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Waterfront home with pool moments away from open water

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 1/2 BA with gourmet kitchen, ice machine, boat lift, pool/spa, grill

Feel the baybreeze! Come and enjoy our 3BR/ 2 1/2 BA deep water canal front home located on the southern tip of Pine Island. Whether it's

-Boating to nearby beaches such as Picnic Island, Sanibel, Captiva, Cayo Costa,

-Fishing in Tarpon Bay and surrounding areas,

-Biking to nearby restaurants and nature trails,

-Or simply Relaxing in and around our new pool with waterfall and spa while your fresh catch cooks on the grill in the outdoor kitchen,

We have everything you need for a perfectly relaxing stay in beautiful sunny Southwest Florida.

More Details

Jeni Dyess
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Jeni Dyess

My husband and I are SW FL natives, and have lived here our whole lives. We love this area and couldn't imagine living anywhere else! Our main business in in agriculture, and our home is inland rural LaBelle. We are a mixed marriage- I'm an FSU grad and he UF. But the rivalry has worked out so far. :-)

Jeni Dyess purchased this house in 2009

Why Jeni Dyess chose St James City

We both enjoy the water and were looking for a getaway close enough to escape on the weekends, with the atmosphere that would take us away from 'the grind'. We found it in the quaint fishing community of St. James City! My husband had grown up fishing this area, and was eager to get back to his roots so to speak. I grew up vacationing on the gulf beaches, and love that some of the most native and unspoiled areas are only a short boat ride away from our house. As soon as you go over the bridge in Matlacha, you breath in the salt air and exhale all the stresses away.

What makes this house unique

When we saw this house, it was a wow factor. I love how you see water as soon as you walk in the front door. The location is fantastic, a true diamond in the rough! After much tender love & care, we are happy with the result, and hope you enjoy our vacation home as much as we do!


St James City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - 1/2 bath located downstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Space for an inflatable mattress as well.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • swimming


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront home with pool moments away from open water
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Property is spacious and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Had great vacation with family over Easter. House was spacious and comfortable and had everything we needed. Rented boat that was delivered to back canal. We were able to explore beaches with ease. Had wonderful time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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August 2017 - family of 4 with dog

  • 4 of 5

This property was really nice - especially the pool, outdoor kitchen and canal views. We stayed for 2 weeks during low season and actually relaxed. Beds were comfortable and kitchen well stocked. St james city was further by car from beaches than we expected but we traveled to several nice ones. We did not have a boat but brought our 9 year old springer spaniel who loved vacationing too.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakeland, Florida

Great property. Convenience and style.

  • 4 of 5

Jeni and Jason have given much thought to what is required to support a couple of weeks of coastal living in style. The spa and pool with full cooking Tiki Bar make those end of day adventures on the water relaxing and comfortable. The convenience of the ice machine was a fishing bonus. The well appointed kitchen and open dining had the perfect accommodations for my family to spend time together, yet lot's of private space in the upstairs for down time. Our two weeks flew by, but the family memories will last forever.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay on Baybreeze

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the wonderful experience of staying at this property for February and March 2017 and loved this home. The house had a dream kitchen with commercial stove and refrigerator and all the rooms were beautifully furnished and very clean. The best feature of this property was the awesome pool, spa, and tiki bar featuring gas grill with granite bar tops. Loved observing the eagles nest that was close by and all the pelicans and numerous birds, along with manatees and dolphins in the canal. Loved our stay and hated to leave--hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation home that welcomes you!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and her boyfriend stayed in this lovely home. The kitchen has literally everything you need to make any meal you desire. The home is beautiful - pictures are spot on but I still don't feel they do the home justice. The home is very tastefully decorated and gorgeous! We rent a home based on the outdoor features and this home has topped all the rentals we've stayed at! It has an amazing outdoor grill, waterfall, and hot tub. Jason and Jeni really went all out!!

St James City is a very laid back area with some wonderful casual restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You are 20 minutes from Matlacha and 30 minutes from Cape Coral. It's the perfect location for a vacation home.

Jeni and Jason were a text or phone call away and yet left us to our privacy. They were great to work with when booking the home and during our stay.

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home!!

We are ready to book this home again for next year!!! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ft Denaud

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, Awesome Pool, Cool Home and the Wife is Hot!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW) Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Woody's Waterside
Car: necessary

St. James City & surrounding areas offer something for everyone! Spend a day on the water boating or fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches accessible by boat, or lounging on a raft in the warm Gulf waters. Stop in for lunch on Cabbage Key, right past the old Fish houses. Don't forget to save some lettuce for the resident Gopher Tortoises.

Bike to nearby Galt Preserve and take a walk on the trails. Pine Island Paradise Paddling Day Tours is only a few streets over on 8th, and offers a variety of tour options for kayak or paddle board.

Is listening to music your thing? Woody's, Ragged Ass, Lo Key Tiki, and Froggys all offer live entertainment, cold libations, and some great food! Check the local Pine Island paper (delivered on Wednesdays) for the weekly lineup. Waterfront Restaurant is also a good nearby place for lunch. Ragged Ass offers up great pizza and breakfast too.

Spend a day in Matlacha browsing the various galleries and shops. Have lunch at the Blue Dog or Olde Fish House, save room for homeade ice cream at Great Licks. End your day with a drink and more good food at Micelli's, where they have live music every night on the back patio. Bert's Bar is another great spot to drop in for a drink!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Boat Lift $200
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $150

Monthly utilities capped at $40.00 for water and $300.00 for electric.
There is a Boat Lift usage fee of $200/stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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