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Last updated: 03/31/2014
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Mandolin Bay Villas condo description

Escape to Fabulous Floribbean Ambiance! Only 30 mins from the airport! 5 mins to Sanibel, Ft Myers beaches, and outlets! 15 mins to Hammond Stadium - Spring Training home of the Minnesota Twins! 25 mins to JetBlue Park at Fenway South - Spring Training home of the Boston Red Sox! 35 mins to Charlotte Sports Park - Spring Training Home of the Tampa Bay Rays! And never more than a short drive to an amazing golf course! This BRIGHT, NEW 1376 Sq.Ft. 2ND FLOOR Condo is Fully Furnished in a Fun Seashell & Fish Décor – our home is perfect for your family getaway or romantic second honeymoon!!

Enjoy our ITALIAN TILE LIVING AREA with plush BEDROOM CARPETS, 9FT CEILINGS & 4 CEILING FANS. The BREAKFAST COUNTER, DINING ROOM, and WET BAR overlook the fully equipped and furnished KITCHEN--which includes a lg pantry, microwave, self-cleaning oven, garbage disposal, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator with ice-maker and filtered water. All ready for you to prepare a lovely 'Catch of the Day' meal, or a simple snack.

Enjoy relaxing family conversation in our LIVING ROOM, which features a cozy sofa, love-seat, and chair ensemble. Also, for your family entertainment, you can choose from a variety of options such as CABLE TV, VHS/DVD player, stereo AM/FM RADIO with CD/Cassette player, book/video library, trivia/board games, puzzles, chess set, and even a deck of cards! Sit back and view lush tropical scenery through TRIPLE GLASS SLIDERS, or open them up for a breath-taking wall of bright, airy sunshine! (Now close the RETRACTABLE FRONT DOOR SCREEN to enjoy a really refreshing crossbreeze!) Step out onto the SCREENED LANAI to our quaint and cozy BISTRO SETTING for 4--perfect for a breath of fresh air with your morning coffee or evening cocktails. Our WET BAR features all the essentials (cocktail shaker, blender, corkscrew and stemware) to prepare your favorite liquid libation or uncork that special wine!

The MASTER BEDROOM is furnished with a QUEEN Size Bed, reading nook w/ comfy couch and ottoman, cable TV, clock radio, and lg walk-in closet. The adjoining MASTER BATHROOM features a large single vanity with expansive mirror and LARGE WALK-IN SHOWER with SPA SEAT.

The 2nd BEDROOM has a TWIN TRUNDLE DAY BED (opens up to 2 Twins side-by-side = a KING Sleeping Area), cable TV, clock radio and LG CLOSET. (A Full size air mattress is also available). The GUEST BATHROOM has a fully stocked linen closet, shower/tub, hairdryer, and curling iron. LAUNDRY AREA includes W/D, IRON w/ BOARD (tabletop & floor type), and beach towels. A small supply of cleaning items, paper products, and liquid soap are also included. Both bedrooms have an assortment of lovely bed linens, thermal/Velux blankets, quilts, and plenty of pillows!

LOCAL PHONE SERVICE is provided, as well as 1 CAR GARAGE w/beach chairs, umbrellas, sand blanket, sand buggie, pool floats/noodles, beach toys, 2 coolers, and a small collection of fishing/crabbing/shelling gear. Enjoy an early morning or evening tour of the neighborhood on our 2 NEW 26'' CRUISER BICYCLES--BASKETS & LOCKS included! (Don't forget to bring your helmets).

When not relaxing at our nearby HEATED POOL or HOT TUB, you can enjoy access to our CLUBHOUSE w/ WIRELESS INTERNET, Lg screen CABLE TV, POOL TABLE, lounge, and FITNESS ROOM (Treadmill, Nautilus Weight Machine, Reclining Bike, Elliptical Stair-Stepper)--only a short walk out our front door!

Your Pina Colada awaits you at our COZY, FRIENDLY, and RELAXING GATED PARADISE COMMUNITY! We’re the condo you’ve looked for – Come to Us and ESCAPE!


