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Look No Further, Your Retreat Awaits…west of Us 41 and Minutes to Beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed, 2 Bath Condo With Lake Views. West of Us 41 and Close to the Beaches.

Paradise awaits in this hidden gem west of U.S. 41 and only six minutes to several beautiful beaches. This updated, spacious condo is located in a welcoming community that has a park-like setting with miles of paved walking/biking trails. Appropriately called the Retreat, this guard-gated development offers a quiet location with lake views and lots of nicely landscaped green space between the buildings. Take the time to walk along the lake or pause at one of the many lakeside benches to enjoy the wildlife - ospreys, eagles, otters, native birds – even fishing.

This condo has two large bedrooms each with full en-suite bathrooms. The master has a new king size bed and there is a new queen size bed in the guest room. A hide-a-bed couch in the living room can accommodate two more. The kitchen has been recently updated with custom maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Step out the kitchen sliding patio doors to enjoy the private courtyard complete with gas grill. This condo has new tile and paint throughout with carpet in the master bedroom. Enjoy southern views across the lawn towards the sparkling blue lake from the living room, lanai and the master bedroom. The spacious guest bedroom has its own wide sliding doors which access a hidden, private garden patio with views of the lake. Since this is a first floor unit, there is no need to hassle with stairs. Step out the lanai door and take a short stroll along the lake path and across the foot bridge to the pool/spa area. A large, heated pool and whirlpool await, quietly situated away from the condo buildings. Enjoy lounging in the sun on the expansive pool deck or in the shade of the many large, beautiful trees. The pool pavilion provides plentiful table seating and comes equipped with a gas grill.

Looking for additional activities? Try out the community’s nicely manicured 18 hole executive golf course or one of the clay tennis courts. Extend your bike, walk or run by slipping out the conveniently located back gate onto the quiet Vanderbilt Drive and use the bike/pedestrian path that parallels the road. Heading north three miles will get you to Bonita Beach or Barefoot Beach and three miles to the south will have you at Delnor Wiggins State Park or Vanderbilt Beach. There you can choose other activities like kayaking, jet-skiing and para-sailing. One mile south of the back gate is the public Cocohatchee River Marina for boat lovers. Lover’s Key State Park and the south end of Fort Myers beach are about a fifteen minute car drive north.

For grocery shopping, head out the back gate just minutes to the north to a new Publix grocery store or go 10 minutes south for Walmart. Other nearby grocery stores include Whole Foods, Fresh Market or Trader Joe’s. There are many great restaurants along Bonita Beach Road or out the front gate along US 41. Nightlife abounds at nearby shopping venues like the Mercato, Coconut Point or Olde Naples. Consider a summer beach vacation, lounging in the warm gulf waters.

Other amenities:

• Private one car garage and one additional space for parking another vehicle.

• In addition to AC, there are ceiling fans in the living room and bedrooms.

• Flat screen televisions in the MBR and living room and a DVD player.

• Master bedroom walk-in closet & bathroom with tiled shower and tub combo.

• Guest bathroom has a step in shower.

• The kitchen has everything you need: convection oven with glass-top stove, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher and disposal. Small appliances include; coffeemaker, blender, toaster, toaster oven & plenty of dishes, pots & pans, silverware & utensils, etc.

• Full size washer and dryer in unit for your use.

• Beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrella and cooler are available for your use.

Condo includes tennis rackets, two bicycles and two lightweight sit-on-top kayaks for your enjoyment. Towels, bedding, etc. are included.

More Details

Property Manager
Steve and Carol Sparrow
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Steve and Carol Sparrow

We've been married for 34 years and have two adult children. We call Minnesota home but love to travel.

Steve and Carol Sparrow purchased this condo in 2014

Why Steve and Carol Sparrow chose Bonita Springs, East

When we were looking for a Florida vacation home, as active outdoor enthusiasts, the location needed to have easy access a diversity of outdoor options. We love the vast array of activities which the Naples area provides: access to a wide variety of beaches, kayaking in the bay, river or gulf, a fantastic botanical garden and zoo, superb state, county and community parks. In addition, there is a great selection of eateries and shops along with many weekly community events to choose from like art shows, outdoor concerts and farmer's markets. Being from Minnesota, we were very interested in a warm getaway location. and have found the Naples weather to be some of the best we have ever experienced.

What makes this condo unique

When we were searching for a place in Naples, we knew that we wanted to be west of 41, close to the beach and other outdoor activities. We also wanted to be in a community which was welcoming, safe, peaceful and with good outdoor amenities. We couldn't be happier with our choice. In less than 10 minutes out the back gate, you can be at your choice of three different beaches or at Delnor-Wiggins State Park. Of all of the condo communities that we looked at in Naples, this one rose to the top because of the lush park-like community. We also greatly enjoy the unique features of our particular condo such as a private courtyard, a garden patio off the guest suite and the ease of walking out the lanai door to stroll along the walking/biking paths or go to the pool.

