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Recent Captiva Island reviews

  • Wonderful Getaway!!!!

    "My husband and I had a wonderful weekend getaway. The condo is well maintained,clean and very nicely decorated. It was the perfect way to gear up for our cold winter to come!!! We would highly recommend this condo!!!"
    Guest: Louis G. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 13, 2014
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  • Perfect week with friends in a FABULOUS home

    "We were a group of 3 couples, two of which each had 2 school age children. The home was perfect so we could all be together at times, but also have our privacy and personal time (we were the couple without children there so that was nice for us). The lower level with the game room was a real plus, even the 40+ year old "kids" got hooked on playing the video games again. The pool is beautiful with an attached hot tub and waterfall. The beaches are superb here and this home is just steps away, made even easier with access to the beach wheelbarrow. Best of all, the Lucky Duck is right around the corner by street and literally two doors down with a beach walk. This is my 3rd visit and I'll keep coming back to Captiva Breeze!!!"
    Guest: Lars Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 12, 2014
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  • Could not ask for more!

    "I can not say enough great things about this vacation rental. The location was ideal and within walking distance to everything. Every amenity you could ask for was provided. The house was immaculate and exceeded our expectations. We have stayed at many rentals over the years and this one is at the top of our list."
    Guest: Melissa R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • 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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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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