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Emily User Profile



It was an incredible joy to spend 3 nights in this space. The home exquisite, the flowing channel of water beyond a neat veranda/deck space, the view of nature, and the close proximity to neat places in Naples. This is a 5++++++ opportunity

BY -: October 2019



We tremendously enjoyed our stay at Kate’s place!! She went above and beyond to make us feel welcome! The goodies tray in the fridge when we arrived was such a nice treat! The home is really clean and comfortable. We loved sitting on the dock watching the fish jump and the beautiful evening sunsets. We will definitely be back and highly recommend!!

BY -: Mike S.

Truly Amazing !!!!  


This place was truly amazing. It looks just like the pictures on the site, but better. It was so peaceful and relaxing. Everything you need and more, was there. We were greeted and treated like long time friends and not like the strangers we really were.

We will definitely be returning and recommending this place to family and friends.

Thanks Kate and Denny for everything !!

Theo and Cherlyn





This was my first time trying out Airbnb and I am so glad I could stay at Kate's beautiful apartment and experience her hospitality. There were so many aspects from the cleanliness, the interior style of the apartment, and the quick communication that all indicated that Kate knew what she was doing and enjoyed showing hospitality to visitors. The touches that I was really grateful for were that she come to meet me at the entrance upon my arrival and then walked me through the apartment. By far the thing that stood out to me was the efficiency and organization in her place. This aspect alone made it really easy to do my own cooking, grill out, find coolers, towels and chairs to go to the beach, and she even made her kayak available to me! The efficiency and organization that she implemented provided me with an easy, relaxing, and peaceful get away. Kate set the bar high for my introduction to Airbnb!

BY -: Jeremy

Hurricane getaway turned tropical vacation paradise!  


My girlfriend and I along with our pets decided to head to the western portion of Florida to escape the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. We were just looking for a comfortable place for ourselves and our pets as we waited until the storm passed. What we found was an amazing, tropical oasis very close to home. Kate is an excellent host and the property is immaculate and landscaped beautifully. We have found our new paradise hideaway.. thank you Kate! We look forward to seeing you soon, hopefully next time it’s not when we are running from a hurricane.

BY -: Justin M

Fantastic place to stay!  


Kate's Place is a fantastic place to stay. It is exactly like it is pictured if not better....a tropical paradise in the middle of Naples. Stocked with everything you may need. We completely enjoyed our stay. And a great location! Close to everything and just a few minutes from downtown. We enjoyed fishing from the dock, watching all the marine life and boats pass by, the food truck park just blocks away (was an excellent bonus) and all the other attractions Naples offers. She was gracious enough to allow us to bring our dog who definitely got spoiled on this property. We really enjoyed our time. We'll be back and would recommend to anyone.

BY -: Ali S.

Peace & quiet  


Very very nice. Complete kitchen with everything you might need. Easy access to downtown. Peaceful sitting on the dock or the porch.

BY -: Mark S.

GREAT Getaway Vacation!!!



This property had everything anyone could want. Excellent location and wonderful hosts!! Will definitely be back again soon.

BY -: GREAT Getaway Vacation!!!

Great place to stay  


No improvements needed! Close enough to everything without the bustle of traffic. Very clean and there was everything one could need there. In short we would give it our highest recommendation and return if visit Naples again.

BY -: Scott L.

Cute Cozy place to stay  


Beautiful property to stay at! So comfortable we felt like we were at home! Kate provides everything you need and more! We will be returning for a third stay next year! LOVE THIS PLACE!

BY -: daniel B.

Beautiful gem  


Perfect place for our anniversary trip. So beautiful. Relaxing and close to everything we wanted to do. The place is surrounded by water and close to the most beautiful beaches. Everything inside and out is well kept, and clean. Hope to come back soon.

BY -: Ann P.



Absolutely beautiful!! Just what it says and more. Kate and Den are wonderful hosts, house has everything you need. We are beach people which was 10 minutes away. We had chairs, cooler and towels and umbrella (which we didn't use ) 😎� food truck park right down street, great food and lively bar. Watching boats go by was great. So many places relax !! Very clean and quiet. Miss it!!

BY -: Mary Jane D.

Relaxing Spring Break  


We spent a relaxing week at Kate's Place. The views are amazing - surrounded by water and beautiful landscaping. The home is cozy with high quality furnishings. It was a good location for enjoying all the area has to offer. We enjoyed various local beaches, parks, an air boat ride through the Everglades, and a trip into Miami for a game.

BY -: Lisa M.

Great owners, property & location. Beautiful spot in the world! Highly recommend! We'll be back!  


When we arrived, I told Kate that the property exceeded my expectations. The online pictures did not do it justice. It was like having a home away from home. Kate and Denny were great to work with. They were cordial and accepting of our dog who also loved being there. I cannot say enough good things about this property. Amenities such as having a fully equipped kitchen, access to a washer and dryer, a dock, fire pit, grill and a very comfortable bed helped make our week-long visit memorable. Definitely five star!!!!

BY -: Roland T.


Rob User Profile



This was one of our best Airbnb experiences. Kate is a wonderful host and her place is perfect. It's close to everything, has beautiful places to sit and relax on the water, and she has everything you need for a great stay in Naples. Her home is squeaky clean and very quiet. There's a food truck and outdoor bar within walking distance of the house. This place is a 10 out of 10!

BY -: Rob




Kate's place is a quiet Oasis in Naples Florida. We especially enjoyed the feeling of Nature at our doorstep; taking morning coffee on the covered screened patio or boat dock. It was enjoyable to watch the many types of pleasure crafts come and go on the canal. We were able to walk to Celebration Park to enjoy the New Food Truck venue on the water just a few blocks away. We were minutes from the Botanical Gardens as well as the other amenities Naples has to offer. Our Hosts were friendly and attentive when necessary, yet we always had our privacy. We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay and plan to return soon.

