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- Minimum stay:6-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
We own this piece of paradise, you'll have my personal mobile number and will deal with us from inquiry to farewells to your next stay, because most our guests have come back already, at least twice. This island home is where we make memories with our family and is far from the generic vacation rental concept. Why I'm so sure that what you'll have is an exceptional visit? Read the testimonies of our former guests and friends, FIVE STARS reviews across all websites! Let me tell you a few details about your beach house: Casa Cielo is a beautiful mid island stilts home, we open our doors to guests during Fall 2014. This peaceful retreat is around the corner to the dedicated beach access that opens to Estero Island 7 miles of pristine white sand, is also a two minutes stroll to Matanzas Pass, part of the Great Calusa Waterway.
We are located on the privacy of a residential cul-de-sac. This cleverly renovated 1640 sq. ft. stilts home, dressed with bamboo floors throughout, features an uncommon double sided fireplace which draws light and views from one room to the other. You’ll find here the custom work of local artists and some of our family treasures, almost everything here has a story!. Tastefully decorated, uncluttered and simple, this Florida Island home flooded with sunlight, has large double panel windows in each of its living areas.
From the moment you step in, our home invites you to live the uncomplicated island life, leave the car in the garage because the grocery store, and it's amazing bakery, is a block away and so is Snook Bight Yacht Club and Marina, where you can arrange a fishing or shelling tour. Every year for our daughter's birthday we rent a pontoon boat for the day and party while island hoping until sunset. Is not unusual that the dolphins will join in the celebration. Bayfront Bistro is situated on the second floor of the yacht club building, a place fit for a romantic dinner with stunning views of Estero Bay, However they'll also take reservations for that holiday gathering
The island trolley, that runs from Bonita Springs to South Fort Myers, stops on the corner, regardless of where you are heading, it will cost you only 50/c. When we don't ride the bikes, also complementary for our guests, we take the trolley, is just so convenient! . Take a stroll on the island's colorful downtown, Time Square, just three miles north of the house, walk on the famous pier, while listening to the tunes of local bands, performing in the cluster of restaurants and bars that line the streets of this popular neighborhood. The efficient trolley also stops at the island’s public library, community pool and Water Park, Matanzas Pass Preserve and Lover’s Key State Park, that offers, during season, nocturnal turtle walks
After a day of beach adventures, refresh in the outdoor bamboo shower, please splash my orchids, and retire to the master suite spa like accommodations, enjoy your king size bed, the convenience of the walk in closet and the privacy of your ensuite rain down shower, oversized mirror and bungalow style vanity with plenty of storage. On those mildly cool Florida nights light up the master room face of the fireplace, and enjoy the crackling sound and the aroma of the burning logs. Perhaps you may choose to reconnect with your love ones and relax in the open main room. Salvaged wood panels, hand-sawed, fitted and whitewashed by my skillfull husband, had been turn into a cheering backdrop for the flat screen television and the SONY Sound Bar, a modern convenience that is compatible to any smart device Bluetooth and also give life to the sound of the TV and the Blu-ray/DVD player. Premium cable TV and WI-FI are complementary to Casa Cielo guests. Watch movies, play games and enjoy family meals at the reclaimed barn wood table, under the gloom of the capiz shell chandelier. There is seating for ten to comfortably dine together. The fully equipped open kitchen has a sparkling Hi-Mac counter, a sink deep enough to fit a seafood stew pot, a stove with oven and plate warmer, and other commodities that any chef will appreciate. This area also has a large pantry.
An antique wood carved French sideboard blends the everyday with the sophisticated, that's our bar! We enjoy entertaining so we have stocked the home with items, uncommon to other vacation properties. There is wine glasses and whisky tumblers, a slow cooker, a WEBER gas barbeque and a large covered picnic table for those who like to grill and dine al fresco.
Right off the kitchen the elevated deck seamlessly transition indoor living outdoors, enjoy your morning coffee in the bistro table and listen to the sounds of the various birds that inhabit the island. A macadamia nut tree graces the front of the house. Casa Cielo’s grounds are landscaped with native plants that flower year round
The second bedroom overlooks the back patio, and is furnished with two powder white full size beds, a large dresser with twin mirrors and its own closet. Off the main room and behind the “Funky Beach Houses” barn door is the kid’s room with twin bunk beds. This also has its own closet and an inviting drawing space that will awake their creativity. The second bathroom, we like to call it the Mermaid Bathroom (you’ll see why), has a custom repurposed vanity, a linen closet with plenty of storage, and a tub with shower.
If you must work, we understand, so we provide our guests with complementary Wi-Fi internet and two workstations with USB power connections. Casa Cielo comes complete with colorful beach blankets and white crisp bathroom towels. All linens are included. Different size bicycles, beach chairs, coolers, toys and a beach wagon to carry it all are also part of the amenities. You’ll have access to a one car garage and a large storage space where the full size washer and dryer, baskets, and lines to air dry bathing suits or delicate garments are located.
