Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-829-7076

Charming Spacious Quiet Vanderbilt Beach Bungalow-Why Vacation in a Hotel Room?

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 7 - 29 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom/2 Bath, Great for 2 Vacationing Couples

Beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean one floor, 2 BR/2 Bath bungalow, with elegant and comfortable furnishings awaits your arrival! Spread out in the rambling 1800 SF of living space under icy cold a/c; enjoy your morning tea or coffee on the screened-in lanai overlooking the mango tree in the backyard or have your friends over for a barbecue in the ample backyard. This charming beach house, on a quiet street with wonderful neighbors in safe and friendly Naples Park, is walking distance to Vanderbilt Beach, considered the most beautiful beach in all of Southwest Florida where dozens gather every night for the sunset. Beach sticker is free to obtain with your rental agreement and car registration. Then if you decide to drive to the beach with your beach chairs, umbrella, towels, noodles and boogie boards (all included), you can park for free at Vanderbilt Beach parking lot or any of the City of Naples beaches with your sticker. You'll find two beach bikes in the garage for an early morning or late afternoon leisurely ride.

-RELAX: sunny, bright, spacious LR with leather queen sleeper, comfortable seating and 42' flat screen TV with extensive cable

-COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: fully stocked kitchen with all appliances, including refrigerator, new dishwasher, new microwave, new Cuisinart toaster and coffeemaker, Wolfgang Puck electric wok, brand new panini maker and toaster oven

-EAT:dining room table seats 8, all table linens included

-SLEEP: Master bedroom with brand new King mattress, tiled bathroom; Guest bedroom with brand new queen mattress down the hall from large, partially renovated bathroom with shower and tub; all new bed linens included

-READ/ENTERTAIN: separate second living room/bar with couches to relax, read, enjoy cocktails while looking out on the lanai and quiet backyard

-SURF/WORK/CONNECT - high speed wifi available - also there’s a netbook if you need a device

-BE OUTSIDE: Sit on the comfortable, brand new, casual patio seating for your breakfast, lunch or dinner, or sun in the backyard.

-GRILL: Grill up that snapper, grouper, swordfish or tenderloin you just snagged on the beautiful, brand new Weber grill

-PARK: Keep your rental car cool and out of the sunlight in the attached garage

-STAY CLEAN: Brand new high efficiency Kenmore washer and dryer on first floor in the attached garage make for easy laundry

More Details

Mae Timmons
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Mae Timmons

I became acquainted with Southwest Florida when my aunts, uncle, grandmother and father all began vacationing in the Fort Myers area. Remembering the warmth, the light and the beach, I dreamed of one day owning something in the south to get away to during freezing New England winters. In 2010, when my father passed away, he left me a small nest egg and I knew the time was right for my partner and I to put it into a small home in Naples. Because I am still teaching and working full time on Cape Cod, and my partner is working full time building beautiful sailboats, our ability to get away right now is limited, and we can share this wonderful place with others as a rental. This home is a tribute to my Dad who taught me the value of owning real estate, and the inestimable value of relaxing.

Mae Timmons purchased this bungalow in 2010

Why Mae Timmons chose Vanderbilt Beach

I knew that I wanted to own a home in a modest neighborhood, and be able to stroll to the beach and walk or bike ride to the Turtle Club or Baleen restaurant on Vanderbilt Beach. To find such a well cared for place in the 500 block on one of the best streets in Naples Park (98th St), well - the writing was on the wall!

What makes this bungalow unique

The neighborhood is quiet, residential, safe, beautiful, and the neighbors are mostly year round and lovely. Although this location is serene, you are five minutes away from everything you need - shops, restaurants, beach, services, cinema, bike shop, the Mercato, you name it.


Vanderbilt Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parking in driveway for 3 vehicles - no overnight parking on street Absolutely no pets or smoking
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Secure Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , new tiled shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , new dual handheld adjustable showerhead
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has tiled shower, walk in closet, all linens included, brand new king mattress, bedside overhead reading lamps, flatscreen tv Guest Bedroom has large tiled shower and bathtub, large closet, all linens included, brand new queen mattress
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Why vacation in a hotel? This well kept, super clean home is perfect for two vacationing couples, with plenty of room to spread out. It's also perfect for the single or double travelers who wish a place of their own while vacationing and exploring the many nearby beaches, restaurants, shops and state parks.


4.6/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

60% Complete
40% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Charming Spacious Quiet Vanderbilt Beach Bungalow-Why Vacation in a Hotel Room?
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews
SC, United States

