Captiva Island Vacation Rental Private beach homes, condos,
and villas located on Florida's Southwest Gulf of Mexico.


Captiva Cutie Testimonials


“…We had an awesome vacation here at Captiva Cutie.  We love the charm of the house, and the pool was awesome.  We kayaked at Tarpon Bay, explored Ding Darling Refuge, hiked the paths at the nature center & got a little rest and relaxation.  The time spent on the beach was great…few people and clear water – BEAUTIFUL!  Saw quite a few dolphins and collected several shells.  This was one of the best family trips we’ve had.  We hope to come back again soon.”  5/2006 M.& M. H., Raleigh, NC

“...Thank you for allowing us to use your vacation home for our 2006 vacation!  Captiva Cutie was awesome!  We really enjoyed having a pool all to ourselves.  The beach was beautiful and the water was warm and calm – perfect for the kids.J  We saw dolphins – LOTS – and so close.  The sunsets were beautiful and provided a great time to relax.  It was so easy for us to rest here.  We hope to come back soon!”  6/2006 M. & M. W. & C., L., L. & L. S., Buford, GA

" ...We indeed LOVED Captiva Cutie...delightfully decorated, gracious, well-equipped, comfortable...everything we want in a vacation home.  It was great having the pool in the early morning, after the "long" walk back from the beach,  and for relaxing late at night.  We all managed to find time during the day to "check in" on the laptop, so we didn't feel TOO guilty about being away.  The house is spacious enough for 5 adults to never be in each other's way, yet has such a homey, cozy feeling about it.

One night we hosted a 'family reunion' dinner for relatives staying in the area - 6 of us dined in the kitchen, and the 6 younger adults ate on the lanai...all perfectly comfortable....Thanks again for sharing your special place. " K.M., Shrewsbury, NJ   (Note: We can accommodate up to 8 in the cottage with 2 queen beds, 2 twins and a sleeper sofa)

"...We just returned yesterday from a week in the Captiva Cutie. We were so pleased with the house, the island, everything! We have rented many places all over the east coast and this was by far the best. Its immaculate, wonderfully decorated (I love the stenciling/painting done along the doorways, the tile work, and much much more)  It was simply a tropical paradise and was so hard to leave....." C. & N. T., Ridgefield, CT

" The house was wonderful-comfortable, well appointed, nicely decorated, and perfect location....Thanks again." A. & L. H.,  Reisterstown, MD

" ...We enjoyed your Captiva Cutie beyond our widest imagination.  The location is second to none and the area is so beautiful and relaxing.  One week was really not enough time to get in all that we had planned. ...  Do hope to enjoy Captiva and Captiva Cutie again sometime....You are blessed to be the owner of your own little piece of heaven.  Thank you for the hospitality.  Loved the book detailing the renovation."  J.K., Lagrange, IL

“.…We had a marvelous time. The weather was perfect - not a drop of rain the whole week.  Temp was 86-92 every day.  Captiva Cutie was everything you said it might be & more.  The pool/spa was perfect to keep the grandkids occupied.“  T. & C. W., Grand Rapids, MI

"...We were so pleased with Captiva Cutie. From the fun, upbeat decor, the organized kitchen and wonderful pool and spa, it was  well received. We actually spent the whole week on the island!    We tried most of the restaurants and had Key Lime pie for breakfast more than once. Our Christmas gift lists are now a lot shorter. We were able to ship things home right from the stores....we will recommend Captiva Cutie to friends and relatives. Thank you so much--you did not disappoint us." M. & J. McH. &  D. & T. W., Elk River, MN

"...Just wanted to let you know we had a fabulous time on Captiva! Everything was perfect. We were so comfortable in your home and so thrilled by the perfect location and the beautiful beach. The kids had a wonderful time in the was hard to get them out to do anything else. They were perfectly happy. We had beautiful weather and were amazed by the breathtaking sunsets EVERY night! We all got a kick out of seeing the dolphins jumping out of the water as the sunset. It was like it was on cue..... something out of a movie! It was hard to say goodbye at the end of the week. We have always vacationed in Hawaii which has been paradise to us.........but we have now found paradise much closer to home! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We can't wait to go back!" D. & T. N., Grantham, NH

"...We had an absolutely wonderful time at Captiva Cutie.   It was simply everything I had hoped for.   Your location is ideal, your cottage lacks for nothing.  We loved the decor.....The girls spent most of every waking hour in the pool.  We had some very much needed down time, the weather was beautiful and I brought home a good supply of beautiful shells."  C.& P.P., Mequon, WI.

