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Premium - 1BR 1BA Beachfront Condo on the Gulf w/Killer Panoramic View

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 705 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Your personal Sanctuary................... elegant, professionally decorated, private, quiet and conveniently located on the 5th floor of 'B' building in the Dolphin Way community. This 1BR unit is 10% larger than the typical 1BR unit. (Size is important!) It is located directly on the beach and only steps (135 feet) from the sugar-white sand. Dolphin Way is a gated 14+ Acre community with 400+ feet of beautiful beach frontage and ONLY 75 owners, located on the north end of the very private Little Hickory Island in an area known as Hickory Point. At many times you may feel as though you have your own Personal beach. As you can see in the pictures, the community is meticulously maintained with an unusual amount of green space. The first level is for your covered and Reserved parking. Elevators are available in each building. No walking up 5 flights of stairs with groceries in hand. This unit, although located on the 4th floor, is on the 5th level as the first level is for parking (not true for all communities). You probably have the uncontested BEST view of the beach and the grounds. From the beach you can see an illuminated Naples or Sanibel at night. Truly impressive visuals from this unit. It has a Penthouse view without the Penthouse price.

If you don't care about the details, read no more.

The unit has been completely renovated and upgraded with very high quality materials and furnishings. This premium unit has chair rail moldings throughout, special decorative trim on the doors and crown moldings. The entry, hallway, bathroom, lanai and kitchen have imported travertine earthtone tile. The Family Room and MBR have soft plush carpeting to keep your tootsies warm. The kitchen has custom cherry cabinets with Professional series stainless steel appliances. The built-in microwave also has a convection feature. The stove has a 5 burner ceramic top, convection oven and a warming drawer. The french door refrigerator and bottom freezer also has an ice maker. And when it is time to clean up, the dishwasher makes the clean up incredibly simple. Want to elevate your legs, then relax in the family room with His and Hers Barcalounger recliners. Watch your favorite movie or game show on the 2016 Samsung smart 55" flat screen SUHD TV. Use the Xfinity1 on Demand with voice command to view all of your favorite shows for viewing on YOUR schedule. NFLX has been recently added to the Xfinity lineup. Enjoy your favorite music selections on the Yamaha receiver. Klipsch and Sonos surround speakers (5) give you an awesome listening experience, regardless of your audio choice. A Samsung 3D Blu-Ray DVD player with available Netflix brings you the best in high definition entertainment. The upgraded individual (3 section) motorized hurricane shutters can be raised or lowered effortlessly by the touch of a button, conveniently located Inside the unit. No need to get wet when it's time to lower the shutters. The upgraded Turtle Tinted glass sliders opening to the lanai, have Movable (not fixed) panels that allow you to open up the space to either side (your preference) and have 67% of the glass area open at anytime vs the usual 33% opening. This permits twice the airflow into the unit and increased accessability to and from the lanai. Could it be any easier? The MBR has a new Samsung 40' Smart TV mounted on the wall. There is a folding chair if you choose to sit next to the bedroom sliders and watch TV.

You will share a washer and dryer, just down the hall walkway 23 steps from the front door, with not more than 1 other owner on the floor. Each floor has its own washer and dryer. Secure wireless high speed internet services are provided through Comcast. A wireless Epson all in one printer is available to print, scan or copy your directions to local dining establishments or shopping malls or your boarding pass just before you leave. You may call family and friends back home to share the local weather forecast and temperatures. Go ahead, rub it in!!! Significant savings over Diamond Head, Pink Shell Beach Resort, Lover's Key or other comparable beachfront hotels. International visitors welcome. Extended stays are available. I suggest you call me before you attempt to book online to discuss your potential visit.

For a virtual 3D Tour, check out this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=nsAP5e2WHy2&utm_source=4

Keywords: Dolphin Way, Luxury Condominium, Lots of Amenities, Wi Fi, Smart HDTV, On the Beach, laptop computer, Garmin navigation, Recliners, Netflix, Skype, Xfinity on Demand, International visitors, Green space

More Details

Owner
Stephen Miller
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Stephen Miller

Young couple from the Hoosier Heartland looking for a quick getaway with a change in latitude and a change in attitude. We swapped a week at our RCI time-share for a week at a friend's condo in the Dolphin Way community. After we enjoyed a very relaxing vacation in this small, private beachfront setting, we decided to consider a possible purchase of our 2nd home.

