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Unique Rental Over the Canal, Living Room Glass Floor, Pool/spa, Close To Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 quiet 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 the 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:
March 21, 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


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Unique Rental Over the Canal, Living Room Glass Floor, Pool/spa, Close To Beach
average rating of 4.076923 based on 14 reviews

Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The place was clean and ready for us upon our arrival. Tons of space for everyone! We enjoyed our morning coffee on the porch sitting by the canal. The pool was awesome for when we wanted a break from the beach. The location of the property is perfect. It's only a short walk to the square, dining and the beach. So much to do. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location with great pool area

  • 5 of 5

Everything worked out perfect. Great place to stay if you want to stay out of your car, easy walking distance to many restaurants. The pool area was beautiful with gas grills and plenty of seating. I like the fact that we were very close to everything but far enough off the main road that it was quiet.

Would stay here again and again

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: We did have a problem with the old pool service company taking care of the pool. We have changed to a new pool service company and have has no problems with the pool this year. I have had a talk with the cleaning crew and they will stay on top of making sure there are enough towels and linen for your stay. Dave
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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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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




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.

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