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Old Florida Style & Charm, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom private beach front home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Rent whole house as 5 bed & 4 Bath. Upper Level 3 BR. & 2 Bath. Lower 2 BR.& 2Ba

The Floribbean Beach House is named after its inspirations, Olde Florida and the Caribbean. It has the charm of the Keys with all the amenities you might desire on the Gulf Coast. Within a few minutes you can be jet skiing in your backyard--the Gulf of Mexico, or sip a cold beer as you listen to the sound of the waves. All this and less than a 1/4 mile walk to a Doc's beach front restaurant, parasailing and boat rentals. Beautiful and tasteful decor will help make your stay most enjoyable. If you've ever dreamed of staying or returning to your own private beachfront vacation home, look no further, you've found a little piece of paradise.

We may rent out the Upper & lower level of our home separately. Call for details or to make sure WHOLE HOUSE is available. There is a separate entrance for the upper & lower levels. Inside spiral staircase. The home has a large lanai and spacious bedrooms. We are always available to help with any questions to make your stay more enjoyable.

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More Details

Owner
Nicole Alvarez
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

Why Nicole Alvarez chose Florida South West

If you are lucky enough to stay on the beach in our beachfront home, you will have the best experience ever. Renting a home is in many ways better than owning one - everything is here waiting for you to enjoy, then when you're ready to go - you can pack up and look forward to returning whenever you want - without any worries or cares.

Guestbook comments from the owner

As I write this I am watching my boys, 2 sons and husband, sitting outside on the beach waiting for the sun to set. We made some fantastic memories here in the Floribbean Beach House. Friends and family came throughout the week for a visit and we all agreed, it was the perfect place. What made it more special was we got to meet the owners. A lovely family, who as new beach home owners, want to make this a house where a lot of memories are made. I highly recommend Adventures Kayaking if you want 3 hrs of fun. Our guide, Sterling, has a true love of the water and everything in it. We will be talking about our time here for years to come and probably will be back.
Jul 2012
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Map

SUNSETS!!! Shelling on the beach, dolphin and manatees, pelicans and other birds and wildlife.

things to Do

points of Interest

◾art League of Bonita Springs – an Arts Organization That Hosts Both Local and Traveling Art Exhibitions, Arts Classes and Other Community Events. (website)

◾bonita Beach Park – a 2.5-acre (10,000 M2) Beachfront Park That Features a Boardwalk and Swimming Area. Sand Dunes and Coastal Vegetation Surround a Gazebo and 8 Picnic Shelters. (website)

◾riverside Park – the Bonita Springs Riverside Park is Located On Old Us 41 Road in Olde Bonita and Sits On the Imperial River. the Park is Used for Holiday Celebrations, Art Shows, Festivals, Movies in the Park, and the Celebrate Bonita Festival. Also in the Park is Our Band Shell. Our Amenites Include Sheltered Picnic Tables, Park Benches, and Restrooms.on the Grounds is the Historic Lile’s Hotel and the Historical Imperial River Cottages That Have Been Restored As Part of a Downtown Redevelopment. (website)

◾bonita Disc Golf Course – You Just Need to Know How to Throw a Frisbee. Same Rules As Traditional Golf. Our Scenic 18-hole Course That Wraps Around Our 7 Acre Lake Provides Amateur Tee Pads for the Beginner and Pro Pads for the More Advanced Player. There is No Charge to Play. (website)

◾b3 Skate Park – Our B3 Skate Park is Located at Our Recreation Center Complex at 26740 Pine Avenue Off of West Terry Street. Boards, Bikes and Blades Are All Welcome. Be Sure to Come in and Visit Our Skateboard Pro Shop. to Insure Everyone’s Safety, the B3 Skate Park is Supervised by a Skate Park Attendant at All Times. (website)

◾bonita Nature Place – Bonita Nature Place (bnp) Provides a Local Place for Learning Experiences, Volunteerism, and Outdoor Family Activities That Strengthens the Environmental Stewardship Commitment Within the Community While Fostering an Awareness of Old Southwest Florida in Its Unique, Natural Setting. (website)

