LOCATED NORTH ISLAND NEAR PINK SHELL RESORT AND ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH

Mark Himelick

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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LOCATED NORTH ISLAND NEAR PINK SHELL RESORT AND ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BEACH

Fort Myers Beach Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

Dolphin Cove offers the best of both worlds with views of Estero Bay on one side and the white sands of Ft Myers Beach just steps away. 'Dolphin Cove' is a delightful 2 Bedroom 1 Bath cottage situated on a picturesque inlet at the North tip of Ft. Myers Beach. It was named after the many playful dolphins that visit the inlet.

You may want to relax and just sit on the lanai, watch the boats pass by, and see the variety of marine life, or, on the other hand, if you prefer a swim, a heated beachside pool is available to our guests just across the street. Of course, there is always the Gulf of Mexico for dips.

The entertainment district commonly known as 'Times Square' is just a short walk and features a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. The 4 Star Pink Shell Resort and Marina is also located just up the street. At the Pink Shell you can enjoy a beachside bar, restaurant, and spa all available to the public, or rent a boat or go parasailing. Bowditch Point Park, known for its mile of trails and many ecosystems, has kayaks and paddleboards, and is part of the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. For those interested in fishing, charters are available just across the skybridge. Also across the skybridge is the Key West Express with daily trips to Key West. The nearby 'Big M Casino' boat offers twice daily gambling cruises.

Since 'Dolphin Cove' is so close to everything, park your car, take the trolly, rent a bike, or walk to all that the North end of Ft Myers Beach has to offer.

Then, as your day comes to a close, head to the beach to watch the setting sun over Sanibel Island. After that, fire up the gas grill, kick back and enjoy the island lifestyle in this wonderful cottage where all the comforts of home await you.

Dolphin Cove is comprised of the entire upper level of this charming 1950's Beach cottage and features 2BR and 1BA with a total living space of 1000 square feet. The property is meticulously maintained as a home by Owners Mark & Sharon who may be in residence in the separate lower level owners quarters on occasion. If in residence they are always happy to assist with any guest needs including tips on where to go and what to do!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Mark Himelick (Property Manager)
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About Mark Himelick

This property is maintained as a home and is meticulously maintained. The property is managed by Owners Mark & Sharon who may be in residence in the lower level Owners quarters on occasion. They are always happy to assist with any guest needs when in residence.

Mark Himelick purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Mark Himelick chose Fort Myers Beach

We purchased the property because of its extraordinary view and proximity to the beach. Rather than tear the

structure down we elected to keep the charm of the neighborhood by leaving the structure in tact but totally

re-doing the interior by redecorating and updating all plumbing, electrical and appliances. What we ended up with is a cottage with the charm of the old days but with all the modern conveniences of today.

What makes this cottage unique

This cottage is a favorite of passers-by because of its unique charm. It is conveniently located on the north end of the island which makes it much quicker to exit the island. Of course, you still may have a wait getting back on the island during the busy months of February and March but it is very quick getting off.

Island Trolly service is available right outside the front door if you don't feel like walking. We are only 1/2 mile

to the 'Times Square' area with numerous pubs, restaurants and shops.

The neighborhood streets were recently redone adding

dedicated bicycle lanes, trolly pull-offs and a palm lined

Boulevard with extensive landscaping. It is becoming a favorite vacation spot for families from all over.

We are located in a very unique area of the island where the island is very narrow. This is what allows us to have the waters of Estero Bay in our back yard and the Gulf of Mexico in our front yard so to speak.

The cottage is has approximately 1000 square feet of living space with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. Although it

only has 1 bathroom, that area is configured a little differently. One part of the bathroom has a sink and toilet and can be accessed from the living area and locked off from the rest of the bath area. The shower, washer and dryer, double sinks, and master bedroom closet are located in the main part of the bathroom and can be accessed from the master bedroom or the living room. This makes it more convenient and allows for more flexibility when everyone is getting ready for the day.

The kitchen features an island area and a separate breakfast nook. A separate table for 4 is located just off the kitchen. We think you will find this to be the perfect spot for a beach getaway.

The original cottage featured a mother in law quarters on the lower level, the current owners are in residence occasionally throughout the year.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the opportunity to experience your slice of the world. The view from the lanai is awesome - more ever changing than the ocean and more

wild life. We hope to return!
Mar 2014
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Located north island near Pink Shell Resort and across the street from the Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Located north island near Pink Shell Resort and across the street from the Beach
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perfect

  • 5 of 5
We just stayed in the house with our two young children. The location is perfect with such close beach access and the bay in the backyard. We saw dolphins and manatees almost everyday from the balcony. We also can't thank the owners enough for all the extra hospitality we received.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Located north island near Pink Shell Resort and across the street from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440721vb
+1 (239) 691-7772 (Florida, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Do not Pass this one up!

  • 5 of 5
If visiting the area this is an amazing place and set up!
Rent bikes to tour the area if you can.
  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
business
Located north island near Pink Shell Resort and across the street from the Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p440721vb
+1 (239) 691-7772 (Florida, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Asheville, N.C.
5

Our wonderful stay in at Dolphin Cove

  • 5 of 5
We are reluctantly returning home after a wonderful 1 week stay at Dolphin Cove. This is no doubt one of the most pleasant places we have stayed on Ft. Myers Beach. From the moment we walked through the front door we knew
good times were ahead. Not only did we see lots of Dolphin action but we
were thouroughly entertained with all the boating activity.
We all agreed that we actually like this view better than the ocean view
that we had last year, and the beach is just across the street.
We will definitely be back next year. Thank you for sharing your home with
us. Jan & Tom P.
Asheville, North Carolina
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nervous Nellies
Yucatan Beach Stand
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Southwest International Airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Key West Ferry
Nearest Beach
Across street
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Pink Shell Resort, Nervous Nellies, SOB's
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Beach Golf, Lexington Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Yuccatan Beach Stand, Nervous Nelli's, Pink Shell
Car: recommended

This cottage is located on Estero Island, better known as Fort Myers Beach, and is just across the street from one of the most beautiful beaches that Florida has to offer. Numerous restaurants and pubs are located within walking distance. Island trolly service is available to all parts of the island and operate every 15 minutes through this neighborhood.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Fort Myers Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
FALL HOLIDAY
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 5 2014
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
FALL VALUE
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 21 2014
4 night minimum stay
$186
$1,300
 
 
FALL HOLIDAY
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
4 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
 
 
FALL VALUE
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 19 2014
4 night minimum stay
$186
$1,300
 
 
WINTER HOLIDAY
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,247
 
 
WINTER SUPER VALUE
Jan 4 2015 - Jan 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,050
 
 
WINTER VALUE
Jan 24 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
WINTER PEAK
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
WINTER VALUE
Feb 21 2015 - Mar 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,150
 
 
SPRING PEAK
Mar 14 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
SPRING
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,825
 
 
SPRING SUMMER VALUE
May 2 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER HOLIDAY
May 23 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER VALUE
May 30 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER HOLIDAY
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
SPRING/SUMMER VALUE
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 14 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
FALL VALUE
Aug 15 2015 - Nov 20 2015
4 night minimum stay
$186
$1,300
 
 
FALL HOLIDAY
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
FALL VALUE
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
$186
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Fort Myers Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
Notes:
Sofa is not a sleeper sofa.
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