We have rented many places in the U.S. and abroad over 20 years, and in particular through VRBO. We've always appreciated owners who made us feel that our comfort and good experience were important to them. Our aim is to do the same for our guests.

Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Vi at Bentley Village Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-70
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sam Bucco Bistro or Royal Scoop
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Bonita Beach or Delnor-Wiggins State Park
Car: recommended

Amenities

The Retreat at Bentley Village Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , en-suite; toilet/shower separated by door from vanity area
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , en-suite; toilet/shower separated by door from vanity area
  • The second bedroom has it's own entrance to the second bath. When closed off it creates a nice private guest suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , New Serta mattress. Private outdoor patio.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , New Serta mattress. Access to Lanai. Walk in Closet.
  • Both bedrooms are very large and have new mattresses. There is plenty of closet and storage space in both bedrooms. The living room has a sofa sleeper which can accommodate two people.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

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Look No Further, Your Retreat Awaits…west of Us 41 and Minutes to Beaches
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
4

The Retreat for the month of November 2016.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is very spacious, spotlessly clean with all the home comforts,The Retreat is a nice quite development in a great location.The local residents where very nice and helpful,we even got a invite to a resident leaving party.I would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment to friends and returning myself. Steve and Carol where great to deal with,always replied quickly to any questions i had.

Eddie Duffield, Caister-on-sea. Norfolk. England.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely Condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely condo in October. It is spacious and comfortable, with everything you need for an amazing vacation. There is a very nice pool and spa. It's close to beaches and restaurants. We really enjoyed having a private garage. The owners are very easy to deal with and always quick with responses. Would visit again.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blackpool UK
5

A lovely very comfortable condo.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely condo in The Retreat all April and part of May. The king size bed was very comfortable and everything we needed was catered for. We enjoyed barbecuing and having dinner in the lanai with a lovely view of the St Louise lake. We enjoy going on the beaches and all beach equipment is provided with the added provision of two kayaks if you are adventurous enough. Plus two bicycles. What more can you ask for.

We can strongly recommend this wonderful condo ideally situated in this lovely community and, hopefully, we will be back next year.

Keith and Sandra Fleming

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing condo

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, a 2-year-old boy and a 5-month-old baby) stayed one month at this condo and we absolutely loved it. The condo was very clean, spacious and well-furnished. We particularly appreciated the updated and modern kitchen and the good quality cookware, the thick towels and the very comfortable beds and linens. There is also a lot of storage space which is great with kids. We really felt like home. The lanai provides a beautiful view on the lake and it was our favorite place to chill in the morning while sipping our coffee. The surroundings are also beautifully appointed and the neighbours are nice and quiet. We also loved the pool which was very clean and quiet. The owners were very easy to deal with. We wish we could have met them because they seem to be very nice people. Upon our arrival, they left for us fresh fruits picked on the property and other goods. It is obvious that they care for people as much as they care for their property. We hope we could return one day.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, we are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. While we, unfortunately did not meet you, our neighbors told us that you were a delightful family. We also agree that starting the day with a cup of coffee while enjoying the view from the lanai is a wonderful way to start the day! We hope you get a chance to stay at our place again in the future.
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Plymouth, MN
5

Wonderful Winter Escape!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed vacationing here in February. Quiet location and surroundings. The home is clean and spacious. There is something for everyone in the area. The condo has two private bedrooms with comfortable beds with attached bathrooms. Each has a walk out patio area to sit. Spacious living room with TV and a beautiful view. A clean fully furnished updated kitchen. We had a wonderful time relaxing at the condo or the pool/hot tub area which is close and convenient to walk to. There are paved landscaped walking paths that connect several neighborhoods within the gated community. We went into downtown Naples for an art and auto show in addition to a farmers market. One evening was spent at a restaurant at a nearby ocean beach, that we drove to, where we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Approximately, three driving blocks away is the Royal Scoop ice cream shop, excellent! We highly recommend staying here, we are sure to go back!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Cloud, MN, United States
5

A Great Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had an amazing time staying at the Retreat. The space was large and had well-appointed luxurious accommodations. Everything looked like it was newly re-modeled and decorated. Everything was very clean. It had everything we needed; towels, cooking supplies, beach towels, beach chairs, bikes, even a washer and dryer! We felt at home there very quickly. It was wonderful to enjoy meals on the lanai with beautiful views of the lakes and gardens. We would spend many afternoons basking in the sun at the comfortable pool area or walking the many lengths of trails that wind through the well-maintained grounds. The property was nice and quiet; perfect for a relaxing get-away!

We visited many beaches while we were there; all of which were just a few minutes drive away, or a leisurely bike ride away. It was also convenient to many attractions such as downtown Naples and there were great dining restaurants close as well.

I can't wait to return in the near future! It would be perfect for a vacation with more friends or family, since there is enough bedding and space that would be very comfortable with more people. I hope to bring friends or family with on our next visit so I can share this wonderful property with them.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat. Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review. We agree, the Retreat is a relaxing get-away location!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
HOA Application Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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