Top 12 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Captiva Island, Florida - Updated 2021

airbnb Captiva-Island FL

Captiva Island is situated off of the Gulf of Florida an hour’s drive from the coastal town of Fort Meyers across the Blind Pass Bridge. Captiva Island is only 8km (5 miles) long but hosts a wide range of activities on its shores, from bike riding to fishing, water sports and bird watching. This island is an outdoor lover’s dream. There’s so much to see and explore in this tiny gem in the gulf, that finding the perfect place to stay to utilise your time is of the utmost importance. Read on for our list of top Airbnb vacation rentals to stay in near the island’s top attractions, allowing you not to waste any of your precious vacation time.

1. Beach loft with ocean views (from USD 191)

Captiva Island is known for its stunning white-sand beaches and crystal waters, this three-bed loft apartment is situated within walking distance to the beach. This comfortable apartment can host up to seven guests, with three bedrooms and one sofa bed, the loft has elevator access, so it is wheelchair and pram friendly. The apartment has full Wifi throughout and a fully equipped kitchen for those budding chefs who like to cook on holiday. When staying at the beach, be sure to pay a visit to Captiva Chapel; this uniquely positioned chapel offers visitors a place for quiet reflection in the most beautiful beachfront location.

South Seas 3 beds loft top 2floors ON beach
Captiva, Florida, United States
65 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 3 Beds 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the condo was well equipped and the pools were nice as well
beautiful views beach and pool footsteps away
the unit had a nice beach and pool view
nice clean apartment with a spectacular view and great location
it was extremely clean and well equipped
condo very clean and perfect for our family of 5
great place the check in was easy and the space was neat and clean
owners concierge was very responsive with any issues
kim was very responsive and helpful
we saw a few other units but the loft bedroom and friendly host made this one unique
kim's detailed information was very helpful and we appreciated the restaurant recommendations as well
amazing location and a beautiful place
great location for a beach vacation
great location with everything you need
great location great place
good value and great location
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2. Townhouse on the beach (from USD 229)

This stunning one-bedroom one-bathroom townhouse is the perfect getaway for four guests looking to explore all that Captiva Island has to offer. Located directly on the shores of the bay, this home is an ocean lover’s dream, with a palm tree-lined view and the ocean just moments away from your front door. But it’s the complex’s amenities that will keep you coming back for more; there are three pools and a tennis court to take advantage of. There’s also an option to pay to play at the Sanctuary Golf course. When you’re not playing golf or exploring the coastline, the apartment has everything you need to make yourself at home. There’s full Wifi throughout, cable TV and beach essentials (beach towels, an umbrella, a beach blanket, and snorkelling gear).

south seas 1 bed ON OPEN beach beach items avail
Captiva, Florida, United States
71 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the memory foam king size bed ensured comfortable sleeping
the bedroom has a musty smell and lacks air circulation but has nice large bed
the bathroom and carpets look a little tired but were clean
kitchen was very well equipped and host provides beach chairs and very nice beach towels
perfect location at the south end of the resort and easy access to the beach and pool
the condo was very clean
very clean with a well stocked kitchen
apartment was clean and very well stocked
condo is clean and kitchen/great room are both updated
at least they have clean beds and proper sheets
host was very responsive
kim was a amazing host with fast responses on my questions
host was very responsive when i had any questions
the beach was amazing kim was a wonderful host
kim was super responsive to any questions leading up to the visit
great location but unit needs updated
great location kitchen stocked nicely
great location on captiva
ideal apartment and location within a couple of minutes walk to the beach
the location was wonderful being just steps from the beach
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3. Large family home close to marina (from USD 235)

This large family home can host six adults and two children comfortably in its four bedrooms, including two king-size bedrooms, one bunk room and a pull-out sofa bed in the living area. There is a sundeck directly off of the master bedroom and a large shaded screen porch for guests who want to escape the warm Florida sunshine. This light and airy house is decorated in a clean and modern manner, with ceiling fans in each room to keep the air cool. Whilst staying in this beachfront location, then be sure to explore the water. The nearby Captiva Cruises offers a wide range of cruises to showcase the island’s surrounding water; the sunset and dolphin cruises are the most popular with the house guests.

