Welcome to 5570 Palmetto, a smoke free, but pet friendly, 3 bedroom, vacation home away from home. This home is located mid island, in a quiet residential area. Tropical vegetation lines the walkway around to the large backyard with your own private heated pool and spa. It is located one street over from Estero Boulevard. That means you’re only a 2 minute walk away from the 7 miles of beautiful white sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico.
After a walk up the steps, you enter into a short hallway that includes two bedrooms. The third is located off the living room. You are then led to a large open concept living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and all other conveniences needed for an enjoyable stay.
The living room has a comfortable seating arrangement with a sleeper sofa and loveseat. If you or one of the children needs a private getaway, there is a nook off the living room where you can relax on the futon and watch the show of your choice.Also included is a DVD player, high speed internet and boom boxes for your use.
Combined oversized glass panels, and a slider in the dining area, lead out to a new wrap around deck that offers a great view of the backyard. The new deck is perfect for tanning and when you need to cool off, walk down the steps and take a dip in the heated pool and overflow hot tub. The backyard is a large tropical oasis, great for sunning and relaxing poolside. Soak away life’s stresses in your private hot tub.
This elevated home has 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, a great feature if you are traveling with children. It can sleep 10 people. One bedroom has a queen size bed and an ensuite bath, the second has two twin beds, a TV to keep the kids occupied and an ensuite bath. The third has a queen bed and ensuite bath.
If you feel a need to do laundry, there is a washer/dryer, a sink and cabinets to keep you organized. A good sized deck off the laundry provides a quiet waiting area.
Activities: Publix grocery store is ½ mile north and just behind it is the new 5 star Bayfront Bistro. Santini Mall is a mile south offering unique shops and restaurants. There’s really no need to leave the island!
You can head south to Lover’s Key State Park for some must see bird watching or go north to Times Square for more shopping, eating and nightlife. Fort Myers Beach has it all. Make your reservations now, don’t waste another minute!
Around July 2014, using the VRBO.com website, I decided this property would be the perfect house for a Florida vacation in March 2015. Sleeps 10, 3 bedrooms with 3 bath ensuites (1 shower and 2 tub/shower combos), a pool. This was our fourth time using this website and we have always been pleased with the properties. After emailing the address provided for reservation inquiries, I was rerouted to a rental agency. The reservation process for a 2-week rental went smoothly and our family eagerly looked forward to this vacation as our children and grandchildren would be joining us. Imagine my surprise upon entering the property March 21st and quickly discovering that there were NO bathtubs. My grandchildren are 2 and 4 years old and do not take showers, nor do I. I immediately went on the VRBO.com site and confirmed the same property description and amenities from July 2014 were still visible; 3 bathrooms with 2 of the 3 being tub/shower combinations. I would never have rented this house without at least one tub on the premises. The home is lovely and would be amazing if it was given a little more TLC. The back of the house has a back wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and two sliding doors overlooking the pool and backyard. Unfortunately there are no security decals on the glass and my husband walked into what he thought was an open sliding door but actually was closed, causing a 1-1/2” gash in his forehead (no, he was not drinking). No stitches needed but we ended up taping pieces of paper throughout this bank of windows at both adult and children eye levels to prevent any additional run-ins with glass. The kitchen disposal did not work. The refrigerator leaked. The dishwasher was not secured properly to the cabinetry. Each time you loaded the appliance it would tip forward. All 6 dresser drawers in one bedroom do not function properly. Another bedroom had only a night stand, no dresser. Of 9 deck lights surrounding the pool area only 4 worked, neither did the spa pool light work. There were other issues; finally stopped calling rental agency to fix. If some of the above issues would be corrected, this has the potential to be a very nice home to rent.