Vacation rental homes come complete with linens, blankets, and pillows; towels and beach towels; beach chairs; laundry soap; dishes, cutlery, pots and pans; dish soap, dishwasher detergent and bath soap; paper towels, toilet paper and Kleenex; hairdryer; coffee maker and filters; iron and ironing board.
Our homes offer internet service and cable TV as well as cell phone service. Your rental includes a washer/dryer, dishwasher, air conditioning and heat.
Baby furniture, such as strollers, crib, high chair and baby gates can be rented.
Some rentals have private pools, some allow pets and some include the use of either Safety Harbor Club or North Captiva Island Club, both of whom have tennis courts and large pools. Golf carts, boats and boat dockage, fishing rods and kayaks are available to rent. Charter trips for fishing, shelling, sightseeing and eco-touring on kayaks are available through Island Adventures. To facilitate your stay we also offer a grocery shop service and a catering service. You can even book a personal chef for your dinner party or to prepare your fresh seafood catch.Catering & Personal Chef
Sometimes you just need a break from cooking after a fun filled day of outdoor activities. Barnacle’s has started offering a catering menu. We will deliver your meal piping hot right to your door or our personal chef will cook at your home.
Barnacle’s offers a grocery shop service for your convenience. Fill out your order and we will shop on the mainland, deliver your grocery bags to your house and stock the cabinets and fridge. Why waste precious vacation time shopping?
Owners of Barnacle’s Island Resort, Charles and Deb Skinner, have been homeowners on North Captiva for 20 years. Charles has been an owner and CEO of several ski resort operations for the past 50 years that have all included vacation rentals, multiple restaurants, gift shops and rental operations. Deb began working with Charles in resort operations in the late 70s. After a period when she lived and worked in Washington DC, she went back to the Minnesota resort and has been working with him since.
When Charles retired from Lutsen Mountains in Minnesota, the two of them decided to spend significantly more time on North Captiva because, as Deb will say, “the island is the only place I know where you completely slow down on the trip over on the water and you begin feeling the inner peace.”
Vacations can be disrupted for a variety of reasons including emergencies, death, airline delays, illness, and bad weather. We recommend you purchase travel insurance and we offer it through CSA Travel Protection at 6.95% of your total reservation. It is optional and can be added to your reservation at the time of booking or within 10 days of booking. The insurance will only cover the cost of renting the vacation home.