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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Captiva Island, Florida

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Ann H
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Even Better than Advertised!”
Reviewed 28 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This house was better than advertised. We absolutely loved our week in Captiva. The pool was warm and the kids used it all week. The hot tub is controlled via a remote and we could turn it on as needed. We loved all the family gathering space (3 tables to dine at). The location was fabulous. We could easily walk to the beach and all the attractions in the village area. Pelicans hung out on the dock and we saw dolphins and manatee from the dock as well. We caught an 18" catfish and a 15" weakfish fishing from the dock. Riding bike from the house through the Ding Darling wildlife loop on Sanibel is 17 miles roundtrip. Parking is limited on Captiva, so not needing to drive to restaurants or the beach is a big plus. It was so quiet and private at the house even though we were so close to the village. Can't wait to go again.

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Liked best: The location, the view, and heated pool
Liked least: That we had to go home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Tim S
Ancaster, Canada
1 review
“My secret hidden hide-a-away revealed”
Reviewed 26 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Yes, after 14 years it is finally time to reveal what my family and friends have been enjoying for the past 14 years. Captiva Bayfront (aka Grande Casa) is a spectacular and very private four bedroom, four bath home, complete with pool, hot-tub and dock overlooking the bay area. Yet a five minute walk brings you to downtown Captiva and a further two minute walk to the spectacular Captiva Beach and its award winning sunsets. If you need non-stop action and bars open to the early morning hours, then this is not the place for you. Think of an earlier time, when life was simpler with a far less frantic pace, when you could walk to places, when people (GASP) talked to each other and when it was safe to be out, even after dark. This is Captiva. Now, think of a secluded five star home in Captiva (with its very recent full makeover), where families and friends can relax, swim, fish, read a book, take a nap, lay in the sun, play some cards, daydream, bbq and yes (GASP) even interact with one another. This is Grande Casa. A very special, very private home and one that holds many lifetime memories for me. Minutes from the charm of downtown Captiva and yet only 30 minutes and fully connected to the real world (if you really must). Stay once and you will be counting the days until you return. Begin your own lifetime of memories. Oh yeah, don’t forget to try the eggs “Bistro Benedict” at the Key Lime Bistro (one of life’s simpler pleasures) and a “walk about” at nearby Jensen’s marina is a must. See how life was meant to be.

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Liked best: As expected with no surprises
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Nov 2015
We couldn't agree more! Thanks for the wonderful review!
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MBZ65
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Location - Beautiful Home”
Reviewed 24 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We were thrilled with this beautiful home. It is close to the action but removed just enough to feel private and quiet. It was stocked well for cooking and close to restaurants for times when you didn't feel like cooking. The size and layout worked well for our group of 7 adults- roomy and spacious. We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: Location and layout
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
26 Nov 2015
Thank you for the kind review! We are extremely glad you enjoyed our home! Please come back soon!
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Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“None”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We are spending one week here on Captiva in this house.
The house is very tired and needs a lot of fixing up.
The driveway paved with simple concrete is cracked in many places. The steps leading up to the house are wooden and wood is breaking away.
The bed sheets were dirty with human skin and hair and just plain smelly with pillows full of stains. We spent the first night washing bedding.
The dishes and the drawer for forks and knifes were very dirty and full of mildew.
One cup had so much molded and crusted stuff in it, we had to soak it even after a run in the dishwasher.
The house has a water leakage issue in the living room.
The Aircon is not adjustable in the individual rooms, which is a big nuisance in the bedrooms.
The Aircon ducts are very dirty, not to say filthy.
The bed in the junior master room squeaks loudly.
The bed in the guest room downstairs shakes.
Multiple light bulbs are burned out.
The winner is the lose toilet bowl on the ground floor. U can literally shift it around.
Overall, a dirty tired house.

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chandler
Grand Rapids, MN
Level 5 Contributor
2 reviews
“Beautiful home!”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

We loved this home. It was lovely being on the Bayfront and watching all the boats and wildlife. We saw manatees and dolphins right off the dock almost each day. The beach is a short two-block walk and restaurants are within a block. Plenty of room for eight and a beautiful pool set-up. Would definitely recommend!

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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