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A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The condo is right on the beach and the balcony overlooks the white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. Watch dolphins play and view gorgeous sunsets from this lovely sixth floor balcony apartment. Beautiful one bedroom apartment with king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa. Have all the comforts of home in a spectacular setting. The bathroom has been remodeled and kitchen is fully equipped with new modern appliances. Gateway Villas is a gated condominium.

Located in the quiet north end of Estero Island within walking distance of 'Time Square' with shops, restaurants, fishing pier, etc. Golf and Marina are nearby.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Margaret Schafer
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Margaret Schafer

We vacationed in Fort Myers Beach in 1983 and purchased a one bedroom apartment here at Gateway Villas because it was our dream to become 'beach bums'. When we retired from Chicago in 1996 we moved here permanently and have loved every minute.

My husband died suddenly in September of 2013 but I am continuing to rent the apartment with the hope that the people who come will enjoy their stay and get a little feel of paradise on our beach.

Margaret Schafer purchased this condo in 2002

Why Margaret Schafer chose Florida South West

We had the opportunity to purchase Apt. 695, which happens to be across the hall from our unit (696). We've enjoyed the guests and take pride in keeping the apartment well stocked and clean (the way we would like a rental to be!)

What makes this condo unique

The balcony overlooks the Gulf and there you can watch the dolphins and the beautiful sunsets. We know this for a fact because we spend many hours on our balcony. The white sandy beach is ideal for walking and the pool is well maintained. Times Square is a few short blocks down the beach where there are many restaurants and shops and the pier. We are located on the north end of the island between the back Bay and the Gulf. Living just across the hall gives our guests the ability to contact us easily at any time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your condo for our honeymoon! The room is so pleasant and I loved all of the books that you had available! You have been so sweet and easy to work with and we would definitely love to stay here again one day! Now we're heading to Heavenly Biscuit for our last breakfast there before heading back to Kentucky!
Jun 2017
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Fort Myers Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queensize sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Full Modern Kitchen, Pool, Hair dryer included, New flat screen TV in Living Room and TV/VCR in bedroom. No Smoking Please


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A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 188 reviews

Fort Myers

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came here for our honeymoon and it was a great vacation! This condo was located close to Times Square, where you'll find most of the restaurants in Fort Myers, but it was far enough away to not be crowded. The condo was little and cute and perfect for us! The owner was very nice and very easy to work with. Everything was very clean and was provided for you. She has a lot of the things that you'll need for the beach already there in the room for you! This condo was priced very reasonably, in the perfect location, private yet close to town, and it was very clean and cute. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful honeymoon and I wish you all the happiness in the world! Margaret
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  • 5 of 5

Really nice. Great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville tn

Perfect Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is absolutely perfect for a couples getaway. The location is wonderful and everything you need is provided. The view from the balcony is amazing and access to the beach is great, just a few steps and you're there. The owner, Margaret is a joy to meet and is there if you have questions. We will definitely be renting this unit again and plan to bring our children and grandchildren the next time. You will be very pleased with your stay in this condo.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you. I look forward to your return. Margaret
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Best Vacation in Fort Myers

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to Fort Myers off and on for 34 years. This was the best place to stay. I love the beach and always want to be at the beach when I am there. Loved waking up in the morning and sitting on the lanai until the sun came up and watching the sun set in the evenings. This condo is very nice and is stocked with things like beach chairs, cooler and umbrella that made our beach days extra nice since we can't bring those things on the plane. It is in the perfect location, far enough from Time Square to be quiet and close enough to walk. We walked to breakfast every morning and dinner every night. Would definitely recommend this condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Margaret
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A little piece of heaven here on earth

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment with every wish catered for. Beautiful beach on the doorstep. Lively town with shops, bars and restaurants a mere 10 minute walk away!

Very relaxing and special place to be.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you here and I hope to see you again. Margaret
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Wilmington, Delaware

It Truly is a Beach Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in the door of this beautiful condo, we knew we picked the perfect location for our vacation! The ocean view, comfortable furnishings and welcoming decor were fantastic. Everything we could possibly need was readily available.....from beach chairs, umbrellas, beach bags and coolers to hair dryer, soap and paper towels. The condo is within easy walking distance to downtown Ft. Myers Beach and the various restaurants/bars and shopping. We enjoyed evening on the lanai watching the sunset and afternoons on the beach sunning and shell seeking. The weather was perfect all week, too. And the BED!! So comfortable!

Do yourself a favor and take advantage of this exceptional rental. Margaret really knows how to make her place feel like home!

Karen and Phil Ingram

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. I also appreciate the way you left everything in such perfect condition. I hope you'll come again. Margaret
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt. 41 and Gladiolus
Nearest Beach
The apartment is ON THE BEACH!
Car: not necessary

Beach, Fishing Pier


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 11.0%

$200 Deposit is Required and will Be Applied
to balance owed. Cancellations in Writing at least 30 Days
in advance will receive deposit refund. After that time,
the deposit is unrefundable. Condominium Rules prohibit pets in rental units.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.