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Gulf Front Condo on the Beach w/ Free WiFi, Select Comfort Bed, & Excellent View

South Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA
  • Condo520 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Thank you for looking at our condominium, located directly on Fort Myers Beach, Florida. We are the owners of the condominium – not a management company.

For a custom quote send an email to waynelongino@prodigy.net Thanks Wayne Longino

We are located on the third floor at tree-top level. You can see more detail at this height without binoculars (Compare the view to sitting on the 50 yard line, near the field, at a football game.). Also, the gentle action of the ocean waves can be heard in the condominium at night with the windows open. If you want a direct Gulf-front close to the action, you need to look no further. Our superior reviews speak for themselves.

Below are the highlights of the property stated simply with more detailed information below. This will give you a quick look and won’t take up your time while you search for the perfect vacation condominium. Look no more, you have found it.

Direct Gulf-front - all photos of the Gulf views were taken from our condominium.

Short walk, about 100 feet, across the lawn to the beach

One Bedroom Efficiency (similar to a suite at an upscale hotel).

High Definition (1080) Sony 46 inch television. A high definition digital cable box and additional high definition premium channels are provided. This is an upgrade option that you may not find elsewhere.

A High Definition (Blu-ray) DVD player and several Blu-ray DVDs.

Free Wireless, Secure with WPA2 encryption (the best) Internet (Comcast Broadband) in the Condominium. There is also Wi-Fi in the area under the building with power outlets.

A Sleep Number made by Select Comfort (What’s your number) King Size Bed – guaranteed the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep on…

Who wants to wash dishes on vacation? You don't have to, we have a Kitchen Aid dishwasher. This is an amenity other condominiums may not have.

Who wants to remove ice from ice trays to enjoy a cool drink? You don't have to, we have an automatic ice maker in the refrigerator. This is an amenity other condominiums may not have.

Leave your hair dryer at home, you don't need it because a hair dryer is provided. Little things like this mean a lot when you are traveling.

Several paper-back books

Folding, and reclining, Beach Chairs provided

Large Beach Umbrella provided

Cooler provided

Beach Towels provided - another amenity you may not find in other units.

Full Kitchen with Large Appliances

Our large pool with several chaise lounges is temperature maintained year-round.

4 Clay Tennis Courts

2 Shuffle Board Courts

Gas Barbeque Grilles

Chaise Lounge Chairs on the Property

On-site Security

Several reviews, all average five (5) star, from previous guests that will let you know what they think about the property.

This Gulf-front unit has a view of the gulf that is sure to please! The long side of the balcony faces the Gulf. Views of the Gulf include Sanibel and Captiva Islands and panoramic sunsets, painted with a palette of colors. Enjoy a different show every evening from the lanai/ balcony.

Breakfast on the lanai/ balcony will include dolphins swimming close to shore, pelicans “dive bombing” into the Gulf for their breakfast. Ospreys (Sea Eagles) and an occasional Bald Eagle will be seen flying over the Critical Wild Life Area, located out front.

Our condominium is equivalent to a Deluxe Suite at a five (5) star hotel that would cost hundreds per night. Take a look at our reviews and if you are still in doubt, compare a room with a Gulf view at the Wyndham Hotel, located about 1/4 mile North of us.

The condominium is sparkling clean, bright, and comfortable. Decorated in a Florida Motif (tropical theme), the condominium is well maintained with plenty of arrangements and figurines for your enjoyment. Two ceiling fans, one located in the bedroom, and the other in the kitchen area. This is an upscale unit with amenities such as: 'What's your number?', A Select Comfort, Sleep Number, King Size Bed to sleep in total comfort. Each side of the bed is adjustable from a soft mattress to an extra firm mattress. A full size bathroom with a shower and tub with plenty of towels and wash cloths are provided. The full-size kitchen includes a large 21 Cubic Foot Refrigerator. A large KitchenAid Dishwasher that is extremely quite. A large microwave, located above the stove, and a stove with a self-cleaning oven. A coffee maker, espresso maker, toaster, and several small appliances are provided.

