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Very Private Island Retreat But Still Close To People and Places.

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 28 nights


Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Bokeelia - Vintage "Old Florida" Cottage

Has all of the modern comforts-hidden in the palm and mango grove area.

Pricing includes all taxes. Perfect for those seeking a peaceful retreat or just to get away for some time alone. This original Florida cracker-style house consists of the main great room, kitchen and dining areas, one bathroom and one bedroom with a queen bed. We do have a pull-out bed in the living room. It is a really cool and relaxing house. It is wired with WIFI, Local TV and ROKU for hundreds of internet channels. There is a huge music collection that you have full use of. CD's, Cassettes, LP Records and Radio. The home has central air, RO Water Filtration for drinking water and ice. Small dog ok. Two minutes to local ramp for fishermen. Bring your boat or kayaks.Close to marinas, boat ramps and restaurants. Take the local ferry to the out-island like Cayo Costa, Captiva and Cabbage Key for lunch. This is a remote location. So don't be surprised if you get a visit from our local peacocks. We sometimes see a set of pure white ones. Old Tropical Florida at it's finest.

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Carl Jervis
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016
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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Very Private Island Retreat But Still Close To People and Places.
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Relaxing and peaceful retreat for March,2016

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered our house was off the main road in a very quiet neighborhood. It was very private-no noise at all so we could leave our windows open at night and not hear the sound of cars. The queen size bed was in its own room, a handy kitchen and washer-dryer right there so we did not have to go outside to do the laundry. Large refrigerator and stove-everything we needed to cook. Bonus to the house was the cable TV which had Netflix-that is all we watched! There was also a radio,VHS and cassette player with lots of cassettes. It was a great place to come back to after a day in Ft.Myers or Cape Coral and have a quiet place. The public pool on Pine Island is great-salt water and heated. Only $2.00 for seniors and $4.00 for others.I forgot to mention that there are 2 white peacocks on the property-It was exciting to see them! I would recommend this place to couples although there was a pull-out sofa in the living room.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Middletown, Ohio USA

An amazing month in Bokeelia

  • 5 of 5

The Tropical Lane cottage was absolutely perfect! It was clean, comfortable, private, and surrounded by natural beauty. Carl and Lynn were wonderful landlords who truly care about their renters. We enjoyed every minute of our stay with quiet walks, beautiful peacocks and a cottage filled with charm and incredible art work. Carl is also a music collector, which gave us the opportunity to listen to a wide assortment of albums, CDs and tapes. If you are looking for a perfect getaway that is still close enough to restaurants and marinas, this is for you! We feel fortunate to have found Carl not only as our landlord, but also as our Realtor from Dream Home Associates. We had a fantastic stay on Tropical Lane!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage, full of character. Efficient use of space. Wonderful privacy. Great bird watching. Close to bike trail, restaurants, Bokeelia pier.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jane Whitehill

  • 5 of 5

I stayed a month, could have stayed two or three!

Carl and Lynn were great. Available when needed yet with lots of privacy in the cottage.

Clean, comfortable, and lots of beautiful evening skies.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanted Cottage in Bokeelia

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the cottage. The location is enchanting and the accommodations are first rate: lovely and very comfortable. Everything you need is provided. Wonderful getaway with easy access to local shops/restaurants in nearby Matlacha. Don’t miss the mangoes – you’ll never taste anything better.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitoba, Canada

Beautiful quiet location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, well kept cottage. Very well decorated inside and out with lots of room. I just loved the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of the cottage. I would highly recommend it and plan on going back there again someday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several- Tiki bars and others on the island
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Alden Pines Golf Course
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Ft Myers
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Rt 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sanibel or Captiva-by boat or water taxi
Car: necessary

Pine Island is old Florida. No high-rises or stop lights here, but lots of things to see and do. While Pine Island offers passive enjoyment and relaxation, it is also a great place for interactivity and exploration.

Enjoy kayaking in the sheltered waters of Matlacha pass in the Pine island Sound Aquatic Preserve, Tarpon Bay in the Ding Darling Preserve, or kayak by the full moon or hit Matlacha at sunset. Since all the guides at Gulf Coast Kayak Company (239-283-1125) are naturalists and kayak instructors, it is the perfect experience for nature-lovers and paddlers.

Camp out at several island facilities or head for the Cayo Costa Island State Park (accessible only by boat). No crowds here and the shelling can be fabulous.

Have a 'Cheeseburger in Paradise' on Cabbage key which inspired the song. Every square inch of the interior is papered with $1 bills and more than $10,000 which fall off every year is donated to charity.

Dig a lost civilization: Join archeologists from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) Museum of Natural History as they excavate or do a Saturday tour of the Randall Research Center (239 283 2062), Pineland and its Calusa Indians settlement, mound and canal system.

Mango Mania: Pine Island is home to the Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Festival every July. The island also commercially grows guavas, longans, lychees, sapodillas, jak fruit and a variety of other rare fruits you can pick up at local fruit stands.

Tour Matlacha: Try the 'fishingest bridge in the world'. Tour the arts and crafts shops and catch local artists at work. This tiny Technicolor village is reminiscent of Key West in the 50's. Fresh seafood right off the boat. Several excellent restaurants.

Great fishing everywhere! Hire a guide for a few days to learn local hotspots, baits and lures, then take off on your own. One of our favorite spots is the Redfish Pass area north of Captiva Island. To the north is Cayo Costa, accessible only by boat with un-crowded white sand beaches, camping ,shelling ,treking and surf fishing.

Some of the best fishing in the world for Trout, Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Cobia, Tarpon, King Mackerel and Grouper. Less than 1/2 hour by water to the Boca Grande Tarpon Tournament.

If you like lure fishing, all the old bass fishing standbys work great. It is always a good idea to drop by a tackle shop and check out the latest hot lure. Shrimp is always good too. They don't have to be live but keep them fresh.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bokeelia, Pine Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Holidays 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £65
Refundable Damage Deposit £409

Cancellation Policy:
- Monthly - If you cancel your reservation at least 60 days prior to your arrival date, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $500.00. If you must cancel within 60 days of your arrival date, regardless of reason, no refund of deposits or advanced payments will be given.
- Daily / Weekly- If you cancel your reservation prior to your arrival date, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $250.00.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bokeelia in Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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