In the early 1900s, Captiva was truly a “tropical paradise,” populated by select families of inhabitants who were adventurous, courageous, hard-working and hot weather loving — the first and second generations of American founders of the island.
As the first pioneers of Captiva began to have families, educating the children became an important “civic” issue and in 1908, a one-room schoolhouse was built for reading, writing, arithmetic and more. The site of that school is where today’s Old Captiva House resides.
Both ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa, along with Old Captiva House, have been designated Historic Landmarks by the United States and Lee County. As a result, as Old Captiva House is nearing completion of its historic re-creation in kitchen facilities, amenities and restaurant décor, certain aspects of the structure have been preserved.
However, as a grand opening nears this May, the new Old Captiva House will inspire diners both with its stunning visual appeal, as well as the outstanding, mouthwatering culinary delights that Executive Chef Greg Nelson and his team will be creating nightly.
We encourage you to follow us here, as well on social media including our Facebook page, for exciting announcements, sneak peeks and other treats awaiting Sanibel, Captiva and Southwest Florida at the all-new Old Captiva House. We can’t wait, and we know our many fans and followers feel that same way. Stay tuned!