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Ft. Myers Beach - Gulf/Beachfront with Heated Pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 4 full baths plus outside pool shower, sleeps 8 persons

Private heated pool home directly on the beach and Gulf waters. Watch the dolphins from the deck or the kids in the great 30' beachfront swimming pool. Fantastic white powder sand beach. Home has Wifi internet . May 2016, a brand new kitchen with all new cabinets & appliances (including a convection oven, 26 cu ft refrigerator/ice maker, dishwasher, microwave) were installed for the cooks that want a comfortable food prep area. Also newly added were new sofas in the living room and end tables with USB plug in ports for all you phone charging individuals that are always hunting for plug in areas. There are also fishing, boat rentals, restaurants and tennis all close by. Any closer to the Gulf you would be living on a houseboat.

Home is walking distance to several restaurants as well as the local movie theater.

It doesn't get any better than this for beachfront relaxation - no street noise as this home is on a dead end street - but still beachfront.

Nothing is more relaxing than watching the dolphins frolic right from the deck in the morning or viewing that slowly setting western sunset touch the edge of the Gulf's horizon in the evening.....right from the deck off the living room.

this home is one of the few beachfront homes with a beachfront pool directly on the beach. it is somewhat secluded with the seagrass that must be allowed to grow by law. There is a 30ft wide patch of clean sand next to the pool & viewable from the deck for the kids to play in close to the house. 100feet out from the house, the white powdery Ft Myers Beach sand that FMB it is so famous for can be found for 3 1/2 miles in either direction. This is a fantastic jogging or walking beach, super for sea shell collectors ( one must be mindful of the limits for shells and no live ones to be collected), and for those into water sports there are wave runners/ sailboats/ and parasailing for use and hire all along the beach area. If you are a biker, there are also bike rentals that can be rented by the day or week. If the Gulf attracts you for the fishing, there is good fishing right from the beach, or there are numbers of boats for hire at any of the five marinas on the island. Group party boats are also an option and leave daily from the marinas both full day and half day fishing.

this home is also close to walk two to four blocks to stores, restaurants, and even the local movie theater. There is also a 75 cent trolley that runs north and south on the island to take you to other shopping areas ( Publix supermarket), or other strip malls on the north and south ends of the island. If you continue on the trolley off the island, you can be connected with the city transit lines of Ft Myers proper.

More Details

Buzz Ebner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

About Buzz Ebner

We have been coming to Ft Myers Beach since the late 50's. A lot has changed since then. This home was considered the end of the island of inhabitable homes back then, and now it is about mid island. This home was completely renovated with new kitchen and bathrooms along with tile floors back in 2002. In addition, we added an inground pool which is what most families wanted for the little ones, especially during the winter months - and yes it is heated. The best thing about this home that we liked was that it was on a dead end street, away from any kind of traffic and noise, yet the street parallels the beach with beachfront properties.

Our family has been in the home and apartment rental business for over thiry years renting homes and apartments in Florida, Cape Cod Mass., and Connecticut. Today, we are down to about one dozen homes that we manage both in Florida and Connecticut. We do have a full time beach manager that looks after our homes on Ft Myers beach, and you will meet her when you check into one of our homes. We travel frequently throughout the year, so if we plan to use our home, it is usually blocked out on our calendar as 'booked', so that openings shown on the calendar are truly available.

Buzz Ebner purchased this house in 1988

Guestbook comments from the owner

From: Susan <>

Date: 13 November, 2012 3:22:11 PM EST

Subject: Ebner house

Hi there,

My husband, Jan, just sent you a lengthy email, telling you of our experiences at the Ebner's Fort Myers Beach vacation rental home. I wanted to reiterate that our stays there have always been terrific. We have never had any problems and have always found the Ebners and Debbie, the on site manager, to be most helpful and approachable.

We have stayed at their property during wonderful weather and cooler, stormy days. The great thing is, regardless of Mother Nature, the views are always wonderful and terrific shopping, nature preserves and excellent restaurants are any a short drive away...great eating places even within walking distance!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us and we'll give you as much information as we can.

Best regards from Canada,

Susan (Vink)
Feb 2013
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Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom master bedroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Three of the four bedrooms have their own en-suite full bathroom. The fourth bedroom uses a common full bathroom off the hallway
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beachfront, 30' heated pool, outside shower, walking distance to restaurants and local movie theater.


