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Groovy Getaway Steps From The Beach- Private Home

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Home close to the beach

My husband and I love the beach and mid century design and we have been renovating Mod Beach House for three years and invite you to enjoy our labor of love.

The house is located on Little Hickory Island or Bonita Beach, directly across the street from the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. The house is steps to the beach in front ( three houses away from Beach Access #7) and the bay is directly in the

back. There is a boat ramp less than a block away if you are bringing your own or at the end of the street there are boat and kayak rentals available.

The beach across the street is a pristine, uncrowded six mile beach, perfect for run/walks, shell hunting and spectacular sunsets.

A mile to the south you will find Doc's Beach House, perfect for sunset drinks and another mile beyond that you will find Barefoot Beach Nature Preserve, with a boardwalk and nature education center. A mile or two to the North you will find Lover's Key Nature Preserve and Lee County Dog Beach, where pups run free and owners soak in the glorious Florida sunshine.

The house is centrally located close to world class golf, restaurants and shops. Less than a half hour to the airport and an hour from Big Cypress National Park in the Everglades, airboat ride through the Everglades highly recommended!

Also close to Coconut Mall, Fun and Sun Water Park, movie theaters, Wonder Gardens Zoo, and Corkscrew Swamp.

For bargain hunters - thrift shops galore.

Mod Beach House is a design mix of mid century, pop and beach house fun.

It is an open, breezy living dining area with a fully equipped kitchen, down to the blender and spices, and well outfitted bedrooms and baths. We have beach chairs and toys too.

There are two bedrooms; one with a king size bed and the other with two twin beds that can be easily converted to a king size.

The bedrooms have ample closet space, dressers and a complete linen closet.

The first bathroom has a brand new double faucet sink and a wonderfully retro pink bath and toilet. The second bathroom is downstairs next to the laundry room and is perfect for washing the sand off before going into the house.

The lanai off the living area is a perfect spot for morning coffee, afternoon naps or evening cocktails, the second lanai off bedroom two is perfect meditation room.

Little Hickory Island is home to luxurious single family homes, it is the "Park Place" of Bonita Springs.

There is a free trolley that goes from Bonita Beach to Fort Myers Beach and we are within a half hour to the airport(RSW),very easy in and out.

Favorite eating spots; Fish House - good fish taco and delicious oysters, Survey Cafe in old Bonita for breakfast, Bay house - like to eat in the bar, great music and food, and. Doug's Sea Food for lobster rolls.

We welcome you to enjoy little piece of Florida.

More Details

Owner
Gigi Loizzo
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Gigi Loizzo

My husband and I love mid century and we jumped at the chance to renovate this beach house direcly across the street from serene Gulf of Mexico beaches. The beaches are quiet and the house is stylish. Come to do absolutely nothing or keep busy every day!

Gigi Loizzo purchased this house in 2011

Why Gigi Loizzo chose Florida South West

Easy, Easy, Easy

great location, easy to get to the beach, easy to get to the bars, easy to get to golf shopping or dinner and close to family!

What makes this house unique

The opportunity to own a home near my family and the beach was too good to pass up. We love the mid century feel of this house and are enjoying updating the interior in a fun way.

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Naples Airport RSW
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Doc's Beach House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Spanish Wells
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Doc's or Hickory Marina
Car: recommended

Home is centrally located between Fort Myers Beach and Naples and close to all, world class beaches, gulf courses and shopping.

The beach is uncrowded and tranquil.

Little Hickory Island, also known as Bonita Beach, is home to beautiful single family homes, many are quite fancy!

Amenities

Bonita Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , outdoor shower , Perfect for washing off after the beach
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two Bedrooms King size beds (1), Twin size (2) Twins can be easily converted into king size. Ample closets, dressers and linen closet, complete with linen!
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Groovy Getaway Steps From The Beach- Private Home
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Steps to beautiful beach access. Becausr this stretcb of beach is occupied by large private homes, as opposed to condos, there were few people at our beach access. Gorgeous sunsets. We started our days very early in the morning, kayaking the bays. There are so many spots to launch and park for free, including at the end of the street.

The house was extremely well stocked and clean. One bathroom would normally be a challenge but there is a utility bathroom in the garage with a shower. If you dont mind walking upstairs in your robe or towel, its fine for those who aren't fussy.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Mid Century beach house location.

  • 5 of 5

Steps from the beach, short drive the Fort Myers area and short drive to Naples. Bedrooms and kitchen are well appointed and make you feel right at home. Note if you are traveling with more than one couple, make sure you really like the other couple as there is only the one restroom on the main living area. Park in the shade under the house, relax on the beach, watch the dolphins in the morning, watch the sunset each evening and dinner at great Naples restaurants.....what more could you ask for? Our little Italian Greyhounds loved the house as well, especially the screened in porch. Be sure to dine at Campiello, Truluck's and Michelbob's in Naples all were excellent. The snapper at Campiello was to die for. We were not to excited by the nearby Fish House or Coconut Jack's both were crowded, expensive and average. Also if you are a car guy or gal you must check out the Rev's Institute in Naples, awesome museum. This is a great beach house and location for a small group. GIgi and Angel were very accommodating and quick and answer any questions. Thank you for your hospitality.....We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed here over New Years and really enjoyed it. The house, location and everything was great. The weather made the trip as it was 80 degrees plus everyday. The kids thought they were "roughing" it since we only had one bathroom and one TV but they learned to make do. We loved the easy walk to the beach.

We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed immensely our two weeks at this beautiful, comfy and geographically located home! It had everything we needed even seasonings to cook, suntan lotion, soap, detergent for washing clothes, etc! We walked to restaurants for breakfast and dinner, and the beach was as stated just minutes away. Our two princesses(chihuahua's) and us recommend this home for families to couples wanting to relax. We hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary, Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves and like you, always hate to leave when we're there. If you have a moment we would love to see a picture of your "princesses". May 2015 be all that you wish for and more. Have a Happy New Year! Angel & Gigi
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5

Perfectly situated cozy home really close to beach

  • 5 of 5

First of all we would like to thank Gigi for her quick response after our inquiry. This is no standard as we had some difficulties with other properties at homeaway.com. The house was BEAUTIFUL and the perfect place for the four (two couples) of us. It is fully equipped and you don’t have to think about anything in advance: there is a lot of equipment for the beach (chairs, towels, umbrellas, toys for kids), a separate shower when coming back from the beach and a really nice house to live in. One can really see that it was decorated with lots of love (and the picutres to match the reality). The beach is really close (not even a 5 minute walk) and we could enjoy bird and dolphin watching as well as really nice swimming in the ocean. Thanks Gigi, for everything (especially for accepting foreign guests!!).

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

This home was in a fantastic location - steps from the beach (exactly as described in the ad)! Gigi was flexible, pleasant and easy to work with for the rental process. The house and surrounding area was quiet and relaxing. The beach was beautiful with warm calm waters where we saw dolphins swimming. We rented a boat from Bonita Boat Rentals (literally just down the street!), which was really fun and also affordable. We highly recommend the Turtle Club (15 min south in Naples) for oceanfront dining. Cocnout Jacks around the corner was also great for dinner. For the price and the fact that they allowed us to bring our Labrador retriever, this house was a great deal.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.