Beach House, 3 Bedrooms, Gulf Front Cottage, WiFi, Sleeps 6
Ft. Myers - Bonita Beach
Talk about your beachfront property: The 3-bedroom Beach House stands literally on the white sands of Fort Myers Beach, mere yards from the serene Gulf of Mexico. In fact, beneath the balcony and deck is your own private patch of beach for entertaining, complete with a portable bar and barstools, lounge chairs, a gas grill, and a sun umbrella. Swim in the gulf, build castles in the sand, relax in the sun, and cool off in the shade--all within steps of the house!
As idyllic as the location is, that’s not the only appealing feature of Beach House. The home itself offers everything you want from a Florida getaway. There’s a glorious deck furnished with a table and chairs for alfresco dining--the salt-tinged breeze makes any meal taste better--where you can watch dolphins and manatees frolic in the gulf.
The adjacent enclosed balcony offers the same outstanding view. Furnished with comfortable seating and a ceiling fan, it’s a fabulous place to escape the midday heat without losing sight of the palm trees swaying in the breeze and the sun sparkling on the waves.
You can also gaze out at the gulf from the airy living room. Its palette of blue, beige, and white mimics the view from the sliding glass doors--and its tiled floor will feel so wonderfully cool underfoot when you return from the beach. There’s plenty of space for the whole family to kick back and watch a movie on the flat-screen TV with DVD player. And if you have an extra guest or 2 the big sofa and smaller sofa each have 2 built-in recliners.
Even the indoor dining room offers spectacular gulf views. The table is large enough to seat at least 6 people with more than enough elbow room. There’s also a breakfast bar on the other side of the kitchen with 4 stools. Not only is this a great area to take advantage of the high-speed web access, but you can also serve the kids dinner here if you want to enjoy a quiet grownups-only meal in the dining room.
The kitchen is loaded with everything you need whether you’re planning a holiday feast or simply want to heat the leftover pizza in the microwave. Appliances, cookware, prep tools, tableware--you name it, the kitchen has it. That includes a dishwasher, because why scrub plates when the beach is your backyard?
Likewise, Beach House includes its own washer and dryer. Pack light: You can always run a load of laundry while you’re parasailing or racing jet skis.
Nor do you have to weigh down your luggage with bed and bath linens: We’ve got plenty, and they’ll be freshly laundered and waiting for you.
Given how active you’re sure to be during the day--swimming, kayaking, beachcombing, biking--you’ll need a great night’s sleep. Beach House’s 3 bedrooms make that a cinch. The master bedroom, which has an en-suite bath, is furnished with a king-size bed and a TV. Each of the remaining 2 bedrooms, which share the 2nd bathroom, has 2 twin beds.
While you could easily (and happily!) spend your entire vacation without straying more than a few yards from the house, there’s plenty to do nearby should you ever tire of the beach. Just a few miles south is Lovers Key State Park, where you can hike along wetland trails, bike among mangroves, and canoe and kayak along estuaries. And only a few miles north is the island’s Times Square area, jumping with outdoor eateries, shops, bars, and street performers. Don’t want to drive? Hop on the trolley that runs the length of the island--it’s just a few blocks away.
If easy beach access and stunning views are your top priorities when choosing a vacation spot, Beach House is exactly what you’re looking for. But you’d better reserve your stay today before someone else does!
Property Code: 26BHOUSEFMDW
Golfin' and goofin'
Reviewed on Thursday, April 21, 2016
Love the place. Have stayed there about five times now. Right on the beach. Everything is on one level. Very comfortable. Love sitting on the deck looking out on the gulf.
Charming beach house
Reviewed on Sunday, March 13, 2016
This house is a charming, well-kept old Florida home. The owners have updated the living areas and have added everything you would possibly need. There was no shortage of amenities. The kitchen has excellent appliances and utensils, just what one would like at their own home. The decorating is clever and colorful with the tropical theme. The master bathroom is nice sized with a large shower area. The bathroom for the other two bedrooms is small but adequate. Even though the homes are very close to each other, we still got a sense of backyard privacy out the deck and down the steps onto the beach area. The living and dining rooms have large three panel sliding doors onto the lanai and the open deck. These are our favorite areas of the house and they all face the beautiful beach and Gulf of Mexico. I really loved this home and hope to come back.
Reviewed on Monday, October 19, 2015
Our experience was wonderful! The house was much nicer than it appears in the pictures. It was very spacious and very clean. We loved it!
Homey Beach Cottage
Reviewed on Saturday, July 25, 2015
I loved the feel of the house. True, it needs a little update but the owner is doing it a bit at a time.But what it lacks in luxury, it provides in the small touches of a true Florida beach house.And it was very clean. I loved the master bedroom. Brand new king size bed, bedroom furniture is very nice and the blue paint color is very soothing. The small porch and deck are perfect for morning coffee or just relaxing on a rainy afternoon. The BBQ did need cleaning so we had to buy a small one for our use. We did advise Vacation Rental Pros office of the issue. The cottage location is perfect. We had some issues finding it at first because the house number is in a small sign on Estero Blvd. and you have to make a turn and drive through a small unpaved road since the house is located at the back. I would suggest better lighting and a bigger number sign since anyone driving in for the first time will probably have the same issues finding the property. All in all, I would have spent the entire summer in this beach house. One week was just not enough!!!
Reviewed on Monday, May 11, 2015
This is our third year staying at the Beach House.
We had a great time as usual. The place was neat and everything hasn't really changed.
Our only complaint this year was the ice maker was broken but the owner left us one bag of ice.
Review of Beach House - Gulf Front Cottage, Ft Meyers Beach FL
Reviewed on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Great vacation - great location. The house had a great layout and open feel. The only dislike we had with the house was, the floors were sloped and in some cases the tiles were cracked, which made us feel like they might fall in at times. The deck didn't seem stable either. I'm sure that they had them braced, but for the money, it would have been nice not to feel that way.I'm going to say that I would recommend this property because this flaw might not bother others and it really was a nice little beach house.
15th Visit to Fort Myers Beach
Reviewed on Monday, April 27, 2015
As always, FMB offers great variety of activity and the property location was great.
Reviewed on Monday, April 6, 2015
We have stayed at this property 3 times and it is a great property and our stay was wonderful. We will return. We did have maintenance issues and Vacation Pros was slow to respond.
Beach House Vacation
Reviewed on Monday, January 19, 2015
Our stay at the Beach House on Ft. Myers beach could not have been any better. The location directly on the beach was perfect. Gorgeous beach, beautiful sunsets, dolphins playing, a variety of birds - it had everything! The house had everything you needed, very spacious, comfortable and nicely
decorated. Lots to do and see in the area. Perfect vacation!
vacation and 10 year anniversary
Reviewed on Monday, January 12, 2015
absolutely wonderful- all aspects of house were very warm and accomadating-something for everyone
Reviewed on Monday, January 5, 2015
We truly enjoyed staying at the Beach House. It was clean, convenient and we loved having our own private beach. We are definitely returning!