"The moment my husband and I entered Runway Blues, we knew our month long vacation was going to be wonderful. We enjoyed the spacious floor plan, the beautiful décor, comfortable furnishings and well-equipped kitchen. The house is wrapped with expansive decks on each of 3 levels – screened on the BR level, open at the kitchen level and an observation deck on the roof. The upper decks provide privacy and beautiful views of the Gulf, osprey and eagles, the occasional private plane taking off and landing, sunsets and the starry night sky. Because the largest part of the deck is on the south side of the house, we were sheltered from the occasional north wind (Feb.) and were comfortable outside when others stayed indoors.
We spent lots of time walking and shell collecting on the beaches nearby – an easy 5 min. walk to the Gulf and the Sound. Driving a golf cart instead of a car to explore the Island was fun! We took advantage of many of the amenities available to us, such as beach chairs and umbrellas, fluffy beach towels, the North Captiva Island Club pools and bicycles, internet connection, and of course the washer and dryer.
Working with Mandy from North Captiva Island Marketing to rent the house was a pleasure. She was accessible and provided helpful tips and information in advance of our stay, including getting to the Island, provisioning the house and what to pack. When we arrived on the Island, Tom, the property caretaker, greeted us at the ferry where our golf cart was parked, escorted us to the house where our luggage had already been dropped off and acquainted us with the house. As an island resident and business owner, he is a fountain of helpful information.
It's so important to find a “perfect-fit” home when going on vacation, especially when staying for a full month. We enthusiastically recommend this property."
Guest: Karen O.
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: April 2, 2015