Where to stay around Captiva Island?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 1,750 vacation rentals near Captiva Island. From 899 Condos/Apartments to 690 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Captiva Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Captiva Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Captiva Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ft Myers Beach: 8,625 vacation rentals
  • Sanibel Island: 6,061 vacation rentals
  • Florida Gulf Coast: 28,535 vacation rentals
  • Cape Coral: 7,561 vacation rentals
  • Fort Myers: 8,460 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Captiva Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Captiva Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Captiva Island:

  • Ft Myers Beach: 8,625 rentals
  • Cape Coral: 7,561 rentals
  • Fort Myers: 8,460 rentals
  • Punta Gorda: 1,183 rentals
  • Boca Grande: 1,383 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Captiva Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Captiva Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 8,388 rentals
  • Gasparilla Island: 1,221 rentals
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse: 9,633 rentals
  • Times Square: 4,592 rentals
  • Island Inn: 4,181 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Captiva Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Kick back on the gleaming Gulf Coast

Located just off mainland Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, Captiva Island is a small but perfectly formed slice of subtropical paradise. Its palm-fringed, white sand beaches are blissfully uncrowded, with tranquil turquoise waters to cool off in. While its unspoiled scenic splendor is a major draw for visitors, you'll also find all the mod cons you need for a hassle-free vacation, such as trinket-filled gift shops, irresistible eateries with alluring outdoor terraces, and even a 9-hole golf course. Captiva Island vacation rentals range from cozy condos to lavish waterfront family homes, so there's truly something for everyone.

Search for shells on Captiva Island

Captiva is heaven-sent for beachcombers, and is widely regarded as one of the best spots in the United States for shelling. The island's shorelines are carpeted with conches, whelks, colorful coquinas, and exquisite false angel wings, all just waiting to be claimed. Anglers will also be in their element, with the surrounding crystal-clear waters teeming with highly sought-after catches like sea trout, redfish, and snook. For further aquatic adventures, you can rent a kayak or paddleboard, and explore the coastline at your leisure. Or if you're craving an adrenalin fix, you could try your hand at jet skiing or parasailing.

Glorious golfing and mesmerizing museums

You'll find an array of enticing attractions within easy reach of your Captiva Island vacation rental. If you've even a passing interest in golf, you'll want to spend an afternoon at the South Seas Island Resort Golf Course. With beautifully manicured greens and sweeping ocean views, it's renowned as one of the country's premier short courses. On neighboring Sanibel Island, connected to Captiva by a bridge, you'll find the one-of-a-kind Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum. Here you can marvel at ancient fossils and some of the world's largest shells, and learn all about the creatures that made them.

Year-round sunshine on Captiva Island

Captiva Island enjoys an subtropical climate, ensuring warmth and plenty of sunshine at most times of year. It's an extremely popular spot for a winter getaway, with agreeably mild temperatures and very little rainfall. Captiva Island vacation rentals are in particularly high demand at this time of year, so early booking is recommended. Summers can get sizzlingly hot, but the humidity is offset by refreshing sea breezes and regular showers. It's worth bearing in mind that hurricanes and cyclones can occur between June and November.

Captiva Island's marvelous marine life

A highlight of many Captiva Island vacations is a boat trip in search of acrobatic Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and gentle manatees. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for great egrets, osprey, cormorants, and all manner of other birds. If you're visiting in spring, you may be treated to the sight of loggerhead turtles making their way ashore to lay their eggs. Turn your attention inland, and Captiva's verdant wetlands and hidden waterways beg to be explored by kayak _ just be sure to watch out for alligators.