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Vaulted Penthouse Loft on Intercoastal Waterway

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

**January, February, March is booked forever.** Contact Owner for Booking instructions. Santa Maria Resort on the south end of Estero Island. (Fort Myers Beach) Closest thing to Key West in South Florida. This is a top floor, non-smoking unit, with 16 foot vaulted ceilings. Loft overlooking living room. Two bedrooms upstairs, each with their own bath & color TVs. Main floor features fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, screen porch, dining room, living room, laundry, and half bath. Cable TV/VCR,CD,DVD See link for virtual tour. NO DOGS & CATS! See on line calendar. This unit fulls up early. Up to one year in advance. Make a note that seasonal tenants get first right of refusal on next following year on this island.

This building has only 24 units, and features a open solarium design.

The unit faces south, and has a beautiful view of the Gulf across the street. The beach is just across the street, seven miles long.

The building is directly on the intercoastal waterway, and has a 36 slip harbor, right next door to a big marina. (Large fleet of rental boats)

Complex has whirlpool spa, heated pool, ice machine. (internet access) Walk to shops, 7 restaurants, including liquor store ,CVS drug store, and 7-11, subway. Many many shops in the Santini Plaza next door. Fish Tale Marina is next door. Google it.

A city trolley passes every hour until 10 pm for only 75 cents. Uber from airport runs $40 ,only one half hour you are on the beach. City bus from airport goes to Summerlin Square for $2.50 then jump on the Beach Trolley to the beach & unit.

See the manatees in their natural environment at our docks.

As with all units on this island a 11% tax applies, plus a $95 cleaning fee, and a $55 booking fee. $45 damage insurance waiver now applies to all reservations. No more damage deposit.

Keywords:Beach,Townhouse, Condominium, condo. penthouse, waterfront, intracoastal waterway, Beach,ocean view, gulf view, sunset, view, dock ,Beach. pear, harbor, marina, pool, swimming pool, spa, whirlpool,, on bus line, shopping, shops, internet, internet available, DSL, WIFI, furnished.

More Details

Paul Larson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, Minnesotan dont ya know u betcha.
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 3, 2017

About Paul Larson

Yes it does get warm in Minnesota. We live on Lake Minnetonka 17 miles west of Minneapolis. Love Fort Myers Beach.

Paul Larson purchased this condo in 2000

Why Paul Larson chose South Island

Its important to be in a location where you don't need a car. Walking distance to 10 restaurants.

What makes this condo unique

Fish Tale marina, 7-11, CVS, directly next to a shopping center, 10 bars & restaurants, seven miles of beach, 2000 acre Lovers Key State Park on Gulf of Mexico one mile south. Huge pool, spa. Kayak rental, pontoon rental, speed boat rental all next door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

You would need to plan almost a year in advance for prime spring dates at this property.
Dec 2006
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South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large vanity with make up desk
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main floor bath/ full size washer dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Under Stairs Bunk Area
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
3 Cable TVs, Walking distance to everything. Southwest facing sunsets


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Vaulted Penthouse Loft on Intercoastal Waterway
average rating of 4.888889 based on 10 reviews

Great Visit to the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the beach and the property was so lovely, clean, well equipped and comfy. The beach was right across the street. Other venues also within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Santa Maria resort is awesome

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Value and Location, large rooms, clean and well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Paul for being a wonderful host! We loved the area so much, we have a pending contract to buy in the area. We had so much fun and really enjoyed your condo. It was larger than I expected. Comfortable bedrooms and plenty of dishes etc. We tried most of the restaurants you recommended. I think the highlight was the pontoon boat ride for an afternoon. Favorite restaurants were Doc Fords and SOB. Everything went well!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was my 4th visit to the Santa Maria 3 of which were at this apartment. Stayed this time for 4 weeks & loved every minute. The apartment is very homely & comfortable, I love the surrounding area & find it the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Plenty of restaurants , shopping ( for the ladies ), good beach with lots of bird life, large swimming pool & several BBQs dotted about in the grounds. Would I recommend the apartment to a friend or relative - definitely yes.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was the perfect get away! Close to everything. Restraunts, Holiday Inn's Tiki Bar where there was entertainment. Beach right across the street. Beautiful pool. There is a trolley service if your tired of walking. It's just far enough south where you don't have to deal with the traffic on the north end. We had a beautiful few days that will be remembered for a long time. Thank you for the carefree vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Nice place,quiet area on the south end of the island. Condo was on the 3rd floor and they had trouble with the elevator our first couple of days there and my wife has MS and Can not do stairs......very inconvenient. Plenty of towels and such but the dryer took forever to dry. The storm shutters on the patio were tough to open and close. Some minor issues with closet doors but other wise a good vacation. I would rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
10 walking distance. 4 next door
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Key West
Nearest Golf
several miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Santini Plaza next door
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Across the street
Car: not necessary

High speed Yacht to Key West almost every day

Walk to six restaurants and bars, CVS, 711, Liquor store, subway, marina with rental fleet & charter fishing right next door. TIKI Bar on the beach at the Wyndom Hotel. Dancing right next door at Santini Plaza.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage insurance bond $45 + Tax
Broker Admin $55 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1
Cleaning fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rental broker charges $55 reservation admin fee.
$85 cleaning fee.
$45 Damage insurance bond non refundable
Then add 11% tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.