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Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 2,597 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5+ Baths, Heated Pool & Spa Near Beach, Golf, Shops, Dining

Ritzy Rabbit is absolutely perfect for your vacation. As the owners, we live near by and manage our home. We strive to provide an excellent vacation experience for all our guests. If booked, ask about our 2 homes near each other for large groups. Our guests in Ritzy Rabbit enjoy the enclosed heated in-ground pool and spa. They love the short walk or bike ride to the white sands of Vanderbilt Beach. The villa is conveniently located just five and a half blocks from the beach and not far from the "NEW Uptown", Mercato. Mercato is the newest HOT SPOT in Naples with dining, shops, Bars, Movies, and nightlife. It features a Whole Foods Market. Ritzy Rabbit is not far from golf courses, tennis courts, library, movie theaters, nature preserves, the zoo. A short walk to beautiful Delnor-Wiggins State Park on the beach takes only about 15 minutes, or grab a bike and be there in just a few minutes, (we provide Delnor-Wiggins State Park Pass for free entry and parking at the beach). Dining on the Beach at the Ritz Carlton, LaPlaya or the Turtle Club is a treat you won't want to miss. During our high season (mid Dec. to end of April) we take reservations from Saturday to Saturday. Off season we can accept flexible dates.

Ritzy Rabbit is a beautifully furnished, five bedroom home and includes a separate cabana as the 5th room,(sleeps ten) three full baths, two half baths, great room . The kitchen is truly gourmet, with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, etc. This two-story home boasts a beautiful Master Suite on the main floor, with a King bed, walk-in closet with safe, large bath with shower and over-sized tub. Glass doors open to the walled courtyard, pool, and spa.

Across the courtyard in our cabana are private guest quarters with a kitchenette, full bath, and a private entry.

We will leave wine for you upon arrival. Our guest book will guide you to the grocery stores, abundant shops, movies, and activities, dining and night spots. Need more information? We will be happy to give you our favorite restaurants and a few only the locals know about. Feel free to call or text us during your stay with requests for information etc. We are there to help make your vacation stay, one of your best.

Our Villa is wonderful for family vacations. The separate cabana is great for the grandparents, that teenager, or the newlyweds. The upstairs with three bedrooms makes this a great area for children. A TV allows them to have their own space. The award winning beach, spectacular sunsets, heated pool and spa, and spacious accommodations, make this perfect for a family vacation.

Keywords: Private Home, Villa, Self-Catering, Heated Pool and Spa

More Details

Kathleen Rubeck
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 1, 2018

About Kathleen Rubeck

My husband Ron and I purchased this home because we fell in love with it. The floor plan, the way the living room opens to the pool and Lanai, the spa, the separate cabana room, and the proximity to the beach, all make it a perfect vacation home. I grew up in Naples, and have always considered it home away from home. Ron and I were married here, and spent our first years together in Naples. We have always made this our family vacation spot. Our entire family loves the weather, the relaxing atmosphere, and the proximity to shops, activities and of course the beach. Each year we spent more time here, feel healthier here, and have now made Naples our permanent home.

Kathleen Rubeck purchased this house in 2005

Why Kathleen Rubeck chose Vanderbilt Beach

Naples has become a destination for international travelers. Boasting over one hundred golf courses, arts venues, water sports, a water park, shopping, dining, and nature preserves, Naples has something for everyone. Ritzy Rabbit is conveniently located. It is close to all the essential shops and pharmacies, as well as groceries, Whole Foods, and Sam's Club. North of our home in Vanderbilt Beach is one of the largest malls in America, Coconut Pointe Mall. Miramar is a wonderful outlet mall also just minutes north of us. We are just 25 minutes from Regional Southwest International Airport in Ft. Myers. To our south is the Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Waterside Shops, Fifth Ave. and Third Street.

What makes this house unique

Ritzy Rabbit is just a few blocks from Delnor Wiggins State Park on the Beach. We provide a pass to the park which allows you to enter and park for free. When you return to your vacation home, the pool and spa await. The safety fence around the pool, helps keeps the little ones safe while you and they enjoy the outdoor lanai. The separate Cabana room, with it's own bath and kitchenette, is the perfect place for the newly weds, grandparents, or the teenager who needs some space.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our families had a lovely time. The children so enjoyed the pool. The moms enjoyed the washer and dryer! Everything was very convenient, so close to the water. We hope to come back again next year.
Jun 2010
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Vanderbilt Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2597 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Cabana Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs 1/2 Bath Access to Pool and house - toilet
    En suite 1/2 Bath Upstairs Twin Bedroom - toilet
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Located on the lanai next to the Pool
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Crib can be placed up or downstairs
    Upstairs Guest Room with Twins - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Guest Room with Twins - 2 twin/ single
    Cabana Room - 1 queen , This room has, full bath, coffee maker, small refrigerator
    Upstairs Queen Guest Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Great for a small child in your room. Bed rail available.
  • King size beds (1) In the Master Suite, Cabana has a queen bed. Twin or Single Beds (5) 2 twins in 2 upstairs bedrooms. A queen and twin in 3rd upstairs bedroom. Twins can be made up as a king upon request for a small fee., Baby Cribs (1) Includes crib and sheets. We also furnish a Pack & Play.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling Fans, Plantation Shutters, Kitchen appliances include Toaster, Coffee Grinder, Coffeemaker, blender, Electric Kettle. Other amenities included: Hair Dryers, Bath and Beach Towels, 2 Bicycles,Beach Chairs,Beach Toys Patio Table and Chairs, Lounge Chairs by the Pool,Cooler .


