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Tropical Gem on Waterfront - 4 Season Appeal, Heated Pool, Boatlift, Gulf Access

Richard Haynes

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Richard Haynes

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015
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Tropical Gem on Waterfront - 4 Season Appeal, Heated Pool, Boatlift, Gulf Access

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Special Offer! 10% Discount for July 10th thru October 31st of 2015 July 1 - October 31

Cape Haze House Rental Photos and Description

Private Home, 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 (boats which draw in excess of 16 inches are not recommended for the creek, however, there are inexpensive slip rentals within 4 minutes of the property at Gasparilla Pass for larger boats). 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.

This is truly a 4-season destination, with its lush tropical plantings, screen-caged, heated pool with therapy jet bench and large screened/glassed lanai with 2 overhead fans. The pool area includes an awning-covered dining area with a teak dining table and seating for 6 to 8. The lanai has two sets of pocket, double sliding doors from the house - one from the kitchen/dining area and the other from the Master Bedroom - which, when open, expand those spaces to the outside. The screened lanai itself has a system of compound sliding doors, which can be fully opened to take advantage of pleasant weather and the almost constant, gentle Gulf breeze, or closed to allow the space to be heated or cooled as necessary. Whether opened or closed the lanai is a wonderful place to entertain, or simply enjoy the view of the tropical plantings, creek and frequent wildlife.

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).

In addition to the beaches adjacent to us on Don Pedro (Palm) Island, which are accessible by kayak, boat or ferry, the closest beach by car is at 19th St. on Gasparilla Island (Boca Grande), about 10 minutes away. Once you reach 19th St. there is beach access on every street all the way to the south end of the island, which is another 3 1/2 miles. So there are literally dozens of Gulf beaches. You can also drive north to Manasota Key in Englewood which is only about 15 minutes away. Once on Manasota Key there are three major county park beaches at the north, middle and south end of the Key, as well as Stump Pass State Park, which is at the very south end of the Key and is absolutely stunning.

It is 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. 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.

Also check out our Englewood, FL property, “Minshall's Garden” - VRBO property #610815.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Richard Haynes (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2015

About Richard Haynes

My name is Richard 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

Why Richard Haynes chose Cape Haze

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Tropical Gem on Waterfront - 4 Season Appeal, Heated Pool, Boatlift, Gulf Access
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews
5

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here while we were in town for a wedding and didn't want to leave. The house feels very open and has beautiful landscaping. Beds were comfortable. We were impressed wIth the condition of everything from the entertainment center to the kitchen gadgets. Everything worked, which just shows the owner's level of care. Wonderful extras including a heated pool, kayaks, and bikes were icing on the cake.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Lilburn, GA
5

The most relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at this property for a week, and enjoyed it very much. We have been renting houses for the past 10 years, but it was the first time when the owner greeted us, showed us the surroundings, and inquired to be called if a problem would arise. We were pleasantly surprised to see a binder with documentation that contained all the necessary information pertaining to the house, pool, electronics, restaurants, etc. There was no need to call the owner during our stay at this property. The house was very clean, comfortable, and was equipped with more than we needed. Everything was beautiful and relaxing: the house, the pool with jets and lights, the surroundings, the restaurants, and all the beaches. We recommend this home to everybody who is planning for a perfect vacation. My family and I are looking forward to rent this property next year, and to stay longer.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

My home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My home away from home-I have stayed at this property once before for only a weekend and enjoyed it so much that we returned for a full week. The home is comfortable and has all the amenities you need I felt as if I was in my own home. The area around the home is beautiful with all the beaches and parks I recommend the area and this particular home to anyone who is planning a vacation. Everything about the property was explained in paperwork at the home and we did not need to get in touch with the owner at all with any problems it was as if we were just coming to our own home. Looking forward to coming back

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Virginia
5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent three weeks staying in this immaculate and thoughtfully appointed home. The owner is readily available should you need him and is meticulous in his care and upkeep of the home and surrounding yard which is lush with vegetation and provides a sense of privacy. Having spent the previous 12 years renting on Little Gasparilla Island, we enjoyed the easy access to the options that life on the mainland offers. Everything is just a few minutes away. We plan on being back next year and staying longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Virginia
5

Relaxing Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We spent three weeks staying in this immaculate and thoughtfully appointed home. The owner is readily available should you need him and is meticulous in his care and upkeep of the home and surrounding yard which is lush with vegetation and provides a sense of privacy. Having spent the previous 12 years renting on Little Gasparilla Island, we enjoyed the easy access to the options that life on the mainland offers. Everything is just a few minutes away. We plan on being back next year and staying longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Lovely rental property

  • 5 of 5

We felt right at home at this gorgeous house; it was spacious, comfortable, and beautifully decorated. The creek was full of fish, and we enjoyed watching the herons and osprey, and also the little lizards that would come out all around the property in the afternoon! The property was beautifully landscaped and felt very private. We loved having the screened in lanai and the pool was awesome! The kids spent a lot of time in that pool. The neighbourhood was quiet, and it was so handy to have the grocery store within a quick walk. Richard was very accommodating and helpful and just all around a great owner to deal with. We visited several of the fantastic local beaches, we especially enjoyed Gasparilla Island and also Stump Pass Beach State Park. We also visited Sanibel and Captiva Islands. We would love to come back again one day and we would highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

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
"I love this place! Great food and fantastic owners and servers!"
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 Barpub
0.9 Miles
Zydeco Grille
Nearest Ferry
2.1 Miles
Palm Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The Links
Nearest Train
95 Miles
Amtrak (Tampa)
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Zydeco Grille (Cajun) & Villa Capri (Italian)
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Gulf Beach (Don Pedro/Palm Island)
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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Rates & Availability

From $155 Per night

Cape Haze House Rental Rates

Special Offer! 10% Discount for July 10th thru October 31st of 2015

Special Offer From:
Dates Jul 1, 2015 to Oct 31, 2015

We are offering a 10% discount on the rental fee on any booking (or portion of your booking) which falls between July 1st and October 31st of 2015 (the Summer Season). Call Richard at 941 681-0304 for details.

To get your 10% discount, use the 'Email Owner' button rather than the 'Book It' button.

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2015 Spring/Tarpon Rates
Apr 1 2015 - Jul 5 2015
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,190
$3,930
 
 
2015 Summer/Fall Rates
Jul 6 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$170
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,060
$3,490
 
 
2016 Spring/Tarpon Rates
Apr 1 2016 - Jul 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$170
From
$195
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,190
$3,930
 
 
2016 Summer/Fall Rates
Jul 11 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
From
$170
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,060
$3,490
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$190
From
$215
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,320
$4,360
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Cleaning Fee $85.00 + Tax
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 $59 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.

Check-in is 4:00 pm and check-out is 10:00 am.

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

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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.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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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