Charming island cottage surrounded by indigenous tropical plants on over one acre of natural vegetation embedded in Captiva Islands secluded and exclusive Gold Coast. Steps away from Captiva's famous (and uncrowded) Gulf Coast beach via deeded beach access. A quiet, private and secluded area to enjoy all the famous and natural amenities of Captiva Island. Simply enjoy collecting some of the shells for which Captiva is famous, swim in the Gulf of Mexico , fish for some well-known game fish, take a hike along the beautiful private Captiva beach or go kayaking, parasailing, boating, bird watching, surfing ... and for your off-beach entertainment simply enjoy the privacy of this rental cottage inside and out with your own heated pool with tanning ledge and gazebo .
- Cottage2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 20, 2018
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A wonderful month spent at Captiva Cottage!
Bob and I have enjoyed our month here in Captiva Cottage. It is hard to leave to go back to the icy cold of Wisconsin! The new pool has been wonderful! Our grandkids especially enjoyed the fountain and the shallow end. We love having a fenced yard and all the privacy that the cottage gives us. The beach has been incredible...most days we have had it to ourselves. Every day it is different and it is always fun to see what it will be like. Most days we have seen dolphins. Piper, our Golden Retriever, has been Queen of the beach! She just wants to swim and retrieve any kind of ball and is quite good at riding the waves. I think she has developed a following! The Cottage has an outdoor shower where we were able to bathe her daily after her time at the beach.
We have enjoyed the Ding Darling immensely and have made a daily trip there. We've seen endangered Wood Storks, the legendary lady crocodile,an alligator and so many gorgeous birds. Some of them such as the Blue Herons, Snowy Egret and Great Egrets we have at home in the summer. We kayaked in Tarpon Bay which was so neat.
We also went fishing with a guide for Redfish. We came home and prepared them for dinner. It was wonderful!
Your perfect location enabled us easy access to many fantastic restaurants both on Captiva and in Sanibel. Our favorites include Over Easy Cafe for breakfasts, picking up take home lunches at Sweet Treats Gourmet and dinners at The Timbers, Doc Fords and Sunshine Seafood.
Bob and I so enjoyed our time in Captiva Cottage. It was the 2nd year we stayed and hopefully we will again next year!
Your photos give an accurate look into the house which really has all that one needs for their vacation. It is very clean and well maintained.
Thank you for a splendid review, Caren! I truly appreciate that you took the time for the review and I like to compliment your talents as a writer. It is my benefit to have someone as caring, thoughtful, and appreciative as you as my renters. Looking forward to your next stay,
Love our family vacation, very relaxing.!!! The house & pool was perfect!!!
Great family vacation!!!! the pool was great and the house was beautiful and well equipped.
Most relaxing trip we’ve been on
The Captiva Cottage was perfect for our family. As a mom, I worry about the kids (1&3) knowing the boundaries in a new place. This place eased all my worries...the gate at the pool, the driveway gate, the entire property fenced in, the lock at the top of the door, the screened in porch with no way to get out or in. We felt safe and slept well knowing our kids weren’t getting out. The private pool made the trip. Unfortunately we experienced red tide and bad rip tides that kept us from getting in the ocean, but the cottage, the proximity to the beach, the entire island was amazing. We ate at amazing restaurants and enjoyed the lush vegetation and island vibe. Our only suggestion/complaint is that the master bedroom bed was squeaky. Overall, an amazing experience. We will be back.
Wonderful Family Vacation
We've been to Captiva several times and this cottage checked off all the boxes for our family of four. Very clean home with comfortable beds. Pool is wonderful and probably the best we've seen in Captiva. We spent most of our time at the pool just relaxing. Beach is a very short walk and house comes with a wagon with chairs, umbrella, etc......pretty much everything you need. The house is located on the Southside of the island which is less crowded, so often times you felt like you had the beach to yourself. Owners live just down the road and we met them walking the beach many mornings. Very friendly and willing to provide suggestions or recommendations for whatever you need. We look forward to our next trip to Captiva and staying at this cottage.
Nice house with a great pool
We really liked the house and the proximity to the beach. We spent our mornings at the beach and afternoons at the pool. It was really nice to get away for a week. The only recommendation I would make is to have a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in the downstairs room. We had to fill a cooler with ice everyday to keep our water cold in order to not disturb those in the upper level for our early morning runs. The only complaint I have is the issue we had with millipedes coming in. We had all the windows and doors locked tight, and they still came in all day every day. I don’t know what could be done about that, but it was a nuisance. Other than, we really enjoyed our stay. We had everything we needed for the beach and pool. The kitchen was stocked with plenty of dinnerware, cookware, and glasses. We definitely are keeping it in mind for future vacations.
Beautiful private property!
Great property allowing dogs. Fenced yard with fenced pool. Perfect for swimming and relaxing on the baja shelf (shallow area of pool that has chairs and umbrella).
Separate apartment downstairs (perfect for rigging fishing rods).
Owner was wonderful, checked on our stay, but stayed out of our hair.
Other Activities: shelling, dolphin watch, sunset cruise
Additional information about rental rates
$2300 to 3600/week Captiva main season (Xmas to end of April). $2000 to $2600/week Captiva off season (May to X-mas) Plus 11% Tourist Tax VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and AMERICAN EXPRESS are accepted with 5% service fee. Cancellation policy: Full refund if canceled more than 120 days before the arrival date.