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*BEACH LESS THAN A MILE* Heated pool/hot tub. Immaculate, well-maintained home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,799 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/2Bath Upscale Home With Private Lanai Overlooking Tranquil Pool-Spa

Walk To Beach-Less Than 1 Mile

Private Pool/Spa-Southern Exposure

Open Floor Plan--New Furnishings 2014

This gorgeous 3 bedroom/2 bath home was newly built in 2012 with an open floor plan. It features detailed construction, with 12 foot ceilings, plantation shutters, and a wall of pocket sliding glass doors leading to a private, fenced yard with a covered lanai. The open air pool has an attached spa.The home was fit with new furnishings and decor in 2014 to make for an amazing, calming vacation retreat. Best of all, it is a short 1/2 mile from the white sands and clear aquamarine water of Vanderbilt Beach and the up-scale Ritz-Carlton Hotel. You are also just steps away from a walk/jog/bike path leading directly to Delnor-Wiggens Beach. This natural, serene beach, without high-rises or houses is great for total relaxation. Take the beach chairs, towels, umbrella, and beach toys and enjoy the day on the powder sugar, white sand beaches. Rent jet-skis, a boat, kayaks, or paddle boards and explore the Gulf of Mexico. Build sand castles, spend the day shelling or just sunbathe. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the salt water! Visit a near-by marina for a fishing charter or sunset cruise. Afterwards, enjoy the world-class shopping and dining all located within a few miles.

Shop for groceries at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Publix all located within 1 1/2 miles of our home. Enjoy cooking in our gourmet well-equipped kitchen, grill poolside or pack a picnic for the beach. A picnic is a great way to enjoy the fabulous Gulf sunsets! Delicious prepared foods can be found at all the nearby grocery stores.

After a day at the beach, The Mercato, a newly built shopping & dining complex is only 3 blocks away. Here, you can dine at the many restaurants and cafes, such as McCormick & Schmick's, Naples Flatbread and Wine Bar, Stage 62 Deli, The Counter Burger, Chipotle , Bravo!, and AZN Azian Cuizine. Grab a coffee at The Second Cup, or dessert at Grace and Shelly's Cupcakes or Yogurbella. Enjoy dinner and a movie at the state of the art Silverspot Cinema. Have fun shopping at Nordstrom Rack, Tommy Bahama and Z Gallerie, among others, or linger over a cocktail at Blue Martini.

Less than 1 mile from our home, dine beachfront at The Turtle Club at The Vanderbilt Beach Resort, The Grill or Gumbo Limbo at the Ritz, or The Baleen at LaPlaya Beach Resort. (The Turtle Club is a great place to enjoy a cocktail as you watch the amazing sunsets.)

A short drive south on Tamiami brings you to up-scale shopping and restaurants at the Waterside Shops and The Villiage at Venetian Bay.

Continue Tamiami south to Olde Naples. Here you can spend an enjoyable evening strolling along Fifth Avenue South and 3rd Street South. You will find an irresistible mix of glamour and laid-back ease. This quaint area is packed with boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs. Dine at the original Tommy Bahamas on charming historic 3rd Street South. Stroll along Fifth Avenue South and peruse the menus to choose your personal favorite! Don't forget to enjoy my favorite activity, people-watching! Stop by the famous Naples Pier, a community landmark since 1888, extending 1000 feet into the Gulf of Mexico.

Nearby, Tin City, is a fun eclectic place to visit. Originally a 1920's clam and oyster processing plant it is now home to 40 original boutiques and 2 great waterfront restaurants that are priced for families! For those who want to explore Naples waterways, Tin City is also home to several charter and tour boat companies.

From the house, drive north on Tamiami (Rt 41) to the outdoor mall in Estero, Coconut Point or for outlet shopping go to Miromar, an outlet shoppers' paradise with over 140 top designer and brand name stores.

Golfing is Naples specialty. Great golfing is not hard to find with over 25 public courses within a 20 minute drive.

