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Villa Baloo- Pine Island - Exotic Charming PoolVilla on Stilts

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

You will quickly become a part of American everyday life with friendly islanders

Villa Baloo combines exotic pool villa in a tropical palm tree garden.

Villa Baloo is a two-story pool villa on stilts in a park like setting with rich tropical vegetation, with palm trees and walk ways covered with shells on over 2000 square meters.

The villa has 4 bedrooms total 8 beds - 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor + 2 baths (3 king size double beds and one bedroom (2 twin beds) on the first floor + 1 Bath.

Three bathrooms on two floors. Open bright floor plan with large windows. Large living room with dining area for 8 people, and panoramic windows to the garden. Do not miss the slideshow below.

Kitchen with granite benches, dining area with a view only to be found in the Caribbean. The kitchen is well equipped. Digital Cable TV with over 100 channels, Internet with Free WiFi. 2 bikes in the shed for your enjoyment. Additional bikes are available for rent 5 minutes from the house.

In the exotic garden grows coconuts, grapefruit, pineapple, and bananas, freely for the house guests to pick.

Villa Baloo is perfect for those who want to relax in a tropical setting. The garden is different from most with exotic trees and fruits and colorful flowers lining the walkways and giant butterflies. Yet only minutes by car to the nearest shops and restaurants with live music. The restaurants are overlooking the canals and the Gulf of Mexico.

A stone's throw from Villla Baloo are many nice, cozy fish restaurants. Waterfront Restaurant with live music is one of them. Do not miss the ice cream stand: Great Licks Ice Cream

From Pine Island Marina are many different 'Boat-Taxi' which at 20 minutes takes you to Sanibel Island with miles of sandy beaches.

Or how about a visit to the ancient Indian island of Cabbage Key restaurant, jungle walk and watch tower. NOTE: Save the salad and feed the wild turtles.

Pine Island is only an hour from the international airport in Fort Myers - 20 min from Cape Coral, but was long an unknown 'hideaway'.

Pine Island , the largest island close to Cape Coral in the Gulf of Mexico. With 30,000 visitors / year, it is an island with a rich folklore.

The green island with exotic vegetation of pineapple, mangroves, coconut palms, banana trees and colorful giant butterflies are characterized by a relaxed atmosphere. You will quickly become a part of American everyday life with friendly islanders who gladly share their island hideaways.

Welcome to our peace of Paradise.

More Details

Property Manager
Susanne Perstad
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, swedish, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017


3.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Villa Baloo- Pine Island - Exotic Charming PoolVilla on Stilts
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

A hidden treasure

  • 5 of 5

My family and I arrived to a very charming, well equipped vacation home. It was nicely decorated. It was spacious and roomy. The bedrooms all were roomy and had large beds. The kitchen was well stocked. The dining areas accommodated a large group. The outside porch areas also had many seating areas. Both for large groups as well as few small cozy areas. There were hidden treasures all over the grounds, fruit trees, blooming plants and many well matured palm trees. We arrived at the end of tropical season so the fruit trees had just a few offerings. The grounds were slightly overgrown and the paths were less than perfect but I was enthralled around most every turn of the garden. It was also very nice that they had books on the history of the local area as well as books on the fruit and garden vegetation!! I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys being "off the beaten" path and interested in a tiny piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Keine Luxusvilla !

  • 2 of 5

Wir haben schon für weniger Geld schöner + sauberer gewohnt. Die Verwalterin spricht entgegen der Angaben kein deutsch und hat sich vor Ort nicht blicken lassen. Von Luxus kann hier keine Rede sein. Unsauber und ungepflegt, besonder der Garten und dies bei überhöhten Reinigungsgebühren. Sehr viele Sandmücken, defekte Poolpumpe und ein durchgerosteter Grill. Der Vermieter hat sich zu den Beanstandungen nicht geäußert. Schade, daher unser Fazit: Dieses Haus ist seinen Preis nicht wert - wir werden nicht wiederkommen!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guests, Property manager replied via email in German and are available in Cape Coral, 30 minutes from Pine Island. We always email a welcome email and ask guests to come back if there is something that is not to their liking. This guest got a $50 discount already during the reservation of the villa for the cleaning fee of $250. The property manager has been in touch with the guest 3 times. Welcome email March 2, the guests arrived everything was fine. March 12 - the guest wanted to stay longer but was unfortunately denied longer stay because of new guest arrival, March 15 - we had a leak in the pool pump was down for 1 day - was fixed March 16. Guests depart March 17. Then we've got this review? Cleaning issue: 3 towels/chlorine spots and a missing seam, a spider web up in a corner of a window which could have happened during the guests 14 night stay, garden – it is a palm tree garden with lots of different tropical fruit trees, bushes, flowers etc. Would have been nice if they send an email reg. these minor issues. Reg. sand flies/no-see–ums. No-see-ums are common in the whole North America, Australia, etc. Both lanais are in the pool cage and one of the lanais is also under roof.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Woody´s and Watrefront Restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Woody´s and Watrefront Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Tropical Point - small beach
Car: necessary

Beautiful kayak trails, biking, boating, great restaurants, sight seeing to outer islands such as Sanibel Island, Captiva Islands, Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa State Park for their famous shelling,


Rates & Availability

St James City House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
7 - 8 people
Nov 15 2015 - May 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

The deposit is 20% at the time of reservation.

80% to be paid in full 60 days before arrival.

Cancellation more than 60 of arrival - all money back.

Between 60 - 30 days - the deposit is forfeited.

Cancellation 30 days or less - all money forfeited.

20% Extra for Christmas/New Year and Easter.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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St James City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2486 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom on 2nd floor with master bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bedroom 2 share a full bath with bedroom 3, on the 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Share a full bath with bedroom 2.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Bedroom 4 on the first floor with 2 twin and a bathroom.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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