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Ocean Front Double Decker that's Simply Elegant

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Lanai And Sun Deck, On A Barrier Island In The Gulf

Ocean Front Home Located on Bonita Beach on Little Hickory Island. Upper Level for Rent Only. If the calendar is full for the Sunset Home.


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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 to rent...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is permitted outside on the decks...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Master bath with walk in shower, two sinks, two entrances...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    single sink and cabinet storage...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    DVD Player in every bedroom as well as the great room...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Sirius Music...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 Flat screen TVs. One in every bedroom and a 55' in the great room...moreless

  • Video Library:

    only a few classics, bring your favorites...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    House has unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    House is located directly on Bonita Beach...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    House has an unobstructed view of the ocean...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    House is located on the Gulf of Mexico...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    The dining room, kitchen and living room are all part of the great room that overlooks the surf....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    External unit, all house air conditioning...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric forced air heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free Wi Fi and USB printer...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    complete set of indoor and outdoor plates and saucers, flatware, fully stocked hutch of glasswear for everything from marguerites to brandy...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full size under counter built in dishwasher...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size, side by side freezer/refrigerator with ice maker, crushed ice, and cold water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new electric element stove - not a glass top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Bicycle route runs right past our entrance...moreless

  • Boat:

    Boat rentals nearby...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    One open air deck the full width of the house overlooking the surf....moreless

  • Golf:


  • Kayak / Canoe:

    kayak and canoe rentals nearby...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    one screened in deck with roof, full width of the house...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1st Peak Season '17
Feb 4 - Mar 31, 2017
7 night min stay

2nd Mid Season '17
Apr 1 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

Off Season 2017
Apr 29 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

2nd Peak Season '17
Dec 23 - Jan 1, 2018
7 night min stay

1st Mid Season '18
Jan 2 - Jan 26, 2018
7 night min stay

1st Peak Season '18
Jan 27 - Mar 30, 2018
7 night min stay

2nd Mid Season '18
Mar 31 - Apr 27, 2018
7 night min stay

Off Season 2018
Apr 28 - Dec 21, 2018
7 night min stay

2nd Peak Season '18
Dec 22 - Jan 1, 2019
7 night min stay

1st Mid Season '19
Jan 2 - Feb 1, 2019
7 night min stay

1st Peak Season '19
Feb 2 - Mar 29, 2019
7 night min stay

2nd Mid Season '19
Mar 30 - Apr 26, 2019
7 night min stay

Off Season 2019
Apr 27 - Dec 20, 2019
7 night min stay

2nd Peak Season '19
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2020
7 night min stay

1st Mid Season '20
Jan 2 - Jan 31, 2020
7 night min stay

1st Peak Season '20
Feb 1 - Mar 27, 2020
7 night min stay

2nd Mid Season '20
Mar 28 - May 1, 2020
7 night min stay

Off Season 2020
May 2 - Dec 18, 2020
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Saturday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $200 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
SouthWest Florida Intl Airport Ft. Myers Fl, RSW
0.75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Docs on Bonita Beach
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bonita Bay Club
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Hickory Marina
Bonita Springs, FL, USA
Nearest Beach
Bonita Beach

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1980

About the owner: My father was born and raised in Redgranite, Wisconsin. He served in Europe during WWII and in the end married the enemy, my mother. Together they began to raise a family in Madison, Wisconsin in 1947. My father received his doctorate from the Univ. of Wisconsin in 1956 and my mother received hers from Ohio State in 1967. Our family started out in Madison, but in 1957 moved to New Concord, Ohio where my father became Academic Dean of Muskingum College, and my mother taught German. In 1971 we moved to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where they both taught at Central Michigan University and chaired their respective departments. It was at CMU in the early '70s when they learned about the Naples/Bonita Beach area and soon fell in love with it. They bought and sold numerous lots in Naples until they could afford to buy this little untouched piece of paradise, a sandbar in the gulf called Little Hickory Island. The island had very few residents and I remember when they built this house in 1980, I had to drive all the way to downtown Naples, to find a hardware store. In 1990 they retired from Central Michigan University and lived here full time. In 2010 my sister and I moved them, reluctantly, to assisted living in the towers at Arbor Trace, just a few miles south on Vanderbilt drive. In order to keep the love of their life in the family, my sister and I have decided to rent the upstairs of the house to help offset the cost of the brutal maintenance and ever-increasing taxes. Although the main floor of the house is now a rental, the oak and fruitwood furniture along with rich carpets and drapes, still hold the timeless warmth and charm they created.

Why the Owner Chose Bonita Springs, FL, USA:
The Sunset Home celebrates the spirit of a natural beach with beautifully furnished living space. Your family will truly enjoy the inspiring panoramic views of one of the best kept secrets on the gulf. The upper level of the home has three spacious bedrooms. One master bedroom, has double French doors that overlook magnificent views of the Gulf through the spectacular great room with wall to wall sliding glass doors. This home is perfect for entertaining, dining, and relaxing with family and friends. Our outdoor decks assure memorable shared moments under the sun or stars. The screened lanai and unscreened sun deck offer panoramic views of sunsets that no camera can capture. Come to the Sunset Home and re-discover who you are on a little known beach in paradise.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A real home, not a commercial property. Simple, but elegant.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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  • View From the Sun Deck

    View From the Sun Deck

  • Looking North on the beach

    Looking North on the beach

  • Two Twin Beds

    Two Twin Beds

  • King Bed

    King Bed

  • Master Bed Rm

    Master Bed Rm

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Front and Courtyard

    Front and Courtyard

  • Master Bath with walk in shower

    Master Bath with walk in shower

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen Bar

    Kitchen Bar

  • Screened in Lanai

    Screened in Lanai

  • Looking South on the beach

    Looking South on the beach

  • Stairway to the water

    Stairway to the water

  • 2nd Full Bath

    2nd Full Bath

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Kitchen


  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • View from Sun Deck

    View from Sun Deck

VRBO #473659

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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