Had a fantastic holiday at Manatee Cove April 2017. The house feels very homely and is tastefully and comfortably furnished and equipped - including beach wagon and cooler. Plenty of space for our family group (4 adults and 2 kids) and there were 2 unused bedrooms and extra kitchen/lounge. You effectively have a private beach if you follow the private path as there is no parking and the beach was pretty much empty on our stretch each day we went. Beach is good for shelling and swimming. Pool is large and dock is great for watching wildlife / fishing - we saw dolphin, manatee and variety of birds. House is quiet day/night. Short drive to restaurants in Captiva or Sanibel. Idyllic location, will go for longer next time! Owners helpful, friendly and easy to deal with.
This is a remarkable rental property...spacious, elegant comfortable, secluded, well-managed, consumer-friendly and it even allows you to bring Bowser! The distance from Captiva Drive is a God-send, especially in the A.M. when the garbage trucks roll in. It sits right on the Roosevelt Channel and there is a handy path to walk to an isolated stretch of Gulf beach. There are three beautiful levels, providing 'oodles' of room. My wife and I were fond of taking our morning-coffee in the master bedroom, awaiting the arrival of Ol' Person Sun over Buck Key. The heated pool is truly an oasis: sunny, warm, clean and handy. Manatee Cove very much embodies the notion of "Quiet Enjoyment": you are left to your own devices. (I hesitate to think what this Review will do to the "Availability Calendar"... we may never get back!) This is a very special destination on Captiva- worth every penny of the expense. We will reminisce about our time at Manatee Cove for the rest of our lives. It truly has everything you could want.