16316 Tortuga

THREE Minutes to Open Water! Fantastic, Remodeled Fishing Retreat on Gulf-Access Canal, Free Wifi!

2 BR
1 Bath
Sleeps 5

Welcome to Tarpon Camp in beautiful Bokeelia, FL - 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.

The area beaches are open for your enjoyment!

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!

At Tarpon Camp, you will enjoy:

*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 Roku TV, with Dish Network 120 channel package to include "The Outdoor 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 Roku 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

*Beautifully remodeled 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 (self-service-Charcoal replacment is self service)

*2 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

*A 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. 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; 40 miles to RSW International Airport; 36 miles to Fort Myers Beach

No smoking, including e-cigarettes, cigars, or pipes permitted anywhere on the property; this includes the home and garage.

Minimum age to rent is 25.

Please note: The tides change and neither the management company nor the owner of the home have any control over the water levels in the canals and are unable to guarantee specific water conditions and accessibility.

Included with your booking you will receive an exclusive Free Fun Activity Package!**

We help make the most of your vacation by providing Free Admission to some of the area's top attractions each and every day!

One guest in your party will receive one complimentary admission per activity, per day. You can go to every activity, every day, and one person will be free. Additional guests will pay full price. Admissions are noncumulative and nontransferable. Unused admissions expire daily. These activities are yours to use if you chose to do so at no additional cost or obligation.

**Does not apply to monthly reservations; some activities may be seasonal


16316 Tortuga St Bokeelia, FL 33922

Sleeping Arrangements

Master Queen
Guest Full, Twin

Bathroom Configuration

Bathroom: Shower, Toilet

Property Rules

Check In: After 4pm
Check Out: Before 10am
Smoking: Not Allowed


Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Dining Table
Dishes Utensils
Enhanced Cleaning
Family Friendly
Free Wifi
Hair Dryer
Ice Maker
Living Room
Private Entrance
Satellite Or Cable
Self Check-In
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Water View
Bird Watching
Cleaning Disinfection
Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
Convenience Store
Deepsea Fishing
Eco Tourism
Enhanced Cleaning Practices
Fire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit
Fitness Center
Gift Shop
Health Beauty Spa
Linens High Temp Wash
Outlet Shopping
Paddle Boating
Scuba Or Snorkeling
Self Checkin Checkout
Sojo Amenity Kit
Water Parks
Water Sports
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing


Frequently Asked Questions

Important note to Airbnb travel guests about the cleaning/housekeeping fee: 
This is a combination of the actual cleaning/housekeeping fee, modest booking fee, and state & local taxes, and not the cleaning fee exclusively.
Our cleaning/housekeeping fees vary based on size of property, number of bedrooms & bathrooms, pool patio homes, garages, etc. They typically range between $125-$325 based on the aforementioned.

The booking fee is $89. 
Airbnb does not currently allow hosts to itemize these fees on their site which is why we'd like to explain what otherwise appears to be an excessive cleaning fee expense. 
Thank You,


Great vacation rental
5/5 stars
We really enjoyed our stay. First time in the area and it was as described. The boat lift was awesome and was so easy getting in and out of the canal. Would definitely rent this place again!
- Norma

Hi Norma - thanks so much for your 5 star review! We're so glad you all found the home & enjoyed your stay. We have many regulars who love this spot & hope you return again too!

- Manager Response
Quiet & Comfortable
5/5 stars
This was the second time that we have stayed at this cute little house. It is in a quiet neighborhood and we feel right at home there. We come to fish and love the easy access to open water and the convenience of a marina at the end of the canal. This is a little gem of a house that has everything you'd need during your stay. I needed to reach out to the Management Company during our stay and Josh responded quickly and helped to rectify my issue. Thank you Josh for your help and we will be back! .
- Susan

Hi Susan - thanks so much for taking time to leave your review. We're so glad you had a great time & enjoyed the home again. The owner's have done such a great job providing a cozy and fun spot for guests to enjoy. We're glad to have you as a regular and look forward to your next visit!

- Manager Response
TarponCamp 3.0
5/5 stars
This was our third trip to TarponCamp. It is a clean tightly wrapped accommodation with everything we needed. The boat lift is particularly helpful to us as we store our boat in Bookeelia and we are able to wash it down each day after use. Our dog loves it too.
- Chris

Hi Chris - thanks so much for the 5 star rating! We're thrilled you love the home and continue to return. We look forward to your next visit!

- Manager Response
5/5 stars
We had a great month spent at TarponCamp. We have our own boat so the boat lift was of particular value to us. We were able to keep the boat in the water with nightly wash downs in the lift. The Wifi and Verizon access was helpful for our "workcation". Everything about TarponCamp met our needs. It was clean and modern. This was our second year at TarponCamp and the new refrigerator was apleasure.
- Chris

Hi Chris - thanks so much for the 5 star review. We are glad you came back this year & hope you return again!

