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8th Floor Riviera Club: Great Gulf Front Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 to 6)


One of the top rated condo's on Ft Myers Beach

Breathtaking views from our 8th floor Gulf Front Condo will indulge all your senses! You will experience the most gorgeous sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico and you are just steps away from the Presrve and widest part of the beach. Relax on our private screened balcony, walk the beach, or enjoy the large geo-thermal heated swimming pool.

Santini Plaza is just down the street where there are many restaurants, a grocery store and CVS pharmacy as well as a Marina. Right across the street is an 18 hole Golf course.

Lover's Key is close by where you can rent a kayak, or walk the nature trails.

Our 2-bedroom Gulf front condo will comfortably accommodate a family of four. But it’s also perfect for two couples traveling together.

Tastefully furnished and decorated with bright views of the Gulf of Mexico from the master bedroom, living room and lanai. Sleeping accommodations include a queen size bed in the master bedroom, two twin beds in the second bedroom and queen size sleeper sofa.

Enjoy your morning coffee watching the dolphins swim by almost every day. The condo has EVERYTHING you need to make your vacation special: beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, sand toys, and 2 bikes for your riding pleasure around the island, with no fees attached. The Condo also has FREE high speed wireless, a 160 channel preferred cable package, and even HBO for your watching pleasure at night after a day in the sun. There are new flat Screen TV's in the Living room, Master bedroom and the second bedroom This condo has everything you need, so you don't have to spend money once you get here to have a GREAT vacation.

Keywords: Ocean Front View, 2 bedroom, special, private, Gulf Course View from front balcony, beach, bikes, vacation

More Details

Jeff Sailer
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Why Jeff Sailer chose South Island

We have been vacationing at Ft. Myers Beach for a number of years and finally had the chance to purchase a condo in what we believe is the nicest Condo Building on the island. The Condo is on the quiet end of the island but an easy ride to the major tourist areas. The condo is on the nature preserve which allows unbelievable viewing of the wildlife and the gulf at the same time. The Riviera Club takes care of the grounds and the building like no other condo association on the island.

What makes this condo unique

The pool is one of the nicest on the island, the pool at the Riviera Club is geo-thermal heated so the temperature is always great even in winter. We also have included the use of 2 bikes (use at your own risk) in the rental of the condo. This allows anyone renting the condo to travel to any part of the island. We also have FREE wireless highspeed internet. Ths condo has a washer and dryer INSIDE the condo, it's NOT a shared unit.


South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Golf Course View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tub and shower in master bath. Full shower in second bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2) Queen size convertible bed (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
2 bikes, beach toys, computer printer, 48inch LCD TV in Living Room, private tv's in each bedroom


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8th Floor Riviera Club: Great Gulf Front Views
average rating of 4.285714 based on 7 reviews
Carmel, Indiana

What a view!

  • 4 of 5

Overall very good! A nice quiet condo with plentiful parking. Great location on the south side of island where traffic was lighter. Thanks for the tip to enter from the south side to avoid traffic. Definitely a time saver. A little confusion in the beginning trying to figure out how to turn the water on (apparently cleaning people forgot to do this) but we figured it out. The owner has offered to reimburse us for the inconvenience. Condo was very well stocked. Thanks for the extra beach chairs, they came in handy! And, oh my, the view! We were able to watch the sunset right from the balcony! We loved the “bay window” shape of the balcony for a 180 degree view. Only thing I would prefer is a king bed in the master. Other than that, the condo was very comfortable with plenty of room. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location with a homely feel

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location overlooking a stunning beach and ocean.

This was our fourth year at the Riviera Club and it didn't disappoint!

The facilities are great, BBQ, Club House, large swimming pool and toilets - we loved it.

The apartment on the 8th floor has unrestricted views, well stocked with kitchen utensils, towels, bedding, everything we could possibly need.

It was very comfortable and felt like home for the 3 weeks we were there.

Added bonuses were the TV's in both bedrooms (great for 2 teenage girls!) and the sofabed in the living room meant that the apartment could accommodate our party of 5.

We had a fantastic holiday and came home feeling relaxed and refreshed.

The owner was very helpful and answered my emailed questions promptly considering our time difference and I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends and we will definitely visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location / Amazing Views / Well Equipped

  • 5 of 5

This condo was in the perfect location on the southern end of Ft Myers Beach. There is a small lagoon that forms between the shoreline and houses/condos that actually carries over into the dry season. Riviera Club is on the northern tip of this lagoon. This made getting to the beach so easy. If you stay any further south on the island you have to walk way around the lagoon to get to the beach.

