This secluded island home, offers comfort in a tropical wilderness environment, on the unbridged 2,000 acre Cayo Costa Island State Park. The home is 1,500 sq.ft. with 1,000 sq.ft. of decks. The home is off the power grid and is powered by solar/inverter and propane. The first floor of this elevated home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with two outside showers. There is a large deck connecting the two bedrooms that have king size beds. All of the first floor has Gulf views above the palm trees and the island. The second story sleeping room and upper deck has the best 360 views on the island of the Gulf, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor and the entire island. You have quick access to the beach 300 yard in front of house by walking or taking one of two all terrain vehicles to the healing waters of the Gulf of Mexico and 9 miles of deserted sandy beach where there is world class fishing, shelling, birding and dolphin watching. Manatees can also be observed around the island from land or kayak. Or you can just slow down and listen to the natural sounds of the island sitting 50 feet above sea level on the upper deck. House comes with dock on the bayside see map Marker B. Owner can provide round trip transport from the airport and to the island (boat fee $150). Rates are for 6 people, and $25 extra/night for each person over 6 staying at the house.
I am a native Floridian from Miami. I starting boating and fishing at 8 years old in the canals near my house. So boating to Cayo Costa is a perfect fit and is always an adventure. I am an urban and regional planner and had been working for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council in Fort Myers for the last 28 years and the State of Florida in prior years. Now I semi-retired from the state and work part time for Trescott Planning Solutions my consulting firm and Cayo Costa Island Adventures. I have raised my son and daughter in Fort Myers and Cayo Costa. Island life has changed our lives. Being in the natural environment of this tropical island removes the stress in one's life.
Daniel Trescott purchased this house in 1997
I have been all over coastal Florida with my jobs and Cayo Costa by far is the largest undeveloped barrier island in the State. This island is remote in that it is six mile from the nearest mainland connection on rural Pine Island. The island is 50 minutes from my house in Fort Myers and 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store. Being the only person on the beach for miles was one of the main reasons I built the house.
The house has been called a luxury wilderness beach house. It has most of the modern conveniences in a home in a very remote location. You will be staying on a real island with no connections to the mainland. You will have quick access to 9 miles of natural beach (300 yards in front of house) where shelling, beach-combing and swimming are some of the best in the world. There is easy access to catch snook, redfish, trout, whiting, pompano, mullet, cobia, snapper, flounder and grouper. World class fishing for tarpon off the beach or in Boca Grande Pass at the north end of the island. An uncrowded life with peace and quiet might be the best benefit of all.
My family spent an enchanting 5 days at this home over Christmas. Ten of us (seven adults, 2 teens, a 2nd grader and two dogs) were very comfortable. The 3-story house is nicely secluded, the host is a really friendly and hospitable fellow who provides boat transportation to and from a Pine Island marina. The dock on the bay side of the island is about 1/4 mile from the house. Two ATVs and a kayak are at your disposal. The Gulfside beach, almost always empty, is about 1/2 mile away. The views from the uppermost deck are breath-taking, and bald eagles were frequently seen. We are no strangers to Cayo Costa, having camped in the state park portion of the island numerous times since the early 90's. The Trescott house was quite an upgrade, but is very homey and just the right blend of funkiness and comfort. The only downside for big groups is the lack of a second bathroom, but one of the outside showers has hot water (as does the inside shower). Dan is very easy-going, and we will definitely be return guests.
Took my fiancé for a surprise 50th B-day present. What a treat! The owner (Daniel) was delightful and very helpful showing us around. The weather turned out a little iffy (Dec) but it didn't even matter. The location was so unique, it was a wonderful adventure. The ATVs were our favorite part - we tootled around the entire island on one of those - following unmarked sandy roads until they dead ended or came to some unexpected surprise - like a Ranger Station that had a camp store and Klondike bars! The beach was spectacular - we spent hours out there looking for shells or watching a sunset without seeing another soul. We made great memories and we will most certainly return. Thank you Daniel!
This was our 5th trip here always relaxing and lots of wildlife to see.
Great trip! Old Florida the way it once was before development. Loved the beach, the house, the view...
Hope to be back again soon.
We had a great time and really enjoyed the beach house. This was our second time and had a lot of fun. Will definitely go back!
Had an amazing time at the house. The property is clean and well maintained. The location and views are breathtaking! The owner, Mr. Trescott, was very helpful, friendly, and attentive. I would definitely recommend a stay and am already planning a return!
Park headquarters has small gift shop with ice and other basic items. Bikes and kayaks can also be rented. Nearby Cabbage Key also has small gift shop and restaurant. Ussepa Island also nearby has a historical museum on life of Caloosa Indians. North Captive has small store. Pine Island is 6 miles away by boat and is connected to the mainland where everything is available within 15 minutes to an hour including the International Airport. Visitors coming by airplane owner can provide transport from airport to grocery store and then marina for water taxi provided by owner to Cayo Costa home.
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£406|
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
$300-$325/night - $1,925-$2,100/wk (7 nights) for 6 people
$25/night extra for each person over 6 staying at home
Renter can buy $2,500 of property damage protection for $59 nonrefundable or pay a refundable $500 damage deposit
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.