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'the Island Retreat', Your Own Private Tropical Island Paradise!

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Last updated: 09/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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. Great for extended family or corporate retreats.

Enjoy a private road with nice 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, flats boats or center consoles. Rent a kayak or have them delivered to the home 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 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 without the need for sofa beds or futons.

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 day out fishing, boating, basking in the sun by the pool or biking the bike paths on the island, it’s time to hang out on the dining deck overlooking the pool and waterway with an icy cold 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.

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.

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. It's also known for some of the best fishing in the state of Florida. 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. The most pristine beaches in the country without the crowds are available to you and only close by- 'by boat'. You can either take a water (boat) taxi available from the island to the many outer islands, rent a boat at the nearby marina, or hire a private charter. Contact us for a list if you are the beach-goer type.

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”.

We are a pet friendly property!

Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Spring Break College age guests are not welcome at this property without their parents on property....moreless

              • Events Allowed
              • Singles
              • Groups
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome:

                Great Kids Playground at the park, a block from the house. Pak n Play included for your infant or toddler....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                This is a non-smoking property....moreless

              • Pets Considered:

                with Pet Fee of $200. There is a fenced in pet run in the side yard....moreless

              Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

              • Bali Master Suite: 1 king

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              • Ocean Blue Guest Room: 1 double

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              • The Skipper's Loft Guest Room: 1 queen

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              • Tropical Palm Guest Room: 1 queen

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              • Budha's Rest Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

                Pull down Murphy in the yoga area of the very large gym...moreless

              • Pak N Play Crib: 1 baby crib

                Set it up in any one of the bedrooms....moreless

              • All linens are included and made up before guest check in

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Main Floor Guest Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Common area-main floor...moreless

              • Master Bath: toilet, shower

                In Suite-main floor...moreless

              • Pool Bath: toilet, shower

                bottom floor...moreless

              • Each bathroom is beautifully appointed and comes with check in amenities....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • On the Water with Dock, Pool, Hot Tub, Wi-fi, Gym, Large Flat Screen TV with Bose Surround and whole house audio system. ...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • Games For Kids
                  • MP3 Dock
                  • Radio
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player
                  • Music Library:

                    available on music channels on satellite...moreless

                  • Toys:

                    Pool toys, cards, games, sand pail & shovel along with toys for a few different age groups....moreless

                  • Stereo:

                    Bose System and whole house audio...moreless

                  • DVD Player:

                    with DVD Library of 25 titles...moreless

                  • Games:

                    Cards and Board Games...moreless

                  • Television:

                    6 of them- the one in the living room has DVD player...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Cable...moreless

                  • Video Library:

                    DVD library has genres spanning from children's movies, to sci fi, to comedy....moreless

                  Theme

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

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Water Parks
                  • Reefs
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Synagogues
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Ruins
                  • Festivals

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography

                  local services and businesses

                  • Babysitter
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Waterfront:

                    Waterway and canal behind home that you can boat or kayak into both a back back, intra coastal waterway to all the islands and the Gulf of Mexixo....moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Views of water from back deck, side deck, backyard and sideyard. ...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    The least populated island off the coast of Florida....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    On water- dock and boat lift immediately behind the house and pool. Fish or take your boat to the beach or the 'fishingest' grounds in the country!...moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    Gulf of Mexico's intra coastal...moreless

                  sports and adventure activities

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

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        6 in dining room, 3 at breakfast bar, 4 more on dining deck....all are immediately adjacent to kitchen. Completely open concept....moreless

                      • Seating for 13 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Mobile Phone
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Water Cooler
                          • Filtered Water
                          • Firewood
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Laundry Soap
                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Local Maps
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Shampoo
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Printer
                          • Scanner
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Broadband Access
                          • Wireless Internet:

                            with Home Office- printer/copier/scanner - paper, stapler, tape, pens, paper clips...moreless

                          • Heating:

                            Fireplace & Central Heating...moreless

                          • Living Room:

                            with home theater system and Bose surround system with DVD. Wrap around sectional couch, chair and ottoman, stools next to bar....moreless

                          • Washing Machine:

                            In laundry room- Initial supply of detergent & bleach...moreless

                          • Clothes Dryer:

                            In laundry room...moreless

                          • Fireplace:

                            1 Indoor Wood Fireplace (pictured)...moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Driveway large enough for trailers, rv's, cars, trucks. There is one garage space available for inside parking. No commercial vehicles....moreless

