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An Artist's Retreat with Ceramics Studio and Gulf Access

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Clean, modern living room with great seating and views of private backyard.

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This Side Retreat is a unique vacation getaway with an emphasis on the visual arts. It was created by ceramic artists Ed and Kate Coleman to be a place for creative travelers to take a break and have a studio to create in. The house features the artwork of many artists from across the country. The clay studio is just a few steps out the back door. It includes the use of shimpo electric wheel and a Skutt 1027 electric kiln. It also has a large work table with tools, brushes, etc. The backyard is shared with another unit, #912597, but is very private. It is on a canal off the Imperial River which flows out to the bays and then to the Gulf. Rental includes two kayaks and use of our canoe for fishing and exploring. The property is about a ten minute drive to the public beaches and two state parks with miles of natural shoreline. Walk or bike to Old Bonita Springs with Riverside Park offering historic buildings, artists studios, concert series, and farmers markets. It is also a few minutes drive to the new malls in Bonita Springs including Coconut Point, a massive outdoor mall with what seems like every store and restaurant known to man.

Keywords: artist's retreat, ceramic studio, gulf access, pottery, art, river, quiet, kayaking, peaceful, tropical
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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 750 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Let us know the type and size of your pets please. We require an additional pet deposit of $400. We are near the Dog Park in Bonita Springs. We do require an additional deposit for pets....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • The master bedroom has a king size bed with a great mattress- firm but still soft. Everyone loves this mattress. The guest bedroom has a queen size mattress. Also a great mattress, and an additional set of sliding doors in the guest room. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Ceramic studio with a pottery wheel and kiln, 2 sit on top kayaks with paddles, a two person sit in kayak with rudder and paddles, record player with record collection, cane poles for fishing in canal. Two cruiser bicycles with large baskets for getting around town. With a small boat or kayak one can access the Gulf from the backyard. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    We have scattered some classic books around our retreat. Classics like 'A Wrinkle in Time' and 'Slaughterhouse Five' to name a couple....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    We have included our record player with a fantastic collection of vinyl. We are constantly acquiring new albums, and have many classics. You can also use your iPod or phone with our speakers....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    You are welcome to use our record player and vinyls. We are set up to accommodate your ipod or phone's music library also. ...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Ceramic studio has a view of the canal....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On a canal just off the Imperial River which flows into the Gulf....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining area is just off the kitchen. The table seats 8 comfortably. The bench seat in the living room can be easily moved to provide more seating. Light has dimmer for evening light....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    We have a carport that really comes in handy for keeping your vehicle in the shade. Also great for staying dry in the occasional rain shower....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Living room has a sofa, chair, bench seat, flat screen TV, DVD player, and lots of original artwork. We have put a lot of time and thought into making it unique and comfortable. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    You can have a small boat in the canal - launch at Imperial Boat Ramp...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    We have a full range of cooking utensils, from stove top to baking. Grill tools also. We try to cover all the bases....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Many of the dishes have been either made by us or an artist that we know. We love to share these pieces with the guests that stay at This Side Retreat....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Galley style kitchen includes, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, grinder, pots, pans, bakeware, plenty of dishes, glassware, etc. please ask if there is something you need. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Both are a beach style cruiser bike. Both have baskets. Riverside Park is one of our favorite destinations, then on to Benson's for a frozen coconut bar....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Bonita Fairways is less than a 1/2 mile down the road. It has an executive course that is open to the public. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two single person kayaks and a canoe that seats two people are available for use. They are all located in the backyard, next to the water. The gear for them is stored in the lanais. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The lanai is located through the sliding doors in the living room. It has a four top table and chairs for eating. It also has a lounger to enjoy some down time....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The backyard is fenced in and shared with one other unit. It is very private. It is all landscaped with mature trees and plants that a local to this area. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    A stand up charcoal grill is provided on a patio off of the lanai. Grill tools are inside in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The Bonita Springs Pool is a short walk from the property. They offer morning aerobic classes and free and lap swim the rest of the day. The charge is $1.50 - $2.50 depending on your age....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,400 $5,400
Summer
May 1 - Nov 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$800 $3,000
Fall 2017
Nov 10 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,000 $3,500
Winter 2018
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,400 $5,400
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,400 $5,400
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.


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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ft. Myers
21 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Key West Express
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bonita Fairways
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Bonita Beach

Car: Recommended

It's a short walk to the recreation center with a community pool, tennis and basketball courts, and an 18 hole frisbee golf course. This Side Retreat has a great location. Very close to Riverside Park and the charming heart of Bonita Springs. Rental also includes two cruiser bicycles for getting around town.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: This was our home for seven years before we moved to the mountains of North Carolina. We are professional ceramic artists and sell our work to galleries across the country. We have put many original touches to this home to make it a unique experience.

