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Condo Rental on Captiva Island

On Captiva Island, fun isn't an objective — it's a lifestyle. Time seems to stand still in a never-ending progression of moments to remember. From pristine beaches to spectacular sunsets to abundant wildlife to water sports to golf to fine dining to just relaxing and letting the tension melt away — whatever your pleasure, Captiva Condo is your personal home base in the middle of one of the finest world-class resorts on earth.

Private Beachfront Villa

Captiva Condo is strategically located between Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico on beautiful Captiva Island in Barrier Island GeoPark. Independently owned and operated since 2007, Captiva Condo isn't jammed into the back of a maze of tiki-taki cottages. Your handicap-friendly condo is housed in an elevated building right on the beach. Captiva's legendary clean, white sand and sparkling waters are in plain view directly out front. Click on the images below to learn more about where the condo is located.

Aerial view of Captiva Island

Captiva Island

Condo Location

Captiva Condo

The Island Region

The Island Region

View from the water

View from the water

The question we're asked more often than any other is, "Is the condo on the beach?" Yes. Unlike some condos that are set far back from the beach or facing away from the water, your elevated condo is set right on the beach facing the Gulf of Mexico. The sand, the water and waves are just past the front yard (see below).

Captiva Condo Beach Position

Captiva is joined to Sanibel Island. Sanibel is beloved for its beautiful white-sand beaches, an abundance of seashells and the huge variety of wildlife that calls this Gulf coast island home. Sanibel Island offers the slow pace of island life with just enough fabulous amenities to make it unparalleled. Visitors and residents alike choose whether to spend their days biking along protected bike paths, observing wildlife in refuges (and right at home!), attending cultural events, enjoying fabulous fresh seafood at one of the many island restaurants — the list goes on and on.

Captiva was voted among "Best North American Islands" by Conde Nast. Captiva Island is connected to Sanibel Island by a small bridge, but in essence it's another world. Though both islands are delightfully distinct, Any of the following words could be used to describe Captiva and all would be correct: "Upscale, Charming, Quirky, Exclusive, Exciting, Wonderful."

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Your Beachfront Home Away from Home

Hotels are nice and Captiva has some of the finest, but let's face it — nothing quite compares to having your own private beachfront condo in an exclusive resort. It's the best of both worlds: Privacy, convenience, outstanding amenities and plenty of room to comfortably accommodate up to 7 overnight guests. The only "schedule" is your own.

For professionals who must stay in touch with the office or kids who virtually live online, we offer a dedicated high-speed DSL Internet connection — no frustrations with slow, unreliable gear. Plus, you have multi-channel cable TV, telephone, DVD player (with free DVD rental card included) and other electronic amenities. Your beachfront condo is truly a home away from home.

Family Room

Family Room

Captiva Condo has recently been completely rebuilt and remodeled with all new furnishings and fixtures. Now featuring deluxe 60" high-definition home theatre TV.The condo interior is bright, roomy and welcoming. The sliding glass door opens up to a beautiful view of Captiva beach. Naturally you have central air conditioning, cable television, radio, telephone and computer hookup. Plenty of room — the comfortable couch has a hideaway bed for guests or children, plus a separate "Twin Pullout" provides sleeping for 2 more.

Family Room

Kitchen and Dining Area

Kitchen

The kitchen is modern and all appliances are new or recent. The refrigerator provides plenty of room for food storage. Both kitchen and dining area have excellent lighting and all-granite countertops make for comfortable food preparation and serving. The well-lit dining area comfortably seats six. The kitchen also includes all dishware and utensils, new dishwasher, new sinks, coffee maker, oven, microwave oven and more. Paper products (toweling, Kleenex, wipes, etc.) are provided as well as kitchen towels, soap and other consumables.

Dining Area

Master Bedroom and Bathroom

Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom offers a comfortable king-sized bed. It has a full standing dresser and armoire, plenty space to store clothing and personal effects, plus a double-door closet and a deluxe, remote-controlled cable television. The adjoining private bathroom has a full tub and shower, dressing chair and other features.

