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Dolphin House - Pool Home on the Gulf of Mexico - Walk to the Beach

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Aerial view of Bonita Beach

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Last updated: 09/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kings Kew house description

Dolphin House is located on Little Hickory Island, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and halfway between Naples and Fort Myers. Private residences only are permitted in this section of the beach, and the lack of crowding testifies to this. The beach is 150 feet west of the front door and is teeming with ocean life, especially in summer. May through August is turtle nesting season, with tracks and nests dotting the shoreline. Shelling and bird watching is excellent here also with heron, egret, eagle, osprey, pelican and gull all present. This owner-maintained residence has been completely refurnished, including new leather furniture and carpeting throughout (Dec 09). The gas heated, screen enclosed pool (completely renovated Jun 09) provides a private place to relax after enjoying the beach, where the gulf water temperature in summer is 31 degrees celsius. Dolphin House is ideally located for a morning walk on the beach or taking in the evening sunsets.


Area attractions: Many activites are available in the local area, including parasailing and jet ski rental available at the beach. A full service marina is located at Wiggins Pass, one mile south on beach that provides boat rental and guided fishing excursions into the gulf. Corkscrew Swamp, an 11,000 acre preserve run by the Audubon Society is 45 minutes drive east. Alligator, birds, fish and snakes are observable in their natural environment from a 2.5 mile boardwalk through the swamp. The Jay Ding Darling Wildlife refuge is 25 minutes north up the beach on Sanibel Island and offers excellent views of migratory water bird life. Naples is 15 minutes south by car with numerous restaurants, museums, a fishing pier and shops. Ft Myers is 20 minutes north up the coast and also has a fishing pier. The Southwest Florida International Airport is located there and is a 25 minute drive from Dolphin House.

House details: The interior of Dolphin House is updated, spacious and comfortable. Convenience is afforded by the fact that everything is on one level. All rooms in the house have glass doors facing out to the pool area. The shower in the master bath is oversized for 2 persons, and the second bathroom has a full bathtub/shower. The A/C system is new, cool and quiet. We have two televisions, a large screen in the family room and a second set in the master bedroom. The interior furnishings were updated in Dec 09 including leather furniture and new carpeting. For convenience, there is an attached two car garage with automatic door opener. Entire pool area was renovated in June 09. Beach is accessed by less than a two minute walk across the street.

Beach details: Bonita Beach has been included in the top 10 beaches in America, and is well-suited to swimming. Sloping gently for miles into the Gulf of Mexico, the sandy bottom is comfortable and the gulf wave action is generally mild. Pelicans, terns, osprey, frigate, heron and other sea birds can be seen at the beach along with dolphin, the occasional whale, and sea turtles. Sunsets over the water are beautiful and panoramic. Bonita Beach streches for six miles along the Gulf of Mexico only 150 feet from the front door of Dolphin House. This area of the beach is residential and uncrowded, allowing for the ideal beach experience. Beach access #3 is located two houses north of us and makes it possible to walk to the beach in less than two minutes. Shelling is a popular activity on Bonita Beach as many beautiful specimens can be found in the clean sand.

Property Type

  • House
  • 153 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

              • Master: 1 king

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              • Second: 2 twin/ single

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              • Sofa: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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              • Each bedroom has an attached full bathroom and glass doors that open out to the pool. King bed in the master bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. Mattresses have memory foam top pads for comfort. Sleeps a maximum of 4 adults + 2 children....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Master: toilet, shower

                two person shower...moreless

              • Second: toilet, combination tub/shower

                xtra large bathroom...moreless

              • Both baths have been renovated. Master bath has a tile 2 person shower. Second bath has tub and shower....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Each bedroom has an attached full bathroom and a glass sliding door that opens out to the pool. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. The sofa in the family room becomes a double size fold out bed. There are two television sets, one in the master bedroom. Each room has a ceiling fan. Beach chairs and towels are provided. A portable cooler on wheels and beach umbrella is provided also....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants
                  • Bay/Sound

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  local services and businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Dining:

                        Dining table & six chairs with view of pool...moreless

                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Telephone
                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Sofa Bed

