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Casa Bonita Royale - water views from all windows - walk to the beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,265 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 28 nights


About the property

2 bedroom 2 bath condo on the water, across the street from beach, with pool

Casa Bonita Royale is a quiet community on Big Hickory Pass, a wide channel which opens out directly to the Gulf of Mexico. Tidal flows bring all kinds of sea life past the glass sliding doors, including osprey, eagles, dolphin, pelican, egret, terns, gulls and more. Watch the sunset from the sundeck on the 2nd floor which faces west and offers a view of the ocean. Bonita Beach is 200 feet west of the front door and has beautiful shelling and bird watching opportunities. Modern refurnished condo with all new appliances, tile flooring, leather furntiure, bathrooms re-done, completely re-modeled and refurnished in 2015. The heated pool is accessible with no stairs and provides chaise lounges to watch the wildlife in the channel. Beach chairs, umbrella and towels are provided.

Our condo is on the ground floor so no elevators or stairs to climb. The building construction is solid concrete providing for security and privacy. Sound does not transmit from adjacent units. Casa Bonita Royale is located on a cul-de-sac off the main branch of Hickory Boulevard, so there is very little traffic, making access to the beach simple and safe.

Check our other property Dolphin House, property number 2578 on Homeaway.

This is a new property for us, added in 2015.

More Details

Tim and Connie Rucker
Member since: 2001
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018

About Tim and Connie Rucker

This is our second property on Little Hickory Island. Bonita Beach is one of the lovliest and most relaxing beaches in southwest Florida. Check our other property Dolphin House, property id 2578 on Homeaway.

Tim and Connie Rucker purchased this condo in 2015

Why Tim and Connie Rucker chose Bonita Springs

The location of Casa Bonita Royale is on the north end of Bonita Beach, and no main traffic passes on this street. Wide open water views from the back porch and a two minute walk to Bonita Beach from the front door.

What makes this condo unique

Private, quiet, secure and convenient.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Bonita Springs in United States

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1265 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2 sinks
    Second bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1 sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , king bed
    Second bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 twin beds
  • Master bedroom - King size bed with memory foam mattress and attached full bath with 2 person shower and 2 sinks. Second bedroom - 2 twin beds with memory foam mattress. Bathroom with shower/tub and 1 sink.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Water activities, great shell collecting, bird watching and walking on the beach.


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Casa Bonita Royale - water views from all windows - walk to the beach
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Well-kept, cozy two bedroom condo with all the comforts of home. Great view of the bay and only steps from the Gulf. Located just across the street (easy to cross) from the beach with private access. The owners are very responsive. Lots to do in the area, including paved walking paths, eco kayaking, boat rentals, near Lovers Key State Park. We are coming back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and all that Bonita Beach has to offer! We appreciate your considerate review of our property.
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Wonderful stay at a great property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and the unit was well stocked and clean. Tim was very easy to work with and we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Ken. It was a pleasure hosting you as a guest.
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Property is in wonderful location. Spent many afternoons watching dolphins in the canal. Right across the street from the beach. Good walking in the morning too. Con is apartment is a little dark all day, hard to open the blinds because it’s on first floor and everyone passes by and looks right in at you. Other than that, nice building.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for offering a review of your stay. The location offers safe and easy access to the beach and extensive views of nature. We have never felt that having the blinds open compromised our privacy as there is a screened porch that shields the view. As a happy coincidence, installation of new hurricane rated windows and sliding glass doors is scheduled for this summer, which in addition to having a reflective coating that mirrors the outside view, will provide for a quieter and cooler interior.
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay and location.. would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.
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Great property, well maintained, fully equipped

  • 5 of 5

Great condo with all the comforts of home.. great location and view of the bay.. well equipped and very clean

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay on Little Hickory Island. We always enjoy watching the dolphin and bird activity on the water as well. Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review.
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Lovely condo for a relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in this lovely condo and had a very relaxing holiday. It is light and airy and beautifully clean. Well decorated throughout and very well equipped with everything we needed.It is quiet at night and we like its position on the ground floor near to the pool and overlooking the backwaters.The pool is a good size and heated (we swam every day). The fishing from the dock was excellent and we spent an afternoon watching two dolphins chasing the fish in the dock. A very relaxing condo with the beautiful beach just across the road. We hope we can return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
175 Metres
Big Hickory Seafood Grill
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
175 Metres
Big Hickory Seafood Grill
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended

Casa Bonita Royale is located on Little Hickory Island in sub-tropical southwest Florida. We are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Hogue Channel to the east (see location info). The setting is authentic Florida with coconut palms and seagrass on the beach dunes. The north end of Bonita Beach is very natural and uncrowded, with great bird watching opportunities. From the beach, Fort Myers is visible to the north and the Naples skyline can be seen to the south. During winter months, southwest Florida is the warmest spot in the U.S. and during summer months, an ocean breeze moderates the temperature. Bonita Beach has great opportunities for shell collecting along it's six miles of sand beach. A fishing pier is located in Fort Myers Beach, a 20 minute drive north along the coast. The convenience of walking across the street to the beach provides easy access to the natural beauty of the ocean, providing for a carefree and relaxing vacation.

Paddle-boarding and kayak tours are available in Lovers Key Park just .5 mile to the north of us. Guided fishing and boat rental are offered less than .5 mile south of us. Jet ski and paddle boat rentals are available on Bonita Beach. The 6 miles of Bonita Beach is a two minute walk across the street and offers beautiful views of ocean life.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £86.28

Pro-rated refund in case of mandatory hurricane evacuation.
There is a one stay permitted per month, so contact us if the month is open. Some flexibility is possible however, please contact us for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.