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Last Minute January Specials!!! $119 Per Night!!!

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Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

Canal Front Large Efficiency Units

Each unit consists of its own private, screened in lanai. Full kitchens with stove, fridge, microwave, dishes, coffee maker, queen size bed, futon, 40" flat screen TV, recliner, cable, wifi, personally controlled a/c and heat. On site laundry is available.

Back patio is shared by the guests with patio furniture, grills and a spa for guest's use. Dolphins and manatees have been spotted in the canal directly beneath our 160' of newly reconstructed dock.

Restaurants and bars are within walking distance of the resort. Many have live entertainment. A bike trail runs from one end of the island to the other.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Heather

Rick and Heather arrived in Saint James City in early January 2015 from Ontario, Canada and fell in love with the area. They knew they couldn’t leave the island without a place to call their own. The opportunity to purchase the Golden Palms Resort came up and they immediately knew this was the one. With Pine Island’s laid back lifestyle, it is a perfect place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. No high rises, big box stores and barely any fast food chains, this truly is Florida’s best kept secret.

Heather purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Heather chose Pine Island

With the old Florida charm apparent from the outside, the property lends itself to a simpler time when the pace was slow and relaxed. The view from the back can not be beat with all sizes of boats passing through during the day. Watching the sunrise from the private, screened in lanais truly feels like paradise.

What makes this apartment unique

Walking distance to restaurants and bars, boat launch directly across the street, The Golden Palms Waterfront Resort is situated in the ideal location for guests that like quick, easy access to amenities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Last Minute January Specials!!! $119 Per Night!!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Simple and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay this past week. Golden Palms was clean and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This unit had all the comforts of home. Very relaxed atmosphere, right across the street from the Low Key Tiki (which had great fish tacos also). We were able to keep the boat docked here. The place was very clean and had a comfortable bed and full kitchen. Beware of the no-see-ums at sunset, but that's anywhere on the island. Looking forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tampa, FL

Comfortable, clean, walking distance to restaurants

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a long weekend. We love Pine Island, it is truly a best kept secret. The room was clean and comfortable. It was so nice to have the boat at the dock. The deck was really nice with the chairs and piped in music. The owners are very nice and the gentlemen maintaining the premises was really nice as well. It was within walking distance of a few restaurants and bars. Great place to stay. We had a great time. Thank you Rick and Heather.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Commerce Township, MI

Comfortable, nice place to stay near town!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a week plus at the end of March 2016. This became one of our only options because we didn't decide to come to Pine Island until the middle of February and most properties were booked or required a longer minimum stay than the 9 days we had allocated. The room was clean and comfortable and very well maintained. The owners, Heather and Rick, were cordial and available when needed. The deck on the canal in back was very nice, complete with grills, piped in music and plenty of tables and chairs! The proximity to restaurants and bars was also a plus and allowed access on foot. The Golden Palms is a solid value in my book.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, comfortable, quiet and refreshing

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice time in St. James City. The near by nature trails and dining options made the trip pure pleasure. It was fun to have the private screened in porch to be outside and alone, as well as the group deck to mingle with other guests. Thank you to Heather and her husband for making our stay comfortable and fun. I recommend your resort for anybody trying to get away from real life for awhile to enjoy the sunny warm Florida nature and weather.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. It was so nice to meet you and your friends. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again should you venture this way. Heather & Rick
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Clean &Friendly

  • 5 of 5

Golden Palms is a very clean accomodation. The owners are on site and are very friendly and helpful. It was nice to be able to walk to the local bars.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you again! Rick & Heather
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers Intetnational
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Saint James City
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Cayo Costa Ferry
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Alden Pines
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Saint James City
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

Bars and restaurants are located within walking distance. Boat launch across the street. Local grocery store and other amenities are three miles away. Matlacha district is seven miles away.


Rates & Availability

Saint James City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January Specials
Jan 9 2017 - Jan 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Winter Rates
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer Rates
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

*Special rates for long term stays: $876.00/week, $2336.00/month *HIGH SEASON *$1782.00/month LOW SEASON* A credit card is required at time of check in for any damages that the guests, their friends or pets may incurr. A pet disclosure must be filled out upon check in. Pet Fees are $15/day $50/week $150/month. Management discretion to charge a $50.00 additional cleaning fee if room is left in an unreasonable condition. Weekly stays have a $25 cleaning fee. Monthly stays have a $100 cleaning fee. Boat dockage and trailer storage are an additional cost if required. Smoking in room fee $250

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Saint James City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 410 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full four piece bathroom with tub and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Large living area with queen bed.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sound/bay fishing

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