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Thank you for inquiring about "Winterhaven". We’re on a barrier island just west of Fort Myers, Florida. We're bounded by the Gulf of Mexico on one side and Pine Island Sound on the other. 500 acres of state wildlife preserve ... offering world renown shelling, subtropical foliage and trees, a look at over 100 species of migrating nesting birds as well as endangered marine life. Dolphins and manatee play off our shores on this private island. We have neither public boat docks or public facilities. There are no bridges to connect us to the mainland. We are a vanishing breed, one of the last true out islands in the United States. We have 4 miles of the most beautiful, serene beaches to be found anywhere on this earth. Just seconds from the beach, our fully furnished home offers unique inverted style living. The first floor, set on top of 10 foot pilings has 2/3 Bedrooms, 2 screened-in porches and 2 Baths. On the second floor you will find a spacious living and dining area with cathedral ceiling. A wall made up of 12’sliding glass doors and windows facing the Gulf not only gives you a spectacular view of the water but also allows access to an expansive sun deck. Living Room/Kitchen/Dining Room -Full size appliances including stove, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave,washer,dryer, toaster, blender, iron ,coffee maker, telephone, washer and dryer. -stereo system and color television/VCR/DVD. Large master bedroom with lounging area that offers full size sofa, table and reading lamp. Queen size bed. Private bathroom. Ample closet room. Screened-in porch attached. T.V. cd/mp3 stereo Second Bedroom One twin size trundle bed, converts to a queen size bed. One additional twin size bed. Ample Closet room. Screened-in porch attached. T.V. cd/mp3 stereo. Third Bedroom Lounging area of master bedroom converts into a third bedroom by means of a moveable wall allowing use of a queen size sleeper sofa. One of the beautiful features of this island is that no motor vehicles are allowed. Transportation on the island is an electric golf cart, included ,or bicycle(rentals available).GETTING TO NORTH CAPTIVA. Fly into Fort Myers ... take a cab or rent a car to Pineland Marina on Pine Island. Before you leave home call the management company ,tell them what time your plane arrives and they will tell you where to stop for provisions on your way to the water taxi located at Pineland Marina. There are 3 restaurants on the island that offer casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a general store for necessities. For your convenience, prior to your arrival, you may have our house stocked with your provisions for a nominal fee. ARE THERE MEDICAL FACILITIES? We are tied to the mainland by Med-Vac.Air service to the nearest medical facility in about 20 minutes from call. We have a full time fire dept. and emergency response unit. ISLAND ACTIVITIES As a Safety Harbor Club Member, you have use of a heated pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, snack bar, bird watching towers and private docking. Other additional activities included ... shelling, jogging paths, sailing, fishing and hiking. Arrangements can be made for water taxi excursions to many of the nearby islands for dining, shopping and golfing. Boat rental through several area marinas is available if you wish to explore on your own. Scheduled water shuttles run daily, reservations required.

Desired Exchange Location: Northeast, All Areas

Desired Activities: All Activities

Available: All Year