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Located on what is described as one of the top ten beaches in the US, Lover's Key Beach Club, lies between the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Estero Bay. Lover's Key is an idyllic paradise with serenity, privacy, romance and adventure. It is a nature lover's dream, where you can enjoy the dolphins and manatees swimming by, the sea turtles and the exotic nesting birds from osprey to white herons. The condo is located directly on a private white sugar sand beach with a backdrop of swaying palms, tropical flowers and majestic water fountains. The private beach in front of the condo has plenty of loungers and tahiti huts offering shade from the beautiful Florida sunshine. Relax on the huge private balcony overlooking the pool and ocean and watch the sailboats pass by and amaze at the ever present frolicking dolphins.
The condo is completely remodeled this December 2011 with brand new kitchen,new furniture, new appliances, giant flat screen TV on the living room wall, new whisper quiet A/C units.... and fully repainted. The bedroom features a queen size bed and the living room has a pull out sofa bed.
The private beach connects directly to the Lover's Key State Park where you can explore the magnificence of the estuary by kayak or by walking the many nature trails and miles of gulf -front beach. There are innumerable wild-life and bird watching opportunities here and of course the fabulous shelling on the beach. There is a boat launch, kayak rentals and the park has a new million dollar picnic area, park and playground for kids.
The large heated swimming pool and hot tub are great, with both overlooking the bay. You can grill your catch of the day on the high quality Weber gas BBQ's and enjoy your meal right there at the 'dolphin deck'. If you want a change from the serenity then jet skis, power boats and pontoon boats are available nearby for rent so you can thrill to the dolphins racing along side you or to get a better glimpse of the sea turtles, sting rays ...in their natural habitat.
There is a trolley that runs up and down Fort Myers Beach and to the Shopping Mall (including a supermarket and K-Mar) in Bonita Springs. The trolley stops right outside the property---hop on for 25 cents and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Times Square in North Fort Myers Beach with its many shops and restaurants. If you are in the mood for a round of golf or a game of tennis ---these are all located jut minutes away. You actually don't need a car at Lover's Key---all is so easily accessible without one.
You and your family will love it here. It is truly a very special place.
PS. all doors within the apartment are super wide for wheelchair accessibility and the bathroom is totally wheelchair accessible. The unit was designed as one of the mandatory wheel chair suites in the days when the condo was a luxury hotel.
Value Season May 1 - Oct 15, 2015 7 night min stay
High Season Oct 16 - Dec 20 7 night min stay
Christmas Weeks Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016 7 night min stay
Peak Season II Jan 4 - Jan 30 7 night min stay
Peak Season Feb 1 - Apr 30, 2016 7 night min stay
My Standard Rate 7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$250
The $250.00 initial payment is non-refundable. When the final payment has been made a refund on that is only possible if I can rent the unit in the time remaining. Taking cancellation insurance is recommended if there are any doubts.
There is a $250 non-refundable reservation deposit. The full payment is due 3 months prior to arrival. If a cancellation is made after making the final payment, a refund of that final payment can only be made if the unit can successfully rented in the remaining time.
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Fort Myers is where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford had their winter estates. They knew where to spend the winter. A visit to their homes on famous McGregor Ave is interesting. Be sure to explore the Lover's Key State Park and watch the Manatee. Kayaking in the waters for the State Park is interesting. The wild life on Lover's Key is fascinating. Watching the Osprey dive for fish and then bring them to their nests is exciting. The famous Flipper's Restaurant is right on site and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you go for an early breakfast you can watch the dolphins only a few feet away from the restaurant's deck. The menu is vary varied and the cuisine is superb and the prices are low. If you want more excitement take the trolley from in front of the condo and for 50 cents it whisks you to Times Square which is the heart of Fort Myers beach. The restaurants along the beach are great and range from Greek, Italian, Japanese.... Many are right on the beach. If you like to shop then the Tangier Outlet Mall is very close by with all the name brand stores selling their wares at bargain prices. Come with an empty suitcase! Even larger is the Miramar Outlet Mall on I-75. You can spend a day there and not cover all the stores. The movie theater is just a mile up the road from the condo if you want to take in a first run movie. There is also fine live theater on both Estero and Sanibel. If you like classical music, the South West Florida Symphony Orchestra perform in the Barbara Mann Center for performing arts in Fort Myers. If you like water excitement rent a jet ski and go on a tour to watch the dolphins romping in Estero Bay. Get up early and you will discover some of the best shelling in the world. If fishing is your fancy then just bring a rod and some bait and find a nice spot along the miles of unspoiled beach of Lover's Key and try your luck. Bring your catch back to the condo and grill it on one of the Weber grills by the water, then serve the fish on the Dolphin Deck right beside the BBQ's.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: I grew up in Toronto and graduated as an engineer from the University of Toronto. I have worked as an engineer, professional pilot, professor and lastly as an administrator in large educational institutions. I am married, with grown kids and presently retired.
Why the Owner Chose Lovers Key: Where in the US do you find a condo with PRIVATE beach (no public access) located on a State Park?
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment: Peace, quiet, pristine beach, wonderful friendly people in the other 101 units.