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Available - Stunning location, Private Pool - Great Reviews

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

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 Bokeelia

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 Bokeelia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Available - Stunning location, Private Pool - Great Reviews
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 43 reviews

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: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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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: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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Beautiful home, clean, spacious, comfortable, quiet neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful area; perfect place for golfers, fishing, biking, running, taking short walks, and relaxing. Home is perfect for family get togethers. Grocery stores and restaurants are nearby. Highly recommend renting this beautiful home!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. You describe it perfectly and we hope you visit again. Iain Massey
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United States, FL, Tampa

Very relaxing vacation home - love the backyard view/pool

  • 4 of 5

Myself, my husband and 4 of our friends enjoyed this Bokellia vacation home for 2 nights. The owner was very responsive to all my emails/questions. The home has plenty of room. There was a little feedback I gave the owner after we returned home but nothing major. The house is in a nice quiet neighborhood and the views from the back room were wonderful. We saw a lot of wildlife each day and loved the relaxing pool and screen porch. I would definitely recommend the vacation home to others.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response and the time taken. I am glad you enjoyed your stay on beautiful Pine Island. I appreciate the feedback and have contacted the gardeners to have the palms trimmed as I said they should do this but sometimes need a reminder. I am glad you enjoyed the lovely garden and porch we have. Thank you for your recommendation to other guests. I look forward to welcoming you again. Regards Iain
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Peaceful and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

We spent the Memorial day weekend, relaxing at this lovely property. The area is quiet and full of wildlife, close to restaurants, boat ramps, and beaches. The home is nicely appointed, very comfortable and has a lovely pool. We had a great time

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our property. You describe the area perfectly. We hope you visit again. Iain.
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Clean, comfortable with a great location

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this property and we will always comeback when we are in the area. Quite street, safe location and very comfortable amenities. Owners are very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future
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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 Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Cayo Costa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles

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, Pine Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £391.13
Cleaning £117.34
Tax Rate 5.0%

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

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