                          • Internet:

                            Wi-Fi through out home...moreless

                          • Towels Provided:

                            in all bathrooms, kitchen and pool as well as rag towels for fishing. Rag towels for fishing/boating or outdoor excursions are in the downstairs pantry....moreless

                          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                            Weight bench, free weights, leg extension, machine, rack, treadmill and tv along with a Yoga/meditation area. Bicycles....moreless

                          • Air Conditioning:

                            Central Air Conditioning - split system- one for main house, one for gym used only when occupied....moreless

                          • Linens Provided:

                            beds made before arrival-fully outfitted...moreless

                          • Garage:

                            Attached garage. One bay and work bench for your use....moreless

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Blender
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Kitchen
                              • Garbage Disposal
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Toaster
                              • Grill
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Microwave
                              • Refrigerator:

                                ice/water in door...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Barbecue
                              • Terrace
                              • Yard
                              • Outdoor Furniture
                              • Deck Furniture
                              • Porch Furniture
                              • Patio
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Small Cooler
                              • Crow's Nest
                              • Fish Cleaning Table
                              • Raft
                              • Wood Deck
                              • Boat Dock
                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                                Lanai off Skipper's Loft Bedroom...moreless

                              • Tennis:

                                within 6 miles...moreless

                              • Golf:

                                within 8 miles...moreless

                              • Kayak / Canoe:

                                Rent and have them brought to the home....moreless

                              • Porch / Veranda:

                                Front stoop and walking bridge to Preserve...moreless

                              • 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:

                                3 decks (2 balconies & 1 dining deck under cover), 2 patios (1 inside screen enclosure, half of it's covered & another patio out by the dock). Also, Terrace- half under cover and half not....moreless

                              • Bicycles:

                                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

                              • Boat:

                                Boat Dock, must rent or trailer your own boat to the Island Retreat....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill:

                                Located on Dining Deck - Propane - initial supply of propane provided...moreless

                              • Water Sports Gear:

                                Fishing gear & tackle provided. Pool toys/rafts....moreless

                              • Balcony:

                                Balcony off of the Living room with view of intercoastal & Master Bedroom with a view of the backyard waterway ...moreless

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Private Pool:

                                Large Outdoor Private Heated Pool with pool toys 3 adirondack chairs, teak dining table with 4 chairs and umbrella. 2 lounge chairs....moreless

                              • Hot Tub:

                                Outdoor Private Heated Jacuzzi adjacent to pool with jets....moreless

                              • Heated Pool
                              • Whirlpool
                              • Outdoor Hot Tub
                              • Spa Whirlpool
                              • Whirlpool
                              • Jacuzzi
                              • Outdoor Pool
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Spring, Summer & Fall
                              May 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,500 $7,400

                              Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

                              Christmas/New Year's
                              Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,200
                              Winter 2015
                              Jan 4 - Apr 16, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,000 $7,950
                              Spring, Summer & Fall
                              Apr 17 - Oct 18, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,500 $7,400

                              Rates are based on 8 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 and Rental Conditions:

                              • Minimum Out Clean Fee $300
                              • Property Damage Protection $89
                              • Pet Fee $200
                              • Taxes Included

                              Notes:

                              -Please email to confirm your rate.

                              -Property has a 10 guest maximum.

                              -Lower rates in Spring, Summer & Fall include up to 8 guests. Each additional guest over 8 during these seasons: $25 per person/per night.

                              -If booking 3 months or more (a season) at The Island Retreat, the Monthly pricing decreases to $7060.

                              -Out clean fees for 1 month or more are $500.

                              -30% deposit with agreement to reserve your dates. Remaining balance due 30 days prior to your arrival date.

                              -If you are booking "less than" 30 days prior to arrival, full payment is due at the time of the booking.


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                              Location

                              • Woody's Waterside

                                "Full bar- outside by water and inside eating spaces. You can dock your boat and eat too!"

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                              • Ragged Ass Saloon

                                "Beer and Wine, pub food with seafood on the water. Has live entertainment on weekends."

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                              • Monroe Canal Marina

                                "Boat Rentals, Kayak Rentals, Gas Dock, Bait Shop and Boat Ramp with lots of parking"

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                              • Kayak Voyagers

                                "Enjoy the great blue way kayak trails around the islands. Pine Island's are not just open w..."

