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Private Caroland Home on Little Hickory Island with Boat Dock on Estero Bay

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

master and two guest bedrooms (split floorplan), 2 full baths, lanai, sleeps 6

Our Bonita Beach home is located near the Collier County/Lee County border, in the Carolands, a peninsula of Little Hickory Island on Estero Bay, comprised of exclusive million dollar private homes.

Our deep-water private boat dock provides access to the Gulf of Mexico through a choice of passes, the largest of which is New Pass at Lovers Key. The dock’s outer section is 24 ft. in length. Our tenants may motor or sail their boat from our dock to explore Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve and the Imperial River, or cruise via the Gulf of Mexico, past Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel and Captive Islands.

We provide a small boat for tenant's use. Oars for boat, life jackets, and fishing rods are provided. Boat rentals are available nearby.

Our tenants view Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve from each room of this unique home, quietly situated near the end of this peninsula, but only 6/10 mile to the Gulf of Mexico at Beach Access # 5 on Hickory Blvd. and enjoy viewing sunrise and sunset over Estero Bay and wildlife including; bottlenose dolphin, manatee, egret, pelican, heron, osprey, bald eagle.

We believe the unique location of our Bonita Beach home directly on Estero Bay offers unique proximity to the estuary, aquatic preserve, beaches, and navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. While located in the quiet private residential neighborhood on a peninsula of Little Hickory Island, it is a short drive to services, restaurants, shops, attractions, etc. in Bonita Springs, Fort Meyers Beach, Estero, and Naples.

From our home, tenants may drive North on Hickory Blvd to Carl E. Johnson State Park at Lover's Key, and onto Fort Myers Beach or drive South to Barefoot Beach Preserve Park.

Our spacious single level home provides easy access via the main entrance (2 steps) or attached 2-car garage (5 steps). The comfortably furnished spacious living room opens onto a large screened lanai. There is a formal dining room and a large kitchen with breakfast nook.

Our custom home was built with a split design layout. It is 1950 sq. ft. "under air" and also a large screened lanai and a large two car garage. The master bedroom is located on the Northern side of the home with the two guest bedrooms located on the Southern side of the home. The main living areas (entrance hall, living room, dining room, and eat-in kitchen) are located in the center of the home. Each bedroom has windows on two walls which provide nice views of Estero Bay.

The main living areas (living room and dining room) have cathedral ceilings. The living room opens onto the large lanai with a bank of sliding doors which recede behind the lanai wall to provide a totally open transition from the living room onto the screened lanai.

The large master bedroom is furnished with a king size bed with Chatham Wells 16 in. deep innerspring mattress. There is an adjoining master bathroom with oversized extra deep tub. One guest room is furnished with a queen bed and the second guest room has twin beds, each with quality innerspring mattresses. The guest rooms share the main bathroom located off of the connecting hallway.

All bedding (box spring and mattress) and pillows are fully encased by protective covering. We supply bed linens, extra pillows, and blankets. Each bedroom has more than ample closet space, bureau storage, night tables and lamps, and a clock radio. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. The twin guest bedroom has two closets.

Master and guest bathrooms have ceramic tile floors and ceramic tile tub surrounds, and heat lamps. Each is a full bathrooms with toilet and combination tub and shower. The master bathroom has an ample storage in the vanity, a large mirror with overhead lighting, and a medicine cabinet. The guest bathroom has more than ample storage in the vanity, an extra large mirror with overhead lighting, a medicine cabinet, and a linen closet. The master bathroom has private access from the master bedroom. The guest bathroom is accessed from the hall connecting the two guest bedrooms.

Our home is equipped with a flat screen 36 in. HDTV with a DVD and VHS player in the living room and a flat screen 36 in. HDTV with a VHS player in the master bedroom. Each television carries extended basic cable service. Additional equipment includes; stereo system with CD player, a portable telephone, an automatic telephone answering machine, and a clock radio in each bedroom.

The laundry room located between the foyer and attached garage provides a utility sink, large capacity washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, frost-free refrigerator with automated ice maker, ceramic smooth top range with 5 radiant elements and speed bake convection oven, microwave oven, coffee maker, toaster, electric can opener, and electric juicer. The house is very well supplied with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, bed linens, blankets, towels, pillows, beach chairs, vacuum cleaners, cleaning supplies, etc.

There is rubbish and recycle pickup weekly. We also provide for professional lawn maintenance.

There is a propane gas grill for outdoor cooking.

Due to owner allergies, we must restrict rentals to no smokers without pets.

More Details

Owner
Kathleen M. Geezil
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Kathleen M. Geezil

My husband and I have owned our custom home since it was built in 1987. We have enjoyed many vacations there with opportunity to celebrate holidays with family members. We find the tranquil setting on Estero Bay to be very relaxing. We thoroughly enjoy the watching dolphins, manatee, and various fish swim by our private dock, as well as seeing the beauty of this mangrove preserve with various tropical birds and plants.

