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Blue Mango - Steps to the Beach on North Captiva

People4
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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Captiva in Lee County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 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 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • French doors open onto large decks from both bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
golf cart provided. Sightseeing/fishing boat captains, scuba/snorkel trips, PWC/boat rentals available

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Blue Mango - Steps to the Beach on North Captiva
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
5

Blue Mango was a dream come true, peaceful, charming and host and hostess Diane and John are great!

  • 5 of 5

Charming, spotless and so comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cambridge OH
5

Magic

  • 5 of 5

We love our vacations. And this one is in the top tier. Everything about the island is magical icluding Blue Mango. You will want for nothing. It is warm, whimsical and inviting...as are Diane and John, the owners. We felt Blue Mango was the best spot on the island. There is not another place close to being like it there. And what a porch! We will definitely return.....wonderful memories! Thanks John and Diane :)

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenoir, NC
5

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Blue Mango for our vacation with the hopes of relaxing and recharging our batteries. Mission accomplished! It was truly one of the most relaxing vacations we’ve taken. The owners, John & Diane, sincerely want you to enjoy your stay and it is apparent the moment they greet you at the ferry with their warm smiles. The home is well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The picnic table by the pool was the perfect spot to enjoy all of our meals. We loved our daily tours of the island in the golf cart that was provided. We enjoyed seeing eagles, egrets, ospreys, gopher tortoises, manatees and dolphins. A nap in the hammock will make you rethink going home at the end of your stay. John & Diane, thank you for all the hospitality and for the use of your beautiful home. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Blue Mango and wish we could have stayed longer! The home was beautiful and very comfortable. Our kids particularly enjoyed the pool and hammock when we were not hunting for shells, fishing, building sandcastles, and swimming at the beach. We felt completely at home and could not have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable trip. While John and Diane like to give their guests privacy, we enjoyed the time they spent talking with us and sharing stories about their home and the island. Even our son, who is very shy and does not warm up to people easily, cannot stop talking about John and Diane and how much he liked them! We can't wait to head back to Blue Mango with our family hopefully in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Rest, SC/Cape Coral, FL
5

Over the Top

  • 5 of 5

Been to North Captiva several times, and on one visit walked by John and Diane's property, and could not take my eyes off of its cottage beauty. When I discovered it could be rented, I longed to return the next year. My dream came true this year with a week and a half visit. The beautiful colors and cheerful style make this place My Happy Place. I cooked every meal there except 2 because there was no where else I wanted to be. The house was very clean and well stocked with paper goods, soap, and kitchen essentials. No skimping on comfort there. The water is reverse osmosis, and the heated pool is a light salt water that feels excellent on the skin. Diane was away, but John's hospitality was just what we needed to feel right at home. If you long for a quiet, private, colorful beach vacation where you don't have to be anywhere at a certain time, then pre order your food with Sandy's service (or bring your own), and book the Blue Mango. I long to return!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Illinois
5

Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Blue Mango for our 40th wedding anniversary--it was an experience we will cherish forever! Unfortunately we were unable to meet Diane, but John was a fantastic host and made us feel right at home. For those concerned about the logistics getting to/from N. Captiva and groceries--don't be. It was a breeze! Blue Mango is perfect in every way and we would (& have!) recommended it to our friends. We have been reminiscing all week and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

The Mucky Duck
The Bubble Room Restaurant
Cayo Costa State Park
Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant
Chapel By The Sea
Boats and Fun North Captiva
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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Captiva, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2
22 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,081
for 5 nights
From
£216
£1,437
 
 
summer 1
10 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 5 nights
From
£259
£1,729
 
 
Fall
12 Aug 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,081
for 5 nights
From
£216
£1,437
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,556
for 6 nights
From
£259
£1,729
 
 
Pre Holiday
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 6 nights
From
£216
£1,437
 
 
Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,421
for 7 nights
£2,421
 
 
Winter 1
6 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£930
for 5 nights
From
£186
£1,275
 
 
Winter 2
27 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,236
for 5 nights
From
£247
£1,729
 
 
Spring 1
3 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,421
for 7 nights
£2,421
 
 
Spring 2
28 Apr 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 5 nights
From
£205
£1,435
 
 
Summer
9 Jun 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,236
for 5 nights
From
£247
£1,729
 
 
Fall
11 Aug 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 5 nights
From
£205
£1,435
 
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,421
for 7 nights
£2,421
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,297
for 5 nights
From
£259
£1,729
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £311.59
Pet Fee £233.7
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

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