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Perfect location! Close to beaches yet quiet! 5 min walk to watersports rental

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Just redecorated 3 bedroom 2 bath beach cottage. Close to beaches and shopping!

Super cute beach cottage located on the much sought after Gulf Side of Hwy 41, close to the beaches! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, newly remodeled house on a quiet residential street. New on the rental market. Walking distance to beaches and shopping. Barefoot Beach voted #2 beach in the U.S. is a 10 minute drive, Bonita Main beach and shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. A 10 minute drive to Coconut Point (shopping and restaurants) and 15 minutes to Lovers Key State Park for hiking, bird-watching, and Kayak rentals.

Sweetwater's Water Sports is a 5 minute walk from the cottage where you can rent Jet Skis, Kayaks, Paddleboards and more and launch right from their dock!

Little Hickory Cottage is the ideal getaway location for you to enjoy all that SWF has to offer. The home has three bedrooms. Master bedroom with King size bed is light and airy and has a newly remodeled en-suite bathroom. Two guest bedrooms with queen size beds are neatly decorated and have ceiling fans, and all new furniture. The guest bathroom has a shower/tub and was just remodeled. The house also has a washer, dryer for all your laundry needs. And we supply detergent!

The kitchen is brand new with all new stainless steel appliances and is fully equipped with everything waiting for you to prepare a snack or a gourmet meal. Three different coffee makers! All brand new French Press, Keurig, and Mr. Coffee. A gas grill is provided just outside on the lanai, along with a brand new large table that seats 6 with an umbrella for Al Fresco dining!

After dinner, you can take a walk or ride a bike to the beach for a beautiful sunset. Return home, relax and watch a movie or curl up with a good book in the comfy living room. There is a large flat screen TV for keeping up with your favorite show or connecting to the wireless internet. Amazon Fire stick with 100's of channels for movies, sports. and games.

The lanai has a table for 6, new gas barbecue and is a great place to relax after a wonderful day at the beach or just exploring the area. The neighborhood itself is quiet and family-friendly, safe for running, walking, and biking. Six Beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and cooler are included. Four bikes are also included.

Little Hickory Cottage’s yard is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The large herb garden, numerous citrus trees and other local plants attract many butterflies and birds. Feel free to harvest some herbs for your gourmet meals! Fresh Basil!!!

You can rent everything from bikes and boats to paddle boards, jet skis and fishing gear nearby, so pack light! Even a new ice cream parlor and restaurants are within walking distance. Just a few miles north are the restaurants, bars, and live entertainment of Ft Myers Beach’s Times Square area and also the Ferry to Key West.

Take some time while you are here to explore the area. Bonita Springs. Barefoot Beach, Bonita Beach, Lovers Key State Park and Fort Myers Beach. They are all only a 10 minute drive from the house. Swim in the warm waters of the Gulf, walk the white sand beaches and collect shells. See our magnificent wildlife, and take in our glorious nature surrounding you. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to catch sight of some dolphins or our beloved Manatees.

There is plenty to keep you busy during the evening after a day at the beach. Plenty of shopping, movie theaters, miniature golf and so much more are just a short drive from the house. A Farmer's Market open on Saturday's and Sundays with all kinds of goodies, is within walking distance of the house. A few miles away, you can visit the Ford and Edison Estate and Museums, the Imaginarium, The Butterfly Estates, Calusa Nature Center, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, The Bird Rookery, Naples Botanical Garden, the Naples Zoo, Tin City, Fifth Avenue or even visit the Everglades and take an airboat or swamp buggy ride.

More Details

William & Kimberly W
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About William & Kimberly W

We lived in Hawaii on Maui for many years. Moved to SW Florida in 2010. We love Bonita Springs by the beach even more than we loved Maui! Bill has been in Property Management for many years and is an expert at keeping the home in exceptional condition.

William & Kimberly W purchased this house in 2016

Why William & Kimberly W chose Bonita Shores

We chose this property for a vacation rental because it is very beachy and close to the beach! Exactly what we wanted! We love the neighborhood, it is a wonderful place to walk, ride bikes and live!

What makes this house unique

Home is less than 1.5 miles from the entrance to Barefoot Beach and Bonita Beach. 3 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bike, 20/25 minute walk. The area is lovely with Kayak, Jet ski and paddleboard rentals and launch within walking distance!

The house is really cute with shiplap type paneling and coastal décor. Comfortable and clean!


Bonita Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Beach Umbrella, Beach chairs, cooler


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Perfect location! Close to beaches yet quiet! 5 min walk to watersports rental
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Beautiful clean house with high end amenities

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we walked in to when we left this house was amazing. Beds so comfortable, high quality sheets and towels. Kitchen had everything imaginable including beautiful wine glasses. So close to the beach and the bikes and chairs made all the difference in our beach days. Would definitely recommend the Little Hickory Cottage. Hosts were more than accommodating as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home with all of the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We are vrbo property managers ourselves and this how exceeded all of our expectations.

It is outfitted with everything needed for a wonderful beach vacation. They have four great bikes, beach chairs, beach towels and a cooler to make it a easy trip down to the beach.

The house itself is stocked with everting needed for a comfortable stay. The kitchen lacks nothing for cooking a great meal. We cooked some fish on the grill one evening when some friends came over. The patio is wonderful for relazing and catch ing up with friends and family.

These folks know how to make you feel comfortable in every aspect. We will come back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jon! We are so honored that you chose our cottage for your holiday! We are constantly improving and adding new things for our guests! Just added Fire-TV for 100s of channels, movies, sports etc! We would love to have you return soon! You were awesome guests! Thanks again, Kim
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well appointed clean, very welcoming

  • 4 of 5

terrific place to stay- great visit.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation Rental we've EVER had!! (And we've had many)

  • 5 of 5

This is hands down the best vacation rental I've ever stayed at. I travel constantly for work, so I get an Airbnb or home away almost every week, and Kim and Bill have outshone every property that I have rented previously.

They have thought of everything you might need while staying there. From a kitchen stocked with EVERYTHING, including appliances, olive oil, spices, cookware, BBQ etc., right down to the fancy soaps and shampoo stuff in the bathrooms. It's all brand new too.

Four bikes with helmets and locks in the shed, with a lovely fire pit we used more than a couple times.

Kim and Bill were also wonderful hosts. Although we never met in person, they were very communicative and gracious and welcoming. I couldn't recommend this property more. Do yourself a favor, because these guys are doing it right!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liam! You all were the perfect guests! Hope your travels are bringing you many wonderful memories! I hear amazing reviews about your show! The best to you and yours! Bill & Kim
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Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented the yellow cottage after selling our home. We fell in love with the area so much we decided to buy here. Kim and Bill are very easy to work with and live near by for any issues that may arise. Very friendly neighbors as well. We loved the walk to the Fish House for dinner at night. Also Riverside Park in Bonita always has some sort of activity. The shopping is plentiful is all directions and of course the best part is the beach! We love the beach, its about 1.5 mile. A bike ride around the neighborhood is wonderful. Esplanade is a dead street great for ride or walk. This home has it all!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Nearest Airport
20.8 Miles
RSW Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
The Fish House
Nearest Ferry
14.4 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended

Everglades Wonder gardens

Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Zoo

Lovers Key State Park

Edison Ford Estate

Butterfly Estate

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Bird Rookery

Naples Botanical Garden




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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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