About the property
- House800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 14 nights
1 Bed, 1 Bath, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 5,sleeping pad availa for small child
This private home was recently renovated with granite countertops, new wood kitchen cabinets, new bathroom vanities. This property is a duplex with an upstairs and downstairs unit. Pets are allowed in the downstairs unit. The downstairs unit was completely renovated with new cabinets and living room furniture in November 2017. It is located in the center of Bonita Springs, walking distance to most attractions and the beach. The home is clean and cozy.
Enjoy viewing the canal and tropical birds nesting in the mangrove trees. There is a dock if you have a boat. You can navigate up to a 25 foot boat in this canal. If you don't have a boat there is a canoe at the property for you to enjoy exploring the back water canals and viewing the snook and manatee.
There is a queen size bed in the bedroom and a queen size fold out couch in each unit. There is tile throughout except for the new carpet in the upstairs bedroom. You have several dining options - a breakfast bar for two, or enjoy eating at a larger table for 4 inside or the outdoor lanai seating for two. The kitchen has all of the appliances and dishes you will need to make your stay comfortable. There is cable TV with a DVD player for your enjoyment.
The yard is very large and next to a vacant lot so you will have lots of privacy if you like to spend time outside. There is a grill so you have plenty of room for a barbecue! The laundry room is very large with extra storage if you'd like to keep your luggage there. Everyone that walks in says ''Agh, we would like to stay here''. I hope you will enjoy it too.
The duplex home is located 1 mile from the beach. Enjoy walking to the beach for breakfast at Docs or sunset cocktails. There are wave runner rentals and parasailing rentals there. On your walk or drive to the beach there are many restaurants, shops and boat rentals for your enjoyment.
In addition you can walk to the Tuscan Bistro around the corner for some of the best Italian food you've ever tried. Also within minutes of the house is C Level Wine Bar, Gatsby's Pizza, the Fish House Restaurant, Master Bait and Tackle and Winds Beach Supply Store. There are so many things within walking distance I'm sure you'll enjoy going for many evening strolls. It is a great neighborhood and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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- Response time:
- within one day
- English, Croatian by email
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Sue Gauta chose Bonita Shores
This property is in an excellent location. It is quiet and private on a large lot, yet close to everything. There are limited waterfront properties in Florida and many vacationers enjoy the privacy of being in a home rather than in a condo. If you are traveling and more space is needed please inquire about our other properties. We pride ourselves on providing a clean and comfortable accommodations.
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A Perfect Choice!!
We stayed in the downstairs unit of this cottage. Our first impression was that we had made a perfect choice. The location was great & was convenient for all the activities we had planned. The unit was very clean and tastefully decorated. Not only did it have a fully furnished kitched with separate eating area, but a selection of DVDs, paperback books and extra linens. Having a washer & dryer was very convenient for us. We used both the gas grill & the charcoal grill. Actually we only went out to a restaurant one night. We cooked in the other nights. I especially enjoyed the screened porch on the one rainy morning we had. My husband and his friend took out the canoe as did the gals staying upstairs.
Sue was very responsive and went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. She had thought of everything we could possibly need.
When we visit Bonita Springs again, this cottage will certainly be our first choice.
Hi Mary, I'm so glad you had a great stay. Thank you for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you and I'd love to have you back any time!
home away from home
This home was very clean & quiet just like home. the next door people was very nice. i would rent again this house.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay! You are welcome back anytime :)
This property had everything one can need for a vacation. Just like being in a hotel.
I was just a little over a mile from the beach... and easy access.
The owner, Sue was just a 'text' away.....When we arrived, she was there to air out the property (exterminator had just been there) and make sure it was OK....Now, that's special in my book.
Definitely would recommend to my friends...and also stay there again....
Only con was that there was not a fenced yard and my dear puppies wanted to stray....!! No place for them to romp around....
Thank you Sue...
Doris was a pleasure to have at the house and left it almost better than she had found it. She was wonderful at communicating. We had a big rain storm when she was visiting and our trash can blew away. She let me know so I could replace it.
