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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 3 - 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 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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Amenities

Mid Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The place was what we expected and the view was amazing!! Thank you so much and we look forward to many future visits!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia and Gerald, This is the best condo in the whole building and we love sharing it. Our guests appreciate the ocean views from every angle and also the dolphins that occasionally visit. We appreciate the great care you took of our unit. Don and Karen
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5

Perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location for a beach getaway. Just a few steps out the door and you are directly on the beach. The complex is very quiet and relaxing-no noise or partying. Publix is literally right across the street, so a very short walk to get supplies. The beach trolley and bus runs right outside of the unit which is a great way to get around the island. Karen and Don are great-they were great about checking in and seeing if I needed anything. They have the unit set up with just about everything that you need. I would definetly recommend!! I just left and am already thinking of planning a return trip.

Brandy from Ohio

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brandy, The Penthouse is the best unit in the building and our guests are special to us as we try to give them a perfect experience right on the beach only shared with an occasional dolphin. Hurry back. Don and Karen
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Perfect beach vacation location!

  • 5 of 5

The Shores #204 was exactly as the advertised! Smack on the beach! Could not have been happier with the condo! Everything you could need for a great beach getaway! Everywhere you look there is a view of the gulf and the sunsets! It's literally steps to a very quiet beach! Conveniently located across from the Publix and the Bistro restaurant at Snooks Marina. (Happy hour 3-6!) We highly recommend the sunset dolphin cruise also at Snooks Marina. Thanks for sharing your lovely condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, I think you should come back next year to celebrate your 1st anniversary so e getting married here in paradise.Until next time. Don and Karen
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Perfect ,Just what I was in need of, Clean ,comfortable,right on the blue waters of the Gulf, I will be back

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you back, soon. Karen and Don
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Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

If was absolutely perfect

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn, We loved having you as our guests. Beach, sunsets, great people, what's not to like. We look forward to seeing you again on your next escape.... Don and Karen
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Very Clean great location.

  • 5 of 5

Great location for those who want a relaxing vacation. Most days we had the beach to our selves. It was very clean and well stocked with everything we needed. Only complaint I could have about this condo is the pillows really need replaced no support we had trouble sleeping.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to seeing you again, soon. Don and Karen
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Map

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

Mid Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Fall
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
oct
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 19 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
Season
Jan 20 2018 - Apr 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
spring2018
Apr 7 2018 - May 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
May
May 5 2018 - Jun 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
June
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 27 2018
4 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
summer2
Jul 28 2018 - Sep 28 2018
4 night minimum stay
$800
 
 
Fall
Sep 29 2018 - Nov 23 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
holiday
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 25 2019
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Season
Jan 26 2019 - Apr 19 2019
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$125
From
$140
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Insurance $59

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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