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Beautiful Beach Front Condo on the Gulf of Mexico-completely renovated

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Our 10th floor, gulf-front condominium – with spectacular water views from every window - is situated on a white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The waves are gentle, and the gulf-floor slopes gently to an offshore sand bar which provides seven miles of protected beaches. Because of this, Fort Myers Beach is often called 'The World's Safest Beach'. Our children, and now our grandchildren, have spent countless hours sitting on the sandbar during low tide digging for sand dollars. We frequently spot dolphins playing in the waters in front of our balcony.

In June 2014 we completed a complete renovation - a total gut job, EVERYTHING is new! We removed the old bathtub and built a spacious, custom walk-in shower; gutted our kitchen and replaced all the appliances, cabinets, counters and sink. We added 7 feet of new professionally designed and organized closet space in our master bedroom, including a built-in dresser, and had the existing closet professionally organized. We replaced all the flooring with beautiful Italian porcelain tile and have new window treatments. Even our windows are fairly new, hurricane proof windows. All the bedroom furniture is brand new, and our living room furniture is only a few years old. The spacious bedroom, which is separated from the living area by a folding partition, has a king-size bed, purchased in August 2015. The living room has a sleep sofa (queen-bed size), TV, and DVD/CD player. Our new kitchen is well equipped and stocked. The spectacular view from our balcony faces the Gulf of Mexico and Sanibel Island, and because it faces west, it’s the perfect place to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun set. Don't be fooled by other ads that say they have a gulf view. Ours is a direct-facing view; no craning your neck around buildings to catch a glimpse of the Gulf - take a look at our photos to see our spectacular view.

There’s an on-site heated swimming pool; four Har-Tru clay tennis courts; and a shared, coin-op laundry room. There are several marinas in Fort Myers Beach, including one directly across from the Estero Beach and Tennis Club. There is a wide variety of restaurants and shops in Fort Myers Beach, which are easily accessible by public trolley, which runs the length of the seven-mile long island.

The Estero Beach and Tennis Club is situated on ten lush acres along the Gulf of Mexico. The estuary in front of our balcony is listed in the top 200 bird-watching spots in the United States and is the only estuary in the US with a flock of Roseate Spoonbills arriving daily at dawn and dusk.

We are conveniently located approximately 30 minutes from Regional Southwest Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. In addition to enjoying all that Fort Myers Beach has to offer, you are within 30-40 minutes of beautiful Naples and Sanibel/Captiva Islands. You will never run out of things to do in Fort Myers Beach!

Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Florida where you can swim with dolphins and manatees or search for shells and sand dollars. Charter boats, jet skis and parasailing rentals are within walking distance. Enjoy a day or night out on the Casino boat or take the Key West Ferry for a day adventure to Key West. Catch some of the local artists at one of the many beach bars, enjoy great restaurants and fantastic shopping. Looking for something to do after the beach? There are numerous golf courses, mini golf, frisbee golf, libraries, a movie theater, water park, and much, much more. Further out you can enjoy museums, the Shell Factory, the Imaginarium, Calusa Nature Center, Naples Zoo, or an Everglades Airboat or Swamp Buggy adventure.

Come take a look at our newly renovated condo, we think you will love it!

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Carole Cangiano
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Carole Cangiano

We are the original owners of this beautiful condo, purchasing it from the developer in 1982. Over the years we have consistently maintained and upgraded our condo, including a full renovation which was completed in June 2014.

Carole Cangiano purchased this condo in 1982


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Beach Front Condo on the Gulf of Mexico-completely renovated
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews
Hudsonville, MI

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Just got back to Michigan and thought I would let you know that we really enjoyed our trip!! Your condo was EXCELLENT. Very clean and nice!! We really liked it.

Coldwell also did a great job when we arrived and picked up the keys.

We are planning a return trip sometime and April and I will contact you to see if your unit will be available. It is the nicest one we have seen!!


Dan Alberta

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newark, Delaware

Beautiful Gulf Front Condo

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this unit from 10/17/15 – 10/24/15.

The Unit : We loved everything about it and it was perfect for the 2 of us. The unit was recently renovated and beautiful. The gulf front view is amazing. The storage unit in the bedroom is amazing with enough space for everything and then some. It was also nice having the small desk/vanity. The king size bed was spacious and very comfortable. Swim noodles and a beach chair were found under the bed.

The bathroom was spacious and beautifully redone. The water pressure in the stand up shower was refreshing. Another storage closet in the bathroom contained additional necessities. The beach chairs and the beach umbrella were there as well as sand toys. There were 4 beach chairs in the closet. One was broken. They are the low sling back beach chairs and they do recline. However the 2 chairs that we used had issues with the locking pins and they would lean. They were also difficult getting out of on the beach. I understand how difficult it is to keep chairs maintained etc…This in no way detracts from the unit but it would be nice to have Tommy Bahama type chairs.

