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Waterfront! Views! On Bay! Near Beach,WIFI, Canoe, Bikes, Dock, Huge scenic deck

Donna Andrews

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Donna Andrews

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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Waterfront! Views! On Bay! Near Beach,WIFI, Canoe, Bikes, Dock, Huge scenic deck

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Bonita Springs House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Attached Unit, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

THIS HOME IS CURRENTLY OFF THE RENTAL MARKET AS OF 5/31/15. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A ONE MONTH STAY PLEASE VISIT MY OTHER HOMEAWAY OR VRBO LISTING 3669521. IT IS A 2 BEDROOM/2 BATH CONDO WITH FREE GOLF,6 HEATED POOLS AND TENNIS.CONDO RULES ONLY ALLOW 1 MONTH MINIMUM STAY- SORRY NO WEEKLY. NO PETS. Welcome to Star Bay! This is the most comfortable warm and relaxing one bedroom you will find in Bonita Beach! Enjoy the sunrise with your coffee and paper on our upper deck. This area is so peaceful you will hear the fish jumping about in the bay as the dolphins chase them about. Next off to the beach ,we offer beach chairs,umbrellas,pack your lunch in one of our coolers and you are minutes away from some of the best beaches that Florida offers. You will find an abundance of shells.Late afternoon visit Lovers Key for a nature hike . Then back to Star Bay for afternoon cocktails ,sunset dinner. Your king bed is extra plush and comfy! Sweet Dreams! Your piece of paradise is just an email away.

The bay is directly in front and canals on both sides. The building is located on a point in Little Hickory Bay just off the Gulf of Mexico, approx. a mile to the beach. The unit is light, bright and spotless, making it cheerful! The property is perfectly located so you are close to the best restaurants and shopping. Enjoy Fishing from our 130' dock with your poles.

NEED MORE ROOMS? Rent the next door 3 bedroom/ 3 bath with pool- next door! VRBO listing #343055

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna Andrews (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Donna Andrews

Hello everyone! That's me several years ago in Hawaii.

Born in CN, raised in N.E. Georgia, lived in England, high school in New Jersey, college years in MA. After college I lived in Europe, Key West and Naples FL. Then moved to Hawaii. Aging parents in Florida drew me back to this great state where I continued in the housing business. This is the only house I have left after having sold the rest recently. So StarBay gets my full attention and every decorating idea I come across! Please see my other Homeaway listings. In Bonita 211374. In Naples golf course condo by the month 3669521

Donna Andrews purchased this house in 2000

Why Donna Andrews chose Bonita Springs

Who doesn't enjoy a home DIRECTLY on the water with fabulous views and located next to 6 miles of pristine white beach . This was a dream of mine. WATERFRONT, WATERFRONT, WATERFFRONT. 220 feet of bay, 110 feet of canal frontage. So when I found this gem it was a dream come true!

What makes this house unique

It's very unusual to find a property with all these great benefits. Most water properties look across a canal into some's living room. You have to keep your curtains closed when you stay there! But off the deck and patio below are UNOBSTRUCTED views of water, mangrove,wildlife and sky! A world away- And yet walk to restaurants, cafes... Short drive to unlimited entertainment, shopping... The property itself has every amenity and a 'feel good' atmosphere.

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Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Waterfront! Views! On Bay! Near Beach,WIFI, Canoe, Bikes, Dock, Huge scenic deck
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Central Florida

great getaway for fishing couple

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on Sunday and found the place exactly as described, clean, comfortable and nicely appointed. It is obvious the owner has gone to great lengths to provide guests with every possible accommodation to insure a pleasurable stay. The kitchen is well equipped for meal preperation and we enjoyed our cooking time. The bathroom is very beautiful with tile and granite counter top, the shower is very inviting and my husband commented on how much he enjoyed it. The bedroom has the most comfortable bed we have ever had in a rental, you won't be disappointed. There is an endless list of wonderful attributes connected with this property I can't note them all here but will surmise by saying you can't find anything not accommodating at this location. We came to fish and were more than satified with the results having caught over 80 fish large and small, a few so large we were not equipped to land them. If fishing is your thing you certainly won't find a better situation, great fishing with perfect creature comforts all in one place. We spent 4 days and left only once for a quick grocery and bait run, you have practically and "all inclusive" vacation when you stay here. What a great value for the costs, and even better that you're going to love it too. The view of the bay was also great, watching the boats as well as dolphin, and schooling fish, birds and fish feeding on barnacle covered submerged trees at the edge like black drum and large flounder made the whole experience just perfect. We loved every minute and will certainly be back. Thanks Donna for offering such a nice property.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North East of England

Fantastic location and views over the water

  • 5 of 5

Renting this property was a delight. The owners were a pleasure to deal with from our initial enquiries right through to making sure our stay was perfect. They made the whole booking process easy for us. The property is in a quiet location but has all you need on your doorstep. The local Publix store is really close and has a great bakery. Each day we had breakfast out on the deck and couldn’t wait to get back ‘home’ to the deck to watch the sunset.

