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Holiday Rental House -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Captiva Island, Florida

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Jessica23...
Denver, Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 22 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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We just got home from a one week stay at Windswept- our best vacation ever!! We had 8 adults with us and three kiddos, ages ranging from 1-70's. The house and island had it all!! It was so easy so if the idea of traveling to an island and coordinating a ferry, etc. with kids seems daunting just go for it. Mark and Wendy made everything so easy and it is well worth the effort! The house could not be better equipped with an indoor play area for kiddos, dvds, children books, family games, xbox, putting green, outdoor mini kids slide, jogging strollers, high chairs, pack and plays. The island is so cute and has several restaurants, two additional pools, kayaks and bikes that are included with your rental. The beaches are pristine with amazing sea shells. To top it all off- Wendy and Mark helped me make this a surprise for my mother and it went off without a hitch. Wonderful, wonderful! I can't say enough great things!!

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Liked best: Location!
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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bigrhode
Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Our Families best Thanksgiving vacation !!”
Reviewed 30 January 2012 for a stay in November 2011
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We had the best Thanksgiving ever on North Captiva Island. Windswept was everything we could have hoped for. Wendy was waiting for us at the dock when we arrived . She had her handyman help us unload our suitcases at the house and brought us cookies. The house was well equipped and had all high end appliances in the kitchen and high end furniture in the rest of the house. Everything was well maintained and the furniture and the bedding was super comfortable. The weather was perfect that week, low 80's and hardly any rain. When we had a question about something in the house , Wendy answered her phone right away. She brought us more propane when we ran out in the outdoor grill. We quickly realized that having them on the island meant they would attend to all our needs. Mark and Wendy stopped by on Thanksgiving with homemade chocolates and we relaxed and chatted by the pool together for about an hour. We really enjoyed their company and talking about the island and its history. We are a family of five with 3 twenty something adult children. They loved the house, the HUGE TV in the living room (my son enjoyed this the best), the comfy bedding, couch, outdoor furniture and the privacy of the home. We played tennis at the club and took turns swimming at the club pool and our own private heated pool and going to the beach. We all enjoyed riding the golf carts all over the island . We accidentally left an empty suitcase at the house when we left, and Wendy was kind enough to mail it back to us at no charge !!! You will not be disappointed at Windswept !!

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Liked best: The house looked exactly as the photos showed !! Absolutely beautiful !!
Liked least: Nothing . Everything was great .
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Countryja...
Lagrange, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Family Getaway Vacation”
Reviewed 23 January 2012 for a stay in January 2011
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this was one of the best vacations we have ever had. our children are grown and we chose to have a family vacation at Windswept. from the moment that Wendy picked us up at the ferry our lives switched from rushed and busy to total relaxation in paradise! Seriously, the home is beautiful, comfortable and really fun. it is so unique and we had a blast discovering all the beautiful things Wendy and Mark have furnished the home with. here are some of our favorite things: Gourmet kitchen, grand piano, golf carts to get around the island, walking distance to the beach, heated pool, comfy beds and furniture, beautiful views from all the windows, fun tower, direct tv, and soooooo much more. Wendy and Mark are gracious and friendly hosts. perfect place for a family getaway.

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Liked best: Beautiful, unique home, close to beach
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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Grandma2t...
Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing family vacation!”
Reviewed 12 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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This was absolutely the best family vaction! My son, his wife and kids flew from New York. Me, my husband and youngest son flew from Wisconsin. The house was just beautiful. When we arrived at the house, Wendy had homemade chocolate chip cookies waiting for us. The next morning we went to the top of the look out tower, which is attached to the house and got to watch dolphins jumping. All I can say is you will not be disappointed. The house is well equipped with everything you could image.

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Liked best: The beautiful view
Liked least: It was all great
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Kari B
Boulder
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Overbearing owners ruined our stay, house was okay but lacked outdoor space and or beach access.”
Reviewed 7 January 2012 for a stay in December 2011
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people found this review helpful

I rented this house along with my large family for our Christmas vacation. We were traveling with a large group and this was one of three homes we rented on the island. Upon arriving at the island we were greated by the owner who immediately conducted a head count of our group. We felt as if we were unwelcome and doing something wrong. He insinuated that we were lying about having rented another house for the rest of our group while we were looking for the paperwork. They stopped by the house five times during our stay. They came to do name checks and head counts of guests at the house as well as collect drivers liscence numbers. They asked family members who were staying at the other houses we had rented to leave and said that because they were not on the lease, and could not stop by during the day for any reason. It became clear to us that this is the owners personal home that they stay elsewhere on the island while they have the house rented. The owners do not seem comfortable having people in there personal home and should not be renting it because it is impossible to enjoy a vacation while someone is telling you how to unload groceries into her "eight thousand dollar" refrigerator ( which does not have an ice maker). The ocean view is from a third story lookout on a patio. The house was nice and clean, but that was hardly the focal point of our stay.

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Liked best: The house was well stocked
Liked least: The owners.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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