Recent Guest Reviews
"Wow!!! We can't say enough about
how much we enjoyed our stay in your gorgeous home in
Captiva! It was so perfect in every way and we can't
wait to go back. We have even been talking with our friends
about trying to make it down twice a year instead of
just once. Thank you so much for sharing your home -
my husband and I loved the beach decor and furnishings
plus how well maintained and clean it was (this says
a lot because we are very picky people). Captiva Island
was also amazing - it was just as you say "paradise".
There were so many quaint restaurants to choose from
and so many different things to do and see all within
short (5 minute) walking distance. Just walking down
to the beach I saw pelicans and flamingos - we even had
a four foot tall grey heron hanging out 10 feet from
us on the beach while we were fishing one morning...
I could go on forever..." V. & K. R., Virginia
had a GREAT time on Captiva this past week! We can't
thank you enough for opening your island home to us.
EVERYTHING was perfect!! All the rooms were so spacious
and so beautifully furnished. We spent LOTS of time on
the screened porch!! Every day was packed w/activities
-- fishing, biking, kayaking (thanks for recommending
this activity -- it was great fun!), swimming, long beach
walks, dining at home and dining out ... And the weather!
What more can I say about the weather except that it
was P-E-R-F-E-C-T!!! Record cold temps were hitting northern
Minnesota as we were basking in record warm temps, for
early March, on Captiva! Ahhhhhhhhh...................it
doesn't get any better! Am I now making you long for
your island home? :-) Again, thanks for sharing your
home with us --- we had a FANTASTIC time!! I surely hope
we can do it again. J. & C.
P., Duluth, MN
are home -- it's -6 and we have 3 inches of new snow.
I certainly prefer the white sand to the white snow.
We truly enjoyed our stay. Beachcombing was the activity
of choice though we did bike ride, visit the Ding Darling
Nature Center, see the Atocia museum and explore Sanibel
on the trails. Our grandson enjoyed the trolley ride
and dolphin cruise the best. Everyone was thoroughly
satisfied and I imagine we will repeat the trip in the
future. Thank you for your hospitality." B. & C.
R., Lincoln, NE
just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how much
C. and I enjoyed
staying at 28 Sunset last week. It was an absolutely
fantastic week. The
place is an absolute haven, the perfect antidote to
London. We had some brilliant wildlife encounters!
Bearing in mind I have never seen a racoon in my
life, an encounter with a wild dolphin in the sea
blew me away! Had some wonderful food...I will (and
have) recommended your property to friends." D.S.,
London, England, UK
of our prior guests was nice enough to forward the reference
she sent to the person inquiring about 28 Sunset Captiva: "I
hear that you are interested in staying at 28 Sunset
Captiva. What a fabulous place! There are so many
reasons why my family and I enjoyed our vacation
there. First and foremost, you will feel like you
are staying at a friend's home. Toni and Mark go
out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable
and memorable. Second, the house is spacious. It is beautifully
decorated in a bright and fun way. All the necessities
of home are waiting for you. The house is so convenient
to the pool, the beach, and several good restaurants
and shops. The beach is private and clean. If you are
lucky you might get to swim with a dolphin or manatee.
The entire package... the house, the beach, the tropical
atmosphere, and of course the Hullstrungs, make staying
at 28 Sunset Captiva a lot of bang for your buck." A.P.,
St. Louis, MO, USA
thanks...I have to say that we really enjoyed your home
in Captiva. The facilities and the overall standard were
exceptional and we would certainly call you again....We
stayed in three different locations during our trip and
yours rather spoilt us for the remainder of our vacation.
We will certainly recommend you to our family and friends. Thanks
for taking such an interest." P. & J.
M. West Midlands, UK
you soooo much for letting us stay in your lovely house!
It was fantastic and we would love to come back! The
beach was the best part! We loved watching the dolphins
just casually swimming up and down. We had never seen
anything like that before! The pool was also brilliant
- nice and big! We played tennis every day in the boiling
heat! We also had some great meals in the local restaurants! We
went to Mucky Duck which was nice, the English fish
and chips was splendid! We
also ate in The Green Flash, what a view! It's great
to be eating a lovely meal and be able to see a great
view! The village cafe was superb! The food was
fantastic! R C Otters was great fun and Rob had great
fun with the "Get the ring on the hook" game!
The sunsets were outstanding! One night when we went
down on the beach to watch it we stood in amazement!
It was perfect because just as it was going down two
dolphin came and swam past right up close to the shore!
It was breathtaking! Over all it was a fantastic holiday
and the whole family enjoyed it!" K., T., A,,
R. and Auntie E. S.T., St Peter Bucks, UK
truly had a most relaxing time in Captiva and your
home, well we just can't stop telling everyone about
it...even our two children are talking about how
nice it was! We would definitely reserve your house again!
