|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Newly remodeled home nestled on a quiet, peaceful nature preserve, located in the Big Cypress Preserve, on the Florida Panther Corridor, in the heart of Everglades National Park which encompasses over 700,000 acres. It's also located on the Florida Great Birding Trail! Join the few naturalists to experience pristine Florida at it's best. A large variety of flora and fauna in different sections of the park.
Literally step outside the home to hike and photograph in every direction!! You can hike through the grasses or hike on the old swamp buggy trails. The trails are rugged and used by the native critters in the area.
The property is a very spiritual place encouraging meditation.
The hard packed limestone rock road is great for biking. No threat of fast moving cars, just the wind in the trees. The area is very quiet and serene as the birds and critters move about. Kayaking, canoeing, paddle board, airboats and swamp buggy tours close by, within a few miles. The Turner River Road boat launch is very near. You may also be lucky enough to spot a panther from there.
Full screened in porches surround the house, a wonderful breeze generally rolls through the house with all the doors open or put on the central air or heat. Pond on the property generally full of resident wildlife: alligator, wading birds, turtles, deer, bobcat, panther, butterflies, wild turkey, bears and more. Spend days wilderness hiking, birding, photography, biking from the house. Exploring the Everglades is an endless journey with few humans in your path. You can also experience the area with world famous photographer, Clyde Butcher. He offers small tour groups. The park rangers also provide walks, maps, advice, etc.. Everglades City is the closest town, 11 miles away, famous for it's local crabs, fishing, nature guides and air boat tours. It is still a quaint village offering shopping for groceries, restaurants and excellent tour guides. Chokoloskee cemeteries and the Ted Smallwood Store are also worth a visit as well as the Ten Thousand Islands and Marco Island. These islands are salt water fishing destination: snook, grouper, tarpon, red fish and drum are generally caught.
This home is perfect for nature enthusiasts, artists,authors,etc...The tranquility will be stimulating. Transportation from either Naples Florida or Ft Lauderdale can be arranged, as well as stocking the refrigerator and other necessities.
Sleeping: It is a one bedroom with a brand new king size bed with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, and comforter. There is also a comfortable futon in the living room, a full size sofa, and a roll away cot. Everything is comfortable, new, clean and fresh.
Amenities: It has a very well stocked kitchen of electronics and utensils: range, refrigerator with ice maker, separate deep freeze, microwave,rice cooker, electric tea kettle, electric coffee maker, french press, waffle maker, blender, toaster oven, and filtered well water.
Outside grill, 2 adult bicycles, clothing washer, stereo, satellite TV, internet, Samsung Galaxy 5 cell phone to use while visiting(signal 90%), dvds, pool table, telescope, binoculars, cards, dartboard, , ice cooler, backpack, benches around pond.
We've always had a great love for the outdoors, especially the Everglades, being such a unique ecosystem. It's the last 'frontier' in south Florida. It has always been a convenient place to visit since Tamiami Trail (US#41)cuts across the state. We've been enjoying the Everglades for 30 years it offers such great diversity in any given season. The flora and fauna change constantly and every day is a new surprise in the woods. Private homes are very seldom available for sale! Most are passed down to the next generation. We were so excited to buy a place right on the Fl Panther Corridor and the Fl Birding Trail. We knew the area must be full of wildlife.
Sue Nulman purchased this house in 2013
I fell in love with this area and sought this property out for years. Only a select few people have the privilege to stay in such a unique area. The pristine ecosystem surrounding the home makes this one special place. It is also very close to the scenic Ten Thousand Isles,Friends of Fakahatchee Park, Collier Seminole State Park, Fl Panther National Wildlife Refuge, The original Skunk Ape Research Headquarters and Miccosukee Indian villages.
Privacy and serenity within a naturalist's paradise best describes the location. Luxury and comfort best describes the home. Should you desire upscale dining and shopping, Naples is about 40 mintes away. Miami is 1 hour away. The Keys is 2 hour away.
Owner /mgr may stop by for maintenance.
Feel free to stroll through the woods to view large variety of critters in their natural habitat.
This was the perfect vacation spot for us. We really enjoyed the birds and other wildlife. While secluded in the Reserve, we were not very far from the small towns and attractions of southwest Florida. Sue is a great host, and did everything she could to make sure we were comfortable. We will be back!
We have had a marvelous time. Sue has made the house so unique. It is truly lovely!!! Almost every area in the house has a lovely furnished enclosed porch so you can enjoy the trees, plants, flowers, deer, birds and turkeys. The deer and turkey come right up to the doors and windows letting you know it's time for breakfast. We sat on the back porch for hours watching all of God's creatures. As we threw cat food into the pond the turtles came to eat. I could have remained at the house for our entire week's visit but we did venture out a few times. A boat tour from Smallwood Store was a highlight of the week as well as the Williams boardwalk, and the Clyde Butcher Gallery. On the west side of the Gallery parking lot you must look for the water birds, fish and alligators. It is a small area but truly wonderful.
We absolutely loved our visit to the Old Cypress Cottage. It is a must place to visit for nature lovers. Sue has provided a fantastic home and outdoor, park like setting. God really shows off His creation here. We hope to return!!!
This charming cottage is surrounded by nature -- deer, wild turkeys, hawks, hummingbirds and other songbirds...they are just waiting to be seen from the screened in porches all the way around the house (which is important when the mosquitoes are biting!). You can literally stay here all day and enjoy the nature around you. Of course, there is much to be explored outside too including a swamp pond with turtles and alligators (sometimes). Beautiful orchids and bromeliads are everywhere on the property...including inside the house. The house interior is very functional and it's easy to move from room to room. Although there is only one bedroom, the large living space complete with a futon allows for at least 2 additional people to stay with you. Owner Sue does a great job of explaining the amenities of the retreat and providing what you will need for your stay. Quiet and secluded, the night sky is beautiful with no commercial light interference. You can sleep peacefully and wake up to explore another great day in Big Cypress National Preserve!
Thoroughly enjoyed our third stay at the Old Cypress Cottage. The deer, turkeys, and fox squirrel greeted us every morning. Sue has done a marvelous job making the landscape inviting to birds and butterflies, and the home is always immaculate. We love the space and being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Big Cypress Preserve and Everglades National Park. Also just a stone's throw away from Everglades City and our annual fix of fresh stone crab at City Seafood. Thanks Sue!
My husband and I spent almost 2 weeks here for our honeymoon, and we didn't want to leave!! The house itself is clean and pretty, with plenty of space and character. It has a nice layout, and the screened-in porch is just perfect. The local animals were a constant delight, as were the star-gazing opportunities at night. Being located in a nature preserve gives it such an amazing secluded feel - we felt so privileged to be able to stay here. Plus, it's location is convenient to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, as well as 2 visitor's centers for the Big Cypress Reserve. It's also only 40 minutes from Naples, and less than that to the amazing Havana Cafe on Chokoloskee. We never lacked things to do, and hope to return so we can enjoy this gem again.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Please note this luxury cottage is located in Ochopee, NOT Everglades City, it is approximately a 15 minute drive from Everglades City.
This property is suited for nature lovers only!
Luckily, there are no box stores, shopping malls or chain owned restaurants nearby. This location is pristine, just like it was back in the 1970's when the park service acquired most properties to form the park. If you need to have a shopping afternoon, head west into Naples about 40 miles for your fix.
Out here you will find only the wilds of South Florida. You can easily take day trips or half day trips to attractions or beaches in Naples or Miami. All photos included in my site are real, no photo shop or other devices were used. Real animals playing, eating and co- existing together, for real!!