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Sunset Captiva, your vacation starts here!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Sunset Captiva House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Unpack and start your vacation. Our home is located in the village of Captiva within walking distance of shops, restaurants, beach, bay, pool, and tennis courts.

The house is a 2 bedroom, loft and can accommodate up to 6 people. We also have a separate office.

We pride ourselves on the condition of our home. We have our own private cleaner.

If you take a moment to read our reviews they will speak to the condition of our home.

One more thing to add. We like to keep fresh herbs growing on our stairs for your enjoyment.


Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

This is one of the best houses in Sunset Captiva. The owner is top notch: Chooch made us feel right at home. The house sleeps 6, we cooked gourmet meals, the herb garden was superb and we felt right at home. There was nothing better then walking a few hundred yards from the beach to the house to go make lunch. There is access to a pool and tennis court just foot steps away from the front steps. There is an outdoor shower which made cleaning up after a long day at the beach both easy and refreshing, especially for those with young children.

We will be returning yearly until further notice.
May 2013
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based on 22 traveler reviews

Sunset Captiva, your vacation starts here!
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! We just returned and we already can't wait for our return. Upon our arrival, the owner, Ruth, couldn't have made us feel any more welcomed! She was so hospitable and friendly as she told us all about her fabulous house. The house is beautiful, extremely clean, and very well maintained. Also, if you love to cook, she has everything in her kitchen that you could possibly need! The rooms are decorated beautifully and plush with very comfortable beds. You won't need to bring a thing: chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, coolers, beach wagon to tote everything in, etc! Also, the home has a great layout! The house is steps from the beach and also a short walk to the pool. The island itself is breathtaking and anywhere you want to go is walking distance. Or, you can also rent a golf cart to ride around in. There is a place on the island that you can rent from and it is reasonably priced. If you plan on doing that, be sure to reserve a cart before you depart because they go fast. We will definitely be returning! Thank you Ruth for renting out your beautiful beach home to us! We had the BEST time! xo -Jennifer

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic island getaway

  • 5 of 5

After vacationing on Sanibel Island for 30+ years, we ventured to Captiva in February of 2015. After 2 weeks in this house, we rebooked the same 2 weeks for 2016, and have already requested 2 weeks in 2017. This beautifully appointed beach house has everything you could want in comfort, cooking equipment and convenience. It's just a few steps to the beach, pool and tennis courts - but also just a few minutes walk to restaurants, coffee, ice cream, boating/ fishing excursions, fresh local seafood, adventure trips. It's all here - or you can just read on the deck, enjoy the sunsets and the quiet of a long beach walk. We love it when it's just the 2 of us, and when our kids and grandkids join us too. The property owner could not be more helpful.All that, and it's a bargain relative to many other rentals in the area. We are already looking forward to next February!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It's nice to know that our hard work pays off. We look forward to your return next year.
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  • 5 of 5

The location, the house, the amenities, everything was just perfect! The house has everything you need beach-wise and meal-wise. It's at the end of captiva and you have at least 5 restaurants, 2 general stores, and a Starbucks all within walking distance. Once we were there we never had to leave. The community pool was nice and warm the beach was great (not too crowded, good shells, and dolphins came by). We even saw manatees on the other side of the community. We will definitely be going back!!!

I have been to the islands over 20 times and will only stay here going forward 😄

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annapolis, Md

Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Over the past 5 years we've vacationed a couple of times a year, at homes from Maine to Florida. This home was the nicest and absolutely the best bargain for the price. All the appliances work very well. Everything you need is there. Plenty of dishes, utensils, pots, pans, and glassware. All the linen and towels you could possibly use.

The weather was very nice. Outside of driving across Blind Pass bridge to go to Sanibel, we never left the island the entire week. Even had a morning paper at the foot of the stairs.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Erie, PA

A beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough nice things about this lovely beach home. We stayed for a week in July and had a wonderful time. This was our second visit to Captiva (traveling from Erie, Pennsylvania), but it was our first stay here in a private home. The other time we stayed at a resort on the island. Ruth's darling home delivered everything this site promises. You'll definitely get the gist by reading all of the other raves here, and I will only add that when we come back, this is where we will stay! Ruth, thank you for all of the attention to details your home provides and also for your willingness to answer any and all questions. (By the way, thanks for the restaurant suggestion of Doc Ford's. It was great!)

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Coral, Florida

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation in a long time. We live about 45 minutes from here, but were forced to do a "staycation " this year, due to work and family.Highly recommend this house, as it has everything you could ever need for a beach vacation, absolutely great location, within walking distance of many restaurants, market, etc. Ruth has really done a fabulous job with maintaining this home. It is well cared for, comfortable, clean, and absolutely darling beach decor. Kids loved being able to run to the ice cream shop themselves, ride bikes around, and explore by themselves in a very safe setting. Loved having the marina across the street as well. Great access for boaters. We will definitely stay here again, as even my husband raved about it. And he is quite picky. Great house, great location, great vacation. Thanks Ruth for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Sunset Captiva House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 27 2016 - Nov 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and new years
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 3 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

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Sunset Captiva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Can be made into a king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), twin beds 4 with the ability to change 2 I to a king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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