Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Luxury Nature Retreat Big Cypress Preserve, Everglades Park

You sent a message to this owner.

West side of the cottage facing the pond, center is the dining room

Calendar

Last updated: 08/06/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Newly remodeled home nestled on a quiet, peaceful nature preserve, located in the Big Cypress Preserve, on the Florida Panther Corridor, in the heart of Everglades National Park which encompasses over 700,000 acres. It's also located on the Florida Great Birding Trail! Join the few naturalists to experience pristine Florida at it's best. A large variety of flora and fauna in different sections of the park.
Literally step outside the home to hike and photograph in every direction!! You can hike through the grasses or hike on the old swamp buggy trails. The trails are rugged and used by the native critters in the area.
The property is a very spiritual place encouraging meditation.
The hard packed limestone rock road is great for biking. No threat of fast moving cars, just the wind in the trees. The area is very quiet and serene as the birds and critters move about. Kayaking, canoeing, paddle board, airboats and swamp buggy tours close by, within a few miles. The Turner River Road boat launch is very near. You may also be lucky enough to spot a panther from there.
Full screened in porches surround the house, a wonderful breeze generally rolls through the house with all the doors open or put on the central air or heat. Pond on the property generally full of resident wildlife: alligator, wading birds, turtles, deer, bobcat, panther, butterflies, wild turkey, bears and more. Spend days wilderness hiking, birding, photography, biking from the house. Exploring the Everglades is an endless journey with few humans in your path. You can also experience the area with world famous photographer, Clyde Butcher. He offers small tour groups. The park rangers also provide walks, maps, advice, etc.. Everglades City is the closest town, 11 miles away, famous for it's local crabs, fishing, nature guides and air boat tours. It is still a quaint village offering shopping for groceries, restaurants and excellent tour guides. Chokoloskee cemeteries and the Ted Smallwood Store are also worth a visit as well as the Ten Thousand Islands and Marco Island. These islands are salt water fishing destination: snook, grouper, tarpon, red fish and drum are generally caught.
This home is perfect for nature enthusiasts, artists,authors,etc...The tranquility will be stimulating. Transportation from either Naples Florida or Ft Lauderdale can be arranged, as well as stocking the refrigerator and other necessities.
Sleeping: It is a one bedroom with a brand new king size bed with 100% Egyptian cotton sheets, and comforter. There is also a comfortable futon in the living room, a full size sofa, and a roll away cot. Everything is comfortable, new, clean and fresh.
Amenities: It has a very well stocked kitchen of electronics and utensils: range, refrigerator with ice maker, separate deep freeze, microwave,rice cooker, electric tea kettle, electric coffee maker, french press, waffle maker, blender, toaster oven, and filtered well water.
Outside grill, 2 adult bicycles, clothing washer, stereo, satellite TV, internet, Samsung Galaxy 5 cell phone to use while visiting(signal 90%), dvds, pool table, telescope, binoculars, cards, dartboard, , ice cooler, backpack, benches around pond.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    The area is full of wildlife, best not to bring your dog. ...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking is allowed outside and on the patio. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • The bedroom is light and bright, there is a door to the screened atrium with an additional window behind the bed. All tile floors, a walk-in cedar closet, and full opening sliding door to the bathroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Custom bathroom is all green onyx glass tiles on the floor and walls. This is a spa shower and a SunMar Electric toilet. The double sink area in the bathroom is separate from the shower and toilet, and opens up outside to the west patio....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Please note: No camp fires, no wood grills,no candles,no incense, no firearms, no fireworks, no atv's , no trouble! ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    generally works ...moreless

  • Stereo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    There is a list of historic monuments dating back to the late 1800's.Some are ongoing businesses while others are marked with plaques....moreless

  • Rural:

    fabulous well maintained crushed limestone rock road, several miles long. Road wraps around historic Burns Lake, a picnic spot. primitive trails as well. home has 2 bikes ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    large pond on the East side of home usually full of fish, turtles, wading birds, sometimes alligator...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sound/Bay Fishing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Lovely quiet unit plus ceiling fans...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Go walking it's endless beauty...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    sometimes it is necessary in winter...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    cotton sheets and duvet cover extra linens in home are cotton or wool...moreless

  • Living Room:

    plenty of space and comfort to relax...moreless

  • Parking:

    plenty of parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    we will leave a cellphone...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    plenty of cotton towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    and eco- friendly detergent provided. Indoor and outdoor clothes line...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    electric coffee maker, electric tea kettle and a French press...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    all plates, flatware, serving pieces, water glasses, beer,wine, martini and champagne glasses as well!...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    sugar, flour, spices and honey are left for you...moreless

Outside

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 6 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
regular
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,100 $4,000

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $157 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $133 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,100 $4,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $157 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $133 Nightly

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

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 4%

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


Please wait... Book with confidence

Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 08/06/2015
Check availability
23 Available
24 Available check-in
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Naples International
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US #41 / Tamiami Trail
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Joanie's Blue Crab Cafe

Car: Necessary

Please note this luxury cottage is located in Ochopee, NOT Everglades City, it is approximately a 15 minute drive from Everglades City.

