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Located North Island Near Pink Shell Resort and Across the Street from the Beach

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Beautiful updated cottage with Bay views.

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Last updated: 06/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Dolphin Cove offers the best of both worlds with views of Estero Bay on one side and the white sands of Ft Myers Beach just steps away. 'Dolphin Cove' is a delightful 2 Bedroom 1 Bath cottage situated on a picturesque inlet at the North tip of Ft. Myers Beach. It was named after the many playful dolphins that visit the inlet.

You may want to relax and just sit on the lanai, watch the boats pass by, and see the variety of marine life, or, on the other hand, if you prefer a swim, a heated beachside pool is available to our guests just across the street. Of course, there is always the Gulf of Mexico for dips.

The entertainment district commonly known as 'Times Square' is just a short walk and features a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. The 4 Star Pink Shell Resort and Marina is also located just up the street. At the Pink Shell you can enjoy a beachside bar, restaurant, and spa all available to the public, or rent a boat or go parasailing. Bowditch Point Park, known for its mile of trails and many ecosystems, has kayaks and paddleboards, and is part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. For those interested in fishing, charters are available just across the skybridge. Also across the skybridge is the Key West Express with daily trips to Key West. The nearby 'Big M Casino' boat offers twice daily gambling cruises.

Since 'Dolphin Cove' is so close to everything, park your car, take the trolly, rent a bike, or walk to all that the North end of Ft Myers Beach has to offer.

Then, as your day comes to a close, head to the beach to watch the setting sun over Sanibel Island. After that, fire up the gas grill, kick back and enjoy the island lifestyle in this wonderful cottage where all the comforts of home await you.

Dolphin Cove is comprised of the entire upper level of this charming 1950's Beach cottage and features 2BR and 1BA with a total living space of 1000 square feet. The property is meticulously maintained as a home by Owners Mark & Sharon who may be in residence in the separate lower level owners quarters on occasion. If in residence they are always happy to assist with any guest needs including tips on where to go and what to do!



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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum age for renters is 30...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Sofa is not a sleeper sofa.

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network is provided with music channels...moreless

  • Television

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Located directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and only steps to the beach....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Limited views of the Gulf are available from the cottage...moreless

  • Water View:

    Direct water views from this location ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The cottage overlooks Estero Bay....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Two dining tables. One outside and one inside....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High speed internet is available...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen features a electric glass top stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave as well as a reverse osmosis water system for better drinking water....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    A beachside pool is available for the use of our guests and is located across the street. It is shared by additional cottages but is generally not busy....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING/SUMMER HOLIDAY
Jun 27 - Jul 10, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500
SPRING/SUMMER VALUE
Jul 11 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500
FALL VALUE
Aug 15 - Nov 20, 2015
4 night min stay
$186
$1,300
FALL HOLIDAY
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400
FALL VALUE
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
4 night min stay
$186
$1,300

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning and Amenity $145 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Cleaning and Amenity fee is $145.00


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Last updated: 06/14/2015
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Location

18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Southwest International Airport
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Pink Shell Resort, Nervous Nellies, SOB's
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Key West Ferry
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Beach Golf, Lexington Country Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Yuccatan Beach Stand, Nervous Nelli's, Pink Shell
Private Homes, North Island
Nearest Beach
Across street

Car: Recommended

This cottage is located on Estero Island, better known as Fort Myers Beach, and is just across the street from one of the most beautiful beaches that Florida has to offer. Numerous restaurants and pubs are located within walking distance. Island trolly service is available to all parts of the island and operate every 15 minutes through this neighborhood.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2000

About: This property is maintained as a home and is meticulously maintained. The property is managed by Owners Mark & Sharon who may be in residence in the lower level Owners quarters on occasion. They are always happy to assist with any guest needs when in residence.

Why Private Homes, North Island:
We purchased the property because of its extraordinary view and proximity to the beach. Rather than tear the structure down we elected to keep the charm of the neighborhood by leaving the structure in tact but totally re-doing the interior by redecorating and updating all plumbing, electrical and appliances. What we ended up with is a cottage with the charm of the old days but with all the modern conveniences of today.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cottage is a favorite of passers-by because of its unique charm. It is conveniently located on the north end of the island which makes it much quicker to exit the island. Of course, you still may have a wait getting back on the island during the busy months of February and March but it is very quick getting off. Island Trolly service is available right outside the front door if you don't feel like walking. We are only 1/2 mile to the 'Times Square' area with numerous pubs, restaurants and shops. The neighborhood streets were recently redone adding dedicated bicycle lanes, trolly pull-offs and a palm lined Boulevard with extensive landscaping. It is becoming a favorite vacation spot for families from all over. We are located in a very unique area of the island where the island is very narrow. This is what allows us to have the waters of Estero Bay in our back yard and the Gulf of Mexico in our front yard so to speak. The cottage is has approximately 1000 square feet of living space with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Although it only has 1 bathroom, that area is configured a little differently. One part of the bathroom has a sink and toilet and can be accessed from the living area and locked off from the rest of the bath area. The shower, washer and dryer, double sinks, and master bedroom closet are located in the main part of the bathroom and can be accessed from the master bedroom or the living room. This makes it more convenient and allows for more flexibility when everyone is getting ready for the day. The kitchen features an island area and a separate breakfast nook. A separate table for 4 is located just off the kitchen. We think you will find this to be the perfect spot for a beach getaway. The original cottage featured a mother in law quarters on the lower level, the current owners are in residence occasionally throughout the year.


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Photos

  • Beautiful updated cottage with Bay views.

    Beautiful updated cottage with Bay views.

  • Side view of the stairs to the cottage with Estero Bay beyond.

    Side view of the stairs to the cottage with Estero Bay beyond.

  • The living room and kitchen overlook Estero Bay.

    The living room and kitchen overlook Estero Bay.

  • A fully equipped kitchen with a view

    A fully equipped kitchen with a view

  • Lanai area with great water views

    Lanai area with great water views

  • Guest bedroom with Queen bed

    Guest bedroom with Queen bed

  • The bathroom features double sinks and has a washer/dryer.

    The bathroom features double sinks and has a washer/dryer.

  • A heated beachside pool is available for our guests just across the street.

    A heated beachside pool is available for our guests just across the street.

  • 'Dolphin Cove' on Ft Myers Beach.

    'Dolphin Cove' on Ft Myers Beach.

  • Wide angle view of Kitchen

    Wide angle view of Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom/Bathroom

    Master Bedroom/Bathroom

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • View of the cottage looking from the Bay.

    View of the cottage looking from the Bay.

  • View of the dock area looking out to
beautiful Estero Bay.

    View of the dock area looking out to beautiful Estero Bay.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 06/14/2015
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