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Gorgeous Gulf front Views

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our Gulf-front unit is directly on the Gulf of Mexico, with magnificent sunsets. Our recently renovated two bedroom cottage decorated condo is sparkling clean, bright, and comfortable. It’s a home, not a hotel room. Our previous guests all rave about the cleanliness and amenities provided.

Everything you need is waiting for you, just add your groceries and summer clothes. A full size washer and dryer are in the unit, and a gas grill is on the beach, ready for a sunset BBQ.

The Gulfside heated pool was just recently retiled and resurfaced and is very resortlike.

The pool area has a very tropical setting with beautiful Gulf breezes and Gulf views.

Restaurants and shopping are located within a five minute walk. A golf course is across the street. Renting a car is not always necessary, a trolley will take you the full length of the island for additional shopping, supermarket, restaurants, and “Times Square”, our small Key West like downtown area. Boat rentals are available at nearby Fish Tale Marina.

Our condo is located on the southern “quiet” end of the island. We are located directly on what is called the double beach. We have a beautiful Critical Wildlife Area/ bird sanctuary between us and the Gulf of Mexico, called Estero Beach Lagoon. This area has recently been named as one of the top 100 best birding areas in North America. Here you will see a variety of birds on a daily basis, including Heron, Egret,Pelicans, Roseate Spoonbills, Eagle, and many other shorebirds. The main beach is a short beach walk around, or across to the sandbar.

Eden House is a small friendly low rise building with only 35 units. Enjoy the inviting beachside heated pool, our warm, year round temperatures, Gulf Breezes, seven miles of white sandy beaches, and an unobstructed view of the Gulf from inside the condo. We await your visit.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Shelley Sue Williams
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Shelley Sue Williams

We are originally from Long Island, New York. twelve years ago we picked Fort Myers Beach as a vacation destination and fell in love with the island.

We loved it so much we moved down here full time!

What we love about Fort Myers Beach is #1, the weather, and

#2, the feel of living on a Caribbean island, with all of the ammenities just a few minutes away.

Living on Fort Myers Beach allows us the ability to be active outdoors all year round. We enjoy playing tennis, kayaking, fishing, boating,long walks on the beach, biking, and more.

We love the proximity to all of the great local restaurants, state parks, and cultural activities too.

Shelley Sue Williams purchased this condo in 2002

Why Shelley Sue Williams chose Fort Myers Beach

We actually bought our condo to use for our home, not for a rental. After 8 years, we decided to purchase a 3 bedroom condo and put this condo into the rental program in Dec. 2008.

This location, at the South end of Fort Myers Beach, is known as the 'quiet end of the island.'

It is close to shopping, restaurants, golf, boat rentals, a branch of the post office and has

easy access on and off the beach through Bonita Springs.

It is also only 2 miles from Lovers Key State Park, one of the top 10 beaches in the US.

What makes this condo unique

The location of this condo on Estero Beach Lagoon is superb!

The birdwatching is unparalleled in this area. On a daily basis you can see a large variety of birds including Osprey, Egret, Heron, Roseate Spoonbills, Pelicans, and many other shore birds. We have a resident Eagle that has been recently spotted fishing for dinner.

The pool at Eden House was resurfaced and retiled in May, 2009, giving it a brand new appearance. New comfort height pool furniture was purchased in January, 2010.

The pool is Gulfside and has gorgeous views of palm trees swaying in the breeze and the Gulf in the background. There is always a refreshing Gulf breeze.

Map

Car: not necessary

Fabulous birdwatching directly in front of the condo on Estero Beach Lagoon, one of the top 100 birding sites in North America. Estero Beach Lagoon is a Critical Wildlife area and home to dozens of species of birds, and

nesting Loggerhead turtles.

Amenities

South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in 2nd bedroom are covertible to a king size bed at request.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(79 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.936709 based on 79 reviews
5

Repeaters Continue to Be Repeaters!

  • 5 of 5

"Gorgeous Gulf front Views" is all of this, and more.

Everything you will possibly need is furnished in this clean, comfortable, & classy condo! Shelley Sue & Bob haven't missed a detail, and go above and beyond in making your stay memorable. You will not find nicer folks than Shelley Sue and Bob, and you will have no worries staying at The Eden House. You will have many memories of an awesome vacation. Estero Island offers so much to do!

