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Tropical Breeze Luxury Home - 60 Yards from a Fantastic Beach no roads to cross

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fantastic 5 bedroom 6 bath Home Private Heated Pool Tiki Bar & Games Area

Tropical Breeze was built in 2000 a luxury vacation rental home located on Wightman Lane in Captiva Village on beautiful Captiva Island.

Fully landscaped and mood lighted in the evenings so the fun can continue with private heated enclosed pool, Bar BQ, pool table, table tennis, foosball table, Tiki Bar with TV. Dinner seating for 12, even a bathroom.

Fun time for families and friends, why stop when the sun goes down.

See a video tour on you tube search tropical breeze captiva

It is positioned on a quiet and tropical sandy lane covered by palm trees and Royal Poinciana. Far enough from the center of Captiva village for peace and quiet but close enough to be able to walk to and enjoy all the amenities.

This beautiful luxury vacation rental home Tropical Breeze is just sixty yards away from one of the best beaches in the world in Captiva Island Florida. It is available for holiday vacation rental and has five bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.

It has 4200 square feet of air conditioned living space. The first floor has a master bedroom with a King sized bed and bathroom and a twin bedroom with bathroom.

The second floor has another master bedroom with a King sized bed and bathroom as well as a King bed with bathroom and a twin bed room with bathroom. The home is fully tiled, bright, light and spotlessly clean.

Amenities: There is a laundry on the first and second floor, it is suitable for families or friends sharing and has every convenience. It has a heated pool in a beautiful Lanai. In the living room there is a 73 inch HD TV which has cable, DVD and Video. Each bedroom also has its own Cable TV, DVD and Video. The house also has a distributed sound system. Play your favorite CD while sitting on the upper deck watching the amazing sunsets. Connect with the office with the WIFI network from beside the pool. 60 mb Comcast Broadband Connection with WIFI router, Phone, 4 zone Air Conditioning, 6 x Flat Screen LED Digital Cable TVs (73 inch TV in Grand Room 6 x Smart Blu-ray players, Netflix, You Tube etc, whole house music system for iPod etc. Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, beach towels provided, 2 Washers & 2 Dryers, 2 x Jetted Tubs in master Baths, Private heated Pool, Covered Parking, Gas Grill, Internet Hookup, Outside Showers, Beach Chairs, Beach Toys & Umbrell

Activities: One of the best beaches in the world, Biking, Golf, Fishing both Game and beach, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling, Music, Walking, Cinema, Theatre, Tennis, Canoe & Kayak Tours, Cruises to other islands, Dolphin & Shelling Trips, Captiva's Chapel By the Sea. Shopping: Captiva has a wonderful array of shopping facilities, with many shops selling locally designed and produced items so you can leave your holiday with a reminder of many wonderful memories. There is a well-stocked grocery stores near the house as well as shops selling a huge variety of goods.

Area: Captiva Island is a barrier island connected at the far end of Sanibel by a bridge. Captiva is one of the most exclusive islands in North America and is one of the worlds finest holiday locations.

Captiva is located on Florida’s fantastic Southwest Gulf coast just 3 ½ hours drive from Miami and 4 hours from Orlando. Southwest Florida’s International Airport at Fort Myers is 50 minutes drive away.

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More Details

Property Manager
Lee & Bonnie Bodendorfer
Member since: 2003
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

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.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so very much for one of the best vacations we have ever taken! Everything is so perfect; we can feel the love of the owners. Lee saved the day by delivering a walker for my 85 year old mother, can’t properly express my appreciation. All 9 of us enjoyed every minute in your beautiful home. We hope to return.

On our way back to frozen Minnesota now.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Captiva in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Large Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , By pool so much more convenient, no need to go into house.
  • All bedrooms have full en-suite bathrooms (Jacuzzi tubs and walk in showers in the master suites) and spacious closets. Pool bathroom toilet and shower. Outdoor shower for when back from the beach.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walk In Closets
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Walk In Closets
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walk In Closets
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Walk In Closets
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Walk In Closets
  • On the first floor there is a master bedroom with a King bed and a Twin bedroom. On the second floor there is a master bedroom with a King bed as well as a King bedroom and a Twin bedroom. The home is designed for a variety of guest combination, ranging from one family, two families or even five couples! To facilitate these combination the house has two washer and dryers (on separate floors), two hot water heaters, an ice machine, a built in refrigerator and four zone air conditioning. Fresh linen is provided as well as towels and beach towels. All bedrooms are bright and attractively decorated, with high quality bed linen and covers.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 15 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Captiva Island is unlike any other holiday destination in Florida, it has the feel of a tropical island. It is only 5 miles long and up to ½ mile wide, it is unique and unlike any other area in the USA. Over 80% of the Islands’ (Sanibel & Captiva) are a nature reserve, including the world renowned J.N Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. There are no traffic lights, bill boards or street lights. No building is allowed to be higher than the tallest trees. The speed limit on the island range from 15 to 35mph, a single lane road runs the length of the island. Captiva has a tropical year round warm climate and lush tropical vegetation, wild life is in abundance with Ospreys, Eagles, Pelicans and numerous sea birds, as well as Dolphins and Manatees. Tropical Breeze is located just 2 houses from the beach in Wightman Lane which is in Captiva Village. Captiva’s beaches have been voted in the top 5 in the USA.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 90 reviews
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Holiday at Tropical Breeze Captiva Florida