Doris, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back any time!
Great stay for a lower cost place
For what we needed this place was great. The screened in lanai was really nice to have, especially with a toddler. The unit was very clean inside and having laundry onsite was a great feature. The beach is a nice mile walk down the road if you don't feel like driving and/or finding a place to park. We definitely took advantage of the beach chairs as they were perfect! My only cons would be the noise from the main road behind the house, and the unit could use a little updating. The vertical blinds didn't work very well, the sliding door handles were a bit rickety, and a few of the screens on the lanai were really loose and dirty if you (or your toddler) touched them. There is a coffee maker and toaster in the unit, which is nice, but no coffee filters so bring your own. Also there is not an ice maker so plan to bring a bag of ice, especially if you're planning to pack a cooler for the beach. Overall it worked for us for a couple days, but I think if I needed to stay longer I might look for a place with a few more household comforts and amenities.
I truly thank you for your feedback. I am not able to get to the unit between every rental and I rely on my cleaning crew to inform me if anything needs attention. I will make sure those things are taken care of.
Great location. Very clean. Nice and quiet. Sue is great to work with. We'll be back but not soon enough
I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back any time!
Relaxing Beach Cottage
Location is great! Quiet, beautiful and relaxing place right on the canal. Loved the back porch! Home is very clean and updated! Everything that you need is there for you including beach chairs, umbrella and fishing equipment!! Owner is great to work with! Only possible improvements would be an updated mattress and wash cloths in the bathroom! Other than that, it's a GREAT place and we recommend it!
Thanks for the feedback. I greatly appreciate it. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We just bought a new mattress for the upstairs unit last month, so you must have stayed in the downstairs unit. That is good to know and I will get a new one. I will also get washcloths.
This vacation rental is situated on a large private lot overlooking a canal. Enjoy coffee (or wine) on your lanai looking for manatees and viewing the birds in the mangrove trees. It is an easy 1 mile walk to the beach. Wake up and walk to Docs on the beach for breakfast, or walk to one of the several fantastic restaurants within minutes of the house. There's Tuscan Bistro, Gatsby's Pizza, C Level Wine Bar, The Fish House, Randy's Fish House and many more. There are beach chairs provided but if there is anything additional that you would like for the beach just walk across the street to Winds for all sorts of beach supplies. If you would like to try fishing, Master Bait and Tackle is across the street as well. There is a canoe provided for your use. Canoe to the end of the canal to view some of the largest snook you've ever seen. Barefoot Beach is a gem within minutes of this rental. It is ranked #2 in the country. You can drive through this community and view the multi-milliion dollar homes. At the end of this community is a public beach with a boardwalk where you will surely view tortoises and all sorts of wildlife. If you would like to rent a motor boat during your visit, there are also many boat rentals on Bonita Beach Road on your way to the beach. This rental is perfectly situated in the center of Bonita Springs. Explore all that Bonita has to offer - great beaches, the greyhound race track, quaint shops on Old 41, free concerts at Riverside park, and the many great restaurants. The Coconut Point Mall is located 5 minutes north of your rental. This enormous outdoor mall will take you more than a day to see it all. There is also the outlets located one exit North on I75 along with the Germain Arena that offers performances as well as hockey games played by SW Florida's Everblades Hockey Team. Naples is less than two miles south of where you will be staying. Enjoy the very upscale restaurants and shops at the Mercato and 5th Avenue. Go to Tin City in Naples and take a boat ride to view all of the multi-million dollar homes of Port Royal. During your stay make sure you check out what performances are being offered at the 'Artis' (formerly the Philharmonic). Many stars do performances here while visiting Naples. Also, make sure you don't miss high tea at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club. This is truly a memorable experience. If you are visiting during the Christmas Season with children make sure you don't miss the Willie Wonka event at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club. Mr and Mrs. Dahl (Son and daughter and law of Roald Dahl, author of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) host this fantastic event each year. Also in Naples is the Naples Zoo, Waterpark and Children's museum.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee is waived if you are renting for a month.