SECLUDED HOME ON PRISTINE TROPICAL ISLAND IS PARADISE FOUND

Daniel Trescott

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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SECLUDED HOME ON PRISTINE TROPICAL ISLAND IS PARADISE FOUND

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 360 views 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 sandy beach where there is world class fishing and shelling. 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. 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:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed

Daniel Trescott

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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

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.

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, beachcombing 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.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
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Reviews

4.7
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Secluded Home on Pristine Tropical Island is Paradise Found
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Cayo Costa Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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5

PERFECT BEACH

  • 5 of 5
I felt as if someone shared a very special part of their life with us for a week. The island is beautiful and the home is exactly as described. We learned to get up with the sun and go to sleep at dark. One of our favorite days was when we rented kayaks from the state park and visited the Manatee Bay. I am unsure how many were actually there, but they seemed to enjoy looking at us as much as we enjoyed them. The sunsets are beautiful. The beach is natural. If you really want the true Florida experience, you will get it here. We were here in July, but the home did cool down every evening and the porch was always cool. Thank you for sharing your paradise with us. War Eagle!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are welcome. Thank you for enjoying this special place and your very fine review. You were able to live the rhythm of island life. Those manatee are very social and seem to like human interaction. Particularly in the summer sometime a manatee will come check you out while wading in the Gulf. I hope you all will come to the island another time and yes go War Eagles.
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5

NATURAL, BEAUTIFUL, QUIET, CALM!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with our family who was visiting from the United Kingdom. The owner was wonderful. He accommodated our guests and all of our supplies transporting us to the island. The house was like a tree house. The breezes off the ocean kept us cool and comfortable. We grilled most every night. The beaches are the prettiest that I've seen here in Florida. They are truly pristine. We had our grand nephews who were 6 and 4 at the time who enjoyed riding on the atvs and playing at the beach. My husband brought our own boat which we secured to the dock. Him and his nephew went out fishing. There is a ranger station that rents kayaks and bikes. We brought our dog and he enjoyed long walks on the sand trails. The one day that we did have rain, we kept our nephews entertained with the owner's vast array of children's books and video tapes. If you appreciate unspoiled nature, you have got to stay here! We look forward to returning soon!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review and nice comments. It was good to hear the children' books and videos were used. Also, I really enjoyed John following me in his boat so that you all can come another time on your own. I recall our planning discussions for your trip and how important it was to do something really different and special for your grand nephews. I was so glad to hear that your plans came true. I look forward to your return visit to Cayo Costa Island again soon.
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5

THE VACATION OF OUR DREAMS BECAME THE WEDDING OF OUR DREAMS

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful 5 days on the island basically to ourselves, Enjoyed the good fishing and all the shells one heart desires. Our trip got extended when Dan found out me and the fiancée wanted to get married and he arranged for Barbara to come to the island and marry us one the roof, How many people can say that, WE CAN!!!!. Pictures does this island no justice, I can never beat this vacation and we've been on plenty
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very special review and being able to accommodate your request to be married at my home on short notice. I endeavor to be a full service Ecotourism Hotelier so it was exciting to arrange and be at your beautiful wedding. I really enjoyed your picture of Just Married written in the sand on the beach and your stories of shelling and fishing. I hope to see you all again and your marriage is long and prosperous.
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FREE RANGE TEENAGERS

  • 4 of 5
The bunk room and upper deck were perfect for teens. We liked the freedom of an island without car traffic or bars. The state park store sells soda, ice cream etc. which gives the kids a destination.They came and went and were easily reached by the strong mobile phone signal. We plan to return.
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks for nice review. No cars or bars never on Cayo. Yes, the bunk room or the mezzanine as I call it is perfect for kids and has the 3 highest beds on the island. The parks store has been expending through the years to have things you might need the most. I look forward to your return visit.
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Secluded Home on Pristine Tropical Island is Paradise Found
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Cayo Costa Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

TRULY FAR FROM IT ALL!

  • 5 of 5
Relaxing. Beach. Exploring. Wildlife. Fishing. Grilling. Secluded. It's a place for a once in a lifetime vacation.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am glad you felt the remoteness of this beautiful island. Thank you for coming to Cayo Costa.
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ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!

  • 5 of 5
I recently rented this gem as a surprise getaway for my boyfriend and I, and I can't even begin to describe what a once-in-a-lifetime experience this was for us both. From the moment we arrived to the marina for Dan to take us to the island, to the moment we had to leave, every moment was pure and utter relaxation and excitement. My goal for the trip was to get away from it all, and boy, did we! The island is remote, which keeps it very quiet and peaceful. From the white sand beaches, to the warm water, from the lush foliage to the bluest sky, from the breathtaking sunrise to the mesmerizing sunset, the island is incredible! At night, you will not believe how many stars are visible; when we laid out on the rooftop balcony, we felt like we were in the world's most expensive planetarium! And that's just the island's features...the house was equally awesome! The wrap-around porches and balconies, the outdoor showers, the balcony swing, the outdoor grill, the captain's ladder to the roof, the comfortable beds, the fishing equipment, the kitchen amenities, the satellite TV that worked without a hitch...everything just came together to make it the easiest, most relaxing, most fun house we've ever stayed in. And even better, there are 2 ATVs to crusie around the island on; we felt like we were on a jungle safari! Dan (the owner) was a great help from the moment I first emailed him with a reservation question to the moment he brought us back from the island. We were planning our next trip before the first one was over; believe me when I say, this is a house you need to see firsthand!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at my house and for probably the best review I have received. I particularly like the part where you felt like you all were in the world's most expensive planetarium. I could not have done a better job myself describing Cayo Costa Island life. It was a pleasure seeing how much you all enjoyed your stay.
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Map

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

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 can call owner or Pine Island Taxi 239-283-7777 or 6400 for transport from airport to grocery store and then marina for water taxi provided by owner to Cayo Costa home.

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Cayo Costa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 8 2014 - Sep 30 2014
1 night minimum stay
$225
$1,450
$5,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
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

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
$225-$275/night - $1,450-$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.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • 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 sleep sofa /futon , 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • 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:
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • kayaking
  • jet skiing
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • fly fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
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, a few fishing rodes, sand stakes, buckets with airator for fishing 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 house can be provided by the owner.
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