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Blue Mango - Steps to the Beach on North Captiva

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1200 sq ft Cottage Apartment 2 Bed / 1 Bath

IT'S A SHORE THING........located just 100 ft from a 4 mile stretch of white sand beach, Blue Mango offers a very private newly renovated apartment nestled in the palms. This is a 1200 sq ft apartment plus private pool and abundant decks. Enjoy the indoor river- stone shower, or the very large outdoor hot/cold shower overlooking tropical lush surroundings. French doors in each bedroom open onto the a large, private deck . The kitchen has granite counter tops and new appliances with outdoor Weber gas BBQ.

WE HAVE SAND IN THE EYES, AND THE EARS AND THE NOSE AND SAND IN THE HAIR, AND SAND BETWEEN THE TOES......WELCOME TO THE ISLAND.

The best thing about North Captiva is that it is good for your soul; where world-class fishing, boating, shelling, and sunsets await you. North Captiva is a true barrier island and is separated from the mainland by a 20-minute boat ride. No cars are allowed on the island and transportation is by golf cart or walking. Guests at the beach house enjoy a private pool, and a four person golf cart, ,

WE BROUGHT A TOWEL FOR SITTING ON, OUR LUNCH WAS IN A BOX - THE SAND WAS WARM, WE DIDN'T WEAR HATS OR SHOES OR SOCKS......WELCOME TO 'BLUE MANGO'.

Most of the island is a wildlife sanctuary and our beach is an unbroken ribbon of white sand where some of the best shelling in North America is to be found.

Enjoy the world's best Tarpon and Snook fishing. Fire up the barbecue and cook your catch under the stars, or enjoy one of the Islands fine restaurants.

Exploring is a favorite past time, try the uninhabited island of Cayo Costa, have lunch at Cabbage Key (a turn-of-the-century hotel), or shop on Sanibel or Boca Grande. Find your own personal little bit of paradise, there is lots out there.

Experience a vacation where island beauty and relaxation will surround you, where lazing in the hammock under the palms, or toasting the magnificent sunsets will awaken and revitalize you.

WAVES COME CURLING UP THE BEACH, WE WADED IT WAS FUN - OUR SANDWICHES WERE DIFFERENT KINDS, I DROPPED MY JELLY ONE!

COME VISIT US ON NORTH CAPTIVA, A TRULY CAPTIVATING ISLAND.

Keywords: Beach House Apartment

More Details

Owner
Diane Porter
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Diane Porter

We both grew up in a busy city and were fortunate to own a family island cottage and enjoyed being on and around the water all summer. So when we discovered North Captiva we knew immediately is was for us. It was the island life we could continue to enjoy during the winter or any other part of the year. John is a boating enthusiast and also loves to restore boats.....I just love being out on the water. We have truly enjoyed our years on this island.....how lucky to have found it!

Diane Porter purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Diane Porter chose Florida

We purchased our home on North Captiva in 1999 after spending many years visiting Sanibel Island . We opted for something with less traffic and we got it.......no cars are on the island only golf cars, no hotels or motels just 300 private beach homes. We were also looking for a good beach offering safe swimming and a home with location and 'good bones' to work with. Blue Mango came into our lives .

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location all the way. Steps to the best part of the beach on the island. Near Boats and Fun where you can charter a fishing trip, rent a boat, pwc, kayak, bike, or paddle board.. Close to ' The Boat House' & Mango's restaurants and a outdoor fun island bar. All the activies are located near Blue Mango.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Blue Mango was a beautiful and relaxing getaway that our family needed. The owners were so friendly and welcoming and we can't wait to go again!
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Captiva Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • large bathroom with wonderful walk in shower.....shower has river stone floor, glass enclosure and large window overlooking tropical garden and also outdoor shower area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • French doors open onto large decks from both bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
golf cart provided. Sightseeing/fishing boat captains, scuba/snorkel trips, PWC/boat rentals available

