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Walk to the beach from this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a canal

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Close to the Beach with direct access to the Imperial River via a short canal

Welcome to Flip Flops by the Sea. For those of you who have stayed with us before, you will notice that we have moved to waterfront property on the Imperial River with a boat dock and a platform power lift. With direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Flip Flops by the Sea is the perfect place to bring your boat and enjoy the waterways of Southwest Florida or you can use either of the 2 single kayaks or the paddleboat provided for your enjoyment.

Imagine waking up in beautiful Southwest Florida with a view of the Imperial River. You prepare breakfast and go out to the screened in porch to enjoy the ocean breeze and wildlife that frequent the waterways of the Imperial River and Estero Bay. As as you drink you coffee, you can use the free wifi to decide on which golf course will start your day.

After your morning golf outing, you have to decide how you will get to the beach for your afternoon relaxation. Since the beach is about a mile away, you can walk or bike or even paddle. But then again there is parking by the hour or day available too. If you start to feel hungry while at the beach enjoy lunch right on the beach at Doc's Beach House. Then rent jet skis, kayaks or paddle boards to round out the afternoon on the beach. As the sun sets over Gulf, you start thinking about dinner. Will you try one of the many local restaurants such as the Fish House or Coconut Jacks for some fresh seafood or would you prefer to use your full kitchen to create your own meal?

When you get home you can enjoy cable and Internet in any room as you relax and prepare for whatever adventure may take place the next day whether it is kayaking the Imperial River, deep sea fishing, exploring the everglades or shopping your way from Naples to Matlacha. The best part is that like all the decisions you will make on this vacation, there is no wrong choice because you chose to vacation in Southwest Florida with Flip Flops by the Sea.

More Details

Rick Dutton
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Rick Dutton

We have been sharing our Southwest FL home to travelers since 2014. Recently we moved from a condo to our new 3 bedroom/2bath house. We fell in love with the beautiful Southwest Florida waterways and specifically the Imperial River and Estero Bay.

Rick Dutton purchased this house in 2017

Why Rick Dutton chose Bonita Shores

This is waterfront property on a short canal off the Imperial River with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Newly installed boat dock with flow through platform lift make it easy to launch the available kayaks, paddle boat or use the platform for your own boat.

What makes this house unique

We have added a boat dock with a platform lift to provide easy access to the Imperial River and the unique beauty of South Florida Estero Bay.


Bonita Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room Sofa Sleeper - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • All 3 bedrooms and living room have DirecTV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Property has a boat dock with powered flow through deck to make easy access to the water. Dock is on a short canal to the Imperial River with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico (no bridges). 2 kayaks and 1 paddle boat provided for your use.


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Walk to the beach from this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on a canal
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Perfect home, relax and enjoy

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Flip Flop home. The house has everything you need and more to have a great time. It is very clean and organized, we loved it and have recommended to friends already, we will certainly come back. Thank you!!!;

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our getaway home. We look forward to your next visit!
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two weeks in paradise

  • 5 of 5

close to everthing we were interested in and good food everywhere the house was beautiful and we loved it for confort, owners are very nice people to deal with

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Shirley and Robert, Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay in our Florida home. Hope you will visit again. Rick
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March at Flip Flops

  • 5 of 5

Two retired couples from Pennsylvania enjoyed the month of March 2017 in you beautiful condo at Bonita Beachwalk. Thank you for sharing your property with us. Your condo had everything you would need to spend a month away from home. Great location for enjoying all that Bonita Springs has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Flip Flops by the Sea has moved as of 11/1/2017. We have just finished getting our new single family 3 bedroom & 2 full bath home property ready for the 2018 season. We now have direct water access to the Gulf of Mexico with a newly installed boat dock with flow through platform lift and a large deck. We even have a paddle boat and 2 single kayaks for our guests’ use as well as 6 bicycles. We are ready for your next FLorida adventure.
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Convenient, clean, and relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

Trey was very accommodating to our needs. We rented baby equipment from a local company, Trey made himself available to meet the baby company prior to our arrival. The condo was conveniently close to everything we needed - grocery store, restaurants, and the beach! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay in Bonita Springs. The condo was as it said, 3rd story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath. The master was spacious with a great bath. The 2nd bed was nice with an adjoining bath but lacked a dresser. The elevator made carrying our items up and down very convenient. There was always plenty of parking and it was centrally located to the grocery and the local beaches.

The patio area off the kitchen was enjoyable. I drank my coffee outside at the table every morning and read my book there every night. It faces the street which is the only draw back. We did not use the grill outside but it was there for our use. The garage housed everything we needed for the beach along with bikes! We did not have to purchase any beach items while there except an umbrella and that we choose to rent on the beach.

Sweetwater Rentals is a walk away. They offered all the water sports available and the staff was super nice. There are local restaurants within walking distance for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If we come back to Bonita Springs, we will choose to stay here again. Yes, I know it is not right on the beach but for the price and convince to all places, it was well worth it.

~Katie and Brian Sharp

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Host, Great little Condo.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely condo with great layout. We loved the porch with TV and cook area that looked out over the pool. We spent all our free time there. The location was close to the beach and restaurants and shopping. The only drawback is that the road is just behind the pool and the traffic is quite noisy. The manager is right across the hall is you need anything and very friendly.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Doc's Beach House Restaurant
Excellent beach bar and grill.
Coconut Jack's Waterfront Grille
Great dining in the outdoor screened in area (on the water) or on the outside patio and dock.
Doug's Seafood
Here is the place to get great Maine lobster rolls in South Florida.
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Coconut Jacks
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Spanish Wells Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Coconut Jacks
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended

Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach State Park is easy walking or biking distance. Use the provided paddleboat or 1 of the two single kayaks during your stay from the property boat dock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $1,000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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