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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Captiva Island, Florida

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smitherso...
Norfolk
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday rental”
Reviewed 12 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Having spent a few days in New York City this was the perfect contrast for us alowing us to really relax and unwind, and a real home from home. Having Mark and Wendy living on the island is hugely important I would suggest, they were never intrusive but always helpful if required and a small glitch with the internet connection was solved within 10 minutes. Would not hesitate to recommend a stay here.

Worth persevering with having problems getting deposit from UK to US

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Liked best: Wildlife, beaches, people,fabulous afterglow of sunset from living room
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bigrhode
Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
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“Best House on North Captiva Island !!”
Reviewed 30 January 2012 for a stay in November 2011

We had the best Thanksgiving ever on North Captiva Island. Windswept was everything we could have hoped for. Wendy was waiting for us at the dock when we arrived . She had her handyman help us unload our suitcases at the house and brought us cookies. The house was well equipped and had all high end appliances in the kitchen and high end furnishings everywhere else. Everything was well maintained and the furniture and the bedding was super comfortable. The weather was perfect that week, low 80's and hardly any rain. When we had a question about something in the house , Wendy answered her phone right away. She brought us more propane when we ran out in the outdoor grill. We quickly realized that having them on the island meant they would attend to all our needs. Mark and Wendy stopped by on Thanksgiving with homemade chocolates and we relaxed and chatted by the pool together for about an hour. We really enjoyed their company and talking about the island and its history. We are a family of five with 3 twenty something adult children. They loved the house, the HUGE TV in the living room (my son enjoyed this the best), the comfy bedding, couch, outdoor furniture and the privacy of the home. We played tennis at the club and took turns swimming at the club pool and our own private heated pool and going to the beach. We all enjoyed riding the golf carts all over the island . We accidentally left an empty suitcase at the house when we left, and Wendy was kind enough to mail it back to us at no charge !!! You will not be disappointed at Windswept !!

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Liked best: Loved that the owners were on the island when we had a question or problem.
Liked least: Everything was great, no problems at all !!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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skee45
Toronto, Canada
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“Perfect Vacation Property for 3-Generation Family”
Reviewed 27 January 2012 for a stay in April 2011

Our family of 11 had a wonderful stay at Windswept for a week in April 2011! We were greeted by Wendy at the dock and she helped us get settled in. (Delicious, homemade chocolate chip cookies were part of our warm welcome.) Host Mark Muller appeared within minutes when we had a question about our internet connection and installed a new router immediately.

The beautifully appointed house with large kitchen and its own swimming pool is a short walk or golf cart ride to pristine beaches and the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As we are tennis players, the easy access to two clay courts was a real bonus. Our five grandchildren loved the huge pool at the tennis club, too.

All in all, Windswept is a fantastic place for a family vacation with extremely solicitous hosts, Wendy and Mark Muller.

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Liked best: Easy access to the beautiful beaches and tennis court.
Liked least: Nothing comes to mind.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Michelle...
Columbia, Missouri
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Highly recommend a vacation at Windswept”
Reviewed 25 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012

I choose a lot of vacations based on reviews by others, so I wanted to take the time to review Windswept. It is AWESOME!! We had our best family vacation ever.

The House: It is beautiful, and is just as shown in the photos in this listing. You can tell that the house is cared for by the owners because every single detail is taken care of. My children are 1 and 4. They loved the upstairs playroom that was stocked with toys, games and books. We loved that they were entertained, and that the house had several high chairs, pack and play cribs, a toddler bed, a safety gate, etc. It is very kid friendly! The kitchen is wonderful for cooking meals; they have anything and everything you’d need to prepare any meal. We loved going up on the deck too, you can see the ocean on both sides of the house. It’s especially great at sunrise. We swam in the heated pool almost every day and my kids loved playing mini golf and using the slides on the play area.

The Island: Just like the house, the island is beautiful! The beach access is about a 1 minute golf cart drive down a path. Most of the time we went to the beach, we were the only family or one of the only families there. It was wonderful. My hubby fished off the beach, my kids played in the sand, and I took a million photos of all of the fun. We enjoyed all of the people we met and trying each of the restaurants on the island. We saw tons of wildlife (tortoise, birds, dolphins, and manatee). The island is a very special place.

The Owners: Mark and Wendy are extremely easy to work with. They go above and beyond to make sure their guests have a special vacation in a home that they built themselves. One day our TV was having a problem, and Mark was there to fix it (something we had messed up) within 5 minutes. When they say call with anything, they mean it. I’ve always rented from people who don’t live near the house I’m renting, so it was very nice to have them nearby. Also, Wendy helped me a ton before we left. She suggested Sandie’s Grocery Delivery to have the groceries delivered – I highly recommend this! Wendy also told me what we needed to pack, which was pretty much just clothes, they have everything else.

All in all, I give this vacation an A+ and highly recommend Windswept.

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Grandma2t...
Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome vacation .. Beautiful house!”
Reviewed 24 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012

This was the most wonderful vacation. The house was beautiful, much nicer then the pictures! There is a Grand piano in the dining room, which was alot of fun. My 11 year old would play songs and the rest of us would song along. It felt like our house for the week. Mark and Wendy are such gracious hosts. When we arrived Wendy had homemade chocolate chip cookies for us, which was nice because we were all hungry from traveling all day. The first night we arrived we went to the top of the deck and got to see dolphins jumping. We toured the whole Island and this is by far the best house and is in the best location. It's pressed right against the wildlife reserve. We will rent this house on our next vacation.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
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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