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Blue Mango - Steps to the Beach on North Captiva

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

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.

WE HAVE SAND IN THE EYES, AND THE EARS AND THE NOSE AND SAND IN THE HAIR, AND SAND BETWEEN THE TOES......WELCOME TO THE ISLAND.

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, ,

WE BROUGHT A TOWEL FOR SITTING ON, OUR LUNCH WAS IN A BOX - THE SAND WAS WARM, WE DIDN'T WEAR HATS OR SHOES OR SOCKS......WELCOME TO 'BLUE MANGO'.

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.

WAVES COME CURLING UP THE BEACH, WE WADED IT WAS FUN - OUR SANDWICHES WERE DIFFERENT KINDS, I DROPPED MY JELLY ONE!

COME VISIT US ON NORTH CAPTIVA, A TRULY CAPTIVATING ISLAND.

Keywords: Beach House Apartment

More Details

Owner
Diane Porter
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Diane Porter

We both grew up in a busy city and were fortunate to own a family 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 island.....how 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 it.......no 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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Amenities

Captiva Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • French doors open onto large decks from both bedrooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
golf cart provided. Sightseeing/fishing boat captains, scuba/snorkel trips, PWC/boat rentals available

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Blue Mango - Steps to the Beach on North Captiva
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
Cambridge OH
5

Magic

  • 5 of 5

We love our vacations. And this one is in the top tier. Everything about the island is magical icluding Blue Mango. You will want for nothing. It is warm, whimsical and inviting...as are Diane and John, the owners. We felt Blue Mango was the best spot on the island. There is not another place close to being like it there. And what a porch! We will definitely return.....wonderful memories! Thanks John and Diane :)

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenoir, NC
5

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I chose Blue Mango for our vacation with the hopes of relaxing and recharging our batteries. Mission accomplished! It was truly one of the most relaxing vacations we’ve taken. The owners, John & Diane, sincerely want you to enjoy your stay and it is apparent the moment they greet you at the ferry with their warm smiles. The home is well equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The picnic table by the pool was the perfect spot to enjoy all of our meals. We loved our daily tours of the island in the golf cart that was provided. We enjoyed seeing eagles, egrets, ospreys, gopher tortoises, manatees and dolphins. A nap in the hammock will make you rethink going home at the end of your stay. John & Diane, thank you for all the hospitality and for the use of your beautiful home. We look forward to returning next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home with fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Blue Mango and wish we could have stayed longer! The home was beautiful and very comfortable. Our kids particularly enjoyed the pool and hammock when we were not hunting for shells, fishing, building sandcastles, and swimming at the beach. We felt completely at home and could not have asked for a more relaxing and enjoyable trip. While John and Diane like to give their guests privacy, we enjoyed the time they spent talking with us and sharing stories about their home and the island. Even our son, who is very shy and does not warm up to people easily, cannot stop talking about John and Diane and how much he liked them! We can't wait to head back to Blue Mango with our family hopefully in the near future.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Rest, SC/Cape Coral, FL
5

Over the Top

  • 5 of 5

Been to North Captiva several times, and on one visit walked by John and Diane's property, and could not take my eyes off of its cottage beauty. When I discovered it could be rented, I longed to return the next year. My dream came true this year with a week and a half visit. The beautiful colors and cheerful style make this place My Happy Place. I cooked every meal there except 2 because there was no where else I wanted to be. The house was very clean and well stocked with paper goods, soap, and kitchen essentials. No skimping on comfort there. The water is reverse osmosis, and the heated pool is a light salt water that feels excellent on the skin. Diane was away, but John's hospitality was just what we needed to feel right at home. If you long for a quiet, private, colorful beach vacation where you don't have to be anywhere at a certain time, then pre order your food with Sandy's service (or bring your own), and book the Blue Mango. I long to return!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southern Illinois
5

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
5

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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Rates & Availability

Captiva Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 1
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
$440
$2,800
 
 
Spring 2
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,662
 
 
summer 1
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 11 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
$1,662
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 
 
Pre Holiday
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
$250
$1,662
 
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Winter 1
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
5 night minimum stay
$215
$1,475
 
 
Winter 2
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$286
$2,000
 
 
Spring 1
Mar 3 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Spring 2
Apr 28 2018 - Jun 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$237
$1,660
 
 
Summer
Jun 9 2018 - Aug 10 2018
5 night minimum stay
$286
$2,000
 
 
Fall
Aug 11 2018 - Dec 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
$237
$1,660
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 4 2019
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $300
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

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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

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