TAFFY BUOY: A 3 BR/2BA CANAL FRONT POOL HOME MINUTES FROM THE BEACH

Kim Kidd

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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TAFFY BUOY: A 3 BR/2BA CANAL FRONT POOL HOME MINUTES FROM THE BEACH

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House - 3 bedrooms + convertible beds, 2 baths (sleeps 8)

Taffy Buoy is a recently decorated and newly furnished canal front home with a spacious pool, patio and heated spa. Be our guest and enjoy a home we hope provides all the facilities needed for a great vacation; a boat dock, WIFI, (tandem) Tarpon Wilderness kayak, bike, lots of water teeming with wildlife, including dolphins, manatees and leaping fish, and of course the white beaches of the gulf.

Taffy Buoy is decorated in a bright, coastal theme throughout. The first floor comprises an ample lounge, dining area, kitchen and master bedroom. The lounge has a 42' flat screen TV with DVD and convertible sofa bed. The dining room has seating for 8 at the table and 3 more at the bar. The fully equipped kitchen with granite countertops and island has a sliding patio door onto the lanai and patio, through which the morning light floods in.

The master bedroom has a queen sized bed, closet and drawer storage, a 32' wall-mounted flat screen TV with built in DVD and a patio door leading out to the lanai, spa and views of the water beyond.

The upstairs comprises two bedrooms, light and brightly decorated they both have great views onto the canal and mangrove preserve. One bedroom has a queen size bed with wall mounted flat screen TV and the other has two twin beds (one with pull out that converts to sleep 2) and a wall mounted flat screen TV. Both upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom, located between.

The stand out feature of this home is the private, fenced in rear patio with huge pool deck and a proper sized pool - great for entertaining and relaxing! You can also dine outside or enjoy a drink at the wet bar under the screened-in lanai.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Kim Kidd

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A Welshman and Californian came together to discover the eclectic glory that is Fort Myers Beach. With 6 kids from ages 19 to 2.5, we find FMB and Taffy Buoy has something for all of us. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Kim Kidd purchased this house in 2012

We first came here in 2009 and rented on this same street. Perhaps it was the sunset over the white sandy beach or the sight of a dolphin pod on the bay while kayaking, but we fell in love with the mixture of ecological beauty and vibrant down to earth life.

The front of the cottage is cute and welcoming but we fell in love with the beautiful rear patio. The private pool and dock with the timeless beauty of the mangrove preserve beyond did it for us, and that's before we saw our first fish jumping!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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5
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Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach
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Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Raleigh, North Carolina
5

AWESOME FAMILY VACATION HOME!

  • 5 of 5
We cannot say enough good things about this home! It is located in a great location and everything one would want is right under one roof! The kayak was a hit, the wildlife amazing and seeing a dolphin swim down the canal was great! The owners are great to work with! We certainly felt at home! We especially appreciated that we could have brought our furry kid along if we had needed to!
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - there's nothing better than seeing a dolphin come down the canal or pass by the kayak. We hope you will bear us in mind if you come back to FMB again and perhaps see a manatee as well!
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Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421727vb
9543762123
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

GREAT STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely lived our stay at Taffy Buoy. The house was great and just as advertised. The pool and got tub were a big hit and we loved taking the kayak out. All of the extras included were great, from beach toys to bikes we were not disappointed!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Taffy Buoy. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will consider us again for your next trip to FMB.
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Taffy Buoy: a 3 BR/2BA Canal Front pool home minutes from the beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p421727vb
9543762123
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Saint Louis, Mo
5

CONVENIENT, AND COMFY

  • 5 of 5
We booked this property site unseen, and were a little scared as it did not have any reviews posted. When we got there, the place looked exactly like the pictures. No camera angle tricks, which was nice. The check in process was quick (lock box is about 2-3 miles away in Martini plaza) but other than that no problems. The dining room table was a great addition and seating eight worked out well. The kitchen was large and well appointed with dishes, cookware, utensils, and appliances. Directions for the condo were posted right on the fridge and straight forward.

The house slept my family of 5 comfortably along with my mother who stayed with us. The Couch in the living room makes out into a COMFORTABLE sofa bed. This must be IKEA as there was none of the horrible bars that are usually associated with sofa beds. In fact, I think IKEA furnished most of the house and there was plenty of storage and closet space if you chose to use it. We only used the closets and the bookshelf in the dining area because we have a tendency to forget items.

The pool was clean and clear all week. The hot tub was hot and clear. There was absolutely no work that needed to be done to use these. The dock was nice and my son enjoyed watching the mulletts jump and the racoons come down to the water from the mangroves across the canal. They also took the kayak out for a spin a time or two.

The street is really quiet and the canal is not busy at all. It was a very quiet and peaceful stay.

The grocery store is just on top of the street (5 min. walk tops) TOPS is a typical beach grocery store. It had everything that one would need, and I saw many a local shopping there. The prices were in line with surrounding grocery stores. Again, having the store right there is a life saver.

The beach was across Estero and there was two easy access points to it. I walked to see the Sunset at Times Square every night and had no problem with the walk.

If you go be sure to take the time to visit the Mound House and the Historic Beach Cottage to learn about the history of this young town that has been occupied along time. Well worth the morning spent. Take the exttended tour at the Historic Beach cottage and hear the story of Ft. Myers Beach from someone who grew up there through the changes.

The property was clean.

The cons: The pillows are hard and the queen bed upstairs is not the most comfortable. It is just a harder bed than I am used to. CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Brad and Lauren we must humbly abase ourselves for the time it has taken to respond to your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope you come again! Kind regards, Kim and Anton
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Taffy Buoy is perfectly located mid-island, a five minute walk to the white sands of the gulf, a mile from the action at Time Square and yet at the same time, a secluded retreat far from the madding crowd. Also within a few minutes walk of the house are our local supermarket Topps, local liquor store behind it, the community park with pool, water slide, basketball courts, tennis courts, and playground, and Heavenly Biscuit, the best breakfast location on the island. Meanwhile all you hear at Taffy Buoy at night is the sound of nature.

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Fort Myers Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
spring/summer
Apr 20 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
fall/winter
Sep 28 2014 - Dec 12 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
winter
Dec 13 2014 - Feb 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Spring 1
Feb 28 2015 - Apr 25 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $220 + Tax
processing fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300
1/3 of total amount to hold the reservation, 1/3 is paid 60 days before arrival and the remaining 1/3 is paid 30 days before arrival. Payment can be made by personal check or paypal.
Tax Rate 11.0%
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Amenities

Fort Myers Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) pack and play-please provide your own sheet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We have a Wilderness tandem kayak with access to the bay from the dock in the backyard. We also have beach toys, beach umbrella and beach chairs.
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