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Island Beauty at it's Best, Cozy Beach Front Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This House is an adorable 'old Florida style' beach house built off the ground on Cayo Costa Island. The island is a 'boat in boat out' island only approx 12 miles from end to end and 1 mile wide. The house sits a cozy 600 feet from he waters edge ( beach side). The house is approx. 1200 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom, 1-1/2 bath. Timber framed Construction with old Cypress wood. All of the interior finishes are unique and many are native and reclaimed materials. The solar system is new and of the latest technology. The home also includes a private dock for your fishing boat located on the bay side of the Island. See our Web site for more information. It is a down to earth feeling with all natural and native finishes. The style is calm, easy on the eye, and provides a welcome antidote to life in the fast lane, Enjoy! The Best Shelling and Bird watching on the Gulf!

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Rick & Sherri Agnew
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About Rick & Sherri Agnew

Sherri and Rick Agnew Owners and Island neighbors. The Junonia house was owned by Martha and Mark Tuttle. We purchased the house after the passing of our good friend Martha in Spring of 2009. We wanted to keep the house as we all remember and love. The house is reminiscent of a fine rare shell known as the 'Junonia'. This is our treasure to share with all who would like to experience our bare foot lifestyle. In hopes that you can recapture the invigorating sensation of mental and physical well being that we experience by the sea. As the pace of life speeds up, we escape to Cayo Costa to fid our true balance. It is like recharging our internal batteries. Sherri is an interior designer and Rick is a commercial real estate broker by trade. We live in Columubus, Indiana and come the island on and off throughout the year. We have 'Sanddollar De LaCosta' as our home away from home. We have restored the Junonia beach house as it was originally built, totally Island style.

Rick & Sherri Agnew purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Rick & Sherri Agnew chose Florida

We stumbled onto the island by fate. We have a neighboring home in which we live in on and off throughout the year. Our island is a majestical and spiritual place and you too will come to see what we mean and why we want to share the experience with you. It is always hard to leave.

What makes this cottage unique

Cayo Costa beach is as isolated as is beautiful. Many times one can go there and truly be all by yourself! It is often referred to as 'the best kept secret in south Florida'


Captiva Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) perfect for 2 couples!
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Island Beauty at it's Best, Cozy Beach Front Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Don't hesitate to book this Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our weekend Cayo Costa at the Junonia by the Sea. It is so charming and welcoming and has so many special decorator touches that really made our stay enjoyable. It was an unbelievably unique experience to be in such a secluded area. We appreciated the the peace and quiet of the Cayo Way. Our children 11, 7, and 2 enjoyed fishing (caught a shark a snook, and a hammerhead shark!) and the shelling was unbelievable!....Like nothing we have ever seen before! Each day we loved exploring the beaches and the island on the clubcar (a fun addition to the stay!) We had several cool days while we were there, so we look forward to returning in warmer weather for an entirely different experience. Thank you for opening your cottage to us and allowing us to experience "Old Florida Living."

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin and family, I think you earned your Cayo Costa stripes! The cold, the rain, and the 70-80 mph winds make you a official member. So glad you enjoyed it enough to plan to come back since you were dealt a tough hand by mother nature! We enjoy watching folks like yourself make a good time out of it regardless. See you soon. Rick and Sherri
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Junonia was as great as the first! It feels like our own private island. We love the unplugged feeling, the walks on the beach, the connection to nature. We saw baby wild boars on the cart path. The house is adorable, with many decorating touches by Sherry, a professional interior designer. The sunsets are always an event, and the rhythm of island life is infectious. We sleep well, relax, fish, shell, read at night. The owners are great and very accommodating. We all look forward to this all year. We have already booked again for next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time! We did truly enjoy Milo's poem he left in the guest book about the his time and adventures on the island. Thanks agin and see you next year same time. Rick & Sherri
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Magical Week @ Junonia By The Sea

  • 5 of 5

Our week at Junonia By The Sea was magical. The cottage is so welcoming and comfortable, after a day of shelling and fishing it was like coming home. All the personal touches and information made every day enjoyable. It is difficult to find words to properly define the sites and views from the third floor patio from colorful sunsets, juvenile eagles practicing flying techniques, to nine frigate birds emerging overhead flying to the gulf. Thank you Sherri and Rick for sharing this island get away.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Versailles, KY


