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Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners)

Advertiser since: 2006
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners)

Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks english, We email in English, German, French and Spanish
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1 March, 2015
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Bonita Springs holiday house

3 Bedrooms plus den, sleeps 8, walk or bike to the beach!

Our 'Casa Bonita' home is a four bedroom, heated pool (saltwater) home, custom designed and built in 2006. It is located on a very quiet street in the Bonita Shores neighborhood. The master suite has a king bed, elegant bath, private toilet area and large walk-in closet. The two guest bedrooms are off a separate hallway, one guest bedroom has a queen bed and 2nd guest room two twins and share the guest full bath. The fourth bedroom is furnished as a den/TV room and has a queen hide-a-bed for extra visitors. This home has large sliders from the vaulted ceiling Great Room, Master bedroom and Dining room onto the covered lanai and screened, heated, salt water pool. Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach are easily reached by a 2km ride on the bikes we supply. Barefoot Beach may be the most unspoiled, beautiful beach in Southwest Florida! Nearby (6 Km)Delnor Wiggins State Park Beach is rated # 3 Best Beach by Dr. Beach The saltwater pool (no chemicals) is on the sunny south side of the house and is heated year round your for relaxing swimming. Everything you need for your holiday is included: bed and bath linens, pool and beach towels and toys, and a gourmet equipped kitchen. If you prefer to dine out, the house is within easy walking distance or a short drive of many fine restaurants.

Please ASK about our OTHER POOL home Blue Heron house!


More Details
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners) (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english, We email in English, German, French and Spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
1 March, 2015

About Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners)

Peter and Cate custom designed and built this exquisite home in 2006. We are avid nature lovers, Peter is a nature guide and very knowledgeable birder. We offer (when possible) boat rides out to Keewaddin Island, only accessible by boat, a nature lovers beach paradise! Dolphins, sea turtle nesting areas, wonderful birding and more!

Why Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners) chose Bonita Springs

Our home is conveniently located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to all 11 miles of beautiful public beaches. We have a large booklet in the house with information and brochures on all the many things to do and directions to these attractions. We supply lots of pool and beach floats and toys, 8 beach chairs, beach umbrella and cooler for your beach food!

What makes this house unique

When possible we are happy to offer a trip to a secluded nature paradise, Keewaddin Island, accessible only by boat. View Dolphins, Manatees, many waterbirds, and more. Ask us!

Guestbook comments from the owner

All too soon our holiday is coming to an end. We have had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We think Casa Bonita is such a lovely villa.You have given such thought to providing everything one might need for a great holiday. We particularly appreciated the large sun umbrella this year. It provided good shade cover on the beach. This is the third time we have stayed and have many happy memories to take home.

Thanks again for our stay. We hope to return to this delightful area.

Apr 2013
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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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BEST VALUE 3+bedroom heated POOL Home WALK OR BIKE to beach and restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Casa Bonita provided a wonderful winter get away

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many VRBO/Home Away rentals and this was one of the best. Everything was as described. The neighborhood was quiet with friendly neighbors and lots of nice bikeable streets. The house was nicely furnished and well equipped. ..three good bikes and much beach and pool equipment and toys.Cate and Peter were wonderful hosts. They answered all our questions and provided fact sheets concerning beaches, parking, restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses. When our coffee pot quit working, they quickly brought over a new one. The screened lanai was especially nice as it allowed us to let our collie go in and out at will to watch the squirrels and talk to the neighbor's dog. Proof of how much we enjoyed our stay....we have booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Clean, Tidy, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Was nervous about renting a house. I'm a European and had never thought of renting. Well after renting here I will never look to stay in a hotel again.When you add the cost of eating out it works out cheaper staying in a lovely spacious house (Just like being at home, but sunshine not rain!!!!) like Cate and Peters. Charming hosts made us feel most welcome. Pool was a real added bonus. Really close to beach and great wildlife. Would highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Wunderbarer Ferienaufenthalt!

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben einen Monat lang im Casa Bonita mit unserem 6-jährigen Sohn die Sommerferien genossen.

Das Haus entsprach der Ausschreibung und es fehlte an nichts. Die Ausstattung war einwandfrei und es war alles vorhanden für einen langen Aufenthalt.

Das Haus, der Pool und die Umgebung waren gepflegt. Die ruhige Lage war sehr angenehm.

Das Vermieter-Ehepaar war ausserordentlich freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir haben den Kontakt mit Ihnen sehr geschätzt.

Wir empfehlen dieses grosse, sympathische und ideal gelegene Ferienhaus gerne weiter.

Es ist ideal gelegen für Ausflüge aller Art. Es gibt in unmittelbarer Nähe sehr gute Restaurants, wunderbare Strände, schöne Naturparks, lustige Minigolf-Anlagen, hervorragende Outlets und vieles mehr.

Wir haben die Zeit im Casa Bonita sehr genossen und wären gerne länger als einen Monat geblieben.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Frankfurt am Main

Perfect for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We (Family of five, 2 adults, three kids (8, 7 and 3 years) spend wonderful 12 days at Casa Bonita.

The house was perfect for us. It was all as described. The owners (Cate and Peter) contacted us before via e-Mail and made sure that - for example - the kid safety screen was built around the pool. This was very importnant for us as the youngest boy cannot swim.

The rooms were fitted out as you would like to have it, kitchen was not new, but all functioning and in good shape. The pool was the perfect "toy" for all of our boys and for us. Lots of fun and with the given pool toys a fantastic "exercise".

Internet, TV, phone, WLAN, all was there. In the garage there were bikes and all what is required for a day at the beach. Some of the things there were broken - therefore not usable -- but this was only a very minor thing and I believe these were left overs from former renters. Anyway, we had all what was needed.

