TROPICAL GEM - WATERFRONT, BOAT OPTION, GULF ACCESS (RATES LOW AS $104 PER DAY)

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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TROPICAL GEM - WATERFRONT, BOAT OPTION, GULF ACCESS (RATES LOW AS $104 PER DAY)

Cape Haze House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

The only way to describe this comfortable Cape Haze residence is “quiet seclusion”! With lots of outdoor living space, you will never want to be inside! This tropical gem has a lot to offer. Perched on the bank of Amberjack Creek, this inviting home is surrounded by mature tropical plantings, including more than fifty palms of eight species (which is why I call this place 'El Palmeral' - The Palm Grove). Also, avocado, mango, bananas, bromeliads, orchids and much more.

There is a private dock (equipped with a 3,500 lb. boat lift, water, electricity and an underwater 'snook' light). Our dock is on Amberjack Creek, a tidal inlet, which provides shallow-draft access to the Gulf of Mexico. The creek abounds with wildlife - fish from the dock or watch for the Sandhill Cranes, Manatees and the throngs of leaping mullet, among others. The dock includes a new 6'x8' floating dock extension which makes launching of the two kayaks a breeze! The kayaks are high-tech, Swedish-designed 'Point 65 North' modular kayaks, which can be configured as one person or tandem kayaks.

The shell-covered back yard ties the creek side-setting seamlessly into the 1,300 square foot screen-enclosed pool and Lanai, for what one visitor described as an 'obnoxiously paradisical' experience. The heated pool, which hovers beside the creek, includes a therapy bench with powerful air/water therapy jets and the 350 square foot lanai can be closed with glass sliders in inclement weather for an uninterrupted outdoor feeling. The house has 4 sets of pocket, double sliding doors, which open onto the pool cage and lanai, further bringing the outdoors inside!

Walk down to the creek-side hammock and disappear for a while with a good book…this home is equipped for relaxation, and is also within walking distance of the local post office, grocery store, bank and pizza parlor!

As members of the Cape Haze POA, we have access to the association's 400 yd long, private, Gulf beach, adjacent to Cape Haze on Don Pedro Island. The beach is accessible, using our kayaks, from Don Pedro Island State Park's 100 acre land base, .9 miles from our property. It is a 4-minute (280 yard) paddle from the Park's dock to our community dock on the island, then a 5-minute (500 yard) walk to the Gulf beach (see the map of the route in the photo section).

It is also only 4 minutes by car to the Boca Grande Causeway and 20 minutes by boat (at 'no wake' speeds) to Gasparilla Sound & the Gulf from our property's dock on Amberjack Creek. Minutes (1 to 15) away from multiple Gulf beaches, fine-dining restaurants, multiple state parks, nature preserves, walking & biking trails, boat tours, fishing trips, etc.

Each guest is provided with a personalized code for keyless entry valid for the length of their stay. Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am. The rental rate includes the cleaning fee. Upon arrival guests are provided with a detailed Guest Manual, describing all of the ins and outs of the property, including entertainment system operation, trash day, local resources and activities, etc. Confirmed guests are provided with their access code and a PDF copy of the manual, by email, in advance of their arrival.

Rental fees for reservations made more than 60 days in advance of your arrival date can be made in 2 or 3 installment payments.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Richard Haynes

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My name is Richard B. Haynes. I was raised in Virginia, Florida, Maryland and DC during the 50s and 60s. When we were not living in Florida, we still visited annually for vacation and to see family in Sarasota and Fort Pierce (Sarasota's Marie Selby was my great-aunt). Trips to Florida were always the highlight of the year. We started visiting Captiva annually (just after the bridge was built in the mid-60s). However, when Captiva started getting built up, our Mother switched to Boca Grande in the mid-70s, staying at the Gasparilla Inn at first - later buying a 1911 cottage in the historic district. For me, moving back to Florida on a full-time basis has been a dream come true, being a time of renewal and an opportunity to rediscover all of those things I loved about the Gulf coast as a child.

Richard Haynes purchased this house in 2012

Having lived in and visited different parts of Florida, the southwest Gulf coast is my favorite by far. Within that region, the Cape Haze/Lemon Bay/Englewood area is the 'sweet spot' for me. Only 1 hour from all of the resources and activities offered by Sarasota and Fort Myers, it is still a small community with much of the charm of 'Old Florida' that I recall from my youth. The Cape Haze/Placida area is off the beaten path and generally slow paced. Access to beautiful, natural areas and Gulf beaches is exceptional. For me, our house is a refinement of all of those qualities - a self-contained, tropical Florida haven.

We are in the tropical zone of far South Florida, which means that not only all the citrus family can be grown here, but also coconuts, mangos, papaya, bananas, etc., giving the area a truly tropical feeling.