BY -: Shawn


James User Profile



Kate's Airbnb is a hidden gem - 5 stars across the board. The place is just as beautiful as the pictures provided. To wake up and have your own private patio which leads to an outside firepit, chairs to lounge and a table to enjoy a meal or glass of wine with a beautiful view of the sunset is a great way to enjoy an evening with the water right at your feet. Kate had a welcome plate of fruit, cheeses and desserts waiting for us as well. Amenities are 100% - the kitchen is fully equipped including small appliances and a small bar area with wine glasses, shaker, etc. There were two hotel style robes for us, more than enough towels, extra pillows and blankets if needed. Highly recommend - a hidden oasis.

BY -: James


Geoffrey User Profile



We had a wonderful stay here . We thoroughly enjoyed the apartment and the outside riverside garden. Everything is beautifully maintained and perfectly clean. Do not hesitate to book . This is a lovely quiet apartment with fantastic hosts in a safe residential area about a mile from the Botanical Garden. We also enjoyed a paddle in the tandem kayak included in the rental.

BY -: Geoffrey


Gail User Profile



This was one of the very best Airbnbs we’ve stayed in. Kate is a wonderful host—thoroughly warm, hospitable and welcoming. The apartment is spacious, spotless and cheerfully decorated, with a good bed and perhaps the most comfy couch we’ve ever planted ourselves upon. Kate has thought of all the details that make guests really comfortable: fluffy towels, bathrobes, varied lighting, labels on light switches, Kleenex on bedside tables and plentiful hangers (including the useful kind with clips—no one provides these!). She left coffee for our first morning and wowed us with a fruit and cheese platter that we really appreciated when we arrived late after missing dinner. The location is great, a quiet street within an easy drive of all the area has to offer. But the best part of staying here is the drop-dead beautiful outdoor space overlooking the mesmerizing currents of a dreamy canal. Kate has artfully landscaped her yard and created lots of cool decks and seating areas for hanging out and watching boats pass by, herons fish and anoles skitter along the rocks. There’s even a firepit guests may use. Even from inside the apartment, big windows and a massive Florida room offer wonderful views of the yard and canal. If we hadn’t been so busy running around exploring, we could have spent the whole weekend happily kicking back on Kate’s dock. HIGHLY recommended.

BY -: Gail

Excellent experience at Kate's Place!



My husband and I recently stayed at Kate's Place and I can't speak highly enough about our experience. We had a hard time deciding weather to stay on the beach or not and I am very glad we decided not to. It is close to everything with a just- opened food truck market up the street and watching the boats and fishing from Kate's dock was fun and made it a unique experience. Kate is a lovely host and it is evident that she takes great pride in her property as it is very clean and beautifully landscaped.

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Kate’s place is a tropical paradise. She has everything you could possibly need.Highly recommend!  







Attractive, pleasant, quiet, well equipped place. Great scenery. Stayed three days and it was too short. Kate the owner was very accommodating and pleasant. Loved it.

BY -: Delightful, pleasant, and quiet

Ken User Profile



Kate’s Place was better than expected. The photos don’t even come close as to how nice, comfy, and roomy Kate’s Place is. We were close to everywhere we wanted to visit by walking, driving or taking the boat. And we were able to dock our boat right outside the back door. Thank you Kate!

BY -: Ken

We will definitely go back!  


The property was exactly as described. Very clean and Kate was extremely accommodating.

BY -: Sue T.

Beautiful Place. Fishing Paradise  


The owner Kate met us shortly after we arrived. She made us feel welcome and there was a cheese/cracker tray in the fridge. Property has a fishing/boat dock/fish cleaning station and her yard is nicely landscaped. Palm trees and lots of shrubbery. Sit on the couch and watch the boats go by. Very large screened in porch. House is very well equipped. Gas Grill is included. Fishing was FANTASTIC!! Very quiet and peaceful. Bait shops less than 2 miles away. We can't wait to go back

BY -: William C.

Calm relaxing getaway.  


We were so very lucky to find this place! Spotless, roomy, relaxing, a perfect respite from the workaday world. We will definitely come back.

BY -: Barbara M.

Earl User Profile



Excellent AirBnb experience! The house and grounds are beautiful. Very well kept and very clean. The setting is quiet and feels secluded, yet you are very close to dining, beaches & shopping. It’s very peaceful sitting on the dock and watching the wildlife and the boats. My wife and I had a great time kayaking through the mangrove waterway. And Kate is a wonderful hostess - she is most gracious and kind and she went above and beyond to ensure that we had a nice stay. I highly recommend Kate’s place, and I hope to return for another visit.

BY -: Earl

Daniel User Profile



Kate's place was amazing! Just a quaint little place, just right for 2! Not far from shopping, dinning, and the beach! Kate was an amazing host and had all the amenities that you need! The landscaping around her place was beautiful, we felt like we were in paradise! We will be repeat customers for sure!!

BY -: Daniel

The cottage and property is lovely. Everything I could ask for and more.  


Magical week that flew by because it was so special. The gardens are beautiful and the gardenia smelled so good.

BY -: Kimberly H.

Beautiful & relaxing - even better than the photos!  


We really enjoyed our stay at Kate's place. The apartment is beautiful, and Kate has thought of everything to make the stay enjoyable.

Kate was very helpful and always accessible. She let us check in a soon as her cleaner was done which was great because every minute of vacation counts. The apartment is so pretty and larger than I expected. The windows, views, and outdoor areas are awesome.

The apartment is well stocked with pretty much anything you need. Who wants to shop for paper products and household basics on vacation? She has plenty of items for the beach and grill as well.

I would recommend this for a relaxed stay.

BY -: Linda B.

Perfect getaway!! Close to everything yet quiet.  


We loved our stay! Everything was so clean and it felt like were at home. Kate provided everything we needed for a perfect stay. So quiet and secluded it was very romantic. Highly recommend it. Loved watching the boats go by.

BY -: Jeffrey G.Northfield

Great place  


Beautifully decorated. Nice location. Great for breakfast on the dock. Stocked with everything that you could need.