This property is suited for nature lovers only! Luckily, there are no box stores, shopping malls or chain owned restaurants. This location is pristine, just like it was back in the 1970's when the park service acquired most properties to form the park. If you need to have a shopping afternoon, head west into Naples about 40 miles for your fix.

Out here you will find only the wilds of South Florida. You can easily take day trips or half day trips to attractions or beaches in Naples or Miami. All photos included in my site are real, no photo shop or other devices were used. Real animals playing, eating and co- existing together, for real!!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We've always had a great love for the outdoors, especially the Everglades, being such a unique ecosystem. It's the last 'frontier' in south Florida. It has always been a convenient place to visit since Tamiami Trail (US#41)cuts across the state. We've been enjoying the Everglades for 30 years it offers such great diversity in any given season. The flora and fauna change constantly and every day is a new surprise in the woods. Private homes are very seldom available for sale! Most are passed down to the next generation. We were so excited to buy a place right on the Fl Panther Corridor and the Fl Birding Trail. We knew the area must be full of wildlife.

Why the Owner Chose Everglades City:
I fell in love with this area and sought this property out for years. Only a select few people have the privilege to stay in such a unique area. The pristine ecosystem surrounding the home makes this one special place. It is also very close to the scenic Ten Thousand Isles,Friends of Fakahatchee Park, Collier Seminole State Park, Fl Panther National Wildlife Refuge, The original Skunk Ape Research Headquarters and Miccosukee Indian villages.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Privacy and serenity within a naturalist's paradise best describes the location. Luxury and comfort best describes the home. Should you desire upscale dining and shopping, Naples is about 40 mintes away. Miami is 1 hour away. The Keys is 2 hour away. Owner /mgr may stop by for maintenance. Feel free to stroll through the woods to view large variety of critters in their natural habitat.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • West side of the cottage facing the pond,   center is the dining room

    West side of the cottage facing the pond, center is the dining room

  • you may park your car inside screened carport or use pedestrian door

    you may park your car inside screened carport or use pedestrian door

  • sunny atrium off master offers privacy and comfort

    sunny atrium off master offers privacy and comfort

  • the pool table sits on the screened front patio

    the pool table sits on the screened front patio

  • custom granite bar in kitchen. white leather futon sits in separate alcove

    custom granite bar in kitchen. white leather futon sits in separate alcove

  • living room with new white leather sofa

    living room with new white leather sofa

  • king size brass bed , opens onto screened atrium,cedar closet and bath suite

    king size brass bed , opens onto screened atrium,cedar closet and bath suite

  • open spa design with the green onyx glass walls & shower and SunMar elec toilet

    open spa design with the green onyx glass walls & shower and SunMar elec toilet

  • residents stay near to the home

    residents stay near to the home

  • the cypress trees provide perfect perches

    the cypress trees provide perfect perches

  • wading birds fish together

    wading birds fish together

  • local pedestrian hiking trail marker. No motorized vehicles allowed here

    local pedestrian hiking trail marker. No motorized vehicles allowed here

  • view of the home from across the pond

    view of the home from across the pond

  • the pond is surrounded by the serene woods of the Big Cypress preserve.

    the pond is surrounded by the serene woods of the Big Cypress preserve.

  • the west side patio facing the pond

    the west side patio facing the pond

  • electric range, refrigerator and microwave in kitchen

    electric range, refrigerator and microwave in kitchen

  • light filled formal dining room.The large table offers a great work space

    light filled formal dining room.The large table offers a great work space

  • sink area is separate from shower and toilet, open onto patio

    sink area is separate from shower and toilet, open onto patio

  • the skies are always full of birds

    the skies are always full of birds

  • majestic Rosette Spoonbills wading.  You can see a few YEAR ROUND nearby!

    majestic Rosette Spoonbills wading. You can see a few YEAR ROUND nearby!

  • a beautiful resident Fox squirrel

    a beautiful resident Fox squirrel

  • local residents

    local residents

  • typical swamp buggy wind thru the woods

    typical swamp buggy wind thru the woods

VRBO #579712

There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, August 21, 2015

Minimum stay: 7 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Book It

Detailed Price

  • Reviews
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    House
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Send email
  • Response time Within 24 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 08/06/2015
Phone number Show phone number

7862582227
Please call before after 7am and 9pm EST

Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
Add vacation protection services to your booking

Three services to protect your trip:

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


Get it now

Share this property via Email

Luxury Nature Retreat Big Cypress Preserve, Everglades Park

Everglades City #579712

1 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 4

You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

Share this property via Email

    Please correct the following errors and resend:
  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.