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Waterfront Boating Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Master Suites, 2 Bath, Gourmet Kitchen On The Water

Our house has two master suites on opposite sides of the house with queen beds, each with access onto an extensive deck overlooking the water. The bedrooms are outfitted with high end bedding starting with the dream cloud micro plush mattress pads, all season premier microfiber down alternative comforters, and 400 thread count sateen sheets. Bathrooms have extremely fluffy towels. The kitchen is stocked with an Anolon Nouvelle Copper Stainless Steel 10-piece Cookware Set and anything you could need to prepare a fantastic meal to enjoy out on the deck overlooking the water. The extensive deck has seating for six, plus chaise lounges, chairs to relax in, and a Weber grill to grill up the day's catch. There is a den with a TV for a bit of a retreat or a place for the kids to relax. The main family room boasts a 60 inch Sony flat screen HDTV, DVD player and plenty of comfortable seating. The back yard has a fire pit and comfortable chairs to watch the sun go down over the water. The house has high speed WiFi, new appliances, washer and dryer, and new (and reliable) central A/C.

Property Manager
Adam and Brandi Machala
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Adam and Brandi Machala

Our family purchased this property after an exhaustive search throughout the Southwest Florida region. We loved the remote and natural feel of the area and can't get enough of the natural beauty of the Pine Island Sound. We hope to spend many years enjoying the house and fishing the Sound.

Adam and Brandi Machala purchased this house in 2013

Why Adam and Brandi Machala chose Saint James City

My husband went fishing with friends about ten years prior to our buying the property. He couldn't stop talking about the natural scenary, the fishing, and the great people he met. When we began our search for a home in the area we looked for exactly what he recalled. When we saw our home we knew it was a place we could spend many years gazing at the view and exploring the waterways.

What makes this house unique

The view and deck won us over. With a young daughter I may not get to go fishing everyday but I have a spot that is relaxing and beautiful on the days I don't make it out on the boat. The walk in shower in the master bedroom makes me feel like a million dollars after a long day on the water. The main living area is open; easy to keep an eye on the kids and nice to cook and still be able to take part in the conversation.


Saint James City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 'master' bedrooms
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Waterfront Boating Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Boston, MA


  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing house in a great location. It was spotless and had everything we needed to feel right at home. Brandi was wonderful to work with and made renting very easy. We used the bikes and kayaks provided. The bikes were a great way to get around. There were many quiet roads to walk/run/bike. We enjoyed bird watching from the house- especially the bald eagle nest. There were binoculars at the house to use for seeing up close. There were many restaurants on Pine Island. Most very casual with wonderfully fresh seafood. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coral Springs, Fl

Extraordinary ..........

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely incredible vacation getaway. The house was immaculate, beautifully decorated, spacious and also provided every conceivable amenity. There were great local spots for food and drink and we spent several evenings using the Weber grill and eating out on the deck Watching the boat traffic was fun and we even took advantage of the kayaks and did a little exploring through the canals.

We took a 9am boat shuttle from Island Girl Charters located about 15 minutes away to North Captiva. Had our choice of the beach on the sound or the gulf. We enjoyed a great lunch at Barnacle Phil's and had plenty of time left before our return boat ride.

The quaint little shops located about 20 minutes away in Matlacha provided Island charm and unique gifts. The fresh fish was phenomenal and prepared superbly.

Also spent an afternoon at the community pool. Almost like having your very own Olympic size pool.

Thank you for allowing your home to be shared. Can't wait to return in the very near future. We would rate our overall experience as an A++++

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boca Raton,FL

Spectacular Upscale Waterfront Rental

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on this web-site do NOT do the wonderful home justice. The house appears to be brand new, extremely well stocked and spotless! Rather than your basic rental, this is like staying at a friend's brand new, upscale home. It is warm, inviting and very nicely decorated. The owners were delightful to deal with and very patient with my many questions. Pine Island is as laid back as you get. Great fishing and great local restaurants if you don't fish. It was the perfect, relaxing vacation and everyone in my family thoroughly enjoyed the trip. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Woody's Waterside
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Ferry to Cayo Costa
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Royal Tee Golf Course or Alden Pines
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Waterfront Restaurant and Marina
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Captiva and Sanibel (boat)
Car: necessary

Pine Island is Florida's best kept secret. We are one of the best places in the country for fishing (snook, redfish, trout, cobia, and some of the best tarpon fishing in the world). Cayo Costa State Park (7 miles of untouched beach not accessible by car) is just a short boat ride away. The vibe is casual island with none of the built up high rises that can block the great views. Take a tour on the kayaks to see the untouched beauty in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

All rental rates INCLUDE all cleaning fees and 11% state and county taxes.

Boat lift facilities are NOT INCLUDED in the rental but are available for an extra charge to renters over 28 days. Please inquire if interested.

Nov 1 - Apr 30th is in Season Rates. May 1 - October 31 we offer off season rates.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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