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Springtime in the Sand! April 14-21, 2018 $1,900/wk + 11% tax!

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,601 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A BEACHSIDE Paradise , this large, classic 'Old Florida' Key West style beach home features 5 large bedrooms and 4 bathrooms elevated on beach pilings with approx. 2,700 sq. ft. under air. Distinctive 'Old Floridian' metal roof, open and airy, our home is capable of accomodating up to 10 in complete comfort; each room is beautifully appointed, with stylish home furnishings in a Florida beachside theme.

THE FIRST FLOOR: has 3 large bedrooms-two rooms, one being a master with a private bath, each have queen-size beds. The third room has a set of twin beds, with access to a second full bath. This floor, tiled with decorator 18' Italian tile, has a large dining room and fully equipped kitchen with a full array of kitchen appliances and kitchenware. The oversized breakfast counter and dining room is ideal for large group feasts. This new kitchen has beautiful maple cabinets accented by Italian granite counter tops.

The living area, one of two full living rooms, has beautful French doors, allowing for spectacular gulf views, each leading onto an open, breezy deck with seating for outdoor dining and fun. Across from the living room, is a Cantina style bar with four generous bar stools to kick back and relax over a cocktail.

THE SECOND FLOOR: offers gorgeous panoramic gulf views from the living room. Step out to one of two observatory decks for exceptional private tanning, cocktails and sunsets. Sleeping arrangements on this floor include another master bedroom with a king size bed and private full bathroom. The second large room features twin beds with access to the second bathroom.

All rooms are furnished with oversize comforters and large pillows. Linens and bath towels are provided. The second floor offers a laundry room with full washer and dryer, iron and board. Beach Towels, videos and books, are also provided for your use. We have available a high chair, playpen, and videos, for our toddler guests.

This home maybe rented as a 3/2 30 days prior to arrival date, during value and fall seasons. Call us directly for pricing on this option.

For testimonials of satisfied vacationers, we have many guests that have allowed us to share their email address, so you may inquire about our accomodations. Ask, and we will provide these to you readily!

Property Address: 5420 Estero Boulevard--MID ISLAND-BEACHSIDE.

Area attractions: Close to great shopping. Outlet malls within a 20-30 minute ride are the Sanibel Outlet shops, on the drive to beautiful Sanibel/Captiva Islands. Also, off of exit 22 and I-75 are the fabulous Miromar Outlet shops, with designer and mall outlet shops. Finally, Bonita has a wonderful newer mall called Coconut Point, off of US-41 north of Bonita Beach Road. This mall has great dining and incredible mall stores, in an outdoor, airy atmosphere.

Keywords: Beach, five bedrooms, sleeps ten, family reunions, updated kitchen

More Details

Linda DeVarona
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

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 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, tubing and other 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 in this tough economy!


Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2601 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Upper level bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath that is in master w/king bed
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared by first level rooms #2/#3
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bath in first level master.
  • 4
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is a first level master, with a private full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , This room has a set of twin beds. Shares full bath w/#3
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Share full bath with room #2. First level.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Upper level full private bath in this master room.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upper level room. Access hallway shower bathroom.
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs Master Bedroom has King size bed. This room has a private full bath as well., Queen size Beds (2) Two of the five rooms have queen beds., Twin or Single Beds (1) Two of the 5 bedrooms equipped with a set of twins., Baby Cribs (1) No crib is on site, but baby pack and play, high chair and toys are available for your toddler at no extra charge.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Dual central a/c units, cable equipped TV's, VCR (2), stereo, fully equipped kitchen, including microwave, refrigerator with ice maker, and ample cutlery and china, coffee maker, blender, rice maker, expresso machine, hand mixer and waffle maker also provided, Linens and large supply of bath towels included, Washer & Dryer on second floor, ample covered parking for boat and cars, BBQ grill, outdoor patio furniture (seats eight), ceiling fans throughout the home for your comfort. Trolley stop for local commuting available in front of the home, local video store stocks lastest releases, and many other VCR tapes, magazines, books, and board games available on site for a relaxing vacation, NO SMOKING inside the home. Pet allowed with owner's consent and modest fee, Call for details.


