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Paradise Found/ Heated Pool/ Private airstrip

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom 3 Bath private pool with large deck pool bar and outdoor living area

Escape to a remote tropical island paradise that can only be accessed by ferry, private boat or small private airplane. Our home includes all the luxuries including a large heated private pool,with spacious pool deck. The best views are from the top level observation room with exterior deck that overlooks the Gulf and extraordinary sunsets. This room, with a full bed, also doubles as a 4th bedroom if needed.

One floor below the observation room, you will enjoy a tastefully decorated open living area complete with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and full bath. A screened balcony extends the living space outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful natural scenery and tropical island atmosphere.

The master bedroom with a king bed, and master bath are located one floor below the main level. Two additional bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twin beds, as well as a third full bath are also located on this level.

Only steps to miles of beach with no crowds or cars! 1 Golf cart, 2 kayaks, beach chairs, umbrellas, 6 bikes and 2 barbecues complete your island getaway experience. Enjoy Glorious sunrise and sunsets that will be a favorite lasting memory for future years to come. Fly your private plane in and walk to the property with landing and tie-down privileges. Bring your poles and fish off the beach, or bring your own boat or charter some of the best inshore and deep sea fishing in the country.

More Details

Charm Thometz
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

As Florida residents, we have pretty much tried it all! From our first conversations with the owners right through the sad moment we had to leave, this was nothing but the BEST vacation ever! Brian and Charm are lovely people and soooo very helpful! I literally unpacked two boxes after speaking with them one last time before we left for this island getaway because they had everything there except our groceries! A lovely welcome basket awaited us...a very unexpected gesture. The home is clean, beautiful, spacious, and the views are spectacular! The private pool is lovely and all the amenities...just so inviting and convenient! We kayaked (kayaks provided) in the gulf and the bay, saw so much in the mangroves...shark, fish, manatee. We fished, hiked among the tortoise, owls, birds, etc. , shelled, swam, and just plain relaxed. The golf cart takes you anywhere you want to go on the island, including a couple of neat "Jimmy Buffet" style restaurants. No cars or even paved roads. Ferry ride to and from the island was quick and easy. We plan to make this an annual event. This retreat will quickly become our home away from home. We have been telling all of our family and friends about it. So you'd better book fast! I recommend it for families, retirees, girl's weekend, guys' getaway. We are still talking about it! Thanks again, Charm and Brian, for sharing your home with us.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Jose's Hideaway in Lee County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master King bedroom with connecting full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
1 - One 4 person golf cart is included in rental of the house. However, If the total number of guests exceeds more than 4 adults and 3 children under the age of 9, a rental of a second cart is required at a rate of $250 per week.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Paradise Found/ Heated Pool/ Private airstrip
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Perfect place in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, pool & all the amenities. Charm thought of everything. It was great to have the kayaks we got to hang with the dolphins & manatees. It really was a terrific vacation couldn't get the kids out of the pool. So peaceful & quiet -no cars! And the most beautiful sunsets & sunrises! We definitely will be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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January Escape at Ka Hale Kai

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific stay at Ka Hale Kai in January 2017. Charm and Brian are welcoming and great to work with. Their home is comfortable, well laid out and has a nice beach house vibe. The open living area is on the upper floor along with a lovely screened porch perfect for relaxing and watching the ospreys. The heated salt water pool is a delight and is surrounded by a nicely landscaped outdoor area with plenty of shade. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home! We hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

We rent vacations homes on a regular basis and this home was exceptional! It was fully equipped and then some. The owners made sure we were comfortable and informed on how everything worked so all we did was unpack and enjoy this beautiful home. We could not have asked for more in a home and will be back again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I usually don't write reviews but I couldn't pass this one up. This house is truly a one of a kind. The process of renting was so easy working with Charm and Brian. They were prompt with all correspondence and made certain that we had all the information we needed to travel to/from the island. They were there to greet us as we departed the Island Girl Ferry with bright smiles on their faces. They took us to their home and showed us all there was to know regarding the house/pool/tv/bose radio, etc. The pictures are accurate but SO much better in person. This house has a unique charm that invites you to the island. It makes you feel happy! Charm has done a fabulous job decorating the house. The bedding was fantastic - super comfortable beds and pillows. They also provided big and plush beach towels for us to use. Charm and Brian provided so much that you really only had to bring a few clothes, swimsuits and food. The rest was provided. How wonderful is that????? Oh, I almost forgot about the wonderful welcome basket that they had for us upon our arrival. My boys thought the Easter bunny arrived early!

