North Captiva Island Club Check-in


North Captiva Island Club Check-in
Beach Vacation 4 Me
March Madness is Here at the beach!
It is great to be writing to you again. My thought after my last newsletter was to
write again after March Madness, but I discovered so much information on my last
trip to Florida, I felt the need to get the news out to you now.
My husband and I traveled to North Captiva the second week in February. We participated in the annual island clean up. This was a great community event and we
were so glad we could pitch in to make our island clean. Thanks to Barnacle Phil’s
for providing their famous rice and beans to all the participants. Along with participating in the island clean up, we spent many days outdoors experiencing some the
most glorious Florida sunshine. It was a fabulous week in paradise.
This newsletter features a great deal of information. The North Captiva Island Club
has a wonderful new check in center (see article) which compliments their new boat
so well. The check in process is smooth!!! Boats and Fun has many new activities
planned. Thank you to Matias from Boats and Fun for providing your exciting
news. I have a fabulous new home to introduce. Make sure you check out the Rum
Cove. We have a guest review of our evening out to Cabbage Key. Thank you
Clark for your entertaining letter! And yes…..there are still some fabulous homes
available for March and April. Many are at unbelievable prices too!! It’s not too
late to get a little sand between your toes!
Like many of you, I too am getting ready for my spring break trip to North Captiva.
I will be spending a week on the island with three dear friends and their children.
All of the moms in my group have been to the island previously. Some of the children have never visited. I look forward to experiencing the island with them. It is
hard to express what it is like to be with someone who has never been to North
Remember I can help you too experience the island for the first time. So…come on,
grab your flip flops and don’t forget your sunscreen…..Let’s Go to the Beach!
Island Pizza
Sarah and I were having a casual conversation at the Boat House and discovered
the plan to offer Pizza at Mangos every night during season. Sounds like a great
thing to entertain the younger ones in the family while you enjoy Mangos or the
Boat House.
Check into it when you arrive!!
Beach Vacations
4 Me LLC
Sarah Rapp
March 2012
Contact Information
Sarah Rapp
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
 Phone 866-587-3200
 Mobile 740-334-8840
Inside this issue:
Rum Cove
Great properties
Easter Servicdes
Water Guy
Boats N Fun
Captiva Beach
Check In
Sarah Rapp
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Introducing Rum Cove
New , new , new !! Fish in your back yard, Play in your private heated pool, entertain on your cabana / pool deck, watch sunrises, and sunsets from your observation deck or find your private nook away from it all.
There are four bedrooms including a private suite on the lower pool area. Four
and a half baths, great room with 55 inch flat screen TV in the living area, full
dining and gorgeous granite / stainless kitchen. Screened and open decks on a
varitey of levels, an observation deck, and full laundry facilities complete this
perfect home.
Amenities include; pool; 130 ft. of waterfront for boat docking and fishing. Airstrip landing rights, 2 golf carts, flat screen TV in living room & cabana bar, Wifi, etc.
Great Properties still available on North Captiva!
There are still some wonderful homes available for the weeks ahead. It’s time to reconnect on a warm, sunny beach.
Your chores can wait. It’s time to embrace your Florida side.
Week of March 10
Wonderful beachfront duplex (each side has 3 bedrooms)
3 Bedroom/sleeps 6 with brand new hot tub – 500 feet from the beach
Spacious 4 bedroom home close to the island club – this is a fun house!
Week of March 17
3 Bedroom/sleeps 6 with brand new hot tub – 500 feet from the beach
Luxury 4 bedroom home with pool – 300 feet from the beach – sleeps 8
Brand New 4 bedroom home with pool, slips, 2 golf carts – sleeps 8
Interior 3 bedroom plus office home – unbelievable rate!
Week of March 24
2 bedroom – sleeps 6 people -Never a bad review at this house –best price around!
Wonderful beachfront duplex (each side has 3 bedrooms)
4 Bedroom with private pool – 5 nights only arriving 3/26/12
Week of March 31 (SOLD OUT)
BRAND NEW – 4 bedroom with pool, slips, 2 golf carts
Week of April 7
3 bedroom with pool - this is a steal!!!
4 bedroom beachfront with hot tub
Experience the Lazy Dolphin – great discounts available April 14-May 12. This home is located 100
feet from the beach. Sleeps 8 in beds with a private pool
Easter Sunrise Services North Captiva Island 2012
There will be a non-denominational Easter sunrise service Sunday April 8th at the east beach end
of the airstrip at 7:00 am. If you have questions, please contact Sue Ann Cousar at 239-395-2894
or [email protected]
Sarah Rapp
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The “water guy” review
It was the end of a perfect week of Sun, and??? Lots of sand! and more sand! And lots of Sun and Water too, though of
course it is an 'Island"....No trip to North Captiva is ever complete without a trip to Cabbage Key. Whenever I have
"out of town" friends on the island, I like to help end their week on a high note, and nothing works better than a trip to
Cabbage Key. John and Diane Porter, Mike and Sarah Rapp and me, Clark the "water guy" took off. As a business
owner on "North Cap"(we're alllowed to call it that since we "work" here,lol) I use a boat to come to work. Whatever I
am using that week is what we take to the Cabbage. Usually I have my 25' Cuddy Cabin "Fishhawk", but this week
was extra special. I had to bring over a supply of water equipment, so this was "barge" week! We boarded the "Pig-ina-poke" and set sail for Cabbage Key on board my 25' barge. Complete with resin benches and life preservers! Tonight
was not only the Rapp's last night on the island, but my birthday eve, so it was a special occasion. After a 45 minute
cruise, dodging frolicing dolphin and wayward seagulls, amidst calm waters, all special ordered for tonights excursion,
we arrived at the dock. There were several small "blowup boats" (as I call them) along with the usual 50 footers all
tucked in for the night. I prefer the dinners over the lunches because thats when the locals are there and not the "cattle"
boats with 650 tourists looking for their "Cheeseburger in Paradise".