Very enjoyable month

  • 4 of 5

This home is in a nice quiet neighborhood that is close to the beach, tennis courts, a fitness facility, and lots of great stores and restaurants. We rode bikes almost every day and saw sunset at the beach a few times a week. The listing photos are accurate and the home was clean and well-maintained. The owner was very helpful in every way. The beds were comfortable, although the second bed looked smaller than a queen to me (also that room could use a more effective window treatment). The master has a nice large walk-in closet. The home is partially renovated, with the kitchen and bathroom cabinets/countertops still to go. The cabinets, pantry, closets and garage could use some cleaning and organization, but we were able to move things around and make room for our stuff. We didn't use the gas grill or water gear, but we did use the washer/dryer. I'd recommend this property, if it sounds like it will fit your needs. It's not upscale, but is roomy and has many useful amenities.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having tha Arnolds of NC for the month of February, one of the coldest and snowiest months up north ever! We would welcome the Arnolds back any time, and are so glad they enjoyed all the nearby amenities and used the bikes at the house to explore. The guest room bed is a queen - purchased new at the end of 2011 - Sealy posturpedic queen! We thought the wood venetian blind and white sheer curtain combo offered the best versatility for tropical breezes, but maybe in the future we'll consider some tropical color! We have our home professionally cleaned top to bottom after each rental, and pride ourselves on tidy, organized garage, pantry, cabinets and counter. We did notice(and didn't mind one bit) that the Arnolds rearranged things to their liking, and stowed away some items they didn't plan to use (toaster oven, juicer, drink mixer). We aim to please! Thanks to the Arnolds for their stay and for taking the time to provide a review.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great location and great to deal with an owner!

  • 5 of 5

I was attending a conference with my daughter and was appalled by the high prices of the hotel which hosted the conference. It was difficult to find a rental of a home given the high season in Naples--but I found this gem. And, I wanted to deal with an actual OWNER not a real estate agent. Mae was terrific, she was very accessible. I loved the location (about a mile from Vanderbilt Beach) and the home had everything one could need. I'd recommend this home whole heartedly.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Beth, loved having you and daughter, fellow New Englanders, and you're always welcome back anytime.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beating the winter blues

  • 4 of 5

We arrived after a long trip from Indiana ready for a week in warmer weather. We were not disappointed. No, it was not a condo on the beach, but in many ways it was better for a longer stay. Normally this bungalow. Rents for a month at a time. This is what makes this vacation house a better deal. It has more room for the money and a yard to boot. The owners have everything you need to go to the beach. Speaking of the beach, it is only minutes away by car. We chose to go to the state park, away from the condo crowd. It was very nice.. The sunsets are beautiful from anywhere on the beach. Our only disappointment was that the televisions in the bedrooms, only one had a small 13" . But that didn't stop us from enjoying our stay.

The bungalow looks just like the pictures. It is not posh., but it is comfortable and has lots of room.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cindy and Dick were our guests in the month of February - a nice getaway for them from Indiana in the winter. I spoke with them after their week to see how things had gone and if they had any suggestions for me, as this is the first year we're renting our place, and are interested in making sure guests are satisfied enough to return. Cindy suggested a newer TV in the bedroom, and that is not something that I had thought of, and so I appreciate that feedback and plan to update the master bedroom TV when I'm in Naples. I'm sure they did enjoy the new 48 inch Samsung HDTV with blue-ray and cable in the comfy living room. Thanks for the great review Cindy and Dick, and also the bedroom TV upgrade suggestion! Will do! Mae Timmons
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Winter break

  • 5 of 5

We needed a winter break form all the holiday dealings, and this was the perfect getaway. The house is charming and well appointed with all the essential amenities, including a super coffee maker, well stocked kitchen, and a comfortable feeling all around. The house was located near a fantastic state park, which we thoroughly enjoyed. It's close enough to bike to, but offered more privacy than the very public Vanderbilt Beach. But when we wanted a luxurious lunch, there was the Turtle Club on VB, easy walk/ride from the house. In other words, this location and the house had it all! The owners clearly love this house and making the stay more special.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can tell you took advantage of all the hiking and biking in the area, and you hit my favorite spot the Turtle Club on Vanderbilt Beach. You're welcome again anytime!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Awesome Location/ Adorable Property

  • 5 of 5

Located within walking distance to Vanderbilt Beach, this property is spotless,well appointed and cozy. The floor plan is spacious enough to offer a tv room, a reading room and an outside lanai (we ate most meals in lanai). Beautiful, new grill. We plan to return often. Consider lunch or dinner @ Turtle Club on Vandy Beach-walking distance. Shop @ Fresh Market on 41.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Dee and Paul who are very familiar with the Naples area and explored more restaurants than we knew existed. So glad you enjoyed your time at our place and especially the beach. Thanks for staying with us. Looking forward to your return! Mae
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport - Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.75 Miles
Blue Martini - Mercato
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
La Playa Golf Resort, Imperial Golf Course,Tiburon
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Mercato restaurants, shops, nightlife, cinema
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Vanderbilt Beach
Car: recommended

Stroll or ride bikes to nearby Vanderbilt Beach, tennis, walking paths, or restaurants. 2 minute drive to the brand new Mercato, with Whole Foods grocery store, upscale clothing and specialty shops, a wide array of restaurants from steakhouse to asian to deli to thai food and a 12 theatre cinema lounge, the Silverspot with cushy leather chairs and a bar! Dozens of nearby golf courses for fabulous golf. Shopping galore minutes away at the Mercato!!




Additional information about rental rates

Peak season includes the most consistent beach weather, gorgeous sunsets,
spring training for the Boston Red Sox at brand new JetBlue Park less than a half hour away,
and every kind of restaurant and bar in full swing on 5th Avenue in Old Naples or around the corner from home!

Off-peak season includes affordable rates, quiet and beautiful beaches,
and an opportunity to explore without crowds!

25% deposit required to hold reservation. Remaining 75% due 30 days prior to rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.