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Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!

Robert & Ellen

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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Robert & Ellen

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Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Pine Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Nellie’s Nest is named after the previous owner & long time Bokeelia creative personality, Miss Nellie. Now owned by her nephew, this home is cozy, well loved and beautifully remodeled. Reminders of Miss Nellie exist in her original art work, lush gardens, and historic memorabilia. The home is on a quiet, dead end street with water on both sides of the road & is 2 streets away from the public boat ramp. It is located on the northern tip of Pine Island, a mere 5 minutes to open water. Pine Island has a 15 mile long public bike path which runs the full length of the island but the real focus of this quaint fishing village is gorgeous Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, and fantastic fishing for all ages. Cayo Costa State Park can be reached by private boat or ferry. Boca Grande Pass is the location of annual tarpon tournaments every June and is a brief 20 minute run by boat. You have to drive through Matlacha to get to Bokeelia so you already appreciated all the art galleries and restaurants (including Great Licks with home made ice cream!). Sit by the dock and watch the mullet jump in the canal while the egrets, herons, and osprey go fishing!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Robert & Ellen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2015

About Robert & Ellen

Robert grew up in Bokeelia and after years away from 'home' was able to return to southwest Florida. He loves being back on the water & goes fishing on the boat every chance he gets! We live 'in town', aka Fort Myers so are close by!

Robert & Ellen purchased this house in 2007

Why Robert & Ellen chose Pine Island

This home was completely remodeled & updated after Hurricane Charley blew through in 2004. A lot of attention to detail was put into the renovation and it has been on the rental market since 2008. We now have guests returning for the 8th year in a row. Our guests rave about the peaceful location, the cleanliness, and how well appointed the house is - down to the wine bottle opener! Everything is on one level so there are no stairs to climb.

What makes this house unique

Outstanding salt water fishing - flats, inshore, & off shore; kayaking, sailing, boating, scuba diving. Tennis. Bike riding. Peace and quiet. Nature walks. Boat tours. Randell Research Center for Calusa Indian history & archeology. Bird watching. Shelling & swimming on barrier islands. Nature preserves. Sunset cruises on the Gulf. Mangoes, Key limes & other tropical fruit grown on the island. Museum of the Islands. Golf Course 2 miles away with 20+ other courses in the area. Many restaurants accessible by boat or car. The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail in minutes. Marina nearby for boat rentals. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Edison Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Cheeseburger in Paradise?? No further than Cabbage Key!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The house was spotless & comfortable & well equipped. It was great having the kayak. We liked that it was close to biking & fishing yet is very peaceful"
Mar 2012
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
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Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
5

Extended Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a fanstatic time! The house was very clean and well decorated. Everything and just about anything you could need was there. We loved being on the canal with quick easy access out to the Bay, the bait shop at the end of the canal was convient. Ellen was wonderful to work with and we would and may stay again.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. We're glad you had a great stay at Nellie's Nest. The "step right into your boat" access and 5 minute idle to open water can't be beat! Please come again. Ellen & Robert
5

Great Seafood Area

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Nellies. The house has everything you need for a fun stay. Although we didn't catch anything on this trip, we enjoyed boating to the local restaurants. We tried the shrimp, redfish and oysters. We were pleased with everything. Will return next year.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for returning to Nellie's Nest! We get lots of guests from the east coast of Florida who enjoy the special boating & sightseeing offered here in SW Florida. I know you mentioned seeing lots of sea life when you were out on your boat. We look forward to having you back next year! Ellen & Robert
5

All inclusive boating and fishing!

  • 5 of 5

This home had everything we wanted for our vacation! Easy access to Jug Creek, fishing cleaning station, and a newer style refrigerator/freezer to freeze the fish! Never before had we experienced such owner-graciousness . . . even a personal visit on our first day. And quick and easy answers via email to any questions we had. The china and flatware all matched, which, if you're an experienced vacationer/renter, is a rarity! Overall: wonderful exerpeince!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen & Jim, Thank you for staying at Nellie's Nest for your spring boating trip & glad to hear that the fishing was great. I know you had a day or two of rain but the Nest is comfortable on those days too & days off the water also translate into retail therapy in Matlacha! Safe travels, Ellen & Robert
Naperville, IL
5

Everything you need in a vacation stay

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderful! You'll find yourself never needing anything. It's like being in your own home while you are away. The owners are super nice and really take an interest in your happiness. The access to open water is just little drive in your boat and easy to get to. I could not have expected to have such a pleasant stay for such a reasonable price. Thank you for the great time on Pine Island!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rob, thanks for the great review! We do aim for a "home away from home" & we're glad we achieved that for your visit. I am heading out to Nellies Nest this afternoon for a few days of kayaking & stellar sunsets w a good friend just getting in from VT...she texted me as she was boarding her flight that they had 4" of snow last night! It's tough to complain about sunshine & 85 in Bokeelia! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay & hope you can make it back. Best wishes, Ellen & Robert
Rolfe Iowa US
5

Florida time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Nellies Nest. The accommodations were wonderful. Ellen and Robert were gracious and welcoming. Would highly recommend anyone staying there !

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you! We enjoy meeting people from different parts of the country & are glad that you chose to stay with us on your first ever trip to Florida. We finally cut those bananas - sorry they weren't quite ready during your stay. Fresh bananas off the tree have a whole different flavor than what is sold in grocery stores. Have safe travels & we hope to see you again on a return visit. Ellen & Robert
5

Perfect Florida get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Nellie's Nest was wonderful. The area is great, not crowded and no high-rises, the real Florida. The house was very clean and Ellen and Robert have added many extras that made our stay so enjoyable. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals plus additional supplies that were an added bonus so we didn't need to make extra trips to the store. The kids enjoyed kayaking in the area and we all loved boating and a trip to Cayo Costa with beautiful uncrowded beaches. We loved the area and can't imagine a better place to stay. It was perfect for us.

We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know looking for a warm Florida get-away. Thanks again and have a wonderful 2015!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy & family- Thank you for your review & your comments about the "real Florida". You are so right & we feel so privileged to share that with our guests. Robert is proud of his homestead island & is always happy to share insider knowledge & tips to enrich your stay. I see on the news that it is 0 degrees in Iowa right now- Brrrr! Try to remember your brief respite in Bokeelia with warm sunshine!

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Lazy Flamingo 2 mi. Bert's Bar in Matlacha. Etc
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Tropic Star
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Alden Pines
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lazy Flamingo Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cayo Costa - by personal boat or ferry
Car: necessary

Public boat ramp 2 streets away (0.25 mi), marina close by for power boat rental.

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Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Pine Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$110
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee > 4 guests $115.00
Refundable damage deposit $250.00
Cleaning fee for 1-4 $100.00
Notes No additional charge for boat docking or trailer parking. Cancellations up to 30 days before arrival date with refund minus credit card processing fees.

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Amenities

Pine Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have large walk in showers. Both showers has safety grab bars. There are no bathtubs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Pillow top mattresses w quality linens
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dble pillow top futon w full set of linens; Crib available
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress w quality linens
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Single level home, fully remodeled & tastefully furnished. Exceptionally clean. Pantry has basic paper goods & spices. Use of garden in season. Central heat/AC & several ceiling fans. On deep water canal with FREE dockage for up to 24 foot boat. On site parking for boat trailer. Deluxe fish cleaning station. Kayaks w/ accessories.

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