Published Mar 5, 2018


Nice Surprise  


Everything about this place was a "nice surprise". The apartment sits on the ground floor of Kate's house but is completely private. It has it's own entrance and its own garage stall. The apartment itself is a one bedroom layout. But right outside is a screened in porch that runs the whole length of the house creating a feeling of much more room. Outside the porch is a large area that has has been nicely gardened with sitting areas. There is also a private dock with several sitting areas. We watched boats go by on the canal night and day. The effect of this is that you feel you have a lot of privacy and a lot of space. The apartment is spotless and has everything you could need. All the furniture is in good repair. There are little extras such as night lights and labels on the wall switches.

All the equipment you need for going to the beach is there. Again, everything is in good condition. We will stay here again.

BY -: Glenn R.Leawood, Kansas

t was everything we were looking for.  


For us, it was a little slice of heaven. The location was perfect - quiet, on a creek, many birds, beautiful landscaping, very clean. The owner is lovely - she is available but not intrusive. She met us with a plate of cheese and crackers and fruit. How thoughtful is that? Would love to come again.

BY -: John C.

Beyond expectations  


Absolutely beautiful. If you rent this place you will not be disappointed. The inside was very clean and perfect for a couple and their dog. The outside was like an oasis, very peaceful and relaxing.

Kate thought of everything you might need. Probably the most well equipped place we ever stayed in. We would definitely come back.

BY -: Janice R.



My husband and I came home from our two week stay at the Boater's and Fisherman's Dream, planning to return. Not only are Kate's setting and accommodations delightful, but she hasn't missed a beat in providing everything her guests might need for a carefree vacation.

We would give her VRBO the highest rating.

Nancy and Carlton

BY -: Carlton W.

Mary User Profile



Kaye has a beautiful relaxing spot on the water. The apartment is meticulously clean. The furnishings and decor are bright and welcoming. It was so nice to sit on the dock in the morning to watch the birds and an occasional boat drift by. Thank you, Kate.

BY -: Mary

Peaceful oasis  


Kate's place is pristine. She has thought of everything right down to a yummy welcoming tray with little homemade key lime pies!

Our recommendation: if this place is available, BOOK IT!

BY -: Deb F.

Phenomenal Vacation Home  


We have been traveling to Naples for over 20 years staying with friends, and at other VRBO's. This was our second year staying 2 weeks at Kate's Place! What a hidden gem, truly our favorite place to stay on vacation!! It's top quality, very comfortable, gorgeous flower gardens, with amazing water views!! It is so peaceful, with several places to sit and enjoy the wildlife and watch boats go by! Kate is a gracious host, we look forward to our next stay at Kate's Place. Thank you for fabulous hospitality Kate!! Lisa and Wayne Jacques

BY -: Lisa J.

A Hidden Gem  


My daughter and I stayed at Kate's place for a week in April and couldn't have been more happy. The accommodations were clean, and had everything possible we could need. The setting is quiet and ideal for "downtime" or jumping in the kayak for a morning exploration. If you're looking for privacy, the setting is tucked away... but since Kate occupies the floor above, you will notice her moving about, which for me was comforting but if you're looking for a romantic get away then you might want to choose a property that is not owner occupied. Our time there was a real treat for quality Mother/Daughter vacation. We enjoyed getting to know the owner, who is a pure delight!

BY -: crystal d.

Loved every minute!  


No complaints whatsoever...only praise!

Lovely home, hostess, amenities and view! After a week at Disney, it was the perfect place to relax and refresh!

BY -: Options W.



Extremely clean and relaxing atmosphere. Kate goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. Wish I could have stayed longer. Everything said in previous posts are true. If you are needing a place to stay in this area, it is wonderful. Would love to stay here again.

BY -: Robin

Marr User Profile



Serene, peaceful, relaxing all come to mind when thinking of our stay at Kate's place. Sitting on the deck, watching fish jump and the occasional boat pass by, it was hard to believe that we were a short bike ride to town and the beach. We found one of the better authentic Mexican restaurants we have been to a short bike ride or drive from the house (San Julian's Taqueria). Also you can paddle one of Kate's kayaks to a great little restaurant on the water (Three 60 Market). Our stay at Kate's was even better than anticipated. And Kate was a most gracious host. The accommodation was roomy, impeccably clean and so comfortable! Looking forward to a return!

BY -: Marr

Monica User Profile



The accommodations were very nice. I would recommend this place to any friend and I would come back myself. The house is immaculate and close to so many resturants and activites. We even took the canoe that Kate provided out and we had a blast! We also went fishing off the dock in the back. Very convenient and again, beautiful!

BY -: Monica

Our place was clean, comfortable and well furnished. The owner was very pleasant and informative.  


I would stay here again as it is a very nice location. It has a pretty view and is extremely well maintained by a very pleasant and informative owner.

BY -: Patrick K.



Wow I expected cute,nice and clean from the pictures, But I did not expect PRISTINE and an A+ for functionality & privacy as well. This is a full ground floor apartment that feels like a single story home. That is how private it is. If you are looking to go to Naples for a weekend getaway or a full vacation but don't like the hotel feel, this is it. Not only does it have water on 2 sides, slow moving boats to watch, kayak & Bicycle availability, a fire pit, full kitchen, Weber Grill, screened lanai, lots of outdoor dock space, private laundry, close to down town Naples, HD TV & Netflix, it has Kate. She is an extremely proficient host with immediate response time and zero intrusiveness. I will be recommending Kate's Place to all within earshot and will head out for longer than a 3 night stay next time. I highly recommend this for longer term rentals as well. I could see my husband, our dog Louie & I staying longer. I can also see this as a great option for the snowbird for sure or summer break. Thank you so much Kate, Kevin, Kate & Louie(our Basenji)

BY -: Kate



Kate's place is beautiful. The location is amazing and the entire place is clean and welcoming. We were there three days and made it a point not to leave because the property was so beautiful.

BY -: Hector

Billy and Betty  


We have just spent a week at Kate's Place and could not have enjoyed it more. She was such a gracious host and cook..the key lime pie was delicious. The cute get-away was very well cared for and as clean as anyone could possibly ask for. There were several places to sit and watch the wildlife and boats go by. We even saw a raccoon on two different occasions . This place was close to everything we wanted to do and yet offered the privacy and quiet time that we were looking for. We will definitely be return visitors.

