About the property
- House1120 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)
Nellie’s Nest is named after the previous owner & long time Bokeelia creative personality, Miss Nellie. Now owned by her nephew, this home is cozy, well loved and beautifully remodeled. Reminders of Miss Nellie exist in her original art work, lush gardens, and historic memorabilia. The home is on a quiet, dead end street with water on both sides of the road & is 2 streets away from the public boat ramp. It is located on the northern tip of Pine Island, a mere 5 minutes to open water. Pine Island has a 15 mile long public bike path which runs the full length of the island but the real focus of this quaint fishing village is gorgeous Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico, and fantastic fishing for all ages. Cayo Costa State Park can be reached by private boat or ferry. Boca Grande Pass is the location of annual tarpon tournaments every June and is a brief 20 minute run by boat. You have to drive through Matlacha to get to Bokeelia so you already appreciated all the art galleries and restaurants (including Great Licks with home made ice cream!). Sit by the dock and watch the mullet jump in the canal while the egrets, herons, and osprey go fishing!
Robert & Ellen
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About Robert & Ellen
Robert grew up in Bokeelia and after years away from 'home' was able to return to southwest Florida. He loves being back on the water & goes fishing on the boat every chance he gets! We live 'in town', aka Fort Myers so are close by!
Robert & Ellen purchased this House in 2007
Why Robert & Ellen chose Bokeelia
This home was completely remodeled & updated after Hurricane Charley blew through in 2004. A lot of attention to detail was put into the renovation and it has been on the rental market since 2008. We now have guests returning for the 9th year in a row. Our guests rave about the peaceful location, the cleanliness, and how well appointed the house is - down to the wine bottle opener! Everything is on one level so there are no stairs to climb.
What makes this House unique
Outstanding salt water fishing - flats, inshore, & off shore; kayaking, sailing, boating, scuba diving. Tennis. Bike riding. Peace and quiet. Nature walks. Boat tours. Randell Research Center for Calusa Indian history & archeology. Bird watching. Shelling & swimming on barrier islands. Nature preserves. Sunset cruises on the Gulf. Mangoes, Key limes & other tropical fruit grown on the island. Museum of the Islands. Golf Course 2 miles away with 20+ other courses in the area. Post office within walking distance. Many restaurants accessible by boat or car. The Great Calusa Blueway paddling trail in minutes. Marina nearby for boat rentals. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Edison Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Cheeseburger in Paradise?? No further than Cabbage Key!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Thank you so much for allowing us to rent this wonderful home. It was in a great location. The home is well cared for, clean, and has everything you need. We have been coming to Bokeelia for many years and this was an excellent place to stay. We hope to come again. Ellen and Robert are very easy to work with and have great communication with their renters. Thank you again for sharing your home with us!
Exactly what I was looking for
Had a great stay, we will be back and the next one will be longer. Perfect location to bring a boat and fish the many nearby destinations. House was clean and updated, with plenty of room for us. We even got to meet the mascot in the picture, he tried to eat all my bait.
Very clean and comfortable!
Nellie's Nest is a great place to stay. It is very clean and well appointed. The grill on the patio was great to cook up the fish we had caught.
Well maintained ,well equipped, relaxing.
It was everything we hoped for. It was clean and well appointed. The patio in the back is wonderful and very relaxing with a nice view of the canal. I would recommend this property to anyone.
Thank you for taking a New Year’s moment to write a review of your stay at Nellie’s Nest! That patio is a very relaxing spot to read, watch the birds, & check out the boats going by. I’m glad we had a chance to meet during your stay & hope your drive back to the frozen tundra was uneventful. Please come again!
I have been coming to the Port Charlotte area for many years to get away from the stresses of everyday life and fish the back waters of Bulls Bay. We used to stay on little Gasparilla Island which is very nice but a little too secluded. We would spend half a day transporting all of our gear and supplies by boat to the place we were staying by boat. A couple of years ago we discovered Bokeelia and have not been back to Gasparilla Island since. Now I have discovered the perfect place to stay in Bokeelia. Nellies nest is very clean, modern, comfortable and most of all convenient. My three buddies and I arrived on a Thursday and within 20 minutes we had the boat in the water and all of our stuff unpacked and we were ready for some much needed R&R. The house is located on a canal within 150 yards from the waterside bait store which by the way has the cheapest bait and ice anywhere that I have been. The kitchen had everything that we needed to cook all of our meals and enjoy hanging out on the covered back porch. We used the gas grill to cook steaks and blackened fish. We had a absolute great time and I will definitely be back next year.
Hi Rob, Thank you for taking a moment to review Nellie’s Nest & for your great comments. We’re glad you had such a good time in our corner of paradise! Jug Creek Marina & ship store at the end of the canal is very handy to gas up the boat, to get fresh bait, or to buy fresh seafood. The Tropic Star ferry also departs from there to Cabbage Key or Cayo Costa state park. It doesn’t get any better so come back soon!
Ellen & Robert
Nellie's Nest is a great place to stay. The house was clean, comfortable, and welcoming. Ellen called before, and during, our trip to make sure everything was good. I will definitely be staying here again.
It was great to have you for your last minute trip to Pine Island. I hope the fishing was good!
Public boat ramp 2 streets away (0.25 mi), marina close by for power boat rental.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No additional charge for boat docking or trailer parking. We do not allow pets. Additional cleaning fee for more than 4 guests.