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WATERFRONT!On BAY! Views!Heated private POOL! Near BEACH!Bikes,Canoe,WIFI, Grill

Donna Andrews

Member since: 2007
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People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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WATERFRONT!On BAY! Views!Heated private POOL! Near BEACH!Bikes,Canoe,WIFI, Grill

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Bonita Springs - Starbay- DIRECTLY on the BAY!

3 bedrm & 3 ba (2 bdrm/2 baths upstairs,1bdrm/1 ba downst.& pull out ) sleeps 7

THIS HOME IS CURRENTLY OFF THE RENTAL MARKET AS OF 5/31/15. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A ONE MONTH STAY PLEASE VISIT MY OTHER HOMEAWAY OR VRBO LISTING 3669521. IT IS A 2 BEDROOM/2 BATH CONDO WITH FREE GOLF,6 HEATED POOLS AND TENNIS.CONDO RULES ONLY ALLOW 1 MONTH MINIMUM STAY- SORRY NO WEEKLY. NO PETS. THANKS. Imagine relaxing and watching marine life (often dolphins and manatees) and birds from your huge private deck as the spectacular sunsets reflect on the preserve-like bay.YOUR PRIVATE POOL! The pool is huge, private and solar heated. Maybe you pulled up to the dock/lift in your own boat. It doesn't get any better than this! There are upper and lower screened decks for unobstructed bay and canal views. It's on a quiet and panoramic point. UPSTAIRS- 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms upstairs, open kitchen / living room area, separate dining room used for dining, games or WIFI computer desk. Phone is also located here with free calls to all of U.S. and Canada. (Board games provided also). The upstairs is laid out like this- master suite has attached private bathroom walk-in closet and TV. The guest bedroom has the bathroom across from it. DOWNSTAIRS- now descend the outside poolside large stairway to level below for a completely separate huge bedroom. It is large enough for a single pull out couch and sitting area. Bedroom has TV, phone and sliding glass doors for great pool and bay views. Step out of bedroom to bathroom where laundry tub, washer & dryer are located. On this level is also an outdoor kitchen! With glass stove top, sink and mini refrigerator. This makes it ideal for privacy for couples traveling together, teenagers and those who don't like stairs. On this level are also your beach equipment, pool floats and coolers. Bike to beach with BIKES (PROVIDED) or Canoe (PROVIDED) or rent a kayak or pontoon boat. Easy access to Gulf thru Wiggins Pass. Huge pool is solar heated making the pool 10F+ degrees more than the Gulf of Mexico ocean waters at any time of year. So you can add a minimum of 10F+ degrees to what NOA (National Oceanenic Agency) says are average temperatures. And by average temps they, of course, are including night time too. Nov. 73/Dec. 68/ Jan. 66/ Feb 66/ Mar 71/Apr 77/May 82. There is an additional 1bd/1ba attached apt if you need more room for additional guests... Please see Homeaway listing 173315.

Walking distance/ a trolley ride/ short drive : Beach- with free parking at Beach Accesses. Within Walking Distance: Walk 2 blocks to 7/11 for morning paper or last minute items, coffee and wine bar with live music, water front dining at the Fish House for catch of the day, mini golf, 'A Table Apart' gourmet restaurant opened by chef from Ruth Chris, boat rentals. Yoga classes or Monday night Bingo at the neighborhood recreation center. Take the Trolley: If you don't feel like walking or biking to beach, Go to Ft Myers Beach for more restaurants and activities, To the grocery store and K-Mart Plaza. A Short Drive: Greyhound Dog Track, Wonder Gardens Zoo with local fauna and flora, Coconut Point- newest and biggest shopping cnt. in FL, Dine-in movie theatres, Naples 5th Ave Shopping and European dining, Fun and Sun Water Park (and a little further) Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Privacy: You actually dead end into the house so it is one of only 2 buildings located on this point.

The only other apt in the building has one bedroom and one bath. They do not use your pool!! The apts are completely separate as they have separate entrances, parking stalls, privacy screening and landscaping between decks, and individual laundry areas. Not like being in a condo with lots of units!

