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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • we arr and understood that why would be running late and was very accommodating due to our situation

    "arrived late Saturday due to traffic construction and went to a restaurant and get a bite to eatthe owner was very accommodating new of our situation as we found him prior to our arrival when we arrived we found the doors open for us the condo is very clean was well kept and was close to the beach was what we wanted it is also quiet next to the libraryto get the beach all we had to do was walk across the street walk a path and we were there on the beach the owner is a plethora of information about the local he has lived there 30 years on Captiva having never been to the island before it was great to hear some advice which of which we follow from a local community on wellwe also learn some of the history of Captiva from the homeowner anyhow we had a great time had a great visit the accommodations is what we expected or very clean our host was very gracious and we have plans returning next year"
    Guest: Beaver Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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  • 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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  • Paradise Found

    "In the truest sense of the word, our vacation at this home was a paradise. The design, construction & decor of this house, pool and landscaping had us sink into luxury. Our days began and ended on the lookout balcony - sunrise & sunset at treetop level, with a bird serenade. Then it was a tough choice to decide where to spend the day: the balcony overlooking the pool at the table playing games, the warm pool with it's overflowing spa, or lounging on the patio - all are screened. No bugs! Or just sinking into the soft leather sofa in the so comfortable living room after a hard day on the beach or shopping in town. The gulf cart & elevator were vey helpful to our disabled sister-in-law. Our vacation at the Lazy Palm was so quiet, comfortable and relaxing, we did not want to leave. And we cannot wait to come back."
    Guest: Di Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 15, 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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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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