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***Waterfront Home PVT Pool- Steps to Beach- Great Shelling

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Relax and Enjoy-Welcome to the Pink Shell House. Our Home is located Directly across the street from the GULF OF MEXICO! Additionally our home sits on a beautiful wide canal. You have your own private pool that is solar heated .

The home has lots of Natural light. The kitchen is open concept and has everything you need for entertaining .

We have guests who literally travel from all parts of the world to come to our location to go Shelling . So many things to do additionally like; take a walk to Lover's Key State Park where you can enjoy fishing, kayaking,and boating. Beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas are provided. Our dock can handle boats up to 25 feet long, and the location at the south end of the island provides 5 minute access for boaters to the bay and gulf. After a fun day at the beach, relax on the loungers by the pool and feel the stress melt away. If you are lucky, you may even catch a dolphin or manatee sighting in the canal. You are conveniently located near shops, restaurants, marinas, theatres, and a golf course. A Trolley stop is located in front of our home taking you to the pier at Times Square, shopping and restaurant complex. Daytrip it to beautiful Sanibel, Captiva and Naples or enjoy some of the tourist attractions in Fort Myers.


More Details

Dana Zuber
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Dana Zuber

Back in 1979 my family came to the Ft Myers area and settled in Naples- after graduating from college at FSU I moved back to the northeast to work in NYC-

I missed my brothers and my parents very much so in 2001 we picked some rental property and when we were not visiting we would rent them out. I along with my brother and sister-in-law

manage the house. We love to entertain and being surrounded by family.

Our goal is to make your stay a special one!

Thanks for choosing our home

Dana and Greg

Dana Zuber purchased this house in 2001

Why Dana Zuber chose South Island

We love the tranquility of the Pink House's location; being on the peaceful south side of Fort Myers Beach with quick access to the bay, gulf, and beach. We fell in love with the house (we painted pink) when we first saw it. We vacation at the Pink House and hope that you can enjoy it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

One of the most unique benefits of the Pink House is its private location directly across the street from the beach!!

Located on the south end of the island allows for easy access on and off the island! A beautiful canal view off the back of the house and a private pool that is solar heated . You may spot manatees, ospreys, and occasionally dolphins in the back canal. Lover's Key is a short walk over the bridge. Numerous restaurants within a mile and some of the best fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and beaches make this a great place to vacation.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great house and it's obviously owned by someone who wants to make their guests feel at home. We have stayed in many rentals over the years but I must say, this place is great and has everything you could want and need. There's no reason to even leave the house if you didn't want to. Thanks for looking after the little things that make a big difference like beach chairs that aren't falling apart and plenty of beach toys.
Oct 2014
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South Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - Located in Living Room
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), (1) comfortable sofa sleeper, and pack and play for infants.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our Home is available in a very accessible location on the island - we are considered South Island which is very convenient for getting on and off the island quickly.


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***Waterfront Home PVT Pool- Steps to Beach- Great Shelling
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful stay in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the pink house. The pool was awesome and so relaxing looking out into the canal. The beach was an easy walk as well as being close to restaurants and groceries. It was great to have chairs, sand toys, carts, and towels available to use too. We wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dan Really appreciate the review ! Come back anytime Dana
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Great family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7, 6 adults and 1-year old grandchild, stayed at Pink House for one week, and the house fit our needs perfectly. The location was great with the beach being across the road. We walked the expansive beach every day, and one day we walked to Lovers Key State Park. We enjoyed the pool and being on the canal. The view of the canal is beautiful. The trolley stop is so convenient, as it is right in front of the house. The bedrooms were a nice size, and a Pack N Play was provided which was used for our 1-year old grandchild. The owners were very quick to respond to questions we had from the beginning of the booking through the end of our stay. We did use the grill a number of times, but did have some problems with the grill not heating correctly. However, the next day the matter was looked into. A bike was provided, which was nice. We also rented two additional bikes. We would definitely stay at the Pink House again!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The pink house was just as advertised. We had a party of 5 adults, a 3 month old and a 3 year old an

  • 5 of 5

The pool was the highlight for us. After a morning walk on the beach (which is an easy short walk away) we’d spend the rest of the day by the pool. It was easy to reach the restaurants nearby for dinner, and a great ice cream store and shopping . The House was clean and everything worked perfectly. Having perfect weather the whole week we were there made it the perfect vacation. The directions to the house and inside the house were clear . It was easy clean up also. We also spent time at Lovers key state park which was easy to get to and had a variety of activities. We would definitely recommend this house and location and would definitely go back. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janice thank you so much for the review I am so glad you and your family could take advantage of what the house and its location has to offer. Come again Dana
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time here. It’s a well appointed house right on a canal. Caught a lot of sheepshead off the pier. Across the street to the gulf. Pool is solar heated, so a little chilly this time of year. Love the south end of the Beach. Walk to Lovers Key. It has it all!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our house for your vacation again this year. I am always amazed at the different types of fish you are able to catch right off our dock. We would love to have you visit any time!
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Great beach house!!

  • 4 of 5

We shared this house with our daughter, son in law and 3 young grand children. Perfect place for beach access and the pool was a bonus. Loved having the safety fence around the pool! Saw dolphins everyday and a manatee the last day. Everything worked fine. However the queen mattresses could be updated. But just my opinion. Thanks for a memorable trip!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location!

  • 4 of 5

The pink cottage is a nice little place for a family to relax by the pool or walk across the street to the Gulf. The back yard was a great place to swim and watch the dolphins swim in the channel. The bedrooms were large and the beds were comfortable. It was nice having the trolley stop right out the front door to go downtown or to the movies. The garage had a brand new washer and dryer for washing, and there also a ton of beach toys and one bike to use. The owners left the storage door open so we could get extra cleaning supplies and toilet paper. There was a bike shop down by the movie theater where we rented 5 bikes for 5 days at $5 a day. We biked Lovers Key and the beach all week. The air conditioner was broken but the owners were able to get it fixed within a day. That was the only down fall as we were hot and sunburned! The restaurant Flippers across Little Carlos bridge is highly recommended! Delicious food and a bit pricey, but it is SO worth it! Make sure to get a reservation. Overall nice accommodation

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie for staying at the Pink House. We are glad you had a wonderful time. We have added a brand new air conditioner to keep everyone cool on those sunny Florida days. We hope you can visit again!
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Southwest Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
executive golf course on the island
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
rt 41 or 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
several restaurants at Santini Plaza
Car: recommended

Quick Day trips to Sanibel - Captiva - Naples and Ft Myers-


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

The cleaning fee for multiple weeks may be higher.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.