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You Will Never Want to Leave

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Br/ 2 Bath, Second Fl End Unit, With View Of Pool, Tennis & Lake

Two Bedroom, Two Bath Second Floor End Unit. Very Clean, Quiet. Well-maintained, Fully Furnished. Our unit is very private. We overlook the tennis court and the pool, but our lanai is shaded by a lovely palm tree. Perfect for relaxing in the afternoon while enjoying a cocktail and soaking in the balmy Gulf breezes. There is a fully stocked kitchen, a full sized stackable washer and dryer. We just added a new daybed and sleeper sofa which are not pictured yet, but we will be posting the photos shortly. We love this place, and you will too.

Donald Ventrice
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2018

About Donald Ventrice

In the summer of 1987 a friend and I went to visit his newly retired parents, some place called Fort Myers, FL. His father had read a few years before that Fort Myers was one of the ten best places to retire in the US. They had just purchased a unit in Davis Woods. I was up for a vacation, so I figured 'why not?' We arrived from New York in early July, so it was hot... very hot and humid. But I've got to tell you, within hours I fell in love with the whole area. I loved his unit, I loved Fort Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, even Fort Myers back then was more like a drag strip for teenagers to hang out and throw beer bottles at each other. Within four days I was looking at real estate. I found this unit and liked it immediately. At the time it was occupied by a full time tenant and her daughter. They had plans to eventually return to their home in the Midwest. I just didn't know when. Well within about two years they decided to move out. Upon their departure I went down with a friend and completely renovated the place. I began renting seasonally and found that I always had a place that I wanted to go for a vacation in the off-season. Since then there have been many, many upgrades to this unit, including a wife and some children. We all love going down to Fort Myers for the beaches, fishing, shopping, dining, you name it! We have twins (boy & girl) and for awhile they thought I owned the whole complex, since we'd go down in the off-season and see very few people. So naturally they thought it was all mine..I wish!

Donald Ventrice purchased this condo in 1987

Why Donald Ventrice chose Iona

We live in a northern suburb of New York City. I am a home improvement contractor. In addition to the beaches, fishing, etc. I also like to putter around the house and fix things. So inevitably while we are there on vacation a few times a year, I will visit one of my favorite stores: Home Depot and make some repairs or upgrades to the place. Last year I installed two new toilets and bath exhaust fans and a year prior we added a full size stack able washer/dryer. When we arrive I always do an inspection and see what if anything needs to be fixed or looks like it could use some TLC. Strangely, my kids like going to Home Depot as much as I do so we are sure to make that one of our vacation stops.

What makes this condo unique

In the afternoon, there is no greater pleasure than to sit out on the lanai with my feet up, watching the giant American Flag over Tanger Outlet Shops sway in the balmy Gulf Breezes with a nice refreshing cocktail in hand and just watch the sun go down. And if that does not work for you, our snowbirds have their own Happy Hour down at the pool in the afternoon.


Iona Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Keys are in the lock box at front door. YOU MUST return one set to the lock box when you leave (and lock it) or you will forfeit your deposit.
  • Sorry for such an inflexible rule, but it's a total hassle to try to recover keys once you're gone..not to mention the security issues.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1/ Main - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , New toilet. Sink, shower/tub vanity/exhaust fan...basic bath
    Bathroom 2/Master Bath - toilet , shower , toilet. Sink, shower vanity/exhaust fan...basic bath
  • Both bathrooms also have hand-held shower sprayer as well as mounted shower head. Master Bath has no tub, but full shower instead.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa in Living Room. Not recommended for Everyday use.
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Day bed with Trundle.
  • (See Photos) Master bedroom has a queen size bed, large closet. Master Bedroom has attached bathroom and Lanai access. Each has night tables, dresser, mirror, ceiling fan, TV, lamps
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Just a nice place. We've owned for the last 30 years. To our family it is a home. Hopefully you will enjoy it as much as we do.


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You Will Never Want to Leave
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Excellent accommodation for family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it. Clean, enjoyable. We enjoyed the patio and the pool. Great location close to Walmart, malls and beaches. Thank you Donald.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18.6 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Cracker Box
Nearest Ferry
5.2 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Shell Pointe Golf Club
Nearest Train
11.9 Miles
Murder Mystery Dinner Train/ Seminole Gulf Railway
Nearest Motorway
15.2 Miles
Interstate (I-75) @ Daniels Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Lighthouse Restaurant
Nearest Ski
1375 Miles
Hunter Mountain Ski Resort, Hunter, NY!!!!
Nearest Beach
7.5 Miles
Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island
Car: recommended

We are located off Davis Road, SW, behind Mac Gregor Blvd. It's a nice quiet unit near the pool and tennis court. Tanger Outlet Center is a very short walk from us. Miromar Outlets, the Disneyland of Outlet shops is located in nearby Estero (about 18 miles) and the new Gulf Coast Town Center which hosts many major retailers and a multiplex movie theater is about 15 miles away. Plenty of public golf courses in Fort Myers. The Sanibel Causeway and Fort Myers Beach areas are about equidistant from us. A tremendous amount of shopping awaits you in Fort Myers if you tire of the beaches and pool. I won't even mention the amount of 'dollar stores' and consignments shops that are in the immediate area. Sanibel/Captiva shelling and salt water fishing are world-famous. Excellent restaurants for all tastes and budgets are everywhere. Lots to do in the Fort Myers/Sanibel/ Captiva area if you're into nature. Lakes Park, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Tarpon Bay Preserve, Sanibel Shell Museum..then again, you could just sit and enjoy a cocktail or two on the lanai and watch the sun set.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

CATV/Wi-Fi: Included $0
Refundable damage deposit $400
One Time Cleaning Fee $85

Owner'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.