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Across the street from Beach! Shelling! Pets Welcome!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 8, Beach across the street, canal in backyard

Located directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is on the quiet, southern end of Fort Myers Beach, within walking distance to Lover's Key State Park. Sit in the front courtyard and enjoy a cup of coffee with views of the beach. Relax along the private, fully fenced in backyard canal while sitting under the Tiki hut and watching manatees and dolphins. Enjoy fishing from the backyard dock, and store your boat on the boat lift under a covered boat house. Step across the street to enter a deeded neighborhood beach access where you can enjoy shelling, beautiful sunsets and bird watching. Explore local restaurants, library, movie theatre, churches and shops. The popular Times Square is located a few miles up the road and features a fishing pier, street performers, music, and food. A Trolley service is available as an option to driving.

The home features an open floor plan with great room/granite kitchen that is wonderful for entertaining. The large granite island provides seating for four in addition to the large kitchen farm table with seating for 8. The 2 car garage houses a second refrigerator and front loading washer/dryer. A private fenced in yard has a, tiki hut, dining table for outdoor dining or cocktails, and Weber grill. The front courtyard/sitting area is a perfect spot to relax while overlooking the Gulf.The 3 bedrooms are spacious and each have their own bathrooms, making the home very private and comfortable for guests. All bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans and flat screen TVs/WIFI. The 2 master suites have king size beds and an attached full bathroom with shower. The third bedroom has a queen bed and full bathroom with tub/shower.

More Details

Greg bello
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

Why Greg bello chose Laguna Shores

We purchased this home in 2000 as we were captivated by the beauty of the Fort Myers Beach. With water views both in front and back of the home, the property feels like a piece of paradise. Because we actually live in this home during the off season, we have taken great consideration of all the comfort and beauty that a home should provide: fully equipped kitchen, modern appliances/TVs, comfortable mattresses, beautiful decor, and well maintained grounds. Wherever our travels take us, we are always thrilled to return to this home, our paradise.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this home because the beach is right across the street, and a boat ride from the backyard canal is 5 minutes from open water! We appreciate that we can walk to Lover's Key and enjoy the quieter, residential end of the island. About a mile up the road is Santini Plaza, with restaurants, CVS pharmacy, and shops. Further up the road is a movie theatre, library and at the north end of the island is Times Square/fishing pier with more nightlife and excitement. Our property offers the best of both worlds; a quiet retreat with easy access to areas with more activity/entertainment.


Laguna Shores House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Across the street from Beach! Shelling! Pets Welcome!
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

This place was AWESOME!!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome! WE had a great time and I would definitely stay here again! We had two families and kids of all ages and they all loved it! The bedrooms were all separate so everyone could retreat if they needed to. The house was so clean and adorable décor and had everything we needed. The backyard is so peaceful and tranquil! And yes we saw manatee almost everyday swim through the canal and a dolphin too! The kids loved to fish off the dock everyday and across the street the private beach was great. I am not a busy beach person so this was perfect. Then when we wanted we could drive down to time square (that drive was a busy one though) for a bite to eat or just walk around and enjoy the shops and the crowds. I liked not being in the mix of all that, all the time and you weren't at this house. It was the best of both worlds! It was just one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever been on! I highly recommend this property!!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An awesome week at the Royal Palm House. The owners were gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 7 spanning 3 generations celebrating a 50th Wedding Anniversary. The Royal Palm house was a wonderful base for an activity filled week. Kayaking, pontooning and fishing from the back yard dock or shelling on the beach brought immediate smiles and lasting memories. We could not ask for more. In a word..."Splendid".

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad our home accommodated your family for your 50th wedding anniversary! Thanks so much for your review!
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for choosing to stay with us! Thanks for your review!
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Great place to stay !

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice property. Very well kept and the owners are attentive and quick to respond to any questions. Plenty of privacy and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you were pleased with your stay. Thanks so much for the review!
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Great Place - would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Location was great on the much less busy end of Estero Island. North end of the island was crazy busy with traffic but head south towards Bonita Springs and Naples and traffic was much more manageable. There were 6 of us staying at the house. There were plenty of towels and beach supplies. The boys loved fishing off the dock and across the street at the beach. We also tried fishing at Lover's Key. Great place - great owners - fun times had by all. Thanks for the memories!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the location of our home on the quieter end of the island. Thanks for taking such good care of our home; we hope to see you again! Thanks for your review!
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  • 5 of 5

This home has been an exceptional find on the southern end of Fort Meyers Beach! Within Walking distance to Lovers Key .Our family loved the location, the open floor plan with spacious well stocked kitchen ,expansive living room-dining room area and the easy convience of ground floor access. The bedrooms are exceptionally comfortable with two walk -in showers and top quality mattresses. Our grandchildren loved fishing from the dock, and spotting the manatees and dolphins that swim the canal with changing tides ! Also great access to the gulf within a few minutes with our boat. A quiet retreat for a cup of coffee and a good book on the front lanai ! Of course the beach is a favorite! Direct beach access across the street. Coming from the upper mid west , it is a delight for enjoying the warm gulf waters, a pleasant walk, and great shelling ! The local trolley is a treat to travel down to Times Square for shopping and restaurants. We have enjoyed this wonderful gem for several years, the owners are very accommodating and responsive, and we have always found the home to be immaculate.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
RSW Southwest Florida International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Santini Plaza
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Santini plaza
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Across street

Lovers Key

South Island




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.