Our reservations were for 630 "sharp", which we arrived on
time. We were greeted at the door of the Inn by a very
friendly host who gave us the choice of sitting in the "Money
Room" or the "Governor's Room", which we chose the latter.
We usually sit in the Money room, which has walls taped up
with the dollar bills from past guests and the names of their
boats, but tonight we went for the more "Formal" setting.
None of us desired an appetizer since we had already consumed ours on the way over to Cabbage Key. Elise was our
server, who was delightfully entertaining and attentive to our
needs. The ice in my glass never had a chance to "dry out", if
you know what I mean. And I was just drinking iced Tea. She told us the "Chef's special", and as always, thats what I
ordered. In fact, thats what I always order, because after almost 30 years of coming there, I have never had a bad meal.
Never a dry peice of fish. Even the steaks are excellent, but I like seafood when I'm eating on the water. John, Diane
and I all had the special, which was a Fennel Encrusted Red Snapper with a scallop,shrimp and red pepper relish,
served with mashed potato and hot and crispy green beans, just the way I like them. Whenever I get a fish with a relish
or sauce on top, I like to taste the fish without anything on it to see if the sauce is "hiding" a bad fish. Well WOW.
This fish with Fennel was outstanding. The flavors were awesome! And the relish was another pleasant surprise in
itself. Instead of the salad I had the Shrimp Bisque and it was also up to paar. Mike had Mahi Mahi and had no complaints there. Sarah liked the sound of the Chicken Picatta but wanted to have fish, so she ordered Grouper and requested the preparation include Capers and "viola". They custom made her meal! I don't think that is always an option
but last night we were fortunate to have a very attentive waitress who must be very persuasive in the kitchen!
I was the only one to have dessert which I didn't have a whole lot of room for, but since they brought out a piece of Frozen Key Lime Pie, supposedly made from an original 40 year old recipe, I enjoyed it. It had a candle on it and the staff
sang "Happy Birthday" which was a surprise.
Everyone was fat and happy now, used the facilities and got back on the Pig-in-a-poke for a slow ride home. As the
evening was winding up, one last thing we noticed was the green sparkles in the water caused fromt he turbulence from
the boat. Phosporus in the water, which is a rare sight to behold, was slightly visible tonight. The boats propeller
looked like fireworks jetting out from behind and the waves breaking from the pontoons were brilliant green. The only
thing missing was the dolphins swimming under water when the phosphorus is present.
Life today is so fast paced with the technology that we have, people forget to "stop and smell the roses". When you
come to North Captiva, remember to stop, look and listen. The stars are beautiful at night. You will be truly amazed
at what is out there, and that goes for everywhere, not just North Captiva. Is that my cell phone ringing??? OOps gotta
go. ~~~~ Clark Evano ~~~~
Sarah Rapp
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BOATS and FUN 2012
Below are the Spring and Summer 2012 features @ BOATS and Fun
 Bigger and Better Boat Fleet
 Kids and Teens Camp
 Paddle Boards
 Fun Points Rewards Program
 Photography Studio
Boats and Fun has teamed up with Coach B’s Aquatics and the North Captiva Island Club to bring fitness, education, very exiting activities and a whole lot of fun to North Captiva, starting Spring and Summer of 2012. This opportunity will provide Kids and Teens with an experience like no other. Coach B’s Aquatics with
Boats and Fun will plan and organize activities in a camp environment for the younger ones to get the most out of their
vacation on North Captiva Island. Instructors will implement age appropriate games and activities with an emphasis on
being in and around the water. Participants will enjoy nutritious meals, beach sports, surfing, stand up paddle boarding,
and snorkeling while also experiencing Jr. lifeguarding skills, eco hikes and paddles, learning proper swimming
strokes, first aid, and an array of fun challenges.
Captiva Beach Sunset – Sleeps 14 with pool – 2 golf carts – summer dates going fast!
The time is now to reserve the Captiva Beach Sunset for your summer vacation. We still have a couple weeks remaining in June and one week remaining in July. Don’t miss out on this brand new luxury 5 bedroom beachfront
home that will accommodate up to 14 guests. Location, location, location…
with a private pool too. This house truly has it all and is located on one of
the best beachfront locations on the island. The unobstructed views from
this island gem are jaw dropping and will take your breath away.
North Captiva Island Club Check-in
North Captiva Island Club has established a NEW TRANSPORTATION CENTER, the island’s first and only
mainland Shore Port offering the SHORTEST ROUTE to North Captiva. Drive up to our luggage bay, check in your
luggage, park your car and wait for departure. Enjoy a 25 minute ride to North Captiva Island Club with NO STOPS.
Luggage is handled directly to your vacation home. It doesn’t get any better! Ferry Schedule &
click on arrivals.
$30 Round Trip For Adults
$25 Round TRip For Kids Ages 4-12
Kids 3 and under FREE
The Transportation Center offers an air conditioned waiting area with wireless internet, ample seating, satellite TV and cold treated water. We have
plenty of parking with a fenced in parking lot and surveillance cameras.
Grocery store, pharmacy, liquor store and restaurant all less than 1000 feet
away. Traveling by taxi, not a problem, we’ll drop you off at the grocery
store if you need any last minute items and pick you up when the ferry is
ready to leave. Start your vacation out right! No delays. No Stops. Wait in comfort for scheduled runs. Your luggage
handled to your rental unit. Sign up at to book your services.

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