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Available - Stunning location, Private Pool - Great Reviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3BR/2BA with Sundeck Bathroom, Sleeps 6 ( additional numbers on request).

This is a beautiful and traditional Florida stilt home, with elevated view for your ideal vacation on undeveloped Pine Island. The lakeside house is the pride and joy of it's English owners and is their own vacation home. It has been completely refurbished to a high standard with top quality modern furnishings with the accent on luxury and an attention to detail. The house has clean lines without clutter. We have a beautiful private pool and sun deck with uninterrupted views of the lake. You will wake up to stunning views of the lake and golf course, with the ocean only a short walk away.

We have numerous fruit trees for you to sample including, Mango, lime,papaya and coconut.

The tropical golf course of Alden pines is available to you, if boating is more for you then you are within minutes of 4 marinas where you can catch a boat to the surrounding islands' unspoiled beaches, or you may want to get back to nature and take a bike ride on the quiet roads or go fishing in the ocean or the lake right in front on the house.


More Details

Iain Massey
Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About Iain Massey

We are an English family who live in Manchester in the north of England. We have been visiting Florida for more than 20 years.

We run a business in the UK and our sucess is built on great customer service, we adopt the same attitude with renting our vacation home.

Iain Massey purchased this house in 2006

Why Iain Massey chose Alden Pines

We first visited Pine Island as we wanted to go to Cayo Costa, a beautiful unspoilt barrier Island accessible only by boat and they run from points on Pine Island.

Having previously only been to Sanibel and Captiva we immediatley fell in love with the tranquility of the place and decided to shelve our plans on buying a vacation home in France and look at Pine Island.

We decided to simply drive around the areas of the Island and we knew as soon as we saw this house it was for us.

The area of Bokeelia and Alden pines is like stepping back in time where people have time for each other and are happy to stop for a chat. I have been to many places around the world and the absence of any form of crime or threat in this area is quite unbelievable.

We just love it.

What makes this house unique

The views over the lake from the sitting room whilst having breakfast are with us when we are back home in the cold, wet English winters (and sometimes summers).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alden Pines in Pineland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Reservations cancelled will be fully refunded if the period can be re-booked.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • near the sea
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Half Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Fitted to a high standard with towels etc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms newly furnished to a high standard with TV/ DVD We have a sofa bed in the living room that will sleep 2 extra people at an additional cost of $100 per person per booking.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cable TV with 'on demand' programming High speed wireless internet Large DVD collection Large book collection Boared Games


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average rating of 4.7659574 based on 47 reviews

We had a great time!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property. Kitchen was adequately stocked for folks like us who like to cook and eat in. Our favorite part by far was the view and the pool. Loved watching all the birds in the lagoon and sunning by the pool. Pool temperature was refreshing, but we had two weeks of 80+ degree weather. Might be chilly in the winter months. We also rented a golf cart which we used for evening sunsets at the marina. Nice way to get around the area. Overall we loved it and are sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to comment. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back soon. Iain Massey
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Spacious, bright house in lovely location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this lovely house in March and loved it! Overlooking a small pond complete with an occasionally seen alligator and numerous waterbirds (we counted 49 ibis at one time!) it's nature at its best. Ospreys catching fish, ducks frequenting the bird feeders, cardinals and mourning doves in the palm trees. Bird lovers will rejoice here!

Living quarters in the house are on the second problem if stairs are not an issue.

The huge master suite encompasses one third of the living space and has a very comfortable king bed. Pictures and descriptions of other areas of the house in the overview are accurate.We loved dining in the breakfast area where we could watch all the wildlife action in the backyard and pond. The salt-water pool is beautifully maintained and very clean and gets sun all day long.

Because the house has been enjoyed by so many, it is beginning to show a bit of wear - hence we can only give four stars. For example, minor plumbing and electrical issues that happen with age, as well as the torn front door screen, windows that won't stay open, etc. need to be addressed. Iain assured me that these small things will indeed be taken care of a.s.a.p.. Should you have any problems or concerns while staying at the house, Monique, the caretaker, is quick to respond. We plugged up the garbage disposal (banana peels!) and were saved from having a flood on the kitchen floor by Monique's husband, Andy. They are highly dependable, very pleasant, and there when you need them.

The property is almost next door to the Alden Pines Golf Club and about 1 mile from a marina and the Randell Research Center, a massive Calusa Indian shell mound site. Restaurants, Winn-Dixie, Dollar General, and Ace Hardware are about a 4-5 miles distance from the house. The Island library is small but excellent, and the Museum of the Islands next to the library is a great rainy day option.