The house sleeps 8, but if you have in mind a family reunion, we offer the option to add (my favorite space) The GARDEN SUITE, available only as an addition to the main house stays. This private and comfortable part of the house, was our home during the summer of 2014 while the remodeling of Casa Cielo was in full blow. Very dear to our hearts, we turned the Garden Suite into a charming space, and has its own bathroom and kitchenette, it accommodates four guests for true hospitality. Please inquiry for rates.
At last, we know you come to Casa Cielo to relax and recharge, so we offer professional cleaning and trash service during your stay. Most of the time we walk through the home, before our guest’s arrival, making sure that every detail is in place, the quality of your stay should surpass all expectations. We are far from done, we are still adding and improving, our guests suggestions and requests are a precious resource tool, after all a home is the work of many.
We can elaborate for pages about all the beauty of our island and its brilliant orange mango sorbet sunsets, but there are just too many exciting things to share about Casa Cielo and Fort Myers Beach. We’ll be glad to answer questions and make suggestions, so call us at any time! We want you to consider Casa Cielo not as a vacation home but as your second home. We love to have you over!
Member since: 2014
- 1800 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Non Smoking Only:
We feel very strong about our Non-Smoking policy But if you absolutely have to smoke, let us know and we'll provide you with an ashtray, please help us keep the outside area free of cigar/cigarettes remains. Under no circumstances we allow smoking inside the house or the Garden Studio, there will be a $250 charge if this rule is ignore....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- The Garden Suite, can be requested ONLY as an option for friends and family of our guests staying in the main house. It sleeps 3- 4 adults comfortably and has a private entrance trough the patio or the garage. The stairs in the garden will take you to the main house trough the elevated sun-deck. Cozy, comfortable, with plenty natural light slipping trough its windows. It features an en-suite bathroom with good storage, complementary WI-FI and cable TV, a 32' flat screen TV with an incorporated DVD player. The Garden Suite is furnished with a dining table that seats four, a well supplied kitchenette, microwave and a full size fridge. Upon request, per night fee varies according to the season, set up and cleaning is $75 per stay This quirky space provides comfort and privacy for groups of 8 to 10 guests. Is perfect when parents, in laws, friends or grown children vacation together, but like to enjoy a place of their own, for a few days or the full stay of our main house guests...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Casa Cielo features a digital/keyless entry system for added security. Previous to your arrival, you'll be provided with a unique code to lock and unlock the door, this four digit number is changed after every guest's departure, giving you and your family an extra safe stay and the convenience of not having to tow a key everywhere. The house is meticulously detailed by a professional cleaning service that is also responsible for taking the garbage/recycle bins on the designated days, our linens and towels are laundered to commercial standards. We have also hired a pet and children friendly pest control company to guarantee a bug free place. You'll find that our kitchen is stock with items hardly found in other vacation properties. There is a large beach wagon to transport chairs, sun umbrellas, coolers, toys etc, also provided, to the beach. Your vacations should be worry free, please call us with questions or requests we like to accommodate your every need! ...moreless
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Room
- Seating for 11 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
Slow Cooker,Steamer,Rice Cooker,Blender,Mixer,baking pans, coffee maker,Serving/hostess set,trivets,cutting boards, grilling utensils,steak knives,serving bowls and trays,Wine and whisky glasses,etc...moreless
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
Pool / Spa
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 10 - Oct 31, 2016
6 night min stay
Nov 18 - Nov 26, 2016
6 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 17, 2016
6 night min stay
Dec 18 - Jan 6, 2017
6 night min stay
Jan 7 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
6 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $175 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Cleaning fee $180 + tax
- Tax Rate 11%
Full refund if canceled at least 60 days prior. Cancellations made less than 60 days prior to check in result in 50% loss of deposit. Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to check in, deposit is nonrefundable. Damage deposit will be returned within two weeks following check out.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: Not Necessary
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: My name is Elcka and I had been married to my husband Carlos for eleven years. His firefighter career is a lifetime passion, serving currently as a lieutenant in Miami Dade County Fire Rescue. After I recuperated from an illness in 2013, I decided to resign to my bank job and dedicate my days to care for my family and to be in charge of Casa Cielo operations, a rewarding duty where I look forward to greet friends from all places! Our daughter is ten years old and an avid soccer player that loves the outdoors and specially fishing. Our son, while juggling a job and full time university studies, makes time to join us at Casa Cielo, he specially enjoys going dancing at The Beached Whale and The cottage with his girlfriend. Our dog Daisy is a Shitzu that loves long walks in the beach, it took some time for her to get accostume to the island's laid back life-style away from Miami's hustle and bustle We have family and friends that currently live full time in the island, a large family in Miami and in Ecuador, where I was born. October 2014: A few days ago our neighbor asked 'who's arrival are you preparing for? the President?' and that is how we feel, every guest deserves the best we can offer! *UPDATE: Nov 11, 2014. After hosting our firsts guests and reading our first reviews, emails and Facebook comments, we are humbled with the unexpected response. This has fuel in us the desire of working even harder to give the families staying at our little piece of paradise, an unforgettable experience. We are so happy, we are so blessed!
