|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Imagine relaxing and watching marine life (often dolphins and manatees) and birds from your huge private deck as the spectacular sunsets reflect on the preserve-like bay.YOUR PRIVATE POOL! The pool is huge, private and solar heated. Maybe you pulled up to the dock/lift in your own boat. It doesn't get any better than this! There are upper and lower screened decks for unobstructed bay and canal views. It's on a quiet and panoramic point. UPSTAIRS- 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms upstairs, open kitchen / living room area, separate dining room used for dining, games or WIFI computer desk. Phone is also located here with free calls to all of U.S. and Canada. (Board games provided also). The upstairs is laid out like this- master suite has attached private bathroom walk-in closet and TV. The guest bedroom has the bathroom across from it. DOWNSTAIRS- now descend the outside poolside large stairway to level below for a completely separate huge bedroom. It is large enough for a single pull out couch and sitting area. Bedroom has TV, phone and sliding glass doors for great pool and bay views. Step out of bedroom to bathroom where laundry tub, washer & dryer are located. On this level is also an outdoor kitchen! With glass stove top, sink and mini refrigerator. This makes it ideal for privacy for couples traveling together, teenagers and those who don't like stairs. On this level are also your beach equipment, pool floats and coolers. Bike to beach with BIKES (PROVIDED) or Canoe (PROVIDED) or rent a kayak or pontoon boat. Easy access to Gulf thru Wiggins Pass. Huge pool is solar heated making the pool 10F+ degrees more than the Gulf of Mexico ocean waters at any time of year. So you can add a minimum of 10F+ degrees to what NOA (National Oceanenic Agency) says are average temperatures. And by average temps they, of course, are including night time too. Nov. 73/Dec. 68/ Jan. 66/ Feb 66/ Mar 71/Apr 77/May 82. There is an additional 1bd/1ba attached apt if you need more room for additional guests... Please see Homeaway listing 173315.
Walking distance/ a trolley ride/ short drive : Beach- with free parking at Beach Accesses. Within Walking Distance: Walk 2 blocks to 7/11 for morning paper or last minute items, coffee and wine bar with live music, water front dining at the Fish House for catch of the day, mini golf, 'A Table Apart' gourmet restaurant opened by chef from Ruth Chris, boat rentals. Yoga classes or Monday night Bingo at the neighborhood recreation center. Take the Trolley: If you don't feel like walking or biking to beach, Go to Ft Myers Beach for more restaurants and activities, To the grocery store and K-Mart Plaza. A Short Drive: Greyhound Dog Track, Wonder Gardens Zoo with local fauna and flora, Coconut Point- newest and biggest shopping cnt. in FL, Dine-in movie theatres, Naples 5th Ave Shopping and European dining, Fun and Sun Water Park (and a little further) Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
Privacy: You actually dead end into the house so it is one of only 2 buildings located on this point.
The only other apt in the building has one bedroom and one bath. They do not use your pool!! The apts are completely separate as they have separate entrances, parking stalls, privacy screening and landscaping between decks, and individual laundry areas. Not like being in a condo with lots of units!
The Grounds: *large backyard with sweeping water and mangrove views
*90' dock on side canal for fishing
*an area easy to put in your canoe or kayak
The large pool is 12 X 26 and the pool deck is 20 X 40! The pool is completely yours!!!! No one else uses it!
Please note: This is NOT a party house. It is a nice quiet neighborhood. Guests are limited to the occupants booked and some occasional guests of yours. Please do not inquire if you are planning loud parties. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
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 173315. In Naples condo by the month 3669521. Thanks!
Donna Andrews purchased this house in 2000
When the opportunity came up to purchase this property in 2000 I jumped on it! It's my dream to own waterfront and this property is waterfront, waterfront, waterfront. 120' of canal, and 220' of bayfront. Plus it had a huge pool. Really a no brainer and we haven't looked back since!
There's so many separate and unique living areas. Say you want to relax with your morning cup of coffee. Do you sit at the large kitchen table and take in the canal and bay views and watch the large flat screen TV? Or do you sit in the separate dining room with bay views and check your email? Or do you relax at the outside deck dining table overlooking the pool, bay and canal? Wait! There's one more. Maybe you take your coffee and enjoy watching the kids in the pool from the poolside dining table. Are you tired from relaxing yet?
Our family selected this home for a reunion get-a-way for our entire family over the holidays, coming from all parts of the country and over-seas. We rented the large house for 2 weeks and the adjacent for one week. This house is easy to stay in, had plenty of room for the 11 of us, was close to anything we wanted to do. However, with the pool, we often elected to stay in and enjoy each other's company instead of fighting the traffic. There is ample space for quite or alone time, and the large dining/living area held us all for games and visiting. The kitchen is great to cook in. The units are clean and comfortably furnished. It's location is great with a grocery down the way and close to several beach access points. The owner was so accommodating and helpful! Whichever unit you rent, you won't be sorry!!!
