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Island Retreat Florida

· Progress Village, Hillsborough, Florida
2 acres hosted by Eric E.
4 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
This Hipcamp is accessible by boat.
Eric is a Star Host
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After 6 years of my neighbor bugging me to buy this island, I finally took him up on it.  My neighbor bought it in the 1970's but did little with it.  It has been overgrown for years. I am actively work to develop multiple campsites of the island for enjoyment of the river and its surrounding. All money from your stay here is re-invested back into the property.  Learn more about this land: Ever wonder what it would be like to stay on a deserted island? This is truly an adventure you will never forget. Once you land in paradise you will wander thru the looping trail system to find your campsite. There are (4) campsite with elevated tent platforms tucked back in the trees.  Now that you are settled in,  time to gather wood and build a fire in one of the (2) 8 foot wide,  2 ton concrete fire pits.   Awake a dawn with a nice kayak/canoe trip on a secluded water trail thru mangrove islands and stop for lunch at River's Edge Bar & Grill across the river from the island.  Having too much fun, take a nap in hammock and rock to breeze and sounds of river.  This is an island is accessible via water only so there is some preparation to get here and stay here.  Kayaks, Canoes and a shuttle are available if you don't have your own transportation. Please contact prior to booking to ensure you understand the packages, for example,  if you want to rent the whole island for yourself and need transportation for your group. We offer tailored quote for package based on your needs. 
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Progress Village, Hillsborough, Florida, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Seminole, Tocobaga, Miccosukee, and Mascogo First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Eric E.Joined in August 2020
Response rate: 100%
21 ratings · 17 reviews
Tammie K.recommends
November 12, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
The island is my new favorite place. It was absolutely amazing! Eric is a phenomenal host, and very tentative to any question. I’m already planning my next trip!
Kessa G.recommends
September 26, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
so fun and unique!
We had the best time and thought it was so cool! We definitely want to go back.
Allison A.recommends
May 29, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
A Fantastically Relaxing Island
This has been an extremely wonderful experience. Eric has everything clearly explained regarding the shower, restroom, canoe ect.. The platform are built sturdy and with enough distance apart for privacy. The large fire pits are terrific for keeping the bugs away and cooking. I would definitely plan another trip in the near future. And the solar lighting was a sweet surprise. The commute by kayak was perfect, made an ice run easy. The noise in the distance was easy to block out even without earplugs.
Michelle B.recommends
April 23, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
Island Retreat is a Paradise. We loved the place, there is so many things to do and Eric was really nice to us all the time we texted him. We are definitely coming back pretty soon!!!
Dorothy H.recommends
April 13, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
Was a wonderful place to stay, set up perfect for camping ..peaceful and relaxing, we will deff book again next year..5 stars
Lars R.recommends
April 9, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
Awesome experience, very well maintained, lots of fun things to do. Definitely will go back
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