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster
                              • Blender
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Stove
                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                All pots, pans, and utensils provided...moreless

                              • Dishes & Utensils:

                                Place settings for 8 people...moreless

                              • Kitchen:

                                Full kitchen with all appliances...moreless

                              • Dishwasher:

                                Extra quiet, silent when running...moreless

                              • Refrigerator:

                                Frost free & ice maker...moreless

                              Outside

                              • Porch / Veranda:

                                Outdoor dining area by pool...moreless

                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Patio
                              • Beach Towels
                              • Large Cooler
                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Heated Pool
                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Private Pool:

                                Gas-heated screen-enclosed private pool...moreless

                              property descriptor

                                  • Detached
                                   

                                  Reviews

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                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Summer 2014
                                  Jun 1 - Nov 14, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,250

                                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                                  Fall 2014
                                  Nov 15 - Dec 19, 2014
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $1,350

                                  Changeover Day: Saturday

                                  Winter 2015
                                  Dec 20 - Mar 31, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  $2,050

                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                  Fees:

                                  • No additional mandatory fees
                                  • Taxes Not included

                                  Notes:

                                  Add 11% Florida tax and $100 departure cleaning fee. 50% deposit holds reservation with balance due 40 days before arrival.

                                  Rates are per week in US$. Monthly rate is available, please inquire.

                                  Normal rental week runs Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions are possible, please call or email for inquiry. Minimum rental period is one week.


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                                  Calendar

                                  Last updated: 09/01/2014
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                                  23 Available
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                                  22 Today
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                                  Location

                                  15 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Southwest Florida Intl Airport in Ft Myers
                                  6 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway
                                  Interstate 75 and Bonita Beach Road
                                  50 Metres
                                  Nearest Beach
                                  Bonita Beach
                                  0.5 Miles
                                  Nearest Barpub
                                  Doc's Beach House
                                  1 Miles
                                  Nearest Restaurant
                                  Big Hickory Grill

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  Dolphin House is located on Little Hickory Island in sub-tropical southwest Florida. We are surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Fishtrap Bay to the east (see aerial photo). The setting is authentic Florida with coconut palms and seagrass on the beach dunes. This section of Bonita Beach is residential single-family housing only, and the beach is very natural and uncrowded. From the beach, Fort Myers is visible to the north and the Naples skyline can be seen to the south. During winter months, southwest Florida is the warmest spot in the U.S. and during summer months, an ocean breeze moderates the temperature. Bonita Beach has great opportunities for shell collecting along it's six miles of sand beach. A fishing pier is located in Fort Myers Beach, a 20 minute drive north along the coast. The convenience of walking across the street to the beach provides easy access to the natural beauty of the ocean, providing for a carefree and relaxing vacation.

                                  Other Activities: jet ski, parasailing, kitesailing

                                   

                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1998

                                  About the owner: We have vacationed at Bonita Beach for over 20 years.

                                  Why the Owner Chose Kings Kew:
                                  Proximity to the beach, which is the primary attraction for southwest Florida.

                                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                  Walk to the beach for morning fishing and evening sunsets. No car to park, no planning, just go when you feel like it.


                                  Contact us

                                  Speaks: english

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                                  Photos

                                  • Aerial view of Bonita Beach

                                    Aerial view of Bonita Beach

                                  • Screen enclosed private pool

                                    Screen enclosed private pool

                                  • Sitting area leather seating

                                    Sitting area leather seating

                                  • Master bedroom king bed

                                    Master bedroom king bed

                                  • Large flat screen TV

                                    Large flat screen TV

                                  • Pool

                                    Pool

                                  • Beach access across the street from Dolphin House

                                    Beach access across the street from Dolphin House

                                  • Family room leather seating

                                    Family room leather seating

                                  • Dining table with kitchen

                                    Dining table with kitchen

                                  • Family room

                                    Family room

                                  • Second bedroom twin beds

                                    Second bedroom twin beds

                                  • Outdoor dining table set

                                    Outdoor dining table set

                                  • Bonita beach

                                    Bonita beach

                                  $1,250 - $2,050 per week (USD)
                                  15

                                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 6

                                  View calendar: Updated 09/01/14
                                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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