The Gulf of Mexico, calm and warm waters of the Florida Peninsula, is home to Fort Myers Beach, located on Estero Island seven miles of pristine sand. Casa Bella’s vivacious orange cottage rivals the surrounding splendor of South Florida’s spectacular sunsets. Centrally located, this mid-island 1100 sq. ft. home sits on a cul-de-sac residential street, a mere 170 yards from the community deeded beach access, a short walk to Publix, the island’s major grocery store, Snook Bight full service marina, one of South Florida’s finest and the five stars cuisine of Bayfront Bistro. About two miles north of the house is Bay Oaks community center, pool and water park, a little further is the new public library and café. Three miles north from your door step is our famous pier and the streets of downtown Fort Myers Beach “ Times Square” lined with restaurants, bars and quaint shops.
For years, Casa Bella’s cottage was the permanent residency of the owner’s dear friends, when they recently relocated, its doors open to welcome guests that choose Fort Myers Beach as their vacation destination.
A well designed floor plan is what Casa Bella has to offer. You’ll find plenty space to park your car at your arrival, areca palms provide privacy and beauty to the house’s manicured landscape. The covered screened lanai, that precedes the entrance of this light flooded home, has a white wrought iron bistro table and a rattan love seat, you’ll spend hours in long conversations, reading or enjoying your morning java in this private area. The entrance door has a digital lock that adds safety to our guests, most of the time someone will welcome you, but you’ll be provided with your personal code prior checking in, that way you can make yourself at home immediately. The white tiled gathering room has a large window, a sectional big enough for the whole family and a TV, WIFI and cable are complementary to our guests, on your right a white and wood table with seats for six. The dining room over sized window, lets in the sunset gleam every afternoon, an invitation to get together and dine, perhaps some fresh catch of your own, yes! You can fish at our beach and actually come back home with a fresh catch for dinner. Every meal can be prepared in the galley kitchen that has a full size fridge, a stove with oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and other amenities, wine and champagne glasses are provided for when you celebrate this special occasion. The window over the sink also faces the sunset. Grilling provides delicious and uncomplicated meals, for when your crew comes back home hungry after swimming, exploring or doing water sports. Right off the kitchen is the door that opens to the area where you’ll find the grill provided for you, this makes easy food preparation and serving. There are plenty of kitchen towels and we always leave a roll of paper towel too.
The trolley that stops in the corner of the house will take you everywhere in the island, you’ll find the schedule, map and price guide in the house, together with some recommendations of past guests and our own, but for those evenings when you just want to kick back and relax, the master suite features a king size bed, Tommy Bahama style furniture, a flat screen TV and a large closet. The second room has a queen size bed, a dresser and en-suite half bathroom with plenty storage and a window for natural light. There is something in a day bed that invites to long naps and hours of day dreaming, the third of Casa Bella bedrooms has a twin size, white wooden daybed with a trundle. Being able to put out of the way the trundle when not in use, provides you with plenty space in this room, perfect for board games and puzzle building on the clean tiled floors. We need to mention that all of Casa Bella sleeping quarters have large windows, and we are so close to the beach that when they are open the aroma of the ocean breeze flows through every room of the house. The main bathroom has a tub with a shower and a vanity with good storage. The house comes complete with good quality linens and bath towels. The laundry room has a washer and a dryer, and enough space for folding and hanging clothes, you also have an iron and ironing board.
There is so much to share about Casa Bella’s beach cottage, our unique island and South Florida. We are so excited about the opportunity of serving you and hope we can help you create a lifetime memory.