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“Just arrived at the most beautiful beach house in Fort Myers Beach...Very, very romantic and personalize” Rikke from Denmark
“We will say Thank you for this great opportunity to spend our vacations at Casa Cielo, this little piece of heaven...” Caro from Germany
Casa Cielo is a beautiful mid island home, that has open its doors to guests, for the first time, at the beginning of Fall 2014. This peaceful retreat is a mere 160 yards to the dedicated beach access that opens to Estero Island 7 miles of pristine white sand.
Located on a residential cul-de-sac. This cleverly renovated 1640 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms stilts home, dressed with bamboo floors throughout, features an uncommon double sided fireplace which draws light and views from one room to the other. You’ll find here the custom work of local artists and some of the owner’s family treasures, almost everything here has a story!. Tastefully decorated, uncluttered and simple, this Florida Island home flooded with sunlight, has large double panel windows in each of its living areas.
The house’s convenient location invites you to live the uncomplicated island life, so leave the car in the garage because the grocery store (Publix) is a 5 minute walk away, and so is Snook Bight Yacht Club and Marina. There you can rent or charter a boat, arrange a fishing or shelling tour. Get a pontoon boat for the day and party while island hoping. Is not unusual that the dolphins will share in the celebration. Bayfront Bistro is situated on the second floor of the yacht club building, a place fit for a romantic dinner while enjoying views of Estero Bay, but they sure take reservations for that holiday gathering as well.
The island trolley that runs from Bonita Springs to South Fort Myers stops on the corner, regardless of where you are heading, it will cost you only 50/c. ride it to Time Square. Take a stroll there on the famous pier, while listening to the tunes of local bands, performing in the cluster of restaurants and bars that line the streets of this popular neighborhood. The efficient trolley also stops at the island’s public library, community pool and Water Park. Explore Matanzas Pass Preserve and Lover’s Key State Park.
Back at home, refresh in the outdoor shower and retire after a day at the beach, to the master suite spa like accommodations, enjoy your king size bed, the convenience of the walk in closet and the privacy of your ensuite rain down shower, oversized mirror and bungalow style vanity with plenty of storage. On those mildly cool Florida nights light up the master room face of the fireplace, and enjoy the crackling sound and the aroma of the burning logs. Perhaps you may choose to reconnect with your love ones and relax in the open main room. Salvaged wood panels, hand-sawed, fitted and whitewashed by the dedicated owner, had been turn into a cheering backdrop for the flat screen television and the SONY Sound Bar, a modern convenience that is compatible to any smart device Bluetooth and also give life to the sound of the TV and the Blu-ray/DVD player. Cable TV and WI-FI are complementary to Casa Cielo guests. Watch movies, play games and enjoy family meals at the reclaimed barn wood table, under the gloom of the capiz shell chandelier. There is seating for ten to comfortably dine together. The fully equipped open kitchen has a sparkling Hi-Mac counter, a sink deep enough to fit a seafood stew pot, a stove with oven and plate warmer, and other commodities that any chef will appreciate. This area also has a large pantry.
An antique wood carved French chest doubles as a bar and blends the everyday with the sophisticated. Your hosts enjoy entertaining, and have stocked the home with items, uncommon to other vacation properties. There is wine glasses and whisky tumblers, a slow cooker, a gas barbeque and a large covered picnic table for those who like to grill and dine al fresco. Not in charge of the barbecue? rock yourself to dreams in the colorful Ecuadorian, hand spool cotton and wool hammock.
Right off the kitchen the elevated deck seamlessly transition indoor living outdoors, enjoy your morning coffee in the table with seats for four, and listen to the sounds of the various birds that inhabit the island. A macadamia nut tree graces the front of the house. Casa Cielo’s grounds are landscaped with native plants that flower year round
The second bedroom overlooks the backyard, and is furnished with two powder white full size beds, a large dresser with twin mirrors and its own closet. Off the main room and behind the “Funky Beach Houses” barn door is the kid’s room with twin bunk beds. This also has its own closet and an inviting drawing space that will awake their creativity. The second bathroom, we like to call it the Mermaid Bathroom (you’ll see why), has a custom repurposed vanity, a linen closet with plenty of storage, and a tub with shower. If you must work, we understand, so we provide our guests with complementary Wi-Fi internet and two workstations with USB power connections. Casa Cielo comes complete with colorful beach blankets and white crisp bathroom towels. All linens are included. Different size bicycles, beach, lounge chairs and toys are also part of the amenities. You’ll have access to a one car garage and a large storage space where the laundry room is located, with full size washer and dryer, baskets, and lines to air dry bathing suits or delicate garments. There is also enough space in the driveway to park four vehicles. For your comfort, we can also provide you, upon request with a high chair and a beautiful wood bassinet.
