Right on the bay, minutes walk to private beach access. Private setting. Pool with lanai. Simple, natural island living at it's best. Manatees, dolphins & sunsets right off the private dock.
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This was our first experience with Airbnb and our stay at Nikki's beautiful island getaway ensures that it won't be our last. Everything was as described. The house is spacious and unique and filled with quiet, calm and spirituality. It was nice to have the pool to relax in at the end of the day. The bay view is great, whether you're waking up in the upstairs bedroom with the sunrise or spending time on the boat dock enjoying the wildlife. We were also lucky enough to be visited by the manatees. We saw some pretty big jellyfish in the boat slip too.
The house is close to everything on Captiva. The walk to the private beach is easy. We visited it three out of our four days and only saw two other couples the entire time!
We took Nikki's recommendations for local restaurants and ended up having excellent breakfasts at the Key Lime Bistro three days in a row! We also had a memorable dinner at The Mucky Duck, another of her suggestions.
Although we didn't meet our host, communication was great and we felt welcome and comfortable in her home. We would love to spend time there again!
The perfect word to describe Nikki's house is "peaceful". Just at the end of a sand road, everything is quiet and really charming. There reigns a really relaxing ambience, from the pool with a buddha statue to the living with its deep and soft sofa in front of a bay window on nature. We were welcomed by the manatees, a little shy but they came every day by the house. And on stormy nights, we could sit in the living with a glass of wine and fresh fish we had bought in the places that Nikki recommended us.
If you have a boat (or rent one), there's a private dock with a really gorgeous view on Captiva wildlife. So it's also nice to just read a book there and enjoy.
For those who want some sand, there's a 5 min walk to go to the private white sand beach. We went there on the first day to enjoy the night sky. It was so beautiful that we went back the day after to swim and see the sunset :)
Regarding Nikki, even though we haven't met her, from the beginning she was always kind and responded quickly to our questions. We really hope that we'll be able to meet her on our next trip in Florida :)
Our only problem ? We had to leave... But our solution will be to come back as soon as we can !
Everything was just as described--even better. The place is beautiful, warm, so comfortable (I slept incredibly well!), great location. The host was in touch to make sure everything was going well--even wrote to tell me one night was supposed to be a beautiful sunset (which it was). We would come back in a minute!
We had a wonderful, restful vacation at Nikki's Hideaway on the Bay! Arrival was so very easy and our welcome included flowers in every room, soft music, fresh fruit, and lovely lighting. Our host was very responsive to any questions we had and we had everything we needed and perfect privacy and quiet. The pool was so very refreshing. Views out to Pine Island Sound are great there, especially the red sunrises, and we even got to watch the manatee family hang out in the boat slip next to the kitchen door. So easy. We also walked to the Gulf beach from the house, using the path indicated, and had the beach almost all to ourselves. (The only drawback for me were the biting no-see-ums that are everywhere on the islands. So if you react to mosquito bites, be sure to pack your deet and anti-itch cream! Evidently, the islanders build an immunity to them and are not bothered at all.) So, if you want to be on Captiva Island, enjoy lots of privacy, wildlife, and wonderful views, this is the place to stay! Thank you, Nikki!
Nikki's home was inviting and spacious. The natural setting of the home gives you privacy and the ability to let the daily hustle and bustle melt away. Loved watching the manatees play in the boat slip and looking for dolphins from the private dock. The pool was a great refresher from the beach.
Très très belle maison, avec un grand salon et de très belle chambres spacieuses . La maison est très bien situé sur l'ile avec une plage privée.
Moment de détente et de repos dans un Avre de paix.
La piscine est splendide et les Lamentins était au rendez vous.
Nous avons passé deux jours au paradis.