Keywords: Condo, 2BR/2BA, Villa, Gated, Hot Tub, Heated Pool, Fitness Room, Near Beaches, Garage, 2nd Floor, WiFi

Property Type

  • 1376 sq. ft.
  • On floor 2
  • Condo

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No Renters Under 25...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1-Master: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2-Guest: 2 twin/ single

            (Daybed twin with trundle)...moreless

          • (Daybed Twin with trundle opens up to 2 side-by-side Twins to equal 1 King)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1-Master ensuite: toilet, shower

            Large Walk-in Shower with Spa seat....moreless

          • Bathroom 2-Guest: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            garbage disposal, toaster, coffee maker & grinder, blender, hand mixer, Citrus Juicer, Stick-Immersion Blender, Sandwich Griller, Waffle Maker, CorningWare, George Foreman Grill, Steamer pot, 20 qt. Stock pot...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            coffee, filters, tea, sugar, seasonings, spices, oil, vinegar, plus extras!...moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining Room seats 4 (extra chairs from Lanai). Breakfast Counter seats 3....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Ice Maker and Filtered water in door....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster


          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            At clubhouse--treadmill, nautilus weight machine, reclining bike, elliptical stair stepper....moreless

          • Parking:

            1 Assigned space in front of condo and free spaces available on complex....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            In the Unit...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            In the Unit...moreless

          • Garage:

            1 Car...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Living Room

          Other Amenities

              • GARAGE, 2 NEW 26'' CRUISER BICYCLES with BASKETS & LOCKS, 4 CEILING FANS(2BR-DR-LR), 9 ft. ceilings, Tray ceiling in Master BR, FULL SIZE AIR MATTRESS, Kitchen & Bath & Bed LINENS (Towels,Sheet Sets, Thermal/Velux Blankets, Quilts, and Pillows), 2 CLOCK RADIOS, HAIRDRYER, Curling Iron, First-Aid Kit, Sewing Kit, small supply of cleaning items/paper products/liquid soap/trash liners, and assorted pantry items (coffee, filters, tea, sugar, seasonings, spices, oil, vinegar), ENTERTAINMENT COUPON BOOK...moreless


              • Games:

                assorted trivia/board games, puzzles, aquatic chess set and playing cards...moreless

              • Toys:

                Pool noodles, floats, sand scooper & bucket....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Variety of Family Films DVD/VHS...moreless

              • Television:

                3 (LR, Master BR, Guest BR)...moreless

              • Shared Hot Tub
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • VCR


              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Bicycles:

                    26'' Sanibel Cruiser Bikes with baskets and locks....moreless


                  • Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Sailing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Museums
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Water Parks
                  • Marina
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shopping
                  • Shelling
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping

                  Other Activities

                      • Beaches, Marinas, National Parks (Lovers Key State Park), Lakes Regional Park, Nature Preserves (J.N.'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge & Six Mile Cypress Slough), Ecotours (Everglades Day Safari), GAEA Guides-Guided Kayak Nature Tours, Golf Courses, Miniture Golf, Bike & Walking Paths, Historic Landmarks (Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates), SunSplash Family Water Park, Malls (Edison & Bell Tower), Upscale Shopping & Premium Outlets (Tangers, Miramar, & Coconut Point), Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Center, CVS, Walgreens, Publix's Market, Super Target, Churches, Medical facilities, Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise, Key West Express Water Taxi, Charter/Party Fishing Boats, The Big M Casino Cruise Boat, Lee County Public Transit (LeeTran Park & Ride), HAMMOND STADIUM (Spring Training Home of the Minnesota Twins), JETBLUE PARK at FENWAY SOUTH (Spring Training Home of the Boston Red Sox), CHARLOTTE SPORTS PARK (Spring Training Home of the Tampa Bay Rays-35 mins away in Port Charlotte)....moreless


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                      • Another Great Stay