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Ft. Myers Beach - Gulf/Beachfront with Heated Pool
average rating of 4.75 based on 13 reviews

The Beach House

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in the Ft. Myers area. It was our first time to the area and our kids had a great experience. By way of brief background, we rented this house with four adults and four kids (13, 12, 9, 7). Here are our thoughts and impressions:


1. We really enjoyed the location of this house. It had direct access to the beach and the views from the house were amazing.

2. The pool was a great bonus feature. The ocean is great, but the kids really enjoyed swimming in the pool as a change of pace. The pool was unexpectedly deep for its size, and that provided many options for the kids.

3. The kitchen was recently upgraded with new appliances and kitchen cabinets, which made cooking very convenient.

4. The number of rooms and bathrooms available was fantastic. Three of the bedrooms had a bathroom. One of the guest bedrooms didn't have a bathroom, but it had access to a separate bathroom, which was nice. Everyone had access to their own area.

5. The washer and dryer was newer and convenient with the starter pods available to us.

6. The areas that had seen recent renovation were quality: newer ceiling fans in main kitchen/living areas, furniture in the living room, and kitchen upgrades.


1. We rented the house closer to the end of the season. In fact, the manager of the property indicated that we were the last rental before they closed down to do a "deep cleaning" in preparation for the next season. Unfortunately, that also meant that the house had been 'well used' during the previous months.

2. The refrigerator ice machine did not work. We needed ice (it is Florida after all), so ended up going to the local Publix grocery store to purchase a ice bags to keep in the freezer.

3. The glass sliding doors were very, very rickety and ill-fitting. In fact, one of the glass doors could have fallen out onto our kids if an adult had not caught it beforehand.

4. The safety gate latch leading to the pool area from the deck was so loose it was waving in the wind upon arrival and fell off prior to our departure. Luckily, our group did not need the childproof gate.

5. There were many other items that were in need of attention/renovation with the home: noisy, wobbly ceiling fans, broken exhaust fans, pool light protruding from pool wall, noisy pool pump disrupting sleep.

Overall, we really enjoyed staying in this charming home. After a period of maintenance and continued upgrades, it will be amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Ebners beach house. Location is far enough away from all the heavy traffic at Time Square but close enough to enjoy it's many shops, restaurants and bars. There is a trolley stop a 30 sec walk from the house. Beach access is private right out of the back gate off the pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our week in this newly renovated home. We were the first guests to stay at the house since the kitchen remodel was completed and everything was in perfect working order and very clean. The house has four bedrooms (three with en suite baths) which were perfect for our family of six adults and one toddler. Buzz and Sherry were great to work with and Debbie was quick to respond if we had any questions or needed anything. The location is close but not too close to the shops and restaurants. A quite cul de sac location with the white sandy beach just steps away down a private walkway. We loved our stay and hope to make this an annual event.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad your family enjoyed our comfortable home on the beach. Also glad we were able to finish our renovation in time for your arrival. it certainly allows much more room for kitchen prep (should you choose to prepare meals at the house), as well as added features for computers/ plug in phone centers/ and more room for all those storage needs that were lacking. And.....of course all new kitchen appliances with the latest features. We will look for your request for another stay next season early summer. buzz & sherry
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Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at this home for a spring vacation. We just loved the beautiful location. The back yard had a wonderful deck spanning the width of the home which made for amazing ocean views. We saw dolphins jumping out of the water right from the deck. The pool was a hit with the kids as was the sandy beach right beyond the pool. It was almost like a really big sandbox feet away. We had a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: glad the family enjoyed our home as much as the owners. It is a grand spot, and certainly enjoyable as a beachfront relaxing area. We hope you book early to get the dates you want to return for next season. Buzz & Sherry
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and 3 other couples rented this place for a week. When we reserved it we were very hopeful that it would be just the right place. With 4 BR and 4 BA and a private pool directly fronting the gulf beach it sounded PERFECT! We were not in the least bit disappointed. It was above and beyond what our hopes for it had been. After a very short walk through the white sand trail I was on Ft. Myers well acclaimed white sand beach and I walked it every day but one while we were there. All the amenities one would want are with walking or a short drive distance. We will rent this place again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We rent Buzz's place on FMB after reviewing all the choices. My daughter and nanny and 4 children stayed there. The accommodation was perfect. Heated pool for the kids was AMAZING. They were in the pool every day. I grilled dinners and lunch on many days. The home sits on a street parallel to Estero Blvd but off the main road so very quiet. Center Island location was very convenient. Short trip to Publix supermarket. Washer and dryer were very helpful for the kids clothing. Did I forget to mention - right on the beach!! Perfect sunsets!! I am reserving again for the family's Feb vacation for year 2016. Thanks being being there for us Buzz and Sherry. We greatly appreciated the whole situation.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport ( RSW)
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Interstate 75

