Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Captiva, FL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $225 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Captiva. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Let Yourself Be Captivated by the Beauty of Captiva Island

Situated off Florida’s Gulf Coast near Fort Myers, Captiva Island is a true nature lover's’ paradise boasting 2.5 miles of white sand beaches teeming with yet-to-be-coveted seashells. There’s a unique island vibe where the year-round sunshine and turquoise waters attracts people from all ages including their pets, and sometimes, maybe even their kids! Captiva Island vacation rentals are plentiful, as are the variety of people on the island. You'll find everything from quaint bars where you can talk pirate folklore with the locals, to art galleries and seemingly endless opportunities to enjoy water sports, including saltwater fishing.

Things to do

Exploring Quirky but Completely Loveable Captiva Island

With a year-round population of just under 400 people, the main attraction on Captiva Island is the island itself, but there are a few hidden gems to check out while you’re there. There’s the quaint, seasonal Captiva Chapel by the Sea and the almost eclectic collection of wildlife art in a variety of mediums showcased at Jungle Drums Gallery. Speaking of eclectic, kids and adults alike are sure to be mesmerized by the quirkiness and all-year-round holiday decorations on display at the Bubble Room Restaurant.

Activities

Get into the Relaxing Captiva Island Groove

Besides soaking up the rays and seeking out seashells, you can easily explore the natural beauty of Captiva Island by golf cart or on bikes. You can skipper your own boat or sit back and enjoy a serene (or lively!) sunset cruise along the island, or go off in search of dolphins or a great snorkeling spot. If you’re looking to get your adventure on, you can rent wave runners, paddleboards or even try your hand at parasailing. And naturally, there’s a golf course, plus shore and jetty fishing at Turner Beach.

Weather

Sunny Skies Are in the Forecast for Captiva Island

Sporting an ideal sub-tropical climate, Captiva Island’s location in the Gulf of Mexico boasts wonderful weather throughout the year. During the winter months, temperatures will dip down to the mid-60s but even during the hottest summer months from July to September, temperatures will only hit the mid-80s; talk about perfect weather! Captiva Island vacation rentals are in high demand during the winter season, when the majority of travelers visit the island, so early booking is advisable. Fall months tend to be the most rainy, but showers generally blow over quickly.

Natural features

Captiva Island: Dolphins, Seashells & Pink Flamingos

With its prime location along Florida’s Gulf Coast, Captiva Island is sandwiched between North Captiva Island and Sanibel Island to the south. When choosing Captiva Island vacation rentals, you'll get the best of all 3 as there are only 9 miles between them. Many attractions are shared among the islands including the Bailey–Matthews National Shell Museum. A visit to J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge will bring you up-close-and-personal to wildlife, plants and those iconic pink flamingos, while the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation regularly hosts a variety of programs through their Nature and Garden Centers.

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, FL?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,388 vacation rentals around Captiva. From 667 house rentals to 44 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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

Whether you're traveling 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: 151 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 65 vacation rentals
  • South Island: 1,186 vacation rentals
  • Mid Island: 1,391 vacation rentals
  • Burnt Store: 831 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Captiva?

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

  • Captiva Chapel By the Sea: 6,993 vacation rentals
  • Cayo Costa State Park: 5,873 vacation rentals
  • McCarthy's Marina: 7,072 vacation rentals
  • Jungle Drums: 7,035 vacation rentals
  • Jensen’s Marina: 7,097 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Captiva listed on Vrbo 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. Vrbo has 667 Houses in Captiva. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Captiva include:

  • Cottages: 44 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 652 rentals available
  • Villas: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals 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 1,133 vacation rentals with pool available in Captiva. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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