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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • A perfect family gathering location!

    "The moment our two car entourage entered the Saba Winds driveway, I knew this would be a perfect spot for our family to gather. The landscape plantings and cottage were beautiful, spacious and well maintained--it was everything the ads and photos described, and more! Our family quickly all claimed their beds to settle in--all excited about the ample space for all ten of us. The views from the great room and porch captured the setting sun over an absolutely beautiful beach! Our week included a fabulous Dolphin watch boat trip and restaurants trips recommended by your booklet. We loved the shelling and convenient walks to the general store and swimming-- in your comfortable pool as well as in the ocean. We found that the protective sandbar invites one to snorkle and explore underwater. Your property personel were very helpful and pleasant. This property has something for all ages--and left us with wonderful memories. A very special place!"
    Guest: Carole Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 4, 2014
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  • 60th Wedding Anniversary vacation at Cabo Wabo for my mother and father in law

    "Dear Bill, Regarding our stay at your Luxury home Cabo Wabo in Captiva Island Florida. My inlaws, my wife an I and the rest of the family would truly like to express what a BEAUTIFUL home you have and what a wonderful time we had on our vacation mainly because of your Luxury Rental Home. We rented it at my suggestion (after 2 months of research of homes on Captiva to meet the whole family needs) to stay there for their 60th wedding anniversary. The house is beautiful from the moment we arrived. The home is AMAZING. It was fully furnished spacious. Every room is beautiful and comfortable. All the stores, restaurants and beach is a 2 to 4 minute walk away. My in-laws loved the convenience of using the elevator and that is one of the main reasons I chose your home besides from all of the above mentioned. You personally were always easy to contact and communicate with and a true professional when it came to anything about your home. As I can see how you run your business. With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, beautiful fully equipped gourmet kitchen, washer & dryer, game room, pool and jacuzzi you never really needed to leave the home. The beds were very comfortable, the game room kept the family occupied and the pool was heavenly! Having stuff in the garage for your guests to use for the beach was also a great idea. I would just like to say that I walked the island and by far your home was the most beautiful and best value for the money. I hope to rent it out in the near future and I will highly recommend it to my friends anytime they want to stay on Captiva Island. And I have to say my mother and father were the happiest I have ever seen them! Thank you so much for making their 60th Wedding Anniversary a special one. We look forward to renting it again in the near future. Sincerely, Dave"
    Guest: Dave S. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • Great condo for my young family

    "We just returned home after a wonderful week in Captiva at this darling beach house. I have three children under 8 and everything we needed for the week was included at the home. We were also just steps from the beach and the pool, both of which were very quiet and comfortable. The village with shops and restaurants was very close and the marina for boat rides was just down the street in the south seas resort. I would highly recommend this condo not only for how great it was but also because Dave and Ann were so great to work with. When we vacation in Captiva again, I will definitely return to this home."
    Guest: Ginny S. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 19, 2014
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  • Girl's Getaway

    "This home is a perfect location to the wonderful restaurants, beach, and fantastic pool. I have stayed in Captiva before and this home met all of my needs. The home is very well cared for and had everything we needed. The screened in deck was the best to be able to eat meals or enjoy the weather at all times of the day. This home superceeded my expectations and I will definitely look at going back. Thank you!"
    Guest: Mid-Westerner Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 20, 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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