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“Wonderful vacation spot - pet friendly!”
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Looking toward outside deck and shower
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Wightman La..looking toward beach entrance
Full Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Queen Bedroom
Den with Queen sleep sofa
Rear screened-in porch
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Captiva Island, Florida

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captdoc41
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful vacation spot - pet friendly!”
Reviewed 25 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We've stayed at Rick's Retreat two years in a row, and it's been wonderful both times. The house is in a perfect location; a half-block walk along a quiet, shady lane to the beach and a half-block walk in the other direction to Captiva Village. We didn't use the car all week. The house is nicely appointed and very comfortable. A gas grill on the deck was useful in preparing meals. The kitchen was fully equipped. Internet and cable TV available (we were there during March madness). Washer and dryer work well. Lots of beach stuff available. Nearby restaurants are OK, but not superb... just fine for this vacation.

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Liked best: The quiet location
Liked least: internet speed could be faster
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Deb S
Medina, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Access to a gorgeous sea shell filled beach!”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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This cute cottage-like house is in a wonderful location just 2-3 blocks from the ocean! We had 4 adults and 2 tween-age girls and more than enough room to enjoy ourselves.
Don't even consider bringing any beach toys or chairs because this place has at least 1-2 of everything your or your children could ever want i.e. 4 boogie boards!
The street where the house is located is very quiet and beautiful, yet we were 3 blocks in the other direction from the main street of Captiva and restaurants, groceries, even Star Bucks!
This is also a great place if you are seeking nearly zero steps to entry or exit and no stairs within the home.
As with all things Captiva, you might want to buy your groceries on the main land due to high prices!
While this was our 1st rental of Rick's Retreat, we have vacationed on Captiva 8 times, usually staying at South Seas Resort or at one of several other great rentals by owner.
Be sure to take the Sunset Wild Life Cruise at Captiva Cruises on Andy Rossi Ln (just a couple blocks away!) Awesome sunsets!

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Liked best: Access to beach within short walking distance
Liked least: Bedding could use upgrading
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Road1
East Coast
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The perfect beach house”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
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We stayed at Rick's the first two weeks in February and loved it! The beds were really comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The overhangs on the roof make the house really cool, and we slept well all night with the windows wide open, only interrupted by the sounds of nearby air conditioners for those who were not as lucky as we were. It's a short walk to the beach, and anything you'd need is already in the house.

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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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DWolf1
Los Angeles
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A Great Find”
Reviewed 22 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
5
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When searching for a vacation rental on the gulf for a week long family reunion, we wanted something homey, something laid back and a little old fashioned, but with all the amenities.

We aren't fans of apartment towers or cookie-cutter condos. When I saw this listing on VRBO, I knew I had found the place. The photos in the listing are current - right down to the bed linens and placemats on the table. What you see in the listing is exactly what you get.

Outside it is like I remember summer holidays on the beach in Florida. A large wooden deck type patio with a barbecue (gas), a table with umbrella, an outdoor shower and every form of beach equipment you might want - along with a cart to take it to the beach. Inside is cool, white tile, both bright and calming. The kitchen is very modern and well equipped. There is plenty of seating in the dining and living areas. AC is very efficient and quiet. The three bedrooms provide plenty of bed space - though, in my opinion, it would make sense to replace the double bed with a queen. There is a den at the back, with an attached screen porch. This is a perfect retreat for reading or just relaxing - and we shared several meals cooked on the grill at the table on the patio, listening to an early evening rain. Two bathroom are very convenient - there is plenty of hot water. There are televisions in several rooms, but we never turned them on. The wireless network was used constantly - and we carried on a week long trivial pursuit tournament, with an interesting challenge, since it was a 1980s release, so every question was a history question!

Days at the beach were wonderful. We walked everywhere on Captiva, enjoying The Mucky Duck and the Old Captiva Inn. It was a delight to discover that there is so much bird life in this area! And that there are still coquinas by the water's edge. One day, we drove to the Everglades, which was an easy drive for a great adventure.

It was vacation the way it used to be - and made possible by the comfort and ease of Rick's Retreat. Rick was very easy to deal with, very accommodating. Royal Shell, his agent in the area, made the payment and key pick up and return very simple. They give you a starter supply ofbath and kitchen and paper goods.

I would definitely recommend stopping at a real supermarket, like Jerry's on Sanibel (which is close to the Royal Shell office on Sanibel, where you pick up your keys) BEFORE going on to Captiva. The store on Captiva is quite expensive, and because of the extremely reduced speed limits on Sanibel and Captiva "(25-35 mph), even a short trip takes a long time.

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Liked best: It was a quiet, laid back cottage on a private lane leading directly to the beach
Liked least: Double bed - who sleeps on a double any more?
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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JackieKat...
Inverness, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We love it.”
Reviewed 12 August 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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person found this review helpful

We love Captiva for its village atmosphere, quick walk to beautiful beach and great restaurants. We love Rick’s place because we can cook when we want. There are plenty of comfortable beds. It’s quiet, no one bothers us.

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Liked best: relaxed atmosphere
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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