|Minimum Stay||1 - 31 nights|
Our house is a typical Florida beach house in a unique location. Located directly at the bay in a tranquil dead end. It is surrounded by water and comprises a dock. A boat can be rented. The house offers space for 4-6 persons. The comfortably equipped living/dining room with an open-plan kitchen is fitted for discerning guests. The two bedrooms contain private bathrooms each. One bedroom is equipped with a double bed, the other one with two single beds. In the basement of the house you find an additional bathroom with shower and WC, as well as a garage. A canoe and bikes are at your free disposal. The beach can be reached within few minutes on foot. On the upper as well as on the lower terrace you find a dining table and sun loungers. From here you have a view of the inner and outer bay and the slowly passing boats, and you can watch the dolphins playing. Directly opposite to the property there is the possibility to fish.
My family and I love this area and we usually stay beachside.This charming house is bayside with water views from practically every window. You'll see dolphins, manatee and lots of waterfowl almost every time you look outside. Sunrise is truly beautiful. The kitchen is completely stocked with every necessity, beds are comfortable and most importantly, the home is very clean and beautifully furnished. Publix grocery is right down the road along with some great restaurants. To my surprise, I can honestly say that the location competes with an ocean view. The beach is a short walk and you can catch that famous Southwest Florida sunset from Doc's, a fun place nearby. The hosts, Ellen and Jim have thought of everything (even kayaks) to make your stay enjoyable. I look forward to returning.
My wife and I recently returned to snow and cold in the Northeast after spending two glorious months at Ellen and Jim’s Beach Cottage on Estero Bay in Bonita Springs. The cottage had everything we were looking forward to from the accurate pictures depicted on the web site. A short walk to beautiful Bonita Beach on the Gulf is a plus since you avoid the hassle of parking. Its location on the Bay provides a quiet, serene setting with gorgeous sunrises, scenic views and abundant wildlife. When we felt ambitious … kayaks, bicycles and fishing gear were there to be of use. Ellen and Jim went out of their way to make us feel at home. By the time we “sadly” left we felt that we made some new friends. Bottom line … we are returning again next year!
Ellen and Jim are gracious owners of this quiet and scenic point overlooking Estero Bay near Barefoot beach. This two bedroom, two bath house has all the amenities needed for your stay. Sunrises over the bay are exquisite as dolphins and birds greet you twenty feet from the back deck. Two kayaks and four bicycles are waiting in the garage. The house is roomy, clean, and neat. Thank you Jim and Ellen for a very enjoyable stay in Bonita.
Terrific Spring break 2015! House was very well appointed for cooking, sleeping and hanging out. Being able to park the boat house-side was perf! Plenty of bedding and the surprise of having some kleenx (sick kido)and soaps (laundry, dish, shower) made the initial shopping trip that much easier. Clean. Well maintained. Comfy. Accurate pictures. Could use better light in the kitchen. Cable and wifi were great, as were the references of local eats and treats. We will return!
My wife and I spent a week at the beach house to get away from the cold snowy northeast. The beach house was great, on the water with sitings of dolphins and pelicans diving for their daily meals. The beach house is in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the beach. We were also provided with bikes which we took advantage of to get exercise and explore the area. The beach house was very clean. The owners Ellen and Jim were great! We arrived to a fresh bowl of fruit, a nice bottle of wine and a nice welcome card. We would recommend the beach house to anyone that wants to get away for some relaxation. It's better than staying in a hotel.
A great south oriented house, especially desirable on a cool winter day! The view and furnishings are exactly as pictured on the web site. Everything clean; about 1/4 mile walk to beach. Owners are very helpful. Lovers state park up the road is nice and a good many restaurants are close by; as is a supermarket.
Golf courses, shopping malls, outlet mall and restaurants are in immediate vicinity. Bonita Springs boasts a very convenient and central location to all places in the surrounding like Naples, Fort Meyers, Sunibel, Captiva, Marco Island and the Everglades, which makes it very popular.
Dreamlike miles long beaches and water temperatures of more then 30 degrees during summer offer paradisiacal conditions. Fantastic waterways in unspoilt nature for canoe and motor boat drivers. Sights and water parks, nature parks, untouched beaches. A paradise for boaters and beach lovers.
Naples and Fort Meyers are only 20 minutes away and offer diverse entertainment possibilities for the young and the young at heart.
Disneyland Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa and Miami can be reached within a few hours.
For nature lovers the fauna with its numerous birds and other animals by and in the bay provides daily pleasures. Dolphins, manatees and local birds are constant guests.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
By law we must collect FL state 6% sales tax plus Lee County 5% Tourist Development Tax of total rent.
additional to rental fee:
Refundable deposit: $500
Use of kayaks and bikes are free of charge.
We exept credit card payments Visa/Master Card
Payments excepted also by: US check, or bank wire transfer.
Weekend rates for a short term rental will be higher.
2-week minimum rent for weeks including Christmas or New Years required.
1-week minimum on all other holiday weeks.
Normal check in time is 4:00 PM.
Normal check out time is 10:00 AM.
If possible, we adjust check in and check out time to accommodate travel schedules.
Saturday turnover day is preferred.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.