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Tropical, Beachy Decor,Htd Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!

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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Island House - 1 block from Time Square, 1/2 block to the gulf. Located on the first canal closest to the gulf with a new in ground pool. Totally new, bright colors. Tropical vegetation surrounds this 'cracker' style cottage, built in 1981 and totally renovated in 2008. Come, enjoy our island. Seven miles of beautiful white sandy beaches. No need for the car, walk to restaurants, shopping and live entertainment, or ride the trolley for 50 cents.

For the shelling enthusiast, Sanibel/Captiva Islands are 15 minutes away. For the golfer, a 18 hole exec. golf course located mid-island and many more within driving distance. Two miniature golf courses are located just north of the island. Several marinas on the island offer day or night fishing, and boat rentals. There is a fishing pier located in Time Square. You can take the trolley (25 cents) to Lovers Key State Park (south of the island) and rent a kayak or canoe or explore the nature trails, hiking or bird watching. Para-sailing along the gulf coast or enjoy our gulf breezes windsurfing or kite boarding.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Master bedroom with bath, sofa bed in living room, futon in sunroom. Sunroom can be closed off as 3rd bedroom with sliding doors. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Everything you will need, except food and your swimsuit, will be provided. New linens, towels, appliances including dishwasher microwave, washer and dryer. Beach chairs, towels, coolers beach toys and sand. Beach cruisers, with baskets (to tote your finds) are available for your use....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Backpack
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 12 - May 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,300
Fall
Aug 30 - Dec 19, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,200
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,500
January
Jan 3 - Jan 30, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,100
Peak Season
Jan 31 - Apr 16, 2016
7 night min stay

$2,400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Cleaning $130 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

$1200 - $2500

Saturday to Saturday, check in 3:00, check out 10:00

Credit cards accepted.

$300 security deposit

$130 cleaning fee

$150 fee /pet/week


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Last updated: 05/19/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

The biggest asset of The Island House is it's close proximity to everything on the Island. You can leave you car in the driveway and walk, bike or trolley to the beach, shops ,restaurants and the dozen open bars with live music nightly! The beach is across the street 200 steps from the door. If you have a boat...our house has a new dock you can tie up for the week and be the closest access to the gulf...we are the first canal as you come onto the island. The boating , fishing and shelling are all fantasic in Ft Myers Beach. Barby is an expert sheller and is happy to share her secrets with our guests. There is a good chance we will be offering shelling trips and boat tours to some remote shelling islands...customize your boat trip with us!

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: Barby and I bought the Island House in 2008 and spent 6 months renovating it ourselves while working in Flip Flops and shorts. That was a great 6 months. We already owned 3 vacation rentals in Long Beach, Md. on the Chesapeake Bay, when we decided to buy in FMB. We work well together with my experience in construction and Barby's interior design and decorating skills. After we finished the main house....we enclosed the ground level garage and shop area and made a very primative owners apartment where we can stay when we get away from our home in Md. We tried renting this space to large families that needed more room, But do not rent this out anymore. We both love boating, paddle-boarding and kite-boarding. Barby is very passionate about the shelling and loves to tell you about her favorite beaches in the area. We have 5 kids and 9 grandchildren, all living in Md.

Why Private Homes, Times Square:
Barby has been coming to SW Fla. for years with her sister to shell and enjoy the beaches. She took me on a 30 day trip one January starting in the panhandle and exploring all the gulf coast towns along the way. I wasn't sold on Florida until we drove across the bridge to FMB and I that's all she wrote. We love the laid back , casual , friendly atmosphere on the island. All the colorful Keywest like buildings and palm trees. We chose this cottage to fix up because of the great location on the canal and within 2 blocks of the Time Square area. We can walk to 15 different restaurants and bars ,most with live music nightly.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We enjoy meeting our guests and sharing our favorite local beaches, restaurants and shops. Relax around our solar heated pool,catch some rays in our lounge chairs, fish from the dock or nap in the hammock. It's all good here at The Island House.


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  • Sleeps
    8
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
    Cottage
Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/19/2015
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