Welcome to Tarpon Camp - your own private retreat in the heart of the Tarpon Capital of the World!
Nestled in the small fishing village of Bokeelia, on the north end of Pine Island, this cottage has quick access to Shell Pass, Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor, Cayo Costa and the Gulf of Mexico. There are beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and great kayaking in the area. You can enjoy some of the area's best bird watching located right in Bokeelia for those that don't want to fish, and a quiet canal for those that just need a spot to relax, rewind, and refresh.
Come and enjoy this 2 bedroom, one bath canal front cottage in one of the best fishing areas in the state!
It's all here - world class Tarpon fishing, superb flats fishing for Reds, Snook in the mangroves, Trout in the grass, Sharks in the pass, Mackerel in the harbor, Grouper on the wrecks, Largemouth Bass in the river, Peacock Bass in the freshwater canals, it's almost endless! You can catch Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper right off the sea wall out behind the cottage. This isn't just a great retreat in a pretty good location - it's a great retreat in the GREATEST location. 3 minutes from the dock directly behind the cottage and you'll be casting your line will be in the open water. No putt-putting, idle speed, or painful anticipation. You really have discovered a fisherman's dream!
The property features include:
*Fresh, modern, cheerful, and bright, newly decorated cottage, sleeps 5
*Spacious living area with new furnishings including a relaxing leather recliner
*4K Ultra 55" wall mounted flat screen Smart TV, with expanded cable and sports package, sound bar, Blu-Ray player, and Bose Wave radio
*Master bedroom with queen size Select Comfort adjustable bed, 40" wall mounted flat screen Smart TV, dresser, closet, and beautiful view of the canal
*Second bedroom with twin over full bunk beds with plush, pillow top mattresses, and a storage armoire
*Newly remodeled spa-like bathroom with gorgeous fully tiled walk in shower with glass tile accents, custom Tarpon mural, and glass door
*Kitchen furnished with stove, refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, pots, pans, small appliances, dishes, glassware, and silverware
*Dining for 4 in the living area, adjacent to the kitchen
*Free unlimited High Speed Internet & WiFi (165mbbs),
*Washer and dryer located in the attached garage, accessible from the kitchen
*Ironing board, iron, and hair blow-dryer included
*Patio with 5 weather proof Adirondack-style chairs, perfect for relaxing in the evening, overlooking the canal
*Weber kettle charcoal grill and grill tools
*2 brand new kayaks with paddles and life jackets for guest use
*Large rolling cooler, beach chairs, and pool noodles provided
*Attached single car garage and additional parking space for boat trailer at the side of the cottage
*Cottage has coded access which means no waiting for keys to check in or out, or to keep track of during your stay
*Brand NEW boat lift is open ended and can hold 12,000 lbs.
*Fish cleaning table located on the sea wall for your convenience
*90 seconds to the fuel dock, Jug Creek Marina, at the end of the canal. There is also a ship store for ice, snacks, drinks and bait.
*90 seconds from the marina to the open water.
Dogs only are permitted at this property with prior approval. Maximum of 2 dogs permitted.
$300 security refundable deposit, pending there is no damage or excess cleaning required.
$15 per dog/per night non-refundable pet fee.
These charges will be added to your Balance Due after booking is made.
Dogs brought to the property without prior approval will be charged security deposit and nightly fees without any refunds permitted.
Accessible only by boat are the exquisite beaches of Cayo Costa State Park, a short 30 minute boat ride from the cottage. There you can enjoy a day of sunbathing, fishing, shelling, snorkeling, or take a picnic and just enjoy the beautiful uncommercialized nature of the state park. If you don't wish to take your own boat, you can catch the Cayo Costa ferry at the Marina, just a few minutes walk to the end of the street.
If you choose to venture out beyond Pine Island during your stay, you will find a world of recreational, cultural, dining and shopping opportunities to enjoy! The quirky and artsy village of Matlacha will delight you, Cape Coral is an ideal location for Southwest Florida vacationers, and you'll be just a short drive from the stunning Gulf beaches of Sanibel, Captiva, or Fort Myers Beach. A slightly further drive south will have you in Bonita Springs or Naples, where world-class dining, shopping, and lifestyles await you. Seasonally you can enjoy the Spring Training facilities of the Red Sox or the Twins, and of course year round golf, nature, and cultural activities as well. The owner and property manager have provided an informative Guest Directory that you will find in the cottage as great resource for things to do and see during your stay.
The property is 33 miles from the Punta Gorda Airport, and 40 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport.
No smoking, including e-cigarettes, cigars, or pipes permitted in the cottage or garage.
Must be 25 years old to rent.
Please note, the owners have video cameras mounted on the exterior of the home for insurance and security purposes.
Hi David! We loved reading your review. We're thrilled to hear you had such a lovely time and enjoyed all of the fun amenities and activities this area has to offer. Many of our guests have thoroughly enjoyed the fishing and water access. Our team works hard to provide comfortable and clean places for our guests to feel at home while vacationing with us. We hope you will return!
Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at this home. It's a great spot for a peaceful getaway by the water with views and fishing. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will return!
Hi Brian - thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed this adorable home and took advantage of the great fishing available. We hope you will return!
Hi Ryan - we are delighted to hear what a wonderful trip you & your wife had, and are so glad we were able to play a little part in your anniversary celebration! This is definitely a charming spot and we're happy to hear you enjoyed the home and all it has to offer. We look forward to having you again!
Christine - thank you so much for your review! You have described EXACTLY what the owners hoped to achieve when they decided to share Tarpon Camp with visiting guests. As a management company we are grateful to hear that everything involved with your stay was just as pleasant as the cottage itself. We hope you choose to return some day - we would be happy to host you!
Josh - thank you so much for your review! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your vacation and enjoyed some of the exciting things the area has to offer. We look forward to your return!
Sheila - thank you very much for your kind review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation and found some of the great fishing spots the area has to offer. We appreciate your feedback and welcome you again anytime!
Sheila, it was a pleasure to host you. Thank you for your review and your compliments on the property and its location - we're glad your stay was pleasant! Great to hear you would stay again, we would be thrilled to have you!
Mark, thank you for your review! Glad to hear you had such a great stay - we believe Tarpon Camp is a really special place, and it sounds like you do too. It truly is a perfect SW Florida fishing getaway. We would love to have you back, anytime!