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Great Home with Private heated Pool...Steps to Beach! Best weekend rates

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)


Casa Bones Del Mar is our beautiful, Non-Smoking, upscale house with an enclosed heated pool and lanai on Estero Island - Fort Myers Beach, directly across the street from the beach. Our house is perfect for couples, families and family reunions. Our house is located mid-island and is in a quiet residential neighborhood.

Fort Myers Beach offers miles of pristine sandy beaches, wonderful shelling, and a wide variety of water sports including jet-skiing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, and boating. (Jet-ski and boat rentals are available). And there is a community pool with water slides. All of these activities are within walking distance of our house. And there is world-class golfing nearby.

Casa Bones Del Mar is the perfect home for your beach retreat. It is a large home located centrally on Fort Myers Beach. The house is directly across the street from the beach and offers views to the Gulf of Mexico from the upstairs balcony. The public beach access is only four houses away, a one minute walk.

The kitchen has just been totally remodeled with new cabinets, granite counter tops and all new appliances including a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, stove/oven, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, silverware and dinnerware, spices, as well as all the gadgets you'll need whenever you are cooking in. We also have a Weber gas grill for outdoor cooking. If you prefer to dine out, there are many restaurants nearby.

The family room has all new leather, very comfortable furniture, a large HD TV and a DVD player and a surround-sound home theater amplifier. The entertainment unit includes games such as checkers, Backgammon, chess, Monopoly, and playing cards. There is plenty of seating for everyone in the living room and balcony area.

The dining area provides ample seating for your group. There is a large screened in enclosed balcony with two dining tables and fans off the dining and family room areas.

Our house offers three bedrooms and three baths. All the bathrooms have just been remodeled. There is new furniture throughout the house and bedrooms. The upper floor has a large master suite with a king-size bed and a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. You will have beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island, and spectacular sunsets. There is also a large sitting area with a queen size sleeper sofa and a HD TV on this floor. There is a large master walk in closet. The master bathroom has a large shower and a sunken bathtub. The Manatee bedroom has a queen-size bed, and a picture of a manatee on the wall (cute). The third bedroom has a twin bed and a bunk bed (two more twin beds, three total). There is an additional queen size bed. There are ceiling fans and HD TV's in all the bedrooms. There is a queen size sleeper sofa in the master bedroom and in the family room. We also have a very comfortable queen size air mattress.

The private screened in enclosed pool and lanai area has a large pool deck and a full size heated pool. Beach chairs and chaise lounges are provided as well as several tables and chairs for seating and to enjoy outdoor cooking at the bar b que. There is a covered porch area and cabana room for escape from the sun with a fan. There are some pool toys available. You provide the tropical drinks.

Additional amenities include central air-conditioning and heating, a full-size washer and dryer, along with bed and bath linens. Beach chairs and beach towels are available for you to use. There are wagons and coolers on wheels provided to get your things to the beach. The beach is a short one to two minute walk from our house. There are restaurants and beach activities such as parasailing and banana boat rides within a short walking distance (two blocks). The downtown Times Square entertainment distict is only a 3/4 mile walk or drive from our house. There you will find many excellent outdoor restaurants and bars, both gulf side and on the back bay. There is an information book in the house which provides information on what to do, where to go and best restaurants. The free beach trolley stops in front of our house.

A new Publix Supermarket, a drugstore, movie theater, and shopping are minutes away by car or island trolley. Please review our collection of local restaurant menus and brochures describing Fort Myers Beach and nearby tourist activities.

Driving times to major cities include: Fort Myers, Sanibel Island and Bonita Springs (15 minutes); Naples (30 minutes); Miami and Tampa (two hours); and Orlando, Disney World, Universal Studios, and Cape Canaveral (approximately three hours).

If our house is not available during your desired week please check our other distinctive houses available to rent by Docbone Vacation Properties

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Casa Mia on the beach - sleeps 8-10 people VRBO #445126

Casa Bones del Mar - sleeps 10-12 people VRBO #21647

I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Docbone Vacation Properties

David Heligman

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More Details

David Heligman
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2018

About David Heligman

local resident for 23 years. Love the beach

David Heligman purchased this house in 2003

Why David Heligman chose Mid Island

it’s easy to get to and from the airport. it has 10 miles of beaches.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are most likely the first "Icelanders" to stay here and like so many before us we had a wonderful stay at Casa Bones del Mar. The house itself, location, pool and the people here made our visit a special memory for us. We hope to visit you again in the near future. Best wishes from Iceland
Aug 2003
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Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , spacious bedroom with queen bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , spacious bedroom with 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , private room with full size sleeper sofa and 1/2 bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sleeper sofa in the family room
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King size bed and sitting area with queen size sofa bed
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Queen size Sleeper Sofa (1), Full size sleeper sofa (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
pool toys, beach chairs and umbrellas, beach coolers and wagons, No Pets


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Great Home with Private heated Pool...Steps to Beach! Best weekend rates
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 18 reviews

