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Perfect location! Close to beaches yet quiet! 5 min walk to watersports rental

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Beach cottage close to beaches, shopping and restaurants

We were untouched by Hurricane Irma! Super cute beach cottage located on the much sought after Gulf Side of Hwy 41, close to the beaches! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, newly remodeled house on a quiet residential street. New on the rental market. Walking distance to beaches and shopping. Barefoot Beach voted #2 beach in the U.S. is a 10 minute drive, Bonita Main beach and shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. A 10 minute drive to Coconut Point (shopping and restaurants) and 15 minutes to Lovers Key State Park for hiking, bird-watching, and Kayak rentals.

Sweetwater's Water Sports is a 5 minute walk from the cottage where you can rent Jet Skis, Kayaks, Paddleboards and more and launch right from their dock!

Little Hickory Cottage is the ideal getaway location for you to enjoy all that SWF has to offer. The home has three bedrooms. Master bedroom with King size bed is light and airy and has a newly remodeled en-suite bathroom. Two guest bedrooms with queen size beds are neatly decorated and have ceiling fans, and all new furniture. The guest bathroom has a shower/tub and was just remodeled. The house also has a washer, dryer for all your laundry needs. And we supply detergent!

The kitchen is brand new with all new stainless steel appliances and is fully equipped with everything waiting for you to prepare a snack or a gourmet meal. Three different coffee makers! All brand new French Press, Keurig, and Mr. Coffee. A gas grill is provided just outside on the lanai, along with a brand new large table that seats 6 with an umbrella for Al Fresco dining!

After dinner, you can take a walk or ride a bike to the beach for a beautiful sunset. Return home, relax and watch a movie or curl up with a good book in the comfy living room. There is a large flat screen TV for keeping up with your favorite show or connecting to the wireless internet. Amazon Fire stick with 100's of channels for movies, sports. and games.

The lanai has a table for 6, new gas barbecue and is a great place to relax after a wonderful day at the beach or just exploring the area. The neighborhood itself is quiet and family-friendly, safe for running, walking, and biking. Six Beach chairs, a beach umbrella, and cooler are included. Four bikes are also included.

Little Hickory Cottage’s yard is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Certified by the National Wildlife Federation. The large herb garden, numerous citrus trees and other local plants attract many butterflies and birds. Feel free to harvest some herbs for your gourmet meals! Fresh Basil!!!

You can rent everything from bikes and boats to paddle boards, jet skis and fishing gear nearby, so pack light! Even a new ice cream parlor and restaurants are within walking distance. Just a few miles north are the restaurants, bars, and live entertainment of Ft Myers Beach’s Times Square area and also the Ferry to Key West.

Take some time while you are here to explore the area. Bonita Springs. Barefoot Beach, Bonita Beach, Lovers Key State Park and Fort Myers Beach. They are all only a 10 minute drive from the house. Swim in the warm waters of the Gulf, walk the white sand beaches and collect shells. See our magnificent wildlife, and take in our glorious nature surrounding you. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to catch sight of some dolphins or our beloved Manatees.

There is plenty to keep you busy during the evening after a day at the beach. Plenty of shopping, movie theaters, miniature golf and so much more are just a short drive from the house. A Farmer's Market open on Saturday's and Sundays with all kinds of goodies, is within walking distance of the house. A few miles away, you can visit the Ford and Edison Estate and Museums, the Imaginarium, The Butterfly Estates, Calusa Nature Center, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, The Bird Rookery, Naples Botanical Garden, the Naples Zoo, Tin City, Fifth Avenue or even visit the Everglades and take an airboat or swamp buggy ride.

More Details

Kimberly Weigert
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Kimberly Weigert

We lived in Hawaii on Maui for many years. Moved to SW Florida in 2010. We love Bonita Springs by the beach even more than we loved Maui! Bill has been in Property Management for many years and is an expert at keeping the home in exceptional condition.

Kimberly Weigert purchased this house in 2016

Why Kimberly Weigert chose Bonita Shores

We chose this property for a vacation rental because it is very beachy and close to the beach! Exactly what we wanted! We love the neighborhood, it is a wonderful place to walk, ride bikes and live!

What makes this house unique

Home is less than 1.5 miles from the entrance to Barefoot Beach and Bonita Beach. 3 minutes by car, 15 minutes by bike, 20/25 minute walk. The area is lovely with Kayak, Jet ski and paddleboard rentals within walking distance!

The house is really cute with shiplap type paneling and coastal décor. Comfortable and clean!


Bonita Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Perfect location! Close to beaches yet quiet! 5 min walk to watersports rental
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Perfect little beach house! Very clean, comfortable, and well-equipped for a wonderful stay!! My family really enjoyed the sitting areas inside and on the patio outside. The kitchen is big and has everything you need to do some basic cooking. Great location near shops and beaches as well! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kathleen! So glad you enjoyed your stay. You and your family were the perfect guests. We hope to see you again!
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Great winter get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Little Hickory Cottage. Kim and Bill did an outstanding job of supplying anything and everything we needed to enjoy the stay. The cottage is very cozy and nicely decorated (I love blue and white).

We enjoyed going to the beach and taking really long walks to look at the great houses on Bare Foot Beach. We have friends who live a few miles away, and the house was perfect to invite a few people over for appetizers and cocktails.

We also enjoy going out for meals and love the local fresh fish (grouper, snapper, mahi mahi) and had lots of places close by to choose from. Also enjoyed going to the Promenade -- DeRomo was excellent and the Lake House was fun on a sunny Sunday afternoon as they have a band.

We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Three Words: Attention To Details

  • 5 of 5

Kimberly has done a masterful job of decorating and making sure her tenants have everything they need for a pleasant stay. Although we used it while waiting to settle on our permanent home, it proved to be an extremely pleasant and convenient place. It is close to the beaches as well as to a myriad of great restaurants and other activities beachgoers expect in a recreational area. Potential renters can't go wrong with this quaint cottage equipped with all the modern upgrades. From beach chairs to bicycles, bonfires to bedrooms, all one has to do is bring a bathing suit. We highly recommend it and the hosts who are nearby if needed.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved little Hickory Cottage. This house was so welcoming and accommodating. We look forward to vacationing here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was spectacular! It had everything my family and I could have ever wanted in a vacation home and none of us were wanting to leave! It has fresh mango and avocado trees growing in the backyard, an herb garden, and all the amenities you could ask for. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect hideaway

  • 4 of 5

This house is exactly as described. Beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and maintained this house is ideally located for getting around the Naples/Fort Myers area. Recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Myers RSW
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Fish House
Nearest Ferry
14 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Beach
1.4 Miles
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.