Children will enjoy the Naples Zoo or the waterslides and lazy river at Sun-n-Fun-Lagoon Waterpark.

But most of all enjoy the home, right in the middle of it all. Enjoy the private fenced peaceful yard with its pool, spa and shaded lanai. Watch a movie together, take a walk or bike ride. Explore the many beaches within a short drive, make memories. After all, that is what a vacation is all about!

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lori

I am a RN and my husband is an engineer from Ohio. We raised three beautiful children and have traveled to the beach every year for our family vacation. We have always rented a home because we like the space to play games or just sit and talk, and the convenience of being able to prepare some meals.

We made our first trip to Naples in 2014 and fell in love with the Naples beaches, weather, and sunsets.

While in Naples we spend most days at a local beach. Occasionally we drive to a beach, such as Lover's Key or Naples Pier. But mostly we walk or bike to Vanderbilt Beach or Delnor-Wiggens. Sunsets are a must and the Gulf sunsets speak for themselves. It is something you just MUST do. I love the relaxing feel of the area and know you will also!

Lori purchased this house in 2014

Why Lori chose Vanderbilt Beach

We chose Naples for our vacation home because of the year-round warm, sunny, tropical weather. We chose Naples Park because of the neighborhood's close proximity to the beach. We love being able to walk or bike to the beach.

Our home was newly built in 2012. We fell in love with the builder's attention to detail, the beautifully crafted 12 foot high ceilings, granite countertops, custom cabinets, and private back yard with the pool. An open floor plan, with pocket sliding glass doors opening to a private lanai, with views of the private fenced in pool and spa made this home special.

We completely refurnished the home in 2014. My vision for the interior decor was total relaxation and calmness. I have been told by many of my guests that they experience and appreciate the tranquility of the decor.

Besides the beaches and watching the Gulf sunsets, we love the numerous restaurants and shopping choices so close by. Our favorite beach conversations are where we are going to eat or what we will grill for dinner. We love to grill by the pool and relax into the evening under the stars in the quiet backyard. We dream of retiring to Naples....someday!

What makes this house unique

Because this home is our vacation home also, we take special pride in ownership. Our home is loved and it shows. It is NOT just a rental, but a home. Since all of our guests have been most caring and respectful of our home and belongings, we are always making improvements for ourselves and our guests to enjoy.

I truly enjoy helping my renters plan a fun-filled, relaxing vacation. The location of this home places it in the center of everything. Whether you want to shop, sight-see or lounge on a beach this home is great place to return to and spend time with family and friends. My hope is that you and your loved ones leave with happy vacation memories.


Vanderbilt Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1799 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full bathroom. Equipped with hair dryer/ flat iron
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Impressive master bath with dual granite sinks,large shower.
  • Master bath with walk in closet, large tiled shower. Both bathrooms with granite counter tops. Each equipped with hair dryer and flat iron.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed, access to pool, TV with cable
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twin beds
  • Pack n play/portable crib.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
30 minutes from RSW airport. Close to shopping, numerous restaurants, and a short 10 minute drive to historic Olde South Naples and Fifth Avenue/3rd Street South. Vanderbilt and Delnor-Wiggens Beach are within walking distance. The home is also centrally located to many beaches and shopping areas only a short drive away. Home is equipped with beach chairs, plenty of beach towels, beach umbrella, small coolers and beach bags to carry your sunscreen to the beach. Sand buckets and shovels are provided for the children to take to the beach. Noodles supplied for the pool. Four lounge chairs for you to relax by the pool. Shaded lanai has a table with 6 chairs for poolside meals. Four bikes are provided for your enjoyment.


