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Luxury Gulf Front 4 or 5 BR( with the Guest House Rented) Pool Home

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Main house - 4 full bathrooms, 4 bedrooms; (guest hse - 1 BR, 4 rm 1 full bath )

This gorgeous beachfront home sits on Ft Myers Beach about mid island, with views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel island directly from the 60 ft deck or pool area. There are 7 miles of white powdery sand to traverse on Ft Myers Beach - from the house either 3 miles south or 4 miles north for great jogging, walking or shelling. The two story home was completed in 2002 from a total renovation of an older home - basically torn down except for one wall and totally rebuilt and now including a second level. There are two bedrooms, both with full en-suite bathrooms on the second level. Both rooms have direct access to balconies that overlook the pool and beach area. The bedrooms consist of two king bedrooms first floor (one of them has in addition...a queen sleep sofa). Second level has a queen bedroom and a twin bedroom ( containing two twin beds that can easily be mad up as a king bed as well).

The deck faces the Gulf waters, so to sit on the deck and observe the nightly sunset is almost religious. There is nothing more amazing than watching the gorgeous canopy in the sky unfold.....and every evening it is a different picture.
you will actually see groups of people stopping on the beach just in front of the deck to watch the scenery unfold.

The guest house (sits just 25ft behind the main house) is rented separately from main house, and rates quoted below are ONLY for the main house. Pricing on the guest house is $750 to $895/wk plus tax and cleaning in addition to the 4BR rates below..This some times relieves the congestion with large groups, and is a must if your party numbers are over 10 guests. The house consists of a king Bedroom, living room with two couches (one of them a queen sleeper) which also has cable TV/phone/ CD/DVD, a full kitchen including another laundry area, and a dinette area for eating. It also has its own deck with chairs and BBQ grill if the party using it might be elderly or a young recent wedding couple to enjoy some time away from the rest of the group..

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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 1 king

    Guest House...moreless

  • All bedrooms have full en-suite full bathrooms. Three of the four bedrooms have direct access to decks overlooking the Gulf and beach area....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • The home is somewhat accessible to elderly or wheelchair guests. The home is only three steps up from the beach sand - not a high rise like most of the newer homes. There is one step from the house down to the sun deck, and another two steps from the deck down to the pool deck. The deck on the home faces the Gulf and West....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    we are connected to DirectTV dish on our flat screen high def set located in the living room. all the bedrooms have TV's, but not HD. some of the bedroom TV's have their own DVD players. the living room has one Tivo unit for recording programs while away for the day or out to dinner, and one DVD player...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    if you like to walk/ jog/ or just stumble along and doing the 'shell shuffle', this beach is just unbelievable. About seven (7) miles of pristine sand to walk/ jog/ bike/ stroll...or wait for sunsets...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    you can't get closer to the water unless you rent a houseboat. This gorgeous home is right down within 200 ft from the water's edge. Listen to the surf at night, and enjoy the dolphins jumping around the shoreline early morning as you enjoy breakfast on the deck. The memories, though, are in the sunsets that are just spectacular. Nothing like enjoying a cool drink as the big red ball falls into the Gulf as you relax on the 60ft deck with the beach sprawled out in front of you. Once you live it and experience the beachfront setting, you will be back for many more years!!...moreless

  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    both the main house and the detached guest house are all central a/c. We always have a good technicians available should any problem develop, but all our units are serviced annually and should be in excellent running condition for your stay...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    there is covered parking for two vehicles under the guest house that is a raised structure in back of the main house ( location is about 25ft from the main house). There is total parking for up to no more than 5 or 6 vehicles in the driveway area without damaging shrubs or the walled curbing for the gardens....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    linens ( sheets/ pillow cases/ and towels) are provided at the home in each bathroom for the occupancy level. We also have beach towels available separately by the sun deck....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool


from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
off season 2017
Apr 22 - Jun 9, 2017
7 night min stay

summer 2017
Jun 10 - Sep 5, 2017
7 night min stay

fall off season
Sep 6 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

thanksgiving wk
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

winter off season
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

December Holiday wks
Dec 23 - Jan 6, 2018
7 night min stay

winter rates
Jan 7 - Mar 2, 2018
7 night min stay

spring break/ easter
Mar 3 - Apr 27, 2018
7 night min stay

spring off season
Apr 28 - Jun 8, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $195
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $69
  • damage insurance $99
  • Pet Fee $250
  • Tax Rate 11%