The screened in porch was my favorite place to sit. We had all our meals outside - enjoying the sounds of the island.

The outdoor area at this house was a hit for the entire family. Our children absolutely LOVED the pool. It was larger than the pictures showed and super clean. It was also nice to have a salt water pool instead of chlorine! The pool deck had many lounge chairs for the entire family to enjoy either the sun or shade. The boys also enjoyed the Tiki Toss game and dart board. We had fantastic family bike rides with the assortment of great bikes they had available for their guests.

The island had so many great things to do: hikes through the nature preserve, kayaks (again, provided for by Charm and Brian), shelling, fishing, dolphin and manatee watching, and the most amazing beaches.

It was such a privilege for us to share this wonderful house. I felt as if it was my own. I was so sad to leave which isn't usually the case. This was a vacation were I was able to enjoy every minute with my family. Those days are so hard to come by that I will forever be grateful for the wonderful week we had here. I would have booked another week with Charm if I had known my children's school/sport schedule for next year. If you are looking for a clean, peaceful and relaxing place to stay look no further. This is it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most relaxing vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

This was the most wonderful vacation. We stumbled on this island by pure accident and desperation to find a last minute place to stay. It ended up being the best vacation we have booked. I highly recommend this island if you truly are looking for a relaxing getaway with zero pressure or temptation to do much of anything.

This house is fantastic. The decor is completely adorable and cozy. The rooms are great. The house is stocked with everything you could need. It was so nice to not have to bring or buy items like beach towels and sand and pool toys.

The pool is even better in person. My kids are 8, 10 and 12 and they never got bored of swimming. It is also nice that there is some afternoon shade on the pool. It was nice to take a break from worrying about afternoon sunburns. The beach is super close and great for shelling. The bikes are a fabulous perk to get around on.

Charm is a fabulous host and was such a key to my sanity. She provided contacts for taxis, ferries and groceries which saved me hours of googling and worrying. I hope we can make another trip here soon. Thank you for letting our family make memories at your beach house.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything people say it is - but better!

  • 5 of 5

You know how you've read probably a hundred reviews by now - but its so hard to tell if you'll feel the same about a vacation rental that the reviewers say they do. You can rest assured that this house is AWESOME. You should go ahead and book it right now - unless its when I want to come back.

We had the most amazing week - the house has everything you will need and then some - and not just because I accidentally left behind my favorite wine opener (just raise a toast to me if you use the Arrowine corkscrew). The pool was fabulous - having it right down the steps meant kids who wanted to sleep in could, and no one was waiting on anyone else to go to the pool. The living room was a favorite hangout, the beds are so comfortable, the house is clean and decorated so adorably, and the downstairs area kept us entertained.

Charm and Brian were amazing. We had the unfortunate experience that the hot water heater for the house went in the midst of our week - and they were there the next morning, new water heater ready for installation. Not what you want to have happen, but things like this can happen - but we couldn't have asked for a better response. And now you don't have to worry about the hot water heater because there's a brand new one in the house!

Bottom line - book this house! You're going to have an INCREDIBLE time!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Jose's Hideaway, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
18 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Holiday
9 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas and New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
10 Feb 2018 - 7 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Season
26 May 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51
Tax Rate 11.0%

Check in 3:00 p.m. Late check in fee of $45 for arrivals after 5:00 p.m.
Check out: 9 a.m.
E check is preferred. Otherwise, if paying with a credit card, guests will be responsible for 2.9% credit card payment processing fees that will be subtracted from the security deposit at the end of their stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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