Some of our reasons for rating this rental a 5 Star:

*fantastic owners; caring, kind people who choose to share their home!

*location, location, location

*views and more views

*clean condo & grounds

*really great price

*nice layout, super comfortable

*full & complete kitchenware, with many extras

*washer & dryer

*large supply of bath/beach towels, & bedding

*TV, DVD, wi-fi, books

*wonderfully furnished lanai with priceless views

*gorgeous sunsets

*beautiful beach walks and shelling

*bird watching: educational & entertaining

*endless choices of eateries throughout the island

*trolley service

*Times Square

*quiet here at southern end of island, less traffic

* the great fun & busy Carribean style at north end of island

*variety of shops/stores within walking distance, or short drive

*people are kind and pleasant everywhere you go

This is a vacation filled with wonderful times; and you'll leave with great memories! This is why we will be going back for a 3rd year!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Totally positive.

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was in early August. There was plenty of sun and some rain but little that limited our activities.

The condo was very well maintained and was just as advertised and commented in other reviews we read. The kitchen was stocked with table ware, cooking utensils and even several spices. The family room was comfortable and in good shape. The deck view was just like the picture showed it. The walk to the beach was about 50 yards to the right going out the door and it was great to not have to provide a chair or any other beach items including towels. Bedrooms and closets were spacious and all the linens and towels top quality. The beds were firm so if you like a "pillow-top" mattress this would not be your first choice. We made use of the washer /dryer and that made it much easier to pack for the trip.

The condo was very quiet. If you like to meet others or play an outside game around the pool with other guests you might try one of the other properties. Getting in and out was easy and there was plenty of room to park.

FMB had easy access to stores (Publix and CVS were a mile away) and plenty of good places to eat (Doc Fords - two lunches and Fresh Catch Bistro were the best we tried). We made the drive to Sanibel / Captiva Islands for a look - see and decided they were a bit too quiet. We did make a visit to the Edison House and would suggest adding it to any itinerary.

This would be our first choice for another stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at this wonderful location and apartment. Shelley Sue spares no effort in making sure that this condo offers everything you could want in a home away from home. 5* from us, we love it.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The condo is clean and well stocked. It is located in a quiet and relaxing part of the island. Shelley-Sue is very easy to work with and cares about your stay. I would recommend this condo to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This condo is really nice. It has most everything you could possibly need. I would give it 4.5 stars but I can't give half a star, That is because I do not think anything is perfect. For my negatives I would say the walk to the actual beach was a little longer than I expected, but nothing terrible ( but probably might be a pain if you are hauling chairs and umbrellas and kid toys, etc) and the dishwasher is kind of old and only has one water turner so if you have something big on the bottom the top doesn't get washed very well and you might need to rewash them. ( I am talking big pans not like full of plates) The positives are the air works wonderful at 74 (temps were in the hot 90's) ( We rented a condo that did not have an air conditioner big enough for the condo and it was terrible). The pool is nice for a dip, nothing is too far away (even if you go opposite of Fort Myers to get out of the tourist area). The few year round residents are very friendly, and don't make you feel out of place or like you are invading their home. The balcony is wonderful and always cool when you turn on the outdoor fan no matter how hot it truly is outside. (Even my 17 year old son loved that!) Beds, linen, furniture are very nice and homey. Will rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to having you back again in the future. The condo is Gulf front, located on a lagoon behind a natural sandbar, which is ever changing based on tides and storms. This area has been designated as a Critical Wildlife area. It is listed as one of the top 100 birding areas in the world. As a result, at this location, you will find rare and common shorebirds such as Roseate Spoonbills, Egrets, Herons, White Pelicans, Oystercatchers, and more. The walk to the beach does vary based on season and natural tidal variations. We like to think the view is worth the short walk... I do wish you would have mentioned the issue with the dishwasher during your visit, as we would have had a chance to replace it while you were there. Our current guest advised us that it was not working properly, and we have now replaced it with a new dishwasher... Look forward to having you as our guests again!
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Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Home away from home, but with an ocean view!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until confirmation is confirmed and a signed rental agreement is in place.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.