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

Bedrooms 4
Space 213 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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!


More Details

Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners)
Member since: 2006
Speaks english, We email in English, German, French and Spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2017

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 213 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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BEST VALUE 3+bedroom heated POOL Home WALK OR BIKE to beach and near restaurants
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

An absolute gem in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I can't praise this villa and it's owners enough.

This was the most comfortable and best stocked villa I have ever stayed in. The pool was fantastic and really private. It's within walking distance of an amazing ice cream shop as well as a few bars and restaurants. It's well located to travel down to Everglades City for airboats as well as up to Fort Myers for baseball, theme parks and water parks not to mention the jewel in the crown of Bonita beach which is a 5 min drive down the road and the most amazing beach and sunsets I've ever seen. We went to the beach 2 days and both times dolphins swam past us when we were in the sea.

The owners were great too - great communication and very helpful.

I can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location for exploring Naples and the surrounding area.

The villa was very clean and smart on arrival just as the pictures on the website. The pool was lovely, warm enough from the solar heating.

The owners were a pleasure to deal with and very helpful with information in the area, in particular where to find the free beach parking tips!

We would recommend Casa Bonita to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property in a good location, close to the beach, although with a great heated pool there is no need to go anywhere but by the pool.

Very well equipped house with everything you would need and more, from the cooking utensils, to bikes, BBQ, and beach gear.

Shops are nearby and a big outlet mall a few miles away if you want to shop and grab a bargain.

We really enjoyed our stay, very relaxing in and very comfortable, well maintained property with lovely owners.

Would definitely stay again and recommend to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house and location!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting vacation homes in Florida for over 20 years and Casa Bonita was, by far, the best equipped house we have every stayed in! The owners have thought of absolutely everything, the kitchen was particularly well equipped, including kitchen towels, cling film wrap and tin foil. The house description was very accurate and the booking process was very easy to complete; also our security deposit was returned extremely promptly. The house was very clean on arrival and is in a great location, very convenient for the beach and other attractions, also for shops and restaurants, many of which are within walking distance. The owners provide masses of information relating to the local area. A minor problem we had whilst there was very quickly dealt with. The pool and outside space were superb and the beds were very comfortable. We wouldn't hesitate to return to Casa Bonita and can highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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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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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 Shores, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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