This was the most incredible home and perfect for all our needs. It has absolutely everything and with the pool and canoes available, it made for an awesome vacation destination. It is perfectly located close to grocery stores, restaurants and beaches. The house was beautiful, clean and very well keep. A huge thank you to Donna! I would definitely recommend this to anyone planning a trip to Bonita Springs.
Three couples shared the StarBay for a relaxing getaway vacation. Both the private and the common areas were excellent. The living spaces were clean and bright. Amenities were plentiful. Some of us enjoy restaurants and happy hour, some shopping, some sunbathing and others fishing. We had it all and more at this wonderful vacation spot! The ladies enjoyed the convenience of the pool so much that they only went to the beautiful nearby beaches one time during our stay.
The guys parked their fishing boat at the StarBay dock and enjoyed fishing adventures each day in the bay or gulf waters. Several boat rides to nearby restaurants made everyone happy, boarding the boat only steps away from the back door of StarBay.
Our most frequent restaurant to visit, the Fish House, was only a short walk away. Our other nearby favorites were Cocount Jack's, Doc's Beach House, Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant, Sneaky Pete's, Rodes Fresh & Fancy and the Happy Hour Grille. Never a disappointment, always a satisfied appetite (and thirst).
We were all extremely satisfied with our stay and have already discussed plans for our return visit in 2015! Thanks to our host, Donna, for providing us with such a pleasant home to enjoy our vacation time in sunny Florida.
We did a 3 night rental of StarBay and were extremely pleased. Our son's wedding took place on Barefoot Beach and the location of the house could not have been better. The moment we arrived i could see that Donna's listing was perfectly accurate, no surprises there. The house is immaculately clean and very tastefully decorated. My husband and I enjoyed the privacy of taking the downstairs pool bedroom while our adult children and their spouses had the 2 upstairs bedrooms. Each couple had the convenience of having their own bathrooms, very important for us all to get ready for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day events.
We loved following dolphins while in the paddle boat; it was like they appeared solely for our enjoyment. My husband decided to not bring our boat so he fished out of the provided canoe. Next trip we will bring the boat for sure after we saw the wonderful dock on the property.
As exciting as the event of my son's wedding was, StarBay was the 'icing on the cake' making our stay in Bonita Springs a dream come true. Thank you, Donna ! The Gallmans
The house was perfectly located. Barefoot beach and Bonita beach were a five minute drive away. Delnor-Wiggins park and beach was less than ten minutes away, and worth a visit. Being feet away from the bay was beautiful, and made for pleasant evenings bird and thunderstorm watching. The kids loved having the pool, and allowed me and my husband to put our feet up when we'd had enough running around, but the kids still had energy to burn. We visited during the rainy season, causing the pool to turn green because of all the rain, but Donna came right over to get the pool back into shape. Visiting during the rainy season had its up sides. The beaches were nearly empty, never a problem with parking, and the restaurants weren't full. We enjoyed eating at Fitzgerald's our first night. The service was okay, but the food was terrific (great wings) and the live music was fun. We also went to The Fish House twice. It was perfect for kids, and the hush puppies and raw bar was excellent. We also fit in a trip to Sanibel Island which took about forty minutes to get to by car...probably would take much longer during season due to traffic. We found lots of gorgeous shells, and we're visited by dolphins while we were swimming there. Very comfortable home. I hope we find the time to stay there again.
This is our second time renting this home, and we loved it just as much as the first time. My hubby is a Bonita Springs/Naples native and we vacation there every summer. As a family of six this home has something for everyone. The kids caught countless fish off the dock, used both the canoe and peddle boat, and of course enjoyed the pool. The views of the bay are stunning. Being five minutes from the beach is wonderful! The house had everything we needed and the owners are very friendly. This is the house we will be staying in from here on out.
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- golfnow.com for discounted tee times and coupons. Golflink.com is also helpful for the courses web sites and driving directions. Here are just some:
FL - Naples
Bonita Bay East
Cypress Woods *NEW*
Eagle Lakes GC (Naples)
TPC Treviso Bay
FL - Ft. Myers
Stoneybrook GC (Ft.Myers)
The Dunes - Sanibel
The Plantation CC
Verandah - Old Orange
Verandah - Whispering Oak
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$250 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Notes||Please note- It is not a party house.Nice quiet neighborhood.So please do not inquire if you plan a big party. Thanks. Easy to book- email your address and l email you a agreement. Many ways to pay- check, E-Check or credit card thru Homeaway or PayPal or bank wire. Check out my Homeaway listings 173315 a 1 bedroom/1 bath on the water & 3669521 a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo by the month with free golf|
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