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Charming Beach Cottage 1 Mile To Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, Paradise

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Bonita Springs - Riverdale Beach Cottage

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

This unique Old-Florida upstairs cottage is a true gem. Located West of US 41, a mile from the beach and a block to the river. Imagine a vacation where you park your car and hang up your keys. Everything you need is within walking or biking distance. This 750 sq. ft. one bedroom is complete with new flooring, new furnishings, and new fixtures. The bedroom features a queen size bed with two large bay windows giving you a beautiful Florida sunrise. Step through your bedroom door into a cozy living room and kitchen with extensive windows throughout allowing you to take in the Florida sun regardless of what room you're in. The private upstairs deck is the best 'room' in the house. Get ready for an amazing day utilizing our included bikes and assortment of beach equipment including chairs, umbrella, cooler, etc... After a day in paradise come home to a barbecue on your deck and a relaxing Florida evening.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Steve Baptiste
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2016
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About Steve Baptiste

Hi everyone. I'm Steve. Welcome to Florida. I was born in Allentown, PA and grew up in South Carolina. After a prolonged enrollment at Clemson University I moved to the sunshine state and have loved every second of it. I put away the finance degree and went self employed and have never looked back.

Steve Baptiste purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Steve Baptiste chose Florida South Gulf Coast

I purchased my first house while a student at Clemson. I have always liked Real Estate. I bought this unit a few years back when it was still in need of much work. It had one thing that I will never forget...character. There are a ton of cookie cutter homes or dime a dozen condos scattering Southwest Florida. Mine is the only place like this!

What makes this cottage unique

Location location location. This place is right where you want to be. A mile to the beach and a block to the river the water is never far away. Be it the vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams that you never see anymore or the close proximity to everything you need you can't go wrong.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Charming Beach Cottage 1 Mile To Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, Paradise
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Portland, OR
5

Adorable and relaxing cottage vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spent two weeks in Florida from Portland, Oregon, and the minute I got to the unit I felt relaxed and like I was on vacation. Super cute inside, a little like you are in a tree house. Cute furnishings, lots of Windows and sun, deck for morning and evening hang out.

Spent a lot of my time walking in the neighborhood and just outside the neighborhood as well - minimal traffic, lots of other people out enjoying the area, close to convenience stores, restaurants, and the beach. Also took advantage of the shed full of kayaks and bikes. Was able to put the kayak in the Imperial River about 1/3 mile from the unit and enjoyed time on the river.

Plenty of fresh linens and towels, and was great to have a washer/dryer. Comfy bed, AC, and for the times you want to chill inside there are tvs in both the living area and the bedroom with movie channels and On Demand.

Steve is awesome, can tell you everything about the area, where to go, what to do, helpful hints for how to navigate during full season, and is available for calls and questions. He really cared that I had a great time and wasn't lacking for anything. Appreciate his excellent customer service and pleasant attitude/sense of humor.

Would come back and stay here in a heartbeat, and will share this with all my friends.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Mia. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Ocala, FL USA
5

LOVE!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a cute apartment! The décor was adorable and it was so comfortable and accommodating. I traveled with my 2 children, 6 years and 9 months. Everything necessary was provided: Soap, detergent, paper items, shampoo... It was so convenient. The bed was also SOOO comfortable. Steve (The owner) was so pleasant! This would be best for someone just looking to relax and stay in as there is very little to do in the area other than the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Value, Nice Folks!

  • 5 of 5

Just like the ad says.... (and my wife!) This place is charming!!

We stayed 5 nights and really enjoyed this quiet spot to relax and enjoy one another's company, the setting is nice and the great big windows show it off well.

The bikes were great, we peddled through the neighborhoods, to get grocery,to lunch and to the beach! Great proximity to whatever you need.

This house is close to Ft. Myers beach and Naples too! Nice location for quick trips to other scenes.....and if you run out of things to do, the owner is local and very knowledgeable of good eats or whatever floats your boat.....

Five Stars!! Excellent Value!! Nice Folks!!

Thanks Guys!! We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey curt. Glad you and MB enjoyed yourself. I knew you would like the fish house. Feel free to come on back whenever. Rach will be sure to have some "casual phrases" for you. Steve
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4

Escape from Minnesota Winter

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I were in Florida for business and stayed at Steve's rental. It is close to the beach and a short drive to accesses for back water fishing. The bikes were fantastic to take to the beach or store and a cool evening ride to the ice cream store. The location is ideal for taking day trips to many local attractions and restaurants. From this rental, the sunrise welcomes you each morning and a deck to enjoy an quiet drink in the evening. Steve is well versed with the area and can recommend many activities to experience. Don't worry about traffic, it is in a quiet neighborhood that is good for that morning walk.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey diann. Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Rach and I love the tumblers. I swear they make drinks better. Feel free to come on down anytime. Steve
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5

Ed and Jan

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cottage for two weeks and enjoyed our stay immensely. The location was great, close to the beach, area golf courses and restaurants. We enjoyed cooking and eating on the deck by candle light. The property was clean and well maintained. The bed was very comfortable and a big plus was having a washer and dryer. Steve, the owner, provided everything we needed including help finding local golf courses and restaurants. Anytime we asked Steve anything, he was always willing to help. Anything you needed was available in the cottage including bed linens, cooking and eating utensils, towels, washcloths and mats and paper products. There were also bicycles provided for touring the neighborhood. It was just a great place to stay in a good location. We likely will be back next year.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey ed. Glad you had a good time. I'm always happy to accommodate. Let me know when you want to hang up the golf clubs and I'll teach you to kitesurf next time. Ha ha. Until next time. Steve
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5

Fantastic Place to stay near the Beach !

  • 5 of 5

My hubby and I wanted to get away from the cold weather for the holidays and we booked last minute. Steve was great to work with and he insured that everything we needed for our stay was available. This cottage was everything it shows in the pictures and more. It is so cute and decorated like a Pottery Barn catalog ad. The place is in a neighborhood which is so quiet. It was heaven. The deck is wonderful to enjoy meals on and just relax. We rode the bikes provided to the beach ( baskets on them made it simple to carry our supplies ) and it was perfect. The bed was comfortable & the cottage so cozy. Steve pays attention to EVERY( and I mean every, he provided all the stuff we needed for this trip ) detail to insure that your visit is perfect. He made sure that we had beach chairs, beach umbrella, towels , cooler and even ice packs for it. We enjoyed having unlimited channels on the tv, a DVR to play movies ( some which were provided ) and games like Yahtzee for a fun evening at home. There is a grocery store close you can bike to it. Several restaurants in the area that we enjoyed were Docs and Fish House ( recommendations that Steve gave us). We loved the plush towels in the bath. The other thing which was super was having our own washer and dryer. We loved the cottage so much and the area it was in. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diann. Glad you guys enjoyed yourself. It was a pleasure meeting you both. I'm happy to know that you found everything so enjoyable. Let me know when you want to come back down. How comical would it be next bowl season if our teams matched up against each other? Nothing like a little rivalry amongst friends. Take care and talk to you later
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fort Myers Airport-RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sneaky Petes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
i-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coconut Jacks
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bonita Springs, Florida South Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Holiday
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£521
for 3 nights
From
£126
From
£168
Fri,Sat
£900
 
 
Winter
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,026
for 7 nights
£1,026
£3,510
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £79
Pet Fee £119
Property Damage Protection £63
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Includes washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Features on-suite access to bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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