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What do guests say about Tropical Breeze
posted: 05/02/08 by Kate Daws
If you look on the website under Other Information then Guests Comments you can see what families who have stayed at Tropical Breeze think of it.. More...
 
 
Monthly Weather Update
  Sun(hrs) Temp(°F)
Captiva 10 88
London 6 62
May averages shown.
 
 

What's the weather like?
What supplies are provided at Tropical Breeze?
Is there a grocery store nearby?
Are there many restaurants on the islands?
Are beach towels included?
Are bicycle rentals available on the island?
What kinds of recreational activities and entertainment does the island offer?
What if I have special requests?
What if I need to receive mail, faxes, or e-mail while I'm on vacation?
Can I bring my pet?
Can You telephone the UK from the house?
How do you get to Captiva?
Is it better to fly to Orlando or Miami?
Is there a more local airport to Captiva?
Can I fly to Fort Myers?
Can you organise transport from the airports to Captiva?
Do you need a car?
Are there laundry facilities?
Is Captiva safe for children?
Does the house have air conditioning in every room?
Does the house have CD, Video and DVD players?
Are there inflatable boats, fishing rods at the house?
What's the weather like?
Take a look at our weather pages for all the information you could need.
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What supplies are provided at Tropical Breeze?
You are provided with a "starter pack" of supplies including such absolute necessities as bath soap, toilet and facial tissue, paper towels, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, and garbage bags. We want you to be able to begin enjoying your tropical island getaway without having to worry about rushing to the store -- you'd probably rather rush down to the beach instead!
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Is there a grocery store nearby?
The Island Store on Captiva Island is a short walk away; it carries almost everything your need from fresh produce to sunscreen to cocktails. There are also two full supermarkets a short drive away on Sanibel which supply everything you may require.
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Are there many restaurants on the islands?
Don't worry, there's definitely no shortage of restaurants here! Captiva and Sanibel boast over 40 restaurants, offering every type of cuisine that the island traveller could possibly imagine. Many of our restaurants offer a casual dining atmosphere and the kinds of views that you just won't find anywhere else. Look at our restaurant guide for a list of restaurants that are within walking distance of Tropical Breeze.
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Are beach towels included?
Yes. They are included.
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Are bicycle rentals available on the island?
With over twenty-two miles of well maintained bike paths on the island, Captiva and Sanibel are perfect for the biking enthusiast. There are several bike rental companies from which to choose. In addition to bicycles, some offer roller blades, mopeds, and other accessories -- as well as pick up and delivery.
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What kinds of recreational activities and entertainment does the island offer?
There's so many to choose from...your biggest problem will be deciding which to do first! You'll be able to enjoy fresh and salt water fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, bicycling, rollerblading, windsurfing, fitness facilities, tennis, golf, swimming, snorkelling, and world famous shelling.

Or, visit Sanibel's famous Ding Darling wildlife refuge, historical village, the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum, the Historic Sanibel Lighthouse, specialty shops, restaurants, or the Sanibel Day Spa. Then of course there's the option of enjoying spectacular sunsets, beach walks, dancing, evenings at the theatre, video rentals, and much more! Bikes, jet-ski and parasailing can all be booked from YOLO in Andy Rosse Lane.

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What if I have special requests?
Cribs, rollaway beds and other child care or guest convenience items are offered at an additional charge and should be arranged prior to arrival. Gifts, guest baskets, grocery services, etc. can also be arranged with our agents Royal Shell prior to your arrival. If you should require it, maid service can be arranged as well.

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What if I need to receive mail, faxes, or e-mail while I'm on vacation?
Not a problem. Please arrange to have any mail sent to you in care of Royal Shell Vacations at their office (14970 Captiva Drive Captiva Island, Florida 33924 USA) which is located at the junction with Wightman Lane. Royal Shell can also arrange for you to have a temporary internet access account set up for you while you're staying with us, or guests may also visit their office and use one of their online computers to access E-mail free of charge. They will also be glad to arrange for the rental of a fax machine.

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Can I bring my pet?
Sorry no pets allowed

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Can You telephone the UK from the house?
All local calls are free, long distance telephone calls within the USA will be charged at 9.5 cents per minute, international calls i.e. to the UK are charged at 15.5 cents per minute.

We would strongly recommend that you purchase a long distance calling card which will work out considerably cheaper. The cards can be purchased at Baileys, Jerry’s or the 7-11 stores on Sanibel or the Island Store on Captiva.

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How do you get to Captiva?
We always hire a car and drive direct to Captiva. Our agents have a key box at their Periwinkle Way office so even if you are arriving out side of office hours you can pick up the keys and directions to the house.

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Is it better to fly to Orlando or Miami?
We prefer to fly into Miami as the drive to Captiva is shorter. Also we have experienced more delays getting through Orlando airport

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Is there a more local airport to Captiva?
Southwest Florida International Airport is 40 minutes away at Fort Myers for schedules look at their website http://www.swfia.com.

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Can I fly to Fort Myers?
Flights are available direct to Fort Meyers from both Miami and Orlando it is approximately a 45 minutes flight

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Can you organise transport from the airports to Captiva?
There are a number of limousine companies that will collect and deliver you to and from the airports, call or email us and we will provide details or get them booked for you.

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Do you need a car?
Once at the house a car is not a necessity as restaurants, small shops, boating and fishing are all with in easy walking distance.

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Are there laundry facilities?
The house has a laundry room on the first and on the ground floor, both fully equipped with washing machine and tumble driers. There is also a line for hanging washing in the garage.

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Is Captiva safe for children?
Captiva was made for children, the beach is long and wide and the sea is smooth and warm. The traffic is sparse and moves slowly, all the restaurants welcome children it is a real safe family environment.

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Does the house have air conditioning in every room?
Yes.

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Does the house have CD, Video and DVD players?
The main lounge has a very wide screen digital cable TV, VCR, DVD and Sound system which works through the whole house. There are also TV’s in the master bedrooms and the lounge area on the first floor, four TV’s in total all linked to cable channels.

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Are there inflatable boats, fishing rods at the house?
There should be inflatable boats, pool toys and fishing rods at the house, however these do sometimes get broken or taken. All equipment is used at your own risk.

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Something you still have a question about? Send us an email and we'd be happy to answer!
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