3 bedroom, 2 Bath Waterfront home. 5 Minutes to the sound, w/2 fishing kayaks
John & Linda Gall
About John & Linda Gall
What can I say about us? We are very family oriented, love to be on the water, and are strong in our Christian faith! We love, love, love the time we spend on the island each year. Having vacationed on Pine Island for the last 13 years, we finally decided to purchase this home for our retirement here.
John & Linda Gall purchased this House in 2013
Why John & Linda Gall chose Manatee Bay
We purchased this property from my Uncle who has owned it from when it was built. Purchasing the house was a way to keep family treasures in the family and gave us the opportunity to share the house with others. We feel the house is a blessing to us and thus pray that it will be a blessing to those who rent it as well.
What makes this House unique
We love the inviting nature of this house. From the sliding door walls - the doors store against the outside wall - thus there is no door blocking the views to the pool and canal, to the great layout of the house. One can sit on the seawall, enjoying a cup of coffee and watch the manatee swim past with their young, swimming out into the bay and back again throughout the day, we never get tired of watching them swim by. When out boating, the dolphins swim in our wake providing a fantastic show for any age. A thrill we repeat on a daily basis. The fishing is fantastic! The eagles on the island are intriguing! With numerous nests nearby, you can walk, bike or drive to see them in their nests at any time of the day.
No marijuana products, vaping or smoking.
Use of any illegal substances is strictly prohibited. Use of medicinal marijuana products is also prohibited on this property.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Relaxing vacation in comfortable, clean and wonderful house.
This is a great house - it's clean and comfortable. I reread the description they provided and it's exactly right. Our family included me, my husband, two twenty-something boys and my mother-in-law. The kitchen was well equipped and as a result (and to our surprise) we cooked more than we ate out (we stopped at Costco and Whole Foods very near the airport). The kitchen overlooks a great room and there was lots of comfortable seating for everyone. The pool was warm and clean and we sat outside every day. The beds were comfortable everyone slept well. My mother-in-law picked star fruit and we had some every day.
We were there over Christmas and it was very quiet. The very few neighbors we saw on our walks were very friendly. Pine Island has a couple of park reserves to walk. There is a safe bike path that runs north to south along the major road.
It's clear that the owners have taken great care to prepare this property for guests.
Linda and John prepped us prior to our departure (where to eat, what is at the house, etc.) and they were very invested in us having a concern-free, relaxing holiday.
On our last night when I asked the group if they would return they all said "Yes"!
Thank you to Linda and John for sharing your home. We completely felt at home and forgot all about the snow and cold weather in Minnesota for a whole week!
Perfect condition. Everything was well prepared and very nice
The house was absolutely wonderful, truly amazing paradise. The owners were the perfect hosts answering our questions about the area and giving how to advice from fishing to where to eat.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation
Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide a relaxing home enviyfor our guests. It was great having you stay and hope you will keep us in mind if you return to the area. We appreciate that you treated our home so well.
Have a Blessed Year!
The Perfect Vacation
My family and I got the pleasure of renting this home for our family vacation and I cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience. Upon arrival to the home I could tell immediately that these owners take great pride in their home. It was very well maintained and the decor was very pleasing to the eye. (great taste) They really go out of their way to provide you with everything you could need to make the best out of your vacation. They had this great welcome book that explained how everything in the house worked and also provided you with some local information about Pine Island. My Daughter however was just so excited to use the pool I think she jumped in before we could even unload the car. The pool is in this screened in lanai with great lighting that made it fun for her (and us too) to swim at night. We even found a couple toys for the kids to play with in the pool. And almost every room walked out to the pool, so amazing. My husband though was more interested in how many fish he could catch, as we heard the fishing was great down there. Luckily for us this home even provided an excellent grill that we used almost every night for dinner. (Fish of course). It was super easy to use and very much appreciated that it was available to us. We even got to take the kayaks down the canal and saw a couple manatee, priceless.
