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Tropical Gem on Waterfront W/ Heated Pool, Boat Lift, Gulf Access

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Heated pool with therapy bench visible on the right side and the dock behind.

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Cape Haze house description

The only way to describe this comfortable Cape Haze residence is “quiet seclusion”! With lots of outdoor living space, you will never want to be inside! This tropical gem has a lot to offer. Perched on the bank of Amberjack Creek, this inviting home is surrounded by mature tropical plantings, including more than fifty palms of eight species (which is why I call this place 'El Palmeral' - The Palm Grove). Also, avocado, mango, bananas, bromeliads, orchids and much more.

There is a private dock (equipped with a 3,500 lb. boat lift, water, electricity and an underwater 'snook' light). Our dock is on Amberjack Creek, a tidal inlet, which provides shallow-draft access to the Gulf of Mexico (boats which draw in excess of 16 inches are not recommended for the creek, however, there are inexpensive slip rentals within 4 minutes of the property at Gasparilla Pass for larger boats). The creek abounds with wildlife - fish from the dock or watch for the Sandhill Cranes, Manatees and the throngs of leaping mullet, among others. The dock includes a new 6'x8' floating dock extension which makes launching of the two kayaks a breeze! The kayaks are high-tech, Swedish-designed 'Point 65 North' modular kayaks, which can be configured as one person or tandem kayaks.

The shell-covered back yard ties the creek side-setting seamlessly into the 1,300 square foot screen-enclosed pool and Lanai, for what one visitor described as an 'obnoxiously paradisical' experience. The heated pool, which hovers beside the creek, includes a therapy bench with powerful air/water therapy jets and the 350 square foot lanai can be closed with glass sliders in inclement weather for an uninterrupted outdoor feeling. The house has 4 sets of pocket, double sliding doors, which open onto the pool cage and lanai, further bringing the outdoors inside!

Walk down to the creek-side hammock and disappear for a while with a good book…this home is equipped for relaxation, and is also within walking distance of the local post office, grocery store, bank and pizza parlor!

As members of the Cape Haze POA, we have access to the association's 400 yd long, private, Gulf beach, adjacent to Cape Haze on Don Pedro Island. The beach is accessible, using our kayaks, from Don Pedro Island State Park's 100 acre land base, .9 miles from our property. It is a 4-minute (280 yard) paddle from the Park's dock to our community dock on the island, then a 5-minute (500 yard) walk to the Gulf beach (see the map of the route in the photo section).

In addition to the beaches adjacent to us on Don Pedro (Palm) Island, which are accessible by kayak, boat or ferry, the closest beach by car is at 19th St. on Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande), about 10 minutes away. Once you reach 19th St. there is beach access on every street all the way to the south end of the island, which is another 3 1/2 miles. So there are literally dozens of Gulf beaches. You can also drive north to Manasota Key in Englewood which is only about 15 minutes away. Once on Manasota Key there are three major county park beaches at the north, middle and south end of the Key, as well as Stump Pass State Park, which is at the very south end of the Key and is absolutely stunning.

It is only 4 minutes by car to the Boca Grande Causeway and 20 minutes by boat (at 'no wake' speeds) to Gasparilla Sound & the Gulf from our property's dock on Amberjack Creek. Minutes (1 to 15) away from multiple Gulf beaches, fine-dining restaurants, multiple state parks, nature preserves, walking & biking trails, boat tours, fishing trips, etc.

Each guest is provided with a personalized code for keyless entry valid for the length of their stay. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am. The rental rate includes the cleaning fee. Upon arrival guests are provided with a detailed Guest Manual, describing all of the ins and outs of the property, including entertainment system operation, trash day, local resources and activities, etc. Confirmed guests are provided with their access code and a PDF copy of the manual, by email, in advance of their arrival.

Rental fees for reservations made more than 60 days in advance of your arrival date can be made in 2 or 3 installment payments.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is permitted outside and in the covered/screened pool area & front entrance....moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            3 portable ramps placed in key locations offer access to all areas of house, lanai & pool deck....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Palm Bedroom: 1 queen

