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Waterfront Cottage Minutes to Pine Island Sound

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Air Conditioned Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Experience what old Florida was like. This adorable bright turquoise beach cottage is right on intersecting canals, five minutes (idling) to Pine Island sound. The view from the back porch is straight down a beautiful canal lined with sailboats and coconut palms.

Fishing is excellent, even right from the dock. We have some fishing poles if you want to try it. The floors are tiled and the tiled, screened-in back porch has a ceiling fan. You can sit and sip Margaritas while you listen to the sounds of dolphin and manatees gliding past.

Pine Island is known for its music. Numerous local bands play everything from rock n roll to island rock to country. You can walk to the Waterfront restaurant in about 2 minutes and enjoy great seafood and lots of local atmosphere.

Many kayak routes are close by and the area is very popular with kayakers and nature lovers.

Keywords: Concrete Block House

More Details

Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns

We bought this house in 2001. It was built in 1958 and we basically gutted it and started from scratch. When we reached the bottom layer of paint it was turquoise so we decided to paint the 'new' house the same color. Everything was updated to current building codes. We added a dock and boat lift and had the seawall redone (2008). New wood floors in bedrooms in 2013.

Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns chose Pine Island

Kathy is a Florida native and Thom has been here most of his life. We love the water and really never dreamed that we would be able to have a house on the water. We get there every chance we can and plan to retire there in a few years so you should enjoy our rental while you can!

What makes this cottage unique

Even though it is close to the city of Cape Coral you feel that you are way out on an island. Our house is at the very tip of St. James City (southernmost). At night you hear the sounds of the water and really feel like you are on a deserted island. The fishing is fantastic. If you go out in the morning it is so easy to just come back in for lunch and a nap and go right back out on the boat. Our friends love to come with us for weekends of fishing, music, good times.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint James City in Lee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) This is a day bed with two twins, upgraded mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a queen-size pull-out with an upgraded mattress and extra padded cover. It is quite comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dock tie-up available for up to about a 30 foot boat. House renovated in 2005. New flooring in 2013. Sheds have some amenities. Keys on key ring by front door.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Waterfront Cottage Minutes to Pine Island Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
Port St Lucie, FL

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT! When we arrived we were greeted by two manatees in the canal. The home's location is perfect and every evening we enjoyed sitting in the lanai watching the dolphins, osprey and wildlife. The home is adorable, beautifully decorated, very clean and comfortable. The home provided us with everything that we could possibly need. We had our boat with us and enjoyed being out on the water every day. Thom and Kathy were great to work with and were able to accommodate our last minute changes. I can't say enough about what a great location and home! Thank you ! We will be returning!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that our cottage was just right! You are welcome back any time! Thom and Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property 3 times. Each time we stayed a month and absolutely loved being there. It is very comfortable and clean. The kitchen is supplied with what you need to cook your meals or if you prefer there are many restaurants near by. Can't say enough about the walk-in shower. Love it!

We had our boat and fished most days. Having their dock right out front made it easy to get out on the water quickly. ,

If you love music many of the restaurants nearby have live music at different times of the day.

Almost every night we sat on the porch and watched the sunset. So Nice! The people on Pine Island are also very friendly which was a bonus. I walked our dog every morning and was always greeted with smiles and a good morning.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you loved our little place, and Pine Island. We appreciate your nice review.
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DeLand, Florida

three day stay in September 2014

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate, extraordinarily comfortable, and situated perfectly on two canals, one which faced the setting sun. The interactions with the owners prior to our visit were excellent. We received fast responses to our inquiries. Instructions concerning our visit and tips concerning local restaurants were most helpful. We would definitely stay in this lovely cottage again if we return to Pine Island.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and we're very happy that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime!
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3 0
Ft Myers, Fl

Ben and Geneva Benton

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your island cottage with us. It was clean cozy and well stocked. Sitting on the porch watching the manatees and dolphins was a real treat! The wall mural your daughters painted was amazing. The island décor was perfect for your tropical getaway. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you had nice time. We do try to give the place a homey feel but the real treat is the porch and the view!. Hope you can return again.
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Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I came down to St. James City to look at some properties we were wanting to purchase for our retirement home. I didn't want to leave this cottage, it was so comfy and peaceful! We did find a place but spent our mornings and evenings on the screen porch watching the birds and fish jump! We saw manatees and dolphins too. Just couldn't have been a better place to stay. I am so glad I found this cottage online. Last trip we stayed in motel; this was 100 times better!

Everything we needed was there; just can't say enough about how nice it was being there!

I can't think of anything other than GREAT things to say about our stay there!!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, so happy you found a place and thanks for the great review! Our guests are number 1!!
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7 0
Lebanon TN

Very Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Nice cottage on canal. Very comfortable and well furnished. Great getaway to "Old Florida".

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy you enjoyed it.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Low Key Tiki
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Tropic Star
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pine Island Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Veteran's Highway/Burnt Store Road
Nearest Restaurant
The Waterfront Restaurant
Car: necessary

Edison/Ford Estates in Ft. Myers


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Saint James City, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.95
Cleaning fee £62.32

Repeat renters - One week or more - 5% discount! Welcome back!
Cancellation policy - We require payment in full 30 days before arrival. No refunds except in case of mandatory evacuation of home due to hurricane. A $50 non-refundable cancellation fee will be charged for all cancellations.

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