I really loved how helpful and friendly the owners are. They really made me feel like I was family and was always available to answer any questions I had and I could tell they were really genuine people. I can not wait to rent this house again! I think we might have started a new family tradition. I highly recommend this property to anyone that is looking for a great place to spend their vacation. Thank you so much for allowing us to rent your home. We will definitely be back soon.
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words! We are happy that you enjoyed your vacation on Pine Island, and hope you and your family can return often! We strive to make sure our renters have an enjoyable and relaxing vacation by providing a welcoming and comfortable home to stay in, rather than a rental atmosphere. We take great pride in making sure your stay is perfect!
Have a Blessed year and we hope to see you return for more great family vacation time!
Family time with college age sons
Our family had a wonderful time together making memories to last a lifetime. The owners were so kind, gracious and accommodating. The home is warm and comfortable and met all our needs. We enjoyed the pool and lanai and our son enjoyed taking the kayak out for a little sightseeing along the canal. We have enjoyed coming to Pine Island for many years and hope our schedules will allow us to enjoy this home again. Thanks John and Linda!
Not all good
Very peacefull place, if you want a vaccination in peace away from noise and action.
The house was not new, but somehow nice, comfortable and and it was beautifully decorated, had a personal touch to every room, but there were also evidence that it was older and worn and with a little lack of maintenance.
The toilet couldnt flush, garageport/door didnt work but was keept up with and old wire that broke, many of the fans didt work properly, they were old and some strings broken, the new grill was so rusty and dirty and a part of it didnt work.
We had rented it mostly because of the pool, but we had many problems with the pool, the pool man came bye and something was wrong with the heater, so it was not warm, the light in the pool did not work and the lamp and electrical wires was floating around in the water, so after 6 0 clock it was a dark black hole nobody wanted to jump into.
Dont felt secure also with the electrical wires and lamp floating around in the water.
The owners tried to get it fixed, at beginning they were very friendly and helpfull, but they did not manage to solve the problems, talked about if they should fix it they needed to dig up some concrete and make new wires.
In the beginning the owners were very nice, sweet and helpfull, but along the way I think they took it personal that we mentioned all the "errors" in the house, and then they changed, and when we asked for some money back since we could not use the pool properly they went angry and refused, after some time they wrote they wanted to pay back a smaller amount and we are happy for that.
We never asked for a specifik amount back, just asked if we could have some money back after all the problems with the pool.
But then they started to accuse us for bad cleaning despite we had cleaned (have photos of every room) and we had paid a High amount for cleaning afterwards, and neglect the problems we had, the toilet only need to be taken apart and one screw was needed, the pool needed more water, just turn on the light and so on.
Every house can have problems, nobody can guarantee it will not, but the worst thing was how it was handled, it was very unpleasant.
There was no need for being childish and demeaning.
We planned this vacation and saved for 1 year so it was not the best dream scenario to have this problems of course it took some fun of the vacation.
We knew from the start that this renter would be difficult and would thus write a negative review. Our home has always been in prime condition and all items in our home work as they should. It is unfortunate that this renter has expressed a less than excellent review on our property, as ALL reviews have been nothing but superior - please read them for an accurate ratings of our rental property.
Per all of the renter comments, you will see our home has excellent reviews, and we always work with our renters to provide for a positive and fun filled vacation, in a beautifully maintained home .
Sunshine and Blessings,
Pine Island Paradise
Wonderful Florida Home
We spent the month of March at this beautiful home and enjoyed everything about it. Most VRBO homes are well equipped, but this house had everything vacationers could possibly need in good supply and in perfect working order. The Manatee Bay community is very quiet with all beautiful waterfront homes. We rented a boat from Monroe Canal Marina for part of our stay and enjoyed the easy access from the home to the southeast side of Pine Island where there are quiet bays and mangroves. The fishing was good every day and we caught numerous different varieties of fish. Linda and John are very accommodating and responsive. We had a great time.
Thank you DBG for your review of our Pine Island home. We strive to make it a home away from home, rather than just a rental. Thank you for taking such good care of our home while there, it gives us peace of mind to know our home is in good hands! Thank you for staying with us and we hope you return for another vacation in the future.