BY -: William C.

Kate's Place Rocks!!!!  


Today is our last day at Kate's Place. This is our 2nd stay at Kate's Place and before we even leave we are checking her availability for another visit before year's end. Not only is her place top quality - she has thought of everything to make our visit feel like home - the house is charming, the view is amazing - there are a number of decks to choose from whether sitting in the sun, looking at the water or just sitting in the shade. The bed is very comfortable, the furniture too & the kitchen is well stocked with everything needed. Kate is a gracious hostess. We have visited a number of places over the years, and we would rank Kate's as one of the very best. We can't wait to come back! Thank you Kate!!

BY -: Julie D.Ohio



Thank you Kate for providing us with such an amazing place to call home for 4 nights. Every need was anticipated: the apartment was spotless, the kitchen well stocked, the bed and furniture was comfortable, the outside areas were well maintained, and we were even able to park our car in the garage! We were able to show up and relax! The location is close to many Naples attractions. I will definitely be back.

BY -: Louise C.


We just spent 4 wonderful nights in Naples! Kate's place was perfect! Everything was so clean and well kept, the bed was very comfortable, and the setting was priceless! We enjoyed watching the wildlife, boats going by and the changing of the weather. You have a choice of 6 or 7 different areas to sit and enjoy the scenery (screened in, outdoors or inside in A/C). Kate provides kayaks, bikes, chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, fishing gear, boat taxi schedule, a fully stocked kitchen, etc. She also gave us wonderful advice on the best beach access, freshest grocery store and a delicious restaurant. We could not be more pleased with staying at this tropical paradise! We would absolutely recommend it to anyone!

BY -: Brandi Y.

Irish eyes are smiling!  


This review is considerably overdue but the memories are still so fresh! Back home in the west of Ireland 'enjoying' four seasons in one day, we often chat about our holiday in Kate's place with great affection. We have many happy memories of sitting on the deck enjoying the lovely Florida sunsets and the cheerful greetings of the boaters as they passed by. Meeting Kate and her friends, including Tony and Terry and the gorgeous Kevin from Michigan, who we had the pleasure of meeting on his 21st birthday, have left us with great memories of a beautiful tranquil condo with every possible comfort, and really friendly people. Kate's place is very special and we look forward to returning again.

BY -: Valerie m.Ireland

Perfect place to relax!  


We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week stay at Kate's place. Immaculately clean ,along with everything you need to enjoy your stay. We loved watching the fish jump and the boats come and go. Oh and the Key Lime Pie in the fridge was


A plus for us was meeting Kate's family and friends. A fun group.

We are looking forward to our stay next year.

Thanks Kate!

BY -: Patricia P.

A perfect place for our first visit to Naples  


A wonderful property with a wonderful host. Kate made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The property is central to everything and yet feels private and secluded. It is comfortable and extremely clean. The garage is a bonus and we enjoyed the canoe! A real home from home! Thank you Kate!

BY -: heidi s.

Tranquil oasis!


My husband & I arrived to a wonderful welcome from Kate with the most delicious Key Lime Pie waiting for us. Kate's place is the most peaceful place for a relaxing break. We spent Labour Day weekend chilling out, playing golf/shopping in the morning and fishing off the dock catching catfish & Sheepshed in the afternoon. We chilled with a beer watching the sunset & the mullet jumping in the river & then eventually retreated to the most comfortable bed. Kate's place is an extremely comfortable place to stay & we would happily return when we are next in Naples.

BY -:  Lesley B.Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Heaven by water  


We had a wonderful time. Kate is an amazing host and her place is a hidden treasure- clean, cozy, beautiful, quiet and above all, you got everything you need there and more. We only wish we had a longer stay. .

BY -: Htat (Ted) M.

A Wonderful Place!  


My husband and me stayed here for a week in July and it was exceptional. Kate is a wonderful host, and everything you need for your stay is provided.The house and surrounding grounds are very beautiful and we will be back! Thankyou Kate!

BY -: Roger M.



My wife, son, and I spent three relaxing days and nights here in early July. The property was perfect, and as others have noted the pictures don't do it justice. Kate is a wonderful host: everything was ready, very clean, very well supplied and outfitted. We really appreciated the obvious thoughtfulness that Kate takes in thinking of all our needs: simple things that make the property immediately welcoming and relaxing. We also enjoyed the equipment that was available for our use: the beach chairs, the fishing equipment, the kayak. Thank you Kate for a fantastic three days: we'll be back.

BY -: Paul O.Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada

Weekend getaway  


The description of this property doesn't do it justice! It is immaculate and the surroundings are so relaxing. The hostess, Kate, provides so many extras and adds so many personal touches. There are places within walking distance to eat and visit. The beach is a 5 minute drive and Kate provides towels, umbrella, chair, cooler, etc! We stayed 3 nights and wish we'd stayed longer.

BY -: Jamie C.

Incomparable !  


In all our years of travelling never have we stayed at a better kept property. From the delightful garden brimming with colorful and fragrant flowers by day and then shimmering with delicate white lights in the evening, to the bouquet of tropical flowers in the living room - it was perfect. Accommodations are spacious, comfortable and Kate's sense of color and decorating cannot be beat. It feels as if you are staying in an exotic villa where everything has been arranged specially for you. Immaculately clean doesn't even come close to describing how well maintained Kate's Place is. Having a garage is a genuine benefit as well. The property is ideally located with easy access to attractions and downtown. Perhaps the nicest part of staying at Kate's is Kate herself. A lovely lady, extremely helpful and genuinely welcoming. When was the last time you opened the refrigerator in your rental property to place your groceries in to cool and you were greeted by a luscious home-made Key lime pie? Would return here in a minute and will recommend it to friends and family. What a delight!

BY -: W. & B.Walland, TN.