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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Cudahy, WI

Great rental

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 9-28-17 to 10-5-17. This was 2 weeks after MAJOR Hurricane Irma. The owners informed us of some damage to the house, but they got contractors to work and the house was in great condition when we arrived. Our group was 10 adults age 51-70. 6 siblings and 4 spouses in town for a wedding. The house was large enough for all of us and no one in our group had any complaints. The house was bright, roomy, clean and comfortable. The pool area was also roomy enough for all of us to lounge around.

The house is located in a great, safe neighborhood. Far enough away from Hwy. 41 that it is relatively quiet, but close enough that shopping and dining are only a few minute drive. It's also close to the beach and state park. Some of us would walk every morning west on 111th Ave to Gulf Shore Dr, then south on Gulf Shore to Vanderbilt Beach Road. Roundtrip is about 4.5 miles and quite scenic.

We all agreed this was a very enjoyable vacation. Cannot think of any negatives. We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both Ron and I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review of our home. We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Ritzy Rabbit. We strive to provide a relaxing vacation stay for each of our guests. We also want to thank you for taking such good care of our home. We would love to have you back. Kathy Rubeck, Owner
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Just got back from a family vacation, 9 In total. Had a great time! Naples is a great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Destination. The house was fantastic...big and clean, great pool. Barbecued every night and ate out on the patio every time. 5 minute drive to the beaches..but would recommend the extra 10 minute drive to Lowdermilk beach. Stores close by to make all the purchases we needed. Nothing was lacking. Highly recommended! Thanks Kathy+++

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed our home, and your vacation in Naples ! Thank you for taking the time to send a review. Please let us know when you plan another trip to Naples. We would love to have you back. Kathy
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Randolph center, Vermont,

Ritzy rabbit wonderful house including pool and hot tub. 5 bedrooms. Very family

  • 5 of 5

We had an extended family group which included 2 grandmas, 3 moms and 5 children ages 1yr old to 5 yrs old.Kathy made sure there were plenty of high chairs, cribs and strollers, toys. The pass to the state park close was invaluable. We rode bikes to the beach, walked with strollers and drove, taking toys, chairs and coolers full of food. The pool and hot tub were wonderful for the hours around the beach. Shopping and places to eat out close and plentiful. We would all come back to this house any time. Plenty of beach towels, everything clean and in good working order. Loved it,thanks Kathy.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your family was able to enjoy our home. Our goal is to provide items for your vacation that help to make it fun and stress free. Thank you for taking the time to review our home. Please let us know the next time you plan a trip to Naples.
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Calif. wine country

Family Reunion at Ritz Rabbit

  • 5 of 5

Family reunion of 6 adults and 3 small grandchildren for a week: the home was very well equipped and was a delightful location. The pool and hot tub are wonderful for smaller children, and the many bedrooms and beds easily accommodated the whole family. The lovely house is well stocked with all necessities plus bicycles and beach toys. We highly recommend. A California family with children also living in the Southeast

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santiago, Chile


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this house for six days and it was the most memorable family vacation. Group included two infants and 11 adults. The house is in a perfect location and everything works marvelously, including pool/spa/barbecue. Kitchen is very well equipped, wifi was appreciated by all the family. We strongly recommend this house and Kathy and Ron were personally involved to make our stay flawless, including breakfast and other necessities for our arrival on Christmas Day when all stores were closed.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brighton Il.

Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our trip to Naples so much, the house was much bigger than we expected. Which was great because our children and our grandchildren were all here for our youngest daughter's wedding. We had 10 adults and 3 small toddlers and we had plenty of room and bathrooms. We loved all the things that were available to us, high chairs, baby beds, double stroller, loved the bikes, sand toys, coolers. We needed nothing, it was all there. The pool, hot tub and patio was fantastic, we used the pool everyday and night .We would come back here again anytime. Thank you Ron and Kathy.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coconut Point
Wiggins Pass
"State Park on the beach. Has bathrooms, showers, picnic tables, boat ramp, fish from the sho..."
Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream
"Best homeade ice cream "
"Best for Breakfast"
Mel's Diner
"Reasonable and great food. Family dining. "
Randy's Fishmarket Restaurant
"Great Seafood Dine in or purchase fresh fish to grill at home."
Miromar Outlets
"Best place to buy kids clothes, Disney Gear, Shoes and designer clothes."
Waterside Shops
"Expensive but awesome shopping. Fun just to see the shopping area with water features throu..."
Whole Foods Market
"Large selection of vegetables and meats. Bakery is a must, especially the cinnamon sweet ro..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Regional Southwest International Ft Myers
Nearest Barpub
1.2 Miles
Blue Martini
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
La Playa
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
US 41 also called Tamiami Trail
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Patio Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.8 Miles
Vanderbilt Beach
Car: recommended

Water Park, Children's Museum, Walking, Sunset Cruise, Boat Rental, Upscale Shopping and Dining, Art Exhibits including the Philharmonic Center, Naples Museum of Art, and Naples Dinner Theater, Nature Preserves, Botanical Gardens, Air Boat Rides, Everglades Tours, Go Cart Rides, Movies, Fine Dining.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning (tax included) $225
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

Call Kathy 812-327-8950 with questions. During our winter season (mid December to May 1st) we make reservations from Saturday to Saturday. Off season we can do flexible days. $300 Deposit is due with the reservation. One half is due half way to your check in date. The other half is due 2 to 3 weeks before you arrive. $225 Cleaning Fee. (tax included on cleaning) deducted from the deposit after your stay. 11% Florida Tax on Rent. Accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover over the phone. Rates Subject to Change without notice. January and August are our best value seasons.
If booked, call for availability in our other homes. CALL for discounts 812-327-8950.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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