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Home in Cape Coral
🏖Seas the Day at the Great S Cape Retreat on the water w/heated pool
Sailboat Gulf Access Home with boat lift - Western Exposure sunshine brings the sunsets into your oversized lanai area with Cathedral Ceilings and extended deck areas off the pool bringing the outside to the inside. In the Great room the extra large sliders extend all the way across the room for wide open views of your extra wide canal. Your boat dock is right outside your back door. Minutes away from the ocean. Walk, bike or boat over to Cape Harbour with Waterfront Restaurants & Entertainment!
$132 per night
Home in Fort Myers
Vacation house next to Sanibel / free amenities
Stay on adventure's doorstep! Biking distance (5 miles) to FMB and Sanibel island (beaches, salt water fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking ). Are guests enjoy free amenities: 1. Breakfast items (eggs, bagels, apples, coffee and tea) 2. Cruise style bikes, 2 x SUP 3. Beach chairs (Rio - Beach) 4. Beach umbrella 5. Cooler and beach towels 6. Secured Wi-Fi 7. Amazon TV, Hulu, Disney +, ESPN + and Netflix 8. Parking for two cars 9. Washer and dryer 10. BBQ 11. Kids toys and books and more....
$100 per night
Home in Captiva
The Pearl Beach House, North Captiva Island,FL
This water-front property offers designer furniture and panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico throughout the home. Experience unprecedented privacy with direct walking access to the beach, and a very secluded location suitable for couples, friends or families. The property has a Main House and Guest Cottage, both with expansive decking and panoramic windows and doors providing spectacular views of the water and sunsets. StarLink WiFi and Samsung QLED smart TV. We allow dogs up to 50 lbs
$429 per night

Stay near Captiva's top sights

Bubble Room80 locals recommend
Turner Beach18 locals recommend
'Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa9 locals recommend
The Mucky Duck80 locals recommend
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Captiva Island23 locals recommend
Captiva Beach19 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Captiva

Home in Fort Myers Beach
Modern Beach Getaway Downtown FMB
$152 per night
Home in Captiva
Welcome to Paradise!
$199 per night
Home in Sanibel
Beach Lovers paradise, renovated! (photos are new)
$240 per night
Condo in Captiva
Gorgeous End Condo in South Seas Resort
$158 per night

Your guide to Captiva

All About Captiva

With its neighbor, Sanibel Island, sleepy Captiva is a no-stoplight town that celebrates the simple pleasures of a quintessential Florida beach vacation: white-sand beaches, warm turquoise waters, abundant wildlife, and plenty of seashells down by the seashore. (Featuring some 400 varieties, the Sanibel seashell scene is so famous, it’s even got its own signature posture: the Sanibel Stoop.) Separated from the mainland by Pine Island Sound, this jawbone-shaped strip of land features 25 miles of bike paths, a handful of championship golf courses, and a slew of nature preserves — and there’s even more excitement under the water. Strap on a snorkel for a chance to spot barracudas, nurse sharks, and moray eels hanging out by the shipwrecks and artificial reefs off the coast.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Captiva

Captiva has captivated the imagination of snowbirds from the north, and for good reason. With average highs in the mid-70s Fahrenheit in January, winters here are more than tolerable. Spring and fall are nice, too, with temperatures in the 80s and the sea only a few degrees cooler. Summers are hot, humid, and buggy, with highs in the 90s, so pack your swimsuit, because you’ll be spending most of your time in the Gulf of Mexico, enjoying the 87-degree water. On the plus side: fewer crowds and lower prices.

Top things to do in Captiva

Cayo Costa

You can get to the untouched island of Cayo Costa only by boat or kayak, and a 30-minute cruise from Captiva makes for a nice day trip. The native Calusa used this seven-mile-long islet as fishing grounds; today you can visit for a day of shelling at the beach while keeping an eye out for manatees, porpoises, and sea turtles frolicking in the Gulf waves.

J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge

With more than 240 avian species inhabiting this wildlife refuge in various seasons, this is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Come at low tide to see snowy egrets, tricolored herons, white ibises, and spectacular roseate spoonbills hunting for their dinner. You can drive through the refuge, tour it via a 90-minute tram ride, or rent a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard and explore freely on the water.

Sanibel Island

A short, 15-minute drive south brings you to family-friendly Sanibel Island, famous for its sunsets, beautiful beaches, and abundant sea shells. Shell collectors from all over come to comb the sands of Bowman’s Beach for sun-bleached cockles and conches. Be sure to visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, home to some of the largest mollusks ever found.

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