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Waterfront home with pool moments away from open water

Saint James City, FL, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms0
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay14 nights

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.


Jeni Dyess

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Mar 30, 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 Saint 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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Space for an inflatable mattress as well.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double


        • 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
          1/2 bath located downstairs

          Location Type

            • Waterfront
              Our home is located on a deep water canal moments from the Intracoastal waterway between Sanibel and Pine Islands. Closest beach is a short boat ride out our canal and hang a left to Picnic Island.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          There are several exercise and Yoga DVDs, as well as mat and dumbbells in coat closet downstairs.
                        • Garage
                          Large ice machine perfect for filling your boat coolers. Extra fridge.
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                          Wifi available
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Dryer in garage.
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Pull out couch to Queen bed.
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          Beach towels for pool located in bin near back door.
                        • Washing Machine
                          Washing Machine in garage.


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              The large Gourmet kitchen is a cook's dream. Featuring stainless steel counter tops & appliances.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Feel free to use pantry items. We do ask if you use something up during your stay, kindly replace it for the next guest.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large sub zero fridge.
                            • Stove
                              Viking gas stove with griddle and convection oven.
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Additional table in living area seats 4. There are also tray tables, and 4 seats at the kitchen bar.
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      If you take a book, please leave another in its place.
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Living Room & Master Bedroom have DVD players.
                                    • Games
                                      You will find an assortment of Board Games and puzzles in the living room.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Direct TV with DVR
                                    • Stereo
                                    • Television
                                      2 TVs: Living Room downstairs and Master Bedroom upstairs.
                                    • Video Library
                                      We do have a few resident DVDs. There is also a Redbox located at the Winn Dixie on the Island.


                                        • Bicycles
                                          There are 2 mountain bikes in the garage, as well as an air compressor to inflate tires.
                                        • Boat
                                          Boat lift available, $200 usage fee.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          There are several kayak rental places in St James City. Check Hospitality page for recommendations.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Grill your fresh catch in the outdoor kitchen.


                                            • limited accessibility

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Rafts for pool located in outdoor kitchen cabinet.


                                                    • 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

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 12:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  6 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Property is spacious and well maintained

                                                                  Martha S.

                                                                  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!

                                                                  August 2017 - family of 4 with dog

                                                                  Susan C.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Great property. Convenience and style.

                                                                  Bill T.Lakeland, Florida

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Wonderful stay on Baybreeze

                                                                  Barb Z.

                                                                  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.

                                                                  Beautiful vacation home that welcomes you!!


                                                                  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!!! :)

                                                                  Awesome place!

                                                                  DerkFt Denaud

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


                                                                  Saint James City, FL, USA

                                                                  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

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

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

                                                                  6 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                                  Property # 819645