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Fort Myer's Beach—Private, Heated Pool—2 Min Walk to Beach—5 Bdrms—3.5 Baths

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Welcome to The Anchorage Beach Home—No 5-12% Service Charge Added to Rental Fee.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 5 Bdrms, 2 full Baths+2 half baths+2 separate showers, 2 kitchens

Only 2 Min. Walk to Beach!! 'The Anchorage' 5 bedrooms PBS Host, The Piano Guy's Beach Home with Backyard Heated Swimming Pool

Email the owner (Theresa) for a link to a video tour of the beach home. It will give you a perfect picture of the layout of our beach home.

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 ...

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 …

Our 2 kitchens have everything you need and more: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, coffeemaker, toasters, blenders, silverware, dinnerware and all the gadgets you will need whenever you are cooking in.

Recently added, 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.

Additional Amenities:
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, 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.

The Anchorage is located mid-island which provides a quiet, private, tropical beach experience, but is still close enough to Times Square (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 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 25.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, Inquiries via email are accepted in every language
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 (excluding a family situation)...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of games, puzzles, and beach toys provided for hours of fun in this home all on a quiet street....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed only on outdoor decks...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Just steps (less than one football field or 2 minute walk) to the beach—out our front door, a right toward Estero Blvd & cross the street. Our private, deeded beach entrance is right there. Other rentals may show their house on a map right across the beach, but the extremely relevant question, is HOW are you Aloud to enter the beach? Do they have a private entrance to the beach, or do you still have to lug your beach gear to the nearest public beach entrance that could be quite a lonnngggg walk even though physically the house appears to be located right across the beach. Be sure to ask! The ease of entering the beach can quite literally make or break your vacation! Since our beach entrance is “private” & there are not any public beach entrances near us, the only people on the beach where we enter are home owners. It is a very different experience from being near high rises or Time Square where the beach is crowded. Our stretch of the beach is quiet with powdery white sand & tropical....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    6 flat screen TV's...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys for the pool and toys for the beach!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    A 2-minute walk from the front door of the house to the ocean....moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    A 2-minute walk from the front door of the house until your toes are in the ocean....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating for 10! You can even enjoy a sit down meal at home with everyone all at the same table if you want to take a break from all the wonderful restaurants Fort Myers Beach has to offer!...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 full size washer and dryers in unit...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance:

    (2) Free long distance calls within the continental US...moreless

  • Garage:

    One filled with beach supplies, such as beach wagons, toys and chairs. Cannot be used for parking of vehicles. The second garage is locked for owner's use only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    You can get wireless access on the outside decks as well! ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fluffy pillows and soft comforters make the bedrooms better than home...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Plenty of driveway parking!!...moreless

  • Telephone:

    (2) Free long distance and high speed wireless internet access...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    2 full size washer and dryers in unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free high speed wireless internet access...moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully stocked!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully stocked!...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    upstairs on Sunset side...moreless

  • Freezer:

    (2) 2 full sized...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    (2) Fully stocked! You won't even miss your own kitchen ... It makes putting together a meal for 10 people a breeze. Just think—2 refrigerators, stoves and sinks makes preparation and clean up a snap!...moreless

  • Microwave:

    (3) 2 full sized upstairs in main kitchens and 1 full sized one in kitchen Efficiency on Sunrise side...moreless

  • Oven:

    (2) 2 full sized...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    (2) 2 full sized upstairs in main kitchens and 1 dorm sized refrig in kitchen Efficiency on Sunrise side...moreless

  • Stove:

    (2) 2 full sized...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    You can star gaze by night and breakfast by morning!...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) These beautiful, outdoor spaces are what sold us on our beach home! There is a private outdoor space awaiting each of the guests!...moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    (3) one in the front of Sunset, and 2 in the back facing the pool....moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    2 charcoal grills...moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Enjoy our heated, in-ground pool. Complete with all the toys to make it a blast for adults and children alike! Water Volleyball anyone!...moreless

 

Reviews

5
from 36 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer Special 2017
Apr 29 - Jun 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,799
Summer 2017
Jun 10 - Jul 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,580
Late Summer Season 2017
Aug 12 - Aug 25, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,999
Fall Special Pricing 2017
Aug 26 - Sep 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,799
Fall 2017
Sep 30 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,999
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,990
Winter 2017 Season
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,999
Christmas Week 2017
Dec 23 - Dec 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000
Winter 2018
Jan 6 - Jan 26, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,199
Week of Jan 27, 2018
Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,580
Peak Winter Season 2018
Feb 3 - Mar 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,990
Spring Break 2018
Mar 3 - Apr 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,850
Late Spring/Early Summer 2018
Apr 7 - Jun 1, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,999
Summer 2018
Jun 2 - Aug 10, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,580
Late Summer 2018
Aug 11 - Aug 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,999
Early Fall Special 2018
Sep 1 - Sep 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,799
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,580

