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


Sunset Captiva Testimonials


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 Beach, VA

"...we 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! 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

"...We 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

"...I 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

Reference:  One 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

"Many 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

"...Thank 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

"..We 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

"...We 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

"...Captiva 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, USA

"...Had 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

"...We 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, WI, USA

"...Our 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

"...The 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

"Hi 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

"...Just 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 up!" R.C., 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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