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                              • Tropic Star of Pine Island Inc

                                "Dophin watching, Sunset Cruises and water taxi service to outer islands"

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                              • Alden Pines Country Club

                                "Golf in Paradise!"

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                              • Giddyup Fishing Charters

                              • Sun Splash Family Waterpark

                              • Pine Island Flatwoods Preserve

                                "Nature up close and personal"

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                              • Cape Coral Yacht & Racquet

                                "Beach, Fishing Pier, Racquet Ball and Tennis Courts, Snack Bar, boat ramp"

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                              • Lakes Regional Park

                                "Beaches, Mini Golf and many other family activities"

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                              • Shell Factory Nature Park

                                "Oddities, amusements, bumper boats, gift shops, etc"

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                              • Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre

                                "If you are in the mood for Theatre.....here it is!"

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                              • Edison & Ford Winter Estates

                                "Learn about the history of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford- neighboring estates, workshops, bot..."

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                              • Public Beach and Pier

                                "The most crowded beach on the SW Coast is Ft Myers Beach. This is a spring break hang out. ..."

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                              • Lighthouse Park Beach Sanibel

                                "Expensive- pay a $6 toll to get on this island, then pay $6 in parking to enjoy the Beach . ..."

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                              • Cayo Costa State Park

                                "Best Secluded Beach in Southwest Florida. No way onto this island by by boat which keeps th..."

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                              • Sanibel Causeway

                                "Skinny beach....but long.....must pay a 6 toll to get on causeway to park."

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                              • Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens

                                "Gallery looks like the Wizard of Oz on the water. Paint a coconut to take home....she suppl..."

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                              • Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve

                                "Hiking & Trails- close to the heart of Cape Coral- but when you are in the preserve you'll f..."

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                              • Mike Greenwell's Family Fun Park

                                "Arcade, Go Carts, Batting Cages, family amusement"

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                              • Randell Research Center

                                "Indian Burial Mound, Park, Hiking Trail and archaelogical site"

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                              • Pine Island Paradise Paddling

                                "Kayak The Blue Water WAY!"

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                              • Southwest Florida International Airport

                                "New, clean airport"

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                              • Four Winds Marina

                                "Boat Rentals & Water Taxis"

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                              • Big "M" Casino Cruise

                                "Closest Gambling....while you enjoy a cruise. The ship departs from Estero Island which is..."

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                              • Murder Mystery Dinner Train

                                "Enjoy a train ride, gourmet food and a show."

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                              • Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant

                                "Eat at this restaurant- can only get there by boat"

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                              • Barnacle Phils

                                "Barnacle Phil's on Captiva Island- great place to visit and eat."

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                              • Kingfisher Aerial Sightseeing Tours

                                "See ALL the islands by air tour!"

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                              • Red's Fresh Seafood House

                                "Huge Menu- Lots of delicious choices, the specials are great."

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                              • J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

                                "You can see Alligators in the wild here and many, many, many bird species."

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                              • Cayo Costa State Park

                                "Most Beautiful Beach in Southwest Florida. Take a water taxi or boat out to this pristine be..."

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                              • Belle's Secret Island Spa

                                "Massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, & special island treatments."

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                              42 Miles
                              Nearest Airport
                              Southwest Florida International Airport
                              12 Miles
                              Nearest Ferry
                              Water Taxi to outer islands
                              29 Miles
                              Nearest Train
                              Seminole Gulf Railway - Dinner Train
                              30 Miles
                              Nearest Motorway
                              Interstate 75
                              3 Miles
                              Nearest Beach
                              Lighthouse Point Beach - by boat
                              0.5 Miles
                              Nearest Barpub
                              Low Key Tiki Bar & Woody's Waterside Cafe
                              1600 Miles
                              Nearest Ski
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                              13 Miles
                              Nearest Golf
                              Alden Pine Country Club
                              0.8 Miles
                              Nearest Restaurant
                              The Waterfront Restaurant

                              Car: Recommended

                              'The Island Retreat' is on a tropical island and Fisherman's paradise, without the high rise over development that most coastlines in the US have.

                              Pine Island's secluded and unspoiled location is home to exotic wildlife which can be seen in their natural habitat being most of this area and surrounding islands are protected preserves. Area waterways hold endangered manatees, bald eagles and dolphins. The waters are rich with marine life, among them tarpon, redfish, mullet, snook, and more.

