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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

  • Second year and it was great.

    "Our second consecutive year at the Surfcomber was better than the first and we did not think that could happen. The cleanliness and amenities again were outstanding. One of the best properties on the island. Looking forward to being there next year."
    Guest: Linda and Dick Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 28, 2014
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  • Great house in a great location!

    "We stayed at this house for a week. Wonderful location, very private. We could walk to the beach, bike path, etc. The home was nicely decorated. It had everything that we needed including bicycles, outdoor grill, beach chairs/towels. The heated pool was great. The owner was very accommodating and helpful as far as things to do and restaurants to visit during our stay. He had called once we checked in to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction. I would definitely stay here again! Of all of the restaurants that we visited, we enjoyed the food and had the most fun at the Key Lime Bistro. I do not recommend the Sunset Grill which is within walking distance of the house, we did not have a very good experience. Everything else was great!!"
    Guest: Jill G. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 18, 2014
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  • Great view, great beach, great experience!!

    "Don't hesitate to book. Took my wife on an anniversary trip. Resort is beautiful, condo is well equipped and tastefully decorated, along with a VERY comfortable king sized bed. The beach is a short walk and their are chairs and umbrellas in the condo for use. Sofa doubles as a pull out. Had visitors who stated it was the most comfortable pullout they slept on. We captured some photos of manatees in the marina, truly an awesome experience. We also saw some dolphins in the ocean. Had great meals in Doc Fords, which is right on site. Try the yuca tan shrimp, it's amazing. Debbie is wonderful and answered a bunch of questions prior to booking. Prompt call when I was a bit turned around during my stay. She is very "motherly" (lol). In short, you will not be disappointed."
    Guest: Charlie C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 28, 2014
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  • Will never stay at this property again under current management....

    "My family and I have stayed in Captiva many times. Very special place for us in many ways. This cottage was excellent as are the others. However- I was docked $100 of my deposit for being 30mins past the 10am departure time. The management of this property is dishonest stating creating other reasons for the penalty. If you stay here, be certain to take pictures before you leave and be punctual for they are watching."
    Guest: abc123 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 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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