Our extended family just purchased this condo in 2018 and it's our second condo in the wonderful neighborhood community of Wild Pines in Bonita Bay. Please refer to our many satisfied previous guest reviews with our other listing (# 207811): https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p207811
The condo is located on the second floor and directly above our other unit. Most recent upgrades in 2018 have been all new tile flooring throughout every square inch of the condo (new tile is pictured in the 'outdoor lanai' and 'master bathroom' pics), Tuft & Needle mattresses in both bedrooms, West Elm wood table and chairs on the outdoor lanai, and a 55" Samsung 4K television in the living room with soundbar and Apple 4K TV. The two bedrooms both have 42" televisions as well as an Amazon Firestick in the master bedroom for internet media application streaming.
Bonita Bay surpasses all others with regard to amenities and mass acreage. Among Bonita Bay's gated 2400 Acres:
- Twelve miles of walking and biking paths.
- Three parks that include basketball/tennis courts, exercise stations, picnic areas, and playgrounds.
- Boardwalks and fishing pier into Estero Bay and the Imperial River. On-site canoes can be utilized free of charge through Bonita Bay's main gate.
- Free boat docking space at guest marina that connects to the Gulf of Mexico.
- Fishing, sunset cruises, and wildlife viewing cruises can be arranged at the Bonita Bay Marina.
- Free shuttle service from Thanksgiving through April to Bonita Bay's owned property (Bonita Bay Beach - Little Hickory Island) on the Gulf of Mexico.
Guests can also drive their own vehicles off season to Bonita Bay's private beach property. Guests are provided with chaise lounge chairs as well as umbrellas (at no cost) year round. The private beach front property comes equipped with gas grills, covered eating areas, and private restrooms and showers solely for Bonita Bay guests and owners. Catered food service on-site is available seven days a week beginning in January and ending in April. Food prices are very reasonable.
Within the condominium complex of Wild Pines, there is a pool and spa with its own screened-in pool house. The pool house is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, and tables for eating and/or socializing. Restrooms are conveniently located within the pool house. Private tennis courts are just steps away from the pool and the adjacent gas grills for cooking. The Wild Pines pond is a stones throw away from the back door of the condo for fishing. A swinging bench rests on its bank for relaxation and wildlife viewing as well.
Located outside Bonita Bay's gates is an abundance of restaurants and shopping to the North and South of the community along the U.S. 41 highway corridor. Within walking distance is 'Promenade at Bonita Bay', which is a newly developed array of restaurants and retail shops that are located directly in front of Bonita Bay. The Promenade restaurants and retail shops were built for the residents of Bonita Bay as an additional convenience and amenity. Additionally, directly across the street from Bonita Bay is a Publix grocery store as well as a Fresh Market grocery store, Amoco gas station, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabbas, and Dairy Queen.