North Fort Myers Estate Rental Photos and Description
Be "Neighbors" with Thomas Edison and Henry Ford! Gorgeous Waterfront Estate with Magnificent Views and Custom "Disney-designed" Pool
While enjoying your stay at this waterfront estate, you will be "neighbors" of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford! Their historic winter homes, "Seminole Lodge" and "The Mangoes," are located just a few houses away. Edison completed his home in 1886 and his good friend Henry Ford purchased the adjoining property in 1916. The houses, gardens and museum are now open for tours. For more information visit: http://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org
South Florida is all about WATER and this palatial, elegant riverfront estate is all about the water VIEW! Located in the heart of Fort Myers, this magnificent four-bedroom, five-and-one-half bath, 7,800 square-foot home on nearly an acre of land, is just 15 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. Everything in this beautiful home was custom-built to take advantage of the scenic and important tidal estuary it borders-the Caloosahatchee River, and the 65,000-gallon pool, built by none other than Disney designers.
The spectacular custom pool and deck area are located directly on the shores of the river and include a lower deck fire pit, a poolside bar with seating right in the water, two underwater portholes, special light features, and a spa-complete with waterfall. Your family will enjoy a true waterfront vacation. Or entertain and impress your corporate clients with this upscale, riverfront space and its gorgeous views and sea breezes. It's perfect for hosting a refined and tasteful retreat.
Featuring a federal wildlife refuge for the endangered West Indian manatees, the Caloosahatchee River is the subject of efforts to restore and preserve the Everglades. Found in the river year-round, these gentle giants are curious and often approach kayakers and canoeists. You might get lucky and see a small group of them from the dock that extends out into the river. But remember-it's illegal to feed, give water or otherwise alter their behavior. So look, but don't touch!
As you approach the house from the palm tree-lined driveway, notice the three-car garage and the beautifully manicured landscape. Step inside the spacious estate home, and the amenities continue. The open-concept living space features a gourmet kitchen, several dining and seating areas, a separate office space and even a pool table with a view of the water.
There are two master suites in this expansive home-one upstairs and one downstairs. The elegant baths are large and well appointed. And the views from the upper balcony are simply breathtaking. Remember, the rear of this home faces west, so the sunsets are positively stunning. Pour a cold drink and lounge by the pool or "drink" in the glowing sunsets from the balcony or deck. Stroll hand-in-hand out onto the long pier to toast those spectacular sunsets like people have been doing at the area's famous "Mucky Duck" on nearby Captiva Island, for almost 40 years.
And speaking of the pier, it features a 14,000-pound boatlift, so you can rent a boat to enjoy while on vacation. But keep a lookout for those meandering manatees! They move slowly and are often injured by boats. Take care to protect the wildlife so we can all enjoy them for years to come.
This fabulous estate has everything you need to rest, relax and pamper yourself in a neighborhood where America's elite have done the same for over a century. The owner's careful attention to detail in creating this exceptional riverfront oasis, captivates and delights visitors from around the world. Isn't it time for you to be next?
- pets not allowed