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Beachcombers Delight WOW GULF Views,Beach,Pool,Tennis,A+PERFECT,Sandy Beach, Fun

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 515 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Efficiency Bedroom + New Posturepedic King Bed 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Heaven on Earth! Our 12th floor condo has a beautiful view of the gulf, bay, marina and Golf course.The 12th floor condo has all gulf views and awesome sunsets. A lanai overlooking 10 acres of palm trees, flowers and a gorgeous fountain. Direct access to the 7 mile beach of gleaming white sands and the gulf and an estuary where birds feed throughout the day. Dolphins, Roseate Spoonbill, osprey, and heron are plentiful.Shopping,restaurants,marina and lots of water activities as well as a movie theater,Lovers Key State Park,museums.

For a truly relaxing vacation from getting some sun by the pool, or walking the beach. Estero Beach and Tennis Club should be your destination. Southwest Florida enjoys one of the nicest year round climates and offers an ideal retreat from the harsh Northern winters. We welcome you as our guests!Our white sandy beaches have captured the imaginations of visitors from near and far.Boatin,fishing and spectacular Lovers Key State Park make this island a real recreational playground.Add to that Old Florida charm, restaurants serving fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico and an annual Shrimp Festival, and it a beach vacation paradise.Nightlife gleams along the northern tip of the island around shopping-and-dining destination Times Square, and sunset watching is a favored pastime.Natural sand beaches provide a backdrop for relaxing,reading,shelling or making castles in the sand.One of the most popular beachside activities on The Beaches of Fort Myers is shelling.Find the best shell specimens early in the morning, before the selection is picked over.Shellers share the beach with nature lovers, as beaches on these barrier islands are groomed only by nature, so wildlife feels right at home.

Our beach offers calm waters and easy access that is great for families.If you look for fun and watersports in your beach day, look no farther as we have a little village known as 'Times Square'.

Summer or winter, birds from all over North America find haven along the southwest coast of Florida.Bring your rods and reels to the famous free fishing pier or reserve a spot on a fishing tour to deep waters.

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More Details

Owner
Don and Karen Ostendorf
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Don and Karen Ostendorf

Don and I came to the beach in 2001 and have fallen in love with everything about it. We are now at retired and left Minnesota, where we have lived all of our life. We didn't discover paradise earlier in life so we raised our family in the Midwest. We enjoy sharing our little piece of heaven with all our guests and hearing how much they enjoy it also. I guess our favorite thing is not having to shovel snow! Sincerely, Don&Karen Ostendorf

Don and Karen Ostendorf purchased this condo in 2004

Why Don and Karen Ostendorf chose Fort Myers Beach

We chose Fort Myers Beach because it is nice and warm all year long. Also, we have everything we need here at the beach. Shelling, fishing, a nice beach to walk on, great sunsets, key lime pie, and marguarita's and Publix with the best food and deli around. We can be as busy as we like to be or just relax and enjoy the birds of Florida.

What makes this condo unique

Perfect sunsets, great restaurants, the movie theater, parasailing, shopping, fishing, and great weather all year round.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Karen,



We loved your condo, and especially the view! It had everything we needed. I biked from one end of the island to the other on the beach and went on all the trails at Lovers Key. My wife never got on her bike, too busy sunning. Got back to Minnesota and it was 65 degrees but last night we had 2” of snow at our house!



Only problem we had was the traffic on the North end of the island. Hopefully the construction will be done the next time we visit.



Thanks for a great time,



Steve & Deb
Mar 2017
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Amenities

South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 515 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), (1) Aero bed, double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach towels, beach chairs, 18 hole golf course across the street and a trolley that runs the full length of the island to the fishing pier and Times Square Town Center, Explore Estero Island's natural and social heritage at Otsego Bay Marine Center or Mantanzas Pass Wilderness Preserve, Lovers Key State Park offers an out-of-the-way natural beach and estuary preserve you can explore by kayak or canoe Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; Owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. Visitors fiind a gently,pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years.A 2.25 mile boardwalk meanders through pine flat woods, open prairie and finally into the largest forest of ancient bald cypress in North America. 14 Shopping Areas; golf courses and boat rentals. Matanzas Inn Waterfront Restaurant and Inn, Voted best waterfront &best seafood restaurant.416 Crescent Street. SOB; Smoking' Oyster Brewery; featuring the best raw bar, freshest seafood, delicious lunch and dinner items. Votes b

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

Beachcombers Delight WOW GULF Views,Beach,Pool,Tennis,A+PERFECT,Sandy Beach, Fun
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 103 reviews
5

Perfect Relaxing Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

I would give 6 stars if possible!!

