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Times Square Gem! Updated Home with Pool - Great for Large Families - Sleeps 12

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Private Canal Front 4 Br Home w/Pool - Minutes Walk To The Beach & Times Square



If you want to be in the heart of the action, but yet be able to slip away quickly to enjoy some quiet time, this is the place! Primo Pool & Palms is located in the much desired Times Square District and is just a few minutes walk to the Beach, Times Square and Old San Carlos Blvd where you will find water sport rentals, beach shops and plenty of restaurants. Use the bikes to ride down to the beach, or its a very short walk. A beach cart and beach chairs are included that you can take down to the beach. Or you can just stay put and relax in the free form pool with tanning platform and attached spa surrounded by the tropically landscaped yard. You can also sit on the dock and look for the manatees and dolphins that occasionally visit the canals. Maybe a kayak cruise for two into the intercoastal to look for Dolphin, Manatee or bird watching. Or maybe just relax with a book in the hammock under the Royal Palm in the sand courtyard. If you're a boater, bring/rent a boat and tie up to the dock and be just minutes from the Gulf! You will feel that you have found a hidden Oasis at Primo Pool & Palms!

Look for Primo Pool and Palms on facebook to see additional pictures and updates.

If this house is booked or you would like a 3BR, another option is our newly updated 3 BR home located just down the street, also on canal with private pool. See

The rental rate does include access to 6 bikes (no helmets available) and the tandem kayak, along with all of the other great amenities at Primo Pool & Palms. If you would like additional kayaks, there's a marina just across the intercostal that rents a tandem kayak for $39* for 4 hours. If you require additional bikes, you can rent them just down the street at Quicky Scooter for $18* per day or $45* for the week.

(*these are the current rates as of February, 2016)

The house sleeps 12 (10 in beds in bedrooms and 2 on daybed that converts to twin beds or can be connected to form a king size bed). The house can accommodate large families, or is easily shared by two families. It's location allows for easy on and off access to the Island and includes plenty of parking space.

The lay-out of this 4 bedroom home allows for plenty of privacy with an Upper Level that features 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Kitchen and Living Area. And a Lower Level that also features 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Kitchen and Living Area. For privacy, just close the entry doors that separate the levels or leave open for free flowing access to the entire house.

The Upper Level has a King sized Master Bedroom overlooking the pool and canal with its own access to the upper level deck; and a Queen sized Bedroom; In addition, there is a daybed in the living area that converts into either a king bed or can be used as two separate twin beds. The Lower Level has a Queen sized Master Bedroom looking out onto the pool and canal with its own private entrance to the lower lanai; and a Bedroom with Queen sized Bunk Beds that comfortably sleep 4 adults; In the living area, you will find a futon that folds down to a full size bed. All mattresses are encased in Allerease protection cases. Pillows are also in Allerease cases. Beds, Bedding and Linens are fresh and updated as needed.

You will find flat screen TVs through out the house, including in the lower lanai. The house is equipped with Wi-Fi, Cable and a telephone. Both Kitchens have new cabinets, appliances and granite counters and are fully stocked for your cooking needs; Both Bathrooms are stocked with plenty of linens, including beach towels; The Laundry room has 2 front load washers and dryers for your use. Most everything in the house has been purchased within the last few years.

And you never know what new thing may be added upon your arrival! We just recently added Party lights in the lower lanai along with the TV and an outdoor solar shower for a quick rinse after the beach.

Outside the home, you will find:

A Weber Grill (w/large cooking surface)

Outdoor dining areas on the upper deck, in the lower lanai and one pool side

There's a TV in the lower lanai so you can enjoy the outdoors and still be able to watch/listen to that favorite show/sporting event.

Everything you need for a fun day at the pool is included:

Chaise Loungers; Chairs; and Pool toys.

Also included is everything for a day at the Beach:

Beach chairs; Beach blankets; toys; cooler; and a Beach Cart to tote everything in!

There are also 6 bikes available for your use. (no helmets available)

A tandem kayak with paddles and an assortment of life jackets

Every attempt has been made to outfit the home with everything you may need to have a carefree and enjoyable vacation!



