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Taffy Buoy, private, canal front, pool, hottub, minutes from the beach

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim Kidd
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

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!


Fort Myers Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Taffy Buoy, private, canal front, pool, hottub, minutes from the beach
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Loved this property and location!

  • 5 of 5

Quick walk to beach. Nice clean pool. All of the amenities you would need for the beach. The house is decorated so cheerfully! Sleeps 6 comfortably. Clean and cozy! Loved it! Will stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your very kind words. We are so glad you loved it and we'd be delighted to see you again!
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Great house for a family. It had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a family of six adults and a 2 year old.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, and we are very glad you enjoyed your stay in Taffy Buoy and enjoyed the amenities of Fort Myers Beach!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying here and it is really a great little house. It is walking distance from the beach, Topps grocery and the Heavenly Biscuit. It is close enough to the downtown area to bike, but far enough to be away from the noise. It is well stocked, very clean and has plenty of room. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Very good location close to the beach.

Pool was great, had some cool days. glad it was heated.

Nice screened in pool area.

Great to have tvs in bedrooms. Nice big tv in main room.

House is nice, well decorated

Kayaks were great, used them several times.

Could not get the hot tub to heat that well.

Only 5 coffee cups for 6 people.

Shower curtains were not clean.

Took more than a month to return the security deposit.

Bathroom towels were worn and stained. There were no facecloths.

Were asked to do some of the bedding laundry but no detergent provided.

Supermarket just a short walk.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review which we always appreciate. We are glad on the whole that you enjoyed your vacation in FMB and your time at Taffy Buoy - the heated pool, the kayaks for exploring the bay and the covered lanai are great all year-around features! I am sorry that you had difficulties with the hot tub. You will recall that during your stay we did have an independent firm out to examine the hot tub, which had been recently repaired before your stay, with the conclusion that it needed a certain amount of time to warm up, which it was not being given. We incurred a call out fee for the inspection and the visit resulted in the timer on the hot tub heater being set all day which in turn translated to an electricity bill 4 times the previous month! We did not, however, make any deduction from the deposit return which did take place a little over 30 days after check out but well within the 60 days referred to in our contract terms. As regards inadequate coffee cups, shower curtains, and aging bath towels/washcloths etc., we are always happy to replace the same but can only know of problems/deficiencies when these are pointed out to our Manager during the guests' stay. As we are not there for over 6 months at a time we don't know when things are missing or worn so we always invite our guests to voice concerns with Debbie, our Manager. Extra coffee cups, new shower curtains and some replacement bathroom items have since been purchased. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. As regards the laundry we understand you asked whether you could do some and our Manager said by all means but I am afraid we do not provide soaps and detergents, although departing guests sometimes leave some behind. Thanks again for your review and I hope we have addressed the concerns raised.
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Just as pictured...patio/pool area is great....very quite but yet close to beach and very nice having the dock/canal for our boat

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We too love the dock for getting out onto the kayaks and exploring the Estero Bay or simply watching the wildlife swim or fly past!
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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: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

admin fee $75 + Tax
cleaning fee $220 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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