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NEW! Pine Island Vacation Pool Home on Canal w Dock - Natural Wildlife !!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,345 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Vacation home with Sunset Views!

Come find out about the best kept secret on the West Coast of Pine Island, Florida. Anchor Cottage is the perfect setting to relax, enjoy the island amenities, visit nature trails and catch the sunset by the pool. Nearby Historic Matlacha boasts a thriving funky art community with colorful cottages lining Pine Island Road. Experience coastal water, beautiful blue skies and an island-long hiking path on your vacation. As the sun climbs, visit a wildlife refuge or the historic Calusa Indian settlement. Try a Boating excursion to Sanibel-Captiva, a fishing charter to the Boca Grande or Gulf waters. Feast on fresh fish from the local markets or restaurants including grouper, snapper, hogfish or tripletail. Even Our local bottle-nosed dolphin population are estimated to eat about 40 pounds of fish each day! Centrally located, Anchor Cottage serves as a comfortable home base for exploring all the many pleasures of island life. This sun-filled canal home has a king bedroom suite, a queen bedroom and a charming Cherry twin bedroom. Enjoy a sundowner on the screened lanai alongside an inground pool, BBQ, patio table, 'pass through' window with granite counter and barstools. The lush canal is home to exotic birdlife (heron, ibis, egret). If you prefer, sit on the wooden dock and throw a line in. It is also a good place to launch a kayak or canoe to explore the many water trails around Charlotte Harbor. Bring your shallow draft flatsboat and launch it at the complimentary community boatlaunch nearby. There is mooring space on the private dock. Whatever your vacation plans entail, come spend it at Anchor Cottage.

Michael Huffer or J. Cristini
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Michael Huffer or J. Cristini

Long time Florida resident, I moved back to Lee County to fulfill my dream of owning a home on Pine Island! Mission accomplished and we could not be happier. This year a nearby property became available and we purchased it and performed an energetic renovation so that others might embrace the island life. The home was named Anchor Cottage to recognize the large boating and fishing community we enjoy!

Michael Huffer or J. Cristini purchased this house in 2017

Why Michael Huffer or J. Cristini chose Pine Island Center

It is on the canal and has a lovely private dock on the end of the waterway. Palm trees, flowers, and a screened pool with lanai in the gorgeous Charlotte Shores community home was too great to pass up.

What makes this house unique

Large open plan created with the kitchen centerpiece with a beachy cottage atmosphere which is helped a bit by the artistic (wouldn't be wrong if you guessed a dolphin 🐬 ) motif that we introduced! Split bedroom plan is a major plus. Discover Anchor Cottage, where a stay is also the promise to discover Florida in its most authentic side, through various activities: fishing, biking, swimming, exploring Indian ruins, enjoying boat excursions to nearby Cabbage Key, USEPPA , or Captiva. Enjoy discovering the local cuisine and its seafood influence, relaxing at a nearby spa and hiking within one of our wildlife and birding nature trails. Live music features most nights someplace on the island.

We wish your stay at one of the last original fishing barrier islands to be unforgettable in every way, regardless of the reasons why you choose to visit Bokeelia on Pine Island. Discover Anchor Cottage, your home away in Florida. A perfect vacation spot for calm and relaxation!


Pine Island Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1345 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Any reservation obtained under false pretenses shall be subject to forfeiture of reservation deposit and not be permitted access.
  • Tenants and guests assume any and all risks associated with the private swimming pool on the property and with the kayaks.
  • Any cable bills exceeding basic cable and internet service will be deducted from the security deposit. Please conserve water and electricity use.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master ensuite has a glass door walk in shower tiled in sea glass green. There is a shaving or makeup mirror, medicine cabinet, and a curtained window as well. The larger bath shared by the queen and twin is tiled in white, with cabinet, mirror, window and great lighting.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • A walk-in closet is located in the king bedroom; a double closet is located in the queen bedroom; and, a single closet in the twin bedroom. Each bedroom has windows with blinds .
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy Anchor Cottage as part of a local community. Private, non commercial neighborhood with nature for a backyard.


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NEW! Pine Island Vacation Pool Home on Canal w Dock - Natural Wildlife !!
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Pineville, North Carolina

Loved it so much we are coming back over the summer.

  • 5 of 5

Literally home away from home for us. We have 2 kids and 2 small dogs and it was perfect. Backyard is fenced in, very quiet, backing to the canal where you can hear the fish and see some manatees (our first). Cozy open floor plan and everyone has their own space which with a 10 and a 12 yr olds are a point that was often brought up in the past. All amenities and best part for the kids - pool and the ping pong table 🙂?. Don’t have to go anywhere for days if you don’t want to. There is a CVS, Winn Dixie and gas station on the island as well as a small pizza place (Pine Island Pizza) that we liked. We usually go to the beach twice when we go to Florida (FMB is about 30 min. away) therefore this is perfect for us. Rode bikes, walked with dogs. Found a fishing pier at the end of Bokeelia where we were told to come see the sunset (next visit). So many things to do but didn’t have enough time. - I could just go on... Perfect area if you do not mind being “away” from it all. That is my definition of a vacation .

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Southwest Florida International (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Hurricane Hideout
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Alden Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Hurricane Hideout
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: necessary

Near mile marker ten on Stringfellow toward Bokeelia. Take a right on Linden Street and first left. Saint Marie is the next right.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We are completing many landscaping and home improvements and will be posting more pictures soon. We are accepting renters with one dog as we have a fenced backyard.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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