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“The perfect beach house”
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Front Door Entrance
Looking toward outside deck and shower
Side Entrance
Wightman La..looking toward beach entrance
Full Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Queen Bedroom
Den with Queen sleep sofa
Rear screened-in porch
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Lane Entrance
Path to Beach
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Captiva Island, Florida

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Road1
East Coast
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The perfect beach house”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
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We stayed at Rick's the first two weeks in February and loved it! The beds were really comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The overhangs on the roof make the house really cool, and we slept well all night with the windows wide open, only interrupted by the sounds of nearby air conditioners for those who were not as lucky as we were. It's a short walk to the beach, and anything you'd need is already in the house.

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DWolf1
Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A Great Find”
Reviewed 22 May 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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When searching for a vacation rental on the gulf for a week long family reunion, we wanted something homey, something laid back and a little old fashioned, but with all the amenities.

We aren't fans of apartment towers or cookie-cutter condos. When I saw this listing on VRBO, I knew I had found the place. The photos in the listing are current - right down to the bed linens and placemats on the table. What you see in the listing is exactly what you get.

Outside it is like I remember summer holidays on the beach in Florida. A large wooden deck type patio with a barbecue (gas), a table with umbrella, an outdoor shower and every form of beach equipment you might want - along with a cart to take it to the beach. Inside is cool, white tile, both bright and calming. The kitchen is very modern and well equipped. There is plenty of seating in the dining and living areas. AC is very efficient and quiet. The three bedrooms provide plenty of bed space - though, in my opinion, it would make sense to replace the double bed with a queen. There is a den at the back, with an attached screen porch. This is a perfect retreat for reading or just relaxing - and we shared several meals cooked on the grill at the table on the patio, listening to an early evening rain. Two bathroom are very convenient - there is plenty of hot water. There are televisions in several rooms, but we never turned them on. The wireless network was used constantly - and we carried on a week long trivial pursuit tournament, with an interesting challenge, since it was a 1980s release, so every question was a history question!

Days at the beach were wonderful. We walked everywhere on Captiva, enjoying The Mucky Duck and the Old Captiva Inn. It was a delight to discover that there is so much bird life in this area! And that there are still coquinas by the water's edge. One day, we drove to the Everglades, which was an easy drive for a great adventure.

It was vacation the way it used to be - and made possible by the comfort and ease of Rick's Retreat. Rick was very easy to deal with, very accommodating. Royal Shell, his agent in the area, made the payment and key pick up and return very simple. They give you a starter supply ofbath and kitchen and paper goods.

I would definitely recommend stopping at a real supermarket, like Jerry's on Sanibel (which is close to the Royal Shell office on Sanibel, where you pick up your keys) BEFORE going on to Captiva. The store on Captiva is quite expensive, and because of the extremely reduced speed limits on Sanibel and Captiva "(25-35 mph), even a short trip takes a long time.

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Liked best: It was a quiet, laid back cottage on a private lane leading directly to the beach
Liked least: Double bed - who sleeps on a double any more?
Travelling group: Extended Family
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JackieKat...
Inverness, Florida
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“We love it.”
Reviewed 12 August 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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person found this review helpful

We love Captiva for its village atmosphere, quick walk to beautiful beach and great restaurants. We love Rick’s place because we can cook when we want. There are plenty of comfortable beds. It’s quiet, no one bothers us.

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Liked best: relaxed atmosphere
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
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Reviewed 17 February 2011 for a stay in January 2011

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NJ
Reviewed 15 February 2011 for a stay in October 2010
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Liked best: Location and clean well stocked
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Family with young children
Your age range 35-44
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