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My family really enjoyed our stay at Castle Beach. The room was beautiful and clean! It has been newly updated and felt like home. Coffee on the back deck was a morning ritual for us adults and the kids couldn't wait to get to the pool!
I must say the only inconvenience was the unexpected bird nesting grounds directly in the path to the beach. We only went out to the beach once or twice because the birds swooped down and tried to attack us, and I'm talking 15-20 at a time. Kind of traumatizing for my 3 yr old. After that we spent most of our time at Lover's Key or the pool.
Will probably call and check about the birds nesting before I book again. I would really not have to worry about that. If I knew the birds were not nesting I would most definitely book again!!
We enjoyed our stay but not the beach as the remains of Red Tide were keeping us away. I wish we would have asked additional questions about the area prior to arriving, for instance the distance to and from other places, like Bonita, Town Square, Fort Myers, etc. Also, the kitchen is well stocked. the master bedroom is very small with barely room to walk around the bed. That would be a consideration for some people. It would be helpful to include some things the renters should bring such as a hair dryer and alarm clock. We came home with many bites all over and determined they were bedbugs. I called the office and didn't hear any response in their checking.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to your review, Pat. There was not a red tide issue during your stay of October 2 - October 12, 2018 per NOAA.
You secured your reservation on HomeAway at the end of August at which time you sent a personal note that you were very familiar with the Fort Myers Beach area and Naples since you have friends and family that reside here. The HomeAway advertisement gives a detailed description of the vacation home along with providing information of the shops, restaurants and nighttime entertainment and various other details in the Fort Myers Beach area.
Hair dryers are not permitted in our vacation homes as they are deemed as a fire hazard. We take the safety of all of our guests very seriously. We abide by the rules set forth from the Fort Myers Beach Fire Department and that is the reason there are no hairdryers within the home.
I personally spoke with you the evening of October 2nd as you were questioning the provided cable channels within the condo. As we discussed, the cable channels provided were basic cable channels and did not air the sports game you wished to view. I suggested you visit one of our beach establishments to enjoy an evening out to watch the sports game inside or outside at one of our area restaurants. You stated that was a fabulous idea. During our conversation there was no mention of a missing alarm clock or an issue with bed bugs. Had this been brought to our attention during our conversation or at any time during your stay we would have submitted a work order and provided you with an alarm clock and investigate your concern of bed bugs.
We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and appreciate the opportunity to respond to your review.
We look forward to being able to assist you personally when you book with us directly for your next vacation. This will insure you are selecting the perfect vacation home to meet your needs.
Beautiful condo but beach was disappointing
The condo was beautiful, updated, and clean. I would stay in the condo again. The beach was a disappointment. It was a long walk about 2000 feet to the beach and the red tide and bird sanctuary made enjoying the beach pretty disappointing. The condo was very nice, new, safe, and clean. We had one day waking up in the dark with no electric or natural light because of the shades being closed the night before for the turtle nests which made it very dark. Because of the distance from the beach, you can’t hear the waves from the balcony. The beach was not clean and was more of a cove with boats entering and exiting. The angle of the beach makes it hard to view the sunset. We were able to visit other beaches in Naples, Sanibel, and Bonita Springs which were close by.
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay with us, Christa. We certainly apologize for the conditions of the beach due to the red tide and the inconvenience of having to draw the blinds due to the sea turtles. Summer is a wonderful time of year for family vacations and it is also a time that our precious sea turtles are nesting as we take extra precautions for their safety. Red tide also created some havoc as well. Our Florida habitat is beautiful to enjoy and occasionally creates a bit of cooperation on our part. We have over 300 vacation homes and hope that in the future you will be able to find a home more suitable to your lifestyle. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to know that the condo was suitable for your accommodations.
Wir hatten zwei wunderschöne Wochen in Castle Beach 204. Die Wohnung hatte alles was wir brauchten. Sie ist gut eingerichtet, die Möbel und Betten sind bequem und sauber. Die Küche ist gut ausgestattet und man hat quasi immer den Blick auf das Meer. Wir haben es sehr genossen und wollten eigentlich gar nicht gehen. :) Ja man muss ein wenig gehen um bis zum Wasser vor zu laufen, dafür ist der Strand frei und man kann wunderbare Tage dort verbringen. Die benachbarten Strände Barefoot Beach und Fort Myers Beach sind sehr nahe und mit dem Auto oder dem Trolley gut zu erreichen. Die nächste Einkaufsmöglichkeit für Lebensmittel ist etwa 5 Minuten mit dem Auto entfernt, ansonsten gibt es ca nach knapp 2 km nördlich einen Plaza mit Lokalen zum Essen und Shoppen.
Der Pool ist sauber und wir haben ihn jeden Tag mit den Kindern genutzt.
Der Sonnenuntergang ist vom Strand aus wunderbar zu sehen. Vom Balkon aus leider nicht so ganz, da eine Palme direkt auf der Höhe des Sonnenuntergangs war, dennoch hatten wir einen wunderschönen Abendhimmel.
Ein Hinweis: Von Mai bis Oktober ist zum Schutz der Schildkröten dafür zu sorgen, dass kein künstliches Licht in Richtung des Strandes zu sehen ist. Wenn man also abends draußen sitzen möchte, muss man im Dunkeln sitzen. Das haben wir aber eh gemacht - auch im November, um mehr vom Meeresfeeling mitzunehmen.
Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen und können die Wohnung nur empfehlen.