HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Best Price In Bonita Beach - Newly Decorated Beach Cottage - Dogs Welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 912 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

This Beach Cottage Sleeps 5 - Steps From Famous Bonita Beach - Dogs Welcomed!!

Mermaid's Beach Cottage is a coastal cottage located just steps to the world renowned Bonita Beach at Beach Access #8... perfectly situated for your beach vacation. Our cottage is centrally located for all of the conveniences you might need as well as having great access to all of the activities or points of interest in the area that you will want to check out while you're on vacation. Be as active as you want to be or just relax.......life is a long weekend.

Our beach cottage is freshly decorated by its new owners and fully outfitted with everything to make the most of your vacation time. This includes an outdoor grill, beach chairs, bikes, fishing gear, beach umbrella, and ultra high-speed wireless internet. The decor is 'retro beachy' and comfortable and put together with quality and care. There are many restaurants nearby, but the kitchen is fully equipped also for a home-cooked meal. Why vacation on top of other people in a condo? Mermaid's Beach Cottage has its own private land with a tropical garden and you will have your own private walls. Therefore we are able to welcome your well-behaved dogs on a case-by-case basis, $10/night/pet. The prior owners received 22 5-star ratings for this property.

Want to relax? Walk across the street to read a book on the beach or beachcomb, lounge on the master bedroom deck overlooking the bay waters and watch the boats and look for dolphin and manatee, or stretch out on the hammock in the private front yard surrounded by palm trees and gardens.

Like being active? Go swim in the Gulf of Mexico or take out kayaks or paddleboards, go fishing in the gulf or bay, both just steps away. Rent a boat or jetski or sailboat and go explore the scenery and wildlife. Go find an area golf course or tennis court, go explore the many keys and area attractions, go meet new friends at the plentiful area eateries and drinking establishments. You will find the locals and visitors very friendly as most people are in a good mood around here.

Mermaid's Beach Cottage is:

- Right across the street from Beach Access #8 at Bonita Beach

- Just steps away from a little known public boat ramp on Estero Bay which is perfect for walking in your kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard. Bring your stuff!

- Just yards from boat rentals at Bonita Beach Resort Motel (pontoon boats) and Big Hickory Marina is within walking distance (pontoon boats & motor boats).

- Less than half a mile to Big Hickory Grill (waterfront restaurant and bar)

- Less than 3 miles to Lovers Key State Beach Park

- 1.5 Miles to both Barefoot Beach & the Lee County beach facilities at Bonita Beach

- 1.5 Miles to Doc's Beach House (beachfront restaurant & bar)

- 1.5 Miles to Bonita Beach Rentals (jetskis, Hobie Cat catamarans, water trikes, parasailing)

- 1.75 Miles to Coconut Jacks Restaurant (waterfront restaurant & tiki on Bonita Beach Rd). Boat the backbay water to have lunch here.

- 4 miles from Publix, a full-service grocery store and pharmacy.

- Just a 30 minute drive to Naples, FL and the posh restaurants and shops of 5th Ave. S and 3rd Street S.

-Just a 20 minute drive to the funky Times Square of Ft. Myers beach and all its nightlife, beaches, and fishing pier.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, Vacation Rental, Naples, Across Street from Bonita Beach, pet friendly, boating, ft myers beach, naples, 5th ave. S

More Details

Chuck and Mia Gallo
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, a little bit of spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Chuck and Mia Gallo

We live 15 minutes away in N Naples and absolutely love Bonita Beach so we invested in it! Chuck is an area Realtor and Mia helps with that plus runs a non-profit organization among other things. We will be happy to meet you and give any advice wanted about the area and things to do and see.

Chuck and Mia Gallo purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Chuck and Mia Gallo chose Bonita Springs

Location Location Location

Perfectly situated is SW Florida steps away from the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. We also love the retro feel of this little beach cottage.

Dogs welcome on a case by case basis: $10/night/pet

What makes this cottage unique

Location again!

We are striving to provide a great Bonita Beach experience for an affordable price. Also we are dog lovers so are open to have you bring your beloved dog on vacation with you!

Dogs welcome on a case by case basis: $10/night/pet

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stay in this beach cottage for 9 days and we have a blast! We loved the verandas and spends some hot nights seem the stars and have a good time with our friends. The house have everything's that we needed. We will recommend for ours friends. Great spot for a quiet and fun vacation, near Naples, Fort Myers and Everglades !Ellie made everything's easy and very professional from the rental agreement to give back the deposit check right away! We where very impressed for her quick follow-up and reliability . Hope we can come back soon!

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Jun 2016
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bonita Springs in Lee County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 912 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master/Main - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom has a raised deck off of it with a bay view.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bonita Beach is an awesome area with so much to do you will have a hard time doing it all!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

63% Complete
36% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Best Price In Bonita Beach - Newly Decorated Beach Cottage - Dogs Welcome!
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Fully equipped beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

This tastefully decorated bungalow (with views of both the ocean and intercostal waterway) was the perfect fit for our family of 5 over spring break. Every beach accessory we needed was stocked at the house, including a beach cart, towels, umbrella, toys, chairs, and a whole lot more. It made flying all the way from MN with the family for a beach vacation seamless. Mia was a great hostess and accommodated all our needs. Consider this property for your next vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautifully decorated cottage. Great location across the street from beach

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very welcoming. We would definitely comeback next year!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
West Union, Iowa

Very nice beach house. Has everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our first experience renting from VRBO and the Gallo’s. Owners were very kind and the beach house had everything we needed for a very enjoyable two week vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

This is a wonderful place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

It is well equipped, comfortable and close to a beautiful beach. We felt at home the minute we arrived. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
St Louis, Missouri

Great house in Bonita Springs

  • 4 of 5

All you need to have a great time! The two bedroom home is very functional with very comfortable beds. Kitchen was well stocked. The beach cart and bikes worked out great. Really close to the beach access and easy bike ride to multiple places to eat. Chuck and Mia are great hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated. Kitchen was well stocked. Bathroom had great shower and the outside shower was great after time at the beach. The walk to the beach was quick and easy. The beach chairs, cart and other beach items were great. Very comfortable beds. We enjoyed our time there in spite of tropical storm Emily. Garage had some water due to the storm but this is typical for the area and the reason the living area is upstairs. It did not detract from our stay. Owners called to check on us and to make sure everything was ok. They were great and very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Coconut Jack's Waterfront Grille
Lovers Key State Park
Barefoot Beach State Preserve
Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Ft Myers, FL (RSW)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Ft Myers Beach to Key West
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended

Exploring is endless near Mermaid's Hideaway Beach Cottage starting right across the street at Bonita Beach and its world famous sand beaches. Directly across the street the other way (to the east) are the tidal waters of Estero Bay which offers endless exploring by boat, kayak, or paddleboard. This wildlife rich area offers viewing of dolphin, manatee, seabirds and other marine wildlife in and around endless mangrove islands.

To the south is the upscale city of Naples, FL with its world-class beaches, shopping, and high-end restaurants. You can spend weeks in Naples and never tire of its treasures.

Directly to the north is Lovers Key State Park, several boat and kayak launches, and fishing bridges to explore. Go another 5 miles and you are in Ft. Myers beach with its active night-life and eateries.

This just scratches the surface of Mermaid's Hideaway attractions and activities. Come check us out and the owner's will help you decide what to do!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bonita Springs, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Jun - July 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
august -sept 2018
1 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Oct to Nov 15
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
thanksgiving 2018
16 Nov 2018 - 2 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early dec 2018
3 Dec 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Season 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
28 night minimum stay
for 28 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Cleaning Fee £125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question