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NELLIE'S NEST - 5 MIN TO OPEN WATER! FIVE STAR REVIEWS!

Robert & Ellen

Advertiser since: 2008
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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)
Advertiser since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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 7th 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
  • 1 of 12
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
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Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262069vb
-(239) 980-0701 (Florida, USA)
Pine Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Iowa
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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!
business
Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262069vb
-(239) 980-0701 (Florida, USA)
Pine Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Tallahassee, FL
5

Christmas at Nellie's Nest

Christmas at Nellie's Nest
  • 5 of 5
We spent a lovely, all-too-brief Christmas holiday at Nellie's Nest. Ellen and Bob had decorated the home for the season, including lights all around the roof's edge. We found everything we needed and more and, as everyone says, the home is immaculate! Watching the boats come down the canal was especially fun, as all of the boaters waved and/or shouted hello. A great environment to which we hope to return soon. Thanks, Ellen and Bob.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Melinda- It's fun to decorate for the holidays & we're glad you enjoyed the special touches. Being on the water for Christmas is always fun because lots of the boats are decorated too. Please come again...but you don't need to wait til next Christmas!
Ellen & Robert
business
Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262069vb
-(239) 980-0701 (Florida, USA)
Pine Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Nellie's Nest- Our friends and I could not have been happier.

Nellie's Nest- Our friends and I could not have been happier.
  • 5 of 5
Our stay at Nellie's Nest could not have been better. The place was perfect from the decor, location and accommodations. You can tell Ellen and Robert really care about their place. It was spotless. The lay out was perfect for our needs. Our friends from Canada and out west were really impressd. We could not have asked for a more gracious host. Robert told us where we could catch various types of fish only minutes away from the house, and we did! They had everything we needed to dock and take care of our boat as well as the fish station to take care of our catch. Robert even left a superb fish dish we had never had before. Ellen told us where we could find a particular piece of furniture. Someone is going to enjoy the fruits of thier veggie and herb garden. I do hope it will be us on our next visit and yes, we will be back.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you all enjoyed our little corner of paradise! Robert is very proud of that fish station & he's glad to hear you put it to good use. We appreciate having guests like you & your friends- it makes it especially easy to share Nellie's Nest & we hope to see you again when your schedule allows & our rental calendar is open next spring.
business
Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262069vb
-(239) 980-0701 (Florida, USA)
Pine Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Wonderful Stay, Very Good Fishing, We recommend Accommodations

  • 5 of 5
Family of five seniors (one, 95 years old) stayed one week and loved it. House was very clean and Boat parking accommodations on canal worked out just fine. Fishing was very productive and the weather was perfect all week long.
Could not ask for more!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Bob, it was great that you were able to bring your father on this trip. The house is very accessible since it's on 1 level & has safety rails in the bathroom. And summertime fishing is HOT in more ways than one- the weekly paper is full of redfish reports! Thanks for staying with us again...and we look forward to your return in a couple weeks!
business
Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262069vb
-(239) 980-0701 (Florida, USA)
Pine Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Venice, FL.
5

A great place for a staycation

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed or stay at Nellie's Nest. The house was in a great location close to the marina and restaurants. The amenities were even better than what we expected. The owners were very quick to respond when we had a concern or a question. We took the ferry to Cabbage Key to get a cheese burger in paradise and then to the beach at Cayo Costa ... it was a wonderful day trip. I will definitely recommend Nellie's Nest to my friends and family. We hope to return again...next time with our boat!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Please do come back with your boat! We have space at the seawall to tie up a 26 foot & there is no extra charge for dockage. We're glad you got a chance to get over to Cabbage Key & to Cayo Costa, an easy boat ride whether by ferry or personal boat. Thanks again for staying at Nellie's Nest.
business
Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p262069vb
-(239) 980-0701 (Florida, USA)
Pine Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Oviedo
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
The home is beautiful and super clean and was affordable. Owners didn't miss any details. From maps with fishing locations and tide charts to restaurant menus. Nothing was skipped on the details. Fishing was excellent and neighbors were very nice and helpful. My family and I will definitely check availability to come back for another fishing vacation. We had a great time. Everything was definitely top notch.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Hi Jen, we're glad you had a great visit & fishing trip. Summer is a perfect time for Florida families to visit w our lower summer rates. Thank you for your excellent review of Nellie's Nest & we look forward to your return visit!
Ellen & Robert

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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Pine Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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
$625
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$925
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee for 1-4 $100
Cleaning fee > 4 guests $115
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.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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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