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Best Of Both Worlds! Huge 5 Bdrm Canal Home Across The Steet From Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Enjoy Both Canal And Beach Access In This Beautifully Remodeled 5 Bdrm House

One of the biggest and nicest rentals available on Fort Myers Beach! Over 100 ft of seawall and dockage and directly across the street from the nicest section of white sandy beach the Island has to offer. This is the perfect house for beach bumming, boating, fishing or just lounging in a hammock on the property. Great Mid-Island location with plenty of space to comfortably accommodate your group. With 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths, this 3600 sq ft house also boasts a huge 800 sq ft screened Lanai balcony, deluxe game room with pool table, darts and poker table, a double sized canal lot with a great tropical feel. Flat screen TVs with satellite in Living Room, Game Room and Master Bdrm. The house is fully stocked with linens, cookware, dishes, etc... Just bring your clothes, swim suits, flip-flops and you are ready a great island vacation! Grocery store is 1 mile away. We are pet friendly with a fenced sand/seashell yard so you can bring along the whole family! All of Ft Myers Beach is Dog friendly With-Leash, Bonita Dog Beach is Off-Leash and only 1.5 miles away!

Truly the perfect location on FM Beach, there are tons of restaurants and activities within walking distance. Also just steps from the beach movie theater with full service restaurant and bar, you can walk right next door to go relax at the movies. Charley's Boat House and The OutRigger are less than a block away and both great places to end a long day in the sun and enjoy great food and drinks!

The property is professionally cleaned after each tenant including all linens changed. Gas grill on the dock is perfect for an evening at home. As the reviews reflect, this house is a great place for your vacation, we hope to hear from you!

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Charles Strand
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Charles Strand

Moved to South Florida 5 years ago from Texas and absolutely love it! Sunshine year round and beautiful white sandy beaches. Once I moved here I became a licensed Realtor and specialize in helping others relocate to the area. So if you get down here and decide its where you want to be, I can help you find your next dream home in paradise!

Charles Strand purchased this house in 2015

Guestbook comments from the owner

What an absolutely great house! We had a marvelous time and I in particular enjoyed shooting pool. We're so glad we were there.
Mar 2016
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Best Of Both Worlds! Huge 5 Bdrm Canal Home Across The Steet From Beach!
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 13 reviews

Excellent house for families with older children

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at this great rental. Location was great. But the house is perfect for large families with older children. We all had our own space but also were able to enjoy time together playing games on the great porch and back yard. Loved it! Mindy was great very attentive and helpful.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

Our visit to this unit was enjoyable. The owner was very attentive to questions and went out of her way to let us know she was interested in our stay being a pleasant experience. Any questions were answered in a timely fashion. The house itself met our needs. It was clean and had the basics to make our stay enjoyable. We liked the location as well. It was nice to be on the canal as well as walking distance to the Gulf. Figuring out the switches for the lights and fans in the main living area was a bit of a challenge but we did figure them out. The yard and screened in porch were nice retreats for relaxation.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house - location- NICE owner LOVED IT

  • 5 of 5

perfect location and the amenities were amazing. The pool table and the grill and the porch. Oh my goodness. There's a publix around the corner and Walgreens. We walked to the beach and loved every minute of this place. The owner was so easy to work with and had speedy email replies. Loved it!!!

I seriously don't know how it could've have been a better house. The kitchen and the place is clean and the a/c is cold. Oh my.

You will not be disappointed. We want to go back tomorrow!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Miami Beach

Great beach vacation house for a big family!

  • 4 of 5

House was well appointed and definitely ample enough to entertain our large group of adults and children. Easy walk to the beautiful white sand beach, and within blocks of various restaurants and entertainment. Liked that it was a little bit out of the center of town, it makes the area much quieter and gives it more of a private feel. Rental agent was super responsive and communicative before, during, and after our stay. I would recommend this house to any large, casual group. We didn't do a lot of the nearby activities, although there were plenty to chose from! My family all really enjoyed this house and gave it high praise.