This property has an intimate warmth, which is hard to find at any price. The comforts of the back yard with its screened lanai and pool enclosure, multiple seating areas, luxuriant tropical foliage and waterside setting are absolutely seductive. You may come here with the idea of having it be your base-camp and find that it is your destination.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Tropical Gem - Waterfront, Boat Option, Gulf Access (Rates low as $104 per day)
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
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Tropical Gem - Waterfront, Boat Option, Gulf Access (Rates low as $104 per day)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455963vb
941 681-0304
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Junction City Kansas
5

Perfect vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
Absolutely beautiful home. So comfortable and relaxing. Our first vacation rental by owner experince has me sold. The location and photos are exactly as reported, property was very clean and beautifuly landscaped. The amenities are all in working order and top of the line. Richard was so helpful in helping to answer all questions while booking and throughout our stay. He met us the day after our arrival and gave us a hands on toutorial of the kayak's and the super cool CraigCat boat. He even took our son out on the creek for a individual instruction. Our son ended up being our captain and taking each of us out to the bay, it is very shallow and important to be knowledgable in the GPS navigation system Richard provides. It is a nice cruise down the creek observing the wildlife and homes, there were kayak fishermen in the mangroves. Once out on the bay area we were able to speed up and have a little more fun navigating thru the posted boating areas......there is clearly marked areas to boat so dont be scared. The boat ran great and was fun to kill some time between other activities. Richard is very imformative on the local attractions and activities he gave us some sugestions and we went with it and were not disapointed. We drove to Gasparilla Island/Boca Grande and soaked up the sun on the gorgous beaches. We stoped in for appitizers at PJ's Seagrille which was fantastic. While in Placida we ate twice at the Waterside grill. Listening to live music dock side with a Redfish Ruben sandwhich and a cold beer, dosent get much better than that untill we returned to the comforts of El Palmeral home. The pool was used daily, sitting on the waterside dock watching and listening to the wildlife was my favorite! We were excited to see the large allegator just down the creek (he minded his manners and didnt pay any attention to us). We booked a fishing guide and met up at the Gasparilla Marina which is just a short drive away. Groceries, beer/ice/gas all within a block of the house. It was just so relaxing and comfortable but not boring at all. I will book this rental again!! Thanks so much Richard!!!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Tropical Gem - Waterfront, Boat Option, Gulf Access (Rates low as $104 per day)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455963vb
941 681-0304
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Santa Cruz, CA
5

Makes you want to spend the whole trip at the house!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This house was AWESOME to stay in. My husband and I stayed for 10 days and this was such a cool place right on the lagoon with a beautiful view. Two of the rooms have sliding glass doors with perfect views of the pool, a fantastic jungle-like yard with tons of palm trees and pretty vegetation, a hammock, and a sunny doc onto the water. We would wake up every morning and drink coffee in the lanai right outside our room while watching the jumping fish and watching for manta rays. It was so fantastic it actually made it hard to leave or head out to the beach. I would have been perfectly happy spending all 10 days right there at the house.

Additionally the house is conveniently located near everything you could possibly need. Just steps away is a gas station/mini mart, and a Publix Grocery store. It's an easy 5-10 min trip in one direction over the bridge to the island Bocca Grande, and in the other direction is down town Englewood and some fantastic restaurants. The house is completely stocked with washer dryer, kitchen appliances and supplies, tv/entertainment center and everything to go along with it, a dining table by the pool, two beautiful bathrooms, an outdoor shower, and much more. I should also mention the place is squeaky clean, modern, and sleek. The owner is super cool and accommodating too!

I absolutely recommend this house, you won't want to leave!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Tropical Gem - Waterfront, Boat Option, Gulf Access (Rates low as $104 per day)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p455963vb
941 681-0304
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Candia, NH (now Englewood,FL)
5

We fell in love with this place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We've rented several different vacation homes on the gulf coast of Florida over the past 3 years, but we enjoyed this one the most. It's comfortable, cozy, and charming. The owner has done a wonderful job with décor and the outside landscape. You really have some privacy here, but also have a dock and boat lift if you need access to the bay and gulf. There is a grocery store and wine/liquor store within walking distance. The pool area and lanai were nice, too. It was a great hideaway, but in a great location for sightseeing, nature, beaches, etc. We are planning on renting this place again next year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Tropical Gem - Waterfront, Boat Option, Gulf Access (Rates low as $104 per day)
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941 681-0304
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

"WE FOUND OUR PARADISE"

"WE FOUND OUR PARADISE"
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
This vacation spot is absolutely beautiful!! It is so convenient to everything you could possibly need. We love fishing on Boca Grande, so the location is ideal.....just minutes away!! The home is beautifully furnished and decorated. Our favorite spot was the enclosed pool area. All the palm trees surrounding the property make it a tropical paradise. Beautiful sunrises can be seen each morning. The privacy of a rental property compared to a hotel is priceless!! You get way more for your money when you can rent an entire home!! Would highly encourage anyone looking for a tropical getaway to visit this property. Richard was very helpful in answering our questions. Thank you, Richard, for sharing your beautiful home!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Tropical Gem - Waterfront, Boat Option, Gulf Access (Rates low as $104 per day)
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941 681-0304
Cape Haze Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Altamonte Springs, FL
5

