Captiva Island Homes for Sale: Explore the well-known barrier island Captiva and experience life in Paradise. Whether you are looking for Captiva Island Homes For Sale, considering purchasing a new home or selling your current residence in Lower Captiva, I am here to help you with your next real estate transaction. I will guide you through the Captiva Island Homes for Sale and Luxury Beachfront Real Estate Market, as well as the entire surroundings.
The range of Captiva Island Luxury Homes at the Beach and Gulf Front for sale is impressive; buyers can find everything from charming cottages to single family homes and luxury beachfront estates for sale. Every home has been built to make the most out of the marvelous coastal surroundings. Homeowners can enjoy everything from gulf and canal views to incredible gulf view. Interiors are equally as impressive, with spacious open living areas, gourmet kitchens and exclusive bathrooms.
If you just start your search for Captiva Island Homes for sale you should know that Lower Captiva is still accessible by car while Upper Captiva is solely accessible by boat or a small airplane.
Captiva is much smaller than Sanibel Island. Captiva Island is only 6 miles long and 1 1/4 mile wide and is located on the North side of the Blind Pass Bridge. Captiva Island has become the preferred vacation destination and permanent residence for discerning Floridians and well-informed travelers. Captiva Island is truly subtropical and enjoys fine weather all year. This private, quiet, and peaceful barrier island Captiva has miles of white sandy beaches and is unique and unspoiled.
History Captiva Island
Originally part of neighboring Sanibel to the SE, it was severed in 1926 when a hurricane's storm surge created a new channel the “Blind Pass”. The channel filled in over subsequent years, but was reopened by dredging in the summer of 2009. Like Sanibel, Captiva is a barrier island to Pine Island , however it is much narrower. The only automobile access to Captiva is via the Sanibel Causeway and Sanibel-Captiva Road.
Captiva Island was homesteaded in 1888 and a tiny cemetery next to The Chapel by the Sea has the grave of the original resident, William Herbert Binder (1850–1932), an Austrian. Half the island is in private ownership, with "Millionaire's Row", luxury homes on gulf and bay side of "San-Cap" road. The South Seas Island Resort entry gate is at the end of this road. Roosevelt Channel on the east side of the Captiva Island; is named after Theodore Roosevelt who fished there.
North Captiva Island or Upper Captiva Island is another island, separated from Captiva in a 1921 hurricane, creating Redfish Pass. With about 300 homes built and 300 vacant lots, the island is about ½ built out. Since Upper Captiva Island can only be accessed by boat or small plane, North Captiva real estate values are generally lower than on Lower Captiva.
For discrete and professional service call me to schedule a private viewing of any one of these great Lower Captiva Island luxury homes for sale.
Kirsten S. Prizzi
FL Lic Real Estate Broker Associate / Realtor
Immobilienfachwirt (IHK) / Immobilien Florida
Waterfront Realty Group INC.
1395 3rd Street S, Naples, Florida 34102