TROPICAL, BEACHY DECOR,HTD POOL, DOCK, BEACH, WALK TO EVERYTHING!

Jeff Greene / Barby Harms

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TROPICAL, BEACHY DECOR,HTD POOL, DOCK, BEACH, WALK TO EVERYTHING!

Fort Myers Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 8: Pullout sofa and futon Sunroom

The Island House - 1 block from Time Square, 1/2 block to the gulf. Located on the first canal closest to the gulf with a new in ground pool. Totally new, bright colors. Tropical vegetation surrounds this 'cracker' style cottage, built in 1981 and totally renovated in 2008. Come, enjoy our island. Seven miles of beautiful white sandy beaches. No need for the car, walk to restaurants, shopping and live entertainment, or ride the trolley for 50 cents.

For the shelling enthusiast, Sanibel/Captiva Islands are 15 minutes away. For the golfer, a 18 hole exec. golf course located mid-island and many more within driving distance. Two miniature golf courses are located just north of the island. Several marinas on the island offer day or night fishing, and boat rentals. There is a fishing pier located in Time Square. You can take the trolley (25 cents) to Lovers Key State Park (south of the island) and rent a kayak or canoe or explore the nature trails, hiking or bird watching. Para-sailing along the gulf coast or enjoy our gulf breezes windsurfing or kite boarding.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
We had a wonderful stay at your house in Fort Myers Beach. Everything was perfect-the weather, the pool, the beach, - We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay.
Oct 2013
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Jeff Greene / Barby Harms

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Barby and I bought the Island House in 2008 and spent 6 months renovating it ourselves while working in Flip Flops and shorts. That was a great 6 months. We already owned 3 vacation rentals in Long Beach, Md. on the Chesapeake Bay, when we decided to buy in FMB. We work well together with my experience in construction and Barby's interior design and decorating skills. After we finished the main house....we enclosed the ground level garage and shop area and made a very primative owners apartment where we can stay when we get away from our home in Md. We tried renting this space to large families that needed more room, But do not rent this out anymore.

We both love boating, paddle-boarding and kite-boarding. Barby is very passionate about the shelling and loves to tell you about her favorite beaches in the area. We have 5 kids and 9 grandchildren, all living in Md.

Jeff Greene / Barby Harms purchased this cottage in 2008

Barby has been coming to SW Fla. for years with her sister to shell and enjoy the beaches. She took me on a 30 day trip one January starting in the panhandle and exploring all the gulf coast towns along the way. I wasn't sold on Florida until we drove across the bridge to FMB and I that's all she wrote. We love the laid back , casual , friendly atmosphere on the island. All the colorful Keywest like buildings and palm trees. We chose this cottage to fix up because of the great location on the canal and within 2 blocks of the Time Square area. We can walk to 15 different restaurants and bars ,most with live music nightly.

We enjoy meeting our guests and sharing our favorite local beaches, restaurants and shops. Relax around our solar heated pool,catch some rays in our lounge chairs, fish from the dock or nap in the hammock. It's all good here at The Island House.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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4.9
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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161666
(443) 532-5975 (Maryland, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Canton Ct.
5

A PIECE OF HEAVEN ON EARTH

  • 5 of 5
The Island house is beautiful inside and out. The location is perfect!! You have privacy in your own back yard yet are so close to everything. If this house could talk it would say, "Welcome to Paradise, come in and relax! " Every room is so nicely decorated. Our 16 year old son especially loved the surf board on the wall above his bed!!

We thoroughly enjoyed the pool and all of the tropical foliage that surrounds it. It is perfect for cooling off on a hot day.The decorative touches and colorful pottery add to this tropical backyard paradise. It was fun watching the pelicans dive into the canal for fish!!

We enjoyed having such a well equipped kitchen. The grill just outside the door was also great for grilling up the fresh grouper and delicious gulf jumbo shrimp which we purchased at the local farmers market. Just a short walk away.

We did not need a car for anything. We rode the trolley to lovers key for 50 cents and found a ton of beautiful seashells. Stopped at Publix grocery store on the way home and stocked up on groceries for the week.

It was hard to leave such a wonderful place. We will cherish the great memories of the island house and hopefully create new ones in the future. Three cheers to Barby and Jeff for creating this little piece of heaven on earth!! It was just perfect in every way. Thank You so much. The pictures of this house are great...but being there in person is even better!! I would highly reccommend it to anyone looking for an extra special get away!!
  • Submitted: May 8, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161666
(443) 532-5975 (Maryland, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
4

GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!