NOTE: If you zoom on the satellite feature while looking at the map, you will see an old satellite view prior to the pool being put in and the landscaping updated. You can see an updated view using Google Earth. SSTR19-0337

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Barb

Like so many people we have met while in Florida, we are from the Mid West. We live in Michigan. And like so many fellow Michiganders, we enjoy running away from the cold months that we experience here! And just LOVE Fort Myers Beach for its warm climate, beautiful beaches and laid back vibe!

Barb purchased this house in 2013

Why Barb chose Ft Myers Beach

Loved the Location...Close to everything! We felt it had the best of both worlds with the beach and a quaint town just a short walk away, Yet private and secluded when we want quiet time. We've spent many family vacations in Florida...Orlando, St Pete/Tampa, Clearwater, but we love being further south in Florida with the warmer temperatures that Fort Myers Beach offers during our cold Michigan Winters!

What makes this house unique

We have put a lot of time into renovating the house and yard...a lot of sweat and tears! And are so thrilled with the outcome, especially the pool and the landscaping - So love all of the palm trees! It's so hard each time we have to leave to go back home to Michigan, as we just love our little piece of paradise and are hoping you will love it too!


Ft Myers Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Upper Level Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom 2 - 2 queen , This bedroom has a Queen Bunk Bed
    Upper Level Master - 1 king , Private entry to upper Lanai and pool/canal view
    Lower Level Master - 1 queen , Private entry to lower Lanai and has pool/canal view
  • All mattresses brand new and are in Allerease protection cases. Pillows are also new and in Allerease protection cases. All new bed linens through out. Additional sleeping - Daybed in upper level living area and Futon in lower level living area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • 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
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Also have beach chairs and umbrella; coolers and some beach toys for a fun day at the beach! A portable crib and bouncey chair has recently been added for infants. There are rental companies nearby that deliver additional equipment. Both for infants and children, but do have additional rental equipment as well.


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Times Square Gem! Updated Home with Pool - Great for Large Families - Sleeps 12
average rating of 5.0 based on 59 reviews

Great location, pool, and home for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we chose this home for our family vacation this year. We have 7 adults and 5 kids in our family and all had a great time in this home. The pool was a big hit! It didn't matter if we went shopping at the local shops or we all went to the beach for a few hours - which was just a 10 minute walk - we all came back and went straight to the pool to play and relax. Everything was very clean and the house was stocked with everything we needed during our week there. The two kitchens worked out perfectly. The first level (pool level) was used for all the refreshments and the second level for cooking. Beach tuff like a cooler, beach chairs, buckets, etc. and a cart to haul it all in was great. We donated three umbrellas to the mix, which came in handy for our times at the beach. Finally, I'd like to say thanks to Barb, who was responsive and very helpful in answering all questions. We would definitely recommend this property! Thanks Barb, for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwwwe...super nice review! Thank you so much Jim! Glad you all enjoyed the place :) Hope to hear from you in the future!
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Great home - the pool and outdoor area are amazing and the location is perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven spent a week in June and -absolutely loved it! The location is great, where you can take a short walk to the beach or tourist district of Fort Myers Beach, but yet you felt secluded on a quiet canal. I really can’t say enough about the outdoor space. The pool, hot tub and living space made you feel like you were in the tropics, and our girls spent hours there every day and night. They have a state of the art Weber Grill, and enough equipment in the kitchens, that we cooked all our meals and probably ate better (and certainly cheaper) than had we gone out. There were nice beach chairs and toys as well. The bikes could use some attention, but other than that, everything was better than expected, and Barb was helpful and responsive to any concerns. Would not hesitate to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We have tried to appoint the house with everything needed for a carefree vacation! Always happy to hear when we have succeeded :) And yes, the bikes do take a beating. The salt, sand and rugged use takes it toll quickly! We do try to replace the older ones every time we come down, but hard to keep up with the use they get!
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Very clean, very private, just what we needed❤️❤️❤️

  • 5 of 5

Great vacation!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Anna! Glad the home worked for you :)
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Girls vacation celebrating a 30, 40 and a 60 Birthdays

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy we went with this Time Square Gem, it was perfect for all 8 of us girls. Barb, was wonderful and very helpful with our planning and the accommodation. Very close to every thing we wanted to do the beach, dinning and shopping. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay and glad I could help :)
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Everything I imagined!