We have specific information on our home website (which we send to you after initial inquiry) as to names and contact numbers for most of the places of interest on the island.

For day entertainment, there are all sorts of rentals around the island and directly on the beach for bikes, baby beach strollers, wave runners, parasailing, and kayak tours around the island. If you are in to motorbikes or motorcycles, there are rentals for those as well as small electric fiberglass electric cars.

FMB also has two grocery stores on island - Topps and the larger of the two ....Publix Market about mid island.

We have dozens of really good restaurants all on the island, and many more off island. Fishing is a prime industry from the island with one the largest shrimping pier areas in the southwest corner of Florida. You can buy right at the pier for really fresh and delicious shrimp and fish selections. With five marinas on the island, there are many captains to choose from for daily charters or group charter boat excursions for fishing. You might also be interested in renting a boat to captain yourself from a boston whaler style boat to an inboard with seating up to 12. Perhaps even a pontoon party boat to just cruise around the back bay area to watch local wildlife including manatees and dolphins, or just crusing from island to island along the coast. On the island and within a ten minute drive to other islands there are numerous wildlife protected areas to view the birds, gators, manatees, and the fantastic shell life that is always abundant on these south west islands of Florida. Make sure to check out the Ding Darling reservation on Sanibel, Shell Mound historic area, and Lovers Key state park for excellent shelling and marine life.

There are dozens of golf courses both public and private within 15 to 20 minutes of Estero Island (Ft Myers Beach). On the southern part of the island there is a 4 screen movie theater that also serves meals and beer/wine during shows. There is An offshore excursion with high speed ferry that loads at Ft Myers Beach marina and travels in approximately 2 1/2 hours to 3 to Key West daily. Much easier than driving, and you can return the same day or stay over and return the next evening.

Going off the island there is just about anything you can imagine in the localized Ft Myers Area and greater region. There are numerous outlet centers within 20 to 30 minute drives. The malls located in Ft Myers proper are numerous and cover just about any budget and interest area. During the mid winter time, there is sport action with two winter baseball teams residing in Ft Myers - the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox ( two separate stadiums). And yes, there is still dog racing at the Bonita Springs Track just 20 minutes away. There is also the Seminole Casino about one hour away in Immokalee. Tampa is within 2 1/2 hours away for the Bush Gardens entertainment area, and then Orlando about the same time north of Ft Myers for Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, and many more. There are also several evening theater areas available, the largest being the Barbara Mann theater (check local listings or the Ft Myers Press for each weeks events). You can also rent kayaks, bicycles, wave runners, and enjoy a parasail ride all from vendors along the beach or at either end of the island.

If you are heading off to or coming from a cruise, Ft Myers Beach is again only a 2 1/2 hour drive from the Ft Lauderdale and Miami shipping ports for the cruise ships.

South of Ft Myers Beach is one of the nicest zoos on the East Coast - The Naples Zoo. But please wander around the Naples area as this is also a fabulous home viewing area as well as superb shopping districts ( you have to visit "tin city" )and perhaps even take in the local dinner/ theatrical performance night club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $195 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

Thanksgiving week is additional fee of $325/wk plus taxes
Easter wk is an additional $300/wk plus tax
cleaning fee & tax and damage insuran additional
Rates are quoted per week plus Florida taxes 11% and cleaning charges. A damage insurance amount of $99 is also taken. Rates quoted are cash price paid by personal check or bank check. Credit card charges are accepted with a 3% convenience fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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