  • 5 of 5

We had a great holiday in a fantastic location. The house is amazing, easy access for the beach and in walking distance of retaurants. Excellent not having to use the car if you wanted to eat out.

The house was very clean and very well maintained The main bedrooms are enormous and the surround sound music to all rooms (including outside) brilliant.

We don't normally return to the same location but we so enjoyed our holiday here we have already booked for next year and cant wait to be back at Tropical Breeze.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2008
  • Date of Stay: July 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything in and at this home was as advertised! Beautiful, clean and only 3 houses from the beach

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Beautiful home with many amenities

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Home for a Family Holiday!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has vacationed on Captiva for many years, and Tropical Breeze was by far our best experience. It is the perfect home for a family vacation and enjoying what Captiva & Sanibel offer. The Buckinghams, Lee and Bonnie, obviously care greatly about the home and its presentation. They were extremely helpful during our booking and lead-in to our arrival. Lee and Bonnie helped with stocking of groceries for our arrival, and even had gifts for the wives and kids what a great surprise! Perfect location you can just rent a golf cart, Tropical Breeze has absolutely everything needed to enjoy the island plus it is a 30 second walk to the beach and very short stroll to the Mucky Duck. Hard to describe all that the home offers…perfectly supplied/appointed as other guests have written, and we all loved the game room and pool. Sunset view was fantastic! We’ll definitely return to Captiva, it will most certainly be at Tropical Breeze.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house with amazing access to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Tropical Breeze and were really impressed with the beauty of the home, the ease of access to the beach, and the superb customer service provided by the owner (Phil and Natalie) and the manager (Lee). We were 6 adults and 3 kids (two three-year olds, and one seven-year old) in our party and we got great use out of the 5 bedrooms, pool area, common areas, and sun deck where we would watch the sunset in the evenings (one evening, we saw a beautiful double rainbow after a light t-storm). The description of the location, layout and amenities were accurate. The property was clean and well-maintained, and had everything you could need including pool toys, beach toys for kids, chairs and umbrellas that you could take to the beach, and even a wheelbarrow for transporting it all. The beach is only 1 minute walk away and is just breathtaking. The owners and managers provided great customer service, everything from e-mails answering my additional questions about the property, showing us around when we arrived, giving us recommendations for a photographer to come take family portraits on the beach, and even sent us back the DVDs that we forgot in the house! We were just so happy with their graciousness and friendliness. It made our stay so much more comfortable, and we really felt relaxed in their home. I would definitely recommend this property to a friend or relative (just don't go when we want to go back ;-)!! While we were there, we enjoyed going to the Shell Museum and the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. As for restaurants, we enjoyed the Bubble Room (real hit with the kids!), the Mucky Duck (right on the beach and perfect for lunch), RC Otters (casual restaurant, good for kids) and the Green Flash (good for adults). But the thing we enjoyed the most was going to the beach every day, seeing dolphins while swimming in the early evening (around 6pm), finding sand dollars and hermit crabs in the ocean with our feet, and using the pool to relax and play "Marco, Polo" with the kids!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home had everything you could ask for in a home. Had every pot pan dishes you name it they had it!! we had family reunion in Captiva!! Very well taken care of and managed, Lee and Bonnie were awesome, friendly and very helpful. the location to beach was perfect, all the chairs umbrellas the house provides was amazing. we really enjoyed hanging at the Tiki bar with pool. Game room awesome for kids.Awesome grill.

Tropical breeze home is better then the pictures show. Rooms very big and well decorated!! Sun roof on top gives u great view of ocean!!

Best family vacation ever!! Will definitely come back!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
The Mucky Duck
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
Blind Pass Beach
Bowman's Beach
Keylime Bistro
Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum
Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Fort Myers SWFIA
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Mucky Duck
Nearest Motorway
32 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Mucky Duck
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Captiva, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard Rate
7 Jul 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Holiday 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
February 2019
2 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak 2019
2 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July Holiday
29 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Holiday 2019
14 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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