Pros: 1. Karen is wonderful host--Great communication. 2. Condo is the perfect size and has everything you could ask for to make a perfect vacation. 3. Great sunsets and breathtaking views from the balcony. 4. Grounds/pool are immaculate 5. All guests/residents are very friendly. 5. Plenty of restaurants/shopping nearby. 6. FMB has a very relaxed vibe but plenty to do if you wish to engage. 7. Tennis courts are a great bonus 8. Beach is great for walking, shelling and swimming in the gulf.

Cons: None!

We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leonard, Thank you for choosing us and we look forward to having you return again, soon. Don and Karen
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5

IF YOU CANT RELAX HERE...give it up!

  • 5 of 5

Truly a perfect choice! The pictures and description of amenities and location were completely accurate. Checking in, coming/going, using all the wonderful items inside the condo, checking out was all truly seamless. They have thought of it all for you so you can enjoy your vacation without much thinking at all! Gulf/Beach view and location is phenomenal. Pool was delightful. Across the street are some wonderful little bar and Grill's and breakfast nook. The sand on the beach is virtually like baby powder. Turn right going down the beach leaving the condo you'll find a fantastic tiki bar and gorgeous sunsets. Drive down the road to the Publix grocery store but be sure and check out the beautiful Marina behind there and the Bayside bistro. There's truly no reason to ever go far from the condo but if you want to adventure the driving is easy. If we ever return to Fort Myers I assure you we will stay with Karen and Don again !!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful comments, we welcome you back, any time. Don and Karen
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5

On Top of the World!!

  • 5 of 5

This is how we felt looking out on the incredible view we had from this 12th floor condo!! I admit that I was a bit reluctant at first to be up that high but it turned out to be the perfect choice! No obstructions and a perfect view of the beach, the dolphins, the various wildlife, the gorgeous sunsets and the beautiful lights at night spanning down the beach and all the way to Sanibel!! We found the condo to be equipped with everything we needed and the owners were considerate enough to put labels on various things which eliminated questions we might have had. I loved Karen and her immediate response to the questions I did have. She made access to the condo a "piece of cake" and I can't think of anything else she could have done to make our stay more enjoyable. We will be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gayle, Just remember you had the Life of Riley. Welcome to our beach family. You are special and a reason why we like this business. Sincerely, Don and Karen
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4

Sunsets beach view

  • 4 of 5

Great clean condo with an amazing view and priced affordable!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Colleen and WaYnez, Hurry Back Don and Karen
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4

a WONDERFUL WEEK AT ESTERO BEACH AND TENNIS FtMB

  • 4 of 5

This was our first experience renting a unit in Florida. somewhat skeptical but very pleased once we arrived. (very homey and inviting) The unit was clean with all necessary appliances etc. the view was outstanding. We also appreciated having Wi-Fi in the unit. We would definitely consider renting again.

FYI suggestions..linens could use some updating (towels and quilt..too much bleach used when washed)...sleeper couch, used for sitting only, could use some firming up.

Karen and Don were gracious hosts leaving a welcome note and their contact number if anything should come up ...and it did....Don took care of it asap.

Thank you Karen and Don for making our first FLA rental experience a good one.

R & A Barb

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: R and A, Thank you for your comments. We look forward to seeing you again, soon. Don and Karen
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4

Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

What a view! The balcony's were being worked on while we were there, but even though we weren't able to use it, we still enjoyed the breeze coming thru when the doors were opened. This condo is well maintained, clean and well stocked. The beach is one of the easier ones to walk on. I would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Evelyn, The construction is finally completing after 8 agonizing months. We hope to see you again, soon. Don and Karen
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Car: not necessary

Scooter and Bike rentals, Thomas A, Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates, The J, N, 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Lovers Key State Park and the beach featuring gleaming White Sands, Glistening waters, Magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico, Grab a picnic lunch and head for Lovers Key, named one of Florida's top 10 beaches by The Travel Channel, The large but little-used island park has some of the most unique views of the Gulf, Enjoy 2 miles of pristine white sand beaches, bridge and back bay fishing, bird watching and excursions to observe loggerhead sea turtles, as well as endangered West Indian manatees, The Beaches of Fort Myers is recognized and consistently ranked as one of the nation's top destinations

Fort Myers Beach: Welcome to the beautiful barrier islands of Fort Myers Beach-Estero Island and San Carlos Island – where the sun shines nearly every day and the average temperature is 74 degrees. Beaches are probably the No.1 attraction.

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Rates & Availability

South Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
late summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Fall
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
High
Jan 20 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
misc
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
summer2
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
late summer
Jul 28 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
fall 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Holiday
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$448
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.Rates vary by season. Written cancellation of a rental is required at least 60 days prior to arrival to receive a deposit refund minus a administrative charge of $65.Holiday weeks are $100 additional.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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