We ensure that our home is well maintained and properly prepared to our standards prior to each rental.

Kathleen M. Geezil purchased this house in 1987

Why Kathleen M. Geezil chose Florida South West

The location is unique. Quality residential neighborhood. Proximity to Gulf of Mexico navigation and beaches. Little Hickory Island is one of the Florida Keys accessible via a small bridge at Southern end of island to the mainland and accessible via bridge at northern end of island to Lovers Key and then to Estero Island and Fort Meyers Beach.

What makes this house unique

We believe the unique location of our Bonita Beach home directly on Estero Bay offers unique proximity to the estuary, aquatic preserve, beaches, and navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. While located in the quiet private residential neighborhood on a peninsula of Little Hickory Island, it is a short drive to services, restaurants, shops, attractions, etc. in Bonita Springs, Fort Meyers Beach, Estero, and Naples.

Amenities

Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private master with oversized extra deep bathtub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , off hall connecting guest bedrooms
  • Master and guest bathrooms have ceramic tile floors and ceramic tile tub surrounds, and heat lamps. Each is a full bathrooms with toilet and combination tub and shower. The master bathroom has an ample storage in the vanity, a large mirror with overhead lighting, and a medicine cabinet. The guest bathroom has more than ample storage in the vanity, an extra large mirror with overhead lighting, a medicine cabinet, and a linen closet. The master bathroom has private access from the master bedroom. The guest bathroom is accessed from the hall connecting the two guest bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Sealy Posturpedic mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Chatham Wells mattress 16 in deep mattress
  • The large master bedroom has a king size bed with Chatham Wells 16 in. deep innerspring mattress and an adjoining master bathroom with oversized extra deep tub. One guest room is furnished with a queen bed and the second guest room has twin beds, each with quality innerspring mattresses. The guest rooms share the main bathroom located off of the connecting hallway. The house has a split layout with the Master bedroom located at the North side and the two guest rooms located at the South side. All bedding (box spring and mattress) and pillows are fully encased by protective covering. We supply bed linens, extra pillows, and blankets. Each bedroom has more than ample closet space, bureau storage, night tables and lamps, and a clock radio. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet. The twin guest bedroom has two closets. A comfortable upholstered Henredon club chair by the bayside window of the Master Bedroom provides a comfortable spot for reading or watching television.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Easy access to house via main entrance with slight inclined walkway and 2 steps step to front door or via attached 2 car garage with 5 steps to entrance by laundry room. The kitchen table has 2 removable leaves that provide seating for up to 8 people. Oars for boat, life jackets, and fishing rods are provided. We also provide beach chairs, beach umbrellas, cooler for tenants use.

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Private Caroland Home on Little Hickory Island with Boat Dock on Estero Bay
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5

A perfect retreat...

  • 5 of 5

This home is tucked away on a very private, quiet road and is at the end of a cul-de-sac. However, it is incredibly convenient to all of the offerings in Bonita Springs and Naples -- 1/2 mile to the broad beaches of Bonita Springs, minutes away from shopping, less than 1/2 hour to Naples.

We have four young children and found this home to be perfect for us. VERY well maintained -- three bedrooms with incredibly comfortable beds, two full bathrooms, a full kitchen (with anything you may require) and an incredible view of Estero bay with access to the Gulf of Mexico. The home has four sets of sliding doors that fully "vanish" behind the living room wall to completely open the house to a beautiful lanai. Truly a calm, comfortable retreat!

We spent our days on the beach (10 minute walk or an easy drive to any of Bonita's beaches) and spent each night taking a leisurely walk along the street -- without having to worry about traffic/conjestion that is prevalent on most other streets in Bonita Springs.

The home had plenty of space for the six of us and was SO much better than a hotel/condo. We will definitely be back at this house!

Owners were terrific to deal with and are very responsive.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC
5

Pleasant Piece of Paradise in Bonita Beach

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended. This is a lovely property on a quiet cul-de-sac and close to a secluded section of beach in the Bonita Beach neighborhood. It is a large and well-maintained home--far more than what my father and I needed! It would be great for more people--easily 6 people. It has all you need--nice kitchen, very large screened in porch looking out onto the bay and, if conditions right, you can hear the waves on the nearby beach. Safe, quiet, clean. There is a small boat (although we never used it) and a dock. Fishing poles, beach chairs and umbrellas, 2 car garage, grill--it is all there and a wonderful home away from home. And all in the sun and warmth of south Florida. To be balanced (although there are very few downsides), the house is mostly carpeted and it is about a 15 minute walk to the beach (which was too far for my 84 year old father). Still, these are very minor quibbles, as this is a very nice property that will serve as an excellent home if you are looking for peace and quiet close to a pretty isolated part of the beach. We were there for 11 days in early February, and on our part of the beach, there were long stretches with no one close to us. Wifi worked well, as I had to be connected to work every day. You won't be disappointed staying here. Owners Kathleen and Michael were always available (although there were no problems), pleasant, and quick to respond (although as I said, there were no problems and we were happy to just do our own thing).

