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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Wow! Already planning our next trip!

    "Where to begin? Beach Destiny was simply amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. It started with the uncompromising service of the All Star Vacation Homes Rep, Sarah Wackerly. We never encountered problems but new she was a phone call away and that felt comforting. When we arrived at Beach Destiny, we couldn't believe our eyes. The house is mere steps away from the beach! Throughout our stay we swam in the ocean, caught some rays, searched for sea shells, relaxed, paddle-boarded, and even rode jet skis! (the rental shop was just a short walk) And every night, we capped off the day with gorgeous sunset after gorgeous sunset from the house patio that was well suited with seating to make everything that much more comfortable. The house itself is equipped with everything you could possibly need. From the main floor kitchen, multiple bedrooms and baths, downstairs bar, and a garage full of bikes, golf carts, and beach toys to the plush couches, soft beds, and tvs (which you forget are even there), Beach Destiny provided ten fold. Remember its proximity to the beach? That was just half of its prime location. We were always eager to hop in the golf cart and take the very short ride to a bevy of delicious local restaurants like the Bubble Room, Latte Da, The Green Flash, and the always fun, The Mucky Duck. Local marinas were also dotted throughout Captiva that let us view marine wildlife like manatees! The only bad thing was when we had to leave. We all took our time packing our bags, soaking up every last bit of Beach Destiny and the time we had during our stay. Cant wait till next time!"
    Guest: James Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 27, 2015
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  • Wonderful home, can't wait to return!

    "I just got back from a wonderful stay at Bay Jah View and in all my years of going to Captiva I think this was my favorite rental home. It is so perfectly laid out and the location is absolutely perfect! The owner said everything was right within walking distance and he wasn't kidding. The shops, the restaurants, the beaches, all right there! I loved the heated pool and spa. It was such a wonderful relaxing time I wish I was there now sitting on the deck sipping a cocktail and looking out at the water. I miss you Bay Jah View!"
    Guest: Brigette Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 6, 2014
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  • WE'LL VISIT AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!

    "Oh my - if we weren't repeat guests to your lovely condo - that review would certainly have us worried. We have never found your condo anything less than pristine in our last 3 visits and we are happy to say - this last stay was no exception. This is why we continue to book with you, we know what to expect and you never disappoint. Plus, Nancy is so friendly and easy to work with - she gives us suggestions for new restaurants to try - although by now we have our own favorites! Your condo is perfectly located, so close to the beach and pool. We love to grill burgers for lunch while we swim. This year we went to Doc Ford's which wasn't opened last time we were on the island. We loved it but Key Lime Bistro remains our favorite spot for island flair! We have recommended your condo to several of our friends - my cousin and his family are coming for a visit in June. I took pictures during our stay to assure him that everything in your condo is fine. They can't wait! We will be contacting you shortly to book our holiday trip."
    Guest: Carol Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
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  • Relaxing week

    "Our first time renting a vacation house. We only looked at smaller rentals since it was just two of us. This house could easily accommodate a family. House was reasonably well maintained and clean. It took a day to figure out the right light switches! It's a short walk down the street and on a path to the beach. Beach it pretty quiet, no crowds, and very relaxing. The house has an umbrella, chairs, etc downstairs. Overall, everything went smoothly with the rental and we would considering coming back again."
    Guest: Todd Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 2, 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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