Welcome to paradise !
Captiva, Florida, United States
69 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house and furniture were in excellent condition and they had 4 very comfortable beach chairs
try r c otter's for a great breakfast across the street is a marina
note guests should be comfortable climbing stairs
super clean and convenient
clean with all essentials provided
the house was clean and comfortable
clean and nice size pool to use which has bathrooms and rinse off showers
a clean home with great amenities
wonderful hosts very accommodating
jim and june are fantastic hosts
jim and june were great hosts--super fast responses at all times
jim and june are excellent hosts
june is a fantastic host thank you for sharing your home
the location was wonderful
the location was excellent
i especially enjoyed the location
close to beach and wonderful pool
great location minutes away from everything you may need
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4. Comfortable beach cottage (from USD 225)

This comfortable beach cottage is the ideal place to stay for up to five guests. The home has two bedrooms and full amenities allowing guests to settle into their home away from home quickly and easily. There’s a fully equipped kitchen, coffee maker, free parking and towels for the guests to use. The quirky restaurant, the Bubble Room, is located a few minutes away from this cottage. The Bubble Room is famous for having Christmas decorations and lights up all year round, which is guaranteed to make you feel jolly throughout the year.

Anthony Beach Cottages - Sunset Captiva 49
85 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the balcony is private with very comfortable furniture
but the fan above the table definitely helped with airflow and the few pesky mosquitoes
big kitchen brand new washer and dryer - just perfect
we sat on the porch at night and played games under the fan
the apartment is very spacious and comfortable with nice furnishings and a big kitchen
house was clean and spacious
condo was clean and roomy
spacious clean warm and inviting
it was very clean and comfortable for our family of five
clean and has basic supplies in the cottage
thank you for being such a great host stacy
the host was more than helpful and friendly too
stacy is an excellent host
stacy was very accommodating and responsive
stacy was a great host very easy to deal with and so kind and helpful
great neighborhood close to everything
our family loved the location of this property
beautiful location private beach only for neighborhood residents only 5 min walk from house
her place is a perfect location: within walking distance to the beach restaurants and shopping
a beautiful house in a gorgeous location
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5. Modern condo with marina views (from USD 290)

A luxurious and modern marina-side private condo for groups of up to six people next to the South Seas Marina on Captiva Island. This stunning property has recently been renovated throughout, allowing guests to stay in a clean spacious home. The icing on the cake of this property is the large deck which looks out over the marina. When you’re not gazing wistfully at the boats on the water, be sure to head down to water level to visit the Mucky Duck Restaurant, the ideal place to watch the sunset and enjoy a cold drink to end a day in paradise.

Captiva Condo gorgeous bay view Steps to Beach
Captiva, Florida, United States
75 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very cozy with lovely view
great views comfortable beds easy check-in
unit is very nice with a beautiful view of the marina and pool
this villa is super clean well equipped amazing view at the bay right from the living room great accommodations
marcus’s condo was very clean comfortable and thought fully stocked with amenities
very clean and newly updated unit
very clean and perfect for 2 couples
the condo was clean comfortable and as pictured
the place was immaculately clean
clean yes but bathrooms are very tight
the owner is a real super host
marcus is a great host
marcus is a great host and very responsive
host is very responsive and friendly
marcus was a fantastic and responsive host
amazing location to get away from it all
the location is great
nice condo well located and a short walk from the beach
a wonderful place in a fantastic location in the heart of captiva
terrific location with everything you’ll need for a stay on captiva
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6. Colourful home close to beach (from USD 250)

This three-bedroom property to rent on Captiva Island is an ideal place to stay for groups looking for home comforts mixed with luxury. The house is clean and modern with tiled floors throughout each of the living spaces and bedrooms. There’s a tropical garden deck for guests to hide away from the hot Florida sun. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen, but the Green Flash Restaurant is located close by for those who don’t want to cook. It overlooks the waterfront and offers patrons a fine-dining experience right at the beach.

