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A BEACH PARADISE - BEAUTIFUL NORTH END - GATEWAY VILLAS

Margaret Schafer

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Margaret Schafer

Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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A BEACH PARADISE - BEAUTIFUL NORTH END - GATEWAY VILLAS

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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

The condo is right on the beach and the balcony overlooks the white sand and the Gulf of Mexico. Watch dolphins play and view gorgeous sunsets from this lovely sixth floor balcony apartment. Beautiful, newly remodeled, one bedroom apartment with king-size bed and new queen-size sleeper sofa. Have all the comforts of home in a spectacular setting. The bathroom is newly remodeled and kitchen is fully equipped with new modern appliances. Gateway Villas is a gated condominium.

Located in the quiet north end of Estero Island within walking distance of 'Time Square' with shops, restaurants, fishing pier, etc. Golf and Marina are nearby.

Keywords: Condominium

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Margaret Schafer (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
87%
Calendar last updated:
December 25, 2014

About Margaret Schafer

We vacationed in Fort Myers Beach in 1983 and purchased a one bedroom apartment here at Gateway Villas because it was our dream to become 'beach bums'. When we retired from Chicago in 1996 we moved here permanently and have loved every minute.

My husband died suddenly in September of 2013 but I am continuing to rent the apartment with the hope that the people who come will enjoy their stay and get a little feel of paradise on our beach.

Margaret Schafer purchased this condo in 2002

Why Margaret Schafer chose Fort Myers Beach

We had the opportunity to purchase Apt. 695, which happens to be across the hall from our unit (696). We've enjoyed the guests and take pride in keeping the apartment well stocked and clean (the way we would like a rental to be!)

What makes this condo unique

The balcony overlooks the Gulf and there you can watch the dolphins and the beautiful sunsets. We know this for a fact because we spend many hours on our balcony. The white sandy beach is ideal for walking and the pool is well maintained. Times Square is a few short blocks down the beach where there are many restaurants and shops and the pier. We are located on the north end of the island between the back Bay and the Gulf. Living just across the hall gives our guests the ability to contact us easily at any time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed our week in your lovely condo - the decor, the view, the amenities, the cleanliness. In all our 40+ years of vacationing on the beach, this is the nicest home away from home we've experienced. Have a wonderful holiday and blessed 2015. We hope to revisit in the future. Thank you for everything.
Dec 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
average rating of 5.0 based on 140 reviews
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A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p43664vb
-(239) 463-5801 (Florida, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Condo!!

  • 5 of 5
This condo is everything on the listing and more! Lots of extras including beach chairs and cooler. Property was well-maintained and Margaret very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed walks on the beach every morning watching the dolphins! Beach never crowded and condo in great position for walking to Times Square for eating and shopping.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. My hope is always that my guests enjoy themselves and feel comfortable and relaxed while they are here. I would love to have you return sometime.
Sincerely,
Margaret
business
A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p43664vb
-(239) 463-5801 (Florida, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
White,SD.
5

What can we say but we were at home at this condo. Miss it already! everything was great!

  • 5 of 5
Would we recommend this condo-yes yes yes and whoever will listen to us we cannot say enough about this property. Loved the beach,food,weather,people,swimming pool,and the relaxation the most. there is a farmer's market that had everything you needed for food so you didnot have to leave if you chose not to.The food was the only thing you needed to stay here as everything was included from books,movies,beach chairs and towels,newspaper to read. A trolley ran by so you did not need a car-wonderful! No problems and every one was so helpful in answering any questions. When our week was done we call it pack and pout because we really wanted to stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. We loved having you and hope you will come back again.
Sincerely,
Margaret and Ron
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A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p43664vb
-(239) 463-5801 (Florida, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Central Missouri
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
You would be hard pressed to find a better rental unit in this area. Everything we thought we may need was included. From beach chairs, coolers, popcorn, towels, soap...list goes on.
The view was as advertised-Awesome. The place was very clean and organized. I only wish our house was kept as well.
One of the best features was the location of local eateries, shops, etc. Times Square is a short walk from the condo and that was nice not having to find a place to park. The pier was there and the whole area was active with things to do and see.
I would recommend this rental without hesitation.

Joe & Vicky
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p43664vb
-(239) 463-5801 (Florida, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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5

  • 5 of 5
Your condo was wonderful and the sunsets were beautiful from your balcony. The whole week was just perfect! Thanks for sharing your condo.

Richard & Kathy Bruns
Middleton WI

We can't wait to come back! :)
  • Submitted: May 8, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
A Beach Paradise - Beautiful North End - Gateway Villas
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p43664vb
-(239) 463-5801 (Florida, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Ein wirkliches "Beach Paradise"

Ein wirkliches "Beach Paradise"
  • 5 of 5
Das Appartementhaus liegt im nördlichen Teil von Fort Myers Beach. Dort gibt es keinen Durchgangsverkehr.
Das Appartement selbst ist in einem total gepflegten, sauberen Zustand. Die Küche ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt. Besonders gut gefallen hat uns, dass auch eine kompeltte Strandausstattung (Schirm, Liegen, Stühle, Kühlbox, Badetücher) vorhanden war, Der Balkon ist komplett mit Mückengittern geschützt. Das war zwar anfangs etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, Wenn man dann aber auch abends bei Licht draussen sitzen wollte, wusste man warum das Ganze doch sehr praktisch war.
Vermieterin Margaret,hatte uns bereits Wochen vorher den Schlüssel geschickt, so dass wir dann pünktlich anreisen konnten. Sie selbst wohnt direkt gegenüber. Somit konnten auch kleine "Probleme" (Kaffeemaschine funktionierte nicht) prompt gelöst werden. Generell war die ganze Abwicklung sehr einfach. Wir haben ihr lediglich einen Verrechnungsscheck über einen Teilbetrag der Miete als Sicherheit geschickt, den wir -nachdem wir bar vor Ort bezahlt haben- zurückbekommen haben.
In ca. 10 Minuten konnte man zu Fuß (am Strand oder Strasse) den kleinen Ortskern mit vielen Restaurants und einigen kleineren Geschäften erreichen. Allerdings haben wir uns fast die ganze Zeit selbst verpflegt. Ein Publix-Supermarkt am Estero Boulevard (ca. 10 Minuten mit dem Auto entfernt) bietet alles was man braucht.
Wenn wir wieder mal nach Fort Myers kommen wollen, werden wir bestimmt bei Margaret nachfragen, ob ihr "Beach Paradise" frei ist.
Danke für die tolle Woche.
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Rt. 41 and Gladiolus
Car: not necessary

Beach, Fishing Pier

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Rates & Availability

From $800 Per week

Fort Myers Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 13 2014 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Off Season
Apr 11 2015 - Dec 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $200 Deposit is Required and will Be Applied
to balance owed. Cancellations in Writing at least 60 Days
in advance will receive deposit refund. After that time,
the deposit is unrefundable. Condominium Rules prohibit pets in rental units.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fort Myers Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queensize sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Full Modern Kitchen, Pool, Hair dryer included, New flat screen TV in Living Room and TV/VCR in bedroom. No Smoking Please

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