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Private Caroland Home on Little Hickory Island with Boat Dock on Estero Bay

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E view from Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve to rear of house, lanai, private dock

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Last updated: 11/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Private Homes house description

Our Bonita Beach home is located near the Collier County/Lee County border, in the Carolands, a peninsula of Little Hickory Island on Estero Bay, comprised of exclusive million dollar private homes.

Our deep-water private boat dock provides access to the Gulf of Mexico through a choice of passes, the largest of which is New Pass at Lovers Key. Our tenants may motor or sail their boat from our dock to explore Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and the Imperial River, or cruise via the Gulf of Mexico, past Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel and Captive Islands.

We provide a small boat for tenant's use. Oars for boat, life jackets, and fishing rods are provided. Boat rentals are available nearby.

Our tenants view Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve from each room of this unique home, quietly situated near the end of this peninsula, but only 6/10 mile to the Gulf of Mexico at Beach Access # 5 on Hickory Blvd. and enjoy viewing sunrise and sunset over Estero Bay and wildlife including; bottlenose dolphin, manatee, egret, pelican, heron, osprey, bald eagle.

We believe the unique location of our Bonita Beach home directly on Estero Bay offers unique proximity to the estuary, aquatic preserve, beaches, and navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. While located in the quiet private residential neighborhood on a peninsula of Little Hickory Island, it is a short drive to services, restaurants, shops, attractions, etc. in Bonita Springs, Fort Meyers Beach, Estero, and Naples.

From our home, tenants may drive North on Hickory Blvd to Carl E. Johnson State Park at Lover's Key, and onto Fort Myers Beach or drive South to Barefoot Beach Preserve Park.

Our spacious single level home provides easy access via the main entrance (2 steps) or attached 2-car garage (5 steps). The comfortably furnished spacious living room opens onto a large screened lanai. There is a formal dining room and a large kitchen with breakfast nook.

Our custom home was built with a split design layout. The master bedroom is located on the Northern side of the home with the two guest bedrooms located on the Southern side of the home. The main living areas (entrance hall, living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen) are located in the center of the home. Each bedroom has windows on two walls which provide nice views of Estero Bay.

The main living areas (living room and dining room) have cathedral ceilings. The living room opens onto the large lanai with a bank of sliding doors which recede behind the lanai wall to provide a totally open transition from the living room onto the screened lanai.

The large master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed with Chatham Wells 16 in. deep innerspring mattress. There is an adjoining master bathroom with oversized extra deep tub. One guest room is furnished with a queen bed and the second guest room has twin beds, each with quality innerspring mattresses. The guest rooms share the main bathroom located off of the connecting hallway.

All bedding (box spring and mattress) and pillows are fully encased by protective covering. We supply bed linens, extra pillows, and blankets. Each bedroom has more than ample closet space, bureau storage, night tables and lamps, and a clock radio. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. The twin guest bedroom has two closets.

Master and guest bathrooms have ceramic tile floors and ceramic tile tub surrounds, and heat lamps. Each is a full bathrooms with toilet and combination tub and shower. The master bathroom has an ample storage in the vanity, a large mirror with overhead lighting, and a medicine cabinet. The guest bathroom has more than ample storage in the vanity, an extra large mirror with overhead lighting, a medicine cabinet, and a linen closet. The master bathroom has private access from the master bedroom. The guest bathroom is accessed from the hall connecting the two guest bedrooms.

Our home is equipped with a flat screen 36 in. HDTV with a DVD and VHS player in the living room and a flat screen 36 in. HDTV with a VHS player in the master bedroom. Each television carries extended basic cable service. Additional equipment includes; stereo system with CD player, a portable telephone, an automatic telephone answering machine, and a clock radio in each bedroom.

The laundry room located between the foyer and attached garage provides a utility sink, large capacity washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, frost-free refrigerator with automated ice maker, ceramic smooth top range with 5 radiant elements and speed bake convection oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric can opener, and electric juicer. The house is very well supplied with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, bed linens, blankets, towels, pillows, beach chairs, vacuum cleaners, cleaning supplies, etc.

There is rubbish and recycle pickup weekly. We also provide for professional lawn maintenance.