Great house that fit 12 members of my family and was close to the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Great house with a pool that fit 12 members of my family. Great location across the street from the beach. Nice size kitchen with lots of gadgets, place settings and containers. Bbq grill was appreciated. Lots of beach towels, chairs and water toys for the kids. We got lots of use out of the 2 covered patio balconies. The owner was very accommodating and tried to improve our stay. We shared our ideas for specific improvements for the property with the owner. We recommend the property for a large family’s vacation experience at Ft Myers Beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lou Thanks for the very kind review of our house. We constantly strive to improve the quality of our house and to make the vacation experience that much more enjoyable. It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family. We hope to see you back at our house in the future or one of our other distinctive properties on Fort Myers Beach.
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Clean, spacious, everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time. Easily fit our family of 4 adults and 6 children. Plenty of room, kitchen was well stocked, plenty of towels, great location, close to everything. Most importantly, the house was clean. The owner was reachable and accommodating. Would definitely consider this house for next years trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review. We are always striving to make your vacation experience great. We are glad you had a great time and we look forward to your return next year.
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Ideal for our party of 6 ladies. Great location, very well supplied,quite spacious, well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

Overall the property suited our needs, met expectations with two exceptions: 1) the fold-down couch in master bedroom was not useable and the blow up matress which was an alternative had a hole in it. (David did offer to replace blow-up the next day but we instead came up with a temporary alternative that worked for us.) 2) the 4th bedroom situated on the ground floor off the garage was a real “challenge”. It smelt mouldy, bugs were a problem, and it did not help that main access to this bedroom was through the garage which was in disarray and was seemingly used as a dumping ground. We loved the enclosed balconies where we spent most of our “home” time. Also, the covered pool was an added bonus at end of the day.

Beach access was easy except for having to traverse water filled and muddy trenches resulting from incomplete roadworks. (This responsibility of local authorities not home owners.) The property manager was friendly, prompt and accommodating. Would we return? DEFINITELY if sleeper counch was replaced and 4th bedroom issues dealt with. Great location, great amenities.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Paula Thanks for your input. I am always trying to improve and upgrade my properties . We recently upgraded and remodeled the kitchens an bathrooms and replaced most of the furniture. I have now replaced the queen sofa bed in the master bedroom along with new end tables and coffee table. We. recently had a month of rain, Ugg, and that tends to raise the humidity and get the bugs going. I had the bug service out to do an extra service and also put a dehumidifier in the 4th bedroom. We also did remodeling in the house and emptied out the garage debris today. Lots of room now. Again thanks for your input and hope to see you back next year...
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Great spacious home.

  • 4 of 5

Had an amazing time! Home was very comfortable with plenty of towels, beach toys, etc. Kitchen was well stocked with everything one could possibly need. Truly a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Luis Thanks for staying with us and glad you had a great time. Hope to see you back soon.
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Nice house and good location

  • 4 of 5

Nice size home in a very good location. Worked well for our large group. Nicely equipped kichen and beautiful pool area. Short walk to the beach. Road construction in front of the house was a bit noisy and made using the trolley difficult. That wasn't a big deal for us. We rented bikes which made getting around easier. The owner was available if needed for anything. Only negative is no view now that a large home is being built across the street. All in all a nice place to stay. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good place to stay....pool is great

  • 4 of 5

The house is pretty nice, kitchen and living room are nicely updated with plenty of room. Both sun porches were nice to sit and have a cup of coffee and read. The beach is just across the street, however houses and new construction distort the view a bit. Beach access is convenient, about a 3 min walk. The bars and restaurants are about a 15-20 min walk. This was ideal because this part of the island is quiet at night. There is a trolley available, but none of us were able to figure out the schedule lol. The best part was the full size, heated private pool. It was nice to just lay around the pool for a day instead of packing up and heading to the beach 3 days in a row. David was a very accommodating host, responsive and courteous.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Junkanoo across the street
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
On the island
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Fresh Catch Bistro
Nearest Ski
1300 Miles
Nearest Beach
Ft Myers Beac Across the street

Our house is located mid island across the street from the beach. Our property is 1/2 mile from the Mantanzas Pass Nature Preserve, a 56-acre Natural Habitat Park with walking trails and several stops where one can sit and enjoy the beauty of the back bays and watch the dolphins at play. Our hose is right next to the City park with large heated pool and pool slides and tennis courts. Our property has beautiful tropical foliage and live oak trees. The beach is a short one block (1200 feet) walk to the public beach access.

Our house is a short 3/4 mile walk to the Times Square Entertainment District where you will find many outdoor restaurants and bars. At sunset pier you will find local comedians and entertainers as you watch some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. You can fish off the pier with the local fishermen. You can also take a sunset cruise on a sailboat or a pirate ship.

Fort Myers Beach offers miles of pristine sandy beaches, wonderful shelling, and a wide variety of water sports including jet skiing, parasailing, swimming, fishing, and boating. Jet ski and boat rentals are availab

le. The Bay Oaks Recreational Facility is one-half block away and has tennis courts, basketball, and a large community pool with water slides and lifeguards for the kids. All of these activities are within walking distance of our house. And there is world-class golfing nearby.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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