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Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners)

Member since: 2006
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Speaks english, We email in English, German, French and Spanish

BEST VALUE 3+bedroom heated POOL Home WALK OR BIKE to beach and near restaurants

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Florida South Gulf Coast holiday house

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

Our 'Casa Bonita' home is a four bedroom, solar heated, saltwater pool 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!


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  • 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)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks english, We email in English, German, French and Spanish

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 Florida South Gulf Coast

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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based on 12 traveller reviews

BEST VALUE 3+bedroom heated POOL Home WALK OR BIKE to beach and near restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Excellent House and Pool!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here to escape the cold winter in the north. We had a fantastic time! It is one of those houses that you are tempted to not review at all because you want to keep the secret to yourself! Peter and Cate (the owners) were very thoughtful and have everything that one would need when staying. The cupboards and light switches are labeled and it makes getting to know the house very easy. My 4 children loved the pool and if you are good with keeping the cover on it the temp was extremely pleasant...even in December! That was the highlight of our vacation for my kids, but my wife and I loved the surrounding area's nature hikes and beaches. The home is on a quiet street and we were more concerned about our happy, screaming children in the pool than anyone around disturbing us. It was such a beautiful getaway location for us. My kids actually thanked us more than once for setting this all up....which they haven't done on the many vacations we have taken them on.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Disfrutamos mucho la estadia en casa bonita. La casa es grande y muy cómoda. y estaba bien limpia. Disfrutamos de la piscina cuando no íbamos a la Playa. Las Playas quedan a corta distancia en carro. Los dueños estuvieron muy atentos durante nuestra estadia. Son muy amables. Recomiendo altamente esta propiedad. Muchas gracias Cate and Pete. Thank you very much Cate & Pete, we enjoyed our vacation in your house. You keep your property clean and well maintained. The beaches are really close and also restaurants and shopping stores. We recommend highly casa bonita for your next vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Delightful Casa Bonita

  • 5 of 5

Casa Bonita is a delightful, spacious villa, elegantly furnished and with the pool set in a large lanai with plenty of space for relaxing and dining. It is extremely well equipped with everything you need for indoor, outdoor and beach living - even bikes are provided. The villa is in a quiet neighbourhood and only a few minutes by car or bike to the fabulous beaches of Bonita Beach and Barefoot Beach. The beautiful Lover's Key and Delmore Wiggins Beach are just a short distance away. As lovers of wildlife and nature we enjoyed visits to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, Lakes Park and Estero Wildlife Area, and all are within easy reach. The friendly, helpful owners provide lots of maps and information about the area and the many places of interest to visit.We really appreciate the care and thought they put into ensuring their guests have a perfect vacation.

We have stayed in Casa Bonita several times and hope to return. We have many happy memories of our holidays in this lovely part of Florida and cannot think of a nicer place to stay than Casa Bonita

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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
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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
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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

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bonita Springs, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Shoulder Season
3 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
Super Summer VALUE
1 Jun 2016 - 30 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Shoulder
1 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter High Season
18 Dec 2016 - 16 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Shoulder season
17 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sumer Value
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn shoulder Season
1 Oct 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter High Seaason
18 Dec 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Florida South Gulf Coast, 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
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • 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
  • 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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