A Sony 46 inch high definition (1080) television and the cable channels include high definition premium channels (you may not find this upgrade in other units), over 100 DVDs, a Blue Ray DVD Player, Free Wireless Internet and Ethernet Broadband (Comcast Cable) connections are available in the condominium. There is a modem and a wireless router located in the condominium with WPA2 security (the best), and a secure password that you will be provided with. A Sony stereo with a CD player is also on the entertainment center. Several games, books, are also in the condominium for your enjoyment.

The condominium is professionally cleaned before you arrive and when you depart. There is a vacuum cleaner and other cleaning equipment in the condominium.

This area of Southwest Florida is world renown for the beaches. The condominium overlooks a Critical Wildlife Area (CWA), only one of 25 in the State of Florida. In addition, the Audubon Society has designated this CWA as Little Estero Island. Bring your camera for some spectacular photos of wildlife. Why travel to the Caribbean? Everything for a perfect vacation/ holiday is within walking distance. There is no need to rent a car. The bus and trolley schedule is below (click on the link) and you can take the bus from the airport to the bus stop in front of our building. Restaurants and shopping are located across the street. The beach is located about 100 feet out the front door (seven miles of white, sugar sand), four clay, professionally maintained, tennis courts are located on the property, a beach-side heated pool, gas barbeque grilles, ten acres of professionally maintained landscaping, and an 18-hole golf course/ driving range is located across the street.

Several restaurants, some with nightly live entertainment, an Italian Delicatessen, post office, Subway, shopping, a bank, CVS, and a full service Marina (boat rentals and fishing supplies – live shrimp to fish with) are all located directly across the street.

The trolley (Bus decorated to look like an old cable car in San Francisco), stop is out front and cost is $1.25, will take you the full length of the beach for additional shopping, restaurants, and Times Square. Publix is located North about 3 miles. If you choose to dine in, the professionally designed kitchen has everything you need. The kitchen features full size appliances and an efficient work triangle. (See the photo) Enjoy the view of the gulf from the dining table, (See the photo) , the best spot for dining is on the lanai/balcony because you have a front row seat…

THE FORT MYERS BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORTS OUR BEACH TO BE THE WORLD'S SAFEST BEACH. The Beach gained the reputation as the World's Safest Beach because of no undertow and shallow water. You can walk the entire 7-mile length of the island along its sandy shores.

Warm year round temperatures, Gulf Breezes, seven miles of white sandy beaches, and an unobstructed view of the Gulf from inside the condominium make this a vacation paradise.

We accept credit card payments or a personal check (a cashier’s check is not required) on your bank.

The condominium is a no smoking unit and no pets.

Keywords: Beach Front Condominium


Wayne Longino

Member Since 2001
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Wayne Longino

My wife and I love our Fort Myers Beach vacation home and welcome you to share it. The abundant wildlife, climate, the Gulf of Mexico, superb eateries, and the friendly people, make this area of Southwest Florida a vacation paradise. We began coming to the area over 30 years ago. Before buying this vacation home, we visited several of the islands in the Caribbean. Our last trip in 2000, to British Tortola convinced us to invest our money in our vacation home. Come and explore this area and I am sure you will agree with us. Warmest regards, Wayne and Elise Longino

Wayne Longino purchased this Condo in 2000

Why Wayne Longino chose South Island

This area of Southwest Florida has abundant wildlife and unspoiled beaches. Our beach-front is habitat for nesting turtles, birds, and other wildlife. The State of Florida has declared the beach area in front, one of 18 Critical Wildlife Areas (CWA), located in the state. The Audubon Society has declared our beach-front as “Little Estero Island”. Cars are not allowed to drive on the beach and all boat traffic must stay offshore at least 500 feet. Enjoy an unspoiled beach that is a private area.

What makes this Condo unique

The shelling here is world-class. Since the ocean floor of the Gulf is gradually sloping, shells wash ashore with each tidal change. You will find many hand-made shell treasures in our vacation home made by Elise, an avid conchologist (collector of shells). There are a diverse array of mollusks, bivalve, and gastropods, for the avid conchologist. In addition, there are many books to help you identify shells and how to clean and preserve them. Take a walk along our beach and you may be able to find your own “diamond in the rough”. The view of the Gulf from the lanai/porch is spectacular. Abundant wildlife, the gentle wave action of the Gulf can be heard inside the condominium.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • King size beds (1) Sleep Number King bed Sofa converts to a queen size bed


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Full size bathroom with tub and shower.

