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Imagine relaxing and watching marine life (often dolphins and manatees) and birds from your huge private deck as the spectacular sunsets reflect on the preserve-like bay.YOUR PRIVATE POOL! The pool is huge, private and solar heated. Maybe you pulled up to the dock/lift in your own boat. It doesn't get any better than this! There are upper and lower screened decks for unobstructed bay and canal views. It's on a quiet and panoramic point. UPSTAIRS- 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms upstairs, open kitchen / living room area, separate dining room used for dining, games or WIFI computer desk. Phone is also located here with free calls to all of U.S. and Canada. (Board games provided also). The upstairs is laid out like this- master suite has attached private bathroom walk-in closet and TV. The guest bedroom has the bathroom across from it. DOWNSTAIRS- now descend the outside poolside large stairway to level below for a completely separate huge bedroom. It is large enough for a single pull out couch and sitting area. Bedroom has TV, phone and sliding glass doors for great pool and bay views. Step out of bedroom to bathroom where laundry tub, washer & dryer are located. On this level is also an outdoor kitchen! With glass stove top, sink and mini refrigerator. This makes it ideal for privacy for couples traveling together, teenagers and those who don't like stairs. On this level are also your beach equipment, pool floats and coolers. Bike to beach with BIKES (PROVIDED) or Canoe (PROVIDED) or rent a kayak or pontoon boat. Easy access to Gulf thru Wiggins Pass. Huge pool is solar heated making the pool 10F+ degrees more than the Gulf of Mexico ocean waters at any time of year. So you can add a minimum of 10F+ degrees to what NOA (National Oceanenic Agency) says are average temperatures. And by average temps they, of course, are including night time too. Nov. 73/Dec. 68/ Jan. 66/ Feb 66/ Mar 71/Apr 77/May 82. There is an additional 1bd/1ba attached apt if you need more room for additional guests... Please see Homeaway listing 173315.
Walking distance/ a trolley ride/ short drive : Beach- with free parking at Beach Accesses. Within Walking Distance: Walk 2 blocks to 7/11 for morning paper or last minute items, coffee and wine bar with live music, water front dining at the Fish House for catch of the day, mini golf, 'A Table Apart' gourmet restaurant opened by chef from Ruth Chris, boat rentals. Yoga classes or Monday night Bingo at the neighborhood recreation center. Take the Trolley: If you don't feel like walking or biking to beach, Go to Ft Myers Beach for more restaurants and activities, To the grocery store and K-Mart Plaza. A Short Drive: Greyhound Dog Track, Wonder Gardens Zoo with local fauna and flora, Coconut Point- newest and biggest shopping cnt. in FL, Dine-in movie theatres, Naples 5th Ave Shopping and European dining, Fun and Sun Water Park (and a little further) Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.
Privacy: You actually dead end into the house so it is one of only 2 buildings located on this point.
The only other apt in the building has one bedroom and one bath. They do not use your pool!! The apts are completely separate as they have separate entrances, parking stalls, privacy screening and landscaping between decks, and individual laundry areas. Not like being in a condo with lots of units!
The Grounds: *large backyard with sweeping water and mangrove views
*90' dock on side canal for fishing
*an area easy to put in your canoe or kayak
The large pool is 12 X 26 and the pool deck is 20 X 40! The pool is completely yours!!!! No one else uses it!
Please note: This is NOT a party house. It is a nice quiet neighborhood. Guests are limited to the occupants booked and some occasional guests of yours. Please do not inquire if you are planning loud parties. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
(3) Large flat screen TV in living room. Can easily see it from kitchen while cooking or eating at kitchen table. 2nd TV is flat screen in the master bedroom upstairs. 3rd TV is in the downstairs poolside bedroom. It is on a swivel stand so can be viewed from the bed or couch....moreless
1 mile to beautiful 6 mile long Bonita Beach. Easy walk, take a bike provided, scenic trolley for $1 or drive and park for free! Bring chairs,umbrella andeach towels provided. Enjoy wildlife as you lounge. Sand pipers, dolphins, gulls, and occasionally -manatees! The beach is ALWAYS different. Mornings on the Gulf normally have light breeze and water is smooth as glass.Really like a huge pastel lake. Great shelling.Great gentle swimming Like being in a vast saltwater pool all to yourself. The beach is never crowded because Bonita is not a huge overwhelming city. Afternoons and evening produce the off shore breeze. Waves pick up a bit and its fun to jump or float on them. And sunsets are spectalular because you are facing west! (Can't do that on the east coast of Florida because they face east!)A light show every night. I love to look for 'the green flash' and occasionally- catch it! The Gulf of Mexico and Bonita Beach are truly magnificent. I ...moreless
Spectacular views of sparkling waters with unobstructed views. NO BUILDINGS in the way. Across bay is a mangrove preserve full of bird life. Be mesmerized all times of the day. Fantastic sunsets!...moreless
Waterfront! You can't beat it! The ultimate location. There is nothing between you and endless nature show. Just out your door are fish jumping, birds feeding and colors changing on the water depending on what the sky is up to. And, almost always, a sweet water tropcial breeze. That's because there are no buildings to obstruct your breezes or views. Ah, waterfront and tropical breezes. This is living! AND put in the kayak provided for your convenience- directly into the bay for fun and exploration. You can't do that in a condo or motel or for that matter - a NON WATERFRONT house. Explore bay, canals and the Imperial River- right out your door. Fun, beauty and pleasure await you at StarBay....moreless
(2) Upstairs full- Double door refrigerator, smooth glass top stove, garbage disposal, mixer, blender, coffee maker, tea kettle,toaster. Pool side- mini frig, sink, 4 burner glass top cook stove....moreless
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Please note- It is not a party house.Nice quiet neighborhood.So please do not inquire if you plan a big party. Thanks. Easy to book- email your address and l email you a agreement. Many ways to pay- check, E-Check or credit card thru Homeaway or PayPal or bank wire. Check out my Homeaway listings 173315 a 1 bedroom/1 bath on the water & 3669521 a 2 bedroom/2 bath condo by the month with free golf
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Car: Not Necessary
Located at the end of the street the property is on a point or peninsula. The building is surrounded by salt water. Little Hickory Bay is in front with expansive bay and mangrove views facing west for great sunsets from your decks and all rooms except for one quest bedroom. Wide canal is on side with the 90' dock for fishing. Approx.1 mile to beach.
