Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front Pool Home Minutes from the Beach
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes, Mid Island house description
House - 3 bedrooms + convertible beds, 2 baths (sleeps 8)
Taffy Buoy is a recently decorated and newly furnished canal front home with a spacious pool, patio and heated spa. Be our guest and enjoy a home we hope provides all the facilities needed for a great vacation; a boat dock, WIFI, (tandem) Tarpon Wilderness kayak, bike, lots of water teeming with wildlife, including dolphins, manatees and leaping fish, and of course the white beaches of the gulf.
Taffy Buoy is decorated in a bright, coastal theme throughout. The first floor comprises an ample lounge, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom. The lounge has a 42' flat screen TV with DVD and convertible sofa bed. The dining room has seating for 8 at the table and 3 more at the bar. The fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and island has a sliding patio door onto the lanai and patio, through which the morning light floods in.
The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, closet and drawer storage, a 32' wall-mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD and a patio door leading out to the lanai, spa and views of the water beyond.
The upstairs comprises two bedrooms, light and brightly decorated they both have great views onto the canal and mangrove preserve. One bedroom has a queen size bed with wall mounted flat screen TV and the other has two twin beds (one with pull out that converts to sleep 2) and a wall mounted flat screen TV. Both upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom, located between.
The stand out feature of this home is the private, fenced in rear patio with huge pool deck and a proper sized pool - great for entertaining and relaxing! You can also dine outside or enjoy a drink at the wet bar under the screened-in lanai.
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Hot Tub
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
Enjoy the ample, private outdoor space! A covered lanai with hot tub, wet bar and outside dining, leads out to a spacious pool deck and proper siez pool. Walk on down to the private dock and gaze out over the mangrove preserve beyond. ...moreless
- Water View
- Pier Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Basketball Court
- Medical Services
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Eco Tourism
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Bird Watching
- Taffy Buoy is perfectly located mid-island, a five minute walk to the white sands of the gulf, a mile from the action at Time Square and yet at the same time, a secluded retreat far from the madding crowd. Also within a few minutes walk of the house are our local supermarket Topps, local liquor store behind it, the community park with pool, water slide, basketball courts, tennis courts, and playground, and Heavenly Biscuit, the best breakfast location on the island. Meanwhile all you hear at Taffy Buoy at night is the sound of nature. ...moreless
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Convenient, and Comfy
Convenient, and Comfy
We booked this property site unseen, and were a little scared as it did not have any reviews posted. When we got there, the place looked exactly like the pictures. No camera angle tricks, which was nice. The check in process was quick (lock box is about 2-3 miles away in Martini plaza) but other than that no problems. The dining room table was a great addition and seating eight worked out well. The kitchen was large and well appointed with dishes, cookware, utensils, and appliances. Directions for the condo were posted right on the fridge and straight forward. The house slept my family of 5 comfortably along with my mother who stayed with us. The Couch in the living room makes out into a COMFORTABLE sofa bed. This must be IKEA as there was none of the horrible bars that are usually associated with sofa beds. In fact, I think IKEA furnished most of the house and there was plenty of storage and closet space if you chose to use it. We only used the closets and the bookshelf in the dining area because we have a tendency to forget items. The pool was clean and clear all week. The hot tub was hot and clear. There was absolutely no work that needed to be done to use these. The dock was nice and my son enjoyed watching the mulletts jump and the racoons come down to the water from the mangroves across the canal. They also took the kayak out for a spin a time or two. The street is really quiet and the canal is not busy at all. It was a very quiet and peaceful stay. The grocery store is just on top of the street (5 min. walk tops) TOPS is a typical beach grocery store. It had everything that one would need, and I saw many a local shopping there. The prices were in line with surrounding grocery stores. Again, having the store right there is a life saver. The beach was across Estero and there was two easy access points to it. I walked to see the Sunset at Times Square every night and had no problem with the walk. If you go be sure to take the time to visit the Mound House and the Historic Beach Cottage to learn about the history of this young town that has been occupied along time. Well worth the morning spent. Take the exttended tour at the Historic Beach cottage and hear the story of Ft. Myers Beach from someone who grew up there through the changes. The property was clean. The cons: The pillows are hard and the queen bed upstairs is not the most comfortable. It is just a harder bed than I am used to. CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!!!!!
- Guest Brad W (Saint Louis, Mo)
- Date of stay 07/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing.
Manager response: Brad and Lauren we must humbly abase ourselves for the time it has taken to respond to your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope you come again! Kind regards, Kim and Anton
2/10-4/14 $2000 4/14-9/30 $1000 9/30-12/14 $1200 12/14-2/8 $1500 Security Deposit $500 Cleaning Fee $225 Non-refundable pet Fee $300 Processing Fee $75 11%accommodation tax
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Year Purchased: 2012
About: A Welshman and Californian came together to discover the eclectic glory that is Fort Myers Beach. With 6 kids from ages 19 to 2.5, we find FMB and Taffy Buoy has something for all of us. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Why Private Homes, Mid Island:
We first came here in 2009 and rented on this same street. Perhaps it was the sunset over the white sandy beach or the sight of a dolphin pod on the bay while kayaking, but we fell in love with the mixture of ecological beauty and vibrant down to earth life.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The front of the cottage is cute and welcoming but we fell in love with the beautiful rear patio. The private pool and dock with the timeless beauty of the mangrove preserve beyond did it for us, and that's before we saw our first fish jumping!
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Taffy Buoy from the road
The boat lift and dock
The Dining Room
The upstairs bathroom
Upstairs guest bedroom 2
The covered Lanai dining table
Taffy Buoy from the road at dusk
The wet bar under the covered Lanai
The Dining Room
The canal and mangrove preserve
Upstairs guest bedroom 1
THe heated spa
The pool and covered lanai
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