The Tarpon Penthouse is a sprawling, exquisitely decorated 1300 square foot one bedroom apartment with king bed, one and a half bathrooms, full kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. Full size pull out sofa in living room. Two cable TVs with DVD and VCR. Full wrap-around porch with water views from every window.
Only twenty-five miles from Fort Myers, The Beachouse Lodge is your ticket to total relaxation, sunbathing, sightseeing or fabulous fishing. Uncover the enchanting natural beauty and authentic "Old Florida" charm of Pine Island from the optimum vantage point of The Beachouse Lodge. With stunning 20 mile views of the sparkling waters of Charlotte Harbor, the Beachouse Lodge is welcoming in its accommodations and hospitality. Enjoy a private 260 foot Fishing Pier for fishing, relaxing or for your convenient boat dockage.
If sport fishing is what you seek then you have found the right place! We are only minutes away from the world famous Tarpon fishing at Boca Grande Pass and Charlotte Harbor boasts world class snook, redfish and sea trout fishing. Experienced local fishing guides are available to pick you up at the dock and take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime. Guided fishing packages are available for the species of your choice, whether you like fly fishing, live baiting or plug casting.
The Dickenson family will see to it that your stay is exactly what you are looking for! Please also ask about our other 4 one-bedroom apartments that can be rented by the day, week, month, or season.
We loved fishing and relaxing on Pine Island for many years, so in 2004 we bought the Beachouse Lodge.
We absolutely love to sit on the pier, watch the sunset and then have a great dinner at Red's Restaurant!
Just one word- Beautiful. Thanks for the most wonderful weekend at your Beachouse Lodge. It is truly gorgeous and such a delightful taste of "Old Florida".
What a wonderfully simple, relaxing place to stay. Kind of old-fashioned, but with everything you need (fridge, coffee maker). We stayed in the Snapper room, which was just a motel room (vs. an apt.) on the ground floor, and our door opened literally onto the shell beach. Sunrise was gorgeous. Our room was clean and comfortable, and very reasonable. One thing to note, since we're all so used to free "amenities" at the chain hotels: you're given bar soap, but no shampoo, conditioner or lotion.
My wife & I and another couple stayed at the Beachouse Lodge the week of April 14, 2011. We stayed in the Redfish suite and our friends stayed in the Tarpon penthouse. We cooked out on the lodges' grill, kept our boat moored right behind the lodge, fished 5/6 days and generally had a blast. The fishing was good, bait was plentiful (including right at the dock some days). The kitchens are well stocked and clean, easy to use and the condos are spacious and comfortable. The owners are easy to work with and the on site manager is available and very friendly and helpful. We didn't see anything else with the view and location of the Beachouse. The wind blew a little while we were there and the location of this facility made it easy to fish either side of Pine Island and stay out of the weather. It's an easy run to the world famous Cabbge Key (west) from the Beachouse dock. We met friends in Matlache (east). The Boca Grande inlet is a 10 minute boat ride and if it really turns bad the inlet to Jug creek is about 150 yards away. What else could you ask for? We'll be back!!
We went to the Beachouse with 3 other couples.Had a great day fishing for the guys and sunbathing and reading for the girls. The boys caught fish with a guide who picked them up at the dock out front. That night we took the fish to the Lazy Flamingo a few blocks away where they cooked the fish and packaged the dinners with fries and slaw. We brought the dinners back to the Beachouse and ate fish and drank wine under the tiki hut right on the water. Slept like babies in comfortable beds listening to the waters lap on the shore.Highly recommended. Other good restaurants nearby too.Despite cooking facilities on premesis don't bother!
we had a nice stay. but we were not informed about the canal dockage that was available to use.. would recomend keeping your boat there rather than at the end of the 260' long pier as durning a winter storm our boat sank due to the heavy seas. not their fault but would have moved to the more protected canal dockage had we know about it.. always ask... Having stayed at several VRBO homes in the last several years.. making a note to others that stay here .. nothing is in the refigator at all usually we have noted mayo, mustard, ect from one renter to another. Bring all items food wise, alumiun foil, zip lock bags and luandry detergent ect as nothing like that is available here. rooms were very clean and beds ok as they did have a 2" mattress pad to put over the current mattress. plenty of room nice and quiet. GREAT VIEW! NO BUGS AT ALL. Owner showed up and was staying in the penthouse suite. Sally the person running the place was very nice and helpful. We rented the Snook apt on the 2nd floor. We would stay again and even the next door neighbor came over to help try to move the boat to his beach when it became sure that the boat was sinking and we could only beach it to save it.. We saw the penthouse before leaving at it would be worth the extra to rent it. The stairs can be a bit rough on the knees and the place is not handicap friendly.
Fishing charters can pick you up directly from the dock!