The kitchen was great and we used it a lot. We had everything we needed. We also used the grill downstairs a few times. It was great having the use of a gas grill.

The Grounds/Beach: the grounds were beautifully maintained and the pool was heated and very nice. The beach is beautiful. Keep in mind that the beach directly in front of the building is not very wide. A quick walk north via the grass path around the lagoon or thru the shallow water from the beach and you will be at a very wide beach area. We took many walks north up the beach and it was great. We also took walks south where it is a little narrower depending on the tides. Great for walking. We saw dolphins every day.

We would highly recommend this unit and would rent again of we return to the area. Our only real issue was in the building lobby. For the entire week there was a very unpleasant odor in the lobby area and the elevators. We found out that there was a problem with unwanted 4 legged visitors and they had treated the lobby and elevators. We understand the 4 legged visitors but the odor all week was unpleasant. Again it has no reflection on the unit itself and we would definitely give the condo 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, I'm so glad that you had such a good vacation and enjoyed our condo; thanks for taking the time to write. It's exciting to hear all the things that caught your attention as we put a tremendous amount of thought and planning into our recent renovation. You mentioned all the improvements that we like best!! Thanks for your feedback. You're right, it is almost impossible for us to keep up with the condition of the beach chairs. We replace them several times a year, and yet, their condition is always an unknown week-to-week. I'll look at the Tommy Bahama chairs next time we're chair shopping. Looking forward to your return ~ Carole
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Best honeymoon ever.

  • 5 of 5

We had the absolute best time staying here. We can not express how much fun we had. The condo was perfect. My new wife and I can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tyler. I'm so glad to hear that you had such a great time. We will look forward to your return. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Carole
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Thompson, CT

Wonderful week; beautiful view and perfect interior

  • 5 of 5

This location is our favorite spot in Ft. Myers Beach and we keep coming back to this area. This particular unit has everything to make your stay perfect: Upscale freshly remodeled interior; perfect small amenities like welcome gifts and helpful hints about the area. An absolute gorgeous 10th floor view of the beach and Gulf..And when you are not on the beach, the local restaurants, grocery, banks, and pharmacy are all within 5-10 minutes of the condo complex.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. I'm happy that you were so pleased with the condo. Carole
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Waynesville, Ohio

Breathtaking views, beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

We were so impressed with our recent stay. This is the first time I've rented a condo myself while on vacation and now we're going to be spoiled. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need, the bathroom was huge, and I now want that closet system in MY home! The views were breathtaking, I would sit outside for hours at a time, just soaking it all in. Having kids, I loved the quieter location, that the beach wasn't crowded. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that you were so pleased with our condo - particularly the beautiful beach right outside our door. We really strive to provide a great place for guests to relax and enjoy your vacation, so I'm happy to hear that you liked it. We love the new closet systems, too, there's so much more storage now. Thanks for taking the time to post your comments, I hope you'll come back! Carole
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Newly Renovated Unit, Same Great Vacation Stay

  • 5 of 5

W-O-W is all I can say! My family has been renting this same unit for 5+ years and were lucky enough to be the first ones to stay in the condo since its renovation. The kitchen is gorgeous with granite countertops, new cabinets, and a dishwasher. The bedroom has a built-in closet/wall unit with deep drawers and ample space. The bathroom also has a new built-in closet and a brand new shower with beautiful tile and backsplash. And, the entire unit has new tile flooring. We were impressed with how impeccably clean the unit was. There were new linens, including new beach towels, and we appreciate the signs Carole has around the unit letting us know where things were (i.e., beach accessories, extra blankets & sheets, etc.). The bed was very comfortable and my sister who slept on the pull-out sofa said she slept soundly. I guess seeing dolphins in the Gulf every morning while enjoying coffee on the balcony was just an added extra. Overall, we couldn't be happier with our stay and look forward to many more vacations here. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joanna, for such a great review of your stay in our condo. We are so happy with our renovated condo and are so pleased that you liked it so much. We, too, love seeing the dolphins play in the waters in front of our condo. Thanks for renting with us for so many years, we look forward to your next stay. Carole
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southwest Regional International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

South Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
December 2016-January 2017
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
February, March 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
December 2017-January 2018
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
February, March 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Damage Waiver Insurance $45 + Tax
Booking Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a cancellation fee of $50 on all cancelled reservations.
If you cancel more than 60 days prior to your check in, you will receive a full refund - less the $50 fee.
If you cancel 60 days or less prior to your check in, there is no refund given unless we are able to rent the week you cancelled. In that case, you will receive a full refund, less the $50 fee.

30 % of the total when you return your contract
The balance 60 days prior to arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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South Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • New custom walk-in shower (no bathtub), new vanity, new toilet and new closet in the bedroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New 7' closet, built-in dresser, 2 night tables, desk
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Queen-size sleep sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Keyless entry - no need to worry about keys while at the beach or pool.

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