Welcome to Southwest Florida!
We are delighted you have chosen to stay in one of our vacation properties! We have taken every step to make your vacation as restful, relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We hope this will feel like a home away from home.
Please familiarize yourself with the information provided in this online Guest Directory. It is here to answer many questions you may have regarding this home/condo, the property neighborhood, and the surrounding area.
Before you leave, please respond to the “review request” email message you will receive during your stay and leave a property review. The owners love to hear from guests they share their vacation home with, and we love to get 5 Star reviews. If something is not right, please give us a chance to correct it during your stay.
We hope you fall in love with Southwest Florida and fondly remember your time here with us for many, many years to come – and return often!
Relax, Refresh, and Enjoy –
The iTrip Vacations Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs,
Fort Myers & Cape Coral Property Management Team
|Monday – Friday: 9am-6pm
If you have a question or concern that is not addressed in this directory, please contact our Operations Manager by calling the number below and selecting Extension #2 or by emailing us:
*If you or any family member feels ill at any time during or after your stay with flu like symptoms, then please contact us immediately. If this is an emergency, then please dial 911 first.
Check-in time – 4:00pm
During peak season, unavoidable delays may occur. Your patience and understanding will be appreciated.
Check-out time – 10:00am
Your cooperation in adhering to check-out time is necessary to safely prepare the home for the next guest.
- To provide a safe environment for our cleaning teams, we ask that you carefully follow these CDC recommended procedures as you prepare to depart:
- Please notify us if you leave before 10am the morning of your departure so we can let Housekeeping know that the property is vacant. We are unable to honor requests to check out after 10am as our Cleaning and Sanitizing teams need the full time between guests to clean/disinfect the property to CDC standards.
- Please do not remove linens from the beds.
- If you used any extra pillows or blankets stored in the closet, please do not return them to the closet but rather leave them on the bed or on the sofa so these items can be disinfected after your stay.
- If you choose to the wash linens during your stay, please do not mix them with darks or colors.
- Please collect all trash from around the home/condo including bathrooms, unused food from the pantry, refridgerator and freezer and place in a trash bag. This includes anything that may have been opened such as coffee filters, spices, etc.
- If you are staying in a condo, please dispose of bagged trash in the trash chutes or property dumpsters. If you are staying in a home, please dispose per the Trash Instructions in your Itrip Guest Portal Help Center. If trash is left behind for housekeeping, there will be a $75 trash removal fee.
- Please load and start dishwasher; if there is no dishwasher, please hand wash dishes.
- If you are staying in a property with keys, remote controls, key fobs or prox cards, please make certain you leave those items on the kitchen counter before your final departure. Unfortunately, if there will be a $125 replacement fee if they are not here when housekeeping arrives to clean.
- It was a pleasure hosting you and we trust you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future and wish you safe travels!
Maintaining a family atmosphere for the quiet enjoyment of all guests and residents is of the utmost importance. We rent to family groups and responsible adults over the age of 25. The total number of persons allowed in the home at any time is restricted to the stated limit for each property. Absolutely no house parties are allowed. Any violators will be evicted with no refund of rent or damage deposit.
Please remember, this home and the surrounding property is not a hotel. Our owners are happy to share their Florida home with you and trust you will respect it. Please treat it with care. Additionally, the items furnished in the home are the personal property of the owner and are provided for the enjoyment of all guests during their stay. Please be certain to leave all items in their place as you found them, in working order, at the end of your stay.
Call 911 from any phone
If there are fire extinguishers located in the home or on the property, please take a note of their location, should you need them. In the case of a fire, please call 911.
Absolutely NO SMOKING, including cigars, pipes, or e-cigarettes inside the home/condo, in the garage, on balcony, or on the lanai. If any smoke smell, or evidence of smoking is detected, it will result in a charge for the cleaning and/or full restoration of the unit.
No candles are to be burned inside the home, in the garage or on the lanai.
Please keep all doors and windows shut when operating the air conditioning unit. Failure to do so will freeze the unit which will cause the air conditioning to not work.
AC service calls and repairs caused by such will be charged to guest account.
Please use the air conditioning sensibly. Leave the fan on AUTO.
Please remember to return the thermostat to 76 degrees at the end of your stay.
Please refer to the Trash Instructions in your Itrip Guest Portal Help Center for directions specific to the property you are staying in. If trash is left behind for housekeeping, there will be a $75 trash removal fee.
TV / Internet Issues
Occasionally the cable or internet may go out after a storm or power surge. Unfortunately, we nor the owner, have no control over such incidences. This can typically be solved easily by unplugging and resetting the modem and router.
Pool Heater / Swimming Pool
If you are staying in a home with a pool and/or spa, please refer to the Pool/Spa Instructions in your Itrip Guest Portal Help Center for directions specific to the property you are staying in. The following general instructions apply to all pools:
The pool and thermostat settings are established and set by the property owner and their pool service company. Please do not increase pool temp setting above 85 degrees. Although this home has a heated pool, please understand the water temperature is still affected by the outdoor air temperature, and the ability for the heat pump to keep up the temperature settings in the cooler winter months. Increasing the temperature settings during cool weather will not increase the water temperature as you may think, as the heat pump is only running when the pool pump is running. Forcing it to run at a higher temperature or for a longer time will result in damage to the heat pump. Damage caused by guest to the pool and/or mechanicals will be charged to the guest account. Any pool technician service calls needed to be placed by owner or management because of guest misuse or operational error will also be charged to the guest account. The pool pump and heater are set to run daily as prescribed by the owner’s pool service company.
