Destination guide

Forge a fabulous vacation in Southwest Florida

Set across the Caloosahatchee River from its larger and more populous neighbor Fort Myers, North Fort Myers is a charming mix of bustling little town and balmy south Florida wilderness. The fabulous year-round weather makes outdoor activities a treat no matter the season, and the natural wonders of area wetlands are perfect for adults and kids alike. Whether you want to push yourself to the limit in a kayaking adventure or take the whole family on a easy-going educational cruise, a North Fort Myers vacation rental is an excellent idea.

Things to do

North of Fort Myers but smack in the middle of family fun

Sure, the gorgeous natural landscape surrounding your North Fort Myers vacation rental is nice, but there are other things attracting travelers to this family-friendly town. The IMAG History & Science center is across the river and just a 6-minute drive from North Fort Myers. It's an amateur (or professional) scientist's dream, with 60 interactive exhibits and the opportunity to meet marine animals, explore the history of southwest Florida, and engineer your own invention. The Sun Splash Water Park is another draw, with slides, flumes, pools, and a cafe to refuel.


Nowhere does water like North Fort Myers

If you like the water, you might not spend too much time in your North Fort Myers vacation rental, no matter how much you love it. Vacationers rent powerboats and charter cruises from local marinas to fish and explore the river. The Great Calusa Blueway is kayaker heaven. On your own or as part of a guided tour, you can paddle a region of rivers, lagoons, and beaches. When your arms are noodles, give them a rest on a bird-watching walk. Eagles, osprey, storks, and spoonbills are plentiful.


Feelin' hot, hot, but not too hot in North Fort Myers

The tropical climate in North Fort Myers isn't just a reason to visit, it's a reason some visitors end up moving here for life. Winters are warm and short. Summers are long and hot, but temps meander around in the 80s, even in August. You can swim all year without sweating your head off. Rainfall is frequent in summer and fall, but frankly, a thunderstorm could strike anytime. Bring your umbrella and get ready to feel good about your complexion. All that humidity is great for the skin.

Natural features

Man's best friend: the manatee (sorry, dogs!)

Thanks to its location on the Caloosahatchee River, your North Fort Myers vacation rental gives you access to a stunning variety of natural wonders. Inland nature trails give visitors a chance to take in the moss-draped oak trees and other local wildlife while on foot or horseback. Area swamps support no fewer than 4 distinct ecosystems, home to alligators, Florida panthers, sandhill cranes, wild turkeys, and white-tailed deer. The gentle, giant manatee is likely North Fort Myers' most beloved visitor. If you're a fan, be advised: they're most easily spotted December through February.

How to get there

Transportation to and around North Fort Myers

Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), the closest airport, located 14.8 mi (23.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Punta Gorda, FL (PGD-Charlotte County), which is 16 mi (25.8 km) away.

Where to stay around North Fort Myers?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,416 vacation rentals near North Fort Myers. From 2,299 Houses to 1,250 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near North Fort Myers are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to North Fort Myers?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in North Fort Myers:

  • Jacarandas: 21 vacation rentals
  • Lochmoor Waterway Estates: 25 vacation rentals
  • Lochmoor Waterway Estates: 86 vacation rentals
  • Mid Island: 1,314 vacation rentals
  • Pelican: 1,623 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to North Fort Myers?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in North Fort Myers. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Del Tura Golf and Country Club: 3,973 vacation rentals
  • Lee Civic Center: 3,089 vacation rentals
  • Shell Factory and Nature Park: 5,139 vacation rentals
  • Revolution Cable Park: 3,548 vacation rentals
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 7,536 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Fort Myers listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in North Fort Myers?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,299 Houses in North Fort Myers. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in North Fort Myers include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,250 rentals available
  • Villas: 590 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 73 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in North Fort Myers?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,785 vacation rentals with pool available in North Fort Myers. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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