Island Beauty at it's Best, Cozy Beach Front Cottage
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Cayo Costa Island cottage description
This House is an adorable 'old Florida style' beach house built off the ground on Cayo Costa Island. The island is a 'boat in boat out' island only approx 12 miles from end to end and 1 mile wide. The house sits a cozy 600 feet from he waters edge ( beach side). The house is approx. 1200 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom, 1-1/2 bath. Timber framed Construction with old Cypress wood. All of the interior finishes are unique and many are native and reclaimed materials. The solar system is new and of the latest technology. The home also includes a private dock for your fishing boat located on the bay side of the Island. See our Web site for more information. It is a down to earth feeling with all natural and native finishes. The style is calm, easy on the eye, and provides a welcome antidote to life in the fast lane, Enjoy! The Best Shelling and Bird watching on the Gulf!
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Smoking Allowed
- Not Suitable For Children
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Linens Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Mobile Phone
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Sight Seeing
- Pier Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, boating, bird watching, beach walks, fishing, crabing. Golf: Our Beach Side Cottage, is unique... Off the Grid & Powered by Solar Energy. The best place to disconnect from the fast pace of everyday life. Very Powerful in the Energy that you feel, Like connecting with Nature....moreless
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Best Vacation Ever!!!!!!!!!
Best Vacation Ever!!!!!!!!!
My family and I had the best vacation of our lives on Cayo Costa and Junonia by the Sea was everything we expected and so much more. The view from the house was absolutely breathtaking. Our girls, ages 15 and 10, positively LOVED the house, the beach, and the shells they found are still a huge topic with all of thier friends. It was definitely an unforgettable expirience that we would recommend to everyone we know. Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us, and we look forward to going again in the future. Truely the BEST VACATION EVER!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you again.
- Guest Ricky (Swansea, South Carolina USA)
- Date of stay 06/16/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, pet owners, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: Dear Edminsten family, Thank you for coming to our sweet piece of paradise. It is hard to explain to people the energy that you feel from a far. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to share our Junonia by the Sea Cottage with you and your family. Memories are treasures in your life. We are so glad to know that the Cayo Costa was part of those memories for you & your family. Please come back again, it always feels like home. Kindest regards, Sherri and Rick
Junonia is a unique and enchanting cottage
Junonia is a unique and enchanting cottage
This was our first vacation with our boys; their ages are 10, 6 and 2. We wanted it to be a memorable experience, and it was! Our boys kept busy exploring the island in the club car provided by Rick and Sherri, combing the beach for sea shells and sand dollars, building sand casltes, snorkeling, taking a walk to the state park, searching for island critters, spotting dolphins and manantees. It truely is paradise. Junonia and Cayo Costa were everything we had hoped it would be. Rick and Sherri were very helpful in answering all our questions and explaining the uniqueness of Cayo Costa and Junonia. This is a vacation destination you wouldn't want to overlook.....I am so glad we didn't! Thank you Rick and Sherri for sharing your little piece of paradise with my family.
- Guest Laura (Lees Summit, MO/USA)
- Date of stay 07/05/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Owner response: Laura, Sorry for the late Thank you for your gracious review. We are so glad that you and your family had a memorable vacation. Our Island is a gift to all of us who have the fortune to experience its energy. Our memories do hold a special place in our hearts for a lifetime....Please come back! Many thanks! All our best, Sherri & Rick
Cayo Costa Paradise
Cayo Costa Paradise
My husband and I spent 12 glorious days at Junonia by the Sea Cottage on Cayo Costa Island off the coast of Florida. We stayed 3 days longer than planned because we just didn't want to leave! The cottage was fantastic, beautifully decorated with wonderful views of the Gulf. The swinging king-sized bed was a real treat & we often sat out on the balcony off the bedroom to look at the stars and moon. The house is solar heated so you must be careful with your electrical usage so every night we lit up the cottage with candles and loved it! The house was spotless when we arrived and obviously kept in great repair by the owners. Cayo Costa Island is an adventure and it's a real privilege to stay there. There are 10 miles of empty beaches to shell and beachcomb, no roads, no stores, very few houses....magnificent isolation in natural beauty and wildlife abounds. There are many activities: walking the beaches, birdwatching, shelling, reading/relaxing, bushwacking your way around the island, kayaking, canoeing, taking the boat over to Cabbage Key for a cheeseburger in paradise. Cayo Costa is a place to go to get away and rejuvenate and Junonia by the Sea is the place to stay. We plan to go back again....and again....and again.
- Guest Kathy (Catonsville, Maryland)
- Date of stay 12/17/10
- Review Submitted 01/17/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway.
Oct-Feb.. $1575/week March-May .. $1925/week Jun-Sept .. $1225/week All rents are a one week minimum Monthly rentals are encouraged with a 20% discount $700 Damage Deposit at rental signing $500 Non Refundable deposit until rental contact signing 11:00 am check in time and 2:00 pm check out time
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Sherri and Rick Agnew Owners and Island neighbors. The Junonia house was owned by Martha and Mark Tuttle. We purchased the house after the passing of our good friend Martha in Spring of 2009. We wanted to keep the house as we all remember and love. The house is reminiscent of a fine rare shell known as the 'Junonia'. This is our treasure to share with all who would like to experience our bare foot lifestyle. In hopes that you can recapture the invigorating sensation of mental and physical well being that we experience by the sea. As the pace of life speeds up, we escape to Cayo Costa to fid our true balance. It is like recharging our internal batteries. Sherri is an interior designer and Rick is a commercial real estate broker by trade. We live in Columubus, Indiana and come the island on and off throughout the year. We have 'Sanddollar De LaCosta' as our home away from home. We have restored the Junonia beach house as it was originally built, totally Island style.
Why the Owner Chose Cayo Costa Island:
We stumbled onto the island by fate. We have a neighboring home in which we live in on and off throughout the year. Our island is a majestical and spiritual place and you too will come to see what we mean and why we want to share the experience with you. It is always hard to leave.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Cayo Costa beach is as isolated as is beautiful. Many times one can go there and truly be all by yourself! It is often referred to as 'the best kept secret in south Florida'
- Primary: (812) 447-3415
- Secondary: (812) 447-3333 (Indiana, USA)
You have the Beach all to yourself! Footprints in the sand....
Front of House
3rd. Bed- Futon Full Size
Loft King Size Haning Bed
Mac our Junonia Guest with his Junonia Shells found on his beach walks
Bird Watching is the best at the Lagoon, Gulf Side.
Lagoon on the Gulf Side just north of Cottage
Cayo Costa Beach shot
Main Level living space
Kitchen & Dining area
Lower Level Bedroom
We found a SeaHorse & Junonia on our Sunset Beach walk.
Island transportation, Club Car Carryall at Beach Entry
Rainbow on the Roads of Cayo Costa
Great fishing at the Lagoon Gulf side, Sunset
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2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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