The Island Retreat, Your Tropical Island Paradise!
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Special offer: May Only! Get 10% Off if you book now! Details
St. James City house description
Upscale executive island style home with high end furnishings, a pool, spa and Private Dock! If a waterfront oasis on a quiet Tropical Island is what you are looking for, look no further!
It's one of the largest and more beautiful homes on the entire island.
Enjoy a private road with coastal views and a backyard featuring a large heated pool, hot tub, and a PRIVATE dock on a waterway which takes you to the best fishing, shelling and beach combing on the Gulf Coast. The lush, tropical landscape completes your retreat, adding privacy with the many Coconut Palms, Dates, Queens, Areca Palms and a wild Preserve Mangrove Forest bordering the property.
Trailer your boat down to “Your Island Retreat” or rent one at the nearby marina and dock it behind the house. Behind the home is a 50 foot private dock for the larger yacht and a smaller dock and lift for small bow riders or center consoles. Or rent a kayak to go explore the Mangrove jungle and back bays which are a little less than 15 minute’s paddle from The Island Retreat.
If you don't have a boat, you can fish (poles included) right off the dock or crab, or watch the dolphins and manatee that often swim in for a visit. Read on for more features of this fantastic property!
The Grand Island Style 3 story Home lures you in with soaring ceilings and wood floors and a spiral staircase up to the Skipper’s loft. With 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, this 5000 square foot Island Retreat Vacation Home sleeps 10 very comfortably and is perfect for entertaining, parties and reunions.
1) Master Bedroom Suite- King sleeps 2
2) Guest room 2 (Botanical East)- Queen sleeps 2
3) Guest room 3 (Ocean Blue)- Queen sleeps 2
4) Guest room 4 (Skipper's Loft) - Queen sleeps 2
5) Guest room 5 (Buddha’s rest) - Murphy bed/Queen sleeps 2
*We also have a Pak n Play in the home you can set up for your toddler or infant in any room.
Take a dip in the large heated pool or sun yourself on the pool deck where you can relax or watch the big game or favorite show from the pool. The pool deck is outfitted with two TV’s! A dining table and umbrella on the pool deck await you for lunch. There’s also a Hot Tub if you wore yourself out in the fully outfitted Gym with a nice sized selection of free weights, a weight machine and treadmill with flat screen TV and a meditation area for Yoga. If you'd rather site-see while exercising, grab one of the Island Retreat's bicycles for an exhilarating ride all the way to the other the end of the island and back. There is a flat easy riding bike path that goes from our Southern part of the island all the way to the Northern end.
After a great day out fishing, boating, basking in the sun by the pool or biking the great bike paths on the island, it’s time to hang out on the dining deck overlooking the pool and waterway with a cool drink and enjoy the sunset, or for a higher up view, go all the way up to the top deck patio off the Skipper’s Loft.
When it’s time for dinner, you can expect an accommodating kitchen with everything you need to create a gourmet meal. There’s a breakfast bar which seats 3, dining room area open to the kitchen which seats 6 and the dining deck outside and under cover is also adjacent to the kitchen which seats 4 more, comfortably seating up to 13 guests.
After dinner, enjoy a port wine or coffee in front of the fire place or move to the living area open to the kitchen and two decks with 30 foot ceilings, a 55' True LED Flat Screen SMART HDTV & Bose Surround entertainment system built into the wall. Audio speakers are throughout the home, gym and pool deck linking to the home's entertainment system. Or feel free to check your email or surf the net with free Wi-Fi in the home’s office in a cozy desk and chair.
When it's time for bed, enjoy the tropically appointed bedrooms, each with it's own color and themeThe Balinese inspired Master Suite has an in-suite master bath and walk-in closet with flat screen tv.
About “The Island Retreat’s” location- Pine Island, on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida, is the biggest and least developed Island on the Floridian Coastline. It's known for world class kayaking because of the many protected waterways, bays, and mangrove jungles that you can paddle through. The nearest metro area is 20-30 miles away on the mainland which is the Cape Coral/Ft Myers area. Pine Island enjoys Sanibel and Captiva as barrier islands which serve as protection from storms or the rare hurricane.
St James is the name of the sleepy fishing town on the very southern tip of Pine Island where “The Island Retreat” is located and is immediately off the Southwest Coast of Florida and connected by bridge through Matlacha (pronounced: mat-lah-SHAY) to Cape Coral. Though sleepy and quaint, St James features 4 restaurants, 2 bars, a marina, a general store, a day spa, and a fish house with fresh fish, shrimp, clams and crab brought in daily wholesale all within a short walk or bike ride. An 8 minute drive will bring you to the middle of the island (which the locals call “the center”), where there is a major grocery store, liquor store, 3 more restaurants, hardware store, gas station, pizza place and Subway sandwich shop. A further 10 minute drive and a right at the center onto “little Pine Island” will take you to Matlacha, which features up to 18 different art galleries all in a row, a coffee shop, 4 restaurants, and other gift shops that are worth a visit. If you visit the Northern part of the island called Bokeelia, you can expect more restaurants, art galleries, beautiful golf course and a historic Indian burial mound and park, along with water taxi service to the outer islands if you don’t rent a boat or trailer of your own to dock just behind the house. The nearest airport is RSW or Southwest International Airport which is about 50 minutes drive time from “The Island Retreat”.
