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Blue Mango - Steps to the Beach on North Captiva

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

1200 sq ft Cottage Apartment 2 Bed / 1 Bath

IT'S A SHORE THING........located just 100 ft from a 4 mile stretch of white sand beach, Blue Mango offers a very private newly renovated apartment nestled in the palms. This is a 1200 sq ft apartment plus private pool and abundant decks. Enjoy the indoor river- stone shower, or the very large outdoor hot/cold shower overlooking tropical lush surroundings. French doors in each bedroom open onto the a large, private deck . The kitchen has granite counter tops and new appliances with outdoor Weber gas BBQ.


The best thing about North Captiva is that it is good for your soul; where world-class fishing, boating, shelling, and sunsets await you. North Captiva is a true barrier island and is separated from the mainland by a 20-minute boat ride. No cars are allowed on the island and transportation is by golf cart or walking. Guests at the beach house enjoy a private pool, and a four person golf cart, ,


Most of the island is a wildlife sanctuary and our beach is an unbroken ribbon of white sand where some of the best shelling in North America is to be found.

Enjoy the world's best Tarpon and Snook fishing. Fire up the barbecue and cook your catch under the stars, or enjoy one of the Islands fine restaurants.

Exploring is a favorite past time, try the uninhabited island of Cayo Costa, have lunch at Cabbage Key (a turn-of-the-century hotel), or shop on Sanibel or Boca Grande. Find your own personal little bit of paradise, there is lots out there.

Experience a vacation where island beauty and relaxation will surround you, where lazing in the hammock under the palms, or toasting the magnificent sunsets will awaken and revitalize you.



Keywords: Beach House Apartment

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Diane Porter
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Diane Porter

We both grew up in a busy city and were fortunate to own an island cottage and enjoyed being on and around the water all summer. So when we discovered North Captiva we knew immediately is was for us. It was the island life we could continue to enjoy during the winter or any other part of the year. John is a boating enthusiast and also loves to restore boats.....I just love being out on the water. We have truly enjoyed our years on this lucky to have found it!

Diane Porter purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Diane Porter chose Florida

We purchased our home on North Captiva in 1999 after spending many years visiting Sanibel Island . We opted for something with less traffic and we got cars are on the island only golf cars, no hotels or motels just 300 private beach homes. We were also looking for a good beach offering safe swimming and a home with location and 'good bones' to work with. Blue Mango came into our lives .

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location all the way. Steps to the best part of the beach on the island. Near Boats and Fun where you can charter a fishing trip, rent a boat, pwc, kayak, bike, or paddle board.. Close to ' The Boat House' & Mango's restaurants and a outdoor fun island bar. All the activies are located near Blue Mango.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Blue Mango was a beautiful and relaxing getaway that our family needed. The owners were so friendly and welcoming and we can't wait to go again!
Aug 2014
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Blue Mango - Steps to the Beach on North Captiva
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews
Southern Illinois

Wonderful experience!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Blue Mango for our 40th wedding anniversary--it was an experience we will cherish forever! Unfortunately we were unable to meet Diane, but John was a fantastic host and made us feel right at home. For those concerned about the logistics getting to/from N. Captiva and groceries--don't be. It was a breeze! Blue Mango is perfect in every way and we would (& have!) recommended it to our friends. We have been reminiscing all week and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Decatur, Ga 30030

The best getaway and adventure ever!

  • 5 of 5

We (nine year old son, hubby, and self) had the most amazing vacation ever! We drove from Decatur Ga to Pine Island, hopped on the ferry. and had the best 7 days ever! Diane and John were beyond helpful and super accessible in our pre planning and during our stay. The cottage is adorable, and believe it or not the photographs don't even do it justice! John even sent us home with a coconut palm to plant in our own yard for memory...the thought that has gone into making this a home away from home is amazing. The care and love is felt, and it took less than 24 hours to feel at home. The property is for anyone, and a step away from the beach. We enjoyed floating away in the ocean, dipping in the pool, making family meals, watching sunsets nightly, and venturing out in the golf cart on a quest to find wildlife. The porch was delightful, the beach was amazing, and really something for all of us! We had an amazing experience...almost want to keep it a secret, but I know so many that need, and would love a visit to the Blue Mango on North Captiva!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springfield, Illinois

This is our happy place!!!

  • 5 of 5

This will sound like a broken record after all of these reviews..but Blue Mango is island paradise. I really don't want this secret to get out but it is too good not share. Hidden and quiet among the palms and so delightfully can't help but love it. The grounds are impeccably kept...the house warm and welcoming. The decor is such an eclectic and whimsical array of conversation can tell each piece has a story--like the tree-wrapped bicycle out front or the Blue Mango totem pole...

