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Relaxing Retreat in Charming Bonita Springs- Great Location and Amenities!!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Canal Front Villa In The Heart Of Bonita Springs.

Fresh and contemporary villa located in the heart of Bonita Springs. Bike, walk, or drive to outdoor concerts, art festivals, farmers markets, shopping, and restaurants. Canoe and kayaks are included and can be used right out the back door. Just a short paddle to the Imperial River. Bikes are also included in the rental. Pet friendly and pets are accepted upon approval. Short drive to the beach!

A two bedroom and one bathroom unit. It has a large lanai that looks out on a private backyard that is shared with one other vacation rental unit, #912597.

More Details

Ed and Kate Coleman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Ed and Kate Coleman

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.

Ed and Kate Coleman purchased this villa in 1999

Why Ed and Kate Coleman chose Bonita Springs

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.

What makes this villa unique

This home is in a fantastic spot for Florida living. It's located near the library, the pool, Riverside Park, and the newly remodeled historic downtown area. It's situated in a fast growing section of town. We love the Imperial River, and the access that this home has to it. The yard is full of mature landscaping, and we have planted and maintained it for almost two decades. It feels so tropical, and so private with privacy fencing in the back yard. It's a beautiful retreat.


Bonita Springs Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
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
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.


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A creative and relaxing retreat! Book now!!!

  • 5 of 5

Incredible experience! Simple but well-appointed home with all the amenities you'd need for a comfortable stay. Kayaks, beach gear, bikes, everything! Close proximity to everything you need to make your vacation great -- community pool, park, great cafes are all in walking/biking distance; grocery stores and several beaches are only a short drive. The home is artfully decorated with Ed and Kate's creations.

And of course, there is pottery studio! Potters will love this space. You'll make some great art here!

Ed and Kate were so accommodating and helpful, letting me know about events happening in the neighborhood, providing access to their kiln, and even offering to glaze and ship my pieces back to me that I wasn't able to complete.

You won't regret booking this amazing space. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, good location.

  • 4 of 5

We liked our stay at Ed and Kate's place. The location was perfect for what we wanted to do. Easy to go North to Estero, Fort Meyrs. Easy to stay local in Bonita Springs and short drive the beaches and also not too far from Naples. The hosts have good recommendations and helpful tips on places to go for dining, entertainment, etc., Although, you can stay right there and enjoy the peaceful home and yard. We didn't get time to use the pottery/ceramics studio because the weather outside was just too beautiful, but I'm sure it would have been great as well. We used the kayaks and bikes (that was very nice and convenient. Size was perfect for our family of 4.

Only one possible 'negative' (and this depends on how you travel), we've used Airbnb and VRBO's for years. The Artists Retreat didn't have some of the basics we're accustomed to like spices, more complete kitchen set up, available beach towels/cooler, etc. Ed and Kate were responsive when we brought it up, however, and they are very nice and sincere. So really, my suggestion is to just let the host know in advance.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Davenport, Iowa


  • 5 of 5

We came to Bonita Springs to look at real estate so our week didn't allow us to take advantage of all of the amenities offered, however, the location was perfect...close to the beautiful beaches, restaurants, shopping, and residential areas. The owners hints and suggestions were very helpful and accurate. All in all...a lovely spot!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Artistic Get-away

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here as we were visiting family that lived nearby. We wish we could have stayed much longer! There was so much to do! Beaches nearby with beautiful sunsets. Kayaks to explore the waterway from the backyard. Enjoy the Cyprus trees with beautiful sculptural trunks on the float. The home is decorated with creative art that is hand-crafted by the owners. We had a couple of questions before we left home and Ed and Kate were very helpful. This was our first VRBO experience, and it was excellent!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood, Indiana, USA

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  • 5 of 5

Hi - Please let me assure you that this review is true and 100% unbiased although the 2 owners are my son Ed and my wonderful daughter-in-law Kate (I would not lead you astray in any way). When you arrive at the condo,you will finf a plac that is very clean and very comfortable, you will have what you need in the way of readig material, a furnished full kitchen with artful plates and drinking glasses and mugs. Furnished with the units are bikes, a newly purchased canoe, a water canal almost in your backyard with easy access by water to the canals, river and for the true canoers , access to the bay. However what is most important is you will have 2 of the most gracious hosts tht you will ever encounter. Ed and Kate will do everything to let you know what is going on in the area, what types of recreation you can enjoy at your leisure, what sort of resturants are available (and there are many types and expense levels) , they will help with any of your needs, They have a working ceramic studio available for you use. We certainly enjoyed our stay and it had to be cut short by a death and funeral or we would have had another wonderful week in Florida. I would be more that willing to talk to anyone about their condo and te experience tht we enjoyed and you can get our phone number from Ed or Kate if you would like to talk to us on the phone. Do yourself a favor and read th other reviews from previous clients that are not so closely related. This is just a charming place and it is especially designed to make you feel relaxed and wonderful hile there

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this rental home!

  • 5 of 5

My 13-year old daughter and I stayed here during our Spring Break this year. What a wonderful home! It was cozy and comfortable and cute. The house was very clean and decorated well. Especially loved all the wonderful clay art pieces throughout. And most especially the clay plates and mugs made by the owner! So cool. The backyard is beautifully done...a wonderful and serene place to relax. The home location is FANTASTIC. Very close to Publix and Fresh Market grocery stores. A 10 minute drive to Barefoot Beach. Easily accessible walking/bike path on Terry Road. We used bikes and rode over to nearby Riverside Park one evening. Comfortable beds and quiet area. Having laundry was convenient. Great kitchen setup...we had everything we needed. We had a GREAT stay at this house - we would definitely stay again and we highly recommend to others. :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Ft. Myers
Nearest Ferry
21 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bonita Fairways
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.