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First built as a one-room school for children of Captiva’s pioneer settlers, the Captiva House you visit today still reflects much of its original charm — from picturesque walls of white French doors, to hardwood floors, to the Gulf of Mexico sunsets that stream through our western windows. In fact, the historic significance of Captiva House and its preservation, in architecture and art — including a collection of famed cartoonist J.N. “Ding” Darling’s 1940s whimsical vacation illustrations — have led Captiva House and ‘Tween Waters Inn to designation on the National Registry of Historic Places. So come, dine with us. Be it our charming history or our culinary delights, you’ll agree: Captiva House really is a landmark.