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Lovely updated house on water in Nettles Island Resort with short walk to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 14 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (sleeps 6) with 4 seat golf cart available for rent.

To check availability, please use only Saturday check in/check out days from mid December through April.

Soothing island colors and comfortable 'beach' decor will welcome you as you enter the cottage. A wall of windows in the family room and kitchen provides a serene view of the waterway and private dock on the quiet East seawall of Nettles Island. It is not uncommon to see dolphins in the morning, many varieties of birds, fish jumping out of the water and occasionally a manatee. The private dock for fishing or leisure time is just a few steps out the back sliding door.

You are welcome to use our bikes, beach and fishing equipment and rent the 4 seat golf cart during your visit. On the table you will find Guest Notebooks with lots of helpful information about the house, Nettles Island Resort and the surrounding communities including maps, things to do, restaurants, etc

Nearby are numerous activities and services available when you are ready to explore the Nettles Island community: 2 pools, hot tubs, beach and Beach Club, Marina, Clubhouse/ Recreation Center including sports facilities, inside and outside games, Gym, Stores, Restaurants, etc... all within walking distance.

Nettles Island is a resort community encompassing a 24-hour security gated neighborhood development between the saltwater Indian River Lagoon and the ocean and located between the Ft. Pierce inlet to the north and the St. Lucie inlet to the south.

The private and unspoiled beach and Nettles Island Beach Club heated pool, snack bar and restrooms with showers is 4 blocks away. Walking, bike riding and golf carts are the most common forms of transportation in the community. You are welcome to rent our 4 seat golf cart for $125/week or $300/month.

Bring your boat to explore the lagoon, spoil islands and inlets. You are welcome to tie up to the dock which is equipped to accommodate a 24 ft. boat. The boat lift is unavailable.

You can walk or jog for miles and miles along the gently sloping wide beach seeing very few people or bring a flashlight to the beach at night in the summer months and often observe the giant sea turtles come ashore to dig a nest in the sand and lay their eggs...but no touching allowed by law.

The Neighborhood: In the commercial center you will find a marina, beachwear shop, restaurant and best of all, The Village Grocer. There you will find groceries, baked goods, sandwiches, beer, wine, bait, rent fishing gear, rent movies, buy souvenirs or just have a nice chat with the locals.

At the other end of the development along the waterway, you will find the activity clubhouse (Rec Center) and lots to do: tennis, horseshoes, mini golf, shuffleboard, boccie ball, basketball, tot playground, larger heated pool with 2 hot tubs, kiddie pool and restaurant open for breakfast and lunch, workout room, pool & ping pong tables, arcade games, computers with internet and more.

The kitchen has all the major appliances and is fully stocked for cooking and dining. The adjoining family room has a 37' flat screen TV with a DVD player.

The larger bedroom (sea glass room) includes a comfortable queen bed, a small bathroom with a nice size shower, and a 32' flat screen TV. The second bedroom (mermaid room) also has a queen bed. The third bedroom (sea turtle room) has 2 twin beds. All bedrooms have closets and dressers. All rooms have ceiling fans and central A/C and heat.

The Dock: Walk a few steps out the back door to get a closer look at the boats slowly motoring by or cast a line and catch fresh fish for dinner. The dock has a built in bench along with portable table and chairs which make it a great place to fish, eat, read and relax while taking in the view. In the cooler months, open up the sliding door to enjoy the refreshing ocean breeze throughout the house.

Upon check in please review the Guest Notebook. The house will be stocked with approximately 2 days worth of necessities: toilet paper, tissues, soaps, shampoo for the bathrooms and dish soap, dishwasher soap, paper towels, trash bags and coffee in the kitchen. Stop in to the Village Grocer down the street or Publix supermarket to purchase food and necessities for the duration of your stay. All bed linens, towels (including beach towels) and kitchen towels are provided.

Please be aware that the seawall is very close to the back door. It is recommended that all renters, especially children, be able to swim. You will find a ladder and life ring on the dock, but these items may not be enough to prevent a drowning due to accidental fall ins.

Since we are close to the seawall, the cottage is up 4' feet; therefore, upon entering there are 8 steps up to the living area.

We know you will enjoy your stay. It is a wonderful place.

