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

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


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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Don and Karen Ostendorf
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 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

We had a wonderful time. We love to swim and my husband loves to golf. We will be back, you can count on that.
Jun 2017
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South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 515 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1), (1) Aero bed, double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • 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
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(88 traveler reviews)

Beachcombers Delight WOW GULF Views,Beach,Pool,Tennis,A+PERFECT,Sandy Beach, Fun
average rating of 4.75 based on 107 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about Beachcombers Delight and the owners, Karen and Don. My husband and I have stayed in their condo at least 4 times now, and would not think of staying anywhere else in Fort Myers Beach. The views are amazing from the balcony, sunsets every night, restaurants in walking distance, and anything you could want is included in the unit. We love to swim so it is always a big plus to have the heated pool to come back too from the warm waters of the gulf. Don and Karen should know by now that I will be reserving this wonderful home away from home in 2018. Maybe even for two weeks next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, We look forward to having you back, soon. Don and Karen
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Very Relaxing Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a very nice stay here. The owners were very nice and even checked on us halfway through to make sure we were doing alright. The one thing I would make sure to tell others is that the community hosts an older crowd, therefore we weren't allowed to have drinks in or around the pool (not even water bottles), no jumping or splashing in the pool because everyone is reading in the actual pool, and the pool closes at 8pm.... and you'll be kicked out right on the nose. For a relaxing and super quiet stay, this is definitely the place! If you're looking for a more upbeat and fun vacation, staying towards Time Square might be better.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Samantha, You brought up some good points about Estero Beach and Tennis Club. For some of us, we like a quieter vacation so this is a good option. So glad you enjoyed yourselves. You are welcome back, anytime. Don and Karen
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  • 3 of 5

Other than the 'busy' life being 5 miles down the road and the beach being dirty, it was on overall, nice stay. The condo was equipped with everything you could possibly need. Nice balcony overlooking the gulf (just a mangrove obstructing the view). The mangrove was a little smelly - and having to walk through a huge puddle from the mangrove on the way to the beach was a little disgusting. We got to watch a huge bird eating a fish he brought to the balcony next to us on a daily basis, rabbits on the beach, a beautiful spoon billed roseate flew by the balcony and landed in the mangrove...a family of ducks in the mangrove was fun to watch. We saw a shark within ten feet of the beach one morning - 6 beautiful dolphins one day with three of them putting on a nice air show was fun to watch. Oh....the Cafe across the street from the condo in Santini Plaza was an awesome place for breakfast and the waitress 'Bonnie from Boston' was a hoot!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are available to our guests, always. We did not receive any calls or emails, however, the estuary changes with the tides and the weather is a big factor in beach erosion and wildlife visitors. Don and Karen
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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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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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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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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.


Rates & Availability

South Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
late summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 19 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 20 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Jul 28 2018 - Sep 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
fall 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 16 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Dec 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $85 + Tax
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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