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Charming Beach Cottage 1 Mile To Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, Paradise

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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.


Owner
Steve Baptiste
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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.

Amenities

Bonita Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Includes washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Features on-suite access to bathroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Charming Beach Cottage 1 Mile To Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, Paradise
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews
Michigan
5

Cozy and quiet - perfect for 2

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Jack. Great to hear you enjoyed yourself. It was a pleasure meeting you. Let me know when you are headed back down..>Steve
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4

Upstairs rental, quiet and close to beach

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loveland, CO
4

Cozy, comfortable beach cottage and n a neighborhood near the beach.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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USA
4

Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Great location, quiet and clean unit!

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Adorable and relaxing cottage vacation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Mia. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fort Myers Airport-RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sneaky Petes
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
i-75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coconut Jacks
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $150
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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