  • 4 of 5
My family and I stayed in this home and LOVED it. First of all, the pool was great. Its small but perfect for our family with 6 and 8 year old boys. I can't believe it, but they had so much fun in pool, we never swam at the beach. Also worth mentioning, the pool company came twice during our week stay, which was reassuring... Especially since three crabs and a catfish...that's right...made their way into it. Dead crabs, ok, but dead catfish...not so much. Fortunately, the pool company made their scheduled visit the next morning and shocked it for us. Very pleased.

Beds were comfortable. Sheets and blankets clean. Decorative quilts could be washed more often. Looked dingy and one looked like it had dried blood, but just took it off. Being a clean freak, this was not a huge deal to me since everything else so clean. New carpet. Tile floors could stand to be steamed but you could tell the had been cleaned none the less.

We chose this home based on location and the pool and both did not disappoint. We walked nearly everywhere and loved it.

Everywhere you stay there's going to be something that could be better but this house was exactly what we hoped for and was perfect for us.

Thanks for a great stay. Would definitely come back. :)
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161666
(443) 532-5975 (Maryland, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
If there is heaven on earth, it is this place. Everything you could ever imagine with good vibes and great memories. Everything is a walk away and more adventure to explore around this great area! Thank you Jeff and barby, we will definitely be back!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161666
(443) 532-5975 (Maryland, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

AWESOME PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
It's hard to imagine that a place like this exists. Access to great food, great atmosphere, great adventure!!! We absolutely loved everything about this private paradise. We are very well traveled and enjoy going to this place to see something new every time and are never disappointed. Everything from shelling, fishing, eating, biking, kayaking, boating, stand up paddleboarding, and best of all the sunsets are to remember. Thank you jeff and barby, you guys are awesome!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161666
(443) 532-5975 (Maryland, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Timonium, Maryland
5

GREAT VACATION HOME

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with another couple and our 2 small dogs. Everything was fantastic. The owners, Barby and Jeff were very accommodating. We used our car once to go to Publix to stock up on groceries and then parked the car. Everything you need is in walking distance....restaurants, bars, shopping, beach, 7-ll. The pool is very private and a great way to end you day. I would definitely recommend this rental!
  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Tropical, Beachy Decor,HTD Pool, Dock, Beach, Walk to Everything!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p161666
(443) 532-5975 (Maryland, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Ocean City, MD
5

GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
This cottage is so convenient to everything FMB has to offer that other than to play golf, my car never left its parking place.

The restaurants, bars, shopping and beach are all just a very short walk away.

The cottage itself was great and offered everything we needed. The late afternoon dip in the pool was perfect after a day on the hot beach.

Our hosts, Jeff & Barby ever ordered 7 perfect days of warm, sunny weather - just want we needed to thaw out from a brutally cold winter.

I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants great convenience to lots of events.
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The biggest asset of The Island House is it's close proximity to everything on the Island. You can leave you car in the driveway and walk, bike or trolley to the beach, shops ,restaurants and the dozen open bars with live music nightly! The beach is across the street 200 steps from the door. If you have a boat...our house has a new dock you can tie up for the week and be the closest access to the gulf...we are the first canal as you come onto the island. The boating , fishing and shelling are all fantasic in Ft Myers Beach. Barby is an expert sheller and is happy to share her secrets with our guests. There is a good chance we will be offering shelling trips and boat tours to some remote shelling islands...customize your boat trip with us!

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Fall
Aug 31 2014 - Dec 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
January
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,700
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2015 - Apr 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Cleaning $100.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $1100 - $2420
Saturday to Saturday, check in 3:00, check out 10:00
Credit cards accepted.
$300 security deposit
$100 cleaning fee
$100 fee /pet/week
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Amenities

Fort Myers Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Backpack
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master bedroom with bath, sofa bed in living room, futon in sunroom. Sunroom can be closed off as 3rd bedroom with sliding doors.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Boat Dock
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Everything you will need, except food and your swimsuit, will be provided. New linens, towels, appliances including dishwasher microwave, washer and dryer. Beach chairs, towels, coolers beach toys and sand. Beach cruisers, with baskets (to tote your finds) are available for your use.

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