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Widgeon Cottage. AMAZING! Heated pool/jacuzzi. On canal. Walk to beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Heated pool/jacuzzi, kayak, fish from your dock, 2 blocks from sandy beaches

Welcome to Widgeon Cottage! Grab your dates now. This property fills up fast! We have one of the few homes that has a heated pool and whirlpool spa. Walk out your back patio door to a warm pool or onto the dock overlooking the canal where you can fish or kayak (we have some fishing poles and kayaks you can use free of charge) or bring your own boat and keep it at the dock free of charge. You can just sit and relax, read a book and look for dolphins and manatee that swim in the canal. Walk to the sandy beaches only two blocks from your home. We have beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and beach toys for your enjoyment.

We want you to feel like this is your home-away-from-home so we provide excellent customer service and amazing extras such as free washer/dryer, detergent, soap, shampoo/conditioner, dish soap, books, family games, cable, Apple TV, free fast wifi, outside grill. We have bikes you can use to ride around the island. You will stay in a large main floor unit; beautiful, fully furnished, fully equipped, 3 bedroom with queen-sized beds (great pillows), 2 bathrooms, full kitchen. Home is very clean and well-maintained. We, the owners, live in the caretakers unit on the property to assure all your needs are met. We will treat you as if you were our family or friends. We are located mid island on a quiet residential street and our home is not for the party crowd. We cater to families who want to relax and enjoy their holiday, but you can catch a Trolley ride to anywhere on the island.

More Details

Daniel Hendrickson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Daniel Hendrickson

Dan and Colleen are a well traveled professional couple who raised their children in western Michigan. Now empty nesters, they have chosen Fort Myers Beach as their home, and live in the caretakers apartment on the Widgeon Cottage property. They are committed to providing their guests with an easy and enjoyable vacation experience. Guests have described them as friendly, laid back, and attentive to needs if any should arise.

Daniel Hendrickson purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Daniel Hendrickson chose Mid Island

Dan and Colleen are sailors, and love the water, outdoors, and all the area has to provide. Their property reflects their personalities... comfortable spaces, peaceful, plenty of light, surrounded by water, and close to the action if and when the mood should strike.

What makes this cottage unique

This property is well maintained, has open living spaces, sits on a canal with access to the intercoastal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico, has a heated pool and jacuzzi, is family friendly, and is centrally located to many area attractions. If anything, the pictures do not do it justice!


Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Southwest Florida International
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach is located on Estero Island which is a 7 mile long barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. It is easily accessible by a south and north bridge (no tolls). The south side of the island is adjacent to a beautiful state park which is a protected island with no residents so it is home to dolphins, manatee, and other aquatic wildlife. It is a protected bird estuary for all the bird watchers. Wonderful for fishing, shelling, hiking, biking, boating. Driving south from Fort Myers Beach is Bonita Springs and Naples, both of which have wonderful shopping including outlet stores. We are located less than an hour north of the Everglades if you feel like spending time with alligators and snakes!

On the north side of the island is Time Square with night life, cute shops, restaurants, and bars. We are located about 3 or 4 miles from the north side which is easy to get to by trolley or biking if you don't want to drive. Spend time in the bussle of Time Square or choose to get away at your own private cottage.

You are walking distance from a eat-in movie theatre (can purchase food and eat while you watch the movie), shops, fruit market, several really good restaurants from seafood to casual sports bars to great pizza,convenience stores, a bank, boat, bike and kayak rentals and two blocks from the beach. There is a large grocery store less than two miles from Widgeon Cottage.

All inclusive island that you never have to leave.


Mid Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms (one in master bedroom).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , baby crib if needed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with queen sized bed and full bath, two smaller bedrooms with queen sized beds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Widgeon Cottage. AMAZING! Heated pool/jacuzzi. On canal. Walk to beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

So Happy and Thankful!

  • 5 of 5

I honestly can't say enough about how relaxing and satisfied we were with our stay here! Of all the places we have stayed I will say that this tops them all with all the amenities that are included from the kayaking to bike riding and last, but not least the fishing! The pool and so refreshing and clean as was the hot tub! Can't thank Don enough for being there for all our needs and being so nice. It was truly a pleasure to stay at your place and be able to meet you and your wife. You truly made our stay absolutely enjoyable. Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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They've thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Dan and his wife have thought of everything to make a stay at their house a completely wonderful experience. There are bikes to ride to the beach, beach chairs, tons of towels, umbrellas, a cart to haul stuff to the beach.

I know that plenty of people want to be beachfront for the convenience, but honestly the beach was a quick bike ride away and we had EVERYTHING!

We loved our stay!


  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mason, OH

Widgeon Cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

Wow! I was so impressed by this property and the landlords. The property was exactly as advertised - spacious 3 bedroom house right on canal. No more than 5 minute walk to beach. The house was immaculate and the extras that Colleen and Dan supplied were very much appreciated. What a nice surprise to arrive (early) and have everything spotless and a welcome basket waiting! Colleen was available to answer any question, gave recommendations for restaurants, fishing trips, places of interest, etc. Everything that could be used was available - from kayaks (definitely take a kayak trip to the bay) to fishing poles and bicycles. It was a private area - other homes right next door, but quiet. The pool and the hot tub were crystal clear and perfect after time at the beach. And again, I can't say enough about Colleen's hospitality. She went way out of her way to make sure everything was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twin Cities

Widgeon Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Awesome spot, and the landlord is right there to help in any way they can. Very friendly and would do almost anything to see that you have a great experience. Clean and quite, close to the beach, on the canal with a pool and hot tub to boot. We were in the 3 bedroom and it had more than enough room for our group of 7.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.