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Luxury Gulf Front 4 or 5 BR Pool Home

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Main house and guest house

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Last updated: 08/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Private Homes, Mid Island house description

This gorgeous beachfront home sits on Ft Myers Beach about mid island, with views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel island directly from the 60 ft deck or pool area. There are 7 miles of white powdery sand to traverse on Ft Myers Beach - from the house either 3 miles south or 4 miles north for great jogging, walking or shelling. The two story home was completed in 2002 from a total renovation of an older home - basically torn down except for one wall and totally rebuilt and now including a second level. There are two bedrooms, both with full en-suite bathrooms on the second level. Both rooms have direct access to balconies that overlook the pool and beach area.

The ground level has two bedrooms, also with full en-suite bathrooms. One of these bedrooms also has direct access to the deck and pool/ beach area. The deck faces the Gulf waters, so to sit on the deck and observe the nightly sunset is almost religious.

The guest house is rented separately from main house, and rates quoted below are ONLY for the main house. Pricing on the guest house is $725 to 800/wk plus tax and cleaning in addition to the 4BR rates below..

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Suitability

      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Low Allergen Environment
      • Wheelchair Accessible
      • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
      • Children Welcome

      Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

      • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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      • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 queen

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      • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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      • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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      • Bedroom 5: 1 king

        Guest House...moreless

      • All bedrooms have full en-suite full bathrooms. Three of the four bedrooms have direct access to decks overlooking the Gulf and beach area....moreless

      Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • The home is somewhat accessible to elderly or wheelchair guests. The home is only three steps up from the beach sand - not a high rise like most of the newer homes. There is one step from the house down to the sun deck, and another two steps from the deck down to the pool deck. The deck on the home faces the Gulf and West....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • Games
          • Games For Kids
          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable:

            we are connected to DirectTV dish on our flat screen high def set located in the living room. all the bedrooms have TV's, but not HD. some of the bedroom TV's have their own DVD players. the living room has one Tivo unit for recording programs while away for the day or out to dinner, and one DVD player...moreless

          • VCR
          • Radio
          • Stereo
          • Audio Tape Player
          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Family
          • Away From It All

          Attractions

          • Bay/Sound
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Water Parks
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

          • Beach
          • Waterfront
          • Beachfront:

            you can't get closer to the water unless you rent a houseboat. This gorgeous home is right down within 200 ft from the water's edge. Listen to the surf at night, and enjoy the dolphins jumping around the shoreline early morning as you enjoy breakfast on the deck. The memories, though, are in the sunsets that are just spectacular. Nothing like enjoying a cool drink as the big red ball falls into the Gulf as you relax on the 60ft deck with the beach sprawled out in front of you. Once you live it and experience the beachfront setting, you will be back for many more years!!...moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Pier Fishing
          • Snorkeling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Surf Fishing
          • Golf Privileges Optional
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Water Skiing
          • Paragliding

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          forms of payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              General

              • Covered Parking:

                there is covered parking for two vehicles under the guest house that is a raised structure in back of the main house ( location is about 25ft from the main house). There is total parking for up to no more than 5 or 6 vehicles in the driveway area without damaging shrubs or the walled curbing for the gardens....moreless

              • Telephone
              • Air Conditioning:

                both the main house and the detached guest house are all central a/c. We always have a good technicians available should any problem develop, but all our units are serviced annually and should be in excellent running condition for your stay...moreless

              • Heating
              • Linens Provided:

                linens ( sheets/ pillow cases/ and towels) are provided at the home in each bathroom for the occupancy level. We also have beach towels available separately by the sun deck....moreless

              • Alarm Clock
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Hair Dryer
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Basic Soaps
              • Toilet Paper
              • Internet
              • Towels Provided
              • Parking
              • Garage
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Fireplace
              • Iron & Board
              • Broadband Access
              • Parking Off Street

              Kitchen

              • Cooking Utensils
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Blender
              • Ice Maker
              • Lobster Pot
              • Stove
              • Dishwasher
              • Refrigerator
              • Freezer
              • Oven
              • Microwave

              Outside

              • Balcony
              • Beach Chairs
              • Beach Towels
              • Large Cooler
              • Wood Deck
              • Outdoor Grill Gas
              • Barbecue
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Visa
              • Mastercard
              • Discover

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Private Pool
              • Outdoor Pool
               

              Reviews

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              summer 2014 rate
              Jun 14 - Aug 29, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $3,350

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              off season
              Aug 30 - Dec 19, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $3,150
              thanksgiving week
              Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
              8 night min stay

              $3,450
              flat fee
              winter holiday wks
              Dec 20 - Jan 3, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,950
              winter
              Jan 4 - Apr 24, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,650
              Easter Week
              Apr 4 - Apr 11, 2015
              8 night min stay

              $3,950
              flat fee

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Pet Fee $250
              • Cleaning $195 + tax
              • Property Damage Protection $69
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              Rates ranges from $2975 to $3895

              Rates quoted are for the main house only....the guest house rents for an additional $725 to $800/wk depends on season. The guest house gives the family an additional 2 to 4 additional bed spaces.

              our rates are quoted as a cash price. This may be paid with a personal check. If you choose to pay with a credit card, there is a 3% additional service fee. If you pay with an international check not recognized with a U.S. bank number, there is also a $50 bank charge for this processing.


