Paradise Captiva

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 The Beach 

Just a 3-minute walk

All amenities are provided for you

  1. Two beach wagons
  2. Two Igloo coolers!
  3. Tons of beach chairs and umbrellas
  4. Beach towels – yours will likely be larger.
  5. Beach toys, shovels and boogie boards.
  6. Food, drink and bathrooms all right at the beach, inside The Mucky Duck.

 Simply relax in paradise by the ultra-private pool, or on the lovely beach and listen to sound of the waves crashing onto the sand. Read. Nap. Have cocktails. Watch sunsets with toes in the sand. Eat great food.  Enjoy great company.  Sleep late.  Get lots of sunshine.  Enjoy dips in the fabulous and ultra-private pool & hot tub.  Totally free from all of the hustle/bustle of back home. 

Relaxing Massage – Kay Casperson Spa, Salon & Boutique – in Chadwick Square, 15 min. walk.  Left at 4-way stop by the Island Store.

 To-Do at Paradise Captiva

  1. Backgammon
  2. Chess
  3. Uno (double set)
  4. Scattergories
  5. Cards
  6. Table Tennis
  7. Pool Basketball Goal – child-size ball and full-size
  8. Noodles with mesh seats for floating and enjoying the pool and the gulf.
  9. Several balls & floats, etc.
  10. Four brand-new beach cruiser bicycles, with locks & a couple of detachable baskets

 To-Do around the island, the gulf and the bay

  1. Four brand-new beach cruiser bicycles, with locks & a couple of detachable baskets
  2. SeaDoos, sailing, paddle boards, kayaks, parasailing, more all on the GULF. Call YOLO Watersports for reservations before you arrive for best results: (239) 472-9656. They are a few doors down from the house, on same side of street, towards the beach.
  3. Fishing charters and gear, see the Manatee that laze by its sea wall. Jensen’s Marina – (239) 472-5800. About a 2 minute walk from the house – turn right at Island store’s 4-way stop.
  4. Dolphin cruise – do with the kids for sure; Excursion to Cabbage Key for lunch (and lots of other fun excursions) to really cool spots and neighboring little boat-only accessible islands and famous lunch spots. – Call Captiva Cruises. Leaves from South Seas’ Plantation or McCarthy’s Marina. (239) 472-5300.
  5. Kayak and Canoe rental and more all on the BAY. Immediately cate-corner from The Island Store. McCarthy’s Marina (239) 472-5200.
  6. Massage – Kay Casperson Spa, Salon & Boutique – in Chadwick Square, 15 min. walk. Left at 4-way stop by the Island Store.

  Grocery stores, Beer, Wine, Liquor, Ice

Captiva – The Island Store – tiny. Essentials and more. Plus it has beer, wine and liquor, ice.

Sanibel (30 minute drive) – Baileys or Jerrys– big grocery stores.


  1. Latte Da Coffee Shop, deli and ice cream shop – Between house and Island Store.
  2. Starbucks – Chadwick Square, a 15-minute walk to left from 4-way stop. In high-season it will be jam-packed, line out the door.

Restaurants on Captiva – 8 are within a 3-minute walk. Menus online.

  1. Awesome, fresh seafood, daily, at the Island Store in high-season. Take home & cook.
  2. Keylime Bistro – diagonally across the street. All ages. Great. Awesome Bloody Marys. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations.
  3. C. Otters – Between The Island Store and the house. All ages. Good. Lots of draft beers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations.
  4. Captiva Pizza – directly across the street. Delivery and carry-out only.
  5. The Mucky Duck – on beach at end of Andy Rosse Lane. All ages. Good. Love the place. Lunch and dinner. Tons of outdoor eating space for bar food. Full menu is for tables inside. Long waits in high-season.  The most awesome place for viewing sunsets.  No reservations.
  6. The Bubble Room – across Captiva Dr. from The Island Store. Kids 10 & under love it. OK. Great cakes/pies. No outdoor seating.  Very unusual and eclectic interior. No reservations
  7. Cantina Captiva. Mexican – around the corner past The Island Store. All ages. Good.
  8. Sunshine Seafood Café. White table cloth. Great. Next to Cantina Captiva. For reservations call 239-472-6200.
  9. The Green Flash – a 10-minute walk, right at 4-way stop at Island Store. White table cloth. Good. Great view of the bay. For reservations call 239-472-3337.
  10. Doc Ford’s – a 15 minute walk. In South Seas, just past entrance. All ages. Good.

Restaurants on Sanibel

Just over the Blind Pass Bridge from Captiva (10 minute drive)

  1. The Lazy Flamingo Bar & Grill. All ages. Great atmosphere, only 7 tables and a big bar. Long wait during high-season. No reservations.
  2. Sunset Grill – white table cloth. Great. “Next” to the Lazy Flamingo. For reservations call 239-472-2333.
  3. The Mad Hatter – white table cloth. Great. Just across Blind Pass on right before you get to The Flamingo and Sunset Grill. For reservations call 239-472-0033.

A little farther away on Sanibel (35 minute drive)

  1. Island Pizza – All ages.
  2. Doc Fords. All ages. Good.
  3. Cheeseburger-Cheeseburger. All ages. Good.
  4. Island Cow. All ages. Great atmosphere. Good. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  5. Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market. All ages. Good.

Transportation to & from airports at Ft. Myers or Punta Gorda

  1. Uber form Ft. Myers airport, easily.
  2. From Punta Gorda arrange a car/van from Island Shuttle, 888-527-7806.