About the property
- House1500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-9)
This secluded island home, offers comfort in a tropical wilderness environment, on the unbridged 2,000 acre Cayo Costa Island State Park. The home is 1,500 sq.ft. with 1,000 sq.ft. of decks. The home is off the power grid and is powered by solar/inverter (AC power) and propane. The first floor of this elevated home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with two outside showers. There is a large deck connecting the two bedrooms that have king size beds. All of the first floor has Gulf views above the palm trees and the island. The second story sleeping room and upper deck has the best 360 views on the island of the Gulf, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor and the entire island. You have quick access to the beach 300 yard in front of house by walking or taking one of two all terrain vehicles to the healing waters of the Gulf of Mexico and 9 miles of deserted sandy beach where there is world class fishing, shelling, birding and dolphin watching. Manatees can also be observed around the island from land or kayak. Or you can just slow down and listen to the natural sounds of the island sitting 50 feet above sea level on the upper deck. House comes with dock on the bayside see map Marker B. Owner can provide round trip transport from the airport and to the island (boat fee $175). Rates are for 6 people, and $25 extra/night for each person over 6 staying at the house.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Daniel Trescott
I am a native Floridian from Miami. I starting boating and fishing at 8 years old in the canals near my house. So boating to Cayo Costa is a perfect fit and is always an adventure. I am an urban and regional planner and had been working for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council in Fort Myers for the last 28 years and the State of Florida in prior years. Now I semi-retired from the state and work part time for Trescott Planning Solutions my consulting firm and Cayo Costa Island Adventures. I have raised my son and daughter in Fort Myers and Cayo Costa. Island life has changed our lives. Being in the natural environment of this tropical island removes the stress in one's life.
Daniel Trescott purchased this House in 1997
Why Daniel Trescott chose Captiva
I have been all over coastal Florida with my jobs and Cayo Costa by far is the largest undeveloped barrier island in the State. This island is remote in that it is six mile from the nearest mainland connection on rural Pine Island. The island is 40 minutes from my house in Fort Myers and 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store. Being the only person on the beach for miles was one of the main reasons I built the house.
What makes this House unique
The house has been called a luxury wilderness beach house. It has most of the modern conveniences in a home in a very remote location. You will be staying on a real island with no connections to the mainland. You will have quick access to 9 miles of natural beach (300 yards in front of house) where shelling, beach-combing and swimming are some of the best in the world. There is easy access to catch snook, redfish, trout, whiting, pompano, mullet, cobia, snapper, flounder and grouper. World class fishing for tarpon off the beach or in Boca Grande Pass at the north end of the island. An uncrowded life with peace and quiet might be the best benefit of all.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 1:30 PM
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Dan is very accommodating and easy to work with. We were grateful for the blender he willingly provided when I only asked if one was available. We loved the peace we were able to have as well as the great 4 wheelers provided to tour the island. We will return! Thanks Dan!
Thank you for the excellent review. I needed to have a blender at the house and appreciate the incentive to bring it. I look forward to seeing you all again.
Wow! What a great time we had as a family! The setting is awesome and the beach is loaded with beautiful seashells. We caught fish in the lagoon and visited the state park at the end of the island. House was lovely and had a great view from the deck on top. Dan was a very accommodating and delightful host. We hope to return again next year for another awesome adventure. A really unique and delightful getaway.
Thank you for nice review. Glad you caught fish and ate them and shelling was excellent. If you come next time please make me another seahorse shell arrangement on the ground in a place that I can see it for a long time. Also, I wanted to clarify in your review that the state park you referred to is the ranger station for the island park. You were in the park everywhere you went. The island is 2,000 acres with only about 40 acres scattered around that is left in private ownership.
Relaxing Get Away
This place is amazing! We feel like we are the only ones on the beach and island. Great place to get away and unplug from the busy 9-5 job.
It truly is amazing and thank you for visiting the sixth time every December.
Absolute Paradise very accomodating.
Everything you need to enjoy a natural paradise.
Shortest review I ever received, but exactly to the point. Thank you.
Quiet solitude in the jungle with beautiful beach
Property manager was friendly, nice ,and responsive to questions beforehand. Did not need to contact him during our stay because there were no problems, but he was easily reachable by text. House was much too spacious for 2 people and 2 small dogs (not a bad thing). It was clean with the expected bug here and there as it is the middle of the jungle. We only saw 1 other person during our stay so pretty much had a 7 mile beach to ourselves. Fishing was fun. ATVs were well maintained and easy to move them through puddles (there were a few because of a recent hurricane). Although I wanted to, I did not see an alligator. The number of eagles flying around the house all day long was astounding. One of the bald eagles perched on the top deck when we weren't using it. Not really negatives that I can think of. I would love to come back some day when we have children. This place would be a dream come true for a family who likes the outdoors with comfortable secure living at night.
Excellent review and eagle report thank you very much.
Loved this place. We went in July and our biggest worry before arriving was the temp. Not a problem at all. Stayed plenty cool in the house even in the middle of the day. Slept great too. Plenty of things to do and see and the house has everything you need. My only tip would be to take plenty plenty of Off and maybe a thermacell. We typically do not do return trips since there are so many places in the world to go but we would consider this place for another visit. Tropical atmosphere without a passport. Owner was great too!
Thank you for the very nice review and the “tropical atmosphere without a passport” comment. People say it's like leaving the country. I have never tried a thermacell but I will soon. Bugs vary depending on where you are on the island and time of day during the summer. Since the first floor of house is up so high at tree top level, normally no bugs on the porch during the day or most nights. I hope you visit again.
Park headquarters has small gift shop with ice and other basic items. Bikes and kayaks can also be rented. Nearby Cabbage Key also has small gift shop and restaurant. Useppa Island also nearby has a historical museum on life of Caloosa Indians. North Captive has small store. Pine Island is 6 miles away by boat and is connected to the mainland where everything is available within 15 minutes to an hour including the International Airport. Visitors coming by airplane owner can provide transport from airport to grocery store and then marina for water taxi provided by owner to Cayo Costa home.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. $325-$350/night - $2,100-$2,275/wk (7 nights) for 6 people $25/night extra for each person over 6 staying at home $50/night pet fee Renter can buy $2,500 of property damage protection for $59 nonrefundable or pay a refundable $500 damage deposit