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Gateway Villa 397, Sleeps 6, 2 Bedrooms, Gulf Front, Elevator, Heated Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 6

Right on the beach and just minutes from Times Square, Gateway Villa 397 is a magnificent condo with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, featuring spacious accommodation for six. With a king-sized bed, one queen-sized bed and a queen-sized sleeper sofa, TVs, internet access and a magnificent heated swimming pool, there is plenty to keep everyone amused at Gateway Villa 397. The views from the lanai are simply stunning, and with the beach, right outside your front door this really is paradise right on the beach.

Walking into Gateway Villa 397 we find the bright, spacious open plan living area, with its comfortable and well-designed seating including the queen-sized sofa sleeper, all placed to take full advantage of both the large screen TV and DVD player, as well as the glass screen doors that not only lead out onto the lanai but bring the mesmerizing views of the beach and ocean beyond right into the home. Behind the wonderful seating area is the glass-topped dining table, perfect for the whole family with plenty of space, in common with the rest of the property, whilst still being able to take full advantage of the views across the beach.

Beyond the dining table is the breakfast bar, so you can start the day together, whilst the kitchen just beyond is well featured and has everything you may need for your Fort Myers Beach vacation. With a microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher, as well as conveniences such as coffee machine and toaster, all in a cleverly designed and compact package that makes meal preparation at Gateway Villa 397 a pleasure, not a chore.

Through the glass doors is the focal point of Gateway Villa 397, the lanai. Here you can enjoy the magnificent views over the beach and the ocean beyond, with the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico stretching as far as the eye can see. You can sit back, relax in the shade and watch the world go by, or take advantage of the dining table and enjoy a meal with that marvelous view as the backdrop.

The master bedroom is a wonderfully bright room with direct access to the lanai through large glass doors that also allow light to flood through during the day. Within this wonderful bright room is a king-sized bed, TV, and masses of storage space, creating a wonderful space for any time of day. The en-suite has the benefit of a vanity unit with plenty of storage and mirror over, as well as a large shower, giving you everything you may need for your vacation. The guest room has bold décor and a queen sized bed, with a TV for entertainment and plenty of space to enjoy. The en-suite has a large shower and more storage in the vanity unit.

Outside is the wonderful pool complex, with its large heated pool and seating all around, as well as a barbecue area right on the sand, where you can enjoy a more informal meal amongst the palms. Once onto the beach you can enjoy a stroll along the shore or maybe try your hand at paddle boarding, or spend the day conquering the waves. It’s all just outside at Gateway Villa 397.

Outside of the complex itself, Gateway Villa 397 is well located close to the other attractions of Fort Myers Beach, with the stores and restaurants of Times Square just a short journey away, whilst the wonderful wetland trails of Lovers Key State Park are just a trolley ride away, where you can see the Florida wildlife in its natural habitat, or take a kayak tour and explore even further.

With its spacious and welcoming accommodation, TV, DVD, and internet access as well as a heated pool and everything the beach has to offer right on the doorstep, Gateway Villa 397 is the perfect destination for your Fort Myers Beach vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Ft Myers Beach, VTrips
Member since: 1996
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ft Myers Beach, VTrips

Hi! My name is Steve Milo and I started Vacation Rental Pros in 2006. Our family stays in vacation rental homes whenever we travel, both domestically and abroad! I own several vacation homes and listen carefully to all our guests' feedback. Our greatest compliment is when folks refer Vacation Rental Pros to their friends and relatives. We now manage over 1,800 properties in Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina. We have homes in Ft. Myers Beach, Orlando, St. Augustine Beach, Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra Beach, Hilton Head and Gatlinburg. We booked over 15,000 rentals and received over 5,000 guest reviews in 2016. Please call if you need help booking your dream vacation!


Ft Myers Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom # 1 (1 King), Bedroom # 2 (1 Queen), Extra Bedding (1 Sofa Sleeper)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Gateway Villa 397, Sleeps 6, 2 Bedrooms, Gulf Front, Elevator, Heated Pool
average rating of 4.5 based on 14 reviews

The condo was good. We enjoyed its location . The pool was nice.

  • 4 of 5

We had two issues. 1.) The maintenance man was very rude and disrespectful to us and our children. He screamed at the kids for minor pool infractions when he could have talked with us about it. 2.) Reteriving the key from the office was not convenient at all. We waited in traffic for a long time after we got the key. I would highly recommend a key code access. Overall we love Fort Myers and the property. We have rebooked for next year! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Gateway Villa 397 and plan on returning again. We apologize for any inconvenience that you and your family faced during your stay. The rare occurrence of the maintenance man is something that we were unaware of and we again apologize for the discomfort. We would also like to apologize for the difficulty you withstood in retrieving your keys. Our records show that you had indeed called about the issue and we are updating our system to better handle such situations. Again, we hope that your future stay with us will continue to be an enjoyable one.
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  • 5 of 5

The beach is the perfect getaway

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous ocean view and close to Times Square

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really hunted online for a reasonable accommodation on the ocean. Once we realized that Estero Blvd was under construction, our second priority was to be able to walk to Times Square. Gateway Villa provided both priorities. We loved the lanai and watched many sunsets there. The kitchen was modern and fridge was big. Sleeping was comfortable. Parking was perfect. The pool was clean and enjoyable. The condos were quiet too, which we liked. We would rent here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the location of the property! The unit is spacious, comfortable and well kept.

  • 4 of 5

Two things kept me from rating it higher. On arrival we had to travel to the south end of the island to get the key. That cost us 90 minutes of our first day after traveling most of the day to get there. Secondly, there was an issue with the bathroom which went unresolved the entire week. Aside from that it was a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gateway is the most Mickey manicured ,clean, quiet properties!

  • 5 of 5

My room was 397.. it was great! The only thing wrong was we had a toilet that wouldn't stop running.. other than that!! It was great!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beware of the Check In/Check-Out Policy

  • 3 of 5

The Pros: View is magnificient, location is perfect, condo is clean, well stocked with beach chairs, beach umbrella, etc.

The Cons: Going through Vacation Rental Pros is a nightmare. I called them 5 times before our stay to see if hair dryers were available in the rental, and never received an answer. With 2 woman renting, it was an important to have this information. Upon check-in, you must drive all the way through the town of Ft. Meyers Beach (takes an hour) to get the key, and they are firm on the 4 o'clock check-in time whether or not the condo has been cleaned. Also, when checking out, you have to drive back there to return the key. The owners should install a lock box, like most other rentals have. Also, the first 2 nights we couldn't get the TV going, and were told that maintenance is not staffed on no TV until Monday night. The toilet in the second bedroom ran for the entire week we there. Yes, we reported it, but it was not taken care of.

These things may seem minor, but for the money you are spending, it should not happen.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

    Booking Fee: 8%
    Charge basis: AD
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Cleaning Fee: $175
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Damage Protection: $79.5
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights