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Robert & Ellen

Member since: 2008
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Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!

45 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Bokeelia House Rental Photos and Description

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!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Robert & Ellen (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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 Pine Island

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 8th 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. 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!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The house was spotless & comfortable & well equipped. It was great having the kayak. We liked that it was close to biking & fishing yet is very peaceful"
Mar 2012
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Nellie's Nest - 5 Min to Open Water! Five star reviews!
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews
5

Wonderful and relaxing stay!! Will certainly come again !

  • 5 of 5

Nellies Nest was a perfect home to stay and relax! Had everything provided , which includes spices and oils and washing essentials which is usually not provided with rentals. The home was very clean and well kept ! Plenty of room in the showers which I love and the beds were very comfortable !! The back porch was a plus with the seating and nice view of the canal. My granddaughters enjoyed the kayaks and bikes for exploring the area. The owners even stopped by for a visit while we were there!! Ellen was delightful

and wanted to know if we were satisfied ! Very impressed ! We will certainly return again next year! Thank you both again for a perfect week!

Sandy and Gary Simmons

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review! I know Gary enjoyed having such easy access to our beautiful waters & great fishing. I'm glad we had a chance to meet & look forward to having you back. (PS- thanks for the decorating feedback! I'm quite happy with that new bookcase in the den.) Ellen & Robert
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5

Paradise found!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time from beginning to end. The moment we went into the house we were impressed. It was so clean and had everything we needed. The house is in the perfect location for boating. The first night we dropped the boat into the water and went right out for a sunset cruise. We visited Cabbage Key, went swimming at Captiva/Sanibel, fished and saw a ton of dolphin. Boca Grande pass was a quick boat trip away. We chartered a captain and had a great night of tarpon fishing. Other nights were spent out back, bbqing, fishing and playing board games. The only downside was that we didn't stay longer! Before we were checked out we were planning our next trip. Thank you Robert and Ellen for sharing your beautiful home with us! ~Kristen and Brian

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review- you listed all of our favorite things to do! We're glad you had such a good visit & hope you can make it back to Nellie's Nest soon. Ellen & Robert
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Awesome Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Nellies Nest. The house was very clean !and pleasant with all amenities that we needed and then some. We will definitely be staying here again in the future. Our only regret is that we didnt stay long enough!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Nellie's Nest, and indeed, we hope that next time can be longer! I'm sorry we missed you when we stopped by and hope you are able to visit again. Right now is mango season in Bokeelia - doesn't get much better!
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5

Nice, Clean, Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Normally, I do a lot of research and really get into the details of a property prior to reserving. Knowing that it was just several guys staying there, I didn't sweat the details. Once we arrived, we were all extremely impressed. Throughout the weekend, they constantly complimented the property. It was very nice, clean, and had all the necessary items in the kitchen. The linens were practically new! My buddies couldn't believe I had reserved such a nice place.

Most of our time was spent on the back patio by the canal enjoying the weather and grilling out!

I would certainly reserve this property again as well as recommend it to others!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nellie's Nest is a perfect launching spot to great fishing & we were glad to have you guys! Thanks for taking a moment to post a review & we hope to see you back another time.
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO sites for the past 13 years in Pine Island. Never before have we had a personal welcome from the owners as we have the past few years! We were welcomed with a telephone call followed by a personal visit. There's plenty of space at the dock for our boat and a fish cleaning station . . . important to us! The listing has been exactly as described with the property clean and well maintained. We look forward to 2017!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Karen! We take pride in Nellie's Nest and enjoy sharing our property and t beautiful Pine Island with our guests.
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A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time staying at Nellie's Nest. Loved it. Just wish the weather would have been nicer but if you are going to get rained in you couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay. Plenty of room and lots of windows to let the light shine in. Hope to stay there again. Trying not to repeat what others have already said. It was just a wonderful place to stay. Clean, close to some restaurants, quiet area, birds were fun to watch. I just didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Lazy Flamingo 2 mi. Bert's Bar in Matlacha. Etc
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Tropic Star
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Alden Pines
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lazy Flamingo Restaurant & Bar
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Cayo Costa - by personal boat or ferry
Car: necessary

Public boat ramp 2 streets away (0.25 mi), marina close by for power boat rental.

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Rates & Availability

Bokeelia House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SUMMER 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
$625
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee for 1-4 $100

No additional charge for boat docking or trailer parking. Cancellations up to 30 days before arrival date with refund minus credit card processing fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bokeelia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have large walk in showers. Both showers have safety grab bars. There are no bathtubs.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow top mattress w quality linens
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Pillow top mattresses w quality linens
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Dble pillow top futon w linens; Crib available on request
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Single level home, fully remodeled & tastefully furnished. Exceptionally clean. Pantry has basic paper goods & spices. Use of garden in season. Central heat/AC & several ceiling fans. On deep water canal with FREE dockage for up to 24 foot boat. On site parking for boat trailer. Deluxe fish cleaning station. Kayaks w/ accessories.

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