Only 2 Min. Walk to Beach!! 'The Anchorage' 5 bedrooms PBS Host, The Piano Guy's Beach Home with Backyard Heated Swimming Pool
Just steps (less than one football field or 2-minute walk) to the powdery, white beach located directly across the road through a private, tropical, beach entrance. You’ll be sure to find a perfect balance of relaxation and fun in the sun here on our mid-island location on Fort Myers Beach, Florida! All the fun of a beach front home at a fraction of the cost!
Enjoy the in-ground, private, heated (to 82 degrees F) swimming pool! Relax with a cold cocktail while sitting on one of the submerged stools, or maybe enjoying a fun game of water volleyball is more your style ...
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Our lovely beach home was originally a duplex but has been renovated so that you can access either side of the duplex from the interior of the home too. It is connected by a set of double hung sliding barn doors that connects the upstairs main living areas which can be opened for convenient passage between the separate sides or closed for privacy (similar to adjoining hotel rooms that connect.) It is perfect for two families vacationing together or one big family to spread out! We refer to the two sides as Sunrise and Sunset, which together comprise The Anchorage. No need to fight over refrigerator space which is often the case when vacationing with a large group; we offer 2 full sized refrigerators upstairs as well as a dorm fridge downstairs to store all your goodies and cold beverages!
Our beach home boasts tasteful, tropical, airy furnishings. Relax on the lanai, dine under the large umbrella-ed deck or take a cool shower in your own private, outdoor shower. Just steps to the beach for some of the best shelling in the country, midnight star gazing and awesome sunset celebrations all at a fraction of the cost of staying beachfront. We have a beach cart to carry your treasures (kids, coolers, towels, chairs, etc) to the beach effortlessly.
Here's the basic layout of our beach home which rents in its entirety: Right Side (Sunset). You can enter the right side of the house (Sunset) through the screened lanai. There are two bedrooms on the ground level floor. They are best described as suites. Both offer views to the in-ground swimming pool and have separate outdoor entrances. The suites can be connected to each other through a door that can be left locked for privacy or open for company. Each of these bedrooms has its own half bathroom, queen bed, living area consisting of chair, couch and TV as well as small lanai overlooking the pool.
Suite #2 has a bonus room consisting of shower, full sized washer & dryer, microwave and dorm refrigerator. The private, outdoor shower can be accessed through the hallway the leads to these bedrooms and upstairs.
Upstairs you will you find the family room, dining area with a table that comfortably seats 10, kitchen, 2 decks, full sized laundry facilities, 2 bedrooms (1 king & 1 queen), full bathroom and dining area. Both decks are outfitted with tables and chairs. So, on the Sunset side, all 4 bedrooms are connected interiorly or can be locked out for privacy.
Left Side (Sunrise)
The left side of the house (Sunrise) has a separate, private entrance. It contains a small deck with table and chairs, family room, full bathroom, bedroom (king), loaded kitchen and dining area. Again, it does contain a sliding barn door that provides easy interior passage to upstairs Sunset if you leave the door open …
Both of our 2 kitchens have everything you need and more: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, coffee maker, toasters, blenders, silverware, dinnerware and all the gadgets you will need whenever you are cooking in.
Sunset & Sunrise have a set of double hung sliding barn doors that connect the upstairs main living areas which can be opened for convenient passage between the separate sides or closed for privacy (similar to adjoining hotel rooms that connect).
So, to sum up the whole house,
- 5 bedrooms
- 2 full baths + 2 half baths + 1 shower + private outdoor shower
- Sleeps 10
- 1 outdoor, private shower
- 2 kitchens
-2 Full-sized refrigerators & dorm refrigerator downstairs
- Ground floor bonus room consisting of a microwave, dorm refrigerator, shower and full sized washer and dryer.
- There are two, full-size laundry facilities one upstairs and one downstairs.
2 Full sized washer and dryers, Beach carts, Free Long Distance (in US), Free high-speed wireless internet access, Trolley stop for local commuting available nearby, 2 Pianos and instructional materials. Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) 19 miles away
We provide enough bath and dishwashing soap, paper towels and toilet paper to get you started. Since a full-sized grocery store is only a 2 minutes drive down the street you always have what you need. Of course plenty of bath towels, pillows and bed linens are also always at hand in our lovely beach home.
The Anchorage is located on Estero Island, a seven-mile stretch of ocean-front which is filled with shopping, dining, and entertainment. You can enjoy para-sailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking, volleyball pits, live music, eats and drinks all within walking distance. Right down the street, you will find nice recreational facilities including tennis courts, basketball, and a large pool and water park featuring water slides and lifeguards for the kids.
My favorite beach activities are biking and running along the ocean while watching and listening to the dolphins splash beside you! Our daughter still loves blowing bubbles and the all-time favorite activity of flying a kite up and down the beach.
Again, the Anchorage’s mid-island location provides a quiet, private, tropical beach experience, but it is still close enough to Times Square (the entertainment district) for the times when you want to take a walk on the “wilder side.” Here at the Anchorage, you will be sure to find a perfect balance of relaxation and fun in the sun!
The Anchorage is only a 2 min. drive from a Grocery store (approx. ½ mile.) A pharmacy, movie theater and medical Center are also close by. Since the international airport is only about a 25-30 minute drive (19 miles) with an available taxi, shuttle and limousine services readily available, transportation is never a problem. This is an awesome location on the island – a beautiful section of pristine, sandy beach and wonderful shelling “Non-beachy” favorites include catching a movie at the theatre and put putting.
All in all, I think you'll agree that The Anchorage Beach Home offers extraordinary fun, comfort, and convenience to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with your family and friends. It is absolutely perfect for families and family reunions. Hope you can drop your anchor with us soon at The Anchorage! All the fun of a beach front home at a much less expensive cost!
We welcome families and groups of adults over the age of 30.
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