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

Bonita Shores, Bonita Bay, FL, USA
  • House1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

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.


Kimberly Weigert

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Feb 13, 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!


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

          Location Type

            • Near The Ocean
              Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach!


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Seasonings mustard ketchup Mayo olive oil Sugar Flour
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • 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

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shelling
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • parasailing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              9 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great winter get away

                                                              Beckie P.

                                                              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.

                                                              Three Words: Attention To Details

                                                              Michael C.

                                                              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.

                                                              Home away from home

                                                              Santana W.

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

                                                              Beautiful house!

                                                              Ayana S.Marietta

                                                              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!

                                                              Absolutely wonderful!!

                                                              Ariel M.

                                                              The house is beautiful!! We had a very peaceful stay at the Little Hickory Cottage and can't wait to come back! Thank you!!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much Ariel! So glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope you can return soon!

                                                              Perfect hideaway

                                                              richard O.

                                                              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!


                                                              Bonita Shores, Bonita Bay, FL, USA

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