The Grounds: *large backyard with sweeping water and mangrove views

*90' dock on side canal for fishing

*an area easy to put in your canoe or kayak

The large pool is 12 X 26 and the pool deck is 20 X 40! The pool is completely yours!!!! No one else uses it!

Please note: This is NOT a party house. It is a nice quiet neighborhood. Guests are limited to the occupants booked and some occasional guests of yours. Please do not inquire if you are planning loud parties. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

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Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donna Andrews (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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Speaks English
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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About Donna Andrews

Hello everyone! That's me several years ago in Hawaii.

Born in CN, raised in N.E. Georgia, lived in England, high school in New Jersey, college years in MA. After college I lived in Europe, Key West and Naples FL. Then moved to Hawaii. Aging parents in Florida drew me back to this great state where I continued in the housing business. This is the only house I have left after having sold the rest recently. So StarBay gets my full attention and every decorating idea I come across! Please see my other Homeaway listings in Bonita 173315. In Naples condo by the month 3669521. Thanks!

Donna Andrews purchased this house in 2000

Why Donna Andrews chose Bonita Springs

When the opportunity came up to purchase this property in 2000 I jumped on it! It's my dream to own waterfront and this property is waterfront, waterfront, waterfront. 120' of canal, and 220' of bayfront. Plus it had a huge pool. Really a no brainer and we haven't looked back since!

What makes this house unique

There's so many separate and unique living areas. Say you want to relax with your morning cup of coffee. Do you sit at the large kitchen table and take in the canal and bay views and watch the large flat screen TV? Or do you sit in the separate dining room with bay views and check your email? Or do you relax at the outside deck dining table overlooking the pool, bay and canal? Wait! There's one more. Maybe you take your coffee and enjoy watching the kids in the pool from the poolside dining table. Are you tired from relaxing yet?

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Reviews

4.9
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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WATERFRONT!On BAY! Views!Heated private POOL! Near BEACH!Bikes,Canoe,WIFI, Grill
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Missoula, MT
5

Easy Living!

  • 5 of 5

Our family selected this home for a reunion get-a-way for our entire family over the holidays, coming from all parts of the country and over-seas. We rented the large house for 2 weeks and the adjacent for one week. This house is easy to stay in, had plenty of room for the 11 of us, was close to anything we wanted to do. However, with the pool, we often elected to stay in and enjoy each other's company instead of fighting the traffic. There is ample space for quite or alone time, and the large dining/living area held us all for games and visiting. The kitchen is great to cook in. The units are clean and comfortably furnished. It's location is great with a grocery down the way and close to several beach access points. The owner was so accommodating and helpful! Whichever unit you rent, you won't be sorry!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fabulous Family! I am so lucky! And my first from the great state of Montana. How cool is that???
5

AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most incredible home and perfect for all our needs. It has absolutely everything and with the pool and canoes available, it made for an awesome vacation destination. It is perfectly located close to grocery stores, restaurants and beaches. The house was beautiful, clean and very well keep. A huge thank you to Donna! I would definitely recommend this to anyone planning a trip to Bonita Springs.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

StarBay has everything we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples shared the StarBay for a relaxing getaway vacation. Both the private and the common areas were excellent. The living spaces were clean and bright. Amenities were plentiful. Some of us enjoy restaurants and happy hour, some shopping, some sunbathing and others fishing. We had it all and more at this wonderful vacation spot! The ladies enjoyed the convenience of the pool so much that they only went to the beautiful nearby beaches one time during our stay.

The guys parked their fishing boat at the StarBay dock and enjoyed fishing adventures each day in the bay or gulf waters. Several boat rides to nearby restaurants made everyone happy, boarding the boat only steps away from the back door of StarBay.

Our most frequent restaurant to visit, the Fish House, was only a short walk away. Our other nearby favorites were Cocount Jack's, Doc's Beach House, Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant, Sneaky Pete's, Rodes Fresh & Fancy and the Happy Hour Grille. Never a disappointment, always a satisfied appetite (and thirst).

