We take great pride in providing a lovely home and we are fortunate to have so many returning guests. We invite you to become one of those returning guests.
Currently $120 for one couple (extra for additional additional guests) the Shellhouse offers the following:
The Shellhouse has its own private boat ramp and lift.
It is a tastefully decorated house. The kitchen is bright and airy, clean and fully equipped, with all modern appliances. The Shellhouse provides crisp bed linens and fresh towels. A queen bedroom upstairs with a full private bath and laundry. Downstairs, a twin suite with private bath. The living area and dining area are comfortable for yourself and guests. There are ceiling fans throughout, even on the screened veranda. It is great to watch the boats head out in the morning and return at day's end. There is so much to see, just from the porch.
Outside, the Shell House has a newly renovated canal-side patio with wet bar, lounge chairs, table and chairs, umbrella. There is a utility/storage room to safe guard your gear as well as bikes, gas grill and a freezer for your catch. At the lift is a cleaning station and fresh water for fish and boat rinse.
Located on the northern shore of Pine Island, our home is on the small tropical location called Bokeelia.
Water everywhere but so accessible by car, and less than an hour from I-75. This is one of the Palm Beach Post's top ten 'picture postcard perfect Florida vacation destinations'. No high rises, traffic lights, or fast food restaurants in Bokeelia. . Experience world-class fishing or kick back and breathe in the salty Gulf breezes. Bike to the great local seafood restaurants or to the pier.
At the Shell House you can enjoy the screened veranda overlooking the canal or idle the four minutes out to Charlotte Harbor and your Gulf Slam. The waters have been named by Field and Stream Magazine as the 'Hottest Spot In Florida' for saltwater fishing. Boca Grande Pass, home of several of the world's richest tarpon tournaments, is a 15 minute run. Purchase fresh seafood right off the boats that pass by on the canal.
Fish open and backwater spots or boat out to the most pristine island beaches anywhere. The Great Calusa Blueway kayaking trail passes the end of our canal. Visit Cayo Costa (a Florida State Park), and North Captiva , Useppa Island and Cabbage Key.
An ancient home of the Calusa Indians, Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor are scattered with Indian mounds and history. Shop our local communities' galleries. Enjoy the local art fests, mullet/mango fests, seasonal music fests.
We invite you to come stay at the Shellhouse . Play, fish, relax. We're on island time.
We have been renting the Shell House as a successful vacation rental since 2000.
The majority of our clients are return customers and we thank them.
“A nice quiet location for lovers of boating.”
The Shellhouse is known as 'the fishingist' house in Bokeelia. Water everywhere. World-class saltwater inshore and offshore fishing, sailing, boating to the most beautiful islands like Useppa, Captiva, Cayo Costa, Cabbage Key, water skiing, snorkeling, diving, Calusa Blueway kayaking, shelling, nature watching, beach combing, historical and archeological adventure, great restaurants accessible by car or boat, bicycling, boat tours, Cayo Costa State Parks, nature preserves. Museums, golf, and shopping within minutes.
The cities of Cape Coral and Fort Myers are an easy drive. These cities offer a variety of shopping experiences as well as cinemas, theaters, hospitals and medical care, and all that comes with thriving communities
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3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Payment is in US Dollars / personal checks
Nightly Rate: $110 - $ 150 US
$250 refundable reservation/security deposit
Currently $110 US/night for a 1 couple occupancy. There are additional charges for each guest more than one couple .
Some pets may be allowed. There is a fee.
Three night minimum.
Advance payment in personal check .
We are licensed in the county and in the state
“Easy access to some of the best boating waters anywhere.”