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $300 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

If you are inquiring about a date that is not listed above, please email the owner for a quote. When you are ready to move forward in the reservation process or simply have more questions, feel free to email or call. *All Holiday weeks not listed individually here are usually higher than the generic seasonal rates listed on this page. Please email us to receive an accurate quote. Thanks.

A credit card pre-payment of $600 or 20% (whichever is larger) will secure your reservation and rate.  The final payment which includes the balance of the rental plus a $500 security deposit (totally refundable if there is no damage to property) is due 56 days prior to arrival.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
0.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Junkanoo
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fresh Catch Bistro
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
Fort Myers Beach (2 minute walk)

Car: Not Necessary

How About a Piano Instruction Vacation Right on the Beach?

Return from your vacation with more than just photos: combine sun and fun with learning for a truly memorable getaway. You are invited to unwind on one of the loveliest beaches around... Stay in the Piano Guy's beach home (Emmy Winning host of public television’s “The Piano Guy with Scott Houston) located on Fort Myers Beach, Florida for your next vacation. Our beach home is set up with everything that you will need to learn how to play the piano: Piano with headphones, Scott's video instruction, Fake books (the tunes,) Scott's printed instruction books. All this is provided at no additional cost to you while you are our guest in our lovely beach home! There is a piano in both Sunrise and Sunset. You can work at your own pace in Scott's home on a gorgeous beach. Sounds like the perfect vacation, doesn't it! What? You say that you simply want to be a 'beach bum' while on vacation, no problem. We can help you with that too!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: Scott and Theresa Houston are the owners of 'The Anchorage Beach Home' located on Estero Island on Fort Myers Beach Florida. They live full time in Indianapolis, Indiana and enjoy swimming, biking, running, entertaining and music! We love the beach! We have been fortunate to have experienced many beach vacations over the years in numerous places including Jamaica, Hawaii, Florida, Grand Cayman, Caribbean, California and Bahamas but have always come back to SW Florida time and time again - by far S.W. Florida has the softest, whitest, tropical beaches around.

Why the Owner Chose Mid Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA:
We chose Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island in particular because it offers just the right mix of fun verses peaceful times. Captiva and Sanibel are too quiet for the couple of nights that we like to go out to listen to some live bands or to enjoy some food and drinks out. On Ft. Myers beach you have lots of entertainment options. As we said, the perfect ratio of fun to peacefulness can be found here. Our little Estero Island secret is that we are far enough south that you can almost always count on experiencing nice, warm weather during spring and winter breaks unlike in most other Florida beach locations. On Fort Myers Beach you can expect great weather and beautiful beach filled days at half the cost of vacationing on neighboring Sanibel, Naples or Captiva.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We searched for a long time before we purchased a beach home. We knew exactly what we wanted and knew it when we found this home. We fell in love with this particular beach home for many reasons; here are a few that might be of particular interest to you: 1. We are only a 2-minute walk directly across the road to the beautiful Fort Myer’s Beach though a private, deeded beach access, and can enjoy it at half the cost of staying beachfront. We pass that savings on to you! You may not be a aware yet, but most homes do NOT have a private, deeded access directly across the street. Sometimes you as the guests have to walk a long way to get to a beach entrance. Most of the time that ends up being a “public” beach entrance which in turn makes that stretch of the beach crowded and often rowdy. Our section of the beach is quiet and tranquil. 2. Our modified duplex allows us the luxury to vacation with another family or our extended family without being right on top of each other. We get the best of both worlds, traveling with family and friends we love, but having plenty of room for everyone to spread out to have their “personal” time too when we are vacationing at our lovely Beach Home. 3. Grocery shopping is no longer a dreaded, all-day affair because we now have a full sized grocery store just a few streets over from us. Yea!!! You think we are kidding, but this is a HUGE plus!! 4. Again, the location is great. Once we arrive on the island there is no reason to leave because everything we need is available right here. 5. You can enjoy our private swimming pool while the kids are taking a much needed nap or while getting some work done on your lap top using the free high speed wireless connection at the pool. What more can you ask for ...Oh, we almost forgot to mention that Scott is the “The Piano Guy” on PBS. So … you can enjoy all the wonderful, “beach” décor and at the same time have a unique opportunity to learn how to have fun playing favorite tunes on piano.


