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Waterfront Cottage Minutes to Pine Island Sound

Bedrooms 2
Space 780 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 90 nights


About the property

Air Conditioned Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Experience what old Florida was like. This adorable bright turquoise concrete block beach cottage is right on intersecting canals, five minutes (idling) to Pine Island sound. The view from the huge back porch is straight down a beautiful canal lined with sailboats, coconut palms and beautiful sunsets. Bike path runs the entire length of the island and we have bikes ready for you. Dolphins and manatees swim right under the dock.

Fishing is excellent, even right from the dock. We have some fishing poles if you want to try it. The floors are tiled and the tiled, screened-in back porch has a ceiling fan. You can sit and sip Margaritas while you listen to the sounds of dolphin and manatees gliding past.

Pine Island is known for its music. Numerous local bands play everything from rock n roll to island rock to country. You can walk to the Waterfront restaurant in about 2 minutes and enjoy great seafood and lots of local atmosphere.

Many kayak routes are close by and the area is very popular with kayakers and nature lovers.

Keywords: Concrete Block House

More Details

Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns

We bought this house in 2001. It was built in 1958 and we basically gutted it and started from scratch. When we reached the bottom layer of paint it was turquoise so we decided to paint the 'new' house the same color. Everything was updated to current building codes. We added a dock and boat lift and had the seawall redone (2008). New wood floors in bedrooms in 2013.

Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Thom Kuhns or Kathy Kuhns chose Saint James City

Kathy is a Florida native and Thom has been here most of his life. We love the water and really never dreamed that we would be able to have a house on the water. We get there every chance we can and plan to retire there in a few years so you should enjoy our rental while you can!

What makes this cottage unique

Even though it is close to the city of Cape Coral you feel that you are way out on an island. Our house is at the very tip of St. James City (southernmost). At night you hear the sounds of the water and really feel like you are on a deserted island. The fishing is fantastic. If you go out in the morning it is so easy to just come back in for lunch and a nap and go right back out on the boat. Our friends love to come with us for weekends of fishing, music, good times.


Saint James City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 780 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) This is a day bed with two twins, upgraded mattresses., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is a queen-size pull-out with an upgraded mattress and extra padded cover. It is quite comfortable.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Dock tie-up available for up to about a 30 foot boat. House renovated in 2005. New flooring in 2013. Sheds have some amenities. Keys on key ring by front door.


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(13 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront Cottage Minutes to Pine Island Sound
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Great location. Great setup. Great visit!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay over thanksgiving week. The house has so much to offer including everything we needed to prepare our thanksgiving feast! The location of the house in conjunction to the canal opening made for prime boat access and utter convenience! We loved it! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you and your family had a great time!
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Excellent location, clean and cozy, good amenities, nice dockage.

  • 5 of 5

The owners we're exceptional to deal with; very quick responses and friendly! The house is in a great location for visiting Fort Myers Sanibel Island cayo costa and up the river. It is a small house but will accommodate two adults and two children just fine as it did for us. We have no complaints over all and we will definitely stay there again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. You and your family are welcome back any time!
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It was perfect and wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

I felt like I was at home. The place is amazing.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of our little place! Come back any time!
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for. This house is immaculate. We cooked every night and the kitchen was stocked with all the necessary utensils and even condiments. Comfortable beds, great shower. And best of all, you're right on the water!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed our place and hope to see you again.
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Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

PERFECT! When we arrived we were greeted by two manatees in the canal. The home's location is perfect and every evening we enjoyed sitting in the lanai watching the dolphins, osprey and wildlife. The home is adorable, beautifully decorated, very clean and comfortable. The home provided us with everything that we could possibly need. We had our boat with us and enjoyed being out on the water every day. Thom and Kathy were great to work with and were able to accommodate our last minute changes. I can't say enough about what a great location and home! Thank you ! We will be returning!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that our cottage was just right! You are welcome back any time! Thom and Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property 3 times. Each time we stayed a month and absolutely loved being there. It is very comfortable and clean. The kitchen is supplied with what you need to cook your meals or if you prefer there are many restaurants near by. Can't say enough about the walk-in shower. Love it!

We had our boat and fished most days. Having their dock right out front made it easy to get out on the water quickly. ,

If you love music many of the restaurants nearby have live music at different times of the day.

Almost every night we sat on the porch and watched the sunset. So Nice! The people on Pine Island are also very friendly which was a bonus. I walked our dog every morning and was always greeted with smiles and a good morning.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you loved our little place, and Pine Island. We appreciate your nice review.
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Miromar Outlets
J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Public Beach and Pier
Nervous Nellie's
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Low Key Tiki
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Tropic Star
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Pine Island Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Veteran's Highway/Burnt Store Road
Nearest Restaurant
The Waterfront Restaurant
Car: necessary

Edison/Ford Estates in Ft. Myers




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning fee $80

Repeat renters - One week or more - 5% discount! Welcome back!
Cancellation policy - We require payment in full 30 days before arrival. No refunds except in case of mandatory evacuation of home due to hurricane. A $50 non-refundable cancellation fee will be charged for all cancellations.

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.