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Great view from new sundeck! Private pool, back canal, across from Bonita Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15) great for family

You can watch beautiful Sunsets on the Gulf of Mexico from the Sun Deck or step out the back door to a large heated Swimming Pool enclosed by Panoramic Lanai screening or you may opt for a very short walk across the road to beautiful Bonita Beach. This property has it ALL! There are great restaurants within a block and a short drive to fabulous Naples shopping. This lovely appointed property is located on a private canal with a boat dock and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Three separate living areas - designed for a large family or several couples who want to meet and enjoy a vacation together with a mother-in-law apartment downstairs which is accessible by wheelchair.

With three separate living areas, families, friends or groups can choose different activities and nobody feels confined! Exceptional house for a large group!

******* GOOGLE AND MAPQUEST HAVE INCORRECT LOCATIONS for this property. ********* We have tried repeatedly to change their maps without success. Ask owner for correct location!

Keywords: House, Beach House, Enclosed Pool, Recently Renovated

More Details

Barry and Gretchen Schmidt
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Barry and Gretchen Schmidt

Barry & Gretchen Schmidt and Steve & Stephanie Bloemer purchased this wonderful property in June of 2011. We had planned a family vacation in the summer of 2011 but we decided to buy this fantastic location so we can come back, often. In 2013, we completed a major renovation of the house by replacing the Roof, Windows/Doors, A/C Units, installed a Stucco finish and painted the exterior, replaced two bathrooms, painted the entire interior, updated all electrical outlets/switches, refinished the inside of the swimming pool, installed a new Panoramic Lanai, enlarged, refinished and painted the pool decking and replaced all Landscaping.

Barry and Gretchen Schmidt purchased this house in 2011

Why Barry and Gretchen Schmidt chose Bonita Springs

Our family has vacationed on Bonita Beach since 1974. There's not many secret places as beautiful as this area of Florida; you'll want to keep coming back to Bonita Beach! And, we hope you love our house to keep coming back to stay with us.

What makes this house unique

Our property offers seclusion and privacy from tourists as our house is located in a residential community. The privacy of your own large heated pool and sundeck are priceless, as well as, the opportunity to sit on the boat dock and fish or just watch mother nature in action. We have bicycles for the riding enthusiast and miles of beautiful riding area to enjoy.


Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Bedroom - Full bath - shower
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - Full bath - tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Lower Level - Full bath - shower
    Bathroom 4 - Lower Level - Full bath - shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 2 - Upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - Master Upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - Lower Level - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - Lower Level - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 murphy bed , Trundle bed also - lower level
    Bedroom 3 - Upstairs - 2 twin/ single , X-long twins
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), X-long twin Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) Several cribs in various sizes available at no extra charge with advance request to house manager., 2 comfy single beds / trundle in downstairs living area, Murphy Beds (2) 2 comfy single beds fold from wall unit also in downstairs living area
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2nd full kitchen is included in apartment and provides additional refrigerator space, as well as, a 2nd laundry!


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Great view from new sundeck! Private pool, back canal, across from Bonita Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Columbus Ohio

A perfect home for families

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first time renting a home in Bonita Springs, Florida. The home was perfect and had all of the amenities that we needed for us and our little ones to be safe and comfortable. The rooms were perfect and the pool too.

The location was ideal for beach access. We enjoyed the abundant sea life, warm still waters, and we eventually perfected paddle boarding!

We also enjoyed seeing the gators in the channel.

The owners of this property were a pleasure to plan with. I received a lovely thank you letter after our stay. I highly recommend this property for anyone wanting an exceptional vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break 2017

  • 5 of 5

I can not say enough GREAT things about this property! The house is beautiful, inside and out. Clean, spacious, fully equipped kitchen, room enough for the whole crowd! Three families shared this house (11 total) and we never felt crowded at all. The kids loved the pool in the afternoon and evenings. We loved being on the canal ~ and got to see several manatees and even a dolphin swam by to say hello. Short walk to the beach, short drive to the grocery, restaurants galore. We especially loved Docs, the great little bar/restaurant across the street! The owners were wonderful as was the property manager. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home allowed plenty of space for our group of seven adults. The five bedroom/four bath home is equipped with everything you could possibly need to feel 'at home' in a tropical setting. The main kitchen was well equipped, there were two laundry rooms, as well as two common areas for people to congregate. This location is a convenient drive to the airport, to Ft. Myers Beach, and to Naples. A short walk to the beach -- which offered beautiful winter sunset views (over the gulf) from the home's deck. Great restaurants within an easy walk. The home features a heated pool under a lanai - with a view to an inlet just behind the property (where one could fish, if they choose). The home is in a beautiful, quiet residential area. We spent a beautiful, fun and relaxing four days there ... making memories to last a lifetime.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect snowbird hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Our five couple group enjoyed a week together in this beautiful home. The location is a short drive from the Ft Myers airport and a minute walk to Bonita beach. There are plenty of great restaurants nearby and Naples is short drive to the south. Five bedrooms, four baths, two laundries, two family rooms and a fully equipped kitchen made us all very comfortable. We enjoyed ocean views from the deck, fishing from the dock and the large, lanai covered pool. We would love to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad it was an enjoyable experience. Hope others will want to visit the area and inquire about our accommodations.
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dover, mn

Perfect home, perfect location!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in the Bonita Beach area for the last 20 years and have found the most perfect house of all, it fits all 12 of us easily, is well equipped for that size of group also. With its location close to the beach and golf courses within a short drive it's the best of oth worlds!!!! B & G are awesome to deal with and make the stay like it's our own home!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Kentucky

Summer in November

  • 5 of 5

As always Fla. is a great place to visit and staying here is probably the best part about it. We did a girls trip and had a great time. The house is perfect for adults and kids alike. The pool enclosed by the beautiful lanai makes for a perfect gathering place for all. The ocean is a hop, skip and a jump and Coconut Jacks is our favorite place for 5:00 somewhere! You're gonna LOVE it!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. Hope others will want to rent and come enjoy the house and Bonita area for their vacation.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ft. Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Coconut Jack's
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Doc's Beach house
Nearest Point of Interest
Doc's Beach House

Fishing & Fishing Guides; Greyhound Racing & Poker Room within 3 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $150
Damage Deposit $750

Any Reservation less than 7 nights is subject to a Cleaning Fee of $350.00 (Reservations of a minimum of 7 nights includes the Cleaning Fee.)
All rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.