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Bungalow: one bedroom-one bathroom Retreat with all the amenities, available October-April Located behind Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery, in the center of over a million acres of wilderness, the Bungalow allows you to escape to the Florida Everglades in comfort while exploring this one-of-a-kind eco-system. Our charming bungalow offers you all the comforts of home, yet is a hideaway, nestled within the cypress swamp; Adventure, enchantment and seclusion await you! The Bungalow is nestled on 13 peaceful and beautiful lush subtropical acres. The Bungalow has one bedroom with a king bed and one full bathroom. Amenities include: screened in porch, a sleeper sofa, full kitchen, satellite TV, air conditioning and great views of nature. Be sure to bring your own groceries – there are no grocery stores or restaurants in the immediate area .
Enjoy all that we offer on the property.
Explore the Everglades behind your cottage with a guided Swamp Walk Eco-tour or a Photo Swamp Safari. After your tour, relax in a hammock under the cypress trees and listen to the sounds of nature. Or, visit Clyde Butcher’s gallery and view his photography. Behind the gallery is a groomed nature trail that you can explore. At night, enjoy a campfire near the chickee, watch in wonder the splendor of the stars in a sky with no light pollution.
Plan a 2-3 night stay – there’s lots to do and see!
Located just 17 miles to the east in the Everglades National Park is Shark Valley. Ride the tram, bike or walk up the tower ramp for great viewing of the swamp. During the winter months, birds are in abundance and identifying them is a fun activity. Everglades City is located 25 miles to the west. This is a great location for kayaking through mangroves, fishing, airboat tours, and dining.
If you want to stay close by
, the Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center is just a few miles west of us. Park Rangers are happy to inform you of the activities in the park including; guided canoe rides down Turner River – where you can explore mangrove tunnels, guided hikes, viewing the night sky and much more. Also close by, just 8.5 miles to the east, is Kirby Storter Roadside Park. There you can enjoy a 1 mile roun dtrip boardwalk stroll through a mature cypress strand. Only six miles from our location, is Loop Road. As you travel down Loop Road you’ll come to Gator Hook trail where there are pic-nic tables and a restroom. Gator Hook Trail is where Clyde took one of his well-known photographs. Further along the road is Sweet Water, a creek that flows under the road and a great spot for early morning bird watching.
is $295 per night (up to two guests) additional guest $50 per person. The minimum stay is 2 nights. Maximum people per bungalow 4 (four)
SWAMP WALK TOUR DISCOUNT FOR GUESTS
Taking a guided eco-tour or photo swamp safari excursion allows guests to explore one of the worlds most threatened and beautiful wilds places. After you book your stay in cottage book your swamp walk tour and you will receive 20% off tour at check out.
will be accepted up to 30 days prior to your date of arrival. All cancellations are subject to a $75 dollar administrative charge. If you wish to reschedule, there will be a $40 dollar rescheduling fee. If you choose to cancel or reschedule without providing at least 30 days notice, you will be responsible for the full reservation amount. Please remember that our autumn/winter season is popular and books quickly.
If you experience any difficulties with your reservation process, please call our office to reserve: 239-695-2428
Our normal hours of operation are 10am to 5pm. If require a late check-in, please call our gallery prior to 5pm Eastern standard time the day of your arrival. If you require a late check-in, please call our gallery before 5pm (est) to allow our staff to assist you. If we have not been contacted by the end of the business day, unfortunely, your 1st nights reservation will be forfeited.