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Cayo Castaways

If you are looking to get away to an island full of unspoiled jungle, miles of gulf coast beach and a private dock, welcome to your island retreat on the island of Cayo Costa, Florida, your isolation vacation destination. No shoes, no shirt, no passport, no problem.

This island retreat home has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a wrap around deck, and rooftop deck in a beautiful jungle setting.

Arrive on the island of Cayo Costa by boat (rental or private) or by water taxi. Use of dock comes with the rental.  A Club Car Golf Cart will be your transport to your vacation home which is only a few yards from the dock.

Walk throughout the sandy paths of one of the last remaining undeveloped coastal barrier islands between Boca Grande and Captiva. Seven miles of quiet beach known for shelling is only a 10 minute ride or 20 minute stroll.

Miles of sandy paths will allow you to experience seven biodomes ranging from thick jungle to dune grasses. Gofer tortoises and reptiles are among the island residents. Sea Turtle nesting season begins in June with hatchings occurring August and September . Eagles and Ospreys are sighted daily. For the lucky and observant, golden eagles are occasionally spotted. Shore birds abound along the beach and lagoon on the Gulf side of the island. Many sea animals including manatees, dolphin, shark and more are sited daily.

Fishing is widely popular on Charlotte Harbor and Gulf Coast of Cayo Costa where tarpon fishing became famous.  Enjoy fishing along the shore, take one of our kayaks out on the bay or if you have a boat, enjoy the many great fishing spots along the mangroves and throughout the bay.

This island retreat home is a spacious two bedrooms, one bath with open kitchen, dining and living area. Access to the roof top provides amazing views of sunrise on the bay and sunsets on the ocean side of the island.

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Amenities & Accommodations

This island retreat is a Florida style beach house on stilts.  Main living areas are on the 2nd and 3rd levels with 2 bedrooms and a bath on the 2nd level and living/dining/kitchen open concept upstairs which allows for the best views of the sunrise and sunset from the wrap around deck or on the roof top.  Kitchen includes a gas countertop range and solar refrigerator.  There is a Weber gas grill on the deck. We do have a washing machine that operates on the generator.  We do not have a dryer but a clothes line is provided on the deck.

Water comes from our rain water collection system which is distributed through the whole house central plumbing. We have solar hot water and drinking water is provided from an under the sink RO filtration system in the kitchen. The solar electricity system runs the lights, fans and tv in addition to the fridge.  A gas generator is available for power to outlets throughout the house but is rarely used. Inverters hooked up to the solar system are used to charge your computers and phones. There are also solar plug-ins throughout the house to use for charging with USB adapter.

There are two kayaks available for use to explore the island mangroves. A golf cart is provided for transportation throughout the island.  All the beach towels, chairs, tents, and umbrella as well as 2 fishing poles are provided.  Please bring your own tackle if you plan to fish.

Wi-fi is only available via the mobile hotspot on your phone.  We get very good service through Verizon and AT&T.  

Vacation Rental Home Amenities

    • Television
    • Full Kitchen
    • Outdoor Grill
    • Fitness Center
    • Patio
    • Beach Access
    • Kayaks
    • Beach chairs
    • Sun tents
    • Umbrellas and some beach toys as well as basic fishing gear. Bring your own tackle.

Rates

Rate PeriodDailyWeeklyMonthly
Standard Rates: Feb 23, 2024-Aug 16, 2025 (3 Night Minimum)$400$2,520$9,000
Surcharges for holidays and special seasons may apply. All currencies are shown in USD.

Our fee is $400 per night with a minimum 2 nights stay and maximum occupancy of 4 people.  You will be charged a $250 turn-around fee (cleaning service) in addition to the nightly rate and you will be required to pay a booking fee of $275 along with County and Florida State hospitality taxes.  Vacation Rental Desk charges $79 on your credit card after the booking is approved in order to cover damage protection.  We provide discounts for weekly and monthly stays.

Rental Policies and Conditions

Payments Accepted: Credit Cards, Personal Checks, Certified Checks, Peer to Peer Payment.

Florida Tourism and Sales Tax will be applied to your booking at 5% and 6.5% respectively as well as a $275 cleaning fee.  The $750 security deposit is fully refundable depending on the condition of the property and associated equipment at checkout. Maximum occupancy is four guests, children ages 8 and up. Violation of occupancy policy or abuse of equipment especially the golf cart will result in immediate removal from the premises and forfeiture of all payments, fees, and deposits.  In case you need to cancel, a full refund shall be provided for cancelations up to 30 days prior to arrival or 50% refund for cancellations made within 15 days of arrival.


Location

Cayo Costa is an off-grid island which means we do not have public utilites but all our power comes from either solar panels, gas or propane. There are no vehicles on the island except the golf cart provided. Transportation to the island is by water taxi or private boat. There is private dockage available if you are bringing your own or rental boat. We will send you a Welcome Guide with information on water taxi services available.