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Luxurious Tropical Oasis with 4 Bedrooms, Heated Pool, and every amenity!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 8

This is a beautiful and very well appointed newer home that we love to visit as much as we can. It is decorated in a more contemporary style than what is typical in the area, yet it is very warm and comfortable. It is a great place for gatherings of family and friends, and has 4 very large and private bedrooms located in the four corners of the house. It is located in a beautifully landscaped newer gated development with other beautiful homes. It is very quiet, with very little traffic on the street.

We love the area and natural setting, which is very serene and beautiful. There is an amazing variety of tropical birds, plants, and aquatic life. and tropical plants. You can explore the river with our canoe or kayak, or just sit on the dock. You can also dock up to 20 ft power boat if you have one (or want to rent one)

There are a lot of great things to do that are close by, including the beaches and parks, kayaking or power boating, fishing, golfing, tennis, shopping, dining

We live in Chicago, but because our trips to Bonita are frequent but too short, we love the convenience of this location. It is 20 minutes from Southwest Florida Airport (RSW) and is less than two hours from Ft. Lauderdale airport (FLL) It is close to the Tamiami Trail (US-41) . Bonita is great too because it is convenient to Naples area as well as Ft Myers (20 min) , Sanibel & Captiva Island (45 min)

Conveniently located halfway between Mercato in North Naples and Coconut Point in Estero. You can walk to the Promenade at Bonita Bay Blvd and US-41. We are also close to Publix, Target, Office Depot, Miromar Outlet Mall, Trader Joes, Walmart, Costco, Sam's Club.

Also many great restaurants within a mile or so from house including Roys, Carabba's, Outback Steak House, IHOP, Silver Spoon Grill, Tequila's, Maria's Mexican, and many many more. You dont have to spend a lot of your valuable free time driving places if you don't want to!

More Details

Ned and Margi
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Ned and Margi

We live in the Chicago suburbs, but we prefer to spend as much time as possible in Bonita Springs. We also enjoy traveling , and renting our place out is a great excuse to go somewhere new.

Ned and Margi purchased this house in 2010

Why Ned and Margi chose Serrano

Our house is located in a quiet, lushly landscaped development of upscale, newer Key West style homes. The house is very nicely decorated and furnished, and has all the conveniences you could want.

What makes this house unique

Our house has an great floorplan which is great for large groups and different families staying together. It has 4 bedrooms, all in different corner of the house which is great for privacy and quiet when needed. It feels like there are two Master Bedrooms, and both have french doors to pool area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

After 10 years of renting home in the Orlando area, this was by far the best house we have ever stayed in. The amenities and position have been superior and we would love to stay again! Many thanks from all for a great stay! PS The January weather is much better than in Orlando!
Dec 2013
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Coconut Point
"Its great to have an outdoor shopping area. It is located about 4 miles North of Dolphin Ho..."
Wiggins Pass
"Great state park with long stretch of beach "
Roy's - Bonita Springs
"Roys is about 1 mile West of Dolphin House @ Paradise Village. Great place and ambiance. H..."
Maria's Restaurant
"Good authentic local Mexican Restaurant in old Bonita Springs, about 1 mile East of Dolphin ..."
Downtown Naples
"Tons of dining options, good people watching spot. Parking is pretty easy too. Its a bit o..."
Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce
"Beautiful beaches are in abundance here. If you like shelling, this is probably the best pl..."
Public Beach and Pier
"Fort Myers beach is about 30 minutes from Dolphin House. It has an older area with smaller h..."
South Beach
"South Beach is a bit of a drive (about 2.5 hrs) , but if you are staying in Bonita Springs f..."
Lovers Key State Park
"Beautiful Beaches here. Very unspoiled, good place to Kayak also."
Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream
"Great ice cream flavors. Crowds stretch out the door in season"
Bonefish Grill
"Even though its a "chain", very good seafood and service here at reasonable price"
Mel's Diner
"Good breakfasts lunch and early dinner in 50s style diner look. On US41 just South of Bonita..."
tony sacco's coal oven pizza
"Love the thin crust euro style pizza. "
De Romo's Restaurant
"This newer place has gourmet italian deli, restaurant, and outdoor bar. It is the best thin..."
A Table Apart
"Very good fusion cuisine. Best snapper around and very good service!"
Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Southwest Florida Int'l Airport (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Trianon Hotel Poolside Bar
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Key West Express (Marco Island or Ft Myers Beach
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bonita Bay, Bonita Fairway, Raptor Bay
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US-41 Tamiami Trial & West Terry Street
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Roy's, Carraba's, Outback, IHOP, Taquilas
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Barefoot Beach, Wiggins, Vanderbilt, Lovers Key
Car: recommended

