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Everglades Wilderness Vacation

Plantation Island, FL, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay27 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Plantation House is a 2000 square foot fully-modern modular home tucked away in a mangrove forest with over 230 feet of waterfrontage. Just a 5-minute trip from Half Way Creek and the Everglades National Waterway, Plantation House provides some of the best fishing, kayaking, canoeing and sight seeing anywhere in the world.

The Florida Everglades and surrounding Ten Thousand Islands are a nature lovers paradise. In a single outing, one can observe rare wild orchids, bromileads, giant cypress, alligators, wild boar, wild turkey, deer, eagles, spoonbills, and other wildlife. And, because the Ten Thousand Islands provide some of the best fishing in Florida, catching your own fresh seafood dinner is possible even for fishing beginners.

In nearby Everglades City, you can enjoy eating out at any of the several excellent seafood restaurants, experience an exciting airboat ride into the heart of the Everglades, or visit the museums on historic Chokoloskee Island. For adventure-lovers, there are also the very popular air boat and swamp buggy tours that allow you to view very remote areas surrounding the Big Cypress National Preserve.

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James D. Gordon Jr.

Member Since 2003
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 2018
About James D. Gordon Jr.

Pat and Jim are native Floridians who cherish Florida's natural wildlife and vegetation.

James D. Gordon Jr. purchased this House in 2006

Why James D. Gordon Jr. chose Plantation Island

We love to eat fresh caught fish and other seafood. Because of the proximity to the National Parks and the protections they provide, fishing, crabbing and other seafood pursuits remain extremely rewarding in this area even to the novice.

What makes this House unique

Fresh air, abundance of wildlife viewing, spectacular sunsets and beautiful vegetation.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Extra long twin beds, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)


        • 2 Bathrooms

            Location Type

              • Waterfront
                Home is fronted by 230 feet of navigable waterways.


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Linens Provided
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Covered Parking
                            2000 square feet of clean concrete parking
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                            In-house wifi
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Living Room
                          • Parking
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 6 people


                                      • Books
                                      • CD Player
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television


                                          • Balcony
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            Canoe, life vests and paddles supplied.
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                            300 square foot screened in lanai on ground level.
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • boating
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • basketball court
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • hunting
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • tennis


                                                          • Perfect location for kayaking enthusiasts. Very close proximity to non-motorized zones of Half-Way Creek and Everglades National Waterway.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            6 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Everlades City sojourn

                                                            Trevor M.Godalming, Surrey, UK

                                                            We had four great days in Everglades City in this lovely, very comfortable and welcoming, home on stilts. Plenty of space for everybody in a lovely position next to one of the many river inlets in the area. Highly recommended, many thanks Jim.

                                                            Great home and location

                                                            Ron and ViolaStevensville, Mich.

                                                            This is a very nice, clean, and comfortable home that is equipped with everything you need. The beds are comfortable and the Wi-Fi and TV work great. The location is perfect for taking day trips exploring, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. It is close to Big Cypress and Everglades National Parks, as well as many local sites. I especially liked the Havana Cafe and Camellia's for great food and locale. The wildlife in the area is amazing and shouldn't be missed. Of course you must take a ride on the air boats. They are fun as well as educational. This location is also very quiet and peaceful, away from the hubbub of the city; yet, close to everything. I would definitely recommend this home and hope to return again.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We love hearing good things about our home and the amazing nature that surrounds us. Our proximity to the Everglades National Waterway is particularly appealing for kayaking and canoeing so we especially look forward to having guests with those interests in mind. Thank you again for staying with us and please do come back!!

                                                            Great House

                                                            Janet S.

                                                            We really enjoyed our 1 month stay. The house was spacious and very comfortable. Everglades City is a great location for exploring the whole everglades area, and the restaurants are mostly on the water and serve the delicious local stone crabs. We highly recommend this rental.

                                                            Everglades Paradise

                                                            This is the third time I've stayed at this property, and as before all was wonderful! The house is well appointed, clean, spacious, and comfortable. It met all our expectations again! Thanks for taking one worry out of our vacation planning! Will be back.

                                                            Great spot to access the Everglades

                                                            Fishing FamilySanta Rosa, CA

                                                            There were two couples in our group. The house was spacious, comfortable and fully equipped. We fished and took a great kayak tour of the islands with local guide Captain Rodney Raffield during our stay. One couple utilized the house canoe throughout our stay, paddling out into the main bay and up Halfway Creek for fishing and exploration. This was my second trip to the area and by far the most comfortable spot to be at...just minutes to town, restaurants, shops and our fishing launch on Chokoloskee Island. We enjoyed the local restaurants and also cooked the fresh fish we caught at the house. Favorite restaurants: Triad Seafood, City Seafood, Camelia's, and Havana Cafe. The Hardware store is also worth a visit!

                                                            Large, comfy home base for adventuring in the Everglades

                                                            Carlota2New Hampshire, USA

                                                            We were five adults, all middle-aged, in the area for five days of adventuring and sight-seeing in the Everglades Nat'l Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. It was so much nicer to have a spacious, fully-equipped house as our home base for our stay than to be cramped into two or more hotel rooms with all of our gear. Having a place to clean and dry gear after adventures was key.

                                                            We found the property to be as advertised and clean. We had a couple of unusual circumstances where we had to call the owner. He was responsive and helpful - a pleasure to do business with. We would recommend this property to people who need a home base for their adventuring in the area.

                                                            Three in our group did a three-day kayaking trip on the Wilderness Waterway. This was their third paddling trip in the Everglades area, so they obviously enjoy the experience. The Ivey House is a helpful resource for any rental needs related to paddling - and for all input related to activities in the area. The other two people in our party took a guided paddling trip through the Ivey House and had a fantastic time seeing a ton of unique nature. This area is a spectacular gift of nature with constant stimulation and amazement - from manatees and 'gators to the bird and plant life - we were in a perpetual state of awe. We went to many of the boardwalks and walks/ hikes in the various parks within a few hours of this rental property to take it all in. We saw so much nature on our Loop Road tour - this is a MUST! Don't go into it without reading about it first, though, and make sure your vehicle has a full tank of gas and is reliable.

                                                            Favorite restaurants we found in Everglades City: Camellia's and Triad Seafood. Island Cafe for good home cooking and very friendly wait-staff. Rod and Gun Club interesting for seeing the history, but not recommended for food or beverage. Sweet Mayberry's Cafe' has delicious gelato, coffee drinks and desserts (Wi-fi too).

                                                            Finally, we were in Everglades City during the annual Seafood Festival. Wow, this was a cultural eye-opener, not for the weak of heart! Very interesting and unique, for sure. Beware of traffic re-routing and delays during this annual event. It attracts thousands - we heard 30k. It's a small area to absorb that many people.


                                                            Plantation Island, FL, USA

                                                            Air Boat rides, swamp buggy excursions and hiking trails


                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Tax Rate

                                                            There is a $500 refundable security deposit that is paid directly to owner. This deposit will be refunded to guest immediately following departure after housekeeping has completed inspection.

                                                            6 Reviews
                                                            Wonderful 4.8/5
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