The apartment is cosy, clean and comfortable and has all the facilities you need. The bed was restful and the shower room is recently renovated so is really lovely and the view from the shower is a delight first thing in the morning.

All in all renting this property left us with many happy memories.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback! My 3 rentals are my ONLY BUSINESS. I am not a 'rental manager' where you are just a number- one of the hundreds. Or an owner who works a full time job and handles rentals after work or on weekends. I try to stay in the background during your stay- unless you need me. But I only live 20 minutes away- so if you do need me- no worries! When guests are happy- I AM HAPPY!!!
South Bend, Indiana

A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful little place to stay! My husband and I were looking for a little relaxation for our long weekend and we found exactly what we needed in this very comfy & clean apartment. We felt so at home there, that we almost forgot we were on vacation. Everything looks exactly as it does in the photos on this website and we highly recommend this unit for anyone needing to get away and just relax. There are a few beaches nearby within walking or bicycle riding distance which were very nice and clean. The Fish House Restaurant and Doc's on the Beach both have a nice menu selection and great tasting food. Seven Eleven is a block away and you can catch the bus right on the corner of the intersection if you are wanting to go farther and do not have a car (which is what we did). On our last day we even rented a pontoon boat from Bonita Boat Rentals on Estero Bay for the day and cruised the bay to Lover's Key Beach, which is a very beautiful area where we even got to see dolphins playing in the water. Thank you so much Mo and Donna for making it a vacation to remember and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And I love what her husband said to me when I asked him if he found everything ok. He said - beyond ok. It was not like renting an apartment- it was as if it was his "second home". That is a great way to express exactly the feeling I was hoping to create!
Rockville, Md


  • 5 of 5

I normally travel to Florida for a week each year around this time and stay in a standard hotel. This year, I refused to eat 9 consecutive days of restaurant food so rented this unit. It was immaculately clean everywhere you look. I took my shoes off the minute I came in. The bed was extraordinarily comfortable and I do not normally say that about any hotel or home. The bath and kitchen were small but perfectly acceptable with everything one could possibly need. Was it elegant? No. Was it wonderful? Yes. I even had a couple of bad health days and stayed home and I was so at ease and so enjoyed the deck and view I almost stayed sick. I began to think of the cormorant who came to sit on the stick in front of the deck as MY cormorant. It is very easy to find, convenient to good restaurants, groceries, and attractions. I will certainly look for this unit again when I come back. The owners, by the way, could not be more helpful. They were friendly and gave great advice. I would recommend it to anyone who can live without a concierge and fake silk drapes and who doesn't want to go there on my week.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! I'm so glad you mentioned 'not elegant'. I,personally, feel a bit ill at ease in a pretentious and formal home. So my intention is to create an informal, casual, comfortable 'Florida Fun' type of environment. Looks like I succeeded by your adjective 'Wonderful'! And perfect timing on the 'small' bathroom comment. It's actually standard bathroom size. But when the former owners had it they put in an over sized linen cabinet which makes it feel a bit crowded. This fall the bathroom is scheduled to be completely remodeled. YOUR cormorant (it's a diving water bird- so fun to watch) is perched on the branch waiting for your return visit!

The perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place!! My husband and I have always stayed in hotels for vacations, but we thought we would try a rental property this trip. We had never stayed at a rental property before, so I was apprehensive, but this apartment was wonderful! The photos and description posted for this rental are accurate. The apartment was clean, well maintained, and decorated nicely, in a quiet neighborhood, and much more room than a hotel room! The apartment is connected to another rental and I was worried about noise and sharing facilities. I had nothing to worry about. We met the other renters, but we never heard them during our stay. Privacy is maintained with separate parking spaces, entries and landscaping. The apartment provides for all your basic needs. We loved being able to cook our own meals, eat out on the deck and enjoy the water view. Having the beach so close by was a plus, and Mo and Donna provide everything you need to have fun in the sun: beach towels, beach chairs, cooler, bicycles, canoe and a paddle boat!! My husband enjoyed taking the canoe out on the water. There were plenty of restaurants and shopping near by. We stayed in the middle of April and the temperature was 85 degrees daily and low humidity. Mo and Donna responded promptly to our emails and phone calls. Definitely would recommend this rental and plan on returning in the future. I think our hotel days are over!! Thank you Mo and Donna for making our 25th wedding anniversary trip such a wonderful one!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again I truly appreciate the time and effort it takes to post a review. The last couple that stayed said they felt "spoiled" staying there. That's exactly the environment I strive to create. When I travel and stay in a vacation rental that is the feeling I'd like to have so I put myself in the traveler's shoes.