Other Activities: Rent on beach- jet skis, paddle boats, sail boats, paddle boards..or parasail. Rent in the bay- pontoon boats. Close by dine-in movies,walk to miniture golf, or walk to yoga classes at 2 different locations! Walk to bait shop for your fishing license by the week and rent equipment there to catch your dinner. Walk to the 7-11 convenience store for morning newpaper or that last minute botlle of wine. Convenient YET quiet and away from it all!
I really enjoy driving north along the beach and inlets thru Lover's Key State Park, thru Ft Myers Beach onto the causeway taking you to Sanibel and Captiva Islands. Then stopping for lunch at the famous 'Bubble Room' a step back into childhood.
Traveling south- I love to stroll 5th Avenue in Naples of late European style outdoor dining and visit the galleries and then Naples Pier.
Golf: These are just some of the Public Courses in the Area. South West Florida- Golf Capital of the World! Many of the courses below are within 3 miles of your vacation rental.
Golfing guests from the U.S. and Europe have great results from using the websites- golfnow.com for discounted tee times and coupons. Golflink.com is also helpful for the courses web sites and driving directions. Here are just some:
FL - Naples
Bonita Bay East
Cypress Woods *NEW*
Eagle Lakes GC (Naples)
TPC Treviso Bay
FL - Ft. Myers
Stoneybrook GC (Ft.Myers)
The Dunes - Sanibel
The Plantation CC
Verandah - Old Orange
Verandah - Whispering Oak
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: Hello everyone! That's me several years ago in Hawaii. Born in CN, raised in N.E. Georgia, lived in England, high school in New Jersey, college years in MA. After college I lived in Europe, Key West and Naples FL. Then moved to Hawaii. Aging parents in Florida drew me back to this great state where I continued in the housing business. This is the only house I have left after having sold the rest recently. So StarBay gets my full attention and every decorating idea I come across! Please see my other Homeaway listings in Bonita 173315. In Naples condo by the month 3669521. Thanks!
Why the Owner Chose Other Bonita Springs Properties:
When the opportunity came up to purchase this property in 2000 I jumped on it! It's my dream to own waterfront and this property is waterfront, waterfront, waterfront. 120' of canal, and 220' of bayfront. Plus it had a huge pool. Really a no brainer and we haven't looked back since!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
There's so many separate and unique living areas. Say you want to relax with your morning cup of coffee. Do you sit at the large kitchen table and take in the canal and bay views and watch the large flat screen TV? Or do you sit in the separate dining room with bay views and check your email? Or do you relax at the outside deck dining table overlooking the pool, bay and canal? Wait! There's one more. Maybe you take your coffee and enjoy watching the kids in the pool from the poolside dining table. Are you tired from relaxing yet?
Waterfront huge solar-heated pool makes for a real Florida vacation. Let's swim!
Upper deck outside dining with lounge chair not in photo off living & game room
Kitchen- every appliance & utensil for gourmet chef. Ice maker. Watch TV & cook!
Views of the canal and boat dock to left, scenic bay to west for sunsets galore
Game/card room, extra dining, computer desk, and more deck and scenary
Hawaiian master bed suite, views of sunset.Walk-in closet.Now has flat screen tv
Kng size bed in room by pool.Privacy for couples travelng together.
Shady breezeway, small fridge, wetbar, cook top, beach chairs, grill,beach stuff
You can fish off this 90' boat dock with two boat lifts. 1 block to bait shop.
Gravel landing for putting in PROVIDED canoe or peddleboat into the salt water.
Pure privacy between units! Completely separate stairways,decks,parking,laundrys
Ride to the beach- only one mile or ride the neighborhoods.
View of pool from stars to upper outsde huge deck wth dinng table & lounge chair
Perfect areas for putting in the KAYAK PROVIDED!!! or your rented canoe
Kitchen and front entry face east for seeing dawn break while you make coffee
This room with great views is actually much wider than it appears in this photo
You are that close to Bonita Beach! You're at the Very End of that street
Cheerful tropical 2nd upstairs bedroom close to guest bathroom
Pool bedroom has sleeper sofa, sitting area/TV eye-level to jolly good scenery
A dolphin in your own backyard! Unobstructed views of marine and bird life.
Back exterior.Shot taken from the water. Attached one bedrm apt. is on far left.
Front entrance, covered parking. A fun beachy fish-camp Key West feel here
Canoe,paddles and life jackets to explore canoe river trails, bay and canals
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