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Smack on the Beach,end unit faces beach,Publix,perfect,sunsets,only the best!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

If you want to book without credit card fees, give me a call and we can arrange payment. 612-201-6958 Enjoy your island vacation in this spacious and tastefully decorated, Florida motif, direct Gulf-front, one bedroom condo. The Shores is directly across the street from Publix grocery store. It is situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico, with stunning views of Estero Bay and Sanibel Island. On the South end of the island is Santini's Plaza where there is plenty of shopping, a drug store, a book store, a United States Post Office outlet, a hardware store, a bank, restaurants, and a marina with boat rentals.

The condo features a large patio area with tiki huts, outdoor gas grills, and deck. This one bedroom condo has it all. You will experience a truly tropical and exotic feel with ocean views from every window,and warm ocean breezes and fragrant flowers. Direct access to the seven miles of white, pristine beach and the Gulf of Mexico and only 2 miles from the pier and 'Times Square'.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Don and Karen Ostendorf
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Don and Karen Ostendorf

One of Don's favorite pictures, just relaxing by the beach during the Christmas season with a cold drink and nice warm ocean breezes from the ocean just a few feet away. We bought this condo mainly because of the awesome views of the ocean and the wonderful sunsets, dolphins, and the nice sandy beach. We enjoy the lanai facing the beach. We can watch the boats, and just enjoy nature every day in paradise.Our kids seem to feel the same way!

Don and Karen Ostendorf purchased this condo in 2005

Why Don and Karen Ostendorf chose Mid Island

We like the location as we are right across the street from Publix Grocery Store, and we like Fort Myers Beach. The 7 mile island has everything we like to enjoy. Great restaurants, shopping, walking, shelling, and a place to relax and enjoy warm weather all year round.

What makes this condo unique

We have an 8 unit building so it is quiet, under the building parking, 2nd floor unit with all windows facing the beach, 2 lanai's to enjoy reading or relaxing. All the comforts of home are here and you will get the feeling that you want to stay forever.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just a short note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely Shores home.

Aside from the obvious attractiveness of your decor we were so impressed by all of your considerate and generous touches. Condiments in the fridge, paper towels, hand soap at the sinks, shampoo, conditioner, Q-tips, band aids, umbrellas, a clothes rack, books, flashlights AND spare batteries !

I half expected to find a "cat" .... Both Janice and I have a kitty at home that we could not pack 😟



You folks should give courses on how to make a rental condo a home away from home.



We are sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you Karen..... Hopefully next time.



Thank you again !

Gail and Janice
Jun 2016
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Amenities

Mid Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Written cancellation of a rental is required at least 60 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of monies received.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1),
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Fabulous sunsets every nightFort Myers Beach: Welcome to the beautiful barrier islands of Fort Myers Beach-Estero Island and San Carlos Island – where the sun shines nearly every day and the average temperature is 74 degrees. Beaches are probably the No.1 attraction, with the turquoise blue to bright green waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping at the silky, white sands and seashells – for the collector in everyone. Called the “world’s safest beach”, it’s an ideal site for family vacations, for there are no steep drop-offs, riptides or undertows. Everywhere you go, wildlife is abundant. Shore birds such as egrets,pelicans,spoonbills,seagulls and herons are found near every body of water, from the gulf to the back bay. Sometimes, even the bald eagle can be spotted soaring over our islands. Fishing and boating are popular pastimes for residents and visitors alike – there are even restaurants you can get to by boat for lunch on (or near) the high seas. Yes,

Reviews

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Smack on the Beach,end unit faces beach,Publix,perfect,sunsets,only the best!
average rating of 4.8958335 based on 117 reviews
5

Matt and Doris from Illinois

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying in Don and Karen's beachside condo. Everything was great and you cannot beat this location. We had 5 days of really great weather. We highly recommend this condo. The owners are great to work with and the neighbors were great!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Matt and Doris, The third time is the charm. Hurry back... Don and Karen
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5

Our 8th year here. Perfect location. We love it.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place with great views overlooking the gulf. Sit in the sun or the shade ( my favorite). Fabulous sunsets. Conveniently located across from Publix. We hope to return here again and again.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb and Bruno, We hope to continue to be here for many more years to also share our condo with the many guests that love it here like we do. See you in November. Don and Karen
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5

Great choice for convenience to beach & grocery store.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, safe & friendly!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, We look forward to seeing you again, soon. Don and Karen
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Kansas City Kansas
5

Favorite place on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite condo to stay on Fort Myers Beach! Everything as promised with immaculate and comfortable living space, view of the beach is right in front of you all the time so in the mornings I enjoyed my coffee watching dolphins play! Everything you need to enjoy the beach is provided - towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc. The kitchen is well equipped if you chose to cook, especially easy with the grocery store right across the street. You are steps from the beach, you can ask for nothing more! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mike and Donna, Thank you for choosing us for a relaxing vacation on the beach. Our location is perfect and private. The beach will cure everything... Don and Karen
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5

Great condo

  • 5 of 5

Right on the beach. Very private and relaxing. Great view and location. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tammy, So excited that you had a great time here on the beach. Welcome to our beach family. Don and Karen
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Martinsville, Indiana
5

Beautifully relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The Shores is a home away from home. The view from Don and Karen's condo is AMAZING! We watched dolphins feed in the early morning. Rays feed in the evening and birds feed at low tied. Certainly would recommend staying on the top floor facing the ocean to anyone, anytime. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bryan and Tammi, We have the best view of anything on the beach and having Publix across the street is an added bonus. Hurry Back... Don and Karen
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Yucatan Beach Stand & Grill
Nearest Point of Interest
Snug Harbor Waterfront Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Snookbight Yacht Club and Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Fort Myers Beach Public Library
Nearest Point of Interest
Fun Rentals
Nearest Point of Interest
Armando's Day Spa
Nearest Point of Interest
Estero Island Parasail
Nearest Point of Interest
Charley's Boathouse Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Estero Island Medical Center
Car: not necessary

Grab a picnic lunch and head for Lovers Key, named 1 of Florida's top 10 beaches by the Travel Channel, The large but little-used island park has some of the most unique views of the Gulf, Enjoy 2 miles of pristine white sand beaches, world class shelling, bridge and back bay fishing, bird watching and excursions to observe loggerhead sea turtles, as well as endangered West Indian manatees, The Beaches of Fort Myers is recognized and consistently ranked as 1 of the nation's top destinations for beach combing, kayaking and bird watching, Shower your loved one with confections from Norman Love Confections, handmade in Fort Myers by 2 chocolatiers with a passions for artful morsels, Named as one of the 10 best artisan chocolate makers in the country by USA Today

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; Owned and operated by the National Audubon Society. Visitors fiind a gently,pristine wilderness that dates back more than 500 years.A 2.25 mile boardwalk meanders through pine flat woods, open prairie

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Rates vary by season. Written cancellation of a rental is required at least 60 days prior to arrival to receive a refund minus a administrative charge of $65.

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.

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