Fort Myers Beach house rental - Welcome to The Anchorage Beach Home—Your Next Vacation Destination!
Welcome to The Anchorage Beach Home—Your Next Vacation Destination!
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 7 nights
 

Fort Myers Beach House Rental Photos and Description
House, 5 Bedrms, 2 full Baths+2 half baths+2 separate showers (Sleeps 10)

Only 2 Min. Walk to Beach!! 'The Anchorage' 5 bedrms PBS Host, The Piano Guy's Beach Home with Backyard Heated Swimming Pool

Be sure to click on the 'video' button to the left of the description that you are currently reading (directly above the main photo) if you haven't seen the video clips of the beach home yet. It will give you a perfect picture of the layout of our beach home.

Just steps (less than one football field or 2 minute walk) to the powdery, white beach located directly across the road through a private, tropical, beach entrance. You’ll be sure to find a perfect balance of relaxation and fun in the sun here on our mid-island location on Fort Myers Beach, Florida! All the fun of a beach front home at a fraction of the cost!

Enjoy the in-ground, private, heated (to 80 degrees F) swimming pool! Relax with a cold cocktail while sitting on one of the submerged stools, or maybe enjoying a fun game of water volleyball is more your style ...

Our lovely beach home is a duplex. It is perfect for two families vacationing together or one big family to spread out! We refer to the two sides as Sunrise and Sunset which together comprise The Anchorage.

Our beach home boasts tasteful, tropical, airy furnishings. Relax on the lanai, dine under the large umbrella-ed deck or take a cool shower in your own private, outdoor shower. Just steps to the beach for some of the best shelling in the country, midnight star gazing and awesome sunset celebrations all at a fraction of the cost of staying beachfront. We have 2 beach carts to carry your treasures (kids, coolers, towels, chairs, etc) to the beach effortlessly.

Here's the basic layout of our beach home which rents in its entirety: Right Side (Sunset). You can enter the right side of the house (Sunset) through the screened lanai. There are two bedrooms on the ground level floor. They are best described as suites. Both offer views to the in-ground swimming pool and have separate outdoor entrances. The suites can be connected to each other through a door that can be left locked for privacy or open for company. Each of these bedrooms has its own half bathroom, queen bed, living area consisting of chair, couch and TV as well as small lanai overlooking the pool.

Suite #2 has a bonus room consisting of shower, full sized washer & dryer, microwave and dorm refrigerator. The private, outdoor shower can be accessed through the hallway the leads to these bedrooms and upstairs.

Upstairs you will you find the family room, dining area with a table that comfortably seats 10, kitchen, 2 decks, full sized laundry facilities, 2 bedrooms (1 king & 1 queen), full bathroom and dining area. Both decks are outfitted with tables and chairs. So, on the Sunset side, all 4 bedrooms are connected interiorly or can be locked out for privacy.

Left Side (Sunrise)

The left side of the house (Sunrise) has a separate, private entrance. It contains a small deck with table and chairs, family room, full bathroom, bedroom (king), loaded kitchen and dining area. Again, it does contain a sliding barn door that provides easy interior passage to Sunset if you leave the door open …

Our kitchens have everything you need and more: refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, coffeemaker, toaster, blender, silverware, dinnerware and all the gadgets you will need whenever you are cooking in.

Recently added, Sunset & Sunrise have a set of double hung sliding barn doors that connect the upstairs main living areas which can be opened for convenient passage between the separate sides or closed for privacy (similar to adjoining hotel rooms that connect).

So, to sum up the whole house,

- 5 bedrooms

- 2 full baths + 2 half baths + 1 shower + private outdoor shower

- Sleeps 10

- 1 outdoor, private shower

- 2 kitchens

- Bonus room consisting of a microwave, dorm refrigerator, shower and full sized washer and dryer.

- There are two, full size laundry facilities one upstairs and one downstairs.

Additional Amenities:

2 Full sized washer and dryers, Beach carts, Free Long Distance (in US), Free high speed wireless internet access, Trolley stop for local commuting available nearby, 2 Pianos and instructional materials. Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) 19 miles away

We provide enough bath and dishwashing soap, paper towels and toilet paper to get you started. Since a full-sized grocery store is only a 2 minutes drive down the street you always have what you need. Of course plenty of bath towels, pillows and bed linens are also always at hand in our lovely beach home.

The Anchorage is located on Estero Island, a seven-mile stretch of ocean-front which is filled with shopping, dining and entertainment. You can enjoy para-sailing, jet skiing, volleyball pits, live music, eats and drinks all within walking distance. Right down the street you will find nice recreational facilities including tennis courts, basketball, and a large pool and water park featuring water slides and lifeguards for the kids.

My favorite beach activities are biking and running along the ocean while watching and listening to the dolphins splash beside you! Our daughter still loves blowing bubbles and the all-time favorite activity of flying a kite up and down the beach.