This was our fifth vacation in Naples and forth time in a rental property, and this was by far the best. The peaceful location by the creek is superb but still close enough to downtown Naples. The apartment is very clean and as everything you need to enjoy your vacation. Kate, the owner is very welcoming and helpful. There are numerous activities you can do. My husband loved fishing from the dock and managed to catch 9 decent fish, including a couple of Catfish, Sheephead and a nice yellow one even though he had never really fished before. We absolutely loved it here and cannot wait to go back next year.

BY -: Paul O.



We are still dreaming... the two weeks at Kate's Place were phantastic! We felt at home in the cozy, well furnished house. The many different places outside are really great. You can enjoy nature relaxed, there are lovely spots in front of the house or go paddeling on the Creek. It is adventure and luxury at the same time! I liked bird-watching, even if I didn't know most of them.

We felt on a exotic island and were only few miles away form Old Naples, the Pier and the wonderful beaches. You can even go shopping by bike, it is so close. Thank you Kate for borrowing the bikes and the canoe. That was great fun!

Everything was very clean and well-maintained. There were even chairs, umbrellas, towels and coolers for the beach! Everything we could have wished, was there.

Kate is a very nice person and wonderful host! She did everything we felt comfortable, including our son (14 years). Thank you for sharing your paradise!

We can really recommend this beautiful location!

We would like to come again some dayI

BY -: Barbara K



This was a wonderful place to stay, beautiful indoors and out. The apartment was immaculate and well-furnished, and we enjoyed cooking and watching TV when the weather turned cold one day. We also loved the outdoor spaces: decks, the fire pit, the hanging swing, and next time we will want to kayak and go boating/fishing. The bikes were great! Located very conveniently close to downtown Olde Naples, we were able to shop, visit our son, and do some sight-seeing with a minimum of driving. Kate was very welcoming and friendly and we had fun getting to know her! Next time, I will definitely stay here again, and hopefully for a longer period of time. This will go down as one of my all-time favorites!

BY -: Deborah M.California

Little piece of Naples Paradise




We have stayed in Naples many times as we have a friend who lives here however this time we wanted to stay somewhere different and after reading the many positive five star reviews booked Kate's place. We were so glad we did and have to agree with all that has been said by previous travellers. The house is ideal for two people and has everything I mean everything you could possible need for a comfortable stay. Kate is really a wonderful host sharing her space, time and as it turned out her family, Mike her brother was also staying there and he very generously took us out on several boat rides the highlight of our trip! This is not included in the rental we were just lucky!! Kate also lent us her canoe and my husband especially enjoyed paddling up and down the river. The river is the main focal point of the house a ever changing picture, we found it hard to drag ourselves away from it. We sat by it in the morning with our coffee, returned after our beach mornings for lunch, prepared our dinner and then sat with the fire pit by it in the evening for gin and tonic. Naples has changed little since our first visit 10 years ago maybe different shops but basically the same you can guarantee you will get good weather, good food, beautiful clean beaches and relaxation.

Thank you Kate for sharing your space with us hope we can return soon.

BY -: Karen C.Suffolk

Paradise indeed



After being back home for a couple weeks now, we can't help but look back fondly on our week at Kate's place. From the minute we arrived we knew we had made a great selection for our week in Naples. Mornings drinking coffee on the desk were most relaxing. You get the feeling you are in a secluded paradise but yet minutes to everything Naples has to offer. Kate has outfitted the property with everything a vacationer could want; bikes, beach chairs and umbrella, maps, fishing gear and very comfortable furniture. Oh, and did I mention the key lime pie? We will definately stay again if we're lucky enough to make a return visit to Naples again next year. On a scale of 1 - 10 I give Kate's property an 11!

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We have returned back home to NC two weeks ago and still continue to reminisce about 'Kate's Place'. What a truly "MAGICAL' spot to celebrate our anniversary & my birthday!!! And as far as our shih tzu, Oliver ... an 'adventure' every day! The ambiance of the apartment & surroundings, the flora, the views from every room...and let's not forget the sunsets, WOW!!...We pictured ourselves on any 'tropical island' was all far more than we could have imagined... Kate didn't 'skip a beat' in providing all that we could want or need to make our stay a "WONDERFUL' memory for the 3 of us!! Until the next time, Kate...Thank you!!

BY -: Maria M.

Fantastic Fun in Naples  


We spent a week at Kate's Place, and it was great.

Spotlessly clean, everywhere - even my wife was impressed (not an easy task).

Extremely roomy, with a huge screened in porch. The dock set-up was great; I kept my 16 ft. flats boat there all week, literally steps from the porch.

Everything worked flawlessly, from the Wi-Fi to the grill.

We kayaked and fished, went to the beach, and shopped downtown. The farthest we drove was a 30 minute trip down to Everglades City; everything else is literally minutes away.

I would recommend Kate's place to anyone I know, even the "picky" ones.

Kate made sure we felt welcome, and the Key Lime pie she made for us was delicious. She was available every day, and even took time out to mark some fishing spots on the HER map; which she loaned to me for our visit.

During our boating outings, we saw: Manatee, dolphin, bald eagle, leopard ray, wild parrots, and many other birds. It's not only a fishing paradise, but a bird-watching paradise.

I saw snook, trout, redfish, jacks, ladyfish, black drum, mangrove snapper, tarpon... caught a few but spent most of my time exploring Naples Bay and surrounding mangrove islands.

Many great spots to eat, but specifically enjoyed Tony's Off Third, Jimmy P's Butcher Shop & deli, Blueberry's, the Olde Naples Pub... so many good places with great seafood.

Some of them can be a little pricey, so check the menu before you go in!

Thanks again to Kate for making our week fantastic.

We will be back, no doubt.

BY -: Jim D.Clermont, Florida

Great Escape




Kate's place was a very pleasant getaway. Watching the boats coming and going on the river and experiencing the beautiful sunsets just about every evening was a great experience as well. Kate is very personable and goes out of her way to make her guests feel comfortable. The apartment setting is very comfortable and well-stocked with just about everything you might need. Having a freshly made key-lime pie waiting for us when we arrived was not something I expected -- a special touch. Kate's place is a great location from which to visit The Everglades, Naples Botanical Gardens, Corkscrew Sanctuary, and the beach. We had a great time and would recommend Kate's place to anyone visiting Naples. An extra bonus, we could bring out dog with us.

