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1 Block To Beach, Near Times Square, Private Lania, Heated Pool, Canal, Pets OK

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 - 180 nights

About the property

1,2 BR, Tile Floors, screened-in lanai overlooks the Pool, Car Not Required

Quiet area close with-in a 5 minute walk to the beach, and 10 minute walk to Times Square filled with shops and restaurants, with shops and restaurants on the way there. Private 4 unit building with roof solar automatic heated pool overlooking the large canal and mangroves across the canal that are great for bird watching. Fish from the deck.

Relax on the beach, by the pool, or in your unit. Enjoy night life in Times Square.

With-in 1 block of Doctor's office, restaurants, post office, hair salon & barber, and manicurist.

Prices shown on the rate page are the least expensive unit available for that date.

U1 is a 1 BR 1st floor (ground level) with a walk-out screened-in Lani to pool,

The rates in the chart are for this listing, starting price is for a 6 month 1 day winter lease.

Unit #2 is a 2 BR on the 1st floor (ground level) with a walk-out lanai to pool:

1st floor (no steps except one step into the bathroom):

2 bedrooms and 1 pull-out sofa bed, 1 bathroom,

enclosed private lanai overlooks pool, dock, canal;

approximately 1,100 square feet.

U20 is a 2BR 2BA, 2nd floor owner's unit.

U21 is a 1BR 2nd floor,

available 4/29/17 for a six month 1 day summer lease.

For 2018: Month minimum except 7 night minimum with-in 2 weeks of check-in.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Owner/Property Manager

In addition to renting this property in FL, I also own rental units in PA. If you want to feel more comfortable renting from me, I also own Mike Ziegler's Motor Home Rental business in PA for over 30 years with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Florida South West

I like boating and my wife likes a short walk to the beach and a pool. This property had all of that! We also wanted a quiet area away the busy traffic noise of Estero Blvd. and away from the noise of Spring Break, yet be close enough to enjoy a short walk to Times Square for fun, shopping, night life, and restaurants.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet area yet close to the beach & down town Times Square, has a pool, and is a water front property on a wide canal with a dock, boat lift and room for 2 boats. 3 of the 4 units have a screened-in lanai overlooking the pool, dock, and canal. Quick & easy off the Island to Fort Myers any time of the day. Getting to the house from Fort Myers is quickest early morning or late afternoon/evening.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

1 Block To Beach, Near Times Square, Private Lania, Heated Pool, Canal, Pets OK
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My 9 y/o daughter & I stayed at Mike's place. It was located on a quiet little street & was very clean & comfortable for the 2 of us. I don't think I would put any additional people in our unit due to it's size but it was perfect for the 2 of us! It also had a set of stairs, for us was not a problem, but for some it may be. It was close to just about everything...if not, the trolley stopped at the end of the lane! It was everything as described. Mike was super nice & made sure I knew he was available if something came up. The pool was awesome! We drove down so we did not need to worry about extra luggage for bed sheets & linens but I could foresee a problem if we took a plane. Walmart is just across the bridge if anything else was needed. There was not a lot of drinking cups & bowls & the utensils were old. I did not cook at all...I was on vacation! I did purchase a couple cereal bowls though. If you stay, you really need to have breakfast at Reese's & order the french toast-out of this world! Overall it was a great little place & if only 2 of us go again, we will definitely get in touch with Mike!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your stay and the great review on our smallest one bedroom unit #21.
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Sooooo Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival, I walked straight to the dock because I love the water so much. It is beautiful!!! However, once we got inside, my breath was literally taken away as we walked through this awesome place. I really can't put into words how much we loved it here. The owner is very nice and provided an experience way beyond our expectations. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay in unit #1. Glad you enjoyed your stay & thanks for the great review.
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Excellent location, pleasing interior and exterior

  • 5 of 5

My husband, dog and I thoroughly our stay in this apartment at Ft. Myers Beach. The location was perfect for our boating and surfing and the owner was most pleasant, showing up with a space heater when the temperature plunged. The apartment was spacious and extremely clean. Thank you for a perfect trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. Hope you stay with us on a future trip. Mike
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ft Myers, FL ($3.50 bus + $.50 trolley= $4)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1.6 Miles
To Key West FL
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Mr. Tequila
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Fort Myers Beach
Car: not necessary

Easy off the Island all year long.


Rates & Availability

Fort Myers Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
U1 late January
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
Feb 11 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
U21 summer 6m1d lease
Apr 30 2017 - Oct 31 2017
180 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
U21 November & December
Nov 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
60 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
U21 winter 2018 season
Jan 2 2018 - Apr 30 2018
90 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $47 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning for 1 bedroom $105 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

U1 1BR 1st floor 870sf with walk-out lanai:
2017 multi-month special: March-April $4,100/m; Nov for 6m1d lease $2,500/mo
2018 multi-month winter specials: 2 $4,300/m, 3m $3,500/m, 4m $3,100/m, 6m1d lease $2,800/m no tax

U2 2BR 1BA: 1,100sf with walk-out Lanai
2017 month rates: Feb, March, or April $5,400
2017 multi-month rates: Feb-March $4,900/m; Feb-April $4,800/m; March-April $4,600/m; Nov for 6m1d lease $2,900/m no tax.
2018 multi-month winter rates: 2m $4,900/m, 3m $4,200/m, 4m $3,700/m, 6m1d lease $2,900/m no tax

U21 1BR 2nd floor, 425sf.
2017 6m1d lease, no tax: summer $995/m, winter $2,400/m
2018 multi-month winter rates: 2m $4,300, 3m $3,500, 4mo $3,100, 6m1d lease $2,400/m

U20 2BR 2BA 2nd floor with lanai, owner's unit, 1,430sf,
Jan $550/n; Feb to April $700/n
Non F-F/ S-S $500 fee.

Summer 2017 thru end 2018: weekly bookings taken 21 days in advance of check-in. Waiting list accepted first come first served.

Prices shown are the discount rates for paying by cash or check.
Prices for mo. with a min rental of a mo. or more, are calendar mo. prices, (not calculated on HomeAway's site correctly if you enter dates different than shown above).

Extra fees (mandatory):
Cleaning after the rental (add $60 for 6m1d lease): U21 $65, U1 $95, U2 $105, U20 $125.
Tax: 11%

Extra fees for options (7 n min):
Additional people over 2: $15/n/p for m rentals, $45/n/p for less than m rentals.
Summer 6m1d lease price includes 1 person/BR, additional $90/m/p.
Pet fee up to a month (additional m 1/2):
winter/spring - small pet $195/m, medium to large pet $295/m, 1 m min (U20 $495);
summer/fall - small pet $95/m, medium to large pet $195/m, 1 m min;
6m1d lease: small pet $75/m, medium to large pet $95/m

Extra fees for options (paid at the end of your stay, no min n/d);
Day guests (includes pool): $20/p/d
Overnight guests (includes pool): $45/n

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Fort Myers Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Pool is at the back of the building, next to the dock overlooking the canal. Mangroves across the canal great for bird watching.

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