                        Another Great Stay

                        • Guest Janet (New Hampshire)
                        • Date of stay 03/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 04/12/13
                        Just returned home after our spending our third March in this condo which should speak for itself. The condo has been well maintained and always very clean. The kitchen is extremely well stocked to meet anyone's wants or needs. The owners have always been very responsive to any questions or concerns. Love the location of this condo; close to beach, Sanibel/Captiva, restaurants and shopping. Love the pool and other owners and guests are always very friendly.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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                      • Very nice month in Fort Myers

                        Very nice month in Fort Myers

                        • Guest leonard e.
                        • Date of stay 01/01/13
                        • Review Submitted 02/25/13
                        This was our first try at being a snowbird and our Mandolin Bay condo was a great place to start. The condo was roomy, clean, well-appointed and very comfortable. The lanai faces the rear of the complex so we had a real feeling of quiet and privacy. No matter what we discovered we had forgotten to bring along we found it already in the condo. The Mandolin Bay complex itself is very nice. It is not too large and we immediately found a community out at the pool (very nice!) and clubhouse. It is easy to get to and in a very good and quiet location: 10 minutes from the Sanibel causeway or Fort Myers beach bridge, 5 minutes from all the shopping you need (including an outlet mall) and also only 5 minutes from a small local beach on the bay- nice when you want to only spend an hour or so on the sand. The owners were very accommodating, helpful and prompt in their responses to questions or requests. The only negative thing I could say about our stay there was that there was no wi-fi in the condo itself, though it was available in the close-by clubhouse. However, adding my Ipad to my cell phone data plan for a couple of months satisfied our internet addiction easily. We will be looking at different areas of SW Florida for our first couple of snowbirding years, but if I were coming back to Fort Myers next year I would already have reserved this condo.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.

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                      • Wonderful Vacation

                        Wonderful Vacation

                        • Guest Janet (New Hampshire)
                        • Date of stay 03/01/12
                        • Review Submitted 04/23/12
                        Recently spent our second March in this lovely condo. It is exactly as advertised and very comfortable. Kitchen is well stocked for all your cooking needs. Very convenient location, close to beach, restaurants and shopping. Owners are extremely accommodating and very responsive to any questions or concerns. Looking forward to staying again next year.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: So glad that our guests keep coming back to us (three years and counting) to make a memory and steal a piece of time! We just LOVE our central location, our friendly complex, and our cozy little condo! You will too!

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                      • Joanne (Ontario, Canada)

                        Joanne (Ontario, Canada)

                        • Guest Joanne (Ontario, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 01/28/12
                        • Review Submitted 03/10/12
                        Another great month in Fort Myers. We totally enjoyed the condo; the location is near everything that you need for a relaxing time away from home. Beach; golf; shopping and restaraunts are all very close. Having the bikes to go for leisurely rides is a bonus.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway.

                        Owner response: You and our condo--perfect together! Glad to have you back again!

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                      • Great Holiday

                        Great Holiday

                        • Guest Joanne (Ontario, Canada)
                        • Date of stay 01/14/11
                        • Review Submitted 03/25/11
                        It is true; you really have thought of everything. Your condo is the perfect place for a vacation in Fort Myers. The location was perfect for us, as we enjoy the pool; beach; dining out; riding the bikes; and "shopping". Paula and Donald could not have been any easier to deal with, and were very helpful.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+.

                        Owner response: What a pleasure having you as our guests, and looking forward to your return next year! Maybe plan a future "Girls Getaway" too?! ---great shopping, beaches, and R&R to share with the ladies!

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                      • Mandolin Bay Villas

                        Mandolin Bay Villas

                        • Guest Katie (Cleveland, Ohio, Cuyahoga county)
                        • Date of stay 01/01/10
                        • Review Submitted 06/18/10
                        Our stay at Mandolin Bay Villas was most enjoyable. The condo was very comfortable, very clean and well maintained. It is close to shopping (Tangiers Outlet Mall) and various other stores. Fort Myer's beach and Sanibel Island are within a short driving distance. The owner was very helpful in answering any questions or concerns we had. We have recommended the Villas to several of our friends who may decide to vacation in the Fort Myers area.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+.

