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The Tenderly

The Island's most-requested
Beach Front home!

Tenderly is a romantically warm "Old Captiva" style home on the beach, perfectly suited for a great family vacation. If you love Gulf breezes whispering in those shady pines and palms which make Captiva unique, Tenderly is your beach house. See our video presentation here.

With its cypress walls and heart pine floors, Tenderly has the ambiance and style of the early 20th century with all the modern convenience and luxury of the 21st. Genuine but functional antiques and period doorknobs authenticate the classic milieu. Relax in comfort: Tenderly furnishings are the best, deluxe windows and doors glide effortlessly, plumbing and wiring are contemporary, WIFI keeps you connected if you wish, and a premium hot tub invites happiness. The house itself encompasses 5000 square feet, and the spaciousness is put to excellent use: withdraw in serene privacy or join together in the common areas for joyful times on Captiva.

Your Beach at The Tenderly

Furnished Grounds and Tiki Hut

Deluxe Hot Tub

Hot Tub overlooks path to the Beach

Your Path to the Beach

Your beachside deck with six person hottub is just steps off the sand. Lighted Tiki Hut is new and shady, with a cool shower and foot wash. Hot nature showers are located outside the master and guest wings. Share the beach and Gulf with snowy egrets, white ibis, blue herons and graceful dolphins. If you must keep up with the world or your work, use the upstairs office, overlooking the Gulf, with WIFI, fax, scanner and printer provided. WIFI coverage extends throughout the house. Watch the sun go down on your day from the swing on the beach. Get up the next day and do it all, or nothing, again.

Tenderly is the perfect place for special occasions. Picture sunset on the beach with your family and friends, followed by candlelight dinner and conversation in front of the fireplace (sorry, fireplaces are not available to guests). The living room is large and graceful with plenty of room for entertaining. The upstairs office and family room are light and airy with a great view of the Gulf and the feel of a treehouse.

Your beach privacy here on Captiva is unparalleled on the continental United States. No fighting for a beach chair here. Tenderly's beach is located within the most sparsely-populated part of Captiva, and far from any public beach access. It's no wonder that Captiva was rated among the top five Best Romantic Beaches in America by author and leading authority, Dr. Beach.

The village of Captiva has the flavor of the Caribbean with its colorful buildings, eclectic shops and restaurants. Anne Morrow Lindbergh was visiting Captiva when she was inspired to write Gift from the Sea. Captiva retains much of its early 20th century charm today, due in part to isolation and in part to development lovingly executed. Tenderly has been gently restored to reflect Captiva's heritage. You will want to make Tenderly your beach home again and again.

American Realty of Captiva
Facts about The Tenderly
Location 16910 Captiva Drive, beachfront
On the Interactive Map, look near the lower center of the map for the symbol
Description Secluded, 5000-sq ft luxury home on one-and-a-half acres of beach front property
Configuration 3 King bedrooms, 1 Queen bedroom, sleeping loft with Daybed and Trundle (twins), convertible sofa upstairs, convertible sofa downstairs, 4 full baths (3 down and 1 up)
There are separate family rooms upstairs and downstairs, for separate kids area or two family groups.
Occupancy 14 persons
Amenities Lighted tiki hut on beach, beach chairs, hammocks, outdoor whirlpool spa hot tub, three outdoor showers (one at the Tiki hut), (sorry, fireplaces are not available to guests), gourmet kitchen with 2 dishwashers and 2 ovens, gas grill, washer/dryer, 6 cable TVs = one in each room with DVD players and Xfinity cable service including HBO and Showtime (flatscreen TV with DVD in master bedroom), VCR, stereo, separate hers and his bathrooms in Master suite, hers with a jacuzzi jet tub and his with a large shower, another jacuzzi jet tub in guest bath, central air conditioning, 2 screened porches, 1 open porch, 1 open deck. Original artwork throughout. Additionally, for a large gathering, there are a dozen folding chairs; dining table can expand to seat 14.
Games Harvil 7 Foot Triple Flip 3-in-1 Game Table (ping pong, pool, and air hockey)
Business Accommodation Best provision for business persons on the island! Tenderly has what you need to carry on with business while enjoying this paradise with your family. We have an office with copier, WIFI throughout the house, fax, scanner and printer provided
Pets pets accepted with a $150 pet fee (not refundable).
Please pick up after your pet. Pets must be on a leash at all times, including on the beach.
Minimum Stay one week (Saturday to Saturday)
Suitability Special note for our valued guests: Tenderly is a unique masterwork lovingly created by the owners. The premium-built structure has been expertly decorated with carefully selected ornaments, fine art and exquisite furnishings. Such a treasure deserves tender loving care by all visitors to preserve it for everyone's continued enjoyment.
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