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Butterfly Living Area and Kitchen upstairs.

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Useppa Island house description

Fishing, Boating, Swimming, Hiking, Kayaking, Tennis, Croquet, Fitness Center, Museum, Bar, Restaurant. Butterfly Cottage has something for everyone. The ultimate in family vacation or just for the two of you and guests. It is located on Useppa Island which is nestled between Pine Island and Cayo Costa Island in Pine Island Sound. It is a private island only accessible by boat or seaplane. It features the Collier Inn for lunch and dinner, the Tarpon Bar for more relaxed atmosphere, the Joseffa Boutique for ice-cream and snacks and forgotten items, and the Useppa Island Museum. Travel on the island is by foot, golf cart, or bicycle. Golf cart can be rented from the owner. The island boosts beautiful palm trees, bromeliads, orchids, gopher tortoises, and many varieties of birds including the white pelican and osprey. Civilization on Useppa Island dates back 10,000 years to the Calusa Indians.

Butterfly Cottage has pine floors, bead board walls, and beach decor. The Southwest views take you across Rum Cove and Pine Island Sound to the setting sun over Cayo Costa. Your yacht and boats can dock right at private dock just steps from Butterfly Cottage.

Boating: Transportation to the island is by your own boat, the Useppa launch, or Captain Jack Boat Tours which offers a variety of fishing, dolphin, manatee, and island hopping tours, as well as water taxi to your private dock.

The owner is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured charter captain. Captain Cathy will take you to Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa, Boca Grande, Pine Island, and North Captiva Island. Enjoy dolphin and manatee and all the wonders of our coast. www.captainjackboattours.com

Golf cart rental.

Cayo Costa: Cayo Cost is just minutes away by boat and is a pristine Florida State Park. The tram will take us to the beach. The beach is immaculate, white and shining, with shells, shark's teeth, and a spot for your toes. Float in the clear pristine salt water. Umbrellas available for protection. Small gift shop with cold drinks and candy bars.

Cabbage Key: Cabbage Key is a funky, fun, dollar bill wall-lined, Tarpon fishing legend of an island and restaurant just five minutes from Useppa. You must have one of their key lime pies or mud pies! Or of course the famous Rum Runner! Buy the T-shirt that answers the ten most asked questions about Cabbage Key!

Keywords: Romantic, Secluded, Family, Boating, Fishing, Eco Tours, Sunsets, Island Hopping, Dolphin, Manatee, Tortoises, Birds, Tennis, Croquet, Fitness Center, Historic Museum.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed:

            No offense to my furry friends....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Useppa Island is a mystery to most people....even those who live just 20 minutes away. It is that private. It is an island whose history began with the Calusa's and the Silver King. The Tarpon. We are just minutes from Boca Grande Pass and Captiva Pass where the Silver King migrate in the spring and early summer. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Botanical Garden
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

                  • Fitness Center

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Water View:

                    Pine Island Sound and just minutes from Boca Grande Pass, the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World! Private dock, cleaning station, deep freezer.....and OH, THE VIEW! BREATHTAKING. Your boats are protected in Rum Cove. No need to worry about heavy winds....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Pine Island Sound and just minutes from Boca Grande Pass, the Tarpon Fishing Capital of the World! Private dock, cleaning station, deep freezer.....and OH, THE VIEW! BREATHTAKING. Your boats are protected in Rum Cove. No need to worry about heavy winds. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    On island near reception....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    Overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    For emergency 911 only....moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet

                  Kitchen

                  • Catering Available:

                    The Collier Inn will be happy to provide all that you need for a cocktail party or full dinner....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Upstairs and downstairs....moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Upstairs....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Upstairs....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Upstairs....moreless

                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    The owner is a gourmet cook. The kitchen is stocked with spices as well as all cooking utensils, pots and pans. Just bring the wine! There is also a kitchenette downstairs....moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Upstairs and downstairs....moreless

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony overlooks Pine Island Sound and Cabbage Key. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Patio downstairs. ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Kayaks available for rent on island....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Many varieties of orchids and bromeliads on the island. Banyan tree, strangler fig, frangi pani, variety of palms, community butterfly garden....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool
                       

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                      Off season
                      Apr 1 - Jan 2, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,100 $6,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      $350
                      $2,100 $6,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • cleaning fee $100
                      • nonmembers per day $50
                      • Tax Rate 11%

                      Notes:

                      These rates do not reflect holidays. Holiday rates will vary depending on how many nights you will be staying.

                      We accept checks or cash. ½ of the total rate is due within two weeks of your booking and the balance is due 45 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made prior to 45 days of arrival will be refunded by ½ of the deposit amount. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 45 days of arrival or for early departure.


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                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 11/19/2014
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                      Location

                      Car: Not Necessary

                      Useppa is a wonderful island to explore. Plants, flowers, birds, tidal pools, calusa mounds, historical buildings, sunsets, water views, marina, boats, dolphin, manatee, and people watching! It's charm is unsurpassed.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2005

                      About the owner: I am a musician, writer, charter captain, hold many 'degrees', but the ultimate is being with family and friends on this wonderful island. I hope you will bring your family and friends here for an unforgettable get-a-way!

                      Why the Owner Chose Useppa Island:
                      No CARS! The beauty and serenity of this island is unsurpassed. There is boating, fishing, sailing, hiking, swimming, and just relaxing on the porch, by the pool, or on the patio.There is something for everyone!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      NO CARS! Your own private dock and THE VIEWS. Did I mention the views? The balcony looks over Pine Island Sound with the setting sun over Cabbage Key. PRIVACY.


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                      Speaks: english

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                      Photos

                      • Butterfly Living Area and Kitchen upstairs.

                        Butterfly Living Area and Kitchen upstairs.

                      • Private dock for up to 50' boat. Water and electric at dock.

                        Private dock for up to 50' boat. Water and electric at dock.

                      • Guest bedroom upstairs. Second full bath in hallway just outside the door.

                        Guest bedroom upstairs. Second full bath in hallway just outside the door.

                      • View overlooking Cabbage Key

                        View overlooking Cabbage Key

                      • Our beach.

                        Our beach.

                      • View of front of Butterfly Cottage

                        View of front of Butterfly Cottage

                      • Master bedroom upstairs with full bath and double sinks.

                        Master bedroom upstairs with full bath and double sinks.

                      • Sunset from back porch overlooking Cabbage Key.

                        Sunset from back porch overlooking Cabbage Key.

                      • Dolphins, dolphins everywhere!

                        Dolphins, dolphins everywhere!

                      • Rum Cove.  Butterfly Cottage is 2nd from left.

                        Rum Cove. Butterfly Cottage is 2nd from left.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

                      $350 per night (USD)
                      3

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 11/19/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Calendar last updated: 11/19/2014
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