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

Bedrooms 2
Space 667 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms, 1.0 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

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.

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.

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Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Bokeelia, Florida

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Floor Area:
  • 667 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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THREE Minutes to Open Water! Fantastic, Remodeled Fishing Retreat on Gulf-Access Canal, Free Wifi!
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

We loved it!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: iTrip Vacations Cape Coral/Fort Myers
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Charming Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 05/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our stay 2017

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: iTrip Vacations Cape Coral/Fort Myers
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Recent trip to Canal Front Bokeelia Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: iTrip Vacations Cape Coral/Fort Myers
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Ashton, ID

Great little area!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 05/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: iTrip Vacations Cape Coral/Fort Myers
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Up to date!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 3 fantastic weeks in this updated, cozy cottage. Everything was as advertised and we couldn't have asked for better service from Sal and Nancy. We enjoyed kayaking and fishing in Jugg creek and took the water taxi to Cayo Costa for the day. The only problem I had was not bringing my boat along. There was a few minor hiccups during our stay but they were taken care of immediately by Sal & Nancy. We would definitely consider this property in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plan your Cape Coral vacation and visit a laid-back waterfront community full of fun activities, restaurants, shopping and events. This destination in southwest Florida offers an easygoing pace where boating is a must and friendly locals welcome you.

Located on the Caloosahatchee River, Cape Coral (a.k.a The Cape) offers water fun for all ages. Venture from your Cape Coral vacation rental, and explore over 400 miles of canals open for boating, fishing, yachting, dolphin-watching, kayaking and water sports. For a more relaxing day on the water, visit Cape Coral's beaches located at Yacht Club Community Park and Four Freedoms Park. Both parks offer amenities including playgrounds, picnic tables, grills and lots of sandy spots to spread out.

Families will also find plenty to do inland. Cape Coral offers Sun Splash Family Waterpark, mini-golf, entertainment centers, escape rooms, bowling, museums and art galleries. To get around, ride bikes on over 90 miles of connected bike routes located through the area. Other top attractions include Cape Coral Sports Complex, Cape Coral Historical Museum and Cape Coral Arts Studio.

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Its waterfront location also means lots of fresh seafood and dozens of new restaurants to sample. From fine dining to casual dives, Cape Coral's restaurants serve up friendly atmospheres and diverse menus. In addition to fresh catches, visitors can pick from Asian favorites, traditional American, German hangouts, barbecue, Mexican, Italian and pizza. No matter what you crave, you'll find it here.

Once your family feels energized, browse dozens of stores and shopping centers in Cape Coral. Start with buying local goodies from the Cape Coral Farmers Market. Then stop by South Cape, the city's downtown district. This area offers visitors a more intimate experience where they can chat with locals and relax. When in downtown, you'll also find craft breweries, live music venues, nightclubs, trendy restaurants, bike nights and local shops for souvenir shopping.

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Rates & Availability

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  • Major Credit Cards Accepted.
    Monthly rates show the rental amount of a four week trip.
    A 35% deposit is required upon confirmation of all reservations.
    Local, State & Federal Taxes 11%.
    Optional: Pet Fee $15 per night.
    Processing Fee $50 per trip.
    Refundable Security Deposit $500 per trip refundable after cleaning and inspection.