Captiva Island Homes for Sale

People choose to move to Captiva Island for a number of different reasons; many are first drawn in by those beautiful sandy beaches and the incredible weather, only to realize Captiva Island has a number of incredible amenities and benefits for families, as well as those looking for a vacation home. 

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Captiva Island Real Estate

Between all of the recreation options, the delicious restaurants, and the world class shopping, after a few visits to the area, Captiva Island is hard to leave! It's no wonder so many are looking at Captiva Island real estate in order to turn that laid back lifestyle so common on vacations to a permanent feeling. 

Captiva Island is well known for the luxury properties that dot the northern end of the island. Dubbed 'Millionaires Row,' this area is known for spectacular waterfront luxury real estate with an even more incredible view. For those looking for Captiva Island luxury homes for sale, this is the area to see and be seen. What many residents love about Captiva Island is they can walk right out their front door to their own private beach or boat dock, a true luxury in paradise that few people ever have the opportunity to experience. 

In fact, the secret on Captiva Island being a luxury playground is out, as in 2010, the Wall Street Journal named it one of the top ten spots in the entire country to have a second home. It is easy to see why the island is just so popular for second homes. With it's proximity to Fort Myers and the surrounding metropolitan area, Captiva Island is close enough to the city to meet all your needs, but far enough removed to feel like a true tropical island. 

What might be most incredible about Captiva Island are the beaches. Taking a barefoot stroll on these white sandy beaches will have you feeling like you're on a secluded tropical resort in the Caribbean. Most visitors and residents are hard pressed to find better beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters right out their front door. 

Being located right on the Gulf of Mexico, visitors and residents of Captiva Island are truly spoiled with some of the most spectacular sunsets seen anywhere. For many residents, the perfect ending to the perfect day is watching that bright orange sun seemingly sink into the ocean surrounded by a pastel sky of pinks, purples and yellows, right from the verandas of their Captiva Island waterfront homes.

Another famous feature of the beaches on Captiva Island are the seashells. While many beaches around the world are awash with seashells on a regular basis, Captiva Island is actually known for the number and variety that regularly can be found on the shore. A perfect afternoon activity with the family is to spend a few hours spotting all the shells on the beaches and adding to the seashell collection at home. 

However, as beautiful as they are, there is so much more to Captiva Island than just the beaches. For those who love being out on the water, there are plenty of options for Captiva boating, sailing and yachting available on and around the island. With over 15 miles of beaches and mangrove lined waterways, it is easy to maneuver your watercraft out into the Gulf of Mexico for a day out on the sea. Also check out McCarthy's Marina, Captiva Cruises, The Sanibel Thriller, and New Moon Sailing for a day on the water

And, don't forget about the fishing in the waters around Captiva Island. In fact, this was the spot where former President Teddy Roosevelt would voyage to in order to have some of his best fishing experiences. As the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico, the waters surrounding Captiva Island are teeming with fish. Head to Red Fish Pass and drop in a line, it won't be long before snook, snapper, tarpon and grouper are biting on the other end. 

For a more active lifestyle, there are a number of recreational activities such as tennis and golf available as well. Florida is one of the best places in the world to be a golfer, and within just a few minutes drive there are a number of courses like the Gulf Harbour Golf and Country Club, the Sanctuary Golf Club, and the Redfish Point Course at the Captiva Island Golf Club. Golfers who purchase Captiva Island Florida real estate can hit the links year round.

It's hard to imagine finding restaurants that serve fresher seafood than those on Captiva Island. More often than not, the fish that was caught by local anglers just that morning are being prepared and served for dinner. It's hard to find better service than that!

Even if seafood isn't your favorite, there are a number of different dining options on the island that cover every taste and budget. From the Old Captiva House at 'Tween Waters Inn or The Bubble Room which serves delicious food in a pristine setting, to the more casual RC Otter's Island Eats, Key Lime Bistro, The Mucky Duck, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood, that all have a true island feel and setting, there is going to be something for everyone.

For those who think shopping is a sport unto itself, Captiva Island has plenty of options available there as well. There are two main shopping regions, the first can be found at the north end of Captiva Drive and the other is clustered around Andy Rosse Lane. Be sure to check out Beach Stuff, Shirley Allen, Jungle Drums, 2 Islands Gallery,

These shops offer a unique experience to anyone looking to find items that give a true feel of Captiva Island. Many of the shops are owned by local independent artists, artisans and designers who make a number of their goods by hand. The shops are the perfect place to find exquisite shell jewelry, a watercolor painting of a favorite spot on the island, or antiques found, discovered and traded over the history of the island and surrounding areas. 

A number of people are relocating to Captiva Island to purchase real estate each year, either for retirement, to give their family a better quality of life or to simply have the opportunity to spend time on the beach or the water. Captiva Island is a place that provides a number of amazing benefits to its residents and visitors. To arrange a preview of Luxury Homes for sale on Captiva Island, contact "The Meadows Team". View Sanibel Island, Marco Island and other Island luxury properties throughout Florida. Also see Luxury Florida Real Estate.

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Data last updated: February 21st, 2017 at 11:12am EST and updating occurs daily