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average rating of 4.948718 based on 78 reviews
Milwaukee, WI

Perfect place in Naples, FL

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 5 adults and a baby. The house was absolutely perfect for us. Lori was very good about communicating with us - which I appreciated. It was clean, very comfortable, and had wonderful amenities. The kitchen was very well equipped. The pool and hot tub were used everyday. I appreciated that the back patio had a place for us to eat outside and had plenty of chairs to relax in the sun. There was everything we needed for a baby - pack-n-play, high chair, play mats. There was everything we needed to go to the beach including chairs, umbrellas, and coolers. The bikes were used almost everyday. We were a 15 minute walk to a wonderful beach and a short drive to a major shopping area with very nice restaurants. We ate at several very nice places that were not more than 10 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this place. And if we come back to Naples, we will try to stay at this property again. I have rented almost 20 vacation homes over the years and this one ranks in my top 4.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, So happy that my house worked out perfectly for you and your family. I truly enjoy trying to make my home the perfect vacation spot and are glad you enjoyed the amenities. We also love the location-- so close to beautiful beaches, great restaurants and wonderful shopping. I look forward to having you return! Lori and Dave
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Nothing Better in Naples!

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast staying at Dave & Lori’s home! There’s nothing to not like right from walking in the door. The house is in a great location, with several malls nearby, tons of great restaurants to choose from and walking distance from the beach! We had a super easy time finding the place.

Upon entering the house, everything is open & well thought out. The house was emaculitely clean and there’s just about everything you could want or need for your stay. The bathrooms are nice and spacious, the kitchen is fully loaded with cooking supplies, the bedding is comfortable, there are bikes to ride, chairs to take to the beach— literally everything!

The house itself is AMAZING and feels like home. The backyard is a huge bonus with an inviting lenai, furniture, lounge chairs, grill, etc. There is a pool and jacuzzi which made for a refreshing and relaxing treat. The backyard is fenced in and offers a private feel.

Everything is QUALITY in this house. Lori & Dave trurly thought of everything and it is obvious that they really want their guests to get the most out of their stay. I cannot wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jenna, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your vacation in my Naples home. I love when I receive great comments about the home and amenities. I try to supply everything to make my guests feel right at home so they can thoroughly enjoy their stay. I look forward to having you return. Lori and Dave
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Second time at this wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the home. The location is ideal for traveling to the beach. We made use of the Florida State Park pass and went to Delnor Wiggens Beach(all of the beach gear we needed was furnished with the house). Enjoyed shopping at the nearby Waterside shops and found a yummy fresh food place in the Mercato called 'Soul Bowls'.

The house is very clean and the kitchen is well equipped. Beds are comfortable. We enjoyed the family board games and watched a few movies on DVD that come with the home. It was definatly a home away from home for us!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gia, I feel truly honored when guests return to my home. So glad you and your family were able to make use of the state park beach pass and all of the beach gear. I am looking forward to having you back in the future. Lori and Dave
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A truly stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa lives up to its five star rating. It is beautifully furnished and extremely well looked after but provides all the comforts and amenities you need whilst on holiday.

Hurricane Irma had effected Florida about six weeks before we were due to visit Naples. Lori provided us with regular updates and answered all the questions we asked. Luckily for us everything was back to normal and perfect by the time we travelled.

The villa was exceptionally clean and well stocked with the essentials - something we haven’t always had in the many other villas we have used.

Vanderbilt beach is a short walk away and an amazing place to see the sun set. We used the Delnor Wiggens state park pass several times and absolutely loved watching the wildlife, especially the dolphins.

In summary, the villa was a fabulous home from home close to stunning beaches. You won’t be disappointed if you decide to stay here.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, So happy my home became your home away from home! I want my guests' stay to be as effortless as possible, thus I try to provide the comforts and amenities to make you feel right at home. We bike to Vanderbilt Beach daily to enjoy the calming sunset view and love the wildlife at Delnor Wiggens and Lover's Key. Lori and Dave
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We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

The best forethought by any owner we have ever rented from. The little things that we usually have to purchase and never use all of were there (zip lock bags, detergent, dish soap, tissues. We loved the location and rode the provided bikes to the beach every day. The hot tub was amazing. We had a terrific time and will definitely book this house again. Thanks for being so thoughtful!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gerri, I am so happy you enjoyed your stay in my home. I try to keep my home stocked for my guests, just as I would for my family! We also love to ride the bikes to the beach- it's one of the things I look forward to doing each time I return. l would love to have you and your family come back. Lori and Dave
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Beautiful, well kept home. Lovely pool area !!

