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Shells n Sunshine, Sleeps 10, 3 Bedrooms, Gulf Front, WiFi

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 10

Imagine waking up to the sound of the surf each morning and listening to the tide lap the shore right outside your door each night. Such are the pleasures of Shells n Sunshine, a delightful three-story stilt home located in the quiet southern end of Fort Myers Beach Island. Pets are welcome for a small fee.

Shells n Sunshine is a three-bedroom / 2.5-bathroom air-conditioned home that sits right on the Gulf and sleeps up to 10 when the two sleeper sofas are pulled into use. The home includes free Internet and phone service and offers cable TV and a DVD player for watching movies.

From the moment you arrive at Shell's n Sunshine, you will be drawn to the large covered deck that overlooks the Gulf and white sand beach below. The first-floor deck is directly off the living room and has plenty of chairs where guests can enjoy a drink while watching the sunset over the Gulf. There’s even a gas grill where you can prepare your day’s catch for admiring guests.

The first floor of the home includes the living room with a flat-screen TV, pullout sleeper sofa, kitchen, dining room, half bath and laundry area. The décor features the watery blues and whites of the Gulf landscape.

The kitchen is a real pleasure to use with its expansive blue Corian countertops and a full complement of appliances. You’ll find everything you need to provide snacks and gourmet meals for your guests. All you add is food from the nearby grocery store and your good recipes.

The home’s dining room looks directly out on the beach, palm trees, and Gulf waters. It’s hard to imagine a more appealing setting for your dinner. Open the large sliding glass doors and let the Gulf breezes flow over everyone at the table.

The second floor in Shells n Sunshine includes two large bedrooms, a balcony, and full bath. The bedrooms include a king-sized bed and plenty of room to spread out your belongings. A sliding glass door gives the master bedroom access to the balcony. It will be a real treat to slip out on this balcony each evening and watch the stars come out over the Gulf. Vacation doesn’t get better than this!

The master en suite includes a shower/tub combination and a large vanity with dual sinks. What a pleasure it will be to get ready for your day of fun in this convenient, well-organized bathroom.

The third floor includes a den, bathroom with shower/tub combination and a children’s bedroom with two twin beds. There’s plenty of space for kids to spread out their stuff and play in this nice-sized room.

From the moment you drive up to this Gulf front home, you will fall in love with everything it has to offer. If you love the beach, you won’t find a better vacation home for your family. Book your stay today!

More Details

Property Manager
Ft Myers Beach, Vacation Rental Pros
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Ft Myers Beach, Vacation Rental Pros

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!


Mid Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom # 1 (1 King), Bedroom # 2 (2 Twins), Bedroom # 3 (2 Twins), Extra Bedding (2 Sofa Sleepers)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • swimming


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(9 traveler reviews)

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Shells n Sunshine, Sleeps 10, 3 Bedrooms, Gulf Front, WiFi
average rating of 3.1111112 based on 9 reviews

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Very neat and located greatly

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week. After reading the house reviews, we were afraid, but I'm glad we made the decision to go, beautiful stay, and the views are amazing. The house might need some repairs, but nothing serious, thank you


  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's a good thing we stayed outside a lot

  • 2 of 5

The view is really what sold us on this house but upon entering the property we were disappointed. Instead of being excited we found ourselves walking around taking pictures of stained carpets and holes in the walls. Then the air conditioner didn't work upstairs and our 10 month old nephew had to sleep in 85 degree heat. The foundation itself was also something of a concern. Rotting wood outside made us nervous, especially with a house on stilts. There were light bulbs that didn't work, most of the blinds were missing or fell when we tried to close them, and fan blades and lights that were dangling from the fans themselves... and we didn't anticipate doing handyman work at a house we were paying to stay at. The house is extremely outdated and needs a lot of work. Had we known that was the condition of the house, especially since it was our honeymoon, we wouldn't have spent our money here.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Old and weathered house, rental company is terrible

  • 2 of 5

This house is managed by a rental company called Vacation Pros. They are very difficult to work with. If it is your first time to do VRBO, find a property that is managed by the will get better service. The property is weathered, which I knew from previous reviews, so the outdated furniture and peeling exterior paint didn't surprise me. Holes in the interior wall, cracked trim around the front door frame (that caught my arm going in), exposed rusty screws on the floor on the upper balcony, a broken dining chair, clocks and remote controls without batteries, rusty/falling off vent cover, broken/missing towel bars, mold around edges of tubs, and a rusty old gate that didn't latch at the top of the stairs to the deck was all over the top--some of these are health hazards, frankly. I contacted the company right away, they supposedly made notes of all of this. The worst part, however, was the fact that the house was not clean when we arrived. There was a pile of sand on the floor (floor was certainly not mopped) and the nasty warn down carpet had not been vacuumed; there was toothpaste in a bathroom sink (needed to be wiped out); the king bed in the master bedroom had queen sheets and mattress pad on it, which meant the sheets and pad were popping off of one corner and the mattress was completely exposed. I called for new sheets/mattress pad and they brought new sheets the next day (that FIT) but said a king sized mattress pad was not available. Ridiculous. I read reviews before booking and took a chance; I could handle a house that was outdated (have 5 kids, so it meant I didn't have to worry about them destroying anything!), but I was extremely disappointed that the house had dangerous things that I had to watch out for, like exposed rusty screws and broken trim around a door, plus not being properly cleaned when we had to pay a hefty cleaning fee. The Vacation Pros company did nothing for any of these concerns. BUT, I was happy to be right on the beach (hence the 2 stars as opposed to 5) and it was big enough for our family. There IS parking (2 spots) below the house, which is not clear in the description, and of course nobody at Vacation Pros could inform me of that before I booked . Having said all of this, I would not go back to Ft Myers Beach again. While the beach was lovely and the kids got great shells, the traffic was always horrible (thankfully we could walk to Publix) (granted, it was March, spring break season).

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beach but rental is in need of repairs

  • 2 of 5

Long story short is this is a nice sized rental on a georgeous portion of the beach. The porch is large and overlooks the gulf, which is priceless. The unit is in need of repairs. There were electrical outlets exposed, porch spindles broken/rotten and bathroom doors that did not close. Besides the normal little tiny bugs that your find at most Florida beach rentals, this unit was infested with cockroaches. With some repairs this would be a great rental.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property has wonderful views, unfortunately it is in dire need of updating and cleaning

  • 2 of 5

This property has wonderful potential. Unfortunately we asked for maintenance four days later one showed and fixed the bathroom light (it had none working) and did not return to fix any other problem. The house is in need of a good cleaning (food in microwave,clothes in dresser etc.)we actually had to clean enough to get by. We have stayed in the area for many years and when on vacation this is not what makes memories. Hopefully this review will help the owners/manager bring this property to its potential.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • 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: $246
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Damage Protection: $150
    Charge basis: STAY
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights

    Pet Fee: $200
    Charge basis: PQ
    For stays between 1 and 365 nights