More Details


Nettles Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath has a large tiled shower and pedistal sink with cabinet and shelving over the toilet. The hall bathroom has a sink/cabinet with ample counter space and shower. There are no bathtubs in the bathrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedding is updated and replaced periodically in order to stay fresh. Mattresses are new in 2017 and very comfortable. All 3 bedrooms have central A/C closets, dressers and ceiling fans.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The house is 4 feet off the ground so once you enter through the front door you will find 8 steps leading up to the living areas of the house which are all on the same level. The seawall is very close to the back sliding door thus probably not suitable for very young children or non swimmers.


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Lovely updated house on water in Nettles Island Resort with short walk to beach
average rating of 4.925 based on 55 reviews

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Clean, nice furniture, excellent location. Plenty of room for 4 of us. Loved the water view. Would definitely do this again

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was exactly as shown in the brochures. It was very clean, well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our recent 2 week stay and would have liked more time there. It was very comfortable, very clean and well equipped. We would highly recommend this property for a quiet, casual vacation. We loved it and would vacation there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Always a great stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, inviting, on the water, very close easily accessible beach.

  • 5 of 5

Would sleep 6 comfortably. Beds were comfortable, clean property. Air conditioning not working when arrived, solved within 3 hours of informing owners--extremely responsive. It was nice to have beach chairs, umbrella, fishing gear and bikes without having to rent each of these for the few hours we used them. We enjoyed our relaxing stay and would stay again in future when returning to Hutchinson island.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute property with very nice water view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. From booking to checkout....everything was very easy. The house is nicely decorated and very clean. Would love to stay here again the next time we come to visit family!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Wonderful! Excellent place to rent!

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent place to stay! Your able to watch the dolphins right out the back window or sitting on the dock having your favorite beverage. Plenty of beds and very comfortable. The host is great to work with and we absolutely no issues.

Great place to go!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Allison Warren
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Allison Warren

We have lived in south Florida since 1987 and purchased the property and built the cottage to use for our family fun in the summers near the beach. Since our 3 daughters are 'all grown up' we are happy to share the use of the house for others to enjoy. Nettles Island is the place for creating happy memories!

Allison Warren purchased this house in 1998

Why Allison Warren chose Nettles Island

We love the beautiful uncrowded and unspoiled beach as well as all the Nettles Island Resort has to offer.

What makes this house unique

The view and private dock on the waterway is very special. In the evenings we enjoy sitting on the dock bench with a glass of wine, sharing the day's events and watching the moon rise over the water with the sound of the ocean nearby.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I have many wonderful entries in the Guest Book that may help you decide if this is the vacation home for you. Although I listed them today, all are taken word for word from the Guest Book. Hopefully if you choose our Nettles Island home to be your vacation home, you, too, will leave an entry in the Guest Book and also enjoy reading other who have come before you.
Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
West Palm Beach (PBI)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Shuckers on the Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Island Dunes Club
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Florida Turnpike, Stuart Exit
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Landings at the Marina
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Nettles Island Beach
Car: necessary

The house is located in Nettles Island Resort which is on a barrier island named south Hutchinson Island in St. Lucie County Florida. The historic seaside towns of Jensen Beach, Stuart and Fort Pierce are easily accessed by short scenic drives. These quaint downtown areas provide casual shops, local restaurants, theaters, green markets and festivals.

Every Thursday night Jensen Beach has a fun street festival with live music, special exhibits from local artists and shop owners. It is a very family friendly event and well attended by local residents and tourists.

The local theature (Barn Theature) is 7 miles to the south which showcases good local talent well know for their entertaining comedy plays.

A few miles west on Ocean Drive you will find historic Stuart, another quaint historic town along the intercoastal waterway a little larger than Jensen Beach with a wide variety of locally owned shops, restuarants and the Lyric Theature know for bringing in 'big name' entertainment.

Travel north 11 miles north on Ocean Drive to another historic town of Ft Pierce which has a larger variety of museums, shops, restaurants, Sunrise Theature and state parks.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Golf Cart $125
Refundable damage deposit $200
End-of-Stay cleaning $125
Tax Rate 11.5%

Golf Cart Rental Fee: $125/week $300/month
Weekend day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) check in and check out dates preferred for Summer & Fall reservations
Reservations are not accepted more than 9 months before check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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