About this listing
Private Waterfront Home. A Birdwatcher and Fisherman's Dream! Includes Boat-lift, Bikes, older Canoe. See Herons-Egrets-Pelicans-Ospreys daily. Often see Dolphins. Bike- Boat or Drive to local water front restaurants. Tiled throughout & sanitized.
The home is private and situated on a long canal view. The large patio is a perfect place to sit with your morning coffee or afternoon margaritas and listen to the soothing sounds of the osprey calls. To watch for dolphins that often enter the canal.
Private Boat dock with lift and fishing pier. Bikes included. Boat and kayak rentals nearby, or bring your own. There are Deep-sea fishing charters also found locally. (There is a old canoe that has been used by past guests and is included)
Interaction with Guests
I am a phone call away if needed. However, most guests enjoy their privacy and once you are settled in and find everything as expected. I am overjoyed to allow you to simply to enjoy your quite solitude.
The neighborhood residents of Pine Island will take you back to a nicer time and place. A time of peace and calm, no rushing, laid back serenity on Island Time! Within a short distance you can walk, boat or bike to several wonderful open air waterfront restaurants. And passerbys will give you a friendly wave. There are many commercial fisherman and you can often buy fresh shrimp or fish. The local catch of the day. Pine Island is a fisherman's mecca, Charlotte Harbor is known for it's World Class Tarpon Tournaments. You can fish from your own canal. Or go to the other end of the Island and fish from a long pier. Across from the pier is a delightful restaurant, Captain Con's, they have reasonable and excellent food.
Many Islands and beaches are nearby, accessible by car and boat and some only by boat. Pine Island is a world away from the city hustle bustle. But close enough to get you back easily. It is a place you will want to come back to soon.
Bike-Car or Boat. Local Waterfront Restaurants are within walking or biking distance. There are bikes for your use.
Other Things to Note
The neighborhood Egrets and Herons will be your best friends if you bring them hotdogs or left over bait fish. They are delightful neighbors you will see daily and they come very close to you. Have your camera ready! Pine Island is a Birder's delight!
Smoking is allowed on the patio, ash trays supplied. Please do not smoke inside of the home. To enjoy and appreciate the home. There are very lovely neighbors, please be kind and keep noise levels respectable. Turn off lights when not in use. Please leave home clean. My biggest expectation is for you to enjoy your guest home and take home the happiest memories!! And to love my home enough that you will reserve the same time or even longer the next year.
Kay was very responsive to communications. We didn't have any particular questions about where to go or what to do, but I'm sure that if we had, she would have been helpful.
About the Host, Kay
I have lived in Cape Coral for more than 25 years. I just love Florida and St James City on Pine Island is a very magical place to me. I love the drive there , I always stop and get fresh produce at Burnt Store Road and Pine Island Road. I love passing the quaint little town of Matlache with all it's murals and brightly colored buildings, men fishing off the pier. Sandy Hook is a wonderful Waterfront Restaurant right past the village. There are always Osprey's flying over, often with a fish in their beak. I love photography and birds are my passion! Pine Island is home to every tropical bird and exceptional fishing! I often buy fresh shrimp from the commercial fisherman in the area. I love driving to the opposite end of Pine Island to Captain Cons Restaurant in Bokeelia, across from a huge fishing pier. . Great Waterfront setting and great food! Down the street from the rental is Woodys- you can get there by Bike-Car or Boat, wonderful food and atmosphere! A place to spend all afternoon sipping Margaritas on the huge open air patio. Watching boats come in for food and relaxation.
I look forward to having you as my guest. And I believe you will find everything to your comfort and pleasure. If you need advice on anything just ask me or the neighbors, they are all down home friendly folks that will fill you in on anything you need to know. Pine Island people are like the way people used to be. Friendly, kind and helpful! It is one of the things I love most about the Island... the people!