Heart’s Cottage on the Bayou


Living area with sleeper sofa and satellite TVWaterside view of Heart's CottageFishing dock at Heart's CottageOutside deck on the BayouComplete kitchenSmall bedroom with queen bedLarge screen porch overlooks Big Cypress BayouBBQ on the Bayou!daybed overlooking screen porchTrundle bed in large bedroomPass though bath into second bedroomFamily-sized dining areaScreened porch on the Bayou

Heart’s Cottage on the Bayou is a comfortable guest house on a beautiful stretch of Big Cypress Bayou, not far from Big Pines Lodge.  From the riverside porch of the cottage, you can watch the water, relax, and feel the world fade away. Like to fish?  Bring your tackle, and catch dinner from the dock. If you'd prefer that someone else catch your dinner, bring a boat and cruise to dinner at Big Pines or Riverbend,  tie up at the restaurant while you dine, then cruise back to your own cottage on the water.   It's your perfect vacation retreat!

Because the deep waters of the Bayou run just off the back porch,  Heart’s Cottage is not a suitable accommodation for children under 12 years of age; we do not provide kayaks or canoes for the same reason, though you are welcome to bring your own.

Heart’s Cottage has:
  • 2 Bedrooms, each with queen bed, all sheets and bedding, one with twin trundle bed
  • 2 Baths (one with tub), all towels, etc., furnished
  • Central Air and Heat
  • Large living area overlooking the river with TV, sofa bed and day bed
  • Full eat-in kitchen with utensils, dishes, and pots and pans
  • Screened porch and back deck with seating,  overlooking the river
  • Fishing area, with dock for watercraft
  • Barbecue Grill and picnic area--Bring Charcoal!
  • Satellite TV
  • Outside fire pit
  • WiFi
Whether you come for just a weekend or stay for a week, everything you need is here.

Heart's Cottage is a NO SMOKING lodging.  Well-mannered pets are welcomed, with prior approval, and a $10 pet-cleaning fee will be added to the rate. Pet owners should be prepared to monitor their pets, as there is no fence. Owners will be required to pay for any damage incurred by their pet. No children under 12, please. Please note: cell phone service is unreliable at the Cottage; Verizon works best. To communicate, use the Wifi.

Rates for Heart's Cottage Heart's Cottage will accommodate up to 7 persons comfortably. 2-night minimum stay required --NO one-night rentals Holidays have a 3-night minimum stay. * $125 per night, plus tax, Sunday-Thursday (non-holiday), quadruple occupancy * $150 per night, plus tax, Friday-Saturday and holidays, quadruple occupancy Extra persons $20 per night, per person, plus tax. Discounts are available for stays of a week or longer. Heart's Cottage on the Bayou is a NO-SMOKING lodging. Check-In is 2 p.m. Check-out is 11 a.m.

Cancellation and Reservation Policy

A credit card or deposit (check or money order equal to one night stay) is required to hold your reservation; Holiday stays require deposit  for two nights, as do stays longer than 3 nights.

We accept cash, or personal check  for payment at the time of your visit. Credit cards may be accepted for payment, with prior approval.

Notice of cancellation must be made 10 days in advance.  If we do not receive notification at least ten days prior to your arrival date, your deposit will be forfeit, or your credit card will be charged  for one night’s lodging (two for holidays and longer stays).

To find the Cottage as you drive from Marshall on Hwy 43, turn right onto SH 2198.  Approximately 1.5 miles down the road, you'll come to the turn for Pine Island Road, on the left--it's marked with large signs for Big Pines Lodge.  Turn onto Pine Island Road and drive approximately 1.5 miles.  Once you pass Big Pines Lodge, you'll see the river, Big Cypress Bayou, on the left.  Heart's Cottage is about 7/10 of a mile from Big Pines Lodge, at 1591 Pine Island Road.

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