About the property
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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.
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- Apr 22, 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Very nice and relaxing
The apartment seems small at first, but it isn't. It has everything two need, including little extras like beach chairs and noodles, sandwich bags, toilet paper, and a cooler. And if you are in the pool in the afternoon, you need a noodle. The apartment has button entry so you don't have to worry about losing your key. The apartment is surrounded by the view of water on three sides. The furniture is arranged nicely as is the lighting, and the furniture is cute, like the little chest of drawers with the pictures. The people staying in the complex in February are especially nice. The beach is great. Thanks
Great location on Ft. Myers Beach!
My husband and I stayed here for a week February, 2018. Loved the location on Ft. Myers Beach. Restaurants across the street and just a short walk down the beach. The pool, lawn and beach were fantastic. Parking was great too. The view was not Gulf front, but lovely on the balcony. The bathroom needed a couple minor repairs, but fully functional. Would stay here again!
One of the things we loved about our condo when we purchased it were the views. Not only do you see the gulf you also see the back bays and interesting sites around the marina. The beach is fabulous and after a stroll on the beach you can come back, relax and enjoy the heated pool with plenty of space and lounge chairs.
As for the bathroom repairs, as soon as we were notified , we scheduled a plumber on a weekend to make the necessary, same-day repairs. Since we are so familiar with Ft. Myers Beach we have a list of tradesmen to make any repairs quickly.
Thanks the unit was very nice.
Wonderful, relaxing Estero Beach. Powdery sand, warm ocean, clean and nicely decorated condo.
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.
Finding the Perfect Place in a Short Time!
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!!
A great spot
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.
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).