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Spectacular sunsets and wildlife.
            • Beachfront
              Out the front door
            • Downtown
              About five (5) miles north and the area is known as Times Square
            • Near The Ocean
              Short walk out the front door to the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.
            • Ocean View
              Gulf of Mexico
            • Oceanfront
              The Gulf of Mexico
            • Resort
              Large pool, shuffle board, tennis, and horseshoes are all provided free.
            • Waterfront


                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Each bed has two sets of high thread count cotton sheets.
                        • Air Conditioning
                          15,000 btu Amana Air Conditioner
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          Laundry on premises
                        • Elevator
                          two elevators in each building
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          15,000 BTU Amana A/C and heating.
                        • Internet
                          Free Wireless Internet Provided in the condominium
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Broadband Access
                          Free Broadband WiFi Internet in the condominium.
                        • Living Room
                          Living room with a sofa and Lazy Boy recliner.
                        • Parking
                          Free parking onsite
                        • Parking Off Street
                          Plenty of parking in the on-site parking lot
                        • Towels Provided
                          Towels, wash clothes, and Beach Towels also included
                        • Washing Machine
                          Laundry on premises
                        • Wireless Internet
                          Free Wireless High Speed Internet available in the condominium.
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Microwave
                              Above the stove microwave oven
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee Marker and Espresso Maker provided
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Ample dishes, silverware, and eating utensils are provided.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Kitched Aid with high temperature setting to sterilize eating utensils
                            • Kitchen
                              Full size kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, and electric stove.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Several pots and pans are provided.
                            • Oven
                              Self-cleaning oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              A few seasons, salt and pepper, are provided.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Large refrigerator w/ ice maker
                            • Stove
                              Full size stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dinining inside w/ seating for four and on the Lanai w/ seating for two
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      Several paper back books are in the bedroom
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Blue Ray DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      Several games and cards are provided
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable includes high definition channels
                                    • Stereo
                                      Sony Stereo w/ IPhone Charger and player
                                    • Television
                                      Sony 46 inch 1080 high definition television.
                                    • Toys
                                      Noodles for the pool are provided
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Over 100 DVDs


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Boat
                                          Rentals located across the street at Fish Tale Marina
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          The best seat for the wildlife shows and sunsets are on the Lanai/ balcony while enjoying a meal or your favorite drink.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Available for rent about 3 miles South on the left.
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Several garden areas with mature plantings of trees and plants
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grilles on premises
                                        • Tennis
                                          Four professionaly maintained clay courts are provided at no additional cost


                                            • smoking allowed
                                              Smoking allowed on the Lanai
                                            • wheelchair accessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Communal Pool
                                                  Beach-side, heated and cooled pool.
                                                • Heated Pool


                                                    • museums
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • marina
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • gambling casinos
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • shuffleboard
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Sofa converts to a queen size bed, Room divider (located behind the sofa in the photo) separates the bedroom from the living room, for additional privacy, Private Balcony w/ comfortable chairs and tables, Answering machine, Ceiling fans, Over 100 DVDs, Blue Ray DVD Player, shower and tub, Full Size Microwave, Toaster, George Foreman Grill, Coffee maker, Mixer, Blender, 21 cu, ft, Refrigerator w/ice maker and cold, filtered water (no need to buy bottled water), Full Size Dishwasher w/ High Temperature Wash (sterilizes eating utensils), Towels provided, Beach Towels provided, Two Back-Pack Beach Chairs, cooler provided, Hair Dryer, Laundry facilites on-site, Iron and ironing board, Pool beachside (heated and cooled), On-site security w/ recording surveillance cameras

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      83 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great beach view

                                                                      Rachelle B.

                                                                      Great view, beach and amenities.

                                                                      Great unobstructed view of The Gulf.

                                                                      The owner was great to deal with. His response time is quick. Even when I locked myself out. (Which is virtually impossible!!) I had a couple of special circumstances that were dealt with timely and nicely.

                                                                      The condo itself was nice. Had everything we needed. Nice beachy decor. The balcony view was great. We spent the majority of our time out there. The condo is kind of tight. I wouldn't have more than two people. The bed was comfortable as we're the soft sheets. Everything was clean. The only negative is the bedroom carpet. It needs to be replaced.