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              Last updated: 08/21/2014
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              Location

              Car: Recommended

              We have specific information on our home website (which we send to you after initial inquiry) as to names and contact numbers for most of the places of interest on the island.

              For day entertainment, there are all sorts of rentals around the island and directly on the beach for bikes, baby beach strollers, wave runners, parasailing, and kayak tours around the island. If you are in to motorbikes or motorcycles, there are rentals for those as well as small electric fiberglass electric cars.

              FMB also has two grocery stores on island - Topps and the larger of the two ....Publix Market about mid island.

              We have dozens of really good restaurants all on the island, and many more off island. Fishing is a prime industry from the island with one of the largest shrimping pier areas in the southwest corner of Florida. You can buy right at the pier for really fresh and delicious shrimp and fish selections. With five marinas on the island, there are many captains to choose from for daily charters or group charter boat excursions for fishing. You might also be interested in renting a boat to captain yourself from a boston whaler style boat to an inboard with seating up to 12. Perhaps even a pontoon party boat to just cruise around the back bay area to watch local wildlife including manatees and dolphins, or just crusing from island to island along the coast. On the island and within a ten minute drive to other islands there are numerous wildlife protected areas to view the birds, gators, manatees, and the fantastic shell life that is always abundant on these south west islands of Florida. Make sure to check out the Ding Darling reservation on Sanibel, Shell Mound historic area, and Lovers Key state park for excellent shelling and marine life.

              There is even a nine whole golf course on the island ( was 18 before condos became more lucrative). On the southern part of the island there is a 4 screen movie theater that also serves meals and beer/wine during shows. For more evening entertainment there is the offshore gambling cruise that goes out to the 3 mile limit and opens their casino for offshore gambling. You can also enjoy dinner on board as well as music and dancing from the onboard entertainment. An additional offshore excursion is the high speed ferry that loads at Ft Myers Beach marina and travels in approximately 2 1/2 hours to 3 to Key West. Much easier than driving, and you can return the same day or stay over and return the next evening.

              Going off the island there is just about anything you can imagine in the localized Ft Myers Area and greater region. There are numerous outlet centers within 20 to 30 minute drives. The malls located in Ft Myers proper are numerous and cover just about any budget and interest area. During the mid winter time, there is sport action with two winter baseball teams residing in Ft Myers - the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox ( two separate stadiums). And yes, there is still dog racing at the Bonita Springs Track just 20 minutes away.

              Tampa is within 2 1/2 hours away for the Bush Gardens entertainment area, and then Orlando about the same time north of Ft Myers for Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, and many more.

              If you are heading off to or coming from a cruise, Ft Myers Beach is again only a 2 1/2 hour drive from the Ft Lauderdale and Miami shipping ports for the cruise ships.

              South of Ft Myers Beach is one of the nicest zoos on the East Coast - The Naples Zoo. But please wander around the Naples area as this is also a fabulous home viewing area as well as superb shopping districts and perhaps even take in the local dinner/ theatrical performance night club.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1987

              About the owner: The Ebner family operate children's camps in Connecticut every summer. For many years the family started coming down to Ft Myers Beach for mid winter vacations ( around 1958) We have seen the island grow from a 50% developed island to almost 100% in the last fifty years. Finally in the 80's, we decided to buy some beachfront property, because this is what we enjoyed the most. Our parents have since passed, but they also bought property on Ft Myers Beach and resided here year round except for a couple of summer months back in Connecticut. They looked after the waterfront homes we acquired, but we now have a full time beach manager that lives on the island and exclusively looks after our properties when we are not on the island. We have been in the home and apartment rental business for over thirty years and know what people like to find in renting a home or apartment whether it is for one week, one month, or several years. At one time recently, we operated and owned more than 300 rental units in Florida, Cape Cod Mass. and Connecicut. We are older and wiser now, and operate only about one dozen rental homes in Florida and Connecticut. If you do decide to rent one of our homes, we hope you will treat it like your own and respect the items we have placed in the home for your comfort or enjoyment. We also welcome comments and suggestions either good or bad to make our homes more enjoyable for others to come in the future.....and hopefully for your return visit in the future as well.


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              • Main house and guest house

                Main house and guest house

              • Kitchen

                Kitchen

              • 1st level twin bedroom

                1st level twin bedroom

              • Reading gallery with desk  phone  internet connect

                Reading gallery with desk phone internet connect

              • The famous Ft Myers Sand beach

                The famous Ft Myers Sand beach

              • Pool and beach area

                Pool and beach area

              • Dining room and breakfast bar

                Dining room and breakfast bar

              • Master bedroom - 1st level

                Master bedroom - 1st level

              • 2nd level queen bedroom

                2nd level queen bedroom

              • The evening sunset

                The evening sunset

              VRBO #338177

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Friday, March 28, 2014

              $3,150 - $3,950 per week (USD)
              7

              5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 14

              View calendar: Updated 08/21/14
              Minimum stay: 7 nights
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