An quiet home on the Caloosahatchee River with direct Gulf access.
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No parties/events - Please contact us for weddings through our webpagePlease contact us for weddings through our webpage
Max guests: 20
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Strict outdoor quiet hours 10pm to 8am. Low music volume during the day. Sound carries over the water.
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
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 Shores
We saw this beautiful island as we were out boating. We knew the value of family vacation rentals and wanted to make this beautiful 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 and music must be kept at a minimum level at all times. 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.