                                                                      It's a quiet area yet not too boring. Everything is within walking distance.

                                                                      As a side note, there's a farmer's market (Santini's) across the street on Tuesdays. Don't miss it. It was awesome.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      It is unfortunate you were locked out. There are two key rings in the condominium. We encourage our guests to return the key to the key safe on the door, the information in your travel package, that way you should never get locked out. The good news is there is security on the property 365 days and they were happy to let you back in. Every unit is supposed to have a key in the office for such things.

                                                                      The unit is a small one bedroom efficiency. We discourage families with two large children or four adults to stay in our unit. To access the bathroom, you have to go through the bedroom. However, I wished the property appraiser would realize the size of our unit before the tax bills are sent out.

                                                                      We will have the carpeting checked out in the bedroom. This is berber carpeting only three years old and if it needs to be replaced, we will.

                                                                      Thank you for your assessment of the property and staying with us. Best regards, Wayne and Elise

                                                                      Fabulous view..super location..lovely condo!

                                                                      Yvonne P.

                                                                      We arrived to a very clean, well stocked condo! Self check in is very easy, anything you needed was there..Sleep number bed definitely plus, as well as beach chairs, umbrella and beach towels. We felt that we were in a very secure location. Walking a short distance to the plaza, you will find cafes and bars and boutiques for shopping. A short walk to public beach there is a tiki bar to enjoy cold drinks and food..People were very friendly in the area. We enjoyed the balcony in the morning and the most beautiful sunsets in the evening. The condo and view is depicted well on their website...everything is exactly as you see it. Beach is clean and short walk. Will definitely consider another stay here! The owner Wayne, responded right away by email with great directions, and included his phone number if we had any questions.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for the assessment of the property and the area. We try to make sure every guest has the best stay possible. Providing things you don't have to pack or buy is a plus when you are on vacation. Things like a hair dryer, things needed to enjoy the beach, an ice maker in the refrigerator that makes plenty of ice, a high temperature dishwasher to sterilize your dishes and eating utensils.

                                                                      The beach outfront is a short distance and the area is a critical wildlife area. Only service dogs are allowed on this section of the beach.

                                                                      Great location, right on the beach.

                                                                      Ray W.

                                                                      Condo had everything one would need on vacation.

                                                                      Excellent Gulf Front Condominium

                                                                      Wayne L.-

                                                                      We always enjoy staying in this fully equipped condominium. The unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico from the dining table and the lanai is breathtaking. Several restaurants and shops are a short walk away.

                                                                      Relaxing, wonderful stay with an amazing view!

                                                                      Tammi T.

                                                                      We had an amazing relaxing stay in your comfortable condo! It is decorated so cutely and the internet is very fast. We have never seen so many shells on the beach. Every morning we watched the sun rise from the balcony and enjoyed drinks at sunset out there too. Your beach home is immmaculate and lovely-just what we needed! Thank you for checking on us when we arrived to make sure everything was as expected! Hopefully we will be back!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      We want to make sure every guest knows they are welcome to enjoy the condominium, and we are available for any questions they may have.

                                                                      We are fortunate to have one of the premier beaches in Florida. Our beach is actually a Critical Wildlife Area, and designated as Little Estero Island by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. The white sugar sand beach is easy on the bare feet, and a great place for reading a book, or simply enjoying the Gulf of Mexico and gentle breezes.


                                                                      South Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA

                                                                      The Gulf of Mexico, Boating (Full Service Marina Located Across The Street (Boat Rentals), World-Class Shelling, Lover's Key State Park located three miles south, view Sanibel Island from the balcony

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Taxes and fees are additional

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Cleaning Fee
                                                                      Additional Guest Fee
                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      The costs shown are for credit card payments and include a 4% processing fee. Your personal check would receive a 4% discount. Credit card payments require an immediate payment. Your payments with a personal check require only the deposit, $200, now and the remainder 60 days before your stay. We accept either method of payment. Add a Departure Cleaning Fee of $70 Add Local and State tax of 11%

                                                                      83 Reviews
                                                                      Exceptional 5/5
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