Submitted: October 26, 2010
Stayed: January 2010
We went back to Sunset Captiva this year and stayed in a unit nearby the pool. Our interest in that unit stemmed from the fact our good friends, who live in another state, were staying there the week prior and we could overlap with them for a visit. Additionally, we were enticed by the fact it is near the pool and might obviate the need for us to accompany each child back and forth to the house every time they forgot something they felt they needed/wanted. Finally, with that proximity to the pool and beach, I thought $2500 seemed like a pretty good deal.
Well, there is no doubt that we made a mistake. The house is apparently a full time rental and lacks the charm and comfort of yours which is clearly a much loved second home. Further, you have clearly gone out of your way to make guests comfortable by providing information, supplies (our unit lacked what I would have thought would be basics from beach towels to toilet paper), and a general welcoming feeling. Additionally, it does not benefit from the good light that yours does; it's main living area really only has windows on the south side, and not even much of that light gets into the house because of the screen porch that is also on that side. This was a big issue, given that the weather drove us inside a couple of days, but even when the weather was good, it still made it a bummer to be in the house the limited times that we were. Further, the sun porch off the 3rd floor is very small and completely shaded by thick trees.
Anyway, my point isn't to bash that unit, but just to say thank you again for sharing your lovely home with us last year. As convenient as the pool was and as nice as it was to not have to move out of one unit and into another when our friends left, I would have enjoyed our trip much more if we had stayed in your unit again. It is not only a superior layout, but it is in great shape and exudes hospitality, thoughtfulness, and convenience. Thank you!
Hoping you and your family are well.
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