Fantastic 5 bedroom 6 bath Home Private Heated Pool Tiki Bar & Games Area
Lee & Bonnie Bodendorfer
About Lee & Bonnie Bodendorfer
We had been visiting Captiva for years and fallen in love with it, the next step was to buy the home of our dreams, our family and friends have loved vacationing at Tropical Breeze.
Lee & Bonnie Bodendorfer purchased this House in 2002
Why Lee & Bonnie Bodendorfer chose Captiva
Once we saw the house we knew it was the perfect home for our family. A perfect venue for familys of all ages. Just 3 homes from one of the best family safe beaches in the world.
What makes this House unique
Simply one of the finest homes on Captiva, it provides everything you could require for your stay in paradise. Tropical Breeze is privately managed. We we were frustrated with our experience with rental agencies, they never provided the service we required for our guests, everything provided was cheap and of the lowest quality, and the house was dirty because their cleaners didn’t care. Spend 1,000’s dollars to rent a home and have a few mini soap bars, 3 dishwasher tablets and thin poorly laundered bed sheets. As the caretaker and host at Tropical Breeze for owners Phil & Natalie Buckingham, my wife, Bonnie and I will personally handle your reservation, make sure the home is generously supplied with bath soap, laundry detergent, dryer anti-static sheets, dishwasher detergent, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, salt & pepper, pre-measured coffee packs, sweetener, and ice… all the things you often need to waste time purchasing when renting though a rental agency. Lee will meet you at our home on arrival. He can organise rentals of cribs, bikes, kayaks, golf buggy’s, organise trips or activities for you if you wish, and can also facilitate the stocking of food and drinks etc before you arrive and makes sure the house is in perfect condition for you. We are proud of the fact the house is always spotlessly clean. There is a reason why Tropical Breeze has consistently received the reviews it has, we love our home, and so do Lee and Bonnie and we want you to have the best possible vacation.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beauty by the beach!
Service, amenities, perfect for a large family!!!!
The property managers for this property will make sure everything is perfect.
Tropical Breeze was the perfect house for a family vacation. It was every bit as nice as advertised. The house was immaculately clean and well appointed. We had four adults and two children and plenty of room to spare. The property managers met us on arrival for a walk thru that was very helpful and made it clear they would be available whenever we needed them. The location was great. Walking distance from restaurants, groceries and morning coffee runs. Two houses away was the path to the beach. The pool and game area kept the family busy. All in all, a wonderful vacation rental.
Great Captiva Island Family Vacation Home
Actually, my rating for this vacation house is 5+ stars. This was our first time renting a house in Captiva Island and we selected the perfect family vacation house. There were plenty of amenities in the house and the house is in excellent condition. Lee and Bonnie went out of there way from the time we arrived until our departure. If we had any questions or issues with the house during our week, Lee responded / resolved immediately. The beach was an easy walk of 50-60 yards, which makes it easy for getting to & from the beach several times with kids. The house is equipped with various beach items (chairs, towels, umbrella, toys, cart for carrying beach items). The lower house level with the heated pool, tiki bar, ping pong table, etc., was a great entertainment area for the family. I would recommend this vacation house to anyone looking for a great family vacation.
Captiva is a great destination and this house is the ultimate playcation!
My wife and I, along with our three children, spouses, friends and two infants (11 total), enjoyed the wide-open floor plan (great-room/kitchen-dining) with room for everybody, as well as the privacy of each having our own master bedroom suits (walk-in closets double-dutied as nurseries). The exterior lanai-pool area is great for chilling while the kids nap and is party-central when they're down for the night. Complete with pool table, ping-pong table, fooseball and Tiki-bar with hide-away flat screen, we happened to luck out and watched our Red Sox win the world series, as well as Monday night football Pats vs Bills, both of which were indeed all the more special in this playful venue. The beach is really just steps away, and sailboat, jet-ski, and umbrella rentals are right there, just like being at a resort.
Seeing the nearby islands by boat is a fun day activity. We rented one for the day (reasonable rates) and enjoyed island hops along with food and drink stops at Barnacles (great conch fritters) and the beautiful Cabbage Key which features great dining and endangered Gopher-turtles. Property managers Lee and Bonnie Bordengorfer offer quick response and care. We had a dishwasher issue and they had an appliance tech quickly there to fix. The house is clean, the kitchen is complete with utensils etc. for any kind of cooking, there are plenty of towels, both bath and beach, two laundries, beach chairs, sand toys, cooler- the total package; just pay and play!
Everything in and at this home was as advertised! Beautiful, clean and only 3 houses from the beach
Tropical Breeze is so luxurious and yet so comfortable and fun! We celebrated our 50th Anniversay with our two children and their families and it had something for everyone! The kitchen is very well stocked for both dining and poolside meals. And while the kids are in the pool, playing ping pong or fooseball....the adults can enjoy happy hour at the Tiki Bar or enjoy quiet time on the 4 beautiful decks. I certainly recommend Tropical Breeze for a very memorable vacation. We experienced some lighting issues after a lightening storm and managers Bonnie and Lee were easily accessible and remedied the situation immediately!
Thank you, Diane & Reggie, for choosing Tropical Breeze and for your kind words. Glad to see you arrived home safely. Hope to see you again soon.
Beautiful home with many amenities
This five bedroom and six bathroom home is a beautiful property very close to the beach on a private road. Each year we come back to this home is gets better and better with upgrades and additional amenities.
The full bathroom and tiki bar with drop-down TV by the pool were the most recent awesome upgrades. The breakfast and family room area have been recently remodeled. The farmhouse dining table that seats 10-12 people is wonderful for family dinners and playing games. Appliances are regularly upgraded, and now they have a high efficiency washers and dryers on the first floor and second floor.
There are many good restaurants nearby. The Green Flash is our favorite!
The caretakers, Lee and Bonnie, do their best to make you comfortable and are always available if needed.
We look forward to returning to this beautiful property soon!
One factor that ensures that Captiva is exclusive and its beaches never busy is that you are not allowed to park cars on the roads on the island. Parking is only allowed at the few public car parks or in restaurant car parks. A short walk from the house is Captiva village which is a lovely mix of restaurants and shops. At Tropical Breeze you really can park the car and not use it for days on end. Captiva’s unique west facing position off the coast of Florida means that you have all the benefits of the glorious beach and the fun of the sea as well as incredible sunset views. A short walk away on the east coast is the Roosevelt Channel with its inland fishing and boating.
Golf: Golf Digest ranked the Fort Meyers-Cape Coral area in the top twenty best metropolitan areas for golf in the USA.
The closest course to the house is Redfish Point a nine hole course in the South Seas Plantation Resort located at the north tip of Captiva Island.
There are two 18 holes courses a short distance away on Sanibel Island, the Beachview Golf Club and the Dunes Golf Club.