Stephen Miller purchased this condo in 2007

Why Stephen Miller chose Florida South West

We just fell in love with the community. Everyone we met was nice. We participated in the ritual of watching the evening sunsets with friends and fizzies. We can get to our condo with a direct flight in about 2 hrs and 15 minutes. Pick up the rental car and be on the beach in another 30 minutes. The flights are readily available and very reasonable, so we can go on the spur of the moment. The views from the lanai will leave you awe-struck!!! The change of environment immediately changes your facial expression to a big smile!!

What makes this condo unique

There is an excellent selection of restaurants in the area . The weather, compared to our northern exposure in central Indiana is usually very favorable. Being here at the condo is an opportunity to get away from the busy hustle and bustle of running a business, telephones ringing, deadlines approaching and trying to meet budgets. Depending on the season, we can just sit on the lanai view the Gulf, the beach, and listen to the windchimes while enjoying the morning coffee and juice.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What can we say?? A perfect location with a perfect place to stay at whilst visiting. We did not feel like visitors. Right from the start my wife and I felt at home and Mr. Miller could not be more gracious in telling us to treat his beautiful unit as if we were at home. It had everything required and more.



The lanai in particular has a WOW factor. The views and the most comfortable seats available made it very special for us. Our host sent us photos prior to our visit and to be honest, I don't think photos can do it justice. We are already yearning to return.



In a word "Sublime".
Oct 2013
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Amenities

Bonita Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 705 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower/tub, plenty of towels
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size Bed (1) High quality Serta iSeries bedding with Superior support and comfort, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 Inflatable twin beds for guests or children. New Samsung 40" Smart UHD TV mounted on the MBR wall. Full Comcast Xfinity TV channels and view on demand. A folding chair is available to sit near the sliders and watch TV.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach chairs with sun shade canopy, umbrella, and beach towels, flat screen Samsung 55" Super Ultra HDTV, Samsung 3D Blu-Ray DVD, motorized hurricane shutters, washer and dryer on each floor, Barcalounger recliners, high quality furnishings. If you still need to stay in touch with the office, we have an Epson all in one printer (with a CD disc with the drivers) to load to your laptop. You may print, or scan while keeping a vigilant eye on the Gulf and the dolphins at play. Ever tried working while you have fizzies on the lanai? Don't be looking for sympathy from your friends up North.

Reviews

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Premium - 1BR 1BA Beachfront Condo on the Gulf w/Killer Panoramic View
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
5

Charlie & Teresa

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed here the last two Januarys and we will be staying here again this January. This condo has far exceeded our expectations. When you open the shutters you have a magnificent view of the gulf and you can see dolphins on a daily basis. The owner is a true gentleman who pays attention to detail, maintains the condo in perfect condition, has it extremely well stocked with everything you could possibly need, and always checks with you upon your arrival to make sure everything is okay. It is quiet since it is on a cul-de-sac and the beach is not crowded which is nice. There are many good restaurants, a grocery store, and retail businesses of all kinds within a few minutes drive. A beachfront paradise with all the conveniences of home!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Jeff & Maggie