            ...moreless

          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

            The master bedroom has a beautiful view of the creek....moreless

          • Poolside Bedroom: 1 queen

            This bedroom is 6 steps from the heated pool....moreless

          • There are 2 portable bassinet/playard/cribs on-site for infants/small children....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The dock is equipped with an underwater snook light, which operates at night to attract fish dockside, for viewing and fishing. The two folding, transportable bikes are great for the extensive bike trails close by - most notably the Cape Haze Pioneer Bike Trail (8 miles long) and the Gasparilla Island Bike Trail (6.5 miles long) which are only 4 minutes away. In addition to Gasparilla's trail, the whole island is bike friendly and a delight to explore in this way. We encourage our guests to experience the adventure of visiting our Cape Haze Property Owners Association Gulf beach on Don Pedro Island. Transport our modular kayaks 90 seconds to the land-base of the park by car; use the kayak dolly for the 3 minute walk to the beach; paddle 4 minutes across the bay to the CHPOA dock and walk the 5 minutes along the sandy trail through the sabal palms and seagrapes to our beautiful secluded Gulf beach, adjacent to unspoiled 230 acre Don Pedro Island State park (see map in 'Photos')....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books
              • DVD Player:

                Combination DVD/Blueray player, also plays CDs through the LG Soundbar...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast Cable with extended listings...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Audio/Visual system's LG sound bar provides massive stereo sound, playing CDs through the DVD player, with TV-On-screen controls. It also has Bluetooth input mode for mobile devices....moreless

              • Television:

                50' HD flat screen TV...moreless

              • Video Library:

                There is no video library. However, our ChromeCast connection will allow you to broadcast programming, including Netflix and YouTube from your wireless device (smartphone, tablet, computer) to the TV....moreless

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    On Amberjack Creek (w/ dock & boatlift) - 2 miles up saltwater creek/inlet from Gasparilla Sound & the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Skiing

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    In addition to the indoor dining area, there is a teak dining table adjacent to the pool, in an awning covered area. This table will seat 8 people....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    High speed wireless internet provided...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Telephone:

                    Unlimited long-distance service (USA & Canada)...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen
                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    2 GreenZone 7-speed folding bikes. Tour our beautiful neighborhood or collapse to transport in trunk for outings to nearby Boca Grande & the Cape Haze Pioneer Bike Trail - both a mere 4 minute drive. ...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    2 - Point 65 North high-tech, modular sit-on kayaks are stable/comfortable, can easily be configured as single or tandem and are easily transportable. No roof rack? They break down to fit in your car....moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    The 10' x 30' screened, lanai is glassed in with compound sliders, which allow it to be completely opened or closed. Furnished with rattan couches and chairs, it is a lovely place to entertain....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large duel fuel (propane/charcoal) grill adjacent to lanai under awning for grilling in inclement weather....moreless

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    Water 'noodles', lounge, rafts, etc. for pool or beach....moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Private Pool:

                    The heated pool has Pentair's Easytouch (and wi-fi smartphone) digital controls, poolside, which control temperature, customizable pool light colors/displays and therapy jets....moreless

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      2015 Spring/Tarpon Rates
                      Apr 1 - Jul 5, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $155 $175
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,080 $3,570
                      2015 Summer/Fall Rates
                      Jul 6 - Oct 31, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $140 $155
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $960 $3,170
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $175 $195
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      $1,200 $3,960
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $49
                      • Pet Fee $75 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 12%

                      Notes:

                      There is an additional, one-time $75 fee for pets, subject to owner approval (please call).

                      We automatically include damage insurance through CSA at a cost of $49 for your entire stay, which covers you against up to $1,500 in property damages. If you wish to pay a refundable security deposit instead, please call.

                      Cancellation refunds subject to 4 weeks prior notice & re-letting of property.


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                      Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                      Location

                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Sarasota (SRQ) & Fort Myers (RSW) - 1+ hr (both)
                      0.9 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Zydeco Grille
                      2.1 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Palm Island Ferry
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      The Links
                      95 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Amtrak (Tampa)
                      21 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Interstate 75
                      0.9 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Zydeco Grille (Cajun) & Villa Capri (Italian)
                      1.5 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Gulf Beach (Don Pedro/Palm Island)

                      Car: Necessary

                      In addition to the many Gulf and Bay beaches and boating access points which are within striking distance, there are multiple state parks, wilderness preserves, a wild flower and bird sanctuary and an extensive biking trail system - all within a 5 minute drive.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2012

                      About the owner: My name is Richard Haynes. I was raised in Virginia, Florida, Maryland and DC during the 50s and 60s. When we were not living in Florida, we still visited annually for vacation and to see family in Sarasota and Fort Pierce (Sarasota's Marie Selby was my great-aunt). Trips to Florida were always the highlight of the year. We started visiting Captiva annually (just after the bridge was built in the mid-60s). However, when Captiva started getting built up, our Mother switched to Boca Grande in the mid-70s, staying at the Gasparilla Inn at first - later buying a 1911 cottage in the historic district. For me, moving back to Florida on a full-time basis has been a dream come true, being a time of renewal and an opportunity to rediscover all of those things I loved about the Gulf coast as a child.

