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BEST VALUE 3+bedroom HOME WALK TO VANDERBILT BEACH, MERCATO SHOPS AND DINING

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

A large family home close to beach, restaurants, Ritz-Carlton & Whole Foods!

Naples is all about the beach and we offer the best value within walking distance to Vanderbilt Beach and nearby Delnor Wiggins beach (voted #3 of top 10 beaches by Dr. Beach!). Don't get stuck miles from the beach, stay in our spacious 4 bedroom villa. We have everything you need for a great family vacation. Save money by dining in, the kitchen is well equipped for serving 8 guests and America's best grocery store, Whole Foods, is within 2 blocks. Or walk or bike to any of dozens of restaurants ranging from inexpensive but inventive eateries to haute cuisine at the Ritz-Carlton and Turtle Club overlooking the beach. The floor plan features a master bedroom off it's own hall, with a king bed and ensuite bath. Off their own separate hall are a second bedroom with a queen bed, a third with two twin beds, and a second full bath with soaking tub and shower. The fourth bedroom is furnished as a TV room but also has a full hide-a-bed. The large screened lanai looks south on a garden of tropical foliage. Please ASK about our NEW POOL home 'BLUE HERON' available right across the street from Sandpiper House.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners)
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, We email in English, German, French and Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

About Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners)

We live full time here in Naples and are always happy to help you enjoy your holiday!

Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners) purchased this house in 1999

Why Cate and Peter Goodin (Owners) chose North Naples

We custom designed and built this home in 1999. It is an easy walk or bike ride to Vanderbilt beach. There is also a parking garage located at Vanderbilt Beach. Just up the road is wonderful award winning Delnor-Wiggins State Park Beach, a natural preserve beach. We supply 8 beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys and information booklets of lots of things to do nearby.

What makes this house unique

Naples has 11 miles of beautiful public beaches, easy to get to from our house. And we are close to wonderful Corkscrew Audubon Sanctuary, the SW Florida Nature Conservancy, TenThousand Island National Park, and area great shopping. Peter is a nature guide and can suggest many trips here for birding and nature lovers. When possible we also offer free boat rides to Keewaddin Island, only reachable by boat, a nature island, the 'real' Florida!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been coming to your great rental home for 4 years now and can be happier. Your home has everything we need and it is such a good location! Thanks for all the information you provide in the house about all the fun things to do and see. We enjoy how close the beach is and the neighbors are very nice. We will be back next year.
Oct 2013
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We have been coming to your great rental home for 4 years now and can be happier. Your home has everything we need and it is such a good location! Thanks for all the information you provide in the house about all the fun things to do and see. We enjoy how close the beach is and the neighbors are very nice. We will be back next year.
Oct 2013
  • 1 of 3

18 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

5

What a lovely location and property to vacation at

  • 5 of 5

This has been the best vacation we have had. The location of the property is within reasonable walking distance of Vanderbilt Beach. For the energetic though its a short distance anyway bikes are available. This quiet neighbourhood is ideal for a reasonably priced family break. Everything you could want is readily to hand. Any issues the owners were always contactable and all communications were excellent and trouble free. Would thoroughly recommend and look forwards to visiting again. Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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colorado springs
5

Perfect location and great value

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our needs. The location was convenient to everything. The unit was well equipped, and even had bicycles for my husband and I to ride down to the beach and not have to deal with the hassle of parking. The owners were wonderful and very helpful. They were available and accessible at all times and made sure we had everything we needed. They were sincerely interested in fixing things if there were any maintenance issues.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We really want all our guests to have a wonderful holiday in our home. And thank you very much for taking such good care of our home, we hope that you will come again. Cate and Peter www.v
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Michigan
5

Beautiful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I needed a place to go after being discharged from the hospital. I was so excited to find this beautiful home! Upon arrival, the property surpassed my expectations. It is spacious, tastefully decorated and exceptionally clean. There was a perfect place for my service dog to relieve himself as well. The home is well furnished with a pretty well equpit kitchen. I felt very much at home which made my recovery even easier. The location is convenient to just about anything you can possibly think of. The owners go out of their way to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Without a shadow of a doubt, I would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Peter and I are very glad that you had a nice stay, we always want all our guests to feel as you did! Please know you are welcome anytime, we'd love to haver you back! Cordially, Cate and Petet
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5

Home near the beach, restaurants

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious 3 bedroom home in Naples Park/ Vanderbilt Beach area. It is 2 blocks from the Mercado shopping/dining complex and 4 or 5 blocks to the beach. It was quiet and had a kitchen, 2 full baths and large living/dining area. The owner was available to assist or provide info if needed. We liked the nearby beach and restaurants in the Mercado complex and surrounding area, We will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, we are glad that you had a nice time in our home. We look forward to you coming again!
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Poor standard of Cleanliness and Maintenance

  • 1 of 5

This property was clearly suffering from negligible maintenance and a poor standard of cleaning.

The tidy, grassed, frontage shown in the photographs disappeared some time ago. Now there is a patch of dirt, overgrown shrubbery, damp moss growing above the entrance and a scruffy, dirty and uninviting front door.

Lighting is needed to do anything indoors, at any time of the day. The building is surrounded by over-sized plants and the rear yard is seriously overgrown. This makes the lanai dark all day. The rear yard is another patch of dirt.

A serious concern is the state of the air conditioning. The amount of dirt spread around the outlets indicates a lack of cleaning but also that the filters have probably not been replaced in a long time. This is not helped by the dirt accumulating on the top of the fan paddles.

Equally concerning was the appalling state of the stove top extract filter and the fact that the oven had not been cleaned.