                        Owner response: We 're so pleased that our guests come and enjoy their vacation time (or second honeymoon!) at our home. There is a wide variety of activities and things to do in our local area--or one can just kick back and relax! I honestly mean it when I say "let me know if I can be of ANY assistance, at ANY time during your stay with us." Marion and Bill, we love to welcome friends of our guests too--that really tells us just how much you enjoyed your stay with us!! Come back and relax any time!

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                        • Guest Gloria Lapsley (Toms River, NJ)
                        • Date of stay 02/24/10
                        • Review Submitted 02/24/10
                        It's the end of February and we are so sad to leave your wonderful condo. It is so bright and airy and opening up the Lanai doors reveals a whole open wall of fresh air and morning sunlight. The furnishings are comfy and we found everything we could possibly need and more for cooking, relaxing and fun. You thought of everything. I hope many more people discover your paradise. Also, you couldn't have been easier to deal with. I give it A++.

                        Owner response: Thank you so much for your kind words! I did try my best to make our condo feel like " home", and I think that I succeeded. We're so glad that you enjoyed your vacation - you're welcome back any time.

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                        • Guest Jim Locarro (Rutherford, NJ)
                        • Date of stay 10/24/09
                        • Review Submitted 10/24/09
                        This is a beautiful, spacious condo. Enjoy the morning sun on the lanai. The condo is fully equipped and comfortable. I have stayed here many times and it feels like home! I would recommend this condo to anyone.

                        Owner response: We're so happy that you enjoy yourself at our "home"! It's always a pleasure having you come back again and again. You're right about the morning sun on our lanai - it's the best place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee!

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                      Dec-Apr .. $2600/month (MONTHLY ONLY)  
                      May-Nov .. $1800/month .. $1000/2 weeks
                      ***ASK ABOUT MULTI-MONTH DISCOUNT***
                      $500 security deposit (refundable after satisfactory exit inspection).
                      $100 cleaning fee.
                      50% due at booking, balance due 30 days before arrival date.
                      Check-in 3PM - Check-out 10AM.

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                      Last updated: 03/31/2014
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                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2004

                      About the owner: We're from NJ, and have been vacationing (quality family time!) in the Sanibel/Ft. Myers area for the past 25 years or so--we come here to ESCAPE! My husband's love of fishing/crabbing is what first 'lured' us to this area. (He's a retired Police Captain). I enjoy reading/relaxing under an umbrella on a quiet, soothing beach, or combing the surf for that elusive Junonia! (I'm a working RN).So it's no surprise that our daughter has grown up to catch a nice Snook or 2 (like her Dad), and to discover a LARGE LIVE Florida Horse Conch (NOT like her Mom)--oh yes, she threw it back!

                      Why the Owner Chose Mandolin Bay Villas:
                      We chose MBV mainly for it's central LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION to EVERYTHING! Mins from Sanibel/Captiva/Ft.Myers Beaches for fishing, shelling, relaxing. Great local dining, 'good eats', or sweet treats. Small & friendly complex. Easy walk to CVS, Walgreens, Publix's Market, & Super Target. 20 Mins to Cape Coral. 1 Naples. Easy access to Southwest Regional Intl. Airport-(RSW), Hwy-41 and I-75.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                      MBV is only 72 Units--Small, Friendly, Quiet and Gated. We enjoy a great (never crowded) fitness room. Our pool/hot tub is THE place to meet and relax with new friends or reconnect with returning Snowbirds. The garage allows us an extra parking space for our SUV, bikes, and fishing/beach gear. A daily walk or bike ride encourages you to explore the locale, or just leisurely shop! Our eastern exposure screened lanai entices you to enjoy sunny morning coffee, or shady evening Pina Coladas--all with a relaxing tropical panorama! Just open the Triple Sliders to savor an amazing wall of fresh air and sunshine!

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                      • View of Breakfast Counter and Kitchen into Dining Area

                        View of Breakfast Counter and Kitchen into Dining Area

                      • Living room with view to Lanai

                        Living room with view to Lanai

                      • Master Bedroom

                        Master Bedroom

                      • Guest Bedroom

                        Guest Bedroom

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                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 4

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