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Voted 'Best Condominium on the Beach'-Direct Beachfront-Spectacular Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4

Come visit our 'home away from home' on beautiful Ft. Myers Beach! Enjoy the magnificent views from our beautifully-appointed condominium directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the dolphins frolicking in the Gulf and the beautiful sunsets from our private, beachfront lanai. Walk the white sand beaches from our mid-island location or relax around our heated pool. As owners, we have taken great care to ensure that your stay will be a memorable, enjoyable experience.


Owner
Jim & Marilyn Horton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jim & Marilyn Horton

We both grew up in Connecticut and still reside there. The land of steady habits! :-) We attended college in Connecticut as well and both spent our entire careers in public school education. We are now retired which allows us to spend more time on beautiful Ft. Myers Beach.

Jim & Marilyn Horton purchased this condo in 1992

Why Jim & Marilyn Horton chose Fort Myers Beach

We first visited Ft. Myers Beach in 1991 and immediately fell in love with the beautiful white sandy beach and community. Something really 'spoke' to us on our first trip. The following year we purchased our Voted 'Best Condominium on the Beach' condo and have traveled to Ft. Myers Beach every year since!!

What makes this condo unique

Our first priority in purchasing a home on Ft. Myers Beach was that it had to be direct Gulf front and offer wonderful views of the Gulf of Mexico. We were very fortunate to find both of these qualities in our condo. In addition, we loved the interior design and floor plan. We insisted on a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit because we wanted to have adequate space for family and friends to visit us. We love our condo and have never once regretted purchasing it. We still marvel at the spectacular views that we get from our lanai, master bedroom, living room, dining room and kitchen!

Amenities

Mid Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • Recently updated bathrooms include Corinthian marble sinks and vanity tops, tubs and shower enclosures.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with one king bed, guest bedroom with two twin beds.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 king, 2 twin, Unit completely renovated including new kitchen cabinets with quartz countertops, new lighting and tray ceiling in kitchen, new porcelain tile throughout, ice maker, free wifi, cordless phone, 3 LCD Flat Screen TV's, mini-library, outside shower, putting green, shuffleboard, horseshoes.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

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Voted 'Best Condominium on the Beach'-Direct Beachfront-Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews
Oakdale
5

Great Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I love this location, the Condo is very nice, great size for 1-4 people, location on mid- island has the best of the beach. Not a lot of beach traffic this time of year but close enough to either end depending on what people like to do. I will be excited when they finally finish the work on Estero Blvd.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our Ft. Myers Beach condo and that you found our mid-island location to be ideal for your vacation! Nothing makes us happier than to know that our condo and fantastic views provided such a wonderful vacation for you. We look forward to your return next year!
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5

Had a great time. Lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Accommodations were good. The only complaint would be the driving on estero drive.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that Mary had a great time and that she enjoyed her stay at our "Voted Best Condominium on the Beach" condo. Sorry to hear that the traffic was busy on Estero Blvd, but, we can only control so much! :-)
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Festus, Mo. USA
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Our second year at Smugglers's Cove. Location is great-within walking distance of Publix, nice beaches, & quiet complex. The unit was nice & we were so impressed with the well stocked kitchen- cabinets & counter have been updated & we prefer the tile floors also.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad to hear that Lee enjoyed our updated kitchen and tile floors as well as the convenient location.
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5

Extending Summer

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year in this unit and we’ve already booked for 2017. The unit is everything as described in the listing. Bedrooms, living/dining rooms are the perfect size; kitchen is well equipped and very functional – best part is the balcony-gorgeous sunset views. Condo, the building and grounds are well maintained. As a bonus we finally got to meet the owners and got to know one another better. Location is perfect! Not too close to the tourist hussle and bussle and not too far away to stop you from enjoying happy hour or an evening out.

What’s not to recommend?? Great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that Andy and Maggie will be returning again in 2017 for another wonderful vacation at our condo. It was a pleasure meeting them this year and we are so glad we had the opportunity to make a personal connection.
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5

Extending Summer

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year in this unit and we’ve already booked for 2017. The unit is everything as described in the listing. Bedrooms, living/dining rooms are the perfect size; kitchen is well equipped and very functional – best part is the balcony-gorgeous sunset views. Condo, the building and grounds are well maintained. As a bonus we finally got to meet the owners and got to know one another better. Location is perfect! Not too close to the tourist hussle and bussle and not too far away to stop you from enjoying happy hour or an evening out.

What’s not to recommend?? Great place!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that Andy and Maggie will be returning again in 2017 for another wonderful vacation at our condo. It was a pleasure meeting them this year and we are so glad we had the opportunity to make a personal connection.
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northford, CT
5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This will be our 8th trip here! My husband, I & our teen daughters stay 2 weeks every summer. It realkygs become our home away from home! We spend long lazy days relaxing on the beach under our favorite hut and swimming in the gulf waters or the swimming pool. The unit has been updated and provides all the amenities of home. The view from the private screened in Lanai is perfect for morning coffee or fining by sunset! The location on the island is at the more quiet end but not far from Times Square activities, shopping and many restaurants. There are bbq on the property which is always fun cooking why watching the sunset! There is a publix grocery store within walking distance. The owners are extremely friendly and are very easy to deal with! If your looking for a tropical getaway that is hassle free, relaxing and yet still feels like home this is the place!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb and family for choosing our condo the past eight years for your vacation and for your wonderful comments. We're so glad that you once again enjoyed your stay at our "Voted Best Condominium on the Beach" condo. Nothing makes us happier than having satisfied renters. We look forward to your return in 2017!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport

Visit attractions such as the Edison-Ford Winter Homes, Barbara Mann Performing Arts Center, Ding Darling and Corkscrew Swamp Nature Preserves and Lovers Key State Park. Enjoy shelling, golf, miniature golf, biking, fishing, wildlife viewing, shopping, restaurants, cinemas, sightseeing, swimming, boat rentals, sea kayaking, sailing, parasailing, jet-skiing and motor scooters.

Other Activities: On site shuffleboard, horseshoes, putting green

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

July 29, 2017-September 29, 2017
$800-$1110/week

September 30- November 24, 2017
$950-$1210/week

November 25-December 15, 2017
$800-$1110/week

December 16, 2017-January 19, 2018
$1350-$1530/week

January 20, 2018-April 13, 2018
$1650-$1910/week

April 14, 2018-December 21-2018
$950-$1210/week

Rates vary depending on week selected and # of guests.
Cleaning Fee=$100
Reservation Fee=$50
11% Tax

7 Day Minimum Rental Period
Must be 25 Years Old to Reserve Our Unit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.