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Barefoot Way

Captiva Beach

Driveway and East Entrance

Beachfront Pool with Spa Tub

Pool and Sundecks

Pool and Patio at Barefoot Way

Barefoot Way  is a beachfront estate house on the gold coast section of Captiva Island. Follow the delightful path through tropical plantings, past tall palms, whispering pines and the beachside gazebo, to the amazing beach: baking white sand, refreshing Gulf water - and it feels like it's all your own, in this sparsely-populated area.

The large heated private pool is ringed by a sun patio and shaded outdoor dining areas. Opening onto the pool deck is the lower level recreation room with games (air hockey and ping pong) and a kitchenette.

Up on the main levels, the house has that rare combination of luxurious comfort and grand formality. Ten-foot coffered ceilings, eight-foot solid doors, gleaming columns, crown molding, and fine art lend the cultured feel of a city mansion. The huge premium windows let in plenty of tropical light to fall on sensible furnishings, a high-function kitchen, an assortment of break-out spaces, all-suite bedrooms, and thoughtful details such as dual changing rooms at the pool. The west side rooms all have enviable views of the beach, and the large screened lanai will be a favorite spot for shady retreat, sunset coctails, and outdoor grilling and dining.

Barefoot Way is being completely remodeled starting July 2017, with all new baths, kitchen, flooring, siding and windows!

Beach at Barefoot Way

East Entrance and Grounds

Beachside Gazebo

Beachfront Pool and Sun Patio

Sunset from the Upper Level Deck

Upper Level Deck at Sunset

East Entrance with the last of Sunset

Beach Side of Barefoot Way at Twilight

Great Room

Upper Level view of Great Room

Great Room

Den with HDTV and Library

The main level surrounds a two-story great room, with huge windows capitalizing on the beautiful Gulf beach views. A formal sitting area enjoys cheerful natural light in front of a stone-faced chimney (sorry, fireplace not available).

Just off the great room (to the northwest) is a big, cozy den with HDTV, wall of bookshelves, a sofa, and four stuffed chairs. Broad windows overlook the beach, and a side door opens onto the screened lanai. The den has its own full guest bathroom with shower.

Heading south from the great room is the main dining table (seats eight easily), the wet bar (with glass see-through cabinets, and mini-fridge), and the breakfast bar with four backed chairs... also serving as "spectator seating" for activities in the big kitchen.

Formal Dining

Wet Bar with Glassware Cabinets



Breakfast Bar seats Four

Breakfast Room with Beach View

The kitchen is notable for its elegant but functional design: spacious but not too spread out. Work flows easily around the central island with its ample counter space, GE Profile cooktop and prep sink. Equipment include GE Monogram side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with dual GE full-size self-cleaning ovens, Kitchenaide dishwasher, double sink, microwave, toaster, coffe maker.

For casual dining, the breakfast room (right, seats 8) is adjacent to the kitchen and enjoys a beach view through an expanse of new windows. Continue out the side door onto the screened lanai (below) for a really unbeatable expanse of beach view. Here is a large outdoor dining table (seats 8) and a lounge area with seating and tables. Ceiling fans keep the breezes going on the lanai during the heat of the day.

Entrance Foyer

Main Level Powder Room

Main Level Northwest Bathroom

Pool Level Changing Room 1

Main Level Laundry Room

Pool Level Changing Room 2

The main level also has two of the guest suites (see the Bedrooms page). There is a large powder room (guest half-bath) beyond the wet bar. Near the kitchen is a laundry room with full-size washer / dryer, a laundry sink, storage cabinets, and a flip-down ironing board. And of course the elevator takes you smoothly and quietly to all three floors.

Beachfront Pool and Sun Patio

Downstairs is another delight: the big recreation room (below), opening right onto the pool patio (right). It's fully carpeted and ideal for family activities. There is a kitchenette with built-in mini fridge, sink and plenty of cabinets and counter space. A glass-top dining table invites four to a picnic, snacks or card game. On the wall a 42-inch HDTV faces the sofa (which pulls out to a queen bed). The other end of the room is given over to the ping-pong table and the Turbo Air Hockey game.

Another playroom area also serves as repository for beach gear. Multiple doors open from these rooms onto the pool sun patio, furnished with many lounge chairs. The pool is large and has an integrated spa tub. A big gas grill serves the covered outdoor dining table (seats six) under ceiling fans and recessed lighting. The pool level has two nice changing rooms (half baths) with large vanities, toilet, changing booth (curtain), and bench.

Pool Level Recreation Room

Pool Level Recreation Room

Pool Level Recreation Room

Pool Level Recreation Room

American Realty of Captiva
Facts about Barefoot Way
Location Beach front at 16838 Captiva Drive
On the Interactive Map, look near the bottom left for the symbol
Description Spectacular beachfront home with heated pool / spa and large screened porch with water views
Configuration 5 bedroom suites (king, queen, queen, 2 twins, 4 bunk twins) and a queen pull-out sofa in the recreation room, 6 full baths and 3 half baths
Occupancy 10 persons, non-smoking
Amenities Large, private heated pool with integrated spa tub, beachside gazebo, central A/C and heat, new windows with premium glass throughout, four TVs with HD DirectTV service, WIFI, two ovens, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas grill, large screened lanai, (sorry, fireplaces are not available to guests)
Games indoor table tennis (ping-pong table), indoor Turbo Air Hockey game
Pets sorry, no pets are permitted
Minimum Stay one week (Saturday to Saturday)
Security Deposit $1500 refundable security deposit
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