- 2 story
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Low Allergen Environment
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- All linens are included and made up before guest check in
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- Games For Kids
- CD Player
- Audio Tape Player
- MP3 Dock
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Eco Tourism
local services and businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Ocean View:
sports and adventure activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Area
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Wireless Internet:
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Towels Provided:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone
- Parking Off Street
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Ceiling Fans
- Water Cooler
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Paper Towels
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Basic Soaps
- Toilet Paper
- Broadband Access
- Housekeeper Optional
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker:
- Pantry Items:
- Garbage Disposal
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Grinder
- Ice Maker
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Large Cooler
- Small Cooler
- Crow's Nest
- Fish Cleaning Table
- Outdoor Furniture
- Deck Furniture
- Porch Furniture
- Wood Deck
- Boat Dock
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Water Sports Gear:
Bike path within a half mile that goes the length of the island. Bring your helmets! The 3 bikes are adult sized. There is a bike rental place at the center of the island if you need more bikes....moreless
- Outdoor Grill:
Lawn / Garden:
Tropical Flora & Fauna,mulch,grass with concrete sidewalk, stepping stones & boardwalk. There's an additional full sized, side yard fenced in for pets with dog lead w/sea shell & coral ground cover....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Porch / Veranda:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Hot Tub
- Spa Whirlpool
- Heated Pool
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Amazing!Guest comment entered by owner
The Island Retreat is absolutely lovely, with lush tropical landscaping and a spacious, beautifully appointed home featuring art and artifacts from around the world. It really feels like home, restful, lovely and inviting. We enjoyed the quiet, all the different decks and balconies, the grill (used for delicious grouper, crab claws and shrimp) after a visit to the fishmonger, just a few short blocks away. The bikes were great, the spa and pool a daily favorite, although we would have liked the pool to be warmer. Island living...you can't beat it! Suzanne from Chicago, IL
- Guest Suzanne Cappozzo
- Date of stay 01/31/13
- Review Submitted 02/12/13
Special offer: May Only! Get 10% Off if you book now!
Get 10% OFF your lodging rate for ANY week stay in the month of May. You must book by April 15th, 2014 for this special deal.
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Jan 6 - Apr 30, 2014
7 night min stay
|Spring & Summer
May 1 - Sep 1, 2014
7 night min stay
Sep 2 - Dec 18, 2014
7 night min stay
Dec 19 - Apr 30, 2015
7 night min stay
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-This property has a 10 guest Maximum.
-Get 5% off your lodging rate if you book 11 months or more prior to your arrival date with signed agreement and full payment.
-Booking 3 months or more (a season) at The Island Retreat? Monthly pricing decreases to $7060.
30% down deposit with agreement to reserve your dates.
Balance due 30 days prior to check in.
If booking last minute and less than 30 days prior to arrival, full payment is due at the time of the booking.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Longer Stay Clean Fee: $500
- Property Damage Protection: $89
- Pet Fee: $150
- Minimum Out Clean Fee: $300
- Taxes Included
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- Nearest Airport: Southwest Florida International Airport at 42 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Water Taxi to outer islands at 12 Miles
- Nearest Train: Seminole Gulf Railway - Dinner Train at 29 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 75 at 30 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Lighthouse Point Beach - by boat at 3 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Low Key Tiki Bar & Woody's Waterside Cafe at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Visit our Winter Retreat at: www.vrbo.com/365599 at 1600 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Alden Pine Country Club at 13 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: The Waterfront Restaurant at 0.8 Miles
Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We come from the entertainment industry and still work in it full time. We have 2 vacation rentals, one is a ranch in Black Hawk, Colorado named 'Blue Sky Ranch' and this one you are viewing here in this listing, 'The Island Retreat' on Pine Island Florida. This is the perfect way to share our two very beautiful places with others.
Why the Owner Chose St. James City:
We are attracted to quiet, unique, quaint and away from it all properties and environments that have a big emphasis on nature and adventure with little to no traffic or crowds and Pine Island definitely delivers big in that respect. Quiet, natural settings are very rare on Florida's coastlines. Pine Island is filled with both relaxing and adventurous activities. You can choose one or BOTH! We are also avid Boaters and this island has the best access to at least 50 of islands within 5-30 miles that you can get to only by boat, again leaving crowds way behind.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Island Retreat is NOT your standard, every day ordinary vacation rental. This is one of the most unique properties on the island with lots of entertaining space for parties and family get-togethers. The olde Florida style architecture feels tropical, open and bright. The pool, hot tub, boat dock, tropical trees, widow's walk, gym, huge pantry space, and the fact that The Island Retreat is immediately across from a mangrove preserve that will never be built upon, along with it being on the most upscale street on the island as far as beauty of the homes really made The Island Retreat extremely desirable to us.
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View of Island Retreat from the water
Pool & Spa combination with Teak Patio Dining and Umbrella
Portion of private dock looking into the pool area. We have 3 docks.
Private Gym-free weights, bench, treadmill, rack and flat screen TV.
Tropically landscaped fenced yard for pets.
Enter the Island Retreat!
Spiral staircase up to the Skipper's Loft
Kitchen is open to dining, living and deck area.
Portion of Master Bedroom Suite.. Guest Bedroom 1
Huge Travertine Master Shower- gorgeous!
Skipper's loft has its own screened lanai and balcony/terrace
Guest Bath with tropical appointments
Coconut Palm & Bird of Paradise in back yard
The immense 2 story screen enclosure over the pool with tropical surroundings.
Private pool big enough for swimming laps!
Jump in the Hot tub after working out in your private gym.
Dining deck is great for breakfast out in the tropics. Also the BBQ deck.
Office for checking email, surfing the net, & printing your boarding passes
Fireplace for chilly nights or just atmosphere.
Dining table seats 6...breakfast bar seats 3, and dining deck another 4.
Master Bath is 'in' suite with lighted make up vanity & dual pedestal sinks
Skipper's Loft....Guest Bedroom 2....
Guest Bedroom 3...
Guest Bedroom 4....
5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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