Why the Owner Chose Bonita Springs, FL, USA:
This property is in the heart of Bonita Springs. It's location provides quick access to all the town has to offer. It is on a quiet street that ends at the river. Bonita Springs is a great small town with beautiful gulf beaches. The Imperial River is an old growth Florida river that runs through the town. Bonita Springs is south of the Caloosahatchee River which makes it the warmest place to be in our country in the winter. It's location is fantastic, offering a short bike or kayak ride to charming historic Bonita, and a quick car ride to the beach to catch the sun setting into the warm Gulf water.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Yes, this is cheesy, but it really is what we would do. An ideal day at this property would be: Waking to the sound of brewing coffee. Sipping on some coffee on the lanai while looking out at the tropical landscape plants in the backyard. Looking out at the studio and thinking about what we will make that day. Spending some time in the studio with the doors open, listening to fish jumping in the water off the back deck. Have some fun throwing something on the wheel. Enjoy trying to create what we had been dreaming up over coffee. Head out in the kayaks or canoe with a fishing pole hoping to catch dinner. Take a picnic to the beach to watch the sunset. Finish the daylight hours by going on a walk along the water's edge. Finally, put a documentary on the flatscreen and begin to think about what tomorrow may bring.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

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Photos

  • Clean, modern living room with great seating and views of private backyard.

    Clean, modern living room with great seating and views of private backyard.

  • The King sized bed in the Master Bedroom has a brand new high quality mattress.

    The King sized bed in the Master Bedroom has a brand new high quality mattress.

  • The Lanai - Florida's Screened in Porch.  Say it 'Lanai' ahhh...

    The Lanai - Florida's Screened in Porch. Say it 'Lanai' ahhh...

  • Very private backyard includes the Clay Studio.

    Very private backyard includes the Clay Studio.

  • Inside the studio are two pottery wheels.  One a kick wheel, the other electric.

    Inside the studio are two pottery wheels. One a kick wheel, the other electric.

  • Take a paddle on one of three kayaks, heading out of the backyard on your trip.

    Take a paddle on one of three kayaks, heading out of the backyard on your trip.

  • Bike a couple blocks to great parks and entertainment.

    Bike a couple blocks to great parks and entertainment.

  • A couple minutes walk to the Bonita Springs Pool.  See rates included in photo.

    A couple minutes walk to the Bonita Springs Pool. See rates included in photo.

  • The studio overlooks the water with plenty of fish jumping.

    The studio overlooks the water with plenty of fish jumping.

  • Glazes currently offered in the studio.

    Glazes currently offered in the studio.

  • Bonita Fairways.  18 hole Executive Course.  couple minutes from This Side!

    Bonita Fairways. 18 hole Executive Course. couple minutes from This Side!

  • Bark and Play Dog Park is just down the road.  It has great walking trails also.

    Bark and Play Dog Park is just down the road. It has great walking trails also.

  • A view of the kitchen and our collection of records which continues to grow.

    A view of the kitchen and our collection of records which continues to grow.

  • The second bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed and access to the lanai.

    The second bedroom has a comfortable queen sized bed and access to the lanai.

  • Welcome to This Side Retreat.

    Welcome to This Side Retreat.

  • The studio is ready with a great work table, shelving, and speakers for music.

    The studio is ready with a great work table, shelving, and speakers for music.

  • Kiln on deck behind studio overlooking canal.  Skutt 1027 kiln with controller.

    Kiln on deck behind studio overlooking canal. Skutt 1027 kiln with controller.

  • The front of This Side Retreat.

    The front of This Side Retreat.

  • Men's and women's Beach Bikes.  These bikes are great for sidewalks and trails.

    Men's and women's Beach Bikes. These bikes are great for sidewalks and trails.

  • W Terry St has beautiful sidewalks for bikes. (bike lane also)  a mile to Publix

    W Terry St has beautiful sidewalks for bikes. (bike lane also) a mile to Publix

  • The studio has a ton of tools and clay toys.  This is just one drawer.

    The studio has a ton of tools and clay toys. This is just one drawer.

  • This park is a couple minutes by bike or car.  Lots of shade and soft flooring.

    This park is a couple minutes by bike or car. Lots of shade and soft flooring.

  • Bonita Rec. Center.   Per day or per class.  
skate park and Frisbee golf also.

    Bonita Rec. Center. Per day or per class. skate park and Frisbee golf also.

  • Bonita Beach is a short drive, and we'll tell you our favorite spots.

    Bonita Beach is a short drive, and we'll tell you our favorite spots.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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