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Gated Community on Gulf - Beautiful Beaches & Largest Pool on Hickory Island

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Spectacular views, white sandy beaches, garden-like courtyard, and privacy at the northern tip of Little Hickory Island make the Bonita Beach Club (BBC) a very special destination. Fronting on the Gulf of Mexico and surrounded by Big Hickory Pass/Estero Bay, this idyllic setting is perfect for swimming, shelling, fishing, long walks on the beach, sand castle building, regular dolphin sightings, relaxing by the pool, and unforgettable sunsets. Situated between Ft. Myers and Naples, BBC is away from the crowds, yet, conveniently located near restaurants, shopping, golf, and outdoor water sports of all kinds.

This recently renovated corner unit is one of the largest two bedroom/two bath condos with two screened-in lanais and a rear deck looking northwest over the Gulf all the way to Sanibel Island and north over the back Bay. The front entrance is a screened-in tiled lanai with patio seating for meals, card games, or simply to enjoy the views of the courtyard, pool and beach. The second floor corner location insures extra privacy with minimal foot traffic. The condo has a fully supplied kitchen, indoor dining area, family area with TV (cable and wifi) and laundry. In addition to the king sized bed in the master bedroom, there are two twin beds in the second bedroom and a pull out sofa bed.

BBC has private tennis courts, shuffle board, and fitness facilities onsite. Five miles of sandy beaches provide plenty of opportunity for exercise. The large heated pool is inviting for swimming and other exercise. The pool area has a shaded “chickie” for eating, drinks and entertaining. Nearby, you will find rentals for boats, paddle boards, kayaks, jet skis, fishing equipment and an always competitive game of sand volleyball at Doc’s - the iconic beach restaurant for locals and visitors alike.

BBC is 30 minutes from Southwest Florida/Ft. Myers airport (RSW); 15 minutes from Naples; 10 minutes from Ft. Myers; two and a half hours from Tampa and Miami. The condo comes with a dedicated parking spot just steps from the unit. Elevators are also nearby.

BBC is truly a hidden gem that you will want to come back to year after year.

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Owner
Beth Naylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2017

About Beth Naylor

Owner is an Attorney at Law and is an owner here at the Bonita Beach Club for 13 years. He has enjoyed every aspect of this garden paradise on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. He recently purchased this second corner unit to share with others who want a special place to live or vacation.

Beth Naylor purchased this condo in 2011

Why Beth Naylor chose Florida South West

Best location in the beautiful Bonita Springs area since the BBC is located on the tip of the island and right between Ft. Myers and Naples. The beautiful garden,privacy and large heated pool were also factors for me to choose this as my vacation away from home. This is one of the largest two bedroom/two bath units in the Bonita Beach Condominium complex with two screened-in lanais and a deck surrounding three sides of this unit. Another key factor was the Gulf inlet and back Bay to the rear with Boat Docks immediately adjacent and visible from the condo unit.

What makes this condo unique

On the Gulf of Mexico - A sidewalk width from the condominium complex to the beach of the Gulf with outstanding amenities. This is the center of Southwest Florida with Naples immediately south and to the north, the Coconit Pointe Mall and on to Ft. Myers and Ft. Myers Beach. Also great restaurants and entertainment a short drive away.

On the Bay and inlet to the Gulf - a Boater's Haven to enjoy the water.

Plus walking the 5+ miles of sandy beach for some of the best shelling in the state of Florida.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bonita Beach is absolutely beautiful and the condo was cute and comfy. It had everything we needed and I felt right at home. It was easy to get around Bonita Springs and find everything -- shopping, restaurants, etc. The owner of the condo is extremely gracious. I loved everything about it!
May 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Gated Community on Gulf - Beautiful Beaches & Largest Pool on Hickory Island
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews
Grand Rapids, MI
5

One of the best vacations we have ever had!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 absolutely loved our week at the BBC condo. The setting is spectacular. Mornings were spent walking the beach and working out in the fitness center. Afternoons were spent at the beach and poolside.

We rarely left the condo and enjoyed the relaxing nature of this Condo community. The grounds are beautiful - everything was perfect, even the weather. What a great way to relax, wrap up the year and de-stress. The owners are very accommodating and truly want you to have a good time - and that is exactly what we did!

