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Everglades Wilderness Vacation

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 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.


Plantation Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 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.


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Everglades Wilderness Vacation
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everglades Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Great spot to access the Everglades

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Hampshire, USA

Large, comfy home base for adventuring in the Everglades

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Air Boat rides, swamp buggy excursions and hiking trails


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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