Rates ranges from $2975 to $3895

Rates quoted are for the main house only....the guest house rents for an additional $725 to $800/wk depends on season. The guest house gives the family an additional 2 to 4 additional bed spaces.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
RSW - regional southwest/ Ft Myers
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Charley's Grill
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
MacGregor Links
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
interstate I-75 and Daniels Road exit 131
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Munch Box (breakfast/lunch), Charleys Grill

Car: Recommended

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 1 mile north of the house.

We have dozens of really good restaurants all on the island, and many more off island. Fishing is a prime industry for the island with one of 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 cruising 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. If you google the area known as FMB and Sanibel beaches, there is a 175 page book all about the area and things to do.

There is the Barbara Mann theater for traveling Broadway and local talent stage shows in Ft Myers proper (about 20-25 minutes away). 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 in the high speed ferry that loads at Ft Myers Beach marina and travels in approximately 2 1/2 hours to 3 to Key West. Much easier than driving, and you can return the same day or stay over and return the next evening. Rate for this is $99 to $125 round trip to key west and back.

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 gambling at the Seminole Casino about one hour away in Immokolee.

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.

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 and perhaps even take in the local dinner/ theatrical performance night club.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: The Ebner family operate children's camps in Connecticut every summer. For many years the family started coming down to Ft Myers Beach for mid winter vacations ( around 1958) We have seen the island grow from a 50% developed island to almost 100% in the last fifty years. Finally in the 80's, we decided to buy some beachfront property, because this is what we enjoyed the most. Our parents have since passed, but they also bought property on Ft Myers Beach and resided here year round except for a couple of summer months back in Connecticut. They looked after the waterfront homes we acquired, but we now have a full time beach manager that lives on the island and exclusively looks after our properties when we are not on the island. We have been in the home and apartment rental business for over thirty years and know what people like to find in renting a home or apartment whether it is for one week, one month, or several years. At one time recently, we operated and owned more than 300 rental units in Florida, Cape Cod Mass. and Connecicut. We are older and wiser now, and operate only about one dozen rental homes in Florida and Connecticut. If you do decide to rent one of our homes, we hope you will treat it like your own and respect the items we have placed in the home for your comfort or enjoyment. We also welcome comments and suggestions either good or bad to make our homes more enjoyable for others to come in the future.....and hopefully for your return visit in the future as well.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • 2nd King bedroom with ensuite full bathroom 1st floor

    2nd King bedroom with ensuite full bathroom 1st floor

  • twin bedroom with ensuite bath and access directly to sun deck - 2nd floor

    twin bedroom with ensuite bath and access directly to sun deck - 2nd floor

  • interior of guest house.
Has a king bedroom and  queen sleep sofa plus kitchen

    interior of guest house. Has a king bedroom and queen sleep sofa plus kitchen

  • main house with guest house (rental amt extra) just 25ft behind main structure

    main house with guest house (rental amt extra) just 25ft behind main structure

  • sun deck.....pool deck....the beach...& Gulf.  Where else is better?

    sun deck.....pool deck....the beach...& Gulf. Where else is better?

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom - 1st level king bed with queen sleeper

    Master bedroom - 1st level king bed with queen sleeper

  • bathroom with shower - king bedroom

    bathroom with shower - king bedroom

  • 4 room guest house behind main house - this is extra fee, but will give U 5thBR

    4 room guest house behind main house - this is extra fee, but will give U 5thBR

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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