Ricks Retreat in Captiva Island Florida.
Captiva, Florida, United States
64 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen has plenty of utensils pots pans etc which made it easy to do some meals
very very clean home
the house was clean and had everything we needed
the house is very clean
super clean accurate description of what you are getting
it is clean quiet and feels just like home from the moment you enter
great location just 3 minute walk to beach
great location: the beautiful beach is a few steps away
this is a beautiful location
location location location great value all our needs were covered
several local restaurants within easy walking distance to the house as well
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7. Quiet condo for two (from USD 506)

This centrally located condo is in the perfect location for guests who like to be close to amenities and the beach, whilst still having the luxury of a private apartment in a quiet neighbourhood. This space for two people is in a newly renovated condo, which has been decorated to the highest standards. There’s a full kitchen which allows you to make your own meals if you feel like embracing your inner chef. There’s a well-known mini-golf course at Scully’s close by the condo, which offers golf fans a chance to practise their pitch and putt before heading to the main course at South Seas.

South Seas Serenity Luxury Beach Condo
37 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was great the views were amazing overlooking the pool and the beautiful ocean
serene + comfortable with a very tasteful nautical theme
great stylish place in a great location very comfortable and clean with all the amenities for a great vacation
immaculately clean and very stylish
the condo was clean peaceful and user friendly
the towels linens and home in general were crispy clean
you won't be disappointed staying here it is a beautiful sparkling clean home
the owner is extremely responsive and is looking to ensure her guests are comfortable during their stay
the location was perfect; right in the middle of everything you would want to do
the location within south seas resort is ideal
awesome location - walkable to many bars and restaurants
i have traveled to this quiet peace for over 20 years
a perfect place for a family vacation and re-charge time
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8. Airy house for large groups (from USD 731)

This stunning property in the well known South Seas resort can host up to twelve people in its four bedrooms. The entire house has been decorated to an immaculate standard with plush furnishings throughout and an open-plan interior that allows guests to gaze out over the Gulf of Mexico from a majority of the shared living areas. If you can leave the view, then be sure to visit J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. This is a Captiva Island institution that showcases Florida’s finest native animals, including the alligator.

South Seas Beach House 29
Captiva, Florida, United States
9 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 5 Beds 11 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 11

Top guest reviews
walk to the private beach with fantastic shells
the house is absolutely amazing and in the perfect location
outstanding location sumptuous comfort pool and ocean views
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9. Villa in the palm trees (from USD 210)

This comfortable villa has one king-size bed and one pull-out sofa bed. The entire villa is suitable for up to four people. The villa has everything you need for a comfortable stay, from a fully equipped kitchen, Wifi throughout, and a pool for cooling off from the hot Florida sun. If you’re staying here midweek, then be sure to visit the Captiva Island Farmers Market which runs on Tuesday mornings from 10 am to 1 pm. Be sure to get there early to pick up the freshest ingredients for your decadent home-cooked meals.

South Seas Resort Beach Villa 🌴 On The Beach !
Captiva, Florida, United States
52 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view of the gulf is gorgeous and the pool and beach are right out your door
high end features and exceptionally clean
comfortable and very clean
super clean and great location
the place was nice and clean and i didn’t need for anything
excellent place sparkling clean updated and not at all humid like some oceanfront rooms can be
elizabeth is a great host and quickly answered the couple of questions we had
elizabeth's rental is amazing she was very responsive to all questions and had great tips before our stay
great location beautiful place
great place great location great host l
beautiful location and great space
wonderful villa with a close walk to the beach
perfect captiva location on the beach and within a short walk to village shops and restaurants
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10. Luxury condo close to beach (from USD 450)

Six guests can stay in this luxury condo that is situated close to the beach on Captiva Island, Florida. This home has three bedrooms, one king, one queen and one bedroom with twin beds. The rest of the apartment is fully self-contained, with a fully equipped kitchen, Wifi throughout, an indoor fireplace and access to swimming pools in the complex. Be sure to visit the Mad Hatter Restaurant, which offers both fresh fish dishes and one of the most impressive sunset views close to this property.