We found Pine Islanders to be very friendly and welcoming. In the neighborhood everyone waves at everyone whether they are in golf carts, biking, or walking. We always felt very safe.

The island is relaxed and has a wonderful small town feel. March 2019 will mark our return to this lovely house - we are looking forward to it already!

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your visit next year. The minor items you have highlighted have been attended to and we are currently starting to refurnish areas of the property. We started this last fall with all new outdoor furniture. I am pleased you highlighted how quick the response was from Monique when you plugged the garbage disposal as this is important to us that if anything goes wrong we are there to put it right. Just one minor point for future guests, the pool is fresh water and not salt. Thanks again for your review. Iain Massey
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Relaxation on Pine Island

  • 5 of 5

The house was very large and clean with a great view of the water and golf course. The island is quiet with many, many palm trees. We had a chance to place Alden pines golf course a number of times and really enjoyed it. Bring many extra balls as it is tight with water on every hole. We visited a number of the local bars and restaurants and almost all of them had the low keyed island vibe. Our favorite was Miceli's restaurant on Matlacha which had great food and entertainment on the back patio area. we would recommend this place if you want to get away from the busy tourist areas.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your visit with others. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and experienced the uniqueness of Pine Island. There are few place left in Florida that are close to everything but lost in time.
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Amazing Spot and Island

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I rented this place for a long weekend to take my grandmother. This place was perfect for all of us. Great location, great views and great pool. My husband and I loved going around the island to see different places and my grandma loved spending time at the home. We were all so comfortable in the space and we had such a great day around the pool. We got the best laughs and conversations.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to do a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again. Iain and Joanne Massey.
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Old Florida charm on quaint Pine Island

  • 4 of 5

Spacious 3 bedroom house on a canal/lake with a great pool! We loved the neighborhood and the quietness than Pine Island offered. Golf course nearby runs an afternoon 'deal' after 2p.m. for $20. Big kitchen and dining room tables allow plenty of room for games, dining. House could use a couple of maintenance issues looked at - dishwasher didn't clean dishes so we washed dished by hand and screen on front outside door would have been great to allow breezes to come in. Overall, a great place to stay, which we did for the months of February and March, 2017!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay for February and March. Thank you for your comments about the dishwasher and a screen on the door. When you reported the dishwasher to me I immediately got our property manager to call and see you and she took a look at the dishwasher and could not find a fault so offered to get the repair company in to take a look but you declined this and said it was fine. After you left I got the dishwasher serviced just in case there was an intermittent fault. All seems fine. Thank you for your feedback on this. The door does have an opening window with a pull down screen built into the door. Thanks again for your feedback, it is most welcome and I look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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Very quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We love the location of this home as it close to our favorite beaches. We loved returning to the peace and quiet after a day out sightseeing. The pool is wonderful with a view of the lake, we enjoyed many beautiful sunsets.

The island is great with lots of shops and restaurants. You will not want to miss the ferry to Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key. Owners are very helpful and have included everything you would need.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate your comments. Glad you went to Cayo Costa, it really is a beautiful unspoilt place, like a desert Island. We hope to see you again in the future. Iain and Joanne Massey
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Four Winds Marina
Great for boat rentals so you can get to Cayo Costa
Alden Pines Country Club
You are right on the course so why not enjoy a round at this casual golf club. Friendly peop...
Lazy Flamingo 3 Incorporated
Great food and a nice atmosphere in this local restaurant
Bokeelia Pier
Great for fishing, they offer a fixed rate which includes the licence and you can buy bait t...
Tropic Star of Pine Island Inc
This is a must as you get to see all the local Islands and go to Cayo Costa. If you walk for...
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cayo Costa

Pine Island is a well kept secret and does not have the traffic jams and mass tourism of it's more famous neighbor Sanibel. The island is a mass producer of mango and palm trees so you can imagine it's beauty. If you are looking for a laid back vacation in the real Florida then Pine Island is for you. With only a 15 minute drive to Cape Coral and a further 15 minutes to Fort Myers you are never far away from the shops and restaurants, although Pine Island boasts some excellent restaurants and a variety of shops, including a supermarket of its own. Pine Island can best be described as tranquil and natural. The house is right on the beautiful Alden Pines tropical golf course, the golf club also has tennis courts available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alden Pines, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £373.55
Cleaning £112.06

Special rates for seasonal rentals.
$500 refundable damage deposit required, refunded 14 days after departure. Alternative damage insurance available from $69. This is optional and in addition to the standard deposit but protects you against any further liability. Ask for details.

There may be an additional cleaning fee of $75 for guests with dogs.

Please note- Paypal charge an additional fee of 4%.

There is a $200 per person additional charge for more than 6 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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