The house was clean and very luxury with regard tp space. The kids space was on one side, the master bedroom on the other. This way we could have some time for us as well, while the kids were playing on their room(s).

We would and will recommend this house to our friends. It is not brand new, but we actually liked this as we were feeling home and not as we would have been in a space that "does not belong to us".

Shopping opportunities are within five minutes by car (Publix, K-Markt etc.).

Outlets for extensive shopping are within 15 minutes and the beaches are within five minutes as well. For dinner all needs (from cheap to expensive) are reachable within 5 to 20 minutes as well, like Outback, IHOP, MCDonalds (kids), Cheesecake Factory, Doc's Beach House etc.

Our next trip to Florida is scheduled for Oct. next year and this house will be on our list to ask, if there is some space available.

Kind regards,

The Hennes Family

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
East Lansing, Michigan USA

Simply the Best

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend this beautiful, well-maintained and conveniently located house to anyone. It has a large southwest-facing lanai and pool, a spacious great room and all the kitchenware needed to cook your own meals. The landlords are delightful, very accommodating and friendly. (They live just a few miles away.) Access to the beach is close. The neighborhood is quiet, offering a pleasant area to walk through. Several good restaurants are within walking distance and spectacularly good ones just a short drive south off Tamiami Trail (US 41). Both Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are just a few minutes away by car. We rented this house for two winters, and had such a pleasant experience that we decided we wanted to buy our own house, which we have. We will miss Casa Bonita and our regular contact with the wonderful, knowledgeable owners of this property. For those who like to visit thrift shops, this area is heaven. For those who are serious birders or just like to watch birds, several nature preserves are available; we especially like the Audubon Bird Sanctuary at Corkscrew Swamp, which is about 45 minutes from Casa Bonita. There are also two off-leash dog parks within easy driving distance. A short drive north takes you to Dog Beach, which, as the name implies, is a sheltered cove where dogs can swim and chase balls in shallow waters. Just a bit farther north is Lovers Key, with trails around lagoons and easy access to a gorgeous white-sand beach. You just can't beat this place. Oh, I almost forgot, visitors ought to stop at Royal Scoop for the best ice cream in Florida; you can walk to it too. How great is that?

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Seattle, King County, Washington

Our favorite vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I hosted a reunion in this and one other house this year and had the time of our lives. Barefoot Beach was so cool with all the gopher tortoises, and we loved exploring southwest florida's wild places so close by. We had two small kids with us and the owners supplied us with every baby and childcare equipment piece imaginable; all immaculately clean and in good repair. The house and pool were absolutely perfect. We would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway in sunny Florida.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Ft. Myers International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Many golf courses nearby
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Many restaurants within easy walking distance
Nearest Beach
1.5 Kilometres
Bonita Beach
Car: recommended

Bonita Shores is a quiet residential neighborhood near the Gulf of Mexico (and its fabulous beaches) between Naples to the south and Lovers Key to the north. Sunny and mild weather year-round makes Southwest Florida a holiday paradise. Our guests enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, many of which are focused on the beach, but other opportunities for nature study are diverse and remarkable. Try birding at Ding Darling Sanibel Island or Corkscrew Audubon Sanctuary, spot alligators at the Big Cypress, or boat through the vast and mysterious Everglades. Peter is a guide/naturalist and if you like he can give you tips on where to go to see wildlife and nature at its best. Recent guests have enjoyed trips in our boat to remote and seldom seen beaches for shelling, walking, swimming and picnicking. Ask Cate or Peter for more information.

Other Activities: Boating, kayaking, birding, nature study

Golf: Naples has earned a reputation of having some of the most sought after golf courses in the World. Naples, Florida, presently boasts over 100 golf courses!

Also ask about our OTHER pool home, Blue Heron.


Rates & Availability

From $143 Per night

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bonita Springs, Florida

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter High Season
19 Dec 2014 - 4 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
5 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
Super Summer VALUE
1 Jun 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
4 night minimum stay
Fall Shoulder
1 Oct 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
Winter High Season
19 Dec 2015 - 2 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder Season
3 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes Rental Rate, plus 10% tax, plus one time cleaning fee of $125 = Total Cost
. REFUNDABLE security deposit $500, REFUNDABLE pet deposit $75
We ask for 1/2 rent at booking. Then the rest due 45 days before arrival date. Payments can be by Credit Card through PayPal, wire or direct deposit. Personal US checks must clear our bank by payment due date.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bonita Springs, Florida

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , ensuite
    Guest Bath - toilet , bath with shower
  • The elegant master bath is ensuite with a luxurious walk-in shower and large walk-in closet. The 3 guest bedrooms are off another other hallway and share a bath with a combination tub/shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Queen Hide-a-bed sofa in TV/Den bedroom
    Master Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , Glass sliders onto covered Lanai and screened Pool area
  • The house has a convenient split floor plan. The Master bedroom and elegant bath are off its own hall and separated from the guest bedrooms for peace and privacy. A porta-crib and other baby equipment is available at no charge for those who might need it, so ask before you pack it, we may save you some luggage! The fourth bedroom is furnished with a hide-a-bed sofa (extra large double) and flat screen TV.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • video player
  • Barbecue
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • conservatory
  • Tennis
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We have made extra efforts to accommodate a wide variety of holiday-makers, families with children and infants will find beach toys, strollers and more available. Disabled travelers can easily enter and get around the house. Enjoy our heated salt water pool, low to no chemicals, wonderful for a relaxing very private swim! Pets are welcome on approval and with a signed pet addendum. We request that smokers not smoke indoors. There is an ample comfortable outdoor area around the pool for smoking. Wireless Internet, cable TV, pool HEAT and garden maintenance are INCLUDED in the price.

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