Master Bathroom

Guest Bedroom and Bathroom

Guest Bedroom

The Guest Bedroom offers two twin-sized beds. It also has a full standing dresser and armoire for plenty space to store clothing and personal effects, plus a double-door closet and a deluxe, remote-controlled cable television. The nearby Guest Bathroom also features a full tub and shower, dressing chair and other amenities.

Guest Bathroom

Lanai

Lanai

The Lanai faces west towards the Gulf of Mexico for some of the most spectacular sunsets on earth. It has a triple-door sliding glass entryway and is perfect for a romantic dinner, casual drinks or even a quiet, private, scenic breakfast. Large and small exotic birds frequently wander about the courtyard past your lanai. The natural ocean breeze helps keeps things cool.

Lanai

Pool and Facilities

Pool

The pool located behind the condo is very large and crystal clean. There are safety steps into the water and there is an adjacent dressing house and large deck area for sunning and relaxing. Out front, the condo building itself faces directly westward into the Gulf of Mexico for one of the best water and sunset views to be found anywhere on the island. Beach equipment is provided with the condo in an adjacent storage area.

Exterior View

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Beautiful Beaches, Spectacular Sunsets

Captiva and Sanibel Islands are known for their pristine white sand beaches and their colorful sunsets. Both islands are considered to be two of the world's best beachcombing spots. It's not uncommon to find rare and unusual seashells on either island. The sunsets are colorful, romantic and breathtaking as the sun passes into nautical twilight.

The Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico

Clear day on Captiva

Clear day on Captiva

Family beach outing

Family beach outing

Mesmerizing sunset

Mesmerizing sunset

One of the tennis courts

One of the tennis courts

Back side of the island

Back side of the island

Birds over Captiva Beach

Birds over Captiva Beach

Pine Island Sound

Pine Island Sound

Snowy Egret guarding menus

Snowy Egret guarding menus

Brown Pelican looking for lunch

Brown Pelican looking for lunch

Heading toward evening

Heading toward evening

Breathtaking evening sky

Breathtaking evening sky

What is There to Do?

Welcome to Captiva

Captiva beach is one of the world's most beautiful, but there's so much more to be found on this island. Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides a wealth of information about the Sanibel/Captiva region and some of the attractions you'll find when you arrive.

Do you like swimming? You have unlimited access to the private swimming pool(s). How about boating? Kayaking? A leisurely paddlewheeler? How about kayaking the back bays? An aerial kite ride? Maybe an exciting trip on a jet-ski? A leisurely voyage and exploration of history on our local tour liner? Or perhaps a cruise on a luxury yacht? There's no end to the possibilities — and they're all within easy reach.

Captiva Beach

Do you like fishing? You'll be amazed at the big fish you can catch right off the shore. How about a tournament-class fishing trip? (you're in some of the world's most productive fishing waters). There are numerous inlets and hidden bays and neighboring Sanibel Island is right next door, offering the nature seeker a vacation like no other.

Captiva Golf

If you're into golf, your condo is just a few hundred yards from a 9-hole, par-27 championship course that winds along the Gulf of Mexico, offering water views from nearly every hole. Designed by Chip Powell, this nine-hole executive course is ranked as one of the "Top Five Short Courses" in the world. Views of the Gulf, soft sandy shores, and swaying palms from every hole make this course a truly spectacular setting. It’s a particular challenge to your short game and players of all skill levels and abilities are welcome.

Captiva Shells

Sanibel and Captiva are considered to be two of the world's best beach-combing spots. You’ll find a fabulous variety of shells all year long on both Sanibel and Captiva beaches. But December and onward — once the storm season has passed and tides have brought in new shells from the ocean — offer particularly rich pickings. There are shell museums, rare shells can be purchased at several local outlets, there's even a "shell concierge" service available.

If you'd prefer to relax in a private swimming pool, there's one waiting for you. How about a bicycle excursion on a paved path running through one of the world's foremost nature preserves? A visit to one of the numerous museums? Perhaps a world-class meal in a world-class restaurant? These and dozens of other activities are all yours for the asking.