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wyoming, Ohio
5

Terrific spot for our large family!

  • 5 of 5

We had a terrific time at this Estero Bay home! Everything was clean and tidy, all the right cooking equipment, comfortable furniture, WiFi and varied activities for our crew. I spent many hours with my 4th and 2nd grade sons fishing from the dock and row boat, catching enough to keep it exciting but no whoppers (which is OK since my little guys were afraid of getting anything too large on their line). The provided fishing gear was great. We bought one bag of frozen shrimp at Master Bait and Tackle which lasted us all week.

Very comfortable. We had my parents join us for dinner twice, and we had plenty of room on the lanai for all 8 of us.

The beach is a nice walk through a quiet neighborhood. While it might be tempting to drive to the water, parking is very tight. Much more enjoyable to simply pack light and have a stroll.

Spring Break weather was wonderful. And being close to my parents allowed us to see them frequently enough without our crazy crew overwhelming them.

We love Hickory Grill and The Fish House for seafood dinners. Grocery store is convenient within a 10-min drive.

We'll definitely check availability next time we are in the area!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent House on Estero Bay

  • 5 of 5

Our party of four stayed in this well-equipped and well-maintained, 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in Bonita Springs for two weeks in January/February. The house is situated on the water with the screened-in lanai overlooking Estero Bay. Bonita Beach is a short walk through the architecturally-interesting Caroland development with easy access to the Gulf through Beach Access #5. Rental arrangements and details were very competently and professionally handled by the owners. We found the property to be the perfect accommodation for a relaxing Southwest Florida vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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5

Terrific Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed every moment of it. Good communications with the owner. Porch is the greatest, looking over Estero Bay. Best restaurants, Zorba's for Greek Food, Komoon for Thai. Get off the highways to find nature. Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve up by Ft. Myers, Lover's Key State Park has fine walking trails.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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5

Wonderful stay in Florida

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unsere Ferien über Weihnachten 2012 in Bonita Beach in diesem wunderbaren Haus sehr genossen. Das Haus ist sehr grosszügig und sehr gepflegt. Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: English Translation: We enjoyed our holidays over Christmas 2012 at Bonita Beach in this wonderful home. The house is very generous and very well maintained. We will be back.
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Map

Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate75 and Bonita Beach Road
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: necessary

Our Bonita Beach home is located near the Collier County/Lee County border, in the Carolands, a peninsula of Little Hickory Island on Estero Bay, comprised of exclusive million dollar private homes.

View Estero Bay from each room of this unique home, quietly situated near the end of this peninsula, but only 6/10 mile to the Gulf of Mexico at Beach Access # 5 on Hickory Blvd. Enjoy viewing sunrise and sunset over Estero Bay and wildlife including; bottlenose dolphin, manatee, egret, pelican, heron, osprey, bald eagle. The deep-water private boat dock provides access to the Gulf of Mexico through a choice of passes, the largest of which is New Pass at Lovers Key. Motor or sail your boat from our dock to explore Estero Bay and the Imperial River, or cruise via the Gulf of Mexico, past Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel and Captive Islands.

Drive North on Hickory Blvd to Carl E. Johnson State Park at Lover's Key, and onto Fort Myers Beach or drive South to Barefoot Beach Preserve Park.

We believe the unique location of our Bonita Beach home directly on Estero Bay offers unique proximity to the estuary, aquatic preserve, beaches, and navigation to the Gulf of Mexico. While located in the quiet private residential neighborhood on a peninsula of Little Hickory Island, it is a short drive to services, restaurants, shops, attractions, etc. in Bonita Springs, Fort Meyers Beach, Estero, and Naples.

Other Activities: parasailing, boating,

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Rates & Availability

Bonita Springs House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
Early Fall 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Late Fall 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Christmas 2017 New Year 2018
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Jan 26 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Peak 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Early Spring 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 28 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Late Spring 2018
May 26 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

By law we must also collect FL state 6% sales tax plus Lee County 5% Tourist Development Tax of total rent (excluding fees)

Our weekly rental rates listed by season provide discounts relative to our peak season weekly rate.
Discount available for extended stay rentals (excluding Holiday and Peak Season)

A security deposit is taken for any long distance telephone, damage, or cleaning charges.
We personally inspect between tenants and ensure that the property is to our standards.

We do not charge for cleaning if the house is left clean.
A tenant may arrange for optional cleaning on check-out.
Optional Cleaning fee is pro-rated based upon the number of occupant:
$125.00 for 1 or 2 occupants, $150.00 for 3 or 4 occupants, and $175.00 for 5 or 6 occupants.

Maximum occupancy is 6 persons.

Listed dates reflect rental night. Check out is next day.

Normal check in time is 3:00 PM.
Normal check out time is 10:00 AM.
If possible, we adjust check in and check out time to accommodate travel schedules.

Saturday turnover day is preferred in Season.

Payment is by check payable in US funds or we can provide wiring instructions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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