Executive Island Retreat on water 5/3 Pool & Spa

View of the The Island Retreat from the water.
View of the The Island Retreat from the water.Pool view from the built in hot tub.Outdoor Dining on the deck overlooking the water, landscape and pool.Breakfast Bar, Dining Area and kitchen.  Open concept design.Get cozy by the Fireplace on cool Florida nights in the winter time.Bali inspired master bath is in suite.  Dual sinks, plus a make up vanity.Master bedroom is Bali inspired.  King sized Posturpedic w/ massage & adjustableThe Skipper's Loft has it's own screened lanai and outdoor sun deck.Large pool for swimming laps.10,000 lbs boat lift.  There is a 50 ft dock and two additional 30 ft docks.Hot Tub seats 8.  Use it after your work out in the gym or vigorous bike ride.Gym adjacent to pool and pool bath with treadmill, free weights & bench with TVSpiral staircase up to the Skipper's Loft.The immense 2 story screen pool cage.Very finely appointed Home OfficeBird of Paradise and Coconut Palm- Some of our Flora and Fauna on property.Exceptionally large Travertine ShowerAnother view of Skipper's loftKing sized bed in another one of the guest roomsQueen sized bed in another one of the GuestroomsEach bathroom is supplied with check-in amenities.

From $240 / night

Executive Island Retreat on water 5/3 Pool & Spa
5 bedrooms
10 guests
7 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 10
Type: Home
Per week: $2,500 - $3,500
Per month: $7,200 - $7,950
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Pine Island vacation home rental
An executive island style luxury vacation home on Florida's least developed Tropical Island with high end furnishings, gym, pool & spa!

Pine Island is one of the undiscovered gems on the Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida, meaning NO CROWDS!

Private road with Coastal views and a backyard featuring a private large pool, hot tub, dock and waterfront waterway which takes you to the best fishing, shelling and beach combing on the Gulf Coast. A tropical landscape completes your retreat, adding privacy with the many Coconut Palms, Dates, Queens, Areeca Palms and a wild Preserve Mangrove Forest bordering the property.

Trailer your boat down to "The Island Retreat" or rent one at the nearby marina and dock it behind the house for world class Tarpon sport fishing and many delicious fish including Grouper, Red fish, Trout, mullet, and more. Behind the home is a 50 foot dock for the larger yacht and a smaller dock and lift for small bow riders or center consoles. Or rent a kayak to go explore the Mangrove jungle and back bays which are a little less than 10 minute's paddle from The Island Retreat.

If you don't have a boat, you can fish (poles included) right off the dock or crab, or watch the dolphins and manatee that often swim in for a visit. Read on for more features of this fantastic waterfront vacation property!

This Grand Island Style 3 story home lures you in with soaring ceilings, wood floors and a spiral staircase up to the Skipper's loft. With 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, this 5000 square foot Island Retreat Vacation Home sleeps 10 very comfortably and is perfect for entertaining, parties and/or small reunions.

1) Master Bedroom Suite- Posturpedic King sleeps 2
2) Guestroom 1 (Botanical East)- Queen sleeps 2
3) Guestroom 2 (Ocean Blue)- Queen sleeps 2
4) Guestroom 3 (Skipper's Loft) - Queen sleeps 2
5) Guestroom 4 (Buddha's rest) - Murphy bed/Queen sleeps 2
6) Pak n Play - set up for your toddler or infant in any room.

Take a dip in the large heated pool or sun yourself on the pool deck where you can relax or watch the big game or favorite show from the pool. The pool deck is outfitted with two TV's! A dining table and umbrella on the pool deck await you for lunch. There's also a Hot Tub if you wore yourself out in the fully outfitted Gym with a nice sized selection of free weights, a weight machine and treadmill with flat screen TV and a meditation area for Yoga. If you'd rather site-see while exercising, grab one of the Island Retreat's bicycles for an exhilarating ride all the way to the other the end of the island and back. There is a flat easy riding bike path that goes from our Southern part of the island all the way to the Northern end.

After the perfect day out fishing, boating, basking in the sun by the pool or exploring the bike paths on the island, it's time to hang out on the dining deck overlooking the pool and waterway with a cool drink and enjoy the sunset, or for a higher up view, go all the way up to the top deck patio off the Skipper's Loft. Both of these decks face west for that famous Florida sunset.

When it's time for dinner, you can expect an accommodating kitchen with everything you need to create a gourmet meal. There's a breakfast bar which seats 3, dining room area open to the kitchen which seats 6 and the dining deck outside and under cover is also adjacent to the kitchen which seats 4 more, comfortably seating up to 13 guests for that big family dinner.

