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Stay In The Cottage For An Everglades Experience Like No Other

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and sofa bed in private setting, sleeps 8

Our lovely Purple Cottage is located at the corner of School Drive and Camellia Street, which is one of the liveliest areas in Everglades City. This cozy little cottage will keep you close, within walking distance in fact, to all of Everglades City's major attractions and also to its local color, because of its awesome location near all the fish houses found along the Barron River.

Our cottage features an open floor concept for the kitchen, common room and living room. Play billiards while you're waiting for dinner, or watch TV and the kids play in the living room as you prepare breakfast. Kitchen features a built-in island with breakfast counter, subway tiles, and stainless steal appliances. Common room and living room features an old, Florida plantation style decor and furniture.

The bedrooms are located towards the north end of the house, overlooking Camellia Street. The master suit includes a large queen and a large ensuit bathroom featuring a shower and large spa-like tub. Laundry room is also located in this area. Nearby is another bedroom which features two full beds, and is close to a small bathroom with toilet, shower and sink. There is a sofa bed.

Our cottage has WiFi, cable, and TVs in every room. There's also a lovely terrace outside with a BBQ grill and seating area where you can sit and enjoy your paper or read your guide book before you begin your tour of Everglades City! We do welcome children and elderly people on our property, but we will note that the home is not child proof, and some of the steps, including one in between the common room and the living room/kitchen area, might not be a good idea if you have handicapped people and/or people with limited mobility traveling with you. However, if you watch the kids and the elderly individuals traveling with you and tell them to be careful, you'll be just fine! The intimate set up at our cottage is the perfect place if you want to relax and reconnect with your long ones during your vacation!

For a vacation rental in Everglades City, you can't beat our location! We are located next to everything you want to see: the historic homes, the fish houses and well-known restaurants like Camellia Street Grill, Triad Seafood and Sweet Mayberry's Cafe and Gifts, the Museum of the Everglades, City Hall, the Rod and Gun Club, many of the airboat tours like Speedy's and Captain Doug's, kayak tours like the ones at The Ivy House, and McLeod Park, which is a great place to take the kids to unwind or to play a game of tennis or basketball.

If you want to go to Chokoloskee to visit the restaurant we own, Havana Cafe, see Smallwood Store, see Everglades National Park, or rent or charter a boat, we are a short 2-5 minute drive. To go to Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades Adventure Tours, Wootens and the other sites in Ochopee, you are about a 10-15 minute drive away. We are an hour's drive east of Naples, a 45 minute drive east of Marco Island, and a two hour drive west of Miami.

If you want an Everglades City experience like no other, our Purple Cottage vacation rental will surely do the trick! Please book your visit with us today! Note: Currently we sleep six, but we are getting ready to add more beds so that we can sleep 14! Please stay tuned!

Onsite: 2 bikes and a golf cart.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We are a fun-loving couple who have lived in the Everglades City area for about two decades now. We own a very popular restaurant, called Havana Cafe, and my husband works as a grouper fisherman. We use some of his catch at the restaurant.

Owner/Manager purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Owner/Manager chose Florida South West

We liked the location and wanted to become landlords so when we noticed that this property was available, we immediately bought it! When we bought the house, the exterior was painted a bright yet deep lavender color, which earned it the nickname "The Purple House" from everyone in town. We painted the exterior a different color, and also spent an excruciating yet fruitful year remodeling the house.

What makes this cottage unique

We just loved the location because it really is close to everything, which made us think that it would be a great rental property. The grocery store, post office, restaurants, gas station, museums, kayak rental companies, and historic buildings are all within walking distance. We just remodeled it too and we just love how it looks now! We think you will too!


Everglades City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom 1: This is the primary bathroom of the house, accessible both en-suite from the master and from a door located behind the couch in the living room. This bathroom features a large, comfy jetted tub, a tiled shower stall with a glass door, a toilet, his/her sink, plenty of coat hangers and towels, and a linen closet. Please note that the laundry room is also located in this bathroom, behind two wooden, folding doors. Bathroom 2: Much smaller than the master bathroom, this bathroom still has a lot despite its visual appearance as a half bath. It contains a shower stall, a toilet, a sink, and a small tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Nook - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1: Relax and unwind in our mater suite, which features a large, comfy queen-size bed, an LCD TV set, a small seating area, a dresser, walk-in closet and a very large, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2: This bedroom features an LCD TV, two double twin beds, a small bed stand, a dresser, and a small closet. This bedroom does not feature a door, but does have a curtain that you can open and close for that extra privacy. There is a small bathroom next door to it. Bedroom 3: Located next to the entrance, the sofa in the common room pulls out into a day bed. This room features a television set, a billiards table, plenty of seating, and access to the kitchen and living room. The nearest bathroom is the master suite bathroom, which has a door located behind the couch in the living room. Bedroom 4: This sofa in the living room also pulls out into a daybed. This room features an LCD television set, plenty of seating and access to the common room and kitchen.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Stay In The Cottage For An Everglades Experience Like No Other
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

Nice, roomy and clean.

  • 4 of 5

This little cottage was nice and in a good location. Stayed with a group of five and had plenty of room. Owner's were very nice and responsive to any questions that I had. Would recommend this place for anyone who is looking for a nice comfortable place to stay in Everglades city.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Spot, Great house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and was exactly what we expected. The owners do a great job preparing and having everything ready.,

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house - much better than the photos.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, well equipped and nicely decorated. Had the use of 2 bikes for the stay. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, accomodating

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week here. The owners are very accommodating and always available for assistance. They are lovely people and their restaurant Havana Cafe is great! The cottage is airy, well appointed, clean and comfortable. We will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Christmas get away.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent place. Quiet and peaceful. Perhaps air conditioning was set a bit too low. Overall it exceeded our expectations.Very clean and comfortable. Much larger than photos suggest. Thanks for the coffee!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm super happy you enjoyed the home and coffee. Have a great New Year!
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Everglades Airpark
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Oyster House
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
The Rookery at Marco
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Miami Station 8303 NW 37th Avenue, Miami, FL33141
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
HW 29
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Camellia Street Grill
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
waterski off of TigerTail Beach
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Tigertail Beach
Car: necessary

Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve are within a 5-15 minutes driving distance. For more options, drive to nearby Naples, Marco Island, and Fort Myers.


Rates & Availability

Everglades City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125

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.
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