I encourage anyone reading this to also read my review from 2012.
It was as if we never left the island from two years ago; same great views of the gulf from the master bedroom balcony, fantastic heated pool and hot tub, gourmet kitchen, fantastic theater room for watching college football, and great outdoor dining. I would encourage anyone thinking of renting this property to take advantage of the adult and kids bikes and street legal golf cart for $400, definitely worth it! Everything on the main drag is within walking distance of the home, just pick up groceries in Ft. Meyers or Sanibel Island before settling down for the stay. Multiple days were spent at the beach, which was just a walk across the street. The owners have added a cart to hall your beach gear, which was a plus! We had a large family staying the week and it did not feel crowded, plenty of space for the kids and adults.
Multiple restaurants have opened up since our last stay on Sanibel and Captiva, make sure to check out Trip Advisor for the latest and greatest eateries.
Easy walk from the beach house...
Sunset cruise is a must. Book a 2 hour cruise with Captiva Cruises on the main drag, inter coastal side. The cruise takes you up past North Captiva and into the gulf for a beautiful sunset. The cruise is full of island history, interesting facts about the wildlife, and great dolphin watching.
Last thing… The management company, American Realty of Captiva, responded within 24 hours to a small repair needed at the property. The staff person was very understanding of the situation and asked if anything else needed to be addressed outside of the original issue. This great customer service and peace of mind separates Aloha Baby from the rest of the competition, 5 stars.