BY -: Linda G.Wilton, CA

Great Place, Great Location, Great Owner


 Mark K.Long Beach CAI almost hesitate to recommend this place because I want to come back next year and I don't want it to be booked!! I stayed here for three weeks in November/December 2011. What a great apartment and I hated to leave. Kate has done such a wonderful job decorating the inside and landscaping the outside that it truly felt like home.

This ground floor apartment has one of the most relaxing settings that I have ever seen. Just steps away from the water where you can sit on one of the many different decks and watch boats go by, watch the many birds or even some dolphins on one day.

The apartment has a fully stocked kitchen (better than mine at home), a great living room with lots of windows overlooking the water on two sides, cable TV, nice bathroom and very quiet bedroom with a large closet and great bed. There is a huge screened porch that goes the length of the house, or sit outside around the fire pit or cook a meal on the gas grill. Be sure to bring your computer because it also has Wifi that is very fast. In addition, you will even have a garage where you can park your car.

The best part of staying here is getting to know the owner, Kate. She goes out of her way to make your stay truly amazing. She will be around if you need her, but goes to great lengths to give you as much privacy as you need. Kate has tremendous knowledge of the Naples area and is ready to provide you with recommendations on restaurants, shopping, beaches, etc.

Stay here and you will not be disappointed!!

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Kate's place is exactly as pictured. It is picture perfect and in perfect condition, not to mention, spotless! The home is located in a quiet neighborhood, on a dead end street, and the only noise I heard were the sounds of the boaters going by and the fish jumping in the lake surrounding the property. There are countless seating areas outside and also an oversized screened in porch. Everything is there for your use, coolers, beach towels, chairs, and fishing poles. Enjoy! You won't be disappointed.

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Hi, We spent seven nights in this unbelivable home set in a quiet garden with nice water views. The location was central to everything in Naples. Old Naples a few minutes away. The unit was tastefully decorated and was supplied with everything we needed. The owner went out of the way to see that we were comfortable. we could not have asked for more. Highly Recommened! PS, even an enclosed garage was supplied.

BY -: alwayzata,minnesota

Recommend Kate's Place!

Kate's place was wonderful. Kate was extremely accommodating and worked around our hectic last minute schedule. We were greeted from a long overnight drive with serenity and a homemade key lime pie! .We were able to easily put in our boat nearby and have it ready to go in the water, just outside of window the whole trip. Although Kate lives upstairs, we could not hear a thing and she could not hear our crying and screaming baby. Everything that Kate provided was excellent quality from the Charmin toilet paper to the Bounty Paper Towels and Bath and Body Works soap. She even provided laundry detergent, beach towels, fishing poles, only complaint was the surprise of no dishwasher with all of our baby bottles, we did not know ahead of time to bring a disinfector for them, but there were paper goods for the days that we were lazy and did not want to wash extra dishes by hand. The grill was super nice and we LOVED the wooded swing, especially with the baby. The deck was beautiful and we loved the large screened in porch and watching the fish jump at dawn and dusk. There is also an amazing, huge aquatic center about 15 minutes away with slides and springboards for those that want to go to the pool. If you bring your boat, there are some beautiful beaches on the bay side that are calmer than the west side in a couple of locations. Our best meals were the ones that we cooked on Kate's grill, but next time we will try some more restaurants...there were some nice ones in the town that looked very nice. We tried a couple of touristy ones on the water with great views, but the food was not great. We had great BBQ at famous Mickelbob's by the airport. Anyway, this is a long review, but Kate's place is wonderful and cozy and the furniture is nice and comfortable too.

BY -: Rebecca L.Atlanta, GA

Tom & Karen (Detroit)

A wonderful 2 weeks at Kate's Place. You don't have to fish or boat to enjoy this little slice of heaven.

The apartment is spotless clean and provided with anything you might need -- including things for

cooking, BBQ's, going to the beach, fishing, biking, evening bonfires, or just hanging around. Close to restaurants, 5th Avenue, the Zoo, and the main road leading to everything else. The gardens surrounding the place are absolutely awesome, like out of a magazine. Sitting in the shady garden with a book is about the most relaxing thing ever. Nature abounds, and we even saw a dolphin swim by one morning. Kate, herself, is an absolute gem and delightful hostess. We felt so welcomed.

We could've moved in permanantly, existing on key lime pie. Alas, we had to return to reality

and 10-inches of snow at home. You will think you are dreaming when you spend time at

Kate's Place. Highly recommended ! Thanks for the terrific memories, Kate!!!

BY -: Karen T

Another wonderful visit!

The return visit to Kate's place for the Vision Sciences conference was even better than the first. Kate was amazing: she even had a fruit, coffee, and muffins waiting, given that I had to arrive quite late (after all the stores were closed). She and the place were hits with everyone who visited, giving us a splendid place to have an informal gathering on the dock as the sun set. An absolutely wonderful place to stay, with an exceptional host!

BY -: Vision Sciences attendeeState College, PA

Kate's place was just abo...

Kate's place was just about perfect. We sat on the

patio and watched the sun set. We had coffee on the

lanai and watched the boats passing. I even did yoga

outside on the dock. A lovely setting and a gracious



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This was a perfect choice...

This was a perfect choice after many visits to impersonal Congress hotels. We enjoyed the privacy, nearness of water and nature. Kitchen was well equipped and we were able to cook ourselves. Fish was delicious, Kate gave us a marinade recipe. This apartment was neat and clean. We even had a chance to look at Kate's beautiful home upstairs. Great hostess. We hope to come back!

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Our family has been vacat...

