'Open Breeze' is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath private home, located on Wightman Lane in the village of Captiva. The house is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, art galleries and quaint shops and is only 300 yards from the beach! The Florida style house is tastefully decorated to be light and airy to create an air of Southern Hospitality and equipped with all the amenities of home. Come relax and unwind on our plantation style screened in porch and enjoy the 'Open Breeze.'
What a wonderful place you have here. Our family completely relaxed, the weather was great and no one wants to leave. That's a sign that we need to book this great place for next year -- same week. Our grandchildren (ages 2 and 4) think that it is their house.
We vacation this same week every year, usually at different parts of the country, but your home is so perfect, we can't do any better. We'll be back, and we'll also tell our friends.
Thank you so much.
Jerry and Sue Cismoski family, Oak Lawn, IL
We stayed at "Open Breeze" the last week of April and had the best vacation of all our visits to Captiva. The house is one of the nicest I have ever been in and had plenty of space and activities for the kids.
In closing, I hope "Open Breeze" has survived hurricane Charley unscathed and I wish the people of Captiva all the best.
all of our children and three grandkids joined us. for two weeks at open breeze. the weather was picture perfect, the pool and large screened porch were well used. the kitchen is well equipped,but many resturants were near by. the traffic is brutal going from captiva to sanibel golfing trips and grocery runs were. coordinated to save driving time. the beach is about a block away plenty of beach gear.
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary with our immediate family with a week's vacation to "Open Breeze." There are 10 of us with 4 being grandchildren ages 21, 16, 15, and 11. It was a tremendous success with everyone enjoying the house, location, and the house being spacious enough for everyone to get away, if wanted. Our favorite place was the front screened in porch in the mornings--the first one up made coffee and as the rest got up, joined the group on the porch. We enjoyed being within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and the beach. Our 15 year old grandson's wish was to catch a shark which he did while fishing one night from the beach--a 2 foot long shark. He got it on the beach and took a picture; the hook came out by itself so he was able to push it back in the water with his net. We all enjoyed nightly trips to the beach for "crabbing" --catching one in a net and keeping it in a bucket until the next one was caught, keeping the larger one until it was time to go in and then letting the last one go also--you never knew which way it would run. We all agreed this was a meaningful way to celebrate 50 years--as a family.
the property was very clean and very spacious..the furniture was a little outdated and wicker arms were falling off the chairs but the bathrooms were beautiful and updated..the pool didn't work until the last day when they put a new motor in to warm..but they were out everyday fixing little things..the ice machine didn't work but they brought bags of ice to accomodate us..the bubble room and many attractions were outside our door..and the beach was right down the street..they were very well stocked with kitchen equipment for cooking..TV's in every bedroom and alot of games for kids..we loved the screened in porch and the big breakroom right off the kitchen..I would recommend this to a friend and I love Captiva and would definitely come back..we had two families with kids under the age of 7 and they had a blast..one child was 15 months old and they had a pack and play and highchair which was wonderful..also they had great pool equipment for the 4 year and 7year olds to play with and go to the beach..they had a great little study nook upstairs with internet excess and a great place to do business..and a washer and dryer upstairs besides the one downstairs..the master suite upstairs is awsome and away from the rest of the house for quiet and privacy..All in all we loved this house..we had 4 rainy days but the kids kept busy..
Fabulous & Fantatsic! The week that we spent in Captiva at Open Breeze was great. The house is beautiful and has all the amenities you could ask for; from the breezy front porch spanning the width of the house to the screened-in private pool & hot tub, there was nothing to do but relax! The endless seashells, spectacular sunsets and incredible encounters with wildlife and marinelife define the essence of Captiva. The Open Breeze house provides the ideal location to enjoy all of these. Nestled a few steps away from the gulf and around the corner from several restaurants & shops, it is the perfect backdrop to enjoy all the beauty that Captiva offers. From the great blue herons to the sea turtles, manatees and dolphins, we experienced it all! After the day's adventures outside, it was a treat to sit down and kick-back in the Open Breeze house and enjoy the bright, airy atmosphere. The master suites provided a wonderful retreat. The large kitchen and spacious living area were perfect for our nights spent playing games, watching a movie or just enjoying each other's company. We recommend this vacation only if you are looking for absolute comfort within the beautiful and captivating surroundings.
Thanks soooooo much for letting us rent your GORGEOUS home on Captiva. We had a GREAT week, and the location couldn't have been more perfect. The local wildlife was perfectly queued daily to our arrival on the beach. The Dolphins jumped, the Osprey fished, the Bald Eagles soared and a local Racoon even stopped by (outside the screen enclosure)one evening while we were hot tubbin to say hello!!!We made use of the grill most every night, and could not have done so without the well stocked kitchen. The shelling got better and better as the week went on and we sat many mornings on the porch comparing finds, and had a couple of killer Scrabble tournaments going too. We all loved your dining area table, and we were trying to figure a way to get it in a suitcase. The decor is just perfect for the house. It was so comfortable, it made you feel right at home instantly. We had a wonderful week and it's insipired us to make it a regular thing to go away, with just the girls.
Donna, Katie, Karen, Dianne, Martha, Cindy and Jill
This amazing vacation house rental near the beach is available on lush Captiva Island. Captiva Island has miles of beautiful, long, white, sandy beaches with gorgeous sunsets nightly and phenomenal shelling. The home is also in Captiva Village with art galleries, dining and shopping, all within walking distance.
Captiva's neighboring island, Sanibel, offers miles of bike paths and a world renowned 'Ding' Darling wildlife preserve along with fabulous shops, art galleries and dining.