Calypso Captiva
12 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
the house was super clean and stylish
the beach is very clean and we found a lot of cool shells and starfish
we were in touch with desiree several times during the week and she was always responsive and attentive
its just a perfect location you can walk everywhere there is a great farmers market close by
great house close to the beach
a relaxing house close to the beach
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11. Bay view apartment

This four-bed apartment is located within the famous South Seas Plantation area of Captiva. The area is steps from the beach and it now hosts modern apartments. This rental is bright and airy with modern fixtures and fittings, the apartment’s unique selling point, however, is the unobstructed panoramic views of the Bayfront from the living area balcony. The sofa transforms into a bed in this room, allowing guests to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. This home is close to the famous Doc Fords Rum Bar and Grille; be sure to try the rum cocktails which are the perfect sundowner.

Stunning Bay Villa in South Seas Resort, Panoramic Waterfront Views
Captiva, Florida, United States
101 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is amazing bed was super comfortable was happy to have coffee/tea available
beautiful views comfortable and clean
great sunrise breakfast on the patio both days - very happy
the kitchen was well stocked and the king bed in the master bedroom is extremely comfortable
the bikes and beach equipment were much appreciated and access to the pool was nice as well
very clean space
the condo was clean and nicely decorated
it is clean and well equipped
the condo was clean and beautifully appointed
the condo is clean up to date and beautifully furnished
palmer was a fantastic host
palmer is a very responsive host
palmer is a great host
palmer is a wonderful host
owner palmer was easy to reach and extremely accommodating
ideal location on the island
awesome location being so close to the village
this was a great location
this condo was a nice value and in a great location
very private and in a perfect location on the island
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12. Bayside villa

This modern clean-cut home is the perfect place to stay for groups of up to four people. This condo is steps away from the sandy beaches of South Captiva and offers panoramic waterfront views direct from your apartment. There are two double bedrooms, two baths and a fully equipped kitchen. This home offers guests full amenities for a sporty family; you have access to pushbikes, longboards, as well as a swimming pool and tennis courts available on site. This apartment is less than a few minutes’ walk away from South Village Rum Bar, which offers a wide variety of both local and imported rums from around the world.

Modern Waterfront Villa in South Seas Resort
Captiva, Florida, United States
94 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
quiet great patio and nice pools
other than the wifi it was wonderful
loved having the patio with a screen and fan but their is still a great breeze
the amenities (bikes water pitcher pool tv with amazon prime) made the stay wonderful
kitchen has a nice coffee maker and even a blender
it was clean and tastefully stocked and furnished
house was clean the porch overlooks the ocean and some beautiful scenery
this is a very clean and comfortable unit
place was very clean and the bikes were a big addition
just as listed very clean and well kept
the host was very responsive to any questions
palmer was a fantastic host
palmer was a perfect host very quick responses and nice
palmer is an excellent host
palmer is a great host
the location was perfect
beautiful condo in a great location
nice unit and great location
great location and highly recommend
this unit is perfectly located within easy walking distance of the town and the beach
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Captiva Island in the sun

Captiva Island is well known for its beaches, marinas and amazing sunsets. The small island prides itself on being a haven for people who enjoy the great outdoors. Let us take the worry out of searching for a rental property whilst you’re busy trying to find the best restaurant to visit or the most idyllic spot on the beach. All you need to do is pack the suntan lotion and relax.

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