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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
"The unit was nice, had a great view of the ocean and was as described in the listing. Kitchen was well stocked, including a washer/dryer, overall satisfactory. Did not take advantage of the beach chairs, umbrella, etc but nice that they were available. Living room had clean and comfortable sofa/loveseat and large flatscreen TV with cable and WIFI. Master bedroom had a comfortable King bed with memory foam topper (did not use the second bedroom, but it contained 2 twin beds and had a window that faced the street, unlike the Master which has patio doors opening onto the balcony). The building is very quiet, all units face the ocean, all have screened balconies, plenty of parking. Pool was nice, community room had book exchange shelves (good place to borrow a book or leave yours behind). There was also a rec room with a ping pong table. The beach is extremely wide at this southern tip of the island, check it out using google aerial view. Due to this along with the calmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico, you will not hear waves crashing on the sand as you will along the Atlantic or Pacific coasts. This was a slow week on the island (week before Christmas week), not many tourists and the snowbirds had not yet arrived. Driving to the tourist spots on the north end was uncongested (unlike high season). Found the island library where we could print off our boarding passes for the flight home (only 10 cents per sheet). The Publix grocery store is only 3 miles north or you will pass a couple others along Bonita Beach Drive on your way from the airport (be sure to use the southern approach instructions provided by the property manager). Preferred this south end of the island due to much quieter than the north end easier access to the airport, close proximity to Lovers Key state park (you can walk there from the condo, only half mile, $2 per person entrance fee). Easy drive a few miles south to Hickory Island where there are 10 beach access points with free parking. Although you may be able to spend a week on this island without a car (take a cab to/from airport and use the trolley or bikes on the island), I found a rental car on Hotwire that cost less than the cab would have (about $60 each way), so it's worth checking into. The property manager was very accessible and answered my emails immediately. Security deposit was refunded very quickly. Would recommend this rental to anyone for a safe and peaceful vacation with beautiful views and quiet location"
Guest: lori g.Date of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: December 27, 2014
"My Husband and I were in the Florida to research areas for retirement purposes. We arrived late the first evening and the owner had emailed us simple instructions for entering the unit as well as other helpful information for our stay. Although the unit was not brand new, it is obvious it is well cared for and very clean. The on site manager, Tom, was also very helpful and and very pleasant . The air conditioner worked very well, the water pressure was decent. We enjoyed the beachy decor! The bed was comfortable! The property itself is lovely, well kept and very relaxing.
We did our searching during the day and every evening walked to the square to eat and wander around because it was so convenient. A few of the days we walked the short distance across the street and wandered the beach because it was extremely close as well.
All in all, as convenient as it was to Times Square , restaurants and the beach, it was still quiet and relaxing-yet only a few minutes walk to the action! Best of both worlds!!
My husband and I look forward to our next stay at Riptide Condos and highly recommend them to anyone looking for a vacation rental in the Ft Myers Beach area!"
Guest: CmartyluDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 8, 2015
"This rental unit is very clean and organized and the complex is well taken care of my family and I had a very enjoyable time. There are some additional perks not listed in the owners write up about the property. Directly behind the property is a large tidal pool or wave surge pool which is great for light tackle fishing. There is a marina a short walk north of the unit where one can rent boats, kayaks or charter a boat for fishing. The plaza right next to the marina has several places to eat when you don't feel like cooking and the plaza also host a farmers market one or two days during the week. A CVS is just north of the plaza which came in handy when running low on supplies. The beach is one of the best walking beaches we've been on and the shelling was really good especially if you like sand dollars. The owner of the property was awesome he was easy to get a hold of and genuinely concerned about the quality of our stay and made sure we had everything we needed."
Guest: Happy with the stayDate of Stay: December 2014Review Submitted: April 16, 2015
"We loved our stay here! The tennis courts were well maintained and enjoyed playing on them. The buildings and grounds were very nice. Pool - amazing! The condo was very comfortable homey - only complaint would be that the love seat is not comfortable. Other than that the view was beyond spectacular and we could not have enjoyed our stay more! The owners are very easy to talk to and very helpful!!!"
Guest: Beach Lovin FolksDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 10, 2015