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Make a holiday rental house or villa in Captiva Island, Florida your home away from home

Captiva Island is a stunningly beautiful island on the South Central Gulf Coast of Florida, tropical in appearance, with a long history of pirates and full of adventure. The spectacular white sand beaches of Captiva Island, Florida attract beach lovers from around the world, but for those who are looking for a little more from their Captiva Island holiday rentals, there is a huge amount of sport, culture and cuisine to get stuck into too.

Things to do in Captiva Island, Florida

The beaches of Captiva Island, Florida are absolutely sensational. Surrounded by warm, clear waters and lined with fine, white sand, Captiva Island is a beach lover’s dream. These beaches aren’t your usual tourist centres, but are fantastically natural, secluded beaches, surrounded by nature and perfectly peaceful. Wildlife ranging from dolphin to heron, racoon to manatee can be seen from Captiva Island’s beaches, and there can be no finer way to spend an afternoon than canoeing along the maze of waterways that carve through the island, Canoe, boat and fishing charter rental are easily arranged from any self catering Captiva Island accommodation.

Other water sports also thrive from Captiva Island villas. Sailing is particularly popular, and both lessons and yacht charter facilities are ready available from any of the three marinas on the island. Windsurfing, kite surfing and deep sea fishing trips are among the most popular activities from Captiva Island properties.

Places to visit on holiday in Captiva Island, Florida

Captiva Island’s neighbour, Sanibel Island, is wonderfully easy to access from a holiday rental in Captiva Island, via a large bridge. Much like Captiva Island, Santibel is a tropical wonderland, where complete relaxation is an inevitable part of your holiday. The sensational wildlife on Santibel Island makes it a real favourite with visitors and locals alike, and there are a host of top restaurants to visit.

Weather in Captiva Island, Florida

The glorious year round climate of Captiva Island and indeed the whole of Florida has helped hugely with making the region on of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. During the summer months, temperatures reach up towards 35°C on a regular basis, with extraordinarily balmy evenings making dinner outside watching the sun setting a truly magical experience.

Travel to Captiva Island, Florida

A holiday rental on Captiva Island is fantastically easy to reach from Fort Myers Airport (RSW), although unfortunately, there are no direct flights from the UK. However, with just a brief stopover in Miami (MIA), you can reach Fort Myers with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic from London.

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Recent Reviews

A wonderful month spent at Captiva Cottage!

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Bob and I have enjoyed our month here in Captiva Cottage. It is hard to leave to go back to the icy cold of Wisconsin! The new pool has been wonderful! Our grandkids especially enjoyed the fountain and the shallow end. We love having a fenced yard and all the privacy that the cottage gives us. The beach has been incredible...most days we have had it to ourselves. Every day it is different and it is always fun to see what it will be like. Most days we have seen dolphins. Piper, our Golden Retriever, has been Queen of the beach! She just wants to swim and retrieve any kind of ball and is quite good at riding the waves. I think she has developed a following! The Cottage has an outdoor shower where we were able to bathe her daily after her time at the beach. We have enjoyed the Ding Darling immensely and have made a daily trip there. We've seen endangered Wood Storks, the legendary lady crocodile,an alligator and so many gorgeous birds. Some of them such as the Blue Herons, Snowy Egret and Great Egrets we have at home in the summer. We kayaked in Tarpon Bay which was so neat. We also went fishing with a guide for Redfish. We came home and prepared them for dinner. It was wonderful! Your perfect location enabled us easy access to many fantastic restaurants both on Captiva and in Sanibel. Our favorites include Over Easy Cafe for breakfasts, picking up take home lunches at Sweet Treats Gourmet and dinners at The Timbers, Doc Fords and Sunshine Seafood. Bob and I so enjoyed our time in Captiva Cottage. It was the 2nd year we stayed and hopefully we will again next year! Your photos give an accurate look into the house which really has all that one needs for their vacation. It is very clean and well maintained.
  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2009