◾bonita Springs Recreation Center – the City of Bonita Springs Recreation Center Sits On 41.9 Acres of Land Which is Located at 26740 Pine Avenue Off of West Terry Street and Has Something for Everyone. Our Facility Includes a Full-sized Gymnasium, a Cardiovascular/fitness Room, Skate Park, Community Pool, Softball Fields, Public Tennis Courts, Disc Golf Course, Picnic Areas and a Playground. (website)

◾bonita Springs Community Pool – Our Twenty-five Yard Community Outdoor Pool is Located at 26890 Pine Avenue, Just Off West Terry Street. the Facility Offers a Number of Classes Year Round. the Pool Has Eight Lap Lanes and Ranges from Three Feet Nine Inches to Six Feet Deep, and is Kept at a Nice Temperature Controlled Eighty-four to Eighty-six Degrees Farenheit. (website)

◾bonita Springs Soccer Complex – the Bonita Springs Soccer Complex is Located at 27100 Kent Road Just Off East Terry Street. the Soccer Complex Consists of Three Regulation Size Fields, Concession Stand, Meeting Rooms, Restrooms, and Playground. (website)

◾barefoot Beach Preserve Park – is 342 Acres (1.38 Km2) of Natural Land and One of the Last Undeveloped Barrier Islands On Florida’s Southwest Coast. It is Located On the Border of Collier and Lee Counties and Accessible by Bonita Beach Road. (web Site).

◾little Hickory Island Beach Park – (webpage)

◾there Are Also 10 Beach Accesses With Public Parking Located Up and Down Bonita Beach.

◾bonita Springs is Located West of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, a Significant Bald Cypress Reserve Under Management of the National Audubon Society.

◾the Northern Border of Bonita Springs is Shared With Lover’s Key State Park, a 1,616-acre (6.54 Km2) Park Made Up of Four Barrier Islands. the Park Features Nature Trails for Hiking and Bicycling, a Canoe Launch, Kayak and Canoe Rentals, Acres of Unspoiled Mangroves and Miles of Pristine Beaches. a Haven for Wildlife, the Islands and Their Waters Are Home to West Indian Manatees, Bottlenose Dolphins, Roseate Spoonbills, Marsh Rabbits and Bald Eagles.

◾the Naples-fort Myers Greyhound Track is Located in Bonita Springs.

◾everglades Wonder Garden- Established in 1936 During Florida’s Golden Age of Roadside Attractions, Everglades Wonder Gardens is a Recently Updated 3.5-acre Lush Botanical Jungle Featuring Tropical Birds Such As Flamingos and Parrots Along With Reptiles, Including 40 Alligators. They’re All Nestled Among the Shade of Old Growth Trees and Many New Plantings. Butterfly Garden, Orchid Trail, Picnic Grove, Gift Shop, John Brady Art Gallery. Open Daily 9-5 in Downtown Bonita Springs.

nearby is the Home of the Fort Myers Miracle Baseball Club of the Florida State League, and is the Spring Training Locale for the

Amenities

Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upper Level Master Bedroom in Suite - toilet , shower , Double vanities with make up area
    Upper Level Bathroom two - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located across hallway from upper level bedroom 2 & 3.
    Lower level Master bathroom private in suite - toilet , shower , Lower level Master bedroom has private bathroom
    Lower Level bathroom two, with full size laundry - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level bathroom two is next to bedroom/kitchen/living
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master Bedroom Upper Level with TV & private Bathroom - 1 king , Has Private balcony
    Bedroom Two Upper level, with Queen size bed - 1 queen , Directly across hallway from Upper level bathroom two
    Bedroom Lower Level # 2 or # 5 - 1 queen , If lower level only rented this is bedroom two
    Master Bedroom Lower Level - 1 king , If lower level only rented this is Master Suite with Bath
    Bedroom Three Upper level with bunk beds & private balcony - 1 bunk bed , Just steps to bathroom two, which has tub/shower, vanity
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Sleeper Sofa (1) one is located in lower level sitting area.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Old Florida Style & Charm, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom private beach front home
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5

Beach house

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Floribbean Beach House for 8years. We first rented the downstairs apartment. Once we rented the upstairs house, we have not been back to the downstairs. We just love this property. It is a gorgeous beach house. The views from the back side of the house are breathtaking. We enjoy watching the people walking, dolphins and manatees swimming by. The water in the Gulf is such a gorgeous color aqua most days, but may be a seaglass green/grey on days that the sea has been churned up. It is ever changing. The shelling is incredible.

