My husband is a mechanical engineer working on equipment that goes into space, and he is also a church pastor. We run a small, Christian school, food and clothing pantry, thrift store, and benevolence program for people in the Glades communities. Our church is small, but we give out over 500 boxes of food every week in our small town of Pahokee, FL. I am the principal of our school and earned my bachelor's and master's degree in New Jersey. We both grew up at the shore - he is from CT and I am from NJ - and we love the water. My husband and I have guardianship of three grandchildren, ages 14, 12, and 7, and we have seven grown children; one is a professor in technical theater at a local university, and one of our daughters is an elementary school teacher in Palm Beach County. Our blended family began 20 years ago with two boys and five girls. In the past, we have rented other places along the eastern seaboard with our children and had wonderful times with them. We always had fun, and we are here to help you have fun in Okeechobee. We live 30 minutes away from the property and have a son who lives in Okeechobee; so, if there is ever an issue, we are right there to get it taken care of quickly. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We will get back to you quickly.
Owner purchased this House in 2018
Why Owner chose Okeechobee
We bought this home for our retirement (but not sure we will ever do so). Even so, our grandchildren enjoy the pool and the water - fishing and boating - as well as playing on their phone (ugh!). It is relaxing to get away from it all. And, since we are not able to use it on a regular basis, we thought we could share it with others who are in need of a peaceful place to relax as well as enjoy the scenery. It's a great place to write a book! The neighborhood is quiet (except for our grandchildren) but filled with friendly people. Lots of the neighbors are only down during season. We like it because we can get here in 30 minutes and not have to spend hours travelingwith children who continually eat, need to go to the bathroom, and want to know "Are we there yet?"
What makes this House unique
We both grew up on the water, so this is a place we can afford. We love the pool. We love fishing off the dock. We love the ambience of the water. It is even a nice place when it rains because we can go out to the screened porch, play games, and not even get wet! We love having the whole city of Okeechobee just three minutes away from the house yet not feeling like we are in the city. Of course, Okeechobee is not crowded like Miami, but for people who like to be outdoors, this is a great place to vacation. Rent a pontoon boat; take a ride on an airboat; have a captain take you out fishing; visit Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee about 45 minutes away; take a day trip to Orlando and enjoy all its amenities. Certain times of the year, you can watch a rodeo in person, wait for Santa Claus to come down the street, or visit the thrift stores and craft stores all over the area.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Over the top vacation spot
Great location, close to everything. fantastic place, large spacious beautiful very well equiped. Right on the water like we wanted. Would definitely recommend and use again. Dont expect to "rough it" on the fishing vacation.
Absolutely loved the place. Would definitely recommend it to others. And would love to stay there again on our next weekend away.
PERFECT VACATION HOME
Our experience was very wonderful. The home is spacious, clean & well stocked with anything you could possibly need. The owners were very kind & thoughtful, making sure that we were all comfortable. My husband & I stayed here with our family ( 6 total) for the weekend to have a little elementary school graduation party for our 11 yr old grandson. When we arrived at the property, the owners had left a small, "Thinking of you Grad" gift for him. So sweet! We had the best time ever fishing in the canal, off the dock of the house. The dock was beautiful, it was covered & had a very nice patio set. It had a fish cleaning table with running water & a full size refrig filled with cold, refreshing bottled water to drink. We spend time in the pool, which was clean & the perfect temperature. They even had pool inflatables there, we had a blast trying to ride the blow-up chicken! :) There was a golf cart at the home, we took it for a spin around the neighborhood & also a full size grille. We would love to go back again & again. Perfect!