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

Bedrooms 1
Space 540 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 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

More Details

Wayne Longino
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great communication throughout with Wayne. Condo is a great value with location on the south end of estero, nice and quiet with beach almost all to ourselves while there. Bring just food and clothes is accurate as the place is well stocked, pool is nice and close to beach. Rec. goodtime charters for the dolphin, manatee cruise as well as Fish House for good seafood, also the restaurant's outdoor deck behind holiday inn was nice with live music while watching the sunset. Condo truly faces the gulf and morning coffee on the balcony is a daily must-do. Thanks Wayne, we'll be booking with you again.
Aug 2010
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South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 540 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full size bathroom with tub and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) Sleep Number King bed Sofa converts to a queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • 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


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Gulf Front Condo on the Beach w/ Free WiFi, Select Comfort Bed, & Excellent View
average rating of 4.974684 based on 80 reviews

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent, perfect and cosy. First trip to Florida,plan on booking again next year. It's a home away from home

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We take our guest's stay seriously and work hard to ensure their stay is beyond expectations and is truly a 5 star beach condominium. A select comfort bed, full kitchen, 46 inch Sony HD TV, Blu ray player, high definition channels provided, and free WiFi are just the beginning of a comfortable and enjoyable stay. The view, the location, the weather, the beach a few steps away, and the friendly people, ensure an unforgettable getaway or vacation.
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Excellent Gulf Front Condominium

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, wonderful stay with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Excellent Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at many condos over the years on the Gulf Coast and must say this condo was one of the best for being well equipped and location! The kitchen was well equipped. The beach was less than 100 yards away. There are many restaurants within walking distance across the street. No car required. The trolley operates all day up and down the street. Just a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. We make sure every guest has the best stay possible. Over the years, guests have made suggestions and we listened. Beach chairs, an umbrella, beach towels, and a cooler are important if you are coming to the beach. Save room in your luggage, we have a hair dryer for your use too.
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3 week vacation

  • 5 of 5

Super location, every evening we would see people walk down to the beach to watch sunset,, we just walked on the balcony and had a great view of it. Had an issue with AC unit owner hadnitnreplace next day with brand new one! Very accommodating. 3rd floor is perfect no wasted time on Elevators:) all the amenities you need or want in room,, or sit by door and listen to waves crash on beach.. Would go back to this one in heartbeat.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We take our guest's stay seriously and the air conditioning company was told to replace the air conditioner with a new one and not make any repairs. The replaced air conditioner was just over five years old and out of warranty. The last thing anyone wants is to ruin their stay with an intermittent or recurring problem.
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A First Class Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

In the past, we stayed at the Wyndham about 1/4 mile north. The smaller rooms there are cramped and the walk to the beach is about 1,000 yards away. There is no comparison between this condominium and a king size room at the Wyndham. The cost of the condominium is about half per night, and the distance to the beach is right out the door of the condominium.

We enjoyed the condominium and all of the amenities the owner has provided. The bed is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept on and we plan to buy one when we get back home. We enjoyed the beach everyday. The beach is so close, we were able to come back, eat our lunch, and go back to the beach. The sand is clean and white, a joy to walk on barefoot. We loved the pool and the large lawn for sunbathing.

We went to Publix and bought some fresh grouper and cooked it on the gas grille downstairs - what a treat. We drank our morning coffee and ate all of our meals on the lanai. The view of the beach and sunsets were breathtaking.

Thank you for having such a great place. We have already made plans to come back next year.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the condominium and the beach. We try to make every guest's stay unforgettable. You will find amenities in our condominium that aren't available in other units. The unobstructed view of the Gulf from inside the condominium or from the lanai is the main attraction. A different show every day.
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Lovers Key State Park
"3 out of 10 Best Beaches in the U.S. by the Travel Channel"
Public Beach and Pier
"Fishing from the pier"
Publix Super Market
"Fresh seafood for a cook out on the gas grilles"
Santini Marina Plaza Shopping Center
"Several restaurants, don't forget the Fish House, located in the rear of Santini Marina Plaz..."
Big "M" Casino Cruise
"A touch of Las Vegas on a ship or just ride on the fan tail..."
CVS/pharmacy | Photo
"Beach gear, sunglasses, sun tan oil, base ball caps and hats, snacks, and everything you wou..."
Fish Tale Marina
"Rent a boat, buy shrimp for fishing in the Gulf, tackle, fishing licenses, and beach wear av..."
The Beached Whale
"Sit on the deck on the roof overlooking Estero Blvd and enjoy oysters on the half shell..."
Sanibel Outlets
"Great shopping at factory outlets."
Beach Theater
"Dinner and a movie at the beach."
Fresh Catch Bistro
"Great restaurant with a view of the beach..."
Fort Myers Beach Golf Club
"Executive golf course located across the street. Great golf outing with a cart economical..."
Bayfront Bistro
"Great restaurant and view of the back bay."
The Fish House
"One of our favorite places to eat. Try the grouper sandwich while overlooking the back bay."
Zoomers Family Amusement Park
"Take the kids and let them have a ball for the day."
Skye's Restaurant
"Great breakfast and an afternoon cocktail"
Lovers Key State Park
"3 out of 10 Best Beaches in the U.S. by the Travel Channel"
"Foot longs priced reasonable and within walking distance across the street."
Parrot Key Caribbean Grill
"Located under the bridge with open air eating in a friendly atmosphere."
Don Pedro Island State Park
Rotonda Golf & Country Club The Links Golf Course
"Great golf course at a reasonable price. "
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
RSW airport code Fort Myers Airport
Nearest Barpub
55 Metres
Across the street
Nearest Motorway
30 Metres
Estero Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Across the Street
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Right in Front about 100 feet across the lawn
Nearest Point of Interest
Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Trolley Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Times Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Santini Plaza
Car: not necessary

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

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

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%

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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