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Speaks: english, Inquiries via email are accepted in every language
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Welcome to The Anchorage Beach Home—No 5-12% Service Charge Added to Rental Fee.

    Welcome to The Anchorage Beach Home—No 5-12% Service Charge Added to Rental Fee.

  • Kitchens are well stocked! One on each side (Sunrise & Sunset)

    Kitchens are well stocked! One on each side (Sunrise & Sunset)

  • Comfortable dining for all 10 of you! Yes, you all can eat-in if you want to ...

    Comfortable dining for all 10 of you! Yes, you all can eat-in if you want to ...

  • Bright and Comfortable Master Bedroom w/King Bed on Sunset Side

    Bright and Comfortable Master Bedroom w/King Bed on Sunset Side

  • A Peek into Bonus Room in Suite #2 Showing Shower and Washer & Dryer

    A Peek into Bonus Room in Suite #2 Showing Shower and Washer & Dryer

  • Sunset Suite#2 Dwnstrs Features QU Bed, Sofa, 1/2 bath, TV, Lanai, View to Pool

    Sunset Suite#2 Dwnstrs Features QU Bed, Sofa, 1/2 bath, TV, Lanai, View to Pool

  • Comfy Family Room Upstairs on Sunrise Side

    Comfy Family Room Upstairs on Sunrise Side

  • Enter the Sunset Side Through the Screened in Porch (Lanai)

    Enter the Sunset Side Through the Screened in Porch (Lanai)

  • Submerged Stools in Our Private, Heated Pool

    Submerged Stools in Our Private, Heated Pool

  • View of The Anchorage from Road - Showing Entrance to Sunrise Side up the Stairs

    View of The Anchorage from Road - Showing Entrance to Sunrise Side up the Stairs

  • Private, Beach Entrance Directly Across Estero Blvd-2 Min. Walk from Home

    Private, Beach Entrance Directly Across Estero Blvd-2 Min. Walk from Home

  • Sunbathing on Fort Myers Beach 
Mid-island Where We Enter the Beach

    Sunbathing on Fort Myers Beach Mid-island Where We Enter the Beach

  • Sunset Upstairs View from Dining Table Looking into the Kitchen

    Sunset Upstairs View from Dining Table Looking into the Kitchen

  • Connecting Doors into Sunrise Side—Open for Easy Access or Closed for Privacy

    Connecting Doors into Sunrise Side—Open for Easy Access or Closed for Privacy

  • Outside Deck on Sunset Side Is the Perfect Place to Enjoy Evening Dining

    Outside Deck on Sunset Side Is the Perfect Place to Enjoy Evening Dining

  • Sunset Upstairs Guest Room w/Queen Bed-Small but Comfy - Just for Sleeping

    Sunset Upstairs Guest Room w/Queen Bed-Small but Comfy - Just for Sleeping

  • Sunset Suite #1 Dwnstrs Features QU Bed, Sofa, 1/2 bath, TV, Lanai, View to Pool

    Sunset Suite #1 Dwnstrs Features QU Bed, Sofa, 1/2 bath, TV, Lanai, View to Pool

  • Sunrise Upstairs View from Comfy Couch Looking into the Kitchen & Dining Area

    Sunrise Upstairs View from Comfy Couch Looking into the Kitchen & Dining Area

  • View of Cheery Master Bedroom with King Bed Upstairs on Sunrise Side

    View of Cheery Master Bedroom with King Bed Upstairs on Sunrise Side

  • Enjoy Water Volleyball or Sunbathe on a Raft in Heated, Private, Backyard Pool

    Enjoy Water Volleyball or Sunbathe on a Raft in Heated, Private, Backyard Pool

  • View of Screened-in Porches (One for Each Suite) Overlooking Pool Deck

    View of Screened-in Porches (One for Each Suite) Overlooking Pool Deck

  • Beach Carts Provided to Effortlessly Take Cooler, Chairs & Towels to the Beach

    Beach Carts Provided to Effortlessly Take Cooler, Chairs & Towels to the Beach

  • White, Soft, Powdery Sand is Perfect for an Afternoon of Playing in the Sand!

    White, Soft, Powdery Sand is Perfect for an Afternoon of Playing in the Sand!

  • A Lazy Ocean Day with Family & Friends - What More Could You Ask for?

    A Lazy Ocean Day with Family & Friends - What More Could You Ask for?

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, May 29, 2017

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