Pine Island Florida

Come live the life style you have always wanted. Pine Island and Cape Coral are two distinct different life styles. I can help you in your life style search.

You should also begin researching the neighborhoods in which you might like to live. Examples: Pine Island has St James City, Bokeelia, and Pineland. Also do not forget Matlacha it connects the island to beautiful Cape Coral. I can help you make your decisions as you can see there are so many choices.

Are you searching for Old Florida Style Living? On Pine Island you will have St. James City, Bokeelia and Pine Island.  
Pine Island is the largest and least known of a group of islands along Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast near Ft. Myers. Many times this is called “The Enchanted Island” of the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. This island is 17 miles long and is two miles wide at its broadest point.  We are almost completely ringed in mangrove estuaries, many of which are protected wildlife preserves including all of Little Pine Island, much of Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass.  The island’s north to south sandy ridge is the home of native pines, birds (including many families of bald eagles), and tropical groves.
Pine Island has a special ordinance; it is one reason Pine Island has not become a paved high rise resort island. Other places along the Gulf Coast, building densities are a fraction of those on the other islands.  Pine Island has a maximum of five units per acre in the built-up areas of the island, one unit per acre in the island’s rural areas.  Pine Island also has height limitations, the maximum allowance is 38 feet.


Matlacha is a small stretch of land connecting Pine Island with Cape Coral.   This is a small fishing village.  The main bridge serves as a daily meeting spot for people to dangle their fishing lines in the waters of Matlacha Pass.  This bridge is a really nice place to socialize and relax and watch the beautiful sunsets.      

There are galleries with local arts and crafts with the old and new distinctive buildings lining eh main road.

Also you will find small marinas a park and some fun restaurants.Pine Island Center is Pine Island’s downtown.  There is a supermarket, drug store, hardware store, several shopping centers, two public parks, and a public library all with No Street Lights.

St James City is the southernmost tip of Pine Island.  It is the most populated area.  There is a mixture of mostly retirees, many living here only during eh winter months.  There is a wide real estate range on Pine Island from the modest mobile homes to luxurious waterfront estates.      

Boat launch         

Barbara' s fruit and vegetable stand

St James Auto Repairs  no need to travel off the island for vehicle repairs, this friendly company is there to help at 2867 Oleander St call 239-283-4668

Waters Edge Motel & Apartments are all ways busy with happy repeat guest every year. It is on a canal for your boating needs. located at 2938 Sanibel Blvd. call 239-283-0515 for more information and reservations.              

Golden Palms Resort is a small place to make your stay here comfortable located on a canal at 3226 Stringfellow Rd. call 239-283-7378.           

The Two Fish Inn, located on a canal has nice rooms and it also is a rental company with many of the homes in the neighborhoods to rent on a weekly or monthly basis. They are busy all year long helping people come and enjoy our island style of living. This is located at 2960 Oleander ST call 239-283-4519 for more information or go on line at two fishinn@embarqmail.com             

Woodys Waterside, LLC, has been at the split intersection of Stringfellow, Sanibel and Oleander for several years. It was formerly called the Double Nichol for many years. This is on a canal and serves liquer as well as beer and wine. It has outdoor seating and entertainment. A fun place to go for an afternoon or evening. This is located at 3051 Stringfellow Rd. call 239-283-5555

Don't forget to stop into the Old Pine Island Marine Store for your fishing supplies and great clothing also.    

See there really is a beach in St James City, well kind of.....

Ragged Ass Saloon/AKA Starboard Lounge & Grille, come by boat-come by bike, come buy-beer. This fun place has entertainment afternoons and evenings a few days a week. This is located on the Monroe Canal on 3421 Stringfellow Rd call 239-282-3344.

There is also a park with a small beach area to swim or put your kayack in or go fishing at the end of Tropical Point Drive, If you buy a house in this area you can walk on over to the beach area. There is also a boat ramp to put your boat in the water for free.

There is a handy general store for every day needs with out having to go to the center of the island to our great Winn Dixie Plaza.

Fisherman's Wharf Condo's with your own boat slip and a place to store your trailer or mobile home.

Other handy things on the island to make life here easy and time for fun.

Pine Island Feed & Garden Center is a friendly family place with cats laying around sleeping during the day as they keep mice or any other little intruder away from the feed. located at 8482 Stringfellow Rd call 239-558-5042 for more information about all that they have.

Family Health Centers of South West Florida is also here in St James City to help with everyday emergencies. No need to go off the island, we have it here to help. This friendly center is located in Aqua Land Mall at 8359 Stringfellow Rd. call 239-344-2393 for hours open, it is walk in service too.

If you are traveling by motor home or travel trailer you have a great place to stay at KOA, they also have small places to rent. 

Also a nice small playground for toddlers, fenced in for safety.

Saint James City Civic Association, Inc, is down at the southern tip of the island. It is a social club with a civic minded heart. It has monthly membership meetings in it's 4,000 sq ft community building at the corner of Fourth and Lemon Streets. It has family gatherings, and a myriad of activities such as shuffleboard, bingo, flea markets, rummage sales, pot luck dinners, community breakfasts, exercise classes, bridge, art classes, community breakfasts, hobby club, cribbage, scrap booking and Texas hold 'Em Poker. The building is complete with full kitchen, is available for rental at a nominal charge. This rounds out St James City kind of like a big subdivision. 

Bokeelia at the northern tip of Pine Island overlooks Charlotte Harbor, a large waterway leading to the Gulf of Mexico.  These waters are best known for tarpon fishing, and the best sport fishing in e the world.  This small community has people living in harmony with the wonderful mix of wildlife.  You will live with the many pairs of bald eagles, osprey, egrets, heron, hawks, owls and may songbirds due to the areas natural surroundings. Also you can not go into the waters around Pine Island with out seeing the playful dolphins and the manatee.  Here you will find beautiful quick, deep water access single family homes and several small condo developments.    Four Winds Condos and Marina with Lazy Flamingo Restaurant for you to enjoy fresh fish and a cold drink.

Many quaint and historic places to be discovered in Pineland.   


Pine Island is the largest and least known of a group of islands along Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast near Ft. Myers. Many times this is called, " The Enchanted Island" of the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast. This island is 17 miles long and is two miles wide at its broadest point.  We are almost completely ringed in mangrove estuaries, many of which are protected wildlife preserves including all of Little Pine Island, much of Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass.  The island's north to south sandy ridge is the home of native pines, birds (including many families of bald eagles), and tropical groves.
Pine Island has a special ordinance; it is one reason Pine Island has not become a paved high rise resort island. Other places along the Gulf Coast, building densities are a fraction of those on the other islands.  Pine Island has a maximum of five units per acre in the built-up areas of the island, one unit per acre in the island’s rural areas.  Pine Island also has height limitations, the maximum allowance is 38 feet.