Please DO NOT touch timer settings.
No diving is permitted, and swimming is at your own risk.
Thank you on behalf of owner and manager, your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
If you are staying in a home with a grill, you are welcome to use it on a self-serve basis, including the purchase of charcoal or propane. Please clean the grill prior to your departure. If it is not cleaned there will be a $35 fee charged to your account.
If you are in a condo, most communities have a community grill available on a first come-first serve basis. Please be courteous and clean up after using it.
You are welcome to use any of the beach equipment that the owners have provided during your stay. However, if you take anything to the beach kindly brush or rinse off any sand that has collected before bringing the items back into the home/condo, as well as shaking excess sand out of towels. Please do not put the beach chairs in the Gulf waters as the salt causes the chairs to deteriorate quickly.
If there are bicycles at the property, you are welcome to use them. Guests are responsible for any repairs, damage, or loss. Please clean off bikes after use and return them to the same location you found them at the property. If locks are provided, please use them to secure bikes at all times. Owner or management company does not assume any responsibility for any injury due to bike usage.
In-Sink Garbage Disposal
If the home contains a kitchen sink waste disposal, please always run tap water through as you are operating the disposal. Please do not allow cutlery to fall into the disposal or it will jam. These devices can be extremely dangerous, under no circumstances should you ever put your hand inside the disposal. If the disposal becomes jammed do not attempt to fix it – please call us instead.
You can dispose of most food scraps and waste down the disposal rather than putting it in the garbage. This will avoid unpleasant odors, especially in our warm climate. Please do not place fat or oils in the disposal as they will clog the disposal. Please do not place large peels, seed, bones, or shells in the disposal as this will damage the disposal.
Sewer piping in residential Florida homes and condos are smaller than piping elsewhere. Only flush toilet paper, and even excessive toilet paper can cause a blockage. In the event of a blockage DO NOT repeatedly flush the toilet as this will cause an overflow. A gentle plunging action with the plunger should be all that is needed to clear a minor blockage.
Please lock all doors and windows when you leave the property during your stay and at the end of your visit. Please note, we are not responsible or liable for any of your personal belongings on premise or in your vehicle. If you are staying in a property that has a key/fob/garage opener, please remember to take the key/fob/remote control with you during your stay, as there will be a charge should a locksmith be required to let you back in. We also recommend you lock your vehicle at all times.
Tropical Storms / Hurricanes
If a storm is predicted for our area, please tune into NBC-2 or ABC-7 to keep informed on the latest storm updates. If an evacuation order is issued, please evacuate the property immediately and follow televised instructions.
Absolutely no pets are permitted on the premises, either a pet of the guest or a visitor. If evidence of a pet is noted, you will be asked to vacate the property immediately with no refund of rent or damage deposit.
Directory of Services
The local dining, entertainment, and recreational activity options in Bonita Springs and the surrounding areas are endless! Below is a list of a few favorites – however we encourage you to visit the Bonita Springs and Estero Area Chamber of Commerce websites at www.bonitaspringschamber.com and www.esterochamber.org to discover a more complete list of restaurants, attractions, water sport rentals, and many more things to do and see during your vacation!
Publix Supermarkets are a chain grocery store that we highly recommend. There are several in the area, you may check their website to find the one closest to your vacation home/condo:
Most of the Farmers Markets in Southwest Florida are open seasonally from October to April. There is a seasonal market on Saturdays at the Promenade, 26795 South Bay Drive in Bonita Springs and a year-round market downtown Fort Myers. For a complete list of schedules and locations please visit www.buylocallee.com. There is also a year-round market on Fridays from 9am-1pm at the Miromar Outlets in Estero.
Coconut Jack’s Waterfront Grille
Doc’s Beach House
27908 Hickory Blvd
Bonita Springs, FL
28601 Trails Edge Blvd
Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs 34134
Coffee, Ice Cream, and Can’t Miss Treats
Sweet Melissa’s Ice Cream Shoppe
Baby Gear Rental
Twinkle Twinkle Little Store
Twinkle Twinkle Little Store
Points of Interest
Throughout the Bonita Springs and Estero area you are minutes from Bonita Beach! There is about an 8 mile stretch of stunning beach from Wiggins Pass to Hickory Pass. At the end of Bonita Beach Road, you will find Bonita Beach Park. There you will find a beautiful stretch of beach, a great local restaurant, and water sport rentals.
Immediately south of Bonita Beach is Barefoot Beach – it has been rated one of the top 10 beaches in the US. You can access Barefoot Beach by taking Barefoot Beach Road, there is an $8 parking fee in the Preserve, the gate is at the very end of the road. You will drive by multi-million dollar Gulf front homes on your way there. You can also walk to Barefoot Beach just by walking south from Bonita Beach.
From Captiva Island to Marco Island, you are right in the middle of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast and will experience some of the best beach front in Florida. Please enjoy what the Gulf of Mexico has to offer!
Bonita Beach Park & Little Hickory Island Beach Park – www.leegov.com/parks
Barefoot Beach State Preserve – www.colliergov.net
Attractions and Recreational Activities
Twins Baseball Spring Training
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Everglades Wonder Gardens
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Golf Safari Mini Golf
Relax, Refresh, and Enjoy
Thank you for taking the time to review the information provided for you in this guest directory.
Again – the entertainment, recreational, dining, shopping, and ‘just plain relaxing’ options available in the Bonita Springs/Estero/Lee County area are just too plentiful to mention in one place.
We strongly suggest and recommend you visit the following websites for a broader range of options to help you enjoy your time here in our little slice of Paradise!