There are not many rental condo's that are located in the upper floors of buildings. You definitely want to stay here! We were able to sit on the balcony and watch dolphins out front. Those on the beach did not even see them in the water!

The unit was very well equipped. Jeff has two bikes there for us to use, which we did. There is plenty of beach items to use - umbrella (you will want this!), floaties, etc. Also there is plenty of towels, kitchen items, washer/dryer in unit and such that made life so easy for us. There is also a pool and hot tub in this complex which is a great alternative.

This unit is in a great location for both on-island activities and off-island fun. There is a small shopping center about 2 blocks away that has 5 different places to eat (two of which have bars) so the evening meal is within walking distance. If you want to go into town it is a short drive or trolley ride away. Off island (definitely use the south bridge) we made a day trip to the Everglades very easily. We found more things to do than we actually had time for! It is well worth it to rent a power boat and explore the mangroves; Lovers Key State Park has kayaks for rent - we saw baby dolphins and manatee during our venture; Sanibel Island and so much more.

Here is a hint for extra fun: walk the beach at low tide. You will be amazed at the creatures that are only visible during low tide!

As for those of you who are looking for those unique shells - this is a great beach for them. We found better shells on this beach than those on the famous Sanibel beaches. Please be respectful though and do not take live shells - yes there are lots of shells that are still being used by their owners!

Finally, Jeff was great to work with. He was very responsive to my inquiries / questions.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Great Condo but UGLY Dirty Ocean Water

  • 2 of 5

This was our first trip to Ft. Myers Beach. We stayed at many other Florida Beaches (gulf side) and found this condo to be one of the cleanest. We were pleasantly surprised that it had so many daily essencials that were needed. I was very happy to find beach chairs, umbrellas, bikes and much more. HOWEVER, I was extremely dissapointed with the ocean water. The beach had beautiful white sand (as the Gulf Beaches do) and the water the color of mud. You could not see the bottom of the ocean at all, not even in the shallowest part. We could not snorkle or scuba dive. We did not even get in the water. We used the pool and also drove to another city about an hour away to use their beach- which was clear. We went to the public beach down the street to see if the water was any clearer; it was not. We were told that they let water out of some lake and that was the reason for the ugly dirty water and it happens when needed throughout the year. The condo was great. The rental company was great. The ocean water was not. I would have not chosen Ft. Myers Beach had I known that this was going to be a problem. So if you are an ocean lover- check it out first. Also, I do not recommend Capt. Tony's Fishing for deep sea fishing. You spend 3/4 of time riding in a boat, not fishing. Hope you find this helpful. I always read these things before making a decision.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just prior to their arrival, the Okeechobee basin experienced what is considered a "perfect storm". Months of above-average rainfall and rising water levels in the shallow lake prompted the Corps of Engineers to fully open locks around the lake to keep the water from rising too high and to relieve pressure on the Herbert Hoover Dike, parts of which date to the 1930s. The Corps stated that July capped the wettest start to the wet season since 1968, and the last four months have been the wettest April-through-July time period since 1932, according to the South Florida Water Management District. The Corps has reinforced a 21-mile stretch of the dike between Belle Glade and Port Mayaca, and it replaced 32 culverts and other weakened structures. Rocks and boulders also were stockpiled near the lake in case of a breach. They believe a recurrence is unlikely given the safe guards put in place
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Cape Coral


  • 5 of 5

Loved it!!! So relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this condo in June with my 2 grandchildren. Condo was just as described. Beautiful view off balcony. It is very easy to get to the beach from this condo, something that cannot be said about all condos complexes.They have stocked this condo with every item could possibly need. We have stayed in many condos and very few have been equipped as well as this one. Our bed was comfortable, and since I have had numerous back surgeries this says something. Easy to get to restaurants and activities for kids. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Fort Meyers Beach and I know our Condo played a large part in this. Big question would I return? Yes!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Admin Charge $35 + Tax
Exit Cleaning $140 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Handling charge $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

14 days minimum is preferable
Contact owner for weekly rentals and rate
Cancelation policy-Money will be fully refunded if another renter is found for the dates held.
If no renter is found the money paid the hold the dates will be forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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