This unique Old-Florida upstairs cottage is a true gem. Located West of US 41, a mile from the beach and a block to the river. Imagine a vacation where you park your car and hang up your keys. Everything you need is within walking or biking distance. This 750 sq. ft. one bedroom is complete with new flooring, new furnishings, and new fixtures. The bedroom features a queen size bed with two large bay windows giving you a beautiful Florida sunrise. Step through your bedroom door into a cozy living room and kitchen with extensive windows throughout allowing you to take in the Florida sun regardless of what room you're in. The private upstairs deck is the best 'room' in the house. Get ready for an amazing day utilizing our included bikes and assortment of beach equipment including chairs, umbrella, cooler, etc... After a day in paradise come home to a barbecue on your deck and a relaxing Florida evening.
- Cottage750 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 21, 2018
About Steve Baptiste
Hi everyone. I'm Steve. Welcome to Florida. I was born in Allentown, PA and grew up in South Carolina. After a prolonged enrollment at Clemson University I moved to the sunshine state and have loved every second of it. I put away the finance degree and went self employed and have never looked back.
Steve Baptiste purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Steve Baptiste chose Bonita Shores
I purchased my first house while a student at Clemson. I have always liked Real Estate. I bought this unit a few years back when it was still in need of much work. It had one thing that I will never forget...character. There are a ton of cookie cutter homes or dime a dozen condos scattering Southwest Florida. Mine is the only place like this!
What makes this Cottage unique
Location location location. This place is right where you want to be. A mile to the beach and a block to the river the water is never far away. Be it the vaulted ceilings and exposed wood beams that you never see anymore or the close proximity to everything you need you can't go wrong.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Cozy and quiet - perfect for 2
This cottage is the perfect vacation spot for a couple looking to avoid the high priced condos. The cottage is clean, located in a quiet residential neighborhood and close to everything. It has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Steve is a great host, very attentive and helpful with "local" recommendations - off the beaten track, away from the tourist crowd. Wonderful place at a reasonable price. We will definitely be staying here again.
Hey Jack. Great to hear you enjoyed yourself. It was a pleasure meeting you. Let me know when you are headed back down..>Steve
Upstairs rental, quiet and close to beach
This rental is an upstairs floor of a house on a quiet street. Has a great outside deck with barbecue, with plenty of privacy. The owner provides 2 bike for cruising around (avoids parking fees at the beach, about 1.5 miles away) The unit has all necessary kitchen and bath items. Our only issue was with the internet, which was not broadband and not useful for streaming. Overall we had a great 2 week stay and would stay there again.
Cozy, comfortable beach cottage and n a neighborhood near the beach.
We had a great 10 day stay in this comfortable home. It was very clean and had everything we needed to relax and enjoy Southwest Florida.
Enjoyed our stay
We enjoyed our stay at the Riverdale cottage. The house was clean and comfortable and as described in the listing. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly - a great place to walk and bike - and close to shopping and the beaches. Steve was readily accessible and helpful. Hope congrats are in order by now, Steve and Rachel!
Great location, quiet and clean unit!
Considering it was our first Rental, we were pleased with the accommodations. It had a "cottage feel", but the fact that it was a 2 story did not work well for my wife.
Adorable and relaxing cottage vacation
Spent two weeks in Florida from Portland, Oregon, and the minute I got to the unit I felt relaxed and like I was on vacation. Super cute inside, a little like you are in a tree house. Cute furnishings, lots of Windows and sun, deck for morning and evening hang out.
Spent a lot of my time walking in the neighborhood and just outside the neighborhood as well - minimal traffic, lots of other people out enjoying the area, close to convenience stores, restaurants, and the beach. Also took advantage of the shed full of kayaks and bikes. Was able to put the kayak in the Imperial River about 1/3 mile from the unit and enjoyed time on the river.
Plenty of fresh linens and towels, and was great to have a washer/dryer. Comfy bed, AC, and for the times you want to chill inside there are tvs in both the living area and the bedroom with movie channels and On Demand.
Steve is awesome, can tell you everything about the area, where to go, what to do, helpful hints for how to navigate during full season, and is available for calls and questions. He really cared that I had a great time and wasn't lacking for anything. Appreciate his excellent customer service and pleasant attitude/sense of humor.
Would come back and stay here in a heartbeat, and will share this with all my friends.
Hey Mia. Glad you enjoyed your stay.