Destination guide

The tranquil city of Captiva awaits you

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Captiva. Well known for its kayaking, fishing and boating, this relaxing city won't disappoint. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around Captiva

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like kayaking, fishing and swimming. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Captiva a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sun Splash Water Park (14.6 mi / 23.4 km)
  • Royal Tee Golf Club (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Coral Oaks Golf Course (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Palmetto-Pine Country Club (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Dunes Golf and Tennis Club (15.3 mi / 24.7 km)
  • Hunters Run Executive Golf Course (15.4 mi / 24.7 km)

Seasonal weather in Captiva

Travelers enjoy Captiva for its kayaking and boating. If you're planning a vacation around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 92°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Captiva

Travelers appreciate the island views and breathtaking sunsets, which is just a taste of what Captiva has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Captiva is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Useppa Island (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Cayo Costa State Park (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Pine Island (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Alison Hagerup Beach Park (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Captiva Island (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Captiva Beach (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Captiva

Fly into Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), the closest airport, located 24.7 mi (39.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), which is 28.9 mi (46.6 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Captiva?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,411 house rentals around Captiva. From 661 Houses to 70 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Captiva is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Captiva?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Captiva:

  • Safety Harbor Club: 154 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 72 vacation rentals
  • Pelican: 1,757 vacation rentals
  • South Island: 1,150 vacation rentals
  • Yacht Club: 616 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Captiva?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Captiva. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cayo Costa State Park: 6,152 home rentals
  • Alison Hagerup Beach Park: 6,963 home rentals
  • McCarthy's Marina: 7,178 home rentals
  • Jensen’s Marina: 7,216 home rentals
  • Captiva Chapel By the Sea: 7,070 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Captiva listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Captiva?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 661 Houses in Captiva. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Captiva include:

  • Cottages: 70 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 574 lodging choices
  • Villas: 15 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Captiva?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,166 vacation homes with pool available in Captiva.

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