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Special Rates for Summer Week or Week-End Gulf Beach Adventure/Romantic Getaway

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Bright, comfortable 1BR studio condo with panoramic views on white sand Gulf b

You have arrived at an ideal vacation location on one of the world’s best beaches in Florida. You can enjoy sunbathing poolside, on the beach or on the spacious Gulfside lawn – or you can be active with tennis, golf, biking, shelling, swimming, diving, boating ... you name it. It's all right here!

So, welcome to our newly renovated and redecorated, bright 1-bedroom studio condo. Unpack, relax stand on the open lanai with beautiful views east to the back-bay estuaries, south to Naples coastline and west to the Gulf of Mexico. The condo has the latest amenities including, convection/microwave oven, ceramic cooktop, king size bed, updated bath, free cable and a free secure Wi-Fi connection.

Linens, towels, dishes, silverware, beach chairs – all provided. All you need to do is pack your bags and head to the Gulf.

On site you’ll find a large heated pool, 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, gas grills, shuffleboard, horse shoes, tropical birds, and miles of wide white sand beach and the welcoming warm Gulf!

Within walking distance either across the street or down the beach are unique water-front restaurants and bars, shops, theatres, spas, post office, drug store, marina, bikes, jet-ski & boat rentals, sport fishing, tour boat and an 18-hole executive golf course.

From here it’s a short drive or 50-cent trolley ride to Publix, Ft. Myers Beach Town center, other excellent restaurant and night spots. For a special treat, just a mile and half away is Lovers Key State Park -- a top ten Florida beach!

You can make excursions to nearby Naples and Fort Myers for site-seeing and shopping, or Sanibel and Captiva for nature trails, eco- kayaking, beach strolling, and shelling.

More Details

Marcia Benson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 13, 2018

About Marcia Benson

I was born and raised in Ohio. During a particularly cold winter in 1984 I visited Ft. Myers Beach and fell in love with the area for a vacation destination.

As fate would have a few years later I met my husband – who happened to be from Florida. So I have relocated to Stuart, Florida – and in case you were wondering, I don’t miss the snow and ice!

I have always had an interest in real estate and I’m now a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway.

Every year my husband and I spend time redecorating, updating and improving our Ft. Myers Beach condo. The condo management company keeps the buildings, grounds and amenities in opening day condition.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Marcia Benson purchased this condo in 1984

Why Marcia Benson chose South Island

The Gulf of Mexico has the best beaches in Florida. The beach here is unique with the estuary in front. It attracts an assortment of migrating and tropical birds. The surf is gentle and the water is shallow a long way out. It’s perfect for swimming, wading, shelling and strolling.

You don’t really need a car here. Everything you need is within walking distance. You can fly in, get a cab to the condo and have great restaurants, fun waterfront bars, and shopping nearby.

The condo has well-maintained amenities – 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, large heated pool, beautiful plants and a spacious Gulf front grass lawn.

This location is perfect for a laid-back vacation or an action-packed one.

The condo has a southern exposure which gives it a winter sun for warmth and summer shade for cool. The open lanai offers a panoramic view especially south along the coast.

What makes this condo unique

For the location: It’s all about the Gulf and beach – white, powdery sand. Beautiful blue Gulf. Birds, dolphins.

Getaway: do as little or as much as you wish.

The Condo: our pride in providing a bright, comfortable vacation place our guests have enjoyed and come back to. While other units have standard cable we have HD channels and in unit WIFI connection.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at the condo during for a week to celebrate 2013 New Year. The condo, the location, the amenities exceeded our expectations! In a sense, the description of the condo and location in the online listing do not do justice to this fantastic vacation spot! The condo is located in a beautiful area of Fort Myers Beach. It is just a sliver of grass away from the practically private beach, close to the birds’ sanctuary. If one, however, prefers more loud crowds – it is just a minutes’ walk away. The condo complex has skillfully maintained clay tennis courts and grills. The golf court is 5 minutes walk away. And Publix is conveniently just blocks away. We were also very pleased by the condo. It is decorated in a modern and beautiful way. Every single detail was thought through for comfortable stay. Kitchen had all utensils for our cooking needs, and even some condiments to use before we bought our own. The condo was spotless. The view from the balcony is great – we could see Fort Myers Beach as well as the ocean. The balcony is a great place for romantic dinners with some gourmet goodies grilled on the grills right downstairs. We fell in love with the location and were very pleased with the accommodations. Marcia was very efficient and easy to deal with. We could not have dreamt of better vacations. Thank you so much! We’ll be happy to be back again.
Dec 2012
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South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bath with large walk-in shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King Size Bed large closet with mirrored sliding doors
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Special Rates for Summer Week or Week-End Gulf Beach Adventure/Romantic Getaway
average rating of 4.923077 based on 16 reviews

