This unique Old-Florida upstairs cottage is as unique as it's neighboring sister, Riverdale Beach Cottage (505244). 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 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.
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 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. I've been down here for 8 years now 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.
Exactly as described. Exceptional communication/support from owner, Steve. Paradise.
As former Bonita Springs residents, we were well aware of the excellent location of the property, needed a week, and wanted a kitchen. Our rental was from Tuesday, April 10-17, 2018. I saw this listing and it was a no-brainer, really.
The listing is accurate; what you see is what you get. We had the upper level of the cottage which, as it turns out, at at one time been a beachfront cottage that had been moved from Fort Myers. You won't need to bring anything. Steve has fitted it out with everything! Fully equipped kitchen with cleaning supplies, paper towels, oven mitts, dish towels...Cuisinart coffeemaker, microwave, and all pots/pans/dishes you will need. Same for bath. Lovely new linens, beach towels, stacked washer/dryer (he even provided washer detergent!) bath wash, lotions, etc.
You will experience a cozy beach cottage in a quiet neighborhood within easy distance to beach by bikes, also supplied, as well as beach chairs and gas propane grill! It comes complete with 2 TVs and Wifi.
Steve is an experienced, excellent owner/manager and is easily accessible by phone for any questions, and answers promptly. He seems eager to make certain the stay is enjoyable. It is the first time I have experienced this level of attention at previous rentals.
If you want a casual cottage in a great location, this is your unit! If you are seeking a high end cookie-cutter luxury motel, perhaps with no kitchen, they are out there, but they lack the "Old Florida" feel of this lovely cottage, and come with a VERY hefty price tag. I would not hesitate a second to rent any of Steve's properties. He is just that good.... Thank you, Steve, for an exceptional experience.... from Cinda and Rich
Good location, comfortable furniture
Steve was very easy to work with. Be aware microwave is on top of fridge and not easily reached if you're short. I could do a cup but nothing larger. Pans are limited but enough for two. Most don't do a lot of cooking so just check out what you have before you plan your menu.
Having washer and dryer is a big convenience. Place is clean, looks more like places we stay up north than FL beach. Comfortable with good storage
I'd suggest a journal or log for people to share good spots to go. Have found them useful in other places we stayed
Hi Nanette. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience. Maybe I'll try to reconfigure the microwave situation. One of those things a 6 ft guy doesn't think about. Feel free to reach out if you ever want to come back...Steve
Place was clean and had everything we needed.
Place was easy to get to and in a nice neighborhood . It was close to beaches but had to pay for parking most days. Stores and resturants were close by. Easy access to Ft MEYERS and Naples. The apartment had comfortable feel . Only problem was the noisy roof that was still damaged from the huricane. All the things we needed were well supplied. It was nice being in a clean place around nice neighbors.
I would stay there again.
Hey sir. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Feel free to come on back anytime. Yeah, the roof has been a real thorn in my side. I am glad to say that it was replaced this week. Take care and have a great summer. Steve
Terrific owners, super clean and well provisioned. Will definitely stay again!
cozy, quiet, and welcoming
Our stay at this beach cottage was wonderful! Clean and well appointed yet VERY casual. Steve was very responsive and awesome to deal with and was willing to extend our stay upon request. The bikes and kayaks that were stored at the cottage were great and afforded us lots of good exercise and FUN. The cottage was quite a ride from the beach but an easy drive (although parking at the beach was a hassle). A short drive to the Everglades National Park, Naples, and the Fort Myers Airport. Would return in a heartbeat!
Centrally located to area beaches and great owner who was very easy to work with
We really enjoyed our stay. Owner, steve, was so easy to work with. Fairly quiet neighborhood. Cottage was comfortable and nicely furnished. Would definitely recommend.
Glad you enjoyed your stay Michael. Steve