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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

  • 2 family getaway

    "Visited Captiva with close friends and could not have found a better house. 4 adults and 4 kids with room for 2 more people. House ideally laid out for families with kids. Master BR with king and bath is huge. 2nd bedroom with queen very nice with own bath. 1 BR with 2 twins and hall bath right next door. Downstairs BR has room for 4 kids plus its own bath. Well stocked kitchen for anyone looking to cook in (we did for most meals). Home is stocked with games (including poker chips), movies (some older as well as current), and books. Personal touches throughout, really felt like you were visiting a friends house. Pool is great, warm, and lots of seating around it for everyone. Beach is just 3 houses down and Andy Rosse Lane is just a couple minute walk, and everything on the island is walkable. Parking for 2 cars, but little need for one unless you plan on going to Sanibel or Fort Myers. House also has plenty of beach chairs, a wagon to help carry things to the beach, a large cooler. Very quiet street with little traffic. Homeowner recommended some restaurants which were fantastic. Sunshine Seafood Café should not be missed. Looking for beach adventures, head to Yolo Watersports on Andy Rosse Lane. And do not miss the sunsets"
    Guest: B & R Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 16, 2014
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  • Great Place!

    "We have enjoyed staying in this unit 4 times now. It is a great location, right on the beach with wonderful sunset views. A leisurely 5-10 minute walk takes you into "downtown" Captiva with its shops and restaurants. Doc Ford's restaurant is on the property and has amazing clam chowder and peel and eat shrimp. The Green Flash has wonderful Grouper de Paris and snapper. Sunset Grille has great breakfasts. Key Lime Bistro has a great menu as well...all is delicious. Sunshine Café and Wine Bar also has great food. Mucky Duck is good for sunset drinks and entertainment and the Bubble Room is a fun, kitschy place to take the kids. You can also walk the beach for miles. The cottage is clean with comfortable furnishings and is well appointed with kitchen needs as well as beach towels and chairs. It is decorated in a wonderful, fun "beachy" theme that brings the beauty of Captiva inside. We certainly will return!"
    Guest: Libby and Jeff Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 18, 2014
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  • What more could you want?

    "This is the second time we've rented from this owner but the first time staying at this unit. We love the location - so close to the section of the beach in South Seas that we like best and this owner provides so many extras. We enjoy the convenience and ease of dining in - with so many grills within easy walking distance and all the well-equipped kitchen, my husband had everything he needed to create wonderful meals (in part due to the wide variety of spices and seasonings the owner provides). We enjoyed our time on the beach and didn't have to spend $$ getting beach chairs, umbrella, or cooler - the owner provides all of these. The beach is so close to the unit making trips back and forth to restock or take a break effortless. This owner is easy to communicate with and responsive to questions - makes vacation planning a breeze!"
    Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014
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  • Fabulous house!

    "Had a fantastic 3 days (only!! should have stayed more, we'll know for next time!) in Captiva in this beautiful home - clean, well equipped, well maintained and Carole provides enough cleaning products and essentials for a few days, the only time it happened during our stay in Florida (we stayed in 3 different places). The pool is very big and ideal for kids, but we stayed at the beach most of the time, swimming, shelling, and generally enjoying the wild life: egrets, a heron, seagulls, dolphins in the bay, fantastic spot! the beach is very big and quiet within walking distance of water sports rentals if that's what you're after too. Shelling nets, umbrellas, beach chairs, buckets and spades for the kids are provided along with a cart to take everything to the beach with ease. Carole was very pleasant to deal with, very helpful too with our late check-out request as our flight back to Europe was late and no-one was renting the day after us. Will certainly consider going back to Captiva and this property in the future! 5*"
    Guest: Veronique Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 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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