35 mins from Fort Myers Airport - Great location for boating, fishing, tennis, golf, cycling, walking, bird watching, painting, sun-downers, fresh sea food and star gazing. Lovely bright fresh rooms full of gentle frequency - 'and great new beds'. The house boasts a large screened lanai with sun beds, table and chairs, room for a party! - All rooms and Lanai overlook a landscaped garden and an original Calusa Indian canal, with views across Alden Pines Golf Course. No stairs the house is airy and open plan, air conditioning throughout. Room for 4 cars & a boat. Walk 2 mins to Golf Club, 5 mins to Marina for boat facilities, 7 mins to Tarpon Lodge for those special nights and drive 5 mins to Reds for great seafood! This is truly an island to nurture the soul - if you don't want quiet then St James City at the opposite end of the island offers fantastic 70's and 80's rock on Saturday afternoons at the Tikki bars - where you can sit back and watch the boats go by! Four leggeds welcome!
Beaches and Boating, Dolphin Watching and Shelling : Take a water taxi from the Marina to Cayo Costa which has a 7 mile white beach, this island has a rainforest, camping facilities & great for shelling & If you want cocktails on the way back check-in at Cabbage Key. The small beach on Pine Island road is great for kayaking and water is very shallow. History and Art and Bird Watching : Visit the Randolf Research Centre 5 mins walk from the house along the Calusa Indian Trail to the burial ground, you'll see Osprey, Egrets, Woodpeckers, Hawks and Eagles - or take a trip down to Matalacha for Friday's Art Gallery open house. Music & Rock : Visit Berts Bar in Matlacha or the Tikki Bars in St James City. Golf and Tennis : Become a temporary member for the day at Alden Pines Golf Club 2 mins from the house. Cycle & Buggies : Hire a buggie from the club for a fun way to get around the Island. Swimming and Water Aerobics / Sports - Pine Island Swimming pool offers many activities for adults and children. Food : Tarpon Lodge, Reds, Lazy Flamingo and lots of great seafood places in Matlacha. Dolphin watching: take a ride up to the top of the island at 5pm!!! Oh and almost forget angle 24 hours on Pine Island bridge, this is the best bridge in the world for fishing.
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time on Pine Island. Your home is lovely; my husband and I both thought the decor was attractive, relaxing , and comfortable. We spent a great deal of home time on the lanai studying the golfers, which didn't always help our games, and especially relishing the sunsets - the western exposure was perfect.
5 mins stroll to marina for boating and water taxis out to the barrier islands. Cayo Costa known for it's breaches and Cabbage Key for cocktails, great food & rainforest. 7 mins stroll will take you to the Tarpon for special dinners & a short drive to the Four Winds Marina for the hottest chicken wings ever. House sleeps 8, 2 bathrooms, large lounge and dining area - screened lanai which overlooks the garden & canal, plenty of room for 4 cars & a boat. Has River Otters, Osprey, Ibis, Herons, Cardinal Birds, Turkey Hawks, Wood Peckers & Box Turtles! If you like golfing then walk next door to Alden Pines Gold Club!