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Old Florida style living

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Peaceful, private, tropical & lush location. Direct gulf access & boat space on the water. If you want to get closer to nature, there is both a canoe & kayak for your use. Turnkey property that is pet friendly. Central heating/air, washer/dryer, and includes direct TV. Wonderful 4-season room sits on the water & great fishing opportunities from the seawall with fishing gear available for your use. Bikes are also located on the property. If you really want to relax, this is the place to stay.

Susan & Doug Ilardo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Susan & Doug Ilardo

My husband & I have lived in Florida for over 40 years. We lived in this home for 30 years and continue to enjoy it.

Susan & Doug Ilardo purchased this bungalow in 1986

Why Susan & Doug Ilardo chose Fort Myers

We wanted something on the water with easy gulf access and close to nature

What makes this bungalow unique

Beautiful view of the water, easy access to the gulf of mexico & one with nature.


Fort Myers Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • newly remodeled with glass shower enclosure & hot H2O whenever you want it.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , spare bdrm. has daybed w/pop up trundle
  • A total of 3 queen sized beds on property.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pack & play portable crib & portable high chair


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Old Florida style living
average rating of 4.214286 based on 14 reviews

Cozy, pet friendly cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We recently vacationed here. There were four of us, plus our dog, loved the fenced in yard! We found the cottage to be clean, and comfortable. We had everything we needed. The kitchen was well stocked, as I do love to cook, yes, even on vacation!! The neighborhood was quiet, we were able to relax, very peaceful, yet close to shopping. The detached lanai was a plus!! Thoroughly enjoyed having coffee there in the morning, and of course, being able to fish!! We did not use the kayaks, however, we were able to rent a pontoon at the nearby marina, and did go boating!! SO convenient, and SO much fun!! The bicycles were also a plus, and just a short ride to the marina for bait!! We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Susan & Doug! We had a great time 😁🌴

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was as stated. We appreciated all the extra things in the

Kitchen and the bikes. The lanai is what made it very enjoyable in the evening. We found everything clean and comfortable. The kitchen had everything you might need. The location is close to beaches, shopping,and parks.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great experience.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay. Minor issue with the washer, but nothing we couldn't handle. Loved the area, great road for running. Would definitely recommend and rent again .

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Cute!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed the stay at the cottage. It was available quickly which was a life saver. The owners were very kind and they allowed my dogs to come with which made me very happy. It is small which was fine with me. The master bed was comfortable. The guest bed squeaked every time you moved, but my son said it was fine. The yard is fenced in which was nice, but if you have a runners like I do, stay out there with them because they can get out of they really want to. Be sure to bring mosquito spray. The road was quiet which was nice to walk the dogs. The neighbors were really nice. I would definitely rent this cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property has everything you need for your stay. Fishing was good. My son caught his first snook, over 30 inches. Took out the canoe, saw manatees, and more fishing. Catching up with old friends priceless. Will be booking this again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Myself and my 4 girlfriends rented this property for our spring break this year. The house was easy to find. Inside is cozy but is nicely and newly furnished. The close quarters didn't bother us, although the one bathroom took a while for us to all get ready. Everything was very clean and there was more than enough pots, pans, knives, and cups (all kitchen essentials really). The only thing we couldn't find was a cake pan for brownies we were going to make, but we made due with muffins. The house is located nicely between Bonita Springs beach and Fort Myers beach and not far from Sanibel. Day one we saw dolphins in the canal while canoeing and the neighbors were nice in offering to help with the canoe, although we were able to get it in the water ourselves. The back house was a lovely place to read in the mornings and the fans and AC in the house worked great! Over all we had a lovely time and all 5 of us said that we would come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Local access to almost anything you could need/want within 20-30 min. drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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