The house sleeps 8, but if you have in mind a family reunion, we offer the option to rent the Garden Studio, available only as an addition to the main house stays. This private and quiet part of the house, served as the owner’s home for three months, while the remodeling of the main house was in full blown. Very dear to their hearts it’s been turned into a charming space, and has its own bathroom and kitchenette. The Garden Studio accommodates four guests for true hospitality. Please inquiry for rates.
At last, we know you come to Casa Cielo to relax and recharge, no to take out the garbage, clean or do laundry, other than your own, so we offer services no limited to the professional cleaning, The owners themselves walk through the home, before every guest’s arrival, making sure that every detail is in place and that the quality of your stay surpass you and your family expectations, making it the perfect pied-a-mer.
We can elaborate for pages about all the beauty of our island and its brilliant orange Mango sorbet sunsets, but there are just too many exciting things to share about Casa Cielo and Fort Myers Beach. We’ll be glad to answer questions and make suggestions, so call us at any time! We want you to consider Casa Cielo not as a vacation home but as your other home. We’d love to have you over!
Casa Cielo welcomes adults and children of all ages. The person booking the reservation has to be, at least, 30 years old and has to stay with the rests of the guests for the duration of the vacation...moreless
We feel very strong about our Non-Smoking policy But if you absolutely have to smoke, let us know and we'll provide you with an ashtray, please help us keep the outside area free of cigar/cigarettes remains. Under no circumstances we allow smoking inside the house or the Garden Studio, there will be a $250 charge if this rule is ignore....moreless
Slow Cooker,Steamer,Rice Cooker,Blender,Mixer,baking pans, coffee maker,Serving/hostess set,trivets,cutting boards, grilling utensils,steak knives,serving bowls and trays,Wine and whisky glasses,etc...moreless
Paper towels provided, we like to recycle our plastic grocery bags using them in the bathrooms' trash containers, but we are also providing you with plastic liners if you rather use those. ...moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 19 - Jun 12, 2015
7 night min stay
Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2015
3 night min stay
Jun 21 - Aug 14, 2015
7 night min stay
Aug 15 - Sep 26, 2015
5 night min stay
Oct 15 - Nov 20, 2015
5 night min stay
Nov 21 - Nov 27, 2015
5 night min stay
Early Winter II
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 19 - Jan 8, 2016
7 night min stay
Jan 9 - Feb 26, 2016
14 night min stay
Feb 27 - Apr 15, 2016
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
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Car: Not Necessary
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: My name is Elcka and I had been married to my husband Carlos for eleven years. His firefighter career is a lifetime passion, serving currently as a lieutenant in Miami Dade County Fire Rescue. After I recuperated from an illness in 2013, I decided to resign to my bank job and dedicate my days to care for my family and to be in charge of Casa Cielo operations, a rewarding duty where I look forward to greet friends from all places! Our daughter is ten years old and an avid soccer player that loves the outdoors and specially fishing. Our son, while juggling a job and full time university studies, makes time to join us at Casa Cielo, he specially enjoys going dancing at The Beached Whale and The cottage with his girlfriend. Our dog Daisy is a Shitzu that loves long walks in the beach, it took some time for her to get accostume to the island's laid back life-style away from Miami's hustle and bustle We have family and friends that currently live full time in the island, a large family in Miami and in Ecuador, where I was born. October 2014: A few days ago our neighbor asked 'who's arrival are you preparing for? the President?' and that is how we feel, every guest deserves the best we can offer! *UPDATE: Nov 11, 2014. After hosting our firsts guests and reading our first reviews, emails and Facebook comments, we are humbled with the unexpected response. This has fuel in us the desire of working even harder to give the families staying at our little piece of paradise, an unforgettable experience. We are so happy, we are so blessed!