We were all extremely satisfied with our stay and have already discussed plans for our return visit in 2015! Thanks to our host, Donna, for providing us with such a pleasant home to enjoy our vacation time in sunny Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
floral city fl
5

A Dream Come True

  • 5 of 5

We did a 3 night rental of StarBay and were extremely pleased. Our son's wedding took place on Barefoot Beach and the location of the house could not have been better. The moment we arrived i could see that Donna's listing was perfectly accurate, no surprises there. The house is immaculately clean and very tastefully decorated. My husband and I enjoyed the privacy of taking the downstairs pool bedroom while our adult children and their spouses had the 2 upstairs bedrooms. Each couple had the convenience of having their own bathrooms, very important for us all to get ready for the rehearsal dinner and wedding day events.

We loved following dolphins while in the paddle boat; it was like they appeared solely for our enjoyment. My husband decided to not bring our boat so he fished out of the provided canoe. Next trip we will bring the boat for sure after we saw the wonderful dock on the property.

As exciting as the event of my son's wedding was, StarBay was the 'icing on the cake' making our stay in Bonita Springs a dream come true. Thank you, Donna ! The Gallmans

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly located. Barefoot beach and Bonita beach were a five minute drive away. Delnor-Wiggins park and beach was less than ten minutes away, and worth a visit. Being feet away from the bay was beautiful, and made for pleasant evenings bird and thunderstorm watching. The kids loved having the pool, and allowed me and my husband to put our feet up when we'd had enough running around, but the kids still had energy to burn. We visited during the rainy season, causing the pool to turn green because of all the rain, but Donna came right over to get the pool back into shape. Visiting during the rainy season had its up sides. The beaches were nearly empty, never a problem with parking, and the restaurants weren't full. We enjoyed eating at Fitzgerald's our first night. The service was okay, but the food was terrific (great wings) and the live music was fun. We also went to The Fish House twice. It was perfect for kids, and the hush puppies and raw bar was excellent. We also fit in a trip to Sanibel Island which took about forty minutes to get to by car...probably would take much longer during season due to traffic. We found lots of gorgeous shells, and we're visited by dolphins while we were swimming there. Very comfortable home. I hope we find the time to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being only 1 mile from the beach without the beach front prices is really an advantage. Thanks so much for mentioning the great location and some of the local favorite things to do! Early July 2013 has been a rainy one all up and down the Eastern Coast. I have relatives in Atlanta and Boston who have said it has been a wet one. But the advantage here is its kept it cool and we have so many things to do close by. Many, many movie theaters- 3 of them service meals and alcohol. Shopping is endless- from dozens of high end outlet stores at Miramar Center to high end stores like Saks and Nordstroms at beautiful Waterside center. And everything in between at Coastland and Coconut Point Shopping Centers. Having hundred of different and GOOD restaurants is entertainment in itself. And walking the beach with cloud cover in the middle of the day when the water is 90 degrees is such a unique experience. Come home and play cards in the game room with sliding glass doors to your stunning bay views. Bonita in the off season- it's hard to beat!
Granbury, Tx.
5

Second Stay Here, Fabulous Again

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time renting this home, and we loved it just as much as the first time. My hubby is a Bonita Springs/Naples native and we vacation there every summer. As a family of six this home has something for everyone. The kids caught countless fish off the dock, used both the canoe and peddle boat, and of course enjoyed the pool. The views of the bay are stunning. Being five minutes from the beach is wonderful! The house had everything we needed and the owners are very friendly. This is the house we will be staying in from here on out.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So grateful to returning guests who take the initiative to write a review. Sometimes they feel their week will be taken if they share their experience of StarBay. So I really appreciate the reviewer's kindness! The goal is for each guest to 'have serious fun!"

Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southwest International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fish House,Tucan Grille,Coconut Jacks,Doc's Beach
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
many! see list of courses nearby in listing below
Nearest Train
0.1 Miles
Trolley scenic ride to ft Myers Beach&Lovers Key
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-75
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Enzos,A Table Apart, Fish House,Rhodes Fish House
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: not necessary

Located at the end of the street the property is on a point or peninsula. The building is surrounded by salt water. Little Hickory Bay is in front with expansive bay and mangrove views facing west for great sunsets from your decks and all rooms except for one quest bedroom. Wide canal is on side with the 90' dock for fishing. Approx.1 mile to beach.