We've already confirmed for next year - thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Noblesville, IN, USA
5

A fabulous family Christmas at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the BBC condo, beach and grounds! The 3 lanais offered views of the beach, bay and beautiful landscaping. The condo had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The restaurants nearby were great and we all had our favorite. Jet skiing and kayaking were very close by and everyone had a blast. The beaches on the ocean and bay were perfect and pretty private, sometimes we had it all to ourselves. If we weren't in the clear ocean waters we were at the beach side pool. The owners had a well-stocked kitchen and storage area and were great to work with. Plenty of community amenities to enjoy. We kicked back, relaxed and put our toes in the sand! We highly recommend BBC and this beautiful corner condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice Unit

  • 4 of 5

Good unit in a nice place. Everything needed for 4. 2 more could sleep on the sofa/bed. This end unit has windows and balcony on the 3 sides. Another plus, no one walks in front of it, great privacy. The kitchen is quite small but everything to make nice meals is there and there is even a waffle iron which we used almost every morning!

The owner is very friendly and helpful: we asked to stay 3 more nights and she accepted and even gave us a good deal, what about that?

The unit is located on the east end of the north building, if look on google earth, its the top building on the right corner; it provides shade, view and some peace, been not to close from the pool.

The BBC is quite huge with 194 units but it was almost empty when we were there, june 2015.

Unfortunately been so big means some maintenance work: some units were been renovated which means noise during the day, by chance our unit was far from the noise which was only a problem when at the swiming pool. As we spent most of our time at the beach, it wasn't annoying for us.

Mowing occurs 1-2 a week (what a job, 2-3 hours!) so the grounds are always nice and tidy.

So I definitely recommand this unit and we will most probably go back. It was the perfect place for us away from the crowd and noisy parties from the east coast of Florida. Nature is right at the door: we saw dolphins and manatees as close as 20 feet from the beach, every single day! Shells collecting was fun for our 2,5 boy.

June was loghead turtles nesting season and we were lucky enough to see one just in front of the condo one night, what a sight! Just remember not to use any sort of lights and no pics with flash, please!

Thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chester Springs, PA 19425
5

Perfect Rental, Tastefully Furnished and Decorated, Beautiful Grounds

  • 5 of 5

Tastefully decorated with like new furnishiungs. Fully equipped for all your needs. Exercise room, book and toy lending library, super friendly atmosphere, lg. beautiful pool, yoga at the pool, steps from the sand beach. Excellent restaurants very close. Unique shopping at Victoria's, Best of Everything. Be sure to go to the famous Barefoot Beach close by. Take a picnic lunch. Can book boat excursions to Everglades, sightseeing, etc. nearby. All type of boat rentals. Bonita Beach is an exclusive and beautiful community. I definitely would stay at this property again.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Frisco, TX
5

We had a great week in Bonita Springs

  • 5 of 5

The condo is in a great location at the end of the island. The beach was fantastic and the water was clear and warm. We stayed in the water for hours at a time. Because of the location of BBC, the beach was very private. There were days where there were only two to four other people out there. We had manatees come right up to us.

We had two couples in the unit and it worked perfect for us. It had everything we needed. The location is great and is close to Naples and Sanibel. I would rent this unit again. The owners were great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

What a great location - right on the beach! The beach is beautiful - white sand and clear water! Heated pool on property is nice as well. The unit is well maintained, clean and comfortable. Lots of outdoor space to sit with views of the beach on 3 sides. Because the unit is in the corner, no one walks by you to head to the beach - that was great! The bedrooms are spacious with large closets. 2 clean bathrooms with plenty of towels for bath and beach. Beach chairs were available and we left a cooler there to take to the beach! The kitchen is very small and isn't equipped if you are considering cooking a lot while your there; however, it has a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. We had a wonderful vacation there as a family of four!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect jumping off point for visits to Disney World and Universal Studios for a few days (estimated 3-hour drive) Then return to the peace,quite and the great comfort of your home away from home. Plus if you own or want to rent a boat, the private dock and back inlet/Bay will wind around for miles of great nature sight seeing and/or fishing!

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Rates & Availability

Bonita Springs Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High Season
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
$6,000
 
 
Out of Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
$3,450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Application Fee $80
Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Special Pricing Available for stays over 1 month. Contact owner for more details.

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Amenities

Bonita Springs Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 double
  • Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and outdoor patios/decks. Bedroom 1 has two outdoor patios, one is screened. Bedroom 1 is uniquely situated so that you can see both the sunrise and sunset from the patios.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Uniquely situated corner unit provides extra privacy and stunning views in every direction.

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