The house is in a quiet small gated community on a cul de sac with very little vehicle traffic, but is close to US-41 Tamiami Trail


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Serrano in Bonita Springs

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Homeowners association requires application form be completed by primary guest, which must be approved by HOA.
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • near the sea ...
  • river ...
  • Water View ...
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bath North - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Master Bath South - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Powder Room - Toilet
  • North Master Bath has Large Soaking Tub, Double Sink Vanity, Separate Shower with hand sprayer, and separate WC room. This bathroom is huge. The South Master Bath has a very large and open shower in a separate room from vanity, and has a door that allows direct access from pool area Powder room is located off living room, has WC and Sink with wall cabinets and nice artwork
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom North - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , French Doors - Walk out to pool
    Master Bedroom South - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , French Doors - Walk out to pool
    Guest Bedroom South - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom North - 1 Large Double Bed
  • The two Master Bedrooms each have king sized crate and barrel platform beds, nightstands, and two reading lamps. They also both have wall mounted flat screen TVs, nice artwork, and Plantation shutters. They also have french doors with direct access to the pool area, and very large closets. There are also two dressers in each. The Master also has a desk and office chair The remaining two bedrooms have queen sized platform beds with nightstands and lamps. One has large walk in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Luxurious Tropical Oasis with 4 Bedrooms, Heated Pool, and every amenity!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Just spend a wonderful 10 days at this house, we were three adults and one small child. Can't complain about a thing. The house is very, very well-equipped and has everything one could expect and more. The location is great and in close proximity to area beaches and sights. Very comfy beds and great bathrooms and kitchen and living area. Nice patio with a pool and grill. We've stayed at a lot of houses and this has been the best so far. Wish we didn't have to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the nice review! I hope you can make it back some time. Ned
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Lovely house in elegant setting

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and particularly loved the privacy of the landscaping. Spent every day in the pool. Having the canoe and the river was unique and fun.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Four of us came down for a golf trip. The house was perfect. 4 full bedrooms, lots of room. Pool and hot tub were a bonus as we are used to having community pools in the condo where we stay. Close to shopping and dining. Would definitely stay again when golfing in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with a wonderful pool

  • 5 of 5

Our family (mom, dad, 7 yr old, 5 yr old, grandma and grandpa) had a wonderful week at the Dolphin house. House was the perfect size for us, and was very clean and modern. Every kitchen appliance you could need and a well stocked spice cabinet (check before you go to the grocery store). Our kids loved the pool (in March, water temp was around 90 degrees every day), using the kayak, and the nearby Green Cone Cafe. Carl was very helpful and offered great local recommendations. The garage was stocked with tons of fun gear; especially useful to us was the basket of sand toys and the collapsible beach wagon! We were sad to leave - one week wasn't long enough!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is amazing! Clean, spacious, well located and equiped with everything you need. The owner Ned was always available when we needed to contact him. The kids liked the house so much that they did not want to leave. You won't regreat renting this property.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The PERFECT getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better home, or owners. The house was fully stocked with all of the essentials and more! As said in other reviews, the pictures do not do this house justice...perfect for a single family or two couples with kids because, there are two separate master suites and 2 more "kid's" rooms. The house was clean and ready for us to go shopping, without having to clean out any appliances in order to feel comfortable putting our stuff away. The owner was very accommodating to our relatively short notice, and indecisiveness when it came to the duration of our stay and Carl, the property manager, was very nice and stopped by to see if there was anything we needed, or if anything had been overlooked during turnover. This will be our annual rental from here on...even though we have several family members in the area, and one even has a couple of rentals (shhh!). Awesome pool for the kids (and adults who like to act like kids!), plenty of well appointed rooms for everyone, large luxury bathrooms, great lanai area for relaxing outside of the pool, comfortable master suites for the adults, and about 5 minutes from everything you could want, or hope to do on a beach vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Serrano, Florida South Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Nov 30-Dec 22 2017
30 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 30 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan 2018 Open Dates
10 Jan 2018 - 1 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £112.08
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.16
Tax Rate 11.0%

Our HOA requires primary renter on lease to complete rental application form. Reservation may be cancelled if this is not recieved within 7 days of booking. Owner also requires primary renter to compete and sign short term rental agreement.
No Smoking. Pets not allowed and less owner expressly agrees on rental agreement

Reservation Deposit: 50% of total
Balance due 60 days prior to check in
Entire Balance Due at Reservation if less than 60 days from check-in
Security Deposit of $500 (you can write a check that will not be cashed or we reserve this amount on credit card) )
Routine cleaning Fee is $150

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.
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