Sanibel and Captiva Real Estate Blog

Captiva History

  Captiva History Gallery Grand Opening

On March 27, 2014 the new Captiva History Gallery will be open to visitors. The new
exhibit room illustrates Captiva's unique, diverse history. It is located in the Captiva
Community Center on Chapin Lane in Captiva and can be accessed through the
Captiva Memorial Library. Its other neighbors include Chapel-By-The-Sea, and the
Captiva Cemetery. The cleverly conceived and created History Gallery takes on the
wooden look of the interior of the old mail boat, Santiva, which serviced the islands prior
to the construction of the Sanibel Causeway in 1963. The boat windows feature...

Captiva Island Real Estate, New Listing

Step into this magical beach home that offers panoramic Gulf views from every room. Each detail was meticulously chosen to create a true "Island life-style". Completely remodeled from top to bottom with new Hardi-board siding, metal roof, Trek decking and stairs, plumbing, electrical...

Tips to Save Energy and Add Value

When it comes to energy efficiency, look for smart features and expertise to help you save energy and money and add value to your home.

1. Begin with a Right-Sized Home.

If the home you buy is simply too large for you or your family’s needs or plans, you stand a good chance of wasting energy through excessive heating and cooling costs. If it’s too small, you’ll feel cramped and uncomfortable. It’s a big investment, so seek balance and buy it “right” from the outset. 

2. Purchase Energy Star Appliances Such as Your TV, Dishwasher, Washer and Dryer, and Microwave.

And especially the refrigerator, as it alone contributes about 10 percent of the energy use in a home. Also, unplug electronics not in use or turn off power strips to avoid phantom charges. 

3. Install Efficient Lighting Such as Compact Flourescent (CLF) or LED Bulbs in Every Fixture.

Lighting accounts for...

Captiva Island Real Estate, Price Reduction

Charming, Old Florida cottage, nestled in native landscaping. Situated in the “Village” and close to great island amenities. Floor plan features 4 BR/2 BA; pickled oak ceilings; Anderson windows; 2 wood-burning fireplaces;...

Sanibel Island Real Estate, Just Reduced

Wonderful East End 3BR/2BA beach house with easy beach access. Situated on a quiet street on a canal w/large dock and access to the Bay and Gulf. Heated pool with spa. Large living room/dining room with high ceilings and large...

Sanibel Island Real Estate, New Listing

Gorgeous Bayou views from this 3BR/2.5BA home. Situated on a private one acre lot with a dock and boat lift. Featuring an oak cathedral ceiling in the great room, dining room, spacious eat-in kitchen with built-in desk, dumb-waiter,...