- Manager Response
5/5 stars
Tarpon camp was the perfect spot to get to the Boca Grande pass quickly! Very comfortable house with place for your boat. Nice quiet Island with all the essentials. Would rent again!
- Kim Napier

Kim, we agree, Tarpon Camp is a special place. We're happy you enjoyed it and thrilled to hear you'd rent it again! You were a pleasure to host and we welcome you back at any time!

- Manager Response
great get away
5/5 stars
Great house great location clean andcomfortable
- Ray

Ray - we are so happy to hear that you had such a great getaway and Tarpon Camp and that you found the property to your liking! You were a pleasure to host and we welcome you back at any time!

- Manager Response
Tarpon Camp in Bokeelia, Florida
5/5 stars
My husband & I enjoyed our week on Pine Island. The house was good, peaceful times out on the patio by the canal, & the kayaks were really put to good use. We really enjoyed the kayaking. We saw some dolphins, manatees, ibis, pelicans, herons, & loved it all. Amazing sunsets too. The house was clean, well-kept, & had all supplies that we needed for our stay. We had a very nice time. Thanks.
- Cynthia

Cynthia, thanks so much for your great review of Tarpon Camp. The owners love this place and they want every person who stays here to fall in love with it too. They will be thrilled to hear what a great time you had, and we as property managers are pleased that you found housekeeping and amenities to your liking as well. You were a pleasure to host and we welcome you back at any time!

- Manager Response
Thank you for another great stay
5/5 stars
Fall fishing in Bokeelia is a staple with my crew and to have such a well set up and clean place to rest after long days on the water is fantastic. The boat lift is a plus for storage and cleaning. We had friends staying down the road that stopped by and were jealous of our accommodations. See you next fall.
- Ryan

Hi Ryan - thanks so much for your review! The owners have been provided a wonderful space for their guests to enjoy. It's a favorite for boating & fishing. We're glad you all had great fishing experience. We look forward to your return!

- Manager Response
another great stay at tarpon Camp
5/5 stars
This was the 2nd year we stayed at Tarpon Camp, great facilities, clean, perfect location if you like to fish. the boat lift in the back is great, a few minutes and you are catching fish. we will be back next year.
- Barry

Barry - thanks so much! We love how much you enjoy this & look forward to your visit again next year!

- Manager Response
Tarpon Camp is Fantastic!
5/5 stars
What a great place. Tarpon Camp is a most charming place; so clean, fresh and well kept with everything you’ll need. Only a short float to open water and fishing the Pass and enjoying Cayo Costa. We throughly enjoyed our stay. After a full day of chasing Tarpon we would have dinner then relax with an evening cruise and toasted the sunset at Jug Creek! Highly recommended for complete relaxation. We can’t wait to return!
- HP

Hi Hamp - thanks so much for taking the time to leave your review! We enjoyed reading it so much. It was fun to see what you all did and experienced during your stay. The owners worked really hard to provide a relaxing place for guests to enjoy. We will be sure to pass along your feedback to housekeeping as they'll appreciate the review; they work really hard to ensure properties are cleaned & sanitized for all guests to feel comfortable and at home. We can't wait for you to come back!

- Manager Response
Great Place!
5/5 stars
What a great place! Attention to detail with quality finishes, informative suggestions, and organization. Love all the Michigan references too. The boat lift in the incredibly convenient canal make it a perfect place for fishing. Super clean and comfortable house.
- David

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!

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
The house was nice and clean. We loved being so close to the open water and it being in a quiet area. We enjoyed our trip!
- William

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!

- Manager Response
Great place! Tons of fishing fun!
5/5 stars
The place work out great for my family fishing trip and family time
- Brian

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!

- Manager Response
Three Minutes from Open Water
5/5 stars
My wife and I spent our second anniversary here and had a blast. This house is very cozy, clean and comfortable. We brought the boat and did plenty of fishing. Very nice having the boat lift available to use! When the weather did not cooperate we brought the bait back to the house and caught snook and keeper size snapper in the canal. This place is great for a fishing getaway and we will be back.
- Ryan

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!

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
4/5 stars
Everything was clean and very organized, instructions were clear, love this cute haven away from the crowd, best suited for the adventurous fisherman or boating extremest, , would recommend this cottage.
- Christine

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!

- Manager Response
Great week at the Tarpon Camp
5/5 stars
My wife and I had a great time! The Tarpon Camp was everything you said it would be. We really enjoyed being on the water and having our boat ready to go each day. We met a few locals who gave us some advice on fishing spots and we had a blast learning the area. Thank you for sharing your getaway with us. We look forward to returning soon.
- Josh

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!

- Manager Response
Great place for a relaxing getaway!!!
4/5 stars
The house is very nice, very well kept and comfortable. The canal has great access to fishing locations in Pine Island. Would stay here again and recommend to others!
- Sheila Smedley

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!

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
4/5 stars
My recent stay here was very nice. The canal has great access to fishing locations. The house is very well kept, very clean and comfortable. Would stay here again and recommend to others.
- Sheila

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!

