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

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


About the property

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

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

Don and Karen Ostendorf
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

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 Fort Myers Beach

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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Mid Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King size beds (1),
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
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,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Smack on the Beach,end unit faces beach,Publix,perfect,sunsets,only the best!
average rating of 4.88 based on 96 reviews

Great location, very clean, and could not think of anything else that was not provided

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quick access to the beach and were able to take the trolley from across the street to anywhere else on the island. The condo was very clean and comfortable. It was a great week. I would definitely stay again if visiting Fort Myers beach

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would love to have you back, again. Thank you for choosing us for your vacation. I know that you wanted to be close to the beach and you can't get any closer than we are. We will save some great sunsets and dolphin sighting for your return. Don and Karen
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Overall , The Shores is a beautiful building, but the unit is severely outdated.

  • 2 of 5

My husband and I had our wedding at The Shores and rented all of the units in the building. The day of check out, the owners were there very early waiting on us to check out. We felt rushed and it was uncomfortable. The owners then proceeded to question every single one of our guest to see who stayed in their unit. My husband and I were the only ones who stayed in the unit, but the owners continued to interrogate our friends and family. I highly recommend The Shores, but would not rent the unit. Owners are rude and unprofessional.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that you felt uncomfortable. We like to show up early to get feedback from our guests and meet them. This unit sleeps max 2 including children. We returned from my Dad's funeral to find more than 2 guests streaming in and out of the unit and we felt very betrayed. In the 10 years of renting the unit, many returning guests, such a great location, we look forward to many more great years of sharing our lovely condo in the future. Don and Karen
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Wonderful beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Compact, clean, convenient, close to the beach, with beautiful

ocean views from every room! Right across the street from the

grocery store. Quiet section of beach. Comfortable bed. Plenty

of nice towels. Good cooking utensils and cookware. Tastefully

furnished. Nice beach chairs stationed near the sand plus two

palapas (palm leaf huts) for taking a break from the sun.

Perfect for a weeklong vacation with my husband!

We enjoyed meeting Don and Karen before we departed.

We would definitely rent this unit for our next FMB visit!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, We are delighted that you had a great vacation. We love our guests and enjoy sharing our condo. Don and Karen
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  • 5 of 5

We are in the process of rebooking for next year, that should say it all:) Beach outside the door, grocery store across the st., restaurant across the st, as well as a marina. Trolley stop across st that gave us access to the rest of the island. Loved it. We were here May 2017.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, Looking forward to your next visit. You are booked and now we are counting the days to your next arrival. Don and Karen
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  • 5 of 5

The views were amazing! We just loved sitting on our balcony having coffee in morning and being able to see dolphins so close to shore. Don and Karen were so friendly and helpful. Our condo was just perfect with gulf views from all our windows. All other guests were very friendly and offered suggestions on where to eat. We are returning next year for another vacation in paradise! Thanks again, Don and Karen, The Haugen's

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Have a great summer and we look forward to having you back next year. We will save some warm ocean breezes and great sunsets. Don and Karen
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  • 5 of 5

What a GREAT location. Grocery right across the street, beach right out the door and the views of the beach if you wanted to sit at condo were awesome as well. Other Tenants in the Condo Building that have been coming for years very friendly and informative. Would Recommend to Friends!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna, We look forward to having you return, again. Don and Karen
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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


Rates & Availability

Mid Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 20 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
May 5 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $90 + Tax
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 deposit refund minus a administrative charge of $65.Holiday weeks are $100 additional.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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