A spacious apartment with cathedral ceiling, ceiling fans and central air conditioning near Pine Island Sound. Single bedroom, with queen size bed and large closet. Queen sleeper sofa in living room. Full kitchen with dish washer and dining area adjacent to living room. Second floor unit with screened porch overlooking 40' pool and front deck with view of Paradise Canal. Dock or lift (10,000#) for your boat at additional expense if available. Direct TV and Century Link internet/Wi-Fi included.
Delightful spot to spend some leisure time.
Tom & Linda Farmer
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 4, 2019
About Tom & Linda Farmer
I'm a retired Maintenance Supervisor from Kraft Foods, Nabisco in Fair Lawn NJ. My wife is an accountant. We live here full time
Tom & Linda Farmer purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Tom & Linda Farmer chose Saint James City
Our spot is spectacular with sunrises and sunsets. Great fishing at your fingertips all year long. You can see Sanibel across the sound from the porch or the little beach at the end of the street. We love the fabulous weather and the breezes we get from the water.
What makes this Apartment unique
From the living room you feel like you are in the treetops with views of the sound. Its peaceful and relaxing either by the pool, sitting on the dock or in the hammock. It's a small piece of paradise.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Tom an Linda the owners are very gracious people. They made sure everything was perfect an it was! Very fine accommodations no problems at all. I would highly recommend this property, it’s a great place to stay .
So glad you enjoyed our home. Hope to see you here again. You were great guests.
Great apartment, great hosts!
I had never rented an apartment before, but this one fit the bill perfectly. There are actually 2 apartments over the main house where the owners stay. I was greeted on arrival and shown around by Tom and Linda, and it was just what I was looking for.
It's pretty much a standard one bedroom apartment with a galley kitchen, fully equipped with anything you might need. Iced glasses were even prechilled in the freezer.
The queen bed in the bedroom was the most comfotable bed I've ever slept in. The flat screen TV in the living room is connected to DirecTV with plenty of channels, and important to me, the WIFI was lightning fast. I hate rentals that cheap out on slow internet and basic TV channels, and this one fell into the superior category for me, making my evenings productive.
The house is located on a very scenic canal with lawn chairs to enjoy it on a nice day, and the LARGE pool was ready and heated, although I only got to use it once due to cooler than usual weather.
Tom and Linda, the owners, were available for general inquiries, otherwise I never saw or heard them. The washer and dryer are conveniently located in the covered carport area.
There's also a reasonably priced golf course at the other end of the island, lots of bird life which was good for me as a photographer, and one main grocery store and several neigbourhood bars and taverns if you're inclined to eat out locally. Life is a lot let frantic here than on the mainland, but Cape Coral and all its conveniences, and traffic, are close by if you need to get something specific not available on the Island.
In summary, It was all very clean and comfortable, and I'd rent the place again in a minute.
Thanks Ian. So glad you enjoyed. We hope to see you again. L&T
Nice, clean, quite, comfortable location. Beautiful waterway and pool, a perfect location and apartment for a quite honeymoon. We enjoyed our stay on Pine Island and Tom and Linda were gracious host.
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you again! Happy we could be apart of your special occasion.
Clean and comfortable accommodations
Very comfortable and clean accommodations. The fully screened in pool is very large and is heated with lounge chairs and pool floats available. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. Lots of restaurants close by. Large screened in porch. Great neighborhood. The hosts are very welcoming and make you feel right at home.
So very glad to have found this place on Pine Island to rent for the month of April. Spacious, comfortable, everything we needed for our home away from home. The property was lovely, with the canal and dock, numerous beautiful palms, and just across the street, a small beach with a great view of the bay. A good place to walk or ride bikes - and my husband loved the fishing! Restaurants and bars close by. A special treat was going to Bookelia to have dinner at Red's - give it a try. Our hosts, Linda and Tom, were such nice, friendly, helpful people. A joy to be around. Thank you for everything.
So glad you chose our place to spend your April on Pine Island. We enjoyed having you here. We love to see the pool being used. Thanks for taking the time for a review. We hope to see you here again. L&T
Amazing Tree Top Retreat
I could not have asked for a better place to enjoy Pine Island from. This gorgeous one bedroom had everything a person could think of wanting. It is so tastefully decorated that it truly feels like a home not just a rental unit.
The oversize pool was always deliciously warm whether taking an early morning swim or a late night dip. As an added feature it had easy walk-in access and was very deep making it perfect for water exercise. There is lots of opportunity for exercise without effort while living here. The grounds are well landscaped with benches for lounging and the boat dock also had seating to hang out and watch the boats and manatee go by. One of the small Pine Island beach areas is only steps away along with numerous restaurants and pubs. The area is very charming.
If walking or swimming isn't your thing there are bikes available for riding. Or if you want to just drink in the view there is a front porch with comfortable furnishings or a screened deck where the living room wall disappears so it feels like you are living in the treetops. The living room deck was my favorite place to sit and answer emails using the speedy wireless internet. Each room has a beautiful large ceiling fan so I preferred to use them instead of the AC and keep the wall open. There are also plenty of large windows that opened easily and created a gentle breeze.
The kitchen is well stocked. Fridge has an ice maker. The flat screen TV has hundreds of channels of shows and even more of music. There are lots of books to curl up with. The host had though of everything to welcome me including a cold pitcher of water and frosted mugs.
The host are kind and friendly and were available for any enquiries or help but were completely unobtrusive. It was perfect for me travelling alone to be on my own but also have the security of someone close by if needed.
All of the guests that came to visit me were blown away at how perfect this home was. I hope to return someday.
Thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you here and we are so glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you again. T&L
St. James City is the southernmost point of Pine Island (in Lee County) and is the largest island (17 miles long and 2 miles wide) on the west coast of Florida, just 15-20 minutes from Cape Coral, 30 minutes from Ft. Myers and one hour from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW).
Pine Island is home to thousands of ospreys and has a secluded, quaint and 'country waterfront' atmosphere. Fringed with mangroves rather than white sand beaches, Pine Island has escaped the concrete, blacktop and skyscrapers found in the more touristy, beachy communities. Current legislation prohibits high density, high-rise development in the foreseeable future . . . designed to preserve our unique, rural island heritage for generations to come.