2 story House, Water front and back, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths,Sleeps 5
We take pride in providing a good get-away and we are fortunate to have so many return guests.
Currently $120 for one couple / one bedroom (extra for 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 towels. The queen bedroom upstairs has a full private bath and laundry. The living area and dining area upstairs are comfortable for yourself and guests. There are ceiling fans throughout, including 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.
The downstairs has a twin suite with separate full bath and access via sliding door to the canal, ramp, and lift.
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 there is a cleaning station and fresh water for fish and boat rinse.
Located on the northern shore of Pine Island, the Shell House 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.
Great Property and Great Value
About the Owner
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.
4.5 based on 15 traveler reviews
The Shell House is a Gem!
Great Property and Great Value
A boater's honeymoon paradise!A boater's honeymoon paradise!
This place is really something, we will go back.
The screened in balcony, with it's ceiling fans, comfortable chairs afforded a great place to just sit relax and observe the air and sea marine wildlife. Many different kinds of fish can be seen in the waters below. The onsite boat ramp and lift is a huge plus. We were fishing in a matter of minutes from the lift. Everything I needed to take care of the boat and fish was right there. How thoughtful to have a separate freezer downstairs to store your catch.
It is great place to do as much or as little as you like. We did enjoy going to the local fruit plantation for fresh fruits and the local cupcake shop for some novel cupcakes. We took several day trips both on and off the island.
We found Steve and Ingela to be very helpful with our questions before our arrival and were pleased when we were asked if anything was needed after we got there.
Bottom line - We will go back and yes we will tell our family and friends.
Steve & Ingela
A Great Getaway...
Shell House- Wonderful for relaxing and fishing.
It is perfect for relaxing and fishing on Pine Island. There is a boat lift that accomodated nicely my 26 foot Andros fishing boat. Access to Pine Island sound and good fishing is excellent. We literally caught fish within 7 minutes of launching the boat. It is a also only a 20 minute run to famous Boca Grand Pass and it's exciting Tarpon fishing. There were also plenty of opportunities for great wildlife photography with Ospreys, herons and pelicans abundant(sometimes stealing bait from the live-well).
We truly enjoyed our stay at Shell House with our two little dogs on beatiful tropical Bokeelia.
Steve and Ingela were wonderful hosts and helped with everyting we needed.
Thanks for a great vacation !!
Gene and Carol
From the Owner
“A nice quiet location for lovers of boating.”
Activity and Interests
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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My Standard Rate
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.
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable damage deposit $250
- Pet Fee $200
- Tax Rate 11.0%
Payment is in US Dollars / personal checks
Nightly Rate: $120 - $ 160 US
$250 refundable reservation/security deposit
Currently $120 US/night for a 1 couple/ 1 bedroom occupancy. There are charges for additional guests.
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
From the Owner
“Easy access to some of the best boating waters anywhere.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- Water View
- live theater
- recreation center
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- jet skiing
- pier fishing
- roller blading
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- surf fishing
- water skiing
- water tubing
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Both bathrooms have walk-in showers with fresh crisp towels and bright linens. The upstairs bath has a full washer/ dryer and plenty of linen closet space behind louvered doors.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Upstairs there is a bedroom with a queen bed and a full private bath. There is also a queen sleeper as well as a futon in the main living area. Downstairs, the private bedroom suite has twins and its own private full bath as well.
- Balcony ...
- Bicycles ...
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio
- Golf ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- Come and enjoy our home for a weekend getaway, a fishing tournament or an escape. We are a non smoking vacation rental. With a ramp and lift, No extra fees, no hassles, no public ramp to go to. Cleaning station by the water and lift. Hoses for easy boat and trailer rinse. Dockside gas & bait -200 yards. Upstairs; Modern,Central air/heat, Fans throughout, one queen bedroom, one large bathroom w/shower, all linens, washer, dryer, spacious living room with sleeper, full eat-in kitchen, well appointed kitchen w/ fridge, microwave, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, all you would want for entertaining, cooking, and dining indoors or out, cable TV, screened porch with fans, water views, front and back. Downstairs; Modern, Central air/heat, one bedroom suite (sleeps 2) w/twin beds, full bathroom, cable TV, access to the canal and to the boat lift. A lockable storage area for your gear w/utility sink, gas grill, two adult bicycles and bike pump, boat ramp, boat lift, cleaning station, covered parking for one car, parking for two boat trailers, table and chairs, and two lounges for sun bathing. Crisp clean bed linens and towels are provided. Secure internet