- Manager Response
Fee Fo Review
5/5 stars
The house is perfect for two people who come to fish. Clean, TV, cool air conditioning and great shower! Convenient nearby boat ramp a few canals over easy launch and boat right in the back yard ready to go! Weather was great for fishing! Oh and we could bring our small dogs which are part of the family!
- Mark

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!

- Manager Response
We loved it!!!!!
5/5 stars
We had such a great time! The bungalow was just perfect for us for our honeymoon fishcation! The house is in a fantastic location on the water and it was really nice having the boat lift there for us to use. We liked it so much that we went ahead and booked it again while we were still there! Thank you guys so much!
- Amy
Charming Getaway
5/5 stars
We loved this place! The owner's have named it "Tarpon Camp" and by the looks of it they use it for their own getaways. We will likely rent it again when we can bring our boat. It is a great escape especially for Floridian's who want a little bit of old Florida away from the tourist crowds. No "scripted" vacations here. It is immaculately clean, everything is fresh and well decorated. The house, though built in the 1950's is freshened up and extremely comfortable, new A/C, Flat screen TV's, Cable and well-kept lawn. Ton's of towels and extra blankets. It is on a canal with access to Jug Creek (Bayou) and across from Calusa Island and a pass into Charlotte Harbor. Convenient boating access to Boca Grande, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, North Captiva, Useppa islands. If you have no boat there is a nearby marina with a shuttle to Cayo Costa, an untouched island with natural wild beaches. The home is also equipped with lawn chairs, large cooler, nice kayaks, fish cleaning station, kitchen utensils, washer and dryer, and a rare find for a rental holiday home... a powered boat lift on the canal out back. Launching the Kayaks from the canal sea wall can be challenging, as an option there is a nice gently sloping put-in between the Mangroves at the north end of the street. There are dining options in Bokeelia including the Lazy Flamingo inside the Four Winds Marina, and others on Pine Island including Woody's, The Low Key Tiki, and Ragged Ass Saloon in St. James City on the south of the island, not to mention dining and shopping options in Matlacha. For night life, there is a sort of Honky Tonk in St. James City named Froggy's. On the night we were there it was a great friendly crowd of all ages, a fantastic live band, and lively games of pool were enjoyed. We loved exploring the island by car and Kayak. Looking forward to exploring by boat on the next trip.
- Joseph
Our stay 2017
5/5 stars
We enjoyed our stay in the little bungalow it had everything we needed! Quite neighborhood, super spot for those with a boat ! Enjoyed the restaurants on the island also! It was a short visit, hope for more time in the future!!
- Marlene
Recent trip to Canal Front Bokeelia Bungalow
5/5 stars
This well maintained, spotless property is the perfect getaway for people who want to unwind in a quiet location and enjoy what nature has to offer in this special area. We began every day sitting on the deck facing the canal watching ospreys nesting in a tree on the opposite side. We were visited on the property by egrets, small and great heron, ibis and pelicans. We spent many hours exploring and fishing from the kayaks supplied by the owner. We caught numerous fish within a short distance from the house and saw countless birds in the nearby mangrove lagoons.
- Ron
Great little area!
4/5 stars
We were pleasantly surprised at our house in Bokeelia! It was very clean and comfortably furnished. Our location was right on a canal and we enjoyed sitting outside watching the boats go by and the birdlife. Great walking/biking path nearby as well. We would definitely recommend a stay at the Tarpon Camp!
- Sheila
Bokeelia Fishing Bungalow
5/5 stars
Great location and very comfortable house with all the conveniences! Easy access to Jug Creek, Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass. Close to marinas and restaurants. Great boat lift, but use is subject to something greater than low tide. No where to leave boat off lift and tied up. Really would be great if sea wall had a couple of pilings set so that would be possible.
- Stan
Great house for fishing
5/5 stars
This was the perfect house for our family to enjoy a couple of days in a fishing meca! House is located on canal with fuel, bait and ice at the end, on your way out to fish or just simply a boat ride.
- Robert
Nice Place to fish and relax
5/5 stars
Great little house with a boat lift, bait and fuel at the end of the canal. The house was super clean and well appointed for a comfortable stay.
- Bob A
Bokellia Cottage
5/5 stars
Great little house in an area of many interesting acttivities. The house was clean, well maintained, well furnished and equiped. It had evrything that we needed. It was located on a canal that led to the Gulf - very short distance to open water. It had a new boat lift for renters use. There were also 2 kayaks available which made us happy. This is a very good fishing area, we enjoyed the freash seafood! While the lively tourest area of Matlacha is only about 20 minutes away, things on the island are much quieter and slower paced. Ft. Myers is about 35 minutes away, and Cayo Costo State Park is just a ferry ride away (marina is within waking distance). Sal, the owner is close by to handle any problms. We had none. We actualy extended our stay by 4 days. We enjoyed eveything about our expericne in Bokeelia.
- Al

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