Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

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

Other areas nearby to Captiva Island:

Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • 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
    View listing
  • Captiva Dream Home!

    "For 30 years my wife and I have been coming to Sanibel - Captiva and this was a family vacation we'll never forget. If you want to stay somewhere that feels like home this is the place. The owners are wonderful to work with and make sure every need is met. We had a great time in a house just steps from the beach. After a day on the beach come back to your own pool to relax and sit out on one of the many decks this house has to offer. The house is big enough to enjoy your own private time plus has the feel of home for everyone to get together in the living room. If you want to experience Captiva living at it's finest this is the place!"
    Guest: Young Family Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
    View listing
  • Comfortable as home, quiet but close to everything

    "The house itself is as comfortable as being at your home: the furnishings are high quality, and not the usual beach house white and pastel but more like what you would have in a nice comfortable home. It is well stocked from the kitchen to pool and beach toys and chairs to nice quality linens and games and videos. Electronically you could not ask for more: plenty of TV's and wifi that has a massive capacity. We had two boys gaming online, one of us cruising the internet and one streaming ESPN3 simultaneously without the slightest hesitation. The covered ground floor is fully stocked with a pool table, ping pong and foosball as well as a grill. I grilled dinner while shooting pool- not too shabby. The bedrooms are all well appointed with great mattresses and closet space. And the multiple porches around the house allow you to watch sporadic passersby on the street or hide among the tropical canopy and relax. The location is perfect. We were here during the crazy busy Christmas to New Years week and would never have known it unless we walked the two short blocks to Andy Rosse and the Village. Our street was quiet the entire time. The walk to the beach is short and easy, as is the walk to the Mucky Duck and all the island restaurants. Finally, the owner is fabulously nice, responsive an very easy to deal with. I will book again without hesitation and as my very first choice."
    Guest: Marsh M. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
    View listing
  • Fantastic Beach Home

    "My husband, twin toddlers, and grandparents had a great time at this home on Captiva Island. The location was fantastic, situated directly on the beach and only a few steps away from a heated salt water pool. We used a golf cart to get around the island, and enjoyed many cups of coffee and dinners on the screened in porch. We cannot wait to come back again next year!"
    Guest: Kristen H. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
    View listing

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.

Sponsored Advertisement