Island setting, 4 Bed 2.5 Bath Villa, 8 minutes stroll from the lovely Fort Myers Beach.
33 Foot Infinity Pool giving onto canal with direct sea access (dolphin and manatee visits).
Extensive outside south facing Patio/Deck/Pool area with barbecue.
WiFi Internet Access throughout inside and out.
Welcome to our new place in the sun, the South West Florida sun that is.
The villa has 4 double bedrooms and so sleeps 8 easily with a queen bed sofa in the lounge increasing numbers to 10 if necessary.
It is situated on the narrow Fort Myers Beach (FMB) island and, being on the Gulf of Mexico side of Florida and with FMB being reasonably sheltered and shallow, the sea really is warm. In the hotter months of July and August it is almost like getting into a bath, beating even the Caribbean.
The villa is located on a no-through street in a quiet neighborhood. To get to the beach is an 8 minute saunter down to the end of the road and to Estero Boulevard. There you will find a beach-side bar & restaurant "Junkanoo on the Beach" (great deck giving right onto the beach, excellent fajitas!) or upstairs a slightly more upmarket seafood restaurant the "Fresh Catch Bistro" with stunning views over the sea and beach and for sunsets. The public beach access is just to the left of these restaurants (see photos). All the beach / sunset photos on this site are taken from the beach at this point directly across the road. We love the beach just here, there are no large hotels nearby and we have never had a case where we couldn't pick the spot we wanted to camp up for the day. For the beach we are all prepared for you – there are beach chairs, umbrellas, mats, floats, towels and a small caddie for you to transport it all. There are also bicycles as this is a lovely way to see the island.
If you prefer to relax by a pool, one of the main features of the villa is its private 33 foot infinity edge, south-facing swimming pool. This is at the rear of the property and gives onto the canal providing, all in all, a very secluded private area where you can really enjoy the outdoor Florida lifestyle. We have everything you need for the pool and deck with proper pool loungers, floats and pool toys for the kids. The pool itself has a shallow end of 3’6” increasing to around 4’6” at about two thirds along the pool. This is for relaxing and playing in but the pool does also have a proper deep end and is big enough to do laps in. At the shallow end there is a full width bench seat with 3 water jets which you can adjust to gently massage your lower back as you relax in the pool with a drink. At night the pool is equipped with multifunction underwater lighting which you can set to your taste for your night time dips.
If you hear a large splash from the canal it is NOT (as we first thought) one of the neighbors who has fallen in, but a dolphin. They regularly chase down fish into the canal at the front of the pool and they can get quite animated when they pounce on the cornered fish. If you miss them when they arrive, they HAVE to come back past to get back to the sea, usually around 10 minutes later – great photo opportunity.
Fort Myers Beach is a friendly laid-back area with all the usual Florida attractions. The villa itself is walking distance from restaurants, a 7/11 convenience store, church, children's playground, park, recreation center and more. You will also find LOTS more useful information on the villa and surrounding area in the reviews that previous guests have been kind enough to leave. Alternatively you can go to holidaylettings co uk and search for Home ID 495518 for the same information.
In the modern age of communication, the house is equipped with Wifi which works inside or outside the villa. There is also a telephone which you can use to call anywhere in the States (and even Canada) and which anyone can use to call you during your stay. This saves a lot on roaming bills when calling restaurants / golf courses etc.
No Smoking inside the villa please.