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11th Floor! Steps from beach. WiFi/HDTV. Last Minute Rates! Stunning views.

Bedrooms 1
Space 521 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

11th floor beachfront, Condo, 1 Bedroom+Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Just remember FloridaBeachSunset (that's all one word!) FloridaBeachSunset.

It's all about the view! The view from our vacation home (yes, we are the actual owners and not a management company) can't be beat! You have direct views of the Gulf and the beach from every single window, which is going to give you memories of your time in Fort Myers Beach that you will talk about forever.

Our non-smoking corner unit condo is perfectly located to show you beautiful sunsets year around. And, being on the eleventh floor gives you a bird's eye view that you just can't get from the lower floors.

Our home has been professionally decorated with a tropical theme, and the use of large wall mirrors brings the tranquil gulf views into all areas of the home. To release your inner chef, the updated kitchen is fully-equipped with new appliances (including a dishwasher!). Our home accommodates 2-4 people on the king-sized bed and the queen-sized sleeper sofa (which is the most comfortable sleeper sofa we've ever seen). There is a 40 inch flat screen TV in the main room with an exquisite 1080p high definition signal (this is an upgrade above what most of the units in our complex have), and a 26 inch flat screen TV in the bedroom. There is a sliding door that you can close between the bedroom and the main room for privacy, if needed. All linens are provided except for beach towels.

We realize that sometimes you have to be 'in touch', even on vacation. For this reason, we have high speed internet/WiFi in our home free for you to use. The condo complex also has WiFi available down in the lobby area, but most of the condos don't have it 'in the home'. Ours does!

The open air balcony/lanai invites you to relax as you watch the dolphins, many coastal birds, or fantastic sunsets or just listen to the rhythm of the waves. We are located on the tranquil South end of Fort Myers Beach on the World's Safest Beach; shallow waters with no undertow makes it great for swimming as well as shelling.

Enjoy the 10 acres of beautiful tropically landscaped common area which provides 4 clay tennis courts, a large climate controlled heated pool, shuffle board, gas grills, as well as many sunning areas with lounge chairs; there is still room for kite flying on those ocean breezy days. Laundry is also provided on site for your convenience.

If you want to eat out, there are many great places to dine right across the street or within a short walking distance. Other things very close include a bank, boutique and gift shops, a large drug store with many grocery staple items, post office, marina with boat rentals, an ice cream shop and more. An 18 hole public golf course is only a block away, and there is a dinner movie theater just a few blocks away. The island trolley can be caught across the street to take you to the North end to 'the action' of Time Square or Bowditch Park for only a small charge. The same trolley also goes south to Lovers Key State Park and Bonita Springs. Fort Myers Beach is centrally located, only minutes to Naples and Marco Island to the South and Sanibel and Captiva to the North.


Our condo is very clean and comfortable with the home-away-from-home feel. We have a professional onsite caretaker, so you can have a worry free, relaxing vacation. Whether you are a 'snowbird' looking for a place to land, a 'romantic' looking for that special place to propose marriage or enjoy a 'second' honeymoon, or simply looking for a comfortable vacation home with miles of white sandy beaches and tropical breezes that will sooth your soul, WE ARE THE CONDO FOR YOU. Give us a try and you will fall in love with our home!

Be sure to check out FloridaBeachSunset (that's all one word).

There is an $84.80 departure cleaning fee that we collect on behalf of our cleaning crew (will be $95.40 starting in 2018), and 11% tax added to all bookings. There is a holding deposit (that will become a refundable damage deposit upon your arrival at our home) that will be returned after a successful departure cleaning/inventory.

More Details

Kirby and Mariya Vandivort
Member since: 1999
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Kirby and Mariya Vandivort

We are a midwestern couple that normally enjoy the flat cornfields of Illinois, but we love to get away when we can. We personally manage our vacation home and look forward to sharing it with you!

Kirby and Mariya Vandivort purchased this condo in 2011

Why Kirby and Mariya Vandivort chose South Island

We researched a million (slight exaggeration) different places, and Fort Myers Beach is where we wanted to be. It's warm enough on The Beach to enjoy winter here, but the cool breezes off the Gulf make summer extremely enjoyable as well. And, the other seasons (spring and autumn) are great, too, because the weather is excellent and there aren't any crowds.

What makes this condo unique

The views here are absolutely stunning (just check out our reviews and see what most people comment on). We looked at a bunch of different properties (no exaggeration) and this one won... because of the view. Location, location, location. We are up high enough, on the 11th floor, that we can see beautiful sunsets, and the wide side of the balcony/lanai on our condo faces northwest, right towards the widest beach on the island. (Another perk of being on the 11th floor is that bugs seldom get up that high) The end of the balcony faces southwest, so we get to see beautiful sunsets regardless of what time of year it is.

Also, as you can see on the map, our condo is on the southern end of the island, which is definitely the 'quieter' end. We really like this, and it is just one of the things that makes us want to go back again and again and again.


South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 11
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 521 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Freshly updated with tile shower, new everything!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized with very comfy mattress
  • King size beds (1) Not just two twin beds pushed together (Be careful of that with other places), Queen sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
NEWLY REDECORATED with new appliances and furniture, Large Pool with many sunning areas, Clay Tennis Courts, Phone, Full kitchen, Ceiling Fans, Cookware, Utensils, Dishes, Linens provides except Beach Towels, SORRY NO PETS OR SMOKING (INCLUDING VAPING) ALLOWED


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11th Floor! Steps from beach. WiFi/HDTV. Last Minute Rates! Stunning views.
average rating of 4.8450704 based on 71 reviews

The condo had all the amenities and was just perfect for my wife and I. The view is exquisite.