There is a propane gas grill for outdoor cooking.

Due to owner allergies, we must restrict rentals to no smokers without pets.

Property Type

  • House
  • 1950 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Low Allergen Environment
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            We believe that the location of our home offers proximity to a variety of attractions and activities for all ages. Cribs, high chairs, or other baby equipment may be rented from local vendors....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            We believe that the location of our home offers proximity to a variety of attractions and activities for all ages....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Due to owner allergies and repeat tenants with allergies, our non smokers policy must be strictly enforced....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Due to owner allergies and repeat tenants with allergies, we do can not allow tenants to bring a pet of any bread or size, no matter how well trained....moreless

          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Sealy Posturpedic mattress...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

            ...moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Chatham Wells mattress 16 in deep mattress...moreless

          • The large master bedroom has a king size bed with Chatham Wells 16 in. deep innerspring mattress and an adjoining master bathroom with oversized extra deep tub. One guest room is furnished with a queen bed and the second guest room has twin beds, each with quality innerspring mattresses. The guest rooms share the main bathroom located off of the connecting hallway. The house has a split layout with the Master bedroom located at the North side and the two guest rooms located at the South side. All bedding (box spring and mattress) and pillows are fully encased by protective covering. We supply bed linens, extra pillows, and blankets. Each bedroom has more than ample closet space, bureau storage, night tables and lamps, and a clock radio. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. The twin guest bedroom has two closets....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Private master with oversized extra deep bathtub...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            off hall connecting guest bedrooms...moreless

          • Master and guest bathrooms have ceramic tile floors and ceramic tile tub surrounds, and heat lamps. Each is a full bathrooms with toilet and combination tub and shower. The master bathroom has an ample storage in the vanity, a large mirror with overhead lighting, and a medicine cabinet. The guest bathroom has more than ample storage in the vanity, an extra large mirror with overhead lighting, a medicine cabinet, and a linen closet. The master bathroom has private access from the master bedroom. The guest bathroom is accessed from the hall connecting the two guest bedrooms....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Easy access to house via main entrance with slight inclined walkway and 2 steps step to front door or via attached 2 car garage with 5 steps to entrance by laundry room. The kitchen table has 2 removable leaves that provide seating for up to 8 people. Oars for boat, life jackets, and fishing rods are provided....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Comcast Cable - Extended...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television:

                Flat Screen 36 in. HDTV in living room. Flat Screen 36 in. HDTV in master bedroom....moreless

              • VCR

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                only 6/10 mile to the Gulf of Mexico at Beach Access # 5 on Hickory Blvd...moreless

              • Water View:

                View Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve from each room. Enjoy viewing sunrise and sunset over Estero Bay and wildlife including; bottlenose dolphin, manatee, egret, pelican, heron, osprey, bald eagle....moreless

              • Waterfront:

                The unique location of our Bonita Beach home directly on Estero Bay offers unique proximity to the estuary, aquatic preserve, beaches, and navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. ...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 6 people

              General

              • Air Conditioning:

                Central HVAC...moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Broadband Access:

                Comcast...moreless

              • Clothes Dryer:

                Maytag - large capacity electric. We also provide a drying rack. We provide iron and ironing board....moreless

              • Garage:

                attached oversized 2 car garage. Automatic garage door openers....moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Central HVAC...moreless

              • Internet:

                broadband...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                We supply bed linens, extra pillows, and blankets. All bedding (box spring and mattress) and pillows are fully encased by protective covering....moreless

              • Living Room:

                Spacious with ample comfortable seating....moreless

              • Paper Towels
              • Parking Off Street:

                private driveway and garage accommodate 2 vehicles....moreless

              • Telephone:

                land line in master bedroom and kitchen. We also provide portable phones for use on lanai or guest rooms....moreless

              • Towels Provided:

                We supply bath and beach towels...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                Maytag - large capacity. We provide laundry supplies (detergent, bleach, and fabric softener)...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                router to broadband. Our wireless network is password protected for security....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                large eat in kitchen. The kitchen table has 2 removable leaves that provide seating for up to 8 people....moreless

