In a peaceful lakeside setting our tastefully furnished and well equipped villa with private, electrically heated, pool is situated at Beachwalk Isles which is a small gated community just a 5 minute drive from the superb white sandy beaches of Fort Myers and the unspoilt islands of Sanibel & Captiva. The Everglades National Park is also within easy reach. Our luxurious home is ideally placed, just a couple of minutes drive from a choice of supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, post office and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. For retail therapy, there are shopping malls and a factory outlet just a short drive from Beachwalk isles. With theatres, a sports stadium and cinemas in Fort Myers, there are pursuits for all including numerous golf courses, various water sports, boat hire, fishing, sunset cruises and dophin watching, and the Florida favourite - shell collecting.
Our lovely lakeside home is furnished to a high standard and equipped with everything needed for a relaxing holiday. Its vaulted ceilings give it a light airy feel, with ceiling fans in addition to full air conditioning.
In addition to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms, there is an open-plan living room which provides for formal dining and has a comfortable sitting area leading to the pool deck with views of the lake beyond. The living room is equipped with stereo system, DVD/VCR and flat screen TV(cable).
The good size kitchen has a smooth top range, built-in microwave, dishwasher, waste disposal and large 2-door fridge freezer with ice and water dispensers. There is a separate laundry room with large washing machine and tumble drier, and space for airing clothes.
The sunny south-facing pool deck has a shady lanai and is perfect for spotting osprey and anhingas, amongst other visitors to the lake. There are 4 sunloungers, and a dining table seating 6 for alfresco meals
The villa will be prepared prior to your arrival by our local agents, who are also on hand throughout your stay to deal with any queries or emergencies.
There is an international airport at Ft Myers (20 minutes from our home), with UK flights via various US hub cities. Miami and Tampa, each about 2.5 hours drive away, have direct flights from the UK, as does Orlando (3.5 hrs driving time) and Sanford, just north of Orlando.
Car hire is readily available at all airports and this is best booked in this country ahead of travel.
South West Florida is a wonderful year-round holiday destination and our villa is situated in South Fort Myers, just a five minute drive from uncrowded white sandy beaches. Daytime highs rarely drop below 75 F (24 C), even at Christmas - it’s a pleasure to enjoy warmth and sunshine during England’s depressing winter!
There are a number of day trips for anyone wishing to venture further afield. North of Ft Myers, there is attractive Punta Gorda and Venice; also Myakka State Park. A little further north is Sarasota with its picturesque marina and the wonderful 'white sugar' beaches at Lido and Siesta Keys; then north again is Longboat Key with exclusive shopping at St Armand’s Circle. Continuing north brings you to “laid back” Anna Maria Island where you can enjoy beaches, sunsets and relaxed dining.
Heading south, you will find upmarket Naples with its lovely shops and art galleries, or take one of the many cruises which give a glimpse of the multi-million dollar waterside homes. The fascinating Florida Everglades are inland from Naples and an airboat trip is a very interesting and exciting way to explore this intriguing and mysterious “River of Grass”. Alternatively, there are naturalist-led tours or you can explore on your own.