House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15) great for family
Barry and Gretchen Schmidt
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.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A fantastic homely spot in a perfect location
Before writing this review, I asked myself what I wanted to see when I was looking for a place to spend the week by the beach - I want to answer the questions I had:
Is booking this place safe?
Absolutely. Everyone we communicated with were brilliant. The owners, the management company, making payment, security deposit refund all seamless. We're not from the states so paid by Foreign Bankers Draft which could be traced from home. We got contracts through as soon as the Deposit was sent.
Is the house nice?
This is where Kings Kew is set above others many others. We started by looking up and down the coast for a place by the beach and stumbled on this place by chance. Houses to accommodate enough people (we had a party of 15) along the coast in touching distance of a beach are beyond expensive. Comparatively speaking this is fantastic value for money.
We arrived in Bonita after 2 weeks in Orlando, and unlike the McMansions of Kissimmee this place was very homely - there was a sense that you were a welcome guest at someone's home - pictures on the side table, medals from success at running events, well thumbed books...absolute bliss.
The owners sent a floor plan before we travelled. We worked out the sleeping arrangements - plenty of space for us all. The kitchen is well equipped, bedrooms are comfortable, there are 2 utility rooms, a "granny flat" and 2 spacious comfortable living areas (adults took one, the kids took the other). The decking upstairs has a lovely view across towards the beach, and the pool area is much larger than we expected.
Finally... What is there to do? You sure won't be bored.
- 2 minutes walk to the beach & Docs Beach House - Sand, Sunsets, breakfast, sports bar, pizza, beer, jet skiing, ice cream,
- 5 minutes walk to Coconut Jacks - stunning food & Cocktails
- 40 min drive to Fort Myers - Ocean Drive, waterfront houses, Lovers Key State Park, Great Beach
- 30 min Drive to Naples - Dolphin Watching on the Pier, white sands, beautiful houses (but very quiet in the summer)
- 50 min Drive to Marco Island - Dolphin watching Stunning beach (Check out Snook Inn)
- 60 mins to Captain Jacks Airboat Tours - we seen dolphins, Wild Gators and sped through the Mangroves. (didn't like the animal "sanctuary" though)
- 22 mins to Miromar Outlet Shopping
- 8 mins to the South Tamiami Trail (a road with every restaurant, bar, food chain you could imagine).
All in all... a perfect house in a perfect location. Highly recommended.
Perfect in every way - location, features, comfort
From the moment we drove in the driveway we were happy. The house layout and the location are perfect! We had 8 adults and 2 young children (our family) spending the week together. The house was everything we could ask for with separate areas for each couple. The pool area was such a great spot to hang out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine if you didn't want to walk to the beach. Loved everything about the interaction with the owners as well as the overall vacation. Best vacation.
How wonderful the house was part of helping to make your vacation the best.
Thanks for staying at our place.
We loved our stay at this well kept home. There was many beds, large decks, an extra tank of propane, beautiful pool and area, well stocked kitchen and lots of linens. The location was great for the beach, entertainment and best of all shopping. We would definitely stay here again if we were back in this area.
Thanks so much. So glad it met your needs and expectations.
A perfect home for families
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.
Spring Break 2017
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!
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.
Fishing & Fishing Guides; Greyhound Racing & Poker Room within 3 miles.