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Location!! Beach, Gulf Access Canal, Boating, Fishing, Canoe, Game Room,

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

2/2 Dock, Canoe, Fishing, Beach Gear, Lani, Fun Room (Slate Pool Table & Darts)

Location Location!! The captains cabin is located on a Gulf access canal with manatee, dolphin, tarpon, snook, flying mullet, and the occasional alligator. Fish from the dock or push off in the provided canoe and explore some of the best wildlife and fishing. Enjoy the provided beach gear and walk, ride or trolley to Bearfoot beach rated #2 in America by Dr Beach ( Dr Stephen Lethermen) less than 1 mile away. The trolley runs from Publix supermarket in Bonita to fort Myers beach and back, with Bonita beach, Dog beach, lovers key beach, the passes and restaurants/ shopping etc. there are about 10 restaurants/ bars within 1 mile of the cabin and a vfw for veterans a golf shot away. If boating is your thing there is a boat rental at the end of the canal or just charter the boat on the lift in the back yard for off shore fishing or family fun(contact me). Other rentals are available locally jet ski, kayak, paddle board, hobie cat etc. After a long day and its time to relax on the lani, or enjoy the full size slate pool table & dart board. Check out our other property vrbo #659069

Enjoy your stay

Ken, Beatrice & Kayla

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Ken & Beatrice Kollmeier
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Ken & Beatrice Kollmeier

Ken from NY, Beatrice from France, live in Bonita Springs 20+ yrs.

Ken & Beatrice Kollmeier purchased this house in 1995


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Location!! Beach, Gulf Access Canal, Boating, Fishing, Canoe, Game Room,
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
Heidelberg Germany

Great location & very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place in a great location with easy access to the beach, shops & restaurants. The house is very comfortable with everything you need for a short or long term stay! And you can watch the fish jump (or fish!!) in the canal out back. Owner was responsive and readily available. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little house

  • 4 of 5

My close friends and I very much enjoyed our stay at the house. The layout was nice and all amenities advertised were offered. The owner checked in a few times to make sure we had everything we needed. It was very clean and anything we needed was easily found. My only complaint, which really is just a discrepancy, is that in the ad it was not mentioned that it was a duplex. The neighbor kept to himself and was pleasant when we met, but we were expecting just a house, not a duplex. Would love to come back in the future. Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun at the Captain's Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at the Captain's Cabin. It was exactly as the photo's show. Ken and Beatrice were excellent hosts. The rental was well equipped, clean, and conveniently located to the beaches and restaurants. We even went out fishing with 'Captain Ken' and had a great time. We look forward to coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well equipped, clean, great location

  • 4 of 5

As the title says, the house was well equipped with everything as listed. The location was perfect. We would drive the family to Bonita Beach, drop them off, then return the vehicle and I would ride one of Gary's bikes to the beach, about a 10 minute easy ride.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great host

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this very conveniently located house. It was everything the photos showed it would be, just maybe a little tighter then we had anticipated. For us, (myself, my husband and adult son),it was fine...4 people may find it a little snug.

Ken was a fantastic host. Spent hours just after we arrived getting the main TV fixed through the cable company- and we all know how much fun dealing with them is!! He even brought us some fresh fish he had caught one day.

Quiet street, rarely even saw neighbors & walking distance to The Fish House and a couple other local restaurants.

Be sure to take a bike ride to the beach, especially on weekends, parking is totally if you get lucky!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, relaxing location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved, loved, LOVED this vacation home! It had enough room for our family of 5 (the little one slept on a cot) and 2 bathrooms were a plus. The home is beautifully decorated and landscaped and absolutely spotless when we arrived. The kitchen was stocked with the basics... blender, paper plates & cups, spices, aluminum foil, etc. which made cooking a breeze. The covered patio area with a grill, table and chairs and even a TV(!) was a relaxing place to hang out. It was incredibly convenient having beach chairs, a cooler and umbrella provided for our beach outings! Ken kindly recommended several good restaurants within walking distance of the home - we loved The Fish House!

The kids enjoyed the canoe almost every day... we saw pelicans, anhingas and even an osprey while paddling around. Barefoot beach is very close, but our favorite was Lover's Key beach (recommended by Ken) - an easy 12 minute drive away with plenty of parking. It's a state park so there are hiking trails and you can rent kayaks to explore the mangroves. There's a free tram to the beach but we usually just walked... it's not that far and the walk is pleasant. The kids collected piles of shells.

On a rainy day we went to the Calusa Nature Center in Ft. Myers which was pleasant. Might check out the Exploratorium science center or Ford & Edison Winter Estates on our next visit. Another highlight was Big Cypress National Preserve (about a 1 hour drive away) which is right next to the Everglades. They have free swamp hikes and guided canoe trips (be sure to reserve a spot ahead of time!) and we saw manatees by one visitor center and alligators by another. There's also a nice boardwalk through the cypress trees. Captain Jack's airboat rides through the mangroves and Wooten's airboat rides through the sawgrass prairie are definitely worth checking out. There's so much to do in this area we can't wait to come back! Didn't get a chance to visit Sanibel Island (about 1 hour drive away) which is supposed to be one of the top 3 places in the WORLD for seashells.

I highly recommend this vacation house! Not only is the house beautiful and loaded with extras, but Ken is a veritable fount of information on local attractions, fishing, restaurants, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Fish House
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Bonita Fairways
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Bonita Beach rd
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Fish House
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended


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
high season
17 Dec 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
off season
30 Apr 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
high season
23 Dec 2017 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £202
cleaning fee £121 + Tax
Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

check in is 4 pm and check out is 11am,( Saturday in high season)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bonita Springs in Florida

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • master bedroom king size bed 2nd bedroom 2 twin size beds 2 cots for guests 1 sleep n go for the little one
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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