              • Lobster Pot
              • Microwave:

                counter top model...moreless

              • Oven:

                speed bake (convection fan) and broiler...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                condiments (salt, pepper, etc. some spices)...moreless

              • Refrigerator:

                Sears Kenmore top freezer with automatic ice maker...moreless

              • Stove:

                Frigidaire smooth top 4 burners with expandable size element and warning element...moreless

              • Toaster:

                2 slice with bagel setting...moreless

              Outside

              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Bicycles:

                Bicycle rentals are nearby....moreless

              • Binoculars
              • Boat:

                We provide a small boat for tenant's use. Oars for boat, life jackets, and fishing rods are provided. Boat rentals are available nearby....moreless

              • Boat Dock
              • Boat With Paddles
              • Golf:

                Nearby public access 18 hole courses: Bonita Fairways Country Club Bonita Springs Golf Club Hunters Ridge Spring Run Highland Woods Stoneybrook Golf Club ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rentals available nearby...moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                step from living room onto our large screened lanai furnished with table and chairs, and lounge chairs....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill:

                propane gas grill is provided for tenants use. We provide a second tank. Tenants may use outdoors in yard near door from lanai to yard....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Screen Porch / Veranda
              • Small Cooler
              • Tennis:

                Tennis Club with clay courts is nearby on Little Hickory Island. Tennis club has full service pro shop, offers lessons, and will match you to a game. Weekly memberships available....moreless

              • Walkway To Water
              • Water Sports Gear:

                Boat, Jet Ski, paddleboard, etc. rentals are available nearby....moreless

               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Thanksgiving 2014
              Nov 22 - Dec 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,000
              Christmas New Year
              Dec 20 - Jan 9, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,400
              Winter 2015
              Jan 10 - Jan 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,200

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Peak 2015
              Jan 31 - Mar 27, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,400

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Early Spring 2015
              Mar 28 - May 1, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $2,200
              Late Spring 2015
              May 2 - Jun 19, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,800

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
              • Cleaning (Optional) $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              By law we must also collect FL state 6% sales tax plus Lee County 5% Tourist Development Tax

              Discount available for extended stay rentals:

              Listed dates reflect rental night. Check out is next day.

              Normal check in time is 3:00 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 in Season.

              We request deposit of 1/2 total rent upon reserving time.

              We request balance, security deposit, and cleaning fee (optional) two months before the rental begins.

              We accept payment by one of the following methods (listed in order of our preference):

              1) personal check drawn on a US bank

              2) wire transfer (we will provide wiring instructions)

              3) official bank check drawn on another (not US) bank


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 11/15/2014
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              Location

              25 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              SouthWest Regional
              8 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Interstate75 and Bonita Beach Road
              0.6 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Bonita Beach

              Car: Necessary

              Our Bonita Beach home is located near the Collier County/Lee County border, in the Carolands, a peninsula of Little Hickory Island on Estero Bay, comprised of exclusive million dollar private homes.

              View Estero Bay from each room of this unique home, quietly situated near the end of this peninsula, but only 6/10 mile to the Gulf of Mexico at Beach Access # 5 on Hickory Blvd. Enjoy viewing sunrise and sunset over Estero Bay and wildlife including; bottlenose dolphin, manatee, egret, pelican, heron, osprey, bald eagle. The deep-water private boat dock provides access to the Gulf of Mexico through a choice of passes, the largest of which is New Pass at Lovers Key. Motor or sail your boat from our dock to explore Estero Bay and the Imperial River, or cruise via the Gulf of Mexico, past Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel and Captive Islands.

              Drive North on Hickory Blvd to Carl E. Johnson State Park at Lover's Key, and onto Fort Myers Beach or drive South to Barefoot Beach Preserve Park.

              We believe the unique location of our Bonita Beach home directly on Estero Bay offers unique proximity to the estuary, aquatic preserve, beaches, and navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. While located in the quiet private residential neighborhood on a peninsula of Little Hickory Island, it is a short drive to services, restaurants, shops, attractions, etc. in Bonita Springs, Fort Meyers Beach, Estero, and Naples.

