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

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


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.

Jim & Marilyn Horton
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2018

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 Mid Island

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!


Mid Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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
1 king, 2 twin, Unit recently renovated including new stainless steel appliances, 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.


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Voted 'Best Condominium on the Beach'-Direct Beachfront-Spectacular Views
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo! We have stayed in this unit before and find it comfortable and immaculate. Everything you need is at your fingertips. The owners, Jim and Marilyn, are a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely will be returning again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Melinda for your kind words. Our number one priority is providing a wonderful vacation experience and good customer service to our guests. We look forward to your return!
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Wonderful Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 weeks of a great relaxing beach vacation. Just steps from the white sandy beach with great shelling. Fantastic sunsets from the lanai. Local grocery close by. Appreciated the kitchen's all new appliances and tile flooring throughout. Furnishings were nice and comfortable. Condo was very clean and property was well maintained. It was a pleasure dealing with the owner and condo staff. Owner is very prompt in responding to any inquiries. Definitely returning!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherry for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your two week stay at our condo! We, too, love the fantastic sunsets and direct access to the beautiful sand of Ft. Myers Beach. Also, glad that you enjoyed the kitchen’s new appliances. We strive to offer the best customer service possible by responding promptly to all inquiries. We look forward to your return next year!
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Love Smuggler's Cove! perfect location !

  • 5 of 5

Condo was nicely updated and had everything we needed! Great mid-island location.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting Patty and her family at our "Voted Best Condominium on the Beach" condo. We agree, the mid-island location is perfect for a relaxing vacation. Glad you enjoyed the updates!
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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: April 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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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: March 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

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: February 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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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax

April 14, 2018-December 21,2018

December 21, 2018-January 18, 2019

January 19, 2019-April 26, 2019

April 27, 2019-December 20,2019

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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