The Crew's Nest is One Of A Kind! Spacious 3BR, sleeps 10, 2 Golf Carts, Pool
Sarah M. Rapp, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
Minimum age of primary renter:25
No house parties
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
This house is amazing! It was so clean and the decor is tastefully done! I can't think of a single thing I would change. Already planning the next trip!!
Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at the Crew's Nest. We are so happy you had a wonderful time and look forward to you returning. Thank you again for choosing to stay at the Crew's Nest.
Great stay, love the island!
We had a great time on North Captiva!
Very nice house, well designed kitchen, I found it easy to cook in. My kids loved the pool. The pool is such a plus for the kids. The first home I rented years ago had one, and we used it so much that a pool is now a must when I search for a vacation home.
Tortuga pick up from the water taxi made the home easy to get to, they took care of moving all our luggage, I didn't touch a bag once we made it to the water taxi all the way to the house.
If I have one piece of advice for future travelers, rent a car even if it sits in the marina for a week. We used it to pick up our own groceries for the week, and the money we saved (40% grocery delivery upcharge) doing that made it cheaper to rent a car than taking Pine Island taxi. ($100 each way from RSW plus tip). We also had all day Saturday to drive to Ft. Myers Beach as a bonus for Lunch and t-shirt shopping, as our plane didn't leave until after dinner time.
Great landscaping around the home also. decent wifi, comfortable beds.
We've been to many beaches, love the gulf coast. Trying to go up and down and see as much of it as possible each time. Short drive by golf cart anywhere on the island. We watched a beautiful sunset every night, and spent almost everyday on the beach.
The home is wonderful, and Tortuga crew did a great job of taking care of our needs.
The restaurants are impossible to get a reservation at and god-awful overpriced, so skip them and cook at the house, the kitchen is awesome and super well equipped.. Same for the Captiva Club bar. I hate to have anything negative to say, but if there is anything the island needs, it's a restaurant and nightclub that has some type of understanding of customer service.
Do not miss the Nature Preserve walk. Absolutely stunning scenery and the bobcat and fresh turtle nest I saw made it beyond worth the walk.
I highly recommend this property to anyone, lots of space and Duncan and his Mom do a FABULOUS job of making you feel at home and taking care of anything you may need. They also made it a point to check in with us once or twice to see if everything was great!
Thank you for taking time to submit a review of your stay at the Crew's Nest. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our home and the property managers too great care of you. This makes our day. We hope you will return soon. Thank you again.
Tony Strafach, Owner
Fantastic vacation property
Had a great stay at the Crew's Nest with the family. Tortuga Properties took great care of us. This is every bit as good as advertised.
Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at the Crew's Nest. We are delighted you had a great stay and found our property manager helpful. Hope you will return soon. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us.
Trip of a Lifetime!!!!!!!
My family and I just returned from our first (of many to come) week vacation at North Captiva Island, FL. I don’t think there are sufficient words to express how absolutely amazing the entire trip was! We stayed at the Crew’s Nest and it was more than enough room to accommodate three generations of family. It was gorgeous, spacious, and I would definitely stay here again. I loved the multiple screened in porches, the pool was large enough to accommodate the whole family (we loved the ping-pong table and refrigerator by the pool), and my favorite feature was watching the sunrise and set from the “crews nest”. The view from this portion of the house was absolutely breathe taking!
The entire experience was one we will ALL remember for a lifetime! Everyone was amazing- from Sarah Rapp- the Real Estate Broker that we booked with, to the crew of Island Girl Charters, and especially the entire staff at Tortuga Properties (big thanks to Laurie and Duncan Rosen)! When we arrived we received a tour (and map) of the island and got the inside scoop on where the best places to see dolphins, manatees, hike, and shell. This by far led us to many adventures and memories we wouldn’t have encountered otherwise! During our stay we had an issue with the dryer not working properly and they were quick to get a new dryer placed in the house, and even offered to take our laundry and do it for us until the new dryer was brought and installed! Laurie and Duncan went above and beyond to make our stay on the Island comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable! My family and I have already talked about making this a new yearly tradition and (even though parts of me want to keep this amazing Island a secret all to myself) I would recommend to anyone!
Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at the Crew's Nest. Your message this was a trip of a lifetime brings our team such joy! We hope this will be the first of many trips to North Captiva and the Crew's Nest. Our home is your home! Thank you again for choosing to stay with us!
Perfect place especially for quiet and family
Great place and great time
Thank you for taking time to send us a review of your stay at the Crews Nest. We are delighted you had a wonderful family vacation. Hope you will return again soon.
Family Vacation Favorite
Property is set up nicely for a large family ( or extended family) to vacation together.
Plenty of rooms for alone time if you want, crew nest on top was a favorite for the 13 year old grandson to chill out with his phone. Sunsets! What a view, someone could sleep up there if necessary for another bed. (It has a padded area) But the spiral staircase wouldn't be good for young children at night. Wifi worked great for those who need it on vacation. Lots of tv channels.
Master bedroom & bath was located nicely away from other bedrooms on 2nd floor. Bedroom with Jack & Jill bathroom to adjoining bedroom with single beds is a great feature for families with small children. Some children mattresses need to be replaced.
The living room sectional is huge but quite used up, should be upgraded to match the rest of the house.
We cooked all our meals so the kitchen was an important asset. Double oven was great, large clean refrigerator and freezer, nice counter and sink for prep area. Only area lacking would be the electric stove which I am used to gas. The selection of frying pans was slim as they would not lie flat on the glass top so even heating was an issue. I realize the glass top cleans up easy but they needed a few more heavy bottom fry pans. Dishwasher worked great. Lots of nice areas to eat.. bar top, large dining table and outside screened area, or poolside! Refrigerator on pool level was great for access to drinks, fruit etc.
Pool was set up and maintained wonderfully with heat in morning and clean. Poolside cushion seating area was very nice and clean, lots of room for everyone to relax. The family had some fun ping pong competitions, decided we might have to buy a table for at home!
The Tortuga property managers were on top of all your needs. Great job bringing all our supplies from the water taxi, giving advice for 1st timers to the island, and addressing any issues during your stay.
The island itself is very relaxing with beautiful sand, shell beach on the ocean side that is easily accessible with golf cart. Miles long so you can walk a little ways and be quite alone if you choose. The surf fishing was my grandsons main pass time. He is an avid fisherman and we had whiting and sheepshead to dine on. He actually had a small shark on for a moment but his tackle was not up to the fish. He brought his own pole and tackle with. The boats and fun store on the island has frozen bait (wish they had live shrimp) as well as poles to rent.
Membership at the North Captiva Island Club included with your stay.
2 Golf carts included
Early poolside check in after 10:00 am.