Our very private and spacious canal front home offers a combination of 'great location' and 'great amenities.' White, sandy beaches (Captiva and Sanibel), world renowned shelling, superb fishing, restaurants and a unique island pub are just steps from the house. A boat dock, canoe adventures and fishing are just out the back door where wildlife (including manatees and many aquatic birds) abound in this tropical setting. A network of bike paths will take you to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge or Bowman's Beach. The island of Captiva is steps away and Captiva's shopping and restaurants are just two miles away. Our pool (heated in winter) makes it the perfect getaway for a memorable vacation. The 2,300 square foot home includes 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bathrooms features a modern kitchen, new appliances, spacious dining room and living areas, ceiling fans, fireplace, two televisions, cable, VCR, high speed internet, central air, new washer and dryer, 3 decks and mature native vegetation.
The house was great, in good condition and stocked with everything we needed to have a really great time. We had cable and wireless internet which worked great the whole time. The pool is really nice and it is just a short walk to the beach, It is a nice, quiet neighborhood. Having the dock was a big plus, as our local relatives could bring their small boat right up to the house. We had contact with property manager Royal Shell and with the owner (Heidi), and both were really nice and easy to work with. The owners have had and used the house for over twenty years, and their pride in the property shows. We will definitely stay again!
My family & I have been vacationing on he island for over 40 years and this is the best rentals we have ever had. With the dock, pool & proximity to beach you couldn't ask for anything more. The house is very clean, very well decorated and well equipped. We will not only stay in this house next year, we will stay longer!
We had a great family vacation in your very lovely and secluded house. My wife and I had three adult children, two sons in-law and a grandchild and there was plenty of room. The bedrooms are upstairs, so everybody can do their own thing without disturbing others. The beach is just about a block away, well within walking distance, and the pool is awesome. After a day of various activities, we would all gather around the pool in the afternoon for cocktails and snacks and cooling off in the water. The house is at the quiet end of the island and the biking trails are perfect. My son-in-law would take my grandson on a bike ride to the Bowman's beach playground most mornings. We also walked to breakfast a few mornings to the Sunset Grill and to dinner at the Mad Hatter. We had a wonderful time and your home is very well appointed and has all the conveniences one could hope for. We would come back to enjoy it again in a hearbeat!!
We are from Ohio and vacationed at this fabulous home from 10/31-11/7. This is a very cozy, nicely decorated home located right on a canal. The second day there, we saw manatees in the canal. Shelling, directly across the bridge, in Captiva was excellent. The location of this home was perfect - it is actually right over the bridge from Captiva, a short ride to Sanibel's great shopping at Periwinkle Place, and close to both Captiva and Sanibel's wonderful restaurants such as the "Green Flash", "Bubble Room", Key Lime Bistro, etc. We also ate at home in the large, well-equipped kitchen. The pool was beautiful and the water was just perfect. Weather th week we were there was sunny every day with temperatures in the high 80's during the day and 60's at night. We went fishing in the "back country" and caught snook, red fish, lady fish, snapper (one of our meals) and various other fish native to this area. I actually caught a 31 inch "trophy" snook! The second day fishing, right near Jennings Marina in Captiva, 2 manatees came right up to our boat! We were so interested in getting pictures that we forgot all about trying to pet them!
We were fortunate to travel with our 2 Newfoundland dogs who had a wonderful time! They stayed cool either inside or on the tile area by the "tiki bar" next to the pool.
We would definitely recommend this property to anyone! The owner was very communicative and the management company was responsive to our needs. Can't wait to go again!
We have spent the last four Aprils at this wonderful, family friendly home and loved every minute. It's peaceful and relaxing yet minutes from the beach, bike trails and restaurants. The house is comfortable and the pool a delight. You will treasure your time there as we do.
We are getting ready to visit the Castaway house for our second year. Last August was our first time and we absolutely loved it. We have two teenagers and a 6 year old and the pool was a big hit. The canoeing was fantastic and my 6 year old had never been canoeing and insisted on going every day. The beach is just a minute walk and bicycling all over the island was so much fun. The house was spacious and gave everyone their own areas to watch tv or play games. I spent several years as a child vacationing on Sanibel/Captiva with my family from Ohio and now that I am an adult (living in Tampa), we have spent the last 6 years vacationing there. Last year at this rental house was the best location by far. It is just plain fun and the house was well kept. We had no complaints.
Castaways - Our canal front home is located on the northwestern tip of the island in an extremely private tropical surrounding within easy walking distance - 290 steps / 3 min 25 sec. to Sanibel beaches, maybe 5 minutes to Captiva beaches, several fine restaurants, island style pubs and excellent fishing and shelling. Just out the back door you'll enjoy Manatee visits, Tarpons roll, Mullet jump, birds galore and nature abounds.