                              Enjoy:

                              -no traffic lights

                              - kayaking (rentals within walking distance)

                              -Belle's Island Day Spa within walking/biking distance. See http://www.bellessecret.com/menu-of-services/

                              - swimming in the pool or in the gulf

                              - boating (rent boats at nearby marina or bring yours & dock it behind the house)

                              - 8 miles of biking trails- (bikes on property or rent) at St Jude Harbour you can hike or bicycle through the woods and wetlands to the waters of Matlacha Pass over ground and over wood decking to see the native flora and fauna along this half-mile trail.

                              -visit the Calusa Indian Heritage Trail and Park, plus the Museum of the Islands

                              - fishing/crabbing & charters (deep sea or fly fish in the mangroves)

                              - there's an island golf course & tennis courts

                              - hike the many preserves on the island

                              -take a short ferry ride or water taxi to our barrier island Cayo Costa State Park with 9 miles of secluded beaches. It's not crowded because you can only get there by boat!

                              - scuba dive (dive boats go out from the many marinas on island)

                              - The Island Retreat is within walking distance (within a mile) to a bait & tackle shop, 5 restaurants, 3 bars, general store, marina, fish house, a day spa, a gift shop, and a playground/park.

                              - all within 8 miles by car- 12 restaurants, 8 art galleries, 3 gift shops, major super market.

                              - For you boaters, a gas dock is within a mile of the home or you can call Gulf Coast Fuel to fuel up you are 'The Island Retreat's' dock.

                              -For the kids, Sun Splash Family water park is 35 miles away.

                              -and there's a FULL KIDS PLAYGROUND 2 BLOCKS FROM THE HOUSE!

                               

                              Owner info

                              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. We are also avid Boaters and this island has the best access to at least 50 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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                              Photos

                              • View of Island Retreat from the water

                                View of Island Retreat from the water

                              • Pool & Spa combination with Teak Patio Dining and Umbrella

                                Pool & Spa combination with Teak Patio Dining and Umbrella

                              • Portion of private dock looking into the pool area.  We have 3 docks.

                                Portion of private dock looking into the pool area. We have 3 docks.

                              • Private Gym-free weights, bench, treadmill, rack and flat screen TV.

                                Private Gym-free weights, bench, treadmill, rack and flat screen TV.

                              • Tropically landscaped fenced yard for pets.

                                Tropically landscaped fenced yard for pets.

                              • Enter the Island Retreat!

                                Enter the Island Retreat!

                              • Spiral staircase up to the Skipper's Loft

                                Spiral staircase up to the Skipper's Loft

                              • Kitchen is open to dining, living and deck area.

                                Kitchen is open to dining, living and deck area.

                              • Portion of Master Bedroom Suite.. Guest Bedroom 1

                                Portion of Master Bedroom Suite.. Guest Bedroom 1

                              • Huge Travertine Master Shower- gorgeous!

                                Huge Travertine Master Shower- gorgeous!

                              • Skipper's loft has its own screened lanai and balcony/terrace

                                Skipper's loft has its own screened lanai and balcony/terrace

                              • Guest Bath with tropical appointments

                                Guest Bath with tropical appointments

                              • Coconut Palm & Bird of Paradise in back yard

                                Coconut Palm & Bird of Paradise in back yard

                              • The immense 2 story screen enclosure over the pool with tropical surroundings.

                                The immense 2 story screen enclosure over the pool with tropical surroundings.

                              • Private pool big enough for swimming laps!

                                Private pool big enough for swimming laps!

                              • Jump in the Hot tub after working out in your private gym.

                                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.

                                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

                                Office for checking email, surfing the net, & printing your boarding passes

                              • Fireplace for chilly nights or just atmosphere.

                                Fireplace for chilly nights or just atmosphere.

                              • Dining table seats 6...breakfast bar seats 3, and dining deck another 4.

                                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

                                Master Bath is 'in' suite with lighted make up vanity & dual pedestal sinks

                              • Skipper's Loft....Guest Bedroom 2....

                                Skipper's Loft....Guest Bedroom 2....

                              • Guest Bedroom 3...

                                Guest Bedroom 3...

                              • Guest Bedroom 4....

                                Guest Bedroom 4....

                              $2,500 - $3,200 per week (USD)
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                              5 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 10

                              View calendar: Updated 09/07/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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