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Beach Sunsets & Ocean Front Pool on Quiet End of the Island!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

FMB REGIS# - 19-0158

Location! Location! Location! THE HEATED POOL IS LOCATED DIRECTLY ON THE BEACH ~ relax on the patio while enjoying the boat traffic and ocean views!

This is 'Southern Belle', a gulf-front property situated on the quiet southern end of Fort Myers Beach across from Lovers Key (named one of Florida's top ten beaches by Travel Channel). Enjoy watching the dolphins play in the morning and the beautiful sunsets in the evening from your private screened-in lanai. Relax or stroll on the gorgeous white beach for some shells.

The private screened lanai has new patio dining set ~~ a perfect set up to watch the sunrise while you relax with morning coffee. Evening meals are enhanced by sunset hues.

A wall of glass opens out from the living area onto the lanai.

The living area has very comfortable (pull-out sleeper) sofa and loveseat, & flat screen TV. Plenty of space to unwind and relax after a day at the beach.

The master bedroom also features sliders that open directly to the lanai. Let the night time ocean waves lull you to sleep on the king-size bed. Flat screen cable Tv for late night viewing.

The guest room also has cable TV, two new twin beds, and for families traveling with small children, a port-a-crib and booster high chair are available at no additional charge. Please note this need on your reservation form.

All furnishings are room, dining room and bedrooms.

The kitchen has been updated with new cabinetry, all new appliances and beautiful granite countertops. Both baths have been enhanced and updated as well. The tile throughout offers a clean and spacious effect.

This accommodation has FRESH BED GUARANTEE! Even our comforters and shams are laundered prior to each guest arrival. Most unusual in the lodging industry, but we want to provide the BEST for our guests!

There are two elevators for easy access.

There are several restaurants, sandwich shoppes, and ice cream parlor within easy walking distance, approx 1 mile.

Keywords: apartment, villa, home, house, condominium, vacation rental

More Details

Property Manager
Samantha Yamini
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Samantha Yamini

(Rental Manager of 'Southern Belle')

We first came to Fort Myers Beach in 1998 and fell in love with the white sandy beach. We purchased this as our first condo on this trip, and have returned several times each year since. We purchased additional properties over time. We have since sold 'Southern Belle' and I am honored to be able to continue to manage it.

I now spend winters on the beach, still enjoying the area and all it has to offer.

'Daisy' is my Service Dog and travels with me. She easily wins hearts!

Samantha Yamini purchased this condo in 1998

Why Samantha Yamini chose South Island

We like being able to arrive at our vacation desination without having the hassle of overseas travel. We enjoy the casual, relaxed atmosphere of this island.

The promimity of the airport is important to us.

What makes this condo unique

Easy walk to Lovers Key State Park Beach

Close to public boat launch

Town Water Park for children is wonderful!

Very friendly, family oriented building


South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs and beach towels provided. Upon request, free use of pack n play for sleeping infants/toddlers, booster high chair for infant/toddlers.


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Beach Sunsets & Ocean Front Pool on Quiet End of the Island!
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 15 reviews