very nice

  • 5 of 5

Thanks the unit was very nice.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hamilton Square, NJ

Wonderful, relaxing Estero Beach. Powdery sand, warm ocean, clean and nicely decorated condo.

  • 5 of 5

Marcia was a pleasure to deal with. The condo was updated and clean. All of the amenities needed to enjoy the week. This condo is located steps from the beautiful gulf. There are dolphins, pelicans, tropical fish, shore birds there. The pool is heated. We had a wonderful stay and would be happy to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dry Ridge, KY

Finding the Perfect Place in a Short Time!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a place to stay and I didn't have much time. My husband and I wanted to see friends who had moved plus it was my birthday. I looked at everything and some prices were reasonable but not on the beach and some had outrageous cleaning fees plus fees for this and that, so when I stumbled onto this property, I thought it had to be to good to be true. But to my surprise, it was perfect...minutes to the beach, a view and close to restaurants and bars. Needless to say, I had the best birthday in a very long time and will be looking at this place for my next visit. Marcia was easy to work with and very accommodating to use especially since our flight came in at 8:30 am and most places do not let you check in until after 4pm. We did our grocery shopping and contacted her when we were done, she checked to see if it was clean and let us in several hours early. Thanks again Marcia it was a beautiful experience!!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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White Plains

A great spot

  • 5 of 5

My h and I enjoyed our getaway to this great little condo. Weather was great, condo clean, updated, some gulf view, heated pool, short walk to gulf beach. I did buy a chair because I have knee problems and chairs were too low for me for beach but Marcia provides chairs, beach towels and noodles for pool. Bed comfy.strong shower. Close to Lovers key state park which was beautiful. Nice spot away from busy end of Ft. Myers. Good breakfast / lunch spot across the street. We cooked breakfast in mostly with coffee on the veranda. We found it a reasonable price for a great week.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Palm Beach, Florida

Beautiful Beach Condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderfully relaxing time at this sweet condo at Estero Beach and Tennis Club. It was well appointed and offered everything we needed for our vacation. The owner was responsive in helping us figure out the wifi and answered all questions in a timely manner.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We work hard to try and make your stay as enjoyable as possible and provide everything you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
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Perfect little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little condo that was perfect for our anniversary getaway. Everything you need is in the condo. The property is well maintained and is right on the beach, no roads to cross. The beach area seems almost secluded as it has little mangrove areas on either side (very nice). The pool area was very nice and convenient. There is a shopping area with highly rated restaurants across the street, we had a great breakfast at Skye's and pizza/fun at Castaway's. The main part of Fort Myers beach is just up the road. It is an easy drive or trolley ride.

We found the most beautiful and interesting shells right on "our" beach.

Marcia was very easy to work with. we couldn't be happier with the condo or Fort Myers. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. We so appreciate the feedback and we continually make improvements so that it is a wonderful vacation experience for our guests.
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
SW Fla Int'l Airport, Ft. Myers
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Sand Bar & Grille on the beach
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Castaway's Bar & Grill across the street
Nearest Beach
In front of condo
Car: recommended

Across the street is a shopping plaza, several bars and restaurants, marina, golf course. Down the beach is a great beach front bar and restaurant – perfect for lunch or sunset dining.

The wide white sand beach extends for miles and there are assorted surf and sand activity vendors for your convenience. The Ft. Myers Beach Town Square has more bars and restaurants, shopping, entertainment and activities.

More of the world’s best beaches are close by -- Lover’s Key State Park (1.5 miles), Sanibel and Captiva (20 miles).

Historic Ft. Myers features tours of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison homes (10 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $225

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.

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