Our family has been vacationg in Naples for the last 15 years. During this time we have stayed various upper end hotels in the "old" Naples area. I can honestly say that this was the best vacation we have ever had in Florida. Kate's place offers a truly unique experience that cannot be possibly found at any local inn or hotel. The accommodations offer privacy in a natue like setting in a beatfuly decorated and clean small home. You can sit outside and read a book surrounded by beatiful landscaping. Then if lucky you will be distrated as occasional dolphin swims by, or waiving at boaters as they go by. We are boating family from the Great Lakes. We brought are small center console boat with us and tied up to Kates dock. Our days where filled with exlporing the beatiful waterways and going to remote beaches that only the locals know about. When finished sunning or fishing we typically boated to local restaraunts at Marco or in Naples Bay. For you boaters up north its worth the effort bringing your boat to Kates Place and explore as our family did. I can not finsih this comment with out giving Kate a pad on the back. My wfe and I found her to be a sincere down to earth person who now call friend.

BY -: Mitch StonestreetN. Canton, OH

Our favorite little get-away

I didn't realize that it had been almost a year since we stayed at Kate's Place (July 2009), and we are yearning to return. What a wonderful place to stay for a few days or a month. We love getting away to Naples, but after staying at Kate's Place, we no longer want to stay at a hotel. The accomodations are very comfortable, and having a full kitchen makes vacationing simple. At Kate's we can fish and go boating, or just hang out and chill. Kate herself is not only very accomodating, but one of the nicest ladies you would ever want to meet. I can hardly wait to see her agin!

BY -: Dee & Doug S.East Coast of Florida

January 2009 found us in ...

January 2009 found us in exactly the same spot as in January 2008 - at Kate's Place. We had wondered why only Boaters & Fishermen should dream of this place when it equally applies to wildlife watchers, food & wine guzzlers and photo enthusiasts.....that would be us, then!Mentioning food guzzlers, Bob was able to watch, from 10 feet away, a yellow-crowned night heron, catching and then devouring a whole crab(including the shell, legs and stuff that dropped off) by the light of the lamp by the fire until nothing remained. As usual, 'the boys' were back (13 pelicans, give or take), settling in for the night on a different set of Australian Pines than last year, dropping 'depth charges' into a different part of the creek. Sometimes this is described as fish jumping - well....maybe!Every morning, a kingfisher dives for its breakfast from a tree over-hanging the little creek by the dock. Re-assured, we go into Kate’s spotless kitchen to make ours.As for excursions, we were very impressed by the sunset on the Gulf (aboard the ‘Naples Princess’, 10 out of 10), our visit to the Corkscrew Swamp and our once weekly visits to the Everglades area.So....what about January 2010.....go again? Sure thing, it’s already booked!

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Had the great pleasure of...

Had the great pleasure of staying in this wonderful place during the Vision Sciences meetings in Naples this past May. I was able to get away from the conference hotel and unwind in this beautiful and peaceful spot, and spent HUNDREDS less than I would have at the hotel. Kate was an amazing host, very welcoming. Highly, highly recommended if you are in Naples.

BY -: Vision Sciences attendeeState College, PA

We spent 2 happy weeks in...

We spent 2 happy weeks in January at Kate's 'Little Spot of Paradise' and cannot wait to return next year if Kate will have us.The apartment is spacious, spotless and very comfortable and the outside sitting area, varied and flexible for any weather.Like everyone else, we watched the boats go up and down the creek and every evening, at around 5pm 'the boys came home' - about a dozen pelicans spend the night in Kate's Australian pines. At low tide we saw herons, kingfishers and what appeared to be Kate's pet Anhinga, which duly obliged us for sunset pictures. Ospreys frequently flew overhead.You do not need a boat or to fish to enjoy a wonderful holiday at Boater's and Fisherman's Dream.Although we liked being only 5 minutes from the 5th Avenue South restaurants we found that we used the prepared 'food to go' outlets more than usual to enable us to spend more time at ‘Kate’s Place’ to watch sunsets, wildlife, drink wine, etc. Although it must be said that our observational prowess rapidly deteriorated as the evening wore on. We hope that many people will discover Kate's place, but not at the same time as us.....please!

BY -: Bob and Jean JonesFormby, Liverpool, England

Wow! After vacationing in...

Wow! After vacationing in numerous locations in Naples over the years, "Kate's Place" is by far the best! My husband said to me the first day, "you've hit a home run this time".

Not only were the accommodations perfect and clean, the privacy is unbelievable. There are so many nooks and crannies in the beautifully landscaped yard. I loved reading in the garden swing. Beautiful native plants and flowers are sprinkled throughout. Cute bottles and candles delight hidden in the bushes and trees. Blue herons,egrets and pelicans are plentiful. I think all of Naples pelicans returned to Kate's trees at night.

Several tiers of docks provided sun or shade at all times. Fishing off the dock was fun. A local fisherman offered us freshly caught fish off his boat. He even docked and cleaned and butterflied the fish for us on Kate's "fish cleaning" dock. We shared with neighbors for great h'ors doeurves.

Many delights await in the neighborhood all within walking distance. "Bayshore Coffee Company" was our morning walk for fresh quiches,egg sandwiches, scones & muffins. Wonderful restaurants for all tastes are located here and are delicious and reasonably priced.

After a full day in beautiful Naples, we couldn't wait to sit on the dock watching the sun slip behind the trees having our cocktails. Friendly boaters would wave as they returned from their day.

Kate has done a fantastic job with her property. She's a treasure and we were so lucky to have met her. She provided everything we needed.

We'll be back!!

BY -: Judi & KenNewtown Square, PA

We spent 2 happy weeks in...

We spent 2 happy weeks in January at Kate's 'Little Spot of Paradise' and cannot wait to return next year if Kate will have us.The apartment is spacious, spotless and very comfortable and the outside sitting area, varied and flexible for any weather.Like everyone else, we watched the boats go up and down the creek and every evening, at around 5pm 'the boys came home' - about a dozen pelicans spend the night in Kate's Australian pines. At low tide we saw herons, kingfishers and what appeared to be Kate's pet Anhinga, which duly obliged us for sunset pictures. Ospreys frequently flew overhead.You do not need a boat or to fish to enjoy a wonderful holiday at Boater's and Fisherman's Dream.Although we liked being only 5 minutes from the 5th Avenue South restaurants we found that we used the prepared 'food to go' outlets more than usual to enable us to spend more time at ‘Kate’s Place’ to watch sunsets, wildlife, drink wine, etc. Although it must be said that our observational prowess rapidly deteriorated as the evening wore on. We hope that many people will discover Kate's place, but not at the same time as us.....please!