Condo okay horrible beach

  • 1 of 5

If you want to spend the week at the pool this property is okay. The only complaints I have on the condo is the balcony door is really hard to open & the ceiling fan does not go fast enough to provide any air circulation. Now on to the things that made this our worst vacation in Florida. We come to Florida for the ocean & the beach. While the complaints I have are out of the control of the condo owner, I want to make sure others realize what the beach is like. The beach is a very wide beach & quite a walk to the ocean. If it was nice sand I wouldn’t have a problem with the walk but when hide tide comes in, it makes the sand soggy & nasty to walk thru. The worst part of this trip was the nasty ocean water. It was so disgusting you couldn’t get in it. There was dead fish & seeweed all over the beach making it stink so bad you didn’t want to walk out to the water much less sit by it. We also tried to find clean water at Naples & Sanibel Island but the air was so bad from red tide we would start coughing as soon as we got out of the cat. We had to go all the way to Marco island to find clean air & water. I understand that this is beyond the control of the owner but want people to know what could happen if they come to this area as long as they keep releasing water from Lake Okeechobee. I wish the owner would have warned us as it was not an enjoyable week st this property & I’ll never try this area again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, I want to apologize that you did not have the best time on your vacation due to the red tide. We were entirely unaware of the situation until it reached it's peak the first week of August and it has never before reached such a crisis level. Typically it is some red tide which is annoying but certainly livable. I do wish you had notified me as I would have been happy to refund your money so you could have possibly moved to a different area of Florida. This is a state issue and we have been in touch with the appropriate people. We have been advised that they are working diligently to insure it does not happen again. The beach is now clear, and guests are back out on the beach and even in the water. It was a horrid situation, but short lived. Hopefully you can give us another shot in the future.
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Relaxing vacation, just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week in paradise. This was our 3rd stay over the years and it did not disappoint. We love this end of the beach ... beautiful views, quiet atmosphere and some of the best shelling around the area (head out to the beach and take a right - away from the bridge).

We had a few minor issues on the first day and Samantha took care of everything, extremely responsive. She was a pleasure to work, start to finish.

Some of our recommendations... Heavenly Biscuit, never disappoints, Junkanoo is a great spot for a cool drink on the beach and Coconut Jacks was a great venue for our Anniversary dinner - spectacular views, friendly staff, good food and don't forget Sweet Melissa's for dessert, if you still have room!

Finally, we really enjoyed renting a Pontoon from Bonita Bay Boat rentals... $200 for 4 hours. We saw so many dolphins and even a manatee! We enjoyed a peaceful lunch on Lover's Key. We will do this again on our next visit.

In closing, the unit is in a perfect location, had everything needed to enjoy a relaxing stay and the owners are pleasureable to work with from beginning to end. We highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tommy, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for the great review :) We look forward to assisting you in the future!
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Beautiful location and Condo

  • 5 of 5

We stayed May 11 thru the 18th. I really liked our location Carlos Pointe Condos it was quite and not busy. We were on the way South end and loved the beach area you could walk for miles. We rented a car and had no problems with Parking or to get around. We traveled to Naples to the South and Sanibel /Captiva to the North with no problems. I would recommend this Condo. The entire rental process thru VRBO was very easy and working with Sam was great. She helped you thru the process along the way. Everything needed for our stay was in the condo....Store close by for what you may need.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelby!! You guys are awesome :)
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed for a week at this condo in July 2016. It was wonderful. The condo was very clean and was stocked with everything we needed. Having a washer and dryer in the kitchen was the best! We went home with all clean clothes. The location was great as well. Such a quite place right on the beach. My kids loved the pool. Alice was great to work with. Will definitely book this condo again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent vacation

  • 4 of 5

My friend and I had an extremely happy vacation at this condo for 10 days at the beginning of June. The condo was very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with a new large washer and dryer which was very useful. We ate all our meals on the lanai overlooking the beach and ocean. Plenty of space at the pool for sunbathing. We were fascinated by all the bird nesting sites on the beach for snowy plovers, Wilson plovers and least terns. Wonderful to watch the tiny chicks running around the beach. We went for early morning walks by the ocean every day and always were lucky enough to see new birds such as roseate spoonbills, American oystercatchers, willets. Even mating horseshoe crabs in the water. It was like being inside our own private bird sanctuary. Wonderful variety of beautiful shells on the beach too.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alice Bell is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I contacted Alice re: availability during the busiest week of the season. Although she didn't have space available herself, she reached out 2 days later to let me know of another unit in the same complex that she found from another agent! Alice went out of her way to help us even though we're not renting from her. She clearly cares! I can only imagine what she would do for those who do rent from her. Thanks to Alice we have a fantastic family Spring Break to look forward to!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
on island
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several in Santini Marina Plaza
Nearest Beach
Fort Myers Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Departure Cleaning $85 - $95

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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