  • 5 of 5

The House was clean and beautifully decorated. The owners provide many amenities. It’s close to the beach and bikes, coolers, beach chairs and assorted beach toys are provided. The hot tub is connected to the heated pool by a waterfall!! The pool area was clean and nicely landscaped. Truly enjoyed our stay there !

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
Only 2.25 miles. Can easily ride bikes from house to this beach.
The Turtle Club - Naples
Great place for lunch or dinner. Eat on the sand at sunset for great views.
The Grill
Vanderbilt Beach
Walking distance to house
Sun-N-Fun Lagoon
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Miromar Outlets
Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant
Naples Pier
Fifth Avenue South
Tin City Shops
Waterside Shops
Whole Foods Market
The Village on Venetian Bay
Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Pier
Third Street South
Fifth Avenue South
Wynn's Market
Keewaydin Island
Joe's Diner
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southwest Florida International, Fort Myers, RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
Blue Martini in the Mercato, The Ritz Carlton
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Rt 41 and Vanderbilt Beach Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Turtle Club, LaPlaya Beach Resort, Mercato
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Vanderbilt Beach
Car: recommended

-The shopping is phenomenal, both up-scale and outlet.

The Mercato, right up the street from the house, is always a great place to shop or dine. Check their web-site for free monthly events such as music or movies on the lawn.

Fifth Avenue and Third Street South offer a world-class shopping and dining experience with small one-of-a-kind boutiques, art galleries, open-air cafes and more formal bistros.

The Miramar outlets have 140 top designer and brand name outlet stores. Great fun to spend the day to shop your heart out!!

The Waterside shops are the Gulf coasts most sumptuous shopping and dining destination, all set in a gorgeous landscape.

Tin City, is ideal for the Naples Florida tourist. It combines waterfront boutiques and dining with Naples' Nautical past.

The Village on Venetian Bay is a collection of unique shops and restaurants on a waterfront setting reminiscent of a European Village.

-There are abundant beaches to visit along the Gulf coast.

Vanderbilt beach and Delnor-Wiggens beach are both within walking distance of the house.

Naples Beach is home to the famous Naples Fishing Pier, a staple in the community for over 100 years. It is located off 12th Avenue South.

Lowdermilk Park is great for kids, young and old, with playgrounds and sand volleyball courts.

To reach Clams Pass a fun tram ride takes you across a 3/4 mile boardwalk through mangrove estuary to the beach.

Barefoot Beach in Bonita Springs was featured on Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches List, 2014.

Lovers Key State Park is a my personal favorite.

-Many beach areas offer paddle boards and kayak rentals. Jet skis and parasailing can be rented on Vanderbilt Beach near the Ritz-Carlton. Boats and jet skis can also be rented at Pure Naples, among others, where tours can also be arranged. Fishing charters can be reserved for either coastal or deep-sea fishing. If fishing is not your thing, dining, sightseeing, dolphin and sunset cruises are available.

For the sights-Naples Botanical Garden, Naples Zoo at the Caribbean Gardens, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offer great sites. Take a thrilling airboat ride through the everglades, you might see an alligator or a manatee!

Golf courses are abundant.

Tennis: Pelican Bay Community Park located less than 1 mile. (Court fee)

Bike rental available for the serious bikers.

Fun-N-Sun Lagoon is a great waterpark for the little ones!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Availability and reservations are confirmed by the owner. Until reservation is confirmed, rates are subject to change.
Payments: E-check or personal checks are preferred method of payment. On-line credit card payments are accepted.
Travelers will pay in accordance to the terms on the lease agreement.
Rentals are Saturday - Saturday, unless another arrangement is negotiated with owner.
Check-in 4:00pm - Check-out 10:00am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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