Whether you are looking for a relaxing island getaway or unique retreat to a coastal fishing village, this South West Florida cottage in historic St. James City, Florida, guarantees rest, relaxation, romance, and recreation.
Located at the southern end of Pine Island, a subtropical island with minimal traffic, St. James City, a laid-back village, offers first-hand views of Gulfside sunsets, swaying palm trees, and shoreline birds, such as pelicans, egrets, spoonbill, osprey, curlews, and blue herons.
Considered a nature lover’s paradise, this locale is renown for great fishing. Just minutes away, reel in impressive catches of snook, redfish, trout, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, or tarpon. Full service marinas are nearby for kayak and boat rentals as well as off-shore charter fishing trips. Explore kayak trails, discover Calusa Indian ruins, or tour outer islands of Sanibel, Captiva, Cayo Costa, Useppa and Cabbage Key for great shelling.
Island offerings also include St. James Community Center activities (yoga to bridge), public library with Internet access, community heated swimming pool with water aerobics classes, bicycle paths, tennis courts, art galleries and boutiques, fraternity lodges (American Legion, Elks, VFW and Moose), churches of all denominations, and an 18-hole golf course.
Nearby waterfront restaurants offer a variety of food venues, many with nightly, free musical entertainment.
Look over the arrays of upcoming activities in the area:
"Art Night" at all Pine Island Art Galleries, 2nd Friday of each month 4 - 9 p.m., October - April).
Robert Macomber Author Party, 2nd weekend of Nov., April, at Woody's.
Nature Care Fair, Jan., at Berreitter Photography and Gallery, St. James City.
St. James Hobby Club Open House, March.
Annual Mullet Toss Championship, March.
10th Annual Rubber Duck Race, March, at Woody's.
Annual Fourth of July Parade, July 4, 11 a.m.
11th Annual Mango Mania Tropical Fruit Fair, Saturday and Sunday, mid July.
Make plans now to spend your carefree vacation at this Key West style cottage away from the crowds. Newly decorated and fully furnished, this cottage is equipped with central air and heat, full kitchen, color TV, VCR/DVD player, washer and dryer. Bedding, towels, and linens are provided. Just bring your toothbrush!