Thank you Toni and Mark for providing such a wonderful
place to relax and unwind for a week." T. & B.
R., Colorado Springs, CO, USA
are all having trouble recovering from the jet-lag and
returning to cold & wet London from
sunny Captiva is no fun. We will have no problem remembering
our truly remarkable time in your home, it certainly
is paradise. My highlight was standing in the sea when
a manatee swam right up to me, close enough to touch.
And watching my four year old son and his new little
girl-friend running naked hand in hand on the beach
at sunset. We do plan to return and have already told
many friends about your home. I think you may receive
a few bookings from South London in the future. Looking
forward to our next trip." A.C., London, UK
was wonderful...We all felt comfortable and very much
at home in your house. I don't believe the house lacked
anything. The location was perfect, close to everything!...We
did a lot of shelling, walking (and jogging), swimming
in the Gulf, eating, and drinking. Because the kitchen
was so completely stocked, we ended up eating almost
all of our meals in the house. We used the grills every
evening for dinner, too...We also rented an 18-foot
boat for a day. We really enjoyed that outing. We saw
lots of dolphins and some manatees during the day, and
we all came back with shells, shells and more shells...Thanks
again for all your advice and personal service. I plan
to return to Captiva again, and when I do, I know where
to stay." M.R., Stafford, VA,
a great time... - thanks so much. I would like to come
back down. ...The house is lovely, comfortable. The water
temperature in the pool was perfect and the pool was
well maintained. We met some very nice people there -
around the pool and at the beach. Your - what appears
to be - an 'in residence' heron - came & joined
us at the pool one day...wading along the ledge & jumping
in occasionally to cool off. Everyday was an adventure
for my grandchildren...a trip I know they will never
forget." D.H., Chesterton, IN
had a wonderful visit. The weather was splendid...I think
we have reserved #28 for next year...And if you are
taking reservations now, we'd like to arrange it
for the following year as well. It is probably the nicest
unit we have stayed in....Lands End at the Plantation
included!...Keep in touch. We loved it and hope to
visit there year after year." M.& G. M., Racine,
family has made several return visits to 28 Sunset Captiva.
In fact we are talking about another visit this year.
It is always clean, very well maintained and comfortable.
They have all the extras to make your visit a special
one. It is just a short walk to the beach and right down
from the pool...Captiva has some great shops and restaurants,
and they are within walking distance. The beach is wonderful:
great for shelling, swimming, fishing, sunning and playing
in the sand." K. & M.
T., Eagan, MN
house was great. The weather was terrific. And we will
never stay in a hotel again now that we have found 28
Sunset. Have told many people about your places and they
probably will be in touch. We'll be calling on you soon
for our next venture to paradise. Again thanks for everything
- did not miss a single detail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" J. & K.
E., Old Bridge, NJ
Toni! Our thanks to the hostess with the mostess!! It
has been a joy renting from you. Our e-mails since last
winter, the greeting card you sent before our trip, your
phone call when we arrived, and finally the post-vacation
gift all made it feel like we were staying at a friend's
house. You're the best! Our trip was great...The house
was lovely, clean, and very comfortable...I love your
decor and choices of dishes etc....The weather was wonderful.
We had evening showers a couple of nights but nothing
major. There was always a nice breeze that cooled even
the warmest afternoon. We ate at many of your favorite
restaurants...rented kayaks one day at Ding Darling
and explored Tarpon Bay...The pool water was heavenly.
Now that the kids are older they really enjoyed being
in the ocean. One day 2 adult manatees and a baby swam
up to the shore and our daughter was able to pet them.
Several times dolphins also came close to shore and swam
around the kids. We saw a man, who was fishing from the
beach one afternoon, catch a stingray. Who needs Discovery
Cove in Orlando when you can have Captiva?! I can't
wait to come back...we appreciate your thoughtfulness.
We will definitely rent from you again and I have already
told my friends and family about you." A.P., St.
Louis, MO, USA
wanted you to know that we had perhaps our best holiday
ever at your place. The kids loved it, my wife loved
it, we just couldn't get enough. We maxed out every day
at the beach, at the pool, went into Sanibel to eat once
in a while, ate at the duck, otters ... etc., with great
experience at all locations. We would love to use your
place again next year, and will recommend it strongly
to all our friends (in fact we just did, in our Christmas
newsletter - hope you don't mind!). Weather was just
great... we used every minute... All in - five thumbs
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"…We had a great
time at Sunset Captiva! The weather was great all
week. We were in the water most of the time. Both
of our kids found other friends their ages, and my
retired parents enjoyed the laid back surroundings.
We also liked the close proximity of the restaurants.
In fact, we didn't do much driving the whole week.…I
am lobbying for another return trip next spring." D.P.,
Paducah, Kentucky, USA
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