On Captiva Island

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New Adventures, New Experiences, New Friends

Local shuttle

Captiva is defined by its village area, proximity to both Gulf and Bay, fabulous views and the ability to walk to different activities (several shuttle services are also available). Every service you can imagine is available, from massage at home to family portraits on the beach. The shopping is outstanding. Captiva is also blessed with an abundance of great restaurants ranging from family favorites to romantic bistros. Our Frequently Asked Questions page provides information about some of the Sanibel/Captiva restaurants just a short walk down the road. Or, you can make your own meals in your own fully-equipped kitchen.

Captiva Evening

Captiva beach is front and center for sunset every evening. If you prefer to stay indoors, your waterfront view of the sky is spectacular. The views you'll see from your condo are photographic masterpieces. Stay indoors and relax, meander along the pier, explore the breakwall, or just stroll into town. But be sure to get out on the water — the out-islands are just a short boat ride away, and sailing, fishing, shelling, parasailing and kayaking are all available.

In the Heart of it All

Captiva Condo is a private oasis in the midst of a resort. You have a completely-furnished villa with a fully equipped kitchen, screened lanai for insect-free comfort, telephone, stereo, and a washer/dryer right in the building. There's even a DVD and book library, plus free unlimited top-rated DVDs (available through Waterstone's convenient dispenser located at the Waterstone office.

Sunning on the neach

Beach equipment is provided right in the building (our beach equipment storage room is located directly below the condo with chairs, umbrellas, toys, etc). A snack boat anchors most days right at the beach. Rental bikes can be delivered right to your door. Local attractions include The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, Everglades Day Safari, Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Center, and Sanibel Lighthouse, not to mention the "Ding" Darling Nature Reserve (see below). Captiva has many fine shops and restaurants, as does Sanibel. Dining is world-class, offering some very famous restaurants with daily entertainment. You're also liable to run into some celebrities in your travels about the village.

Wildlife Abounds in and Around Captiva

Ding Darling Nature Preserve

The "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge on nearby Sanibel Island is probably the most well known wildlife destination in the area. The refuge consists of over 7,000 acres of mangrove estuary, populated with large resident flocks of neo-tropical wading birds and migrating waterfowl, as well as alligators, otters, raccoons and even an American crocodile.

Captiva sea turtle

Captiva is visited by sea turtles and hundreds of bird species, some nesting on the shoreline. Protected birds like Plovers have been spotted nesting in North Captiva. Other birds include Bald Eagles, Osprey, Terns of many varieties, Roseate Spoonbills, Wood Storks, Kingfishers, Black Oystercatchers, Skimmers, Brown Pelican, White Pelican, Great Blue Herons and many more.

Captiva manatee

Manatees can be found in these waters. In fact, Pine Island Sound is a traditional stomping ground for Florida's manatees. Manatees spend most of their time feeding and resting. They graze for food along rivers, coastal bottoms and the water's surface. Manatees have been known to hold their breath for as long as 20 minutes, but usually surface every 5 minutes to breathe

Captiva dolphin

Friendly dolphins abound in the seas surrounding Captiva. They regularly swim right up to the docks and beaches and are frequently joined by many of the water birds that make this region so special. A "Dolphin Watch and Wildlife Cruise" is the perfect family outing. There is nothing more exciting than to watch these beautiful marine mammals jump in the boat's wake. Visit secluded Florida state park beaches that are only accessible by boat. Most tours feature food, drinks, even live music.

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Captiva was recently rated #1 in Romantic Beaches in the U.S. and both Sanibel and Captiva are currently rated among the Top 10 beaches in Florida by TravelAdvisor. Exciting adventures and the experiences of a lifetime await. With endless walkways, fine dining, entertainment, shopping, and personal services just a few minutes away, you're never far from your destinations.

Although we've tried to provide you with enough information to make an informed decision, this web page only scratches the surface of what you'll find on Captiva Island. We hope you'll book a reservation with Captiva Condo. Please feel free to contact us with your questions and concerns.

Captiva Condo is available year round. Off-season and monthly discounts are offered, as well as special promotional and group rates. We invite you to contact us with your questions and concerns. References are available upon request. You can also read some of the reviews and testimonials we've received from past visitors. Please rest assured that your comfort and well-being are our most important considerations. We'll do everything possible to insure a happy and memorable vacation.

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