An Artist's Retreat with Ceramics Studio and Gulf Access(23 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Keywords: artist's retreat, ceramic studio, gulf access, pottery, art, river, quiet, kayaking, peaceful, tropical
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Member since: 2011
- 750 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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
- DVD Player
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
- Video Game Console
- Video Games
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Fly Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Lawn / Garden:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Nov 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Nov 10 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay
Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2018
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- 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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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.
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.
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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 Lanai - Florida's Screened in Porch. Say it 'Lanai' ahhh...
Very private backyard includes the Clay Studio.
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.
Bike a couple blocks to great parks and entertainment.
A couple minutes walk to the Bonita Springs Pool. See rates included in photo.
The studio overlooks the water with plenty of fish jumping.
Glazes currently offered in the studio.
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.
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.
Welcome to This Side Retreat.
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.
The front of This Side Retreat.
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
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.
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.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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