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Springtime in the Sand! April 14-21, 2018 $1,900/wk + 11% tax!
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews

Great accommodations for large group, everything you need and just steps away from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was amazing! Great accommodations for large family or group. Perfect vacation and the best part is the beach is only steps away from your back door! Beautiful home on a beautiful, not very crowded end of the beach! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you all had a wonderful time and please come back to see us again!! You were all the ideal guests!
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Wonderful place! Already booked for next year

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay! Everything about it was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy, comfortable, clean house very close to beach.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 10 ranging in age from 15 to 76. Everyone had their own sleeping areas - our party two sets of 2 adults and 2 children and 2 grandparents. One group of four had the upstairs area with king bed and 2 twin beds - plus a living room area. Each bedroom has their own bathroom. The other 4 had the queen bed and 2 twins and shared a bathroom. The grandparents had a queen bed and their own bathroom. The downstairs living room is comfortable and has a large screen tv. There are tons of videos and dvds to watch. There are 2 decks - we played cards a lot on the shaded deck. The kitchen /dining area is very nice and fully equipped. We had to pretty much buy everything as far as toilet paper, paper towels, garbage sacks, soap, etc.

The Beach is 40 steps away (I counted) which was great. We could go back and forth whenever we wanted. The grocery store is within walking distance - also the Catholic Church. You will have to have transportation for most restaurants. We used Uber and the trolly stops right in front, though we never did figure out the schedule!

The house is on stilts so you will feel some movement. It took us awhile to get used to it!

I would recommend this house to everyone. It’s not a new house, but has been mainly kept up. I was a little concerned when I tried to contact the owner two weeks ahead of our vacation to confirm everything and didn’t hear back until a week before we left. But when she got back to me the instructions for getting access, etc., were very clear.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a family vacation. Beautiful home close to dining and shopping. About 50 feet to beach. Owners very easy to contact. My family would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michael, it was a pleasure having you in our home. Our best to you and your family.
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Terrific Ft Myers Beach Mid-Island Home

  • 4 of 5

After seeing this property during our previous stays on Ft Myers Beach/Estero Island, we decided to rent it out for our annual Christmas break visit. We were not disappointed!! The Blue Dolphin exceeded our any expectations we may have had after viewing the online photo gallery. The owner/property manager is extremely responsive and easy to work with during the whole transaction.

Plenty of parking, outdoor seating, beach seats, fishing gear, kitchen utencils/dishware and bedrooms and bathrooms aplenty. We were a group of 5 and had room for 2 to 4 more people.

The house is steps from the beach; about 3 miles or so south of the pier. We walked to the island movie theatre and restaurants. We could also walk to the Beach Baptist church we attend when on FMB. Plenty of bathroom towels.

You might want to bring a few extra beach towels with you.

There is a nice grill available to use. There is also a kayak we enjoyed touring the beachfront as well.

According to our family members, the beds downstairs were comfortable. The master bedroom upstairs is well-appointed; however the mattress might be in need of replacement as there is a big hump in the middle and it makes a lot of noise when getting in bed or even rolling over.

Overall, our family votes 4 stars out of 5 and would vote to return on our next visit to FMB. Thank you Linda and Ed for sharing your beautiful home with us!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our 3 grown children, their spouses, our 2 grandsons, and 16 year old daughter rented this home in June. We wanted a house close to the beach, so our daugher and 1 year old grandson could easily retreat. The house is steps from the beach, so it worked perfectly. With plenty of space to spread out, and two living areas, we couldn't have asked for a better house. A happy and relaxing vacation was had by all.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
19 Miles
I-75. Runs through Florida
Nearest Beach
Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended

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)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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