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Boating, Fishing, Kayaking With Gulf Access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

Canal Front Home With 2 Bedrooms And 2 Baths

This canal front home is a boater/fisherman's dream, dock you boat directly behind your home clean you catch at the provided fish cleaning station. Kayaker's launch your kayak directly behind the home and kayak on some of the most pristine waters in SW Florida, including the Caloosa Blueway. Nature lovers, this is paradise, watch Ospreys dive for there catch, enjoy exotic birds which are abundant in this area watch mullet jump behind the home and watch Manatees cruise the canal.

At the end of the day enjoy comfortable living with lots of privacy. Enjoy star gazing as there is no light pollution in this part of Bokeelia There are many restaurants that serve locally caught seafood. Watch sunsets from the westward facing lanai. At the end of the day relax in this comfortable home which has all the amenities for a home away from home.

SUMMER RENTALS (MAY THROUGH OCTOBER) ~ Tenants are responsible for payment of the electric and water. The payment will be deducted from the security deposit. Security Deposit for the summer rentals will be $500.

More Details

Philip & Donna Gilles
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2016

About Philip & Donna Gilles

Own BlueWater Realty of Pine Island. Specializing in waterfront properties. We also are avid anglers and boaters.

Philip & Donna Gilles purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Philip & Donna Gilles chose Pine Island

This property is the ideal location for someone who enjoys the outdoors and a laid back life style.

What makes this cottage unique

Serenity, nature, sunshine, no snow or freezing temperatures.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bokeelia in Lee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Guest
  • Master bath has walk in shower, dual sinks and storage closet. Guest bath has shower with tub and single sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - full size bed
  • Master bedroom has king size bed and built ins for clothing and a double/double closet for hanging clothes. Master bath adjoins the bedroom. Guest bedroom has full size bed, and a bath with tub.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Boating, Fishing, Kayaking With Gulf Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A well kept secret!

  • 5 of 5

After vacationing in Florida for decades, this was our first stay on Pine Island. My husband & I rented the cottage from Phil & Donna for Jan/Feb. Very professional couple to work with, very accommodating but respectful of your privacy. The cottage is perfect....squeaky clean, very well appointed, comfortable, has everything a couple would need for an extended period of time away from home. Very quiet street with few neighbors, longtime residents Bob & Ronald being our favorites. Cottage sets on a canal, which makes utilizing the kayaks a breeze. There is no shortage of places to explore in the back bay. We are not boaters, but this would differently be the spot for someone who is. Fishing galore! The canal is alive with visits from all types of beautiful birds and the mornings are filled with the sounds of their activity. If you are looking for a beach, there is not a public beach on the island. However, Cayo Costa State Park is just a short ferry ride away and very much worth the trip. Many beaches are close by and can be accessed by car or boat. The only bump to the location is the car traffic congestion of Matlacha. If timed properly you can avoid the delays that occur during season when going on/off island for shopping, restaurants or sightseeing. I would definitely recommend this cottage, it is a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bemidji, MN

Cute, clean, quiet vacation haven.

  • 5 of 5

The best place we've ever rented on Pine Island, and we've rented at least 6 over the years. It's so "beachy" cute, and is set so close to the water, we caught small tarpon right in the canal, awesome. Very well supplied kitchen and baths. Everything you need and more.

Great access to Pine Island Sound and surrounding waters, very close to the best fishing in Florida. Perfect place to keep your boat right next to the house in the canal. Plenty of storage, for everything.

The owners are very nice, and are Realtors. I recommend them if you decide to buy.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl for such wonderful review of Bocilla Cottage. We hope you'll plan a return!
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January and February 2015

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent two months at the cottage and found it to be delightful. It was extremely clean, had plenty of room, all the amenities including a well stocked kitchen, two modern bathrooms and a dock for launching your boat or just sitting and watching the unbelievable bird life.

Donna and Phil are long time residents and supplied us with a wealth of information and sites to see including nesting eagles! We would highly recommend the cottage and hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ginny for your kind words about Bocilla Cottage. It was a pleasure having you enjoy our home!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Southwest Regional International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Tropical Star to Cayo Costa State Park
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Alden Pines
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel
Car: necessary

Pine Island is known for its nature, bird watching, artists, musicians, fishing, boating, and kayaking. More importantly, Pine Island is known for its laidback lifestyle and place of beauty. Named by Coastal Living Magazine as 'Florida's Hidden Gem.' The waters of Pine Island Sound have been named by Field and Stream Magazine as 'America's Top Places for Beauty and Fishing.' Reservations must be ONE MONTH MINIMUM. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED--SORRY.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bokeelia, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
30 night minimum stay
for 30 nights

Additional pricing information

Electric and Water £0
Tax Rate 11.0%


Personnel Check, Money order or Cashier Check, Wire Transfer for over seas guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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