The Anchorage is located mid-island which provides a quiet, private, tropical beach experience, but is still close enough to Times Square (entertainment district) for the times when you want to take a walk on the “wilder side.” Here at the Anchorage, you will be sure to find a perfect balance of relaxation and fun in the sun!

The Anchorage is only a 2 min. drive from a Grocery store (approx. ½ mile.) A pharmacy, movie theater and medical Center are also close by. Since the international airport is only about a 25-30 minute drive (19 miles) with available taxi, shuttle and limousine services readily available, transportation is never a problem. This is an awesome location on the island – a beautiful section of pristine, sandy beach and wonderful shelling “Non-beachy” favorites include catching a movie at the theatre and put putting.

All in all, I think you'll agree that The Anchorage Beach Home offers extraordinary fun, comfort, and convenience to enjoy an unforgettable vacation with your family and friends. It is absolutely perfect for families, and family reunions. Hope you can drop your anchor with us soon at The Anchorage! All the fun of a beach front home at a much less expensive cost!

We welcome families and groups of adults over the age of 25.

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Scott and Theresa Houston are the owners of 'The Anchorage Beach Home' located on Estero Island on Fort Myers Beach Florida. They live full time in Indianapolis, Indiana and enjoy swimming, biking, running, entertaining and music!

We love the beach! We have been fortunate to have experienced many beach vacations over the years in numerous places including Jamaica, Hawaii, Florida, Grand Cayman, Caribbean, California and Bahamas but have always come back to SW Florida time and time again - by far S.W. Florida has the softest, whitest, tropical beaches around.

Theresa purchased this house in 2007

We chose Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island in particular because it offers just the right mix of fun verses peaceful times. Captiva and Sanibel are too quiet for the couple of nights that we like to go out to listen to some live bands or to enjoy some food and drinks out. On Ft. Myers beach you have lots of entertainment options. As we said, the perfect ratio of fun to peacefulness can be found here.

Our little Estero Island secret is that we are far enough south that you can almost always count on experiencing nice, warm weather during spring and winter breaks unlike in most other Florida beach locations. On Fort Myers Beach you can expect great weather and beautiful beach filled days at half the cost of vacationing on neighboring Sanibel, Naples or Captiva.

We searched for a long time before we purchased a beach home. We knew exactly what we wanted and knew it when we found this home.

We fell in love with this particular beach home for many reasons; here are a few that might be of particular interest to you:

1. We are only a 2-minute walk directly across the road to the beautiful beach and can enjoy it at half the cost of staying beachfront. We pass that savings on to you!

2. It allows us the luxury to vacation with another family or our extended family without being right on top of each other. We get the best of both worlds, traveling with family and friends we love, but having plenty of room for everyone to spread out to have their “personal” time too when we are vacationing at our lovely Beach Home.

3. Grocery shopping is no longer a dreaded, all-day affair because we now have a full sized grocery store just a few streets over from us. Yea!!! You think we are kidding, but this is a HUGE plus!!

4. Again, the location is great. Once we arrive on the island there is no reason to leave because everything we need is available right here.

5. You can enjoy our private swimming pool while the kids are taking a much needed nap or while getting some work done on your lap top using the free high speed wireless connection at the pool.

What more can you ask for ...

Oh, we almost forgot to mention that Scott is the “The Piano Guy” on PBS. So … you can enjoy all the wonderful, “beachy” décor and at the same time have a unique opportunity to learn how to have fun playing your favorite tunes on the piano during those non-beachy times at no additional cost to you. Everything you need to learn to have fun on the piano is available to you while you are our guests at the beach home.

We are sure that you will love our home too. We have many happy guests that come back year after year and our goal is to make you and your family our guest for many years come!

83 Reviews of Property 206748 in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
average rating of 4.909091 based on 83 reviews
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206748vb
(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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3 Great Weeks at The Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
We truly enjoyed the Anchorage Beach House. It worked so well for the family. Everyone felt comfortable and relaxed. Scott's instructional books had my husband, son and grandson all playing piano. My husband, who likes to make ukuleles was inspired to make a Ft. Myers Beach ukulele as well. We truly had a wonderful time and will definitely keep you in mind for a return trip.
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206748vb
(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Chicago, IL
5

Great Beach Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
My family of 8 stayed here for a winter break with our parents. First time I have done the "rent a house" for vacation thing. I was a little leery but was comforted by all the reviews. We too had a great time. The reservation, payment and check-in process was easy which I was a little worried about.

The house was perfect for our big group and we were thrilled with how close we were to the beach! Great location!! We ate in for most breakfasts and lunches. The kitchens were small but fully stocked. The big table for 10 was great. We used the trolley for night ventures to the "Time Square" area. No car worries ... There are also a lot of restaurants to the south ( take a right on Estero) that we enjoyed too.