Other Activities: Rent on beach- jet skis, paddle boats, sail boats, paddle boards..or parasail. Rent in the bay- pontoon boats. Close by dine-in movies,walk to miniture golf, or walk to yoga classes at 2 different locations! Walk to bait shop for your fishing license by the week and rent equipment there to catch your dinner. Walk to the 7-11 convenience store for morning newpaper or that last minute botlle of wine. Convenient YET quiet and away from it all!

I really enjoy driving north along the beach and inlets thru Lover's Key State Park, thru Ft Myers Beach onto the causeway taking you to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Then stopping for lunch at the famous 'Bubble Room' a step back into childhood.

Traveling south- I love to stroll 5th Avenue in Naples of late European style outdoor dining and visit the galleries and then Naples Pier.

Golf: These are just some of the Public Courses in the Area. South West Florida- Golf Capital of the World! Many of the courses below are within 3 miles of your vacation rental.

Golfing guests from the U.S. and Europe have great results from using the websites- golfnow.com for discounted tee times and coupons. Golflink.com is also helpful for the courses web sites and driving directions. Here are just some:

FL - Naples

Bentley Village

ArrowHead

Bonita Bay East

Cypress Woods *NEW*

Eagle Lakes GC (Naples)

Hibiscus

Lely Resort

Old Corkscrew

Panther Run

Riviera GC

Royal Palm

Spanish Wells

Tiburon

TPC Treviso Bay

TwinEagles Club

Valencia G&CC

FL - Ft. Myers

Beachview

Bonita Fairways

Colonial CC

Copperhead

Country Creek

Del Tura

Herons Glen

Highlands Woods

Magnolia Landing

Mirror Lakes

Palmetto-Pine CC

Riverbend

Royal Tee

San Carlos

Stoneybrook GC (Ft.Myers)

The Dunes - Sanibel

The Plantation CC

Verandah - Old Orange

Verandah - Whispering Oak

Westminster

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From $219 Nightly

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Cleaning Fee $250.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Please note- It is not a party house.Nice quiet neighborhood.So please do not inquire if you plan a big party. Thanks. Easy to book- email your address and l email you a agreement. Many ways to pay- check, E-Check or credit card thru Homeaway or PayPal or bank wire. Check out my Homeaway listings 173315 a 1 bedroom/1 bath on the water & 3669521 a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo by the month with free golf

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bonita Springs in Naples Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Is completely separate by pool with laundry
  • Upstairs master bedroom has its own complete bathroom with tub/shower. Guest bath is cheery with black and white tile. Both bathrooms has windows that look onto the bay. The washer/dryer and laundry tub is located in the downstairs poolside bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Mirrored closet doors
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 320' downstairs room with king bed,phone,TV,pull out couch
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master- walk-in closet with mirrored doors,TV, view of bay
  • Bedroom #3 (we call it the cabana pool room) is approx. 320' square feet- so large it has a sitting area. It is located downstairs by the pool and completely separate. It is not connected by an interior stairway lending for perfect privacy. Bathroom for that bedroom is just across breeze way as is the wet bar (cook top,sink and small fridge). We call it breezeway because THERE IS USUALLY A BREEZE! The bedroom has a king size bed and a pull out couch that sleeps one. There is a single or queen size inflatable mattress available.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 16 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL GUESTS- scale for weighing luggage before going to airport. That's after doing all that great shopping in these great local malls! There is a collection of DVD movies in living room. Also free movies available on Comcast's 'movies on demand' on livings rooms large flat screen TV. Also on that TV are 48 music channels for a complete music library! All starter kitchen and bathroom supplies provided. Pool is solar heated with lots of panels on the roof. Temperature will normally be 10 plus degrees higher than the temperature of the Gulf of Mexico. If you need additional bedrooms can rent the one bedroom apt. right next door .Please see listing.Homeaway173315.

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