"...Our hats are off to you for the outstanding job you did in renovating and updating Captiva Cutie. Staying at Cutie was heaven. We were amazed at the amount of privacy we had both inside the house and out around the pool. Mark and I would usually turn in before the kids at night, yet we could not hear them talking or any noise from their TV. Our stay was very comfortable and extremely relaxing. Having our own private pool was icing on the cake. During this visit we spent most of our days at the pool and saved the beach for early morning walks and evening sunsets. We visited our favorite restaurants ; RC Otter, Mucky Duck, Cheeburger Cheeburger, and had take out desserts from The Bubble Room. We enjoyed shopping at the Confused Chameleon and the Island Beach Shop. One evening we grilled on the BBQ at Captiva Cutie. For future reference to you or your guests, Bailey's Market on Sanibel has wonderful steaks and fresh shrimp. The quality and reasonable prices were a pleasant surprise. Also, Bailey's bakery has fresh croissants that melt in your mouth. We were very lucky to have such nice weather, since areas like Ft Myers and Tampa were getting hit with so much rain. However even an occasional cloudburst on Captiva is better than the sunniest day in St Louis. All in all, we would rate this as one of our best vacations and we owe it all to your dedication to making your guests comfort your #1 priority. We wanted for nothing, other than more time to spend at Captiva Cutie."  A. & M. P., St., Louis, MO

"...We made it home safe, but wish we could stay in Paradise another week or two. One week is just not enough, since we came back to rain in Connecticut! The house was beautiful, clean and the pool was wonderful after a hot day at the beach, just what we expected! My husband and I fell in love with Captiva and your Cutie! I am sure we will be back to visit in the future.  K.W., Shelton, CT

" niece and her husband are so impressed with everything about your home in Captiva.  Truly a PARADISE. The weather was great no rain during the day and we truly used the pool every day sometimes we never left the house. In the late afternoon walked slowly to the beach watched the sunset, and we have many pictures. We ate at the Green Flash, we had the best vacation together.
We will keep in touch with you for our next trip to Florida." D. & R. Y., Southampton, MA

"...So much to say and to feel about the Vacation at your vacation home!!!! More than we could imagine, prettier than we envisioned, and relaxing to the Hilt!! We wrote in the guest book: The location of the house on the island, in the area of the island and in relations to the Village were Superb!  We APPRECIATE your kindness and generosity a great deal! We loved it! And again, Toni, you did a beautiful job of decorating: so soft , fun, and alive!! We have already spoken to friends about coming again, together for a week next year..." B.& P. B, Andover, NJ

"We had a fantastic time. The house is beautiful, the location is great and the pool absolutely made our trip. Our 5 year old is now swimming without flotation, she is so proud of herself. Our 3 year old is swimming with her 'floaties.'  Thank you for sharing your home with our family." M.&. C. M.,  Chicago, Il

"...We had a marvelous time at the cottage last week. The weather was beautiful, with the exception of one fairly cool and overcast day. Compared to the rest of the country, we were very fortunate. We all loved what you've done with the decorating. The colors and accents complement the surroundings. Before we got there I had some concerns that because it is in the village it might be too active. However, because of the vegetation, it seemed like we were in the middle of the rain forest despite that we were a few minutes walk from all the activity. We will undoubtedly want to rent it again."  L.M., Atlanta, GA

"...We had a great week, thanks! The house was perfect for our family. Having everyone on one floor was easy and safe for our
group. The location to "town" and the beach perfect. We really loved the fresh and clean feel of the entire cottage; and loved your
decorating. We looked around a bit at other properties but can't really see what could be a better fit for us! We used the pool a lot
and enjoyed your movie collection. I can't even think of any suggestions,... All and all, we were completely comfortable and not
wanting for a thing. We kayaked to and thru Buck key with all the kids, went on a dolphin cruise and rented bikes. Found our share
of shells, my sister and her family visited one day, and one of Steve's brothers and family visited another day. And.....we had
perfect weather!!! We would love to vacation there again next year. I just have to find out the dates for school break. I would think
it is the same week, but I have to check. And yes, it is cold here again!" S. & S. D., Burlington, VT

...We had a WONDERFUL time. Your home is beautiful!!!!! We loved it. Our girls swam in the pool non-stop!!! ... .Thank you again. We ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" C. & B. M.,  Shrewsbury, MA

"...What a lovely place to ring in the New Year!  We love the location and the house itself--the hot tub was especially nice this time of year.  Our daughters 15, 12 and 3 all enjoyed the sun and fun--we did, too!  Thanks!" B.&M. S., Libertyville, IL

"...Swam in the ocean, walked on the beach, biked, baked in the tub, soaked up sun everyday! H.H. Cambridge, MA

"...Thanks for a wonderful vacation." M.H.,C.A., K.H., H.H., H.H. and H.H, Cambridge, MA

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