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- Minimum stay:7-14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Only 2 Min. Walk to Beach!! 'The Anchorage' 5 bedrooms PBS Host, The Piano Guy's Beach Home with Backyard Heated Swimming Pool
*Take advantage of the week of January 9th -16th being offered at a special discount ($644 off). Email vacation at scotthouston dot com for details: Now available at a rental rate of $1999 per week.
Be sure to click on the 'video' button to the left of the description that you are currently reading (directly above the main photo) if you haven't seen the video clips of the beach home yet. It will give you a perfect picture of the layout of our beach home. If you are on Homeaway.com, you will need to email me for the link to the video tour. Homeaway doesn't offer links to video tours directly from their site.
Just steps (less than one football field or 2 minute walk) to the powdery, white beach located directly across the road through a private, tropical, beach entrance. You’ll be sure to find a perfect balance of relaxation and fun in the sun here on our mid-island location on Fort Myers Beach, Florida! All the fun of a beach front home at a fraction of the cost!
Enjoy the in-ground, private, heated (to 80 degrees F) swimming pool! Relax with a cold cocktail while sitting on one of the submerged stools, or maybe enjoying a fun game of water volleyball is more your style ...
Our lovely beach home is a duplex. It is perfect for two families vacationing together or one big family to spread out! We refer to the two sides as Sunrise and Sunset which together comprise The Anchorage.
Our beach home boasts tasteful, tropical, airy furnishings. Relax on the lanai, dine under the large umbrella-ed deck or take a cool shower in your own private, outdoor shower. Just steps to the beach for some of the best shelling in the country, midnight star gazing and awesome sunset celebrations all at a fraction of the cost of staying beachfront. We have a beach cart to carry your treasures (kids, coolers, towels, chairs, etc) to the beach effortlessly.
Here's the basic layout of our beach home which rents in its entirety: Right Side (Sunset). You can enter the right side of the house (Sunset) through the screened lanai. There are two bedrooms on the ground level floor. They are best described as suites. Both offer views to the in-ground swimming pool and have separate outdoor entrances. The suites can be connected to each other through a door that can be left locked for privacy or open for company. Each of these bedrooms has its own half bathroom, queen bed, living area consisting of chair, couch and TV as well as small lanai overlooking the pool.
Suite #2 has a bonus room consisting of shower, full sized washer & dryer, microwave and dorm refrigerator. The private, outdoor shower can be accessed through the hallway the leads to these bedrooms and upstairs.
Upstairs you will you find the family room, dining area with a table that comfortably seats 10, kitchen, 2 decks, full sized laundry facilities, 2 bedrooms (1 king & 1 queen), full bathroom and dining area. Both decks are outfitted with tables and chairs. So, on the Sunset side, all 4 bedrooms are connected interiorly or can be locked out for privacy.
Left Side (Sunrise)
The left side of the house (Sunrise) has a separate, private entrance. It contains a small deck with table and chairs, family room, full bathroom, bedroom (king), loaded kitchen and dining area. Again, it does contain a sliding barn door that provides easy interior passage to Sunset if you leave the door open …
Our kitchens have everything you need and more: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, silverware, dinnerware and all the gadgets you will need whenever you are cooking in.
Recently added, Sunset & Sunrise have a set of double hung sliding barn doors that connect the upstairs main living areas which can be opened for convenient passage between the separate sides or closed for privacy (similar to adjoining hotel rooms that connect).
So, to sum up the whole house,
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 full baths + 2 half baths + 1 shower + private outdoor shower
- Sleeps 10
- 1 outdoor, private shower
- 2 kitchens
- Bonus room consisting of a microwave, dorm refrigerator, shower and full sized washer and dryer.
- There are two, full size laundry facilities one upstairs and one downstairs.
2 Full sized washer and dryers, Beach carts, Free Long Distance (in US), Free high speed wireless internet access, Trolley stop for local commuting available nearby, 2 Pianos and instructional materials. Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) 19 miles away
We provide enough bath and dishwashing soap, paper towels and toilet paper to get you started. Since a full-sized grocery store is only a 2 minutes drive down the street you always have what you need. Of course plenty of bath towels, pillows and bed linens are also always at hand in our lovely beach home.
The Anchorage is located on Estero Island, a seven-mile stretch of ocean-front which is filled with shopping, dining and entertainment. You can enjoy para-sailing, jet skiing, volleyball pits, live music, eats and drinks all within walking distance. Right down the street you will find nice recreational facilities including tennis courts, basketball, and a large pool and water park featuring water slides and lifeguards for the kids.
