House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
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About Linda DeVarona
Our family has always enjoyed the beach. Our love of S.Florida and its diverse population is why we keep this location as our permanent home. Living on the east coast, allows us the 'best of both worlds', with the Gulf just two hours away.
Linda DeVarona purchased this House in 1999
Why Linda DeVarona chose Mid Island
When our children were young, we enjoyed going to a beach that typically was not too deep for our toddlers. This allowed us some flexibility in relaxing on the sand, with out the constant threat of deep waters for the kids. Typically, the warm Gulf waters will settle right about knee length, which is great wading water for kids. Teens can enjoy skim boarding on the beautiful waters. Jet Skis, paddle boards, parasailing, boating, fishing and tubing are some of the fabulous water sports are all at in your reach at Ft. Myers Beach.
What makes this House unique
We are afforded the luxury of being beach side (no crossing busy Estero Boulevard) yet, right off the direct sands of the gulf allowing for less expensive pricing. Direct Gulf front typically runs 10-15% more than the 'one back' homes. A true plus!!
Children allowed - High chair, pack-n-play, door gateHigh chair, pack-n-play, door gate
Pets allowed - Pet fee applicable. No more than 2 pets allowed. Pet fee applicable. No more than 2 pets allowed.
Max guests: 10
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Nice Family Vacation Option
We visit Fort Myers Beach each year, and had always stayed at a hotel. We went for a house this year so after putting the kids to bed we could all stay together, which was wonderful! There are 2 family rooms, and a large kitchen to allowed for us to all be together.
We did run into some issues, though ~ Pros/Cons below.
Great Location. There is a small ranch between the house and the beach, but the beach is still much closer than any hotel I have stayed at.
Tons of sleeping space. We had a tough time finding options for a multi-family trip, so this was great.
Tons of gathering space.
It was not very clean upon arrival. Stained bedsheets, missing pillow case, a broken leg to the kitchen table (we fixed that), and all the toilets were pretty dirty. There are pots and pans available, but most were so badly burned at the base that we weren't able to use them. The floors and kitchen overall were great, but we ran into quite a few things that looked quite dirty.
Railings were all SO loose and unsafe. There are 2 decks. The upper deck's railing would easily break off if anyone put weight on it. We texted the seller, and she sent someone to fix it, but not until day 4 of our trip, so we had to ban that whole deck from all the kids. The main deck, with the outdoor table, had 2 pieces of wood that were totally disconnected (we found out when one of the babies went to hold on to it and look down below, and it fell off). So while that was also fixed on day 4, it felt scary having any children out of sight.
No toiletries. While I didn't expect to have full supply at a home rental, there was only 1 roll of toilet paper, NO soap, No paper towels, No tissues. I have never experienced that with a home rental. To keep soap at the sinks would be such a small cost for the homeowner, but with 5 sinks, we had to spend a decent amount to get all this (then leave it...and instead of the next people using it, they must dispose of it all?) so that was a little frustrating.
Overall~ We had a wonderful vacation and I am glad we stayed together. Our main goal was to all be together in a great location, so this got the job done for both of those.
Perfect location to spend time on the beach and easy access to everything! Public transportation stop at street.
Repeat vacationers at this same property! Love it!
Once again, the Blue Dolphin did not disappoint. Our family of 10 had a wonderful vacation, second year at the same property. Location: Fantastic
5 out of 5 stars from us!
We loved everything about it from check in to departure . If there's was anything I would change would b the house in front of it and traffic on island , but it is what it is when you are at a destination such as this being so great. Would fed. Stay there again
House has great layout!
Loved being able to have teenagers upstairs watching tv/hanging out while adults could do the same downstairs. Walk down the stairs and about 100 feet and you are on the beach!
Boat Marina for docking minutes away, guided back country as well as deep-sea fishing, outlet shopping, 'Cafe' Cinema, Ford & Edison Museums, Publix supermarket walking distance, flea markets, Ft, Myers Beach Community Pool with slides, is just minutes away, Nestled between Naples & Captiva/Sanibel islands, Approximately 3 hours to Orlando attractions, 2, 5 hours to Tampa or Ft, Lauderdale, 20 minutes from Lovers Key Park, 20 minutes from Ft, Myers Airport (RSW)