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Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

House - 3 bedrooms + 2 full baths (sleeps 6)

Weekly Saturday to Saturday rental

Taffy Buoy is a recently decorated and newly furnished canal front home with a spacious pool, patio and heated spa. Be our guest and enjoy a home we hope provides all the facilities needed for a great vacation; a boat dock, WIFI, (tandem) Tarpon Wilderness kayak, bike, lots of water teeming with wildlife, including dolphins, manatees and leaping fish, and of course the white beaches of the gulf.

Taffy Buoy is decorated in a bright, coastal theme throughout. The first floor comprises an ample lounge, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom. The lounge has a 42' flat screen TV with DVD and convertible sofa bed. The dining room has seating for 8 at the table and 3 more at the bar. The fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and island has a sliding patio door onto the lanai and patio, through which the morning light floods in.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, closet and drawer storage, a 32' wall-mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD and a patio door leading out to the lanai, spa and views of the water beyond.

The upstairs comprises two bedrooms, light and brightly decorated they both have great views onto the canal and mangrove preserve. One bedroom has a queen size bed with wall mounted flat screen TV and the other has two twin beds (one with pull out that converts to sleep 2) and a wall mounted flat screen TV. Both upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom, located between.

The stand out feature of this home is the private, fenced in rear patio with huge pool deck and a proper sized pool - great for entertaining and relaxing! You can also dine outside or enjoy a drink at the wet bar under the screened-in lanai.

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Property Manager
Kim Kidd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Kim Kidd

A Welshman and Californian came together to discover the eclectic glory that is Fort Myers Beach. With 6 kids from ages 19 to 2.5, we find FMB and Taffy Buoy has something for all of us. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Kim Kidd purchased this house in 2012

Why Kim Kidd chose Fort Myers Beach

We first came here in 2009 and rented on this same street. Perhaps it was the sunset over the white sandy beach or the sight of a dolphin pod on the bay while kayaking, but we fell in love with the mixture of ecological beauty and vibrant down to earth life.

What makes this house unique

The front of the cottage is cute and welcoming but we fell in love with the beautiful rear patio. The private pool and dock with the timeless beauty of the mangrove preserve beyond did it for us, and that's before we saw our first fish jumping!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

So relaxing and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week here at the end of October. Only two of us in the house and we felt that we had access to everything that we needed. Hot tub and outside pool (great pool) with a view over to the mangroves in a quiet area of Fort Myers Beach.

Good access to facilities. Beach is 5 mins walk, Topps supermarket at the end of the road for essential needs (a Publix is further into FM Beach and honestly is better), and 'Times Square' half a mile up the road is a centre for restaurants and nightlife.

Watch the evening sunset - that's special.

The owners (and this is a private dwelling) have tried to provide all necessary facilities from kayaks and bikes, to washing facilities local information.

Fabulous stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

So much more than we expected. Comfortable and open. Nicely decorated. Wonderful large heated pool which we enjoyed daily. We also loved sitting by the canal just relaxing. When we weren't trying out a restaurant we enjoyed cooking on the new gas grill. We arrived without a car and never missed it. It is so convenient to everything! Just a short walk to the beach and restaurants, and the grocery store was at the end of the block. We enjoyed getting fresh produce at a farmers market a few blocks away. The trolley stop is close if you want to venture a little further. We loved it and hope to get back there some day.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coral Springs, FL

Super cute, clean and convenient pool house

  • 5 of 5

The home is conveniently located on a quiet steet which is a very short walk to the beach. We arrived to a very clean house which was welcoming and decorated very nicely. It was fully stocked with everything we needed for a week stay. The pool and in ground hot tub were a daily hit. We even rented a boat and pulled it right up to our private dock. We saw lots of great sunsets, found lots of starfish, and made lots of good memories. We have already booked our next stay. Thanks Kim and Anton for sharing your house.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic place! The house is very cute, plenty of room and the pool was wonderful. We spent a lot of time on the dock watching the boats go by. And we were able to see a dolphin in our canal! The location is perfect, the beach was in walking distance and having the grocery store right there was so convenient! It is also only 2 blocks from the Heavenly Biscuit! The house is fully stocked with everything you might need, bikes, beach carts, pool toys, etc. We had a wonderful time and hope to come back a lot more summers!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Manitowish Waters WI

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We want to say thank you for the opportunity to stay at your beach house. We had a wonderful time! Everything is within walking distance, friendly neighbors and a quiet area. We enjoyed coffee and breakfast every morning outside in the lanai. In the evening we were enjoying the lanai some more, playing cards and board games. The pool is awesome and we spent hours in it. Everything you could possibly want is there. If you don't have a great vacation at the Taffy Buoy, it's your own fault. Thank you again. Jo Ann

  • Submitted: May 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for renting the Taffy Buoy. We spent every morning sitting outside enjoying the morning sun, coffee and having breakfast. We played card and board games inside and out! There is nothing anyone could want, because everything is there. We walked to the beach, shopping, grocery store, and for lunch and dinner. We did cook somewhat and enjoyed staying in and relaxing. Great neighbors and quiet street. Thank you again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Taffy Buoy is perfectly located mid-island, a five minute walk to the white sands of the gulf, a mile from the action at Time Square and yet at the same time, a secluded retreat far from the madding crowd. Also within a few minutes walk of the house are our local supermarket Topps, local liquor store behind it, the community park with pool, water slide, basketball courts, tennis courts, and playground, and Heavenly Biscuit, the best breakfast location on the island. Meanwhile all you hear at Taffy Buoy at night is the sound of nature.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 13 2016 - Feb 23 2017
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Feb 24 2017 - Apr 15 2017
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Apr 16 2017 - Sep 30 2017
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Oct 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
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Dec 16 2017 - Feb 24 2018
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Feb 25 2018 - Apr 15 2018
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Apr 16 2018 - Sep 30 2018
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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
admin fee $75 + Tax
cleaning fee $220 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

The property is a weekly Saturday to Saturday rental.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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North Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack and play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a Wilderness tandem kayak and a single kayak with access to the bay from the dock in the backyard. We also have beach toys, and beach chairs.

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