About the property
- House4300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4,300 sq ft home of 3/4 of acre backyard, 1 ml away from center of FM
This Large Home is offered at $79.00 per night during Off-Season and slightly higher during the Season and Holidays. It comfortably accommodated 14 guests, for it is equipped with 7 Real Beds (double occupancy), dressed with Fresh Linens. If you do the math, it comes to a little bit over $5.00 per day per person or under $10.00 if each of 4 couple has their own private bedroom. For those who book please do not complain that this home is not good enough. Please do not be surprised that after you arrive that it is not Ritz Carlton. Taking into the consideration that the hotel that is .5 miles away is charging $100.00 to $139.00 per night per room. For those who are grateful and for those who appreciate all my work and efforts, and happy to book inexpensive accommodation that is convenient to the center of the downtown that is 1 mile away, please book.
The home is located in Downtown, meaning it is in suburbs. Please do not expect for it to be manicured. If you like to be to the close proximity to:
BARS/RESTAURANTS: DownTown SoHo, Space 39 Martini Bra, Sky Bar - Roof Top with 180 degree view of the magnificent river - 1.4 miles / 4 min drive
HISTORICAL LANDMARKS: Edison & Ford Winter Estates - 2.5 miles / 7 min drive; Burroughs Home and Gardens- 1 mile / 3 min drive
BEACH: Fort Myers Beach - 16 miles / 30 min; Lover’s Key - 35 miles / 45 min going South; Sanibel Island, assessable via a car is 24 miles / 40 min going North.
This Spacious Home offers plenty of Privacy. FREE parking; it can fit and RV. Just installed fence, so welcome to close the gate if you like. I do have cameras.
LIVING AREAS: It is not posh, but has all the basics you need .Commodious space, 1000 sq ft living room, formal dining room, a family room for family and entertaining. Comfortable sectional couch, lover seat, and futon TV, Blue Ray (not plugged and only upon request) High Speed Internet, Wall AC, Ceiling Fans, two Coffee Tables, side tables, Rugs and tons of Huge accent pillows for your comfort. The living room is leading to Screened Lanai (Florida Room) with Patio Furniture and Succulent Garden.
KITCHEN: Ample prep space, plenty of cabinetry, stove, oven, coffee maker, blender, microwave, toaster, plenty of pans, pots, baking trays, dishes, tea pot, dish ware, kitchen towels, dishwasher, refrigerator (has ice), and breakfast bar leading into the living room. The is a little breakfast nook, with a nice table, bench and two chairs
4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms
BEDROOM # 1: Master bedroom - Queen Bed, Private Bathroom with His and Hers Sink, Two Closets, Storage Space, Table, two chairs, 3 side tables, Window AC, little trush can
BEDROOM # 2: Over Sized Bedroom - Queen Bed, Two Side Tables, Desk, Chair, Sofa (folds-out into a Twin Side bed (extra bedding is provided)
BEDROOM # 3: Queen Size Bed, Two Side Tables, Chair
BEDROOM # 4: Queen Size Bed, One side table
LAUNDY ROOM: Washer Dryer; welcoming detergent package is provided
IMPORTANT: I would like to discuss an AC. Some had mentioned in the reviews that the place does not have a good enough Air Conditioning. The home is over 4,000 sq. ft. that used to have Central Air Conditioning, but now it is switched to the Window and to the Portable units. The main reason for those wall units is that prior the installation of those, my AC bill each month was about $600.00 to $800.00 per months, for no matter of how much I begged the guests to no not leave the windows and the doors open while AC was running, it was ignored. Now my AC bill is about $100.00. Each bedroom has an AC unit that is sufficient enough to cool off the room. The living room that is about 1,000 sq ft has an AC wall unit that is 24,000 BTU that is a way more that is needed to cool off the room of that size. The kitchen has large open spaces that allows for the cool air to flow there freely. Now, is there is a Central AC? The answer is NO. Is there is Air Conditioning sufficient enough to cool off the home - Absolutely! It normally starts like this: How do I turn down thermostat? The answer is: In the AC unit there are two errors, one is leading up and one is leading down and the number that shows the temperature. For those who like it up, please press the error that shows ‘up’ and for those who like for the temperature to go down, please press the error that is showing ‘down’.
For those that are not happy with the wall AC units and demand for the central AC, please do not book. I had a couple of people wondering about the heat. I have purchase two portable heaters. Thou, no one ever used them.
I am sorry that the towels are not matching. I have purchased at least 40 matching sets, but most of them were stolen by the guests. I gave up.
My beautiful garden was taken by the hurricane Irma. To replace, I have planted 50 little tropical fruit trees. I am environmentalist and the permaculturalist, thus my 3/4 of the acre backyard is not manicured. I believe not to interfere with the Mother Nature and one day the backyard will turn into the Food Forest. As for now, I have three Mango trees, one Mulberry that are producing fruits. Welcome to pick as many Mangos as you wish (ripe: April to July Months)
Getting here from Airport: 15 mile / 20 min
Getting Around: Car is recommended.
