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Island Retreat Florida

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· Progress Village, Hillsborough, Florida
2 acres hosted by Eric E.
1 tent site
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Boat-in
This Hipcamp is accessible by boat.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Eric is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
*****PLEASE READ THIS PRIOR TO BOOKING: THIS IS TRUELY AN ISLAND THAT IS UNINHABITED OTHER THAN NATURE. DUE TO THIS FACT YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN PERSONAL WATERCRAFT OR ADD ADDITIONAL RENTAL OR SHUTTLE SERVICES TO YOUR BOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL COST BEYOND CAMPING FEE. THE ADDITIONAL SERVICES REQUIRE A HUMAN BEING TO BE ON CALL AND DELIVER EQUIPMENT AND MACHINES FOR YOUR ADVENTURE. **** if ok with the above please proceed as there has been some confusion about islands. About the Island: 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 (5) campsites with elevated tent platforms tucked back in the trees. Once you are settled in,  it is 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. Our Story: 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.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. 
Activities
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wildlife watching
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Coastal
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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
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Hosted by Eric E.Joined in August 2020
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Rachel H.recommends
January 2, 2024
Island Retreat Florida
AAMMMAAZZIINNGGG
Amazing! If you are thinking about doing it, DO IT!!! Private and very nice facilities! It was a dream to have a whole island to myself! And the paddle is pretty short
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Jimmy B.recommends
December 19, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
I stayed 3 days at Island Retreat Florida and had a WONDERFUL time! Eric was great to work with and very helpful and informative. Not only did I spend time camping, or should I say glamping, but I also kayaked around the island and surrounding area. It was all fantastic, I can't wait for my next visit in the coming months!
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Emil A.recommends
December 11, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
Outstanding
This is the *coolest* little island. The pictures somehow don’t do it justice. What a great, unique spot to set up camp at. My dog was ELATED sniffing around, dude was frolicking like never before - genuinely a joy to see. Eric was communicative, helpful, and friendly. I was worried about the parking situation but there was plenty even during peak hours. I will without a doubt be back.
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Bret M.recommends
November 27, 2023
Island Retreat Florida
Really enjoyed camping on iskand retreat. The swinging bed was my spot for the night and slept great. Cool place with the basic necessities.
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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!
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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.
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