The kitchen and bathrooms have cupboards and drawers full of junk, rubbish and left-overs from previous visitors. There was a collection of part-used sauce bottles in the refrigerator and a dry goods cupboard full of unused and part-used items; all of dubious quality, vintage and cleanliness.

The master bath is in real need of refurbishment. The grouting in the shower stall is dirty and cracked/missing – from which a plague of flies arrives every morning.

All the windows needed cleaning, as did the slats of the blinds. The internal walls and doors were covered with grubby finger marks and this was especially apparent on the doors from the lanai and the walls around the kitchen.

A lot of the furniture was grubby/dirty; the desk chair in the den was broken; the seat covers in the den were dirty as were all the seat cushions on the lanai.

The kitchen is well equipped but a lot of the crockery was chipped/cracked and nothing really felt clean. The chopping boards were unhygienic as were the pot holders and tea towels.

On the lanai the table was caked with dirt – hiding under grubby place-mats. The sun loungers were in a disgusting condition.

Cleaning everywhere has been superficial for some time; ledges, base boards and corners were caked in dirt, especially behind doors. There had been no cleaning under/behind furniture in the master bedroom and there was a large stain on the underside of the comforter.

The vacuum cleaners were dirty and one was packed with dirt.

The garbage cans needed a really good clean.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review is written by someone who stayed for one month with NO complaints. It is shocking given that ALL our reviews have been 5 star and 4 stars on all four of our vacation rental homes. It is a complete anomaly and falsehood! We are always praised about the cleanliness, excellent condition of our home and all the amenities we provide. We are surprised that this guest had so many complaints with our home for the month that he stayed there....however we NEVER heard from this guest at all during his stay, despite our four emails encouraging him to please contact us with any problems or concerns that he might have. We retain a team of cleaners, landscape maintenance, pest control, AC and appliance maintenance men to quickly address any problems that might arise. We returned his security deposit in full, 5 days after his departure but twice since then he has emailed saying that he expected a "refund against the rental cost". This is very strange since he stayed one month and never contacted us with any problems and is now asking for a "refund against the rental cost". We can only question that he might have a hidden agenda for his misrepresentations! This review is obviously retaliation for our not giving him the rental refund he sought. The guests who came in directly after him have told us that the house is lovely, completely clean and above their expectations and they found NONE of the problems he has described. We want to assure our future guests that these problems did not exist and that we are committed to making sure all of our guests are satisfied and comfortable. We believe that this review says a great deal about this one renter with an agenda and next to nothing about our rental home.
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Traveling
4

Nice house, Quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

The house was quiet, conveniently located, & well furnished.

We enjoyed our stay in Naples and this home made for a very convenient base.

Landlords were responsive to our needs

Thanks

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

We custom designed and built this home in 1999. It is an easy walk or bike ride to Vanderbilt beach. There is also a parking garage located at Vanderbilt Beach. Just up the road is wonderful award winning Delnor-Wiggins State Park Beach, a natural preserve beach. We supply 8 beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach toys and information booklets of lots of things to do nearby.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Ft. Myers (RSW) at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Shopping market at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : INTERSTATE 75 at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Restaurants at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Vanderbilt Beach at 0.8 Miles Car: not necessary

All within easy WALKING distance! Beach, excellent restaurants, shopping, movie theaters, library, fitness gym, hairdresser/& barber, tennis, playground, boat rentals, parasailing, jet ski rentals and more!

Other Activities: Birding, wildlife study, kayaking, boating, this is a natualist wonderland!

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!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Value Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£618
for 7 nights
£618
£1,855
 
 
Autumn Shouder
1 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£657
for 7 nights
£657
£1,971
 
 
Winter High Season
24 Dec 2017 - 1 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,082
for 7 nights
£1,082
£3,247
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.98
cleaning £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £386.51

We welcome monthly renters with special discounts. Summer is $2400, Spring and Fall are $2500, and Winter is $4200 per month. Rent is subject to 6% Florida tax and 4% local tax. A one-time $100 cleaning fee applies. The house is professionally cleaned before your stay. We can recommend a cleaner for during your stay if you desire. Pet fee is REFUNDABLE $75

We welcome payments by personal checks, Credit Cards via Pay Pal, direct deposit and International money wires. Rates are subject to change until we have a signed lease. 1/2 rent at booking, second 1/2 rent, 10%tax, cleaning fee and REFUNDABLE $500 deposit to be paid 45 days before arrival date.

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Facilities

From the Owner

Naples has 11 miles of beautiful public beaches, easy to get to from our house. And we are close to wonderful Corkscrew Audubon Sanctuary, the SW Florida Nature Conservancy, TenThousand Island National Park, and area great shopping. Peter is a nature guide and can suggest many trips here for birding and nature lovers. When possible we also offer free boat rides to Keewaddin Island, only reachable by boat, a nature island, the 'real' Florida!

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Player

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, large walkin shower
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, large soaking tub/shower

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Master King size Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, ensuite bath
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, Queen hide-a-bed sofa with closets, computer desk and TV
  • Master bedroom suite with french doors leading out onto the private tropical, screened lanai. Queen bedroom and twin bedded room share their own full bath. Portacribs, baby room monitors, strollers and other baby/toddler equipment at no extra cost. Ask us, we may be able to make your packing easier!

Outside

  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...

Notes:

  • We custom designed and built this lovely home in 1999. It is walking distance to Vanderbilt Beach and wonderful Mercato! 2 miles up the road is award winning Delnor Wiggins State Park nature beach, rated #3 by Dr. Beach! Ask about our pool home-Blue Heron-located across the street!