              Other Activities: parasailing, boating,

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1987

              About the owner: My husband and I have owned our custom home since it was built in 1987. We have enjoyed many vacations there with opportunity to celebrate holidays with family members. We find the tranquil setting on Estero Bay to be very relaxing. We thoroughly enjoy the watching dolphins, manatee, and various fish swim by our private dock, as well as seeing the beauty of this mangrove preserve with various tropical birds and plants. We personally ensure that our home is well maintained and properly prepared to our standards prior to each rental.

              Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
              The location is unique. Quality residential neighborhood. Proximity to Gulf of Mexico navigation and beaches. Little Hickory Island is one of the Florida Keys accessible via a small bridge at Southern end of island to the mainland and accessible via bridge at northern end of island to Lovers Key and then to Estero Island and Fort Meyers Beach.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              We believe the unique location of our Bonita Beach home directly on Estero Bay offers unique proximity to the estuary, aquatic preserve, beaches, and navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. While located in the quiet private residential neighborhood on a peninsula of Little Hickory Island, it is a short drive to services, restaurants, shops, attractions, etc. in Bonita Springs, Fort Meyers Beach, Estero, and Naples.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english

               

              Photos

              • E view from Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve to rear of house, lanai, private dock

                E view from Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve to rear of house, lanai, private dock

              • SW view of dolphin swimming in Estero Bay.  Manatee's also swim by our dock.

                SW view of dolphin swimming in Estero Bay. Manatee's also swim by our dock.

              • W view of private boat dock on Estero Bay

                W view of private boat dock on Estero Bay

              • Boat at private deep water dock.  Our boat with oars and life jackets for use.

                Boat at private deep water dock. Our boat with oars and life jackets for use.

              • Spacious comfortable living room.  Cathedral ceiling.

                Spacious comfortable living room. Cathedral ceiling.

              • Large, well equipped kitchen with breakfast nook.  Table expands with two leaves

                Large, well equipped kitchen with breakfast nook. Table expands with two leaves

              • Queen guest bedroom at SW corner of house.  Large windows provide view of bay.

                Queen guest bedroom at SW corner of house. Large windows provide view of bay.

              • sliding doors from living room onto lanai vanish when opened completely.

                sliding doors from living room onto lanai vanish when opened completely.

              • SW view of Estero Bay from screened lanai

                SW view of Estero Bay from screened lanai

              • Open Concept living room and dining room.  Cathedral ceiling.

                Open Concept living room and dining room. Cathedral ceiling.

              • Spacious Master Bedroom with HD flat screen TV with extended cable service.

                Spacious Master Bedroom with HD flat screen TV with extended cable service.

              • Sunset on Gulf of Mexico beach at end of street

                Sunset on Gulf of Mexico beach at end of street

              • NW view shows proximity to Gulf of Mexico and beach access on Hickory Blvd

                NW view shows proximity to Gulf of Mexico and beach access on Hickory Blvd

              • Dolphin swiming by our dock.  Also Manatee, various fish, tropical birds.

                Dolphin swiming by our dock. Also Manatee, various fish, tropical birds.

              • White Ibis on Private boat dock on Estero Bay

                White Ibis on Private boat dock on Estero Bay

              • Entrance to front of home from driveway - easy access to home.

                Entrance to front of home from driveway - easy access to home.

              • Formal dining room

                Formal dining room

              • King master bedroom at NW corner of house.  large windows provide view onto bay.

                King master bedroom at NW corner of house. large windows provide view onto bay.

              • Twin guest bedroom at SE corner of house.  Large windows provide view of bay.

                Twin guest bedroom at SE corner of house. Large windows provide view of bay.

              • spacious lanai with dining table and charis and lounge chairs.

                spacious lanai with dining table and charis and lounge chairs.

              • Formal Foyer Entrance

                Formal Foyer Entrance

              • Master Bedroom with private full bath (tub and shower)

                Master Bedroom with private full bath (tub and shower)

              • view of rare Yellow Warbler perched in orchard tree branch by master bedroom.

                view of rare Yellow Warbler perched in orchard tree branch by master bedroom.

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              15

              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 11/15/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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              Member since: 2008
              Speaks: english
              • Response time: Within 2 days
              • Response rate: 100%
              • Calendar last updated: 11/15/2014
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