  • 5 of 5

This has been a dream mine to take my whole family on a vacation like this. This home only made it that much better. The outdoor area is amazing with the pool, grill, tv, outdoor dining tables, pool toys, etc. Also the location is ideal. Everyone was able to walk to whatever they wanted to do ... It was a week that I never will forget and hope to do again someday!!! Thank you Barb!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww, that's such a great review! So glad your family get together was such a success :)
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our week at this amazing house! The backyard was unbelievable, the house had absolutely everything you could need. "The book" was very helpful. We rode the bikes, used the kayak, swam, sat in the hot tub, lounged on the hammock. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jody! You are making me miss it by your description of your week! We go soon ourselves...can't wait :)
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
SW Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Beached Whale
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Key West Express
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Beached Whale
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Fort Myers Beach (less than 5 minute walk)
Car: not necessary

There's plenty to do for all ages! The Beach, just steps away, is loaded with options! Walk the beach and enjoy the sugar sand and blue waters; plenty of watersport rentals; public beach with sand volleyball courts; Shop the beach stores; Enjoy the live music in most restaurants day and night; Walk the Pier; Take a long bike ride on the beach; and make sure not to miss the Sunsets!; Enjoy nearby Parks - Bowditch at North end and Lovers Key at South end; Numerous Boating options including boat rentals, tours, and fishing excursions; Take a gambling cruise on the Big M Casino Boat; Take a scenic drive to Sanibel and Captiva just 15-30 minutes away; There's downtown Fort Myers with plenty of things to do (Ford and Edison's Winter Homes, Giant Flea Market, Murder Mystery Dinner Train, Broadway Palm Dinner Theater and so much more; There's golf (Shell Point and The Dunes on Sanibel are close by) and miniature golf. Feed the baby alligators at Smugglers Cover Putt-Putt!; And so much more. The hardest decision you will make while you stay at Primo Pool & Palms is whether you want to leave and explore or just stay at the house and enjoy the hidden Oasis of the pool and yard!

For grocery needs: there's a 7-Eleven at the end of the street; a Topps Market approximately 1 mile away and a Publix Market approximately 3 miles away. And a new Walmart just opened up recently on San Carlos Blvd shortly before crossing over Matanzas Bridge and is only 3.5 miles away and is on the Trolley Stops as is the other Markets. Or just take one of the 6 bikes (several have carts) to grab a few groceries. For fresh fish and shrimp, visit Trico Seafood Market...just a kayak ride across the Intercoastal! There's also a Farmer's Market located under Matanzas Pass Bridge on Friday mornings. There's another Farmers Market on Tuesdays at Santini Plaza at the South end of the Island. Farmers Markets are seasonal.

Restaurants/Bars: There are so many options all just a short walk or bike ride away! The Beached Whale at the corner of our Street is one of our favorites with views of the ocean from the upper deck. Some other favorites: Salty Crab where you can sit at picnic tables with your toes in the sand; Matanzas with choices for finer dining on lower level or casual on their upper deck. Both with beautiful views over the Intercostal. Doc Ford's just over the Causeway also has great Intercoastal views with a great menu and is walkable/bikeable. Pierside and Sunset Beach Grille are great locations for ocean views and to view the sunset. If you are in the mood for crab, you must try the garlic crab at SOB (Smokin Oyster Brewery) YUM! There are also numerous fun little places along the way to pop into...The DogHouse, also at the end of our street, has great hot dogs but also makes a great burger! Don't want to go out, and don't want to cook...order from Ray's Pizza. It's really good pizza and they deliver! Make sure to get the breadsticks! Tiki Bar and The Cottage are great for late night fun. So many great choices! Too many to list them all! You will want more than a week to try to get to them all!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax

Check-in 4:00 p.m. and Check-out is 10:00 a.m.

Full refund with 60 day notice.

Service Fee - This is a new fee that VRBO has added. It is added into the Quote by VRBO and the rate is determined by VRBO. This fee goes directly to VRBO not the Home Owner and you will be billed this amount separately by VRBO.
As the Home Owner, I have no control over this fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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