fish, marlin, stripers, shark etc), biking, hiking, kayaking the mangroves and around the island, dolphin spotting, manatee watching, jet skiing, basketball, two hard-tru tennis courts. Off island the club offers golf, parasailing and shopping trips.
Dining on the island is a gourmet experience. The Boat House is North Captiva’s premier dining destination. An elegant upscale restaurant, catering to those that have a discerning palate. Mango's at North Captiva Island Club offers an informal outdoor dining experience and a low cost dining option for families called Mangos Cafateria. Open for lunch and dinner and providing table service to the patio and pool bar. Mango's is an afforable dining experience for the entire family to enjoy while spending the day poolside or dining. The Pool bar is situated between two oversized custom pools & offers a full array of beverages. Whether it is a classic cocktail, an ice cold beer, one of their Signature concoctions or a child's delicious vanilla milkshake you are guaranteed to love this area! Barnacle Phil's Restaurant is your classic Floirda Keys dining experience with grilled shrimp to die for, melt in the mouth ribs or a burger in paradise! Lastly in Amy's Crab Shack for combinging your need for Ice Cream and Florida boutique shopping.
In the summer of August 09 my good friend and I are hoping to take our children to visit Italy. My mother owns a house in puglia and we would like to visit the northern side of Italy and tour for one or two weeks before we head south. There would be 9 of us in all with three teens and four 5yrs-12yrs. They are all very well behaved, respectful children who will be very careful in anyones house. For this swap we can also offer a month in Vermont (see below) or a reciprocal stay in a luxury, five star rated villa in Jamaica (www.trinityvilla.com).
Other times of the year it is my family that includes my husband and I and our 5 children. Two teens and three 5-12yrs. We love to travel. I am originally from London and my husband from Boston. We also own a home in Vermont available for a swap. Please visit our web page for photos etc. http://vacationhome.kate.googlepages.com/.