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Modern villa, screened heated pool, short walk to the beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury villa with screened heated pool close to the beach

If you love the beach, fine dining, and shopping but like the privacy and comfort of a single home, then our luxury 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with a private screened, heated pool is a perfect choice. The house is located 3/4 miles from Vanderbilt Beach in Naples near the Ritz Hotel, a 5-minute bike ride (bicycles provided) or a 15-minute walk along the bay.

Nature provides tropical weather and over 300 days of sunshine each year in Naples. We provide everything else you need for a great vacation, from the fully equipped kitchen, gas BBQ, to bikes and beach gear.

Mercato – a shopping, dining, and entertainment area is one mile away. It has many restaurants, great clubs including trendy Blue Martini, two movie theaters, shops and boutiques. Publix, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes are all within one mile, and so is a fitness club and Community Tennis Club. Delnor Wiggins State Park with another mile of unspoiled beach is 2 miles away. Naples Downtown and Pier, Tin City, Naples Zoo, Water Park, Miromar Outlets, and several more state parks such as Lover's Key or the Everglades are all 20-30 min drive. We provide a season pass to all state parks.

The house, a post-2000 built Italian-style villa, has been completely updated in Oct 2014 with new bathrooms, granite kitchen counter top, new high-end appliances and modern furniture.

More Details

Margaret and Paul Rachniowski
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, polish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Margaret and Paul Rachniowski

Margaret and Paul Rachniowski live in Ottawa, Canada. We love Naples with its beautiful beaches, subtropical climate, great shopping, and entertainment. The whole town has the feel of a luxury resort. We furnished this house with fine furniture and decor, sparing no effort and expense to provide a beautifully furnished vacation home.

Margaret and Paul Rachniowski purchased this bungalow in 2014

Why Margaret and Paul Rachniowski chose Vanderbilt Beach

We wanted a new house with enough space for the whole family to stay together, but within a short distance to the beach. We scored a win with our new home which is located near one of the top beaches in the US, and close to all amenities and a vibrant Mercato area. You can leave your car behind and walk or bike everywhere.

What makes this bungalow unique

Our new home is modern and spacious, with tall ceilings, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a very large living room with open-concept kitchen. It has a large covered lanai which overlooks the private screened heated pool and has a two-car garage to store the bicycles and beach equipment.


Vanderbilt Beach Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large shower and double vanity
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large shower with teak seat, vanity, dryer
  • Both bathrooms have been completely re-done in October 2014. Master bathroom has a large shower finished in natural travertine tile, a modern vanity and a touchless toilet. Guest bathroom has a large shower finished in glass tile, with modern double-sink vanity. Two sets of towels for 8 people are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 double , The guest bedroom has two wrought-iron full size beds.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , King size bed, walk-in closet and French door to patio/pool
    Den/Spare Bedroom - 1 queen , Pullout queen size leather sofa in the den/bedroom
  • The master bedroom has a king-size bed in tropical banana-leaf finish and hardwood furniture in pastel sage color. The French door opens to the patio/pool area so you can enjoy the outdoor living. There is plenty of storage space and a safe in the walk-in closet. The guest bedroom was furnished with two full-size wrought iron beds. It has a large built-in closet and can sleep four people. Den/office can also be used as a guest bedroom. In addition to the desk, it has a leather pull-out queen size sofa and a cowhide trunk which doubles as a coffee table. Comfortable pillows and two sets of linens are provided for all beds.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
We provide a Florida State Park pass. Housekeeping services available upon request.


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Modern villa, screened heated pool, short walk to the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Extraordinary Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had the privilege of staying for 10 nights in this beautiful home last month. While we have stayed in more than a dozen VRBO properties over the years (primarily in Florida and Arizona, just the two of us traveling), this is the first time we have felt compelled to write a review as this home now is at the top of our list. And we are picky:) We can list the pros and cons of every rental we've carefully selected, but this home checked every box for us: excellent location in the Vanderbilt Beach/North Naples area; extraordinarily clean and well-stocked with everything needed (including beach towels, beach chairs, bikes, etc.); wonderful secluded lanai with heated pool for those who prefer warm water like we do and cozy comfy cushioned seating in the shade plus an outdoor fan to enhance the breeze; great mattress and blackout curtains in the Master Bedroom; large TV with nice viewing space; and furnishings and appliances more typical of a full-time home than a rental. In addition, we appreciated what the owners have done to create a calming relaxing spirit in the house (stone wall in open floor plan, luxury showers, etc.). I know how I peruse every detail of Traveler Reviews before I book and I strongly encourage even the most discriminating VRBO user to feel absolutely no hesitation in reserving this lovely home away from home.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful family vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic spring break family vacation in this property! For starters, the location is ideal in that it is very close to the beach and lots of shopping/dining options are just a few minutes away. The house has everything you need and the owner's (Margaret and Paul) attention to detail is much appreciated! We were very impressed with the quality of the furniture, kitchen items, linens, etc. -And I love all of the organization in the home. There is a spot (and in some cases labels) for everything!