This home is just perfect for a beartiful, relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
We did not want to leave...ever. This is a beartifully decorated and landscaped home with great privacy. The set-up with the water view and refreshing swimming pool was wonderful. Kevin could fish while I swam and got some sun and then we could regroup on the porch to relax. Check out the window system on the porch, the double doors open all the way and you can either be in open air or air conditioning. It was just so inviting. We had to reschedule our vacation a couple of times and the owner, Richard, was so helpful and accomodating. Thank you so much for allowing us to rent this home. We have stayed at many VRBO homes and have appreciated them all but this is the first one we really want to get back to as soon as we can!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Fishery Restaurant
P J's Seagrille
Waterside Grill
Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park
Zydeco Grille
"Excellent Cajun/Creole/Southern food! Restaurant/Bar with nice ambience and exceptional serv..."
Don Pedro Island State Park Kayak Launch
"Less than a mile from the house, offers great access to the local marine environment and a s..."
Publix Grocery
BNT Liquors
Mobil
Temptation Restaurant
South Beach Restaurant
Boca Grande Causeway Boat Launch (Placida Park)
Palm Island Transit Inc
Eagle Grille
Pink Elephant
Outlet Restaurant
Don Pedro Island State Park
Amberjack Environmental Park
19th Street Beach
Placida Grill
Stump Pass Beach State Park
"This is an EXCELLENT place to see unspoiled Florida. If you are kayaking from the launch at ..."
Englewood Public Beach
Blind Pass Beach
Boca Grande Fishing Pier Park
Manasota Beach
"Beautiful beach at the north end of Manasota Key with extensive facilities, including a boat..."
Villa Capri Ristorante Italiano
The New Faull Inn
"Good pizza (and broad menu of American Bar food) delivered!"
The Links Golf Course
"Well maintained 18-hole executive course."
USPS
Don Pedro Island Passenger Ferry
"Just added in March 2014, passenger ferry service runs Tuesday thru Sunday from 10:00 am to ..."
Don Pedro Island CHPOA Private Beach
"As members of the Cape Haze POA, we have access to the association's 400 yd long, private, G..."
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Sarasota (SRQ) & Fort Myers (RSW) - 1+ hr (both)
Nearest Ferry
2.1 Miles
Palm Island Ferry
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Amtrak (Tampa)
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Gulf Beach (Don Pedro/Palm Island)
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Zydeco Grille
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Links
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Zydeco Grille (Cajun) & Villa Capri (Italian)
Car: necessary

In addition to the many Gulf and Bay beaches and boating access points which are within striking distance, there are multiple state parks, wilderness preserves, a wild flower and bird sanctuary and an extensive biking trail system - all within a 5 minute drive.

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Availability & Rates

Cape Haze House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring/Tarpon Season Rates
Apr 1 2014 - Jul 6 2014
$155
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,080
$3,570
3 nights
 
 
Summer/Fall Rates
Jul 7 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$140
$155
Fri,Sat,Sun
$960
$3,170
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$175
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
$3,960
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 12.0%
Notes There is an additional, one-time $75 fee for pets, subject to owner approval (please call).

We automatically include damage insurance through CSA at a cost of $49 for your entire stay, which covers you against up to $1,500 in property damages. If you wish to pay a refundable security deposit instead, please call.

Cancellation refunds subject to 4 weeks prior notice & re-letting of property.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Cape Haze House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Poolside Shower - outdoor shower , Cold water only
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Palm Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , The master bedroom has a beautiful view of the creek.
    Poolside Bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom is 6 steps from the heated pool.
  • There are 2 portable bassinet/playard/cribs on-site for infants/small children.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books
  • Stereo ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
The dock is equipped with an underwater snook light, which operates at night to attract fish dockside, for viewing and fishing. The two folding, transportable bikes are great for the extensive bike trails close by - most notably the Cape Haze Pioneer Bike Trail (8 miles long) and the Gasparilla Island Bike Trail (6.5 miles long) which are only 4 minutes away. In addition to Gasparilla's trail, the whole island is bike friendly and a delight to explore in this way. We encourage our guests to experience the adventure of visiting our Cape Haze Property Owners Association Gulf beach on Don Pedro Island. Transport our modular kayaks 90 seconds to the land-base of the park by car; use the kayak dolly for the 3 minute walk to the beach; paddle 4 minutes across the bay to the CHPOA dock and walk the 5 minutes along the sandy trail through the sabal palms and seagrapes to our beautiful secluded Gulf beach, adjacent to unspoiled 230 acre Don Pedro Island State park (see map in 'Photos').
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