  • 5 of 5

This our first visit to Fort Myers Beach. We loved it so much that we booked the same condo for a week in October. It was perfect to be overlooking the beautiful water, and be just a short uber ride from the hip Times Square area. Also, having restaurants a great coffee shop--Truly Scrumptious--CVS, an urgent care and a cinema all within easy walking distance was great. This was a little bit of paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Worthington, OH

Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view and the condo.

Well equipped and comfortable.

Highly recommend and would stay here again. Excellent communication from owner.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rincon, GA

A week of a perfect beach and sunset dinner shows.

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation! First of all the email provided by the owner was a huge assets. It provided step by step instructions on entry codes, WiFi and navigation throughout the resort. The email also provided a link to the local area which was extremely helpful and we essentially knew our way around the area prior to arriving. Upon our arrival to the condo, we were impressed by the easy access door code and welcomed by the video screen providing us with additional info such as local weather and ....The owner also provided a guest book listing all local resturants and instructions on our responsibilities during our stay. We had plenty of linens and the view was amazing . We spent many evenings enjoying the great sunsets and relaxing in the comfortable patio furniture provided. Although we had our own beach accessories, the condo had some basic essentials for the beach (chairs, floats, etc.) if needed. Comparing this vacation to some of our other vacations, this is one of the best for several reason, easy access to the owner & condo, clear instructions, helpful information and most of all no surprises, the condo and view we exactly as described by the email and website. WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN AND RECOMMEND THIS CONDO TO OTHERS!

The only complaint is not on the condo but the area; PARKING! Very little number of spaces at all the public beach accesses and parks, including Sanibel Island . Use the trolley as much as you can, very easy and cheap.

Oh! the ospreys were cool as heck also!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place. The view is incredible.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The weather was perfect. The condo was great. We especially like the walk in shower. The best part was having morning coffee on the balcony watching the pelicans and the dolphins. The condo is close to dining and the trolley. It is steps away from the beach.

Great time!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the view!

  • 5 of 5

We really LOVED the view from your condo! Spent many hours on the lanai, watching sunsets, listening to the waves roll in, reading & just relaxing. Only disappointment was, when checking next year's availability, your condo was booked for 2 of the weeks we plan to spend on Fort Myers Beach. (We love the southern (quiet) end of the island!)

One suggestion would be to lengthen the chains on the fans/lights, so a short person can reach them. (My spouse had no problem & there is a step ladder.)

Thanks for sharing your condo with us.

Dale & Phyllis

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Phyllis, Thanks for your note. When we were down a couple of weeks ago we added a length of chain to the fans which should help! Look forward to sharing our home with you again.
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Romeoville / Plainfield

Beauriful place (but not a tennis CLUB)

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful place to enjoy the beach, shelling, bird watching, and viewing the wonderful sunsets, with dolphins swimming by almost daily! The 4 Hartrue clay tennis courts are in average condition and were never rolled in the 5 weeks we were there, 1/7 thru 2/10/17. They are brushed by the players only. The courts are on an automatic, twice a day water sprinkler system. It took us three weeks to get the amount of watering reduced enough to have the courts dry by mid-morning. I talked to maintance, security and the Alliant management personnel, who said that the property manager would call me. She never did call me, but apparently she, or perhaps Dave Tank (a friendly tennis player there) was able to have the governing board approve a reduction in the watering schedule. There seems to be no organizational structure or personnel at the EB&TC to help players find other tennis players.

At a minumum, the courts need sign-up and/or reservation boards with pencils or pens. The existing dry-erase board is in very bad shape. It took 3 weeks to get a new dry-erase pen, but even it seldom works on the sun-cracked and damaged board. There was no good way to find other players staying in the three buildings there.

The buildings themselves were very nice, were kept clean and very well maintained. A minor heater/air conditioner concern was addressed and fixed immediately! Our unit was very comfortable and enjoyable. Our only suggestion is that some lighter weight dishes and bowls, a few juice-sized glasses, and some nice absorbent kitchen towels be supplied. We really enjoyed the beach chairs and the excellent beach umbrella, which was so easy to set up into the sand. We would definitely want to stay there again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
RSW - Regional Southwest
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Several Across The Street
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
8 or 9 right in Santini Marina Plaza
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Gulf of Mexico
Car: not necessary

Outlet Shopping, Motorscooter and Jet Ski rentals, Boat Rentals, Hang Gliding, Miniature golf, Kite flying, Dog Track Racing, Garden Parks, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford summer homes and Museums, Key West Cruise, Dinner/Gambling Boat Cruises, Swamp Tours, Alligator, Dolphin and Manatee tours, MN Twins and Boston Redsox training camps, On site Clay Tennis Courts free to guests, Lover's Key National Park, deep sea fishing, Sanibel Lighthouse, Naple's Tin City, and more will give everyone something they enjoy to make it a memorable trip


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $95.4
Tax Rate 11.0%

Visit our website at FloridaBeachSunset for a custom quote!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.