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Great view from new sundeck! Private pool, back canal, across from Bonita Beach!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Bonita Springs

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15) great for family

You can watch beautiful Sun-sets over the Gulf of Mexico from your upper sun-deck or step out your back door to a large heated swimming pool and even take a very short walk across the road to beautiful Bonita Beach. This property has it ALL! There are great restaurants within a block and a short drive to fabulous Naples shopping. This lovely appointed property is located on a private canal with a boat dock and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Large Panoramic Screened and heated swimming pool with lanai.

Three separate living areas - designed for a large family or several couples who want to meet and enjoy a vacation together with a mother-in-law apartment downstairs which is accessible by wheelchair.

With three separate living areas, families, friends or groups can choose different activities and nobody feels confined! Exceptional house for a large group!

Professional fishing guide for hire - lives next door!

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Keywords: House, Beach House, Enclosed Pool, Recently Renovated

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Barry and Gretchen Schmidt
Member since: 2001
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016
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About Barry and Gretchen Schmidt

Barry & Gretchen Schmidt and Steve & Stephanie Bloemer purchased this wonderful property in June of 2011. We had planned a family vacation in the summer of 2011 but we decided to buy this fantastic location so we can come back, often. In 2013, we completed a major renovation of the house by replacing the Roof, Windows/Doors, A/C Units, installed a Stucco finish and painted the exterior, replaced two bathrooms, painted the entire interior, updated all electrical outlets/switches, refinished the inside of the swimming pool, installed a new Panoramic Lanai, enlarged, refinished and painted the pool decking and replaced all Landscaping.

Barry and Gretchen Schmidt purchased this house in 2011

Why Barry and Gretchen Schmidt chose Florida South Gulf Coast

Our family has vacationed on Bonita Beach since 1974. There's not many places as beautiful as this area of Florida; you'll want to keep coming back to Bonita Beach! And, we hope you love our house to keep coming back to stay with us.

What makes this house unique

Our property offers seclusion and privacy from tourists as our house is located in a residential community. The privacy of your own large heated pool and sundeck are priceless, as well as, the opportunity to sit on the boat dock and fish or just watch mother nature in action. We have two bicycles for the riding enthusiast and miles of beautiful riding area to enjoy.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Great view from new sundeck! Private pool, back canal, across from Bonita Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

The PERFECT Beach Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of renting this home for weekend getaway for a group of friends who've been friends for 30+ years. Unfortunately, one of our group passed away the week of our arrival - and we needed to be in town earlier than planned for her memorial service. Gretchen, one of the owners, was wonderfully accommodating and allowed us to arrive several hours early. Although our weekend was bittersweet, this home provided the perfect place for us to stay, allowing us to barbeque, sit around the pool and just be with each other without being on top of each other. The house is immaculate and has EVERYTHING you could possibly need for a vacation - a wonderfully stocked kitchen, outdoor grill, 5+ comfortable bedrooms, bathrooms galore and a relaxing, waterfront (and breezy!) pool area (we even had the pleasure of watching the next door neighbor catch some BIG tarpon). Having the beach literally across the street and a wonderful scenic sidewalk where we could take a morning run was just icing on the cake. We were "kid -free" this weekend but we hope to go back with the kids - they'd love it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH

Location, Location, Location!!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome vacation! This house is perfect for adults with kids/teenagers or multiple families vacationing together. Great set up with plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry upstairs and down. Lots of living space and everything you could want/need while away from home! It has a great dock, a beautiful pool with an enclosed lanai that provided a fun hang out in the evening and it's a quick walk to the beach! The kitchen had everything needed to feed a large group and the upstairs deck with the grill was perfect! We would highly recommend this house and the location. We can't wait to stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowling Green Ohio

A Wonderful Place with lots of amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! This was the second year in a row that our family stayed here. Spacious enough for multiple people yet comfortable for sit down dinners and family time together. Easy walk to the beach and a beautiful location for just a casual morning or evening stroll. Pool was the perfect temp and the enclosed lanai provided an extension to the outdoors. The upstairs balcony/deck had a nice BBQ grill and adequate spacing for sun bathing or entertaining. The house is nestled between Ft. Myers and Naples which makes travel suitable to either location. The home is well taken care of and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House right near the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here, and we really loved the placed. A great house with a dock out back for fishing, swimming pool, sunset deck, a nice kitchen to cook, and its a 1 minute walk to the beach. We mostly enjoy the local amenities, but don't mind being only a couple minutes from fort meyers. Its big enough for the whole family and between kayaking the canals, enjoying the pool, walking to beach, and playing cards outside on the screened in lanai, we realized that this is the place to stay. Awesome house, awesome location, you can't beat this place.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandri, KY


  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful and spacious house, close to the beach and your own private pool right in the back yard!! It was like your own slice of paradise all to your self. The house is clean and updated. I liked walking to the beach and in walking distance to a couple restaurants as well. Would recommend to all!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Kentucky

Wow, what a wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the cleanliness. The kitchen is well equipped. Laundry up and down. A M-I-L's quarters downstairs is an awesome +. The pool and pool area are beautiful and well kept. The beach is right across the street. (where you can frequent Doc's sports bar, and still walk home) Sitting on the balcony off the kitchen/family room- you can see the ocean. Lots of things to do- Ft. Myers to your north and Naples to your South. Went to the Everglades-very cool and visited Ave Maria University, which was cool-er! We'll be back next year. The owners are readily available, if needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ft. Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Coconut Jack's
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Doc's Beach house
Nearest Point of Interest
Doc's Beach House

Fishing (Best private guide in SW Florida lives next door), Greyhound Races nearby


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house on Bonita Springs, Florida South Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall in Florida
10 Sep 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Here Comes Santa
26 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Easter Break
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

Any Reservation less than 7 nights is subject to a non-taxable Cleaning Fee of $350.00 (Reservations of a minimum of 7 nights includes the Cleaning Fee.)
All rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

A Deposit is required upon the signing of a Rental Contract. The remaining balance, taxes and a Security Deposit is due 30 days prior to occupancy. All rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bonita Springs in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bedroom - Full bath - shower
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - Full bath - tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Lower Level - Full bath - shower
    Bathroom 4 - Lower Level - Full bath - shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - Master Upstairs - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - Lower Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - Lower Level - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Murphy Bed , Trundle bed also - lower level
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs - 2 Single Bed , X-long twins
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), X-long twin Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Several cribs in various sizes available at no extra charge with advance request to house manager., 2 comfy single beds / trundle in downstairs living area, Murphy Beds (2) 2 comfy single beds fold from wall unit also in downstairs living area
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2nd full kitchen is included in apartment and provides additional refrigerator space, as well as, a 2nd laundry!

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