Why the Owner Chose Mid Island, Fort Myers Beach, FL, USA:
Sometimes events change the directions of our lives, year 2013 was for us that time. Married for eleven years, Carlos and I made the decision of investing our savings in a place near the ocean, and so we came across a modest but no less spectacular light filled oasis with a double sided fireplace and a private tropical garden. On May 5th, we started a journey to turn a house into a home, with our permanent home and a job 150 miles away we worked for three months, we ourselves laid the bamboo floors, dressed the main room with wainscoting and paint the sky blue walls. We picked every tile, every color, every fabric, we incorporated some of our family treasures and hired island locals for help. We came across artists that contributed to the uniqueness of this simple and cozy living space. A few weeks ago Casa Cielo came to be the place we dreamed of, in an island where my husband spent vacations as a child, memories that now we'll share with our two children. A house with a deck where we can watch the sky and count the stars, a short walk to the beach to admire stunning sunsets, in a town with a pier and where dogs have their own beach, a sea turtles sanctuary. And if we grow weary of looking outward, we can look inward, light up the fireplace and stretch in the couch, no schedules, no dates, no rush. We want to offer you a place where you can disconnect to reconnect with each other and with the ones you love. A heavenly retreat to wander and to dream Let us welcome you to Casa Cielo
The Unique Benefits at this House:
A mere 160 yards to the dedicated beach access, our beautiful and versatil house offers to couples the privacy of it's romantic quarters and to families fullynstock and comfortable accommodations. This summer 2015 we'll offer to Casa Cielo guests the option of enjoying the newly renovated Garden Studio, we just finished this project and we think it is a cozy, private and cheery space. The main grocery store in Fort Myers Beach, PUBLIX, is walking distance, they offer a wide array of platters, cakes and catering services. If you rather make reservations for that special get together, next door is Bayfront Bistro, with breathtaking views of Estero Pass. From their amazing world class cuisine to their beautiful balcony sitting this is a place fit for an unforgettable celebration or a truly romantic dinner, we suggest reservations! This restaurant is located at Snook Bight Yacht Club, one of the finest in South Florida, they offer a variety of services, you can rent/chart a boat, all this is a five minute walk from your island retreat There is other additions to the original beach home, an outdoor shower with hot water, a covered patio among others. This is a fully stock house, you'll find here items that, only luxury vacation homes offer. If you are flying in, there is no need to bring anything but your clothes, all beach wants are included, towels and oversized beach blankets, even a hand truck to tow that cooler to the sand. The house is near all, the trolley stops in the corner, and we are providing you with different size bicycles. But maybe the biggest and most unique benefit is the personalize attention of your hostess, we take pride in what we do and we have fun customizing your stay with us! Please don't miss the opportunity of staying in this unique island property. We are just a phone call away!
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Nautical Signal Flags and a weathered sunflower welcomes you to Casa Cielo.
We provide vases and flowers from the tropical garden you provide the creativity
The sophisticated spa like accommodations. The master room. escardaphoto.com
The shower's Ice White glass tile glisters under every bit of light.The en suite
A place to dream and to create. The bunk bed is a gift from an older cousin
The grand room, colorful but tasteful. No your typical beach house décor.
We provide you with cute placemats, the kids will sure love! escardaphoto.com
Flooded with light and overlooking the tropical garden. The Yellow Room
An air plant lives happy under the Cielo Azul ceiling by the stairs.
Almost sunset, the flower box
No need to rent! there is 4 adult beach cruisers and different size kid's bikes
Cold/hot water, wrought iron towel hooks and a new orchid. The outdoor shower
'What Happens at the Beach...' escardaphoto.com
Functional, relaxing, roomy. How will you describe the living room area?
The painting over the fireplace was acquire in the islands during our Honeymoon
The 'Funky Beach Houses' barn door, is the unique creation of a local artist.
The Mermaid Bathroom's antique vanity is the custom work of a local artisan
Dining as a family or having friends over, this space will never feel crowded!
Reef green kitchen, the pretty metal handles repurposed from an old dresser.
Twin mirrors, a large dresser, a closet...enough room for four! The Yellow Room
The All American bench, the owner repurposed two antique scroll arm chairs.
In the patio a flowering Bougainville rises beyond the fence. escardaphoto.com
A Japanese garden stool, teak floor and bamboo walls. The outdoor shower.
Our beach, no sharp drops or dangerous currents, a true family friendly beach!
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Friday, October 28, 2016
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