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews
5

Our stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

John and Diane were absolutely wonderful in making our vacation incredible. Their home is immaculate and my husband and I found them delightful and genuinely concerned that our trip met all our expectations. North Captiva Island is one of our favorite places to visit and John and Diane are by far our favorite hosts. The attention given to every little detail throughout the home is priceless. The private pool is an awesome addition to this already beautiful home away from home. The amenities are endless. With the outdoor grill to all the extra beach supplies all you need to pack is your swimsuit and sunscreen!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The best word to describe our stay at the Blue Mango is PERFECT! Everything about our vacation on North Captiva and the Blue Mango exceeded our expectations. In our opinion the Blue Mango is definitely one of, if not the premier rental property on North Captiva and we cannot wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reviews don't come close to telling the best parts of the story!

  • 5 of 5

I could only give 5 stars and that's a shame because our experience was certainly well beyond that. The Army had messed up our plans on 3 separate occasions - so, we were overjoyed to finally get there after 5 years of trying. Photos aren't capable of pictorially describing the beauty and wonder of the island nor the house. We had total privacy and an amazing great time the whole week. We had lots of rain and even a power outage. Those details only made the experience that much better. The House was amazing! John is a carpentry artist and I assume Diane did the decorating - I felt like we were staying in a Southern Living featured home all week. There were few neighbors during our week. The beach was fairly empty and we loved feeling like we had NCI all to ourselves. We never left the island once we got there. I fished and we ate some great flounder! We collected fabulous shells and wonderful pieces of drift wood. But mostly we collected great memories we will never forget.

I would NOT change ANYTHING about our week except that it could have continued for another week. But, we had to leave the island at the end of our stay. We will always be permanent residents in our hearts.

Thanks John - our Old Man of the Sea you made the week even better. Hopefully Diane we will meet you another time.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Little slice of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Property and owners are as good as it gets.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for a peaceful, beautiful little vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Blue Mango was the perfect place for us to spend a couple of days away from it all! Such a beautiful location, and a gorgeous property-- so comfortable and perfectly decorated! John and Diane were so warm and accommodating-- they were even flexible enough to allow us to have a private wedding ceremony at the house. The beach is really just steps away and the option of having the pool and front and back decks to spend the hot afternoons on was great!! we can only recommend this beautiful place!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Didn't Want to Leave!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very memorable vacation stay at Blue Mango on North Captiva! Everything about our rental, the area, and the amenities was just as described. John and Diane are excellent hosts, who ensured we were well prepared for our tasks of ordering and picking up groceries ahead of time, arranging for transportation to and from the airport and planning of our stay.

Blue Mango has a very vintage, cottage-like feel with many comforts to take advantage of. Our favorites were the wonderful salt water pool, the roomy front porch, walk in shower to name a few.

Blue Mango and this island is a must to experience!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
RSW Southwest Florida International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
locted on island
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Pineland Marina on PineIsland, FL 33945
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Alden Pines Golf Course
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Steps from Blue Mango on North Captiva
Car: not necessary

Near Fort Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island, & Boca Grande***

Photography, Island Bar, Island Hopping, Enjoy a day on the water in a private boat with Captain, Visit Cayo Costa and feel like you are on a deserted island, The Captain can leave you there and pick you up at your request, Dine at a turn of the Century restaurant on Cabbage key, or shop on Boca Grande or Captiva, See dolphins and manatee or engage in some local history, Offshore fishing also offered, You can set the tone for your day with the Captain

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Rates & Availability

Captiva Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer 1
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,662
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
$250
$1,662
 
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Winter 1
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$215
$1,475
 
 
Winter 2
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$286
$2,000
 
 
Spring 1
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Spring 2
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$237
$1,660
 
 
Summer
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
$286
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Aug 11 2018 - Dec 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$237
$1,660
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum age to rent is 26yrs

Cancellation Terms:
More than 60 days prior to arrival full refund less $500 cancellation fee
30-60 days prior to arrival - forfeiture of 75% of rent
less than 30 days prior to arrival - forfeiture of 100% of rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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