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Secluded Home on Pristine Tropical Island is Paradise Found

Daniel Trescott

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Daniel Trescott

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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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Secluded Home on Pristine Tropical Island is Paradise Found

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

Cayo Costa Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-7)

This secluded island home, offers comfort in a tropical wilderness environment, on the unbridged 2,000 acre Cayo Costa Island State Park. The home is 1,500 sq.ft. with 1,000 sq.ft. of decks. The home is off the power grid and is powered by solar and propane. The first floor of this elevated home has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with two outside showers. There is a large deck connecting the two bedrooms that have king size beds. All of the first floor has Gulf views above the palm trees and the island. The second story sleeping room and upper deck has the best 360 views on the island of the Gulf, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor and the entire island. You have quick access to the beach 300 yard in front of house by walking or taking one of two all terrain vehicles to the healing waters of the Gulf of Mexico and 9 miles of deserted sandy beach where there is world class fishing, shelling, birding and dolphin watching. Manatees can also be observed around the island from land or kayak. Or you can just slow down and listen to the natural sounds of the island sitting 50 feet above sea level on the upper deck. House comes with dock on the bayside see map Marker B. Owner can provide round trip transport from the airport and to the island (boat fee $150). Rates are for 4 adults, children stay free and $25 extra/night for each adult over 4 staying at the house.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Daniel Trescott (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

About Daniel Trescott

I am a native Floridian from Miami. I starting boating and fishing at 8 years old in the canals near my house. So boating to Cayo Costa is a perfect fit and is always an adventure. I am an urban and regional planner and had been working for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council in Fort Myers for the last 28 years and the State of Florida in prior years. Now I semi-retired from the state and work part time for Trescott Planning Solutions my consulting firm and Cayo Costa Island Adventures. I have raised my son and daughter in Fort Myers and Cayo Costa. Island life has changed our lives. Being in the natural environment of this tropical island removes the stress in one's life.

Daniel Trescott purchased this house in 1997

Why Daniel Trescott chose Cayo Costa Island

I have been all over coastal Florida with my jobs and Cayo Costa by far is the largest undeveloped barrier island in the State. This island is remote in that it is six mile from the nearest mainland connection on rural Pine Island. The island is 50 minutes from my house in Fort Myers and 30 minutes to the nearest grocery store. Being the only person on the beach for miles was one of the main reasons I built the house.

What makes this house unique

The house has been called a luxury wilderness beach house. It has most of the modern conveniences in a home in a very remote location. You will be staying on a real island with no connections to the mainland. You will have quick access to 9 miles of natural beach (300 yards in front of house) where shelling, beach-combing and swimming are some of the best in the world. There is easy access to catch snook, redfish, trout, whiting, pompano, mullet, cobia, snapper, flounder and grouper. World class fishing for tarpon off the beach or in Boca Grande Pass at the north end of the island. An uncrowded life with peace and quiet might be the best benefit of all.

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

4.8
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Secluded Home on Pristine Tropical Island is Paradise Found
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son & daughter-in-law & I stayed for a week and it was awesome. The guys fished and we relaxed on the beach reading and watching them fish. We saw lots of wild life, very few people, and got lots of R&R. It was paradise. We all enjoyed the outdoor shower on the main deck of the house. Stunning views from all directions. What a view when you are taking a shower. We saw beautiful sun rises and sun sets. It was like we were on an island of our own. The house had everything we needed and we would do it again.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I am happy you had a great time, got the R&R you all needed and glad to hear you will be visiting again.
5

Another great time

  • 5 of 5

Second visit to Cayo Costa in two years. Daniel's house is great, and he is very helpful. Four adults and two toddlers.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting a second year and the nice compliment. I hope to see you next year.
Coral Springs, Florida
5

Cayo Costa

  • 5 of 5

This weekend was fantastic!! The house was more then we expected, we loved every minute of this vaction. We went there for R&R, and we got it!! The beach was amazing, the view was AWESOME!! We cant wait to make this a yearly thing for our family. If you bring the teenagers, be warned the cell service stinks over there, but the kids DID NOT care abit, we took 7 kids with us (5 of which are teens) and their phones sat on the counter.. they didnt even charge them while we were there. They had so much fun at the beach, the phone and friends were the last thing they even thought of. In my eyes, that makes the trip even more of a success. Thank you for eveything Dan!! We will ba back for sure. Angela & Tim Ryan

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a perfect review of your successful weekend. Thank you and you are welcome. I am so glad to hear about all the kids disconnecting even though the cell phones would have probably worked better on the second floor or the top deck. However, disconnecting is really what staying on Cayo Costa is all about. It is a great place especially for kids to experience the real Florida as the State Park rightfully claims. I am glad it was a successful trip for your whole family and I look forward to your return soon.
5

Our own private island retreat!

