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Secluded Home on Pristine Tropical Island is Paradise Found

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Southwest view of the island and Gulf from top deck 50' above sea level

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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This secluded island home, offers comfort in a tropical wilderness environment, on the unbridged 2,000 acre Cayo Costa Island State Park. The home is 1,500 sq.ft. with 1,000 sq.ft. of decks. The home is off the power grid and is powered by solar and propane. The first floor of this elevated home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with two outside showers. There is a large deck connecting the two bedrooms that have king size beds. All of the first floor has Gulf views above the palm trees and the island. The second story sleeping room and upper deck has the best 360 views on the island of the Gulf, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor and the entire island. You have quick access to the beach 300 yard in front of house by walking or taking one of two all terrain vehicles to the healing waters of the Gulf of Mexico and 9 miles of deserted sandy beach where there is world class fishing, shelling, birding and dolphin watching. Manatees can also be observed around the island from land or kayak. Or you can just slow down and listen to the natural sounds of the island sitting 50 feet above sea level on the upper deck. House comes with dock on the bayside see map Marker B. Owner can provide round trip transport from the airport and to the island (boat fee $150). Rates are for 4 adults, children stay free and $25 extra/night for each adult over 4 staying at the house.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Cayo Costa has got to be one of the greatest places for kids to learn about the natural world on this island....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Please call regarding pets. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    ...moreless

  • loft: 1 queen, 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • King size beds (2), Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1). There is an additional double and single mattress. The beds in the loft are the highest sleeping beds on the island....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Hot/cold shower with large antique clawfoot tub, plus a hot/cold outside shower on deck next to the bathroom door entrance on deck. There is another shower on the ground floor deck that is cold and particularly good during the warm months....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Being an off the power grid home quite power (sun) is almost unlimited. If necessary during extended cloudy days a generator can be run for 2 hours to recharge the batteries. The home does not have central air conditioning due to high power demand. The home is designed to either remove or retain heat by opening or closing the second story windows. Kitchen has electric coffee maker, microwave and toaster. Transportation is by ATVs with trailer on existing sand trails. Moon/planet/star gazing is excellent and a telescope is available for use. Various types of beach chairs, bring your our fishing rods if traveling by car or if flying bring your own reals for rods at the house, sand stakes and buckets are available. A beach volley ball set is now available. Instructions for using everything at the house are provided along with island maps and chart for good fishing stops around the island. Boat access to and from the island and from airport can be provided by the owner....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some books and magazines....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Combined DVD/VHS Video Tape Player...moreless

  • Games:

    Various board games and a beach volley ball set ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network includes all the movie channels and music channels....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo Amplifier connected to TV, DVD/Tape player and two speakers ...moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch flatscreen TV with Also, amplifier, DVD/VHS tape player and CD player. ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Numerous VHS Taps and some DVDs...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Views of the beach on all three levels of the house....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The beach is in front of the house. The secondary dunes start 300 yards in front of house. ...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Views of the Gulf of Mexico on all three levels of the house and on the second and three levels Pineland Sound and Charlotte Harbor views....moreless

  • Rural:

    Cayo Costa Island is rural in that it is 98% State of Florida Park land and is in a very pristine state. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    Water views on all three levels of the house and 360 water views on the second and third levels....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Also a large round table is on the outside deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 7 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer:

    No dryer but the sun works very well by laying laundray on the upper deck. Most cloths get dry in less than 1 hour. ...moreless

  • Heating:

    Propane Heat on the wall in each downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Laundry service is not provided. For longer stays laundry service could be arranged. Sheets will be provided and towels but it is recommended you bring a few of your own bath or beach towels...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Room is open which is adjacent to the dining room and has rap around leather couch and a futon...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Most cell phone services work on the island in the house. ATT and Verizon works, check with you service to make sure coverage goes to Cayo Costa. Service does not usually work on the ground. ...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Boat dock is available for your use on the bayside of island. Use the northwest side of the 50 ft. long dock at the end of Sellars Canal....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Cell Phone Service Only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Some towels will be available but it is recommended you bring a few of your own bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Hand washing only woolite is provided....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cell phone service like Verizon and ATT work fine others do too. Most phones have hot spot capability for multi computer to connect to. Check with you service to make sure coverage goes to Cayo Costa....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Various sizes of pot and pans of sizes for whatever you need to cook....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full knives set and plenty of eating utensils with various sizes of bowls and plates. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with everything need. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Normal size oven with broiler. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic items and various spices are available. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large refrigerator and freeze to storage all your foods for long stays if necessary. ...moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner gas stove. ...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    Bikes can be rented from the Park Headquarters....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat dock comes with house in protected water on the bayside of the island....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is 1000 square feet of deck on the first flood and top floor deck....moreless

  • Golf:

    Aldin Pines Golf Course is on Pine Island next to Pineland Marina....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    One kayak is available at the house. Additional kayaks can be rented at the park headquarters on the bayside of the island accessible by ATV....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill on the deck....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    9' Long surf board, skim boards and boogie board. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
May 1 - Sep 30, 2015
1 night min stay
$250
$1,575 $5,400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall/Winter/Spring
Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$275
$1,750 $6,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Fall/Winter/Spring
May 1 - Sep 30, 2016
1 night min stay
$250
$1,575 $5,400

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.

