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Secluded Home on Pristine Tropical Island is Paradise Found

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Southwest view of the island and Gulf of Mexico from top deck

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Last updated: 07/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Cayo Costa Island house 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 360 views 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 sandy beach where there is world class fishing and shelling. 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. Rates are for 4 adults, children stay free and $25 extra/night for each adult over 4 staying at the house.

Keywords: Home

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • 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

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

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

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 king

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          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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

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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

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          • 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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Stove
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 7 people

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

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

          • 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

          • Towels Provided:

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

          • Living Room seats 7:

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

          • Heating:

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

          • Washing Machine:

            Hand washing only woolite is provided....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, a few fishing rodes, sand stakes, buckets with airator for fishing 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 house can be provided by the owner. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

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

              • Stereo:

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

              • Satellite / Cable:

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

              • Games:

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

              • DVD Player:

                Combined DVD/VHS Video Tape Player...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Numerous VHS Taps and some DVDs...moreless

              Communications

              • 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

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless Broadband service like Verizon I know works for our computers. Check with you service to make sure coverage goes to Cayo Costa....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Water Sports Gear:

                9' Long surf board, skim boards and boogie board. If you can handle it there is a traction pulling kit that can pull you on a dirt board on the beach. ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Kayaks can be rented at the park headquarters on the bayside of the island accessible by ATV....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

              • Bicycles:

                One bike is available for use....moreless

              • Balcony
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • 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

              • Beachfront:

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

              • Beach View:

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

              Activities

              • Museums
              • Water Tubing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Fly Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Fishing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Water Skiing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Kayaking
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Pier Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Eco Tourism
              • Bird Watching
              • Beachcombing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Ruins
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
               

              Reviews

              Write a review 4.7
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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer
              Jun 8 - Sep 30, 2014
              1 night min stay
              $225
              $1,450 $5,000

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

              Fall/Winter/Spring
              Oct 1 - Apr 30, 2015
              1 night min stay
              $275
              $1,750 $6,200

              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.

              $225-$275/night - $1,450-$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 $49 or pay a refundable $500 damage deposit


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 07/19/2014
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              Location

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

              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 can call owner or Pine Island Taxi 239-283-7777 or 6400 for 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, beachcombing 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

               

              Photos

              • Southwest view of the island and Gulf of Mexico from top deck

                Southwest view of the island and Gulf of Mexico from top deck

              • 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.

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

                South 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.

              • View of house from the beach

                View of 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, propane heater and view out the deck

                South bedroom showing king bed, propane heater 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 beach

                Most of the time you will be the only one on this 9 mile 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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              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

              $225 - $275 per night (USD)
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              3 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 7

              View calendar: Updated 07/19/14
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