  • 5 of 5

It feels that way! Cayo Costa spoils you for the rest of the islands...if you don't like the traffic, busy beaches and want to get away. It is definitely not for everyone but for those who appreciate peace, nature and total relaxation. The house is perfect for families. Has everything you need, is not the Ritz but again, this is not for everyone. You cannot beat the view, the sunsets, the sunrises, the long stretches of beach with no one else around, the best shelling EVER, dolphins, sting rays, abundant birdwatching. Ideally, we would rent a boat next time so we had some freedom to explore the waters around the island. Dan is great and we feel like we are coming to a friends house each time we come. The kids love the freedom and wide open space.

We have shared this vacation experience with a lot of friends and we only hope we can still get the week we want!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for visiting a second year and the great review that sums up the feeling you get from being in this special place. Renting a boat next year would be an adventure to explore the outer islands in this area. I look forward to your visit next year.
5

Eagle's Landing

  • 5 of 5

I would have to say that Caya Costa is the most unique and naturally beautiful place in Florida and that the house blends in perfectly.Daniel was extremely helpful and the house itself is spectacular.While it is not for everyone,if nature and privacy are important to you this can't be topped.Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very succinctly stated. Thank you. I think your paddleboarding excursions along the mangroves and grass flats on the backside of Cayo is the best way to experience these areas. The calm days and clear waters made it perfect. You all were great. I will see you again.
5

Tropical Holiday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter, Kate, found Cayo Costa on Google maps and zeroed in on Dan’s wonderful home for our Christmas vacation. Dan was very accommodating, getting us to and from the island and filling us in on the island history and highlights along with many wonderful stories. The Eagle’s Landing was a clean, comfortable and well stocked home base for exploring this beautiful island paradise. The bald eagles were perched behind the house every day, but because we were between fall and spring bird migration, we only saw cardinals, catbirds, palm warblers, ground doves and red bellied woodpeckers inland. On the beach, however, we were thrilled to see loads of dunlins, snowy plovers, ruddy turnstones, frigate birds, snowy, reddish and great egrets, brown and white pelicans, white ibises and ospreys. Kate and I were also lucky enough to spot a river otter loping across the sand! While taking a walk to the dock, we were excited to see a group of the wild pigs that roam the island. On our last full day, we rode to the park on the quads, rented kayaks and made friends with a manatee and dolphin in Manatee bay. We were sad to leave Dan’s island home, the warm weather and the wildlife, but vow to return. Thanks so much, Dan!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the list of wildlife sightings. Very lucky to see the otter on the beach. You all are true birders like myself. Please visit again and don’t forget to include one of my favorites the Yellow Crowned Night Heron on your life list.

Map

Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Cabbage Key
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Tropic Star
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Alden Pines
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Waterfront Drive
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cabbage Key
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
In front of the house on Cayo Costa Island

Park headquarters has small gift shop with ice and other basic items. Bikes and kayaks can also be rented. Nearby Cabbage Key also has small gift shop and restaurant. Ussepa Island also nearby has a historical museum on life of Caloosa Indians. North Captive has small store. Pine Island is 6 miles away by boat and is connected to the mainland where everything is available within 15 minutes to an hour including the International Airport. Visitors coming by airplane owner can provide transport from airport to grocery store and then marina for water taxi provided by owner to Cayo Costa home.

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Cayo Costa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Oct 1 2014 - Apr 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$6,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2015
May 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
1 night minimum stay
$250
$1,575
$5,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall/Winter/Spring
Oct 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$6,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
$250-$275/night - $1,575-$1,750/wk (7 nights) for 4 adults children free
$25/night extra for each adult over 4 adults staying at home
Renter can buy $1,500 of property damage protection for $49 or pay a refundable $500 damage deposit

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Cayo Costa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Hot/cold shower with large antique clawfoot tub, plus a hot/cold outside shower on deck next to the bathroom door entrance on deck. There is another shower on the ground floor deck that is cold and particularly good during the warm months.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    loft - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (1). There is an additional double and single mattress. The beds in the loft are the highest sleeping beds on the island.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Being an off the power grid home quite power (sun) is almost unlimited. If necessary during extended cloudy days a generator can be run for 2 hours to recharge the batteries. The home does not have central air conditioning due to high power demand. The home is designed to either remove or retain heat by opening or closing the second story windows. Kitchen has electric coffee maker, microwave and toaster. Transportation is by ATVs with trailer on existing sand trails. Moon/planet/star gazing is excellent and a telescope is available for use. Various types of beach chairs, bring your our fishing rods if traveling by car or if flying bring your own reals for rods at the house, sand stakes and buckets are available. A beach volley ball set is now available. Instructions for using everything at the house are provided along with island maps and chart for good fishing stops around the island. Boat access to and from the island and from airport can be provided by the owner.

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