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Charming & Unique Rental On Canal Water, Pool Hot Tub, Close To Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Great Location & Features- Master Suite, 5 Beds Total, Large Living Room, 2 Bath

A beautifully redecorated boathouse sitting on a quite side channel welcomes you to the beach. This property sleeps up to 10 with 2 bedrooms. The main is a king bed master suite w/ shower and the 2nd w/ queen bed and bunk beds. A pull out murphy bed, large couch and 2nd shared bathroom with shower also included. Plenty of room for dining and seating. Cable TV, WIFI, air conditioning/heat included. A charming rental w/ great features and location!

Pets welcome with approval and a non-refundable $75 pet fee! If your fur baby is more than 30 lbs, please discuss with manager for approval.

New outdoor heated pool and hot tub!

Minimum Renting Age:

25 During Spring Break Season (February - Mid April),

21 During Rest Of The Year

Property located only one block from the beach and walking distance to the pier and Times Square downtown. Rental units totally furnished with kitchen items, linens, towels, a weber grill on the deck and many more amenities. Parking is included and right out front.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

I am a retired elementary school principal. I enjoy renovating old houses and keep busy in NW Ohio with kids and grandkids.

Owner / Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Fort Myers Beach

Location, location, location ( well a wonderful new pool!)

This property as a whole has three great units...the biggest is the boathouse and can accommodate a large group very easily. Completely furnished and has a washer dryer on the premises for laundry as needed. Within quick walking distance of the beach and practically everything else you'd need on the island including the trolley which stops .1 mile from the front door.

What makes this cottage unique

The trolley, grocery stores nearby, awesome restaurants, and activities and nightlife too many too list. There is something for everyone when you stay here, and we will make sure you find everything you need to have the best vacation ever! You WILL come back year after year!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"...I want to thank you so much for an unforgettable week. From me and all the guys we wanted to say thank you. Your place is truly one of a kind and we had the week of a lifetime. ...Your Family's Place was the perfect spring break destination and I am lucky to have found you! Thanks Again.--Jamal Jasser
Mar 2015
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Fort Myers Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Second bathroom has a shower, sink, and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 murphy bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • One King size bed, full window view of the canal and Bay with a private bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Charming & Unique Rental On Canal Water, Pool Hot Tub, Close To Beach
average rating of 3.909091 based on 12 reviews

Nice but small inconveniences

  • 2 of 5

This house is in a great location. It’s less than a 5-minute walk to the beach, restaurants and bike rental. It had a great view of the channel and it was neat to watch the tide come in and out. The pool area was excellent with plenty of room as well as sitting areas. But the second day, the pool was completely green and I could not locate any pool tools. The owner did contact a company to get the pool cleared up. It also had a hot tub but we found it be the same temperature as the pool. The house was nice and the beds were comfortable but we had a few inconveniences. Such as lukewarm water in the kitchen, no dish soap (we were provided some the next day), wrong sized coffee filters, no ziplocs (I bought some to leave there – kids like to keep shells) large Weber grill did not work, and the tub filling up while taking a shower in the main bath. I could not locate hand towels for the bathroom and only found two towels for the small bathroom and for a week I felt there should have been at least 4 – I did buy laundry soap to do a load mid-week. Upon check out I felt we were rushed. My confirmation said the checkout time was 11 am however it must be 10 am. The cleaning crew was waiting and the maintenance man came in the house and showed another group of renters around as I was still packing. Overall it was an ok experience, but the housekeeping items should be checked more often. It would be nice to have items such as pool and beach toys provided or if they were there to let renters know where to find them.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay at the Boat House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time in Fort Myers Beach this year for Spring Break '17. We have been coming to the area for many years and this has been one of our best. The Boat House has a great location, (a close walk to everything including the beach and Time Square). Even better, the pool is just a few steps away from the front door, can't beat that! Each day we ate lunch on the fishing and boat dock (overlooking the bay). It made our stay very memorable. Our family would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful. Kay and Dave are very helpful and accommodating. It was close to everything. We didn't need a car. We used uber one time. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Disappointed

  • 2 of 5

Was excited about this business trip with my family but ended up being disappointed. No working TV in living room or bedrooms and shower in the main bedroom would not drain. Also pool really needed to be cleaned. Attempted to contact owner by number provided but no response.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a disaster, not a vacation!

  • 1 of 5

I wish I could say this was one of the best vacations that my family and I ever took. However, it was the worst. When we got there to check in there was any power in the boat house, My husband and I understood that we wouldn't have power until the next day. So we stayed in the 2 bed/ 1 bath unit. This was fine, until my children and grandchild came then there was 6 of us with 2 dogs trying to sleep comfortably in a place that really only sleeps 4 people. We stayed in the smaller unit for five of the seven day vacation until we all just had enough and then we shortened our vacation and left to go home. I must add that the water in the master bathroom of the boathouse was not working, the power was a big issue, and the and problem in the house was difficult for even serving coffee. On top of all this fun for over $200.00 per, our only source of cooking, the grill, ran out of propane during the first use. The grounds are nice and convenient, but the fact that this was the first trip that my family was able to take together in six years, was a complete disaster and waste of money. Unfortunately, I did not even get an apology for the mess we were thrown into. Next time, if there is one, I will be a lot more careful in my selection of a short term rental property.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so sorry for the power problem during your stay, but we had no control over the fact the main power line from FPL burnt up and shorted the lines into the units. FPL was able to fix the main house but the power to the boathouse is under ground and it took time to find the breaks. We did give you one of our other unit on the property at no cost, plus still full access to the Boathouse. I’m am truly sorry about your vacation and understand the inconvenience this might have caused.
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Very nice, just as the pictures show.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, enjoyed every min. We were there. Close to everything, shopping, dining. Loved sitting on the back watching the fish jumping. Hot tub was amazing, just what we needed at night. Made instant friends with the people renting the other units. Just a wonderful place to stay overall.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Key west express
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Fort Myers beach
Car: not necessary

Sits on a canal, less than a minute walk to the beach, and a few more minutes to Times Square and Pier


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Trash Fee $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

$500 to reserve, final payment for remaining balance due 15 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.