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"My wife and I gave our four children, three in-laws, and five grandchildren a week on Captiva with us for the week after Christmas. We had a great time, and the Dolphin Cove home worked exceptionally well for us. We found we could get a day pass to the beach and pool at 'Tween Waters for a reasonable price, so we had all of the advantages of a great resort with the privacy and reduced food costs of a private home. The home itself is in a great location, very private, and the enclosed pool adjacent to the living room was great. There are six (NOT seven) bedrooms, so we had plenty of room for everyone. We rented a boat for a day, so the dock was very useful. The wildlife viewing was great -- dolphins, ospreys, even a bobcat! The kitchen is very functional and we saved a fortune (and reduced stress by not having to wrangle small children in restaurants) by cooking most of our meals in. Upsides: Captiva is a great place, very relaxing, with wonderful beaches as well as pleasant shopping, restaurants, and wildlife refuges close at hand. Downsides: a lot of deferred maintenance on the exterior of the house, and light switches and exterior lights that did not function."
Guest: Fast10kDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
"My husband, two children (age 3 and 16 months), my in-laws and I stayed here for a blissful week. The condo has everything you would need and is well decorated. There is a fully functioning kitchen with lots of gadgets (including a Keurig). We stopped in Ft. Myers and loaded up on groceries and were able to cook full family meals. I did bring my own salt, pepper and spices. The rental agency and owner are great and respond quickly to questions. The biggest decision we had to make was whether we were going to go to the pool, the beach or both that day. The beach is beautiful and there are beach chairs and umbrella as well as kids sand toys in the storage area. The view is lovely and the grounds are well maintained. There was some construction going on in an adjacent building, but it was not intrusive at all. There are a ton of books, board games, On Demand and a video game console, not to mention WiFi; so if you need to have a day out of the sun, there's plenty to keep you occupied in the condo as well. The place was easy to baby proof and they have a pack and play as well as a high chair and a baby gate should you need it. The only thing that I would add is if your kid likes to stick things into outlets, bring your own plug covers and the kitchen cabinets are not baby proofed, but you can gate off the kitchen if that becomes a problem. Our one complaint was that some of the beds were harder than we were used to, which was not a problem since there were a number of extra comforters that we piled onto the beds for added cushioning. It was overall a very relaxing and fun vacation. We will be back."
Guest: Shaliz D.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 17, 2015
"I cannot say enough nice things about this lovely beach home. We stayed for a week in July and had a wonderful time. This was our second visit to Captiva (traveling from Erie, Pennsylvania), but it was our first stay here in a private home. The other time we stayed at a resort on the island. Ruth's darling home delivered everything this site promises. You'll definitely get the gist by reading all of the other raves here, and I will only add that when we come back, this is where we will stay! Ruth, thank you for all of the attention to details your home provides and also for your willingness to answer any and all questions. (By the way, thanks for the restaurant suggestion of Doc Ford's. It was great!)"
Guest: Janet L.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 23, 2015