Experience a tropical escape to a special barrier island just between Sarasota and Fort Myers. Accessed only by a private ferry or your own boat (FREE 9' beam dock slip), this get-away is the perfect place to unwind - Florida Style! Island House offers convenience and low-key charm. Duplex unit surrounds a sparkling fresh water pool. A private boat slip in a protected canal directly off the Intracoastal Waterway is at your back door. The uncrowded white sand gulf beach is steps across the street from your front door. Make your plans: Walk on the beach, collect pocketfuls of shark’s teeth, castnet for bait and land a snook right in the surf. Or take your boat five miles south on the Intracoastal to Boca Grande for a day of some world-class tarpon fishing. Ride a bike around our 4- 1/2 mile island . Or rent a golf cart and do it without spilling your drink! If it’s too hot, relax in hammock under our unit, or (for the beach impaired) turn on the HD Cable TV and chill out.
The Green’s Island House #1 amenities include:: HD cable service to 42' HD Plasma TV in the living room, 32' HD plasma in the master br, plus the 20' color TV in the guest bedroom, CD Stereo entertainment system, FREE High-speed WIreless Internet Access, FREE local and US Long Distance phone, New central A/C, Ceiling fans in every room, Fully-equipped re-modeled kitchen including: microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, dishwasher, and garbage disposal, dining room table seats four, Patio table seats four on upstairs deck, Picnic table on downstairs deck, Laundry room with full size washer/dryer, Freshwater swimming pool, Private dock slip at end of protected, mangrove-lined canal, Outdoor hot/cold shower, Four beach cruiser bicycles for use, Full-size Weber charcoal barbecue grille plus smaller Smokey Joe grille, four beach chairs, umbrellas, Hammock for under house, Golf cart rentals available on island.
Arrival Directions: When Arriving from the North, take interstate 75 to Exit 191 (Englewood exit) onto River Road. Continue on River Road approximately 12 miles. Directly after passing a Florida Power and Light plant, turn left on Pine Street at traffic light. Continue 1-1/2 miles to the second traffic light, which is the intersection of CR-775 & 776. Continue straight at the light, at which point you will be on CR-775. At this intersection is Merchant's Crossing where you will find Publix Supermarket, a drug store and liquor store, among others. Continue south on CR-775 for 5 miles. Upon approaching Palm Island & Marine Max Marinas on the right, you will turn right 200 feet before the marinas, on Panama Boulevard--the entrance is marked by two white cement walls. Continue west down to the water, which is about two blocks. when directed by barge captain drive your car onto the barge, turn motor off, engage parking brake, and present your barge pass to the attendant. Enjoy your ride across!
When Arriving from the South, take Interstate 75 to Exit 170. Make a left on to Kings Highway, then a right onto Veterans Parkway at next stop light. Go approximately 10 miles until you cross Hwy 41 where Veterans Parkway becomes State Road 776. Continue on 776 to State Road 771. Turn left, 771 will turn into 775 after 7.5 miles. Continue on 775 for approximately 4 miles to Panama Boulevard. From that point, follow the directions as noted above. On 775 there is a Publix Supermarket, gas station and liquor store, about 1-1/2 miles south of ferry landing.