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Historic Beach Cottage Located on Estero Bay, Pet Friendly.

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View of the property from a passing ship. Great open deck and screen porch below

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Last updated: 02/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8)

Unique Designated Historic Cottage located on Estero Bay with sweeping views of the bay and harbor where you can watch dolphins play, view dolphins, manatees and watch the boats go by. There is a dock for fishing and can accommodate a boat. The cottage is designated Historic so you get the true florida feel. It is decorated in beautiful Florida colors and comfortable beach cottage furniture. The kitchen has been updated with beautiful & rare granite countertops. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need, all linens are included as well as beach towels, cooler, beach chairs, beach bags and a tote for getting everything to the beach which is just across the street. The cottage also has a private 1 bedroom studio apartment downstairs which sleeps 5 more. This suite is available to rent separately or in addition to the cottages upstairs for an addition fee.
The master bedroom has a king bed and the guest rooms have a queen and 2 twins, there is a sleeper sofa in the living room and there is a den. There are 2 full baths with hair dryers. The large open deck is great for family entertainment, watching the dolphins play, to see a manatee, bird viewing, watching the local shrimp boats go by, or to just relax. There is also a gas grill.

The separate studio has a king and a day bed in the bedroom and a futon sleeper in the living area. There is a studio kitchen with a cooktop, full refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven. There is a large screen porch off the living area and bedroom which doubles the living area. The studio Includes all housewares, linens beach towels and chairs and a grill. The studio is also decorated in the casual beach style.

Estero Bay is visible from all living areas and some of the bedrooms, the sunrises over the bay are spectacular. The beach and Gulf of Mexico is just steps away, less than a block.

This cottage is a true Florida experience, very comfortable for families or couples. We are pet friendly so pets are welcome for a small additional fee.
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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years of age, no graduation parties, no prom parties and no collage spring breakers....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are welcome at additional cost, some restrictions may apply....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Private suite with 1 bedroom & living area screened porch.: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) are available for rent by a local vendor., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    TVs are located in living room, den and master bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You can see the Gulf of Mexico waters from the bedrooms. Beach access is less than a block. ...moreless

  • Downtown:

    Fort Myers Beach Times Square entertainment district is less than a mile by walking or hop the trolly. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on beautiful Estero Bay with private boat dock, beach access just steps away. Panoramic bay views from the living area, kitchen and the large open deck. Watch dolphins play & the boats go by!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with serving for 10 and has a dishwasher....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large deck with lots of room for entertaining overlooking Estero Bay....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The private suite on the first floor has a large screened porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Beach chairs, umbrellas & beach towels....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Cottage come with a pass to the island's community pool which has a child splash & play area with fountains etc....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring breaks
Mar 1 - Apr 9, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,700
Summer 2017
Apr 10 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,700 $3,000
Fall 2017
Sep 6 - Nov 21, 2017
3 night min stay
$275
$1,700 $2,750
Winter 2017/ 2018
Dec 23 - Apr 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,000 $6,200
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$325 $350
Fri, Sat
$1,700 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $125 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until confirmed with deposit. Rental of the additional 1 bedroom, 1 bath downstairs is extra and can be rented separately or with the 3 bedroom cottage upstairs. Special rates may apply for holidays.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

Located on the quiet north end of Estero Island also known as Ft. Myers Beach, yet within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of the Times Square and Bay Walk entertainment districts. The majestic everglades are just a short drive away, as well as Bush Gardens and all the theme parks of the Orlando area.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1950

About the owner: Our family owned and operated a beachfront resort on Estero Island for almost 50 years, this cottage was the beginning of that resort and has been honored with an Historic Designation. Our family has lived on the island since the 50's and 2 generations of the family still reside on the island and are involved in many community activities.

Why the Owner Chose Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA:
The cottage has been in our family since the 50's and was the center piece of our resort. This cottage was our most popular and generations of families returned year after year. The cottage is large and spacious giving families or couples lots of room to relax. You can see the bay & harbor from the living area, dinning area, bedrooms and even the kitchen! There is a large open deck with plenty of space for entertaining family & friends as well as just relaxing watching the dolphins & boats go by. The dock offers a great place to fish, sun, and can accommodate a boat or jet skis. Enjoy old Florida living at its best.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This cottage has beautiful views of the sunrise over Estero Bay. Our local bottle-nose dolphins can be seen daily, as well as an occasional manatee and our native birds can be seen in abundance. the location is quiet but within an easy walk of the Times Square entertainment district where you will find many shops, restaurants, ice cream shops and a candy shop. The is a nightly sunset celebration with music and entertainment. There is also a beautiful county park in easy walking distance where you can see many endangered Gopher tortoises as well as native beach plants. On Wed. mornings the county offers a guided nature walk Oct thru April.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/23/2017

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Photos

  • View of the property from a passing ship. Great open deck and screen porch below

    View of the property from a passing ship. Great open deck and screen porch below

  • View of Estero Bay from main cottage and private studio below.

    View of Estero Bay from main cottage and private studio below.

  • Dinning area sets 6 with view of bay from 2 banks of windows.

    Dinning area sets 6 with view of bay from 2 banks of windows.

  • Queen bedroom has view of Estero Bay. Built in cabinets and ceiling fan.

    Queen bedroom has view of Estero Bay. Built in cabinets and ceiling fan.

  • Beach access just steps away.

    Beach access just steps away.

  • Relax on the open deck, great bay views, watch the dolphins play.

    Relax on the open deck, great bay views, watch the dolphins play.

  • Living area of studo has futon, doors open to porch with amazing bay views.

    Living area of studo has futon, doors open to porch with amazing bay views.

  • Bedroom of private suite.  French doors open to screen porch with great bay view

    Bedroom of private suite. French doors open to screen porch with great bay view

  • another view of the spacious bedroom.

    another view of the spacious bedroom.

  • View of Estero bay from the living area & bedroom of private studio.

    View of Estero bay from the living area & bedroom of private studio.

  • View from the living room and deck looking south to the bridge & harbor.

    View from the living room and deck looking south to the bridge & harbor.

  • Kitchen has been updated  new cabinets &  granite counters, bay view from window

    Kitchen has been updated new cabinets & granite counters, bay view from window

  • King bedroom is spacious and has it own full bath & ceiling fan.

    King bedroom is spacious and has it own full bath & ceiling fan.

  • Twin bedroom very cheerful.
View of bay from the windows behind the beds.

    Twin bedroom very cheerful. View of bay from the windows behind the beds.

  • our resident pair of Ospreys are great to watch especially during nesting season

    our resident pair of Ospreys are great to watch especially during nesting season

  • endless beautiful sensets

    endless beautiful sensets

  • Private studio has s kitchen w two burner stove microwave & toaster oven.

    Private studio has s kitchen w two burner stove microwave & toaster oven.

  • Bedroom of private suite has king bed and a day bed.

    Bedroom of private suite has king bed and a day bed.

  • large spacious bath. separate rooms for  tub/shower toilet and vanity areas.

    large spacious bath. separate rooms for tub/shower toilet and vanity areas.

  • Studio has large screen porch with amazing bay views.

    Studio has large screen porch with amazing bay views.

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Friday, February 24, 2017

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