This home is perfect for families, girls vacation, or a couples vacation. One of the three bedrooms upstairs has bunk beds. I can't think of anything you would need to make your stay more comfortable. We just love this house and plan to continue vacationing here.

*note* The upstairs porch is full view screen. This would probably not be great for little folks.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, sweet little beach house....

  • 4 of 5

We rented the lower level of this beach house for 4 weeks in March/April, and hated to leave! My labrador retriever and I were there for the entire time, and my husband came and went as his business schedule allowed. Two of my grown daughters and a close friend each dropped in for short visits as well. The lower level was the perfect size for us, with 2 full bedrooms, 2 full baths and a small living/kitchen/dining space. We SO enjoyed being right on the beach, and it was great to be able to bring our dog, who is a major part of our family! The entire space is tiled, making it really easy to sweep out any sand he brought in, and he didn't catch a single flea! He enjoyed his stay as much as we did - relaxing in the screened-in lanai, visiting the dog beach (just an 8 minute drive up the road), and occasionally visiting with his new buddy Mowgli (Arlan's Australian Shepherd). Arlan is the property manager, and he made sure we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. The people who own the homes on either side of the beach house are very nice as well. Our beach experience was quiet and peaceful, yet we never felt isolated or alone.

Other than being in need of some refreshing and updating, this was a perfect place for us! We've already planned to return again next spring!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Christmas 2016

  • 3 of 5

My family of 6 adults, 5 small children (ages 1, 1, 2, 3, 6) and one dog stayed at the Floribbean for 8 days over Christmas. Here are my thoughts on the property:

House location an A.

Property manager an A.

House itself (layout and usable space) a B+.

Dog Friendly an A.

House condition (lights not working, locks on sliding doors not working, water spicket handle missing, oven handle coming off at one end, . . . ) a C-.

Facilitization of house a D.

No HD TV (yes, we're here for the beach, but at night during sport season . . . At this price, the place should have multiple HD tv's and HD service).

The wine cooler was not working.

No Keurig coffee maker (I left the one we purchased for future visitors).

No Dustbuster nor good way to easily keep house dirt/sand free (electric Swifter non-functional); I left the one we purchased for future visitors.

Lights burned out

No baking dishes

No serving utensils

No serving dishes

Dinner dishes badly chipped

Not enough nor a set of wine glasses

Kitchen a disorganized mess . . . drawers and cupboards (this is an absolute F)l

Loose board on downstairs deck . . . dangerous

"Flying flamingo" hanging on back deck is moderately dangerous; 10-12 times, one of the men hit his head on the hanging. Looks great, but should be hung higher.

Minimal provisions for trash, clothes washing, shower soap (kudos for soft soap for hands)

We only used the lower level for sleeping, so I have no good feedback on it other than the window A/C was not the best. Required turning off/on to keep the rooms at the desired temperature.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Floribbean Beach House Bonita Beach, Fl.

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying at the Floribbean Beach House for more than 7 years now. We had rented the downstairs unit along with another couple. This unit was quaint and had all of the comforts of home. We loved staying here. It is quiet and you are directly on the beach. What more could you need? We have now rented the upstairs unit for a couple of years. Once we stayed upstairs, we fell in love all over again. Same location, even better views. The sunsets in Bonita are just the most beautiful anywhere.