My favorite beach activities are biking and running along the ocean while watching and listening to the dolphins splash beside you! Our daughter still loves blowing bubbles and the all-time favorite activity of flying a kite up and down the beach.
The Anchorage is located mid-island which provides a quiet, private, tropical beach experience, but is still close enough to Times Square (entertainment district) for the times when you want to take a walk on the “wilder side.” Here at the Anchorage, you will be sure to find a perfect balance of relaxation and fun in the sun!
The Anchorage is only a 2 min. drive from a Grocery store (approx. ½ mile.) A pharmacy, movie theater and medical Center are also close by. Since the international airport is only about a 25-30 minute drive (19 miles) with available taxi, shuttle and limousine services readily available, transportation is never a problem. This is an awesome location on the island – a beautiful section of pristine, sandy beach and wonderful shelling “Non-beachy” favorites include catching a movie at the theatre and put putting.
All in all, I think you'll agree that The Anchorage Beach Home offers extraordinary fun, comfort, and convenience to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with your family and friends. It is absolutely perfect for families, and family reunions. Hope you can drop your anchor with us soon at The Anchorage! All the fun of a beach front home at a much less expensive cost!
We welcome families and groups of adults over the age of 25.
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- 3200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10
- King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (3)
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Just steps (less than one football field or 2 minute walk) to the beach, tropical setting, beach cart, beach toys, 2 full sized in door private laundry facilities, spacious, 2 Pianos and instructional materials, bright and airy, tasteful tropical furnishings, plenty of room for two families to vacation happily together, 2 loaded kitchens, outdoor private shower, games, 2 downstairs bedrooms are suites, full-sized grocery store is just right down the street, Have you always wanted to be able to sit down at a piano and play a few of your favorite tunes? Now’s your chance … Maybe this vacation will be one that will allow you to knock one of your lifelong dreams off your to-do list....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Games For Kids
- Satellite / Cable
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Bird Watching
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Clothes Dryer:
- Free Local Calls
- Free Long Distance:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill
- Porch / Veranda
- Porch Furniture
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Thanksgiving Week 2015
Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2015
7 night min stay
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay
New Year's Week 2016
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay
Peak Winter 2016
Feb 13 - Feb 26, 2016
7 night min stay
Spring Break 2016
Feb 27 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay
Late Spring Break Special 2016
Apr 16 - Apr 29, 2016
7 night min stay
Early Summer Special
Apr 30 - May 27, 2016
7 night min stay
Peak Summer Season
May 28 - Aug 19, 2016
7 night min stay
Aug 20 - Oct 28, 2016
7 night min stay
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016
7 night min stay
Dec 24 - Jan 7, 2017
14 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
The rates listed above are the exceptions to our standard rental rate. Any week not specifically listed above, will rent at the "standard" rate. When you are ready to move forward in the reservation process or simply have more questions, feel free to email or call. *All Holiday weeks not listed individually here are usually higher than the generic seasonal rates listed on this page. Please email us to receive an accurate quote. Thanks.
A credit card pre-payment of $600 or 20% (whichever is larger) will secure your reservation and rate. The final payment which includes the balance of the rental plus a $500 security deposit (totally refundable if there is no damage to property) is due 56 days prior to arrival.
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How About a Piano Instruction Vacation Right on the Beach?
Return from your vacation with more than just photos: combine sun and fun with learning for a truly memorable getaway. You are invited to unwind on one of the loveliest beaches around... Stay in the Piano Guy's beach home (Emmy Winning host of public television’s “The Piano Guy with Scott Houston) located on Fort Myers Beach, Florida for your next vacation. Our beach home is set up with everything that you will need to learn how to play the piano: Piano with headphones, Scott's video instruction, Fake books (the tunes,) Scott's printed instruction books. All this is provided at no additional cost to you while you are our guest in our lovely beach home! There is a piano in both Sunrise and Sunset. You can work at your own pace in Scott's home on a gorgeous beach. Sounds like the perfect vacation, doesn't it! What? You say that you simply want to be a 'beach bum' while on vacation, no problem. We can help you with that too!
Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: Scott and Theresa Houston are the owners of 'The Anchorage Beach Home' located on Estero Island on Fort Myers Beach Florida. They live full time in Indianapolis, Indiana and enjoy swimming, biking, running, entertaining and music! We love the beach! We have been fortunate to have experienced many beach vacations over the years in numerous places including Jamaica, Hawaii, Florida, Grand Cayman, Caribbean, California and Bahamas but have always come back to SW Florida time and time again - by far S.W. Florida has the softest, whitest, tropical beaches around.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Mid Island:
We chose Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island in particular because it offers just the right mix of fun verses peaceful times. Captiva and Sanibel are too quiet for the couple of nights that we like to go out to listen to some live bands or to enjoy some food and drinks out. On Ft. Myers beach you have lots of entertainment options. As we said, the perfect ratio of fun to peacefulness can be found here. Our little Estero Island secret is that we are far enough south that you can almost always count on experiencing nice, warm weather during spring and winter breaks unlike in most other Florida beach locations. On Fort Myers Beach you can expect great weather and beautiful beach filled days at half the cost of vacationing on neighboring Sanibel, Naples or Captiva.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We searched for a long time before we purchased a beach home. We knew exactly what we wanted and knew it when we found this home. We fell in love with this particular beach home for many reasons; here are a few that might be of particular interest to you: 1. We are only a 2-minute walk directly across the road to the beautiful beach and can enjoy it at half the cost of staying beachfront. We pass that savings on to you! 2. It allows us the luxury to vacation with another family or our extended family without being right on top of each other. We get the best of both worlds, traveling with family and friends we love, but having plenty of room for everyone to spread out to have their “personal” time too when we are vacationing at our lovely Beach Home. 3. Grocery shopping is no longer a dreaded, all-day affair because we now have a full sized grocery store just a few streets over from us. Yea!!! You think we are kidding, but this is a HUGE plus!! 4. Again, the location is great. Once we arrive on the island there is no reason to leave because everything we need is available right here. 5. You can enjoy our private swimming pool while the kids are taking a much needed nap or while getting some work done on your lap top using the free high speed wireless connection at the pool. What more can you ask for ... Oh, we almost forgot to mention that Scott is the “The Piano Guy” on PBS. So … you can enjoy all the wonderful, “beachy” décor and at the same time have a unique opportunity to learn how to have fun playing your favorite tunes on the piano during those non-beachy times at no additional cost to you. Everything you need to learn to have fun on the piano is available to you while you are our guests at the beach home. We are sure that you will love our home too. We have many happy guests that come back year after year and our goal is to make you and your family our guest for many years come!
- Primary: (317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Links to more information:
Welcome to The Anchorage Beach Home—Your Next Vacation Destination!
Sunset Upstairs View from Dining Table Looking into the Kitchen
Connecting Doors into Sunrise Side—Open for Easy Access or Closed for Privacy
Outside Deck on Sunset Side Is the Perfect Place to Enjoy Evening Dining
Sunset Upstairs Guest Room w/Queen Bed-Small but Comfy - Just for Sleeping
Sunset Suite #1 Dwnstrs Features QU Bed, Sofa, 1/2 bath, TV, Lanai, View to Pool
Sunrise Upstairs View from Comfy Couch Looking into the Kitchen & Dining Area
View of Cheery Master Bedroom with King Bed Upstairs on Sunrise Side
Submerged Stools in Our Private, Heated Pool
View of The Anchorage from Road - Showing Entrance to Sunrise Side up the Stairs
Private, Beach Entrance Directly Across Estero Blvd-2 Min. Walk from Home
Sunbathing on Fort Myers Beach Mid-island Where We Enter the Beach
Enter the Sunset Side Through the Screened in Porch (Lanai)
Kitchens are well stocked! One on each side (Sunrise & Sunset)
Comfortable dining for all 10 of you! Yes, you all can eat-in if you want to ...
Bright and Comfortable Master Bedroom w/King Bed on Sunset Side
A Peek into Bonus Room in Suite #2 Showing Shower and Washer & Dryer
Sunset Suite#2 Dwnstrs Features QU Bed, Sofa, 1/2 bath, TV, Lanai, View to Pool
Comfy Family Room Upstairs on Sunrise Side
Enjoy Water Volleyball or Sunbathe on a Raft in Heated, Private, Backyard Pool
View of Screened-in Porches (One for Each Suite) Overlooking Pool Deck
Beach Carts Provided to Effortlessly Take Cooler, Chairs & Towels to the Beach
White, Soft, Powdery Sand is Perfect for an Afternoon of Playing in the Sand!
A Lazy Ocean Day with Family & Friends - What More Could You Ask for?
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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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