There are several wonderful outdoor seating areas to relax and take in the day...or the evening...or any time in between. And everywhere you look, you'll find more interesting accents -- John & Diane's attention to detail does not go unnoticed! The cottage is nestled among the palms, nearly invisible from the "street" though if you've been on the island you know there are no streets. The beach is only steps away...and a shelling dream. It is as close to perfect as it gets.

John and Diane are wonderful hosts...and such an amazing couple. We enjoyed their visits as much as we loved their cottage. Oh, and make sure you give that grill a spin--Diane loves to clean it! LOL It was so clean I was hesitant to use it!

The kitchen is nicely appointed with everything you'll need. A few tips or notes to be aware of...definitely NOT negatives. There is a convection/microwave combo (no full-size oven) and there is no dishwasher, unless you're bringing your kids :D. The convection oven worked wonderfully for all of our cooking.

Our trip is an annual excursion--Girls Gone Mild...We are two life long friends who meet once a year to retreat from Mom-dom and do a little as possible.. or even less. We have rented a number of homes on the island...all of which were wonderful in their own ways; however, Blue Mango has captured our hearts and suited us to perfectly. We only wish we could visit it more often...but we trust John and Diane to keep it in shape for our return. Can't thank you enough for sharing your home with us. Look forward to seeing you both...and the Blue Mango... again and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything You Expect, And Then Some

  • 5 of 5

Diane and John have done an excellent job of accurately depicting this beautiful property in both photos and words. Our first reaction upon seeing Blue Mango was that it is just the way it appears in the listing. Then, as you look closer, you see it is much more. The landscaping is lavishly designed and meticulously maintained. The decorating has the right combination of tastefulness and whimsy that, added to the gorgeous grounds tells you, this is a place of tropical relaxation. The cleanliness and attention to detail are seen in every corner you look. In short, the Blue Mango is the perfect execution of an island retreat.

Added to the wonderful property are John and Diane, our very personable and helpful hosts. They perfectly blend attentive assistance and privacy to further enhance our island experience. We looked at other properties on the island, and none could match Blue Mango's overall value in terms of quality, beauty, features, location, and price. We live in a resort destination, and I work in the hospitality industry, and know how difficult it is to provide the guest experience that this home and it's owners provide. I commend Diane and John on their excellent job of delivering all we could have expected, and even more.

While a part of us wants to keep Blue Mango a special secret for ourselves, we feel we must share with others just how wonderful our time there was for our family. We will certainly be back.

Blue Mango will not disappoint you.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several different places on Captiva and Upper Captiva, and this has been our favorite by far! It's a cute comfortable house with everything you would need for an island getaway. We can't wait to come back. And John and Diane are gracious hosts; we enjoyed meeting them both. Book the Blue Mango now!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, VT


  • 5 of 5

Blue Mango is the perfect getaway retreat. The cottage is very comfortable, charmingly decorated, and has everything you need. The pool, tiki bar, outdoor shower, and just steps to the best beach on North Captiva - what more could you want? Cruising around the island on a golf cart was a big hit too! Diane was very responsive in the pre-planning stages, and John was very friendly. My family and I can't wait to return to Blue Mango! Thanks John and Diane!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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The Mucky Duck
The Bubble Room Restaurant
Cayo Costa State Park
Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant
Chapel By The Sea
Boats and Fun North Captiva
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
RSW Southwest Florida International
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
locted on island
Nearest Ferry
6.4 Miles
Pineland Marina on PineIsland, FL 33945
Nearest Golf
6.4 Miles
Alden Pines Golf Course
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Steps from Blue Mango on North Captiva
Car: not necessary

Near Fort Myers, Sanibel, Pine Island, & Boca Grande***

Photography, Island Bar, Island Hopping, Enjoy a day on the water in a private boat with Captain, Visit Cayo Costa and feel like you are on a deserted island, The Captain can leave you there and pick you up at your request, Dine at a turn of the Century restaurant on Cabbage key, or shop on Boca Grande or Captiva, See dolphins and manatee or engage in some local history, Offshore fishing also offered, You can set the tone for your day with the Captain


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum age to rent is 26yrs

Cancellation Terms:
More than 60 days prior to arrival full refund less $500 cancellation fee
30-60 days prior to arrival - forfeiture of 75% of rent
less than 30 days prior to arrival - forfeiture of 100% of rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Captiva Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • large bathroom with wonderful walk in shower.....shower has river stone floor, glass enclosure and large window overlooking tropical garden and also outdoor shower area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • French doors open onto large decks from both bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
golf cart provided. Sightseeing/fishing boat captains, scuba/snorkel trips, PWC/boat rentals available

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