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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Nellie’s Nest is named after the previous owner & long time Bokeelia creative personality, Miss Nellie. Now owned by her nephew, this home is cozy, well loved and beautifully remodeled. Reminders of Miss Nellie exist in her original art work, lush gardens, and historic memorabilia. The home is on a quiet, dead end street with water on both sides of the road & is 2 streets away from the public boat ramp. It is located on the northern tip of Pine Island, a mere 5 minutes to open water. Pine Island has a 15 mile long public bike path which runs the full length of the island but the real focus of this quaint fishing village is gorgeous Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, and fantastic fishing for all ages. Cayo Costa State Park can be reached by private boat or ferry. Boca Grande Pass is the location of annual tarpon tournaments every June and is a brief 20 minute run by boat. You have to drive through Matlacha to get to Bokeelia so you already appreciated all the art galleries and restaurants (including Great Licks with home made ice cream!). Sit by the dock and watch the mullet jump in the canal while the egrets, herons, and osprey go fishing!



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Property Type

  • House
  • 1120 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have a strict no pet policy....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Pillow top mattress w quality linens...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Pillow top mattresses w quality linens...moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Dble pillow top futon w linens; Crib available on request...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Single level home, fully remodeled & tastefully furnished. Exceptionally clean. Pantry has basic paper goods & spices. Use of garden in season. Central heat/AC & several ceiling fans. On deep water canal with FREE dockage for up to 24 foot boat. On site parking for boat trailer. Deluxe fish cleaning station. Kayaks w/ accessories....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    5 minute boat idle speed to Charlotte Harbor...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Deep water canal with seawall....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    DR w seating for 6. Area opens on to the lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air. Also several ceiling fans...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full laundry room w some supplies available....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wireless....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Full linens....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    We have a double lot so there is plenty of room to park a boat trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Bath & kitchen towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full laundry room w some supplies available....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Including coffee filters, sugar....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots, pans, casserole dishes, mixer, blender, measuring cups/spoons, varied utensils for indoor or for grill use...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes & utensils w service for 6. Several serving bowls, platter. Lots of drinking glasses of various sizes. Wineglasses. Teapot. Coffeepot....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Large double sink which overlooks the canal....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Extensive spices, plastic wrap & sandwich bags, napkins, etc. Some condiments in the fridge....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Automatic ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 kayaks w paddles & life jackets...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Great outdoor seating under large Sunsetter awning...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Seasonal garden w tomatoes, peppers, herbs...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Heated outdoor community pool 7 mi from the house...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SUMMER 2016
Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$110
$625
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140
$3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Cleaning fee for 1-4 $100

Notes:

No additional charge for boat docking or trailer parking. Cancellations up to 30 days before arrival date with refund minus credit card processing fees.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fort Myers (RSW)
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lazy Flamingo 2 mi. Bert's Bar in Matlacha. Etc
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Tropic Star
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Alden Pines
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lazy Flamingo Restaurant & Bar
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Cayo Costa - by personal boat or ferry

Car: Necessary

Public boat ramp 2 streets away (0.25 mi), marina close by for power boat rental.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Robert grew up in Bokeelia and after years away from 'home' was able to return to southwest Florida. He loves being back on the water & goes fishing on the boat every chance he gets! We live 'in town', aka Fort Myers so are close by!

Why the Owner Chose Bokeelia, FL, USA:
This home was completely remodeled & updated after Hurricane Charley blew through in 2004. A lot of attention to detail was put into the renovation and it has been on the rental market since 2008. We now have guests returning for the 8th year in a row. Our guests rave about the peaceful location, the cleanliness, and how well appointed the house is - down to the wine bottle opener! Everything is on one level so there are no stairs to climb.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Outstanding salt water fishing - flats, inshore, & off shore; kayaking, sailing, boating, scuba diving. Tennis. Bike riding. Peace and quiet. Nature walks. Boat tours. Randell Research Center for Calusa Indian history & archeology. Bird watching. Shelling & swimming on barrier islands. Nature preserves. Sunset cruises on the Gulf. Mangoes, Key limes & other tropical fruit grown on the island. Museum of the Islands. Golf Course 2 miles away with 20+ other courses in the area. Many restaurants accessible by boat or car. The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail in minutes. Marina nearby for boat rentals. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Edison Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Cheeseburger in Paradise?? No further than Cabbage Key!


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • One of many feathered neighbors

    One of many feathered neighbors

  • Nellie's Nest canal side.  Plenty of room to tie up your boat!  Room up to 24'.

    Nellie's Nest canal side. Plenty of room to tie up your boat! Room up to 24'.

  • Kitchen with electric stove, fridge & freezer w ice maker, microwave, dishwasher

    Kitchen with electric stove, fridge & freezer w ice maker, microwave, dishwasher

  • Looking out from the DR table. 2 extra chairs in the closet.

    Looking out from the DR table. 2 extra chairs in the closet.

  • Looking from LR towards bathroom & 2nd BR.  Large flat screen TV.

    Looking from LR towards bathroom & 2nd BR. Large flat screen TV.

  • Den & a favorite recliner :)

    Den & a favorite recliner :)

  • Master bedroom w comfy queen size bed.  Closet & full dresser not shown.

    Master bedroom w comfy queen size bed. Closet & full dresser not shown.

  • 2nd BR w Tommy Bahama headboards & very comfy beds

    2nd BR w Tommy Bahama headboards & very comfy beds

  • 2nd bathroom with easy step in shower.

    2nd bathroom with easy step in shower.

  • Fish Cleaning Station...you have to catch your own fish!

    Fish Cleaning Station...you have to catch your own fish!

  • The only thing missing is you!

    The only thing missing is you!

  • Welcome to Nellie's Nest!  Painted by friend & island artist Mel Meo.

    Welcome to Nellie's Nest! Painted by friend & island artist Mel Meo.

  • Front of the house with native Dune Sunflowers in bloom

    Front of the house with native Dune Sunflowers in bloom

  • View from the lanai across the canal

    View from the lanai across the canal

  • Kitchen & dining area.  Sunshine in from the lanai.

    Kitchen & dining area. Sunshine in from the lanai.

  • Furniture with a tropical flair in the living room.  Note terrazzo floors.

    Furniture with a tropical flair in the living room. Note terrazzo floors.

  • Den with pillow top futon, small flat screen TV

    Den with pillow top futon, small flat screen TV

  • Main bathroom with large step in shower.  Safety rails by toilet & in shower.

    Main bathroom with large step in shower. Safety rails by toilet & in shower.

  • Master bedroom with desk for your laptop.  Free wireless.

    Master bedroom with desk for your laptop. Free wireless.

  • 2nd BR has a small dresser...but a large marine map!

    2nd BR has a small dresser...but a large marine map!

  • Full laundry facilities.  We keep 2 adult bikes in the utility room for your use

    Full laundry facilities. We keep 2 adult bikes in the utility room for your use

  • 2 kayaks ready to go.  Paddles & lifejackets inside.

    2 kayaks ready to go. Paddles & lifejackets inside.

  • White Bird of Paradise

    White Bird of Paradise

  • Sunset from Bokeelia fishing pier

    Sunset from Bokeelia fishing pier

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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