The SpaceOur cozy home features an open floor concept for the kitchen, living room, and lounge. This will enable you to watch the kids play or watch TV, or continue conversing and interacting with others traveling with you. TVs are available in each room. However if you aren't in the mood for TV, there is a billiards table available for your convenience, and a lovely terrace outside. For all of these reasons, this is truly a great vacation rental in Everglades City for a family or small group of close friends looking to reconnect, unwind, and spend quality time together.
The kitchen features tiled floors, subway tiles on the island/counter and back splash. There is plenty of space for you to cook, prepare, and also to serve your meals in the kitchen.
While you prepare your meals, you can still watch your favorite programs from the kitchen via the visible living room. Watch the kids play a game of billiards in the equally visible lounge, or play in the living room while your significant other watches their favorite program, or hooks up to the in-house Wifi to research what's next for your itinerary.
When you're ready for some privacy, head over to one of the four bedrooms located in our home. They're tucked away towards the northwest part of the house, which will give you that privacy and peace you are looking for. Guest AccessYou will have full access to our home here, so feel comfortable, relax, and enjoy your stay with us! No worries, you're on vacation in Florida, after all! Interaction with GuestsWe will do our best to interact with you and assist you with all of your needs. We do run one of the busiest restaurants in town, however, so depending upon what time of year it is and how busy our schedule at the restaurant is, we might not be able to interact with you as much as we would like. If you do need anything, however, please stop by our restaurant, Havana Cafe, to say hi and/or to let us know if there's anything we could do to make your stay better. We do have a friend who has offered to show our guests around as like an informal tour guide if you are interested. Still, we look forward to having you stay with us and we hope to meet you during your stay! The NeighborhoodAs stated earlier, our home is located on one of the liveliest, probably the busiest corner in Everglades City! Across the street you will find Camellia Street Grill, which features a menu of Southern and Mediterranean inspired fare, with waterfront dining and live music during season. Next door to Camellia Street Grill is one of the many busy fish houses that line Camellia Street. Everglades City is known for its fishing industry, in particular its fresh-caught stone crabs and grouper; Camellia Street is where the fishermen drop off their catch and get it ready for market! Feel free to take a stroll around this area between October and May, particularly in the early morning, to watch the boats come in, and unload and clean their catch.
Within walking distance of our home is the Ivy House, which has some of the best kayak/canoe tours of the 10,000 Islands and of the Florida Everglades, the Post Office, several charming historic churches and homes built in the Old-Florida style, the Museum of the Everglades, City Hall, Right Choice Market, Sweet Mayberry's Cafe and Gifts, the Rod and Gun Club, and McLeod Park.
We are a five-minute drive away from Chokoloskee Island, where you can charter a boat to go fishing, see Everglades National Park, visit Smallwood Store and dine at our restaurant, Havana Cafe! Ochopee and all the sites there, like the airboat tour companies, eco-tourism boat tour companies, the world's smallest post office and Big Cypress National Preserve are a 10 minute drive away. We are two hours west of Miami, forty minutes east of Marco Island, an hour west from Naples, and two hours west of Fort Myers. Getting AroundIf you stay in Everglades City, you will be able to walk around, or ride a bicycle. However, if you plan on going to Chokoloskee, Ochopee, Miami, Marco Island, Naples or even Fort Myers during your trip, you will need a car. In order to get to us, you will need to rent a car anyways, or you can just bring yours from home if you drove down to Florida. There's plenty of room for you to park at least three cars out-front, or two out-back, so don't worry about finding a place to park once you get to our property either! Other Things to NoteAs mentioned earlier, we do have a friend who has offered to show our guests around if they would like a local guide service. She speaks English, Spanish, French and some basic German and Polish, is well traveled, and works as a travel writer, so you'll be in good hands. We also want to note that if you are traveling with children or elderly individuals to the house, you will need to use caution because it isn't child proof; there are some steps around the entrance and within the home that children and elderly individuals will have to be cautious around but they are welcome. We also want to note that you need to enter and exit through the front door that faces the school next to the outdoor terrace. I will also note that this property is not wheelchair or handicap friendly, because of the stairs outside and the step in between the common area, the living room and the kitchen.