                      Why the Owner Chose Cape Haze:
                      Having lived in and visited different parts of Florida, the southwest Gulf coast is my favorite by far. Within that region, the Cape Haze/Lemon Bay/Englewood area is the 'sweet spot' for me. Only 1 hour from all of the resources and activities offered by Sarasota and Fort Myers, it is still a small community with much of the charm of 'Old Florida' that I recall from my youth. The Cape Haze/Placida area is off the beaten path and generally slow paced. Access to beautiful, natural areas and Gulf beaches is exceptional. For me, our house is a refinement of all of those qualities - a self-contained, tropical Florida haven. We are in the tropical zone of far South Florida, which means that not only all the citrus family can be grown here, but also coconuts, mangos, papaya, bananas, etc., giving the area a truly tropical feeling.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      This property has an intimate warmth, which is hard to find at any price. The comforts of the back yard with its screened lanai and pool enclosure, multiple seating areas, luxuriant tropical foliage and waterside setting are absolutely seductive. You may come here with the idea of having it be your base-camp and find that it is your destination.


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english, spanish

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                      Photos

                      • Heated pool with therapy bench visible on the right side and the dock behind.

                        Heated pool with therapy bench visible on the right side and the dock behind.

                      • Boatlift

                        Boatlift

                      • Street view showing 'El Palmeral' with many of its different palm species.

                        Street view showing 'El Palmeral' with many of its different palm species.

                      • Looking north up the creek toward Amberjack Environmental Park.

                        Looking north up the creek toward Amberjack Environmental Park.

                      • The living room is furnished w/ comfort in mind & high tech entertainment.

                        The living room is furnished w/ comfort in mind & high tech entertainment.

                      • The Master Bedroom adjoins the lanai & has a beautiful view of Amberjack Creek.

                        The Master Bedroom adjoins the lanai & has a beautiful view of Amberjack Creek.

                      • The 'Pool Room' with sliding glass pocket doors which open directly poolside.

                        The 'Pool Room' with sliding glass pocket doors which open directly poolside.

                      • Guest bathroom.

                        Guest bathroom.

                      • Lower branches of enormous Callistemon (Bottle Brush Tree) in front yard.

                        Lower branches of enormous Callistemon (Bottle Brush Tree) in front yard.

                      • 19th Street Beach in Boca Grande is 12 minutes away.

                        19th Street Beach in Boca Grande is 12 minutes away.

                      • Detailed Waterway Map.

                        Detailed Waterway Map.

                      • Gasparilla Pass - Great place to take our CraigCat & kayaks to swim/shell/fish.

                        Gasparilla Pass - Great place to take our CraigCat & kayaks to swim/shell/fish.

                      • The property, as seen from the middle of Amberjack Creek.

                        The property, as seen from the middle of Amberjack Creek.

                      • Young manatee greeting visitor at our lower dock.

                        Young manatee greeting visitor at our lower dock.

                      • The dock and boat-lift on Amberjack Creek are equipped with electricity & water.

                        The dock and boat-lift on Amberjack Creek are equipped with electricity & water.

                      • The lanai looks out on the creek and has direct access from the master bedroom.

                        The lanai looks out on the creek and has direct access from the master bedroom.

                      • The kitchen. The room beyond is a seating area opening on to the pool cage.

                        The kitchen. The room beyond is a seating area opening on to the pool cage.

                      • Bathroom in Master Bedroom.

                        Bathroom in Master Bedroom.

                      • The 'Palm Room' looks out on a large grouping of Areca, Queen & Sabal Palms.

                        The 'Palm Room' looks out on a large grouping of Areca, Queen & Sabal Palms.

                      • The creekside hammock is a perfect place to read or nap.

                        The creekside hammock is a perfect place to read or nap.

                      • Sunset on Amberjack Creek - taken from dock.

                        Sunset on Amberjack Creek - taken from dock.

                      • Our private Gulf beach access on Don Pedro Island - 15 min. by car/kayak/foot.

                        Our private Gulf beach access on Don Pedro Island - 15 min. by car/kayak/foot.

                      • Map showing property, water-route to the Gulf & Gasparilla Island/Boca Grande.

                        Map showing property, water-route to the Gulf & Gasparilla Island/Boca Grande.

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                      Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                      $140 - $195 per night (USD)
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                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

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                      Speaks: english, spanish
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