The home is owned by wonderful folks, that we had the pleasure of meeting the first year that they had purchased it. They were so kind and accomodating. They picked up a few things that we had suggested would make the stay a bit nicer. Wonderful, wonderful family. The property manager, Arlan, is just as accomodating. He is available if needed anything, and will come by to just check in on you to make sure that you have everything you need for your stay. I have enoyed meeting him as well as his faithful companion, Mowgli. Mowgli is a handsome Border Collie. What a well behaved guy he is, Arlan is well behaved too.

I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a great beach experience. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the upstairs unit. The family room is wide open to the dining room and kitchen. We enjoyed playing games and dining together with friends and family, with all of the comforts of home. Breathtaking views of the Bonita Sunsets will keep you entertained nightly. The beach is great for swimming, walking and people watching as well as shelling. There are more shells than you can imagine. (get up early to get the special ones, there are a lot of shellers) Walk to Doc's for lunch or dinner. We enjoyed the blackened Mahi. I know you will love staying at the Floribbean House, we do.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Floribbean Beach House-Bonita Beach Florida

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the upper level of the Floribbean Beach House on Bonita Beach, Florida from June 4 - June 11 ,2016. The property was well maintained and well equipped. It's a beautiful, convenient location and we would highly recommend it for anyone who is thinking of a vacation in this part of Florida The local management company is very attentive and promptly answers any questions

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible location....

  • 4 of 5

Florribean beach house will have lasting warm, healing, healthy memories for me. Waking to the beauty and sound of the gulf every day is exhilarating. The home is bright, cheerful and decorated with smile inducing whimsy. Sitting on the lanai and watching the dolphins cavort in the gulf, the pelicans dive for their daily meals, the sun lovers walking the beautiful white sand, shell filled beach, the optimistic patient fishermen flanked by egrets and herons is a daily delight. I did not want to leave and continued to extend my stay. I rented only the second story of the house and the lower level was rented by a lovely couple and their two dogs. A large family could easily rent the entire house. Prior to renting this home, I had rented a house down the beach that had recently been updated and was quite lovely. The manager, however, was not and, although the home was not rented following my departure, I chose to find a new home to extend my stay. The manager (Mr. Arlan Bartling) of the next home (Florribean), just down the beach, was the polar opposite. I was greeted with a lovely welcoming note, a bottle of wine, and chocolates. Mr. Bartling was professional, accessible and happy to fulfill any request. You might find that you want to invite Mr. Bartling and his wife over to share a bottle of wine as they are such a gracious couple. The home is an older one and dated in some areas, but the owner and manager will do what ever is needed to supply your needs. I appreciated the two zoned central heat and air as I was there in cool and also quite warm weather. One could keep the bedroom area cool for sleeping without cooling the entire home. If you are a gourmand, the kitchen may be a disappointment although I found I could manage with a little creativity. Two incredible four star restaurants located just five minutes away on Bonita Beach Road - A Table Apart and Wyld's Cafe - are a "must do". Local favorites, Coconut Jack's and Doc's Beach House, are almost next door. The home has just about everything one could want for a home away and I have signed a contract to come back next year. Mr. Bartling manages numerous rentals on the beach and you will do yourself a favor working with him.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time and writing a thoughtful and comprehensive review. We work hard at making each Clients stay a positive and relaxing experience. Arlan - Rental Manager Randy - Owner
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $950
Pet Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

THREE BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM UPPER LEVEL. High Season $3,750.00 / week. Off Season & Summer Rate $2,750.00 - $3,250.00.
CALL FOR RATE ON YOUR SPECIFIC DATES.
TWO BEDROOM, TWO BATHROOM LOWER LEVEL. High Season Rate $2,750.00 / week. Off Season & Summer Rate- $1,750.00 - $ 2,500.00
CALL FOR RATE ON YOUR SPECIFIC DATES.
$500.00 damage/security deposit with signed contract (Fully refundable 90 days before arrival) will confirm your reservation.
Balance due as follows:
50 % 90 days before arrival.
50 % 30 days before arrival.
Credit / Debit Card accepted with exact cost of processing fee on amount of contract. International card fees & exchange rate will be charged at rate we are charged Fee deducted from security/damage deposit before refunding deposit.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.