We didn't know until half way through our trip (wish we had known sooner) but there is a free downloadable app for the trolley that alerts you when the trolley will be coming to whatever stop you choose to enter. It uses GPS and was super accurate. No sitting and waiting on the trolley. When it got close, we would know to get our bill and drink up.

The house was very clean and comfortable. We had 10 people. Everyone had enough room to spread out. Also, we liked the king and queen beds vs. the twins a lot of the other homes offered. Great for the couples in the group.

The pool was perfect for us. The 1st morning the water was pretty cool, but we learned It would stay warm as long as we kept the cover on during the night. Kids loved the basketball hoop. Us, "older kids" had quite a few hours of fun before sunset time playing some mean games of water volleyball. Right before sunset we would load up the beach cart with a cooler and head to the beach. The beach was clean with the whitest of sand. Nice home—Not, alot of high rises!

My biggest complaint was that I never got to see a dolphin but everyone else in our group seemed to!

I definitely would recommend it to my friends.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206748vb
(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Bloomington, IN
5

Perfect Tropical Get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
We had such a great time staying at the Anchorage! The Sunrise and Sunset sides were exactly what we were looking for – a place that makes you feel like home except with a pool and a beach right across the street!

We loved spending lazy, relaxing days at the beach and pool then checking out all the great restaurants and bars early evening. Our favorites were Nemo’s (try the nachos), The Cottage, Gulfview, The Tiki Bar, Junkanoo and the Beached Whale just to name a few.

To be honest, there wasn’t a place we didn’t like! This was our 2nd trip to Fort Myers Beach staying at The Anchorage, and we plan to continue to come back every summer! We love it here! Thanks for providing such a great place to stay!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206748vb
(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our Stay at The Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
What an amazing vacation! We spent the 4th of July here on Fort Myer's Beach. I have never been much of a fireworks fan, but I was amazed at all the different firework displays that you could watch at the same time on the beach. I think we could see Captiva's, Sanibel's, Cape Coral's, Bonita's, Naple's & Marco Island's all while sitting on Fort Myer's Beach. I think we watched fireworks for more than 2 hours solid!
The Beach Home was amazing. So close to the beach! Enjoyed lots of sunsets on the beach. Kids and adults both loved the pool. So relaxing in the evenings after spending the day at the beach. We ate in a lot. Loved the big table. All 10 of us could actually dine at the same table (without a long wait) Can't beat that :) Beds were comfortable and clean. The house was perfect for our extended family and friends. It was much better than a hotel experience for us and a lot cheaper. Our teenagers loved all the shops at Time Square. We love that they could use the Trolley. How convenient! We hope to be back this Christmas!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
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(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our Stay at the Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Thank you, we had a wonderful vacation and it seems we ended it just in time. It rained all day Friday but we played games and drove
around a bit. The house worked out great. Dan and I were able to
have our own private retreat upstairs and we put all our kids and
families on the other side and downstairs. <smile> The little bedroom
was really tiny and I kind of felt like we were shutting our three
year old Grandson in a closet but he slept in there just fine. They
used a baby monitor so they could hear him. The large table was
wonderful to have dinner and games for all of us. It was so nice to
have our own private pool and we really appreciated the pool toys and beach toys. Thanks again. We had a great time.
Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis, IN and Louisville, KY
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
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(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our Stay at the Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We loved enjoying your house. Hope to be back soon, maybe next summer!
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206748vb
(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our Stay at the Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Good time had by all! Lots of sun and beer! We loved your wonderful place. Thanks so much for sharing with our family!
The Hercyk’s
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
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(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our Stay at the Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
Your spacious beach house worked well for our extended family to share each other's company. As the grandparents, we at first thought that a separate apartment for us would make us feel isolated from the other two generations but found we could welcome them to our side with mini cinnamon rolls and cookies but could also escape for some quiet time. It was ideal!

The pool was a hit with toddlers learning to swim or just love the water, and you can see from our photo collage that we found Fort Myers Beach to be the worlds best beach.

We found the place well supplied with minor exceptions. There were no matches or charcoal lighters, meaning an ill-timed trip back to the store. And a ceramic rod to sharpen knives is a must.

Thanks!
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206748vb
(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our Stay at the Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
?We had a great time and will certainly keep the Anchorage beach home in mind for future rentals. Thanks again!
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Private, Backyard, Heated Pool - 2 Min Walk to Beach - 5 Bedrooms
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206748vb
(317) 496-6979 (Indiana, USA)
Fort Myers Beach Florida South Central Gulf Coast
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Our Stay at the Anchorage Beach Home

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
We had an amazing vacation with friends and family visiting and staying in your lovely beach home. I loved the décor! Perfect for a home on the beach.
Our little grandchildren enjoyed the pool and walking got the beach to make castles and mermaids. Water volleyball was a hit! Our fav restaurants were Nemo’s, Bonita Bills, Pinchers, Junkanoos, and Simply Scrumptious for breakfast!
Thank you for offering this great beach home. The sand on Fort Myer’s Beach was what brought us here and will keep us coming back.