Guest access: Entire Home
Interaction with guests: I am available during awakening hours and respond via a website where the reservation was made.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, russian
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 25, 2018
Hi, Welcome to Florida! I am Russian born and travelled the world. I lived in 7 and visited 40 plus countries & 30% of the world. Often, private accommodations was my choice to stay. Thus, I know how important to find the right accommodation during the travel. My goal is to not only renting a place ... I would love YOU to feel at home when you are visiting Fort Myers. Personally, I love tropical weather, hot sun, white sand beaches, turquoise, calm waves of the ocean, as well as oysters and a chilled bottle of beer. I am respectful of YOUR privacy. However, you get the best insider advice from me, if needed, just ask! And I am quite sure that you'll come back again.
What makes this House unique
large private secluded property that is only about 1 mile away from the busy downtown of Fort Myers. The boat rental is right across the street
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 11:00 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.
Big but a little unorganized
We really loved how big the house was and it was definitely clean but the fridge didn't work and even though Ella said someone would be there by Monday we were already leaving so it didn't matter. We weren't able to leave much in there and ended up using the freezer. I had already read on the air conditioners so I knew they were window units but the living room didn't have a working one so it was a little hot. The bathrooms had what looked like pantry bugs and it was only annoying becuse they were on the toilet seat. Other than that there were plenty of blankets, not enough trash bags so if you have alot of people being some! Also the lock messes up a lot and we almost got locked out so we stopped locking it but didn't notice she had a book with what to do if it locked. Perfect for our family and friends!! Also if you are looking for somewhere to take wedding pictures the color of the house and the lighting in one of the rooms was perfect!!!
We enjoyed our stay
The house was what we needed for our large family needs. Everything was close by and all had fun. The neighborhood looked alittle scary but there was no problems and it was very quiet and friendly.
The house was just ok for what we needed it for which was a quick weekend trip. This time of year it is really hard to find house in the area. The house uses window AC units as their means of AC. The one in the living room did not work at all and kept that area, along with the kitchen fairly warm. No shower curtain in the master bedroom. Neighborhood looked "rough" and each night when we came home the cops were at the neighbors house. We didn't feel really safe. House was clean, plenty of sheets, towels, and kitchen supplies.
Large House, space for multiple familes
The house is very spacious and has plenty of room for multiple families. (A group of 3 small families stayed here) There was plenty of glassware, kitchen items, linens and more provided which was very helpful. We cooked a lot, used the tables and more around the home. The location was very close to nearby restaurants, grocery stores and small attractions.
Upon our arrival and during our stay I notified Ella of several issues that we came across and if it was not for her professionalism and how she handled the concerns I would not recommend the house or stay there again however Ella was very understanding and worked to rectify the issues after we left so therefore if we needed a large home again we would most likely return. The only future recommendations I would have is for travelers upon exit. We did strip all the beds of linens, pull together all dirty towels, etc and start laundry and ensure all trash was removed from the house. (this is how we have handled all previous HA rentals over the years) but there was not details/direction in the guidelines. Thank you for sharing your home with us.
First and far more I would like to apologize for the major maintenance inconvenience. It was truly out of my control to resolve the issues with the snap of my fingers. Second,, I would like to thank you for the 3 star review, which was very generous. Normally I would defend, but in your case, I am sorry. Every thing has being fixed and attended with at more care and I would love for you to come and stay with me again! I have got a whole new crew to take care of the home and I m sure from now and on all the guests will be treated like kings and queens!!! Thank you for your understanding and for your kindness.
Yes, you can’t beat the convenience and the spaciousness of the home. The detailed directions and instructions were at the house before and they were taken away. I do appreciate you telling me that there were none. Now, I have a brand new book with all kinds of useful information and the recommendations of the area.
I also got a few brand new toys and book for the children and a few fluffy blankets.
I hope this help all the future guest to make their stay pleasant.
Not worth the money.
Air conditioner not working well and a bit dirty with ants and roaches.
Mauricio, it is unfortunate that you did not notify me in regards to the AC immediately!! When someone tells me about the maintenance issue after the departure, it is not enough time for me to fix it.
The guest who stay there right after you had told me, and I wish it was fixed prior the next guest arrival. Now, I have a brand new unit in 4th bedroom. I have a regular maintenance person that comes to fix maintenance issues at home.
As per bugs, there is plenty of bug spray. I also have a regular pest control, but Florida is known for those.
I am sorry that you did not have a perfect stay.
Excellent accomodations close to downtown!
We had an amazing experience in Florida. Ella, our host, took "accommodation" and "care" to a whole new level. Upon the completion of the reservation, she directed us to her personal website, which was more like Travel Guide. There we learned more about our host and felt so much more comfortable arriving at the home. She made us welcomed! The site had plenty of info about the local area and recommendations for all types of restaurants and bars. The most amazing part is that there was a page of how to join her VIP club, which automatically gave us a discount on our stay. We have told all our friends about Ella's Vacation Rentals -- we can’t wait to return!
I have offered this house for 3 years now. It is often booked by sports teams, students, wedding parties, business travelers and large size families. One can't beat the 4,300 sq. ft. size of it, the convenience to all and the affordable rate that I charge. I work hard, maintaining the quality accommodations, for I want you to come back!, Respectfully, Ella
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