After dining, enjoy a port wine or coffee in front of the fire place or move to the living area open to the kitchen and two decks with 30 foot ceilings, a 55" SMART technology LED TV & Bose entertainment system built into the wall. Audio speakers are throughout the home, gym and pool deck linking to the home's entertainment system. Or feel free to check your email or surf the net with free Wi-Fi in the home's office in a cozy desk and chair.

When it's time for bed, enjoy the 4 tropically appointed bedrooms, each with it's own color and theme. The master is Balinese inspired and has an in-suite master bath and walk in closet with a flat screen TV. There's also an additional sleeping area on the bottom floor in the yoga/meditation area of the gym which we call Buddha's Rest that features the pull down Murphy Bed to sleep another 2 guests for those expecting company for a weekend and numbers our 5th bedroom. This area would have its own bathroom which is also the pool bath.

Jennifer Russell

Area Information
About "The Island Retreat's" location- Pine Island, on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida, is the biggest and least developed Island on the Floridian Coastline. It's known for world class KAYAKING and FISHING because of the many protected waterways, estuaries, bays, and mangrove jungles that you can paddle through and fish in. The nearest metro area is 20-30 miles away on the mainland which is the Cape Coral/Ft Myers area. Pine Island enjoys Sanibel and Captiva as barrier islands which serve as protection from storms or the rare hurricane.

St James is the name of the sleepy fishing town on the very southern tip of Pine Island where "The Island Retreat" is located and is immediately off the Southwest Coast of Florida and connected by bridge through Matlacha (pronounced: mat-lah-SHAY) to Cape Coral. Though sleepy and quaint, St James features 4 restaurants, 2 bars, a marina, a general store, a day spa, and a fish house with fresh fish, shrimp, clams and crab brought in daily wholesale all within a short walk or bike ride. An 8 minute drive will bring you to the middle of the island (which the locals call "the center"), where there is a major grocery store, liquor store, 3 more restaurants, hardware store, gas station, pizza place and Subway sandwich shop. A further 10 minute drive and a right at the center onto "little Pine Island" will take you to Matlacha, which features up to 18 different art galleries all in a row, a coffee shop, 4 restaurants, and other gift shops that are worth a visit. If you visit the Northern part of the island called Bokeelia, you can expect more restaurants, art galleries, beautiful golf course and a historic Indian burial mound and park, along with water taxi service to the outer islands if you don't rent a boat or trailer of your own to dock just behind the house. The nearest airport is RSW or Southwest International Airport which is about 50 minutes drive time from "The Island Retreat".

About the owner

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Jennifer Russell

Jennifer Russell

Jennifer Russell

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    We chose The Island Retreat because of it's size, amenities and close proximity to what one do on a Florida vacation or as a lucky resident. We are avid boaters and this is the best place to either island hop to the over 100 islands, go out in the Gulf of Mexico for Deep Sea Fishing or a jaunt up ...
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Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 - - $3,500 $7,950 1 Week
Jan 06 2017 Apr 30 2017 - - $3,000 $7,800 1 Week
May 01 2017 Aug 31 2017 - - $2,500 $7,200 1 Week
Sep 01 2017 Nov 30 2017 - - $2,500 $7,200 1 Week
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: Authorized amount on a credit card is all that is required. Taxes are included in the rates posted
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Miniumum out clean fee $300 Longer term out clean fee $500 Pet Fee is $150

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most popular things guests do at The Island Retreat?
A: Swimming, Sun Bathing, Kayaking, Boating, Fishing, Biking, Barbequing on the deck, Crabbing, and Chilling out in tropical luxury setting!
Q: What makes The Island Retreat THE place to stay among all others on the island?
A: One of the biggest homes on the island in one of the more privately feeling properties with all the lush tropical vegetation. It's also one the very few homes among all vacation homes that has a full size gym and tv's to watch from the pool and spa. We are also within walking distance to 1 fish monger, 3 restaurants, two bars, 1 tiki hut bar, one gift shop, a marina and one general store- making the island retreat a very conveniently located property.
Q: What do you recommend is the one MUST DO?
A: Owners favorite: You must grab the water taxi to Cayo Costa, unless you've brought your own boat. It's an 8 mile uncrowded pristine beach that you can only get to by boat. It's just an island hop away about a mile from where the water taxi departs. Also, if you are here in the winter months, you must do ART night in Matlacha.
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