"The condo is located in the Bonita Springs Golf Resort. Access to the community is controlled (gated) and requires an access code after 6 PM. Grocery, hardware, pharmacy and eating establishments are less than one mile away. The condo has a single covered parking space just steps from the front door. The grounds and surrounding area are excellently maintained. Upon arrival, we had a little difficulty with the electronic door lock and had to make a phone call to gain entry to the unit. The owner happened to be in Bonita Springs and came over to help us out. He was very friendly and accommodating. We were pleased with the cleanliness, decorations, furniture and condition of the unit. As this is a ground floor end unit, a great plus was the enclosed courtyard decorated with a table, chairs and electric grill. Plenty of closet space and storage within the unit and an ample supply of cookware, kitchen utensils, bedding, towels, etc. The condo was also well equipped with many kitchen ‘gadgets’ (juicer, coffee machines, blender and waffle iron to name just a few), the appliances worked well and the full size washer and dryer kept up with our wet towels and swimsuits after visiting the pool almost every day. While the unit amenities included an electric iron, the ironing board was a small tabletop size (a full sized folding ironing board would have been nice). Large flat screen TV’s and individual Blu-Ray DVD players are located in the living room and both bedrooms. All that said, we found the listing as “handicapped accessible” not altogether truthful. While there are no steps to enter/exit the unit, lani and courtyard, the doors are standard size (30 inches wide), guest bedroom hallway and bathrooms are narrow (hard to navigate a wheelchair in), no grab bars in the shower/tub or around the toilets and both toilets are standard height. This was not a serious problem for us but I did have to make a trip to the local pharmacy to purchase a toilet seat riser due to my bad back. Pros: Location, close to everything of interest yet in a quiet area of town. Cleanliness, appearance, well maintained (inside and out). Close proximity of parking, pools and clubhouse. Friendliness of neighbors. Cons: Not an ideal ‘handicapped accessible’ unit (could be easily remedied by installing grab bars in the bathrooms and replacing the toilets with ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) compliant height fixtures.
Pools and hot tubs not accessible after dark."
Guest: Carl H.
Date of Stay: January 2015
Review Submitted: February 4, 2015