This charming home is on a quiet road on Punta Gorda Isles, and at the intersection of two huge channels, one-half mile from the bay/gulf, with a private dock for your exclusive use - no bridges between home and gulf. This home welcomes fishermen - we have decorated this spotlessly clean home in the old-Florida theme of white wicker furniture, and pastel washed walls. Two quiet bedrooms with one queen bed each, and a full bathroom for each bedroom. Two full bathrooms. The private dock is twenty steps from the back door. Full wheelchair ramp in the back. Also, we have two roll-away beds for your convenience. Fish cleaning station by dock with running water, bbq, charcoal grill pit.
We provide a bottle of chilled white wine and a bottle of red wine for your arrival to save an evening trip to the store - our compliments. Grab your rod and reel from the overhead rack, and fish right off our dock - big fish ! There are several nearby launching ramps, a nearby marina for gas, and our dock with a minimum of 3 feet of water depth at mean low tide. Our 30 foot power boat has not touched bottom at the dock (with the prop drive up). This home was built in 2005, and is 1,000 s.f. cozy-big. Step right in to Old Florida ambiance.
HAVE A LOOK at the pictures - this home exceeds all your tarpon season needs ! Your boat at the dock is just a few minutes from the bay/gulf entrance. Just a quick run down the channel into the Alligator Creek, and right out into the bay, then 17 miles straight across into Boca Grande Pass. The town is two miles north of us, with parks, boardwalks, museums, and wildlife refuges where you can get within a few feet of the birds ! You can rent a boat, or take your own, or take a ferry, to Cayo Costa island - also just 17 miles across the bay. That island is unimproved, with the best shelling in Florida. Cabbage Key - North Captiva - Pineland - Bokeelia - all charming places within an easy hour's boat ride.
Our property manager Kevin is a big fisherman, and can provide expert advice. The home comes with our notebook of things to do, and recommendations for deep sea fishermen. Tarpon landing is decorated in a fishing/nautical theme, with charming nets, rods, oars, paddles, pictures, shells, and netting abounding. The home has basic TV cable, plus you can plug your computer into the HDMI cable provided and watch anything from your computer - plus we offer a stereo to plug your phone into, and fully free and secure high speed WiFi for your exclusive use. We do not have a telephone land-line, so bring your cell phone.
The house has a living room with two leather couches, and a spacious kitchen with island. Stove, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, full dishware, glasses, cups, and flatware, pots and pans, utensils, big fridge, etc. You should just have to bring your own food to set up shop. The two chairs at the conversation island add to the dining room table and existing chairs to make ample room for four diners. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, with all the closet space and drawers you could ask for. Both bathrooms have showers/tubs. The larger bathroom has a slider doors and sit-down, built in benches. The home has newer central air and heat. The bedrooms, living room, and dining room have ceiling fans. In the morning, there are plenty of walkers out on the flat street. There is a rear patio with plush furniture for sunning and conversation.
In terms of nature, you won't have to look far. The birds perch on the dock poles, and the fish jump out of the water at dawn and sunset. The Peace River Wildlife Refuge two miles north (accessible by car, or by boat from our dock), has raptors and sea birds. The Babcock Ranch 18 miles east has a safari bus tour. Cayo Costa Island has no structures except for cabins and a ranger station - it's completely wild. If you don't have your own boat, take the ferry there from Pine Island (see our notebook PDF). Have lunch on Cabbage Key (where Jimmy Buffet wrote "Cheeseburger in Paradise"). Order the cheeseburger. Hike their nature trail - there is an Osprey nest on top of the water tower there - there are also Osprey nests in on the large poles around our neighborhood.
For practical needs, there is a WalMart supercenter two miles south, along with a Home Depot.
For amateur astronomers, check out the clear picture I took of Jupiter last week - with my cellphone ! The stars and planets are magnificent to view here.
We do our best to have the home "white-glove" ready for your arrival, and we deeply appreciate your best efforts to leave the home ready for the maid. We do not charge a cleaning fee.
Because of the open dock, and the elevated house, we do not recommend the home for infants, but larger children are welcome. No pets and absolutely no inside smoking please - Karen is allergic. If you would like a PDF or MS Word file of our notebook with house info and things-to-do, just shoot us an email.+ More