An quiet family Island on the Caloosahatchee River with direct Gulf access.
About Karen Peterson
Mike and Karen have hosted on AirBnB for several years. We had a three story home on 2 ½ acres where we raised our three children. When our last child moved out, we had this big house with empty rooms. Mike’s brother recommended we do AirBnB. We were a little skeptical, but moved forward with trying it out. We then had a friend who had an emergency and needed a place for their family to stay so they became our first customers. Our first year we were booked solid during the winter season, had a nice break during off-season and more people came the next year. We then decided to downsize and sold that wonderful property. We moved to a place on a canal, just off the Caloosahatchee river. Mike won a boat in a drawing at our church and we were able to explore the river by boat. On one of our ventures we found this wonderful island and knew we could share it with others, just as we had shared our other home. Both of us have a vision to help others and to create a place for others to relax, refresh, and reconnect with other family members. As our children were growing up we met with Mike’s family including his Grandmother, Parents, Siblings and their families, Uncles and their families for a family vacation every year at a resort in MN. We were able to reconnect with each other during the vacation week having fun playing games, fishing, shopping, water skiing, and enjoying meals together. The families didn’t all live close together and the week at the lake allowed us to have the bond of fellowship each year. At Grace River Island Resort, Mike and Karen want to share their home and allow other families to gather together in Florida to relax, refresh, and reconnect with others.
Karen Peterson purchased this House in 2019
Why Karen Peterson chose Fort Myers
We saw this beautiful island as we were out boating. We knew the value of family vacation rentals and wanted to make this large island available to share with other families so they could REST, RELAX and RECONNECT.
What makes this House unique
The island is a unique space as there are very few islands on the Caloosahatchee River that have homes on them. And our property is easily accessible via a land bridge. This is a private gated island. However, we share the neighborhood with other properties. And noise travels easily over the water. So we ask that noise levels be kept low during the day and STRICT quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am. No loud parties! The views of the river and sunsets are spectacular. You will see an abundance of wildlife on the island. You might even see manatees, dolphins, eagles and osprey. Finally, our property has the benefit of being in the quiet country, but still close to airports, beaches, fishing, sporting events, shopping, and other attractions.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
QUIET Hours 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. Sound travels easily over the water. We want to be respectful of our neighbors. Family-friendly property.
We allow weddings and events look for our wedding wire as extra charges may apply. Please inquire before booking.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Family stay for funeral
Our extended family returned to Fort Myers to say our final goodbyes to my father. This home allowed 17 of us to all comfortably stay together. Every space worked perfectly for us, whether gathering for conversation or preparing or sharing a meal. Mike was great to work with. Thank you so much for helping us to have a wonerfully healing weekend. All the best.
Beaches, Baseball, Hockey, Warm Sun and Fun