Paul followed up with me mid-week to ask how the vacation was going and if we needed anything which we felt was thoughtful and going above and beyond (vs. typical rental property owners). We spent lots of time relaxing in the pool, hitting the beach and eating/drinking well! We would definitely rent this property again and we hope to return to Naples in the not too distant future!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect place!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year we stayed at Paul & Margaret's beautiful home. The house is well decorated, clean and included almost everything that's needed for your stay. The kitchen includes multiple coffee makes (drip, K-cup, Bodum), every utensil imaginable, wine glasses, cocktail glasses, wine cooler fridge, etc., etc.. The bathrooms are spotless and provide many sets of towels for bathing as well as for the beach. Four adult bikes, helmets, locks, beach chairs, umbrellas are just the beginning of the goodies they provide. The layout of the house is just perfect for entertaining family and friends. There is a very large dining table adjacent to the kitchen and just a short distance to the outside screened covered porch lanai that has an awesome sitting area with large sofa, two chairs w/ ottomans and a swing! They even provide a Sony BT wireless rechargeable speaker that worked great out by the heated pool.

Last, but not least, our weather was just perfect. During our entire stay during March, we had no rain and sunshine everyday except our last day it was overcast while we packed for our return trip home.

As I described in my's a perfect place!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise in Naples

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent eight weeks at this property. It is a gem. We found the house spotless, beautifully decorated, well-organized, and well-equipped, including for long-term rentals. The pool is very nice (with optional heat), and the surrounding lanai comfortable and inviting.

The location is very safe and extremely convenient to beaches, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping and a movie theater. We primarily used the beach at the nearby Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. It is just a five-minute drive away, and the owners have graciously provided a State Park pass (admittance is otherwise $6.00 per car per day), along with all necessary beach equipment (multiple chairs, umbrellas and coolers). There are also four bikes and helmets available.

The owners, Paul and Margaret, were a pleasure to deal with and very responsive to any of our questions. They also offered numerous recommendations for local activities and restaurants. It is obvious that they take great pride in their Naples home. We have already booked our stay at this property for next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay with all that you'd require.....

  • 5 of 5

This villa in Naples has all the facilities that you can imagine you'd ever need. Spotlessly clean, with modern and new décor throughout. The owners had left the use of beach equipment and bikes which added to the overall experience. The villa is located with easy access to beach, with retail and restaurants options very close by also.

Overall we used the time to relax after a hectic two weeks in Central Florida, and this place is ideal for that.

Easy correspondence and arrangements via the owners made the planning of the stay simple and straight forward.

If you want to visit Naples and surrounding areas, or just relax in the villa, I can highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Einfach Grossartig

  • 5 of 5

Die Beschreibung und die Bewertungen versprechen nicht zuviel! Das Haus befindet sich inmitten einer ruhigen Gegend in Naples. Die Ausrüstung lässt keine Wünsche offen, alles was man braucht ist vorhanden. Das Haus und auch die gesamte Einrichtung ist in einem sehr gepflegten Zustand. Besonders erwähnenswert ist auch die Hilfsbereitschaft und Freundlichkeit der Vermieter. Fragen werden sofort beantwortet und spezielle Anliegen flexibel behandelt. Wir waren für 8 Nächte in diesem grossartigen Haus und haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blue Martini
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
The Club at Pelican Bay
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.75 Miles
Bites at Ritz Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.75 Miles
Vanderbilt Beach
Car: recommended

Enjoy the South-West Florida subtropical climate with access to Vanderbilt Beach or Delnor Wiggins State Park, fine dining and shopping at Mercato, all short walk or bike ride away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental agreement and a scan of driver's license or passport for the primary renter is required. We recommend purchasing property damage insurance in lieu of the security deposit. Please contact owners for details. The cost is $69 USD for $3000 coverage. Available to US residents.

Pool heating is additional $50/week during the winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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