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Inspiring Sunsets Over Gulf; Beautiful Mangrove Preserve

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

'The Skyhawk Retreat' is a newly refurnished, fifth floor listing in luxury Vista Del Sol. It commands sweeping western views over Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf. Evening plans often revolve around the spectacular sunsets that fill the sky like great paintings...unique every night, enjoyed from the double-lanai or anywhere in the living area or master bedroom. (Even from the well-equipped kitchen!)

During the day, the view includes the peaceful flow of watercraft through the mouth of the Marina, some on their way to nearby islands like Captiva, Gasparilla and Cayo Costa or through the Boca Grande Pass. Another bonus vista is the Mangrove preserve, a Florida coastal treasure. It is peaceful and serene, yet lives up to its 'Natures Nursery' billing and offers fascinating glimpses, and sounds, of the many wildlife that make this home. And if you want to catch an amazing morning sunrise, both guest bedrooms look eastward over the resort palm trees.

Inside, the creative retreat continues in clean, contemporary styling, furnished with original, abstract fine art inspired by the surroundings. There is plenty of relaxing room, over 1,600 sf. Furniture, beds, fans, lighting, and accessories are brand new.

Sleep 6 in 3 bedrooms with ease: a Master King, Queen guest, and a flexible Daybed Twin/King guest. An overflow twin cot is also provided. All bedrooms have large walk-in closets. The private Master suite features direct access to the double-lanai and an over-sized bathroom with double vanity, separate soaking tub and walk-in shower. Laundry room with washer, dryer and storage closet are also provided. For entertainment the living room offers a 46' Samsung flat screen HDTV with DirecTV, a Blu-Ray DVD, Sound Bar, wireless Wi-fi access, and streaming blue-tooth music services. The master bedroom has a 32' LCD HDTV.

This is a secure building with one under-building reserved parking place assigned to this condo unit. Rolling carts for luggage or groceries are next to the parking with secure entrance to the building lobby and elevators.

The condo is minutes away from every boaters dream, with incredible sailing or power cruising. And it doesn't get any better for saltwater anglers...snook, redfish, pompano, trout, cobia, and some of the best tarpon fishing anywhere. Kayaking is also popular along the mangrove-lined shorelines and tunnel 'trails'. Burnt Store Marina welcomes all boaters, and can accommodate vessels up to 100-feet, with deepwater wet slips, dry boat storage, and ramp. Overlooking the marina, full dining service is provided at Cas Cay restaurant.

For the golfers, a beautiful 27-hole executive course is available in the resort with restaurant and an activities club. The greater Ft Meyers area provides many other public golfing options, too.

Exercise with a walk around Prosperity may see manatee and dolphins in the marina and surrounding channel. Biking, tennis, and a fitness club are also featured in this 600 acre gated resort.

If beach fun is on the menu, the area has popular options in every direction...Sanibel, Captiva, Ft Meyers, Venice, Gasparilla, Punta Gorda and Sarasota.

Or just ride the elevator down to enjoy quiet time in the building's private heated pool and jacuzzi/spa. It's beautifully landscaped, with a lighted, gas grill barbecue area for the perfect outdoor evening meal.

Burnt Store Marina Resort is the perfect get away vacation. A peaceful and friendly retreat with many on-site amenities, but near enough for shopping (Tanger and Miromar outlet malls), beaches, and international airport service at Ft Meyers.

With all of this, a stay at The Skyhawk Retreat...well, don't be surprised if you forget what day it is!

More Details

Rick Gall
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Rick Gall

We are Rick & Deborah, live in Franklin,TN, our base for running an art business which has taken us all over the country (Deborah's the artist). I can paint, too...walls.

Rick Gall purchased this condo in 2012

Why Rick Gall chose Burnt Store

We have a natural draw back to Florida, due to lots of family in southwest and central areas of the state, and having met each other while living in Tampa. We found Burnt Store Marina while staying in the area for regional art shows. We love that it is 'off the beaten and crowded path' and find Vista Del Sol truly inspiring and relaxing. It has it all.

What makes this condo unique

The combination of sunsets, sky, and sea are amazing. The mangrove preserve fascinating. The boating and fishing world-class. The community safe, secure and friendly. The amenities complete, and the entire southwest coastal Florida location (Naples, Ft Meyers, Punta Gorda, Venice, Sarasota) is a treasure...with Burnt Store Marina just one of the jewels.

The condo name? Retreat...check. Beautiful sky...check. And one particularly friendly hawk impressed us.

