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

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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.

Steve Baptiste
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 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.


Bonita Shores Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • Includes washer/dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Features on-suite access to bathroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming Beach Cottage 1 Mile To Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, Paradise
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Place was clean and had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pontiac, IL

Good location, comfortable furniture

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chattanooga, TN

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5

Terrific owners, super clean and well provisioned. Will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy, quiet, and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centrally located to area beaches and great owner who was very easy to work with

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Michael. Steve
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Just as shown in the pictures and described in the listing!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was absolutely perfect for my needs. It's only a few miles from the beach in one direction and the necessities in the other (grocery stores, etc.). I hope that I am fortunate enough to be able to return some day!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, glad you had a good time, you are welcome back anytime. Steve
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fort Myers Airport-RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Sneaky Pete's
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coconut Jack's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bonita Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.