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30 Steps to the Beach!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,660 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bed 4 Bath- Sleeps 12 (this has 3+3 upstairs & a Studio Apt. downstairs)

Location, Location, Location! You don't have to cross any street to get to the beach. This wonderful 3 bedroom, 3 bath upstairs + Downstairs 1/1 Apt. beach side vacation home is sure to please. It is located 30 steps to the sand in arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of Fort Myers Beach and close to everything! The beach in this area has sand dunes, sea oats, and of course the sugar white sand that Ft. Myers Beach is known for. You'll find restaurants, bars, shopping, water sports, a marina, and convenience stores close by. There's even a movie theater just around the corner.

Park your car and note that there are fewer steps to the sand than to the front door of the house! Two of the bedrooms have their own private entrances that lead out to the deck that wraps around the house, as well as their own private bathrooms. This beach cottage is fully equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy your Florida vacation, so pack your bags and head this way!

The house was recently remodeled with an updated kitchen featuring professional grade appliances. There is a 55 inch TV in the living room and an open floor plan. Gulf views are can be seen from almost every room in the house.

There is approx. 750 square feet of decking which takes the total living space to over 2000 sq. feet approx., and there are two private parking spots included.

Downstairs there is a large (650sq.ft.) studio style 1/1 apartment that has been recently remodeled.

More Details

Dorae Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1660 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 4
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bedroom is a downstairs studio apartment.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
BEACH EQUIPMENT- I have an array of beach equipment in the garage, but the inventory has a habit of changing quite a bit. I don’t guarantee any of it, but I can’t remember the last time that I did not have, at least, the following items for your use: Sand-castle building materials (buckets, molds, plastic shovel, etc), a noodle, at least 4 beach chairs and plastic adirondack chairs, beach caddy, small drink/lunch coolers, a beach umbrella, boogie board and some sort of ball (usually nerf or a blow up beach ball)


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30 Steps to the Beach!
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews

Incredible Family Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

First off, the house is a absolutely fantastic and really is a functional space for a larger family. We had 9 adults and 2 smaller children and at no point did we ever feel like we were on top of one another or that we were running out of space. Also, talk about the amazing beach access right out the back door! Dorae and Michael provided all sorts of beach supplies too that were in fact put to good use making some awesome sand castles. =D The kitchen is stocked full of supplies to make family meals right at the house. While there are many options for rentals on the island, we would certainly book this spot whenever we are back in Fort Myers Beach. Dorae was always a delight to work with! The response time was amazing and she answered all of our questions in an extremely timely manner (even over the holidays!).

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felda, Florida

Great family location!

  • 5 of 5

This home met all of our needs for 12 of our family ages 4-64. Family flew in from Minnesota and we had a grand Thanksgiving week filled with quality time and relaxation!

The house provides both inside and outside spaces for large or intimate groups. Every bedroom has it's own bathroom, which was wonderful! The kitchen was well stocked with all the dishes, pots and pans, as well as spices that were needed. The laundry is convenient in first floor garage and the separate unit is great for getting privacy when needed. The home is beautifully decorated and so comfortable! We enjoyed playing board games at the table in the evening while the kids played in the sitting area facing the street.

The beach is so close and the main attraction for our family. The weather was phenomenal, the beach became our sunrise, mid-morning and sunset meeting place every day. We enjoyed the water, sand, birds, nature, seashells and games we played. There are plenty of activities to enjoy at the beach, whether its parasailing, boating, or renting wave runners. The garage is chock full of beach items including chairs and 2 dolly type buggies for carrying all your beach stuff. You are really 30 steps to sand!!!

We took advantage of Trico, the seafood market east of the bridge. We enjoyed the local, fresh shrimp caught offshore. So delicious grilled, boiled with corn and potatoes, or just with cocktail sauce. The local restaurants we have visited in the past include Nervous Nellie's and Doc Ford's. Don't miss out on an opportunity for an enjoyable time at Fort Myers Beach.

The Publix is less than 1/2 mile away from the house and Dorae was awesome in responding to emails and phone calls throughout the process!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will rent this property again.

  • 5 of 5

This property is beautiful. It comes as advertised. Nicely decorated in shabby chic beach décor. Very comfortable. To our pleasant surprise it was situated on a section of beach that is not near hotels, so we had the entire beach to ourselves. The owner is meticulous and has stocked the home with every necessity that a renter would need for a week away from home. We swam with manatee's, found amazing shells and took a sunset cruise from FMB. It was very relaxing and we drove into Naples for a few amazing dinners. The washer and dryer were in the garage, which was not super convenient, but it was by no means something that would keep us from coming back. All in all, we were very pleased with the property, location and had a wonderful vacation. We would certainly consider this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with all amenities

  • 5 of 5

Easy access to beach. House was very nice, clean with anything you would need. Thank you for a wonderful vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Home and Owner

  • 5 of 5

I should note that I've rented about 15 homes so far through VRBO/HomeAway. This isn't the most luxurious home that I've stayed in, but is the most charming. From the painstakingly painted wrap around deck to the tongue and groove ceiling, you definitely feel like you've stepped into your vacation. The floor plan of the home was plenty large for two families and eight children. The main living area is open, giving us a nice place to gather and spend time. We especially liked that there is seating for 12 between the kitchen table and the bar and that there are three full bathrooms upstairs. A corner nook with a view of the beach gave individuals a place to escape the madness for a quiet moment. Though there are several external doors, each was outfitted with a deadbolt to help you sleep securely. The appliances in the home were nice and within a couple of years old. Though it wasn't specifically called out when we looked originally, there is a nice washer and dryer in the garage. The house is well outfitted and there was not an instance of needing a pot/utensil/beach gear. This may have been the first home that I've stayed at where I could have taken an airplane and had everything I needed. It certainly is the cleanest home I've rented. My wife has a tendency to clean our rentals when we arrive, especially with our young kids. She didn't feel the need to clean anything upon arriving here.

The beach was great. We had not been to Ft Myers beach before and while the water is not as clear as the Sarasota area, it easily had 2-3' visibility during our trip. The sand was white and powdery at nearly a Siesta Key level and there are many natural dunes. It is a very short walk from the house and truly spoiled us.

Lastly, Dorae was the most enjoyable owner with whom I've interacted. She was very friendly and responsive to every request. I look forward to the next time that I'm able to rent from her again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami, Florida

Beautiful home providing everything needed.

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with family members. Eight of us total. Had a magnificient time. Comfortable, clean, spacious and Beautifully updated home. Evident the owner has spent a lot of time paying attention to detail and providing everything that could possibly be needed. Good location, close to Publix, CVS and even movie theatre. Walking distance to natural preserve. Dorae was just a phone call away, hospitable and available to answer questions or help with anything needed. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750
Departure Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:
75% if cancelled 45 days prior to the Check-in Date
Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to the Check In are Non Refundable
We rent Saturday to Saturday.
WE only accept personal checks for payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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