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Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Have stayed here before and it never disappoints! We stayed on the second floor of the inn. Our room was the last one on the end(can't think of the name) and was quiet and very roomy. You have your own bedroom and bath but the living room and kitchen are in a common area. The decorating is lovely and the bed is very comfortable. The Inn is in a great location on Captiva...you can walk everywhere. Love this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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corbanc, Manager at Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review of our Hotel the hotel team appreciates it. We look forward to seeing you next year! The room you mentioned is the "Samantha's Room" on the second floor of our Celebration House.
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Blue Hill, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a collection of frame cottages sort of in the middle of Captiva. Probably done in the 80s, sort of psychedelic in a fun way. The one we stayed in "Orchid" seemed like the funkiest of the collection (at least from the outside). There is plenty of room, and a sort of daybed in the living room area where kid (s) could sleep. If you had a family, this might work really well, because it's not a fussy sort of place where you would always need to be warning them to be careful. Three pretty good(and fun) restaurants within easy walking distance. It's definitely not "average", but "Very good" the next category up was a bit too high. If it was cheaper it would have gotten a better rating.

Room Tip: Orchid is at the back of the lot--so is probably less noisy, but noise didn't seem to be a prob...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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corbanc, Manager at Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Orchid Cottage, your description of the room is precise! A colorful room that is great for families and people who are looking for a fun beach cottage. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again soon!
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West Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Pluses: easy beach access/parking, room is tastefully decorated, very quiet even though it is next to a busy restaurant, breakfast choice at either restaurant is excellent.

Negatives: tub has mold and needs re-caulking, shower head does not work, porch door from room got stuck every time it was opened or shut, overhead light at the indoor entrance is out making it difficult to see the lock, the pleated shades on the door were filthy, and the biggest problem was the AC system. If you like your room to be 60 - 65, you will be happy. I had to climb on the bed to close the vents so we wouldn't freeze.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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corbanc, Manager at Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The Main celebration house has central air conditioning that has been replaced with a new unit that has individual thermostats for each room.
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We can't say enough good about this place.
My partner & I have been going to Captiva/Sanibel for 15+ years now.
This was our second time to stay at the B&B. We love the vintage old Florida feel to all the cottages. The bonus is most are completely separate little cottages. Yes, some are very small, while others are spacious. Like most vacationers we don't spend a lot of time in our room, so space wasn't an issue.
Speaking of issues, we had one with a particular cottage.
Once we voiced our concern Corbin (the property manager) took immediate action.
We were immediately moved to a new cottage with-in an hour, now that's excellent service!!!
We think it's fair to say this, it's not the newest, nicest, most updated places to stay on the Island. However, in our opinion, it is the best value & has the friendliest staff we've experienced. Not to mention it's a total throw back in time!!!
We were treated like a real guest in someone's home, not "room 312 needs towels!"
The other guests were very friendly as well. It's like small community, very safe, very peaceful. The free breakfast gets you some GREAT food!
Not just a piece of fruit, but an entire menu at two restaurants.
Our favorite part about this trip was meeting 3 other guests, that we will stay in touch with for years to come. We never wanted for anything. If we needed more of anything, it was there in a flash. Speaking of "flash" when on Captiva you must eat at "The Green Flash" & Sunshine Seafood.
We've never felt compelled to leave feedback on a website such as this. That said, a friend of ours went on-line and was reading some of the feedback left by others. We were shocked to learn of someone else having a bad experience. Begs the question, did those folks voice a concern?
Thank you Corbin, Jason & Christina for making our vacation a relaxing and joyful one!!!

Room Tip: We referred to ourselves as "the gypsies" because we stayed in several different cottages...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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corbanc, Manager at Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review of your experience. As you mentioned perfectly we have an eclectic assortment of rooms, guests who come with an open mind and want value will not be disappointed. There are other luxury accommodations on the Island along with the Luxury prices, additional fees, resort fees, chair rental fees, etc...

Travelers: If you read negative reviews on sites such as this and have concerns please call the hotel directly and speak with one of our front desk clerks who are knowledgeable of every room and property and can explain in detail what to expect and find a good match for your needs. The Main Celebration House is upscale and modern and the cottages are old Florida style cottages.

Thanks again Dennis for the nice review and we hope to see you again next year!
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I came to Captiva Island with my sister and dear friend for a girls weekend. We booked at the Captive inn, and they upgraded our room to the Lantana room instead of the Daisy cottage. It was a nice room overlooking the street. We sat out and enjoyed a glass of wine on the deck and listened to live music from across the street. While these accommodations are not up to date, they are clean and comfortable, and for the right price. If you complain about the curtains for the rust you just need to get over yourself! That's what you get for $120 per night on this Island….Everything else will cost you your first born child. We loved the charm and character of this place. You cannot beat the location also! Just a short distance to the beach. Anyway, I would recommend this place to anyone with an imagination and a limited budget! If your nose is up in the clouds you should look elsewhere. We would totally stay here again! Plus the breakfast vouchers (about a $20 value) were a huge bonus and the breakfast was really good.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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corbanc, Manager at Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thank you for the nice review of the Inn, we hope to see you again soon!
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Colts Neck, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Just got back from staying at the Captiva Island Inn. Location is perfect. Cottages seem to be warm and cozy. Great included breakfast. We stayed in The Iris Cottage. Great size for a family a 4. Just a little heads up, it is in need of updates and repairs. When I got home, I inquired about what needed to be done. The manager told me it is in line for a update after the busy season. Soooooo, I recommend asking if it has been updated yet. It will be a perfect spot once it has been updated and repaired. (i.e.. doors not working, locking or closing, bathroom work, new couch and new appliances in kitchen) Don't want anyone getting stuck staying in a cottage that needs so many repairs. I'm confident, once repairs have been made the cottage will be perfect.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

The Gardenia Suite was all right; several small problems, like no hot water, which were addressed immediately. The walls are furnishings are scuffed, bedding is sub-par, but the location is great! It's right next to the Key Lime Bistro & we could sit outside and listen to the live music which played all day/evening. The beach is just a short walk away. Breakfast was included and was also wonderful- we went to RC Otters every day due to the sunny tables outside. The last night we switched to the Honeymoon suite, as the Gardenia was not available and it was amazing. Absolutely huge, with great furnishings-much, much nicer. Would love to stay there again!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast
Address: 11509 Andy Rosse Ln, Captiva Island, FL 33924-6006
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Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Captiva Island
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Captiva Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Captiva Island Inn Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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