OCEAN FRONT DOUBLE DECKER THAT'S SIMPLY ELEGANT

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Tom Evans

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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OCEAN FRONT DOUBLE DECKER THAT'S SIMPLY ELEGANT

Bonita Springs House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Lanai And Sun Deck, On A Barrier Island In The Gulf

Ocean Front Home Located on Bonita Beach on Little Hickory Island. Upper Level for Rent Only. If the calendar is full for the Sunset Home, check out the Dolphin Watch at http:affordablebeachrentalsus.com.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Tom Evans

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My father was born and raised in Redgranite, Wisconsin. He served in Europe during WWII and in the end married the enemy, my mother. Together they began to raise a family in Madison, Wisconsin in 1947. My father received his doctorate from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1956 and my mother received hers from Ohio State in 1967. Our family started out in Madison, but in 1957 moved to New Concord, Ohio where my father became Academic Dean of Muskingum College, and my mother taught German. In 1971 we moved to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where they both taught at Central Michigan University and chaired their respective departments. It was at CMU in the early '70s when they learned about the Naples/Bonita Beach area and soon fell in love with it. They bought and sold numerous lots in Naples until they could afford to buy this little untouched piece of paradise, a sandbar in the gulf called Little Hickory Island. The island had very few residents and I remember when they built this house in 1980, I had to drive all the way to downtown Naples, to find a hardware store. In 1990 they retired from Central Michigan University and lived here full time. In 2010 my sister and I moved them, reluctantly, to assisted living in the towers at Arbor Trace, just a few miles south on Vanderbilt drive. In order to keep the love of their life in the family, my sister and I have decided to rent the upstairs of the house to help offset the cost of the brutal maintenance and ever-increasing taxes. Although the main floor of the house is now a rental, the oak and fruitwood furniture along with rich carpets and drapes, still hold the timeless warmth and charm they created.

Tom Evans purchased this house in 1980

The Sunset Home celebrates the spirit of a natural beach with beautifully furnished living space. Your family will truly enjoy the inspiring panoramic views of one of the best kept secrets on the gulf. The upper level of the home has three spacious bedrooms. One master bedroom, has double French doors that overlook magnificent views of the Gulf through the spectacular great room with wall to wall sliding glass doors. This home is perfect for entertaining, dining, and relaxing with family and friends. Our outdoor decks assure memorable shared moments under the sun or stars. The screened lanai and unscreened sun deck offer panoramic views of sunsets that no camera can capture. Come to the Sunset Home and re-discover who you are on a little known beach in paradise.

A real home, not a commercial property. Simple, but elegant.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Property Reviews

Ocean Front Double Decker That's Simply Elegant
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Ocean Front Double Decker That's Simply Elegant
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473659vb
260-615-5064
Bonita Springs Naples Area
Madison, WI
5

We didn't want to leave

We didn't want to leave
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
I always want to go home after a week away, but I wanted to stay here another week. It usually takes a few days to relax, Day 1 here. We stayed at this house for one week with our eight year old child and my parents. Tom is excellent at taking care of this place. It is clean. There are no mildew or musty smells. They really thought of everything. Any time I thought I needed something, I was able to find it. We hope to go back again. It was very relaxing. I have two minor complaints and I'm putting them in more to help the family know what guests might be wanting, not as something that would prevent us from coming back. The kitchen is stocked well. We are on a gluten free diet for my husband and I cook A LOT. I had everything I needed. I just wanted the utensils and Teflon bakeware/cookware to be in better shape. One of the bake pans is rusted on most of it. I think this must be tough as a proprietor. Having had roommates in college use and abuse my kitchen stuff, I know how frustrating trying to keep things nice. It is obvious someone has used metal in the past on these and scratched them and burned the plastic spatulas. Also, the bed in the master I found very comfortable (I slept in it after my folks left a day early). The king bed in the back of the house, too firm for my taste. If it is ever on the docket to be replaced, I'd go for more like the master mattress. Having different pillows to choose from was a wonderful touch. When we were cold the blankets were there to snuggle in. We had great family time doing puzzles, reading, watching movies. The great room is very comfortable and had a ton of space for everyone to relax. Perhaps it was the time of year we went, but the beach is quiet, you have a ton of space. No one was having loud parties or playing music and drinking beer on the beach. The beach is frequently patrolled and is very well maintained. Thanks to Tom and his folks for being so thoughtful and keeping the place up so well. By the way, the new shower is great.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I wish I knew who to thank for this very kind and thoughtful review. Both the Thomas's and the Shearer's were wonderful guests: especially little Lilly. Her insatiable curiosity and boundless energy were poetry in motion. It's not fair that we lose a lot of that "good stuff" as we age. Regardless, both families were wonderful. Thank you for sharing your vacation at the Sunset Home. I look forward to the day when we meet again.
Kind Regards, Tom
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Ocean Front Double Decker That's Simply Elegant
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473659vb
260-615-5064
Bonita Springs Naples Area
Mississauga
5

Just what the Dr ordered

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
Great place, great location, great host! Need we say more! Family of four and two grand moms, fit 6 perfectly. Glorious sunsets, great beach front, everything you need is there for you. Thought we'd use the rental car to do some day trips but why bother when you've already found your piece of paradise. Lots of dolphins, shells and sunshine. As I said everything is there for you. Grocery store 5 mins away, great shopping, Naples and Fort Myers beach also close by, but like I said, just stay home because this is everything you'll need. Our kids 4 & almost 2 loved it! We'll come back without a doubt and I'm pretty sure we have two permanent travellers in the grand moms as they loved it too! Thanks Tom, looking forward to seeing you in 2014.
A few other tidbits to put your mind at ease, pics are exactly what you'll see upon arrival, super clean, I would recommend to everyone and everything you'll ever need is no more than about a 5-7 minute drive away!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you Scott! That was the most awesome review! I always worry that people might not have good weather or the AC might fail. What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. I definitely look forward to your return. Many thanks!!! PS I now have on hand, a high quality Pack n Play, a padded high chair on wheels with dishwasher safe trays and a collapsible stroller.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Ocean Front Double Decker That's Simply Elegant
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p473659vb
260-615-5064
Bonita Springs Naples Area
5

Didn't want to leave!

Didn't want to leave!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sunset House and the name is so appropriate. We had the best seat in the house for the daily sunset. The screened lanai was our favorite place daytime and in the evenings. We loved sitting at the table on the screened lanai for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The only negative about the week was that we didn't finish the 1000 piece puzzle we gave my dad for Father's Day. Guess we'll just have to come back and try again! Thank you, Tom and family for allowing us to visit your beautiful home. We hope to come again soon!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 9/9
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
SouthWest Florida Intl Airport Ft. Myers Fl, RSW
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-75
Nearest Beach
Bonita Beach
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Docs on Bonita Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bonita Bay Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Big Hickory Marina
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Bonita Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Second Mid Season
Apr 5 2014 - May 2 2014
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
Low Season
May 3 2014 - Dec 19 2014
$1,800
7 nights
 
 
Second Peak Season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$3,200
7 nights
 
 
First Mid Season
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 30 2015
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
First Peak Season
Jan 31 2015 - Apr 3 2015
$3,200
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,800
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Cleaning $200.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , toilet , Master bath with walk in shower, two sinks, two entrances
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , single sink and cabinet storage
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Every bedroom has large walk in closets, multiple dressers, flat screen TVs, and DVD players.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Music Library ...
  • Books
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf privileges optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
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