Sun, Sand, Gulf & Bay Resort Lifestyle - Home Away from Home

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Open the sliding doors on both sides of this southwest corner retreat to enjoy a wrap-around lanai and let the peace of nature surround you. In your tree-top perch, you'll have views of the sun-dappled waters of the Bay on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Sunrise gently awakens you to another beautiful day in Bonita (which means 'beautiful').

Enjoy breakfast on the lanai and then head to The Beach just across the two-lane street on this narrow barrier island. During your day of shelling, sandcastles, lapping waves, coastal views arcing to the North and South and walks on the beach, you can lunch at Doc's, a favorite beachside restaurant. Enjoy a shorter walk and a calmer experience at a small comfortable bayside café/restaurant almost next door to Bay Harbor Club.

Everything you need to enjoy this paradise is close at hand - on-site pool, jacuzzi, grill patio, and tennis courts.

Shops for beach gear and necessities, eateries and activities, are within three miles to the North or South.

Just a short drive north on the causeway is Fort Myers Beach with restaurants like Charley's Boat House Grill (with its long salad bar), Sanibel and Captiva islands, and Lakes Park. The Bonita Beach Causeway, by the way, has its own Wikipedia entry!

Heading north on 41 (also known as Tamiami Trail) provides an English experience at the British Open Pub on the way to extensive shopping at Coconut Point in Estero. Further north is Ft. Myers where roads lead to Sanibel-Captiva and complete a northern circle.

Henry Ford and Thomas Alva Edison enjoyed Lee County so much they built winter homes and a research lab in Ft. Myers. A fun place to be on Feb. 11, each year!

A short drive south on 41 is Naples. Sophisticated shopping, art galleries and restaurants abound downtown, and nearby is the rustic riverside atmosphere of Tin City.

Entertainment possibilities beckon - book today!

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • Details:

    Elevator : Lobby is on Ground Floor, then it is 1 and 2, etc. - so, we're on the second floor which is at the level of a third floor....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    Children started small and now are going to college - this is a good place for children....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Due to health restrictions, we must insist on NO SMOKING, including on the lanai. This is a NO SMOKING unit....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Due to health restrictions, we must insist on NO PETS, including on the lanai. This is a NO PET unit. (Q: What about my cute little dog? A: Not even cute little dogs.)...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    This is not ADA compliant. No grab bars or roll-in shower. Floors easily damaged by some wheelchair wheels....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master bedroom includes sitting area and direct lanai access...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Comfortable living room sofa becomes a queen-size bed.: 1 queen

    For babies, cribs are highly recommended - rent locally....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Well lit, two sinks, lots of counter space....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • WIFI internet connection (bring your own computer), Gas Grill (shared), This is a no smoking/no pets unit. Springtime baseball in nearby Ft. Myers!...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    Well, maybe not a music library, but some CD's and some movie videos - plus cable and WiFi (bring your own devices)....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Resort amenities include swimming pool, tennis, shuffleboard, marina, BBQ, and landscaped greenery....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    On Bay and across the road from the Gulf....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table for 4, extra tables and chairs seat more....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Lobby is on Ground Floor, then it is 1 and 2, etc. - so, we're on the second floor which is at the level of a third floor....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wireless available - bring own computer....moreless

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

    Local and U. S. phone calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Please, only beach towels at the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    For rent from local businesses. May require a condo association permit....moreless

  • Boat:

    Boats are available for rent by the hour from local businesses. On-site dock may be available for rent....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Many 5-star golf courses nearby....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available from rent from nearby local business....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub


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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Bird - Autumn 2016
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2016
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $75
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 11%



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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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23.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
RSW - Regional Southwest West
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Nice little walk to a restaurant on the bay
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Big Hickory Fishing Nook Marina
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Across the street

Car: Recommended

On the Bay with the Gulf across the street. Walk .01 mile or 2 miles to restaurants. Walk further to Lover's Key State Park.

Our home is your home while you're here - so you'll need the usual services like grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and movies. They are all around us, in any direction you drive. (Cars are highly recommended, almost a requirement.)

Day trips include the Everglades, Tampa/St. Pete, and the bustling Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area. Longer trips include Key West and Disney World in the Orlando area.

Walking, Running, Bicycling, Fishing, Tennis, Swimming, Boat service to Key West.

There is a lending library on site and terrific public libraries run by Lee County or Ft. Myers Beach.

The international airport with direct service to and from Europe is about half an hour and there are smaller airports for scheduled flights, private planes and personal jets at Page Field in Ft. Myers and Naples Municipal Airport.

This is SW Florida so golf courses and medical facilities abound.

5-star golf courses, (10/25/2014) include:

Old Corkscrew Golf Club (284 reviews, tee times from $39 ), Colonial Country Club (165 reviews, Tee Times from $32), The Hideaway Country Club (63 reviews, Tee Times from $15), Forest Glen Golf & Country Club (66 reviews, Tee Times from $34, previous tenants have liked this one), Bonita Bay East - Sabal Course (58 reviews), The Club At Mediterra - North Course, The Club At Mediterra - South Course, LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Worthington Country Club, Kensington Golf & Country Club, Hole In the Wall Golf Club, The Bear at Forest Country Club, Calusa Pines Golf Club, The Bobcat at Forest Country Club, Bear's Paw Country Club, Bonita Bay East - Cypress Course, Naples Grande Golf Club, Legends Golf & Country Club.

The area is abuzz with excitement about Hertz' starting construction on their new global headquarters, so there may be many new restaurants and other services when you arrive.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We used to teach, with summers off, and enjoyed the tropics. Bonita Beach is similar, with good medical facilities.

Why the Owner Chose Bonita Springs, FL, USA:
Why not? It is a comfortable 2-bedroom/2-bath apartment with a deck, near the beach, and a reasonable drive to necessities and entertainment.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
This is a community where most people meet at the pool or social gatherings and get to know one another. If you enjoy resort living in a condo-village, this is for you!

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Speaks: english, french



  • Pool - Geothermal Heated!

    Pool - Geothermal Heated!

  • Clubhouse and Shuffleboard

    Clubhouse and Shuffleboard

  • Thanks Google!

    Thanks Google!

  • Bay Harbor Club is the two buildings on the left.

    Bay Harbor Club is the two buildings on the left.

  • Bay Harbor Club Entrance

    Bay Harbor Club Entrance

  • Master bedroom and bath

    Master bedroom and bath

  • Southern view from lanai - looks like a river, really part of the bay

    Southern view from lanai - looks like a river, really part of the bay

  • Grill, patio, table and chair waiting for you.

    Grill, patio, table and chair waiting for you.

  • Police


  • A-typical weather!

    A-typical weather!

  • Tennis


  • Our 2nd floor Condo Home

    Our 2nd floor Condo Home

  • Sample Floorplan mirror of actual apartment.

    Sample Floorplan mirror of actual apartment.

  • Rugged and sophisticated gateway sign at bridge. (Not our building or cars.)

    Rugged and sophisticated gateway sign at bridge. (Not our building or cars.)

  • Mater bedroom's view of he Gulf

    Mater bedroom's view of he Gulf

  • 2nd bedroom

    2nd bedroom

  • Shuffleboard


  • Ambulance and Fire Department

    Ambulance and Fire Department

VRBO #52059

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Sun, Sand, Gulf & Bay Resort Lifestyle - Home Away From Home

Bonita Springs, FL, USA #52059

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