BY -: Bob and Jean JonesFormby, Liverpool, England

Wow! After vacationing in...

Wow! After vacationing in numerous locations in Naples over the years, "Kate's Place" is by far the best! My husband said to me the first day, "you've hit a home run this time".

Not only were the accommodations perfect and clean, the privacy is unbelievable. There are so many nooks and crannies in the beautifully landscaped yard. I loved reading in the garden swing. Beautiful native plants and flowers are sprinkled throughout. Cute bottles and candles delight hidden in the bushes and trees. Blue herons,egrets and pelicans are plentiful. I think all of Naples pelicans returned to Kate's trees at night.

Several tiers of docks provided sun or shade at all times. Fishing off the dock was fun. A local fisherman offered us freshly caught fish off his boat. He even docked and cleaned and butterflied the fish for us on Kate's "fish cleaning" dock. We shared with neighbors for great h'ors doeurves.

Many delights await in the neighborhood all within walking distance. "Bayshore Coffee Company" was our morning walk for fresh quiches,egg sandwiches, scones & muffins. Wonderful restaurants for all tastes are located here and are delicious and reasonably priced.

After a full day in beautiful Naples, we couldn't wait to sit on the dock watching the sun slip behind the trees having our cocktails. Friendly boaters would wave as they returned from their day.

Kate has done a fantastic job with her property. She's a treasure and we were so lucky to have met her. She provided everything we needed.

We'll be back!!

BY -: Judi & KenNewtown Square, PA

I fell in love with “Boa...

I fell in love with “Boater’s and Fisherman’s Dream” as soon as I saw that picture, I mean the one taken from the water with the deck, dock and palm trees The more luxurious apartments I had checked before lost interest … they did not appeal to me any more …Kate’s place was just what I wanted for my mum’s and my vacation .I relaxed and I felt happy only when my reservation was confirmed and thanks to Kate’s promptness everything was easily settled .My expectations kept on growing together with the usual doubts which always accompany my great enthusiasms Doubts vanished when after a long flight and a few hours driving I finally got there to that “secluded oasis” close to Naples Fifth Avenue Kate welcomed us opening our garage door and introducing us the whole house, our cosy apartment, the facilities … and immediately we enter into a fascinating, magical atmosphere … Smiling Kate tour lasted not very long, less took us to feel comfortably at homeAh, by the way, I am a travel agent in Italy, I have been travelling through USA for more than twenty years and by now I suppose I am quite able to judge if and when a vacation is really worth it, being at Kate's means to enjoy comfort and peace on every day of your stay It has been three weeks since I got back to my country and more and more I miss “my” dock in the sun, the water around, the jumping fish, the herons and egrets in the mangroves, the pelicans on the trees above me lying in the sun, the friendly waving boaters … the wonderful time I spent there.Before returning to my actual reality and leaving my sweet memories, I do like to tell all of you my mother and I have already planned our next and longer vacation at “Boater’s and Fisherman’s Dream” so, I warn you not to dare make any reservation before I have made mineDaniela and Mum

BY -: Daniela ZoliForl? - Italy

Having just returned from...

Having just returned from our stay at "Kate's Place", all rested, tanned and happy as clams (not on the half shell), we want to say that we felt we had dropped into a little bit of heaven on earth. From our hostess, who seemed

like an old friend from the minute we met, to the fabulous surroundings, there was nothing more we could have asked for. The joy of seeing the pelicans nest in the trees above, made us think- "We're not in New York (Kansas) any more.". The home was emaculate and all that was provided for our use was astounding. Our thanks to Kate for the most wonderful of vacations!! Deb and Mike

BY -: Deb and Mike SnyderDresden, NY

What a wonderful place! ...

What a wonderful place! It was the perfect vacation get-a-way for us. We enjoyed the views of the water, the birds, the boats...and our hostess was a delight! She made sure we had everything we needed and even provided bathrobes to relax in. The unit was impeccable....can't wait until we can stay there again!

BY -: Carol H.Richfield, MN

A perfect getaway for us ...

A perfect getaway for us because of the island ombiance while having easy access to all the activities of Naples. The beautiful birds, plants, flowers and watching the boats go by was so relaxing and peaceful and that was just having breakfast in the screened-in porch during breakfast! The apartment is spacious with all the ammenities of comfort. We are excited to return whenever there is a vacancy!

BY -: Paul & Mary JudithMonroeville, PA

This was a great get away...

This was a great get away for us. We loved sitting on the dock and watching the other boats and the water. We enjoyed the birds and the beauty around us. Beautiful place to relax and close enough to other activities, so a lot of choice. Loved the decor and everything you need kitchen. It was an oasis for us!

BY -: Billy and Barbara WellsWalnut Grove, MO

We spent time on the beac...

We spent time on the beach and time with

friends; we explored the area and ate

wonderful meals...but when we wanted a

few quiet hours for reading or enjoying the

day, we agreed that there was no place we

would rather be than in this lovely setting.

Whether eating breakfast on the screened

porch, lounging on the patio overlooking the

water, or settling in on the sofa in the

evenings, it was always peaceful and

pleasant. And the hospitality was grand!

BY -: arles and Nancy Newbold

Sehr schön, sehr sauber

Es war ein sehr freundlicher Kontakt mit Kate und ihrem Mann .

Lage ist fantastisch am Kanal. Haben Manatees gesehen und viele Delfine beim kajaken.

BY -: Anne S.

War wunderschön!

Wunderschönes Haus mit allem, was man sich wünscht - mit Grill, Fahrrädern und Kajak- eine sehr nette und hilfsbereite Gastgeberin,

absolut empfehlenswert.

BY -: Christine W.