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, Mid Island:
Sometimes events change the directions of our lives, year 2013 was for us that time. Married for eleven years, Carlos and I made the decision of investing our savings in a place near the ocean, and so we came across a modest but no less spectacular light filled oasis with a double sided fireplace and a private tropical garden. On May 5th, we started a journey to turn a house into a home, with our permanent home and a job 150 miles away we worked for three months, we ourselves laid the bamboo floors, dressed the main room with wainscoting and paint the sky blue walls. We picked every tile, every color, every fabric, we incorporated some of our family treasures and hired island locals for help. We came across artists that contributed to the uniqueness of this simple and cozy living space. A few weeks ago Casa Cielo came to be the place we dreamed of, in an island where my husband spent vacations as a child, memories that now we'll share with our two children. A house with a deck where we can watch the sky and count the stars, a short walk to the beach to admire stunning sunsets, in a town with a pier and where dogs have their own beach, a sea turtles sanctuary. And if we grow weary of looking outward, we can look inward, light up the fireplace and stretch in the couch, no schedules, no dates, no rush. We want to offer you a place where you can disconnect to reconnect with each other and with the ones you love. A heavenly retreat to wander and to dream Let us welcome you to Casa Cielo
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A mere 160 yards to the dedicated beach access, our beautiful and versatil house offers to couples the privacy of it's romantic quarters and to families fullynstock and comfortable accommodations. This summer 2015 we'll offer to Casa Cielo guests the option of enjoying the newly renovated Garden Studio, we just finished this project and we think it is a cozy, private and cheery space. The main grocery store in Fort Myers Beach, PUBLIX, is walking distance, they offer a wide array of platters, cakes and catering services. If you rather make reservations for that special get together, next door is Bayfront Bistro, with breathtaking views of Estero Pass. From their amazing world class cuisine to their beautiful balcony sitting this is a place fit for an unforgettable celebration or a truly romantic dinner, we suggest reservations! This restaurant is located at Snook Bight Yacht Club, one of the finest in South Florida, they offer a variety of services, you can rent/chart a boat, all this is a five minute walk from your island retreat There is other additions to the original beach home, an outdoor shower with hot water, a covered patio among others. This is a fully stock house, you'll find here items that, only luxury vacation homes offer. If you are flying in, there is no need to bring anything but your clothes, all beach wants are included, towels and oversized beach blankets, even a hand truck to tow that cooler to the sand. The house is near all, the trolley stops in the corner, and we are providing you with different size bicycles. But maybe the biggest and most unique benefit is the personalize attention of your hostess, we take pride in what we do and we have fun customizing your stay with us! Please don't miss the opportunity of staying in this unique island property. We are just a phone call away!
Nautical Signal Flags and a weathered sunflower welcomes you to Casa Cielo.
We provide vases and flowers from the tropical garden you provide the creativity
The sophisticated spa like accommodations. The master room. escardaphoto.com
The shower's Ice White glass tile glisters under every bit of light.The en suite
A place to dream and to create. The bunk bed is a gift from an older cousin
Flooded with light and overlooking the tropical garden. The Yellow Room
The grand room, colorful but tasteful. No your typical beach house décor.
We provide you with cute placemats, the kids will sure love! escardaphoto.com
An air plant lives happy under the Cielo Azul ceiling by the stairs.
A Japanese garden stool, teak floor and bamboo walls. The outdoor shower.
The driveway can fit four/six vehicles or a mid-size RV. escardaphoto.com
Carlos trying his fishing skills at our beach
'What Happens at the Beach...' escardaphoto.com
Functional, relaxing, roomy. How will you describe the living room area?
The painting over the fireplace was acquire in the islands during our Honeymoon
The 'Funky Beach Houses' barn door, is the unique creation of a local artist.
The Mermaid Bathroom's antique vanity is the custom work of a local artisan
Twin mirrors, a large dresser, a closet...enough room for four! The Yellow Room
Dining as a family or having friends over, this space will never feel crowded!
Reef green kitchen, the pretty metal handles repurposed from an old dresser.
In the patio a flowering Bougainville rises beyond the fence. escardaphoto.com
Cold/hot water, wrought iron towel hooks and a new orchid. The outdoor shower
Enough bicycles for the whole family. escardaphoto.com
Our beach, no sharp drops or dangerous currents, a true family friendly beach!
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