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were lucky enough to be able to stay at this condo for spring break April 2014. The first week we had our two children (14 & 18) with us and there was plenty of room for everyone. The condo has everything you can think of and even things you might forget. A printer, portable GPS, Netflix, Wi-Fi, etc. The bed was extremely comfortable and I woke up one morning and forgot where I was. I slept very well. The Kitchen is beyond normal. The appliances were state of the art. The condo unit is on the forth floor and the views from the lanai are simply amazing. Almost every night we would go down to the beach and watch some of the most beautiful sunsets in all of Florida. We would take nice walks on the beach, which was just restored in 2013. In the late afternoon, we would sit down by the shore with our toes in the water. The owner has chairs in a storage locker and they were like brand new. My wife and I have been coming to Florida for the last 15 years and I can say this was one of our top 2 trips. We love the Bonita Beach area and would not hesitate to stay here again. The owner was very sincere and great to work with. We stayed in touch by texting and he only contacted us to see how we were doing and if we had any problems. We had no major issues, but did have a very minor water problem from the penthouse above, which was taken care of immediately. The residents were exremely nice. There are numerous restaurants in close proximity and they all have great food and reasonable prices. Doc's is a a must go to restaurant and is only two (2) miles down the beach - Great food and atmosphere. If you want a relaxing vacation with no worries, this is a great place to stay. It has everything you can imagine and the views are beautiful. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Second time in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned to sunny Scotland after our second visit to the condo. I suppose coming back says it all. This is the best unit in the complex. When we opened the shutters, gosh! The view is simply stunning. Eating your breakfast on the lanai, watching the dolphins is a memory we take back to remember during the long winter. The owner is a gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. He has the unit stocked with every amenity imaginable. From state of the art wi-fi and HD tv's to the most comfortable beds and pillows imaginable. It is so quiet and relaxing that it got we hardly left the island. We stocked the huge new fridge and just relaxed in a beautiful location. The owners description doesn't really do it justice. For the ultimate in relaxation and comfort this is the place. Everyone is so friendly too. We met a lot of nice people and enjoyed a cocktail at the most gorgeous sunsets imaginable. Oh! Did I mention the views?

Angela & Russell

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Second year in paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have just returned to sunny Scotland after our second visit to the condo. I suppose coming back says it all. This is the best unit in the complex. When we opened the shutters, gosh! The view is simply stunning. Eating your breakfast on the lanai, watching the dolphins is a memory we take back to remember during the long winter. The owner is a gentleman and a pleasure to deal with. He has the unit stocked with every amenity imaginable. From state of the art wi-fi and HD tv's to the most comfortable beds and pillows imaginable. It is so quiet and relaxing that it got we hardly left the island. We stocked the huge new fridge and just relaxed in a beautiful location. The owners description doesn't really do it justice. For the ultimate in relaxation and comfort this is the place. Everyone is so friendly too. We met a lot of nice people and enjoyed a cocktail at the most gorgeous sunsets imaginable. Oh! Did I mention the views?

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN
5

Awesome beach front property with perfect ocean and pool views

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for providing us with wonderful vacation accomodations during our May 2011 stay. We were very pleased that your description of your condo was what we actually found upon arrival. The many extras you offer your guests came in handy; especially the printer and free long distance phone service . We spent much of our time on the lani enjoying the water views and listening to the waves. The few steps to the pool and beach were the best we could have hoped for. We plan to return to your little heaven on earth when time permits. Bonita Springs is very accessible and offers lots of options for vacationers. Thanks again for offering such a fine unit.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Hopatcong NJ
5

We enjoyed a great two (2...

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a great two (2) week stay in this unit over the 09/10 Holiday period. The description provided on the VRBO page is 100% accurate. This condo has great views; it is well equiped, clean and very comfortable. The complex is convenient to everything you need and very quiet. During our stay we especially enjoyed the location and we had absolutely no problems what so ever. We would strongly recommend this condo to anyone desiring a beach front location that has all of the amenities that you need for an excellent get away.

Pam & Bob

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
24.6 Miles
RSW
Nearest Barpub
2.4 Miles
Coconut Jack's
Nearest Golf
9.8 Miles
Tiburon Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Big Hickory Fishing Nook Marina
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Bonita Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
RSW Ft. Myers Airport
Car: recommended

Ft. Myers annual sandcastle building competition in November, Templeton Franklin Golf Shootout - Naples in December ,Holiday Decorated Historic Homes at Edison & Ford winter Estates - Ft. Myers, don't miss the Christmas boat parade in Ft. Myers

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $110
Damage Deposit $700

Deposit required to lock in your dates and rates ( $500-1000 depending on the season)
Refundable at conclusion of rental period.
Non-refundable in event of cancellation. This policy supercedes any policy the VRBO may publish that conflicts this this policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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