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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Sunset Captiva

    "We love the house. This was our second year renting it. It is very well appointed with chairs, beach towels, etc. We especially love the rooftop deck and the screened porch. Our only complaint is the twin beds in the 2nd bedroom. They are extremely uncomfortable. We have 2 couples every year so someone gets stuck with the twin beds and the futon is unusable. My only other complaint is that the outside stairs are in very bad condition. We always have a good time so these are minor points. I would recommend the house."
    Guest: Angel Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 19, 2015
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  • Needs updated

    "The location is great. 90 second walk to a great beach and 2 minutes to dining. Very lush property and nice pool. The place needs painted and the linens need thrown away. They need all new towels and bed linens/pillows. These place gets overrun with tiny ants, maybe this is normal for Florida? They do have bug spray but the ants even found food we stored in the microwave! We used Jerry's in Sanibel to stock with groceries before we arrived and this worked out great. The price of the house was half of the cost of properties on the same street so if you want to save money and have a great location but put up with a place that is a little rough then this is a good choice. Bring sheets!"
    Guest: Punster Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • A fantastic family vacation !

    "Our stay with our 17 and 15 year old sons and small dog was awesome ! The first observation when we arrived was the beautiful White Gardenia and Jasmine that I smelled.The landscaping is incredible. Also, outside there are a few seating "nooks". They have a whimsical and enchanted feeling to them.Privacy around the property is absolute.The beach is right down your own path and the water was so warm. We swam,collected shells and in the evening watched beautiful sunsets and saw Dolphins ! The house is very comfortable and had everything we needed. The boys stayed upstairs and we stayed downstairs.I would recommend this rental and we would definitely rent this house again."
    Guest: Sunshine Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 2015
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  • Family vaca

    "My husband and I had the pleasure to spend the week at 'Endless Summer' with our 2 sons and their girlfriends, and my sister....I must admit I was leery to go to Florida in August, but we were pleasantly surprised at not only the beauty of Captiva but this perfect home!!! spacious, well appointed, tranquill and just steps from a beautiful beach...living in the northeast minutes away from NYC we all enjoyed this peaceful, tropical property and never once felt like we were in Florida-we were all swept away by the serenity of the island. Never were bored, at our finger tips-bike rentals, boat rentals, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, paddle boarding and just plan old relaxing in the sun. Walking distance to some colorful and fun eateries and short driving distance to many attractions. Would recommend this property for familys of all ages. Hope to visit again in 2015!!!!"
    Guest: Captjda Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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Captiva Island Travel Tips

A vacation to Captiva Island in southwest Florida off of the Gulf of Mexico is just what you need to relax. This locale is north of Sanibel Island and popular folklore suggests Captiva got its name from a pirate captain named Jose Gaspar who would hold female prisoners there for ransom.

The island's first inhabitant was an Austrian named William Herbert Binder who crashed offshore near Upper Captiva in 1921. He eventually made his way to Pine Island after building a makeshift raft but returned to Captiva to build a homestead where he was the only resident for 10 years.

Captiva Island Attractions

Turner Beach is the perfect place to go fishing while vacationing in Captiva Island. The beach stretches for 5 miles and has plenty of colorful seashells. Captiva Island is considered one of the best in the world for shelling, a popular activity due to the abundance of them washing up from the gulf. When you're spending a day at Turner Beach, you can lay out in the sun, swim in the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico or build a sand castle with the kids. Before the sun sets and you head back to your rental for the night, venture down Captiva Drive for a scenic view of giant cactus and tropical flora that thrive in the city's downtown district.

A trip to Captiva Island wouldn't be complete without a stop at The Bubble Room. This world famous, multi-theme restaurant was established 1979 and features decor from the 1930s and 1940s. You can still find many of the original toys that were put in the restaurant when it was founded and the kids will love the Christmas decorations and lights hanging year-round in the front room. The eatery was also the first on the island to use bright pastel colors that are still popular today and menu favorites include Socra cheese, Bubble Bread, Carolina Moons, Tarzan and Eddie Fisherman.

Things to Do on Captiva Island

Water sports: Snorkeling and scuba diving are the perfect activities for a vacation in Captiva Island. There's more than a dozen artificial reefs within 15 miles of Sanibel and Captiva islands, one of the largest being the Edison Reef. You can also check out Belton Johnson and the Pegasus, Charlie's reefs. Other water sports in Captiva Island include kayaking, canoeing, parasailing and boat tours to see dolphins and manatees.

Dining: Fresh seafood is obviously a must while staying in Captiva Island. Local eateries are the perfect place to sit down and enjoy a meal with the family. There's a wide selection of ethnic foods in the area as well as fine dining for a night out on the town. Some of the restaurants in Captiva Sanibel islands include Keylime Bistro, McT's Shrimp House and Tavern, Holy Smoke and Thistle Lodge.

Shopping: No vacation is complete without a little shopping and there's plenty of it in Captiva Island. You'll find many of the town's shops at the northern end of Captiva Drive and Andy Rosse Lane. There are village paths that lead you to each storefront, many of them selling items such as antiques, casual fashions, pottery, furniture and unique gifts.

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