The house itself has a really lovely yard, screened in patio, and common areas. The kitchen had everything we needed and plenty of paper towels and cleaning supplies. The three upstairs bedrooms are very nice, the master is huge and very nice, the others were clean and comfy, my only suggestion is that in smaller upstairs bedrooms it would be nice to have a dresser or a luggage rack to help keep things organized and tidy. The two downstairs bedrooms are just okay. One is rather small with no place to put personal belongings, which leads to a mess. The second bedroom in the corner could do with some updating to make it more in line with the other four bedrooms in the house.

Highlights of this house are very large group areas which allow everyone to be in one area together, and the cooking set up. The grill was a breeze--much to our surprise the self-igniter even worked! There was plenty of gas and all the utensils needed to cook. Likewise, the kitchen had loads of space, supplies, and storage.

One of the reasons we chose this house is because it allows pets, and my cousins have a French Bulldog. We were charged a special cleaning fee to make sure the place would be allergen free for the next guests, which as a lifetime major pet allergy sufferer myself, I didn't mind. However, I will say that even before our Frenchie arrived, I couldn't sit on the couch without having a little bit of allergies, and there was a slight dog odor. I'm super sensitive (and pregnant!) though, and only my sister shared this opinion.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation spot near the Beach

  • 4 of 5

We had a family reunion in the area and was looking for an ocean front property. This home fit the bill almost perfectly, located across the street from one. Rooms were nice, big and updated. Kitchen had enough prep space. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your home. The kids loved the rec room in the lower level and there was plenty space to host a dinner for all those who attended. The covered patio was a good hangout, with ceiling fans so not too stuffy, but away from pesky bugs.

Thanks Mindy for your helpfulness with things to do and flexibility on an early checkin, although we didn't end up needing it. If we return to the area, we will definitely look for your property.

Only negative about the location was the canal near the house had a strong odor that you almost have to hold your breath while walking past to get to street and beach across the way. But that's not a reflection on the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had a great vacation, hope you'll come back and visit again! Luckily the smell is temporary, was just reading that the city will be digging sand out of the channel for the next week or so to deepen it for boaters, but digging up that sand full of algae and muck causes the smell...will be gone in a week luckily!
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North Palm Beach

Large Extended Family Reunion/Vacation

  • 5 of 5

It was a perfect place for us! My siblings and I are grown with families - so it was each individual family plus our parents. Because there were so many different people under one roof - it was awesome to have all the space this house allowed. It is also in a perfect location to accommodate differing personalities throughout the vacation. We walked to the movies (less than a block), grilled out, played cornhole, and shoot pool. Watched Netflix thanx to wifi in living room while others cooked breakfast in spacious kitchen. One day a crew took kayaks to beach while others boated there then all floated to shore and met at Outriggers resort for drinks. BTW, Outriggers is on the beach and across the street from this house. The kids fished on the dock. Saw tons of dolphins (my fave) right out the canal, sand dollars and more. If you bring your boat, you'll be glad to know it was very easy to put in at a public boat ramp and leave trailer in spacious driveway which is what my brother did with his boat. My husband and I boated over from Jupiter area through the Okeechobee locks. We felt it was great that the house was at the end of the canal - no wakes, no concern of theft.... The upstairs/downstairs was helpful for our large crew. But when we all wanted to be together for meals, we were able to feel togetherness at the two dining tables. I highly recommend, especially if you have a large group.

Thanks so much for delivering what is on the VRBO site.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Elizabeth, so glad you and your family had a great vacation, come back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Out Rigger, across the street!
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
3 restaurants within 1 mile, 12 within 3 miles.
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

A perfect Mid-Island location! Steps to the most pristine part of Ft Myers Beach, yet just a short 2 mile bike ride or Island Trolly to Downtown and the night life, the North End of the island is the wilder side... The South End is fairly quiet, we are perfectly in the middle :) 1 block to the Beach Cinema, a 6 screen first run theater with food, beer and wine. 3 Top restaurants and 2 really fun Tiki Bars within 3 blocks, bicycle rentals 1 block, or walk across the street and for $20 have a private beach cabana for the day at the Outrigger! Best spot on the Island, you'll see!


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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South Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Master and 2 guest bedrooms upstairs with 2 full baths. Downstairs is 2 guest bedrooms and 1 full bath with walk-in shower.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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