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Best Price In Bonita Beach - Newly Decorated Beach Cottage - Dogs Welcome!

Bedrooms 2
Space 912 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

This Beach Cottage Sleeps 5 - Steps From Famous Bonita Beach - Dogs Welcomed!!

Mermaid's Beach Cottage is a coastal cottage located just steps to the world renowned Bonita Beach at Beach Access #8... perfectly situated for your beach vacation. Our cottage is centrally located for all of the conveniences you might need as well as having great access to all of the activities or points of interest in the area that you will want to check out while you're on vacation. Be as active as you want to be or just is a long weekend.

Our beach cottage is freshly decorated by its new owners and fully outfitted with everything to make the most of your vacation time. This includes an outdoor grill, beach chairs, bikes, fishing gear, beach umbrella, and ultra high-speed wireless internet. The decor is 'retro beachy' and comfortable and put together with quality and care. There are many restaurants nearby, but the kitchen is fully equipped also for a home-cooked meal. Why vacation on top of other people in a condo? Mermaid's Beach Cottage has its own private land with a tropical garden and you will have your own private walls. Therefore we are able to welcome your well-behaved dogs on a case-by-case basis, $20/night/pet with a $100 minimum and a $200.00 maximum per stay. Please make sure if you bring your pet that you pay for their stay. Remember also, there is NO Smoking anywhere on the property.

Want to relax? Walk across the street to read a book on the beach or beachcomb, lounge on the master bedroom deck overlooking the bay waters and watch the boats and look for dolphin and manatee, or stretch out on the hammock in the private front yard surrounded by palm trees and gardens.

Like being active? Go swim in the Gulf of Mexico or take out kayaks or paddleboards, go fishing in the gulf or bay, both just steps away. Rent a boat or jetski or sailboat and go explore the scenery and wildlife. Go find an area golf course or tennis court, go explore the many keys and area attractions, go meet new friends at the plentiful area eateries and drinking establishments. You will find the locals and visitors very friendly as most people are in a good mood around here.

Mermaid's Beach Cottage is:

- Right across the street from Beach Access #8 at Bonita Beach

- Just steps away from a little known public boat ramp on Estero Bay which is perfect for walking in your kayak, canoe or stand up paddleboard. Bring your stuff!

- Just yards from boat rentals at Bonita Beach Resort Motel (pontoon boats) and Big Hickory Marina is within walking distance (pontoon boats & motor boats).

- Less than half a mile to Big Hickory Grill (waterfront restaurant and bar)

- Less than 3 miles to Lovers Key State Beach Park

- 1.5 Miles to both Barefoot Beach & the Lee County beach facilities at Bonita Beach

- 1.5 Miles to Doc's Beach House (beachfront restaurant & bar)

- 1.5 Miles to Bonita Beach Rentals (jetskis, Hobie Cat catamarans, water trikes, parasailing)

- 1.75 Miles to Coconut Jacks Restaurant (waterfront restaurant & tiki on Bonita Beach Rd). Boat the backbay water to have lunch here.

- 4 miles from Publix, a full-service grocery store and pharmacy.

- Just a 30 minute drive to Naples, FL and the posh restaurants and shops of 5th Ave. S and 3rd Street S.

-Just a 20 minute drive to the funky Times Square of Ft. Myers beach and all its nightlife, beaches, and fishing pier.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, house, home, Vacation Rental, Naples, Across Street from Bonita Beach, pet friendly, boating, ft myers beach, naples, 5th ave. S

More Details

Chuck and Mia Gallo
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, a little bit of spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Chuck and Mia Gallo

We live 15 minutes away in N Naples and absolutely love Bonita Beach so we invested in it! Chuck is an area Realtor and Mia helps with that plus runs a non-profit organization among other things. We will be happy to meet you and give any advice wanted about the area and things to do and see.

Chuck and Mia Gallo purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Chuck and Mia Gallo chose Bonita Springs

Location Location Location

Perfectly situated is SW Florida steps away from the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. We also love the retro feel of this little beach cottage.

Dogs welcome on a case by case basis: $10/night/pet

What makes this cottage unique

Location again!

We are striving to provide a great Bonita Beach experience for an affordable price. Also we are dog lovers so are open to have you bring your beloved dog on vacation with you!

Dogs welcome on a case by case basis: $20/night/pet. $200.00 max per stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stay in this beach cottage for 9 days and we have a blast! We loved the verandas and spends some hot nights seem the stars and have a good time with our friends. The house have everything's that we needed. We will recommend for ours friends. Great spot for a quiet and fun vacation, near Naples, Fort Myers and Everglades !Ellie made everything's easy and very professional from the rental agreement to give back the deposit check right away! We where very impressed for her quick follow-up and reliability . Hope we can come back soon!

Recommended for: Sightseeing, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Jun 2016
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Bonita Springs Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 912 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is a more rugged emergency 1/2 bathroom downstairs in the garage. :)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master/Main - 1 queen , This bedroom has a raised deck off of it with a bay view.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • 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
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Bonita Beach is an awesome area with so much to do you will have a hard time doing it all!


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average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

Relaxing place close to gulf public entrance

  • 5 of 5

No better way to unwind. Great place, comfy beds. Bike to Docs, close to beach access as well as boat rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house for our family

  • 5 of 5

The house was equipped with beach details such as chairs, floats, towels, PVC drying rack. The outside shower washes the sand outside which leaves the house clean and comfortable. Visits to the nearby beach were made easy. We explored the strand on well kept bikes when not on the beach. Owners were quickly attentive to our vacation experience. We look forward to another vacation there!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most perfect place for us

  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid cottage was the perfect rental for our needs. It was convenient with close access to the beach. Chuck and Mia were very accommodating and helpful. We arrived early and the rental was still ready for our arrival. The additional supplies (chairs, towels, beach accessories, etc.) that were available for use made our vacation most memorable. Next time we come to Bonita Springs, we will rent from Chuck and Mia again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Misty, Thank you for the nice review. We are glad you had a nice time. Thank you also for washing the towels! I really appreciated that. Hope to meet you next time you stay with us. Mia
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Lovely Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Charming beach cottage, lots of amenities. Had everything you might need. Lovely, clean , quiet, near the beach. Thank you very very much.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fully equipped beach rental!

  • 5 of 5

This tastefully decorated bungalow (with views of both the ocean and intercostal waterway) was the perfect fit for our family of 5 over spring break. Every beach accessory we needed was stocked at the house, including a beach cart, towels, umbrella, toys, chairs, and a whole lot more. It made flying all the way from MN with the family for a beach vacation seamless. Mia was a great hostess and accommodated all our needs. Consider this property for your next vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Beautifully decorated cottage. Great location across the street from beach

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very welcoming. We would definitely comeback next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Ft Myers, FL (RSW)
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Ft Myers Beach to Key West
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended

Exploring is endless near Mermaid's Hideaway Beach Cottage starting right across the street at Bonita Beach and its world famous sand beaches. Directly across the street the other way (to the east) are the tidal waters of Estero Bay which offers endless exploring by boat, kayak, or paddleboard. This wildlife rich area offers viewing of dolphin, manatee, seabirds and other marine wildlife in and around endless mangrove islands.

To the south is the upscale city of Naples, FL with its world-class beaches, shopping, and high-end restaurants. You can spend weeks in Naples and never tire of its treasures.

Directly to the north is Lovers Key State Park, several boat and kayak launches, and fishing bridges to explore. Go another 5 miles and you are in Ft. Myers beach with its active night-life and eateries.

This just scratches the surface of Mermaid's Hideaway attractions and activities. Come check us out and the owner's will help you decide what to do!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $175 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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