Starbay is FABULOUS!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is immaculate, well equipped and wonderfully decorated. The view from the deck or patio is super! The location is very convenient, only a couple minutes to the beach, groceries and retail shopping. Mo was so helpful with my last minute reservation. My only complaint is that I couldn't stay longer...MUCH longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have the perfect solution- JUST COME BACK!!! Thanks so much for NOT staying in a motel which you said you did not want to do. We're very grateful you tried our vacation rental instead! Donna and Mo- the Andrews sisters


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW-regional southwest intern. airport Ft Myers Fl
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Wine & Coffee Bar/Fish House/Coconut Jack's/Doc's
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Fairways/Bonita Bay...have list in listing
Nearest Train
0.01 Miles
Trolley stop
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Tucan Grill,Enzo's Italian, Fish House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bonita Beach,Lely Barefoot, Lover's Key, Ft Myers
Car: not necessary

Only minutes to Wiggins Pass State Park, Lovers Key State Park, Barefoot Beach, Bonita Beach, and Ft. Myers Beach. 5 miles to new huge Coconut Point Shopping Center full of fabulous eateries and stores, like Gulf Coast Center just a little further.

Located at the end of the street the property is on a point or peninsula. The building is surrounded by salt water. Little Hickory Bay is in front with expansive bay and mangrove views facing west for great sunsets from your decks and all rooms except for one quest bedroom. Wide canal is on side with the 90' dock for fishing. Approx.1 mile to beach.

Other Activities: Rent on beach- jet skis, paddle boats, sail boats, paddle boards..or parasail. Rent in the bay- pontoon boats. Close by dine-in movies,walk to miniture golf, or walk to yoga classes at 2 different locations! Walk to bait shop for your fishing license by the week and rent equipment there to catch your dinner. Walk to the 7-11 convenience store for morning newpaper or that last minute botlle of wine. Convenient YET quiet and away from it all!

I really enjoy driving north along the beach and inlets thru Lover's Key State Park, thru Ft Myers Beach onto the causeway taking you to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Then stopping for lunch at the famous 'Bubble Room' a step back into childhood.

Traveling south- I love to stroll 5th Avenue in Naples of late European style outdoor dining and visit the galleries and then Naples Pier.

Golf: These are just some of the Public Courses in the Area. South West Florida- Golf Capital of the World! Many of the courses below are within 3 miles of your vacation rental.

Golfing guests from the U.S. and Europe have great results from using the websites- for discounted tee times and coupons. is also helpful for the courses web sites and driving directions.And I can email you a long list upon request.

Guests can catch fish from the land and dock. Some types available are:Pampano,snappers, whiting, sheephead, snook, small grouper, ladyfish...

I can email you a list of boat, kayak and bike rentals in the area.

Twins and Red Socks spring training just a short half hour trip north!


Rates & Availability

From $69 Per night

Bonita Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April / May 2015
Apr 24 2015 - May 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Dec 16 2015 - Jan 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Feb 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59.00
cleaning $99.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Winter- 7 night Minimum UNLESS a vacancy between reservations.Lots of ways to pay! E-Checks or credit card thru Homeaway, VRBO or or money transfers thru PayPal. or bank wire domestic or international. OR old fashion checks in the Mail! Please check out my 3 bedroom/3 bath with pool Homeaway 211374. Also listing 3669521 a 2 bedroom/2 bath golf condo by the month only in Naples.

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Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bathroom has window with a bay view
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Has TV,DVD player,mirrored closet doors,large window
    Attached Unit - please see listing #343055 for 3 more bedrooms
  • King size bed in bedroom. Additional inflatable mattresses available -either queen or single.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lots of fun activites! On property is a 90' dock for fishing with your own poles or rent them at the bait shop just up the block. Or canoe with canoe provided. Or Bike with 2 bikes provided! Pontoon boat rentals just over bridge. On beach para sailing, jet ski, paddle boats.... You can rest when you return home!!!

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