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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: 10/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 153 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

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

              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

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Over 100 channels...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family

                  Attractions

                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Marina
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

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

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

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

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Garage:

                    Automatic door opener and closer...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet:

                    High speed wireless internet...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking:

                    Attached enclosed parking...moreless

                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided:

                    For bath and for beach...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High speed wifi included...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

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

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Place settings for 8 people...moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Extra quiet, silent when running...moreless

                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full kitchen with all appliances...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    Frost free & ice maker...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Beach Towels
                  • Large Cooler
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda:

                    Outdoor dining area by pool...moreless

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Private Pool:

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

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card

                      House Cleaning

                          • Housekeeper Optional

                          Property Descriptor

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                              Reviews

                              Write a review 4.8
                              from 15 traveler reviews
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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              Winter 2015
                              Dec 20 - Mar 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,050
                              Spring 2015
                              Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,350
                              Summer 2015
                              Jun 1 - Nov 13, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,250
                              Autumn 2015
                              Nov 14 - Dec 18, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,350
                              Winter 2016
                              Dec 19 - Mar 31, 2016
                              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 $110 departure cleaning fee. 50% deposit holds reservation with balance due 40 days before arrival.

                              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.


                              Cancellation policy:

                              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                              Calendar

                              Last updated: 10/16/2014
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                              Location

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

                              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 10/16/14
                              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                              Member since: 2001
                              Speaks: english
                              • Calendar last updated: 10/16/2014
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