$250-$275/night - $1,575-$1,750/wk (7 nights) for 4 adults children free

$25/night extra for each adult over 4 adults staying at home

Renter can buy $1,500 of property damage protection for $59 nonrefundable or pay a refundable $500 damage deposit


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Last updated: 07/28/2015
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Location

37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Cabbage Key
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tropic Star
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alden Pines
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Waterfront Drive
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cabbage Key
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
In front of the house on Cayo Costa Island

Park headquarters has small gift shop with ice and other basic items. Bikes and kayaks can also be rented. Nearby Cabbage Key also has small gift shop and restaurant. Ussepa Island also nearby has a historical museum on life of Caloosa Indians. North Captive has small store. Pine Island is 6 miles away by boat and is connected to the mainland where everything is available within 15 minutes to an hour including the International Airport. Visitors coming by airplane owner can provide transport from airport to grocery store and then marina for water taxi provided by owner to Cayo Costa home.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: I am a native Floridian from Miami. I starting boating and fishing at 8 years old in the canals near my house. So boating to Cayo Costa is a perfect fit and is always an adventure. I am an urban and regional planner and had been working for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council in Fort Myers for the last 28 years and the State of Florida in prior years. Now I semi-retired from the state and work part time for Trescott Planning Solutions my consulting firm and Cayo Costa Island Adventures. I have raised my son and daughter in Fort Myers and Cayo Costa. Island life has changed our lives. Being in the natural environment of this tropical island removes the stress in one's life.

Why the Owner Chose Cayo Costa Island:
I have been all over coastal Florida with my jobs and Cayo Costa by far is the largest undeveloped barrier island in the State. This island is remote in that it is six mile from the nearest mainland connection on rural Pine Island. The island is 50 minutes from my house in Fort Myers and 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store. Being the only person on the beach for miles was one of the main reasons I built the house.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The house has been called a luxury wilderness beach house. It has most of the modern conveniences in a home in a very remote location. You will be staying on a real island with no connections to the mainland. You will have quick access to 9 miles of natural beach (300 yards in front of house) where shelling, beach-combing and swimming are some of the best in the world. There is easy access to catch snook, redfish, trout, whiting, pompano, mullet, cobia, snapper, flounder and grouper. World class fishing for tarpon off the beach or in Boca Grande Pass at the north end of the island. An uncrowded life with peace and quiet might be the best benefit of all.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish

 

Photos

  • Southwest view of the island and Gulf from top deck 50' above sea level

    Southwest view of the island and Gulf from top deck 50' above sea level

  • Cayo Costa Home named Eagles Landing after the eagles that land on the top deck.

    Cayo Costa Home named Eagles Landing after the eagles that land on the top deck.

  • North bedroom with king bed and satellite TV also connects to the deck.

    North bedroom with king bed and satellite TV also connects to the deck.

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Second story sleeping room the highest on the island with 360 views

    Second story sleeping room the highest on the island with 360 views

  • Ships ladder to top deck

    Ships ladder to top deck

  • Daughter Alice on 4 wheel drive Arctic Cat used for transport around the island.

    Daughter Alice on 4 wheel drive Arctic Cat used for transport around the island.

  • House from the beach

    House from the beach

  • The pass for the Gulf side lagoon.

    The pass for the Gulf side lagoon.

  • Redfish caught off the beach shows world class fishing all over the island

    Redfish caught off the beach shows world class fishing all over the island

  • Nephew Jimmy with perfect size snook

    Nephew Jimmy with perfect size snook

  • Sunset swimming on the beach.

    Sunset swimming on the beach.

  • Aerial of house looking south.

    Aerial of house looking south.

  • South bedroom showing king bed and view out the deck

    South bedroom showing king bed and view out the deck

  • Living room with leather couch 32' flat screen TV with everything dish network

    Living room with leather couch 32' flat screen TV with everything dish network

  • Kitchen with propane refrigerator and stove, toaster, microwave and coffee maker

    Kitchen with propane refrigerator and stove, toaster, microwave and coffee maker

  • First floor deck with gas grill, table, and swing facing west toward Gulf

    First floor deck with gas grill, table, and swing facing west toward Gulf

  • Sunset from top deck and also first floor deck has sunset views too.

    Sunset from top deck and also first floor deck has sunset views too.

  • Most of the time you will be the only one on this 9 mile undeveloped beach

    Most of the time you will be the only one on this 9 mile undeveloped beach

  • Shelling on the island is some of the best in the world

    Shelling on the island is some of the best in the world

  • Whats for lunch? Large Trout caught by son Jack.

    Whats for lunch? Large Trout caught by son Jack.

  • Son Jack with large flounder.

    Son Jack with large flounder.

  • Shoaling creates best surfing in the region in front of the house

    Shoaling creates best surfing in the region in front of the house

  • Dock space for bayside access to Eagles Landing.

    Dock space for bayside access to Eagles Landing.

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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