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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 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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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

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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5

Perfect in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Smack on the Beach and we were certainly not disappointed. We had a spectacular view from the balcony. In the morning we were able to watch the dolphins play and in the evening we had a front row seat to breathtaking sunsets. The unit had all the necessities and even some wonderful added bonuses like a little cooler and beach chairs and umbrella. Don and Karen are wonderful to work with and we can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Darlene, The third time is the charm. ha Great to see you again. Hurry back... Don and Karen
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Beach right outside your door!

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable. Wonderful location! Grocery directly across street was a plus. The views were awesome! Everything needed for a beach vacation was provided. Thank you for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing. Don and Karen
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5

simply the best

  • 5 of 5

We've been renting in Florida for over 15 years and quite simply this is our favourite rental by far.

The condo is better than its description & the views in the morning are fabulous & then the sunsets WOW.

The owners are great very very responsive, and contacted us in the week to confirm that the condo was still available after IRMA.

we saw dolphins daily & a family of Osprey are nesting very nearby.

I cannot fault this place. or even the the town itself, everywhere we went we were greeted by lovely friendly people.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gary, We really enjoyed having you as our guests. Hope to see you next time. Don and Karen
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5

Property was exactly as pictured. Plenty of everything for us -- dishes, towels, beach toys. Great!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was exactly what we planned -- relaxing on the beach. Unfortunately with the upcoming arrival of Irma, we had to leave. We were to stay until Saturday morning. Instead, we left Wednesday morning. But the time we had on the beach was exceptional.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope to see you again and we are praying to get through hurricane Irma. Thank you for taking such great care of our condo. Don and Karen
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5

Perfect Beachfront Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Private Condo steps from the beach make this the "Perfect Getaway". Not a High-Rise with hundreds of occupants' At day end enjoy the sunset from the balcony overlooking the Gulf. Accommodations are spacious and very comfortable. A great location on Fort Myers Beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful comments. We hope that you return again, soon. Don and Karen
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5

Fort Myers beach condo

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Right on the beach with outstanding views of the beach/ocean from every window. Don and Karen are most accommodating to your every need. I would give this rental a 10. Ticks every box on my list!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, It has been our pleasure to have you as our guests. We think we have the best secret on the beach. Location. Don and Karen
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $90 + 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 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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