  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Island, but first stay in the Junonia. Their were 4 of us and WE ALL LOVED THIS HOUSE! It's old Florida, charming, comfortable and the views are just amazing. It has a great electric set up and the house is totally self functioning, no need to start a generator, it does it for you. The weather was a bit dodgy during our stay, but the adorable house, fabulous shelling and fishing made up for the weather for sure. Sadly next year we will need a bigger house as our party will be 6, but I know we will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Prague, MN

A True Getaway Adventure!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for...a true getaway. Rick and Sherri were easy to communicate with when booking/making/adjusting plans. Captain Dan was the same with water taxi service to the island. We pre-ordered food from Publix by fax and it was ready to go for us. We arrived and things were just as described- wonderful, quaint, cozy...paradise-like. We had been to Cayo a couple of times previously just for day trips and knew we'd love Junonia By The Sea. Pretty great staying out there with conveniences, but no firm plans. Warm days were beach time (technically every day was beach time) and cooler ones we explored, fished, biked and more. Met some families, residents and hikers. All were great to talk to and we never saw too many for too long. Great Stuff: The house was fantastic and our 7 yr old loved 'his room' downstairs and the spiral staircase, the club car is key for getting around, no problem with electric capacity in the home, shelling, fishing (no water flow to the lagoon hotspot when we were there), club car to state park/rent bikes (they have some snacks/bait/food/gifts too), on cool days we loved the southwest facing deck (protected from wind and warm). Neat Stuff: Alligator not far from the dock, manatees, dolphins, an osprey picking up my live pinfish bait on the gulf side and flying away with it, Ricky the palm tree racoon, the weird things that blow up on shore after high winds, watching the winter olympics after a long day of playing and having family island version events the next day. Good Times Gone Bad (I can laugh now): When an osprey took my pinfish bait up in the air... along with the rod/reel from it's holder. I think my blazing surf running speed surprised him and he dropped it. Rod recovered about 25 yds out! Not so lucky bay side @ State Park on a different day-something big took a rod/reel so fast that there was only a bubble trail. Nice setup too. And the only thing I really wanted to say goodbye too...Mr. Stingray. Mr. Stingray-Why'd you have to be so mean? I must have forgotten to shuffle. 6 hours of wicked pain ensued. It's fun going to a place that is the catalyst for creating family memories, experiences and adventure. If that's what you are after, this is your place. Sadly, our island adventure had to come to an end, but we continued the fun by exploring Matlacha, Punta Gorda and Fort Myers for a few days. We'd love to come back. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swansea, South Carolina USA

Best Vacation Ever!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the best vacation of our lives on Cayo Costa and Junonia by the Sea was everything we expected and so much more. The view from the house was absolutely breathtaking. Our girls, ages 15 and 10, positively LOVED the house, the beach, and the shells they found are still a huge topic with all of thier friends. It was definitely an unforgettable expirience that we would recommend to everyone we know. Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us, and we look forward to going again in the future. Truely the BEST VACATION EVER!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Edminsten family, Thank you for coming to our sweet piece of paradise. It is hard to explain to people the energy that you feel from a far. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to share our Junonia by the Sea Cottage with you and your family. Memories are treasures in your life. We are so glad to know that the Cayo Costa was part of those memories for you & your family. Please come back again, it always feels like home. Kindest regards, Sherri and Rick
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Junonia by the Sea
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Junonia Dock
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Cayo Costa State Park Cabins
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Cayo Costa State Park Docks
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Cabage Key
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North Captiva Island
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Captiva Pass
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Boca Grande Pass
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Boca Grande Island
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Four Winds Marina
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Pine Land Marina
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Tarpon Lodge

Other Activities: kayaking, shelling, boating, bird watching, beach walks, fishing, crabing.

Golf: Our Beach Side Cottage, is unique... Off the Grid & Powered by Solar Energy. The best place to disconnect from the fast pace of everyday life. Very Powerful in the Energy that you feel, Like connecting with Nature.


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Mar 1 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay

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  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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