The Skyhawk Retreat. Come stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much, Rick! You have a beautiful place! I loved all of your

wife's artwork! And my grandson who's 7 had a great time taking me into each room to show me all of it! We're so thankful that your condo was available the week that we needed it!
Mar 2017
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Burnt Store Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Separate deep soaking tub
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Walk-in closet
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Walk-in closet, lanai access
    Guest Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Pop-up daybed as single king or 2 twin configuation
  • All brand new beds and bedding
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Inspiring Sunsets Over Gulf; Beautiful Mangrove Preserve
average rating of 4.866667 based on 19 reviews

Great location and style

  • 4 of 5

The guidance and instructions were beyond belief. We arrived and entered the Condo withourt a hitch. The Condo was immaculate and extremely convienent. It is always our objective to leave a spot as clean and organized as we arrive.... We certainly tried, but the Condo set a very high standard. The sunsets were beyond belief and, as a matter of fact, we are proceeding with a closing on a propewrty in Paradise Cove. It is our hope to meet Rick Gaul and personnaly express our apprecication.

Terry & Annabelle Lapotosky

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Terry, glad you guys found a future home. And that you loved the condo thank you for the great words. Gee, what did I need to do to get five stars instead of four? 😎😎
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Morristown, NJ, USA

A beautifully appointed and wonderfully clean Condominium, with a fantastic view of the Gulf sunset!

  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end, working with our hosts the Gall's was a great experience! Their Skyhawk Retreat, in Vista Del Sol, gives you the feeling of flying over the Mangrove, into a sweeping vista across the in-land waterway all the way out to the farthest barrier islands more than 10 miles out across the Charlotte Harbor bay. The broad natural view is really wonderful! The mosquito screened balcony, fully equipped with a selection of comfortable chairs and tables, gives you the perfect place to watch the sunset at the end of a relaxing day. Inside the condominium, every detail of the decor is lovely and beautifully cared for, with a modern, fully equipped kitchen, spacious family room and dining room, as well as a total of three very comfortable bed rooms. The Master Suite is fantastic, with its own direct access to the balcony and separate Master Bathroom. The entire Condominium is decorated with beautiful artwork and just feels luxurious, so you need to take the same good care of it the owners obviously do. The building has an excellent private pool and barbecue patio, complete with umbrellas, dining tables and lounge chairs on the ground floor, which throughout the July days we were there had full sun and gentle breezes all day. Nearby for a delicious lunch and dinner, there is the excellent Cass Cay restaurant at the yacht club (about three blocks away), with local entertainers providing music on the deck many evenings during the season. From the restaurant, there is a beautiful view of the harbor and the yachts coming and going. While there is a store, which sells some breakfast items at the yacht club, I would recommend preparing breakfast in the Condominium's kitchen. The Burnt Store Marina complex is a very quiet and restful setting, with ideal walking paths and friendly neighbors who were very pleasant to visit with. You can really experience the relaxation and recreation the community has to offer, in the luxury of this first class Condominium. I would love to stay with them again at the Skyhawk Retreat!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You folks were 5 star guests! Thank you for the great communication, for the above-and-beyond care, and the gracious comments. Most of all you enjoyed yourself and relaxed. You're the best and please please come again! Rick
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Nice comfortable condo

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and nicely appointed condo in beautiful sailing community with its own marina. The owner did an excellent job describing the condo, was responsive when booking, and provided good information on the condo and area. Everything was as expected and met the needs of my family of four.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Vista Del Sol

  • 4 of 5

This condo is a large 3 bedroom with plenty of space when sharing with another couple. Very comfortable and awesome views of sunsets. Great security and garage parking. Only negative is the pool isn't in the sun until mid afternoon.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tennis fans

  • 5 of 5

Best sunsets we've ever seen. Loved sitting in the large lanai, listening to the wildlife and neighbor blowing a conch when the sun was no longer visible. The condo had everything you could ask for and more. Very nicely furnished and comfortable. We took a walk around the marina which was glorious on a bright sunny day. Enjoyed downtown Punta Gorda, Bonita Springs, beaches, etc. Highly recommend, and would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Trying to extend summer

  • 5 of 5

When I let friends know that I was coming down for a few days, they advised me to check the availability at Vista Del Sol. And I'm glad they did! The condo was exactly as pictured. It was clean, spacious, and quiet. And the staff was super courteous! In the future, when I'm back in the area, I'll be staying here.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tanger Outlet Center
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"Handy access to International Airport."
Inn at the Beach
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Southwest International Airport, Ft Meyers, FL
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Burnt Store Golf and Activity Club
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cass Cay
Nearest Beach
32 Miles
Ft Meyers Beach
Car: recommended

Boat charters of all kinds available in the Burnt Store Marina.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Service after Check-out $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Add 11% Florida Sales & Lodging Tax
50% Initial Payment for reservation confirmation.
Final Payment due 30 days prior to Check-in date.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.